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Friday, February 15, 2019

WSFS, Beneficial merger moves a step closer as regulator OKs deal

WSFS Financial Corporation announced that its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, received approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to merge Beneficial Bank, the primary subsidiary of Beneficial Bancorp, Inc., Philadelphia  WSFS and Beneficial expect to close...

Chester, New Castle show home sales increase in 2018

Chester and New Castle counties saw single-digit gains in homes sales in 2018, according to figures from Patterson-Schwartz. Three other counties in the company’s sales territory saw small decreases in total sales in  2018. All counties...

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman leads effort to recognize importance of estate planning

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A., a certified public accounting and consulting firm,  led an effort to recognize the importance of estate planning. Gov. John C. Carney issued a  proclamation to establish October as Estate Planning Awareness...

WSFS announces one-time items will boost earnings.

WSFS Financial Corp.  announced two  items that will boost earnings in the third quarter.  “We are pleased with the progress we have made towards our previously discussed plan to recover the costs from the settlement...

Chester County marks agriculture land preservation milestone

The Chester County Commissioners announced an agricultural land preservation milestone. Since October of 1990, when the first farm successfully went into the program, Chester County’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board (ALPB) has approved the preservation of...

Southern Chester Chamber honors top members at annual luncheon

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the year with its Annual Breakfast where it recognized its Volunteer of the Year, Closer of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year, and introduced...

Chester County partners with Ben Franklin Technology to form $4 million venture capital...

The Chester County Retirement Board voted at this week’s Retirement Board Meeting to enter into a partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP), to invest $4 million in emerging and growing...

Chester County environmental firm’s chief charged with storing, dumping waste

Thomas J. McCaffrey, Jr., 68, of Hibernia Road, Coatesville, was charged with the illegal management of hazardous waste and unlawful conduct related to the illegal storage of hazardous waste at Cedar Grove Environmental. The  Downingtown...
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ATF summons team to site of fire that destroyed West Chester senior housing

https://youtu.be/16SuhlbSk0I Personnel from the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) Philadelphia Field Division are on scene at the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community fire in West Chester, PA  to aid the  Chester County Fire Marshal's Office, Chester...

WSFS and associates make $31,064 donation to hurricane relief efforts

WSFS Financial Corporation, the parent company of WSFS Bank, and its associates recently donated $31,064 to help communities in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico with rebuilding and shelter efforts after hurricanes hit those areas.  The...