Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding service02/13/2023 03:19PM ● By Steven Hoffman
The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the year with clear and actionable goals, at its annual meeting, during which the 2023 Board of Directors was introduced. Speakers included Tim Moore, the immediate past chairman, who shared strategic accomplishments and initiatives, Doug Doerfler, 2023 chairman shared his vision and objectives, and chamber president and CEO, Cheryl Kuhn recognized outstanding service of members. More than 75 members and guests attended the event held on Jan. 19t at Hartefeld National Golf Club.
The business of the chamber included the official passing of the gavel from 2022 chairman of the board Tim Moore (Constellation Energy) to 2023 chairman of the board Doerfler, SPHR (WSFS Bank). As Moore reflected on 2022, he said it was a year to “grow, adapt and prosper.”
Moore noted the chamber’s work with ChristianaCare, and he presented a call to action for members to get involved in committees as an invaluable way to do business and move the organization forward.
Doerfler shared his excitement for the opportunity to again serve as chairman. Doerfler previously served in 2018, and so he is well versed and ready to carry out the vision for a value-driven year to lead, educate, connect and advocate. The organization’s three main objectives for 2023 are to implement the member roadmap which will provide a more targeted path for members; to enhance the chamber’s mission through continued partnerships with business organizations, non-profits, local, state and federal officials; and to continue on the path as a leader in community efforts such as the Southern Chester County Digital Equity Coalition, Kennett High School’s degree program, county-wide workforce development and training, and more.
Recognizing individual members for their valuable contributions is an essential part of what SCCCC stands for. The 2022 presidents of the chamber’s three referral and networking groups were recognized for leadership and service: Ed Rahme, (Ed Rahme Architect), of BizNet, Kim Marucci, (Leading Forward), of CONNECTIONS, and Jonathan Orose, (Jonathan P. Orose - Springer Realty Group), of G.R.O.W. Presidents are elected annually by group members. They are tasked with directing 24 sessions over the course of the year where participants network and exchange referrals, hold member presentations, and provide opportunities to build their organizations through education.
The chamber presented Eric Kuhn, board member (Pillar Real Estate Advisors, LLC), as “Volunteer of the Year” for delivering outstanding service and support to the chamber in 2022, and Houston Baker, Fulton Bank Brandywine Division, received “Closer of the Year,” for successfully bringing in the most new members over the previous 12 months.
“We are proud to present awards to our Members who volunteer and support the Chamber,” said Kuhn. “Members who can make time for us while they conduct business is an invaluable asset. Their passion and commitment allows us to thrive as an invaluable resource across Southern Chester County and beyond.”
For information on upcoming programs and events, or to learn more about the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, visit www.scccc.com.