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  • Stephanie Ripka promoted to Vice President of LBCCC
  • Stephanie Ripka, Yardley, Pennsylvania was recently promoted to Vice President of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, another step… Read More
  • RFP for Bookkeeping Services – Due by 4:00 p.m. on December 30, 2014
  • The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is seeking a request for proposal for Bookkeeping Services. These services include data… Read More
  • Check out these upcoming member events!
  • Contest to name a spin-off business A contest to name Ken Hantman’s spin-off business in which they are producing training… Read More
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About The Chamber

Stephanie Ripka promoted to Vice President of LBCCC

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Stephanie Ripka, Yardley, Pennsylvania was recently promoted to Vice President of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, another step in a career of progressive accomplishment.

Starting out in retail, Stephanie managed card and gift stores in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania for over a decade. Later she transitioned into the Construction industry working for both general and mechanical contractors where she excelled in project management, accounting and cost-control. With proven proficiency in finance and client service, she utilized her skills for over 20 years in construction.

During that time she became active in local member-based organizations, volunteered on committees, eventually becoming Chair of the Membership Committee of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. During that same time she served as a board member of the Women’s Business Forum. Stephanie is responsible for having founded 2 companies, in 2000 she started Riverview Capital Management, a bookkeeping firm. In 2009 she also started Tri-State Greenergy, an energy conservation company that teaches clients how to save time and money using a systematic approach is still in existence today. She also continues as a Limited Partner with her husband in property management for Ripka Properties in Yardley. Coming on board with the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce three years ago, Stephanie chose to step out of her bookkeeping firm to concentrate on assisting with the Chamber’s financial re-organization process and continues to bring her expertise to the Chamber in Fairless Hills, PA. Her commitment to client service is her number one priority by sharing her knowledgeable background to set goals and create measurable solutions.

Stephanie is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree In Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Strayer University.

Congratulations Stephanie!!!

About The Chamber

RFP for Bookkeeping Services – Due by 4:00 p.m. on December 30, 2014

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The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is seeking a request for proposal for Bookkeeping Services. These services include data input, general ledger, accounts payable, event reconciliations, bank reconciliations, payroll posting, financial reports, audit preparation and attending Finance Committee Meetings as requested.

The committee is requesting the following information in the proposal:
1. Firm Vision, Culture and/or mission
2. Client References, 3 with contact information
3. Size of firm, location of office, whom on staff would be performing work with qualifications
4. Experience with QuickBooks and Event Costing listed
5. Identify the approach you will take to aid us in achieving our objectives of financial reporting
6. Please provide an insurance certificate showing evidence of :
a. General Liability coverage – $1Million occurrence/ $1Million aggregate
b. Professional Liability coverage – $1Million occurrence/$1 Million aggregate
c. Workmen’s compensation
7. A total all-inclusive monthly fee

If you wish to submit a proposal, please do so by Friday, December 30, 2014, 4pm. All proposals will be reviewed and the representatives from the Finance Committee will request an in person meeting for the three proposals they feel best fit the Chamber’s needs. Then the committee will submit those three proposals to the Board of Directors for selection of the new provider moving forward.

Proposal may be submitted in writing to LBCCC – 409 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030 or by e-mail to Stephanie Ripka, sripka@lbccc.org

The Chamber is a not-for-profit 501c6 organization. The current version of Quickbooks is Pro 2014. Accounts Payable and Payroll is processed twice a month, Financial Reports are due by the 5th working day of the next month. If you need additional information to submit a specific quote, please contact Stephanie for this information.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Bates or Stephanie Ripka at the Chamber at 215-943-7400 or e-mail: sripka@lbccc.org or dbates@lbccc.org

Thank you very much for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Dan Bates
President

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Check out these upcoming member events!

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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

In Case You Missed It….Champions of Commerce

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On December 11, LBCCC held it’s first ever Champions of Commerce: Making a Difference Where We Work, Live and Learn – an awards reception honoring businesses and individuals who are making a difference in Bucks County and its surrounding area.

Check out this video from the Bucks County Courier Times!

And the Winners are…..

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE:
    Kevin Zlock, Zlock & Coverdale, P.C.

  • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES:
    Metaphase Technologies Inc.

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT:
    James Cain, Vault Brewing Company

  • START-UP:
    BioCare Recovery

  • QUALITY OF LIFE:
    Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

  • WORKFORCE INVESTMENT:
    Bucks County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

  • ECONOMIC IMPACT:
    225 Lincoln Properties LP

  • SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD:
    Joan McCloskey, MOVAD, LLC

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    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 Holiday Meals & Deals

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

    View Current Holiday Meals & Deals

    Or, you can share your Member Holiday 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 Holiday Meals & Deals

    About The Chamber

    2014-2015 Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities now available!

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    Don’t Miss Out! Half of the sponsorship packages have been SOLD so get yours today!!

    All levels are customizable to your specific needs!

    Click here for more information on sponsorship packages

    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!

    About The Chamber

    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!

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    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!!

    Bucks Business Connect
    Second Thursday, 8:00-9:15 a.m.
    December 11 @ Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
    January 8 @ Aria Health

    Champions of Commerce
    6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Thursday, December 11 @ Washington Crossing Visitors Center

    Young Professionals Happy Hour
    4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    (4:00 – 5:00 – YP Committee Meeting / 5:00 – 7:00 – Holiday Ugly Sweater Party)
    Thursday, December 18 @ Hulmeville Inn

    Business Card Exchange
    Wednesday, January 19 @ Raymour & Flanigan – Southampton

    Bucks County Ball
    Time: TBD
    Saturday, March 28 @ Sheraton Bucks County Hotel

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