World Trade Center Delaware is pleased to welcome Representative Mike Ramone from the State House of Representatives as its newest Board of Directors member.
"As a lifelong Delawarean and a small business owner for nearly forty years, I understand the value of business—locally, nationally, and internationally,” State Representative Mike Ramone stated. “I look forward to bringing real life experiences, as well as my passion to help those with that entrepreneurial spirit, to the Board of the WTC. Empowering and motivating business owners to serve their customers in the best ways possible are strengths I enjoy sharing. I am thankful and excited for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful organization.”
Mike Ramone was first elected to the House in 2008. A lifelong Delaware resident, Mike graduated from St Mark’s High School and attended the University of Delaware. In 1982, at age 21, he opened his first business, Ramone’s Flower Shoppes. Mike—a true entrepreneur—founded, owned, and operated multiple local businesses with his wife of 38 years, Lisa. They currently own six successful businesses and employ over 200 individuals throughout the year. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.
For 40 years, Mike has taught swimming and coached at various community clubs and nonprofit organizations, as well as at public and private high schools throughout New Castle County. He also has a passion for, and a commitment to, many nonprofit communities and organizations including local fire companies, the Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics, Yes U Can Foundation, the Police Athletic Leagues, Easter Seals, Faithful Friends, and the Make-a-Splash Foundation Delaware, just to name a few. He served as treasurer for Delaware Chemo-Care Foundation and is Past President of the Hockessin-Greenville Rotary Club.
In Dover, as the 21st District State Representative, Mike is a member of the Joint Bond Bill Committee, which makes decisions annually on the state’s capital improvement and transportation spending. His other committee assignments include Economic Development, Banking, Insurance & Commerce; Revenue & Finance; Education; Housing & Community Affairs; and Veterans Affairs. These assignments provide Mike with the knowledge and vast understanding of every part of state government.
Mike also previously served on a special committee assigned by Governor Carney—the Government Efficiency and Accountability Review Board—which was charged with identifying opportunities for cost savings in state government. In addition, Mike served on the Governor's Mentoring Council for Children and Youth and the Governor's Council on Health, Promotion and Disease Prevention. He is co-chair of the House Small Business Caucus and past co-chair of the Kids Caucus in the House.