Victory Brewing Company Selected for Hall of Fame by Chester County Economic Development Council

A pair of grade school buddies who went on to found Victory Brewing Company have been chosen by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) for induction into the Chester County Business Hall of Fame.

Victory Brewing co-founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet will be honored at the CCEDC’s annual Business Achievement Award Dinner attended by more than 400 of the region’s top business leaders on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the historic Phoenixville Foundry. The public is invited to register and attend, and sponsorships are available.

“This year, CCEDC is celebrating 60 years of developing business in Chester County, and we’re pleased to do so with another Chester County classic, Victory Brewing Company,” says Gary Smith, CCEDC President and CEO. “Our story with Victory traces back to 1995. At the time, Bill and Ron were two guys with an idea. It turns out that great idea would be at the forefront of our country’s craft beer movement, and CCEDC is proud it was able to help support such innovation from the very beginning.”

Smith says Covaleski and Barchet required two critical resources that are key to the success of all growing businesses: Location and financing. Through its network of location services, CCEDC was able to assist Victory Brewing with securing its iconic flagship brewery and restaurant in Downingtown, PA at the site of the former Pepperidge Farm. CCEDC also facilitated a business loan to assist with equipment needs and help build the brewery into the craft beverage powerhouse it is today.


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