The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Alliance (SBA) are pleased to announce this year’s Superstars in Business award winners: Children’s Beach House, Inc., NERDiT NOW, Breakwater Accounting & Advisory, and Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on November 8, 2023.
Celebrating its 25th year, the Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business awards program is named for one of Delaware’s most distinguished small business leaders—Marvin Gilman—who displayed the highest ethical standards, found innovative ways to improve the world around him, and inspired others to follow in his footsteps.
The program honors small businesses and nonprofit organizations for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management. The awards are presented to companies that have been in business for at least three years and are small businesses based on the number of full-time employees. Awards of Excellence are also granted to deserving companies.
Congratulations to the 2023 Superstars in Business winners:
Children’s Beach House, Inc. (Nonprofit Category)
From its inception in 1936 in Lewes, Children’s Beach House has devoted itself to meeting the most pressing needs of Delaware children. One signature program is their Youth Development Program, which helps children, families, and communities build safe, supportive environments and long-term opportunistic relationships. Another significant initiative is their Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center, provides support for preschool learners from under-resourced families who have been identified with speech delays and/or hearing impairments.
NERDiT NOW (1-20 Employee Category)
NERDiT NOW, a locally and minority-owned business based in Wilmington, was created with a mission to serve the community by providing technical services, creating careers, and promoting sustainability. The organization also runs NERDiT Cares, a nonprofit that facilitates Delaware’s first certified IT Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship workforce development program, that empowers people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue IT careers.
Breakwater Accounting & Advisory (21-60 Employee Category)
Founded in 2014, Breakwater Accounting & Advisory provides outsourced bookkeeping and controller services for small- to mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations, and private clients across the country. Breakwater is made up of a strong team of people across 19 states who care about their clients’ success and share a common purpose to deliver peace of mind.
Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (61-150 Employee Category)
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in business, Belfint, Lyons & Shuman (BLS) began as a small accounting practice whose staff was committed to building long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships with clients and business associates. Today, the firm has grown to one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting firms in Delaware.
Award of Excellence recipients include:
OperaDelaware (Nonprofit Category)
RiversEdge Advisors, LLC (1-20 Employee Category)
TORREngineering, LLC (21-60 Employee Category)
Aloysius Butler & Clark (61-150 Employee Category)
Awards Ceremony Information:
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
HOTEL DU PONT’s Gold Ballroom, Wilmington
Keynote speaker: Brian DiSabatino, President & CEO, EDiS Company
Brian DiSabatino is president and CEO of EDiS Company, a regional construction company that provides commercial and industrial construction and development. He is a fourth-generation member of the family business, now in its fifth generation. EDiS Company is also a Superstars in Business winner—the only company to have won three times, including in 1998 when the awards program began.
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