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Marshall Financial Group
33 W Court St, , Doylestown
Phone: 215-348-9393     Website
Marshall Financial Taps Legal and Wealth Management Veteran Barbara Hill as Senior Wealth Advisor
(DOYLESTOWN, PA) June —Marshall Financial Group, an innovative fee-only wealth management company, announced that Barbara Hill has joined the firm as a Senior Wealth Advisor. Hill brings extensive experience in wealth management and trust and estate planning to her new role at Marshall Financial, where she’ll focus on helping the firm’s clients assess their life goals and develop plans that help them get to where they want to go. “Barb’s legal background and wealth management experience provide a strong combination that really adds to the breadth and depth of our talented team here at Marshall,” said Paula Nangle, CFP®, the firm’s president. “Our clients will greatly benefit from her expertise, especially when it comes to the complexities of trust and estate planning and administration.” Hill previously served as Senior Trust Officer and VP of Wealth Management at The Glenmede Trust Company, where she helped many high net worth individuals invest for the future and pass on their hard-earned wealth to future generations of their families. Known for her strategic approach and problem-solving prowess, Hill will draw on a multi-disciplinary background that includes serving as a practicing attorney with a focus on trust and estate litigation. “It’s important to me to work with colleagues who share the same motivations I do, especially when it comes to helping clients plan for the future,” Hill said. “When I realized how well Marshall Financial’s approach to helping people achieve what they want to in life aligns with my own philosophy, I knew I had found the right fit.” Hill holds a JD from Villanova University School of Law, an MS in financial services from St. Joseph’s University, an MPH in safety management from University of South Florida, and a BS in business administration from Niagara University. About Marshall Financial Group Marshall Financial Group is in the business of helping clients achieve financial wellbeing so they can live their happiest, healthiest, and most productive lives. The firm provides a welcoming, non-judgmental environment and offers everything clients need under one local roof - a convenient, one-stop financial planning and wealth management shop. Disclosure Marshall Financial Group, Inc., is a registered investment adviser and does not offer legal advice. For additional information about the Marshall Financial Group, including its services and fees, send for the firm’s disclosure brochure using the contact information contained herein or visit www.marshallfinancial.com. MEDIA CONTACT: Debbie Goetz dgoetz@dgmediaconnections.com 215-630-5408 ### Editor’s Note: Photo and caption courtesy of Marshall Financial Group Photo: Barb Hill Headshot: Barbara Hill has joined Marshall Financial Group as a Senior Wealth Advisor. Hill brings extensive experience in wealth management and trust and estate planning to her new role where she’ll focus on helping the firm’s clients assess their life goals and develop plans that help them get to where they want to go.
SCORE Bucks County, PA
Webinar, Doylestown
Phone: 2159438850     Website

SCORE to Offer 2 Free Webinars in July In a continued effort to keep the local business community informed, SCORE Bucks County will offer two free webinars in July. The first, “New President, New Policies: What employers need to know to protect their business” will be held on July 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Led by employment attorney Christina M. Reger, founding partner of the Law Offices of Christina Reger, the webinar will outline changes to labor and employment law and policy under President Joe Biden. In particular, Reger will explore policies focused on employee rights and growth in agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. On July 21, SCORE Bucks certified mentor Nina De Rosa will present “Employees and Small Businesses” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. De Rosa, who worked for more than 40 years in human resources, will shed light on the numerous issues involving having employees. De Rosa will discuss the following topics: • The best ways to recruit and attract employees to a small business • Employee Classifications: Is your employee full-time, part-time, or contract? • What is the best way to compensate an employee, through a payroll system or 1099. • What benefits are required and what others can be offered? • How to incentivize your employees. To learn more or register For more information about the webinars or to register, please visit https://buckscounty.score.org/. All webinars are offered free of charge. About SCORE Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. With 50 members across the county, SCORE Bucks County provides over 1,500 free mentoring services annually to local small business owners through one-on-one counseling and small business seminars. To stay up to date on news and happenings, join SCORE Bucks County’s email list. Text SCOREBUCKS to 22828.
WSFS Bank
500 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington
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WSFS Announces Formation of WSFS CARES Foundation to Further Bolster Community Support
WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, announced the merging of the WSFS Foundation and the WSFS Community Foundation to form the WSFS CARES Foundation. The WSFS Foundation, founded in 2003, was the philanthropic arm of WSFS Financial Corporation, while the WSFS Community Foundation, previously the Beneficial Bank Foundation, was founded in 2007, and joined WSFS as part of the acquisition of Beneficial Bank. The combination of these two foundations will allow WSFS to provide even greater support to the Communities throughout the Bank’s footprint. The WSFS CARES Foundation will focus on supporting local nonprofits that provide tools for success, with its key pillars of support as follows: • Community investments • Affordable housing • Revitalization and business economic empowerment • Education and leadership development • Strengthening those in need “For nearly 200 years, WSFS has been deeply rooted in the Communities we serve,” said Rodger Levenson, WSFS’ Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer. “The formation of the WSFS CARES Foundation will further enhance our efforts to improve our Communities and to promote inclusion and diversity. We look forward to supporting a variety of initiatives, aligned with our Foundation’s pillars. At WSFS, we believe that as we serve, we strengthen, and as we strengthen, we have more opportunities to serve. It’s a virtuous cycle that enriches our organization and our Community.” WSFS has a storied history of supporting its Communities, especially through the work of its foundation. In 2020, the WSFS Community Foundation provided $300,000 in grants to 21 local nonprofits engaged in the fight against COVID-19, WSFS Bank and the WSFS Community Foundation donated $35,500 to provide hundreds of technology devices to area students for online learning during the pandemic, and the Foundations continued planned initiatives throughout the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region totaling more than $1.6 million in grants. In addition, in March 2021, as part of the combination with Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, WSFS made a $2 million grant to the WSFS Community Foundation to support underserved communities. About the WSFS CARES Foundation The WSFS CARES Foundation brings WSFS’ mission of We Stand for Service® to life across the communities we serve. The mission of the WSFS CARES Foundation is to support qualified nonprofit service organizations within our regional footprint that are invested in improving communities, fostering a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and whose focus aligns with the WSFS CARES Foundation’s transformational vision. About WSFS Financial Corporation WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest and largest locally managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Greater Philadelphia region. As of March 31, 2021, WSFS Financial Corporation had $14.7 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $24.7 billion in assets under management and administration. WSFS operates from 111 offices, 88 of which are banking offices, located in Pennsylvania (51), Delaware (42), New Jersey (16), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking, cash management and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Arrow Land Transfer, Cash Connect®, Cypress Capital Management, LLC (Cypress), Christiana Trust Company of Delaware®, NewLane Finance®, Powdermill® Financial Solutions, West Capital Management®, WSFS Institutional Services®, WSFS Mortgage®, and WSFS Wealth® Investments. Serving the Greater Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit www.wsfsbank.com.
WSFS Bank
500 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington
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WSFS Announces Formation of WSFS CARES Foundation to Further Bolster Community Support
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Staples
500 Staples Dr., Framingham
Phone: 508.253.1187     Website
Staples Chamber Discount Program
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SCORE Bucks County, PA
11 Welden Drive Suite 100, Doylestown
Phone: 2159438850     Website
SCORE Mentors Help Yoga for Kids Biz Launched During Pandemic
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Network of Victim Assistance
2370 York Rd., Jamison
Phone: 215-343-6543     Website
Registration is Open for NOVA’s Annual NO BULLying Run Proceeds to support NOVA anti-bullying programs in local schools
(BUCKS COUNTY, Pa.) Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) has announced that its 9th Annual NO BULLying Run will be held virtually again this year and participants can walk, run, bike, scooter, or skate (indoors or out) and choose their own course and distance. The event, which raises awareness about the effects and consequences of bullying and funds NOVA’s efforts to combat bullying through school-based prevention education programs, will begin June 1 and continue through June 30, 2021. Throughout the month, participants are asked to log their miles and report them via the event’s results page - either daily or weekly. Participants can complete their miles all at once or break them up throughout the month. The results of all participants will be tallied for the overall goal of 19,392 miles. Each mile represents one child who will be bullied in Bucks County this year, according to statistics from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Participants can register at one of three levels: Free, Standard or Premium. Anyone can participate in this year’s event and register for free. The registration fee for the Standard Level is $15.00 and includes a 2021 NO BULLying Run tech t-shirt. The registration fee for the Premium Level is $30.00 and includes a 2021 NO BULLying Run tech t-shirt and the 2021 NO BULLying Run medal. Standard and Premium participants will have the opportunity to compete for NOVA’s coveted bull trophies by completing the most miles during the month in their age category, and for completing the most miles overall. Age categories are: 10 and under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 and over. In addition, all participants will be eligible to win prizes for participating in weekly family-friendly challenges and logging their miles. All participants will receive a NO BULLying event giveaway to show their commitment to end bullying. In addition, members of the Girl Scouts are welcome to participate in the event and earn a “Stop Bullying” badge. In order to earn the badge, the Girl Scout must be registered and must enter their troop number during the registration process. NOVA welcomes back Penn Community Bank as Title Sponsor for the 6th consecutive year. Executive Vice President, Chief Relationship Officer, Todd R. Hurley, commented, “Nothing gives us greater pride as a community-based organization, than to partner with nonprofits like NOVA that work tirelessly to educate and advocate for others and impart tolerance, acceptance, and kindness to make our communities better and safer for us all.” Other event sponsors include Merck & Co., Inc. and Bugajewski Facility Services (Platinum Sponsors), Elrath Construction and Ascensus (Gold Sponsors), and Waypoint Financial, Stark & Stark, Antheil, Maslow & MacMinn, Robert Riesenberger, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry, and Stan and Shelli Dunn (Silver Sponsors). “Whether you run, walk, stroll, or roll outside or indoors on exercise equipment, every mile counts,” said Angela McGettigan, NOVA’s Director of Community Relations and Development. “Remember, if you walk as a family, you can log the miles for each person, including children. In fact, children who are registered at the Standard or Premium level are eligible to win bull trophies in their age groups for their miles. We encourage individuals and families to sign up and demonstrate their commitment to help put an end to bullying in our communities.” NOVA is excited to announce that thanks to an extremely generous offer from The Haley Foundation, every donation to the NO BULLying Run will be matched! For each dollar NOVA receives through June 30, 2021, The Haley Foundation will match the gift (up to $5,000). If NOVA raises $5,000 by June 30th, the foundation will donate an additional $1,000 for a total gift of $6,000! You can donate online by visiting www.novabucks.org and entering NBR 2021 into the comment section, or by mailing a check to NOVA at 2370 York Road, Suite B1, Jamison, PA 18929, Attn: NBR 2021. For more information and to register visit https://runsignup.com/novasnobullyingrun. NOVA encourages participants to join the official NO BULLying Run Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobullyingrun. In addition, participants can share their race results on NOVA social media pages: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nova.bucks/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nova.bucks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/novabuckscounty ### ABOUT NOVA Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs. Founded in 1974, NOVA is a non-profit 501(c)(3), community-based organization operating out of three offices in Fairless Hills, Jamison and Perkasie. Services are made possible through the financial support of federal, state and local government grants and contracts, corporations, foundations and private donations. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit www.NOVABucks.org.
Northwestern Mutual of Bucks County PA
2500 York Rd, Suite 200, Jamison
Phone: 215.968.7217     Website
Actively Recruiting
Northwestern Mutual is growing at a rapid rate and we are actively recruiting high quality individuals for our Financial Advisor Opportunity. The people we are looking to meet aren’t looking to make a career change. In fact, they are probably enjoying a great deal of success in their present occupation. They have a 4-year degree, involved in the community, emerging leadership, just special. These people will have the finest training available in the industry and this is a great career opportunity for the right person. Contact Stephanie Ferino at stephanie.ferino@nm.com or 215-968-7217 to learn more about this opportunity.
Network of Victim Assistance
2370 York Road, Suite B-1, Jamison
Phone: 215-343-6543     Website
NETWORK OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE WELCOMES NEW CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER DIRECTOR
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) is pleased to welcome Deidre Arabadjis, as the new Director of the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center (Bucks CAC). The CAC is a service of NOVA, established in 2008, to manage a coordinated and multidisciplinary response to reports of suspected child sexual and physical abuse in Bucks County. Arabadjis brings to the CAC many years of experience in the field of victims’ advocacy. She established and managed the Monmouth County Family Justice Center in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The center provided multi-disciplinary services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The county’s prosecutor’s office, law enforcement, mental health providers and civil legal service all collaborated in this center to assist victims as their case went through the criminal justice system. Arabadjis also worked for 180 Turning Lives Around, a program of the Monmouth County Family Justice Center, where she managed client services for its residential facility and developed the volunteer/intern program. Prior to her work in victim advocacy, she worked in sales and marketing at Fortune 50 technology companies. For over a decade, Arabadjis was responsible for overseeing global accounts and negotiating enterprise-wide contracts. “Deidre demonstrates the foundational characteristics of a leader -- humility, empathy, learning agility and courage,” said Penny Ettinger, Executive Director of NOVA. “Deidre, together with the multidisciplinary team and the CAC staff, will ensure that the most vulnerable, at-risk children and teens receive the services they need to begin their healing from abuse.” Arabadjis earned her undergraduate degree from Monmouth University in Computer Science and a Masters in Counseling from Kean University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Arabadjis is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a type of psychotherapy that utilizes a person’s eye movements to lessen the power of disturbing memories of traumatic events. This type of therapy is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ### ABOUT NOVA Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs. Founded in 1974, NOVA is a non-profit 501(c)(3), community-based organization operating out of three offices in Fairless Hills, Jamison and Perkasie. Services are made possible through the financial support of federal, state and local government grants and contracts, corporations, foundations and private donations. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit www.NOVABucks.org.
Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP
680 Middletown Boulevard, Langhorne PA 19047, Langhorne
Phone: (215) 750-0110     Website
Litigator Sean Gresh and Family Law Attorney Chris Little Simcox Join Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP
LANGHORNE, Pa. (May 4, 2021) –Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP is pleased to announce that litigator Sean M. Gresh and family law attorney Chris Little Simcox have joined the firm. Mr. Gresh, whose practice is focused on complex civil and Orphan’s Court litigation, brings nearly 20 years of experience, including serving as Senior Deputy District Attorney for the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and as Solicitor for the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office. While at the District Attorney’s office, he served as Chief of Narcotics as well as Chief of Computer Crimes. Mr. Gresh is the current president of the Bucks County Bar Association. Since going into private practice in 2007, he has used his strong trial advocacy and legal research skills to protect his clients. Mr. Gresh, who also served as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Linda K.M Ludgate, Court of Common Pleas, Berks County, PA, is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. Ms. Little Simcox has practiced in all areas of family law, wills, trusts, guardianships, estate administration, and bankruptcy for the past 25 years. She has significant experience handling complex child and spousal support cases, as well as in Collaborative Divorce, a process that helps couples reach a settlement without going to court, by working as a team with trained attorneys. For more than a decade, she worked in the Domestic Relations Section of the Bucks County Judicial System as a hearings officer and as a supervisor. In addition, she is a tenured professor teaching law at Bucks County Community College. Ms. Little Simcox is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “We could not be more excited to welcome Sean and Chris to Begley Carlin,” said Jeffrey P. Garton, a managing partner at the firm. “Sean is one of the top litigators in Bucks County. His trial experience and extensive knowledge of the courts allows him to provide robust representation to Begley Carlin’s clients.” He adds, “Chris’s background in family law is unparalleled. For decades, she’s helped families with divorce issues like child support, custody, and alimony, as well as with estate matters and bankruptcy, from her days in the Domestic Relations Section of the courts to her thriving practice today.” About Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP is one of the largest and longest-established law firms in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The firm has been providing a full range of legal services to individuals, businesses, and government entities throughout Bucks County and beyond since 1933. For more information, visit begleycarlin.com. ###
SCORE Bucks County, PA
11 Welden Drive Suite 100, Doylestown
Phone: 2159438850     Website

SCORE Mentor Helps Teacher Launch Handyman Side Gig Justin Kloc grew up helping his “very handy” father with projects around their home. The Lower Makefield native bolstered his handiness by lending a hand to family members as they made home repairs and renovations. When Kloc bought his Upper Makefield Township home, his ability to repair sinks, toilets, install and repair drywall, paint, install lighting and flooring, address plumbing, and remodel kitchens and bathrooms was a definite advantage. After renovating his home, Kloc, a social studies teacher of 12 years, said the idea to start his own handyman business “just took off from there.” He began meeting with SCORE Bucks County mentor Joe Lutes in October 2020. By year’s end, Kloc had formally started Kloc Work LLC, a home improvement company providing a variety of handyman services to customers in Bucks County and portions of New Jersey. “I started meeting with Joe and we talked about as you grow,” Kloc said. “I started laying the framework with everything I wanted to do.” For now, Kloc operates his business in addition to teaching, with more availability during his summer break from school. Eventually, he would like to take his side hustle full time. “It’s going really well,” Kloc said. Two summers ago, Kloc began working with a fellow handyman. “I went home and told my wife, ‘I can do this,’” Kloc recalled. “It was the first time I realized that I could do what I like to do.” When Kloc first began mentoring with SCORE, Lutes helped him develop a business plan and shared insight on establishing an LLC, insurance, contractor licenses and more. Lutes also imparted on Kloc the importance of researching his competition and undertaking a monthly cash forecast for the business and as a household. “He clearly takes my mentoring to heart and understands the importance of the various components of his business,” Lutes said. “I feel confident that he is succeeding and will continue to succeed going forward due to his organizational skills which have served him well as a teacher and which he is now transferring to his business.” Kloc intends to keep meeting with his SCORE mentor monthly. As his business continues to flourish, he knows there could be opportunities for further information sharing sessions. He credits Lutes with helping him make a living out of what he enjoys most: “meeting people, talking to people and being able to share what I know with them.” About SCORE Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. With 50 members across the county, SCORE Bucks County provides over 1,500 free mentoring services annually to local small business owners through one-on-one counseling and small business seminars. To stay up to date on news and happenings, join SCORE Bucks County’s email list. Text SCOREBUCKS to 22828.
WSFS Bank
500 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington
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WSFS Bank Associates and Their Children Volunteer Across the Region for Take Your Children to the Community Day
More than 100 WSFS Bank Associates, their children and family members volunteered on April 22 across the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region as part of “Take Your Children to the Community Day,” WSFS’ spin on the national “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” After the early stages of the pandemic forced the cancellation of the event in 2020, WSFS worked with local nonprofits to host the event for the seventh time. Safe and socially distanced events were held throughout the Bank’s footprint in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to teach the next generation the value of helping others and the impact they can make in the community. Volunteer events were held at: Lift Up Lake Street (New Castle Co., Del.) Delaware Humane Association (New Castle Co., Del.) Delaware Center for Horticulture (New Castle Co., Del.) First State Community Action Agency (Kent Co., Del.) Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding (Sussex Co., Del.) Chester County Food Bank (Chester Co., Pa.) Jewish Relief Agency (Philadelphia) Cradles to Crayons (Philadelphia) Rolling Harvest Food Rescue (Montgomery Co., Pa.) Good Neighbor Home Repair (Chester Co., Pa.) UrbanPromise NJ (Camden Co., NJ) Cathedral Kitchen (Virtual Event for Camden Co., NJ-based organization) Caring Notes (Virtual Event) “Take Your Children to the Community Day is a chance to highlight WSFS’ culture of service, and our Associates who make this day successful by living our Mission of ‘We Stand For Service,’” said Vernita Dorsey, SVP and Director of Community Strategy at WSFS Bank. “We’re proud to play a role in teaching children the importance of serving the community with the help of our nonprofit partners.” “Delaware Humane Association (DHA) was thrilled to welcome volunteers back into our building for the first time since March 2020 through WSFS’ Take Your Children to the Community Day,” said Cory Topel, Marketing Manager at DHA. “We love hosting WSFS and their families on our campus as a means to not only help our animals in need, but to nurture a longstanding tradition of partnership and collaboration between our two great organizations. Volunteers cleared out a Meet and Greet room, moved bags of food and litter into our new food pantry pod. Additionally, they cleaned windows, folded laundry, washed food bowls and disinfected the many cages used to transport between here and our adoption center in Rehoboth Beach. In the end, they all received a visit from Bernard, a hound mix and they were able to visit the many cats in our Feline Village.” “The service partnership with WSFS has been very impactful to the UrbanPromise (UPM) community over the years,” said Pamela Foxx, Chief People Officer at UPM. “UPM shows our deepest appreciation for WSFS’ leadership and partnership. WSFS has blessed the UPM community through support in funding with grants and volunteering for our Make a Difference Service Weeks. WSFS provides banking business support and most recently its Associates transformed our campus butterfly mascot garden into a beautiful safe place where our young people can flourish. Words cannot express our gratitude for how WSFS honors the UrbanPromise vision and mission.” “Pennypack Farm & Education Center was delighted to have WSFS volunteers work with us through Rolling Harvest Food Rescue to help out at the farm on Earth Day,” said Kristy Gregory, Program Coordinator at Pennypack Farm & Education Center. “They took on the weeding task with vigor and good humor. While the group was small, they accomplished a lot! Having a curious second grader in the mix was awesome and her enthusiasm was contagious, with her motto, ‘let's do this!’” About WSFS Financial Corporation WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest and largest locally managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Greater Philadelphia region. As of March 31, 2021, WSFS Financial Corporation had $14.7 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $24.7 billion in assets under management and administration. WSFS operates from 111 offices, 88 of which are banking offices, located in Pennsylvania (51), Delaware (42), New Jersey (16), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking, cash management and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Arrow Land Transfer, Cash Connect®, Cypress Capital Management, LLC (Cypress), Christiana Trust Company of Delaware®, NewLane Finance®, Powdermill® Financial Solutions, West Capital Management®, WSFS Institutional Services®, WSFS Mortgage®, and WSFS Wealth® Investments. Serving the Greater Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit www.wsfsbank.com.
WSFS Bank
500 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington
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WSFS Bank Associates and Their Children Volunteer Across the Region for Take Your Children to the Community Day
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Centric Bank
2003 S. Easton Rd, Suite 205, Doylestown
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Centric Bank Announces Winners of Lights, Camera, Save! Video Competition for Pennsylvania High Schools
HARRISBURG, PA (April 19, 2021) – Centric Bank is proud to announce the winners of the Bank’s third “Lights, Camera, Save!” video contest. Fourteen students, representing high schools from Cumberland, Dauphin and Montgomery counties, submitted videos about the importance of smart money management. Lights, Camera, Save! is a nationally sponsored contest offered by ABA (American Bankers Association) Foundation and was locally launched by Centric Bank, one of nine Pennsylvania banks to offer the contest. The 2021 contest was sponsored by VantageScore Solutions, LLC. “We realize that to reach teens with the message of the importance of smart money management, we need to engage them on the channels they use, which is video. It’s critically important for young people to understand financial literacy and financial health, and we were thrilled to be able to offer this contest again this year that delivers a financial learning opportunity for students,” says Patricia (Patti) A. Husic, President and CEO of Centric Bank. The top three received a cash prize of $500, $250, and $100 respectively. The winners are: 1. Hanna Mater, “The Chick’s Temptation,” Central Dauphin High School 2. William Cavallo, “Saving Money Made Simple,” Methacton High School 3. Marissa Garon, “Save Money for Your Retirement,” Central Dauphin High School The first-place winner’s video was submitted to ABA Foundation to compete on the national level for several cash prizes, including $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third and fourth place. “I really cannot thank you enough for providing this spectacular opportunity for our students.” says Eli Nilsen, Business Education Department Chair at Central Dauphin High School, “This has been a tremendous bright spot in a challenging year, and I am so grateful to Centric Bank and the ABA for dedicating the time and funds to make sure this competition continues this year. The work that all of you put in does not go unnoticed.” ABOUT LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! Lights, Camera, Save! is a video contest sponsored by the ABA Foundation that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely. For the first time in Lights, Camera, Save! history, national contestants went head to head in a bracket-style tournament on ABA’s Instagram page. ABOUT CENTRIC BANK Founded in 2007, Centric Financial Corporation, and its subsidiary, Centric Bank, is headquartered in south central Pennsylvania with assets of $1.1 billion and remains a leader in organic loan growth. A locally owned, locally loaned community bank, Centric Bank provides competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, families, and the health care industry. An American Banker 2020, 2019 and 2018 Best Banks to Work For, three-time Best Places to Work, Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies for seven years, and twice ranked a Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Bank by American Banker for financial performance. Centric Bank has financial centers located in Harrisburg, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Doylestown, Devon, and Lancaster, loan production offices in Lancaster and Devon, and an Operations and Executive Office campus in Hampden Township, Cumberland County. To learn more about Centric Bank, call 717.657.7727, or visit CentricBank.com. Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Centric Financial Corporation is traded over the counter (OTC-Pink) with the ticker symbol CFCX. # # #
Twinkle Photo Booth
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SCORE Bucks County, PA
11 Welden Drive Suite 100, Doylestown
Phone: 2159438850     Website

SCORE Helps Esthetician Become Her Own Boss Vanity Haus esthetics center opened March 1 in Bethlehem. Mariana Franco traded 13 years of teaching English language arts to kindergarten through eighth-grade students for a new career that paved the way for her to become her own boss. Franco opened Vanity Haus, an esthetics center featuring full-body waxing, facials, skin therapy, lash extensions, lifts, and tints at 701 W. Union Boulevard in Bethlehem on March 1. The entrepreneurial move followed her schooling, subsequent licensing as a skin care esthetician and work in the field for the last seven years. “The reason I went into esthetics was to one day be my own boss,” Franco said. “I want to show my daughter that girls can do it too. You can be strong. You can have a business.” The transition from esthetics employee to business owner was smoother with support from SCORE Bucks County certified mentors Vincent Prinzi and Krishna Akella. Franco began meeting her mentors in summer 2020. Prinzi and Akella offered guidance on startup and operating costs, required licensure, business location and lease agreement review, fit-out of the space, revenue and more. “Vincent and Krishna have been godsends to me,” Franco said, noting that her mentors continue to assist as her business grows. “They gave me a little bit of homework to do. I was always working on the business before the business was even born.” SCORE mentors shared insight on construction work needed to convert typical retail spaces to an esthetics center. In the end, Franco lucked out by leasing a former doctor’s office, which required only “basic cosmetic work,” some pink paint and flooring to “make it look pretty and girly.” Her space features a large lobby, two bathrooms, three treatment suites, an office and storage space. Franco had hoped to open in September 2020 to culminate her 40th birthday and her daughter starting kindergarten. She opted to open six months later due to the pandemic. The later opening was worth the wait. Franco has been busy and expects to hire a skin therapist to provide in-demand client services, including body waxing, lash lifts, and intensive facials for the bikini area. Offering top-notch service is Franco’s primary goal. “Customers always feel like ‘I came in here kind of crummy, now I feel like a million bucks walking out of here,’” Franco said. “I feel like I did my duty by making you feel beautiful.” The entrepreneur’s positivity made mentoring that much simpler. “It makes a mentor’s job much easier when the client is open-minded, driven and enthusiastic,” her SCORE mentors said. “We all make mistakes along the way, but if we think of mistakes as discovery, we tend to keep a positive attitude. That is exactly the attitude our client had during the entire process.” SCORE provides free mentoring services for every step of the business journey, from startup and beyond. About SCORE Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. With 50 members across the county, SCORE Bucks County provides over 1,500 free mentoring services annually to local small business owners through one-on-one counseling and small business seminars. To stay up to date on news and happenings, join SCORE Bucks County’s email list. Text SCOREBUCKS to 22828.
SCORE Bucks County, PA
11 Welden Drive Suite 100, Doylestown
Phone: 2159438850     Website

SCORE Mentors Offer Ongoing Support for Solopreneur In 2016, Lydia Grossov was at a crossroads. She was contemplating whether to find another corporate job in the pharmaceutical industry or take her long-time side hustle full-time. About the same time, Grossov had heard about a women’s conference that SCORE Bucks County was offering. She signed up for the conference – and for the chapter’s free business mentoring. By early 2017, the veteran graphic designer and web designer took the leap to make her 10-year part-time gig, Expresso Design, a full-time business. Named for the mix of creative expression and bold flavors that she infuses in her client’s logo creation, branding, print and digital marketing solutions, and Website design and development, Grossov’s New Britain-based business specializes in preparing impactful concepts for her primarily healthcare and pharmaceutical clients. Initially, when she arranged her first mentoring session with SCORE Bucks Chairwoman Linda Zangrilli and Vice Chairwoman Vicki Brown, Grossov sought help creating a business plan. “I actually needed a lot more than that,” she said. “So much so that I’m still with them after four years.” SCORE mentors are available to guide entrepreneurs and business owners through every step of the business process. Grossov intends to keep learning and growing with insight from Zangrilli, who retired after more than 25 years in operations management, customer service and management; and Brown, who has owned Harmony Clean, Inc. for nearly 20 years. “They understand business and the challenges in business,” Grossov said. “They have good action items for me. They have homework for me to do. They have advice and a direction to send me in.” Mentoring relationships work best with a give and take, according to Grossov. Brown and Zangrilli appreciate the effort she puts forth. “Lydia is very organized and does thorough research,” Brown said. “It has been great to see her confidence grow throughout the process and for her to find what works for her as far as finding clients to work with.” Zangrilli credited Grossov’s “aggressive networking” with helping her business to thrive. By attending conferences where her ideal clients would be, Grossov was able to meet prospective clients and build invaluable connections. Knowing her ideal client has helped in expanding Expresso Design. While Grossov can create graphics and Websites for any industry, focusing on healthcare and pharmaceuticals helps her differentiate her business. She had one of her best years in 2020 and looks forward to a bright future. One thing is for sure, her SCORE mentors will be by her side. “They’re still helping me shape my business,” Grossov said. “You encounter different challenges and different obstacles.” About SCORE Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. With 50 members across the county, SCORE Bucks County provides over 1,500 free mentoring services annually to local small business owners through one-on-one counseling and small business seminars. To stay up to date on news and happenings, join SCORE Bucks County’s email list. Text SCOREBUCKS to 22828.
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Newman Elder Law
Park Terrace, 275 S. Main Street, Suite 6, Doylestown
Phone: 2672885765     Website
Know your Options: Medicaid and Asset Protection
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Network of Victim Assistance
2370 Old York Rd #B1, Jamison
Phone: 2153436543     Website
Don’t Miss The Bus! Spot a Mini-Bus with NOVA’s “Not On My Watch” Ad & You May Win a Prize
Bucks County, PA) April is Child Sexual Assault Awareness month, and Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), Bucks County’s comprehensive service agency for victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes, has an ambitious goal of training 25,000 adults in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) awareness and prevention via its “Not On My Watch” education program. In order to meet that goal, NOVA has placed ads for the program on mini-buses that travel through Bucks County during the month of March. NOVA hopes to raise awareness of this through a photo contest that runs through March 31. In order to participate, individuals who live, work or worship in the County should safely take a photo if they spot a CSA Stoppers mini-bus during their travels and share it at http://bit.ly/3dK3dRG. The contest winner will be chosen in April at random from all submissions. The winner will receive a thank you gift package including a #NotOnMyWatch T-Shirt, a reusable shopping tote, a $10.00 NOVA Thrift Shop gift certificate, and a Hope bracelet. (Retail value $50.00). The contest runs from March 1 to March 30. “The bus campaign is an amazing opportunity to take our message of protecting children directly into our communities,” said Grace Wheeler, NOVA’s Director of Prevention and Education. “Prevention is a community effort, so we need people to sign up for a CSA Stoppers webinar training. I am looking forward to seeing all of the places where residents spot the mini-buses and having a number of them sign up for the training.” “Not on My Watch” is part of the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative, a joint effort by Bucks County, NOVA, Penn State University, and other local organizations to reduce rates of child sexual abuse. The project is funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), and educates the public on Child Sexual Abuse prevention through a two-hour evidence-based program entitled “Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children®.” NOVA aims to train 5% of adults in Bucks County by 2021. This program is available to all adults in Bucks County and CE credits are available for many licensed or certified professions. To become one of the many adults who have joined a growing group of CSA Stoppers in Bucks County, visit www.novabucks.org/csastoppers to learn more and sign up for the FREE two-hour training. For additional information or questions, contact Grace Wheeler, Director of Prevention and Training at grace@novabucks.org. ABOUT NOVA Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs. Founded in 1974, NOVA is a non-profit 501(c)(3), community-based organization operating out of three offices in Fairless Hills, Jamison and Perkasie. Services are made possible through the financial support of federal, state and local government grants and contracts, corporations, foundations and private donations. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit www.NOVABucks.org. ABOUT DARKNESS TO LIGHT Darkness to Light is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Through education and awareness, the organization seeks to create a safer world for children to grow and thrive. Darkness to Light’s flagship program, Stewards of Children®, is an award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. More than 1.8 million adults including educators, youth serving professionals, organization volunteers, and community members have been certified in the program. Stewards of Children® is the only evidence-informed training of its kind, with the largest network of child protection advocates in the world as facilitators. For more information, visit www.D2L.org. ### Editor’s Note: Photo courtesy of Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Photo: CSA Stoppers Bus – Network of Victim Assistance is raising awareness of its CSA (Child Sexual Assault) Stoppers initiative through a photo contest that runs through March 31. In order to participate, individuals who live, work or worship in the County should safely take a photo if they spot a CSA Stoppers mini-bus during their travels and share it at http://bit.ly/3dK3dRG. One winner will be chosen at random in April, which is Child Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
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Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

215-348-3913

Bailiwick, Suite 23, 252 W. Swamp Rd. (Rt. 313)
Doylestown, PA 18901 (map it)

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce