The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Alliance announced the 2023 Superstars in Business award winners – Children’s Beach House, Inc., NERDiT NOW, Breakwater Accounting & Advisory, and Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A.
The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on November 8. Keynote speaker will be Brian DiSabatino, CEO of EDiS Co., a Wilmington-based construction management company. He is a fourth-generation member of the family business, now in its fifth generation. EDiS Company is also a Superstars in Business winner — the only company to have won three times, including in 1998 when the awards program began.
Celebrating its 25th year, the Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business awards program is named for small business and community leader Marvin Gilman.
The program honors small businesses and nonprofit organizations for their achievements and approaches to business and management.
The awards are presented to companies that have been in business for at least three years and are small businesses based on the number of full-time employees. Awards of Excellence are also granted.
Children’s Beach House, Inc. (Nonprofit Category)
From its inception in 1936 in Lewes, Children’s Beach House has devoted itself to meeting the most pressing needs of Delaware children. One signature program is their Youth Development Program that helps children, families, and communities build safe, supportive environments and long-term opportunistic relationships. Another initiative is their Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center, which provides support for preschool learners from under-resourced families who have been identified with speech delays and/or hearing impairments.
NERDiT NOW (1-20 Employee Category)
NERDiT NOW, a locally and minority-owned business based in Wilmington, was created with a mission to serve the community by providing technical services, creating careers, and promoting sustainability. The organization also runs NERDiT Cares, a nonprofit that facilitates Delaware’s first certified IT Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship workforce development program, that empowers people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue IT careers.
Breakwater Accounting & Advisory (21-60 Employee Category)
Founded in 2014, Breakwater Accounting & Advisory provides outsourced bookkeeping and controller services for small- to mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations, and private clients across the country. Breakwater is made up of a team of people across 19 states.
Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (61-150 Employee Category)
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Belfint, Lyons & Shuman (BLS) began as a small accounting practice whose staff was committed to building long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships with clients and business associates. Today, the firm has grown to one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting firms in Delaware.
Award of Excellence recipients include:
OperaDelaware (Nonprofit Category)
RiversEdge Advisors, LLC (1-20 Employee Category)
TORREngineering, LLC (21-60 Employee Category)
Aloysius Butler & Clark (61-150 Employee Category)
He is a fourth-generation member of the family business, now in its fifth generation. EDiS Company is also a Superstars in Business winner—the only company to have won three times, including in 1998 when the awards program began.