Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce celebrates grand-opening of new office
● By Steven Hoffman
During the course of an average year, the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce will oversee dozens of grand openings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses in the area. But on Friday, Oct. 7, the celebration was for the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce itself as the organization officially unveiled its new office in an office building on Federal Road in Penn Township.
The chamber of commerce's staff relocated to the new office months ago, and Cheryl Kuhn, the president and CEO of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, said that the transition has worked well.
Penn Township is a hub of economic development in the area, and Kuhn noted that a number of the chamber's largest members, including Dansko, Jennersville Regional Hospital, Chester County Technical College High School, and Jackson Immuno Research Labs, are located nearby.
“We're all neighbors, and that's important to us,” Kuhn said. “It's a fabulous and vibrant business community. We're happy to be here.”
The new office provides the chamber with more space for its activities, as well as an ample supply of convenient parking. The chamber hosts more than 70 events and programs each year in the Southern Chester County region. There are approximately 500 member businesses throughout the area.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new office included State Representative John Lawrence, Cabot Kjellerup Realty Trust, and dozens of business professionals. The chamber also hosted an open house for members and guests throughout the afternoon.
The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce was founded in Kennett Square in 1929. To join or learn more about the chamber, visit www.scccc.com.