Future Health Care Workers Celebrated at White Coat Ceremony

June 22, 2018

Health Care Connect, an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council recently held a White Coat Ceremony for nearly 75 area middle school and high school students enrolled in the 2018-2019 Healthcare Connect Academy. The younger students who will be participating in summer experiences that provide hands-on opportunities to explore health care careers each… Read More >

Inaugural Angel Venture Fair Education Workshop held in the “Burbs”

January 15, 2018

This past Tuesday, more than 75 people gathered at West Chester University’s Graduate Business Center to learn how to successfully pitch to investors and prepare to attend the annual Angel Venture Fair (AVF) in May 2018.  The AVF is the largest gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region, having showcased more than… Read More >

WSFS Bank Supports Youth Programming

November 28, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, representatives from WSFS Bank dropped by CCEDC’s offices to present an EITC check to the organization.  Patrick Ward, Pennsylvania Market President and Ralph Cicalese, Senior Vice President and Team Leader stopped by to present the check to Nancy Kunkle, Project Director for ITAG, Patti VanCleave, Program Manager who oversees our youth… Read More >

Distinguished Service in the Mushroom Industry

December 5, 2016

By Jodi Gauker Sara Manning has been awarded the 2016 Chester County Ag Council’s Distinguished Service Award, announced at this month’s Commissioner Meeting. Sara has dedicated over 20 years to the mushroom industry here in Chester County as the Managing Editor of Mushroom News and her role in driving business and the industry forward at… Read More >

AgConnect’s Jodi Gauker featured on Farm Living Podcast

September 13, 2016

Jodi Gauker does, in fact, wear many hats. In addition to her duties as program manager for CCEDC’s AgConnect Program, she also helps run her family business – Gauker Farms, and is mom to Callie, a vivacious almost 2 year-old. Recently she was interviewed for the “2 Weird Hungry Girls” podcast.

Leah Fox of LoanLogics Recognized as a Woman of Influence

August 3, 2016

Congratulations to the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) Vice Chair, Leah Fox of LoanLogics, on her recent recognition by HousingWire as a Woman of Influence in mortgage lending, servicing, investing and real estate for demonstrating leadership that inspires those in their own companies, in their communities and in the industry at large. Read the full… Read More >

What We Learned This Week in Energy

August 1, 2016

On Wednesday, July 27, more than 60 attendees joined the Smart Energy Initiative (SEI) for a breakfast briefing on the State of Renewable Energy in the Region: A Focus on Wind and Solar. The event was held at the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) in Exton, PA and was co-sponsored by Brandywine Valley Heating… Read More >

East Whiteland Township Landfill Proposed to Become Area’s 1st Microgrid

June 22, 2016

The closed Knickerbocker Sanitary Landfill could be the first Microgrid in Chester County. The group projects to have system operational by 2nd Quarter 2017. A “Microgrid” is essentially an island of energy distribution tied into the main grid, which is capable of operating independently should the need arise. The grids can be switched on and off manually or automatically,… Read More >

AgConnect Helps Local Artisan-Farmers Collaborate and Innovate

June 6, 2016

For Sue Miller, AgConnect has been a huge resource in growing her dairy and farmstead cheese business – Birchrun Hills Farm. This initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) aims to connect farmers to various agricultural economic development services, of which Miller has taken full advantage. Over the years, she has participated in… Read More >

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