Delco Chamber announces 2016 small business awards

Delaware Country Chamber is proud to recognize five recipients of the 2016 Small Business Awards. The recipients, selected from hundreds of nominations, stood out for their exceptional business practices and community involvement. The companies and indivduals will be recognized on Thursday, March 31st at The Drexelbrook Events Center in Drexel Hill at an award dinner and networking reception from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Honorees were judged in key categories including involvement in the local business and trade associations and demonstrated contributions to the region, such as donations to Delaware County residents in need. Companies must be locally owned, privately held and must be in business for a minimum of 5 successive years, and are active members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber President Trish McFarland said, “Together with our presenting sponsor, Comcast Business, I am pleased to recognize the business leaders of Delaware County. Since its formation in 1913, the Delaware County Chamber has been committed to recognizing companies and persons who have made significant contributions to our local economy. We proudly present our annual Small Business Awards, which we have hosted for many decades, to the following recipients. Many thanks to those sponsors that help make these events possible; Comcast Business, Citadel, LPL Financial, Republic Bank, and TD Bank.”

2016 Small Business Award Recipients:

  • Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets, Small Family Business Award –Serving the Delaware County community for over 30 years as the neighborhood grocery store including the ShopRite stores of Drexeline, and Brookhaven, and Fresh Grocer in Upper Darby.
  • JB Braun, Small Business Person of the Year Award – JB is has served as Publisher for Main Line Today Magazine for five years.   JB and his team at Main Line Today devotes itself to the communities, traditions and lifestyles of the area, providing insight into its people, history, and culture.
  • CASA Youth Advocates, Nonprofit of the Year Award – CASA champions abused and neglected young people in our region's heavily burdened child welfare system.
  • Oliver Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, Small Business Award –Servicing the community for over 40 years, recognized as the Best Contractor to Work For in the Eastern US by the ACHR News.
  • Action Potential, SCORE Delaware County Business of the Year Award - Providing exemplary physical and emotional care for each of our clients and clients’ families to improve their quality of life.

The Small Business Awards dinner includes a networking reception, awards dinner and a presentation from our keynote speaker, Matt Ruth, U.S. Chief Commercial Officer for Adapt Pharma. Adapt Pharma is focused on developing cutting-edge treatments for patients with special medical conditions. Adapt Pharma most recently received approval to distribute NARCAN® (Naloxone Hydrochloride) nasal spray to law enforcement and first responders to temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose of opioid drugs including heroin. Mr. Ruth said “Adapt is proud that our home county has become a role model within Pennsylvania and the country, by increasing access to NARCAN® and combatting our nation’s growing opioid overdose epidemic.”

To participate in the 2016 Small Business Awards Dinner and Networking event call 610-565-3677 or visit for registration.

About the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce:

Founded in 1913, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce represents businesses' interests and issues affecting the community. We help Chamber members succeed through proactive outreach and partnering with all levels of government and community organizations though education, networking and collaboration to achieve a healthy economy to drive business forward. For more information on membership and how you can get involved, visit


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