The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce recently honored four area organizations and individuals for their service in 2018 at its annual banquet, writes Donna Rovins for The Pottstown Mercury.
“While working with the selection committee, we realized how many people and organizations work hard every day to make West Chester such a great place,” said Mark Yoder, CEO of the GWCC.
With nearly 300 people in attendance, E. Kahn Development was recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year, while Matthew Holliday was presented with the 2018 Citizen of the Year Award. Chester County Night School received the 2018 Community Service Award and Molly Camp was honored with the 2018 James O’Neill Jr. Junior Citizen of the Year Award.
The Business of the Year Award was presented to Eli Kahn by West Chester University president Christopher Fiorentino.
Among the better-known E. Kahn Development projects are Devon Yard and Chestnut Square apartments in West Chester.
“We are a small company that loves to fly under the radar screen,” said Kahn. “We pride ourselves as standing behind what we do.”
Yoder thanked the honorees for exemplifying what it means to positively affect the community.
“(As a chamber,) our vision to influence policy, be the voice of the business community, and a provide professional development opportunities could not be achieved without your support,” he said.
Yoder also praised Marc Ernest, the Immediate Past Chair of the GWCC’s Board of Directors, and his successor, Mark Sammarone.
Read more about the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet in The Pottstown Mercury here.