It's going to be a busy summer.......
  Pictured: Angela, Brooke, Hannah (bottom left), Wendy (bottom right), Eaven (top right).
Smiling new faces at the Chamber! We are SO excited to welcome two college interns for the summer--Hannah Knight and Eaven Austin from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, along with Great Falls High School English teacher Wendy Branham who is job shadowing through a program with the Department of Commerce. These talented folks are working on a unique project to interview our business owners to learn more about career opportunities here in Chester County. These videos will then be shared with high school students to help them match their own interest/skills with LOCAL careers. We want to keep our talented young people, like Hannah and Eaven, living & working HERE. Thanks to the J. Marion Sims Foundation & the Lancaster County Chamber for partnering with us to bring Hannah and Eaven on board!  
Chamber Highlights from May
TOP PHOTO:  Tonia Moore is joined (left to right) by Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain, runner-up Cindy Taylor of Lewisville High School, 1st runner-up April Wilson of Lewisville Elementary School, and Chamber Board Chair Chris Winters of Sun Fiber. 
May 2 Teacher Appreciation
Congratulations to the new District Teacher of the Year, Tonia Moore from Chester Park COLT(center holding flowers)! Special thank you to Senator Mike Fanning for emceeing this wonderful event planned by the Chamber Education Committee, chaired by Abby Brunson. This event is ENTIRELY funded by donations from Chamber of Commerce Members and is hosted by Chester County at the beautiful Gateway Conference Center.

Tourism Forum:  
Inn Upon Moon River
A big thank you to the Claytors & their friends from Inn Upon Moon River Plantation for hosting an outstanding Tourism Forum for the Olde English District. What a BEAUTIFUL B&B right in the heart of the City of Chester! From fabulous food to excellent entertainment, guests were treated to a wonderful afternoon! Check out a video from the event and look for more photos on our Facebook page.. 
Inn keeper Mrs. Elizabeth Claytor
Chamber Scholarships Awarded
Congratulations to  Tamia Nicole Gaston of Lewisville High School and  Nauria Kia Wilmore of Great Falls High School.  Both of these young ladies won $1,000 to further their educations.  Proud of them!
Networking Events
Coupon Booklet
Office Administrator Angela Cook is putting together a "coupon book" to be given to anyone who visits the Smithsonian exhibit June 24th-August 6th.  If your business would like to participate in this FREE advertising campaign, please email Angela or call 581-4142.  

For example, a restaurant might want to give away a "free drink with the purchase of a meal."  The idea is to promote our local eateries and shops with the hope of keeping tourists in town to spend money!
JUNE 20th special election
Please remember June 20th is a special election for our vacant Congressional District 5 seat.  If you have specific questions for either candidate (Archie Parnell-D or Ralph Norman-R), please email us and we'll be glad to reach out to the candidates.  One of the goals of the Chamber is to advocate for members!
Announcements from our members
Environmental Energy Forum
Environmental Energy Forum on June 20th in Columbia.  Want to attend? Email the Chester Co. Chamber for a discount promo.