Chester County Briefly: August 21

Mark Hostutler
Frank Marano Jr.

MacElree Harvey

Frank Marano Jr. has joined the firm’s West Chester office in the Business Practice Group. Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the U.S. Tax Court, Marano will assist clients with various business and tax planning matters.

“Frank is a great addition to our firm’s business department,” said W. Patrick Scott, Chair of MacElree Harvey’s Business Practice. “His experience aligns well with our strategic goal to provide a full range of business services to our business and finance clients.”

Prior to joining MacElree Harvey, Marano was a senior associate in the international tax group of a Big Four accounting firm, where he provided tax consulting services for transactions involving large multi-national companies. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Chris R. Wogan in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce

The chamber celebrated its seventh annual Corporate Citizenship Breakfast, where it honored the Chester County Association for the Blind, a nonprofit that has served local residents for 70 years.

Every year, the Corporate Citizenship Breakfast highlights a local business or organization that has put forth great commitment to making a difference in the community.

The Coatesville-based association hosted the event, as its executive director, Bob Milliken, provided an overview of the products manufactured there by the blind and visually impaired. Profit from the sale of these products is the major source of the association’s sustainability, as it does not receive government funding.

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Business Owners Guide to the New 2018 Tax Law

If you are the owner, CEO, or manager of a small business, you’ll want to attend this workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 6:30-8:30 PM at West Chester University’s College of Business and Public Management, Room 212, located at 50 Sharpless Street.

The changes in the new 2018 Tax Law may have a significant impact on the cash flow of your business. This workshop – sponsored by The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, and Chester and Delaware County SCORE – is free to attend. It will focus on the key changes that may affect your business.

Click here to register.

Chester County

The county’s website has received top honors with the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) naming it a winner in its 2018 Excellence in Website Awards. The award, for website in a first-to-third class county, was recently presented to Chester County at the CCAP annual conference in Gettysburg.

In presenting the award, CCAP’s first vice president, Kathi Cozzone, noted Chester County’s website design, its up-to-date content, and user-friendly navigation as some of the reasons for the award. The judging panel noted website enhancements that led to accessible, modern designs with increased functionality, the highlighting of county services, and greater transparency to improve residents’ interactions with county government.

Chester County’s website receives 110,000 site visits on average every month and provides valuable information on all county services, including how to obtain a passport, paying taxes online, easy juror login, emergency preparedness information, and health clinics.

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