A career-long commitment to intentional leadership and more than a year of revolutionary improvements to the lives of Chester County pets will be celebrated on Feb. 7 during the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Banquet presented by Arthur Hall Insurance.
Among the guests of honor at the 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night GWCCC awards ceremony at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern will be 2016 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Richard May, who handpicked West Chester for a 40-year career of intense community service and business excellence through RKM Advisors.
“Whether it was luck, destiny or a combination of the two, West Chester had what Richard May was looking for in the ideal small town,” GWCCC President Mark Yoder said. “And Richard, with his desire to be involved in his community, had exactly what West Chester needed. In his own quiet way, Richard has given his unique blend of talents to more than a dozen not-for-profit organizations.”
The GWCCC annual banquet will also herald the profound impact made by 2016 Community Service Award recipient Brandywine Valley SPCA. Its Safety Net philosophy of programs has turned a focus on the collection of unwanted pets into a proactive service that is reaching struggling pet owners before it’s too late.
“It is truly an honor for us to recognize an organization so devoted to uplifting our community and transforming the way we care for our animals,” Yoder said. “The scope of their services and the innovation behind their programs are nothing short of staggering.”
Read more about the GWCCC honorees and the upcoming Feb. 7 annual banquet, including sponsorship opportunities and where to purchase tickets, on the Chamber’s website here.