Preparing now for future economic growth!

** Did you know that 88% of natural gas consumption in Chester County is used by local industry--not residential and commercial customers?
Even though Chester County, the Southeast and almost the entire United States experienced a warmer than normal winter (which significantly reduced residential and commercial natural gas sales), industrial gas sales in Chester County were up for the same period because of  new industries in our county.

During a recent Chester Development Association meeting, Chamber member Mike Enoch, General Manager of Chester County Natural Gas Authority and the incoming chair of the CDA, previewed a presentation he will be giving later this month to our county leaders and elected officials.
The presentation consists of two parts - an update on Chester County Natural Gas Authority and an update on the immediate goals for the CDA in accordance with Chester County's Economic Development Strategic Plan.
During the second part of the presentation, Mr. Enoch pointed out many key factors that our officials should consider now (issues related to infrastructure, zoning, taxes,etc.) as they plan for our county's future--issues that will impact business owners/operators and residents alike.  

The Chamber applauds Mr. Enoch for being a liaison between the business community and local officials.  Both Mr. Enoch and Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker have offered to share this presentation, as well as additional data, with Chamber members.  In the coming months we will schedule this important session and send out registration information.
Thank you--Brooke Clinton

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

Winters Law Firm
Chester Rental Uniform
Chester Regional Medical Center--Partner Level
Jones-Hamilton Company
Chester Family Dental Care
Guardian Industries--Partner Level

Thank you to our talented friends who shared their photos for the new soon-to-be-launched Chamber website.  The following photographers will receive a "thank you" pack from the Chamber:  Kimberly Lingerfeldt, Bill Marion, Vickie McCorkle, and Riesa Youmans.  

Father's Day is a great time to....


Check out K2 pro-quality coolers at No. 9 Junktion in Richburg.  Don't forget the Chester County Arts Council has assorted gifts for dad.   Gift cards are nice too--retail, restaurants, services like car washes, etc.

Don't forget June 28th is the Run-Off Election for our county's Senate 17 seat.  VOTE!

The Chamber office, located at 109 Gadsden Street, Chester, has tickets to the Ag & Art Kickoff Event.  June 24th @ 6:00 p.m., Farmer's Market.  Just $15 and includes BBQ, local flare, cash bar, and live music.  

The Chester County Chapter of Eat Smart Move More is seeking an intern/volunteer to assist with the implementation of a Tobacco Free Communities initiative for Chester County.  Tentative dates are July 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016.  Contact  April Spruell, Hazel Pittman Center, or 803-377-8111.

The Chester County Historical Society's summer newsletter is now available. This organization is working hard to bring tourists to our area--and tourists spend money!  Sign up today to be on their e-newsletter list.

Click here to read the Summer 2016 Newsletter