Youth Leadership Program Day at nth Solutions

John Lynch of Transfr Inc. stopped by the Chamber this week to give us a live demonstration of Transfr’s virtual reality simulations in workforce training.

Transfer’s VR system provides a fun, safe and engaging way for students and job seekers to explore potential career paths through the use of Transfr’s Virtual Reality simulations. Transfr offers an extensive career catalog with a variety of industries, including hospitality, skilled trades, manufacturing and more, for users to explore.

Their mission is to train the future of every industry and open up exciting new opportunities for talent across the globe and at home.

To learn more about Transfr Inc. visit their website or click on the following resources for more information:

· Training overview video and Career Exploration video 

· Transfr Catalog

· Transfr Pricing

· Transfr Simulation Curriculum Alignment 


Small Business Awards Breakfast- February 23, 2023

Join us on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Penn Oaks Golf Club to honor AEONRG, Home of the Sparrow, and SCORE- Chester and Delaware Counties. Each honoree is a pillar of the community, through their commitment and dedication to the Chester County.


Small Business of the Year AEONRG LLC is an Award-Winning Facility Renovation organization providing MEP and MRO Services to support the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and the National Cemetery Administration with effective and efficient facility solutions. AEONRG defines success through their value added, high quality, on time work delivered for customers and by giving back to veterans and the community.


Nonprofit of the Year Home of the Sparrow partners with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures. As a trusted service provider, they provide a safety net for single women, mothers, and their children in Chester County. Home of the Sparrow brings organizations and people together to solve the problem of homelessness and to create better futures for women and children. 


Community Partner of the Year SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and encouraging the formation, growth and success of small businesses in our community through FREE counseling and no-cost or low-cost educational workshops and webinars.

Mark Madrid, Associate Administrator of U.S Small Business Administration will be our keynote speaker. 

Sponsorships Opportunities Are Available!

Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities available. This event is a great opportunity to showcase your business while also supporting other local businesses in our community! Email Julie, at for more information on sponsorships and questions about the event.


Calling All Middle School Students for the Civics Bee!

Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry is partnering with the Pennsylvania Chamber and Chester County Intermediate Unit to host a regional Civics Bee, as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s National Civics Bee competition. 

The National Civics Bee is an annual competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. In the first round of the contest, local 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will participate in an essay competition. Judges will then select 20 finalists to participate in our local competition on Saturday April 15, 2023 at 10:00AM at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU).

This Civics Bee will feature special guest judges including, PA State Representative John Lawrence, Michael Hartman, Chief of Staff for Senator Carolyn Comitta, and Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Michelle Kichline, and Marian Moskowitz, with more “celebrity” judges being added daily.

After the regional event at CCIU, the top 3 students from each local competition will then advance to the state competition. First place winner will receive $1,000 cash prize in both the local and state competition.


Students are to submit a 500-word essay to demonstrate their best understanding of civics. The essay topic is: Identify a problem, challenge, or opportunity in your local community. What can you do to contribute to its improvement based on Founding principles and civic virtues? Deadline for essay submissions is February 24, 2023. Click here to view the online submission form.


If you would like to support your students, click here for resources including contest details, a flyer, a student and parent guide, and more.


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We are thankful for your chamber membership! Help us celebrate you by sharing your positive experience with CCCBI and showcasing the great business benefits you receive through your membership.

Your experience could be featured in an upcoming CCCBI newsletter, social media post or other form of CCCBI communication.


Testimonials like Nicole's remind us why we do what we do every day: providing advocacy and connections for the business community in Chester County.

We would love to hear your CCCBI member testimonial! Please click here to submit your own.


Legislative Update


Report: Pennsylvania 7th worst state for starting a business


During the last legislative Session in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf and members of the General Assembly came together in a bipartisan effort to reduce the Corporate Net Income Tax (CNIT), which was one of the highest in the nation.  This was an important step to make Pennsylvania more business friendly, but according to a recent report from WalletHub, the Commonwealth still rants 7th worst in the nation for starting a business.


WalletHub compared the 50 states across three key dimensions: 1) Business Environment, 2) Access to Resources and 3) Business Costs. Pennsylvania ranked 42nd for Business Environment, 20th for Access to Resources and 34th for Business costs for an overall score of 44th in the Nation. As reported by the Daily Review, Pennsylvania’s worst categories were industry variety (39th), the average growth in the number of small businesses (36th), and office-space affordability (33rd).


The new Governor and incoming legislature can help Pennsylvania improve in these rankings with support of policies to improve the business tax structure, regulatory reform, development of our workforce, further funding of tourism and economic development programs, and investing in modern, safe and reliable infrastructure.


Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry’s 2023 Legislative Agenda further outlines these policies in detail. Indeed, the mission of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry (CCCI) is to be a member-driven advocate for pro-business and pro-growth policy. In today’s often polarizing political environment, CCCBI stands above the fray, fulfilling our mission by educating our members and policy makers on key issues,


Improving the business climate benefits our residents, municipalities, and various other institutions.  


This Legislative Update was prepared by Alex Rahn, Vice President of Wanner Associates for CCCBI.


Member Spotlight


Locust Lane Craft Brewery

Sunday Brunch, NEW at Locust Lane Craft Brewery! Locust Lane Craft Brewery is expanding hours starting this Sunday, 1/29 to offer a custom Brunch by Foster Ave Carvery every Sunday from 10am-1pm. Look forward to a fun menu featuring tasty options like Root Beer Braised Short Rib of Beef, Grilled Turkey Monte Cristo Sandwich, and so much more. From savory dishes, to sweet treats, and even vegan options - there’s something for everyone.  A proper Brewery Brunch would not be complete without Brunch cocktails! Try a Biery Mary, made with Sundry Morning Spice Co. Bloody Vampire mix. Or a classic Beermosa with fresh OJ and our OG Kölsch.

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Sundays 10am-1pm

50 Three Tun Road, Suite 4, Malvern PA 19355


About Locust Lane:

The mission of Locust Lane Craft Brewery is to bring simply crafted beer to craft beer drinkers while supporting the greater Malvern community. "Simply Crafted" is our motto. We have fourteen taps featuring flagship, seasonal and test batch beers available to enjoy on-site, in the taproom or deck in addition to a wide selection of beer options to-go. Our in-house food truck, Foster Ave Carvery operates during taproom hours. Since opening in 2017, Locust Lane has become a favorite local hang-out for friends and neighbors alike.


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