Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce

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  • Send Your Holiday Wishes to Thousands in the Business Community!
  • A Greetings from a Member email blast is a great opportunity to create your customized, responsive message, which is both… Read More
  • 2017 Champions of Commerce Awards Winners Selected
  • Eight exceptional individuals, businesses or organizations were selected by the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce to receive their signature… Read More
  • Chamber Sponsors Focus on Security Event at BCCC
  • The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor Bucks County Community College’s 2017 Focus on Security. This… Read More
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Send Your Holiday Wishes to Thousands in the Business Community!

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A Greetings from a Member email blast is a great opportunity to create your customized, responsive message, which is both digital and printable, emailed from the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. Reach almost 6,000 business professionals with your holiday message for only $350.00.
Greeting from a Member
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2017 Champions of Commerce Awards Winners Selected

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Eight exceptional individuals, businesses or organizations were selected by the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce to receive their signature 2017 Champions of Commerce Awards. The Chamber’s Selection Committee, including some of the area’s most accomplished business professionals, received many nominations in all eight categories of those who exemplify “Making a Difference Where We Work, Live and Learn.” “It was overwhelming to see the number of impressive nominations received. The eight winners selected truly exemplify the meaning of Champion in their respective categories as seen by the impact that their dedication, drive, and focus has made on the community,” stated Amy M.B. McKenna, President & CEO of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce.

2017 Champions of Commerce Award Winners:

President’s Award
Raising the Bar

Community Service Champion of Commerce
Casey Schaeffer

Economic Impact Champion of Commerce
Penn Community Bank

Emerging Technologies Champion of Commerce
Simple Fuel

Entrepreneurial Spirit Champion of Commerce
Donna Irene Allen, Publisher of Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc.

Non-Profit Champion of Commerce
Credit Counseling Center

Quality of Life Champion of Commerce
Shea Cialella

Start-Up Champion of Commerce
Andale Latino Grill

Work Force Investment Champion of Commerce
Specialty Ring Products

The 2017 Champions of Commerce event, presented by First Bank, will be held on Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Pen Ryn Estate on the Delaware in Bensalem, PA. The evening will be an excellent opportunity to network with business professionals, executives and elected officials. The Champions event includes a champagne greeting, live piano music, cocktail hour with butlered hors d’oeuvres, crudité and cash bar, three-course plated dinner, and the awards ceremony emceed by Chris Rollins of 94.5 WPST.

Purchase tickets to attend
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Reserve your ad space in the event program book

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Chamber Sponsors Focus on Security Event at BCCC

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The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor Bucks County Community College’s 2017 Focus on Security. This free, one-day event is being held at BCCC’s Newtown Campus on Friday, October 6.

2017 Focus on Security Bucks County Community College

Click here for complete details on the 2017 Focus on Security event!

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Leadership Bucks County Program to Begin in September

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A limited number of seats are available for the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Leadership Bucks County program. From September 2017 to May 2018, selected participants attend class on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at various locations.

Throughout the program, future leaders can expect to:

  • Cultivate personal and professional growth
  • Meet successful leaders
  • Interactive presentations and discussions covering professional development
  • Personal and group discovery through the program Assessment tool
  • Exploration of Leadership Styles and Development to enhance awareness and effectiveness
  • Team projects include conflict resolution, team building, ethics & integrity, managing & effecting change, time management, financial management, communication and motivation techniques

Only a few spaces are available for the class of 2018. Interested candidates should click here to download the application and agenda.

Contact Susan Harkins at 215-943-7400 or email sharkins@lbccc.org for additional information.

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Food Drive

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2nd Helping Food DriveThe Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is collecting unopened nonperishable food items (current and 2016 expiration date) for Second Helping, a non-profit organization which provides food for the less fortunate in the Lower Bucks County area. They are in great need of your help. Donations are being accepted in the lobby of the Chamber Office. Click here for details.

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Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Wins Best of Bucks 2017!

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Best of Bucks 2017We are proud to announce that the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce won Best of Bucks 2017 Best Business Chamber or Networking Group!

One of the Best of Bucks 2017We have also been named One of the Best 2017 for the following:

  • Business or Chamber Event
  • Business or Chamber Event: Bucks County Ball
  • Business or Chamber Event: Champions of Commerce
  • Business or Chamber Event: Expo

We thank all of our supporters who voted to make the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Best of Bucks for 2017!

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

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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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Chamber to Host Free Cyber Safety Lunch-Workshop

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user awareness and cyber threat training
Pre-Registration Required
Presented by
mercadien technologies
datto inc

When:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:30 AM thru 01:30 PM
Where:
Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce – Board Room
409 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Evolving technology is affecting organizations of all sizes; we’re able to gather, evaluate and use information at a pace, never before seen. The integration of global networks, have removed past barriers to sharing information.

Information sharing is a strategic advantage…but also, a real and growing threat. Private data is becoming increasingly accessible to criminals/bad-actors. It’s not a question of “if” but “when” you’re organization will fall victim to a Cyber-Attack. Organizations of all sizes need to make sure they’ve developed and can follow a Business Continuity Management (BCM) process in the event of a disruption; BCM is a “management process that identifies risk, threats and vulnerabilities that could impact an entity’s continued operations and provides a framework for building resiliency and the capability for an effective response.”

Experts from Mercadien Technologies & Datto will help you understand the importance and value of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and how any size organization can put in place a BCM plan that is affordable & practical. This workshop will offer practical steps that any organization can follow to help AVOID the threat to begin with, while at the same time addressing how best to RECOVER if your organization is compromised.

THIS IS INFORMATIVE AND NECESSARY FOR ANY SIZE ORGANIZATION!

LIMITED SEATS ARE AVAILABLE!

Click here to register!

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Ransomware in the News – Don’t cry over WannaCry!

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Try these techniques to protect yourself and your company:

  • Utilize Spam Filters: To protect against spam mails, spam filters should be used.
  • Change Passwords Often: An easy and often overlooked measure to ensure security is to change passwords on a regular basis.
  • Browser Setting Updates: Modify your browser settings to prevent malleolus websites from opening.
  • Report: Individuals can report phishing to industry groups; legal action can be taken against these fraudulent/bad actors.
  • Think Before You Click: Phishing relies on users to make mistakes. Safe websites generally begin with “https”. If the website from the email does not contain “https”, it could be a phishing email (Phishing.org).
  • Institute a User-Awareness-Training-Program: This is an incredibly inexpensive program that can yield huge benefits in terms of raising the general knowledge/awareness level of your staff. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”…don’t get into a compromised position to begin with.

Submitted by:
Chris Mangano
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Mercadien Technologies

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Guests Experience A Royal Affair at Our 2017 Bucks County Ball!

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2017 Bucks County BallIt was a sparkling and spirited evening at the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s royal-themed Bucks County Ball on April 1, 2017. Guests of the annual gala, held at the Radisson Hotel in Trevose, PA, walked the red carpet, had their photos taken and stepped into a regally decorated ballroom fit for a king or queen.

This party with a purpose was an evening of mingling with almost 200 business professionals as well as Renaissance Faire guests, dancing, having caricatures drawn, gaming, and enjoying specialty drinks such as “The Queen of Hearts”. “It was a fun filled evening at this year’s signature event. The Bucks County Ball is a perfect opportunity to catch up with some old friends and to meet a few new ones, too. We enjoyed he sounds of the Party Wave Band and the always favorite gaming with Tumbling Dice,” stated Board Chair Suzy Buhler of McCafferty Auto, the event’s Grand Sponsor.

The royal feast included delicious selections for dinner followed by a dessert table of assorted sweets. “What an amazing night at our 5th Annual Bucks County Ball. It was absolutely a Royal Affair. Thank you to all of our sponsors, committee members, staff, and attendees. This was definitely a party with a purpose to be remembered! Business relationships were being created and strengthened while enjoying dinner, dancing, gaming live music, Renaissance guests and more,” recounted LBCCC President Amy M.B. McKenna.

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