Chamber News

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A Successful Business After Hours at Penn State Great Valley

Attendees enjoyed networking, libations, and an inside look at Penn State Great Valley’s incredible Innovation Center at our Business After Hours last night!


Opened in 2014, the Innovation Center at Penn State Great Valley includes high-tech classrooms, advising offices, a fully equipped circuits lab, robotics center, and a fabrication and design facility outfitted with the latest engineering technologies.

This state-of-the-art facility gives students hands-on experience using professional engineering equipment and software, such as multiple 3D printers, machining centers, a laser engraver, and other shop tools. Click here to learn more.


Click here to view more photos of the event. Thank you to all who attended and thank you, Penn State Great Valley for hosting such a great networking event. 


Our next Business After Hours will be at A Place At Home on March 15. View our full calendar of events here.


Submit Your Nomination for the J. Larry Boling Excellence in Local Government Award- Deadline is February 20

Please consider nominating a Local Government official at the municipal, county or school district level for the 2023 J. Larry Boling Excellence in Local Government Award. The J. Larry Boling Award is for a professional local government person who shows outstanding effective performance and an interest in economic efficiency.


Please email Marguerite at with the name of the individual, the government for which they work, and your nomination for the criteria stated in the nomination form.


The award will be presented at the State of the County on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 8:00AM-10:00AM at Desmond Hotel Malvern.  


Please submit your nomination by February 20, 2023.

Legislative Update


Roundtable with Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman


The Chester County Chamber of Commerce was excited to host a roundtable discussion with Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-Indiana) and members from various nonprofit organizations, associations, and businesses at the Chamber offices.  


The Senator was recently elected as Majority Leader by his peers for the 2022/2023 Legislative Session.  His duties include overseeing the legislative agenda, developing policies and strategies, and playing a key role in floor debates. There is also role in negotiating issues with the Governor and House of Representatives which will be especially important due to the changing dynamics in the House and new Shapiro Administration. Pittman first elected to the Senate in 2019 previously chaired the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee.  


Chamber members had the opportunity to discuss with Leader Pittman on various topics: 

  • The Commonwealth’s surplus and rainy day fund numbers 
  • Public transportation
  • The future of Electric Vehicles (EV’s)
  • Energy and a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) update 
  • Permitting reform 
  • The further reduction of the Corporate Net Income Tax and tackling the death/inheritance tax
  • The increase in federal funding to local and state entities throughout and post-pandemic

Of great interest was the recent court ruling regarding PA education funding, as well as how to retain students in Pennsylvania after graduation from our colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth. ,


Open lines of communication with Senator Pittman and other legislative leaders are important for our members, since policies in the state legislature, especially regarding tax implications and proper funding tied to the state, are of direct impact to our businesses and non-profits. If a negotiations stall and a state budget does not pass on-time, many not-for-profits, particularly those in the public education and human service sectors, feel the effect immediately.


The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry prides itself on engaging our elected officials and advocating for our members, as well as providing education on these issues. The Chamber staff and Board look forward to working with Senator Pittman and our county delegation to advance pro-business policies. 


Member Spotlight


InTandem Financial

InTandem Financial is a private wealth management firm that exists to build deep relationships and provide financial clarity.


" Our team is diverse and credentialed with over 150 years of financial services experience.  We have been intentional to build a team from many generations to ensure continuity for our clients.  We are a team of 14 financial professionals (7 Certified Financial Professionals) with the capacity to serve unique client needs." said Heather Havighurst, Associate Private Wealth Advisor


InTandem Financial offers fee-based financial planning, wealth management, employee benefits planning, estate planning, generational planning, business succession planning, charitable giving, and alternative investments.


InTandem Financial was created in 2018, and Chris Boushell joined the firm as a shareholder in 2022 with 14 years of experience.


Located in West Chester, the InTandem team enjoys being part of a community that feels so small but is so big. The team also loves participating in events and giving back to the community. Their company core values are integrity, collaboration, care, trust, and excellence.


InTandem Financial is hosting an event for local business owners!  Seating is limited, so RSVP today.

Click here to view flyer


"We believe when business owners are equipped to do their best work, their employees and the community thrive.  We want to learn what our local business owners need and provide tools and resources to empower their businesses to grow." said Heather Havighurst, Associate Private Wealth Advisor


Congratulations on your retirement, Janet Moran!

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our colleague, 
Janet Moran, effective March 31, 2023.

Janet has over 40 years in Human Resources, 11 years of that experience at Krapf. She came to us from being the head of HR for Catholic Health East, New Jersey and prior to that, Campbell Soup Company. She moved from South Jersey to West Chester, PA after taking the VP of Human Resources position with Krapf. Janet initiated the HR technology infrastructure to house and update employee credentials, modernized the Human Resources Management System to assist with compliance and employee outreach, and introduced an applicant tracking system. In addition, Janet helped create employee and leadership development, including Krapf University and Krapf Leadership Summits. She selected and implemented online training – especially during the first year of the COVID pandemic. She was essential in integrating acquisitions and transferring employees and knowledge in divestitures.

In addition to the regular Krapf business, Janet volunteered for Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry - Women Influencing Business Committee, Chester County Workforce Development Board, Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy Membership Committee and Beacon Networking for Life Governance Committee. Janet is a golfer and she and husband, Jack Worrall are moving to Florida to enjoy that activity year-round. 
There are lots of travel adventures planned.

If you care to send a note to Janet, please mail it to the attention of Anne Taylor, Krapf Group, 1030 Andrew Drive, West Chester, PA 19380, or email a message to Janet would love to hear from you.

Krapf Group, with headquarters in West Chester, PA, is now in its fourth generation of family leadership and has been providing the best, safest and most efficient school transportation for over eighty years. Operating school buses in four states, as well as nationwide motor coach service, and transit services in Pennsylvania, the Krapf name is synonymous with transportation excellence.


Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry would like to thank Janet for her commitment and dedication to the CCCBI Women Influencing Business Committee over the years. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement, Janet!


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