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Business

  • A taste of Italy

    Cooking has always been “a passion” for Vincenzo “Vinnie” Lombardo, owner of Our Store at 994 Old York Road. Lombardo always offers his best when he offers his cooking, he said.
    “I've always been involved in cooking … in catering school … in military school … a long time,” Lombardo said. “My passion for cooking started early in my teenage years. I went to culinary school for two years and that led me to branch out.”

  • County will take road when Super Walmart comes

    If a Super Walmart moves into the former Chester Mall location, Chester County will take responsibility for upkeep of a road that runs adjacent to the property and behind the building.

  • Studio 21 wants customers to "look good, feel good"

    Studio 21, a full service salon offering hair cuts, manicures, pedicures and specializing in foils and acrylic nails, is located at 2606 Catawba River Road in Fort Lawn. This business is jointly owned by Wanda Brooks, Heather Cecil and Rose Saucier (pronounced, so-shay). The three women opened their business in Fort Lawn in October and say they did so because they enjoy making others happy.
    “We got into this business because of the people,” Cecil said. “We like making people feel good.”
    Saucier fervently agreed.

  • Keith's Alignment stays open, legacy endures

    Keith's Alignment & Auto Service on Columbia Street is still in operation although a major link to the business is gone. Owner Keith Hawkins passed away Oct. 8 after a lengthy battle with cancer, said his wife, Lynn Hawkins.
    “He had surgery three years ago and they thought they had it,” she said. “He went back this past June and the doctors told him it was back.”

  • IBHS celebrates one year of building science research

      
    The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has changed the face of building science research with the opening of its multi-hazard research center in South Carolina. While only open for one year, researchers at the facility already have conducted several residential and commercial research programs, the results of which have been translated into real-world applications for home and business owners.

  • Christmas Open House at The Yellow Daisy

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Yellow Daisy at 133 Church St. A Christmas Open House was held Thursday with lots of great gift ideas ranging from tea to jewelry to children's books. Karen Whitesides, owner of The Yellow Daisy, sponsors the open house each year on the third Thursday in October, she said.
    “I love Christmas,” Whitesides said. “It's my favorite time of year. It always has been.”
    Though the store is beautifully decorated, Whitesides sponsors the open house mainly to offer holiday gift ideas.

  • Carolina Car Care open for business

    Two local men, who have known each other since high school and share 20 years combined experience in car care, have opened a new business in Chester. Carolina Car Care at 129 Columbia St. officially opened on Oct. 3, said Darrell Britt. He and co-owner Mike Kopp offer tune-ups, brake repair, oil changes, major and minor engine repair and transmission repair. These mechanics had a specific purpose in mind when they decided to open their own business, they said.

  • TruVista to buy Georgia Cable Systems

    TruVista is pleased to announce that it has entered into two definitive asset purchase agreements to acquire the cable television systems serving Toccoa and Clayton Georgia.  The Toccoa system will be acquired from Northland Cable Properties Seven Limited Partnership and the Clayton system will be acquired from Northland Cable Properties, Inc. (collectively, the “Sellers”).  The combined systems currently pass approximately 18,000 homes and serve over 5,000 customers.

  • The Closet Boutique now open in downtown

  • City will spend $50,000 for upgrade of Walmart road

    The City of Chester will help pay for the upgrade of an access road that runs behind what will be the new Super Walmart.