Issue 6.45
November 6, 2020
State Chamber awards Gilman Bowl
to David F. Lyons, Sr.
In a surprise announcement at the 22nd Annual Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business virtual awards celebration, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce posthumously awarded the esteemed Gilman Bowl to David F. Lyons, Sr. His wife, Catharine N. Lyons accepted the award with her sons, David Jr. and Timothy by her side.

The Gilman Bowl was established as a tribute to small business leadership. It is named in memory of Marvin S. Gilman, who served as an exemplary leader and a paragon of small business in Delaware. The identity of the recipient of the Gilman Bowl was held confidential until its presentation at the awards ceremony.

“We are deeply honored to receive the Gilman Bowl on David’s behalf. He had an instinct for leadership and inspired us all with big ideas and the ability to make things happen,” said Ms. Lyons upon accepting the award.
Congratulations to our 2020 Superstars in Business Winners:
1-24 Employees
25-59 Employees
60-150 Employees
New Faces in the
General Assembly in January
The results of the Delaware primary election in September will be sending new faces to Dover to start the 151st General Assembly session in January. The November election produced even more freshman legislators. The impact will be felt in both chambers as there will be a new President Pro Tempore in the Senate and a potential shake up in the House.

Adding to the theme of change, there will be new chairs of the powerful Joint Finance Committee and potentially the Joint Capital Improvement Committee. Throw in the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the General Assembly will meet, virtually or in-person, and it’s clear that plenty of changes are in store. Read more >
Become part of our 184th Annual Dinner production

We are in the midst of planning an unforgettable virtual event for you and look forward to sharing the format, our speakers, and virtual networking opportunities with you soon.

Every business was impacted by the spread of COVID-19, challenging business models. Yet with every challenge comes opportunity. We want to hear your stories of perseverance and overcoming adversity. Send us:

  • Written stories or testimonials on how your business pivoted (no more than 100 words)
  • Photos of your staff working hard or giving back to the community
  • A 20-30 second video on how your business stepped up in a time of crisis

We want to celebrate you, our members during this year's Annual Dinner! The deadline to submit materials for consideration is Friday, December 4. Submissions should be sent to Kelly Basile at
CSC Station:
Reinforcing the value of Wilmington
as a great place to do business
About a year ago, our CEO Rod Ward asked how CSC could invest in the community and growth of the city of Wilmington. Although our global headquarters and campus has been located outside the city limits for 30-plus years, we wanted to make an investment to demonstrate our support for Wilmington and its redevelopment efforts. Read more >

Very few businesses entered 2020 with scenario plans that included a contingency for an unprecedented global pandemic and a deep, medically induced, global recession. This is not a year soon
forgotten. Our economic and health recovery continues to be slow and challenging, but at some point, we will all be facing another new normal. Everyone’s crystal ball is a bit hazy, but the 2021 reset is likely to include some of these emerging trends. Read more >
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