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Chamber News


Welcome New Members!


Meet the Interns


AJ Rayer

"I'm attending Seton Hall University as a Marketing major in the fall. I would like to work for a talent agency in the future! My school, Devon Prep offers a internship program for all seniors for two weeks. All seniors have the opportunity to explore certain interests and different career paths. I am excited about my placement at the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and I am learning a lot everyday!"

Jack Ranieri

"I am going to be attending Saint Josephs University next year as a finance major and maybe accounting as well as a double major. I'm hoping to go into private equity or investment banking in the future. My school, Devon Prep, created an internship program this year requiring all soon to be graduates to work as an intern for two weeks, giving us real-world work experience. I'm located at the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and will be working here for two weeks!"


WIB Committee Award Nominations are Due Next Week!


Email your nomination forms to Julie Fox at OR mail to 

Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry, 1600 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355

CCCBI's Women Influencing Business Committee is proud to recognize two women as the recipients of the Female Business Leader of the Year Award and the Rising Star of the Year Award!


If you know a woman who has achieved significant professional success, gives back to the community, and stands as an advocate for other women in our community, nominate them today! Click the button below to request a copy of the  form, complete the General Information section, and then attach a separate piece of paper with your nominee's story. 


All forms are due before

Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00pm!

CCCBI Board of Directors Welcomes Chester County Community Foundation to Meeting


CCCBI's Board of Directors met on Thursday, May 11th for their monthly meeting, and welcomed Hugh Bleemer, 

Community Outreach Officer for the Chester County Community Foundation, who provided an update on their Get On Board ChesCo program. As a promotional partner for the CCCF, CCCBI holds a special interest in the opportunities offered to our board and our members. 


Get On Board ChesCo aims to increase the quantity, diversity, and knowledge of committee and board members throughout Chester County, particularly for non-profits. It provides training, coaching, and ongoing support through the relationships made between mentors and mentees.

The skills and experience gained through this training program create inspired and enthusiastic candidates for local boards and committees who aim to make a difference in our community. 


Legislative Update


Pennsylvania Held Its Primary Election Day This Week With Some Items of Note for the Chamber Membership


STATE LEGISLATURE: There were two special elections for spots in the PA House of Representatives due to resignations. Both seats remained in their respective parties which allows the Democrats to continue their one seat Majority within the House.


Heather Boyd (D) defeated Katie Ford (R) for the 163rd State House District (Delco) after Mike Zabel (D) resigned. The 108th District (Montour) also saw a special election with Mike Stender (R) winning to replace Lynda Culver (R) who won a separate special election for the State Senate.


In recent weeks, the House Democrat Majority focused on proposals to ban sexual orientation discrimination, election administration, public sector workforce safety, and gun safety measures. The Republican majority in the Senate has been advancing legislation on Corporate Net Income Tax reduction and permitting reform. These issues and different approaches will likely be debated further during the annual budget negotiations.


JUDICIAL: There were several contested primaries for statewide judicial candidates with Daniel McCaffery (Phila) winning the Democratic primary and Carolyn Carluccio (Montco) winning the Republican Primary to face each other in the fall for an open spot on the State’s Supreme Court.


For the two seats on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, Democrats Jill Beck (Allegheny) and Timika Lane (Phila) won their primaries to face Republicans Maria Battista (Clarion) and Harry Smail (Westmoreland). Democrat Matt Wolf (Phila) will run against Republican Megan Martin (Cumberland) in the Fall General Election after both won their respective primaries for the PA Commonwealth Court.


The Supreme Court is currently a Democrat majority with four spots to the Republicans two, but the Commonwealth Court is currently a Republican majority. Both Courts have reviewed several hot topic items such as voting reform measures, school funding and Congressional redistricting after contention between the General Assembly and Governor’s Administration.


PHILLY MAYOR: The policies of Philadelphia have an impact on the surrounding counties, and the Mayor’s race saw a very competitive election. 


Cherelle Parker, former City Councilmember and former State Representative, was the primary victor in a crowded Democrat Primary and is expected to easily win in the Fall General Election against Republican nominee David Oh, also a former city Councilman.



Member Spotlight


Chester County Institutes of Higher Education


Eight local Colleges and Universities are approaching Graduation Season! CCCBI congratulates the hardworking students in the Class of 2023!


Graduation Dates

May 5th - Penn State Great Valley: School of Graduate & Professional Studies

May 13thCheyney University, Lincoln University, Neumann University, West Chester University

May 14thImmaculata University

May 18thDelaware County Community College

June 15thDrexel University: LeBow College of Business


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