Chesco baker Peri Anderson competes on Netflix baking show |Jul 12, 2018

East Pikeland >> A Chester County baker that specializes in wedding cakes is making her small screen debut as a contestant on a new Netflix baking competition show.

Voting is open on Citadel Rising Stars Contest, winners will perform at 3-day Chesco music fest |Jul 9, 2018

Exton >> Six finalists for the Citadel Rising Star Contest have been announced. It is now up to fans to determine which three artists will perform as part of Citadel Country Spirit USA – the three-day country music festival being held in Chester County in August.

Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre names a new executive director |Jun 27, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Colonial Theatre has announced the appointment of a new executive director for the historic theater.

Alvernia University to offer advanced degrees at MCCC |Jun 12, 2018

Pottstown >> Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college’s west campus in Pottstown.

Limerick Generating Station returns to full power |Apr 26, 2018

Limerick >> Unit 1 of Exelon Generation’s Limerick Generating station has been returned to full power following a scheduled refueling.

‘Venture Chesco’ officially launches, seeks tech companies to locate and grow in county |Apr 19, 2018

Wayne >> Chester County wants to encourage the development of start-up companies in the county. To help make it happen, the Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania have officially kicked-off the Venture Chesco Fund.

PUC to investigate PECO rate hike request |Apr 19, 2018

Harrisburg >> The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to investigate PECO Energy Company’s recent request for a rate increase. The commission voted unanimously to investigate the request.

Colonial Theatre expansion is recognized by Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia |Apr 11, 2018

Phoenixville >> The Colonial Theatre’s recent expansion is being recognized by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. The historic theater, 227 Bridge St., is being honored with a 2018 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award, which recognizes historic building projects that have been restored or renovated in an “exemplary way.

Area brewers, distillers share impact of liquor law changes at meeting in Phoenixville |Apr 5, 2018

Phoenixville >> Pennsylvania has been making changes to its liquor control laws over the last couple of years. How those laws are affecting the craft brewing and distilling industry was the topic of discussion in Phoenixville Wednesday.

Sly Fox Brewing to open new Berks County location |Mar 29, 2018

Pottstown >> Sly Fox Brewing Co. is expanding again — this time into Berks County.

PECO files for $82M electricity delivery rate increase |Mar 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> PECO filed a request Thursday with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for approval of an $82 million increase in the rates is charges customers for the delivery of electricity.

Einstein Healthcare Network to merge with Jefferson Health System |Mar 28, 2018

EAST NORRITON >> With the help of Einstein Healthcare Network, the Jefferson Health System continues to mushroom.

Wawa looks to add 5,000 jobs this spring, open 25 stores in 2018 |Mar 27, 2018

Wawa >> Wawa Inc. is looking to hire 5,000 new employees over the next three months as part of a seasonal hiring campaign that has just launched.

Kimberton Whole Foods’ largest store set to open on Wednesday |Mar 20, 2018

COLLEGEVILLE >>It may have taken years to happen, but Collegeville Shopping Center once again has a booming anchor store.

American Keg in Pottstown feeling the squeeze from new steel tariffs |Mar 19, 2018

Pottstown >> American Keg CEO Paul Czachor is looking for a level playing field when it comes to the imported steel and aluminum tariffs executive order signed by President Donald Trump March 8.

Chester County Hospital receives national ranking |Mar 9, 2018

West Chester >> Chester County Hospital has been named one of the 100 Best Hospitals in the U.S. by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Pottstown YMCA child care will relocate |Feb 23, 2018

Pottstown >> The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA has entered into a long-term lease agreement to relocate the Pottstown YMCA’s Early Learning Center.

PLCB accepting bids for expired liquor licenses |Feb 21, 2018

Harrisburg >> The fifth round of bidding is underway for expired restaurant liquor licenses in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Tuesday issued an invitation to bid in the latest auction for the expired licenses.

Deadline looms for Equifax free credit monitoring |Jan 30, 2018

Harrisburg >> Wednesday, Jan. 31, is the deadline for signing up for free credit monitoring with Equifax following the company’s massive 2017 data breach.

Small Business Administration lending is up in first quarter of FY 2018 |Jan 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> The Small Business Administration has set another record for lending to small businesses in the Philadelphia region.

Chester County formalizes relationship with Chinese law firm |Jan 18, 2018

Chester County’s efforts to increase business opportunities in China took another step forward recently with the establishment of a “China Desk.”

Small Business Saturday puts the focus on small business |Nov 22, 2017

Small businesses across the region are getting ready for the holiday shopping season.

Pottstown launches campaign to attract new business |Oct 20, 2017

POTTSTOWN >> Community members and business people took to the streets of Pottstown Thursday — proud to say, “I pick Pottstown.”

A new Wentz takes over at Chester County’s Quadratec |Oct 11, 2017

WEST GOSHEN >> A popular online Jeep aftermarket parts and accessories business has a new leader – but one familiar to the company’s employees.

Whiteland Towne Center sold to local developer |Oct 4, 2017

WEST WHITELAND >> A shopping center in the heart of Exton has changed hands.

Construction set to begin on Phoenixville’s SteelTown Village |Oct 4, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Construction is ready to begin on an affordable housing rental development in Phoenixville. A groundbreaking ceremony for the 48-unit SteelTown Village was held Wednesday.

At 5-year mark, Einstein Montgomery COO reflects on hospital’s achievements and future |Oct 3, 2017

EAST NORRITON >> In five short years, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery has become such an integral part of the East Norriton landscape that memories of Wood’s Golf Center, which had previously called the land home for 55 years, may be harder and harder to hold onto for some folks.

Expo will focus on women entrepreneurs and female veterans |Sep 29, 2017

Phoenixville >> A unique expo highlighting women entrepreneurs and female veterans is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, at Phoenixville Area Middle School.

ArcelorMittal shutting down Conshohocken rolling mill; 150 steelworkers to be laid off |Sep 27, 2017

ArcelorMittal will idle its Conshohocken rolling mill and lay off 150 steelworkers, the company said Tuesday in confirming a statement put out by the United Steeworkers.

Belfor in Exton responding to 3 hurricanes |Sep 26, 2017

WEST WHITELAND >> Belfor Property Restoration’s operation in the Exton area is playing a major role in the company’s response to the triple whammy hurricane punch of Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Kalejta Financial Management expands into Lower Pottsgrove |Sep 25, 2017

Lower Pottsgrove >> Kalejta Financial Management has expanded — opening a second office location in a historic former farmhouse in the township.

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 .