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U.S. Rep. Carney & SBA Spotlight Trolley Square Boutique with a ‘Shop Local Delaware Tour’ Stop

Advisory Date: 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Advisory Number: 
15-1
Contact: 
Jennifer Pilcher | jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov | 302-573-6294, ext. 222
Visit to ShopMamie Applauds Local Holiday Shopping, ShopMamie’s Launch with SBA Help, and its Turn as Nationwide Cover for SBA Resource Guide Magazine

WILMINGTON, DEL.—U.S. Rep. John Carney and SBA Delaware Director John Fleming will visit Trolley Square boutique ShopMamie on Thursday, December 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.  The visit encourages holiday shopping at Delaware small businesses while spotlighting ShopMamie’s ‘start smart’ launch with SBA help, as well as the shop’s turn on the cover of SBA’s 2014/2015 Resource Guide Magazine in 17 states across the nation.  The event will be open to the press.

 WHO:      U.S. Rep. John Carney (D-DE)

                 John Fleming, District Director U.S. SBA,

                  Delaware District Office

                  Megan Corey and Amy Trelenberg, Owners, ShopMamie

 WHAT:   Tour, media availability, and photo opportunities.  ShopMamie’s

                  owners will spotlight holiday fashion and gifting trends; their ‘Made-

                 in-Delaware’ and ‘Made-in-the-U.S.A’ inventory items; and how

                SBA financing and technical advice helped them to grow their

                 business.

                                      Interview U.S. Rep. Carney, SBA officials, and business owners on small business issues and how SBA 

                                      can help small businesses start, grow and thrive.

                                     Hear discussion of topics pertinent to Delaware small business owners

WHEN:     Dec. 18, 2014                    1:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:  ShopMamie

                   1942 Gilpin Avenue

                   Wilmington, DE 19806

 We all have a stake in homegrown Delaware retailers’ success,” said John Fleming, SBA Delaware Director. “Small businesses like ShopMamie bring local character and vital economic growth to First State communities. That’s why SBA gives small business the financing and technical advice they need to start and grow.  This holiday season and year-round, let’s support Delaware small businesses by shopping local for unique gifts, purchasing ‘gifts to ship’ and gift certificates online from local businesses, and recommending favorite local shops and restaurants via Facebook and Twitter.”

“The holidays are a critical time for small business owners,” said Congressman Carney.  “Many rely on the holiday season to keep their doors open all year long.  Our goal is to help Delaware small businesses capture some more of that momentum so they can continue creating jobs, growing the economy, and improving their communities.  I encourage anyone looking for that perfect gift to shop local and help spread the word to friends and family.  It makes a real difference.” 

ShopMamie is a retail clothing boutique opened in 2013 in Wilmington’s trendy Trolley Square section.  SBA financing and SBA/SBA-backed SCORE business advice helped take the retail venture from an e-commerce business at its 2008 launch to a brick-and-mortar enterprise.  Delaware Today magazine previously selected ShopMamie ‘Best of Delaware,’ and the boutique was featured in Redbook and Women’s Day magazines.  Kanzleiter and Corey are SBA’s 2014 SBA Delaware “Young Entrepreneurs of the Year.”

 This year, U.S. Rep. Carney and SBA encouraged shopping local for the holidays and every day with a small business tour that included stops at these Delaware establishments: First & Little, Middletown, Del.; Immediato’s Bistro, Middletown, Del., Femme Fatale Boutique, Middletown, Del.; and ShopMamie, Wilmington, Del.

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To request an interview or photographs, please contact Jennifer Pilcher, the SBA’s Delaware Public Information Officer, at 302-573-6294, ext. 222 .

 

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 Philadelphia District web site at www.sba.gov/de or call (302)573-6294.