Skip to main content

Newark's Own to Be Honored at Upcoming Awards Luncheon

May 04, 2015 05:40PM, Published by Kevin, Categories: Business, Today




The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce will honor local heroes in business at the annual Chamber Awards Luncheon, Thursday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Waterfall Catering and Special Events, 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703.

"Economic Growth is based upon the success of people that have a vision and are willing to take risks to turn their vision into successful business that creates jobs," the chamber's website says. "Economic growth is also based on the willingness of successful businesses to give back to the community by volunteering their time and talent to support a cause or help a community group."

There will be four awards given at this year's luncheon. Locally, the following businesses/persons will be honored.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Todd Bavol (Integrity Staffing)

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrity Staffing, Todd is accountable for the overall leadership and vision of the company. With over 20 years of staffing industry experience and prior experience in financial management and operational management, Todd has the practical experience and entrepreneurial spirit to lead Integrity.

"Todd is a three-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and is one of only 30 CEO's that make up the Philadelphia CEO Hall of Fame as named by the Philadelphia Business Journal," the company's website says. "Known throughout the USA as an expert on strategic workforce solutions, Todd has written five books on job search skills and strategic human resource topics. Todd currently authors two weekly blogs (The Job Search Ninja and The HR Ninja). In 2011, Todd was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award."

Ambassadaor of the Year Award - Will Webber (Keller Williams Realty)

Will, originally from Lake Erie, PA is a Vietnam Veteran and Graduate of the University of Delaware. For the past 27 years, he has been a realtor, broker, investor and property manager. Will has been a long time Ambassador of the New Castle County Chamber and Mentor to many of its members. 

Webber "helps home buyers and sellers in the New Castle County Delaware area, including Centreville, Greenville, Newark, Bear, Hockessin, Pike Creek, Middletown, Odessa, Townsend and suburban north Wilmington," his website says. "Will provides an exceptional level of service that you won’t find anywhere else when purchasing Delaware real estate. His focus is entirely on his real estate clients and helping them save money and time when buying or selling New Castle County homes. With 25 years of experience as a Broker, Realtor, trainer and mentor, Will is the real estate professional who will guide you through a pleasant, easy and memorable experience."

In addition, the Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year Award will be granted to David Freschman. With a mix of entrepreneurship, creativity and immense passion for the world of business, David became a veteran in the Venture Capital Industry. Some positions from his astounding resumé include the founder of Delaware Innovation Fund, Early Stage East, ARC Angel Fund, Innovation Capital Advisors and FashInvest. David was a consultant for the hit television show, Shark Tank on ABC. He was also a professor and board member at LIM College, where he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and educating future entrepreneurs. Freschman passed away in March at the age of 52.

The Wallace Johnson Community Service Award will be awarded to Paul and Linda McConnell, a husband and wife team. Paul has been very active in DE real estate and business for over 40 years and he currently co-chairs our Wilmington Business Leaders Network.  He and Linda have been involved in many community groups and have been champions of education.

Cost to attend is $50 Members/ $75 Non-Members Table of 8: $400 Members/ $600 Non-Members. For more information, visit http://www.ncccc.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1791.


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Newark Life's free newsletter to catch every headline



chamber of commerce awards luncheons annual events


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/30/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/01/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/01/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/02/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/03/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/03/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/04/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/05/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/05/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/05/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Habitat Restoration Workshop

    05/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species...


  • Habitat Restoration Workshop

    05/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species...


  • Bye Bye Birdie

    05/05/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm KENNETT MIDD...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/06/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/06/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Bye Bye Birdie

    05/06/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm KENNETT MIDD...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/30/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/01/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/01/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/02/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/03/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/03/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/04/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/05/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/05/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/05/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Habitat Restoration Workshop

    05/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species...


  • Habitat Restoration Workshop

    05/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species...


  • Bye Bye Birdie

    05/05/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm KENNETT MIDD...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/06/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/06/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Bye Bye Birdie

    05/06/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm KENNETT MIDD...


  • Open House Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research

    05/07/2017
    11:00AM — 04:00PM

    What happens inside a wildlife rehabilitation center? Find out at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Resear...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/07/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/08/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/08/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/08/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/09/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/09/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/10/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/10/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/10/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Top Ten Trees and Shrubs

    05/10/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Do you like feeding birds in winter, watching fledglings in summer, or observing butterflies and ...


  • Top Ten Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife

    05/10/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Do you like feeding birds in winter, watching fledglings in summer, or observing butterflies and ...


  • Yoga

    05/10/2017
    05:15PM — 06:15PM

    Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga i...


  • Yoga

    05/10/2017
    05:15PM — 06:15PM

    Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga i...


  • A Healing Journey Support Group

    05/10/2017
    06:30PM — 08:30PM

    A Healing Journey is a support group facilitated by peers and tailored for those bereaved by a su...


  • Nature at Night

    05/10/2017
    07:30PM — 09:00PM

    Experience the magic of our Natural Lands beneath the evening sky and learn to appreciate nature'...


  • Nature at Night

    05/10/2017
    07:30PM — 09:00PM

    Experience the magic of our Natural Lands beneath the evening sky and learn to appreciate nature'...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/11/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/11/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Planting Trees Correctly

    05/11/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Most newly planted trees die within the first growing season! Preventing this is easy if you plan...


  • Planting Trees Correctly Workshop

    05/11/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Most newly planted trees die within the first growing season! Preventing this is easy if you plan...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/12/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/12/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/12/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • National Public Gardens Day at Mt. Cuba Center

    05/12/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    On Friday, May 13, commemorate America’s public garden heritage with a complimentary visit to Mt....


  • Quarter Auction - Friday May 12

    05/12/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Quarter Auction - Friday May 12 Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd, Newark DE Doors open at 6pm, ...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/13/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/13/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Sustainable Landscape Techniques

    05/13/2017
    10:00AM — 02:30PM

    Make your landscape more ecologically sound by implementing a variety of sustainable gardening an...


  • Sustainable Landscape Techniques

    05/13/2017
    10:00AM — 02:30PM

    Make your landscape more ecologically sound by implementing a variety of sustainable gardening an...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/14/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/15/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/15/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/15/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/16/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/16/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/17/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/17/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/17/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Native Plants for Nesting Birds

    05/17/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    There are many wonderful native trees and shrubs for your landscape that provide necessary cover ...


  • Native Plants for Nesting Birds

    05/17/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    There are many wonderful native trees and shrubs for your landscape that provide necessary cover ...


  • T'ai Chi Chih

    05/18/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

    Interested in exploring a gentle moving meditation that helps dissolve tension, reduce chronic pa...


  • T'ai Chi Chih

    05/18/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

    Interested in exploring a gentle moving meditation that helps dissolve tension, reduce chronic pa...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/18/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/18/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Wildflowers in Color

    05/18/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Bring yourself to the next level with drawing wildflowers. Using plants from our exceptional gard...


  • Wildflowers in Color

    05/18/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Bring yourself to the next level with drawing wildflowers. Using plants from our exceptional gard...


  • Native Orchids of Delaware

    05/18/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Learn about native orchids growing in your own back yard! Delaware is home to 38 species of orchi...


  • Native Orchids of Delaware

    05/18/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Learn about native orchids growing in your own back yard! Delaware is home to 38 species of orchi...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/19/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/19/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/19/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Wildflower Identification: Field Guide Basics

    05/19/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Field guides are a valuable resource for identifying wildflowers, and they come in a wide variety...


  • Wildflower Identification: Field Guide Basics

    05/19/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Field guides are a valuable resource for identifying wildflowers, and they come in a wide variety...


  • Spring Art-In

    05/19/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Let your creativity bloom while you draw, paint, or photograph Mt. Cuba Center's natural, beautif...


  • Spring Art-In

    05/19/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Let your creativity bloom while you draw, paint, or photograph Mt. Cuba Center's natural, beautif...


  • The Euphonic Syndicate, a contemporary viola/woodwind duo, presents a concert featuring new arran...


  • The Euphonic Syndicate, a contemporary viola/woodwind duo, presents a concert featuring new arran...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/20/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/20/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Play K

    05/20/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Learn the skills needed for success in Kindergarten! Children 3 to 5, with their caregivers, are ...


  • Build a Bog Container Workshop

    05/20/2017
    10:00AM — 12:30PM

    Bogs are one of the most fascinating, beautiful, and fragile habitats in our coastal plains. Star...


  • Build a Bog Container Workshop

    05/20/2017
    10:00AM — 12:30PM

    Bogs are one of the most fascinating, beautiful, and fragile habitats in our coastal plains. Star...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/21/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...