Business

Iron Hill Brewery to release Tower 61 beer to benefit Kimberton Fire Company |Sep 21, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville will host a special event Sept. 26 — the launch of a collaborative beer brewed with the Kimberton Fire Company and firefighter Eric Kiley — to benefit the volunteer fire company.

Penn State eyes expanded program at The Navy Yard |Sep 21, 2017

Penn State has tapped a top administrator from its Great Valley campus to expand academic programs at The Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.

Corropolese Italian Bakery opens in Audubon in former Wawa |Sep 19, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> Out with one icon, in with another.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa open in Blue Bell |Sep 12, 2017

WHITPAIN >> Five years after introducing the area to the benefits of a regular massage, Jim and Denise Vizzini have just launched their second Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.

TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce shares info on new workforce development partnerships |Sep 12, 2017

LIMERICK >> The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce put the focus on workforce development when it kicked off its new program year.

Chandler Bats in Norristown humbly wants to be ‘the best’ |Sep 7, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> As rain washes the August morning into a relentless gray, the floor of the Norristown warehouse appears to be covered in a light coating of off-color snow.

Vanguard’s CEO wants companies to think long-term |Sep 7, 2017

TREDYFFRIN >> As he leaves his position as CEO of Vanguard, Bill McNabb is becoming involved in an organization that encourages American corporations to take a long-term approach to running their organizations.

CEO of Valley Forge Casino Resort brings Vegas, Foxwoods experience to the job |Aug 31, 2017

UPPER MERION >> Valley Forge Casino Resort is currently celebrating its fifth year in business, which makes the glittering First Avenue betting house and entertainment mecca more of an adolescent than a tot.

Philadelphia region’s suburban counties fare better than state in unemployment |Aug 30, 2017

The region continued to outperform the state in unemployment in July, according to the latest report from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

ArcelorMittal says new certification will boost business |Aug 29, 2017

ArcelorMittal announced its plate steel mills in Coatesville, Conshohocken and Burns Harbor, Indiana, will have more business opportunities as the result of receiving a new certification.

Valley Forge Tourism Board launches Shop Montco campaign |Aug 28, 2017

Valley Forge >> Call it “Shop Montco — Chapter 2.”

Cannabis Legal Solutions caters to Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana industry |Aug 25, 2017

PITTSBURGH >> The nascent Pennsylvania medical marijuana industry is creating new work for lawyers statewide. Three attorneys hoping to bring their expertise to this brave new world recently founded Pittsburgh-based Cannabis Legal Solutions.

Walmart remodels in time for Back-to-School shopping |Aug 22, 2017

WEST NORRITON>>Like hundreds of Walmart stores across the country, the West Norriton Walmart has gone through a meticulous makeover while remaining open during the entire remodeling.

New barber program being offered at Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute in Pottstown |Aug 21, 2017

POTTSTOWN>> Those looking for a way to enter the ever-growing world of barbering need look no further than a new program at Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute, located at 1700 Industrial Highway in Pottstown.

Lifetime Fitness, King of Prussia, partially closes as sinkhole is investigated |Aug 17, 2017

TREDYFFRIN >> Indoor paddle board yoga and other activities at a swanky new fitness club in King of Prussia will be on hold for the moment as an investigation into a possible sinkhole continues.

What you need to know driving in a solar eclipse |Aug 15, 2017

Drivers are familiar with the many hazards they regularly face on the regions’s roads: snow in the winter, wet leaves in the fall, sun glare during rush hours.

Malvern area biopharma takes steps to grow company |Aug 11, 2017

EAST WHITELAND >> A Malvern area biopharmaceutical company announced two moves this week designed to help the company grow.

Blue Bell’s Custom Pest Solutions preserves historical artifacts from moth damage |Aug 8, 2017

WHITPAIN >> Thanks to the intervention of a local pest control company, the historical artifacts at a Philadelphia institution are once again safe from the ravages of a certain nocturnal insect.

Vertex settles in to new King of Prussia headquarters |Aug 4, 2017

UPPER MERION >> A growing corporate tax software company that had been spread out in seven buildings in Berwyn and Chesterbrook is settling in under one roof in Montgomery County .

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza opens at Centre Square Commons in Blue Bell |Aug 3, 2017

WHITPAIN>>As Centre Square Commons gradually comes to life, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza touts a commanding presence in the center that began attracting customers from the time the doors opened on Monday.

New Mexican restaurant in Exton to open Wednesday with free offerings |Aug 2, 2017

WEST WHITELAND >> Sean Gray is preparing for a rush when he opens his new California Tortilla in Main Street at Exton today.

Hungry Harvest produce delivery comes to Montgomery County |Jul 31, 2017

UPPER MERION >> Not every peach is perfect to look at.

Sly Fox Brewing Co. teams with GoggleWorks to become center’s exclusive beer provider |Jul 24, 2017

Pottstown >> Sly Fox Brewing Co. is teaming up with GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, as part of the center’s planned hospitality expansion.

Duck Donuts opens its doors in King of Prussia |Jul 13, 2017

UPPER MERION >> Even before Duck Donuts took King of Prussia by storm last Saturday, folks were clamoring to succumb to the rounds of sticky, pillowy perfection the growing chain is famous for.

Sikorsky celebrates sale to South Korean Coast Guard |Jul 12, 2017

SADSBURY >> Sikorsky’s Coatesville area assembly plant recently celebrated the delivery of a second S-92 helicopter in three years to the South Korean Coast Guard.

Style gets an ‘Encore’ in Audubon at new second-hand clothing store |Jul 11, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> First comes the encore, then comes the standing ovation.

Land acquisition in Royersford’s former industrial district first step in revitalization project |Jul 10, 2017

Royersford >> The Riverfront at Royersford LLC recently acquired a six-acre section of land in the former industrial district of Royersford,

QVC buying HSN as shopping shifts online |Jul 7, 2017

Englewood, Colo. >> The parent company of QVC has announced that it plans to acquire rival Home Shopping Network Inc. in a stock transaction valued at $2.6 billion.

2-day auction planned at Pottstown’s Kiss Cycles, which closed in December |Jul 5, 2017

Pottstown >> When Randy Kiss announced in November that he would be closing Kiss Cycles, he knew he had a lot of work in front of him before he could truly retire.

Skippack entrepreneur growing his Manhattan recording studio |Jun 27, 2017

SKIPPACK >> Midtown Manhattan may be more than a country mile from Skippack, but to CMD owner Mike Zirinsky his state-of-the-art New York recording studio can seem like just a stone’s throw away from home.

KeyBank added to list of most civic-minded banks in the U.S. |Jun 27, 2017

Cleveland, ohio >> KeyBank has been recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded banks in the U.S. The distinction was made June 20 by Points of Light, an organization focused on volunteer service.

Friendship results in new Downingtown micro-brewery |Jun 26, 2017

DOWNINGTOWN >> Two friends meet in school and dream of one day starting their own brewery.

Sam’s Club pulls plug on Exton location |Jun 23, 2017

West Whiteland >> The unexpected announcement from Sam’s Club Wednesday that it is closing its Exton location drew a large but disappointed crowd to the store Thursday.

Pa. Lottery films string of commercials at Ana’s Corner Store in East Norriton |Jun 20, 2017

EAST NORRITON >> When a bunch of Pennsylvania Lottery TV commercials debut later this summer, even the most discerning viewer probably won’t recognize the beloved local icon where the filming was done.

Women fighting cancer get some help at home through Cleaning for a Reason |Jun 19, 2017

Limerick >> For women fighting a battle against cancer, everyday tasks can be difficult.

Venezia Bulk Transport reaches half century mark, most of it in Limerick |Jun 19, 2017

Limerick >> When Joseph Venezia bought his first truck in 1946, little did he know he was sowing the seeds for a family business that would span half a century — so far.

Lomax Carpet & Tile Mart opens at Coventry Mall |Jun 16, 2017

NORTH COVENTRY >> Lomax Carpet & Tile Mart has officially opened its new 40,000-square-foot store in the former SuperFresh store at Coventry Mall.

The Other Farm Brewery transforming into restaurant, reopening in July with a new name |Jun 15, 2017

The Other Farm Brewery will reopen in July as a full restaurant with a new name — The Other Farm and Forge. The venue temporarily closed for renovations in late March.

Deadline looms on state tax amnesty program |Jun 14, 2017

The clock is ticking for those who are behind in paying their state taxes.

Chester County businesswoman recognized by chamber |Jun 13, 2017

The owner of a West Chester commercial property management company has been recognized as the Female Business Leader of the Year.

Four health groups join forces in ownership of Physicians Care Surgical Hospital |Jun 7, 2017

Limerick >> A group of area health organizations has joined together in the ownership of the Physicians Care Surgical Hospital in Limerick, with plans to expand the facility.

Hospital workers look forward to joining Reading Health System |Jun 5, 2017

READING >> The union representing workers at three area hospitals says its members look forward to “building a collaborative relationship” with Reading Health System, which has announced plans to buy a total of five hospitals in the region.

Two Bridgeport businesses team up for National Donut Day |Jun 2, 2017

BRIDGEPORT >> What happens when a baker and a brewer combine their talents for a special occasion?

Conshohocken Brewing Company to open locations in Phoenixville, Havertown |May 30, 2017

CONSHOHOCKEN >> Conshohocken Brewing Company is expanding and has announced they will be opening two new locations this year.

Phoenixville Hospital among 5 to be sold to Reading Health System |May 30, 2017

Reading Health System, the owner of Reading Hospital, announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to purchase Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital and three others in a major expansion of the Berks County health care system.

Phoenixville’s Good Samaritan Shelter receives furniture donation from Bassett Furniture |May 22, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> The new Bassett Furniture Store in King of Prussia has made a substantial donation to good Samaritan Shelter by donating $10,000 worth of furniture. The donation is part of Bassett’s Make(over) a Difference initiative that creates fresh living spaces for organizations that serve the communities in which Bassett operates.

Pet Valu ‘Come Clean for Cancer’ benefit at all Montgomery County locations May 20 and 21 |May 17, 2017

WHITPAIN >> It’s bath time for Buster and Bella.

Latest backups leave Route 202 commuters fuming |May 17, 2017

The open road may seem like a distant memory to commuters along Route 202, who after decades of work-induced slowdowns briefly enjoyed a break from the backups.

Photos: Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board debuts new mascot at travel rally |May 16, 2017

WHITEMARSH >> The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board (VFTCB) held a travel rally Monday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown.

Smile Exchange in Hilltown strives to create transparency, trust with patients |May 11, 2017

HILLTOWN >> Outside the newest Smile Exchange location at Hilltown Crossings shopping center is a table with brochures and a sign clearly listing every insurance provider accepted.