Safety Plans--Specific for Chester County Businesses

"Better safe than sorry!"  Our LEPC--Local Emergency Planning Committee--is a group that follows the sage advice of this age-old saying.  This committee, made up of community leaders, concerned citizens, business professionals and emergency personnel (fire, law enforcement, HazMat, medical, etc.) meets quarterly to ensure Chester County businesses, schools and families are ready and have practiced for any type of emergency situation--from a natural disaster to a chemical spill.  

Chamber members David Williamson from Omnova Solutions and Wendy Lawson from Coatex are the newly elected Chair and Vice Chair of the LEPC.  Both Mr. Williamson and Ms. Lawson invite all local businesses to participate in these important and informative planning meetings--the next LEPC meeting is October 20th and anyone may attend.  

To learn more about the LEPC , please contact Ed Darby , Deputy Director of the Chester County Emergency Management.  Mr. Darby and his team have valuable free resources for businesses looking to create or update their emergency plans.  803-377-4632 .  

Pictured above are Vice-Chair Wendy Lawson, Coatex and 
Chair David Williamson, Omnova Solutions

We appreciate our loyal members who renewed their Chamber memberships this week.  
Your contributions keep us working for you!

Do It Printing
Cotton Hills Farm
Mary Liz Fabrics
Lewisville Medical Center


Chester Downtown Development Association
We warmly welcome the CDDA--this group is already hard at work on the annual Hillarity Festival.  Mark your calendars--October 22nd!

HR CAFE:   Bring Your Own Device

Attorney Joanie Winters of Winters Law Firm shared new laws and important tips on allowing and/or requiring employees to use their own electronic devices for both work and private use.  She also explained the importance of social media policies and how to protect businesses from unnecessary 4th Amendment law suits related to BYOD.  For information or help writing your company's policy, contact  Mrs. Winters  via email or at 803-581-8190.   HR Cafe is a free Lunch & Learn specifically geared towards Human Resources issues and concerns.  Questions are welcome!   The next meeting is September 29th. 

Lunch & Learn:  Chester County Economic Development & The Chamber are hosting Former Sec. of Labor Catherine Templeton as she presents "Union Activity in S.C."  Email, call 581-4142 or register online to reserve your seat.  $10, includes a boxed lunch.

Chester County App:  search for "Chester County" in your app store and download the free new Chester County app today--contact info, maps, forms, etc.

Battered But Not Broken Radio Pledge:  This not-for-profit is seeking sponsors to help them take their message of hope and healing to radio.  Read about it here:  Radio Pledge  

Richard Winn Academy:  Richard Winn Academy high school students are looking for useful and meaningful community service projects. If your business or not-for-profit would like to participate, click here for details:  Community Service Project

Dates to Remember:  
Relay for Life Food Truck, 8/12/16, 6:00-9:00 p.m., 604 Baseball Alley, Chester:  Food, Fun, Entertainment

Chester Health Fair & Classic Car Show, 9/10/16

Battered But Not Broken Gospel Extravaganza, 9/10/16, 4:00 p.m., Chester Freedom Ministries