Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence Dinner

Winning the 2017 Large Employer of the Year award is the Dover Air Force Base. Pictured from left, Col. Wiliam Gutermuth, CDCC Chair Janie Libby and Col. Scott Gaab during the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner at Dover Downs on Thursday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards for Excellence Dinner honored a number of individuals and businesses for their work on behalf of the community, from volunteerism to economic development. It also recognized those who serve on the chamber’s board of directors. Delaware State News Advertising Manager Katrina Sullivan, a member of the chamber’s 2014 Leadership Central Delaware class, won the Young Professional of the Year award. The Dover Air Force Base won Large Employer of the Year and Pizzadili Winery won Small Business of the Year. Outstanding Partnership recognition went to Harrington Raceway and Casino, the City of Dover and Sayers Jewelers. Chamber Executive Director Judy Diogo thanked outgoing chairwoman Janie Libby for her service. She said Ms. Libby answered all calls for help, guidance and attendance at events. “She’s always been there,” Ms. Diogo said, and brought loyalty, drive and vision to the job. Sean Mace took over as the new chairman Thursday night.

Chair Janie Libby, left, gives Dina Vendetti the Volunteer of the Year award. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

CDCC Chair Janie Libby, left, gives Tammy Ordway a Volunteer of the Year award. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

CDCC President , Judy Diogo,left, gives Bill Strickland the Board Member of the Year award. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Winning the 2017 Young Professional of the Year award is Sales Manager at the Delaware State News Katrina Sullivan, right, with CDCC Chair Janie Libby.  (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Winning a 2017 Partnership Award with CDCC Executive Director Janie Libby, left, is Ellen and Ron Sayers of Sayers Jewelry. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

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