In mid-December, VISTA Today launched its fourth annual search to identify and honor 40 of Chester County’s most dynamic business and professional leaders, under the age of 40, who are shaping the county’s future.
VISTA Today was inundated with nominations that highlighted the achievements of scores of local millennials who are breaking down walls, shattering expectations, and doing remarkable work in their profession or community.
The wide range of industries represented by our 2023 Class of VISTA Millennial Superstars is proof that Chester County’s businesses, nonprofits, universities, and communities will be in good hands for years to come.
Among our Superstars are:
- a visionary entrepreneur whose award-winning company uses hospitality as the basis of business development, storytelling to spur innovation, and empathy to cultivate and promote work-life balance among his employees
- a sustainability director leading the county’s quest for clean energy, greenhouse gas reduction, and resource protection
- a partner at a local law firm and rising star in the legal field who volunteers for the Chester County Bar Association’s Access to Justice program, which provides free legal services to people in need
- a professional soccer player who created a nonprofit that unites athletes from across the world and encourages them to use their platforms to advocate for equality
- the executive director of a local chamber of commerce who is connecting businesses with resources and networks to help them grow
- the founder of an online platform that connects young athletes and their parents with experienced private sports coaches
- an events manager for one of the county’s most-treasured entertainment venues who forges partnerships between his organization and other nonprofits
These are only seven of the 40 honorees who will be recognized at the Awards Reception & Celebration on Thursday, May 18 at Penn State Great Valley.
Individual profiles of the Superstars will be featured on VISTA Today beginning Monday, March 20 and running every day leading up to the Awards Reception & Celebration.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the HC Opportunity Center, the Thorndale-based nonprofit formerly known as Handi-Crafters that has a well-established history of service to the community, providing people with employment barriers training and a job opportunity in their journey to reach their full potential.
Sponsors are still being sought for the program. Learn more about the various opportunities available to partner with VISTA Today as it honors Chester County’s next generation of leaders.
Click on the gallery below to view a slideshow of the first 10 VISTA Millennial Superstar honorees (presented in no particular order):
Stay tuned all week as we announce each group of 10 honorees on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.