Carper brings Small Business Administration tour to Delaware

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper discusses the Small Business Administration's Byway Bucks Program with Kim Bomberger and Barbara Gooden, owners of Simply Charming, a retail store participating in the small business program.
U.S. Sen. Tom Carper discusses the Small Business Administration’s Byway Bucks Program with Kim Bomberger and Barbara Gooden, owners of Simply Charming, a retail store participating in the small business program.

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and federal and state officials recently conducted a small business walking tour in the Kent County towns of Camden and Wyoming. The tour of two retail stores and a restaurant along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marked the beginning of Black History Month.

Later, Sen. Carper, accompanied by Seaford Mayor David Genshaw, visited with the leadership team of Trinity Logistics to discuss Trinity’s growth and position in the community and the transportation industry.  With the recent launch of their new five-year business plan, Trinity’s leaders are positioning the team for aggressive strategic growth not only in revenue, but also in size.

From left: Seaford Mayor David Genshaw, Billy Banning (Senior VP of Agent Support for Trinity), U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Jeff Banning (President and CEO of Trinity), Rich Clair (COO of Trinity), Sarah Ruffcorn (Senior VP of Strategic Development) and Lauren Vanaman (Director of Corporate Services).
From left: Seaford Mayor David Genshaw, Billy Banning (Senior VP of Agent Support for Trinity), U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Jeff Banning (President and CEO of Trinity), Rich Clair (COO of Trinity), Sarah Ruffcorn (Senior VP of Strategic Development) and Lauren Vanaman (Director of Corporate Services).

“When I am not in Washington, I spend as much time as I can visiting constituents and businesses up and down the state to find out how they’re doing, and what I can be doing to help them,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. “I was pleased to visit Trinity Logistics and see how the company has grown since I last visited over a year ago. This Sussex County company has great leadership and a great team that will guide it well as it continues to expand and add more good-paying jobs to the western side of our state.”

“The leadership here at Trinity really appreciates that we have a senator who lends an ear and a voice to the concerns of the citizens and businesses of Sussex County,” said Jeff Banning, president and CEO of Trinity Logistics. “As one of the top employers in Western Sussex County, we take our responsibility to partner with the City of Seaford and our legislators to shape the policies that affect our industry and our community very seriously.”

The Small Business Administration is promoting the businesses along the byway with byway bucks — coupon vouchers that can be redeemed for special offers. The byway winds through many historic small towns.

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