Rob Marshall wins Mae Hall-McCabe Award

Rob Marshall, left, accepts the Mae Hall-McCabe Award from presenter Mike Meoli. Marshall was given the award by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his work in turning Greyhounds Reach The Beach into an annual event, as well as his service to the Dewey Beach community. BY DENY HOWETH
February 11, 2014

For 20 years, Rob Marshall has been serving and enhancing the Cape Region’s status as a tourist destination.

In recognition of his service, on Feb. 4 Marshall was given the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce’s highest individual honor: the Mae Hall-McCabe Award.

A native of Dewey Beach and owner of the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, Marshall has served the community in a variety of capacities, including as Chairman of the chamber board at age 28 in 1997 and as Chairman of  the board of Southern Delaware Tourism. He currently serves as President of the Dewey Beach Civic League, which enhances the Dewey Beach community through tree plantings, Christmas decorations, posting banners and hosting candidates’ forums.

However, his crowning achievement was opening his hotel doors to greyhounds, paving the way for annual influx of greyhound dogs known as Greyhounds Reach the Beach. Marshall worked with the organizers to turn greyhound weekend into an annual event in Dewey Beach that attracts greyhound owners from all over the East Coast. The greyhound event has also spun off into another canine-themed event, 100 Golden Doodles.

“I am honored and humble to receive this award,” Marshall said.

The Mae Hall-McCabe Award is given to the citizen or citizens who best exemplify community service. It is named after Mae Hall-McCabe who helped organize the Rehoboth Beach Chamber of Commerce and became the first woman to be President of any Delaware chamber.