Business

The Human Resource: Why EPLI is not enough

Do you know anyone who ever complained about their employer? Sounds like a stupid question because complaining to friends and family about your job is a very common event throughout most of our lives. Did you know that a significant number of individuals do a great deal more than just complain about how they are being treated at work, or situations at work that are ...

 
 

Rotary delivers Twisted Vintner funds

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary is in the process of delivering monies raised during last June’s Twisted Vintner event. Twisted Vintner raised $50,000 last year. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the group handed out $5,000 to Camp Bournelyf. Jeff Seagraves, president of Camp Bournelyf’s Board of Directors, said the Westtown Township camp began as a summer camp for special ...

 

Boost Your Business: Myths/facts on content marketing

In a world where content marketing is constantly changing, it is easy to get swept away with common myths and misconceptions regarding best practices. You need to stay on top of the truths to excel in your SEO, so it is essential to sift out the false strategies that only lead to stagnant rankings. You need to plan effectively, which means you need to be able to ...

 

Wawa re-opens with beer for sale

The Wawa store on Route 202 at Naaman’s Creek Road has re-opened after renovations, and it re-opened with a full "beer cave." The store was closed for the past months for remodeling, which included re-designed food and checkout counters, updated restrooms and the installation of the large beer cooler and seating area. It’s the first Wawa in Pennsylvania to sell beer ...

 

The Human Resource: The impact of drug testing

Small businesses rarely establish extensive pre-employment or random drug testing practices in the earliest stages of growth Starting with the very first hire, whether strategically planned or reactive to a surge in demand of your business products or services, the hiring process is perceived as a necessary evil to obtain the human capital to perform the work ...

 

Boost Your Business: Email v social media

Social media sites can be incredibly useful. Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest have created new means of communication and enabled companies to connect organically with users whose interests are already vetted. That said, they can also be destructive. The difference lies in the way you use them: If you publish an article on your own website, ...

 

SCCCC appoints five new board members

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. They include Heather Connolly of Operation Warm, Tony Scheivert of New Garden Township, Donald G. Sellers of Edward Jones Investments, Andrew Smith of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, and James Turner of Chester Water Authority. The appointments are ...

 

Pine Street wins ‘Best of Houzz’ awards

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2017, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top remodeling professionals on Houzz. West Chester remodeling firm Pine Street Carpenters and The Kitchen Studio at Pine Street picked up Best Of Houzz 2017 awards for both design and customer service. ...

 

The Human Resource: Infrastructure and risk management

Entrepreneurs are driven by their ability to leverage the plethora of skills and expertise they possess into revenue generating activities that evolve into functional business organizations over time. The focus, to achieve success in the entrepreneur’s mind, must be placed on the development and delivery of products and services effectively and efficiently to ...

 

Fitness club changes hands

There are changes in the Springwater Plaza on Route 202 in Chadds Ford. The old Slim & Fit studio is now under new ownership and a new name, Beauty and the Beast Fitness Mode. The idea is to look like a beauty, but work out like a beast, according to a press release. Carol Elizabeth Malin used to work with computers.  Now, the former information technology ...

 

New website for CFBA

The Chadds Ford Business Association has a newly updated website that group President Esmé Frangiosa said is more user friendly and works well for members and nonmembers alike. The web address for the site remains www.chaddsford.org. Frank Rupp, of Frank Rupp Design, in Media, did the update. He started six months ago, he said, so member businesses could be more ...