Business Briefs Feb. 14

The Home 2 Suites by Hilton are up and running in Concord Township. The newest member of the famous hotel chain opened in November but held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 13. According to General Manager Ryan Greene, the facility at 75 Applied Bank Boulevard near Wegmans, is an extended stay facility with each room having its own full-service kitchen and guests use their cell phones to check-in, unlock the doors and operate the televisions. There’s also a heated saline pool and exercise center. Home 2 also serves a hot buffet breakfast and is pet-friendly. Greene said the studio and one-bedroom suites range in price from $159-$199 per night. For more information, phone 610-358-4716 or visit

The Rev. Annalie Korengel, of Unionville Presbyterian Church, will be receiving the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award from the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce at Longwood Gardens on Saturday, Feb. 22 during the 53rd annual Chairman’s Gala from 6:30-10:30 p.m. To register to attend, phone 610-444-0774 or go here.

The next meeting of the Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County is Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Brandywine Prime in Chadds Ford at 6:15 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7. The cost for members is $30, $40 for nonmembers. Guest speakers will be two newer members, Andy Poole, of Strategic Connection, and Brian Dilsheimer, Kynect. Pay at the door by check or cash (checks preferred) or Click to Pay Online

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will have an award dinner for the 2020 Small Business Awards honorees. The annual event celebrates small business excellence in Delaware County. The awards dinner will be hosted at the Drexelbrook Catering & Corporate Events Center on Thursday, March 19. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner and awards portion to the follow beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets and sponsorship sell out rapidly and can be purchased online. The winners are: Small Business of the Year: Kibow Biotech; Small Business Person of the Year: In Memoriam of Joseph A.M. Talluto, president & CEO Of Talluto’s; Family Business of the Year: A&E Construction Co.;  Entrepreneur of the Year: Josh Irons, CEO of River Avenue Digital; and SCORE Business of the Year: Julie Sebastian, Softball and Fitness Instructions

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