In signature electric blue fashion topped with a sprinkle of glitter and a bow tie, NorthDelaWHEREHappening celebrated and honored the 2nd annual Top 10 Movers & Shakers of North Delaware along with all 17 nominees at the spectacular historic Carriage House at Rockwood Park in Wilmington hosted by the fabulous Greenery Caterers on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Movers & Shakers Delaware 2015

Pictured left to right – Joe McDonough, Charles Vincent, Tony Allen, Nic DeCaire, Christy Mannering, Kim Williams, Donna Duffy, Deb Buenaga, Rylie Maedler, Jessica Verdi, Johnny Means, Amber Money, Dori Fostik, Katie O’Dell. PHoto credits to Donnell Hill, Sugarhill Photography. 

Positive Ripple Effect

These North Delawareans are creating one of the most impactful POSITIVE ripple effects within our LOCAL communities and beyond.  To have the opportunity to be in the company of this group was humbling to say the least – we shared tears, hugs, laughter and moments.  And we honored them all present or not. Each of these Movers & Shakers are passionate about life, compassionate about taking care of others and the Northern Delaware community! They have pushed through boundaries to reach their goals and raised the bar.  The magnetism and magnitude of having this group together in one room was at utmost surreal. What’s better…there was a ton of hype amongst the group once again to remain connected and we know that wonderous things are going to come from of these #LOVELOCAL connections. Inspired by each other’s amazing achievements, the theme of the evening was clearly all about community and giving back. May they inspire YOU.

Congrats to our Top 10 Movers & Shakers!


Happening Thanks to our Special VIP Guest & 2016 Judge

Rose BuckleyRose Buckley

Rose is the reigning International Ms. Delaware 2016 and former Ms. Delaware United States 2015. Rose holds a Bachelor Degree in Three Foreign Languages & Literature (French, Italian and Spanish) from the University of Delaware. She is also a recent graduate of Wilmington University with a Masters degree in Education. Rose has taught French, Italian and Spanish at a Delaware high school for the past few years and has recently transitioned to a position teaching English as a Second Language at a community college in Maryland. Now, she spends her time as a Medical Review Specialist and Translator for an international insurance company while also running her international clothing company Corpore Wear.  Her charitable work in the local community is extensive and she runs an annual Holiday Troop Drive to send care packages to soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

Thank you Rose for being a 2015 Judge – we’re sure it was a mighty tough task!


SugarHill PhotographyPhotos captured by the happening eye of Sugarhill Inc. Photography.

Sugarhill Inc. Photography provides professional quality services for any event like the The Movers & Shakers Celebration – including but not limited to small weddings, birthday parties, fundraisers, business events, real estate shoots, fashion shows, and portraits. Sugarhill Inc. also has state-of-the-art photo booths holding up to 10 people and the traditional photo booth offering comfy for seating for two. Both Photo Booths feature quality photos, customized strips, and are Facebook compatible. Sugarhill Inc. guarantees a professional, knowledgeable attendant for your photo booth experience. The photography and photo booth packages are very affordable and popular.  For more information, visit

Budget RooterSpecial Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Budget Rooter!


All our gratitude to our Happening Team!

Happening Team at Movers & Shakers

ONE Happening TEAM! (left to right) Mike Logothetis, Suzy Casey, Erin O’Connor, Tracy Zigman, Brad Wallace (Cinemavericks Media), Laura Bider, Donnell Hill (Sugarhill Inc Photography)


Click on each candid image to view and enlarge

Thank You Movers & Shakers!


For all you do for our North Delaware communities and beyond.


A Big Thank You to Budget Rooter, Sponsor of Movers & Shakers 2015.

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