Dear Community Leaders,
As we honor and celebrate our Chamber’s 100th year anniversary cherishing our rich history, we simultaneously look toward our exciting and successful future that lies ahead. The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce has been here through many changes over the last century including: the construction of Chester County Airport and the Route 30 Bypass; the residential growth and migration of businesses into our communities; the preservation of thousands of acres of open space and working farms; as well as the success of a steel city and now the challenges of revitalizing our beloved old steel town.
Over the years, the constant that remains within our region is the outstanding people that live and work within our local communities who support our businesses, community organizations and school districts. Our Chamber leaders strive to make businesses both small and large feel important and connected. We take pride in hearing that we are referred to as the “Friendly Chamber.” We consistently offer amazing programs and events that allow our members to share ideas and stay linked to one another and their entire community. Sponsors have continued to provide the additional support necessary to allow our organization to flourish. Having revitalized itself in the early 2000s, the Chamber is well-prepared to help guide our business community forward. We are proud to say that membership has tripled and is more vibrant and viable than ever!
Personally, I was fortunate enough to have been invited to serve on our board of directors in 1999 and became an integral part of the group that was instrumental in our Chamber’s revitalization as we prepared for growth in Western Chester County. I proudly served as president in 2004 and was honored to be asked to serve as president again in 2016 marking our 100th year anniversary. I have served this Chamber with countless outstanding, hard-working, committed, bright and dedicated individuals. They have all taught me to aspire to help our region become the best it can be, and encouraged me to lead our organization to new heights. On behalf of all of those wonderful colleagues over the years and myself, I thank you for your continued interest in Western Chester County. I urge you to stay involved in our Chamber and help us make the next 100 years even greater than the past 100!
John H. Lymberis
Welcome to Western Chester County-located in the southeast region of Pennsylvania with miles of country, farms, trails and parks nestled around busy town centers and major employers in the region.
I am very proud to showcase our area and our members with this 100-year anniversary commemorative membership directory and community profile book. Thank you to all the members who supported this publication. We encourage everyone to use this directory to select goods and services from our members, keeping our dollars, jobs and businesses in our community for many years to come.
Reflecting on the last 13 years as director of the Western Chester County Chamber brings home one very important reason for our strength – the moral values of the people of Western Chester County.
Our Chamber is so successful, not because of the work that I do, but because of the relationships we build with our board, committee volunteers and members. Together we form a great community of caring individuals who all work to strengthen our businesses and nonprofit organizations.
The initiative, creativity and drive of our community minded leaders continue to make our region prosper as we all focus on the future of our successes. Our members truly look to one another for guidance, ideas and support. Without hesitation they partner together to take on challenges, share best business practices and devise better ways to mentor and train our students coming into the workforce.
The entrepreneurial spirit of our business community continues to grow and thrive within our progressive environment. We look forward to the many new opportunities as they unfold in our community within the next five to ten years. I am excited to be a part of the future.
We welcome you to explore Western Chester County and all we have to offer!
Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce