Business

Wedding planner opens in Barn Shops

Weddings can be an emotional time for a young couple. Lots of decisions need to be made to help make it a special day for all concerned. It’s stressful, and that’s where a wedding planner comes in. And a wedding planner did come into the Barn Shops in Chadds Ford Township. Shannon Wellington Weddings and Events moved into the building where Barbara Moore Fine Art ...

 
 

Boost Your Business: Using Facebook

We are always looking for ways to get in front of our potential customers. Though there are many successful strategies that can be used, we should discuss Facebook and its relevance in 2022. It seems that some people are more interested in Instagram and TikTok, but there are still a lot of people that use Facebook and get impressive advertising results.  No one can ...

 

Owner: ‘Hank’s will be back’

It was a simple statement, but one most people in the Chadds Ford area would be glad to hear: “Hank’s will be back.” That from Hank’s Place owner Anthony Young. Young made the comment while addressing members of the Chadds Ford Business Association during the group’s April meeting, a breakfast session at Turner’s Mill, the Chadds Ford Township municipal building. As ...

 

Business Briefs April 8

• The Christian Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford is looking to hire an administrative manager. This approximately 20 hours per month position includes financial activities, membership and visitor record-keeping and management, volunteer scheduling, and several other typical administrative functions. Experience with Quick Books is preferred. This paid position is ...

 

Business Briefs April 1

• The next Chadds Ford Business Association meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 14. The breakfast meeting will be in Turner’s Mill, the Chadds Ford Township municipal building. Breakfast will be provided by Oso Sweet Bakery. Speakers include Supervisors Samantha Reiner and Noelle Barbone, and Anthony Young, owner of Hank’s place will update the ...

 

Boost Your Business: Webinars can be powerful

During the past two years, Zoom has become a “go-to” mode of communication. I’m sure that some of you have a love/hate relationship with the world’s most popular video platform.  But hosting webinars just might change your entire perspective. In case you haven’t heard, webinars can be incredibly powerful. So how do you host a lead-producing webinar of your own? ...

 

Business Briefs for March 4

• After a few months off because of Omicron, members of the Chadds Ford Business Association got together for an informal social gathering at Brandywine Prime on March 3. There was no formal presentation, and no business was discussed. Members enjoyed beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and good conversation as a group for the first time since December. • Galer Estates ...

 

Osteria Ama open in Olde Ridge

While several local restaurants have closed down during the past two years, Jorin Gerveni and his business partner Genti Mataj, took a chance and opened Osteria Ama in Olde Ridge Village at the end of October. They had been operating a restaurant in Haddonfield, N.J., but that was an hour’s drive for Mataj. He wanted a place closer to home. He lives just a few blocks ...

 

Gowie named Business Person of the Year

William B. Gowie Jr. was named the 2022 Small Business Person of the Year by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Gowie was selected because of his community engagement, company success, and strong leadership skills. He will be honored at the Small Business Award Luncheon on April 8 at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill. Gowie is the managing ...

 

Boost Your Business: Cold calling

Ignore every stigma you’ve ever heard about cold calling. A lot of entrepreneurs and salespeople believe that it is no longer an efficient form of marketing. But then again, many entrepreneurs started their business using cold calling and still believe in its effectiveness. Basic tips for your cold calling efforts: Start with your target industry. Public annual ...

 

Cash for business ideas

Now celebrating its 10th year, the annual Business Idea Competition at West Chester University welcomes all those who have business start-up dreams and big ideas to compete for $11,500 in prize money in the 2022 contest. Ideas that have not yet been commercialized and can be used as the foundation for a new business are eligible for one of the four tracks in this ...