Sears Holdings which owns Kmart is revving up their efforts to shut 50 unprofitable stores including the Chester store on Jeffferson Davis Highway. In May of 2015, the Kmart in Colonial Heights closed. At this time, it is expected that the store will close in June with liquidation sales... Read more
Sunflower Gardens, a new assisted living facility in North Prince George, welcomed over a hundred guests to its open house and tours of its new Alzheimer’s Specialty Center last Wednesday. The new 35,000 sq. ft. unit, will house 48 residents with 16 people in each of the three neighborhoods... Read more
By Vernon Freeman Jr. Virginia ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) celebrated the grand opening of their newest store Friday, located at 13113 River’s Bend Blvd. in the River’s Bend Shopping Center in Chester. The Chester store is the third ABC store to open in the state in 2016, bringing the... Read more
Will Zerull, Sales Manager for Haley Ford, and Beverly Hamme, Office Manager for Haley Ford, walked into Thomas Dale High School 9th Grade Campus with a big check Monday night. They delivered a $6,000 check to the TDHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) for their participation and success in... Read more
Mark Stevens, First Vice President, has been promoted to Chief Lending Officer. In this capacity he will work with the Bank’s loan officers in their calling efforts to develop business as well as working with his existing and new client base. Mark has been with Bank of McKenney since... Read more
Join Chesterfield County Economic Development as they partner with First Citizens Bank to educate and support new and small businesses.  Take advantage of this free learning opportunity. With a focus on money management the meeting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the economic development office at 9401 Courthouse Rd. near the... Read more
Local business woman and banker, Lee Taylor, has worked for 43 years in the banking business. Last Thursday was a testimony to her service and commitment in the community banking system when friends, customers and former bosses came together for a retirement party at Brock’s BBQ in Chester. She... Read more
Belcher’s Trophies and Swift Creek Mill Theatre were among five businesses that were recognized during Chesterfield County’s Investiture Ceremony last month. The Rooted in Business program also recognized Crab Louie’s Seafood Tavern, Metro Richmond Zoo and The Boathouse. Garrett Hart, director, Economic Development, recognized the businesses during the ceremony.... Read more
The “Chesterfield Monthly,” a product of Local News LLC and Chesterfield Observer, produced its last issue this month. Editor Scott Bass wrote in the November/December issue that the journalism business is in trouble. “…we simply couldn’t bring in enough revenue to keep the magazine afloat. Local News LLC, our... Read more
In the 1947 movie and the remake in 1994, “Miracle on 34th Street,” the Macy’s Santa Claus recommends other stores when Macy’s does not have a particular product. When LLC, “Love Local Chester,” proprieters, a group of nine stores, do not have particular merchandise in stock, the individual store... Read more