September 14, 2021 – Business Networking at AVE in Malvern – 5:00-7:00pm

Like SEI, Hire One is an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council in Exton.

Hire One will hold a fully live event with beer, wine and lite fare

Find out more and register HERE

Hire One’s mission includes finding new and innovative ways to connect Employers and Job Seekers.

Here is what to expect:

After a brief introduction, everyone will begin networking! We expect jobs to be available in the following fields: finance, sales, information technology, manufacturing and production, energy, healthcare, and more. Remember – it’s not only the employers in the room, but who they know and can introduce you to, that is important. Beer, wine and lite fare will be served.

Thank you to our sponsor AVE Malvern for hosting this event!

This event is supported by Chester County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PA CareerLinks.


Questions? Contact Jim Lauckner, HireOne Senior Project Consultant,


July 28, 2021 – SEF Webinar Series, Energy Planning in Higher Education – 1-2pm

Presented In Partnership with Lehigh University and AKF Group

Wednesday, July 28th   |   1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

According to the US Department of Energy, Better Buildings, the higher education sector spends over $6 billion on annual energy costs. This webinar will discuss the efforts made by colleges to reduce their energy consumption and increase their efficiency.

Learn more and register here.

September 4, 2021 – World Cogeneration Day 2021 Companies can celebrate or highlight:

o your customers’ resiliency,
o your company’s resiliency,
o your people’s resiliency,
o new innovations in resiliency,
o and the resiliency of your CHP systems.
Of particular interest will be celebrating the resilience of the millennial CHP leaders as they step up to tackle the issues of the day.

Your involvement helped make the inaugural 2020 World Cogeneration Day a great success; “One Day for Cogeneration”. World Cogeneration Day 2020 kicked off an exciting chapter in cogeneration marketing with 100,000’s social media interactions of tweets, sharing, posts, video clips, views, and connections using hashtag #WorldCogenerationDay.
You can see details here:
All activity is organized around the website

February 23, 2021 – 9th Annual SEI Energy Briefing (Virtual) – 8am-10:30am

Attend this highly anticipated annual event to hear from leaders in the energy field. Presentations will provide a review of current and future energy trends as well as an insider’s overview of the 2021-2022 energy forecast on both the national and regional fronts. Our speakers will present their perspectives on the expectations of strong investments into renewable energy and Green House Gas Reductions. Attendees will learn more about RGGI, CO-GEN to achieve greater energy resiliency, and the benefits of Solar PV.

Who Should Attend: Energy users, large energy purchasers, facilities managers, energy professionals, building owners and developers, municipality managers, sanitation managers.

Learn more and register HERE



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December 10, 2020 – Community Solar: How Can Delaware Benefit? 4:00pm – 5:30pm

SEI would like to share a virtual event from our partners at Green Building United.

  • The benefits of community solar and who supports it

  • How Delaware’s current community solar law prohibits its proliferation and what we need to do to change it

  • Which community solar programs in our region are successful and why

Who should attend?

  • Delaware state and local lawmakers

  • Green Building United, Sierra Club, and Energy Services Coalition’s member communities

  • Delaware citizens and grassroots organizations

  • Anyone interested in learning more about successful community solar program models

For information and to register go to


September 16, 2020 at 4pm – SEI Presents: Is Your Organization Ready to Re-open Safely?

Join us September 16, 2020 at 4pm for a virtual program! To learn more and to register go HERE.

Leaders in the energy, crisis recovery, and indoor air quality field will briefly review energy trends and present on the current opportunities in the energy commodities market, path to recovery from the economic shutdown and the importance of indoor air quality in reducing risk to building occupants. The current global economic slowdown provides an opportunity for energy consumers to more effectively source energy at a significant discount as energy demand is reduced. Looking forward to Q3 & Q4 where businesses start to re-open, infection control processes, and the use of proven anti-microbial technologies to improve indoor air quality will help building managers to safely re-open to the new normal.

Who should attend: Energy users, large energy purchasers, Facilities Managers, Energy professionals, building owners and developers, municipality managers, sanitation manager, manufacturers.

Thank you to our sponsors: Emergent Energy Solutions, LLC, Krug Architects, and Practical Energy Solutions, a Division of Spotts, Stevens and McCoy

Register by August 31 for a chance to win a $50 gift card.


DAILEY TIPTON, VP of Sales and Marketing –  Evolution Energy Partners, LLC 

Dailey Tipton has spent many years in senior positions of management where he is recognized for his expertise in energy and sustainability. He has a long history of growing companies, from start-up to Fortune 500 in size. As the leader for revenue generation for Evolution Energy Partners, Dailey focuses on creating opportunities for customers to drive impact to their bottom line through energy management projects while increasing their sustainable footprint. Prior to EEP, Dailey worked at CPower as a General Manager, SAP as the leader for Energy Management and Sustainable Applications Center of Excellence, DATUM as part of the management team and created, launched and managed a highly successful SAP sustainability practice for ERM. Dailey started his career as a Naval Flight Officer and is a Veteran of Foreign War with multiple recognitions including two Navy Achievement Medals. He holds two degrees in Engineering: MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University.

KAREN NORHEIM, President & COO – American Crane & Equipment Corporation

As the 2nd generation coming into the leadership role for the her family’s company, American Crane & Equipment Corporation, Karen Norheim has sought to solidify the “Founder’s Legacy” while putting her own stamp on the company culture. Her role, as she puts it, is that of the gardener as she leads the successful day-to-day operations of American Crane, a 180-person manufacturing facility headquartered in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, into the future. American Crane is recognized as a leader in the design and manufacture of cranes, hoists and other material handling equipment. Karen received a dual Bachelor of Science degree in both Marketing & International Business and International Studies from Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master’s degree in Information Science and an MBA. In addition to her many roles within the company, Karen also sits on the boards of many industry leading organizations. Karen plays a pivotal role in the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance’s Next Gen Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership. Her leadership within this group as an appointed “Champion” has strongly supported the identification of common areas for regional growth, talent development, and workforce pipeline solutions that can be addressed with one voice. Karen is Vice-President of Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA), and also serves as Chairperson for the National Board of Women in Manufacturing (WiM).

Pre-registration is required.

Presentations are the opinions of the presenters and are not to be considered legal advice.

The Smart Energy Initiative of Southeastern PA (SEI) is an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council and if Funded in part by the private sector with grant funding received from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry through the Chester County Workforce Development Board.