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Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Martha Sharkey is the executive director for the Chestnut Hill Business Association¬†and is one of the primary people leading the way in bringing new businesses, programs and community safety projects to the local community. Sharkey, who has held her current position for three years, believes that helping bring new people to the neighborhood will ultimately […]

 By Angelo Fichera

Chestnut Hill: Despite Changing Business Landscape, Avenue Owners Cling to Small-Town Vibe

Chestnut Hill: Despite Changing Business Landscape, Avenue Owners Cling to Small-Town Vibe

At 92 years old, Russell Goudy still walks the creaky wood floors of his hardware store with obvious intent. When customers express doubt about finding an item, he guides them to the appropriate aisle, using his thin, long cane as a pointer to prove them wrong and, more importantly, to reaffirm his reliability. Goudy maintains […]

 By Becky Kerner and Kris Kitts

Chestnut Hill: Local Business Owner Mentors Others on the Hill

Chestnut Hill: Local Business Owner Mentors Others on the Hill

After more than four years of having a home goods store in Phoenixville, David Friday and Lindsey Herman, co-owners of Hipster Home, relocated their business to Chestnut Hill in October. But the move to 8236 Germantown Ave. was not a spontaneous one. In fact, Friday and Herman had been frequenting the Philadelphia area, including Chestnut […]