Pennsylvania agencies can't offer promises of a return to normalcy from coronavirus. But several are gearing up to help displaced workers, and business owners trying to keep financial ships afloat.
There's been a lot of speculation about which businesses qualify as "essential" to remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, and which don't. State Sen. Bob Mensch issued specifics Tuesday.
A row of three retailers at Upland Square in West Pottsgrove closed Sunday as a way to stop the spread of coronavirus, and left signs of explanation. Another store needed signage for a different reason.
Coronavirus has prompted the TriCounty chapter of SCORE to temporarily close its offices in Pottstown, and cancel scheduled workshops. But it refuses to give up on its clients, it proudly said in an e-mail.
The Pottstown-based chapter of SCORE says its federal partner, the U.S. Small Business Administration, is opening its economic disaster loan program to small business owners hurt by COVID-19.
Blommer Chocolate, a major manufacturer in East Greenville, was the scene Thursday of a fire that eventually went to two alarms and brought out first responders from across western Montgomery County.
The popular coffee and fast meals franchise formerly known as Dunkin' Donuts welcomed its newest franchise with a celebratory ceremony Saturday at 1130 Benjamin Franklin Hwy., Douglassville.
The federal Social Security Administration has confirmed plans to move its offices from Royersford to Pottstown. Its employees will throw open the doors at 80 Robinson St. for business beginning March 9.