It was a “Celebration of Leadership” when members of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce came together to present the chamber’s annual business awards and recognize the graduates of the newest Leadership Main Line community leadership program.
A total of seven winners in several leadership categories were announced during the June 23 event, which was held at the Philadelphia Country Club in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.
Bernard Dagenais, president and CEO of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce speaks during the chamber’s June 23 event. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MAIN LINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
Business and community leaders were nominated for the annual awards by chamber members, according to Bernard Dagenais, president and CEO of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce.
“They strengthen our region’s economy, provide jobs and improve the quality of life for our residents,” Dagenais said of the winners.
Recipients of this year’s awards include:
• UGI Corp., King of Prussia — Large Business of the Year
• Barry Isett & Associates Inc., Lehigh Valley/Delaware Valley — Medium Business of the Year
• American Tenant Screen (ATS) Inc. and Verify Protect, Newtown Square — Small Business of the Year
• Philadelphia Youth Network, Philadelphia — Nonprofit of the Year
• Mother Compost, Wynnewood — Green Business of the Year
• Paul Rovner, The Haverford Trust Co., Radnor Paul Rovner, The Haverford Trust Co., Radnor — CFO of the Year
• Bob D’Amicantonio and Lou D’Amicantonio, D’Amicantonio Shoes, Wayne — F. Karl Schauffele Community Service Award
Paul Rovner, CFO for the Haverford Trust Co., received the CFO of the Year award from the Main Line Chamber of Commerce during the chamber’s June 23 business awards program. (PHOTO COURTESY THE MAIN LINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.)
Leadership Main Line provides participants with leadership development “through a lens of community involvement,” according to the chamber. Over the past six months, the 14 class members developed their leadership skills “while giving back to the community through nonprofit project work.”
While participating in the program, the Leadership Main Line class worked on a project. This year’s class effort involved studying and making strategic recommendations to the board of directors of ElderNet, which provides social services to residents of Lower Merion and Narberth who face financial and physical challenges.
“Companies and nonprofits identify and invest in Leadership Main Line participants, who make time to reflect on, develop and hone their skills as leaders,” Dagenais said in a statement. “This year’s class is outstanding.”
Members of the 2022 Leadership Main Line class included:
John Christiansen, Aqua Pennsylvania; Candice Linehan, Delaware County Victim Assistance Center; Dario Bellot, Harcum College; Lauren Stout, Lumbermens Merchandising Corp.; Paloma Vila, Lower Merion Township; Chad Shank, M&T Bank, Radnor; Dahlia Malesevic, M&T Bank, Paoli; Lauren High and Rosangely Cruz-Rojas, Main Line Health; Bryan Tracy and Halie O’Shea, The Haverford Trust Co.; Vibha Agrawal, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce; Devon Greene, Tozour Energy Systems; Gregg Strongin, WSFS Bank.
The Main Line Chamber of Commerce serves nine boroughs and townships that constitute the region known as the Main Line and has 850 member businesses. For more information, visit www.mlcc.org or call 610-687-6232.