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Save the Date for CCCBI's Annual Awards Dinner!


The premier awards ceremony of the year will honor Independence Blue Cross as The Corporate Citizen of the Year and Maureen Tomoschuk, President & CEO of Community Volunteers in Medicine as the Executive of the Year at the beautiful Longwood Gardens.


The Chamber has two exciting new additions to this year’s dinner: a performance by members of the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, who will be performing at the Rose Parade on January 1st, as well as a fireside chat on leadership with past annual awards honorees: Former Philadelphia Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and Frances Sheehan, President of the Foundation for Delaware County.

About the Awards

This longstanding Chamber tradition celebrates the accomplishments of our members throughout the past year, and we are proud to present the 2023 winners. 


The CCCBI Corporate Citizen of the Year will be awarded to Independence Blue Cross (Independence). This award recognizes an organization that has taken on a substantial community initiative and has had a major impact on their industry through professional and community involvement. For 85 years, Independence has worked to enhance the health and well-being of the communities it serves. This commitment includes sponsoring community traditions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania focused on good health and providing thousands of hours of volunteer assistance each year through the company’s active Blue Crew corporate volunteer program. It also includes supporting grass-roots organizations addressing the greatest health care challenges through the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. In 2023, Independence was named for the third straight year to The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia, an honor bestowed by the Philadelphia Foundation, in partnership with Points of Light and local partners, to recognize the region’s most community-minded employers.


The CCCBI Executive of the Year will be awarded to Maureen Tomoschuk, President & CEO of Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM). This award recognizes a C-Level Executive Leader of a company who has had a significant impact during the year or who has shown steadfast leadership to their company and community on an ongoing basis. Community Volunteers in Medicine provides free medical and dental care, behavioral health services, and medications for low-income, uninsured workers and their families. Under Maureen’s leadership, it has become a pillar of compassion and dedication to the Chester County Community. They have seen an increase in the number of patients seen and the number of volunteers that contribute to the organization’s success. Despite the operating budget being supported entirely by a generous community of philanthropic individuals, foundations, corporations, faith-based organizations and civic groups, Maureen has led CVIM to financial stability in the pursuit of providing compassionate and quality healthcare. 


Event Information

CCCBI's Annual Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30pm at the beautiful Longwood Gardens. Tickets are $250 for CCCBI Members, and $275 for Non-Members.


This year, CCCBI will be offering a Member Small Business Ticket price of $175. A small business qualifies as ten employees or less. 


For sponsorship opportunities, please email CCCBI Director of Events, Julie Varga, for additional information. 


National Nonprofit Day


The mission of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry is to be a member-driven chamber of influence, providing effective connections that enhance advocacy, business development and community investment in the Chester County area and the surrounding region. 


Thank you to all of our Members and Community Partners, including the multitude of amazing nonprofit organizations throughout the county, for supporting us as we strive to be a voice for the business community and a developer of tomorrow's business and community leaders. 


Legislative Update


CCCBI to Host Legislative Breakfast


On Friday, September 29, 2023, CCCBI will host a Legislative Breakfast at the Desmond Hotel Malvern. 


This event will bring together legislators from both sides of the isle to discuss what is happening in Chester County. 


Tickets are $35 and include a full breakfast. Sponsorship opportunities are available, email Julie Varga for more information. 


Don't miss out on this opportunity to directly communicate with our legislators!


Member Spotlight


Phamily Orthodontics


Phamily Orthodontics may be new to CCCBI, but they have been a staple of Chester County for years! 


At their Paoli and Wayne locations, Dr. Debbie Parnes and Dr. Courtney Rubin customize care to fit the time and financial needs of the patient. With LightForce custom 3-D printed braces, digital x-rays, and intraoral scanners, Phamily Orthodontics treats patients of all ages, whether you're seven or in your seventies!


Starting today, Phamily Orthodontics is offering a 10% Member-to-Member Discount on any treatment for CCCBI Members. Call 610-644-1222 or email to schedule a complimentary consultation today!

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