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  • 06 Feb 2018 8:59 AM | Beth Witouski (Administrator)

    The SWEP Program Committee is hard at work planning out the year and the technical, networking and social events calendar. Here is a preview of the programs in the planning stages:


    2/15 - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    2/21 - Joint Event w/ NJSWEP - Financial Planning


    3/7 - Philadelphia Water Summit

    3/15 - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange


    4/12 - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    4/18 - Joint NJSWEP/Philly SWEP Financial Planning Website

    4/19  - Earth Day Volunteer Activities


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    6/18 - PA DEP Regulatory Update and SWEP BOD Annual Meeting

    6/28 - Golf Networking Event


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    TBD - Joint Event with NJSWEP - Philadelphia Union Game & Stadium Tour


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    TBD - Chemical Heritage Foundation Tour


    TBD - Touchstone Awards Gala


    TBD - Holiday Happy Hour Networking Event

    Please contact the SWEP Program Committee if you or your company have an idea for a technical program that may be of interest to the SWEP community, or if you would like to join the committee to assist in planning these events. All volunteers welcome!

  • 31 Jan 2018 1:40 PM | Beth Witouski (Administrator)

    Are you a golfer? A business person? Someone who likes networking? Playing? Mingling? 

    Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, and YES!!

    SWEP of Greater Philadelphia would like to consider coordinating a Golf Event for 2018. We have the bare-bones concept of an idea forming, but would like to gather SWEP members to join a committee to help with all the planning. 

    We're going to start small, and target May 2018 for our first event -- something at a driving range or indoor golf simulator, with a golf pro or instructor available, and include an after-event networking gathering with light appetizers and drinks. If this event goes well, we'd REALLY like to start planning for a full-blown Golf Tournament in 2019. 

    We would like to get 6-8 people on the event-planning committee, so NOW is your chance to become a bit more active with SWEP. If you are interested, reach out to: Board Member Beth Witouski by email or phone/610-858-1295

  • 25 Jan 2018 9:07 AM | Beth Witouski (Administrator)
    This week, the NJ Licensened Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA) held their inaugural Environmental Remediation Conference and Trade Show in New Brunswick, NJ. Several SWEP Board of Directors Members were in attendance at this 2-day event, and took the opportunity to catch up and take a group photo.

    Board Members pictured include (L2R):

    • Nora Pearse - BSTI
    • Ann Smith - Eurofins-QC
    • Amy Corr - ESC Lab Sciences
    • Eileen Snyder - Alpha Analytical
    • Beth Witouski - Suburban Testing Labs
    • Kristin Weiler - SGS Accutest
  • 15 Jan 2018 3:32 PM | Beth Witouski (Administrator)

    The current SWEP of Greater Philadelphia Board of Directors posed for a photo opportunity at the November Touchstone Awards Ceremony. 

    Members include:

    Top (L2R): Joanna Waldron, Beth Witouski, Yolanda Pagano, Amy Corr, Eileen Snyder, Nora Pearse

    Bottom (L2R): Kristin Weiler, Jennifer Poole, Ann Smith, Amy Caffarella, Kaitlyn Maxwell

    Not Pictured: Kelsey Gibbons Bergan, Denise Molzahn, Sarah Silver

  • 10 Dec 2017 9:10 AM | Beth Witouski (Administrator)

    The co-hosted networking Happy Hour event held on Tuesday December 5th at a local bar in downtown Pittsburgh was a great success! 

    The SWEP Greater Philadelphia Chapter co-hosted the event with the SWEP Three Rivers Chapter, and both groups brought out SWEP members & friends for a fun evening of networking. 

    The event was scheduled during the 2017 National Brownfields Conference, held this year in Pittsburgh, PA, and provided the perfect opportunity for a successful, after-hours networking event. 


    There were nearly 50 SWEP members and friends who attended, and SWEP members even posed for a photo! 

  • 15 Oct 2017 8:13 PM | Anne Lazo (Administrator)

    SWEP of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce our selection of the 2017 Touchstone Award — Ms. Betsy Schamberger, PG. 

    Betsy is the founder and owner of Moonstone Environmental, a Lehigh-Valley based environmental consulting firm. She is active in her business efforts, knowledgeable in her field of expertise, and promotes collaboration, entrepreneurial development and environmental stewardship for women in the industry.

    Please join us on November 8th, 2017 to honor this exceptional woman.

  • 10 Oct 2017 7:53 PM | Anne Lazo (Administrator)

    SWEP of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce that the 2017 Touchstone Award Reception will be held at the Fairmount Water works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017.

    The Fairmount Water Works (FWW) is a National Historic Landmark nestled at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with stunning views of Boat House Rowe and the Center City Skyline. Please join SWEP for an unforgettable evening of enjoying the neoclassical revival architecture of the Water Works and panoramic waterfront views.

    As always, there will be plenty of time for reconnecting with friends and colleagues and networking with new ones over cocktails, hors oeuvres, dessert and coffee. Prepare to be inspired on this remarkable evening. The schedule for the evening is:

    • 6:00pm to 7:00pm Open Happy Hour (featuring wine/beer and a Signature Cocktail) with Networking and heavy hors d'oeuvres
    • 7:00pm to 8:00pm Keynote Speaker and Touchstone Award Presentation
    • 8:00pm to 9:00pm Event conclusion, a dessert and coffee/tea selection and post-event networking.
    SWEP also encourages you to consider sponsoring this incredible and extremely well-attended event. The many sponsorship levels available include Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and In-Kind Sponsorships. Click HERE to sponsor the event.

    Online Registration is now open - Early bird pricing is currently available until October 9th - so register early to save!

    Registration closes for this event NLT November 5th.
  • 08 Oct 2017 9:04 PM | Anne Lazo (Administrator)

    The PA DEP Regulatory Update Meeting originally marked as a SAVE THE DATE for Tuesday, September 26, 2017 has been postponed to a future date, TBD. Please look for another posting for the evening in early 2018.

  • 23 May 2017 4:08 PM | Anne Lazo (Administrator)

    Bringing the beauty of the planet to Philadelphia through moving environmental films, The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival showcases powerful new shorts and features that entertain, inform and inspire personal action. The Festival will be held at the historic Prince Theater on April 21-23. On opening night, join a free dance party with WXPN host David Dye from 10 p.m. to midnight upstairs at the Prince. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.philaenvirofilmfest.org. Use the discount code EARTH5 to purchase tickets at a special discounted rate!

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