• First Cut building new facility in Chester County

    Chester County is getting a late Christmas present.
    At a special-called meeting Tuesday, Chester County Council approved third-and-final reading on an ordinance authorizing the expansion of the boundaries of the York-Chester Industrial Park and to execute an infrastructure credit agreement between the county and "Project: 1539." Following the unanimous approval of the measure, it was revealed that the company behind the 1539 code name is First Cut.

  • 1521 revealed: Boise Cascade expanding

    Boise Cascade, the parent company of Chester Wood Products in Chester, has announced a $23.5 million expansion expected to create 52 new jobs in Chester County.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is one of the largest producers of plywood and engineered wood products in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products.
    Boise Cascade acquired Chester Wood Products in 2013, establishing the company’s first operations in South Carolina.

  • Sheldon Brown talks football, foundation at Chamber lunch

    At the Chester County Chamber of Commerce All-Member Lunch earlier this month, NFL great and Chester County native Sheldon Brown talked about football, financial literacy and the purpose of his Brown’s Corner Foundation. He introduced several of the students in the Brown’s Corner program and said they were some of the outstanding students that make him continue to push for the Brown’s Corner program.

  • Three economic development projects on council agenda

    All three of the recent economic development projects discussed by Chester County Council are on the agenda for Monday night's meeting.

  • Giti contest sending winners to Rose Bowl, Parade

    Some lucky families will celebrate New Year’s Day in memorable fashion by winning all-expense-paid trips to the 2016 Rose Parade and football game in Pasadena through a  HYPERLINK "https://gitirosebowl.pgtb.me/fr1zWl" Facebook contest by Giti Tire.
    It’s easy to enter. Go to  HYPERLINK "https://gitirosebowl.pgtb.me/fr1zWl" \t "_blank" https://gitirosebowl.pgtb.me/fr1zWl and enter your information. Then upload a photo demonstrating your Rose Parade spirit with the hashtag #GitiROSEPARADE.

  • At Coatex Business Hours, Mulvaney talks flood, federal response to disaster

    During a Business After Hours at Coatex last week, U.S. Rep Mick Mulvaney talked about the federal response to the flooding in South Carolina, why Trey Gowdy won’t seek the Speaker of the House seat and his thoughts on Paul Ryan’s possible run for the position.
    Coatex plant manager Raj Bhadauria gave Mulvaney a tour of the plant operations before the two settled down to chomp on wings and barbecue meatballs, greet guests and talk about the business climate in South Carolina.

  • A mannequin in the window at Hunter’s

    A colorful floral arrangement for your home, church or office is just one segment of the many offerings at Hunter’s Creative Florist.
The floral and interior design business at 182 Saluda St. celebrated its silver anniversary last year. On Oct. 8, Hunter’s added another year to its growing anniversary date.

  • Doves Tanning Nest want to "tan your hide"

    The folks at Doves Tanning Nest in Chester want to “tan your hide” but that’s a good thing. The full-service tanning salon held a ribbon cutting recently.
    The salon is owned by local business people Bobby and Dottie Dove and managed by Kaci Whitfield and Dove says this is the only tanning salon in Chester.
    The salon is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The hours are subject to change based on the winter hours, depending on the clientele.

  • Two new projects could bring 1,700 jobs, $1.7 billion in investment

    When Giti Tire announced that it was bringing 1,700 jobs and more than half-a-billion dollars in investment last summer, it seemed as though Chester County was feasting on one of the biggest economic development projects in state history. As it turns out, that may have just been an appetizer.
    Chester County Council has already passed third and final reading on another big project and is working towards final passage on another that could rival Giti in terms of jobs created and perhaps surpass it in terms of total investment.

  • Career Expo seeks business participation

    The Chester County School District, with support of the Chester Healthcare Foundation and the Chester County Chamber of Commerce, will hold their 5th Annual Career Expo on Oct. 23 at the Gateway Conference Center.
    Said Abby Brunson, the school district’s Career Development Facilitator, the purpose of the Career Expo is to showcase the career and college options that are available to local high school graduates. The Expo is not a job fair, Brunson explains.