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YMCA of Bucks County
2500 Lower State Road, Doylestown
Phone: 215-348-8131 x1180     Website
YMCA of Bucks County and Hunterdon County YMCA Launch ‘Here for Our Community’ Initiative, Providing Free In-Person and Virtual Wellness Opportunities
YMCA of Bucks County and Hunterdon County YMCA are committing resources to help the community get back to life, and improved health and well-being following the challenges of the past 20 months. During the months of December and January, they are providing free opportunities for everyone in the community to connect and engage with others and meet social, physical and mental well-being needs. Through December 31, 2021, YMCA of Bucks County and Hunterdon County YMCA are opening their doors and inviting the community to try the Y for free. With branches in Doylestown, Newtown, Quakertown and Warminster in Pennsylvania and Flemington and Annandale in New Jersey, these Ys are in a unique position to impact community health and wellness. In addition, the two YMCAs are providing free virtual wellness for the entire community through January 31, 2022. Y Wellness 24/7 is a unique virtual platform that provides thousands of weekly live and on-demand health and wellness programs for all abilities and interests. Everyone in the community is invited to create a free account, using keycode “HERE FOR YOU”, to access Y Wellness 24/7 from their home, office or anywhere, anytime! “The Y is here for our community. We understand the physical, mental and emotional toll the last year and a half have taken on members of our community,” said Zane Moore, President/CEO of YMCA of Bucks County and Hunterdon County YMCA. “We are inviting our communities to prioritize their health and well-being and utilize our Y to get started, both in-person and online. Our caring, knowledgeable staff will meet you where you are and help and support you along the way.” Community members wishing to learn more about trying the Y for free and accessing Y Wellness 24/7, the Y’s virtual platform, are encouraged to visit www.ymcabucks.org in Bucks County and www.hcymca.org in Hunterdon County for details and guest policies, including what to bring on your first visit. Hunterdon County YMCA in New Jersey and YMCA of Bucks County in Pennsylvania have entered into a management agreement for YMCA of Bucks County to provide executive leadership to Hunterdon County YMCA. Under the agreement, Zane Moore, President/CEO of YMCA of Bucks County also leads the Hunterdon County YMCA. The management agreement provides a unique opportunity for the two Ys, who already have a shared mission, to positively impact lives throughout Bucks and Hunterdon counties. Both YMCA of Bucks County and Hunterdon County YMCA are charitable, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening communities through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all. Together they serve over 70,000 members and participants annually through child care and camp, fitness programs, swim lessons, and team sports for people of all ages, incomes, and abilities. Each year they provide nearly $5.5 million of community impact in the form of financial assistance to individuals and families in need and free programming for veterans, cancer survivors, older adults and more. Additionally, they support members of the community through food programs, educational resources, blood drives, and community service projects. To learn more visit ymcabucks.org and hcymca.org.
SCORE Bucks County
11 Welden Drive, Doylestown
Phone: (215) 943-8850     Website
SCORE Helps Nonprofit Pivot Amid Pandemic
During her 25 years as an occupational therapist Bev Weinberg noticed “a lot of untapped talent” in many of the students with disabilities with whom she worked. Seeing beyond their disabilities, Weinberg was disheartened to see young people “graduate to the sofa,” instead of furthering their education, contributing to the economy, or giving back. “I saw a need to bridge that gap,” Weinberg said.
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Network of Victim Assistance
2370 Old York Rd #B1, Jamison
Phone: 2153436543     Website
NOVA Thrift Shop Celebrates 20 Years of Being a Community Resource & Supporting Victims of Crime
The Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Thrift Shop, located at 2116 Broad Street in Perkasie, is celebrating its 20th birthday and invites the community to join in the celebration. In honor of this special milestone, NOVA is asking members of the community to donate 20 items. Beginning December 1, 2021, bags will be available at the store with information tags. Those who donate 20 items are invited to fill out the information tag, which will be entered into a monthly drawing for prizes of gift cards from local businesses. The monthly drawings will end on September 30, 2022. In addition, there will be periodic celebration sales throughout the year until September 2022.
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Network of Victim Assistance
2370 Old York Rd #B1, Jamison
Phone: 2153436543     Website
NOVA Honors Forensic Nurses for Their Care of Victims of Violence in the Community More Forensic Nurses are needed for their SANE team
(BUCKS COUNTY, PA) – Network of Victim Assistance honored a special group of health professionals during Forensic Nurses Week November 8-12. Forensic Nurses are trained to treat the trauma associated with various forms of violence, including sexual assault, domestic abuse, or other types of intentional injury. These superheroes serve as the backbone for anti-violence efforts, advocacy, and care. The work that they do is integral to the safety and justice of victims as well as to the overall mission of violence prevention and education.
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WSFS Bank
500 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington
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WSFS Bank Launches Digital Integrated Payables Solution for Business Customers
WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WSFS), today announced the continued expansion of its technology suite with the launch of a digital electronic payables solution that delivers integrated Accounts Payable (AP) capabilities for Commercial Banking Customers to replace traditionally paper-based processes. This allows WSFS Customers to streamline payments through one digital platform to enhance the overall client experience.
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YMCA of Bucks County
2500 Lower State Road, Doylestown
Phone: 2153488131     Website
Quinn Honored with YMCA Service Award
YMCA of Bucks County recently announced the recipient of the 2020 Lois Burpee Service Award. In a ceremony held at Five Ponds Golf Club on October 22, 2021, Leo Quinn was honored for his service to the Warminster community, most especially the integral role played in the opening of the YMCA’s Warminster branch. The award was introduced by Zane Moore, President/CEO of YMCA of Bucks County and ultimately presented, as is tradition, by the most recent honoree, Jack McCaughan. Quinn served on the YMCA of Bucks County Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019 and served on the YMCA’s Warminster Steering Committee during that time. He is a retired Warminster Township Supervisor, serving as treasurer during his tenure from 2004-2014. “The importance of service was ingrained in me by my parents. I dedicate this to them,” said Quinn during the ceremony. Established in memory of longtime YMCA volunteer Lois Burpee, the award has been presented annually since 1985 in tribute to her memory and active service to the YMCA as a volunteer and benefactor. Lois and David Burpee also donated the land where the Doylestown branch currently stands. On an annual basis, YMCA Trustees present the award in recognition of outstanding volunteer efforts to the YMCA by an individual, company or organization. YMCA of Bucks County is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all. Annually, the Y serves nearly 60,600 members and participants at its five member branches, six youth education centers, and eight camp locations across Bucks County. YMCA of Bucks County provides $5 million of community impact annually in the form of financial assistance to individuals and families in need and free programming for veterans, cancer survivors, older adults and more. To learn more visit ymcabucks.org.
Worth & Company
6263 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville
Phone: 267-362-1100     Website
Worth & Company’s Fall Charity Golf Outing Hits a Hole in One for Two Charitable Organizations Bucks County Heroes Scholarship Fund & Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to share $100,000 in event proceeds
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NOVA
2370 York Rd, Jamison
Phone: 215-343-6543     Website
Network of Victim Assistance Holiday Gift Card Program Is Back Program benefits NOVA clients & families in need
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Bucks County Wine Trail
PO Box 150, Rushland
Phone: 2155198833     Website
Vino By Zzino Joins Bucks County Wine Trail
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WSFS Bank
500 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington
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WSFS Bank Teams Up With Local Organizations to Fight Food Insecurity Across the Region
WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WSFS), today announced the launch of its 18th Annual Fall Food Drive to combat food insecurity across the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region. WSFS banking office locations in the state of Delaware; Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania; and Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey will serve as convenient food deposit centers for WSFS Associates, Customers and members of the community to donate nonperishable food items.
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SCORE Bucks County, PA
11 Welden Drive Suite 100, Doylestown
Phone: 2159438850     Website

SCORE Bucks Chapter Expansion, Small Business Boom Drives Need for More Volunteers Many of the local employees out of work or whose places of business closed during the pandemic saw the virus-induced economic downturn as an opportunity to start a business. For SCORE Bucks County, a local chapter of a national nonprofit committed to providing business mentoring services, the influx of new business is a good thing. The downside, however, is that the skyrocketing demand in new mentoring requests has left the Bucks chapter struggling to keep up. In fiscal year 2019, the chapter handled 1,200 mentoring sessions. For 2020, that number grew to 1,767 mentoring sessions. For the 2021 fiscal year, which concluded Sept. 30, the Bucks chapter handled a whopping 3,055 mentoring requests. To further complicate matters, the Bucks chapter’s 50 active volunteer mentors have dwindled to about 40, making it even more challenging for mentors to meet the increased demand for services, according to Chairwoman Linda Zangrilli. The surge in 2021 mentoring sessions, in addition to be driven by the pandemic, stems from the eastern Montgomery County chapter of SCORE joining with SCORE Bucks County. SCORE Bucks, in addition to serving Bucks County business owners, also serves the eastern portion of Montgomery County, from Willow Grove to Blue Bell. In response to the increased demand, the chapter is seeking volunteers to guide would-be business owners and entrepreneurs throughout their business ownership journey. “We want new people who have the time and are willing to give back,” said Zangrilli, who began volunteering with SCORE five years ago. “We need people who are engaged.” SCORE provides mentors with ongoing training on everything related to business. Mentors typically have a specialty or area of expertise based on their career and educational background, but the organization teaches all mentors the basics of business startup. “Learning never stops,” Zangrilli said. “Every client brings something different to you and you actually learn as you’re teaching the client too.” When the organization began in 1964, it was focused primarily on recruiting retired executives and former business owners as mentors for the next generation of entrepreneurs. That mindset has changed dramatically in recent years with some mentors still holding down jobs or running their own business. Under the leadership of Zangrilli – the chapter’s first female chair – the Bucks chapter has diversified its pool of mentors. Zangrilli, who worked 30 years in operations management, customer service and management, initially wasn’t sure if she had the right experience to be a SCORE mentor. “I never started a business. I was seriously doubting whether I could contribute,” Zangrilli said. “It’s great to be a business owner because you kind of know a lot of the pitfalls, but you don’t have to be.” The key to mentoring success is involvement, according to Zangrilli. The goal of a mentoring session is to not only answer the client’s questions and guide them, but to also set goals for the next session. “In order to do it right it does take a time commitment,” Zangrilli said. “It’s never a one and done situation. You want it to be a commitment on both sides.” Each client has different needs. Some may meet weekly, then shift to monthly sessions as their operations begin. Some clients may need support for a few months, while others need SCORE’s help for a few years. “You want to build a rapport,” said Zangrilli. “You want to establish a relationship.” Get involved If interested in becoming a SCORE Bucks County mentor, please call 215-943-8850 or email buckscounty@scorevolunteer.org.
WSFS Bank
500 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington
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Dr. Michelle L. Burroughs joins WSFS as Vice President, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WSFS), today announced Dr. Michelle L. Burroughs as its new Vice President, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), reporting to Michael L. Conklin, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Dr. Burroughs will support WSFS in creating and delivering a work environment designed to foster a culture of inclusion and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Company’s DE&I efforts.
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NOVA
2370 York Rd., Bucks County
Phone: 2153436543     Website
NETWORK OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE(NOVA) ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Network of Victim Assistance(NOVA)is pleased to announce that the following business and community leaders have joined the NOVA Board of Directors: Carin A. O’Donnell, Esq.; Charles T. Field; Ann Paris, RN, JD, FASHRM, CHEM, CPHRM, LSSBB; TR Kannan; and Christina Fogle.
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SCORE Bucks County, PA
11 Welden Drive Suite 100, Doylestown
Phone: 2159438850     Website

SCORE Bucks Helps ‘Sassy Shrink’ Launch Therapy Practice While some businesses struggled to stay afloat amid the pandemic, Jaclyn Borgia harnessed the power of the ever-popular virtual world to launch a new business focused on providing women online therapy and coaching. Dubbed The Sassy Shrink, the Bucks County-based business – with Borgia at the helm and six other counselors assisting – began in August. “There’s such a need, truly,” Borgia said of the demand for mental health and coaching services. “I didn’t realize that I had a skill of being able to push all this good magic through the phone or Zoom.” Prior to the pandemic, Borgia, who specializes in coaching, as well as counseling for anxiety, self-esteem, and overall wellness, met clients in-person. The level of care is the same whether virtual or in-person, but for Borgia, her business is to “meet people where they are.” “Why not jump into their living rooms with them?” the jovial Borgia asked. Without the barrier of meeting face-to-face, Borgia can coach clients from all 50 states and counsel clients throughout Pennsylvania. She and the other therapists who work for The Sassy Shrink are all credentialed and each has an area of expertise, such as relationships or body coaching. The goal is to complement each of their unique talents, not compete. The Holy Family University graduate and lifelong Bucks resident knew at age 16 she wanted to become a therapist. She recalls sitting in Spanish class and hearing an announcement that another student had committed suicide. As she tried to process the news, a classmate made an “ugly comment.” “It plummeted me into the caregiving role,” she said, adding that the incident “sat on my heart.” Finding her footing as a therapist came easy. However, getting started as a business owner took some support from her SCORE Bucks County mentor Loni Lassoff. Borgia began meeting weekly with Lassoff in March. “She was overwhelmed by the thought of starting her own business and was not even sure if she could handle running her own company,” Lassoff said. After sessions focused on devising a business plan, budgeting, staffing, accounting and ultimately framing Borgia’s vision and goals around what was most important to her, the two worked together to get The Sassy Shrink up and running. “Jaclyn is an incredibly bright, caring and capable young woman,” Lassoff said. Borgia, who continues meeting with Lassoff, joked that she told her SCORE mentor “she can never leave,” adding, “I hope she sticks with me a little bit longer.” SCORE certified mentors provide no-cost guidance on all aspects of business operation throughout the life of the business – which is good news to Borgia. “SCORE is the coolest thing since sliced bread,” Borgia said. “You don’t even anticipate the support and help they’re going to provide.” In addition to assigning her “homework,” Lassoff “held my hand when I needed her to, and pushed me when I needed her to,” Borgia said. “I’m in the field of giving back,” Borgia said. “I hope that some day I’m going to be able to sit in Loni’s chair and give back.” 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.
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First Bank
200 S Main St, Doylestown
Phone: 9082294858     Website
First Bank’s New Branch Manager Brings Mercer County Experience
First Bank announced today that it has hired a community banker with decades of experience in Mercer County. Michael Leuthy has joined First Bank as the VP/Branch Manager for the Lawrence branch. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, branch personnel, business development and consumer relationship management. Leuthy brings more than 40 years of banking experience, including 35 years serving the Mercer County market. “Community banking is about truly knowing the dreams and aspirations of the people who live in the community,” said First Bank President and CEO Patrick L. Ryan. “Michael has spent decades helping people and communities in Mercer County reach new heights. Now, he brings that experience built on conversations and long-term relationships to our family of branches.” Before joining First Bank, Leuthy was a VP Area Manager for Roma Bank, VP Business Development Officer for First Choice Bank and AVP Branch Officer for Berkshire Bank. Raised in the Philadelphia area, Leuthy attended St. Mary’s in Kansas for his undergraduate degree, as well as LaSalle University in Philadelphia for graduate school. Regarding community involvement, he is the volunteer treasurer of Visitation Home in Yardville, chairman of the Membership Committee for Business Synergy in Hamilton and serves as advisor to the Finance Committee for St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Yardville. Leuthy also has won the J. Wood Platt Caddy scholarship award from the Golf Association of Philadelphia. To learn more about First Bank, visit firstbanknj.com or firstbankpa.com.
First Bank
Phone: 9082294858     Website
First Bank Community Banker Wins Forty Under 40 Honor
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Staples
500 Staples Dr., Framingham
Phone: 508.253.1187     Website
Staples Chamber Discount Program
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Twinkle Photo Booth
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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