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  • A Message to the Chamber Membership from the Chamber President and the Economics & Government Group
  • As we go into 2015, there is no shortage of issues in Harrisburg that will significantly impact the Lower Bucks… Read More
  • Check out these upcoming member events and grand openings!
  • Tucker Chiropractic Center Grand Opening Party Date: February 10, 2015 Time: 7:15 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Photo / 7:30 p.m.… Read More
  • Professional Development Opportunities for High School Students and Business Professionals
  • The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce offers programs for students and business professionals. The below document contains information on… Read More
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About The Chamber

A Message to the Chamber Membership from the Chamber President and the Economics & Government Group

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As we go into 2015, there is no shortage of issues in Harrisburg that will significantly impact the Lower Bucks County business community. An important place to voice your concerns regarding these issues is with your Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. Your Chamber wants to hear what you have to say about how these issues affect your business, and the message you would like us to send to Harrisburg to help government work with you to make Pennsylvania more business friendly.

The Economics & Government Group, through its Advocacy Committee, acts as the sounding board and information gathering resource for your Chamber’s Executive Board. It is where you can participate most directly in helping shape the Advocacy Committee’s agenda and the positions it recommends to the Executive Board for official Chamber positions. Please help us make sure your voice is heard by joining the Economics and Government Group. We meet the first Thursday of every month, at the Chamber’s offices, at 8:30 AM.

Issues on the table for 2015 include:

1) Entitlement Spending

It has been argued that pension spending is the biggest issue facing the Commonwealth. It (along with Medicaid and prisons) contributes hugely to the ongoing and growing costs of maintaining government programs. By some estimates, our costs for these programs are growing by $1 billion annually while revenue is growing by $300 million annually. It does not take an economics major to realize that we have a problem.

2) Investment Spending:

• Increased funding to basic education.

• Increased funding to higher education.

• Increased funding to economic development through programs such as CRIZ (City Revitalization and Improvement Zone).

3) New sources of revenue that could be considered in 2015?

• Should the consideration of new sources of revenue be contingent on, or independent from, first achieving cuts in entitlement spending.

• Severance Tax (taking into consideration any potential impact on a possible new Royal Dutch Shell ethane cracker in western Pa.)

• Personal Income Tax Increase.

4) Other topics:

• Liquor privatization will be a topic of discussion in the Legislature since it was a priority of the new House Speaker, Representative Mike Turzai. Possible proposals include:

o Leave the current system alone.
o Sell the system to private concerns.
o Enhance the system (better selection, better pricing, and convenience).

• Medicaid expansion.

• Medical (or otherwise) marijuana (think prison costs, taxes, work force impact, etc.)

Information. Understanding. Advocacy

-Dan Bates, Chamber President
-Bill Pelosi, Chair Economics & Government

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Check out these upcoming member events and grand openings!

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Tucker Chiropractic Center Grand Opening Party

Date: February 10, 2015
Time: 7:15 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Photo / 7:30 p.m. Grand Opening Party with Free Vendors
Location: 402 Middletown Blvd., Ste. 210, Langhorne, PA 19047 (Located behind the Oxford Valley Mall Movie Theatre in Penn’s Square)

FREE SERVICES:
*Chair Massage
*Food Catering Samples
*Wine
*Digital Posture Analysis
*And More!

Check out Dr. Tucker’s web site here!

Click here to see the flier!

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Bucks Works Job Fair

Date: March 11
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Central Bucks Family YMCA Gym (2500 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA 18901)

Is your organization currently hiring? Are you looking to attract candidates from across the county? If so, plan to attend the Bucks Works Job fair – exhibitor space $250. Space is limited! Last year’s event attracted over 500 candidates.

Click here for more information !
Click here for Bucks Works Job Fair Table Registration Form!

For registration questions or additional information, please e-mail rmauer@cbfymca.org

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Contest to name a spin-off business
A contest to name Ken Hantman’s spin-off business in which they are producing training films. $350 will be awarded to anyone who comes up with a name which is adopted for the company!

The company is a consulting, training and film production company. Looking for a one, two or three syllable name. A description is:

Our company focuses on reducing the big areas of loss for companies. The training we provide processes away the negatives that afflict most workplaces. From sickness at work, absenteeism, internal and external theft, workplace confrontations, lawsuits and public liabilities, hidden ergonomic office and shop stressors, the high quality videos we offer provide employee training that focuses on communication skills and patterns to increase company profits, reduce risks, and save management lots of time and resources. We orchestrate an internal public relations campaign in favor of the popularity of this training. Customized training is led by a “deputized internal champion” —someone who is a popular “go-to person” from your company or institution whom we coach and support. We diagnose and then provide solutions on how this training will be able to reduce company costs and losses.

Contact: Ken Hantman ken@perimeterpro.net

About The Chamber

Professional Development Opportunities for High School Students and Business Professionals

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The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce offers programs for students and business professionals. The below document contains information on these programs. It is being developed by LBCCC to provide educational and business organizations a better understanding of the programs provided through LBCCC and its partnerships.

Professional Development Opportunities for High School Students and Business Professionals

About The Chamber

Member Meals & Deals

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Check out the Member Meals & Deals that are offered by LBCCC members!

View Current Member Meals & Deals

Or, you can share your Member promotion with LBCCC. Submit your deal by clicking the link below! When posted, the coupon can be viewed, e-mailed and shared on Facebook. A link to your website is included.

Submit your Member Meals & Deals

About The Chamber

Check out the upcoming events at LBCCC!

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LBCCC provides many networking and educational events for all to attend!

Additional information on upcoming events and to Register….click here!

Check back often as more information will become available on these upcoming events!!

Wednesday Works! – Workshops & Seminars
1st Wednesday
February 4 – Jump Start your Business…Modernize Your Tech Solutions and Increase your Time Management (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)
March 4 – Increasing Business Leads (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
April 1 – Building LinkedIn Profiles (B.O.S.S.) (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)
May 6 – Networking (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
June 3 – RX for Success (Financial) (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)
July 1 – Marketing Strategies (Picnic Event) (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
September 2 – Driving Customer Engagement (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
October 7 – Social Media Strategies (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)
December 2 – Motivating Employees (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)

Bucks Business Connect
Second Thursday, 8:00-9:15 a.m.
February 12 @ M.E.I. Catering (Trevose Location)
March 12 @ Twining Village Retirement Community
April 9 @ Livengrin Foundation, Inc.
May 7 @ Sesame Place (Note: 1st Thursday)

Business Card Exchange
Tuesday, February 17 @ ShopRite of Fairless Hills
Wednesday, March 18 @ Univest Bank and Trust Co. (Newtown Branch)
Wednesday, April 15 @ St. Mary Medical Center
May @ Silver Lake Nature Center (Date: TBD)
June – TBD
Wednesday, July 22 @ Lower Bucks Hospital

How to Successfully Exhibit at a Business Showcase
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 19 @ LBCCC

Bucks County Ball
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 28 @ Sheraton Bucks County Hotel

About The Chamber

Uninsured? Confused By All Your Health Insurance Options

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St. Mary Medical Center is offering Health Insurance and Medicaid Assistance

Open Enrollment November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015

Click Here for more info!

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Attention Members…..

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As a member of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, did you know that you have your own separate login and password that allows you to do many things on the LBCCC web site?

Members can update your business directory listing, register for events, create your own promotional ‘coupon’ to offer discounts and incentives to not only members, but to the general public as well, post community events, and more!

About The Chamber

Get Social With LBCCC!

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We want to connect with you on our social networking sites to “keep you in the know”!!!!!

So…Get Social With Us!

Click here to like us on Facebook
Click here to follow us on Twitter
Are we on LinkedIn? If not, click here
Do you follow us on Pinterest? If not, click here

About The Chamber

The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce

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The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based market research firm, found positive attitudes among adults in 2012 have actually increased over the very favorable findings of the first study in 2007.

Advocates of chambers of commerce have long believed that when a company is active in its local chamber, it is doing the right thing not only for the community but for its own success as well. This project, commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives a a replication of its 2007 study of the same name, is designed to determine the real value to companies in terms of consumer outcomes of joining and being active in their local chamber of commerce.

Read the study here

Read the 2012 summary here

Source: www.schapirogroup.com

About The Chamber

LBCCC named Best Business Chamber or Networking Group on the Happening List!

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Thank you to everyone who voted for the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce on the Buckshappening.com Happening List for 2014!!!

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