Main Line Chamber of Commerce Year Awards

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  • Our Nonprofit of the Year award winner, City Avenue Special Services District, selected the word “collaboration.” It’s the right choice for an organization that works with both Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township to make City Avenue a better place to live, work, play and learn. President and CEO Terrence Foley, who accepted the award, knows the value of working together.


  • Brandon Steiger, president of 2120 Creative, formerly Synergema, chose the word “intentional.” The small Business of the Year winner set a path for its business, including the types of clients it wanted to work with and the services it would provide, that have brought the business to the next level as an integrated marketing agency.



  • For our medium-sized Business of the Year winner Petplan Pet Insurance, founders husband-and-wife team Chris and Natasha Ashton selected the word “excellence.”


  • In the large Business of the Year category, Director of Corporate Communications Dana Grosser selected two words, “customer focus” to be symbolic of SEI’s success after 50 years as a $779 billion asset manager.



  • It’s not every Chamber event that draws a standing ovation but that’s just what Bruce Sham, senior vice president of MassMutual Greater Philadelphia did, when he focused on the word “compassion.” The story about his special needs daughter – the example she provides as a friendly supermarket bagger and how she makes those around her better – brought the audience to its feet. Once the audience sat down, Sham took home the F. Karl Schauffele Community Service Award.


  • CEO of the Year Jonathan Brassington, who is chief executive officer, a co-founder and a board member of digital transformation company LiquidHub focused on the word “entrepreneurship.” It reflects the pivots the company has made in its 16-year existence to continue its phenomenal growth in a rapidly changing world.
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