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November 19, 2019-
Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce (WCCCC) recently celebrated its Annual Dinner at French Creek Golf Club. During the event, WCCCC honored long-time community advocates, Mark and Dottie McGill with the Joseph G. Filoromo, Jr. Community Service Award for their lifetime commitment to serving others in the western Chester County region. WCCCC also honored former Chamber Board Member, Janet Petsko of Image Ink, with the Elliott R. Jones Memorial Award for her continued commitment to enhancing the Chamber and its impact on the business community.
Under the direction of current Chamber President Karl Klingmann II, the dinner revolved around the theme, “we grow by shaping the leaders of tomorrow.” Mentorship is a goal that WCCCC has worked on through the 2019 Chamber year in the form of new education pieces bringing awareness of the importance of mentorship in our business community. Karl encouraged attendees, “mentorship can mean a lot of different things to different people and it is important that we try to reach out and extend our hand to others and uplift them.”
About Mark and Dottie McGill:
Award recipients Mark and Dottie McGill owned and operated McGill’s Stationers for 25 years in Thorndale, growing their business into a staple of the community. The pair have served as dedicated Rotarians. Mark is a 41-year member and past president of Coatesville Rotary, a Rotary District Governor of Southeastern Pennsylvania and a founding member of the Thorndale Rotary. Dottie is a Charter member and past president of the Thorndale Rotary.
Currently Mark serves on the Board for Coatesville Area Partners for Progress (CAPP), has served as a member and past president on the Board of Handi-Crafters, was a founding member of the Strawberry Festival in 1985 and along with Harry Lewis, Jr., started the STRIVE program at Coatesville Area High School. Through Rotary, Dottie has contributed to many projects including book bags for Caln Elementary School and Caln Christmas Families. Dottie served for 10 years as treasurer of the Women’s Auxiliary, actively engaged in programs benefiting the hospital. She was also involved with the former Soroptimists Club and worked with the “Friends of the Library” to get the new building built for the Coatesville Library.
After receiving the award, Mark McGill said, “These last 41 years have been a great journey, I am very happy and glad I could contribute to my community.”