Chamber to host Annual Fall Luncheon

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Fall Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale.

The keynote speaker will be Alix James, president and CEO of Nielsen-Kellerman, who will present “Lean, Agile & Strong: How to Build a Lasting Company in a Challenging Environment,” according to SCCCC press release.

 James has worked for Boothwyn-based Nielsen-Kellerman (NK) for more than 20 years, and has led NK as CEO since 2007. Nielsen-Kellerman designs, manufactures and distributes rugged, waterproof environmental and sports performance instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications, including Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters, NK Electronics for rowing and paddling, and Blue Ocean rugged megaphones & public-address systems, the release said.

Founded in 1978, NK has grown every year but one for the last 20 years – averaging better than 10 percent annual growth over the last five years. James will share strategies for advancing your company in challenging times, including focusing on customers and their needs, effectively aligning marketing and sales, and delivering value with a minimum of waste.

James has lived and worked in Chester and Delaware counties for more than 20 years and is an avid equestrian. Nielsen-Kellerman co-founder, Richard Kellerman, is a resident of Kennett Square.

The Annual Fall Luncheon welcomes business and community leaders from across the region. The fee is $45 for members; $55 for non-members; and $395 for a table of eight. To register, visit

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, the region's leading pro-business member organization, is dedicated to the growth and development of its nearly 500 members and the business community by providing opportunities to connect businesses and support sustainable economic development.  The chamber hosts more than 70 events and programs each year in the southern Chester County region. To join or learn more, visit

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