State Chamber announces 2016 Superstars in Business award winners

WILMINGTON – The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s (DSCC) Small Business Alliance (SBA) has announced this year’s Superstars in Business award winners, who will be recognized at an awards ceremony in November. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award, named for one of Delaware’s leading small business entrepreneurs, honors 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, are small businesses based on number of full-time employees, and are members of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. Awards of Excellence are also granted to deserving companies.

2016 Superstars in Business Award Winners:
Special Olympics Delaware (Nonprofit category)
Special Olympics Delaware had a modest beginning in 1971 with just a few hundred athletes and competition in two sports. Today, the number of athletes actively involved in SODE has grown to over 4,000; each with the opportunity to train and compete in 20 sports. Special Olympics is dedicated to changing lives by providing year-round participation in sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families — providing them opportunities to strengthen their character, develop their physical skills, display their talents and fulfill their human potential.

Metro Merchant Services (1-24 employee category)
In business since 1998, Metro Merchant provides merchants with the ability to process electronic payments important to doing business, such as credit cards and electronic checks. They offer many different avenues to help merchants streamline their processing, keep costs minimized, and easily track their payments. They also provide a wide array of services to help our merchants with their business needs such as ATM’s, ecommerce, website development, payment portals, shopping carts, etc. Metro Merchant’s emphasis on excellent customer service and employee training drive their success.

Precision AirConvey Corporation (25-59 employee category)
Precision AirConvey is a national leader in the manufacturing, installation, and service of trim and matrix removal systems for the label, paper, film & sheet, and other industries. Founded in 1995 as AirConvey Systems, the company has grown to serve customers on five continents, and in 44 states across the U.S. Precision AirConvey focuses on productivity, cost savings, waste reduction, and outstanding customer service and technical support. Their high-quality products and services enable companies to effectively remove trim materials and eliminate costly clogs or breakdowns, and are used in the manufacturing of household, industrial & medical goods affecting each and every consumer multiple times per day.

EDiS Company (60-150 employee category)
With well over 100 years in business, EDiS is a company founded on quality, community, family, and tradition. EDiS Company is a full-service construction management firm providing comprehensive project solutions from the pre-design phase of a project through construction and facility occupancy. The day-to-day operations of the company exist within six divisions: EDiS Company, EDiS Building Systems, EDiS Interior Construction, EDiS Interior Maintenance, Asset Management Alliance, and EDiS Development. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, DE, with offices in Lewes, DE, and Malvern, PA.

2016 Award of Excellence Winners
Delaware Humane Association (Nonprofit category)
Sonitrol Security of Delaware (1-24 employee category)
Assurance Media, LLC (25-59 employee category)
Duffield Associates, Inc. (60-150 employee category)

Awards ceremony information:
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Hotel du Pont’s Gold Ballroom
Keynote speaker Mac Nagaswami, Co-founder and CEO of Carvertise

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