December 9, 2015 | Dover, DE — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) (“Chesapeake”) has been recognized as the “Tourism Partner of the Year” for its work within the Kent County community, specifically for its support of events and programs that benefit tourism in the county, including the Dover Days Festival and the Amish Country Bike Tours. The award was presented by the Kent County Tourism Office during the 25th annual Celebration of Tourism in Kent County on November 6 at the Duncan Center in Dover, Delaware.
Chesapeake is also engaged in community support through its “Thanksgiving for All” Holiday Cares program in partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware, Chesapeake Cares Mentor Program with local students, and the Sharing Fund, a grant program that assists families in need of financial assistance with their energy bills, particularly through the cold winter months.
“It was our privilege to recognize Chesapeake Utilities Corporation as our 2015 Tourism Partner of the Year. The company and its employees have supported our annual events and programs for numerous years; it is well-deserved recognition,” said Lorraine J. Dion, Kent County Tourism Director of Special Events and Public Relations.
Chesapeake, which serves Kent and Sussex counties in addition to parts of New Castle County, employs more than 250 people in Delaware, many of whom are involved in year-round efforts to help support their communities.
“Our success as a business begins with our employees and our communities,” said Michael P. McMasters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. “Many of our employees live and work in Delaware. We take pride in our community and value the opportunities we have to help support it.”
Chesapeake was recognized in September as “Corporation of the Year” by the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the significant long-term contributions to the Central Delaware community made by the Company and its employees.
About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission, gathering and processing, and marketing; electricity distribution; propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s businesses is available at www.chpk.com.
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Sydney Hawthorne Davis
External Communications Manager
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation