RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:48:53 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Officials say Chester County needs its own identity]]> EAST WHITELAND >> Chester County economic development officials believe it's time for the county to step out of the shadows of its neighbors and to be recognized on its own merits.

That was a major theme of the Chester County Economic Development Council's stakeholders breakfast held Friday at the Desmond Hotel near Malvern with about 200 attending.

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<![CDATA[Delaware Valley sees booming apple harvest this season]]> WORCESTER >> Sweet Honeycrisp.

Juicy Gala.

Tart Braeburn.

No matter which variety is the apple of your eye, chances are you've been munching on plenty of the apple's health-boosting polyphenols and cholesterol-lowering pectin thanks to Pennsylvania's robust crop this year.

"We're certainly ahead of where we were last year with apples," noted Penn Extension specialist Rob Crassweller.

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<![CDATA[College presidents talk higher education at TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce]]> Pottstown >> The state of higher education was on the menu Thursday during the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast.

About 100 chamber members heard from four area college presidents about their efforts to prepare a future workforce, support the current workforce and some of the challenges they face.

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<![CDATA[Hoover Financial Advisors meets Fall Funds for Food goal]]> Each year, Hoover Financial Advisors, PC, conducts a Fall Funds for Food campaign to benefit Chester County Food Bank. Last year, HFA set a goal to raise $10,000 and actually brought in $12,500. This year, the financial planning firm presented $15,000 to the local food bank.

"With generous help from our clients, staff, vendors and colleagues, we reached our 2015 goal," said Pete Hoover, CFP®, HFA president.

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<![CDATA[$10,000 awarded to Collegeville resident at Univest grand opening]]> As part of its grand opening celebration at its newest financial center located in Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Univest Bank and Trust Corporation hosted a sweepstakes with a $10,000 grand prize. The lucky winner was Mary Lou Dougherty, a Collegeville resident who plans to use the money to travel to visit her three sons and family who live in various parts of the country.

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<![CDATA[Dilworth's Custom Design of Phoenixville creates chef's kitchen for Food and Wine Festival]]> UPPER MERION >>The kitchen of choice by the producers of the Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits -- at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia Oct. 16 through 18 -- was none other than a Dilworth's Custom Design original.

Since the Phoenixville-based experts at designing, building and installing kitchens have been making the average cook feel like a culinary star for more than two decades, they were the logical craftsmen to create the cooking space that will be used by the likes of Paula Deen, Nicholas Elmi, Nicole Gaffney and other well-known celebrity chefs.

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