Kennett Collaborative is excited to announce that Chatham Financial, a leader in financial risk management, has generously contributed a significant, year-long sponsorship to support impactful community programs and events. Chatham will be the lead sponsor for one of Kennett Collaborative’s most beloved programs, Third Thursdays on State Street.

During the Third Thursday of the month in Kennett Square, beginning May 16 and extending into October, Kennett Collaborative works with the Borough to close down the street to allow for outdoor dining, live music, extended shopping, cultural celebrations, and other fun activities for families and neighbors.

Daniel Embree, Executive Director of Kennett Collaborative, expressed his enthusiasm for the sponsorship, stating, “Chatham Financial’s generous support allows us to enrich our programs, which play a pivotal role in fostering community spirit and supporting local businesses. This year, we will expand our Third Thursday programming to be more accessible and inclusive of our diverse community … in short, more ways for more people to connect and have fun!”

Matt Henry, Chief Executive Officer at Chatham Financial, expressed, “Kennett Collaborative’s dedication to creating a vibrant community makes Kennett Square an ideal place for our employees to live and work. We believe in committing to the power of community engagement, and our support of Kennett Collaborative aligns with our company values, emphasizing the importance of contributing to the well-being of the communities where we operate.”

Henry further highlighted the value of Kennett Collaborative’s initiatives for Chatham Financial’s employees, stating, “Kennett Collaborative’s programs contribute to the cultural richness of Kennett Square and offer our employees unique experiences in the community. We are excited about the opportunity to not only support these initiatives financially but also to actively engage in volunteer activities that contribute to the local community.”

In addition to supporting Third Thursdays, Chatham’s sponsorship will extend to Kennett Collaborative’s winter holiday programs, the Memorial Day Parade, and the weekly Around the Square Newsletter (subscribe at The newsletter, a vital source of community news, events, history, and profiles, plays a crucial role in sharing the stories of Kennett Square. Chatham Financial’s sponsorship will be instrumental in ensuring the continued delivery of in-depth stories that represent Kennett Square’s diverse community. 

This and other community sponsorships represent a significant step towards building a more vibrant and inclusive Kennett Square. The shared commitment of Kennett Collaborative and Chatham Financial to community well-being is poised to make a lasting impact, reinforcing Kennett Square as a thriving community and fostering a positive environment for everyone who calls Kennett home.