Business

Chamber wants ChesCo to reopen

Members of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce are urging Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to hold to a return-to-work reopening date for the county on Thursday, June 4. On May 8, Wolf extended his stay at home order through June 4 and the chamber wants Chester County back up and running no later than that date. "It is time to reopen and allow our economy to ...

 
 

Boost Your Business: Workplace emotional intelligence

No one knows what lasting effect the coronavirus will have on our economy. We have no idea the timeframes or the long-term repercussions on our businesses. This disruption is testing everyone’s emotional and social operating system and functioning, which is better known as emotional intelligence. As Darwin deduced, those who survive “are not the strongest or the most ...

 

$13.5 million for businesses in Pa

Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that 160 companies in 43 counties have received $13.5 million in funding during the second round of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program. Funds awarded under the program to date total more than $23 million awarded to a number of diverse businesses like restaurants, ...

 

DelCo launches business support program

Recognizing the need to provide support to Delaware County’s local business community, Delaware County has launched Delco Strong Small Business Support. The program will provide $1.75 million in grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Administered in partnership with the Delaware County Economic Development Oversight Board, the Delaware County Planning ...

 

Business Briefs April 24

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS recently honored The Jim DeFrank Sales Team, Chadds Ford Sales Associates, with a Chairman’s Circle Gold Award for their excellent sales performance for 2019, placing them in the top 2 percent of all BHHS agents nationwide. “The DeFrank Team is built on experience, communication and dedication with the mission ...

 

Governor issues business guidelines

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Dr. Rachel Levine, under her authority as Secretary of the Department of Health to take any disease control measure appropriate to protect the public from the spread of infectious disease, signed an order directing protections for critical workers who are employed at businesses that are authorized to maintain in-person ...

 

Boost Your Business: Marketing during quarantine

These are tough times and most, if not all, industries are being impacted in some way. The world is frightened and wary. There are many things that businesses must consider when it comes to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and somewhere near the top should be your marketing and sales efforts. While it’s understandable that this is not your top priority, if you choose this ...

 

Neumann offers online networking site

The Center for Leadership at Neumann University has launched a new Facebook group as a central location for small businesses and non-profits who offer essential services — such as restaurants, food providers, retail shops, etc — that are currently offering pick-up or delivery services. Our goal is to connect individuals with those businesses who remain open for ...

 

DelCo chamber launches restaurant guide

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the significant economic impact it is having on our regional economy, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has launched the “Delaware County Guide to Local Carry-Out Establishments” on their website. Developed as a resource for the public to utilize and as a vital marketing tool for these service industry businesses whose ...

 

Business Briefs March 6

• Chadds Ford Business Association members learned a little bit about veterinary dentistry during the group’s March 5 luncheon. Veterinarian Dr. John Lewis hosted the session at his Veterinary Dentistry Specialist office in Pennsbury Township. Lewis told the members that veterinary dentistry began in 1988 and that there are fewer than 200 veterinary dentists in the ...

 

Boost Your Business: Benefits of delegation

Managers are often reluctant to delegate as many believe in the adage that “if you want something done right, you must do it yourself.” Although this may be true in some cases, a core component of leadership is getting work done through others. Why do managers under-delegate? Although the number one reason why most managers under-delegate tasks is the fear of failure ...