America’s leading Christian CEO forum.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Dave Shoemaker

Managing Chair

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Dave comes to his role as C12 Area Chair in greater Philadelphia having lived for many years in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.  He has led multi-national technology companies for more than 30 years.  Focused mainly on sales and marketing, Dave has helped firms drive their value to a market leadership position, launch new concepts, unite organizations in the wake of mergers, and fine-tune their sales process/approach to capitalize on value offered.  The advice he offers is based on real-world experience from all aspects of life recognizing that everything affecting you potentially impacts your performance.  One of the great joys of Dave’s career has been in helping others discover the promise of the following value formula:  Do the next right thing, place the other person’s desires first in all your dealings, and watch them beat a path to your door.

Dave and Sherry, his sweetheart of 30 years, live in Warrington, Pennsylvania.  They are immensely proud of their two young adult children, Jason and Jessica, as well as their new daughter-in-law, Marsha.  The Shoemaker’s enjoy worshipping at Davisville Church where Dave is active in men’s ministry leadership.  Dave serves on the Board of Trustees at Christ’s Home, a wonderful organization serving disadvantaged children and those advanced in their years.  He also relishes his participation on the Executive Leadership Council of Capstone Legacy Foundation, the only Christian Community Foundation to serve Philadelphia and the world around us.

David Bowman

Chair

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David Bowman was born and raised in rural southeastern Pennsylvania, 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Born the son of a German tool-and-die maker, David began his business career as a management trainee after graduating from college. He spent nine years gaining practical business experience in a unionized environment learning machining, gray iron casting, and custom machine building. Traveling throughout the USA and internationally (Canada,, Mexico, Middle East, Europe, and Asia) gave him a love for production and customer face-to-face interaction. David developed hands-on leadership skills in the positions of plant manager, general manager, director of global resources, vice president of operations, treasurer, vice president of finance & operations, and president in the manufacturing, service, and logistics industries. These responsibilities have given him solid exposure to all functional aspects of running a business.

David has served as Chairman for the Keystone District and on the board of the Cradle of Liberty Council for Boy Scouts of America He also served on the Board of the Tri County Chamber of Commerce (Montgomery, Chester, and Berks Counties). David and wife Nancy have served in both independent Bible and Baptist churches and have enjoyed making multiple mission trips. David has served as a church trustee, elder, deacon, and on multiple committees. He currently serves on the Keystone Christian Education Scholarship Committee, which administers the distribution of funds through the Pennsylvania earned income tax credit program. During business trips, David has had the opportunity to visit and encourage missionaries in Asia, Europe, and North America.

David’s business philosophy is that leaders of small-to-medium-sized businesses must often accomplish great things with limited resources. Adapting to challenging current circumstances while preparing for the future provides us with an understanding of the importance of flexibility and resilience. Our people are our greatest asset. We lead by example and at the same time learn from our people. Communication is essential, and relating well to both workers and board members will enable enduring progress. When our employees realize that we don’t profess to have all the answers, but are willing to work through any challenges while encouraging active participation by others, we benefit and grow together. David is grateful to be part of the body of Christ and called to help business leaders actively serve others through the marketplace.

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Meeting Information

NEW Philadephia Group
Brookside Country Club

Chair: David Bowman
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: TBD
Location: Brookside Country Club, 850 N. Adams Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

Huntingdon Valley
Alpha Systems

Chair: Dave Shoemaker
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 8 AM - 2:30 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: Alpha Systems, 458 Pike Road, Lower Southampton, PA 19006

Newtown
PrintMail Systems

Chair: Dave Shoemaker
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 8 AM - 3 PM on the 2nd Friday of every month
Location: PrintMail Systems, 23 Friends Lane, Newton, PA 18940

3rd Thursday
Talamore Country Club

Chair: Dave Shoemaker
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 8:45 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Drive, Ambler, PA 19002

2nd Thursday
Talamore Country Club

Chair: Dave Shoemaker
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 8:45 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Drive, Ambler, PA 19002

Philadelphia North
Talamore Country Club

Chair: Dave Shoemaker
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Drive, Ambler, PA 19002

Philadelphia North
Talamore Country Club

Chair: Dave Shoemaker
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Drive, Ambler, PA 19002

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