including a legislative update, upcoming events, and more!

Small Business Awards Breakfast


On Wednesday, CCCBI held the 2024 Small Business Awards Breakfast to honor Penn Oaks Golf Club, Bournelyf Special Camp and VISTA Today.


Professionals from businesses of all size across the region gathered to network before Keynote Speaker, Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber, took the stage. Working with the U.S. Chamber’s nationwide network, Sullivan harnesses the views of small businesses and translates that grassroots power into federal policies that bolster free enterprise and reward entrepreneurship.


He also runs the U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Council, engaging the exclusive group of 100 Chamber members on a regular basis to increase small business input and involvement in Chamber activities. 


“The small businesses of Chester County drive our economy and the Chamber’s membership,” said Laura Manion, President & CEO of CCCBI. “It is a privilege to recognize and celebrate the success of this year’s honorees.”


Thank you to our honorees, friends, members, and our sponsors who made this celebration possible!


Thank you Sponsors!

Abel Brothers Towing, AEONRG, Brumbaugh Wealth Management, Comcast, Fulton Bank, Hankin Group, Kreischer Miller, Lamb McErlane, M&T Bank, Rainer & Company, Stephano Slack, and United Way of Chester County!


Meet the Interns


Meet Dylan Daywalt!


Dylan is a senior at Immaculata University, majoring in Marketing and Business Management with a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Data Analytics. 


After graduation this May, Dylan plans to pursue a career in Marketing and Real Estate. 


"I have been with the Chamber for several months now, and I've been enjoying every minute getting a real insight into the industry! At the Chamber, I have a glimpse of what my future career will look like."


Dylan is working closely with CCCBI's lobbyist, Alex Rahn of Wanner Associates, contributing to our legislative updates. Today marks his first publication! Please help us welcome Dylan as a valued member of the Chamber team!


Galentine's Day Has Been Rescheduled!


We have rescheduled Galentine's Day, a multi-chamber event with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, for Tuesday, February 27th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Wayne Art Center. 


We have 115 women registered, and we look forward to a fantastic evening of networking between Chambers, while enjoying food and refreshments provided by First Resource Bank, Penns Woods Winery, and Madi’s On a Roll.


If you are no longer able to make the event due to the new date, please email Julie Varga as soon as possible!


Legislative Update


Democrats Hold House Majority Following Bucks County Special Election


On Tuesday, a special election to replace PA Representative John Galloway (D) was held in the 140th state House district in Bucks County, following his retirement after Galloway won a race for Magisterial District Judge in November of 2022.  Galloway’s resignation brought the House balance back to a dead even 101-101.


Democratic candidate, Jim Prokopiak, won the race against Republican Candace Cabanas, giving the Democrats back a 1 seat majority which they have essentially held since the 2022 election.  Prokopiak is an attorney and serves on the Pennsbury School Board as well as the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority.


This year will also see the full House of Representatives and half of the PA Senate up for election. Candidates had to file paperwork by this week to run for office with several members of the General Assembly already announcing they are not seeking re-election or are running for a different office.


This Legislative Update was provided by Dylan Daywalt. 


Member Spotlight


Johnson Kendall Johnson


Johnson, Kendall & Johnson (JKJ) is a leading independent insurance brokerage and risk management firm that has been providing customized solutions to businesses and individuals since 1959. Our expertise in managing both business and personal insurance programs has earned us a reputation for excellence and a loyal clientele across the U.S.

At JKJ, our commitment to independence underscores our client-centric and consultative approach, particularly in today's era of mergers and acquisitions. We go beyond simply procuring insurance policies; our focus on safety and risk management is ingrained in our work with clients.


By prioritizing these core principles, we help drive down claims and insurance costs, generating a positive impact for organizations across diverse industries. Our clients vary from senior living communities to social services to manufacturing. 

"Being a part of the CCCBI allows me to connect professionally and personally with businesses large and small.  Becoming an Ambassador has allowed me to meet new members and show them the ropes; something I wish I would have had when I first started networking."

-Teresa Glass, Vice President, Commercial Insurance. 


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