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TCACC Hosted 1st Annual REACH Conference

TriCounty Chamber Hosts 1st Annual REACH Conference
(Pottstown, PA) – The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce (TCACC) hosted its First Annual REACH: Empowering and Connecting Women Conference on Thursday, November 4, at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, PA. In her opening remarks, Eileen Dautrich, TCACC President, welcomed and thanked everyone for their patience as this event was originally scheduled for June of 2020. Eileen shared how excited the staff and REACH committee were to finally make it to this long-awaited event. 

The first speaker, Carolina DiGiorgio, President and CEO of Congreso de Latino Unidos, Inc., discussed Supporting Others’ Potential. Speaking of her team and those she has met in her career, DiGiorgio said, “Build others up. You want your leaders to feel confident.”

Miss Pennsylvania 2019 & 2020 Tiffany Seitz discussed her platform of Adoption Advocacy- Restoring Hope, Transforming Lives. “Potential is about growth. Where you start does not dictate where you’ll end up,” Seitz said of her own life. As a newborn, she was addicted to cocaine and later adopted by her foster parents. Seitz’ discussion of Realizing Your Potential showed how this 26-year-old is proof that you can grow your potential if you put your mind to it.
The keynote speaker, Sylvie di Giusto, a professional speaker, consultant, author, and expert in first impressions addressed Promoting Your Potential and Becoming Your Best Advocate.  Ms. di Giusto had the audience look closely at themselves and come up with their own superpower statements that recognize their skills and talents.  “Make sure your appearance, behavior, communication and digital footprint reflect you,” she explained. “Make the first seven seconds count, because that is all it takes for someone to judge you.” At the event, Ms. di Giusto personally signed a copy of her book, The Image of Leadership: How Leaders Package Themselves to Stand Out for the Right Reasons, for each attendee.

Eileen Dautrich awarded Carina Hatfield, owner of Weigner Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., with the 1st REACH Outstanding Service Award for her abundant work on the REACH Committee and organization of the REACH Coffee Chats that meet virtually each month.

The REACH Conference, which was sponsored by Seedcopa, Cody Systems and PECO, featured the three speakers, who inspired 90 attendees to build their potential. Lunch, accolades of the audience’s successes, and raffled prizes, donated by Chamber Members, were also part of this impactful afternoon.  Each conference attendee received a swag bag of items donated by TCACC Members, as well as a unique link opportunity to listen and add to the 1st REACH Spotify Collaborative Playlist and a list of the scheduled 2022 REACH luncheons. 

TCACC announced that the Second Annual REACH Conference will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022. 

REACH is a TCACC program designed to bring together professional women in the tri-county region to network, build relationships, and access professional development and educational opportunities that will empower and inspire.

TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce (TCACC), the tri-county region's business advocate since 1927, is a membership-based organization serving businesses in southeastern Berks, western Montgomery, and northern Chester Counties, as well as along the Route 422 Corridor. TCACC’s mission is leveraging the power of Membership to provide valued Membership services and Proactive Leadership for the tri-county region. 


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