2017 Top 100 Semifinalist for the John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award. The John Maxwell award identifies leaders who stand out in their community and in their careers, as well as in their daily lives. This award recognizes the people who go beyond themselves in order to make a positive impact in the lives of other people.
2016 Top Women-Owned Businesses recognizes the top women-owned businesses in the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Business Journal ranked the 2016 Women-Owned Businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region by their 2015 revenue.
2015 Superstars in Business Award honors businesses and nonprofit organizations for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management. They are presented to companies that have been in business for at least three years, have no more than 150 employees, and are members of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.
2015 The Philadelphia 100 is a merit based program. Only companies that are among the fastest growing, privately-held companies are awarded the Philadelphia 100 designation and the award one of the most sought distinctions in the region.
2014 Brava! Award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. They are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities, encouraging local philanthropy, mentoring up-and-coming leaders and setting their companies on the path to tremendous growth. According to event organizers, the qualities that truly distinguish Brava! Award winners like Back to Basics’ Beverly Stewart include the crucial attributes found in a leader such as vision, passion, compassion, dedication, and perseverance.
2013 Delaware Press Association honored the Back to Basics Learning Dynamics website in the 2013 DPA Communications Contest. The annual DPA Communications Contest encourages and rewards excellence in communication and is open to all professional communicators in Delaware. Judged by out-of-state communications professionals to ensure impartiality, the contest provides an opportunity to compete in various print or electronic broadcasting fields.
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence 2012 honors businesses and non-profit corporations for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management. The awards are presented to companies that have been in business for at least three years, are small businesses based on number of employees, and are members of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.
2011 The Delaware Small Business Administration (SBA) Entrepreneurial Success Award recognizes Back to Basics’ steady expansion since 1985 in both revenue growth and number of employees. Selection was also based on Back to Basics’ innovative approach within the education industry and its outstanding community involvement, as well the company’s receipt of SBA assistance in the past.
2010 The Hall of Fame of Delaware Women was established to recognize the lasting contributions and achievements of Delaware women and honors women for their distinguished contributions toward improving the lives of others. Recipients of the award, including Back to Basics’ Director and Founder Beverly Stewart, M. Ed., have made remarkable contributions to their neighborhoods, communities, cities and state. They also have often made strides in the chosen field at a national or international level. Their contributions represent a variety of fields including government, medicine, business, education, law, advocacy, and volunteerism.
2010 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for exceptional leadership, transparency, and business ethics was given to Back to Basics as public recognition that this is a business that maintains a solid commitment to conducting business practices in an ethical fashion. The award has become a signature celebration of business ethics in the marketplace and helps to illuminate the importance of corporate conscience, responsibility to upholding a fair and honest marketplace, outstanding service, and responsible business practices.
2004 Delaware Small Business Administration “Small Businessperson of the Year” is the most prestigious of all SBA awards. It is presented to the entrepreneur who has developed an outstanding growing business. The award was open to all nominees residing and employed in the United States. Nominees were evaluated based on a firm’s staying power as evidenced by a history of established business, increase in sales and continued growth, current and past financial reports, innovativeness of product or service, response to adversity and contributions of the nominee to the community. Biographies, business profiles, and financial statements were all used to determine the most outstanding nominee in the state.
2003 James A. Boyle Award Finalist Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. was named one of three educators from across the country for the prestigious award sponsored by the Education Industry Association (EIA). Nominees were judged on significant contributions to their profession, professional and community service activities, and other achievements.
2002 Debnam House Mentor Award was given to Back to Basics Learning Dynamics’ Director and Founder Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. for her outstanding volunteer efforts at the community and youth center located in Wilmington, Delaware. The awards selection committee was influenced by her ongoing, consistent efforts over the course of several years, as well as the vast numbers of hours she dedicated to serving diverse needs of the community center.
2002 Outstanding Alumni Award by the University of Delaware was given to University of Delaware alumni Beverly Stewart, M.Ed in recognition for achievement, commitments and contributions to the field of education. The selection committee sought individuals whose professional contributions demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to the fields of study included within the college.
2001 Girls, Inc. She Knows Where She’s Going Award was presented to Back to Basics Learning Dynamics’ Director and Founder Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. The “She Knows Where She’s Going” Award honors outstanding women for their contributions to their community and their personal and professional achievements.
1998 Delaware Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award was received by Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Founder Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. The honor was sponsored by the Delaware Capitol Review, and honors a woman who represents entrepreneurial success and spirit, and who is an inspirational model for others.
Timeline of Awards & Achievements
- 2017 Top 100 Semi Finalist, John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award
- 2016 Top Women-Owned Businesses by The Philadelphia Business Journal
- 2015 Marvin Gilman Superstars in Business Award
- 2015 Philadelphia Top 100
- 2014 Brava! Award, SmartCEO magazine
- 2012 Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence
- 2011 The Delaware Small Business Administration (SBA) Entrepreneurial Success Award
- 2010 Better Business Bureau “Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
- 2010 Beverly Stewart was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women
- 2007 Recognized as one of Delaware’s “35 Top Women in Business” by Delaware Today magazine
- 2007 “Business Hot Shot” recognition by Delaware Today magazine
- 2004 Delaware Small Business Administration’s “2004 Small Businessperson of the Year”
- 2003 Top three finalist for the national “James A. Boyle Award” for educational entrepreneurs
- 2003 “Business Hot Shot” honor by Delaware Today magazine
- 2002 The Debnam House “Mentor Award”
- 2001 Girls, Inc. “She Knows Where She’s Going Award”
- 2000 “Outstanding Alumni Award” by the University of Delaware
- 1998 “Delaware Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award” from New Castle County Chamber of Commerce