Business

Local winery temporarily closed

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery Gal is closing its doors until Labor Day weekend because of new COVID-related restrictions. Owners Brad and Lele Galer sent the following press release on Friday, July 31. “We are very sorry to say that we have decided to close our doors to the public through August. Gate Side Wine Pick Up is still available throughout the week, but ...

 
 

DelCo warns about price gouging

Delaware County businesses have reported difficulties procuring needed supplies due to drastic price gouging. While items such as disinfectants, wipes, and masks have been a common source of complaints for businesses and residents, other less known supplies have reportedly become problematic. “Our salon owners have been hit particularly hard, as they were one of the ...

 

Business group talk shutdown, wages, taxes

The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force continues its series of free webinars this Thursday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m. This week’s webinar addresses how the business shutdown in Pennsylvania impacts tax collection across municipalities. To join the webinar, go here. The key webinar speaker is Joe Lazzaro, vice president and general counsel for Keystone ...

 

Newly sanitized salons are open for business

"The first day we opened was busy, with our regular customers coming in," said Nita Say, co-owner of Nailish, a nail salon in downtown Kennett Square. Her voice is a bit muffled through her mask. Hygienic practices have been stepped up in response to COVID-19 and include a mask policy for all, clear Plexiglas shields between the technician and the customer, ...

 

Round # 2 of Delco Strong Grants available

Delaware County Council unanimously voted to authorize the use of CARES Act funds to further assist Delaware County businesses and non-profit organizations that have suffered loss from business interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Modeled after the popular Delco Strong grant program offered in May, “Delco Strong 2” will also allow non-profit organizations to ...

 

Boost Your Business: Thriving after the COVID

It’s too soon to see what the full economic impact of COVID-19 will be, which effects will be temporary, and which will be permanent. Businesses could bounce back almost immediately or struggle for years to come. One thing is certain: Life will not be going back to normal, so it’s up to all of us to create a new normal. Businesses that embrace new ways of working, ...

 

The Human Resource: Engaging the workforce in a crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted us all in ways that may take years or a lifetime to reflect upon and understand. As businesses begin to reopen and emerge from the shutdown, our workforce — the employees we value and need to succeed — are emerging from a stay at home lockdown that can be a traumatic experience. The myriad challenges today include returning to a new ...

 

Council approves CARES funds for businesses and non-profits

Delaware County Council unanimously voted on June 17 to authorize the use of CARES Act funds to assist Delaware County businesses and non-profit organizations with economic loss and recovery due to COVID-19. Recognizing the critical need to provide additional support to Delaware County’s local business community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the county first launched ...

 

Small business matching fund campaign now in Kennett

As communities across the globe continue to struggle through the COVID-19 crisis and its devastating aftermath, individuals and organizations in Kennett are supporting those in need and thinking strategically about how Kennett can prove resilient at this critical moment for the future of the town. Historic Kennett Square and Square Roots Collective announced the ...

 

Business Briefs June 12

• The Brandywine River Museum of Art announced that it plans to reopen on July 1. There will be more information coming on safety and health precautions as the date draws nearer. • Barbara Moore Fine Art is open again, but with limited hours. For now, the hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 on Sundays. She is limiting visitors to one at a ...

 

Boost Your Business: Email newsletters

Email is having a resurgence as news reading habits, informed by Twitter and Facebook et.al., evolve. More people are reading news, learning more, and — because of this pandemic — taking advantage of actually having the time to read. I truly hope that as businesses return to their usual habits, they continue to take advantage of some of the changes they may have made ...