Business

Peter Kjellerup named ‘Outstanding Citizen’

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce has selected Peter Kjellerup, cofounder of Dansko, Inc., as its Outstanding Citizen of the Year for his decades of service to the community.  Kjellerup will be awarded the honor at the Chairman’s Annual Gala at Longwood Gardens on Saturday, February 23 at 6:30 pm. For more information and to register for the Annual ...

 
 

DelCo chamber seeks nominations for small business awards

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce yesterday announced its call for nominations for the 2019 Small Business Awards that will take place on Thursday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Drexelbrook Catering & Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill. At the awards dinner, outstanding Delaware County small businesses and small business people will be recognized in ...

 

Boost Your Business: Simple inside sales

The best sales teams are most often led by someone who is more like a sales coach than a sales manager. The dedication to developing inside sales skills ultimately creates a sales team that not only hits its short-term goals but instills a culture of learning and self-improvement in order to achieve its long-term goals as well. But it’s not always so easy. Superb ...

 

Rotary donates from Twisted Vintner

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary Wednesday donated more than $31,000 dollars from proceeds raised from this past June’s Twisted Vintner event. Chapter  President Hank Fisher handed out checks to eight of nine recipients during the Dec. 19 luncheon at Pescatore’s in Keystone Plaza. Fisher said it was the first time the chapter invited all the recipient charities to ...

 

Personal care facility dedicated

It will be months before the personal care facility under construction on Route 202 is ready to open but that didn’t stop a dedication ceremony. The Residence at Chadds Ford — on the site of the old C Harry B4 U Buy — won’t open until spring or early summer, depending on who’s speaking, but parent company LCB Senior Living held a dedication ceremony at the site ...

 

CFBA helps out Salvation Army

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association took part in a food drive benefiting the Salvation Army of West Chester. The group gave the food to Capt. Maria Corralizza during the Dec. 6 lunch meeting held at The Gables in Pennsbury Township.   Corralizza thanked the association while speaking briefly on the history and mission of the Salvation Army.   ...

 

The Human Resource: Leadership derailed by ‘yes’ people

Are you the type of leader who likes to feel right all the time?  Do you enjoy your direct reports telling you “great job!”, “that’s right” or “of course boss!”  Does your team always agree with your plans and ideas, and this makes you feel successful or happy? Do you realize that by surrounding yourself with “yes” people you are diminishing your actual leadership ...

 

Protecting business for the future

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association were briefed on protecting their businesses interests before and after they’ve gone. Attorneys Joe Bellinghieri and Mary Kay Gaver, from the firm MacElree Harvey, held an informal conversation with the group during its November lunch meeting last week. The pair spoke of the need for having buy/sell agreements with ...

 

Boost Your Business: Details are the substance

Details aren’t what you focus on after you’ve figured out everything else. The details are everything else. They ultimately determine if your plan works or not. The details are the difference between executing a failed strategy or delivering impressive results. So, it’s a bad idea to make the details an afterthought. The tiniest of details can make a big difference ...

 

The Human Resource: Compensation practices

How much thought have you put into your compensation practice?  Small employers often pay what candidates ask for because they need to hire people with no regard to any formal process or practice around compensation. In time, as the small business grows, they will experience various challenges if they don’t do something about their compensation practices.  Here we ...

 

The Human Resource: Bonuses for everyone? Don’t be silly

Does your organization provide all employees with a discretionary bonus each year? Perhaps your organization creates a pool of money annually and divides it up amongst the employees. While implementing a discretionary bonus program in which everybody benefits financially sounds wonderful, it is important to note there are problems inherent in a discretionary program ...