First State Manufacturing, Inc.
Sher Valenzuela is the vice president of First State Manufacturing, Inc., which she has owned with her husband Eli since 1998. She is a nationally recognized business strategist, and the company now provides meaningful employment to nearly 100 people.
Valenzuela is a published feature writer for various daily newspapers and a former Delaware State News editor. She is sought after as a speaker/trainer for both new and established small business audiences nationwide. She was named U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Person of the Year for Delaware in 2012, and First State Manufacturing, Inc. was named National Minority Business of the Year in 2015.
Additionally, Valenzuela is a representative and honorary chairperson of the State of Delaware National Hispanic Business Summit, former executive member of the Delaware Workforce Investment Board, and a former chairperson of the City of Milford’s Economic Development Panel.