Awards for Excellence

Typically held in June, this event is a highlight of the CDCC year.  CDCC Members and guests join together to name the Small Business of the Year, the Large Employer of the Year, and the Young Professional of the Year, all selected by CDCC members.  In addition, volunteers are recognized, the CDCC Board Chair presents the “State of the Chamber Address,” and members celebrate the graduation of the Leadership Central Delaware class.


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Congratulations to the
Excellence in Business Award Winners!

Small Business of the Year 2023


Large Employer of the Year 2023


Young Professional of the Year 2023


We’re honored to recognize all of the amazing nominees!



Awards for Excellence 2023

Ambassador of the Year
Esther Rich, Special Touch Card Creations

CDCC Board Member of the Year
Scott Connell


CDCC Outstanding Partnership of the Year
Bally’s Dover Casino Resort


CDCC Outstanding Volunteer of the Year
Sand Hoffman


Economic Development Achievement Award
Downtown Dover Partnership


Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2023


LCD Best in Class – the Class of 2022!


City of Dover Mayor, Robin Christiansen, recognized Judy Diogo
for her hard work and dedication to the CDCC.




The 2024 Excellence in Business Awards ballot will be mailed to the CDCC Membership for voting next year. Don’t forget only one vote per CDCC member business.
The deadline to vote will be in May 2024.

The winners will be announced at the Awards for Excellence Celebration in June 2024. 


(Click on the icons below for a sneak preview or click on the word “Gallery” for the entire photo album!)