Council Honors Small Business Owners at Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon

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Released: April 8, 2022

Delaware County Council was honored to attend the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon on April 8 and present resolutions to this year’s recipients.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They create new jobs and drive innovation and competitiveness,” Delaware County Council Vice Chair Elaine Schaefer remarked. “Business leaders in Delaware County have proven to be innovative, hard-working, and dedicated to success. They have faced immense challenges during the past two years of the pandemic and many have thrived. We commend you and we are cheering for your success. I also sincerely hope you know that the County has supported you the best we can, and we will continue to do so.”

The County extends its congratulations to:

  • The 2022 Small Business of the Year – The Mendoza Group
  • The 2022 Small Business Person of the Year – William Gowie Jr.
  • The 2022 Family Business of the Year – Pinocchio’s Restaurant
  • The 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year – Frank Agovino
  • 2022 Community Impact Award Recipient – Ford Brothers Electrical Company
  • The 2022 SCORE Business of the Year – Chester Community Improvement Project

Council also thanks and commends Trish McFarland, President of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and her staff and Chamber members for all of the hard work, skill, and innovation that they contribute to Delaware County.

Delaware County has strong partnerships among business leaders and professionals and events such as the Small Business Awards Luncheon help to strengthen those relationships. When one Delco business succeeds- the whole county benefits.

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