Welcome New Chamber Board Members

At Mahoney Environmental, Brenda McNeil is the Philadelphia Hub Logistics Coordinator, routing 10+ trucks daily over a six state area. She also works with the Central Logistics Manager in Chicago on growth and expansion. Her background includes communications, marketing, event planning, and quality control management. Brenda earned a B.S.
in Behavioral Science and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University. She has serves on the Chamber’s Program Committee assisting in the creation of events for our organization. Brenda resides in Parkesburg with her husband (and coworker) Biff McNeil, along with three of their five children (two are grown) and four dogs. Brenda enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and exploring fitness and wellness.

Dwayne Walton is the Executive Director of The POINT in Parkesburg. The youth community center serves the needs of the most at-risk students by providing after school support, meals, games and various activities that promote empowerment, positive values, and create a positive identity in every student. Dwayne knows firsthand what it is like to grow up poverty. He moved to Brooklyn from Guyana South America when he was six, sharing a small basement apartment with 10 family members. After his father left, and was later murdered, his two uncles were also killed. Dwayne refused to become a victim of his circumstance and became committed to his education and pursuing his potential at an early age. With the help of key mentors, Dwayne graduated high school and attended Cairn University where he graduated top of his class. Dwayne is fueled with passion to help youth walking in the very shoes he once did. He can relate to their struggles and confidently give them hope of a better life. Dwayne has developed a strong rapport in the community, being invited to speak at more than a dozen churches, conferences, and schools annually. Most recently, Dwayne was awarded the “Give Gratitude Community Service Award” from a national radio station and was invited to Octorara High School to discuss racism and to speak at the Coatesville Youth Conference about, “succeeding in school while struggling at home”. Dwayne’s wisdom, education, character and passion has been instrumental in The POINT’s continued growth.

John Newton, owner of First Eastern Development Company (FEDC) has been involved in commercial real estate his entire career. John has worked in brokerage, managed a diverse several hundred thousand square foot portfolio for a regional development company and has experience with sales, leasing, land development and construction. In 2001 he started his own company, Newton Real Estate Advisors (NREA), and developed a 110-acre mixed use project spanning three municipalities and multiple zoning districts. That project exposed him to investor relations, entitlement processes, engineering, legal and all other aspects associated with land development. His business, FEDC, has acquired more than $75 million of commercial real estate in southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern Florida. John graduated from The University of Virginia. In 1997 he earned the coveted CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute and was the 2004-2007 President of the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware Chapter of CCIM. John is a returning WCCCC Board Member having helped revitalize our chamber during 2002- 2005.

John H. Lymberis, is the 2nd generation owner of Harry’s The Neighborhood Place in Sadsburyville and Zing Sushi. His parents, Harry and Athena, and sister Yiota, emigrated from Greece to this country in 1967 to “Live the American Dream”. A few years later, John was born right here in Coatesville. He graduated from Coatesville Area High School and attended Temple University, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. His family has been in business in this area since 1973. Beyond his day-to-day involvement in the family-run restaurant, John also owns the Blue Spot Laundry, owns and manages several apartments and commercial properties, and has developed several real estate projects. His completed development projects include Quarry Ridge, Cowan Estates, Sadsbury Self Storage, and currently, he is constructing an apartment community called Lafayette Square in Sadsburyville. John serves as the chairman on his municipality’s planning commission, has been a Chamber member for more than 20 years, served on the WCCCC Board from 1999-2005 and was the Chamber President in 2004. Since John was an integral part of the chamber’s revitalization, he was asked to return to the board and serve as president in 2016 as our Chamber celebrated its 100th Anniversary. John lives with his wife, Demetra and his 8 year-old twins, Harry and Maggie in Sadsburyville.

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