Chester County Briefly: June 21


March of Dimes

The Southeast Pennsylvania-Southern New Jersey Market of the March of Dimes just officially revealed the four women it will honor from Chester County in its annual Salute to Women of Achievement.

The honorees were officially announced at a reception held at Gawthrop Greenwood in West Chester last week. All four honorees have made Chester County a better place to live and work while raising important funds for the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies.

The 2017 Salute to Women of Achievement honorees are:

  • Ellen Ann Roberts Business Award: Karen Flynn, Senior Vice President, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
  • Health Award: Barbara Wadsworth, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Main Line Health
  • Public Service Award: Karen Simmons, CEO and President, Chester County Community Foundation
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Lou Enoches, Owner, La Difference Salon

Gawthrop Greenwood was especially pleased to host the event, given the very personal ties one of its partners has with the March of Dimes.

“My own daughter Jackie was born premature, so we are grateful to the March of Dimes for the research and treatment it provides to help preemies survive,” said partner Stacey Fuller, who chairs sponsorship outreach for the Salute to Chester County Women of Achievement.

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Carol Meerschaert

Surrey Services for Seniors

Carol Meerschaert has joined Surrey Services for Seniors, a Devon-based nonprofit with a mission to help adults live in their homes with independence. Meerschaert – a seasoned writer, communications professional, and nonprofit marketer – previously worked at the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Meerschaert will expand Surrey’s social media presence and support the growing Home Care Services division. She will use her background as a registered dietitian/nutritionist to write articles about senior issues for local media.

Chester County Department of Emergency Services

Chester County has received two achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs developed by the county’s Department of Emergency Services.

The two programs – Care Under Fire and Youth First Responder’s Career Training – picked up the accolades within NACo’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety category. Both awards will be formally recognized on July 23 at NACo’s annual conference and exposition in Columbus, Ohio.

“Public Safety has always been one of our top priorities, and our staff in the Department of Emergency Services works closely with all first responder agencies to create and run programs that are worthy of awards,” said Michele Kichline, Chair of the Commissioners. “The NACo recognition for both programs is well deserved.”

Image via Meridian Capital Group.

Phoenix Village Apartments

Natixis, a French corporate and investment bank, has provided $51 million in construction take-out financing to refinance The Fox Companies’ Phoenix Village Apartments in Phoenixville, according to a report in the Commercial Observer.

Located at 131 Bridge Street, the Phoenix Village Apartments is a four-story, 275-unit property with 20,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.

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