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Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce awards Corporate Citizenship Recognition at the Gala on the Greene

05/26/2023 11:10AM ● By Randy

  The Gala on the Greene was a dazzling outdoor garden party on the grounds of Graystone Mansion, with presenting sponsor: Harry’s the Neighborhood Place. The event featured live entertainment from Nicolas Pontrelli and different stations of local food and beverage. Through the event’s large turnout, WCCCC was able to present Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance with a check, to assist in furthering the good work they’re spearheading in the City of Coatesville. The Corporate Citizenship award was created in 2012 for the purpose of recognizing a local non-profit for their unwavering commitment and contributions to our community. The recognition also highlights a business that has gone above and beyond their social responsibility by contributing to the non-profit's mission in our community. Corporate Citizenship celebrates the partnerships that strengthen our community between non-profit and for-profit entities. During the event, WCCCC presented the annual Corporate Citizenship Recognition to Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance. Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance's mission is to drive economic development in the City of Coatesville that enables the community to thrive through projects that advance development, strengthen neighborhoods, revitalize the downtown, promote the city's attributes, and bring economic opportunity to residents. 

  Tom Taylor, Board Chair of the organization, accepted the award on behalf of Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance. Taylor said, “I believe 2nd Century Alliance is fully committed to doing its best work to further the revitalization of Coatesville and it is extremely gratifying to have the organization’s hard work recognized.” Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance was formed in 2015 when the City of Coatesville was celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Community stakeholders crafted a plan to make Coatesville’s second century economically prosperous and created the public-private partnership that we know now as Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance. $200 million dollars has been invested into the City, spanning 100 acres, through various projects, including the new train station at Fourth Avenue and Fleetwood Street, the four-story mixed-use building on Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway, the National Sports and Event Center project, and more. All of these projects are catalytic in the re-imagining of Coatesville. Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance named G.A. Vietri, Inc. as their Corporate Citizenship partner, whose invaluable support has helped the organization’s mission thrive. Greg Vietri, owner of G.A. Vietri, Inc. said, “We all know it’s not easy to raise money for any non-profit, especially one in economic development. We have a very humble budget, to which I am more than happy to contribute to.” The relationship between for-profit and non-profit businesses has helped turn the corner into Coatesville’s second century. About the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce: Since 1916, the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce has been representing business owner’s best interests. WCCCC is a member-based organization, representing small businesses to large corporations, from retail to manufacturing to tourism to agriculture. The Chamber is guided by business leaders, working to improve western Chester County’s business climate.