Turn5 celebrates new HQ opening with Gov. Wolf

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf answers questions from the media during his visit to Turn5’s new headquarters in Paoli. PAOLI — You may not know much about Turn5, that is if you don’t drive a Jeep, Ford Mustang or a pickup truck, but as one of Chester County’s real local business success stories, expect be hearing more in the coming years. A lot more. The company —...

Going Pro: The Art of Communicating

Editor’s Note: The Times’ relationship coach Nancy Plummer is now offering monthly relationship guidance for the workplace, starting with today’s entry. By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times We’ve all experienced the frustration of seeing a less qualified or less experienced colleague get the better clients, trips, bonuses or promotions. Before shrugging it off or even rushing...

Letter: Toomey is blocking job creation

To the editor: Our state has a proud history as a center of manufacturing.  Of course the economy evolves, but we have also sustained self-inflicted damage.  US taxpayers have been paying to encourage corporations to outsource their production and even to move their headquarters abroad. What sense does that make (except to the corporations, of course)? I recall a few years ago, IBM fired a...

Op/Ed: Chester County’s priorities for 2013

There are challenges ahead, but a collaborative county government works to the benefit of all By Ryan Costello, Chester County Commissioner Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello. The recent political landscape has, understandably, left many less than favorably impressed. I believe your Chester County government, however, has proven to be an excellent example of collaborative, productive...

Why doesn’t your town like business?

Hostile attitude toward business growth must change to fix tax problem By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times You’ll excuse my sense of de ja vu. Back in my youth as a young reporter, the hot catch phrase for the overbuilt and tax-revenue challenged northern New Jersey suburbs was “ratables.” Ratables are a very special kind of real estate: they use little in the way of local or school district...