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  • Pope receives Duke Energy Citizenship Award at chamber banquet

    Tony Pope, senior vice president at First Citizens Bank, a man with an impressive resume as a business and community leader, was this year’s recipient of the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award.

    Duke Energy Vice President of Community Relations Rick Jiran presented the award Thursday night at the Chester County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.

  • More than just taxes, H&R Block owners want to be part of community

    Julie Blalock wants to do your taxes, but more than that, she wants to help your community.

    Blalock is the area manager for the H&R Block franchise with offices in Rock Hill, Richburg and Chester. This Tuesday and Wednesday, the two Chester County offices held a drop-in Open House.

    Blalock, a mother of five, is originally from Michigan. She moved to the area when one of her sons got a job in Greenville.

    She has been with H&R Block, both on the corporate side and the franchise side, since 1993.

  • Chester County Chamber celebrates 60th annual banquet

    The Chester County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate their 60th offering of the Annual Chamber Banquet on Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Gateway Conference Center. Al Walker, a motivational speaker with several books to his credit, will be the keynote speaker.

    Roseburg Forest Products, the newest industry in Chester County,  will be the host of the cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Rhino’s will cater the cocktail hour.

  • Roseburg groundbreaking postponed

    The scheduled groundbreaking for the Roseburg Forest Products in Chester County has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

    Rebecca Taylor, Roseburg Corporate Communications director, sent out an email on Monday stating because of the weather forecast calling for extreme conditions later in the week, Roseburg was announcing the cancellation of the planned Jan. 17 groundbreaking for the Chester engineered wood plant.

    She said the company plans to reschedule the event when the safety of the guests is less of a concern.

  • Deck your halls at Deck the Halls

    Santa Claus may always be right on time, but decorators and gift-givers often aren’t.

    There to help those who wait until the last minute to trim the tree and stuff the stockings is Deck the Halls at 135 Gadsden Street in downtown Chester.

    Betty Anderson has been in her current location for 12 years, but has been open every October through December for the past 40 Christmases. Her shop has a number of beautifully designed trees, some of which have themes. There is a cardinal tree that features a number of red ornaments and red birds…but only a few.

  • Giti Tire R&D Director: Company looking for people with STEM skills

    Dr. Hamid Aboutorabi, director of the Giti Tire R&D Center, took time from helping with the tour for U.S Senator Tim Scott this week to talk about the skills the next generation of Giti scientists and researchers are going to need.

    The Giti Tire Research and Development Center was recently transplanted from its Ohio location to the Chester County manufacturing facility.

  • Senator Scott impressed by Giti Tire

    “Breathtaking” is not a word normally applied to tire manufacturing plants, but that’s what U.S. Senator Tim Scott called what he saw at the Giti Tire plant in Chester County on Monday.

    Sen. Scott got a firsthand look at the ongoing progress in Chester County represented by Giti Tire as he toured the plant, which is located outside of Richburg, and spoke to some of the employees and officials there.

  • Need a car? Go see the pros (Pro cars, that is)

    There’s a new kind of car dealer in town. Pro Cars opened their offices in Chester just before the Thanksgiving holiday with a ribbon cutting and grand opening. The event was helped along by the Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

  • 120 years of hellos

    It’s just as if someone has been on the phone saying “Hello” for 120 years.

    Local communications giant TruVista Communications celebrated those “120 years of greetings” with a major event at the Gateway Conference Center. During the celebration, the company recognized their long-time loyal customers, but just as important to the health and success of the company, they recognized their long-time loyal employees.

  • Boom time along the Gateway District