The fact-challenged whiners are winning on COVID, and we’re all going to lose

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Well, ready or not, we’re reopening. Tomorrow, restaurants will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity, it looks like the college football leagues that initially cancelled will now try to play and there is increasing pressure for local school districts to resume in-person instruction. Now, understand, these moves aren’t based on science or that things...

Despite good motivations, county’s antibody test plan was an expensive screw up

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa There are times you hate to be right, and this is one of them. Way back in May, I questioned the decision by Chester County Health to use untested and likely inaccurate antibody testing (https://chescotimes.com/?p=31851) — and to use it only on a limited population, those with symptoms. I argued that broad diagnostic testing and contact tracing was...

Op/Ed: Government run healthcare won’t improve care and won’t save money

By Guy Ciarrocchi, President & CEO of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry Guy Ciarrocchi Healthcare for the overwhelming majority of Americans is very good.  However, some costs are too high and for some healthcare is not accessible. So, this is the challenge for thoughtful policy-makers.  The question is how to make good healthcare accessible to everyone.  The answer must...

Yup, it’s ‘Lawyers, Guns and Money’ time

Could the unthinkable happen in Unionville on Election Day? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It’s not even Labor Day yet and Election 2016 is already deeply into weeds of crazy, with apparent Russian Intelligence hackers seeking to impact two local congressional races, the local Corporate Republican Liberation Front is up to its old tricks and once unthinkable scenarios are now entirely plausible...

CCCBI’s Women Influencing Business Conference:

Networking, collaboration & helping women grow on their professional journeys By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Conference attendees (L-R) Michelle Venema, Director of Business Development, Brumbaugh Wealth Management; Mary-Ellen Allen, Partner – Lamb McErlane; and Christina Wagoner, Director of Corporate Partnerships – YMCA of Greater Brandywine. WEST CHESTER – This week,...

CCCBI hosts prep session for DNC, Pope visits

MALVERN — The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry will host Historic Happenings: WMF 2015 and DNC 2016, Be Part of History, On Friday, April 24. Over the next 15 months, the Philadelphia Region hosts The World Meeting of Families & Papal Visit (September 22-27); and, less than a year later, the 2016 Democratic National Convention (July 25-28, 2016). Andi Coyle, of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®...

County seeking green-business nominees

Firms involved in eco-friendly practices invited to apply for recognition Know a business deserving of recognition for its environmentally-friendly practices? The county wants to hear from you. Retail, manufacturing, small business, corporations and institutions are invited to participate in the “Green Business” award program.  The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Chester...