Future Focus | Community Showcase

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Name: Future Focus | Community Showcase
Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Event Description:
Future Focus | Community Showcase
May 22, 2018
The Chamber invites local businesses, municipal leaders, investors, developers, and other business professionals to join us in addressing the framework of sustainable growth in the Western Chester County Region. What does it take to build long term value for our residents? Identify how partnerships and incremental actions build upon existing assets to generate opportunity in our region.


"How to Attract a Good Developer"
Michael P. Markman, President, BET Investments
As President, Michael Markman oversees acquisitions, leasing, financing, operations and development for BET Investments. BET Investments is a real estate development and management company that owns, manages, develops and leases commercial property throughout the United States. BET Investments’ portfolio is valued at over $1 Billion and consists of 7M square feet of shopping centers, over 4,000 apartment and student housing units, approximately 1M square feet of office buildings and over 2,000 acres of ground for development.

“Growing in Western Chester County”
Bill MacCauley John Rock Inc. 
Bill MacCauley started out at John Rock & Company, Inc. as a subcontractor in 1993, then joined them as a full time employee in 1994. MacCauley purchased the Downingtown location and in result his vision and dreams guided John Rock Inc. to a period of explosive growth and expansion. In 2004 his current location in western Chester County opened. He took many of the processes, ideas, and philosophies that he had proved successful at his old plant and pushed them to the very edge of high volume production. Some pallet industry leaders have described this facility as the “Disney World” of pallet manufacturing. The John Rock team under Bill MacCauley’s leadership stands ready to show you and your company why they have earned and proudly bear the title of “America’s Premier Pallet Manufacturer”.

“Sadsbury Park | A Traditional Neighborhood”
Joe Duckworth
Arcadia Land Company 
W. Joseph Duckworth is a founding partner of Arcadia Land Company.  Mr. Duckworth was named National Builder of the Year for 1992 by Professional Builder magazine. Mr. Duckworth was a member of the Chester County Planning 
Commission from 1992 to 2002 and served as its Chair for the last three years of his term.  He sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center (NCC). In addition, he has served on the Boards of the Natural Lands Trust, the Franklin Institute, and the Board of Overseers for Penn Design, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

137 Modena Road, South Coatesville PA 19320

7:30 am to 8:30 am Community Showcase
Regional villages and downtowns will display projects and potential sites for development.
8:30 am to 9:30 am Keynote Speakers and Q & A discussion
$15.00 Admission includes light breakfast

RSVP- Rachel@westernchestercounty.com or call 610-384-9550 
Pay online- http://www.westernchestercounty.com/pay-online/
Chester County Public Safety Training Facility
137 Modena Road, South Coatesville 19320 
Date/Time Information:
May 22, 2018
7:30 am to 9:30 am 
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