County grants total of $5M to 248 small businesses

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced today the award of $5 million in grants to 248 Chester County small businesses and agricultural enterprises.  The individual grants, made available through the Chester County Main Street Preservation program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, range from just under $1,500 to $25,000. The...

County reschedules Webinar on building consumer confidence for June 11

WEST CHESTER — The second in a series of free webinars presented by the Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will be held Thursday, June 11th at 3:30 p.m. The webinar, which was rescheduled after severe weather caused countywide power outages, is designed to help county businesses and organizations navigate through the yellow phase reopening process and provide tools, resources and best practices...

‘Open’ advocates want to kill your small business

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa This week, three Republican state legislators called on Gov. Tom Wolf to begin to reopen Chester County. To say it was an exercise in political hackery — and moronic — is likely an understatement. And yes, it is being orchestrated by President Donald Trump, whose mishandling of the pandemic cost thousands of lives, millions of jobs and will result...

Brumbaugh Wealth Management named small business of the year

Kimberly Brumbaugh and Andrew Storti of Brumbaugh Wealth Management display their award for Small Business of The Year from the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry. EXTON — The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry awarded Brumbaugh Wealth Management with their prestigious Small Business of the Year Award.  The award was presented to Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly...

CCBI to host Small Business Dinner, Jan. 22

MALVERN — The Chester County Chamber continues with a special tradition in 2015: The Small Business Dinner- A Salute to the Spirit of Free Enterprise. This event is designed to spotlight the very important role that small businesses have in Chester County’s economy. Two awards are being presented: the Small Business of the Year and the Nonprofit of the Year. The Small Business of the Year Award...

Small business owners: think about your personal bottom line

Don’t forget to keep an eye on your needs, not just the business By Bronwyn L. Martin, Columnist, The Times If you’re a small business owner, you probably devote most of your time to making your business successful and functioning well each day. You focus on the obligations you have to customers and employees, and you surely put considerable energy into maintaining a healthy bottom line. All...

Planning is important before starting a business

A little work beforehand can save headaches down the road By Bronwyn Martin, Columnist, The Times If you’re thinking about starting a small business, it’s important to look carefully before you leap. Owning a small business can be very rewarding, but it can also require a lot of time, energy and funds long-term. Taking the right steps upfront can help you increase your chance of success and maximize...

Who did build that?

The role of government — and how it needs to change — in terms of small business won’t fit on a placard or a sound bite By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The burden — or helping hand — of government and its role with small business was placed front and center this week in a pair of back-to-back rallies on the old courthouse steps in West Chester Thursday. The furor over President Barack...