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Trolley Square Boutique Owners/Flower Market Merchants Named 2014 SBA Delaware “Young Entrepreneurs”

Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Advisory Number: 
14-11
Contact: 
Jennifer Pilcher | 302-573-6294, ext. 222 | jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov

Thursday May 8 Visit by SBA Delaware Director to ShopMamie’s Flower Market Booth to Introduce ShopMamie’s Amy Kanzleiter and Megan Corey as Titleholders 

WILMINGTON, DEL.—SBA’s Delaware District Office announced that the winners of the Agency’s 2014 Delaware “Young Entrepreneurs of the Year” award are Amy Kanzleiter (nee Trelenberg) and Megan Corey (nee Healy), owners of Trolley Square’s chic clothing boutique, ShopMamie. John Fleming, District Director of SBA’s Delaware District Office, will introduce Kanzleiter and Corey as the 2014 title holders at ShopMamie’s Wilmington Flower Market booth on Thursday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m.  The event will be open to the media.

WHO: John Fleming, District Director U.S. SBA, Delaware District Office
WHAT: Introduction of Amy Kanzleiter (nee Trelenberg) and Megan Corey (nee Healy)
as SBA’s 2014 Delaware “Young Entrepreneurs of the Year”
WHEN: May 8, 2012   
2:00 p.m.
WHERE: ShopMamie Booth, Wilmington Flower Market, Rockford Park, Wilmington, Del.

         

ShopMamie is a retail clothing boutique opened in 2013 in Wilmington’s trendy Trolley Square section.  In 2008, ShopMamie owners Kanzleiter and Corey obtained business counseling from SBA’s Delaware District Office to initially launch ShopMamie as an e-commerce business with a supplemental ‘traveling boutique’ business,’ building their customer base over time before venturing into traditional brick-and-mortar retail. In 2008, Kanzleiter and Corey obtained an SBA-backed loan to increase ShopMamie’s inventory and expand the online marketing for their then still e-based business and launched their www.shopmamie.com website.  At that time, Kanzleiter and Corey’s received technical assistance and counseling from SBA-backed SCORE that put their dream of a brick-and-mortar boutique in site.  In 2013, Kanzleiter and Corey at last opened their Trolley Square ShopMamie Boutique.  Shop Mamie has been selected in the past as the ‘Best of Delaware’ by Delaware Today magazine and has been featured in Redbook and Women’s Day magazines.

SBA’s 2014 Delaware Young Entrepreneurs of the Year’ award will be presented by Tim Furlong, NBC10 Delaware Bureau Reporter, at SBA’s ‘Celebrate Success’ awards ceremony on May 21 at 4:30 p.m. at DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Del. 19803. The May 21 event is a local observance of the annual National Small Business Week, held this year May 12-16, which recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the American economy and culminates in the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year.

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To request an interview or photographs, please contact Jennifer Pilcher, the SBA’s Public Information Officer in the Philadelphia District Office, at 610-382-3084 or Jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov.

 

This press release does not constitute or imply an endorsement by SBA of any opinions, products or services of any private individual or entity.

The SBA is an independent federal agency, created in 1953, to assist small businesses to start, grow, and prosper.  The SBA provides financial assistance by: (1) making loans to help families and businesses recover from national disasters and (2) providing loan guarantees to commercial financial institutions for working capital (7(a) loans), buildings/land/equipment (504 loans through the Certified Development Corporations), and for exports.  Through our resource partners, the SBA also offers a variety of business development programs and services such as training, government contracting and export assistance.  SBA resource partners include Small Businesses Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses).  For information on all of SBA’s programs and services, visit the Delaware District web site at www.sba.gov/de or call (302)573-6294.