Commercial Real Estate Loans: How to Navigate Changing Regulations

July 19, 2018

By Chris McHenry, Seedcopa Senior Portfolio and Compliance Manager Many business owners have experienced the frustration of being turned down for a commercial real estate loan or having their loan request approved, but at a reduced amount. Logic would tell you that if you have enough cash flow to support a larger mortgage for your business… Read More >

Chester County Delegation Attends SelectUSA Investment Summit

July 9, 2018

The SelectUSA Investment Summit took place from June 20-22 in greater Washington, DC.  More than 3,000 participants gathered to focus on the crucial connections between US economic developers and international business investors, including a delegation from Chester County.  Mike Grigalonis, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Chester County Economic Development Council and… Read More >

CCEDC looks to hire Director, Innovation and Emerging Technologies

June 11, 2018

The Director, Innovation and Emerging Technologies provides leadership and oversight to the CCEDC’s innovation and technology services and initiatives, with specific focus on the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) and the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n). This person convenes and facilitates the staff, partners, employers and Boards of ITAG and i2n to set priorities, drive… Read More >

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 >

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 >

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