The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated its Annual Dinner at French Creek Golf Club, where it honored longtime community advocates Mark and Dottie McGill with the Joseph G. Filoromo Jr. Community Service Award for their lifetime commitment to serving others in the region.
WCCCC also honored former board member Janet Petsko with the Elliott R. Jones Memorial Award for her continued commitment to enhancing the chamber and its impact on the business community.
Under the direction of WCCCC President Karl Klingmann II, the dinner revolved around the theme, “we grow by shaping the leaders of tomorrow.” Mentorship is a goal that WCCCC has worked on through the year in the form of new education pieces bringing awareness of the importance of mentorship in the business community.
“Mentorship can mean a lot of different things to different people, and it is important that we try to reach out and extend our hand to others and uplift them,” said Klingmann.
The McGills owned and operated McGill’s Stationers for 25 years in Thorndale, growing their business into a staple of the community. The two have served as dedicated Rotarians. Mark is a 41-year member and past president of Coatesville Rotary, a Rotary District Governor of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and a founding member of the Thorndale Rotary. Dottie is a charter member and past president of the Thorndale Rotary.
“These last 41 years have been a great journey,” said Mark McGill. “I am very happy and glad I could contribute to my community.”