including a legislative update, upcoming events, and more!

Women Influencing Business Committee Holds First Pickleball Event


On Thursday, July 13th, CCCBI's Women Influencing Business Committee held their first Pickleball Matchplay and Clinic Networking Event. 


Almost 50 women in business came out to learn or play pickleball at The YMCA of Greater Brandywine's brand new YMCA Pickleball Center at Downingtown. Participants were able to learn from seasoned Pickleball instructors the mechanics of playing pickleball and the basic rules of the game. More experienced players were also able to start matches with other players. 


Several women-owned and local business vendors, including our event sponsor  Organic Remedies, Right Touch Engravers, Shine Through Embroidery, Paris MedSpa & Boutique, Deep Rooted Chiropractic, OMG! Pretzels, and Style Salted also attended for our pop-up shopping event that allowed both owners and players to make new connections and highlight their businesses. 


CCCBI is Seeking Interns


CCCBI is looking for interns! 


Positions are open to students interested in event and business planning, marketing and communications, business relations and general business operations of a nonprofit organization. This internship can be taken for college credit or an hourly pay rate. 


If you or someone you know is interested in an internship opportunity this fall, please contact Abby Wolfe at or call 610-725-9100 for more information. 


Leadership Chester County Applications Are Open


CCCBI is proud to support the United Way of Chester County as they launch the 2023/2024 Leadership Chester County Program


Leadership Chester County (LCC) is a unique program designed to provide training and guidance to participants in the non-profit sector. Graduates are able to return to their organizations with stronger business, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.


Applications are open now, and will close on September 30th, 2023. Space is limited, so apply for the premiere leadership program of Chester County  today! 


PA Broadband Development Authority Collecting Feedback for Expansion


Community engagement activities will support the development of the Commonwealth’s BEAD and Digital Equity plans.


Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (Authority) Executive Director Brandon Carson announced today a series of upcoming public engagement activities to support the development of the Commonwealth’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity (DE) program plans. Extending and expanding access to broadband across Pennsylvania and making connection more reliable and affordable is a top priority of Governor Josh Shapiro and his Administration. 


The ‘Internet for All: Connecting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’ initiative aims to reach a diverse cross-section of residents, businesses, and organizations through a public survey and robust schedule of community conversations and roundtable discussions in all regions of the state. The feedback and data received during these events will be crucial to the Authority as it works to minimize Pennsylvania’s existing digital divide. 


“Pennsylvanians have an absolutely essential role in helping the Authority develop the BEAD and DE plans and we want to hear from as many Pennsylvanians as possible at our upcoming community engagement events,” said Executive Director Carson. “We’re working hard to make Internet for All a reality in Pennsylvania, and being able to incorporate feedback from our residents, businesses, and organizations is crucial in helping us develop broadband plans that address barriers and needs.” 



Community surveyto help assess connectivity and digital access and identify barriers. The survey is being released throughout the commonwealth using several deployment methods to broaden its reach. Respondents will be able to submit a paper survey, respond online, or participate via phone. Paper surveys will be available for residents at select locations, including businesses, educational centers, local government offices, social service offices, and healthcare facilities.


Legislative Update


Potential Merger and Banking Crisis


Bank mergers within the United States have been frozen by capital rules and uncertain regulations. Due to this, U.S. banks could potentially face up to 20% capital hikes under new rules U.S. regulators are pushing to implement.  Experts predict that banks will likely hold off deals at least until end of year while they await clarification on the new rules and requirements.


The uncertainty of the potential new regulations for banking is also a deterrent for buyers and sellers, as banks have come to a halt causing lengthy wait times for deal approvals. Deal approvals have been slow in recent years as well, and now with politics presiding over community needs and competition it has created a less than ideal environment for bank mergers.  These factors can impact the economy.


The Global regulators agreed to give banks a transition period to meet the new requirements and set the beginning of 2025 as the target for having the new regulations fully implemented. Experts predict deals to be stalled during this transition period through 2026. Once the capital requirements are clarified, transactions and deals may surge again with banks having assets near the $100 billion dollar threshold, however, these banks will be subject to harsher rules and regulations. 


Member Spotlight


Deep Rooted Chiropractic


Deep Rooted Chiropractic may be new to Chester County, but Dr. Sydney Kamentz is no stranger to chiropractic!


As a nervous system focused practice, Deep Rooted Chiropractic looks at how well the brain and body are communicating and functioning. When there is a neurological interference (subluxation) within the nervous system, it can have a domino effect of dysfunction throughout the body. 


Just a few common ailments that Dr. Sydney and Dr. Joe address are ear infections, colic, ADHD & sensory challenges, night terrors, anxiety, hormonal changes, injury prevention, headaches, vertigo, back pain, sleep, and so much more. 


Deep Rooted Chiropractic is currently running a New Patient consultation at 50% off for $49, so don't wait to get in touch and get to the root cause of your symptoms!

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