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Chamber News


CCCBI Partners with Delaware County Chamber of Commerce to Celebrate Galentine's Day



On Tuesday, CCCBI partnered with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce to host a networking event in celebration of Galentine's Day. 


The "holiday" is an intentional reminder for women to support and uplift one another, and although snow delayed this event's original date, it did not disappoint. 


Nearly 100 women gathered for this unique networking opportunity at the Wayne Art Center.  


We're so grateful for our friends at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, our sponsors First Resource Bank and Penns Woods Winery, the delicious eggrolls from Madi's on a Roll, and everyone who helped make this memorable evening a success!


Youth Leadership Program Travels to Aqua


The Chester County Chamber Foundation's Youth Leadership Program held their February program day at Aqua: An Essential Utilities Company's lab in Bryn Mawr. 


The students were able to hear from seven different Aqua employees in different fields within the company. The speakers shared their journeys, career paths, and experiences to showcase the variety of options students have post graduation. From lawyers and engineers to managers and chemists, these experts addressed every question the YLP students had. 


After the speaker session, the students received private tours inside Aqua's lab for a chance to see how exactly water is tested and provided to our community. 


Thank you to Aqua, their expert speakers, CCCBI Board Member Mike Fili and CCCBI Foundation Board Member Mike Convery who facilitated this program day, and all who participated in this wonderful day!


Legislative Update


Governor Shapiro Proposes Additional Funding for Transit Systems Including SEPTA 


Public transportation is critical to the workforce and employer needs of Chester County. SEPTA, a longtime CCCBI Member, has charted a series of critical investments that will hopefully attract riders and businesses to our region. By replacing aging railcars and trolleys, redesigning their bus network, and enhanced wayfinding, SEPTA is embarking on generational change to improve reliability and the rider experience for the way people live, work and travel.


However, SEPTA’s ability to meet the needs of the region is at risk because federal pandemic aid will be exhausted early in 2024.  This unfortunately creates a $240 million annual operating budget deficit.


In response, Governor Josh Shapiro is calling for additional annual recurring state funding, which, along with operational efficiencies and increased local contributions, will provide SEPTA, as well as other transit agencies across the Commonwealth, with fiscal stability to continue making critical investments.  Similar to legislation passed by the Pennsylvania House in 2023, the Governor’s proposal would do this without raising taxes by allocating additional state sales tax revenues for public transit. 


Public Transportation is a key element of the economy of Greater Philadelphia, including Chester County. SEPTA and transit systems across the Commonwealth, which promote mobility, equity, and environmental sustainability, are at a critical juncture and need urgent investment by government partners to meet current and future demands. This is especially apparent as the southeast region prepares to host thousands of visitors in 2026 for many events. 

This Legislative Update was provided by CCCBI Intern, Dylan Daywalt. 


Membership Spotlight


A Message from Laura Ellis, CCCBI's Director of Membership


We’re so happy to have you as a part of the chamber! Let’s make sure you get the most out of your membership.


Have you updated your GrowthZone account? Our newsletter, event updates and all the information that we send out to you comes from GZ!


Is the contact information for you and your colleagues up to date under your business account? Do you have your username and password set up so that you can register for our events? Have you gone into the Info Hub and updated the business category? This one is super important because it determines where in the directory your business is listed!


You’re all set up – now what?


Join us at one of our monthly events!


This year we created a Speaker Series to help our Small Business Members. The series ranges from a behind-the-scenes tour of QVC in March, to Energy & Sustainability, to Opioids in the Workplace and much more. The Speaker Series is the first Thursday of every month and you can see all the topics on our calendar.


Our Business After Hours are another great place to start networking and meeting fellow members. March Madness at Greencastle Consulting is next - don’t miss it. Register here.


Did you know that we have a Member-to-Member page as well as a Job Opportunity page? These are both FREE for members to utilize. Just email Laura Ellis at with the M2M info and she will get that up for you. Head to the Info Hub of your profile in GrowthZone, click Jobs, and she will approve it and post it.


Lastly, if you’re reading our newsletter on our socials, and you’re NOT a member – let’s chat! Laura would love grab a coffee, learn more about your business, and share all that CCCBI has to offer!


If you need assistance with any of this, please email our Director of Membership, Laura Ellis at!

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