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  • Shown (l to r) are the 2019 Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce Tourism Photo Contest winners: top- Fred Sponseller and Tom Darby; bottom- Kacie Wingate, Paula Shannon, and Tara Ritchie. Also pictured is the Chamber’s Executive Director Terry Carson.

The Amish Trademen provides personalized service, well crafted pole buildings

February 7th, 2020|Categories: BUSINESS|

The Amish Tradesmen based in Seaford, offers quality-built pole barns and more. It’s a family-owned and operated business, providing the personalized service and quality craftsmanship of Amish families who are pole builders, carpenters and masons. Rob Harman, a successful Realtor and businessman, came to be owner of The Amish Tradesmen by happenstance. A mutual friend referred former owner Jamie Grillo to him when she needed to sell her business and farm. Harman, who is 70, was already busy with his own company, Alliance Real Estate Professionals, and his wife, Lynn, at the time was managing the expansion of the local Chamber of Commerce which shared office space in [...]

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Make the federal government your customer

SBA Delaware Director John Fleming

Fiscal Year 2018 was the first time in history that the federal government awarded more than $120 billion in federal contracts, and the sixth year in a row that the federal government exceeded its target milestones for small business contract awards.

That’s a rallying cry to small businesses across the nation and in our great state: there’s no time like the present to make Uncle Sam – the largest single buyer of goods and services in the world — your next customer.

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