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LBCCC Holds Annual Meeting, Board Chair Transfer of the Gavel & Volunteer Recognition Event

The LBCCC held their 2017 Annual Meeting/Volunteer Recognition program, sponsored by 94.5 PST and St. Mary Medical Center, on Thursday, June 8 at Pen Ryn Estate on the Delaware in Bensalem, PA. Chamber members, Committee Chairs and Roundtable chairs were presented with distinguished awards recognizing their exceptional efforts that contributed to the Chamber’s success. “I want to thank all of our volunteers who were recognized today for their tireless effort and dedication to make our Chamber and events a great success. Our Chamber members are the lifeline of our organization, and I applaud our Committee Chairs, Board of Directors, and Committee members for all they do,” said Amy M.B. McKenna, President & CEO of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce.

The following prestigious awards were presented:

Mitchell/Connor Award
Denise Bowman Esq., Hill Wallack LLP
The Chamber’s highest honor when exceptional service merits its award, given only to a current or past member of the Board who has greatly exceeded their normal duties and responsibilities as an active Director, and by their continuing actions, or a single act which makes a significant and exceptional contribution to the advancement of the Chamber’s goals and activities.

Shot in the Arm with Enthusiasm Awards
Blanche Gottel, The Plant Lady of Bucks, LLC
Terry Jones, P.B. Consultants
Jen Kline Clark, Bucks County Coffee News
This special commendation is awarded to a select few Chamber members, excluding current member of the Board, who has demonstrated extraordinary enthusiasm for the Chamber and its activities.

Staff Appreciation Award
Brian Tierney, Streamline Payroll, LLC
This distinguished award is intended for one member of the Chamber whose efforts and activities have gone above and beyond and have contributed greatly to Chamber staff operations.

Chair Elect Award and Passing of Gavel
Brandon McFadden, Board Chair 2017-2018, TD Private Client Group

The following Committee and Roundtable Chairs were honored:

Ambassadors Committee
Isabel Menichella, Lifetime Member and Jen Kline Clark, Bucks County Coffee News

b.o.s.s. (Business Owners: Support & Strategies) Roundtable
Dave Dixon, Transworld Systems and Bonnie Boden, Blue Denim Digital, LLC

Business Card Exchange Committee
Bryan Hughes, Bryan Hughes Business Connections

Bucks Business Connect Committee
William Sheffer, First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown

Bucks County Ball Committee
Heather Towne, Flowers by Jennie Lynne and Robert Malka, ImprintEasy

Business Expo Committee
Earl Sigmund, New Business Learning Center

Bylaws Committee
Bill Brady, TMA Bucks

Champions of Commerce Committee
Brandon McFadden, TD Private Client Group

Future Business Leaders Committee
Donna Mancuso-Scalzo, Bucks County Bank and Tyler Yankey, Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America

Executive Committee
Suzy Buehler, McCaffety Auto Group

Finance Committee
Michael Griffin, Pennswood Village

Government Committee
Bill Pelosi, Litchfield Cavo LLP

Health & Wellness Committee
Cathy Windland, Inner Spa

Leadership Bucks County Committee
Jessica Sweeney, Penn Community Bank and Ryan J. Parry, William B. Parry & Son, Ltd.

Leadership Bucks County Alumni Committee
Rose Cooper and Jean Holmes, Bucks County Community College

Marketing Committee
Paul Bencivengo, Visit Bucks County and Bonnie Boden, Blue Denim Digital, LLC

Member Benefits Committee
Kevin Wiener, Advanced Merchant Group

Nominating Committee
Kathy Zelenka, The Gormley Furlong Group at Stifel

Non-Profit Advisory Committee
Cheryl Campbell, The Christmas Gala

Sports & Entertainment Committee
Brian Tierney, Streamline Payroll, LLC and Brian Zavodnick, Process Plus Legal Services, LLC

Strategic Planning Committee
Brandon McFadden, TD Private Client Group

Women in Business Roundtable
Blanche Gottel, The Plant Lady of Bucks County, LLC

Technology Committee
Chris Mangano, Mercadien Technologies

Young Professionals Committee
Brian Phillips, Inspire Federal Credit Union and Kim Solis, Sesame Place

With the Chamber’s 2016-2017 fiscal year coming to a close, Suzy Buehler of McCafferty Auto Group delivered the “State of the Chamber” address. The ceremonial transfer of the Board Chair Gavel was given to Brandon McFadden of TD Private Group. “I appreciate the opportunity to have served the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce for the past year as Chair of the Board. Over my past 30 years of involvement, I’ve seen many changes, challenges and accomplishments with this Chamber, and this year has been no exception. I’m particularly excited about the new Strategic Plan that has been the focus of this past year. As Chair Elect, Brandon McFadden led the Strategic Planning Committee and is perfectly poised to begin implementation of this aggressive, yet attainable 3-5 year plan. Brandon’s leadership, experience and understanding of this organization will insure continued growth and added value for the members of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce,” stated Suzy Buehler.

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