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.