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44 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, November 17 - Monday, November 20, 2006 State chamber announces Superstars in Business "The small business communi- ty represents everything that is right about our country. It stands for every person's right to live their dreams - regardless of their circumstances or background," Richard K. Struthers, Delaware Market President for the Bank of America, told attendees of the eighth annual Marvin S. Gilman Supers.tars in Business Awards Luncheon, Nov. 8 at the Hotel du Pont. Struthers went on to character- ize successful entrepreneurs as "those who use their creativity to find a niche and can adapt to change, who provide a good or service that the public wants and is willing to buy, and who create a work environment and product that reflect the great people and diverging tastes of our American citizenry." "Small business owners and entrepreneurs, you represent the future of our state," Delaware State Chamber of Commerce President James A. Wolfe said during the program. "As your companigs grow and thrive - so does Delaware." The State Chamber recognized a total of six companies and two nonprofit organizations with Superstars in Business Awards and Awards of Excellence. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards, named for one of Delaware's leading small busi- ness entrepreneurs, honors busi- nesses and nonprofit corporations for their outstanding achieve- ments and model approaches to business and management. They Teller Wines to host benefit tasting Nov. 18 Teller Wines and The Bellmoor will host the Holiday Wine Benefit from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, featuring more than 25 wines from around the world. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based' voluntary health organiza- tion dedicated to elinfinating can- cer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, educa- tion, advocacy, and service. The Bellmoor, Rehoboth's pre- mier Inn, Spa and Conference Center, with its elegant yet cozy seaside retreat atmosphere pro- vides the setting for an afternoon of wine tasting. Teller Wines has two specialty wine stores in Lewes. The company's goal is to sort through the complexities of the wine industry and find deli- cious, high quality wines and offer them at a great price. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information and ticket sales con- tact Teller Wines, 17515 Nassau Commons Blvd. Lewes, 644- 7400 or at www.tellerwines.com are presented to companies that have been in business for at least three years, have no more than 150 employees, and are members of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The awards program is administered by the Small Business Alliance, the largest of the State Chamber's five affiliates. 2006 Superstars in Business Award winners included the fol- lowing: Wheeler, Wolfenden & Dwares, EA., Wilmington (cate- gory of up to 25 employees); Lyons Companies, Wilmington (Category of 26 to 75 employees); Parcels, Inc., Wilmington (Category of 76-150 employees); Food Bank of Delaware, Newark (Nonprofit organization category). The 2006 Awards of Excellence winners included Kerns Brothers Tree Service and Landscaping, Wilmington (Category of up to 25 employees); BrightFields Inc., Wilmington (Category of 26-75 employees); Penco, Corp., Seaford (Category of 76-150 employees); and The Mental Health Association in Delaware, Wilmington (Nonprofit organiza- tion category). Superstars in Business sponsors were Platinum: Bank of America, Wilmington Trust Company; Diamond: Delaware Economic Development Office, Gilman Development Company; Gold: A.R. Morris Jewelers, Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, Citizens Bank, Commerce Bank, Coventry Health Care, EBC Carpet Services, George & Lynch, PNC Bank, WSFS Bank, Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor; Silver: AutoTeam Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware Supermarkets, Delmarva Broadcasting Company, Dukart Management, Happy Harry's, Rowland, Johnson & Co., University of Delaware; Bronze: Bayhealth Medical Center, Buck Simpers Architect & Associates, Fish & Richardson, Gerald E. Dixon, Esq., TCIM Services, Topkis Financial Advisors, Trinity Transport, Verizon; Media and Promotion: Aloysius Butler & Clark, Delmarva Broadcasting Company. Delawareonline.com; and Friends: Colonial Parking, The Company Corporation, Cover & Rossiter. !