Exton, PA- December 2017: The Exton Region Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Senator Robert J. Thompson Public Service award. Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh will be recognized as the public official who has made an outstanding contribution to the Exton Region. Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh of Chadds Ford, PA is the first woman to be elected Sheriff of Chester County Pennsylvania. She has served since January 2000 and is one of only 40 female sheriffs in the nation. Sheriff Welsh is active in many community organizations and is a member of the Rotary Club of West Chester. She is Vice President of the Chester County Hero Fund and on the Board of the Chester County Family Academy and the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. Sheriff Bunny also serves on the board of the National Flag Foundation and the Chester County Industrial Development Authority. Jeannie McGinn, a fellow Rotarian, said of Sheriff Welsh in nominating her, “Sheriff Bunny is a civil servant who embodies what it means to “walk the talk” and serves all the citizens of Chester County in the highest, most honorable fashion.”
The award will be bestowed at the ERCC Annual Review Luncheon presented by Francis Hall Insurance Services and will take place on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern, PA from 11:30-1:30. During the luncheon, Laurie Kerkering, President of the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce will present the accomplishments of the chamber in 2017 and what’s in store for 2018. New Board members and Chairman of the Board, Isaac Thomas of Francis Hall Insurance will be introduced, and thanks will be given to the outgoing Chair, Rob Nicolini, CPA, Clarke, Nicolini & associates and those who have concluded their years of service as board members. For more information and ticket information, visit www.ercc.net.
Exton Region Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to advance the economic success of their members and the community by providing opportunities for businesses to build relationships, market their business, share industry knowledge and provide community outreach. For over 40 years, the Exton Region Chamber has been focused on meeting the diverse needs of its members and provides a wide array of events and programs to enhance the business climate and quality of life in Exton.