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2021 Women in Business Luncheons

On Wednesday December 1st and Thursday, December 9th a combined audience of more than 700 guests statewide came out to support the women honored in the December issue of Delaware Today.

The first event in Dewey Beach, DE included a keynote from Katey Evans, Co-Founder of The Frozen Farmer, a company born in Bridgeville, DE with distribution in more than 9000 locations nationally and still growing.

The December 9th event in Wilmington, DE featured a keynote from Kaisha Askins Blackstone, 2020 Women in Business Honoree, Co-Founder and CFO of BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE).  BBE is a full music service company that provides live music production, connecting artists and musicians, and studio production.

The Downstate event was held at the Lighthouse Cove Event Center where a crowd of 200 guests enjoyed networking and lunch in the coastal event space overlooking Rehoboth Bay, in the heart of Dewey Beach.

The Upstate event was held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.  Guests enjoyed networking with sponsors and other attendees in the Christina Room then moved to the Riverfront Ballroom for lunch, a keynote and the introduction of this year’s honorees.  The venue’s top-notch audio visual services ensured that all 400+ guest were able to see and hear the presentations and videos without issue.

Below is a photo gallery showing our honorees accepting their awards from Delaware Today Publisher, Mike Reath.

Event Sponsors

These events would not have been possible without the generous support of sponsors.  Special thanks to gift bag sponsor, Morris James LLP, video sponsor, Horty & Horty P.A, and King Creative for producing the videos for our program.

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Upstate Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Downstate Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Kaisha Askins Blackstone

Co-Founder & CFO, BASSic Black Entertainment


Kaisha Askins Blackstone is the embodiment of the phrase “well rounded musician.” She has been a touring background singer for Billboard topping artists and is an accomplished business woman specializing in music and media publishing, branding, and finance in the music business.

While recording and singing around the world, her desire for business never faded and her strength in cultivating and promoting quality music grew. In 2001, Blackstone launched Ray’s Sister Publishing, LLC, a Music Publishing Administration and Web, Print and Media Branding company. In 2009 Blackstone partnered with her husband, to start BASSic Black Entertainment, LLC (BBE). BBE is a full music service company that provides live music production, connecting artists and musicians, and studio production.

Kaisha’s expansive background keeps her as a sought after resource for the music community and as her core values of faith and family center her, she continues to expand her musical empire.

Katey Evans

Co-Founder, The Frozen Farmer


An entrepreneur, innovator and the co-founder of The Frozen Farmer, Katey Evans appeared on the ABC’s critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated television show “Shark Tank,” in Seasons 11 and 12. During her first appearance, Evans landed a $125,000 investment deal from now-partner Lori Greiner for her a farm creamery business in Bridgeville, DE.

Evans has grown The Frozen Farmer from the ground up to a brand that is on the shelf in nearly 9,000 grocery retail locations in every state in the U.S.

Katey is a recipient of the 2020 Delaware Business Times 40 Under 40 Awards, a past recipient of a $50,000 USDA Value Added Producer Grant, has earned a Blazing New Trails Award, and has been featured as a speaker at numerous local and national conferences.

Katey is a member of Delaware Women’s Workforce Council, aimed to achieve gender equality in the workplace in the First State and has obtained national certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for The Frozen Farmer. A mother of three, Katey considers her greatest achievement of all is being a mom to her three daughters, Kenna Jo, Kylin Jewel and Kollins July.

Event Sponsors

These events would not have been possible without the generous support of sponsors.  Special thanks to gift bag sponsor, Morris James LLP, video sponsor, Horty & Horty P.A, and King Creative for producing the videos for our program.

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For the Health and Safety of All Attendees:

Guests will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for admission to the Women in Business Luncheons. We have created a portal for guests to upload a photo of their vaccination information in advance. The name on the vaccination record or card must match the name on the ticket.

Guests who choose not to upload vaccination information in advance may present a paper copy or show an electronic copy of their vaccination card on their smart phones. Valid identification matching the vaccination card will also be required.

If you have lost or misplaced your Delaware vaccination card, a copy can be obtained through the Delaware Division of Health and Social Services Immunization portal.

Nominate a Woman in Business

Do you know an exceptional woman in business? Nominate her for Delaware Today’s 2022 Women in Business awards. Each year, Delaware Today collects nominations from across the First State and hosts two events to honor these great women.

Nominations are open through June 10.