CCCBI Announces 2018 Small Business Breakfast Award Winners

January 10, 2018 12:43 pm Published by Comments Off on CCCBI Announces 2018 Small Business Breakfast Award Winners





CCCBI Hosts Annual Small Business Awards Breakfast & Annual Meeting on January 24

Hon. Linda McMahon, Administrator, SBA to Keynote


CONTACT: Guy Ciarrocchi


PHONE #: 610-725-9100


Malvern, PA – The Chester County Chamber continues with a special tradition in 2018: The Small Business Awards Breakfast & Annual Meeting. This event is designed to spotlight the very important role that small businesses have in Chester County’s economy. Two awards are being presented: Small Business of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year. The Small Business of the Year Award honors a business that epitomizes entrepreneurship, leadership, and civic responsibility. CCCBI’s Small Business Advisory Committee reviewed the many nominations. The company that best exemplified all these characteristics is: Vista.Today.

Ken Knickerbocker is the publisher of VISTA.Today and founder of American Community Journals, a network of county business journals publishing curated and original stories about each county’s commercial, community and cultural scene. He currently lives in western Chester County.

VISTA.Today covers events shaping the county, driving economic development and redefining what it means to live and work in Chester County. VISTA.Today is Chester County’s story, and it’s being told every day.

The Nonprofit Organization of the Year award recognizes exceptional achievements in building the community and enhancing the quality of those in its care; and, therefore, our County. We are excited to announce The Community of West Chester as the Nonprofit Organization of the Year.

We wanted to focus on the fire at Barclay Friends, it is evident there were countless of citizens who helped in numerous ways, but we have selected four recipients – Both because of their work; and, also, as they are symbolic of their peers.

To honor the first responders: Good Will Fire Company President, Ted Hartz. They were a lead fire company and the point of collection of all donations of goods.

To honor the WCU Community of students and staff, students from the Honors College at WCU, Aria Swanson and Danielle Gendler: They held a charity event on campus that raised over $2,400.

To honor private citizens who opened their homes, their businesses and their wallets, Bainbridge Eye Care, Dr. Todd Bainbridge: He offered free eye exams and free glasses to all victims of the fire who suffered losses.

Event Information

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:30 am- 9:00 am

Location: Penn Oaks Golf Club, 150 Penn Oaks Drive, West Chester, PA 19382


The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry represents a membership of nearly 800, ranging in size from some of the largest employers in Pennsylvania to small businesses and sole proprietorships. As a chamber of influence and the largest Chamber in Chester County, we serve as the voice for business on local, state and federal level issues that impact the business climate, job creation and the quality of life in our region.  To learn more, visit


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