CCEDC Awards Dinner, Phoenixville Foundry

SureShade: A Seedcopa Success Story

May 11, 2018

Not far from the site of the old Nabisco factory in Northeast Philadelphia, a nondescript warehouse reveals the unexpected behind its doors. Inside, one of Philly’s fastest-growing, multi-million-dollar manufacturing businesses hums along, nearly bursting at its seams. “SureShade started with an off-hand comment I made to my husband Ron about needing more shade over our… Read More >

Seedcopa Names Marie Shires Vice President and Relationship Manager 

April 5, 2018

EXTON, PA – April 6, 2018 – Marie Shires has been named Vice President and Relationship Manager at Seedcopa, a certified development company that specializes in helping Pennsylvania businesses gain financing through government loans.  Shires comes to Seedcopa with a decade of SBA 504 experience providing commercial real estate and equipment financing to the region’s… Read More >

From HVCRE to HVADC: Simplification Doesn’t Equate to Improvement

February 9, 2018

By Chris McHenry, Seedcopa Senior Portfolio and Compliance Manager Some potentially frightening evolutions have occurred due to the replacement of HVCRE regulations with HVADC regulations, and lenders have been asking us how to navigate them. The main concerns under the changing regulations: How does a lender that has been incubating a small business, or calling on… Read More >

Chester County Projects Receive Nearly $24 Million in Funding

December 15, 2017

$20M in state funding awarded for Chester County projects By Natalie Kostelni – Philadelphia Business Journal Two Chester County projects that have been in the planning phases for years received state funding that will likely help move them forward. The developer of the former Pennhurst State School and Hospital property was awarded $10 million that will go… Read More >

Tech360 Puts the Focus on Area Tech and Innovation

November 21, 2017

For the fifth year, the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) held a technology conference in Chester County. Organized through two CCEDC initiatives – the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) and the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n), this year’s event was touted as the Philly ‘burbs premier innovative business technology conference, where IT professionals, thought… Read More >

Downingtown Borough Redevelopment On Track

November 19, 2017

Downingtown Borough Council OKs next step for new train station project By Staff Reporter – Daily Local News Downingtown Borough Council on Wednesday approved a developer’s conditional use application for the former Sonoco Property. Hankin Group’s approved conditional use application for the development of Brandywine Station includes a mixed-use transit oriented development at the site… Read More >

Kennett Square-Based Mushroom Grower Breaks Ground in China

October 29, 2017

An owner of one of Chester County’s largest mushroom growers has just broken ground on another venture: a state-of-the-art mushroom production facility in China. Chris Alonzo, who is also an owner of Pietro Industries based in Kennett Square, joined Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell and Michael Grigalonis, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of… Read More >

3 Tips for Quickly Acquiring a Longer-Term Loan with Lower Interest Rates

October 6, 2017

  Sherwood Robbins, Managing Director of Seedcopa, has been with the organization since 2007 and is proud to help business owners turn their dreams into reality. Prior to joining Seedcopa, he spent more than 15 years in the banking industry. 3 Tips for Quickly Acquiring a Longer-Term Loan with Lower Interest Rates Truth time: Did… Read More >

Getting to Know Ed Breiner, CCEDC’s New Board Chair

October 2, 2017

Ed Breiner, joined the board of directors of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) in July 2007.  “I met Gary Smith, CCEDC’s long-serving CEO, when he and Bill Lauer of DVIRC came to introduce themselves to Schramm.  After meeting Gary, I figured joining the board would be a great way to get to know… Read More >

Getting to Know CCEDC’s Leslie Rylke

August 28, 2017

  Leslie Rylke, Marketing and Creative Services Manager at the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) has a few reasons to celebrate this summer.  Not only did she just mark her four-year anniversary with the organization on August 23 but also was promoted to her new role on July 1st. CCEDC’s President and CEO, Gary… Read More >

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