Thank you to all who joined WCCCC for our Annual Dinner, with the theme- We are resilient with presenting sponsor Brandywine Hospital - Tower Health
Chamber Board President Alissa Griffith led the night which saw the presentation of the Joseph G. Filoromo Jr. Community Service Award to Regina Lewis and the Elliott R. Jones Award to Justin Chan of Valley Creek Productions. We welcomed Greg Vietri of G.A. Vietri, Inc. as the incoming President for 2021. The night's theme reverberated throughout each speech reminding us all that we're in this as one and together we will continue to strengthen #chescowest
ABOUT THE JOSEPH G. FILOROMO, JR. COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT
Regina Lewis is recognized regionally for utilizing her business experience paired with her non-profit expertise to serve the community in many facets; including being an integral driving force for the development of the Coatesville Area Partners for Progress(CAPP), serving as the Director of Special Projects for ChesPenn Health Services and her work as a senior associate at the non-profit management consultation firm, MacIntyre Associates. She also served on the board of the Newlin Foundation, an organization aiding students in the Coatesville Area School District who have the desire to acquire a college education but face systemic barriers. Regina spearheaded the formation of the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance through CAPP and was instrumental in securing the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation five-year grant that ensures Coatesville’s residential neighborhoods are strong and that City residents are poised to benefit from the economic growth the City will experience.
ABOUT THE ELLIOTT R. JONES AWARD RECIPIENT
Justin Chan, owner of Valley Creek Productions was selected this year for the award. Justin serves on the Chamber board and is a very active member of the communications committee. The award is given to an individual that dedicates their time and expertise to strengthen the Chamber's mission. When the pandemic hit, Justin suggested the idea of Western Chester County Checks In. He recognized that the chamber was lacking virtual content to fill this new need and believed his videography expertise could help. Justin developed the virtual series which highlights local businesses and community organizations. Due to his hard work, the Chamber was able to keep our members connected even during the social-distance of the pandemic. The program continues in bi-weekly episodes, watch the episodes HERE. Justin also dedicated his time to working on The Western Chester County Life Magazine, newsletter and video production of Chamber events.