Chester County Briefly: December 14

Citadel Senior Vice President Mike Schnably, left, and United Way of Chester County Board Chair Charles Kochka.

United Way Chester CountyUnited Way of Chester County/Citadel Federal Credit Union

The United Way of Chester County received a $10,000 donation from Citadel Federal Credit Union in support of the former’s signature event, Live United in Music, scheduled for Jan. 12. Citadel has been a long-time partner with United Way and signed on as the event’s official Presenting Sponsor for the fourth year in a row.

Citadel Senior Vice President Mike Schnably presented the check to United Way of Chester County Board Chair Charles Kochka, an employee of Meridian Bank, earlier this month. All proceeds from this event benefit the United Way of Chester County’s Financial Stability Center.

This year’s entertainment features The Twins Dueling Piano Show where identical twin sisters will showcase their musical talents all the way from Harrah’s in Las Vegas. Limited tickets and sponsorships are still available. Click here for more information.

Exton and Downingtown Transportation Projects

State Sen. Andrew Dinniman has announced that two multimodal transportation infrastructure improvement projects in Exton and Downingtown will receive more than $600,000 in total state funding:

  • $375,000 for West Whiteland for the Route 100-Exton Station Multi-Use Trail. The project will safely connect pedestrian traffic in and along the busy Route 100 corridor. It also incorporates the widening and improvement of the existing sidewalk network, additional crosswalks, and improvements to traffic signal timing. The goal is to create a pedestrian path from the Chester Valley Trail to Exton Station serving SEPTA and Amtrak.
  • $235,000 for Downingtown for the Woodbine Road Multi-Use Trail. The project calls for the installation of streetscapes and a walking and biking trail along Woodbine Road.

Evolve-IP---New-CLoud-Logo (1) (1)Evolve IP

Wayne’s Evolve IP has announced that Strategic Integration Partners, LLC, has increased its cloud sales over 200 percent in less than a year since joining the Evolve IP Private Label Program. Strategic Integration Partners is a full-service Managed Services technology firm that focuses on the legal, accounting, and financial markets, and specializes in creating reliable, customized, and comprehensive IT solutions for all professional service firms.

Evolve IP’s Private Label Program provides Managed Service Providers, System Integrators, CLECs, and VARs with the opportunity to expand their portfolio with award-winning Cloud Services including contact centers, disaster recovery, virtual servers, virtual desktops, IP phone systems/unified communications, and more. The program enables partners to take advantage of their current customers’ growing cloud needs with low investment costs, fast entry into the market, and predictable recurring revenue streams.

hickmanHickman Friends Senior Living Community of West Chester

The Hickman Friends Senior Living Community of West Chester broke ground on a new building at the corner of Walnut and Marshall streets. The new building will not only increase the number of seniors to be served, but will also bring a much-needed non-medical dementia program to Chester County.

The building, yet to be named, will provide a supportive living environment for up to 74 individuals. It will replace the Sharpless-Hall Building that only served 28 individuals and was demolished in July.

The new building has been designed following a neighborhood model with housing, dining, and social opportunities available on each of the three floors. The first floor of the new building, with its corresponding outdoor garden, will offer more specialized dementia care for those who need a secure environment.

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