Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce

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  • Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Wins Best of Bucks 2017!
  • We are proud to announce that the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce won Best of Bucks 2017 Best Business… Read More
  • 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,… Read More
  • Chamber to Host Free Cyber Safety Lunch-Workshop
  • Pre-Registration Required Presented by When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:30 AM thru 01:30 PM Where: Lower Bucks County Chamber of… Read More
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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.

Click Here to View Photos!

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LBCCC to Hold Sharpen Your Edge Seminar on Social Media

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sharpen your edge

The Doctor is In – Improving Your Business’ Social Media Health in 2017

Jennifer Gardella social mediaAccomplished Social Media Expert Jennifer Gardella, Ph.D. will present straightforward approaches for assessing and strengthening your organization’s online reach.

This program offers essential information about social media, such as:

  • Determining the most relevant platforms.
  • Establishing durable and robust foundations.
  • Connecting and engaging with your audience.
  • Finding the time and endurance to get it all done!
Wednesday, March 29
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Chamber Board Room
409 Hood Blvd.
Fairless Hills, PA

Learn how to keep your business’ social media presence in good shape!

Register Today!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

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Don’t Miss Our Speed Networking Event!

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Speed Networking Event

Join us for a great opportunity to participate in an intimate networking event! Have two minutes to present about your company, learn about another company for two minutes, then rotate.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce
409 Hood Blvd.,
Fairless Hills, PA

Tickets are $30.00 for Members and $45.00 for Non-members. Spaces are limited. First Come, First Served.

Purchase Tickets Here

Prime Sponsors:

About The Chamber

Vote for Bristol Borough by Feb 16!

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Bristol Borough is in the home stretch and needs your vote! They one of five finalists in the running to be Small Business Revolution’s Main Street winner, which will receive a $500,000 boost. The winning town will also be spotlighted on the second season of the streaming series “Small Business Revolution.”

Support Bristol Borough and vote every day through Feb. 16!

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Historic Bristol Borough Nominated for $500,000 Grant

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Historic Bristol BoroughEach year the Small Business Revolution, championed by Deluxe Corporation, sets out to find one special small town in America that would benefit from a $500,000 boost for its small businesses and downtown area. Historic Bristol Borough residents and officials anticipate being selected as one of four finalists out of 14,000 nominations this year. In addition to the financial grant, the winning town will become the subject of an eight-part cable television series on small business development and small town revival, featuring Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec.

The final selection is based solely upon on-line nationwide voting. As the only town in Pennsylvania still in the running, this is a unique opportunity not only for Bristol Borough, but also for Bucks County and the entire southeastern Pennsylvania region.

The rules allow one vote per day per device, such as a laptop, desktop, iPad or smart phone, permitting individuals to vote multiple times each day.

Voting is open from February 9 through 16.

Visit www.smallbusinessrevolution.org to look for the voting tab and cast your vote for Bristol Borough. Voters may repeat the process as many times as their devices allow, and continue day for the rest of the week.

Show your support for Bristol Borough!

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Bucks County Ball 2017 – Save the Date!

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 1, 2017! The Chamber’s annual Bucks County Ball will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m at the Radisson Hotel located in Trevose, PA.

Presented by the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce and Grand Sponsor McCafferty Auto Group, attendees to this year’s sparkling and spirited gala can expect to be treated to “A Royal Affair” to remember!

A portion of the proceeds of the 2017 Bucks County Ball will benefit the Chamber’s Leadership Bucks County program.

Tickets to the Event Can Be Purchased Here
Limited sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Bucks County Ball are available. For details, contact Amy M.B McKenna at AMcKenna@LBCCC.org, or call 215-943-7400.

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