Event Listing


Monday, May 16, 2016Networking

Quest for the Chamber Cup - Golf Outing

Quest for the Chamber Cup - Golf Outing

The “Quest for the Chamber Cup” held annually is an opportunity to play golf with area leaders and help support the Chamber’s Education Foundation Scholarship Program. The event provides you with an opportunity to interact with existing and prospective area business leaders outside of the office in a business environment.

 

 

 

                    

  


When:
Monday, May 16, 2016 10:00 AM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Radley Run Country Club
1100 Country Club Road, West Chester
Registration:
Early Bird - Individual - $195
Early Bird - Foursome - $780
Corporate Sponsor - $800
Tee Sign - $75

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For More Info:
610.696.4046
info@gwcc.org

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Friday, May 20, 2016Networking

Philadelphia Union take on D.C. United


When:
Friday, May 20, 2016 7:00 PM thru 10:00 PM
Where:
Talen Energy Stadium
1 Stadium Drive, Chester PA 19013
Registration:
Discounted Tickets available for $25 each!

Reservation Required

For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Saturday, May 21, 2016Networking

Volunteer Opportunity

 

When:
from Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00 AM
thru Sunday, May 22, 2016 6:00 PM
Registration:
Saturday, May 21
Shift 1 - 10:00am-2:00pm
Shift 2 - 2:00-6:00pm

Sunday, May 22
10:00am-1:00pm
1:00-5:00pm

Volunteer Today!

For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016Luncheon

Education Foundation Luncheon

Education Foundation Luncheon

The Chamber's Annual Education Foundation Scholarship presentation. 

Recognizing six of the West Chester Area School District's most entrepreneurial high school seniors.   

Dr. Jim Scanlon, Superintendent of the West Chester Area School District, will also give a "State of the District" address.


When:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:45 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

West Chester Golf and Country Club

 111 W Ashbridge St, West Chester

Registration:
$25 for Members; $35 for Non-Members

RSVP is Required

For More Info:
610.696.4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016Education Series

How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

Are You or your Salespeople experiencing:

• Painfully long selling cycles?

• Dealing with prospects that demand too much? 

• Providing too much information and consulting services to prospects that haven’t yet signed on the dotted line?

If you said "yes" to any of the above, this FREE WORKSHOP is for you!

Join Robert W. Sinton, President, Sandler Training, as he discusses what successful salespeople need to know during a special session on ‘How To Avoid Unpaid Consulting’ and finally get that sale.

This workshop is designed for salespeople, managers, business owners and CEOs who need to define the right strategy and empower themselves to execute the right tactics to get the job done.

Stop wasting time on programs that no longer work. If you’ve never utilized a training system before, now is your chance to see why Sandler Training is the number one sales and management solution on the planet!

    

When:
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 9:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Chamber Office, Downstairs Conference Room
Registration:
FREE to attend!

RSVP Appreciated

For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016Networking

Treehouse World - Business Card Exchange

Treehouse World - Business Card Exchange

New GWCC member, Treehouse World, invites you

to check out their space for an evening mixer!

Enjoy "adult" beverages and light fare as you mingle with friends, colleagues and perhaps potential clients! 

Plus, did we mention there are treehouses there? 


When:
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester
Registration:
Free for members
$10 for non-members

RSVP is Appreciated

For More Info:
610.696.4046
info@gwcc.org

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016Networking

Grabill Family Dentistry - Coffee Connection

Grabill Family Dentistry - Coffee Connection

 Networking should be as easy as brushing your teeth.*

Ironically enough, the crew at Grabill Family Dentistry wants you to have breakfast at their office on June 14!

Mingle with colleagues, old and new, and perhaps leave with a few new connections!

*Dental exams not included...that is, unless you want one.


When:
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:45 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
14 Wilmont Mews, West Chester
Registration:
Free for members
$10 for non-members

RSVP is Appreciated

For More Info:
610.696.4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016Education Series

Time-Saving Tips for the Professional Female

Time-Saving Tips for the Professional Female

SOLD OUT 

"Time-Saving Tips for the Professional Female"

with Laura Vanderkam, local author

Laura Vanderkam questions the status quo and helps her readers rediscover their true passions and beliefs in pursuit of more meaningful lives.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Build Lives That Work (Portfolio, June 9, 2015). Based on a time diary study of 1001 days in the lives of professional women and their families, this book takes a practical approach to the question of how people combine work and family while enjoying their own sweet time too.

Laura is also the author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Portfolio, 2013), 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Portfolio, 2010), and All the Money in the World: What the Happiest
People Know About Wealth
 (Portfolio, 2012). She is also the author of a novel,
The Cortlandt Boys, available as an ebook.

Laura is a frequent contributor to Fast Company’s website and a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors.

Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesReader’s DigestCity JournalFortune, and Prevention.

She has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show and Fox & Friends, hundreds of radio segments, and has spoken about time, money, and productivity to audiences of all sizes, including graduating seniors at her high school, the Indiana Academy, who brought her back as a commencement speaker in 2006.

A 2001 graduate of Princeton, Laura enjoys running and singing and serves as the president of the board of trustees for the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children. She blogs daily at LauraVanderkam.com.


When:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:30 PM
Where:
Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast
699 West Rosedale Ave., West Chester
Registration:
SOLD OUT
Please call/email if you are interested in case of cancellation
For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016Education Series

How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

Are You or your Salespeople experiencing:

• Painfully long selling cycles?

• Dealing with prospects that demand too much? 

• Providing too much information and consulting services to prospects that haven’t yet signed on the dotted line?

If you said "yes" to any of the above, this FREE WORKSHOP is for you!

Join Robert W. Sinton, President, Sandler Training, as he discusses what successful salespeople need to know during a special session on ‘How To Avoid Unpaid Consulting’ and finally get that sale.

This workshop is designed for salespeople, managers, business owners and CEOs who need to define the right strategy and empower themselves to execute the right tactics to get the job done.

Stop wasting time on programs that no longer work. If you’ve never utilized a training system before, now is your chance to see why Sandler Training is the number one sales and management solution on the planet!

    

When:
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Chamber Office, Downstairs Conference Room
Registration:
FREE to attend!

RSVP Appreciated

For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Thursday, July 14, 2016Networking

Re/Max Direct - Business Card Exchange

Re/Max Direct - Business Card Exchange

Located in the borough of West Chester, RE/MAX DIRECT Residential/Commercial Realty opened it's doors in January 2016.  Setting itself apart the brokerage decided to go completely paperless and accommodate the modern agent with an open industrial work space. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors'doeuvres while networking with other guests!

 

When:
Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
128 South High St., West Chester
Registration:
Free for members
$10 for non-members

RSVP is Appreciated

For More Info:
610.696.4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016Education Series

How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

Are You or your Salespeople experiencing:

• Painfully long selling cycles?

• Dealing with prospects that demand too much? 

• Providing too much information and consulting services to prospects that haven’t yet signed on the dotted line?

If you said "yes" to any of the above, this FREE WORKSHOP is for you!

Join Robert W. Sinton, President, Sandler Training, as he discusses what successful salespeople need to know during a special session on ‘How To Avoid Unpaid Consulting’ and finally get that sale.

This workshop is designed for salespeople, managers, business owners and CEOs who need to define the right strategy and empower themselves to execute the right tactics to get the job done.

Stop wasting time on programs that no longer work. If you’ve never utilized a training system before, now is your chance to see why Sandler Training is the number one sales and management solution on the planet!

    

When:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Chamber Office, Downstairs Conference Room
Registration:
FREE to attend!

RSVP Appreciated

For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016Networking

Fred Beans West Chester - Business Card Exchange

Fred Beans West Chester - Business Card Exchange

Great Food, Great Music, and Great Company!  Join us at the annual Fred Beans event!

 

When:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
1155 West Chester Pike, West Chester
Registration:
Free for members
$10 for non-members

RSVP is Appreciated

For More Info:
610.696.4046
info@gwcc.org

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Saturday, August 20, 2016Special Event

Tolsdorf Trike Challenge

Tolsdorf Trike Challenge

The Tolsdorf Oil Lube Express Trike Challenge is a series of hot-handed, cold-blooded heats down Gay Street on tricycles. Any business, group or organization is invited to enter as many 5-member teams as they wish.  

Three Wheels, one winner! The victorious team members will be awarded VIP passes to the lavish Crit Club where they will enjoy a delicious buffet and a prime view of the racing action. In addition, the winning team will receive the coveted Twilight Trike Challenge Trophy, engraved with the victorious team’s name, a testament to their hard-won victory. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Fame Fire Company No. 3,one of three 100% volunteer fire companies that make up the West Chester Fire Department.


When:
Saturday, August 20, 2016 4:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:

Downtown West Chester, PA

Races take place on Gay Street between Church and Walnut Street

  
Registration:
Downtown West Chester, PA
$200 per team
Registration: Day-of registration will take place at the Kids Race Registration Booth located on Gay Street between Church and New Streets from 3:45 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
On-line registration now through 10 A.M. Friday, August 19, 2016
On Race Day: All teams, including those who pre-registered on-line, must report to the Registration Table at Gay Street between Church and New Streets from 3:45 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. as a team and stay together until the call-up to participate.

RSVP Required

For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016Education Series

Employee Overtime Law Changes - FREE Webinar

Employee Overtime Law Changes - FREE Webinar

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced major changes to the overtime exemption classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes will have dramatic consequences for all employers.

This Webinar Will Discuss

What combination of salary and duties makes an employee exempt?

How are non-discretionary bonuses used as part of the exemption criteria?

What is the impact on employees who work remotely or during evenings and weekends?

Is Comp Time an alternative to paying overtime (OT)?

What should be communicated to employees, and when?

  

Guest Speakers

Jessica Jennings - Regulatory Compliance Manager, Prime Pay

Brian McLaughlin - Market Leader, USI Affinity

 

Register

After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting. If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.


When:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:30 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Anywhere you have access to a computer
Registration:
For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016Education Series

How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

Are You or your Salespeople experiencing:

• Painfully long selling cycles?

• Dealing with prospects that demand too much? 

• Providing too much information and consulting services to prospects that haven’t yet signed on the dotted line?

If you said "yes" to any of the above, this FREE WORKSHOP is for you!

Join Robert W. Sinton, President, Sandler Training, as he discusses what successful salespeople need to know during a special session on ‘How To Avoid Unpaid Consulting’ and finally get that sale.

This workshop is designed for salespeople, managers, business owners and CEOs who need to define the right strategy and empower themselves to execute the right tactics to get the job done.

Stop wasting time on programs that no longer work. If you’ve never utilized a training system before, now is your chance to see why Sandler Training is the number one sales and management solution on the planet!

    

When:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Chamber Office, Downstairs Conference Room
Registration:
FREE to attend!

RSVP Appreciated

For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Monday, September 19, 2016Special Event

Disney's Approach to Quality Service

Disney's Approach to Quality Service

Are you ready to bring clarity to your business challenges?
Are you ready to inspire new ways of thinking about organizational effectiveness?
Then you're ready to D'Think...

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Disney Institute

Disney's Approach to Quality Service 

"Explore how excellent customer service is achievable for every organization"

 

What You Will Learn:

  • Adapt time-tested Disney business insights to assess and improve your organization.
  • Determine how you can differentiate your service to become a provider of choice.
  • Design quality service standards to create a consistent service experience.
  • Use tools to gauge the needs, wants, stereotypes and emotions of your customers at an individual level.
  • Understand the processes necessary to develop a culture that consistently delivers exceptional service.
  • Recover effectively from a service failure and turn it into an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.

 

  

When:
Monday, September 19, 2016 8:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
The Desmond Hotel, One Liberty Boulevard, Malvern
Registration:
We are SOLD OUT - looking forward to September 19.

Reservation Required

For More Info:
610-696-4046
bethany@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016Networking

Coffee Connection- WSFS Bank

Coffee Connection- WSFS Bank

Stop in and visit the newly constructed, state-of-the-art West Goshen WSFS Branch. Designed to create an interactive banking experience, with new banking pods and a private living room for meetings and discussion. Enjoy complimentary coffee and light fare - be sure to check out this one!!


When:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:45 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
1030 West Chester Pike, West Chester
Registration:
Free for members
$10 for non-members

RSVP is Appreciated

For More Info:
610.696.4046
info@gwcc.org

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016Education Series

Women's Executive Roundtable - Serving in a Leadership Role

Women's Executive Roundtable - Serving in a Leadership Role

"How to Serve in a leadership position despite an aversion to the spotlight" 

with the Honorable Jacqueline Cody

Recently appointed President Judge of Chester County, Judge Cody gives us an idea how to serve in a leadership role despite an aversion to the spotlight.  Leading through hard work, attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture, and working well with others by identifying and putting to use their unique talents.

 

 

Judge Cody has been in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas since 1992 and has served various divisions currently presiding in the Civil and Criminal division.  Judge Cody has implemented several programs that the system still upholds today - to read more click here.

When:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:30 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Pietro's Prime
125 West Market Street, West Chester
Registration:
SOLD OUT
For More Info:
610-696-4046
info@gwcc.org

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016Special Event

Federal Reserve Economic Update

Federal Reserve Economic Update

Paul R. Flora, Senior Economic Analyst/Research & Policy Support Manager, with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will be on hand to give us all of the updates to expect in 2017. A Q&A will follow his presentation - so come prepared! Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

 

Read more about Paul Flora, here


When:
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:30 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:
Radley Run Country Club
1100 Country Club Road, West Chester
Registration:
$20 for members. $30 for non-members.

Reservation required

For More Info:
610-696-4046
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Friday, October 07, 2016Special Event

Annual Gallery Walk

Annual Gallery Walk
A popular fall tradition! Visit more than 20 galleries and "one night show hosts" on "First Friday." Bring a group of friends and make a night of it in downtown West Chester! 

When:
Friday, October 07, 2016 5:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:
Multiple locations throughout downtown West Chester.

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