Chester County ranked 10th in nation for tech

Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell (center) receives the Digital Counties Survey award from (left) Tim Woodbury, Director of Government Relations for Accela and (right) Katie Burke, Government Program Specialist for Laserfiche. WEST CHESTER — Chester County took its place among the digital elite this week, when it was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award that recognizes...

County earns Distinguished Budget Presentation award for 25 years

Mark Rupsis, Chester County Chief Operating Officer, and Julie Bookheimer, Chester County Finance Director, with the latest in the collection of Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards that the County has earned consecutively over the past 25 years. WEST CHESTER — The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has named...

Woodland named VA Police Officer of the Year

Officer honored as tops at mid-size VA facility Paul Woodland CALN — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Officer Paul Woodland with the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center Police Department (VAPD) is VA Police Officer of the Year of a medium-sized VA medical center.   “Each of you and your teams are doing an outstanding job every day protecting our Veterans,...

Smith honored by CCCBI

J. Larry Boling Award Recipient Rick Smith (center), East Goshen Township with County Commssioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone, and CCCBI President & CEO, Guy Ciarrocchi. WESTTOWN — Tuesday afternoon, April 19, brought together more than 200 of Chester County’s top business leaders at Penn Oaks Golf Club for CCCBI’s Annual State of the County Luncheon. Matt O’Donnell,...

YMCA honors employees for excellence

Stephanie Price (right) of the West Chester Area Y branch, received the Employee of the Year Award for her work in child watch. Pictured here with Teri Edgar, executive director of the West Chester Area Y. WEST CHESTER — The YMCA of Greater Brandywine hosted their 2nd annual Celebration of Excellence on Feb. 4 at the Mendenhall Inn. This event celebrates Y employees and their commitment to the...

Chester Co. fares well at Pa. Farm Show

Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges this week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in a wide variety of agricultural disciplines in the show’s landmark 100th year of operation. Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Michelle Kichline attended the Show and sought out Chester County representation in numerous categories....

Three honored for Chesco emergency services

Beau Crowding (left), Jon Kromer and Steve Webb, were recipients of awards from the Pennsylvania Fire and EMS Services Institute. WEST CHESTER — Three Chester County Department of Emergency Services members were recently honored for contributions to emergency services and their community during the 25th annual Pennsylvania Fire and EMS Services Institute (PFESI) conference and dinner. George...

Chester County wins again at Pa. Farm Show

At the Pennsylvania Farm Show, various Chester County entries won honors. Seen here is the Cheese Competition “Best of Show” Award Ceremony, left to right: Kerry Kaylegian, Penn State dairy foods research and extension associate; Sue Miller, Birchrun Hills Farm; Catherine and Al Renzi, Yellow Springs Farm; Matthew Hettlinger and Sam Kennedy, The Farm at Doe Run; Carly Foose, first alternate...

EchoData named to Philadelphia 100, again

VALLEY — EchoData Group, a full‐service fulfillment and distribution company headquartered in the township was recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the Philadelphia area for the second year in a row with their selection as a 2014 Winner by the Philadelphia 100. Started in 1988 by The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Business Journal...

Chesco’s Kagel awarded emergency management award

Keystone Emergency Management Association president Bob Matoff presenting the Harry Robidoux Memorial Award for Excellence in Emergency Management to Chester County Department of Emergency Services deputy director Bobby Kagel. WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s deputy director for emergency management, Robert Kagel, was recently awarded the Harry Robidoux Memorial Award for Excellence in Emergency...