Some small local businesses finding ways to survive

Business | May 12th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Despite the excruciating hardships imposed on small local businesses by the pandemic, many businesses are finding new, innovative ways to survive. Here are just a few examples: •Brian Reisman, Hideaway Music, 8612 Germantown Ave. ( “We’ve been trying to keep busy with online sales. We also have been offering our customers curbside […]

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Local “green” businesses share their stories

Business | April 30th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Allison Day, In early March, before our world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, 54 businesses took the 2020 Green Business on the Hill self assessment led by the Chestnut Hill Business Association and Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants. This second installment of the self assessment consisted of 105 questions covering how businesses […]

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Chestnut Hill Development Corporation opens fund for small businesses

Business | April 29th, 2020 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Business District announced this week that it had launched a fundraising and grant program to financially support Chestnut Hill Businesses struggling due to lengthy closures to combat COVID-19. The business district launched a web page for the fund this week at “The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a catastrophic toll on small […]

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Some local businesses devastated by crisis but not all

Business | April 1st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear While many area businesses have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, there are exceptions. Here is a sampling of Chestnut Hill businesses we contacted last week to see how they were coping: •Rikki Renz owner of AR Workshop Chestnut Hill, a Do-It-Yourself business at 8607 Germantown Ave. ( “We have closed our […]

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Is your child sleep-deprived? Local expert has solution

Business | February 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear You know you are a mother when your fantasies are about sleeping.” “I really think that tossing and turning all night long should be considered exercise.” Who hasn’t been sleep-deprived at some point in your life, especially if you are the parent of a young child? Millions of Americans take sleeping pills […]

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Musical businessman aims to please — and to squeeze!

Business | February 5th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear What is the definition of a gentleman? Someone who knows how to play the accordion but doesn’t. Michael “Bellows” Bulboff was born in Roxborough Hospital; his father’s family has lived at Paoli and Ridge in Roxborough for his entire life (39 years), and he still loves biking along Forbidden Drive and the […]

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