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Southern Chester County Table of Contents Fall/Winter 2020

In Each Issue Chairman’s Welcome................................. 8 SCCCC Program & Event Calendar............ 9 A Message from the President................. 10 Advertiser’s Index.................................... 47 SCCCC Membership Index...................... 48 SCCCC Business Directory...................... 53

Featured Articles Mainstreet Groups Continue to Push Forward...................................... 12 How to Choose an E-commerce Platform................................................... 28 A Profile in Leadership............................ 36 Restore Chester County Provides Businesses with a Path Forward............... 42

Meet our Members Creative Juices Flow at Oxford Arts Alliance................................ 18 Longwood Gardens.................................. 24 Chester County AG Development Council.................................................... 32 American Mushroom Institute................. 40 Rocky Pictures......................................... 44 6

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|CONNECTIONS| Chairman’ Welcome

Dear Members and the Business Community, I want to take a moment to applaud you for your resilience and creativity during this very challenging time. I also want to assure you that regardless of what it looks like, you have already conquered the hardest part, you did not give up. You are still standing, fighting, and winning! I especially want to thank the staff of the Southern Chester County Chamber for the outstanding work they have done during the past six months. The commitment and leadership exhibited by our Chamber staff has been and continues to be exceptional. There are many businesses that would not have made it without their support and leadership.

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James E. Turner SCCCC Chairman of the Board

I have heard many say that they cannot wait until we get back to “normal”. I want to suggest that normal may not be the place we want or need to be. Normal, in American English is “conforming with or constituting an accepted standard, model, or pattern; especially corresponding to the median or average.” I would say normal is not what I see in Southern Chester County. Rather, I see people who are exceptional, innovative, trend setting, and EXTRAORDINARY! I believe to face the opportunities that are before us we must continue to work together in an extraordinary way that causes the world to look once again at Southern Chester County as the pioneers of what is possible. The Southern Chester County Chamber is committed to leading the charge in accomplishing this by thinking outside the box and advocating for each business that is connected to us on a local, state, and federal level. We will continue to be present to support you in your growth to be extraordinary. Please don’t hesitate to call with your challenges, ideas, and victories. As we always say, “We are connected” and we continue to rise together for good. Sincerely, James E. Turner, Chairman of the Board (Chester Water Authority)

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SCCCC Program and Event Calendar Visit www.scccc.com to learn more

DECEMBER 2020

Women in Business (WIB) Breakfast Wednesday, December 2, 8:30 - 10:00 am Event Sponsor: Available! Member Venue: TBD Visit www.scccc.com to learn more Network at Noon! Luncheon Thursday, December 10, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Event Sponsor: Available! Member Venue: The Gables at Chadds Ford Visit www.scccc.com to learn more

JANUARY 2021

Annual Meeting Breakfast Date and Member Venue TBD Event Sponsorships Available! Drive Your Membership Program [Virtual] Friday, January 15, 8:30 – 10:00 am Network at Noon! Luncheon [In-person] Thursday, January 28, 2021 Member Venue: The Gables at Chadds Ford Event Sponsor: Available! Visit www.scccc.com to learn more

FEBRUARY 2021

Women in Business (WIB) Breakfast [In-person] Wednesday, February 3, 8:30 - 10:00 am Event Sponsor: Available! Member Venue: TBD Visit www.scccc.com to learn more Drive Your Membership Program [Virtual] Friday, February 12, 8:30 – 10:00 am

MARCH 2021

Women in Business (WIB) Breakfast [In-person] Wednesday, March 3, 8:30 - 10:00 am Event Sponsor: Available! Member Venue: TBD Visit www.scccc.com to learn more Drive Your Membership Program [Virtual] Friday, March 12, 8:30 – 10:00 am Network at Noon! Luncheon [In-person] Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Event Sponsor: Available! Member Venue: TBD Visit www.scccc.com to learn more

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Women in Business (WIB) Breakfast Wednesday, March 3, 8:30 - 10:00 am Event Sponsor: Available! Member Venue: TBD Visit www.scccc.com to learn more Signature Event Annual Chairman’s Gala & Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award Saturday, April 24, 2021 Member Host: Longwood Gardens Network at Noon! Luncheon Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Event Sponsor: Available! Member Venue: TBD Visit www.scccc.com to learn more

Network at Noon! Luncheon [In-person] Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Event Sponsor: Available! Member Venue: The Gables at Chadds Ford

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|CONNECTIONS| A Message from the President Your Success Is Our Business Dear Members and Friends, It should come as no surprise that due to the pandemic, Chambers of Commerce across the Commonwealth and the country were heavily relied upon to lead, advocate, and provide much- needed resources. From the beginning, SCCCC has led the way for our region and beyond. We realized pretty quickly that the crisis would not end in a couple of weeks or in a month, and so we partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, bringing critical support, a myriad of resources, and valuable information to our region. We worked alongside federal, state, and local elected officials so the Governor’s Cheryl B. Kuhn office and the White House heard us—and we were available to answer questions 24/7. Chamber staff fielded countless questions, provided leadership and support to businesses and individuals, and offered viable options for every challenge that faced our communities. We held informative webinars, town halls and meetings, and we continued to network and connect. We were invited to participate on the Chester County Commissioners’ Business Task Force, ultimately bringing “Restore Chester County” to all who needed it. We partnered with local main street organizations, including Historic Kennett Square and Oxford Main Street offering our resources and support to their members. We are still doing all of these things in support of our region. Now, when we think we have it covered, when we have mastered every virtual application that exists, when we are somewhat comfortable networking on a computer screen, and when we have learned the skills to lead-manage-cajole and politic all from our dining rooms, basements, guest rooms or home offices, we realize all of this was a preamble for the next step. What is the next step? As we slowly enter the restore and renewal phase, the path forward begins to clear – but not without its challenges, and we are once again here for you. We are here to help guide you in your business, assist your employees, offer support to your Boards, and much more, as we move forward. Please call on us – we are your Chamber of Commerce. Let us help you rebuild your contacts, grow your relationships, and prosper. Do not hesitate to reach out for any reason. We will come out of this stronger, wiser, and ready for the next challenge – together. Thank you.

Cheryl B. Kuhn, IOM President & CEO Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce

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Main Street grou push forward Oxford and Kennett Square non-profits focus on helping downtowns remain vibrant despite coronavirus challenges By Natalie Smith Contributing Writer

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wo Southern Chester County Main Street organizations, maneuvering through the various COVID-19 issues presented to their downtowns, are finding that care and ingenuity are helping patrons to return. “Staying safe, healthy … and open,” are the aims that Christianna Hannum defined for small businesses in Oxford. As executive director of the non-profit Oxford Mainstreet, Inc., Hannum said the town’s businesses are meeting those goals while staying mindful of the state’s safety suggestions. Residents and fans of Oxford’s eateries have been out in force, for example, according to Hannum. “Our restaurants have outdoor seating and they’re packed all the time,” she said. In addition, “the shops are open; some of them are even staying open later hours,” during the Third Friday Late Night Shopping events. But while the businesses are following the guidelines recommended by the Commonwealth, Hannum admits the pandemic is affecting the larger ambitions of OMI, which was formed more than 20 years ago to “promote and foster economic growth and stability within the Business Improvement District and surrounding area, while preserving Downtown Oxford’s rich historic and cultural identity.” “It’s very hard to plan,” said Hannum, referring to the events and activities OMI presents that normally can bring hundreds or even thousands of attendees to this appealing, historic town. “First Friday [fun street events with different themes] have been cancelled until further notice.” But Hannum said she’s very pleased about the recent hiring of Brian Dix as the Mainsteet manager. Dix attended Oxford Area schools, and comes to the position with experience in digital communications as well as video after both graduating from and working for York College. “We’re thrilled to have him,” she said.

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oups continue to One of the ways in which OMI is dealing with pandemic issues is coming up with new ways to celebrate its businesses and attract people downtown. Hannum is holding small celebrations for merchant anniversaries, and is planning to restart a newsletter that would serve the area. Also in the works is a fun, family-friendly activity – a Drive-in Movie Night. It would most likely take place in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Oxford Commons (on North Third Street, about a mile north of the borough center). Continued on Page 14 Photo provided by Christianna Hannum

Christianna Hannum is the executive director of Oxford Mainstreet, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes and fosters economic growth in the borough.

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The intersection of 3rd and Market streets in Oxford Borough.

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As for ongoing projects, erecting a new 50-person entertainment venue, The Shoebox Theatre, is continuing, Hannum said. “The Shoebox Theatre is moving along. We’ve raised $20,000 toward the finishing of its construction. But given the challenging time right now for fundraising, we feel like that’s a good start.” When completed, the Shoebox will screen second-run and arthouse films and host music performances, she said. Hannum sees it as comparable to the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. And the idea is to eventually build another, larger theater as part of a two-phase plan to bring more people downtown and have them spend time there. Of course, area shops and restaurants would benefit as a result. What does Hannum want the community to be aware of regarding Oxford Mainstreet, Inc.? “I want them to know … we’re here and we’re ready to help. If they’re interested in moving to, purchasing a business in or shopping downtown, we’re accessible to aid them in all their business, home or merchant needs. “And for the community, I really want to stress that the town of Oxford is safe and mask-wearing and open for business. We really encourage people to come downtown and see all that Oxford has to share, because it’s a special place.” Historic Kennett Square also dealing with challenges Very much like Hannum, Bo Wright, executive director of Historic Kennett Square is grappling with cancellations and loss of revenue in the wake of the coronavirus restrictions. “The biggest hit for us was the Brewfest,” Wright said. In its 23rd year, the annual event brings in dozens of local and regional brewers to present their brews. It’s almost always a sell-out. But October 2020 was, of course, different from past Brewfests. “Obviously, we couldn’t bring 3,000 people together for an in-person event, but we pivoted to what we called the Backyard Brewfest,” Wright said. “We talked to 48 different breweries from across the region [and] got them to offer kind of special beer for us.” They were packaged in two different cases with two dozen cans each -- the Kennett Case and the Brewfest Case -- and the purchasers were encouraged to enjoy the beers at home. People apparently liked the idea. “We had a thousand cases to sell. We sold out in seven days,” he said. Wright doesn’t know the exact breakdown, but he believes anecdotally that the beer buyers were both people “who recognized how important [the Brewfest] is to HKS and to Kennett Square, and also a lot of people who want to drink good beer.” 2020 • Volume 5——v


The non-profit HKS describes itself as “bridging and connecting the public and private sectors to build a community where all participants benefit economically and socially through the diverse cultural, business, and social assets of the Kennett Square community.” Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, the borough closes off the 100 block of East State Street to traffic, so there is enough room to social distance while dining or shopping. “This has been extremely successful, certainly over the last few months,” Wright said. “You go there on a Friday night and it’s very, very busy. “We surveyed businesses to see what they wanted, and most wanted street closures, but not the businesses on West State Street.” On the 100 block of West State, the HKS and volunteers installed a “parklet” – a small greenspace where parking spaces once were. “It basically takes free parking and allows for outdoor dining for the coffee shops in the morning, then some restaurants in the evening,” Wright said. It’s set to stay in place until Nov. 21 or until the first significant snowfall. Borough officials got behind the project, and while the parklet concept was novel to Kennett Square, globally, enthusiasts have been installing them for many years. Wright said the cancellation of the Mushroom Festival, Continued on Page 16

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Bo Wright is executive director of Historic Kennett Square. The nonprofit organization “promotes, supports and strengthens” the town’s business environment.

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an annual September event that brings upwards of 100,000 fungus fans to the borough over a two-day period was “huge.” He said the group is working to replace some of that lost revenue once the holiday season rolls around. “Especially with visitors to Longwood Gardens,” who often come to nearby Kennett Square afterward to shop and eat a meal. The Longwood Gardens Christmas in Kennett event sells tickets to A Longwood Christmas at the Gardens and offers a free shuttle there and back to Kennett Square for ticketholders. Complimentary parking for participants is also included in the offer. Wright said since his hiring earlier this year, he didn’t get to meet as many merchants as he wanted to because of COVID-19. His goal in 2021 is to do a better job of problem-solving as well as serving merchants. “We’re hoping to drive the conversation about what the community should look like and listening to what they want and then communicating that vision to the broader community. “I think everyone’s biggest concern is these winter months. What happens with outdoor dining, and shopping

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and that’s the next problem we want to solve. I would describe merchants as understandably concerned.” Considering business closures, Wright said, “I think many small towns similar to Kennett Square across the county have seen a lot of stores close. I don’t know of any businesses in town that have closed directly from COVID. And the empty storefronts we do have in the main core downtown are currently being filled with long-term businesses. But obviously, as I said, the winter months are going to be a challenge.” He added, “The big thing we’ve done over the past few months with early COVID hitting is that we distributed funds through the Small Business Response Fund. In a partnership with Square Roots Collective [a collection of social enterprises which have joined to advance the community toward an ecosystem in which all can thrive], we raised $276,000 to give away to more than 60 businesses as grants. The majority were to women- and minorityowned businesses. They were very flexible in terms of how businesses could use them. “They were specific to what we called consumer-

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placing businesses, as we felt they were the ones most directly impacted by COVID. They were businesses with a cash register where people are coming in for a specific business.” Wright would like the community to know that HKS is broadening its mission. “We are an organization that was founded as a primarily Main Street organization responsible for revitalizing State Street. Going forward, we see ourselves as kind of a community-wide organization that’s trying to seek prosperity of the whole community. We want to see a beautiful and inclusive community develop. That’s what we’re focused on … making sure that the future growth of Kennett is inclusive of everybody and has something for everybody.” Natalie Smith may be emailed at natalie@DoubleSMedia.com

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Creative juices flow at Oxford Arts Alliance By Betsy Brewer Brantner Contributing Writer

advocacy for the arts and culture. It seeks to provide a collaborative platform to allow arts and culture to flourish in the community for all people f you are walking along South Third Street in the regardless of differences in ethnic origin, educaBorough of Oxford, you may think you are hear- tion, economic level, age or disability. Arts and ing things. Depending on the day, you may hear culture elevate people and stimulate increased the sweet sounds of a violin concerto, or a soulful economic development, leading to a sense of comblues guitar riff, or even a spirited banjo strum. munity and thus well-being among all residents. You may ask yourself, The Alliance was “Where is this comestablished in 2008. ing from?” When the Alliance first opened its doors, The answer is the there were some nayOxford Arts Alliance. sayers. Could arts and Peek in the windows and you’ll see culture support this amazing, explosive endeavor in the budart adorning the ding town of Oxford? walls. They did. People The two things that that enjoyed private speak to the soul jam sessions were are music and art, interested in formal and the Oxford Arts music lessons. Those Alliance offers both— people that never The Academy of Music. in abundance. thought of themselves Creativity has found as an artist couldn’t its performance hall in the historic town of Oxford, wait to see the art of others, and to improve their and these days it is surrounded by boutiques, own skills. The biggest surprise was the astounding eclectic restaurants, and a whole lot of unusual and number of young, gifted artists who called this area one-of-a-kind nooks just waiting for the adventur- home. The Alliance quickly became a showcase ous shopper. for student artists. The Oxford Arts Alliance is located in the beautiAnd the variety of art was a surprise. Everything fully restored Simon Building at 38 S. Third Street from sculpture, to woodworking, fiber art, to minin the center of town. It is a community-based, iature canvas, to photography and beyond. But one Continued on Page 20 non-profit organization providing leadership and

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of the biggest surprises had to be the economic uplift that came with the buzz around the Arts Alliance. Suddenly, people had a new destination. They would start their evening at the Arts Alliance viewing a new exhibit or listening to some exciting, new music, then casually top off the night with a visit to the surrounding businesses and restaurants. It quickly became a win-win situation for everyone. People that wouldn’t normally visit Oxford were now part of Oxford, with a family member exhibiting or performing. And now the effect of art and music in the Oxford is visible everywhere. Murals and art adorn the streets, covering once blank walls or alley gates. If Anthony Derrico, the assistant executive director of the Oxford Arts Alliance, has his way, there will be even more art, music and culture on the street and in the businesses. Derrico has watched the Alliance grow. He began his association with them in 2010 as a music instructor. The number of students coming for music instruction has grown from a handful of people to more than 150 students a week, and he has seen firsthand what the Alliance has done for the entire community. Lessons are offered for youth, teens and adults. Instruction on woodwinds, brass, strings and piano are available. Students are taught a wide range of musical styles including classical, rock, jazz, pop and more. And some of those students are coming back as teachers. So not only is the Alliance a place to learn music and art, it is a place to learn how to teach those disciplines. Students interested in art have been making connections with local artists, learning water color, sculpturing, ceramics and a plethora of painting mediums. This has translated into an income for some of those students. Local boutiques such as Pickled Pickles sell the work of local artists affording them a supplemental income. Derrico is energized by these emerging artists and has dedicated a new gallery space to showcase those talents. “We recently had an exhibit from an impressive 11-year-old artist who seemed much older than her tender years, speaking eloquently about how

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she achieved the texture in her painting,” Derrico said. “It was amazing to see an 11-year-old with that much confidence.” Derrico says the Alliance has provided a place for people to feel at home and to give them a platform to showcase their talents. He also feels it is a way to cultivate the community through art. “I just want to make sure everyone has a place to express themselves. We advocate for artists and musicians. We are perpetuating the skills they learn so they can go out and teach others,” he said. Derrico feels that art and music transcends age, culture, and socioeconomic backgrounds. “Everyone appreciates art and music and is elevated from participating,” he said. Continued on Page 22

The work of popular local artist Dave Eldreth has been featured.

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Caitlin Daugherty is the Art Coordinator for the Oxford Arts Alliance. She graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in fine arts and a minor in psychology. She started as a volunteer and worked her way up to instructing students of her own through private lessons. She’s brought portfolio preparation to the alliance, while teaching classes, camps, and clubs. The pandemic may have changed some of the activities for the time being, but it has not stopped the creativity. If anything, the staff is actively pursuing more virtual opportunities so the public can continue to be an active part of the Arts Alliance. Anyone interested in seeing what the Oxford Arts Alliance is doing can view their website at oxfordart.org. To reach Anthony Derrico email him at: director@oxfordart.org. Volunteers are always welcome, but be prepared. Volunteers often become students.

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Longwood Gardens By Marcella Peyre-Ferry Contributing Writer COVID-19 had made changes to our world, but beauty can still be found at Longwood Gardens. As health and safety regulations forced shutdowns early in the pandemic, Longwood Gardens also closed on March 14. The Gardens are an important place to many people in the community, including its members, staff, and nearly 800 volunteers, who work at the site in a wide range of roles. The volunteer program had to be suspended, but people still wanted to keep in touch with their favorite place. “It was important for us to stay engaged with our guests and community during our closure,” Director of Communications Patricia Evans said. “We had a number of ways in which we kept guests informed about what was happening in the Gardens, from blogs, to our social media channels, to additional content on our web site.” During the period they were closed, a very limited staff were on site taking care of the plant collection and systems maintenance. “We had to make some difficult decisions to allocate resources,” Evans explained. For example, the Gardens removed much of the spring bulb display because the limited staff needed to focus on other plant care, and guests could not be onsite to enjoy the blooms. When regulations began to relax, the Gardens reopened at a limited capacity to Members only on June 18. That was expanded on July 1, as they opened to the general public again at 35 percent capacity with new visiting and safety protocols in place, including contactless entry, social distancing, more frequent cleaning and sanitation, and mask wearing protocols in place for both staff and guests. Some Longwood specialties also had to be cancelled including all on-site performing arts and educational programs as well as guided tours. “We had a terrific schedule of concerts, Fireworks and Fountains Shows, educational classes, and camp programs planned for the summer that all had to be canceled due to COVID,” Evans said.

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Most of the indoor and outdoor gardens are now open, including the four-acre conservatory. Only the Indoor Children’s Garden and Conservatory Music Room remain closed at this time. The very popular Illuminated Fountain Performances resumed and are being held at 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings through Oct. 31. The Terrace Restaurant is open with outdoor seating and limited indoor seating. You may also purchase a picnic tote through the online ticketing system at least one day before your visit and pick it up at the Beer Garden. Continued on Page 26 Guests enjoy a display at Longwood Gardens.

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Tickets and member reservations must be made in advance online at longwoodgardens.org before your visit to the gardens. Print your ticket at home or have it ready on your smartphone. Facemasks are required for everyone age 2 and older indoors and in outdoor public spaces unless you are able to maintain 6-foot distancing from others. Instead of printed maps, use the easy mobile map or print at home. Anyone who may be ill is asked to stay home. “It’s been wonderful to welcome guests back to Longwood,” Evans said. “We have 400 acres for guests to explore so there’s room to social distance,” Evans said. “Guests are enjoying the opportunity to be out and about again and to reconnect with nature and to see beauty, which is something I think everybody needs in their life, especially now.” Currently featured at Longwood Gardens now through November 15 is the annual Chrysanthemum Festival. One of the highlights is Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum, a single chrysanthemum plant grown to produce as many perfect blooms as possible. Measuring 12 feet wide and nearly 10 feet tall, the amazing plant is grown for 18 months to reach its incredible size and bloom count of more than 1,500 perfect, uniform blooms. In addition, Longwood’s horticulturists have grown mums into unique three-dimensional forms, including shields, fans, cloud forms, and other shapes. The Christmas display, A Longwood Christmas, will be on view November 20 through January 10. This the display celebrates the traditions of a Longwood Christmas-amazing trees dripping in ornaments, horticultural finery like only Longwood can

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The Longwood Gardens holiday outdoor light display.

do--from living wreaths to thousands of poinsettias—and outside 500,000 lights create a magical display. “Visiting during the holidays is a favorite tradition for many families in the community,” Evans said. “There is something for everyone in the family, from our firepits, to fountain shows, strolling musicians, to spectacular lights, it is both an indoor and outdoor experience.” Some traditions have been put on hold for this year, including the concerts, choirs, and organ singalongs, but that will not dim the holiday spirit. Other traditions have been revised, such as the children’s trees, normally filled with decorations from local schools. This year, there will still be children’s trees, but with ornaments submitted by the families of Longwood Gardens members. The Gardens are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31 for the Illuminated Fountain Performances at 8:15 p.m. For the holiday display beginning Nov. 20, the Gardens will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Days and hours are subject to change. Tickets and member reservations should be made in advance online at longwoodgardens.org.

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How to choose an e-commerce platform in 2020 By John Himics Partner at First Ascent Design

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your products and services online, but not all of them will be a good fit. The three main categories of options to explore are platforms, builders, and self-hosted. I’d like to share my top recommendations for each one, what they do well, what they do poorly, and what might be the best for you. The first type of e-commerce options is the platform, such as Amazon, eBay, or Etsy. I call these “platforms” because they are systems with existing customer bases that you can choose to opt-in to. For most types of products, becoming a thirdparty seller on Amazon is a fairly easy and straightforward process. These platforms certainly take their cut of your sales, though. For example, Amazon’s “referral fee” can range from 6 percent to 20 percent, depending on the product category. However, you’re not just paying for the right to sell on the platform. You’re really paying for exposure to the audience of people that will go straight to Amazon for whatever they need. The best way to treat these platforms is similar to how you treat search engines. According to the “State of Amazon 2016” report from retail experience firm Bloomreach, 55 percent of people surveyed chose Amazon as the starting point whenever they are searching for a product. This built-in audience can be extremely valuable. Your marketing efforts should be focused on optimizing your Amazon store and product listing for the search terms people are using on the platform. The same advice is

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applicable for Etsy and eBay, making them the best choice if your target market fits their audience. For the majority of product-based businesses, Amazon is the dominant platform option. The second type of e-commerce options is the builder. Builders are software systems that make it very easy to build a website with a store, add products, manage orders, and integrate with various sales channels. Many website builders, including Squarespace and Wix, have e-commerce options. However, I would recommend the e-commerce builder industry giant, Shopify. Shopify makes it extremely easy to pick a template, add a few products, and start selling online. Simple setups can be done in a week (or very long weekend), while more complex stores with customization might take a few weeks to completely build out. Support is available through the builder itself and through an engaged community. Pricing is pretty fair too, with a monthly subscription cost and a reasonable credit card transaction fee (2.9% + $0.30) per purchase. There are a few downsides though. For one, if you choose not to use Shopify’s payment processor— perhaps to link in your own merchant account or due to different international needs—you will pay an additional 2 percent per transaction. The most serious disadvantage is customization. Shopify will work for 80 percent of simple retail businesses, but once you need a more complex shopping experience, such as detailed licensing handling, heavily branded or intricate design, or other custom features, you’ll find that building into the Shopify experience requires serious development chops and may not be the most cost-effective route. You may also find yourself with two websites, one that promotes the retail business or blog and one that is the store. In fact, I recommend Shopify when the store’s requirements are: simple, low budget, fast turnaround, and the client is fine with a semi-templated experience. For many Shopify builds, I would recommend hiring a designer instead of a developer because the goal should be to pick a theme that fits your store’s needs and then create beautiful images to fill in that template. The last option is the self-hosted e-commerce website. Self-hosted sites are wholly owned by you, and with that comes a ton of freedom and flexibility, as well as responsibility. Self-hosted options are abundant and can be heavily specialized. For example, working within the WordPress ecosystem, Tickera can create a full event ticketing experience, Easy Digital Downloads can sell memberships, ebooks, and other downloadable items, and WooCommerce is a fully-featured e-commerce experience. For clients that need heavily branded designs, specialized Continued on Page 30

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ordering or shopping experiences, and integration with multiple softwares or vendors, I recommend WooCommerce. WooCommerce powers just under 30 percent of all stores online, is open source, and is fully customizable. If you see it online and want to recreate it, WooCommerce can do it. That means you can create any workflow for fulfillment, use your own payment processor, have the store look however you want it to, and more.. However, with that plethora of options comes tradeoffs. Maintenance of the software is on your shoulders, the design and build process will take months, and the upfront development cost will be the highest of the three options. There are, of course, many more facets to running an online business, including shipping, fulfillment, fraud management, and most importantly (in my humble opinion) marketing. As an existing business exploring e-commerce, you bring assets to the table that improve your store’s success. Once your store is up and running, leverage your existing customers, your partnerships, such as the one with the SCCC, and spread the news. In these COVID-19 times, I’m sure your customers will be happy to hear from you and support your digital store as it grows into the

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Farming industry supported by Chester County Agricultural Development Council By Betsy Brewer Brantner Contributing Writer

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he mission of the Chester County Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council) is to raise awareness of the economic impact of the local farming industry and promote excellence in farming. Their outreach assists farmers in the county market their businesses, helps create an environment to attract new farmers, and informs residents and municipal officials about the importance of local agriculture. They also partner with other organizations through their Ag Task Force to address agricultural issues and collaboratively support the industry. The economic impact of Chester County’s agricultural industry is very strong, ranking second among all 67 Pennsylvania counties (and ranking 53rd out of over 3,000 counties in the U.S.) in the total value of agricultural products sold. Annual sales exceed $700,000,000. In addition, Chester County ranks 18th in the U.S. in value of

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agricultural products sold per acre of land in farms with a value per acre of $4,733.00. “I don’t think people really understand how much agriculture is in Chester County, or the impact the industry has on our local economy,” explained Hillary Krummrich, the director of the Ag Council. “People are really shocked when they learn that Chester County is second in production value only to Lancaster County, a place that most of us readily think of as ‘agricultural.’ Many residents have heard that Kennett Square is the mushroom capital of the world, they take their kids to pick pumpkins or apples, they visit wineries and they see field crops and horses when they drive around, but they do not understand what that equates to in terms of agricultural production or economic impact.” Chester County is indeed the place where about half of the nation’s mushrooms are grown and is a top ranking Pennsylvania county for dairy and field crop production. But the industry is incredibly diverse, with a lot of specialty crop production such as beef, poultry, eggs,

artisan cheese, orchards, vineyards, produce, Christmas tree and nursery production. In addition, Chester County is home to a world-class equine community. Farmers here have options for what and how they want to grow. Some producers sell on the commodity markets and others choose to sell directly to consumers. There are significant markets in this region with high-population areas like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. To help market farmers that sell direct, the Ag Council annually publishes their popular Guide to Local Farm Products which is available online as well as paper copies. The farm guide helps residents find local farm products of all kinds including honey, dairy products, meats, wine, mushrooms and even fiber. The guide also includes a section that tells readers when certain agricultural events will take place to encourage attendance and connectivity. “It is fun to promote farming, and frankly it can be an Continued on Page 34

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easy sell because we have so many farmers that offer entertaining ways for people to engage with agriculture. It could be getting lost in a corn maze in the fall, or enjoying delicious, farm-made ice cream in the summer. Families picking apples and pumpkins, or wine tasting with your friends,” said Krummrich. All of these things can provide additional income to farmers, as well as provide entertainment for people. But it is not all about special events or activities. She noted, “The thing about agriculture is we are all a part of it. Every single day. Even if we don’t grow things ourselves, we eat, we rely upon it for fiber and fuel. Farming impacts us in a million ways.” In the early days of the pandemic, people were reminded of the importance of agriculture, especially when it was difficult to find eggs, milk and meat in the grocery stores due to supply chain interruptions. The Ag Council’s ongoing outreach efforts focused on local producers who were selling those hard-to-find items. Krummrich said, “Our job now is to encourage consumers to continue to buy local even if those products are again available in the grocery stores. We know it may mean a second trip for people to stop at a farm, but we hope the trade-off is in the taste, freshness and support of our local farmers.” She added, “It’s easy to fall in love with the industry. I am in awe of the farmers I meet. They are amazing people

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with fascinating stories. I could never do what they do, I’m not cut out for it, but I am incredibly grateful to those who do. Farmers have to be everything—business people, veterinarians, meteorologists, mechanics, carpenters, etc.” Working with the Ag Council has provided Krummrich with opportunities to see the industry up close in a way that few people get these days. “I’ve seen amazing things on this job. One situation in particular will stay with me always. I watched veteran farmers work diligently to get a newborn calf that would not nurse take to its mother. They must have tried ten different things for at least 30 minutes. But they didn’t give up. And even though they had been working with cows for decades, when they got that calf to nurse, you could see the pride and devotion on their faces. They were so determined and were not going to give up. They were making sure that animal was going to live. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.” Hillary Krummrich, Executive Director can be reached by email at: hkrummrich@chesco.org or you can reach her by phone at: 610-344-6285. The Chester County Agricultural Development Council is located at 601 Westtown Road, Ste. 270, West Chester, PA Phone 610-344-6785.

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A Profile in Leadership James E. Turner, SCCCC Chairman of the Board Chester Water Authority The following is a sampling of ideas generated by the Southern Chester County Chamber. They were shared via the SBDC Network, United Way, and Microenterprise Organizations to help businesses and organizations across the region. Thank you for your leadership. When others were thinking, you were doing! The ideas that have come from the Southern Chester Chamber during this COVID season have been exhilarating. It is fast-thinking creative ideas like these that put businesses first! Ideas such as the Oxford caravan to support this community’s small businesses by rallying the troops to caravan, visit and shop has been in replicated in several other communities in the tri state area. This is real business leadership that makes things happen. The virtual tip jar was another great solution to pay it forward for employees of businesses in small town USA. The “Open for Business” List highlighting who was open during the pandemic was another great SCCCC first that brought attention to the need to support our neighbors. Last but not least, seeing businesses partner for sustainability has been a great inspiration. The Good News Friday feature has been shared throughout the region and beyond and gives inspiration to businesses and organizations working over and above as well as for those in need.

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From the onset of the 2020 pandemic, Chamber leadership stepped up in support of our organization, while facing their own business challenges. In an effort to share how our leadership is faring during this very challenging time, we invited Board members to respond to this question: How has your business or organization produced new and original ideas in unique ways to create different solutions, and, how has being a member of the Southern Chester County Chamber enhanced your efforts?

Betsy Niedziejko, SCCCC Chairman Elect WSFS Bank Being a member of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, and through the various resources it provides, has helped me as a Business Banking Relationship Manager to best understand the challenges organizations of all sizes are facing in this pandemic. As a Chamber member, I’m enabled to keep my pulse on the local community, which better positions me to provide thoughtful solutions to meet client needs. Tim Moore, SCCCC Vice Chairman Exelon Generation Exelon is a proud member of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce. The SCCCC network of local hotels, restaurants, and other local businesses support our operation and employees on a daily basis. Recent events of 2020 have caused us to innovate how we perform our business in every way. Being connected to the SCCCC helps bring in new ideas, and also helps connect us and enables us to support local non-profit organizations helping those in need.

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Erik Gudmundson, SCCCC Immediate Past Chairman of the Board Pegasus Technologies, LLC Pegasus was challenged with converting many of its clients’ employees into remote workers. The solution required new technology, better data management, accelerated cybersecurity awareness training, cloud vs. server comparisons, and new levels of patience as everyone scrambled to adjust to the pandemic lockdown. To deliver these services without sacrificing our response times or client satisfaction ratings, Pegasus hired and trained new staff, and worked on internal efficiencies. As a member of the SCCCC, we provided educational resources at no charge to members. This helped us better connect with new prospects, and we expanded our business, thanks to the chamber. Paula Paisley, SCCCC Treasurer Paisley Solutions Innovation should always be a priority for organizations as they attempt to predict, prepare and adapt to changes in their environment. But 2020 to date has been like facing an out-ofcontrol baseball pitching machine, hurling fastballs and curves so quickly that you just want to duck and cover. Enhancing our communication with clients to understand their situations and share critical information was our first priority. The Chamber e-blasts were so incredibly thorough, in many cases I simply forwarded them. Direct, more frequent communication has led to stronger client relationships! In-person networking shifted to using LinkedIn for initial introductions. Snail mail marketing was converted to electronic media. Ron Bauguess, SCCCC Board Member The Tri-M Group, LLC Tri-M was founded on a core principle that our employees come first. This has always fostered creativity and involvement by our employees to provide solutions to our customers. Each department at Tri-M was developed due to a customer need for a solution to their electrical system. During the pandemic the

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need for temperature scanning became a high priority and our team stepped up to develop a solution. The Chamber has a similar mission in that the goal of the Chamber is to support and provide solutions for our members. Having a partner like the Chamber allows Tri-M to take advantage of a network of companies and support from the Chamber staff to overcome obstacles. Melissa Dietrich, SCCCC Board Member Longwood Gardens With our Gardens closed for more than three months, we missed our members and guests and knew they missed our Gardens, too. So soon after closing we launched Our Gardens Your Home, an online, curated selection of fun ways to experience the best of Longwood from home. Weekly emails full of stunning imagery and videos of what’s in bloom, access to online education and activities for all ages, interview with staff, and a chance to relive or experience for the first-time special moments from our performing arts. Even as we welcome guests back to our Gardens, we are continuing to convert many of our inperson classes and events into engaging online experiences. We are thankful for our membership to the SCCCC and the incredible value it provides. The Chamber has been a constant source of timely and important information throughout the pandemic and has been a strong advocate for businesses in our region. Brian S. Hughes, Ed.D., SCCCC Board Member
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Meghan Klotzbach, SCCCC Board Member Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms, C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc. At Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms, we have had to get creative with our recruitment techniques. The mushroom industry, as well as many sectors of agriculture, are facing a labor crisis. Where in the past word of mouth has been the only form of recruitment, we have since had to make many adjustments in our efforts. The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce helped us with job fairs, connections with the technical high schools, and government relations. Their support has helped us navigate the waters of a labor crisis.

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Eric Kuhn, SCCCC Board Member Pillar Real Estate Advisors, LLC Working in the field of Commercial Real Estate Brokerage certainly does not make you exempt from the challenges faced by most industries today. We never stopped moving forward, adapting to the times, and identifying the changing needs of our clients. Our work culture is our greatest asset. We demand the highest level of trustworthiness and character from each other. For us, Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce has ALWAYS been an integral part in connecting on the critical “Business to Business” level.

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Lisa A. Long, CPA, SCCCC Board Member Nawn and Company, CPA’s, Ltd. Our CPA firm has always been hands-on with face to face interaction. Safety is our number one priority for both employees and clients. We very much relied on the daily Chamber updates which provided information to us way before other sources. When we all started working remotely, it was our VOIP (voice over internet protocol)

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phone system that allowed everyone to communicate freely without interruption. Many clients even thought we were still working from our offices, when in fact we had set up home offices. The system maximizes communication no matter where you are located as long as you have an internet connection. We are currently looking to upgrade the phones to include video, thus eliminating the use of additional software or outside resources. Mike Moyer, SCCCC Board Member Michael Moyer, State Farm Agent As a small, independent business owner associated with a very large organization, I enjoy robust proprietary technical support. However, my team, office location and layout are completely my responsibility. With respect to the physical location, we built full length, wrap-around, 3-foot-high plexi-glass divides for all desks. And with the support of our corporate IT department, we employed softphone technology, freeing up desk space and allowing for a smoother transition from the office to their home environment. Throughout the Covid

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experience, the Chamber has been a valuable resource on federal and state programs (e.g. PPP loans), a conduit to decision makers (conference calls and Zoom meetings), and updates on regulatory changes (timely and frequent emails). Of course, we also all enjoy the advocacy our local Chambers provide for our members. Christine Zaccarelli, Esquire, SCCCC Board Member The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. At CVC, I am not so sure our ideas were new OR original, but all of our staff has adapted to the use of “new to us” technology. Our counselors are conducting sessions via phone and telehealth, our advocates ensure clients obtain the necessary services by phone, FaceTime or Zoom and our educators are now presenting on different virtual platforms to continue to educate our community on prevention of sexual violence and crime. The SCCCC has played a crucial role in keeping us updated on the everchanging resources available to non-profits and helping us stay connected to our community partners during this time.

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The American Mushroom Institute has helped advocate for the mushroom industry since 1955 By Marcella Peyre-Ferry Contributing Writer

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ushroom growing is a big part of life in southeastern Pennsylvania, impacting the economy, the environment and, of course, dining. Helping advocate for the mushroom industry since 1955 is the American Mushroom Institute (AMI). Based in Avondale, AMI is a national trade organization for U.S. mushroom growers and suppliers to the industry. AMI was established to provide a unified presence and effective representation for its members across the various legislative and regulatory agencies on the federal, start and local levels, plus they provide networking opportunities and direct contact with industry influencers. “We take on the mushroom industry’s concerns and we address them in a manner that benefits our members,” communications director Lori Harrison said. “Additionally, we engage in communications and education efforts with various audiences.” AMI also works in cooperation with the Mushroom Council, an arm of the industry that helps promote fresh mushroom consumption. “We work in support and conjunction with the Council in various campaigns and initiatives,” Harrison said. Every mushroom is harvested by hand so one of the biggest concerns for mushroom growers is the availability of consistent, reliable labor. The industry employs nearly 8,600 people in southeastern Pennsylvania. Workers are predominantly from South America and particularly Mexico. “Without harvesters it’s really hard to get the mushrooms to where they need to go,” Harrison explained. AMI has members from all across the United States, with Pennsylvania the home of the majority of mushroom-growing operations. Nearly sixty percent of mushroom production occurs in Southeastern Pennsylvania. About 900 million pounds of mushrooms are produced each year, with most of those being white and brown button mushrooms. Specialty varieties make up the remainder of the crop. The mushroom industry in the biggest cash crop in Pennsylvania, contributing over $1 billion to the local economy. While many industries, including the mushroom industry, have been hit hard by COVID-19, mushrooms continue to see steady

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increases in demand, especially at retail. As people have turned to cooking at home, they have turned to the versatile mushroom as one of their favorite ingredients. “Mushroom consumption has been steadily increasing over the years. What we’re finding is that because more people are cooking at home, sales at retail have remained strong,” Harrison said. “Mushrooms are an item that people buy repeatedly. They work well with any kind of meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner.” There are many different varieties of mushrooms that home cooks can use to mimic restaurant dishes. “Most people start eating white button mushrooms or the crimini, which is the brown button mushroom. From there, they’ll often branch out and try Oyster or Shiitake mushrooms,” Harrison said. Mushrooms are also popular because they fit very well in any kind of diet plan. “It doesn’t matter if you’re on the Mediterranean diet, low-fat, low-carb, or keto. Mushrooms have a lot of the good stuff—vitamins and minerals, and not much of the bad stuff. They have no fat, they are low in calories, low in salt,” Harrison said. “You can throw them into eggs, you can toss them in a salad, you can saute them on a chicken breast - they work with a lot of those diet

items, too.” Mushroom growing is a sustainable form of agriculture, using materials that are byproducts of other types of farming, such as straw and hay, animal waste and cocoa husks. Once composted, this material becomes the growing medium for the mushrooms. After it has been used, the spent mushroom soil can be used again as a planting medium for residential and agricultural purposes, or even as a medium for green roofs. “They’re really sustainable. Mushroom growers are the original recyclers. They take in other things that other industries do not need any more.” Harrison said. It takes just two gallons of water to grow a pound of mushrooms. The energy footprint for growing mushrooms is also low. Growing one pound of mushrooms requires just one kilowatt hour of electricity – about the same amount of power as running a coffeemaker for one hour. The carbon footprint for mushroom growing is also low. Growing one pound of mushrooms generates .7 pounds of CO2. By comparison, using one gallon of fuel emits 20 pounds of CO2. For more information about mushrooms, mushroom growing and the American Mushroom Institute, visit the website at www.americanmushroom.org.

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During COVID-19, ‘Restore Chester County’ provides businesses with paths forward By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer

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s 2019 ended and the calendar flipped to 2020, the economy of Chester County was, to use a phrase often applied during times of financial upswings, “booming.” Through vision, partnerships and opportunity, the county had created a robust economy that had the lowest unemployment rate of any county in Pennsylvania. The broad paintbrush of the county’s VISTA2025 initiative was continuing to apply rapid strokes to a canvas of long-term public and private economic strategies, and the working wheels of its many economy-based organizations -- including the South4rn Chester County Chamber of Commerce – were all in perfect spin. In short, every stakeholder whose imprint was being permanently affixed was on board – and across the board, and the economic future of Chester County was all systems go for 2020…until it wasn’t. In rapid response to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and State Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine instituted a series of regulatory controls aimed at curbing the spread of the virus in the state that included “Stay at Home” orders and a “Red-Yellow-Green” phase of reopening. Practically overnight, shop owners, restaurants and service-oriented stores went from thriving to barely surviving, with no clear path forward, and while these efforts were done to better assure the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, their impact was felt by businesses throughout the commonwealth and the county. For those who were fearful that the pandemic would wipe away their businesses and livelihood, help soon arrived in the form of a program known as Restore Chester County, developed by county commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Michelle Kichline, Josh Maxwell, as well as a galvanized and committed consortium of leaders representing several economic sectors throughout the county. “As days and weeks of the stay at home order have gone 42

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by, we have remained mindful of, and concerned about the evolving and increasing needs of the Chester County community,” Moskowitz said when introducing the program. “In addition to our physical health, COVID-19 has attacked our mental, our emotional and our economic health. So while we have been following the Governor’s stay at home order, and while we do recognize that drastic measures needed to be taken to slow the spread of coronavirus, we have also been focused on the best way to get Chester County quickly, but safely, up and running again.” Creation of a business task force and a plan for recovery Led by Chester County Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary, the county’s COVID-19 Business Task Force represents a Who’s Who of leadership that touches nearly every county industry. Its core team includes representatives from the county’s Economic Development Council, members of the Economic Cabinet, the Agricultural Development Council, the Association of Township Officials, leaders from county business chambers, the county’s Conference & Visitors’ Bureau, the Department of Community Development, the county’s Planning Commission, and members of the Municipal Managers Consortium and the Chester County Intermediate Unit. The Task Force has divided its plan for the county’s economic recovery into two phases: Phase 1: The economic recovery plan focuses on shortterm strategies for the 21 industry sectors identified on the Restore Chester County website. Industry leaders from each of those sectors have identified short-term steps needed to stabilize businesses and the economy in Chester County. Plans for the Phase 1 recovery also include a survey of businesses and organizations addressing current issues and concerns, as well as longer-term issues including impacts of on-going national trends on businesses and plans for the future. Results of the survey, combined with roundtable talks with the 21 industry sector leaders, have helped to generate the list of short term actions needed to stabilize the county’s economy.

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Phase 2: As part of a broader long-term recovery plan, Phase 2 has addressed the overall recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19, and how the county can further strengthen its economic viability in the future. Continuing to follow the strategies of VISTA 2025, the task force has been working with two of the resources that helped create the economic plan -- 4ward Planning and TIP Strategies. “Our COVID-19 Business Task Force took action early-on in this pandemic to prepare our businesses and our residents for the re-opening phase, which came into effect in June,” Moskowitiz said. “As we continue to support our business community, it is time to focus on the next step – repairing what has been lost by businesses, helping them to continue to weather the storm so that we can move forward to grow.” The COVID-19 Business Task Force is also supported by an advisory committee will consist of organizations that represent and interact with the many industries in Chester County, and will be of varying sizes from across the whole of the county. Industries that will be represented include agricultural, bio/pharma, breweries and distilleries, childcare, conservation/environment/open space, construction, finance, gig economy workers, hospitals, human services, legal, lodging, long-term care, manufacturing, municipalities, non-profits, real estate, retail, restaurants and food service, schools and universities, technology, tourism and transportation.  Working with state and local health departments, businesses, municipalities, schools, non-profits, places of worship and residents, Restore Chester County has created the Business & Org Toolkit, a guide for businesses and organizations throughout the county to learn more about the COVID-19 reopening process, and track down the most up-to-date federal, state and county guidelines being developed by local health departments, businesses and municipalities. Restore Chester County’s Resident Toolkit is a comprehensive guide for residents COVID-19 Business Task Force has developed Restore Chester County’s Resident Toolkit. The goal for us all: To feel confident and safe as we plan to return to Chester County’s quality of place, and to navigate the new guidelines necessary to do Over the last several months, Restore Chester County has also sponsored several virtual workshops and webinars that have invited experts in their fields to share their knowledge. Events have included “Building Consumer Confidence,” “Preparing County Businesses to Re-Open,” “Energizing Business During COVID-19,” and “Employment and Training Opportunities during COVID-19,” as well as seminars geared specifically to restaurant owners who have been hurt financially during the pandemic.

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“It is time to revisit our economic development strategy and rework it, given the new environment we are in,” Kichline said. “This is the time to begin the development of an economic recovery plan. We see the new plan as a stepped approach to reshaping and restoring Chester County’s robust economy in a post-COVID-19 world.” To learn more about Restore Chester County, visit http:// restorechestercounty.org.

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Rocky Pictures By Marcella Peyre-Ferry Contributing Writer

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ward-winning production company Rocky Pictures departed New York City in 2018 to put down local roots in Southern Chester County. During the pandemic, owner Peter Fitzgerald has adapted to the new circumstances that have caused businesses big and small to rethink their advertising strategies. Fitzgerald is the founder, producer, and creative force behind Rocky Pictures. The company name recalls the nickname “Rocky” his grandfather gave him during childhood. Grandfather and grandson traveled, explored, and experienced life in a way that shaped Fitzgerald into the creative, enthusiastic, and family-minded person he is today. “During the Apollo mission when Alan Bean had an issue swapping the nuclear core powering the spaceship, he radioed down to earth and asked to speak with my

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grandfather who resolved the issue for him. And yet, despite all of my grandfather’s achievements in nuclear energy, space exploration, and geology, despite all the accolades throughout his career – his most amazing quality was his ability to tell stories that inspire and motivate action,” Fitzgerald said. Fitzgerald has followed in that tradition of storytelling, communicating for his clients through film. “When I started out in New York City, a lot of what I did was international advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. We specialized in automobiles, beauty, and fashion campaigns” he said. As a producer, Fitzgerald is probably best known for a two-minute Super Bowl commercial in 2011 for the Chrysler 300, which featured Eminem and iconic images of Detroit. It earned him both an Emmy and the Cannes Gold Lion Award for best television commercial of the year. “The United States was in a recession, and one of the hardest hit industries was the auto industry,” Fitzgerald said. “It was a campaign that celebrated the people and the story of Detroit. Since then I’ve tried to bring that same sort of creativity, spark and storytelling to all of my clients.”

In 2018, Fitzgerald and his wife Adriana started thinking about raising a family and turned to Fitzgerald’s own roots in Chester County. “I’m a family person. I can’t believe I lasted in New York City as long as I did.” Fitzgerald said. Alongside Rocky Pictures, the family also runs Bee Our Guest, an innovative company producing beeswax food wraps that offer an alternative to single-use plastic. The antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties of beeswax keep food fresh for longer. Because the wraps are reusable for a year or more, they simultaneously reduce food waste and single use plastic. The business was inspired by the couple’s honeymoon trip to Australia where they challenged themselves to not use single use plastic during their seven-week stay. “Singleuse plastic is a thing people reach for out of convenience. With planning you can work around it,” Fitzgerald said. “This is a way to introduce a reusable material that is completely natural, completely organic, you can compost it in your garden after a year. Or bring it back to us at the farmers market, and we will put fresh beeswax on it, continuing the sustainability of the product for another year or longer.” Continued on Page 46

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Fitzgerald is now uniquely able to see advertising as a necessity for businesses and organizations of all sizes. “As a small business owner making sustainable, locally sourced products, and with my experience as an executive producer, I understand the ever-changing needs facing small businesses during a pandemic. I’d love to chat about how a piece of content can take your company to a new level as far as getting out there and finding new people to engage with,” he said. “I realized I want to continue working with companies that I believe in, small businesses like myself that truly support local community; that celebrate the things that I believe are most important in life – education, equality and our environment. If we can find a way to integrate these values into our local and global business community and systems, what a world this could be.” The pandemic has made it difficult for small businesses to make short-term and long-term projections and therefore many advertisers saw a big pullback in ad spending for the first half of the year. “The challenge for all of us is to rethink what we do. How

do small businesses and non-profit organizations continue connecting with their clients and supporters? We still need community engagement – perhaps now more than ever. How do you reach out to your customers to let them know you’re safely open for business?” Fitzgerald said. Recently Rocky Pictures took on a different kind of video production for the Stroud Water Research Center. Normally, the Stroud Water Research Center would be holding their annual fundraising event at Longwood Gardens, but this year the event is being done virtually. For the Zoom event, on Sept. 22, Rocky Pictures prepared the pre-recorded content, using a much smaller film crew than a typical commercial. “My goal would be to continue working with non-profits and small businesses that are looking to re-envision their business mode; and the way they connect to customers. I think the number one way to do that is through a powerful storytelling, quality products and service, and community engagement,” Fitzgerald said. For more information, visit the website at www.rockypictures.us

Published by the Chester County Press in cooperation with the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce Randall S. Lieberman - Publisher Steven Hoffman ....................................................Editor John Chambless ...........................................Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw ............................................Staff Writer Brenda Butt ............................................Office Manager Tricia Hoadley ..............................................Art Director Diane Blanche Stirrat ............................Graphic Designer Alan E. Turns....................................Advertising Director Amy Lieberman ..............................Advertising Executive Teri Turns .......................................Advertising Executive Helen E. Warren .............................Advertising Executive Arlene McGoldrick.........................................Copy Editor

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Advertiser’s Index Brandywine Septic Services, Inc...................................20 F. Frederick Breuninger & Son Insurance, Inc..............25 Bumpers and Company, CPA’s.....................................35 Chester County Hospital.................................................5 Citadel Federal Credit Union........................................15 compuSIGN..................................................................26 Creative Financial Group..............................................29 M. Cynthia Quinn, CPA................................................26 Double Designs Ltd......................................................30 DuVall Bus Service.......................................................64 Friends Home In Kennett..............................................27 Habitat for Humanity of Chester County......................39 Ira D Binder, Esquire....................................................16 KVIS & COE Insurance...................................................7 La Comunidad Hispana (LCH)......................................11 Lola’s............................................................................43 Longwood Gardens.......................................................61 Martin Appliance............................................................2 McGrory, Inc................................................................33 Mighty Writers..............................................................21 Mitchell Mechanical - M2 Welding..............................22 Nawn and Company, CPA’s..........................................16 Office Elf Bookkeeping.................................................45 Oxford Plumbing & Heating, Inc..................................63 Paisley Solutions...........................................................14 Paradocx Vineyard, LLC...............................................17 Pegasus Technologies. LLC...........................................30 Premier Orthopaedics...................................................62 R & D Heating & Cooling, Inc......................................31 SECCRA (Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority)..........................................................38 Siepser Eye Care Group..................................................3 Stantec Consulting Services, Inc...................................34 The Tri-M Group, LLC....................................................4 Toot Sweets..................................................................45 Whisman Giordano & Associates, LLC.........................41 Wyncote Golf Club.......................................................23

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BB&T Bank Now Truist - Oxford......... 484-881-4851 Financial Institution - Bank BB&T Bank Now Truist Oxford South...................................... 610-932-5440 Financial Institution - Bank BB&T Bank Now Truist Oxford Third....................................... 610-932-9295 Financial Institution - Bank BB&T Bank Now Truist West Grove........................................ 610-806-5011 Financial Institution - Bank Beacon Technologies, Inc.................. 610-444-9008 Business Service - Full service Internet, IT, Systems, Network, Web and Voice Beardsley Agency/Farmers................ 484-200-7511 Insurance - Home and Auto Becker Locksmith Services, Inc......... 610-636-7475 Locksmith Beiler-Campbell Realtors................... 610-932-1000 Real Estate - Residential/ Commercial Real Estate Sales Belfint, Lyons & Shuman Certified Public Accountants.............. 302-225-0600 Accountant - CPA Belles Lacrosse LLC.......................... 484-459-3591 Athletics - Lacrosse BERNARDON...................................... 610-444-2900 Architect Boothwyn Pharmacy.......................... 800-476-7496 Medical/Heathcare Service - Pharmacy Borough of Avondale.......................... 610-268-8501 Municipality Borough of Kennett Square................ 610-444-6020 Municipality Borough of Oxford.............................. 610-932-2500 Municipality Borough of West Grove...................... 610-869-2792 Municipality Boston Market.................................... 484-702-1086 Restaurant & Food Service Braeloch Brewing............................. 610- 612-9242 Brewery Brand It Signs & Graphics, LLC......... 610-444-2020 Business Service - Signs & Signage Brandywine Concierge Senior Services................................. 717-606-7281 Senior Services Brandywine Red Clay Alliance........... 610-793-1090 Non-profit Brandywine Septic Services, Inc....... 610-869-0443 Sewage - Septic Systems Bright Orange Thread........................ 302-250-2339 Marketing - Consultant Brittany Lovio, State Farm Agent....... 610-708-3280 Insurance Brownfield Science & Technology, Inc.................................. 610-593-5500 Environmental BSS Contractors, LLC........................ 610-345-1316 Contractor v——Fall/Winter

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Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square/Longwood................. 610-444-9100 Lodging - Hotels/Motels Historic Kennett Square..................... 610-444-8188 Non-profit Hockessin Athletic Club..................... 302-766-7482 Fitness Holly Peters Oriental Rugs and Home LLC.......................................... 610-444-6032 Retail Store - Rugs Homes For Heroes - Kimberly Sheehan - Realtor Affiliate - Springer Realty Group....... 484-498-4000 Real Estate - Residential Real Estate Hood’s BBQ and Deli Inc.................... 610-347-1670 Restaurants and Food Service - Catering Horty & Horty, P.A.............................. 302-652-4194 Accountant - CPA HouseMaster Home Inspections........ 610-269-1184 Real Estate - Home Inspections Houston Baker - PenFed Credit Union.610-306-7929 Mortgage - Residential Mortgage HRA Services, Inc.............................. 610-869-4494 Business Service - Consulting Innovative Financial Results, LLC...... 484-680-0745 Accountant - CPA Inspection Services Group, LLC......... 484-324-4500 Home Inspection Ira D. Binder, Esq., Attorney at Law... 484-643-3325 Legal - Legal Services J. Taylor Consulting LLC.................... 610-299-9627 Business Service - Consulting Jackson ImmunoResearch Laboratories, Inc................................ 610-869-4089 Manufacturer - Medical Research Products Jana Bannan Photography................. 302-743-6291 Photographer Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.......... 610-892-3315 Financial Services Jennersville Hospital - Tower Health. 610-869-1001 Medical/Heathcare Service - Hospital Jennersville YMCA............................. 610-869-9622 Non-profit John K. Sturgis Builders, Inc............. 610-268-8686 Building Contractor Jonathan P. Orose - RE/MAX EXCELLENCE Kennett Square.................................. 610-347-1100 Real Estate Residential/ Commercial Real Estate Sales K. L. Madron Well Drilling & Pump Installer................... 610-444-4500 Water - Well Digging K9 Couture Pet Grooming.................. 610-925-5546 Animal Services - Full Service KarMar Realty Group, Inc.................. 610-459-8585 Real Estate - Commercial Real Estate Kauffman Gas.................................... 610-593-5063 Energy - Fuels KBX Golden, LLC................................ 610-444-3551 Water - Water Treatment Kendal-Crosslands Communities....... 610-388-5660 Retirement Community Kennett Advance Printing House, Inc..610-444-5840 Printing

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Siepser Eye Care............................... 610-316-3109 Medical/Heathcare Service - Optical Sigma Data Systems Inc.................... 302-453-8812 Computer Services - Managed IT Services SILO................................................... 610-932-7500 Non-profit Simpson at Jenner’s Pond................. 610-869-6800 Retirement Community Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating Inc........................................ 610-444-6002 Heating and Air Conditioning SOLitude Lake Management.............. 484-727-8918 Environmental Sonny Bea’s....................................... 610-932-8339 Florist Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA)........................... 610-869-2452 Waste Management - Landfill Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce...................... 610-444-0774 Chamber of Commerce Southern Chester County EMS........... 610-910-3180 Emergency Services Southern Chester County Regional Police Department............................. 610-268-2907 Law Enforcement Sovana Bistro.................................... 610-444-5600 Restaurants and Food Service - Bar and Food Spanish Health Ministry Inc............... 610-444-3001 Health and Medical Sperr’s Fuel and Heating Co Inc........ 610-543-3747 Energy - Fuels SPK Custom Millwork........................ 484-459-3527 Carpentry and Woodworking - Millwork Spotts, Stevens and McCoy............... 610-621-2000 Engineering - Civil and Environmental Stantec Consulting Services Inc........ 610-840-2500 Engineering - Civil and Environmental State Street Pizza & Grill................... 610-444-4642 Restaurants and Food Service - Catering Stengel Welding, Inc.......................... 610-444-4110 Welding, Welder Stone Barn Inc................................... 610-347-2414 Restaurants and Food Service - Banquet Facilities Stroud Water Research Center.......... 610-268-2153 Non-profit Sun East Federal Credit Union........... 610-485-2960 Financial Institution - Credit Union Supporting Strategies | Brandywine Valley............................. 302-203-6256 Accounting - Bookkeeping Services Susan Gaughan - J. Mark Group........ 610-308-7326 Business Service - Promotional Products & Branded Merchandise Suzanne Barba Consulting, LLC......... 302-220-0090 Business Service - Consulting Systems & Solutions, Inc................... 302-740-7760 Business Service - Computer Systems Tamburrino Family Orthodontics........ 484-209-0563 Medical/Heathcare Service Tangibilia LLC.................................. (484) 734-0175 Graphic Design 52

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Paisley Solutions 610-444-2597 www.paisleysolutions.com See ad pg. 14 Supporting Strategies | Brandywine Valley 302-203-6256 https://www.supportingstrategies.com/ brandywine-valley Animal Services - Full Service Camp Bow Wow Avondale PA 610-268-DOGS campbowwow.com/avondale-pa K9 Couture Pet Grooming 610-925-5546 www.k9couturepetgrooming.com

Northbrook Marketplace 610-793-1210 http://northbrookmarketplace.com/

Suzanne Barba Consulting, LLC 302-220-0090 https://suzannebarba.com/

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Business Service Data Security Compliance Advisors

Pure Living by Kim 484-354-2905 www.kimberlymarucci.arbonne.com Brewery Braeloch Brewing 610- 612-9242 Www.braelochbrewing.beer Building Contractor Clemens, Inc. 610-444-4404

Apartments Senior and adult residence

John K. Sturgis Builders, Inc. 610-268-8686 www.sturgisbuilders.com

Luther House I, II, III, IV 610-869-4240 www.lutherhousepa.org

Mobac, Inc. 610-444-3490 www.mobacinc.com

Arborist

WARFEL Construction Company 484-329-7200 www.warfelcc.com

M. LaBare Certified Arborist, LLC 610-388-2042 https://www.facebook.com/mlabareca/ Architect BERNARDON 610-444-2900 www.bernardon.com Ed Rahme Architect 610-453-7874 www.edrahme.com Melton Architects 610-444-8538 www.meltonarchitects.com Art - Art Galleries Oxford Arts Alliance 610-467-0301 http://www.https://www.oxfordart.org/

Business Service Career Coach SamNova, Inc. 610-274-8214 http://www.samnovainc.com/ Business Service - Computer Systems Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. 215-293-1410 www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us Systems & Solutions, Inc. 302-740-7760 www.systemsinc.com Business Service - Consulting

BTR-Security 610-444-5295 http://www.BTR-Security.com Business Service Full service Internet, IT, Systems, Network, Web and Voice Beacon Technologies, Inc. 610-444-9008 www.beaconnet.com Business Service - Marketing That’s What She Said Marketing & More 585-469-5593 www.thatswhatshesaidpa.com Business Service Payroll Services and HR Solutions Paychex Inc. 610-650-8100 http://www.paychex.com Business Service Promotional Products & Branded Merchandise Susan Gaughan - J. Mark Group 610-308-7326 www.jmarkgroup.com Business Service Promotional Products & Items PromoGrill 877-232-6493 www.promogrill.com The Perfect Impression 610-444-9493 https://www.theperfectimpressionco. com Business Service - Signs & Signage

Belles Lacrosse LLC 484-459-3591 www.belleslaxclub.com

ButlerBank Consulting 610-268-1276 www.butlerbank.net Coaching the Climb 877-625-3554 www.coachingtheclimb.com

Brand It Signs & Graphics, LLC 610-444-2020 www.Branditsigns.com

Banquet Facility

HRA Services, Inc. 610-869-4494 www.hraservices.com

compuSIGN.com 610-268-2290 www.compusign.com See ad pg. 26

Athletics - Lacrosse

Harvest Ridge Winery 484-915-2190 http://harvestridgewinery.com

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Computer Services Managed IT Services

V.P. Electrical Contracting Inc. 610-268-3725

DataConnectX 610-314-3880 https://dataconnectx.com

YESCO Sign & Lighting / HES Sign Services 302-232-2100 www.yesco.com/westchester/

PCS 302-456-9500 www.helpmepcs.com Pegasus Technologies LLC 610-444-8256 www.pegtec.com See ad. pg. 30 Sigma Data Systems Inc. 302-453-8812 https://www.sigmadatainc.com Computer Services

Hearne Hardwoods, Inc. 610-932-7400 www.hearnehardwoods.com

Dorset Connects 484-845-1600 http://www.dorsetconnects.com

Rios Heritage Wood Working 610-427-1486 www.RiosHeritageWoodworking.com

Contractor

SPK Custom Millwork 484-459-3527 Catering Service - Food Service Triple Fresh Market & Catering 610-384-5037 http://www.triplefresh.net Chamber of Commerce Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce 610-444-0774 www.scccc.com Chiropractor Crosser Natural Health 302-994-1010 www.crossernaturalhealth.com Cleaning - Clean-up/Disaster SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford 610-268-8620 http://www.servprokennettsquareoxford.com/ Cleaning - Commercial Cleaning Green Solution Building Services, LLC 610-345-5468 greensolutionusa.com Colleges/Universities Penn State Extension 717-201-6753 https://extension.psu.edu/lancastercounty

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Electricians Ciafre Electrical Services Inc. 610-840-3738 Emergency Services Southern Chester County EMS 610-910-3180 www.sccems.org Employment Center PA CareerLink of Chester County 610-280-1010 www.pacareerlinkchesco.org Energy - Energy Consulting

BSS Contractors, LLC 610-345-1316

Affinity Energy Management 302-218-8920 www.AffinityEnergy.net

Counseling - Individual and Family

Energy - Fuels

New London Counseling Center 484-746-3112 www.NewLondonCounselingCenter. com

Kauffman Gas 610-593-5063 www.kauffmangas.com

Dentist Baccellieri Family Dentistry LLP 610-444-0208 www.bfdentistry.com Distributor - Recreation Recreation Resource USA 610-444-4402 http://www.recreation-resource.com

Engineering Gilmore & Associates, Inc. 610-444-9006 http://www.gilmore-assoc.com Environmental Brownfield Science & Technology, Inc. 610-593-5500 www.bstiweb.com SOLitude Lake Management 484-727-8918 http://www.solitudelakemanagement. com/ Equine - Stable Lael Stables 610-268-3303 Equine Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association 610-444-1050 www.pabred.com Farms/Farmers - Orchard Glen Willow Orchards 610-268-8743 https://www.glenwilloworchards.com Financial Institution - Bank

Sperr’s Fuel and Heating Co Inc. 610-543-3747 www.sperrs.com

BB&T Bank Now Truist - Avon Grove 610-563-2696 www.bbt.com

Energy

BB&T Bank Now Truist Kennett Square 610-444-8526 www.bbt.com

Exelon Generation 610-765-7061 www.exeloncorp.com Engineering - Civil and Environmental

BB&T Bank Now Truist - Longwood 610-444-8350 www.bbt.com

Education

Spotts, Stevens and McCoy 610-621-2000

Foundation for Free Enterprise Education 814-833-9576 www.pfew.org

Stantec Consulting Services Inc. 610-840-2500 www.stantec.com See ad. pg. 34

Lincoln University 484-365-8000 www.lincoln.edu

Engineering - Land Development

BB&T Bank Now Truist - Oxford 484-881-4851 www.bbt.com

Regester Associates, Inc. 610-444-5554 www.regesterassociates.com

BB&T Bank Now Truist - Oxford South 610-932-5440 www.bbt.com

Electrical Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission 717-787-4301 www.puc.state.pa.us The Tri-M Group, LLC 610-444-1000 www.tri-mgroup.com See ad pg. 4 v——Fall/Winter

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BB&T Bank Now Truist New Garden East 610-708-3038 www.bbt.com

BB&T Bank Now Truist - Oxford Third 610-932-9295 www.bbt.com BB&T Bank Now Truist - West Grove 610-806-5011 www.bbt.com Fulton Bank Brandywine Division 610-918-8814 www.fultonbank.com

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Financial Services

Golf Club - Private

Diamond State Financial Group 302-366-0366 http://www.dsfg.com

Kennett Square Golf and Country Club 610-444-5239 www.ksgcc.com

DiMatteo Financial Group, Inc. 610-388-7125 www.dimatteofinancialgroup.com

Radley Run Country Club 610-793-1660 www.radleyruncountryclub.com

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC 610-892-3315 www.seranomccomsey.com

Golf Club - Public Restaurant

Univest Bank and Trust Company 610-344-3049 http://www.univest.net

Wyncote Golf Club 610-932-8900 www.wyncote.com See ad pg. 23

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Government

Kennett Fire Company No.1 610-444-4810 http://www.firestation24.com/

Government Officials County of Chester - Commissioners 610-344-6100 http://www.chesco.org

Longwood Fire Company 610-388-6880 www.longwoodfireco.com

County of Chester - Department of Community Development/Workforce Investment Board 610-344-6900 www.chesco.org County of Chester Open Space Preservation 610-344-5656 www.chesco.org/openspace County of Chester Recorder of Deeds 610-344-6330 www.chesco.org/recorder Governor’s Southeast Regional Office 215-560-2640 www.governor.state.pa.us U. S. Army Recruiting Center 610-696-4014 http://www.goarmy.com U.S. Small Business Administration 610-382-3062 www.sba.gov

Fitness

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor 717-787-3300 https://www.governor.pa.gov/lieutenantgovernor/

Hockessin Athletic Club 302-766-7482 www.HAChealthclub.com

Pennsylvania Office of the Governor 717-787-2500 www.governor.state.pa.us

DesignDesign Inc. 610-444-8868 www.designdesignonline.com

Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Commission For Women 717-787-5825

Graphic Design

Florist Sonny Bea’s 610-932-8339 https://www.sonnybeas.com/ Zena Florist 484-720-8122 http://zenaflorist.com/ Food Ritas of Kennett Square 610-925-0500 Funeral Service Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 484-734-8100 www.griecofunerals.com Kuzo Funeral Home, Inc. 610-444-4116 www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com Garden Center Water Crest Farms Nursery 610-869-3883 www.watercrestfarmsnursery.com Golf Club - Private - Banquet Hall Hartefeld National Golf Club 610-268-8800 www.hartefeld.com

Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Commission on Latino Affairs 717-787-5825 Pennsylvania State Representative 484-200-8264 Pennsylvania State Representative 610-869-1602 www.replawrence.com

Graphic Design - Branding

Tangibilia LLC (484) 734-0175 tangibilia.com Hair Care Shear Satisfaction 610-268-8917 Shearsatisfaction.com Health and Medical

Pennsylvania State Senator 610-692-2112 www.senatordinniman.com

Fit Mommy Method, LLC 302-743-9223 www.Fitmommymethod.com

United States Senator for Pennsylvania - Pat Toomey 215-241-1090 http://www.toomey.senate.gov

Spanish Health Ministry Inc. 610-444-3001 https://spanishhealthministry.org/

United States Senator for Pennsylvania - Robert Casey 717-231-7540 http://www.casey.senate.gov Chester County Agricultural Development Council 610-344-6285 www.chesco.org County of Chester - Clerk of Courts 610-344-6135 https://www.chesco.org/202/Clerk-ofCourts

Health Care: ConsumerDirected Healthcare Services ConnectYourCare 610-869-3289 www.connectyourcare.com Heating and Air Conditioning Refrigeration Goodwin’s Refrigeration LLC 610-255-5100

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Ice - Shaved Ice

Anthony Zunino, Inc. 610-268-0201 www.anthonyzuninoinc.com

Kona Ice of Southern Chester County 484-748-0085 www.kona-ice.com

Chadds Ford Climate Control, Inc. 610-388-9333 www.chaddsfordclimatecontrol.com

Insurance - Group and Individual Medical, Dental, Life and Disability

R & D Heating & Cooling, Inc. 610-444-6421 www.rdhvac.com See ad pg. 31 Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. 610-444-6002 http://www.sintonair.com Taylor Oil & Propane Inc. 610-444-3810 www.tayloroilandpropane.com Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Petro Home Services 610-745-6942 https://www.petro.com/ Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric Chadds Ford Complete Services, LLC 484-770-8261 www.cfcomplete.com Home Improvement - Doors, Gates, Security Services Door & Gate Co. LLC 302-295-3669 www.doorandgateusa.com Home Improvement - Garage Doors Precision Door Service 610-344-0730 http://precisiondoorsoutheastpa.com Design By Daphne, LLC 302-354-4158 www.Designbydaphne.com Home Inspection Inspection Services Group, LLC 484-324-4500 www.isgroup-llc.com S J Murphy’s Home Inspections 610-506-0689 www.sjmurphys.com Home Services - Maintenance A Hand For All Seasons, LLC 484-467-4836

Allen Insurance Group 1-800-486-1244 www.alleninsurance.com Colonial Life - West Chester 484-356-7466 http://www.coloniallife.com

Truckers Insurance Services 610-444-0800 www.trkins.com

Clarion Law, LLC 484-948-1436 http://www.clarionlaw.net

Tycor Benefit Administrators, Inc. 610-251-0670 http://www.tycorbenefit.com

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC 610-869-3600 www.cohenseglias.com

Yerkes Insurance Inc. 610-869-4065 www.yerkesinsurance.com Interior Design - Kitchen and Bath McGrory, Inc. 610-444-1512 www.mcgroryinc.com See ad pg. 33

D’Amico Law, PC 610-444-4555 www.damicolawpc.com Daniel D. Martin & Associates LLC 877-658-2884 http://www.danielmartinlaw.com

My Benefit Advisor, LLC 610-537-1377 www.usiaffinity.com

Internet Service - Web Design

Eichman Law, PLLC 484-734-0378 www.eichmanlawgroup.com

USI Insurance Services 610-620-5117 www.usi.com

DG Design 610-869-8561 www.dgdesignonline.com

Larmore Scarlett LLP 610-444-3737 www.larmorescarlett.com

Insurance - Home and Auto

Internet Service

Alchemy Insurance 484-999-2101 www.alchemyinsurance.com

We Got Code 484-502-6666 www.wegotcode.com

Beardsley Agency/Farmers 484-200-7511 http://www.farmersagent.com/jbeardsley Garcia-Taylor Insurance Agency Inc. 610-932-4935 www.garciataylorins.com Michael Moyer, State Farm Agent 610-444-5454 www.moyeragency.com Insurance Allstate Insurance Company The Roselli Agency 610-444-0300 http://allstateagencies.com/broselli/ Welcome/ Brittany Lovio, State Farm Agent 610-708-3280 https://lovioinsurance.com/ F. Frederick Breuninger & Son Insurance, Inc. 610-384-1980 www.Binsured.com See ad pg. 25 KVIS & Coe Insurance Services 610-459-4444 www.kviscoe.com See ad pg. 7

Home Services - Security

New York Life Insurance Company 302-379-0838 http://www.newyorklife.com

Chesco Security, Inc. 610-268-3923 www.chescosecurity.com 56

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Landscaping - Landscape Design Garden Square Landscaping, Inc. 610-444-0207 www.Gardensquarelandscaping.com Maffei Landscape Design LLC 610-357-9700 http://www.danilomaffei.com Landscaping - Lawn Care Emerald Green Lawns 302-836-6909 www.emeraldgreenlawns.com Law Enforcement Pennsylvania State Police 610-268-2022 http://www.psp.state.pa.us Southern Chester County Regional Police Department 610-268-2907 http://www.sccrpd.org Legal - Attorney Andris Law 610-585-1256 https://www.andrislaw.com/ Legal - Law Firm Carosella & Associates, P.C. 610-431-3300 http://www.carosella.com

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Lyons Dougherty, LLC 610-388-7311 www.lyonsdougherty.com MacElree Harvey, Ltd. 610-436-0100 http://www.macelree.com Perna & Abracht, LLC 610-444-0933 http://www.pa4law.com/ Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco Attorneys at Law 610-458-4400 http://www.rrhc.com Sheridan Lawyers 484-653-0774 www.sheridanlawyers.com Legal - Legal Services Ira D. Binder, Esq., Attorney at Law 484-643-3325 See ad pg. 16 Locksmith Becker Locksmith Services, Inc. 610-636-7475 www.beckerlocksmithservices.com Lodging - Campgrounds Camp Saginaw 888-477-CAMP www.campsaginaw.com Philadelphia/West Chester KOA 610-486-0447 www.philadelphiakoa.com Lodging - Hotels/Motels Fairfield Inn & Suites Kennett Square Brandywine Valley 610-444-8995 www.brandywinemarriott.com


Hampton Inn & Suites Chadds Ford 610-358-9540 http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/ hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-andsuites-chadds-ford-CFORDHX/index. html Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square/ Longwood 610-444-9100 http://www.kennettsquare.hgi.com

Media - Radio WCHE 610-692-3131 www.wche1520.com Media - Television

Medical/Heathcare Service - Optical Kennett Square Eye Care 610-444-5522 www.kennettsquareeyecare.com/ Siepser Eye Care 610-316-3109 https://www.siepservision.com/ See ad pg. 3

Rocky Pictures, Ltd. http://www.rockypictures.us

VisionCorps 717-205-4117 http://www.visioncorps.net/

Manufacturer - Food Manufacturers

Medical/Heathcare Service Chiropractor

Medical/Heathcare Service Pharmacy

Flowers Baking Company of Oxford, Inc. 610-932-2300 www.Flowersfoods.com

Chiropractic Services, P.A. 610-932-9061 http://www.chiropracticcenteroxfordpa. com

Boothwyn Pharmacy 800-476-7496 http://www.boothwynpharmacy.com

Manufacturer - Medical Research Products

Corrective Chiropractic 302-234-1115 http://www.correctivechiro.net

Jackson ImmunoResearch Laboratories, Inc. 610-869-4089 www.jacksonimmuno.com

Fitchett Chiropractic 610-444-2878 www.fitchettchiropractic.com

Residence Inn Glen Mills Concordville 610-459-1190

Manufacturer Leading Edge Composites, Inc. 610-932-9055 www.lec-composites.com Marketing - Advertising First Ascent Design 302-709-1266 https://firstascentdesign.com Marketing - Consultant Bright Orange Thread 302-250-2339 http://www.brightorangethread.com Marketing Addison Technologies, Inc. 610-327-3663 www.addisontech.com Welcome Neighbor LLC 610-358-0580 http://www.welcomeneighborpa.com Media - Magazines Chester County Women’s Journal 302-236-1435 http://www.thewomensjournal.com Media - Newspapers/Publications Ad Pro, Inc. - Chester County Press 610-869-5553 www.chestercounty.com

Chadds Ford Live 610-212-3639 www.chaddsfordlive.com

Longwood Family Chiropractic 484-888-3450 www.longwoodchiro.com Medical/Heathcare Service - Dentist Albert J. Schmitt DMD, PC 610-444-6300 www.doctorschmitt.com Leardi Family Dentistry 610-444-8744 www.LEARDIDENTAL.com P. Randall Eckman, DDS 610-388-0223 eckmandds.com Medical/Heathcare Service - Hospital Chester County Hospital 610-732-6930 www.chestercountyhospital.org See ad pg. 5

Mortgage MidAtlantic Farm Credit 888-339-3334 www.mafc.com Municipality Borough of Avondale 610-268-8501 http://www.avondaleboro.net Borough of Kennett Square 610-444-6020 www.kennett-square.pa.us

Core Family Practice 610-612-9283 www.corefamilypractice.com

Borough of Oxford 610-932-2500 http://www.oxfordboro.org

Medical/Heathcare Service Psychotherapy

Borough of West Grove 610-869-2792 www.westgroveborough.org

Felder Therapy and Mediation 484-844-5150 www.feldertherapy.com

East Marlborough Township 610-444-0725 http://www.eastmarlborough.org

Medical/Heathcare Service

Elk Township 610-255-0634 http://www.elktownship.org

La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) Health & Community Services 610-444-7550 https://lacomunidadhispana.org/healthcenter/ See ad pg. 11 La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) Oxford Community Health Center 610-444-7550 www.lacomunidadhispana.org See ad pg. 11

Coatesville VA Medical Center 610-384-7711 https://www.coatesville.va.gov Jennersville Hospital - Tower Health 610-869-1001 https://jennersville.towerhealth.org/

Tamburrino Family Orthodontics 484-209-0563 www.tfortho.com

Medical/Heathcare Service Nursing Home/Rehab Facility

Mortgage - Residential Mortgage

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Rapid Mortgage Company NMLS# 126872 610-388-4440 www.rapidmortgagekennettsquare.com

Medical/Heathcare Service Physician

La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) Women’s Health Center 610-444-7550 https://lacomunidadhispana.org/ womens-health-center/ See ad pg. 11

Genesis HealthCare 610-444-6350 www.genesishcc.com

Pike Creek Mortgage Services, Inc. 302-892-2811 www.pat.pikecreekloans.com

First Choice Mortgage Advisors, LLC 610-345-9100 www.kpittsmortgage.com Houston Baker - PenFed Credit Union 610-306-7929 https:\\www.penfed.org

Franklin Township 610-255-5212 http://www.franklintownship.us Kennett Township 610-388-1300 www.kennett.pa.us London Britain Township 610-255-0388 http://www.londonbritaintownship-pa. gov London Grove Township 610-345-0100 www.londongrove.org Londonderry Township 610-869-2138 http://www.londonderrytownship.org New Garden Township 610-268-2915 www.newgarden.org New London Township 610-869-8658 http://newlondontwp.net/ Penn Township 610-869-9620 http://www.penntownship.us Continued on next page

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Continued from previous page Pennsbury Township 610-388-7323 http://www.pennsbury.pa.us Pocopson Township 610-793-2151 http://www.pocopson.org West Marlborough Township 610-383-5986 https://westmarlboroughtownship.com/ West Nottingham Township 610-932-4072 http://www.wnt-gov.org

Chester County Economic Development Council 610-458-5700 www.ccedcpa.com

National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum 610-384-9282 www.steelmuseum.org

Chester County Food Bank 610-873-6000 www.chestercountyfoodbank.org

Operation Warm 610-388-2500 www.operationwarm.org

Family Promise of Southern Chester County 610-444-0400 www.familypromisescc.org

Oxford Area Senior Center 610-932-5244 http://oxfordseniors.org/index.htm

Mushrooms Mushroom Farms/Companies

Good Neighbors Home Repair 610-444-1860 http://www.goodneighborshomerepair. org/

American Mushroom Institute 610-268-7483 http://americanmushrooms.com/

Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue, Inc. 267-228-5035 www.GreenmoreRescue.org

C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc. 610-869-3595 www.organicmushrooms.com

Habitat For Humanity of Chester County 610-384-7993 http://HFHCC.org See ad pg. 39

Needham’s Mushroom Farms, Inc. 610-869-9735 www.pamushrooms.com/farmers Phillips Mushroom Farms 610-925-0520 www.phillipsmushroomfarms.com Non-Profit - Financial Planner Thrivent Financial 717-542-3663 https://connect.thrivent.com/marciaupton/ Non-Profit - Senior Center Kennett Area Senior Center 610-444-4819 www.kennettseniorcenter.org

Kennett Area YMCA 610-444-9622 https://www.ymcagbw.org/locations/ kennett-branch

Live4RJ 484-639-7990 http://www.live4rj.com

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance 610-793-1090 http://www.brandywineredclay.org Canine Partners for Life 610-869-4902 www.k94life.org CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. 610-565-2208 www.chescocasa.org Chester County Community Foundation 610-696-8211 http://www.chescocf.org

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Kennett Area Community Service 610-925-3556 http://www.kacsonline.net

American Red Cross 215-687-8794 www.redcross.org

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Painter - Painting Commercial/ Residential CertaPro Painters of Western Chester County 484-283-5003 western-chester-county.certapro.com Painter - Painting Residential Left Moon Painting, LLC 484-757-5295 LeftMoonPainting.com Performing Arts Musical Performance Kennett Symphony of Chester County 610-444-6363 www.kennettsymphony.org Performing Arts - Theatrical

SCORE Chester and Delaware County 610-344-6910 https://chesterdelco.score.org/

Personal Services - Barber

The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. 610-692-1926 www.cvcofcc.org

Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County 610-235-4237 http://www.ccmchc.org

Office Depot Business Solutions 484-354-3845

People’s Light 610-647-1900 http://www.peopleslight.org

Stroud Water Research Center 610-268-2153 https://stroudcenter.org/

Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUNITY of the Greater Kennett Area 215-820-1164 http://www.mlkcommunity.org/

Office Supplies

S.A.V.E. 610-925-0041 www.savepa.org

SILO 610-932-7500 www.oxfordsilo.com

Longwood Rotary Club 610-316-3109 WWW.LONGWOODROTARY.COM

Mighty Writers 267-239-0899 www.mightywriters.org See ad pg. 21

Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association 717-232-0737 http://pamanufacturers.org/

Reins of Life 610-274-3300 http://www.reinsoflife.com

Jennersville YMCA 610-869-9622 www.ymcagbw.org

Non-Profit

PathStone Corporation 610-925-5600 https://pathstone.org/

Project C.U.R.E. 610-345-0410 http://www.projectcure.org/

Historic Kennett Square 610-444-8188 www.historickennettsquare.com

Kennett Library 610-444-2702 www.kennettpubliclibrary.org

Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. 610-998-9494 www.DowntownOxfordPA.org

Wings for Success 610-644-6323 www.wingsforsuccess.org

The Garage Community & Youth Center 610-444-6464 www.garageyouthcenter.org The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County 610-347-0347 http://www.tlcforscc.org True Access Capital 302-652-6774 http://firststateloan.org/ Warriors On The Water LTD 717-314-2800 www.warriorsonthewaterltd.com

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Burton’s Barber Shop, Established 1892 610-444-9964 Personal Services - Beauty Nicholas Anthony Salon & Day Spa, P.A. 610-444-7222 www.nicholasanthonysalon.com/ Personal Services - Massage Therapy Modern Massage Works 610-444-5884 www.modernmassageworks.com Pro-Active Muscle Therapy 610-388-8000 http://pro-activemuscletherapy.com Personal Services - Wellness On The Road 2 Health, LLC 610-608-1240 https://www.facebook.com/OnTheRoad2Health/ Share My Secret 610-331-6936 www.deniseciancia.com


Write-Well Handwriting Clinics 610-932-9511 www.goldenlightwellnesscenter.com Photographer Jana Bannan Photography 302-743-6291 www.bannanphotography.com Pam Hesler and Associates Photography 610-692-2740 www.PamHeslerPhoto.com Plumbing, Plumber Plumbing Contractors Alps Plumbing Services 610-368-6388 www.alpsplumbing.com Oliver Heating Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 610-594-9444 www.oliverheatcool.com Oxford Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 610-932-9503 http://calloxford.com/ See ad inside back cover Printing Godder Printing & Graphic Design 610-869-4475 www.godderprinting.com Kennett Advance Printing House, Inc. 610-444-5840 https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Kennett-Advance-PrintingHouse/115707928449735 Oxford Print and Design 614-406-5892 https://www.facebook.com/oxfordprintanddesign/

Real Estate - Investments

Real Estate

Next Home, LP 610-220-7024

Cabot-Kjellerup Realty Trust 610-869-2800

Real Estate - Property Management

Lyn Hughes Ltd 610-444-1000 x133

Einstein Property Management, LLC 484-643-2024 LGB Properties, LLC 610-925-3411 http://www.lgbproperties.com

Realty One Group 610-696-4600 http://https://www.realtyonegroup. com/realestateagent/daniel-sweeney-13134596

Real Estate - Residential Real Estate

Recreation/Entertainment - Festivals

Al George - RE/MAX Town & Country 610-202-2942 http://www.algeorge.net

The Mushroom Festival, Inc. 610-925-3373 www.mushroomfestival.org

Ethel Ann Murphy BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors 610-368-9929 Homes For Heroes Kimberly Sheehan - Realtor Affiliate Springer Realty Group 484-498-4000 www.homesforheroes.com/affiliate/ kimberly-sheehan RE/MAX Excellence Michael & Tammy Duering 610-347-1100 www.Dueringteam.com Sandra Massari, Realtor® RE/MAX EXCELLENCE 610-347-1100 www.propertiesbysandra.com Sandy Yeatman BHHS Fox and Roach Kennett Home Marketing Center 610-444-9090 www.sandyyeatman.com

Unionville Community Fair, Inc. www.ucfair.org Recreation/Entertainment - Gardens Kennett Area Park Authority Anson B. Nixon Park 610-444-1416 www.ansonbnixonpark.org/ Longwood Gardens 610-388-1000 www.longwoodgardens.org See ad pg. 61

Rental Center

Beiler-Campbell Realtors 610-932-1000 www.beiler-campbell.com

Real Estate - Commercial Real Estate

Jonathan P. Orose RE/MAX EXCELLENCE Kennett Square 610-347-1100

HouseMaster Home Inspections 610-269-1184 westchester.housemaster.com

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Vanessa Ross Cakes 610-467-1800 www.vanessarosscakes.com Restaurants and Food Service Boston Market 484-702-1086 www.bostonmarket.com

The Market at Liberty Place 610-925-3411 www.themarketatlibertyplace.com

The Happy Self-Publisher 302-419-7289 http://www.happyselfpublisher.com

Real Estate - Home Inspections

The Country Butcher - Fine Foods, Inc. 610-444-5980 http://www.countrybutchermarket.com/

Taste Kennett Food Tours 484-734-0740 www.tastekennett.com

Restaurants and Food Service Banquet Facilities

Pillar Real Estate Advisors, LLC 484-887-8202 www.pillarrealestateadvisors.com

State Street Pizza & Grill 610-444-4642 www.statestreetpizza.net

Taqueria Moroleon 610-268-3066 http://taqueriamoroleon. com/#taqueriamoroleon

Real Estate - Residential/ Commercial Real Estate Sales

Real Estate - Title Company

Hood’s BBQ and Deli Inc. 610-347-1670 http://www.hoodsbbq.com

Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau 484-840-7208 http://www.brandywinevalley.com

Publishing

Anvil Land Transfer Company 610-444-6800 www.beiler-campbell.net/anvil.htm

Restaurants and Food Service Catering

Recreation/Entertainment - Tourism

Kennett Square Mini Storage 610-444-9011 www.kennettsquareministorage.com

KarMar Realty Group, Inc. 610-459-8585 www.karmarrealty.com

Sovana Bistro 610-444-5600 www.sovanabistro.com

Kennett Square Inn 610-444-5687 www.kennettinn.com

The Cyr Team Keller Williams Real Estate 484-259-7910 www.TheCyrTeam.com

Precision / Safeguard 610-459-3658 http://www.precisiononline.net

Hearth Kitchen 484-732-8320 http://www.hearthkennettsquare.com/

Stone Barn Inc. 610-347-2414 www.thestonebarn.com The Gables at Chadds Ford 610-388-7700 www.thegablesatchaddsford.com Restaurants and Food Service Bar and Food Byrsa Bistro Kennett 610-444-5050 https://kennett.byrsabistro.com/

Victory Brewing Company 484-730-1870 www.victorybeer.com Retail Store - Appliances Martin Appliance 717-786-7373 https://www.martinsappliance.com/ index.html See ad inside front cover Retail Store - Beverage/Spirits Waywood Beverage Co., Inc. 610-444-5222 http://www.waywoodbeverage.com/ Retail Store - Candy Store Toot Sweets 610-467-1900 tootsweetson3rd.com See ad pg. 45 Continued on next page

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Continued from previous page Retail Store - Food

School - Charter School

Transportation

Water - Water Treatment

Neuchatel Chocolates 610-932-2706 www.neuchatelchocolates.com

Avon Grove Charter School 484-667-5000 agcharter.org

AGS International Forwarders Inc. 610-255-5400

KBX Golden, LLC 610-444-3551 www.kbxgolden.com

Retail Store - Furniture

School - Colleges and Universities

Tanner Furniture 717-985-9700 http://www.gotanner.com/

Delaware County Community College 484-237-6406 http://www.dccc.edu

Retail Store - Gifts

School - High School

The Mushroom Cap 610-444-8484 www.themushroomcap.com

Avon Grove School District 610-869-2441 www.avongrove.org

Retail Store - Home Improvement

Chester County Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus 610-345-1800 www.cciu.org/tchspennocksbridge

Peter Lumber Company 610-444-2727 www.peterlumber.com Retail Store - Jeweler Double Design Ltd. 484-459-6289 http://www.myddl.net See ad pg. 30 Rustic Aesthetic 610-316-6784 RusticAesthetic.com Retail Store - Rugs Holly Peters Oriental Rugs and Home LLC 610-444-6032 www.hollypeters.com Retail Store - Shoes and Apparel Dansko, Inc. 610-869-8335 www.dansko.com Retail Store Lola’s 610-467-0774 Lolason3rd.com See ad pg. 43 Retirement Community - Independent living, supportive independent living Friends Home in Kennett 610-444-2577 www.friendshomeinkennett.org See ad pg. 27 Retirement Community Kendal-Crosslands Communities 610-388-5660 www.kcc.kendal.org Simpson at Jenner’s Pond 610-869-6800 www.jennerspond.org 60

Kennett Consolidated School District 610-444-6600 www.kcsd.org Unionville-Chadds Ford School District 610-347-0970 http://www.ucfsd.org/ School - Private School Upland Country Day School 610-444-7744 www.uplandcds.org Senior Services Brandywine Concierge Senior Services 717-606-7281 www.brandywineconcierge.com Sewage - Septic Systems Brandywine Septic Services, Inc. 610-869-0443 www.brandywineseptic.com See ad pg. 20 Wm. P. McGovern, Inc. 610-444-5797 http://www.mcgovernseptic.com/ Spa Day spa and salon-full service Rosci Salon Da’ Spa 610-869-5533 http://www.roscisalondaspa.com Special Events Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc. 302-547-0695 www.plantationfieldhorsetrials.com

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DuVall Bus Service 610-869-2881 http://www.duvallbusservice.com See ad back cover New Garden Flying Field 610-268-2619 www.newgardenflyingfield.com Transportation Management Association of Chester County 610-993-0911 www.tmacc.org Travel Celtic Journeys 703-941-6455 http://www.celticjourneys.us Chadds Ford Travel 610-268-8680 www.chaddsfordtravel.com Connoisseur Travel, Ltd. 610-925-4690 www.ksqtravels.com Worldwide Travel Associates, Inc 610-268-3711 www.worldwidetravelpa.com Veterinarian Chadds Ford Animal Hospital 610-388-2141 http://www.chaddsfordanimalhospital. vetsuite.com Longwood Veterinary Center 610-388-3388 longwoodvetcenter.com Waste Management - Landfill Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA) 610-869-2452 www.SECCRA.org See ad pg. 38 Water - Water Purification Lester Water, Inc. 610-444-4660 www.lesterwater.com Water - Water Supply Aqua America 610-645-1019 http://aquaamerica.com Chester Water Authority 610-876-8185 www.chesterwater.com

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Water - Well Digging K. L. Madron Well Drilling & Pump Installer 610-444-4500 http://www.klmadron.com/ Welding, Welder - Service and Sales Mitchell Mechanical / M2 Welding 610-932-5002 https://www.m2welding.com/ See ad pg. 22 Welding, Welder Stengel Welding, Inc. 610-444-4110 www.stengelwelding.com Well Service Plumbing & Well Service D&D Golder Incorporated 610-932-6305 https://www.ddgolderplumbingandwellservice.com/ Wholesale Distributor - Mushrooms CF Fresh, LLC (dba Country Fresh Mushrooms) 610-268-3033 www.cfmushroom.com Laurel Valley Farms, Inc. 610-268-2074 www.laurelvalleysoils.com Wholesale Distributor The Scotts Company 610-268-3006 http://www.scotts.com Wine - Wine Making Paradocx Vineyard, LLC 610-350-6666 www.paradocx.com See ad pg. 17 Wine - Wine Tasting Chaddsford Winery, LTD 610-388-6221 https://www.chaddsford.com/


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