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Delaware Historical Society’s 2017 awards honor business innovation

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The Delaware History Makers Award honors Delawareans who have made lasting contributions to the quality of life in the state. In honor of its 10th anniversary, the theme is “Delaware Business: A tradition of innovation and success.”

The Delaware History Makers Award Committee has chosen to recognize Mr. Rodman Ward III, president and CEO of Corporation Service Company, and Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard, chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

In addition, the History Makers Award committee chose to recognize ten Delaware businesses based on longevity, corporate citizenship, and contributions to the quality of life in Delaware:

  • Bell Funeral Home (c. 1930s)
  • Mercantile Press (1884)
  • Bennett Orchards (1867)
  • The Pilots’ Assoc. for the Bay & River Delaware (1896)
  • DuPont (1802)
  • I.G. Burton (1908)
  • Potter Anderson & Corroon (1826)
  • Kelly’s Logan House (1864)
  • Speakman Company (1869)
  • WSFS Bank (1832)

The Delaware History Makers Award Dinner will be held on April 25 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.

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