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Business

  • Country Corner damaged by fire

    An early Monday morning fire caused a great deal of damage at a local convenience store.

  • Young wants to be your "1st Choice" for insurance needs

    When Laurie Young decided to stop working from home and open her own business, she carefully considered where to locate. Chester fit her choice of a great demographic market where no one else offered what she offers, she said.
    “I wanted to do something where I could help people,” Young said.
    As owner of 1st Choice Insurance Services at 1645 J.A. Cochran Bypass, Young said the name of her business reflects how she wants people to consider her services.

  • CDDA moves to new office

    The Chester Downtown Development Association held open house last week to celebrate its move to a new location at 137 Gadsden St. A Business After Hours reception was held on Thursday with the Chester County Chamber of Commerce to showcase the CDDA's new office.
    “My idea for this was for us to become more visible for our members and the projects we want to do so we get more community involvement,” said CDDA President Mike Eland. “This also allows for a more permanent meeting space and for workshops.”

  • Chester County Natural Gas gets new truck

    An in-house celebration was held this week for Chester County Natural Gas Authority as the company received its new construction truck which is dedicated solely to operating on natural gas. General Manager Mike Enoch said Burns Chevrolet of Rock Hill has “really stepped up” in converting vehicles capable of using natural gas.
    “We're trying to find something that makes sense for our community,” Enoch said. “Natural gas burns clean so if we can get more fleets involved, that's good for the environment.”

  • 1st Choice Insurance opens in Chester

    The motto stenciled on the window of 1st Choice Insurance Services gives a first impression of what owner Laurie Young wants the community to know about her new business.
    “Today's Decision is Tomorrow's Peace of Mind,” the slogan reads.

  • Hunter's Spring Show

    Hunter's Creative Florist at 182 Saluda St. has served the Chester and Great Falls areas for the past 21 years, said owner Terry Hunter. On Sunday, April 1 from 2 to 6 p.m., she'll present her second annual Spring Show which is Chester's own version of the Southern Living Show. Hunter invites Chester and surrounding communities to come see the items for homes and gardens that she has to offer.
    “We'll have ferns, plants, garden stakes, flags and much more,” she said. “We just want to support Chester. That's the biggest thing!”

  • Rolled Alloys officially announces arrival in Richburg

    News of Rolled Alloys' Rolled Alloys arrival in Richburg first came to light at a Chester County Council meeting last week. The company made its announcement official on Thursday.
    As the News & Reporter first reported on March 5, Rolled Alloys, a provider of specialty alloys, announced plans to locate a new facility in Chester County. The $3.7 million investment is expected to generate 24 new jobs.

  • Jones-Hamilton makes it official

    A press release issued on Tuesday officially touted what was already known; Jones-Hamilton is coming to Chester County.
    As the News & Reporter first reported on February 20, the Ohio-based chemical manufacturer and marketer will locate a plant in Chester.
    The $29 million investment is expected to create 15 new jobs.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Rolled Alloys coming to county

    For the second time in as many Chester County Council meetings, Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker had good news in the form of an industrial announcement.
    Parker announced that Rolled Alloys, based in Ohio, would be locating in an existing building in the county.
    "Rolled Alloy has committed to come to Chester County," Parker told Chester County Council.

  • McKeown project takes another step

    It took a few years of mostly behind-the-scenes work, but soon everyone will be able to see the benefits of a refurbished McKeown Building.
    On Monday, Chester City Council accepted a bid from McKenzie Construction and spending an additional $25,000 dollars from the capital improvement fund
    "The is good news for the city's economic development," said Mayor Wanda Stringfellow.