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Entrepreneurial & Business Women’s Expo

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Deborah Mannis-Gardner, President of DMC Clearances, Inc., 

the 2016 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce (NCCCC) will host its 26th Annual Entrepreneurial & Business Women’s Expo November 17, 2016, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront from 9:00 am-6:00 pm.

This popular expo is designed to motivate and inspire all business women by providing exciting networking opportunities, as well as educational workshops and programs. More than 120 exhibitors will be on hand for over 800 expected attendees.

“This expo gets bigger and better every year,” said NCCCC President Mark Kleinschmidt. “This is one of our most popular events because it provides educational and motivational opportunities for attendees while expanding foot traffic for sponsors and vendors. Everyone walks away as a winner from this expo!”

The NCCCC has also named Deborah Mannis-Gardner, President of DMC Clearances, Inc., the 2016 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. She has been a business owner in the music industry for twenty-five years. She is a resident of Hockessin, Delaware and established DMG Clearances, Inc., a nationally renowned company that protects the licensing and recording rights for top labels such as Atlantic Records, Sony Music, Capitol Records, and more.

DMG Clearance, Inc. has acquired record clearing samples, or permission, for award-winning musical artists like Beyoncé, Led Zeppelin, and John Legend to name a few. Mannis-Gardner also has gained recognition in the video games, featured films, DVDs, and television industries. Mannis-Gardner most recently secured the music for the blockbuster Broadway hit “Hamilton.”  See attached resume for details.

“It is an extreme pleasure for us to honor a local entrepreneur who has gained national attention and respect in the recording industry by cornering the market in her field of expertise,” said New Castle County Chamber of Commerce President Mark Kleinschmidt.

There is still time to register for the exhibitor showcase! For more details about registration and sponsorship opportunities visit The Chase Center on the Riverfront is located at 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.