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Fourth Quarter 2019

Joseph G. Filoromo, Jr. Community Service Award

Honoring Mark McGill and Dottie McGill Mark and Dottie owned and operated McGill's Stationers for 25 years in Thorndale. Mark is a member, past president and District Governor of Coatesville Rotary, member of Coatesville Area Partners for Progress and in 1985 was one of the founding members of the Strawberry Festival. Dottie is a Charter Member and past president of the Thorndale Rotary, past treasurer of the Women's Auxiliary of Brandywine Hospital and member of the former Soroptimist Club. Purchase your Annual Dinner tickets online at www.westernchestercounty.com

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Western View is a publication of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce

Our Mission is to connect our members to new ideas, resources, and relationships to acheive their goals Our Vision is for a thriving region that is well connected, innovative, and accessible for community and business growth Our Goals are to promote the chamber as the leading resource for businesses and organizations in our community, to build regional cooperation to strengthen business retention, growth and revitalization, and to enhance value for members through education and events

Chester County Community Foundation Stephenie Stevens | (610) 696-0501 | chescocf.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CCCF encourages philanthropy by working with: families, individuals and groups interested in legacy giving; professional advisors, especially estate planners & financial planners and other non-profit organizations to help improve the community.

Elemental Yoga

Sarah York | (717) 341-5005 | elementalyogawellness.com Elemental Yoga is a yoga studio for the whole community focused on providing a supportive and empowering practice for anyone.

Denron Signs

Robert Sciarra | (610) 269-6622 | denronsigns.com Denron is a full service sign and graphics company. They specialize in interior and exterior signage and banners, awnings, vehicle wraps, logo design and more.

Hidden Valley Self Storage

Denyce Tober | (610) 857-1778 hiddenvalleystorageparkesburg.com A self storage business that has been family owned and operated since 1990 with on site management, unit sizes ranging from 5x5 to 10x40 and parking spots from 10x15 to 10x40.

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Highland Orchards

Marsha and Alan Hodge | (610) 269-3494 highlandorchards.net Highland Orchards is a great place for those looking for a fun, family-oriented atmosphere, including a farm market, bakery, and pick your own farm. In addition, Highland has also operated a paving and excavating department since the 1980's.

Homestead Studios

Tracy McClaskey | (484) 712-5087 homestead-studios.com Antique and farmhouse style home decor business specializing in handcrafted barn wood furniture, vintage pieces and artisan finds. Homestead Studios also make their own line of hand poured candles and potpourri.

Mahoney Environmental Services

Brenda McNeil | (610) 425-1289 | mahoneyes.com Mahoney Environmental Services is located in Modena and collects used cooking oil from restaurants and other establishments to be recycled into biofuels. The company serves approximately 4000 clients in PA, DE, NJ, and MD.

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Matthew Forrest Hardscaping & Landscaping

Matthew Siter | (484)-753-4434 Matthew Siter has 12 years of experience in residential and commercial landscaping, hardscaping and snow removal.

Metro Printing & Promotions

Veronica Hall | (484) 883-1243 Metro Printing is a full service printing and promotional products company specializing in screen printing and embroidery.

Orth Cleaners

Chris Micelli | (646) 519-1472 orthcleaners.com Orth Cleaners is dedicated to providing the highest quality dry cleaning services available in the industry with free pick-up and delivery.

Suburban Brewing Company

Corey Ross & Eric Yost | (610) 273-3106 suburbanbrewingco.com Suburban Brewing Company is a hyper local, small craft brewery with a taproom. They serve PA spirits and a delicious selection of food. Stop in to the Brewery to enjoy the atmosphere and play vintage pinball games, old-school arcade games, pool table, shuffle bowl and skee-ball.

Sly Toms Takeout

John Sly slytoms.com Sly Tom’s is located on West Lincoln Highway in Valley Township and provides a wide variety of singles, 6-packs, and 12-pack take out beer, wine, and adult slushies.

VPP Security

Michael Amersek | (267) 977-8706 securityvpp.com Electronic security company offering alarm systems and monitoring services, camera, controlled access, data and fiber optic as well as commercial fire alarm systems. Low voltage electrical specialist.

10+ Years

Aerzen | Cheri Hager Beacon Financial Group | Cathy Jackson Graber Supply, LLC | David Blank Levin Luminais Eye Associates | Paul Fernandez The Wright Agency | Jonathan Wright

5+ Years

Art & Architecture | Susan Salvo Beaver Creek Tavern | Stuart Deets Communications Works Now | Judith Lee EMB Specialty LLC | Erik Brecht Mack Services Group | Eric Jameson Rittenhouse Builders | George Metzler Valley Township | Patrice Proctor West Caln Township | Thomas Siedenbuehl

Under 5 Years

Bridge Academy and Community Center| Jordan Crans Carosella & Associates | Vincent Carosella, Esq. CertaPro Painters of Western Chester County | John Fecile Chamberlain Chiropractic | Dr. Jeffrey Chamberlain Golf Zone | George McNamara Law Office of Jayne Garver | Jayne Garver, Esq. Link Promos | Megan Lamkin Mocassin Run Golf Club | Curtis King Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust | Steve Pratt Small Business Accounting Solution | Nicole Odeh Surefire Graphics & Marketing | Vincent Zambuto Tobelmann Energy Brokers | John Tobelmann Valley Creek Productions | Justin Chan

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GOLD PARTNER SPOTLIGHT | Penn Rise Advisors Meet Our Gold Partner Karl Klingmann and Penn Rise Advisors By Karl Klingmann In 2006 I started Penn Rise Benefits, Inc. as an investment / financial planning and employee benefits firm that was geared toward helping small business owners. Ten years later I changed the name to Penn Rise Advisors, LLC to better convey the way that I work with my clients. I believe that small business owners are the backbone of our economy and community. Through my experience, I understand that the 2-20 employee business owner usually needs the most help and direction when it comes to employee benefits and financial planning. A small business owner is in a unique position to determine their own financial path and well-being in the future. I enjoy helping build and implement the roadmap to make those goals a reality. Building a financial plan involves much more than just picking a few stocks or mutual funds and hoping the stock markets continue to go up.

A true plan involves a deeper understanding of a client’s current position, future goals and what some of their fears may be. We then look at cash flow, expenses and current savings and investments. Small business owners have many tax rules and opportunities that most hourly or salaried workers cannot take advantage of. My ultimate goal is to find ways to effectively and efficiently use a client’s small business to help them achieve their financial goals and protect their assets. We partner with accountants to help discover creative write-offs, work with various financial institutions to build retirement plans and structure insurance and benefit plans to maximize the benefit and value to the owner, while also helping the employees. Joining and partnering with the Chamber has provided me with the opportunity to not just work with business owners and help them, but to also build and foster lasting friendships in our community. I have also come to respect and work with many members of the Chamber as resources when working with clients that need help outside of my professional purview.

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GOLD PARTNER SPOTLIGHT | Mid Penn Bank Meet Our Gold Partner Mike Guyer and Mid Penn Bank By Nina Malone, Arbonne

With more than 15 years of banking experience, it’s no surprise that Michael Guyer caught Mid Penn Bank’s eye when it was looking for someone to help the organization expand into western Chester County. Mike’s no stranger to our members or our area. He joined the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce in 2011 when he was with Fulton Bank, and got quickly involved in a few committees. He was asked to be on the board, and subsequently served as vice president, president and past president, and is currently our treasurer. At Mid Penn Bank, Mike is vice president of commercial lending responsible for identifying opportunities and developing lending relationships through ongoing business development activities. Mid Penn Bank decided to become a WCCCC Gold Sponsor because “we like that it’s an ap-proachable chamber,” Mike said. “You feel welcome here. You’re not just a number. People want to meet you and to learn about you. I got involved because I live in the community and wanted to give back and stay involved.” Mike notes that he already has numerous customers in our service area thanks to remote check scanning opportunities, and online and mobile banking. Mid Penn Bank also recently acquired First Priority Bank, which has offices in West Chester and Malvern for those interest-ed in visiting a branch. There’s also a New Holland branch, and expansion plans are in the works.

Mid Penn is dedicated to supporting Pennsylvania organizations and causes through donations and employee volunteerism. The bank has been named one of the “Top 200 Community Banks” and one of the “Best Banks to Work For” in the nation by American Banker magazine, has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania” and has been named a recipient of the “Grow Your Community Award” by the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers. “Closer to home, we support, via donations, the Coatesville Youth Initiative, Brandywine YMCA, Stone Garage, Lighthouse Vocational Services, Crossnet Ministries, and the Spartan Foundation, to name a few,” Mike added. Mike resides in Coatesville with his wife, Elaine, an instructional coach in the Downingtown School District, and their two boys: Dalton, 9, and Parker, 5. He’s involved in little league and T-ball with his kids, and enjoys camping, hiking and other outdoor pursuits in his spare time such as ATV riding and hunting. Fun fact: Mike will likely win the “coolest dad ever award” because he owns a profes-sional arm-wrestling table! He bought it on a lark, and says it’s a riot when friends come over. He adds, “How cool are my two boys going to be when they get older and they get to lay the smack down on their friends?” We’ll see what Elaine has to say about that, but in the meantime, it’s a heck of a conversation piece. About Mid Penn Bank: Since 1868, Mid Penn Bank has remained committed to serving the local community and providing comprehensive financial solutions, including personal banking checking and savings accounts, mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, trust and wealth management services, credit cards and more. Its local lenders and cash management group work with business clients to offer customized solutions, including commercial loans and lines of credit, SBA loans, agricultural loans, merchant services and more. Additionally, the bank is dedicated to serving the needs of nonprofit and government organizations by offering specialized accounts and services. To learn more about Mid Penn Bank, visit midpenn-bank.com.

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Google My Business

By: Megan Lamkin, Link Promos

Are you a business owner? Ever wonder how your customers find your business through Google? Wonder what you can do to rank higher on Google search? The answer is Google My Business. Here's what you need to know.

What Is Google My Business Page?

Google My Business is an online business listing tool that allows businesses to manage their online presence on Google. With 3.5 billion Google searches made daily, it’s no surprise that Google has 90.46% of the search engine market share worldwide. Google My Business is the most powerful way of ensuring you appear in locally based search results. Here's how it works: you fill out an online business profile through Google My Business. This information includes your business name, your location, areas you service, your service details, hours of operation, your phone number, website link, and an option to add photos. When someone in your area performs an online search for a business like yours, Google produces listing results that best match the search query. Customers like Google My Business because it provides fast, useful information about a variety of businesses where they live. Business owners like Google My Business because it gives them exposure to potential customers. Google My Business also allows business owners to track how popular their business. You can view insights directly from your business profile on Google Maps or access insights in bulk.

What Are the Benefits?

There are many benefits to Google My Business! Using Google My Business is free! If you're not taking advantage of Google My Business services, you're essentially missing out on a no-cost form of advertising. Appear in Search Results Google My Business enables your business to show up in search results when people in your area look for your services. If you don't have a Google My Business account, your competitors may be listed higher than your search results.

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Rank Higher in Search Results Even if your website does appear in search results without a Google My Business account, it’s likely that other businesses will appear before yours. Without a profile, you’ll be losing out. A completed Google My Business account can help your business listing rank higher, where more people can find you. Drives Traffic to Your Website Who wouldn’t want more website traffic? Having a Google My Business listing will drive more traffic to your website because viewers will have a direct link to your website from your business listing. Just be sure to fill out the "website" field in your Google My Business account, and keep that field up to date if information changes. Establish Credibility Have you ever come across a business profile on Google that had zero reviews, no images, no website link to learn more, or very little to no information? If so, what was your first impression? Chances are you didn’t find it to be as credible as other listings you came across during your search. Bottom line, a completed Google My Business profile leaves a better first impression and is more credible. Respond to Your Online Reviews Did you know that 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations? Show them you care and have access to reviews for your business. It's an excellent opportunity to interact with your customers, either to address concerns or thank them for their helpful feedback! Get More Google Reviews Make it easier for customers to leave a review by creating a direct review link. This link can be sent via email, be added to your website, and even shared on social media. It’s a one-click review link that simplifies the entire review process for customers - and it’s all done through your Google My Business listing! Connect to and Appear on Google Maps When people zoom in on your address with a Google map, they'll see your business. This makes the location of your business easy for people who might want to find you.


Add Photos & Videos Listings with photos and videos generate more views than listings without. Take advantage of this feature and optimize photos and videos for search. For example, if you own a pizza shop in Coatesville and have a pizza image you want to upload, label that photo something like fresh-pizza-coatesville-pa.jpg. You want Google to know what the image or video is about, so use a relevant keyphrase in the image or video file name. Track Search Results Who's looking for you? What keywords are they using to find you? Google My Business provides this information as well as other valuable insights for you to better understand your audience. Add Multiple Service Areas Does your business have multiple service areas but only have one mailing address? With Google My Business, you are not limited to one service area. Although your physical address will remain the same, you can easily add multiple service locations all through your business profile. Listing your service area helps let customers know where you'll go to visit or deliver to them.

Steps to Claiming and Creating Your Page It's easy to set up a Google My Business page. Start by creating a Google My Business Account via the website located here www.google.com/business/. Whether you need to create a listing, update your listing, or to claim one, Google makes this simple and straightforward with walk-through steps to guide you through the entire process.

Fill out every field in the form to get your profile completely up to date. Google allows you to upload photos and even descriptions of what your business offers. Keep in mind, until you have verified your account, Google will not consider the profile complete. There are many things that you'll be allowed to edit once the page is fully set up. Some examples of things you'll be allowed to change include the directions to your business, areas you service, menus (if your business is a restaurant), videos, phone numbers, and more. Get Started Today! The average person conducts 3-4 searches every single day. Google wants businesses like yours to be found. Even if you're not tech savvy, Google has made creating an account very easy. With 97% of people learning about local companies online than anywhere else, you're sure to miss out on customers if you're not on Google My Business. Check out this website to get started today: www.google.com/business/.

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John Durso- First Resource Bank, Karl KlingmannChamber President, Greg Vietri- GA Vietri Inc., Kevin FinnIron Hill Brewery, Mike Deberdine- Rhoads Energy at the CEO Roundtable sponsored by First Resource Bank

Joe Boldaz of Hydraterra Professionals checks out presenting sponsor, RSWerks' Porsche that was one of many cars they brought to the Coatesville Vintage Grand Prix VIP area

Sigmund Fleck, Esq.- Brown, McGarry, Nimeroff, Farmer Don Cairns, and Board President Karl Klingmann- Penn Rise Advisors

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Honey Brook Community Library Sets Sights on Expansion Honey Brook Community Library is making plans to expand their 3500 square foot building. With 300+ programs held in this space, the Library Board of Trustees decided it is time for a larger building. The Board hired a consultant to do a feasibility study and when the report showed this to be a wise plan the board and staff determined it was time to start a capital campaign. Expectations are that fundraising will continue for several years to get needed funds. Honey Brook Township joins with the Library in sharing this news. They will partner with HBCL to apply for the 2020 PA Keystone Grant next April.

Honey Brook Community Library and WCC Chamber partnered to host a networking event at the library to reveal the Library's plans.

Expansion plans may include: a (rentable) community room for meetings, plenty of windows to let in natural light, separated sections for adults, young adults, and children. Other possible additions include a Quiet Reading Room, upgraded restroom facilities and a devoted local history Corner for display of local artifacts and documents. Chester County residents and local library patrons can contribute toward library construction in a number of ways. A one-time gift via check is acceptable, and “legacy giving” and naming options for rooms is available. Donors can also give in the name of a loved one if desired. Patrons can email Library Director, Jennifer Spade at: jspade@ccls.org for more information.

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Courtyard Marriott's New Hire Courtyard by Marriott in Coatesville welcomed Cassandra Vouriotis as the new Director of Sales.

Breuninger Insurance Celebrates 70 Years!

Cassandra started her hospitality career with Marriott International in 2016 as the Housekeeping Manager at the Courtyard in Collegeville, PA. She then transitioned to the role of Sales Manager in that same year. Cassandra’s background includes leading the sales efforts for a Korman Communities rental property in Blue Bell, PA. With her BA in Psychology from Messiah College and Master of Social Service from Bryn Mawr, ultimately her dedication for meaningful relationships and sales experience lead her back to Marriott.

Breuninger Insurance has been helping their clients meet their insurance needs since Frederick Breuninger (Fred) opened his doors in 1949. Fred’s wife, Sally, joined the business in 1963, becoming one of the first female independent agents in the area. Today,Chip Breuninger, his wife Maureen, and their 'son-in-law Joe Regenski continue the tradition of making clients feel like family.

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Dept. Emergency Services, Amy Amer

Rhoads' New Brand Marketing Manager

Amy Amer, Community Outreach Coordinator for Chester County Department of Emergency Services joined less than 70 others across the U.S. and the only one in Pennsylvania, as a recognized Master Public Information Officer (MPIO).

The Rhoads Energy Family of Companies has named Heather Stehman its Brand Marketing Manager. The organization offers a wide range of energy services across Central Pennsylvania through Rhoads Energy and several related companies. In her new position, Stehman will develop and execute strategic marketing initiatives that drive revenue, define and amplify the company’s brand, and achieve other important organizational goals. Michael DeBerdine III, President and CEO of Rhoads, said Stehman has played an invaluable role in the company’s success since joining Rhoads in 2014.

The MPIO is a three-course series that prepares senior level public information officers for an expanded role in delivering public information and warning using a strategic, whole community approach. It is the Department of Homeland Security’s highest level of training and credentialing for public information professionals. As the Community Outreach Coordinator, Amy serves as one of two department public information officers, oversees the public education program and social media platforms. Before becoming the Community Outreach Coordinator in 2014, Amy served as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Emergency Services.

Rotary Club Leads Strawberry Festival The Rotary Club of Coatesville is pleased to announce that the Club will serve as organizer of the upcoming Strawberry Festival, which will be held on May 28-31, 2020 on the grounds of the Brandywine Hospital. This decision was made after considerable discussion prompted by the news that The Brandywine Health Foundation would no longer undertake the management and oversight of the festival. Rotary’s focus has always been a service to the community and the Strawberry Festival will be yet another way for the Rotary Club of Coatesville to continue this mission. In keeping with this tradition of support for local organizations, recipients of the proceeds from the Festival will benefit the Coatesville Youth Initiative, Chester County Food Bank and other outstanding community organizations.

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Are Your Ready? Business Emergency Preparedness Amidst the daily work schedule of juggling multiple projects, the thought of an emergency or catastrophic event may fall to the wayside. With 50 percent of businesses never reopening after experiencing a disaster, businesses should consider evaluating and updating their emergency preparedness plans to ensure they do not fall within that percentage. The Chamber recently held a Business Emergency Preparedness Luncheon, with presentations by the Chester County Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) and SERVPRO of Kennett Square / Oxford. Both organizations shared valuable tips and services for business owners. During the event, the CCDES introduced their team-building services which they offer to businesses. These exercizes have a wide range of topics including CPR training, fire extinguisher training, communication skills and more. CCDES also introduced Smart911, a private and secure service available in Chester County to help individuals when they call 911 and save time in an emergency. By using Smart911, First Responders will be able to access important information that users have provided that will help them address the emergency including medical issues, location, and even pets in the building. Visit www.smart911.com for more details. Another service is ReadyChesCo.org which is used as a notification tool to keep business owners up to date during a major crisis or emergency. The website offers alerts including weather, health and community updates. You can choose to sign-up by county or municipality.

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Cliff Masscotte, Brian Arencibia, Nicole Bowen and Michael Hughes of SERVPRO of Kennett Square / Oxford and John Gillespie of the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/ Oxford introduced their Emergency READY Profile for your business, an application you can use at the touch of your fingertips. The service allows you to minimize the amount of time your business is inactive during an emergency by having an immediate plan of action. The software was purposely designed to contain only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. This service is complimentary from SERVPRO for local businesses. Knowing what to do, who to call, and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation. The group described that timely mitigation minimizes the effects of water and fire damage allowing your property and business to be restored at an advanced rate with minimal downtime. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile is a vital component of any pre-existing contingency plan. Most full contingency plans are made up of three main parts: incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity. The SERVPROŽ ERP addresses incident response and disaster recovery. Think about the potential disasters that could affect your facility.


MENTORSHIP | We grow by shaping the leaders of tomorrow Chamber President, Karl Klingmann started his term with a specific goal; highlight the importance of mentorship in the business. Mentors help others look at problems and situations with a new perspective, they share contacts, methods and strategies. Not only is mentorship super beneficial for the mentee but also rewarding for the mentor as it gives them an opportunity to give back and perhaps even improve themselves or discover something new.

Bongai Mhloyi, Minding Manners with Ms. B

Minding Manners with Ms. B

Bongai Mhloyi is here to change lives in underserved communities. She is the founder and Executive Director of American & African Youth Leadership Foundation which mentors young adults in Chester County and in Zimbabwe. Bonghai prepares, “ Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” by teaching them proper etiquette for all environments and occasions. Bongai finds it rewarding to impact lives of women and youth (boys and girls) through leadership training, leadership development, professional enrichment and social graces training. "It humbles me to see women, girls, and boys coming to me with a big smile on their faces and say, “Thank you Ms B” for teaching me etiquette or whatever it is they got out of our programs. They give me the strength to want to continue providing these programs no matter how difficult it is financially."

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Vincent Vietri and Greg Vietri G.A. Vietri, Inc.

Generational Hardwork

Starting at 10 years of age, Greg Vietri would tag along with his father on electrical contracting jobs; helping out and unexpectedly developing and honing his business skills. Greg's dad worked full time at Lukens Steel Mill and managed his own electrical side business. This "tagging along" set into motion a skillset and business mindset that influenced Greg to start his own electrical business, G.A. Vietri, Inc. The wheel turned full circle- his father retired from Lukens to join his son and Greg continues to mentor his young employees today, the same way he learned from his father.

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Early in my career I was fortunate to have mentors that had a profound influence on my professional success. As a result of those relationships, I realized the value and power of such connections, and they influenced how I related to young women in my industry. As my career evolved, I took opportunities to pass along the support and guidance I had experienced through those relationships. I've had the privilege of supporting young women in various roles in economic development, an industry traditionally dominated by men, and while some of these mentoring relationships were more formal than others, each experience has been incredibly rewarding for me.

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Each year the Chamber recognizes a local student to be awarded our $1,000 Scholarship. Gwen Smoker, chair of the Scholarship Committee presented the award to this year's recipient, Adeline AmberMessick. Adeline is a student at Twin Valley High School and expressed that she plans to become a Physician Assistant, with special interest in Pediatrics or Oncology. She is passionate about applying nutritional tactics in showing others the relationship between diet, health and disease. After her high school graduation, Adeline plans to attend Boston University to pursue a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition Science.

WHEN: February 22, 2020 WHERE: TCHS Brandywine The Chester County Home Show brings you local industry-leading experts from across our region. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Attendees can browse home improvement displays, meet face to face with contractors, electricians, home dĂŠcor experts and more to discover how their services can transform your home. Vendor Sign-up: www.westernchestercounty.com

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NEW! Trade Scholarship The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of continuing education and life-long learning. Each year we offer a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior. This year, the Chamber has added a second $1,000 scholarship, the Trade Scholarship for students in technical education programs. Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15th, 2020 Trade Scholarship Application Deadline: May 15th, 2020 Details and application downloads for both scholarships can be found at: westernchestercounty.com/chamberscholarship/


The Chamber's Corporate Citizenship event recently recognized a local non-profit, Good Works, Inc for it's service to the community. The proceeds from the event were given to Good Works, Inc. to further their mission. This annual event allows the Chamber to continue highlighting the importance of supporting and engaging in our local non-profit organizations. Good Works, Inc. is a non-profit Christian organization that transforms lives by repairing homes to low-income families in Chester County. Volunteers dedicate their time to not only make the repairs to these homes but also uplift residents. Bob Beggs, Executive Director of Good Works, told attendees that the organization conducts various home improvement projects including roof repairs, safety repairs, heating and cooling and more to ensure the residents are safe, warm and dry. Businesses can get involved by participating in Corporate Work Days, sponsoring a home or by volunteering.

"What a pleasurable experience it was dealing with Extra Mile Auto Service. I dropped my vehicle off after hours and was promptly texted the next morning and throughout the day regarding what service my vehicle needed and the cost of each item. I was than texted when it was time to pick up. I thought the price was extremely fair, the location was clean and equipped with all the latest technology. Their team even followed up with a personal card sent to my home thanking me for doing business with them. I'm sure to be back soon as it seems something always needs attention with our cars."

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Coatesville Police thank Diane Fasnacht for donating her Reading Phils tickets to their department. The police enjoy giving out the Phils ‘tickets’ to kids caught doing something good.

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MEMBER HAPPENINGS October 24th

UPCOMING EVENTS OCTOBER

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Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm World of Beer-Exton

How to Write/ Update an Effective Business Plan SCORE Seminar 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Courtyard Marriott Coatesville

Networking & Tour APA Tax Accountants & Insurance Center 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 1224 West Lincoln Highway

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Annual Dinner 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm French Creek Golf Club

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Networking Happy Hour 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Suburban Brewery Honey Brook

Home Show 10:00 am to 3:00 pm TCHS Brandywine Snow date, Feb. 29, 2020

Member Extravaganza 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Victory Brewing Company Parkesburg

October 25th

Parkesburg Final Friday Halloween Theme parkesburg.myshopify.com

November 2nd

Coatesville Kids to College 5k Highland Orchards highlandorchards.net

November 2nd

Craft and Vendor Show Pope John Paull II Regional Catholic Elementary School 9:00 am to 2:00 pm popejohnpaul2sch.org

November 2nd

Harvest Hopsgiving Festival Victory Brewing Co. New Garden Township Park 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm victorybeer.com

November 7th

Tel Hai Merchant Services Faire telhai.org 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Pink Party Brandywine Hospital brandywine.towerhealth.org 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Please visit Westernchestercounty.com to register for events and Chescowest.com for more community events.

CCEDC Tech 360 8:00 am to 3:00 pm ccedcpa.org

November 14th

TMACC Breakfast Transportation Innovation 7:30 am to 9:30 am tmacc.org

November 15th

Chester County OIC 40th Annual Awards Gala ccoic.org 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

November 30th Harrison House Christmas Fair 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

December 13th

Holiday Open House steelmuseum.org 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

December 7th

Coatesville Christmas Parade 10:00 am coatesvillechristmasparade.com

December 12th - 13th

Dare to Lead Benefitting Chester County OIC Immaculate University ccoic.org

Profile for Western Chester County Chamber Of Commerce

Western View | Fourth Quarter | 2019  

Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Pennsylvania Quarterly Newsletter highlighting local business, resources, news and events.

Western View | Fourth Quarter | 2019  

Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Pennsylvania Quarterly Newsletter highlighting local business, resources, news and events.

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