EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Chester County Chamber of Enterprise and Business lately held its 2021 annual dinner— presenting awards for Government of the Yr, in addition to Citizen of the Yr.
This yr’s Government of the Yr award was offered to Michael Duncan, president and CEO of Chester County Hospital, in the course of the Nov. 4 occasion held at Longwood Gardens. The annual chamber dinner celebrates the accomplishments of the chamber over the previous yr and appears forward to the long run.
“We had been so blissful to host a significant in-person occasion on the stunning Longwood Gardens,” Dave Hackett, chamber board chairman, stated in an announcement. “It was a testomony to the energy and resilience of the Chester County enterprise neighborhood.”
Every year, the Chester County Chamber of Enterprise and Business honors a senior govt of an organization who has demonstrated “nice enterprise and civic management” in the neighborhood. In making the announcement earlier this yr, the chamber stated it selected Duncan for his profession and management in the course of the pandemic.
Previous to becoming a member of Chester County Hospital, Duncan served as CEO and govt director of ColumbiaDoctors, a 1,200-physician school observe plan at Columbia College in New York Metropolis. Earlier than becoming a member of Columbia, Duncan was the CEO of Temple College Physicians and vice dean for medical operations at Temple College College of Medication in Philadelphia.
When he discovered of his choice, Duncan stated he was motivated by the “energy and endurance displayed by each hospital worker.”
“Regardless of the uncertainty COVID delivered, our hospital household stood tall within the face of worry; collaborated in methods one may by no means think about and delivered protected, compassionate care to our neighborhood when wanted most,” he stated in an announcement.
An estimated 340 individuals attended the 2021 Annual Awards Celebration, in line with Todd Kowalski, chamber director. He added that the chamber has hosted just a few in-person occasions with greater than 20 attendees within the final yr, “principally when outdoors choices had been obtainable.” The chamber’s bigger occasions have been digital all through the pandemic.
“This was actually the primary occasion wherever close to this capability,” Kowalski stated. He added that the chamber will probably be planning in-person occasions shifting ahead, “with lodging for spacing and incorporating outdoors areas every time potential.”
Through the occasion, the chamber additionally acknowledged two Residents of the Yr for 2021 — Dave Magrogan, CEO of Harvest Restaurant Holdings and the Dave Magrogan Group; and Bob Rafetto, former co-owner of Dilworthtown Inn, Blue Pear Bistro, and the Inn Keeper’s Kitchen.
“It was an honor to acknowledge Bob and Dave’s great efforts to help the hospitality business by the pandemic in addition to Michael Duncan’s management,” Hackett stated of the occasion.