As we enter our busy spring and summer seasons, I can’t help but look back at the first quarter of the year and smile. What our members say is true – we are active and always have something going on that benefits members – opportunities to connect through our programs, events, meetings, initiatives, and more.
Our leadership was introduced and recognized at the Annual Meeting held in January at Hartefeld National Golf Club. At this event, we recognized our Board leadership and presented three member awards: Ambassador of the Year to Christine Gordon – Merrill Lynch, Closer of the Year to Doug Doerfler – Genesis, and Volunteer of the Year to Brian Arencibia and Cliff Masscotte - SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford. Presenting these awards is by far one of my favorite tasks. The 2019 Chairman – Erik Gudmundson (Pegasus Technologies, LLC) presented a report of our accomplishments, we heard from the 2020 Chairman, Jim Turner (Chester Water Authority), who shared the Chamber’s vision for this year, and a financial report was shared by the Treasurer, Paula Paisley (Paisley Solutions).
The Chamber held its first Business After Hours in January – with member and friend Kristy Wyatt of Harvest Ridge Winery. We enjoyed joining Kristy and her staff at the Toughkenamon Tasting Room for a fabulous event – 60+ attendees! We also held the first “DRIVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP” program at the Chamber office. Please take advantage of this program – learn how to take your professional success to the next level. And, last but certainly not least, Network at Noon! – our longstanding mid-day networking event that offers members and guests (not yet members) an opportunity to meet new people, reconnect, and build relationships –an excellent use of your time.
Understanding how valuable your time is, have you considered joining one of the Chamber’s referral and networking groups? If not, reach out to me to learn about BizNet, G.R.O.W. and CONNECTIONS –three successful referral groups. All groups meet on the first and third Tuesday morning from approximately 7:45 to 9:00 am, at different locations, and, there is no additional fee to participate.
Once you’ve had a chance to read our spring edition of CONNECTIONS, let me know if you have questions or would like to enjoy a cup of coffee together so we can help you grow your business. E-mail me at your convenience - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheryl B. Kuhn, IOM, President & CEO Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce
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