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State Chamber awards Gilman Bowl to E. Thomas Harvey, III

November 7, 2019

E. Thomas Harvey, III with wife Robin receive the esteemed Gilman Bowl from the Gilman Family

Wilmington, Del. (November 6, 2019) – In a surprise announcement at the 21st Annual Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards Luncheon, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce awarded the esteemed Gilman Bowl to E. Thomas (Thom) Harvey, III. Mr. Harvey accepted the award with his family, colleagues and fellow small business leaders in attendance. 

The Gilman Bowl was established as a tribute to small business leadership. It is named in memory of Marvin S. Gilman, who served as an exemplary leader and a paragon of small business in Delaware. The identity of the recipient of the Gilman Bowl was held confidential until its presentation at the awards luncheon.

“Since the beginning, I’ve gone into work every day with the mindset that we, as a company, are not perfect and can always look for ways to be better,” said Mr. Harvey upon accepting the award. “I wouldn’t be standing up here today if it wasn’t for the team behind me.” 

Mr. Harvey a life-long Wilmington, Delaware resident, serves as Chairman & CEO of Harvey, Hanna & Associates (HHA), a commercial redevelopment firm that owns and manages more than six million square feet of industrial, commercial, retail and hospitality property throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Under Mr. Harvey’s vision and leadership, HHA pioneered the redevelopment of the Twin Spans Business Park, Delaware River Industrial Park and Boxwood Industrial Park. As president of Dewey Beach Enterprises (DBE), Mr. Harvey also led the redevelopment of the Lighthouse Cove Resort project in Dewey Beach, Delaware.

He also lends his entrepreneurial expertise to the affiliate companies for HHA. In 2015 Mr. Harvey helped co-found and launch TKo Hospitality Management. In 2016 Mr. Harvey joined the board of managers at Trash Tech, Inc. In 2017 Mr. Harvey joined his son, John Harvey, in the launching of Big Box Buildings.

Mr. Harvey has and continues to serve his community in many ways. Mr. Harvey currently serves on the board of trustees of Goldey-Beacom College as well as the advisory board for Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware. Mr. Harvey served as president of the board of directors for the Centerville School, and on the boards of Sanford School and Delaware National Guard. Mr. Harvey is current president of the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club East Side Homeowners Association. As part of his community outreach efforts, Mr. Harvey also sponsors two youth basketball teams from the City of Wilmington.

In 2008 HHA expanded its community impact by creating its own in-house charitable organization, The Delaware KIDS (Kids in Distressed Situations) Fund, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing goods and services to Delaware’s children who are “at risk” or are currently facing distressed circumstances. Since its inception, The Delaware KIDS Fund has partnered with and provided direct financial assistance to The Bridge of Hope Food Bank (Wilmington), the Food Bank of Delaware (statewide), Our Lady of Grace Orphanage (Newark) and the Cape Henlopen Food Basket (Lewes/Rehoboth Beach).

The awards luncheon also honored eight outstanding companies as Superstars in Business and Award of Excellence winners. Winner videos and event information can be found at The program included keynote remarks from Charlie Horn.


Dewey Beach Will Be “Rockin’ The Cucina” This June

May 9, 2017

The Lighthouse Cove will kick off Coastal Cuisine Restaurant Week with culinary creations by Personal Chef, Sommelier and Guitarist, Paul Cullen (former bassist for ‘Bad Company’), and nationally recognized James Beard Award Winning Chef Jeff Michaud. The pair will be serving up a night of Italian cuisine, wine and music.  The event will be at The Lighthouse Cove in Dewey Beach on June 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a five course traditional Italian meal with region-specific wine pairings selected by Cullen and Michaud. “Rockin’ The Cucina” will begin with a social hour including an antipasti station in the Cove sitting right on the Rehoboth Bay in Dewey Beach, Delaware.

The duo will host cooking demonstrations including an Appetizer, Salad dish and a traditional Italian entrée crafted by Paul and Michaud. The courses will conclude with cookies from Frank & Louie’s Italian Specialties in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Guests will sit back and relax while former Bad Company bassist, Paul Cullen, performs intimate acoustic guitar sets in between courses.

Hyatt PlaceThis event is open to the public. Purchase Tickets online at at the price of $75.00 per person. Hyatt Place Dewey Beach is offering a special room package for $299.00, which includes two tickets to “Rockin’ The Cucina” and an overnight stay at the hotel. To make reservations for this package go to and use the Group Code G-CHEF or call 888-591-1234.  Lighthouse Cove is located at 1301 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach, Delaware.


A professional musician for over 36 years, most notably as the Bassist for BAD COMPANY in the early 90’s. Paul has put down his bass to focus on his passions for Italian Wine and Cuisine along with Mediterranean style guitar.



A nationally recognized chef and author, Jeff Michaud began his cooking career at the age of 13 at a pizza shop in his native New Hampshire. Inspired by his grandmother’s cooking and beautiful homemade wedding cakes, Michaud enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 1998.


Sign Up for the 7th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Run/Walk Today!

August 2, 2016


The 7th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K is almost here! Help fight childhood hunger by supporting our Delaware KIDS in NEED this summer, a time when they need it most. Since it started, the race has raised $60,000 to help children throughout Delaware. This year there will be two Races; the ‘7th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K’ race will take place in Newport, DE on August 6th and the ‘Inaugural Que Pasa 5K’ race will happen at Que Pasa Restaurant in Dewey Beach, DE  on August 13th.

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in Delaware face hunger? According to Ryan Kennedy, the Community Outreach and Business Developer coordinator for the Delaware KIDS Fund, the issue is worse in the summer which is why the run is held in August to raise awareness.

HHA DEKIDS5KDelaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations. It is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company. Proceeds from the event are donated directly to various youth emergency food relief programs throughout Delaware.

The race is presented by M & T Bank, Rehoboth Beach Running Co., AWE Oil, MySherpa, Hyatt Place Dewey Beach and Harvey, Hanna & Associates.

As the popularity of the race grows, so does the list of corporate sponsors which helps to make the 5K possible. The Delaware KIDS Fund is thankful for the support of all of the local companies.

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Event Features:

Newport, DE – Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. and The Delaware KIDS Fund are excited  to announce the details for the Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series featuring races in Newport, DE (7th Annual) and Dewey Beach, DE (Inaugural). The 7th Annual event for Newport will take place on Saturday, August 6th while the Inaugural Que Pasa 5K to benefit KIDS in Dewey Beach event will take place on Saturday, August 13th.

Race Details

  • Newport – Saturday, August 6th

Registration Opens: 7:30 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)

Race Starts: 8:30 AM

Register at:  or

Registration and post-race festivities will take place in the grass lot directly across the street from James Street Tavern. The event will feature face painting for children, DJ music, moon bounce, on-site massages, race photo booth, food, beverage and ice cream including beers from Twin Lakes Brewery, Mascot appearances by Rocky Blue Winkle and YoUDee from the University of Delaware. A raffle for an iPad Air will also be available at the event benefiting the KIDS Fund.

  • Dewey Beach – Saturday, August 13th

Registration Opens: 7:00 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)

Race Starts: 8:00 AM

Register at: or

Registration and post-race festivities will take place at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant on Van Dyke Street and the Rehoboth Bay. Event will feature DJ Music, various amenities for the kids, on-site massages, food and beverages including a Que Pasa Taco Bar and post-event beach party on The Rehoboth Bay.  A raffle for a brand new Beach Cruiser will also be available to benefit kids.

All race participants will receive an event t-shirt, micro-fiber promotional towel, refreshments and food to enjoy before and after the race. A $200 Cash Prize will be given to the overall male and female winners for the Newport race while the overall male and female will win a Hyatt Place Dewey Beach stay for the Dewey Beach race. Awards will be given to the top 3 in ten year age groups from 13 and under to 70 and over. Plenty of additional specialty prizes will be available for all winners as well, including: Orioles Tickets, Phillies Tickets, UD Football tickets, Blue Rocks Tickets, gift certificates, rounds of golf, gym memberships and more!

The Dewey Beach race will also feature individual “Beach House” categories. The largest beach house team will win a Happy Hour at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant while the fastest team will win a Happy Hour at The Lighthouse Restaurant.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Kennedy – – 302-323-9300 Ext. 17

Results will be posted online here and click here to see last year’s results.

The Delaware KIDS Fund is a “Harvey Hanna Charitable Fund”.

We at Harvey Hanna look forward to seeing you there!


Click here for last year’s race photos

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About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.

Harvey Hanna & Associates Presented ‘Community Service’ and ‘Spirit of Business’ Awards

Harvey Hanna & Associates Presented ‘Community Service’ and ‘Spirit of Business’ Awards

July 14, 2016

Congratulations to Harvey Hanna & Associates!


Harvey Hanna and the DEKIDS Fund Receive 'Community Service Award'The HHA and The Delaware KIDS Fund team was extremely proud to be presented the ‘Community Service Award’ at the Delaware Business Times Family Owned Business Awards ceremony held on June 23, 2016. The Delaware KIDS fund, a nonprofit organization inspired by Thomas J. Hanna in 2008, seeks to provide goods, services and funds to distressed and at-risk children throughout the state of Delaware.

The program is designed to provide essential services to local kids in need by offering financial support for essential needs, clothing, shelter, food, counseling and mentoring for abused, grief stricken or disease-afflicted children. One in five local children today in Delaware struggle to receive a consistent and nutritious meal. The Delaware KIDS Fund and HHA have consistently led a community-wide initiative.

The Harvey Hanna team is honored for the recognition of our commitment to the community and our mission to provide a better future for Delaware’s next generation.

“Children are 20 percent of our population and 100 percent of our future,” says Thomas J. Hanna. “It is essential that we support Delaware’s youth now, for a better tomorrow.”

A big thank you to all of those at the Delaware Business Times for this honor!

Harvey, Hanna & Associates was presented with the ‘Spirit in Business Award’ Additionally, Harvey, Hanna & Associates was presented with the ‘Spirit in Business Award’ on June 30, 2016 presented by the Newark Morning Rotary Club Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware. HHA was recognized for the company’s consistent fight against childhood hunger in Delaware.

Thank you to Robin Broomall, Kevin Thomas , Mary Konwinski, Bill Sullivan and the rest of the amazing folks at this Rotary for the honor,  support and kind words.

We are very proud. It is essential to support the community we all live, work and play in together, today – for a better tomorrow.

Since 1998, HHA and Delaware KIDS Fund have contributed over $1 Million to youth-based causes and initiatives here in Delaware. Since 2009, The Delaware KIDS Fund has donated $76,000 to food security initiatives, thereby providing more than 225,000 meals to local families, children, schools, churches, youth centers and food pantries.

 Support your community and support our next generation

The Delaware KIDS Fund (Kids In Distressed Situations), a 501c(3) non-profit organization.


About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.

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Harvey Hanna & Associates Finalist in 2016 Family Owned Business Award

June 7, 2016

Harvey Hanna & Associates in partnership with Premier Wine & SpiritsHarvey Hanna & Associates is very excited and honored to be a finalist for the 2016 Family Owned Business Award, presented to winners by Today Media and Delaware Business Times later this month. This elegant event will honor the impact and legacy of Delaware-based family owned businesses make to the local economy and community. Winners will be revealed at the event, taking place Thursday, June 23rd at the Christiana Hilton in Newark, Delaware.

There will be awards presented to winners of the Small Size Business, Medium Size Business and Large Size Business. As well as Specialty awards for the following categories; Excellence in Community Service, Excellence in Customer Service, Excellence in Innovation and Technology, Legacy Family Business Award, Emerging Family Business.

The panel of judges include members of the business community and Today Media executives who take into account the following when making their decisions; family involvement, succession planning, ethics, innovation and active community service.

According to Rob Martinelli, publisher and CEO of Today Media, One of my favorite things about being publisher of Delaware Business Times is getting to be on the panel that judges the nominations for the Family Owned Business Awards. It’s always interesting to read the stories of so many incredible Delaware Family Owned Businesses. I said that this was one of my favorite things, but it’s not easy.–Delaware Business Times, May 24, 2016, From The Publisher

Harvey Hanna & Associates is one of 17 finalists, all very worthy and esteemed local Family Owned Businesses. Two-thirds of all businesses in the world are family-owned, accounting for 70% of the global gross domestic product and over half of the world’s jobs. According to the Conway Center for Family Business, family-owned businesses make up 35% of the Fortune 500 companies and account for 64% of the United States’ Gross Domestic Product.

Walmart is the largest US family-owned business, but Delaware has no shortage of family-owned businesses with large family-owned companies such as, W.L. Gore, Pettinaro and last year’s winner of the Family Owned Business Award, MDavis.

While Harvey Hanna & Associates owns and manages more than 3 million square feet of commercial, retail and warehouse space in Delaware, the company’s crowning achievement is the creation and redevelopment of the Twin Spans Business Park located in Old New Castle, Delaware. The previous vacant and abandoned manufacturing facility now boasts 2 million square feet of Class A commercial warehouse, distribution and office space and is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies and more than a thousand employees.

Those of us at HHA wish all the finalists the best of luck and look forward to networking with them at the awards dinner. This elegant evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. Family owned businesses are an integral part of the business and social fabric of our state and HHA is so excited to be part of it all! Please help us celebrate achievements that are generations in the making!