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WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT DELAWARE COUNTY IS RICH IN HOSPITALITY! DISCOVERING HIDDEN GEMS OF DELAWARE COUNTY

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CHAMBER MEMBERS OFFERING EXCELLENT DINING AND HOSPITALITY SERVICES

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LET’S TALK TURKEY FALL GARDENING WELCOME NEW MEMBERS MEMBER ORIENTATIONS RE-IMAGINE COMMERCE 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON THE DELCO SHOW BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW UPCOMING EVENTS

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From the Desk of Alex Charlton Welcome Back! Welcome back to the routines of autumn and enjoy the beauty of the season in Delaware County. Delaware County Council proclaimed September as History Month to create awareness for our County’s rich history and to celebrate our accomplishments. As you travel throughout the County, please take advantage of the many fine dining facilities which are located along

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the way. Take your business client or family out for a meal at a member

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restaurant. In this issue we list those eating establishments along with members which provide outstanding banquet facilities for your larger business gatherings. We patronize and enjoy going to these places. Enjoy the fall season in Delaware County and be sure to opt in to our Monday Morning Memo weekly eBlast for the full line up of business programming available to you this fall. On another note...We are proud to announce that the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has been selected to host the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals upcoming 2014 Conference. We are also appreciative of the privilege to showcase Delaware County to all the Chamber executives across the state, who doubt-

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lessly feels pride and loyalty for their counties as we do ours. As the host Chamber, we provide a welcoming opening night reception for the Chamber executives arriving at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Facility in Malvern. The 2014 reception will

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occur on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 5-8 pm. At this event we will be showcasing cuisine voted ‘the best’

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tions annual poll – “Talk of the Town.” This Delicious Delco buffet

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will feature Walt’s Cheesesteaks, Rosati’s Water Ice, Charlie’s Hamburgers and many more mouthwatering favorites. For more information on the three day conference visit www.pacprofessionals.com.

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Delaware County is Rich in Hospitality! DINING, ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE ABOUND FOR RESIDENTS AND GUESTS ALIKE NO OTHER COUNTY IN PENNSYLVANIA

can claim to be the place where William Penn first stepped ashore in America, the landing that launched the Commonwealth. In fact, Delaware County has bragging rights to being the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania, with the first court, school and government office. History abounds here, as does great modern hospitality, dining, arts and entertainment, culture and sports. Delaware County Council works with several partners to ensure that people near and far look to “Delco” when they want to enjoy an outing with friends or family, or on their own. “In Delaware County, we are proud of our past, and energized about our future,” said Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle. “We have everything here. You can see paintings by the Wyeths in Chadds Ford, Broadway stars in musicals at the Media Theatre, dine on Asian cuisine in Upper Darby or catch pro soccer action at PPL Park on the Delaware.” Delaware County Council is pleased to partner with the Chamber and the Delaware County 4

Conference and Visitors Center on many projects and campaigns to tout attractions from the scenic farmlands of Chadds Ford, to the tony Main Line, to the main streets of Media and Upper Darby. COUNTY COUNCIL HOSTS 225TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION This year, on

September 27, County Council celebrated the County’s 225th anniversary with a living history festival in front of the historic Courthouse in Media. Residents were encouraged to come out and join the fun, starting at 11 a.m. Chairman McGarrigle said it’s important for residents of all ages to embrace the rich history of the County. He said the 225th celebration hearkened back to 1789 with Colonial re-enactors, fife and drum music, a reading of the declaration that split Delaware from Chester County, information on historic sites such as the Lazaretto and Baldwin Locomotive Works, and theatrical vignettes about some of the citizenry that made Delaware County great. The 225th celebration was free and open to residents of all ages. Each guest received a free proclamation that declares Delaware

County’s independence from Chester County in 1789. DELAWARE COUNTY HAS GREAT FUTURE THANKS TO GLORIOUS HISTORY The

County’s history forms a strong foundation for the 21st century attractions that continue to make the County a vibrant, accessible, affordable place. “Delaware County is proud to have a strong economic landscape that fosters the growth of the arts, entertainment and hospitality industry,” McGarrigle said. He noted that Delaware County is home to fine hotels and charming bed-and-breakfast inns, providing travelers with many options for extending their stay in Delaware County. The County has many assets that support the hospitality industry, including an excellent network of transportation featuring the airport, regional rail, buses and trolleys and the riverfront. “Delaware County has the best of both worlds when it comes to proximity to the bustling city and all its attractions, while at the same time, having green acres of parks and open space,” he said. There are 12 county parks and

numerous municipal parks that provide residents with places for passive and active recreation. County Council is proud to present the annual Summer Festival of free concerts in Rose Tree Park and the annual Festival of Lights every December. A first this year was a free showing of the family film, “The Lego Movie,” on Sept. 19 in Rose Tree Park. FREE VIDEO ON CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

To highlight the cultural attractions in Delaware County, County Council partnered with the BCVB to produce a short informational video that is available to residents. Delaware County Council filmed the video at the historic Rose Tree Inn, headquarters of the BCVB. The video details many attractions from restaurants to museums to wineries and arboretums. The brief video is available to groups or businesses that would like to share the message of county culture and hospitality. To receive a free DVD copy, send your mailing address to delcopr@co.delaware.pa.us.

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COVER FEATURE

Discovering Hidden Gems

There are places in Delaware County that can add wow to any weekend, and turn any day trip into a grand adventure. So we’ve created a guide to some diamonds in the rough, some gems among the jewels, and a way to meet some new friends in a place the locals lovingly call Delco. So follow along as we find the surprises a stone’s throw from where you knew you wanted to be all along: Destination Delco.

Road Trip 1: Brandywine Country The Brandywine River Museum Ah, the star of the show, and our road trip. This old gristmill has been transformed into one of America’s finest creative experiences. The whole Wyeth clan – family, friends, mentors and protégés – is well represented here, as is the whole Brandywine ethos. It’s pure Pennsylvania, and we’re proud to say, the cream of the Delco crop. Make time to stroll the serene pathway along the Brandywine River just outside the museum. (Or float by on a tube or canoe when the weather’s warm and the water’s high.) And make sure you visit the studios of both N.C. and Andrew Wyeth, now open to the public. When you see where they worked, and how they did it, you’ll love the Wyeth art all the more. (Read the rest of the story at DestinationDelco.blogspot.com)

cious little renaissance town worth a good long stroll. You’ll want to bring a couple of sturdy tote bags and an appetite. Media is a sweet little shopping excursion fueled by soul feeding meatloaf, a scoop or two of rum raisin, fresh fiddlehead ferns, Italian micro-brews and homemade gnocchi served by aria-singing waiters. The first thing we notice is what’s missing. There’s no Restoration Pottery, no Cold Stone, Applebee’s, no Cheesecake, Gap, none of the me-too shopping mall staples that make one American town look just like the next. Media is all charm with very few chains. More than likely, in any downtown shop or eatery, you’re one degree from the proprietor. And everyone’s got a smile to share and a story to tell. Best of all, virtually every downtown business in Media has embraced the concept of Fair Trade. Which means the stuff we buy in so many of the unique boutiques – coffee, handbags, scarves, jewelry, sporting goods, housewares – comes from companies that shun child labor, pay living wages and practice sustainable production techniques.

Standing Room Only on State Street Wowee, we can smell the glory of the greasepaint and hear the roar of the crowd the minute we walk inside the marvelous Media

Road Trip 2: Downtown Media As American as Meatloaf and Micro-brews When the old time trolley pulls into Media, we expect to see Jimmy Stewart or Donna Reed get off at the corner of State and Orange. This little burg of Mom-and-Pop shops, tree-lined sidewalks and ice cream parlors has traditional Americana written all over it. But beneath the nostalgic surface is a modern, independent and deli6

Think of the Brandywine River Museum as the hub of a road trip to inspire your curiosity, your appetite and your Wyeth wanderlust.

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of Delaware County Theater. This Golden Era gem is restored to full Roarin’ Twenties elegance, and packs ‘em in with boldface names like Andrea McCardle, Betty Buckley and funny lady (and Media resident) Wanda Sykes. Jesse Cline’s the artistic director, and has led this troupe for 20 years of standing-room-only. Young Austin Sterchele (rhymes with Churchill) Connors works the front of the house. He gives us the fifty-cent tour, backstage to balcony, and it’s clear he loves this place “My mother used to sew the costumes for the big productions here,” Austin says. (Read the full story about Media at DestinationDelco.blogspot.com)

The Media Theatre, built in 1927

Road Trip 3: Welcome to the Melting Pot

Upper Darby is a delicious mishmash of cultures

Crossroads of the World It’s the eastern most edge of Delco, and Upper Darby is where west meets the Far East, and the north lives south of the border. This old borough is a mishmash of cultures, and quite frankly, a delicious one. Upper Darby is home to folks from Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and who knows where else in Asia. And they sure can cook. The southern Americas are represented by Peruvians, Hondurans, Salvadorans and Mexicans with various taquerias and bodegas to satisfy your soul. Get a taste of Africa in stores selling palm oil, hot sauces and CDs of lilting Congolese rumba that set spirits soaring. This is a crossroads of the world, with travel agencies, nightclubs, beauty stores, day spas, food courts and groceries where English is a third language. And the shady sports bar with the Irish name has cricket on its TV. (But the tasty little hand-held cheeseburgers they serve are 100% USA.)

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Dining Al Fresco in Media

First stop: H Mart This place is easy to miss, but please don’t. We walk right past the front door the first time around. H Mart seems to fill the hollow inside Terminal Square with countless square footage of fresh food from all corners of the globe, and all depths of the ocean. It’s Whole Foods combined with a Hong Kong marketplace packed inside an Acme from another planet. The H in H Mart is short for “Han Ah Reum,” which translates from the Korean to “An arm full of groceries.” Trust us, we need more than one arm to haul this bounty. The produce section is an encyclopedia of greens, melons, herbs and oddball squash we’ve never seen anywhere else. There are buckets of kimchee, the superspicy fermented cabbage that’s the kick-butt cole slaw of Korea. And a little window where we order steamed barbecue pork buns for a buck. Holy mackerel, look at this seafood section. All these brighteyed fish are so fresh they seem to still have their sea legs. Tiger prawns, croakers, porgies, sea bass, flounder, tilefish and wild salmon. Squid and oysters and clams and fresh whelks. Whelks! (Read the full story at DestinationDelco.blogspot.com) DELAWARE COUNTY REGIONAL NEWS FALL 2014

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House on the Main Line

DestinationDelco.blogspot.com Road Trip 4: The Main Line More Neighborly than Most People Might Think At the northern border of Delaware County, about one and a half miles along Lancaster Avenue there is what is known with “clenched teeth” as the Main Line – from Haverford to Strafford. Wide lawns, large homes, a few colleges and several private schools are contained within the east-west roads of Lancaster Avenue and West Chester Pike (Route 3). Radnor Township and Haverford Townships contain most of this population with a little of Newtown thrown in. So we decided to take a tour of the area and get a sense of how the “rich folk” live. Our first stop was the Village of Wayne, a mile stretch of stores, spas, eateries, churches, and shops that could be more inviting if Lancaster Avenue wasn’t so wide. There’s a French pastry shop, Aux Petit Delices that also offers homemade candies, Wayne Sporting Goods, food shops and Blue Mercury, one of many spas in the area. (Read the full story at DestinationDelco.blogspot.com)

North Wayne Avenue

Road Trip 5: Weekend Getaway Along the Riverside

Marinas at Harbour Pointe

The Cove at Riverside

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So, my wife and I navigate our 21-foot Chris Craft from Philly to the docking area at the Deck at Harbour Pointe in Essington, the view of the Commodore Barry Bridge and the majesty of aircraft landing and taking off at PHL in plain view. As we leave the boat we marvel at the broad expanse of the river and the pristine marina and docks hardly believing we’re in Delaware County. We book ourselves into a comfortable suite at the Holiday Inn Express 100 feet away and head to the Deck for a five o’clock cocktail while we wait for our friends to meet us and head on out for an evening of fun at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack. The Casino is technically in Delco, as is the Airport and PPL Park, but Philly wants to own everything in its view. Harness Racing is scheduled for tomorrow, but tonight after drinks on the Deck, some video poker and slots at Harrah’s, and dinner at “The Cove at Riverside,” we’ll be off for some serious gaming. Fortunately the poker and slots brings us a few hundred to the good, so dinner’s a gift from the house. The Cove has a rich tradition of seafood and steaks and stunning views of the Delaware River. Though it’s supposed to be “business casual,” and we’re dressed like “boat bums,” the hospitality is great as is the food. We select the 32 oz. Prime Rib, Chicken Française and Flounder Française and a dessert (guess who got the rib!), and we’re ready to hit the poker and blackjack tables. We don’t do as well at the tables as we did on the floor (!@#$%&), and we set off for a nightcap on the Deck where our view is as nice as any view in the country. (Read the rest of this story and others about Delaware County at DestinationDelco.blogspot.com) OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE DELAWARE COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


CHAMBER MEMBERS OFFERING EXCELLENT DINING AND HOSPITALITY SERVICES All listings are Pennsylvania (PA) CHAMBER RESTAURANTS

Amici Ristorante, Morton 19070 ..................610-220-2445 www.amicis-ristorante.com Anthony’s at Paxon Hollow, Broomall 19008...............................................610-353-0220 www.paxonhollowgolf.com Barnaby’s Aston, Media 19063 ....................610-558-1929 www.barnabysaston.com Bertucci’s, Springfield 19064........................610-543-8079 www.bertuccis.com Big Fish Grill, Glen Mills 19342.....................484-842-1757 www.bigfishglenmills.com Buffalo Wild Wings, Concordville 19342....484-840-9150 www.buffalowildwings.com BW Bistro at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, Glen Mills 19342 .............................................610-358-1700 www.concordvillesuites.com Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Springfield 19064............................................484-472-6257 Folsom 19033 ..................................................610-586-1110 www.capriottis.com Chick-Fil-A, Media PA 19063........................610-565-6001 www.chick-fil-a.com D’Ignazio’s Towne House, Media 19063.....610-566-6141 www.townehouse.com The Farmhouse Bistro at People’s Light and Theatre, Malvern 19355 ................................................610-647-8060 www.thefarmhousebistro.com Hooters of Concord, Glen Mills 19342 ........610-459-9494 www.hooters.com Ice Works Pub and Grille, Aston 19014 ......610-497-2200 http://iceworks.net/astoniceworks/ food-entertainment/pub-grill Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Media 19063....................................................302-888-2739 www.ironhillbrewery.com Little Anthony’s, Media 19063 ......................610-565-1117 www.littleanthonysmedia.com Margaret Kuo’s Peking Restaurant, Wayne 19087...................................................610-566-4110 www.margaretkuos.net/grmedia.html Miller’s Ale House, Springfield 19064 .........609-335-6632 www.millersalehouse.com Outback Steakhouse, Glen Mills 19342......610-558-0644 www.outback.com Penn Oaks Golf Club, West Chester ...........610-399-0501 www.pennoaksgolfclub.com Pinocchio’s Restaurant, Media 19063 ........610-566-7767 www.pinpizza.com Qdoba Mexican Grill Glen Mills 19342 .............................................484-266-0459 Springfield 19064............................................610-908-7813 Broomall 19008...............................................610-359-6270 www.qdoba.com

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Red Lobster, Springfield 19064 ....................610-544-0315 www.redlobster.com Riddle Ale House, Media 19063...................610-566-6212 www.riddlealehouse.com Rose Tree Restaurant, Media 19063 ...........610-891-1205 www.rosetreeinnmedia.com Sharples Dining Hall at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore 19081.........................................610-328-8633 www.swarthmore.edu/dining-services/ dining-locations-hours-menus Tavola Restaurant at Springfield Country Club, Springfield 19063............................................610-543-2100 www.tavolas.com terrain Garden Café, Glen Mills 19342........610-459-2400 www.shopterrain.com/glen-mills-restaurant PRE-PLANNED FORMAL BUSINESS LUNCHEONS AND DINNERS

Concord Country Club, Chadds Ford 19317.........................................610-459-2200 www.concordclub.org Corinthian Yacht Club, Essington 19029 .....610-521-4705 http://corinthianyachtclub.clubhouseonline-e3.com Drexelbrook Events Center, Drexel Hill 19026 www.drexelbrookcatering.com Llanerch Country Club, Havertown 19083 ..........................................610- 446-2232 www.llanerchcc.org The Phoenix Chichester 19061 ....................610-497-2361 www.ballroomatthephoenix.com Rolling Green Golf Club, Springfield 19064............................................610-544-4500 www.rggc.org

The Springhaven Club, Wallingford 19086 ..........................................610-876-8187 www.thespringhavenclub.com Waynesborough Country Club, Paoli 19301 ......................................................610-296-2122 www.wcc1965.org OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South, Chester 19013 .................................................610-872-8100 Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Essington 19029..............................................610-521-9600 Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia Springfield, Springfield 19064............................................610-543-1080 Days Inn Springfield Philadelphia International Airport, Springfield 19064 .............................610-544-4700 Hampton Inn & Suites Chadds Ford, Glen Mills 19342 .............................................610-358-9540 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Philadelphia 19153.........................................215-492-1611 Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport Hotel, Essington 19029..............................................610-521-1200 Red Roof Plus+, Essington 19029 ................610-521-5090 Rodeway Inn, Springfield 19064 ..................610-543-0555 Staybridge Suites Brandywine Valley, Glen Mills 19342 .............................................610-358-2560 Wyndham Garden Hotel Glen Mills, Glen Mills 19342 .............................................610-358-1700 Wyndham Garden Hotel Philadelphia Airport, Essington 19029..............................................484-496-7003

DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants are consistently in the top 5 searches on www.delcochamber.org. Business people are always looking for a well-appointed, professionally appropriate environment to meet colleagues for meetings over a good meal. The Schaprio Group’s 2012 study further supports the data: • When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, they are: – 15% more likely to report knowing a lot about the franchise – 58% more likely to eat at the franchise more often – 68% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months – 37% more likely to think favorably of the franchise • Among consumers who do not eat at the franchise so often, those who are aware that it is a member of the chamber are: – 33% more likely to hold favorable opinions of the franchise • Among consumers who hold less favorable opinions of the franchise, those who are aware that the franchise is a member of the chamber are: – 65% more likely to eat there in the coming months Get these advantages for your establishment! If you are an area restaurant and would like instant referrals and consumer confidence from our professional network, we invite you to join the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

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LET’S TALK TURKEY

Lois Margolet grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and had a dream to open her own sandwich shop but knew she had to make it completely unique. In 1976, she quit her full-time job and purchased a building in Wilmington, where the original Capriotti's Sandwich Shop still stands. Alongside her brother Alan, she decided to open a sandwich shop named after their grandfather, Philip Capriotti, with an idea to capture the hearts of real turkey lovers everywhere. They roasted whole fresh turkeys overnight and hand-pulled the meat the very next morn-

ing to make all their turkey subs. Soon, they ended up cooking 10 to 12 turkeys per night just to meet demand. Lois says the history of the “Bobbie” goes back to her childhood when her Aunt Bobbie would visit for Thanksgiving and make sandwiches from the leftovers. Decades would pass before the memory would resurface and by this time, Capriotti’s was already famous for pulling fresh turkey from the bone and Lois decided to go one step further to add homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayo. The rest is history. For the “Best Hoagie” in Delaware County as voted by Daily Times readers, visit Capriotti’s in Springfield and Folsom.

Welcome New Members a warm welcome to our newest Members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Membership in the Chamber is a great business decision that gives you a competitive ‘edge’ in the regional business community. The Chamber is dedicated to making our County and the regional area a better

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Fall is a wonderful season to get your garden on the right track for next year. Want to add plants to your landscape? Fall is a great time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees so get your shovels out and get digging! You’ll want to protect your new plants from deer and mice damage during the winter and can do so by putting chicken wire or guards around your plants, especially young trees less than two years old. Have unruly perennials? Many perennials tolerate being cut back so tidy up your garden beds by November for best results. Before you get cutting, consider what that plant may provide for winter interest or seed heads for wildlife. Instead of raking and bagging your fallen leaves, consider making mulch or compost out of this free organic material. Run your lawn mower over the leaves for an easy shredding technique. Add to your garden beds for a perfect soil builder. For inspiration: Visit Tyler Arboretum, one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States. An important community resource and cultural destination, Tyler provides a natural sanctuary for visitors interested in horticulture, history and the natural world. Its 650 acres of meadows, wetlands and unbroken forest can be enjoyed via over 17 miles of hiking trails. Additional information is available at www.tylerarboretum.org.

place to live, work and conduct business. Visit our online directory at delcochamber.org to learn more and inquire about the superior services offered by our new or existing members. As always, we thank you for your commitment to the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the regional business environment.

Entrepreneur Works of Delaware

10 Tech Solutions, LLC Alexanders Computer Services Anna C. Giacalone, DMD, Inc.

County

Rodan & Fields Dermatologists Rose Tree Construction

eXfuze - FaMis Enterprises Inc.

Springfield Hyundai

Family Support Line

Stephen J. Devine LLC

GetYourGiftHere.com

Stratford Friends School

H & H Heating and Air

Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P.

Conditioning

Sunoco, Inc.

H and H Disposal Service Inc.

Sunrise of Granite Run

HeadRoom, LLC

Surround Health

Host Merchant Services

Tabb Management

MAC Business Series LLC

The Flynn Company

McCausland, Garrity,

The Gureghian Charitable

Marchesani Funeral Home & Crematory

Foundation The UPS Store Glen Mills

Momentum Advisors

The Walden School

OrangeLine Consulting, LLC

Top Dog Executive Coaching

Burman's Health Shop, LTD

Pinot's Palette

Universal Services

Delaware County Cooperative

Rahn Agency - Farmers Insurance

BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools)

Extension & 4-H Delaware Hospice

RMS Residential Mortgage

Associates, Inc. Xcelerate Physical Therapy

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MEMBER ORIENTATIONS MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR CHAMBER

Re-Imagine Commerce MEET ACTUAL CHAMBER MEMBERS AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR MEMBERSHIP EXPERIENCE

MEMBERSHIP In a Delaware County Cham-

MEMBER PROFILE

ber of Commerce orientation

Name: Theresa “Terry” Wright – Realtor

session you will learn how to

Profession: Sales and Rental Associate, Long and Foster Real Estate

maximize the benefits of your

Hobbies/Interests: Bike riding, reading, and roller coasters.

Chamber investment. The meeting is open to new and existing members alike. Expect

Q: WHY DID YOU JOIN THE

A: Given the area I service is largely a resort area; I realized I

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would need to go to where my potential clients were. The Chamber afforded me an excellent opportunity to network with a group that met the demographics I wanted to market to.

COMMERCE?

to get new ideas, discuss how to get the most out of your

Q: HOW DID THE CHAMBER HELP

Membership, plus have the

YOU FIND BUSINESS?

A: I have been able to network with many people in a quick manner. I have had interaction and exposure to a much larger group than had I tried to simply network on my own.

opportunity to meet and network with other Chamber Members. Attend this orienta-

Q: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST

A: The first event I attended was a new member’s orientation.

CHAMBER EVENT LIKE?

I would encourage all new members to attend this event. Introduction to the staff, overview of what tools the chamber provides, and information regarding membership etc. It was nice to then go to a networking event and know the chamber employees, who then helped introduce me and get me started. They hold the bike seat until you are good and steady then let you roll on your own.

Q: HOW DID THE CHAMBER MAKE

A: Networking and getting my name out to a broad audience. I want

DOING BUSINESS EASIER?

to be top of mind with chamber members when they think of buying, selling, or renting real estate at the New Jersey shore area.

Q: WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THE

A: Absolutely, and I often do. But I also caution members and

CHAMBER TO OTHER BUSY

prospective members that you get out of it what you give to it. You can’t simply pay your dues, get your name in a directory and expect business to start flooding in. You need to be involved with your chamber, attend events and volunteer to help out. People get to know you and build a relationship with you. That is when you see a return on investment. I have received referrals from chamber members.

tion to meet our staff and get the facts about how we can serve you and your business. Orientations take place at the Chamber of Commerce on a quarterly basis. Please register to attend.

Fall Orientation Tuesday, October 7, 2014 8:30 – 10 am

Winter Orientation Thursday, December 11, 2014 12 – 1 pm (during the Holiday Open House event)

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PROFESSIONALS?

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2014 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce selected State Representative Nicholas Micozzie as the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Micozzie has represented the 163rd District of Delco since 1978. Here, Micozzie speaks to attendees while Chamber President Alex Charlton and outgoing Board Chair Ralph Cicalese look on. Photo by Peg DeGrassa

2014 General Membership Luncheon HONORING STATE REPRESENTATIVE NICOLAS A. MICOZZIE The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce was proud to honor state Representative Nicolas A. Micozzie for his many years of service to the community at the Llanerch County Club

this year on June 25th. At the annual luncheon, two new board members, Jim Bradenburg of Comcast Spotlight, and Dave White of DWD Mechanical Contractors, were

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introduced his wife of almost 60 years, June, and talked of his three children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. “I simply enjoy being an elected official.”

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DelcoTechs.com .......................................................Sept. Jett’s Cleaning Services .............................................Oct. Linvilla Orchards .......................................................Oct. Lifetrax Success System ............................................Oct. Huntingdon Learning Center .....................................Oct. FaMis Enterprises ......................................................Oct. Your Office Assistant ................................................Nov. Kenneth R. Shuster & Associates..............................Nov. Moore Eye Institute...................................................Nov. Upper Darby Community Outreach Corporation......Nov.

installed, and Chamber president Alex Charlton thanked outgoing board members for their contributions to the Chamber. Micozzie in his remarks said, “It has been a good life,” as he

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THE WAWA WAY: HOW A FUNNY NAME & 6 CORE VALUES REVOLUTIONIZED CONVENIENCE BY HOWARD STOECKEL AND BOB ANDELMAN Reviewed by David Belanger, Delaware County Library System

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Local residents are passionate about their Wawas. Not just because the company is located here in Delaware County, but for the connections they have made with the chain. There are 1.2 million Facebook likes and over 44,000 Twitter followers. Howard Stoeckel, former CEO of the company, relates how this family business developed such a strong relationship with its customers. The roots of the company go back to early colonial times, where the Wood family began several successful businesses. The family established a dairy farm and then the first Wawa convenience store opened 50 years ago. Stoeckel explains how this private company takes a long-term view. Like the stores themselves, Stoeckels’ style is friendly and easily accessible. A recommended read for anyone wanting to improve customer loyalty.

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OCTOBER 1 COFFEE CONNECTIONS 8 – 10 AM

We delighted to present this seasonal edition of COFFEE CONNECTIONS. Join us at Lawn Croft Cemetery, discover its beauty and meet George Luttrell, descendant of founder E.F. White. OCTOBER 7 CHAMBER ORIENTATION 8:30 – 10 AM

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