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 www.dscc.com/superstarsinbusiness. The program included keynote remarks from Charlie Horn.
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.
This event is open to the public. Purchase Tickets online at www.CookingConcert.com 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 www.HyattPlaceDeweyBeach.com and use the Group Code G-CHEF or call 888-591-1234. Lighthouse Cove is located at 1301 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach, Delaware.
ABOUT PAUL CULLEN
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.
Premier Wine & Spirits launched a monthly interactive beer tasting series in partnership with Penn Cinema on the Wilmington Riverfront and Out & About Magazine around a year ago and the reception of Movies on Tap by the community couldn’t be more encouraging!
“Movies on Tap” features ‘meet-and-greet tasting’ opportunities with some of the area’s most beloved breweries and their brewers while providing a rare opportunity to view cult-classic films on the big screen and all for a good cause – 99% of ticket sales go to Charity of the brewer’s choice.
This unique philanthropic endeavor has not gone unnoticed, as Movies on Tap was awarded 1st Place for Public Service by The Delaware Press Association in its annual 2017 DPA Communications Contest and was a 2017 Blue Ribbon Award Winner (Judge’s Choice) for Community Involvement award presented by DSBC(Delaware Small Business Chamber). So far, Movies on Tap has raised $22,000 for local non-profits.
Pictured left to right: Ryan Kennedy – Harvey, Hanna & Associates / Movies on Tap Event Director, Mack Wathen (Food Bank of Delaware- Board Member), Larry Haas (Food Bank of Delaware – Development Director), John Hoffman (Dew Point Brewing Co. Their Movies on Tap raised $3,150 for the Food Bank of Delaware.
Pictured left to right: Craig Wensell – Bellefonte Brewing Co. Owner, Melissa Stansell – Autism Delaware Board Member, David Woods – Autism Delaware Development Director , Ryan Kennedy – Harvey, Hanna & Associates / Movies on Tap Event Director
Movies on Tap provides attendees an unique opportunity to hang out with a local brewer; sample and learn about their beer; and then watch a classic film of the brewer’s choosing – while supporting a good cause. Tickets are $20, includes beer samples, movie, and popcorn with proceeds benefiting brewer’s charity of choice.
May 12th there will be a 3:00 PM afternoon showing for the movie is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Skip work – go to the movies!
There will be a 3pm Beer Tasting in the movie theatre , 3:30 Showing of Ferris Buellers Day Off and 5:15pm Movies on Tap After-Party Happy Hour at Iron Hill Brewery.
Penn Cinema is one of a few theatres in the state to carry its own liquor license. “We realized there was a really unique opportunity to bring the brewing industry and movie industry together – while supporting the community we all work in together”, said Ryan Kennedy, Director of Marketing for Premier Wine & Spirits.
Some of featured breweries this past year include: Yards, Evil Genius, 2SP Brewing, 16 Mile, Flying Dog, Twin Lakes Brewing, and Schlafly.
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.
As a hospitality company active in the Mid-Atlantic region hotel industry, TKo Hospitality management understands the importance of customer service and actively recognizes associates that excel at their various positions within the company. Congratulations to all the winners!
This past month they honored several employees by presenting them with the TKo ‘Knockout’ Award. The following were recognized; Hyatt Place Dewey Beach gallery host Jeffrey Straub, housekeeping host Jessica Granger, housekeeping host Cecil King, Sales and Catering Manager Mary Beth Furjanic-Barbic and Executive Director of Corporate Projects Alexandra Kennedy.
According to partners, E. Thomas Harvey III, Kostas Kalogeropolous and Vince DiFonzo, these outstanding associates actively embraced the company culture of C.A.R.E.: Commitment to delivering exceptional results, Accountable to partners, Respect for each other and Excellence in all we do.
In addition to receiving the TKo Knockout Award, Kennedy was one of 10 worldwide recipients of the Why Settle Spirit Award presented by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. Recipients are team members who display exceptional devotion to guests and colleagues alike, and convey a consistent “why settle?” attitude and spirit of excellence.
TKo Hospitality, active in the hotel industry around the Mid-Atlantic region, launched late 2014 and based in Newport, Delaware. The company develops hotels throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
TKo Hospitality is an affiliate of Harvey Hanna & Associates and E. Thomas Harvey, III also heads Dewey Beach Enterprises (DBE), the development company of Lighthouse Cove , a multi-use facility that encompasses the Hyatt Place Hotel; penthouse and bayside residential condominiums; retail stores, restaurants; conference center; and an array of public amenities.
October 7th, marked the groundbreaking for the next phase of the multi-use Lighthouse Cove Dewey Beach.
The Lighthouse Cove Development Company (LCDC) recently announced that the next phase of development of the multi-use Lighthouse Cove Resort project to commence this month, adding 27 additional bayside luxury condominium units, known as The Residences at Lighthouse Cove, expanded parking garage, a sunset Gazebo on the expanded Van Dyke public bayside beach and rooftop pool.
The Lighthouse Cove, situated on the bay side in Dewey Beach, is just one block from the Atlantic Ocean and offers beautiful views of Rehoboth Bay. As recently as 2006, the site was slated to become a gated, closed townhome community that would have forever precluded public access to Rehoboth Bay. At that time, the Town of Dewey Beach invited our company, Dewey Beach Enterprises/Lighthouse Cove Development Company, to consider alternatives, including a mixed-use commercial-and-residential resort project that would concurrently incorporate amenities the Town had sought for decades and would align with the Town’s comprehensive plan.
Thomas Harvey, III spoke at the ground breaking, sharing, “This is an exciting time to own property in Dewey Beach, because, as is famously said, ‘A rising tide lifts all boats.’ Shoulder season activity has accelerated in conjunction with the collaborative marketing efforts of the Town of Dewey Beach, the Dewey Business Partnership, and our Hyatt Place sales and marketing team. We are proud to be part of this shared effort.”
The mixed-used redevelopment project has already had a great impact on the community, and LCDC is happy to have award-winning, family-owned-and-operated Nason Construction, Inc serving as the General Contractor of the Lighthouse Cove project’s next phase.
“We are excited and proud to be working with such a quality company like Nason Construction,” said E. Thomas Harvey III, President of LCDC. He went on to share, “Their vision and commitment to quality, integrity and customer service is consistent with our business principles. This collaboration will continue our delivery of a quality product for Dewey Beach and the regional tourism industry.”
Nason Construction has been providing construction management, design-build and general contracting services since 1922 across three Mid-Atlantic regions (Wilmington DE, Philadelphia PA and the Delmarva Peninsula). The company’s impressive portfolio encompasses a wide range of sectors; educational, medical, corporate, government retail and more.
M&T Bank’s Manager of Commercial Real Estate in Delaware, Allison Kerwin said, “The Lighthouse Cove project is an exciting development in Dewey Beach that will transform part of the waterfront along Rehoboth Bay. As a community-focused bank, we are pleased to support development like this that provides quality residential options.”
M&T Bank will be providing the financing for this next stage of the redevelopment project.
The Residences at Lighthouse Cove experienced great success with its initial phases. The First phase of luxury condos are sold out – which has created a strong demand for the new units currently under construction. To date, 23 units have sold.
The multi-phased project is comprised of new luxury bayside condominiums and a world-renowned “award-winning” Hyatt Place Hotel (2016 Best Hotel in Sussex County- Coastal Style Magazine), two award-winning restaurants (Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant and The Lighthouse Restaurant) and commercial retail space. The Hyatt Place Hotel offers five-star accommodations, a 21st century conference center with banquet facilities and meeting space, and ample parking.
The Lighthouse Cove project has expanded the public bayside beach and brought hundreds of full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs to the community. It has added some quality restaurants, increased the community’s revenues and introduced resort-style living to the Dewey Beach area formerly known as Ruddertown.
Dewey Beach is an ideal blend of beach cottages, boutique shops and fine dining establishments. Dewey Beach, known for its family friendly beaches and award winning water quality, offers a way of life for all ages.
The Residences at Lighthouse Cove has brought new life to the area. Enjoy summer in style at The Residences at Lighthouse Cove. Call to set 302-212-0002 up a private showing or visit: www.theresidencesde.com
This fall has been a busy time for Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate agency offering prime office space, manufacturing and warehouse facilities to businesses wishing to reside in the business-friendly state of Delaware.
Young Networkers Check Out the New Twin Lakes Brewery Company Location in Newport Delaware
Networking is always a bit more fun when there is beer and food involved. Tie in a little community service by making the ‘admission ticket’ a canned good. Offer a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of the new Twin Lakes Brewery facility and you’ve got yourself a stellar event.
Jack the Brew Master creatively displayed a variety malts and leaf hops, the ingredients used in the brewing process. Twin Lakes Brewing Company has been offering premium American ales and lagers to the Delaware area for the last 9 years. The company recently moved to Newport Industrial Park, located in the historic town of Newport, Delaware. It outgrew its previous location; a 25 barrel, five vessel brew house and tasting room located at a re-purposed barn on historic Twin Lakes Farm in Greenville, Delaware.
This new location will make for easy access to a growing number of visitors seeking out craft beer tastings and allow Twin Lakes to up the amount of hours that the tasting room will be open to the public. Harvey Hanna is very excited to add the brewery to its list of valued tenants.
HHA Welcomes CVA Logistics to the Family
Harvey Hanna is also pleased to welcome CEVA Logistics to their Twin Spans Business Park located in New Castle, Delaware. CEVA Logistics is one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies that specializes in the design and implementation of industry-leading solutions for freight management and contract logistics. Click Here to find out more.
Delaware KIDS Fund Receives Donation
The company champions many community service projects and associations throughout the state and is grateful for the Wells Fargo donation of $1000 to the Delaware KIDS Fund as part of their Annual Community Connections Giving Program. Delaware KIDS Fund is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of HHA. Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ that helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations.
As Thanksgiving approaches, those of us at Harvey Hanna asks that those of you in a position to do so, find it in your heart to make this Holiday Season a little more joyous for those in need. There are a wide variety of opportunities available to show your support to those in need in our community. If everyone does a little bit, it can make a BIG difference in the lives of others.
Congratulations to Albert “Bert” Root of Harvey Hanna & Associates for his recent appointment as President of the CIRC Board. Root has served on the CIRC (Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of New Castle County, Delaware) Board for the last two years as vice-president.
CIRC is a non-profit organization bringing together a group of members with similar interests in commercial and industrial real estate to network and keep current with the latest real estate and business transactions in the Delaware Valley community. CIRC meets monthly except for the months of July and August. The lunch meetings are for networking and socializing. Typically there is a guest speaker that touches on topics of mutual interest to the membership.
Root, Director of Commercial Leasing at Harvey Hanna & Associates, manages and oversees all leasing activity associated with HHA’s extensive portfolio of commercial, industrial and retail properties. He came to HHA in 2012 and has held a variety of positions in the commercial real estate industry.
In addition to his position on the CIRC Board, Root is the Golf Committee Chairman for CIRC’s annual Golf Outing held at Hartefeld National. This years’ golf outing is scheduled for Monday, June 29th.
The golf outing offers a fun-filled day of golf course challenges, barbecue lunch, on-course beverages/snacks, cash raffle, golf prizes and a dinner buffet. A portion of the proceeds goes to The Delaware KIDS Fund, a non-profit organization founded by HHA COO, Thomas J. Hanna in order to assist local area Kids in Distressed Situations.
If someone hits a hole in one on the dedicated ‘hole in one hole’, they win a 7 night stay at the luxurious Hyatt Place Hotel in Dewey Beach with over $200 in food credits for Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant and The Lighthouse!
Congratulations to all 5 Delaware entities that were presented the 2014 MarCom Award. This award is “a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs.”–MarCom
Harvey Hanna & Associates, Tipton Communications, Gillespie Hall PR Firm, Jewish Federation of DE and Winterthur Museum were all recognized in this year’s competition. The competition receives entries from a wide variety of industries such as PR firms, corporate marketing and communication departments, production companies, ad agencies and free lancers.
This is the 3rd award recognizing the Lighthouse Cove Redevelopment Press Kit in 2014 for Harvey, Hanna & Associates. The team recently received a 1st Place Award in the Delaware Press Association’s Communications Contest and a 2nd Place Award in the National Press Federation Communications Contest.
The MarCom competition has grown to over 6,000 entries worldwide and about 1,500 winners are announced across the globe, annually. Its’ mission is to ‘honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work and generosity of marketing and communication professionals.’ — MarCom
MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The competition is so respected that many of the top national organizations in the industry of public relations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.
Harvey, Hanna & Associates multi-award winning Lighthouse Cove Redevelopment Press Kit encompasses the marketing of a multi-phase, mixed-use redevelopment project owned by Dewey Beach Enterprises (DBE). DBE’s vision is to help this summer resort town evolve into a destination worthy of its many amenities and consistent with the town’s comprehensive development plan.
The brand new Hyatt Place Dewey Beach is a part of the Lighthouse Cove resort, which also includes 16 Penthouse Condominiums (known as The Residences at Lighthouse Cove), additional parking, and an expanded public bayside beach. The next phase of construction is currently underway and features additional luxury condominiums overlooking the Rehoboth Bay – which are now available for purchase (www.TheResidencesDe.com)
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Make a Difference in the Lives of ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’, Sign Up for Saturday’s 5K Today!
Come out this Saturday to support Delaware KIDS Fund, an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’. The race takes place in Newport, DE this Saturday, August 2nd and is the 5th year for the DE KIDS 5K.
The fund provides goods and services such as; clothing, food, shelter, scholarships, educational grants, counseling and mentoring and is a non-profit organization and was founded in 2008 by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates.
Event Features: Pre-race breakfast, music, giveaways, raffle prizes, kid friendly activities (moon bounce, mascots, face painting) appearance by the Delaware 87ers Promo Team, On-Site Massages, Coffee with Java Puppy and a post-race reception!
Overall 1st Place Male & Female Win $200 Cash (Visa Gift Cards) plus DE KIDS Fund 1st Place Medal.
1st Place Finishers in each age group win a special prize plus DE KIDS Fund Medal. Prizes include: Orioles/Red Sox Tickets, UD Football Tickets, Blue Rocks Tickets, First Pitch at a Blue Rocks Game, Hockessin Athletic Club Gym Membership, Fusion Fitness Gym Membership, Cavaliers Golf Club Round of Golf, Rehoboth Beach Running Co. Gift Certificates, Overnight Stays at Christiana Hilton and Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, Restaurant Gift Certificates and much more!
All 2nd and 3rd Place Finishers will receive DE KIDS Fund Medals.
Sign up and join hundreds of runners to support Delaware’s 5th annual KIDS Fund 5K . The run is sponsored by over 40 local businesses, boasts a USATF Certified Course that starts at James Street Tavern in Newport, Delaware, goes out to Banning Park and finishes back at the tavern. Participants receive a tee shirt and awards will be presented to overall male/female winners, 3 male female in 10 year age groups, 13 and under through 70 and over, plus 3 top male/female walkers.
Harvey Hanna President Joins University of Delaware’s Alumni Wall of Fame!
We are excited to share that HHA President, E. Thomas Harvey, III, will join an exclusive list of Wall of Fame inductees ranging from Revolutionary War heroes, signers of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, as well as physicians, engineers and authors.
Mr. Harvey has been selected to join the 246 alumni that have been inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame in recognition of their professional and public service excellence since its’ inception in 1984. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts on the University of Delaware campus.
Previous notable inductees include:
U.S. Vice-President, Joseph Biden
U.S. Senator (DE) Thomas Carper,
Robert Gore (scientist, inventor and businessman of W.L.Gore & Associates)
Tubby Raymond (legendary UofD football coach)
Thomas McKean (American lawyer and politician)
E. Thomas Harvey, III serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvey of Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA), a commercial real estate development company headquartered in Newport, Delaware. See Here for a more detailed list of Mr. Harvey’s accomplishments and here for a full bio.