• Economic Development looking for survey participants

    The Chester County Economic Development (“CCED”), Chester County, and the Chester Development Association (“CDA”), cordially invite you to participate in the 2011 Chester County Economic Development Strategic Plan update. 

    As you may recall the process was started in 2008 to create the Chester County Economic Development Strategic Plan which involved community leaders and existing industrial leaders from across Chester County.  We held focus groups and interviews and in total involved around 70 individuals. 

  • Frankie Wright is now retired

    It's official! Frankie Wright is retired today.
    Wright has worked for Gaddy State Farm Insurance agency since October 1979, she said. She has learned everything from selling auto to homeowners, life and health insurance. The insurance business initially opened by Dean Gaddy is now operated by his son, Chris. Wright is proud to have worked for both father and son.
    “When I came to work here for Dean, Chris was in the sixth grade,” Wright said. “I'm just a mother hen here.”

  • Catawba Family Medicine welcomes Bowers

    Chester Regional Medical Center and Chester Medical Group welcomes Julie Bowers, family nurse practitioner, to Catawba Family Medicine, 3909 Lancaster Highway, Richburg.
    Bowers was previously employed at Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine in Lancaster.
    She is a certified diabetes educator, certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse and a certified rehabilitation nurse.  
    Bowers has been a family nurse practitioner for 11 years.

  • Chamber fundraiser offered "great pig"

    The Chester County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a sporting clay tournament and membership drive May 12 at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg. This event was such a success that Joey Neal, chair of the membership committee, hopes to make it an annual event.
    “This is the first event of its kind for the chamber,” Neal said. “We felt with the sporting clay tournament and with the people already here, we could invite them to a barbecue to get these folks to come out and find out what the chamber is about.”

  • Goody's grand re-opening brings a throng

    When the doors opened at Goody's grand re-opening at 9 a.m. Wednesday, a throng of customers hurried inside ready to peruse labels and shop for terrific sales.
    Seconds earlier, the Chester County Chamber of Commerce had initiated a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the change-over from Peebles Department Store to Goody’s, both owned by Stage Stores.

  • Chester Veterinary Clinic under new ownership

    The Chester Veterinary Clinic at 655 Columbia Road will continue to offer the same great quality of service though ownership has changed. Russ White, veterinary assistant at the clinic, is also the new business owner and manager. White assumed ownership on April 15, he said.
    “I've worked in this practice on and off for the last 30 years,” he said. “Most people relate this practice with Crack Anderson.”
    Anderson operated the veterinary clinic at “reasonable costs” to the community, White said.

  • House of Distinction celebrates 27 years

    Bessie Vastis is having a huge inventory reduction sale but she's not going out of business; instead, she's just showing her loyal customers some appreciation, she said.
    Vastis will celebrate her 27th anniversary for House of Distinction at 178 Columbia St. on April 14-16. Everything in her shop will be on sale from 10 to 75 percent off the regular price, she said.
    “I want to give back to my good customers with great bargains in appreciation for the support they have given me,” Vastis said.

  • 2011 Spring Show at Hunter's Florist

    An event billed as Chester's own 'Southern Living' show will be held Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Hunter's Creative Florist at 182 Saluda St. Owner Terry Hunter is sponsoring this first-ever Spring Show in Chester to let the community know what resources are available right here at home, she said.
    “I'm letting other business owners participate to show off what they do,” Hunter said. “If we support our town, everyone will do better.”

  • Body massage at Styles Unlimited

    Nikki Enfinger has joined the staff of Styles Unlimited at 1948 J.A Cochran Bypass as a massage therapist. Enfinger, a native of Chester, attended Southeastern Institute in Charlotte for six months, took her board certification test and received her license, she said.
    “I've always wanted to do this,” Enfinger said. “I lost my job when my company shut down and that gave me the opportunity to go back to school and do what I've always wanted to do.”

  • Tuxedo rentals available at Hare Clothiers

    Grady Guy is operating a new business in town but found it beneficial to keep an old name.
    Guy is offering tuxedo rentals and industrial footwear at Hare Clothiers at 171 Gadsden Street.
    “I left the name because it's recognized for quality and good customer service,” Guy said. “Even now, everything remains the same.”
    The business offers tuxedo rentals from $59 to $124, Guy said.