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CCCBI Releases 2023 Annual Report


CCCBI is proud to release our 2023 Annual Report!


This past year has brought many changes to the Chamber. From new staff to new events, CCCBI has embraced each step and seen tremendous growth. 


We are excited to carry this momentum into 2024, and we thank our Members, Board of Directors, Chester County Chamber Foundation, Community Partners, and all who have supported us throughout the year!


CCCBI & the City of Philadelphia


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Laura Manion and Caitlin Ganley, CCCBI's President and Board Chair, shared their optimism towards newly elected 100th Mayor of Philadelphia, Cherelle Parker's, recent call for regionalism.

As a chamber of influence, CCCBI is looking forward to fostering partnership and prosperity with the City of Philadelphia.

Laura Manion Moderates Childcare Panel


On Thursday morning, CCCBI President & CEO, Laura Manion, joined the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) at the Delaware County Community College Downingtown Campus for a panel discussion on the childcare crisis. 


Manion moderated a panel of experts who shared their key experiences and insights for creating childcare solutions that would benefit both employers and employees. 


"The lack of accessible and affordable childcare is having an impact on the workforce of Chester County, as well as the employer members of the Chester County Chamber," said Manion.


"We need to address the childcare crisis from every angle: recruitment and retention of staff, offsetting rising costs of operation and removing regulatory impediments for providers, and alleviating the overwhelming cost of care for parents. As a representative of CCCBI, I was honored to moderate today’s discussion. We look forward to continuing the conversation on childcare and the workforce, and taking next steps with our stakeholders.”


An Important Legislative Update


Reading to Philadelphia Rail Moving Forward with Federal Funding


The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority has been accepted into a federal program that will provide a critical boost to the effort to restore train service between Reading and Philadelphia.


The project has been accepted into the Corridor Identification and Development Program. The line would include stops in Reading, Pottstown and Phoenixville, which could partially help address the workforce crisis within Chester County. CCCBI is working diligently to support projects such as this to ensure economic growth.


Authority members have said the federal funding is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that can help make the costly project financially feasible. Discussions about restoring service, which ended in 1983, have been going on for the past two decades.


With its acceptance into the program, the authority will receive $500,000 to develop the scope and costs of completing a service plan that will examine ridership and revenue forecasts, capital programming and an operational analysis. The selection also means the project will be eligible for more federal grants down the line.


Member Spotlight


Lamb McErlane PC


Lamb McErlane PC is a full-service regional law firm based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with additional offices in Philadelphia, Newtown Square, Oxford, Exton and Mt. Laurel, NJ.


For over fifty years, Lamb McErlane has built a reputation on delivering the highest caliber of legal service in an environment focused on personal attention and results. Whether a client is an individual, a small business, or a multi-national corporation, the team at Lamb McErlane understands that each client and each case presents an opportunity to build a long-term relationship. Lamb McErlane's highly efficient, goal-oriented and focused approach produces results that clients deserve.

One of the most important aspects of the Firm is its community involvement. Lamb McErlane supports numerous charitable and philanthropic organizations in Chester County and beyond. Lamb McErlane’s attorneys and employees are active members of the community, as well as distinguished leaders, serving on numerous Boards.

A large percentage of Lamb McErlane attorneys are AV rated, or distinguished, by Martindale-Hubble, designated Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, named Best Lawyers®, and been voted Main Line Today, Suburban Life and Chester County Top Lawyers. Lamb McErlane is ranked nationally and regionally in multiple practice areas among the “Best Law Firms” in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers®.

Thank you Lamb McErlane for your longtime involvement and continued support!


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