CCEDC’s Patti VanCleave Helps Shape Scouting’s Future

February 4, 2019

This month, Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 100th anniversary.  The group was chartered on January 17, 1919 and a century later, the organization is about to undergo some significant changes. Beginning February 1, the national organization is changing its name to Scouts BSA as it also opens its doors to girls. Marshallton-based… Read More >

Seedcopa Names Marie Shires Vice President and Relationship Manager 

April 5, 2018

EXTON, PA – April 6, 2018 – Marie Shires has been named Vice President and Relationship Manager at Seedcopa, a certified development company that specializes in helping Pennsylvania businesses gain financing through government loans.  Shires comes to Seedcopa with a decade of SBA 504 experience providing commercial real estate and equipment financing to the region’s… Read More >

CCEDC’s MaryFrances McGarrity Receives Well-Deserved Promotion

January 9, 2017

  The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is pleased to announce that MaryFrances McGarrity has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Business Development Services. The promotion recognizes the contributions MaryFrances has made to CCEDC since she started with the organization in 2012. While MaryFrances will continue to lead our i2i investor program, this promotion… Read More >

CCEDC Welcomes Katie Poppiti

June 16, 2015

We are pleased to welcome the newest addition to the CCEDC team — Katie Poppiti! Katie serves as the Agricultural Program Coordinator and, along with Jodi Guaker, will work with AgConnect members and partners to develop, market, and deliver programming to help farm and agricultural businesses grow throughout the region. Prior to joining the CCEDC in June… Read More >

Jodi Gauker Featured by Town Dish

September 23, 2014

Jodi Gauker, Director of the CCEDC’s AgConnect Partnership, was recently interviewed by The Town Dish for her involvement with the local agriculture community, both through her professional role at the CCEDC and for her role in running her family farm, Gauker Farms. Check it out! Modern-Day Farmer Q&A: Jodi Gauker of Gauker Farms & Chester… Read More >

CCEDC Welcomes Ashley Oddo as Project Coordinator

September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 4th 2014 We are pleased to welcome Ashley Oddo as a new Project Coordinator at the Chester County Economic Development Council. Ashley will be working with the Healthcare and Agriculture Industry Partnerships and will assist with the CCEDC’s youth career-exploration initiatives. Ashley graduated Penn State University with a BA in Marketing in May 2014. Prior to joining… Read More >

Cyd McCord Named County Champion by Childhood Education Coalition

April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 Cyd McCord, our workforce development Training Consultant, received the County Champion award from the Chester County Childhood Education Coalition. McCord received the award earlier this month during the coalition’s Celebrate Children dinner at the Desmond Hotel. McCord was one of the founders of the organization. The Chester County Childhood Education Coalition… Read More >

Seedcopa Welcomes Scott Yescavage

March 7, 2014

The Chester County Economic Development Council has hired Scott Yescavage as Seedcopa Relationship Manger. “Given Scott’s extensive SBA knowledge, he will be able to quickly acclimate to our culture and serve our borrowers and partners,” said Sherwood Robbins, managing director of Seedcopa. Yescavage previously worked at Univest Bank and Trust Company in Souderton as SBA… Read More >

CCEDC Hires New Marketing & Development Coordinator

August 26, 2013

Monday, August 26th 2013 CCEDC is pleased to announce the hiring of Leslie Rylke as Marketing and Development Coordinator.  Leslie brings a host of experiences to CCEDC, having worked as Communications and Special Event Director for the Lionville and Eagleview branches of the YMCA of the Upper Main Line, Marketing Coordinator for The Mann Center… Read More >

Melissa Crawford named Operations and Credit Coordinator

May 28, 2013

Melissa Crawford has been hired as Operations and Credit Coordinator for Seedcopa. Melissa joined Seedcopa in January 2012 as an Operations intern while attending Albright College. She is a recent graduate of Albright College with a BS in Accounting, Economics and Finance. Her responsibilities at Seedcopa include assisting the borrower in the packaging and processing… Read More >

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