Calendar of Events

Select Category:
View Event Details
August, 2020
August, 2020
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
26
26
27
27
28
28
29
29
30
30
31
31
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
16
16
17
17
18
18
19
19
20
20
21
21
22
22
23
23
24
24
25
25
26
26
27
27
28
28
29
29
30
30
31
31
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
Powered By CC-Assist.NET
 

Friday, August 14, 2020Networking

10 Grand Club - Virtual Event

10 Grand Club - Virtual Event

YOU COULD WIN $10,000!!!

Join us for the 15th Annual 10 Grand Club on Friday, August 14!  

Your $200 ticket includes:

1 in 200 chance of winning $10,000

PLUS Dinner from 2019 Business of the Year winner John Serock Catering!

A portion of the proceeds supports Chamber scholarships for entrepreneurial high school students participating in the WCU Business Idea Competition. 

 

We’re going virtual!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Chester County, the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce will host the 10 Grand Club event over Zoom. Don’t worry, GWCC has reinvented this event to keep you safe – while still packing in all the fun!

Join us online for the 15th Annual 10 Grand Club on Friday, August 14th! Your ticket includes: a 1 in 200 chance of winning $10,000 PLUS dinner provided by 2019 Business of the Year winner and Main Line Today’s 2020 Best Wedding Caterer winner, John Serock Catering!

 

How It Works 

Winning 10 Grand Club's grand prize is a lot like winning the lottery - only it's easier and you have better odds! Here's how it works:

 

  • Purchase your $200 playing ticket through GWCC. Your ticket will have your playing number on it, and that number will have a corresponding ping pong ball with your number on it.
  • At the event, GWCC will place all 200 ping pong balls, numbered 1 through 200, in the lottery machine. The goal is to keep your numbered ball in the machine until the end!
  • When the final five balls are in the machine, GWCC will ask those players whether they want to split the $10,000 evenly (so everyone walks home with $2,000), or if they want to keep playing .This decision has to be unanimous. If even one finalist wants to keep playing, we keep playing! This process is repeated at the final two players, with the option to split $5,000 each, and eventually $10,000 if finalists want to keep playing. 

 

Even losers are winners...

Your ticket doesn't need to be in the final five to win big! With Chamber Baskets of Cheer filled with your favorite adult beverages to Best Buy gift cards and much more, you'll walk away feeling like a winner!

You don't need to attend to win!

 

Dinner Details

Your 10 Grand Club ticket includes a special dinner courtesy of John Serock Catering. This dinner will include:

  • Slow braised short rib over cauliflower mash with Kennett mushroom sautee
  • Summer salad with baby greens, roasted local corn, shaved radish, Marcona almonds and herb vinaigrette
  • Wild berry tres leches cake for dessert

 

Please know that with this virtual format, you are responsible for picking up your dinner at John Serock Catering’s building, located at 835 Lincoln Avenue in West Chester. If you would like to reserve a delicious John Serock Catering dinner, please contact Lisa Leone at lisa@gwcc.org NO LATER THAN FRIDAY AUGUST 7TH AT 5 P.M. At that time, please let us know if you have any food restrictions. We will contact you with pick-up details prior to the event.

 

Join us on August 14 from the beach, the grocery store, or your comfiest couch and enjoy the Chamber's most exciting event of the year!

  

When:
Friday, August 14, 2020 7:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:
Live streamed via Zoom (link upon registration)
Registration:
Tickets:
$200
Call the Chamber office to purchase tickets.
For More Info:
610-696-4046
Info@gwcc.org

Add to calendar


Wednesday, September 09, 2020Special Event

Votes for Women: A Visual History

Votes for Women: A Visual History

 Join us for this special once-in-a-lifetime Women's Roundtable experience!

 

At this Women's Roundtable, sponsored by Miles Financial Management, Inc., we are talking about women's suffrage. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which granted women the right to vote—although voting struggles persisted for minority groups. The long road to women’s suffrage, spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, played out very differently from political movements today. In the absence of televised and digital media, the suffragists spread their message through magazines, political cartoons, posters, plays, parades, film, and even through fashion—all in an effort to make themselves and their campaign more visible. 

 

This talk presents five objects currently on view in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s exhibition Votes for Women: A Visual History revealing how the “look” of women’s rights developed and the important visual strategies that propelled the campaign. Several overarching themes related to the visual aspects of the movement emerge. Women’s personal presentation, or how they “dressed to express,” united them in their cause. The struggle to make themselves visible in American culture often involved performance, whether in a street rally, a silent film, or popular suffrage plays. The marketing of women’s right will be addressed, particularly how the larger suffrage organizations made their targeted arguments through visual media. Finally, the anti-suffrage movement and their visual marketing—often through parody and satire—are also a part of the visual world of the early twentieth century. The visual lessons of the suffrage movement provided a model for later activism, including the civil rights and social justice movements up to the present day, making this not just a centennial celebration, but a window into contemporary visual discourse.

 

So grab a glass of wine, and join us for this extraordinary presentation on women's rights.

 

 

About the speaker 

 

 

Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D.

Curator

Brandywine River Museum of Art

 

 

A specialist in American art, Amanda Burdan has organized many exhibitions on the fine and decorative arts of the United States. Her 2016 exhibition Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City, which traveled to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, examined the transfer of modernist styles across the American continent. Her continued interest in the transatlantic influences on American art inform her forthcoming exhibition and catalogue America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution, which will open at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, in Memphis, Tennessee, in January before traveling to the San Antonio Museum of Art, and finally to the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford. Her current exhibition project is Votes for Women: A Visual History, a major exhibition commemorating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment by examining the visual culture of the suffrage movement in the United States. The exhibition is currently on view at the Brandywine, closing in September of this year. 

 

Amanda C. Burdan joined the curatorial staff of the Brandywine River Museum of Art in 2012. She previously worked in the curatorial departments at the Florence Griswold Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. She earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. at Brown University, writing a dissertation entitled “Américaines in Paris: The Role of Women Artists in the Formation of America’s Cultural Identity, 1860-1880.”


When:
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 7:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:
Zoom (link upon registration)
Registration:

Admission $25

Register Now

For More Info:

Add to calendar