Boost Your Business: Aligning business values with personal ethics

Corporate values and personal values are not the same. Your business value proposition, or value prop, is a concise statement of the benefits that a company is delivering to customers who buy its products or services. It serves as a declaration of intent, both inside the company and in the marketplace. Almost all companies have value props and aligning your business with your values is…

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Beam signing for Hank’s Place

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The reconstruction of Hank's Place is on track for a reopening late this summer.

Reconstruction continues for Hank’s Place and a beam signing is planned for the Route 1 and Creek Road site this Thursday, April 18. The beam signing allows those interested to sign the final beam before it’s lifted into place atop what will be the new Hank’s Place. The foundation has been poured and the pylons are in place, allowing the new building to be up…

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Boost Your Business: Menstrual health in the workplace

Menstrual health is a crucial workplace concern. It’s time to normalize conversations about menstruation and menstrual health in the workplace to better support women. Why is this important? Barriers to Career Progression: Despite being a natural part of life, menstruation can act as a barrier to career advancement and overall well-being for many women.  In a survey done by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and…

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Not your father’s sneaker shop

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Size Up Sneakers is not just another shoe store, not even your standard shop for running shoes. Size Up Sneakers in Olde Ridge Village features specialty and collectible sneakers. Chris Thorp and his wife own the shop that’s in one-half of the location where Special Teas used to be. But what are collectible and specialty sneakers? “It can be about a specific model of shoe,…

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Taste & Sea for ‘coastal elegance’

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John and Chrissy Talbot describe Taste & Sea as coastal elegant fine dining.

Taste & Sea, the new coastal elegant restaurant that moved into Keystone Plaza where Pescatores used to be is officially open. Though it had a soft opening a few weeks ago, the official grand opening was Monday, April 8. Local politicians, Kathleen Goodier from Chadds Ford Township and John Gillespie from Concord were on hand as was former state Rep. Steve Barrar. John and Chrissy…

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Business Briefs March 29

• The Chadds Ford Business Association's next meeting will be a breakfast meeting at the Chadds Ford Township municipal building, at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 11. Township Manager Lacey Faber and some township supervisors will be in attendance to bring us up to speed on the current events in our community. Breakfast by Chadds Ford Coffee House. The cost is $20, pay at the…

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CF Winery for sale

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The Chaddsford Winery is up for sale after 42 years.

It’s been 12 years since Eric and Lee Miller retired from the ChaddsFord Winery. Now, the Petrillo family of New York, the remaining founders and owners, are looking to sell. The asking price for the 5-acre property on Route 1 is $4.5 million. This would be the second local winery sale in a year. Longwood Gardens bought the Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery in September.…

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Boost Your Business: Anti-harassment policies

Today’s social media climate should help remind employers that they must be cognizant of the impact claims of sexual or other harassment can have on their business and reputation. To protect themselves and their businesses, employers should review their handbook and the harassment policies and procedures that they are currently enforcing. Employers should also implement a process for monitoring legislative changes, as it is likely…

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Business briefs March 8

• The next meeting of the Business Professional Association of Western DelCo is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Brandywine Prime in Chadds Ford Township. The guest speaker is Mike Delzingaro, owner of UNITS of Greater Philadelphia & Delaware Home. Networking and cocktails begin at 6:15 and the sit-down dinner starts at 7. Members and their guests pay $40 per person, non-members pay $50 per…

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New coffee shop brewing in CF

Steve Sonsini knows the importance of first impressions. And he knows the first impression he wants people to experience when they enter his soon-to-open Chadds Ford Coffee House: “Come in and smell the coffee,” he said. The Chadds Ford Coffee House isn’t open yet, but Sonsini and his wife Jackie are hoping to open in early April. They’re still renovating the interior of the old…

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New GM for Concord CC

Michael Strain will be the new general manager at Concord Country Club, the club said in a press release. He also knows the area, having lived in Kennett Square and played at Concord several times as a pro. Strain has extensive experience in club management, having served most recently as the General Manager/COO at Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, Ga. There he led the Club…

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