including a legislative update, upcoming events, and more!

CCCBI Announces Childcare Option for Annual Dinner


To uphold the initiative to address the childcare crisis, CCCBI covered the cost of childcare at the Women Influencing Business Awards Dinner in September.


After positive feedback and a successful evening, CCCBI has decided to offer the same childcare option for its Annual Awards Dinner. With the help of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and the Kennett YMCA, CCCBI will once again cover the cost of childcare to provide working parents a night out, while their children are safely cared for.


CCCBI Hosts New Member Breakfast


On Wednesday, CCCBI invited recent new members to our headquarters to meet the team, learn about their membership, and network with other new members.


Director of Membership, Laura Ellis welcomed the full-house and introduced them to several of our Ambassadors who act as resources for information, advice, and connections. 


Legislative Update


CCCBI Hosts Panel Discussion on Regional Energy Sources

With the recent announcement of not one but two regional hydrogen hubs in Pennsylvania winning the race for some of the $7 billion in federal funding, CCCBI put together a panel to talk about what hydrogen and other innovative energy sources could mean for our economy.

The virtual roundtable discussion focused on hydrogen hubs, energy innovations, and what they could mean for Chester County businesses and communities – from production and manufacturing to transitioning automotive fleets to zero-carbon fuels with an all-star panel!

Thank you again to our panelists Kate Harper of Energy Future PA, Dr. Sanjay Srinivasan of Penn State University Institute of Energy and the EnvironmentSam Bailey of Clean Air Task Force, and Tyler Ladd, P.E. of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Thank you to our CCCBI members for joining the discussion!

Member Spotlight




Founded in 1961, Handi-Crafters Opportunity Center (HCOC) is made up of three separate, yet connected parts: The Adult Daily Living Center, The Workshops, and The Community. These three aspects allow HCOC to run one of the largest employment and disability-focused nonprofit support service programs in the greater Philadelphia area!


In the Adult Daily Living Center, clients are able to truly enjoy their day to day activities, including dance parties, crafts, games, and more! The average clientele is made up of retired individuals, or those who need some extra care and support. 


Between its two buildings, HCOC has more than a dozen workshops where clients come to work every day, providing vocational job training, socialization, and the opportunity for competitive employment in a joyous and supportive manner to individuals with various disabilities. 


Most importantly, HCOC's focus is on their community. From the workshop to the world, our clients don’t stop at being skilled workers at the HCOC. They continue to learn and grow to help improve the surrounding community. Our Employment Specialists support our clients as they proceed through the entire job process, from preparation, to application, job support, and beyond!

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