Southern Chester Chamber honors top members at annual luncheon


The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the year with its Annual Breakfast where it recognized its Volunteer of the Year, Closer of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year, and introduced its 2018 Board of Directors. The event was held January 16 at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, PA, with more than 90 members in attendance.

SCCCC’s 2018 Chairman of the Board, Doug Doerfler of Genesis, outlined the Chamber’s “member-centric” goals for the year, including anticipating members’ needs and providing programs, tools, and events to help members successfully tackle today’s business challenges. Chamber President Cheryl Kuhn gave the audience a sneak peek of the Chamber’s new, soon-to-be-launched website, which includes a members-only area, online directory, blog, and other new features.

Lauren McComsey (Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC) was recognized as the 2017 Ambassador of the Year, Kari Jarmuz (UFinancial Group) was named the 2017 Closer of the Year for bringing in the most new members, and Christine Trumbull (Christine’s Cooking) was awarded Volunteer of the Year.

The Chamber also announced the following new members to its Board of Directors: Brian Hughes (Chester County Technical College High School–Pennock’s Bridge Campus); Wendy Feller (Kennett Area YMCA); David P. Lewis(Exelon Generation); Laura Matar (Country Fresh Mushroom Co.); Lisa Moore (Kennett Township); Paula Paisley (Paisley Solutions); Marc Pelletier (Fulton Bank Brandywine Division); Genesis Toledo (Fenstermacher & Company, PC).

Founded in 1929 in Kennett Square, the chamber’s nearly 500 members consist of influential business leaders and professionals, not-for-profits, corporations, institutions, legislative leaders, and others. The chamber hostsmore than 70 events and programs each year in the Southern Chester County region. To learn more about the Chamber, visit

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