Carper meets with small business owners from Sussex and Kent counties


MILFORD, Del. – On Monday, March 18th, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) joined Michelle Christian, U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator, to meet with women business owners from Kent and Sussex Counties to discuss their successes and hurdles owning and operating a small business in Delaware.

“When the Senate is not in session, I use the time to travel up and down the state and meet with constituents to find out how they’re doing, how they think I’m doing, and what I, and the rest of our congressional delegation, can be doing to better help them,” said Senator Carper. “Today, I was glad to be able to sit down with Kent County-area women small business owners who are helping to drive the economy in the First State. We had a productive discussion about trade, workforce and their challenges and successes running a business in our state. I appreciate their insights and feedback and will take their helpful comments back to Washington with me to ensure we are doing all we can to make Delaware a great place to do business.”

Representing local businesses and business organizations were:

Cindy Collins, Owner Euphoric Herbals, Veteran Owned Business of the Year 2019 , SBDC Assistance
Michelle Mills and Etta Mills, Owners Etta’s Catering
Angela Dorey, Owner Dorey Insurance and Financial Services
Laura Chupp, Owner, Buy Back Time
Audrey Brodie, Owner, First Class Properties
Kathy Lea and Lexi Brinsfield, Owners, AGAPE fitness and Martial Arts
Cynthia Small, Business Advisor at Small Business Development Center
Jo Schmeiser, Director, Milford Chamber of Commerce
Judy Diogo, Director, Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce
Linda Parkowski, Executive Director, Kent County Economic Partnership

Photo cover credits: Sen. Carper’s Office