Small Business Breakfasts April date and location!

Posted on 04-20-2022




Sussex County Republican Committee


 Delaware Small Business Owners Invited to Grow and Network in New, Post-Mandate World


First in Series of Small Business Breakfast Meetings in Sussex County to Take Place on March 31 at Ocean Grill in Long Neck



Georgetown, Del., March 22—After two years of shutdowns and mandates affecting small businesses, the Sussex County Republican Party wants businesses to know that “we have their backs.” To that end, Sussex County Republican Chair Marilyn Booker today announced the first of a series of small business breakfasts to be held on the last Thursday of the month at various locations throughout the County to benefit small business owners.


The goal of the business breakfast series is twofold—to offer local business owners the latest information on federal contract opportunities, current regulations, and resources available to them, as well as to offer them opportunities to network with their fellow business leaders and hear from their elected representatives and candidates for office.


Bill Pettigrew, a senior advisor appointed by President Donald Trump, will speak at this first event, along with State Senator and business owner Gerald Hocker and County Councilman and business owner John Rieley.


Pettigrew believes that Delaware business owners are not aware of the many growth opportunities afforded them by the U.S. government. “Delaware really does not take advantage of federal procurement,” says Pettigrew.  “In this world of remote meetings, and only two hours from Washington D.C., Delaware should be able to compete with the ‘Beltway Bandits’ and all of their lucrative contracts.”


Added Sussex GOP Chair Marilyn Booker, “All small business owners are welcome to attend this free event.  Senator Hocker and County Councilman Rieley will be available to discuss the many ways the GOP can assist small businesses to succeed in this challenging environment.”


WHAT:  Sussex County GOP Small Business Breakfast Meeting


WHEN:  March 31, 2022.  Breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM.


WHERE:  The Ocean Grill restaurant, 26089 Shoppes at Long Neck Blvd., Millsboro, DE 19966



  • State Senator & Business Owner Gerald Hocker
  • County Councilman & Business Owner John Rieley
  • Trump Administration Sr. Adviser to GSA’s Office of Small Business Bill Pettigrew

All small business owners are welcomed.  Networking and business card exchange before & after breakfast.  Please RSVP at: or by calling: 302-856-6323.


The Sussex County GOP will be sponsoring Small Business Breakfasts (SBB) on the last Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the County.  To find the locations for future SBBs see


About the Sussex County Republican Committee

The Sussex County Republican Committee is a grassroots organization that strives to create an environment that holds dear our God-given rights and fosters an informed and active citizenry. It is the mission of the Sussex County Republican Committee to assist in the election of Republican candidates, to act as an advocate for the Republican Party’s principles, and to empower citizens to participate in the political process.


Media Contact:

Marilyn Booker, Chair, Sussex County Republican Committee,