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Montgomery County

SUMMER News Magazine 2013

The Official News Magazine of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

COVER Plymouth meeting mall Uncle Julio's Restaurant Joining the Mall's Elite Dining Roster - Pg 14

INSIDE: GPSAR: Specializing in search & rescue for over 30 years Article - Pg 4 summer EVENTS - Pg 4 Membership application - Pg 5 excellence awards Pictorial - Pg 6 Chamber Happenings - Pg 7 grand openings - Pg 11 RENEWING MEMBERS Thank You - Pg 12 A bridge to pennsylvania's future Article - Pg 12 Municipal minutes Local Government News - Pg 8 real estate guide - Pg 26

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FRONT COVER Plymouth Meeting Mall Uncle Julio's Restaurant Joining the Mall's Elite Dining Roster

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BUSINESS SOLUTIONS/SERVICES Caramanico Maguire Associates................................................................. 25 CoreStaff, Inc............................................................................................ 37 Elite Cleaning........................................................................................... 44 Fish Window Cleaning............................................................................... 42 Kaplin Stewart Attorneys at Law.................................................................. 19

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4 GPSAR Specializing in Search & Rescue for Over 30 Years 4 calendar of events Summer 2013 5 Membership application 6 chamber's Excellence AWARDS Pictorial 7 Chamber happenings 7 Business card exchanges Everyday 8am-2am 8 931Open municipal minutes Butler Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 10 215-643-5664 Pension crisis will hit hard 11 www.thephilstavern.com GRAND OPENINGS 12 Thank you 2012 Renewing Members 12 A Bridge to Pennsylvania's FUTURE 13 Welcome New Members 14 DOING BUSINESS Differently in Montgomery County 14 Uncle Julio's Restaurant Joining the Mall's Elite (Mother’s Day thru Labor Day)

Dining Roster Plymouth Meeting Mall 16 THE SECURITY ADVISORS ON RADIO The Security Advisors 17 Dedicated to Giving Back to The Communities it Serves Continental Bank 18 MISSION KIDS hosts Annual Event Celebrating the Start of Another Successful Year Mission Kids 19 THE DEVIL is in the Details / BUILDING IN Pennsylvania? Make sure You Understand Mechanic's Liens Kaplan Stewart 22 COMFORT Food with Gourmet Flair The Phil's Tavern 23 What You Deserve from your FINANCIAL ADVISOR Penn Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley 24 KING OF PRUSSIA DISTRICT set to Launch SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE to REGIONAL RAIL King of Prussia Business District 25 The ART and SCIENCE of Selling Caramanico Maguire Associates, Inc. 26 Real Estate Guide Sponsored by Omega Commercial Real Estate 30 BEST IN Service Medallion Transportation 31 YOUR BEAUTIFUL WHITE SMILE Anne M. Facchiano, DMD, FAGD 32 Collectible KNITs & gifts 33 The Bridal Look You Have Dreamed of Salon Dominique 33 THE PERFECT SETTING for Your Perfect Day Presidential Caterers 34 What SHOULD You Look for? Barking Dogs Podiatry 35 FOREIGN BUSINESS Travel Security The Security Advisors 39 Healthlinks Mercy Suburban Hospital 41 summer energy savings Graboyes 42 Why clean windows are important Fish Window Cleaning 44 KOP Mall announces new retailers King of Prussia Mall

Keystone Computer Advising...................................................................... 36 King of Prussia District.............................................................................. 24 Medallion Transportation............................................................................ 30 The Security Advisors................................................................................. 35

CATERING/FOOD SERVICES Javelin Caterers........................................................................................ 18 Maggiano's Little Italy................................................................................ 16 Peppers Italian Restaurant & Bar................................................................. 41 The Phil's Tavern (Back Cover)................................................................... 22 Presidential Caterers of Distinction (Inside Back Cover)................................. 33

CONTRACTING & TRADE SERVICES Bancroft Wallcovering & Painting................................................................ 42 Graboyes Window & Door.......................................................................... 41 Instant Response Plumbing........................................................................ 36 Mike Irby Photography............................................................................... 32

ENTERTAINING/MEETINGS & EVENTS Arnold’s Family Fun Center......................................................................... 40 Hyatt Place............................................................................................... 46 Norris Sales Company............................................................................... 38 Radisson Hotel Valley Forge....................................................................... 34

GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES Collectible Knits & Gifts.............................................................................. 32 Images of Grace Publications..................................................................... 37

HEALTHCARE/Fitness & BEAUTY Anne M. Facchiano, D.M.D, F.A.G.D............................................................ 31 Barking Dogs Podiatry............................................................................... 34 Freedom Valley YMCA................................................................................ 46 Kinetic Physical Therapy............................................................................ 36

SUMMER 2013 ISSUE Publisher John S. Rafanello, CEO Local Pages Publishing, LLC 1055 W. Germantown Pike East Norriton, PA 19403 editor Kathy Brandon ASSOCIATE editor Kate Boyle ADVERTiSING/Editorial Concetta Rafanello Director of Maketing crafanello@localpagespublishing.com GRAPHICS & LAYOUT Local Pages Publishing Graphics Staff Kirk Whitpan - Manager Karaamat Abdullah - Layout Mike Arena Jennifer Bury photography Mike Irby Photography INFORMATION For information about advertising and circulation please contact Local Pages Publishing, LLC Ph: 610.579.3809 x.108 Fax: 610-579-3818 For information about becoming a member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce please call 610-277-9500 info@montgomerycountychamber.org Subscriptions are free to qualified businesses. All articles, photos, artwork and other materials are copyright Local Pages Publishing, LLC and it’s advertisers. ®2013 Local Pages Publishing, LLC The publisher, editor for Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce are not responsible for submitted copy or advertiser claims.

Marlene J. Mash, MD & Associates............................................................. 43 Mercy Health Center.................................................................................. 20 Montalbano Family Chiropractic.................................................................. 37 Salon Dominique...................................................................................... 33 Upper Merion Dental Associates.................................................................. 39

REAL ESTATE/OFFICE/HOUSING Audubon Land Development....................................................................... 28 Omega Commercial Real Estate.................................................................. 26

RETAIL SERVICES King of Prussia Mall.................................................................................. 45 Plymouth Meeting Mall (Front Cover).......................................................... 15

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GPSAR: Specializing in

Search & Rescue for Over

30 Years

In the United States as of December 31, 2011, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) contained 85,158 active missing person records. Juveniles under the age of 18 account for 37,371 (43.9%) of the records and 9,832 (11.5%) were for adults between theages of 18 and 20. During 2011, 678,860 missing person records were enWhen someone goes missing tered into NCIC. we all take notice if only for a In what is arguably the most fleeting moment. There is someadvanced society in the world thing disturbingly primal about right now there are approximateanother human being just…vanishing. It gnaws at us. We related ly 110,000 people whose locait to ourselves and how it might tion is unknown. On top of that have impacted us. This is just there are approximately 40,000 laying unidentified in morgues human nature. all over the country. Logically Through the miracle of tele- those 40,000 are probably missvision many of us have seen ing from somewhere which missing persons “CSI” type brings the number to 150,000 shows which for the most part people missing / unidentified. greatly misrepresent what actu- That’s more than the population ally happens. They suspend re- of many rural areas. Statistically ality for the sake of drama. It’s a missing person incident will their job. impact you with a minimal numBack in the real world there ber of degrees of separation at is an organization that looks for some point during your life. people locally…Greater PhilaWith this in mind it’s good to delphia Search & Rescue (GP- know that there are people out SAR) and assisting with missing there like GPSAR that help howpersons cases as a specialty re- ever they can. They do it all over source has been their job for the and they do it for free. While past 35 years. there service is free it’s not withGPSAR was found years ago out expense so donations are aldue to the need for specialized ways accepted and they’ll take resources to assist in locating any help you might have to offer lost and missing persons. This actually…membership, equipwas before the dementia walk- ment, space, and more. aways. This was before the disGPSAR uses a multitude of turbing trend in abductions. This items to help its efforts to have was before the internet. Even a positive outcome. Specialthough it was such a long time ized search management trainago the foundations started there ing along with hardworking still shine strong. That is why people is the magic combinaGPSAR has survived dozens tion. Along with that we have a of other organizations starting very special tool that helps us up and dissolving within a few along the way…canines. Unyears. der the right circumstances they GPSAR is made up of peo- can be a time and even lifesaver. ple that have specialized backgrounds as well as people just Learn more at www.gpsar.org like yourself. Anyone that can pass the required training can help in some way. Whether you like dogs, bikes, medical, ropes, water, radios, or more you can find something to help out with. It’s an enjoyable and rewarding use of time.

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Calendar of Events

www.montgomerycountychamber.org (Please check the website for additional information)

Please call the Chamber office in case of inclement weather.

Thursday, June 13th

YPSN Business Mixer Bahama Breeze, King of Prussia

Thursday, June 20th

Business Card Exchange Make-A-Wish, Blue Bell

Thursday, June 27th

Lunch & Learn - Business Valuation Chamber Office, King of Prussia

Thursday, July 25th

Lunch & Learn - Fiduciary Responsibility Chamber Office, King of Prussia

Tuesday, October 1st

Golf Outing Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth Meeting

Please monitor the calendar on the website (www.montgomerycountychamber.org) for up-to-date information.

YPSN

The Chamber’s YPSN (Young Professional Suburban Network) hosted a Business Mixer and a Breakfast & Seminar in the Spring of 2013. YPSN is for seasoned professionals, as well as those just starting out.

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The Chamber’s predominant form of communication is email. Members should be receiving The Chamber’s epost on Thursday afternoon as well as regular announcements and invitations. If you are not please send your email address to info@montgomerycountychamber.org and be sure to include your name and business affiliation.

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Members of the Chamber are always welcome at The Chamber’s headquarters, the historic King Of Prussia Inn but many ask why is an appointment required? The reason is insurance. The historic 310 year old building has low head clearances and some uneven flooring and for those reasons guests must be escorted in the building much as you would in a private museum. cMonday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 and can make arrangements by calling (610) 265-1776.

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policy: Reservations for Chamber events are generally required two to three days before the actual event. They are required to allow for adequate food service, seating and scheduling. Payment is required at the time of registration and can be refunded up to The Chamber’s reservation deadline. ‘Walk-in’ attendance can not always be accommodated, especially when the catering is very specific. You can always reserve at www. montgomerycountychamber. org and members may reserve by calling (610) 2651776 or (610) 277-9500.

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Over 100 Chamber members, family and friends celebrated with recipients of the Chamber's 2013 Excellence Awards on April 17th in the Waterford Ballroom at the Radisson/Valley Forge Casino Resort. Thank you to presenting sponsor King of Prussia Mall and congratulations to Hyatt Place & Holiday Inn Express-King of Prussia for Excellence in Community Service, TechWise Group for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Kristin Hillsley for Excellence in Chamber Service, State Representative Mike Vereb for Excellence in Public Service and Audubon Land Development for Excellence in Restoration/Property Management.

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Chamber Business Card Exchanges Happenings

Business Card Exchanges at Penn Liberty Bank in Trooper and Bahama Breeze in King of Prussia proved to be excellent networking opportunities for Chamber members.

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Municipal MINUTES All municipalities in the Chamber’s service area are welcome to provide information of interest to residents and businesses. We look forward to providing information about upcoming projects, plans, events and celebrations in all future issues!

AMBLER BOROUGH Ambler Arts & Music Festival 2013 – Friday, June 14th & Saturday, June 15th. Featuring 60+ artists on the streets on Saturday with two stages and other venues for musical entertainment Friday night and Saturday day & night… Beer Gardens… Local Ambler Restaurants & Foods… The festival’s musical line-up Friday night includes Grammy award winner ‘Vince Giordano’ and the ‘Nighthawks’. Headliners on Saturday are ‘Secret Service Band’ and ‘Tommy Conwell’. ‘The Trammps’ will close out the festival Saturday evening. Also scheduled to perform: Talain Rayne * Doc Freeman * 309 Express * McKendry Brothers * The King Brothers * Michael Favinger * Rick Denzien & Debra Lee * and Craig Bickhardt. Ambler Arts & Music Festival will feature a wonderfully creative array of local art including oils & watercolors, photography, sculpture, jewelry, woodworking and more! For up-to-the-minute festival news, please go to www. amblerfest.org . Major sponsors for this event are Ambler Savings Bank, PECO, Caddick Utilities and Gilmore & Associates Engineering. Ambler Arts & Music Festival is presented by Ambler Main Street, Rotary Club of Ambler, and the Borough of Ambler.

members of the East Norriton Township Veterans Memorial Committee and friends. Event starts at 11 a.m. Flags can be dropped off at the East Norriton Township Building, 2501 Stanbridge Street in the container on the front porch of the Administration Building up to the 14th. East Norriton Township, West Norriton Township and the municipality of Norristown will be holding the 5th Annual Celebration 5K Run on Thursday, July 4th, 2013. Run will start at the Norristown High School, cross Whitehall Road, continue along the path of the Norristown Farm Park and return to the High School. The run will commence at 8:30 a.m. with registrations and check in starting at 7:00 a.m. All proceeds from this year’s run will be donated to “The Laurel House” a safe haven for victims of domestic violence who has an office in Norristown. Registration forms and additional information is available at each municipality’s recreation departments and web site. Please plan to join us for this event and help support “The Laurel House”. Pre registration is being accepted at the East Norriton Township Building, registration is $20.00 if postmarked by June 18th. Registration after the 19th until 8:15 a.m. on race day is $25.00. Race day registration will take place at the Norristown High School from 7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

East Norriton Township has announced that the 35th Annual Community Day Celebration has been scheduled for Saturday September 7th beginning at noon and culminating with the fireworks show at 8:15 p.m. Plenty of games, rides, demonstrations, entertainment and food will be available the entire day. Plan on coming out to Stanbridge Street Park and join us for this fun event. Rain date is Sunday September 8th. To obtain a space for the business/ organization/ craft area contact the Parks and Recreation Ambler Restaurant Week 2013 – July 21st through July 28th. Check out www.AmblerMain- Department at 610-275-2800. Street.org for information on area participating restaurants.

BOROUGH of CONSHOHOCKEN The Conshohocken Rowing Center The Borough of Conshohocken is working with two area schools, Malvern Preparatory School and Friends of Haverford Rowing, to design and build a boathouse along the river, which will be known as the Conshohocken Rowing Center (CRC). Construction of the CRC is schedule to start in Spring 2013 and the estimated completion date is late Fall 2013. Conshohocken residents will be able to join the CRC and use it to gain access to the Schuylkill for rowing, kayaking, and other forms of recreation and sport. Additionally, the Conshohocken Rowing Center will offer lessons in rowing and kayaking and will work with the Fellowship House to administer swim lessons to members in need as well. This project will allow the Borough to start using the Schuylkill River which has been an underused and underappreciated asset of the community.

LOWER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP

East NORRITON TOWNSHIP East Norriton Township would like to remind its residents that we now have Blackboard Connect, a phone, text and e-mail notification system. This system will be used for emergencies such as road closures, weather related emergencies, and other important information, which would affect the quality of life for our residents. The Township also will utilize this system as an outreach system to Township’s Economic Revitalization Works Earns keep our residents informed and up to date Governor’s Award about other important information from the Township such as leaf collection dates, Community Day, Holiday Parade and our Shredding Event. Lower Providence Township has been recognized for its ecoResidents can go to the East Norriton Township web site at www.eastnorritontwp.org to set up and nomic revitalization work, earning a 2013 Governor’s Award for manage their own account to receive notifications on other phones and devices and how they would Local Government Excellence. Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley presented the like to receive these notifications. award to members of the Township’s Business Development Team during a ceremony April 15 at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Upcoming Events:

The Township was recognized in the “Promoting Community A flag cremation ceremony is scheduled for Flag Day, Friday June 14th at Norris City Cemetery. and Economic Revitalization” category for its Old torn, weathered and tattered flags will be properly disposed of during the annual ceremony by

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successful efforts to create and retain jobs within its business park. Since 2007, the Township’s investments have included infrastructure improvements, zoning changes and a Redevelopment Master Plan. The business park, bordered by Trooper, Audubon and Rittenhouse Roads and formerly known as the Valley Forge Corporate Center, also received a new name, Park Pointe at Lower Providence. The goal to create and retain jobs, fill vacant buildings and increase property values has become a reality. Since the renovation work began in 2007, the Township has retained its two largest employers, representing 1,500 jobs and has attracted 22 new businesses, adding 825 additional jobs. “The governor and I understand the immense responsibility you all have to provide solutions that make your community a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family,” Cawley said during the awards presentation. “Today is recognition of your dedication to public service, and a celebration of leadership and innovation that has resulted in vibrant communities for the citizens you serve.” In total, eight local government leaders and 12 communities across the state received awards. The Governor’s Awards are presented annually to communities and individuals by the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS), an office within the Department of Community and Economic Development that works to assist Pennsylvania’s 2,562 local governments. A panel of judges from the GCLGS reviewed applications submitted by municipal organizations and officials from across the state and selected the award recipients.

Upper Dublin TOWNSHIP June-August 2013: Upper Dublin Township Events (www.upperdublin.net) •  Sa 6/1 8a-1p UDP&R Spring Flea Market at Township Building. •  Mo 6/3 Upper Dublin Public Library Summer Reading Club 2013 registration begins. •  Sa 6/15 1p Upper Dublin Township Community Pool opens for season until Labor Day •  Sa 6/15, Sa 7/20, Sa 8/17: 9a – 11a Mornings in MonDaug, MonDaug Bark Park, 1130 Camphill Rd, FW.

o  Su 08/11/2013 Soul Purpose Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Concerts are smoke and pet free! All ages welcome - concerts best suited for mature audiences. *Rain location is the Learning Center Auditorium at Temple University, Ambler. Unsure? Call (215) 643-1600 x3443 after 3p on day of concert. The message will be changed only if the concert has been relocated due to weather. Presented by Upper Dublin Parks & Recreation, hosted by Temple University Ambler.

Upper merion TOWNSHIP There are seasons in life that create their own set of challenges and opportunities. Upper Merion Township came out of the winter months somewhat unscathed; we had weather events but thankfully no major storms. The spring season is a time of renewal. There are blooming flowers throughout the Township, since the King of Prussia Mall, in partnership with America With Love Inc., donated 30,000 flower bulbs to the Township in honor of our 300th anniversary. This is also an invigorating time of year because the Township Departments are busy planning how to best allocate their funds in the most cost effective way, after the approved budget went into effect on January 1, 2013. Since this is baseball season, the Township is throwing out the first pitch, so to speak, in the hopes that you, too, will catch the Township’s spring fever. It’s a budding time for new development and community trust. The Board of Supervisors has recently approved a number of businesses for the area. Porcelanosa, a high-end marble tile store will be located on Route 202 at Long Road. A new Chili’s, Burger King, Chick-fil-A and Wawa will be constructed along our main Route 202 thoroughfare. Shake Shack, a modern day roadside “burger stand” will be located on Mall Boulevard. Target will be constructed on the lower level of the Valley Forge Shopping Center. Lastly, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s new Specialty Care Center will be a 134,000 square foot facility at the Village of Valley Forge. The weather will determine how quickly these projects will be completed.

Upper Merion’s Police Department has established a new Bicycle Unit. The Department is hop•  Mo 6/24 UDP&R KidZone, X-Zone, Small Folks and Camp BIG begin for summer. Join in the fun at UDP&R summer camps. www. ing to have the unit, which will be assigned to the Patrol division, in training this season. The Public Works Department will be ramping up efforts to complete road resurfacing project by the end of the upperdublin.net/store summer. Crews will also be doing a lot of park and street clean ups, filling potholes and replacing light •  MontCo Household Hazardous Waste Collections all 9a-3p: bulbs throughout the Township. Our Safety and Codes Enforcement Department is typically busy at Sa 6/22 Temple U Ambler; Sa 7/13 Upper Perkiomen HS; Su 8/11 this time of year because of residential outdoor projects; new decks and patios require building permits. Abington Junior High School. The Park and Recreation Department rolled out their Spring/Summer recreational guide, which was •  MontCo E-Waste events all 9a-3p: Sa 6/29 MontCo Community recently voted the “2013 Best Agency Publication” by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society. College; Su 8/18 Springfield Township High School. The guides are available at the Township building. The Library Department has a variety of spring activities that are applicable for all ages. Be sure to check with the library for activities during the spring •  Twp Offices Closed Th 7/4. Refuse services move to We 7/3. family reading months. Library closed Th 7/4. •  Upper Dublin Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts are held at Temple University Ambler on the Learning Center Lawn at 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA. All concerts in July 6:30p-8p. All concerts in August 6p-7:30p. o  Su 07/07/2013 Boogie Dogs (Sponsored by Nolan Painting, Inc.) o  Su 07/14/2013 Angelee Gerovasiliou (Sponsored by Nolan Painting, Inc.) o  Su 07/21/2013 Zydeco-A-Go-Go o  Su 07/28/2013 The Norristones

This is our 300th year birthday and we started it out with a bang! Our Tercentennial Gala, back in February, had over 400 people who attended. Please visit our website at uppermerion300.org for all the latest happenings. Be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter and send your address to UMTinfo@ umtownship.org so that you can stay informed. Since we just launched Facebook, it’s constantly being fine-tuned. Be sure to “LIKE “us at facebook.com/umtownshipand don’t forget to share us with your friends. Remember the Public Information Office and UMGA-TV (Comcast 22 and Verizon 33) will provide you with the latest buzz this spring and beyond.

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Pension Crisis Will HIT

HARD

WEst NORRITON TOWNSHIP

  by Priya Abraham

West Norriton Township Parks & Recreation Department Presents:

Pennsylvania’s pension crisis is about to hit Pennsylvania businesses, homeowners and taxpayers, and the results won’t be pretty.

Family Movie Night Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 Rain Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013 Time: Movie starts at approximately 7:30 p.m. Place: Padden Park (Corner of Oakland Dr. & Burnside Ave.) Movie: TBD Cost: FREE 5th Annual Celebration 5K Run-July 4th

The state’s two pension systems––for state government workers (SERS) and public school employees (PSERS)–– are, together, more than $47 billion in debt. It’s a shortfall that taxpayers must cover, amounting to an average $1,000 increase in contributions per household by 2017. In Montgomery County alone, property taxes are expected to rise between $310 to $506 a year as a result.

In celebration of our country’s birthday, West Norriton, East Norriton, and the Municipality of Citizens have been aware of Norristown present the 5th Annual Celebration 5K run. The course will begin and end at Norristown the looming crisis for years, with Area High School and will mostly be in the Norristown Farm Park. Proceeds from the race will be one concerned parent in Levittown aptly calling it an “imdonated to The Laurel House, www.laurel-house.org. pending pension tsunami” back Registration: in 2011 during teacher-contract The cost of the race is $20.00 if your entry is postmarked before June 17th, 2013. Registration negotiations. Two years later, after June 18th and on race day is $25.00. Registration begins at 7:00am on race day. Registration many policymakers in Harrisburg continue to ignore the crion the day of the race begins at 7:00am and ends at 8:15am. The first 200 registrants for the 5k will sis, and now the tidal wave is receive a high-quality TECH shirt. A limited number of t-shirts will be available on race day. Last both larger and closer. year’s shirts were a hit! Beyond higher taxes, the balAwards: looning pension costs are also Trophies & $100 cash to overall male and female winner. Age groups awards total over 65 threatening to gobble up funds awards. Awards to fastest East Norriton, West Norriton, and Municipality of Norristown Residents for education, public safety, transportation, and other pro(male/female). grams. The pension tsunami will likely force more teacher layCourse Records: offs–on the heels of 6,000 in the A $50 bonus to the runner that sets a new course record for men and/or women. last two years already–and cuts to arts and athletic programs in MEN—John Gries 15:16 WOMEN—Christa Johnson 18:40 our schools. That’s why Gov. Make Checks payable to: East Norriton Township Corbett’s proposal to reform the system is so necessary. Mail check and completed form to: How did things get so bad? East Norriton Township, Celebration 5K Run, 2501 Stanbridge St., East Norriton, PA 19401 The problem started more than a decade ago, in 2001. Facing a flush stock market and a fully funded system, legislators raised benefits for state and school workers by 25 percent, hiked their own benefits by 50 percent, and created a cost-of-living increase for retired workers a year later. Together, the increases created a $10 billion hole in our pension systems, which only deepened through stock market crashes and a lingering recession. To make matters worse, lawmakers passed legislation touted as reform that delayed paying off our pension obligations.

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Sensible reform is preferable to tax hikes or service cuts, and the governor agrees. His solution includes moving the state’s pensions to a 401(k) model, also called a “defined contribution” plan. Under this system, the state would annually put a set amount of money into employees’ retirement plans, while workers would continue to contribute a portion of their salaries to their pensions. The “defined contribution” system would get politics out of pensions. Our current system encourages lawmakers to grant lavish benefits in good years and avoid paying in bad years. The 401(k) model, on the other hand, requires that the government deliver on its payment promises every year––making it difficult for the government to promise things it can’t afford. The costs would be current, affordable, and predictable––none of which is true under the status quo. And workers would also enjoy the control and transparency of individual retirement accounts. No politician could raid the accounts for pet projects. Moreover, 401(k) plans offer more convenience for employees. Younger workers, especially, would benefit from the ability to take a 401(k) with them as they change jobs, instead of forfeiting retirement savings to advance their career. Older adults could pass any remaining 401(k) funds on to their children. Compare that with the current “defined benefit” system, in which pension payouts end when retirees die, even if they paid in more than they collected. Our teachers and state workers deserve better than empty promises. And Pennsylvania business owners and taxpayers deserve to be protected from the looming crisis. By shifting the state’s pension system to a 401(k) model, lawmakers will shield both workers and taxpayers from the pension tsunami. Priya Abraham is a senior policy analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation (www.CommonwealthFoundation.org), Pennsylvania's free-market think tank.

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Kathy Opperman, local business woman is the proud founder of Renew, Reward, ReConnect, a new concept for a Wellness Center to be known as R3. Visitors experienced the Mind, Body, and Spirit philosophy of the center and met some of the practitioners at an Open House on Sunday, May 5th. The R3 Wellness Center is located on 511 W Main St, Collegeville, PA 19426 (formally Main Street Chiropractic), just minutes from Ursinus College. The R3 Wellness Center is a cornucopia of various Holistic Health practices. Their mission is to help everyone who walks through the door create a life of balance, wholeness, happiness and overall well-being. They offer services such as weekly Spiritual Discussion groups, Life Coaching and Empowerment sessions, and Support Groups for Cancer Warriors & Survivors, individuals and families struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Addictions and various other topics. Additionally, there will be Reiki & Reconnective healing, individual Massage, Spiritual Mediums similar to the “Long Island Medium”, Healing Drum circles, Career planning, Senior fitness, and Nutritional advice all instructed by their team of fully certified Practitioners. Yoga classes are planned for the future at the center. The complete class schedule is located on the home page of their website under ‘Class Schedule’. The R3 Wellness center is open to individuals of all ages and walks of life. It is a place where the community can gather to be spiritually uplifted, connect with others, and truly find inner peace. For more information about the R3 Wellness Center, please visit their website at www.r3wellnesscenter.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/R3Wellness. Kriebels Custom Bakery celebrated its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 4th. Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Kathy Brandon, participated in a ribbon cutting celebration at the beautiful new bakery shoppe at 3140 W. Ridge Pike in Eagleville PA (next to Salter's Fireplace and Ski). The Kriebels name is known for its tradition of magnificent and delicious custom cakes. Now Culinary Pastry Chef Colleen Kriebel will operate a gourmet bakery featuring delicacies such as pastries, cupcakes, éclairs, brownies and of course her famous custom cakes! So stop by and try something from the beautiful pastry showcase or enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Check out their website at kriebelscustombakery.com.

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In mid-April, Senator John Rafferty (R-44), Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, unveiled his plan for funding transportation infrastructure for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In front of a diverse group of transportation advocates, the Senator announced that his bill will raise nearly $2.5 billion over a five year period. The bill follows closely the recommendations of Governor Tom Corbett’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission. The bill is being called “The Bridge to Pennsylvania’s Future”.

fuel tax, which will drop from $0.31 to $0.26 per gallon; the tax will remain a flat fee per gallon and not a percent of the retail price. Revenue will also come from an increase in driver’s license fees, vehicle registration fees, and surcharges on moving violations. All these increases will be phased in over a five year period. Absent of new revenue, the quality of roads, bridges, and transit systems will continue to decline. Fewer and fewer projects will advance to construction, and even fewer will begin the planning process.

Statewide, the backlog of unfunded projects is more than $3.5 billion. Without a funding bill, the unfunded need is expected to balloon to $7.2 billion by the year 2020. Montgomery County has 398 structurally deficient bridges all requiring repair or replacement. SEPTA has announced that they will be closing the Bridgeport Viaduct on the Norristown High Speed Line because it is not structurally sound; the US 422 River Crossing Complex which would address morning and afternoon back-ups on US 422 is designed, but not funded for construction; widening South Gulph Road from Trinity Lane to Henderson Road, and the widening of Valley Forge Road, both of which would alleviate congestion are unfunded as well.

In the short term, this influx of money will create jobs at all salary and skill levels. Engineers are needed to design the infrastructure; manufacturing jobs are needed to make the materials for construction; trucking jobs will be created to haul materials to the job site; construction jobs will be created to build the infrastructure. There are also ancillary businesses that benefit when large infrastructure projects begin such as restaurants feeding workers, hotels housing workers, and gas stations selling fuel to construction vehicles. It is estimated that through this investment, more than 50,000 jobs will be created statewide.

Senator Rafferty’s plan to raise $2.5 billion over 5 years draws revenue from a number of sources. The primary source of revenues comes from lifting a cap on the Oil Company Franchise Tax; a tax which is applied to the wholesale price of fuel. The taxable value was capped at $1.25 per gallon in 1983, however, since 2007, the wholesale price of fuel has risen above the taxable limit. Removing the cap allows the state to collect the tax on the entire wholesale price of fuel. Accompanying this measure is a 17% cut in the retail

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by Josh Shapiro Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners When our new administration took the reins of Montgomery County government in January 2012, it was immediately obvious there was a confusing and overlapping array of offices involved in what is broadly considered to be “economic development”. Early in our administration, we consolidated multiple existing county departments into a single, new “Department of Commerce” to bring together disparate economic and workforce development programs, as well the operation of various independent authorities, to provide Josh Shapiro, Chair a single point of contact for businesses interested in working with and in the county. The decision to form the Commerce Department was part of an overall effort to streamline government and provide more efficient and responsive service to businesses and residents. The restructuring of these county functions is also a reflection of changes in the overall economy and workforce. The recent economic downturn has seen a substantial dislocation of skilled as well as unskilled workers, with increasing number of college graduates and professionals with advanced degrees seeking new employment in one of the most challenging economic periods in our history. At the same time, the traditional character of economic development Downtown Narberth assistance is also changing. There are fewer and fewer large monetary incentives that government can afford to offer as budgets tighten and tax revenues stagnate. Economic development funding must be more targeted, and deployed in circumstances where it is mostly likely to have a multiplier effect, where new investment can lead to new jobs that, in turn, attract further commercial activity to a region or project. That funding also must be derived from multiple public and private sources and be done in a collaborative way. Our Commerce Department now focuses on providing two types of service to businesses operating in Montgomery County: labor formation and capital formation. Through the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and related training programs, the county works Leslie S. Richards, Vice Chair to meet the needs of employers as well as job seekers by matching employer position openings with qualified job seekers. We also provide training to qualified job seekers, as well as on the job training for employers. These services are provided free

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of cost to all employers, and are designed to help address skill gaps that may exist between an employer’s job requirements and the available labor resources. We also provide the capital many businesses need to grow and expand in Main Street, Ambler the county. The Commerce Department can assist with real estate acquisition and development, building industry partnerships, establishing trade relations with foreign markets, and identifying new business opportunities for companies wishing to serve Montgomery County or its citizens. We issue loans and other forms of economic development assistance through the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority (RDA), and Montgomery County Development Corporation (MCDC) that can be used for capital improvements and investments. We can also issue tax free bonds to qualified organizations through our Industrial Development Authority (IDA). This new streamlined approach to promoting commercial activity in the county, will enable us to better connect with companies and focus on Bruce L. Castor, Commissioner their particular needs, helping them attract the right people and find the capital they need to grow and sustain their business. In doing so, we will be able to positively impact the lives of our citizens and communities through more efficient and effective programs. (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello@localpagespublishing.com)

Another delicious addition to Plymouth Meeting Mall will arrive later this year. Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Restaurant plans to open at the mall in late 2013 and will offer a flavorful selection of rustic, southwestern Tex-Mex cuisine. The Plymouth Meeting Mall location will be Uncle Julio’s first restaurant in Pennsylvania and features authentic dishes made with fresh ingredients, including tacos, enchiladas, tamales, mesquite grilled beef and chicken fajitas, ribs, and jumbo shrimp. “Plymouth Meeting Mall has established itself as a dining destination with its exclusive lineup of top restaurants, and we look forward to bringing yet another tasty option to the table,” said Jessica Saphire, mall Marketing Director. The addition of Uncle Julio’s marks the completion of the South Plaza addition, which is anchored by Whole Foods Market, and further diversifies the array of dining experiences, which include Benihana, Bertucci’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle Mexican Grill, King Buffet, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, and Redstone American Grill. Anchored by Macy’s, Boscov’s, and Whole Foods Market and Café, Plymouth Meeting Mall has more than 100 specialty retailers. Aéropostale, Bath & Body Works, Express, H&M, Justice, and Victoria’s Secret are located inside of the mall, and Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, Jos. A. Bank, LOFT, Massage Envy, OLLY Shoes, and Orvis comprise The Plaza Shops, while Charming Charlie has both interior and exterior entrances. The mall is also an entertainment destination with offerings such as Dave & Buster’s and an AMC Theatre. For the latest updates, “like” Plymouth Meeting Mall on Facebook, visit shopplymouthmeetingmall.com, or follow us on Twitter @PlyMtgMall. (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello@localpagespublishing.com)

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worked a few years in the Montgomery County Adult Probation and Parole Dept. After boot camp Dave went to San Diego for Field Radio Operator school. Mike moved on to the Upper Dublin Police Department and went from patrol work to being a detective. Dave moved through several bases and posts throughout Asia. They ended up at the Katharine Gibbs School in 2007, Mike as the Chair of the Criminal Justice Department and Dave as an instructor in that same department. The first show aired on Monday, 5/6/13, When the school closed in 2008 they with guest Steve Beck, the Montgomdecided to go it on their own as The ery County School Safety CoordinaSecurity Advisors. Now, they get to tor. The discussion centered on school bring their professionalism and experisecurity issues and how the horrific ence to the AM 1440 WNPV listeners shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in every Monday at 11:10am as The SecuCT affected school security programs rity Advisors - On Radio. here in Montgomery County. There are advertising opportunities Dave and Mike graduated together available during the show. Contact from Bishop Kenrick High School in Dave Gordon at his office - 610-2771973. Mike went right into college 7700, or by email at dagordon@theseat Montgomery County Community curityadvisors.com to find an advertisCollege and then to West Chester ing package that fits your budget. University. Dave left Kenrick and (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello went to Parris Island for Marine Corp Boot Camp. After graduation Mike @localpagespublishing.com) "The Security Advisors - On Radio" airs every Monday at 11:10am on AM 1440 WNPV in Lansdale. The show addresses current events and major topics related to the security and law enforcement fields. The hosts, Mike Dayoc and Dave Gordon, discuss security issues concerning home, school, business, travel, vacation, holidays, workplace violence and more. Mike and Dave also discuss safety issues that can have an impact on our everyday routines.

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As a community bank, Continental Bank is dedicated to giving back to the communities it serves. The Bank and its employees both share in this commitment and are dedicated to providing the resources and time needed to help community organizations build stronger communities and improve the quality of life for residents. That’s why the Bank established the Continental Bank Foundation – with a mission to raise funds for improving the quality of life for children. Employees of Continental Bank recently visited area schools as part of the Bank’s Financial Literacy Program. Through a series of three interactive lessons, Kindergarten students reviewed money, its value, the importance of saving, the difference between wants and needs and purchasing things within a basic budget. Recently the Foundation donated more than $10,000 to area non-profit organizations to help them fulfill their missions and goals, including $1,250 to Locks of Love. An organization that provides hair pieces to children battling diseases that cause them to lose their hair. Other organinzations who have received donations include: • Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides children up to the age of 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with essential supplies they need at home and school received $1,000. • Angel Flight East received $1,000 to help with its operations to coordinate free air transportation by volunteer pilots using their private planes to qualified patients and their families to distant medical facilities. • The Lincoln Center, a non-profit organization, will be able to use the $2,300 donation from the Foundation to continue its services to school districts providing alternative education and drug and alcohol prevention

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services and counties with specialized individual and family counseling services. • The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library received $1,500. • Mission Kids, an organization that helps child abuse victims in Montgomery County received $2500. • ACPPA Community Art Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing diverse learning opportunities that use art as a tool to strengthen individual power and nurture creative self expression also recently received $1,000. The Continental Bank Fran Fusco, Continental Bank Foundation President (left); Amy Foundation was estab- Grebe, ACPPA Community Art Center Executive Director (center); and Guido Martinelli, Continental Bank Foundation Secretary lished by Continental (right) with children from the art center. Bank, a local community bank with 11 offices located throughout Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia counties. The Continental Bank Foundation’s main mission is to raise funds to improve the quality of life for children. To learn more about Continental Bank or the Continental Bank Foundation, please visit www.thecontinentalbank.com or call 1-800-705-5500. (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello@localpagespublishing.com)

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MISSION KIDS hosts Annual Event

Celebrating the Start of Another Successful Year Child Advocacy Center Hosts the 5th Annual Mission Possible Fundraiser at the Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia

Norristown, PA – April 23, 2013 - Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, a nationally accredited child advocacy center aimed at easing the criminal justice process for abused children in Montgomery County, is holding its 5th Annual Mission Possible Fundraiser on April 25th in the Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Hotel at the Valley Forge Casino from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will help raise money for the Mission Kids programs and increase the opportunities to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of child abuse. Since opening in 2009, over 1,200 child-abuse victims have been interviewed.

Attendees of the annual fundraiser, hosted by Pat Ciarrocchi of CBS3 News and “Talk Philly,” can enjoy live music from the Vincent James Band and delicious food and beverages catered by the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge. Guests can also participate in a silent auction with prizes including a VIP Flyers package with zamboni ride, a $200 gift card to The Prime Rib, a David Yurman infinity necklace and more. Those interested in making a donation to Mission Kids may contact Executive Director, Abbie Newman at 484-6872990, or visit www.missionkidscac.org.

About Mission Kids

Mission Kids is a 501(c)(3) corporation centrally located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Mission Kids was created by the collaborative effort of the Montgomery County District Attorney, the Police Chiefs of Montgomery County, and the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth to stop the cycle of abuse and improve the outcomes for Before Mission Kids, the criminal justice process for child abuse victims involved multiple, lengthy interviews with varied individuals, police, coun- abused children and their families. Mission Kids serves as a child-friendly facility where social workers, prosecutors, police officers and other professelors, law enforcement and attorsionals come together to streamline the investigative process and provide neys, which often required a child victims with the necessary support services to help them begin to heal. to unnecessarily relive the trauma of their abuse. Mission Kids is modeled on the simple but powerful concept of coordination between community agencies and professionals involved in the intervention system. Mission Kids reduces trauma by providing a child-friendly Center for the investigation promote healing for abused children and their non-offending family members. Mission Kids provides neutral, fact-finding forensic interviews, which are coordinated between professionals to avoid multiple interviews of the child, and makes appropriate referrals for medical and mental health treatment. The ground swell of support for the creation of the Center inspires the staff, volunteers, community supporters and Board of Directors to continue to grow this vital program.

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This past November, Mission Kids was accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) for its delivery of high quality and effective services to child abuse victims. Accreditation is the highest level of NCA membership and is awarded only to child advocacy centers that meet national standards for exemplary services to child abuse victims. Mission Kids’ cofounder, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, was also nationally acknowledged by L’Oreal Paris as its National Honoree at the 7th Annual Women of Worth Awards, and The National Child Labor Committee awarded Ferman with the Lewis Hine Award for her dedicated work with Mission Kids. “This past year was very busy for us,” said Abbie Newman, Mission Kids Executive Director. “We are so grateful to be nationally recognized, because it will enable us to help more children and educate more individuals on the damaging effects of child abuse. We are looking forward to our annual fundraiser and celebrating those individuals who help Montgomery County children every day at Mission Kids.”

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Too often during commercial lease negotiations, tenants focus their attention only on issues critical at lease commencement, and lose sight of important issues governing their responsibility at the end of the lease term. As a result, tenants are often surprised when they learn of their surrender obligations at the end of a lease, and the costly obligations related to them. To avoid unexpected scenarios, tenants should pay particular attention to the “removal and restoration” provisions in their commercial leases. Attention to the following two issues will help ensure the tenant is properly protected at the end of the lease term. 1.  Initial Alterations. Many leases state that the landlord will perform certain initial improvements to the leased premises on the tenant’s behalf at the commencement of the term. If the landlord requires that such improvements be removed by the tenant at the end of the term, however, then the tenant could end up incurring substantial expense when they are forced to do so at the end of the lease's term. Tenants should search for such provisions when entering into leases, and try to either limit the scope of same (by agreeing only to remove the tenant’s so-called “specialty alterations”, such as decorative flooring or an advanced sound room), or have the language removed in its entirety.

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2.  Future Alterations. Leases also often include provisions requiring the tenant to remove at its own expense alterations made later in the term by a tenant. To avoid any surprise at the end of the lease term, tenants should require that the landlord make it clear at the time the landlord’s consent is given for any such future alteration whether the tenant will be required to remove the alteration at the end of the lease term. The tenant thus will be able to determine prior to making any alterations whether they are willing to assume not only the cost of installing the alterations, but also the cost, if any, of removing them at the end of the lease term. Attention to the above issues at lease inception better positions commercial tenants to avoid unanticipated expenses at the end of their lease term. As attorneys who specialize in real estate matters, we address and negotiate these and other critical details to ensure your business is properly protected. (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello@localpagespublishing.com)

Pennsylvania? Make sure

You Understand Mechanic's Liens

If you are a developer of commercial property, a homeowner building a new home, a contractor working on a commercial or residential project, or a subcontractor or supplier, you may never have heard of a mechanic's lien. In today's tight economy and difficult lending environment, an understanding of mechanic's liens can be terribly important whether you are developing or constructing a building.

the payment bond. Without a payment bond, up-front lien waiver agreements with subcontractors and suppliers are not enforceable.

What is a Mechanic's Lien?

When Can a Lien Be Filed?

A mechanic's lien allows one who supplies labor, material, or services in connection with the improvement of privately owned real property and is unpaid to lodge a public claim against the improved real estate. The right to file a mechanic's lien is based on a Pennsylvania statute.

A mechanic's lien can be filed by a contractor to an owner of real estate, a subcontractor, a sub-subcontractor, or a supplier to a contractor or subcontractor. Architects and engineers who contract with an owner for design work and to supervise or superintend actual construction work can also file a lien.

If you are building on your land, whether it is a home or a commercial or retail building, you do not want a lien filed against your real estate. A lien creates a "cloud on title" which impedes the sale or subsequent financing of the real estate. If ultimately enforced, a lien judgment can result in a judicial sale of the real estate. Securing an up-front lien waiver (where allowed), or a "release of lien" as payments are made is the best security against your property being liened. Identifying in advance all of the contractors working on your property, and establishing a mechanism to ensure that they are all being paid as work progresses, is key to preventing liens.

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Under certain circumstances, an owner can negotiate a Waiver of lien rights from a general contractor, which can function to waive lien rights of lower tier subcontractors and suppliers. Lien waivers are allowed on residential projects of buildings of less than three stories. Thus, on most single family home residential projects, a homeowner or developer can negotiate an up-front waiver of lien rights from its general contractor. If the waiver is timely filed, it will waive lien rights of any lower tier subcontractor or supplier. However, on non-residential projects, an up-front lien waiver for subcontractors is not allowed unless the prime contractor has provided a labor and material payment bond. If it has, the contractor may negotiate lien waiver agreements with its subcontractors and suppliers covered under

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A lien must be filed within 6 months of the last work performed by the claimant. Subcontractors, suppliers and sub-subcontractors must first give written notice to the property owner of their intention to file a lien at least 30 days before the lien is filed. Why You Should Care About Mechanic's Liens.

Yes. One having a home built, or a developer of multiple homes is exposed to the risk of a lien being filed by their contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers if they are not paid. The value of a lien claim must exceed $500.

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A mechanic's lien can be a very effective way for a contractor to ensure that it is paid for construction work. Subcontractors and suppliers, who do not have a contract directly with a property owner benefit from the lien option as it allows them to secure payment directly from an owner if they are not paid by the contractor. In Pennsylvania, an owner who pays a prime contractor for its work can be legally compelled to "pay twice" for the same work if unpaid subcontractors or suppliers are not paid and file liens. Anyone developing or constructing real estate in Pennsylvania should have a good understanding of the Mechanic's Lien Law. In advance of a project, consulting with an experienced construction lawyer can help avoid many problems created by the mechanic's lien process. (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello @localpagespublishing.com)

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Penn Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley offers five guidelines for gold-plated service According to Drew D. Barlow CPM® and Brian J. McKeon CMFC®, CMFC®,, CLTC® , who are both Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Management Director; few things are more frustrating to investors than a financial advisor who fails to deliver on a promise of high-quality client service. The financial advisors and senior vice presidents of Penn Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley in Doylestown say clients deserve better: better communications, better investment planning, better performance monitoring, better personal interaction and better pricing, to be exact. Following are five qualities Penn Wealth Management believes all investors should consider before entrusting their financial future with a financial advisor: 1. PRE-SET COMMUNICATIONS “We believe that a primary reason people change advisors is due to lack of contact,” says Barlow, senior vice president and portfolio management director, who leads the five-person team. “We hear that all the time when we speak to people describing their relationships with other advisors—‘My advisor never calls me.’” Penn Wealth Management offers clients pre-established and agreed-upon communications, such as monthly phone calls to discuss their investment performance. “Service is best delivered on a proactive basis from the advisor’s standpoint,” he adds. “We don’t wait until a client is upset or confused. We reach out on a regular basis to notify clients about their investments and update our strategies— not to sell them products.” 2. INVESTMENT PLANNING “We recommend having a well-defined plan, whether a client just needs an investment, income or retirement plan or a full-blown financial plan, which includes an estate plan,” says McKeon, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager. “At Penn Wealth Management, we take an overall wealth-management approach. We may advise a client to restructure debt (such as credit cards) to lower their borrowing costs. “We have access to a terrific network of planning professionals at Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Planning Center,” he adds. 3. PERFORMANCE MONITORING Advisors should offer systematic performance reviews around the overall progress of their clients’ specific accounts— and their progress compared to the stock market or other indicators. Penn Wealth Management also asks its clients how frequently they want to review their accounts. Most prefer monthly, but some choose quarterly reviews. The team likes to have at least one annual in-person meeting as well. “Just receiving printed reports is not enough to keep clients informed,” Barlow says. “They need to understand the context of the performance and the strategy going forward either to correct underperformance or to avoid making mistakes that may keep them from reaching their goals.” 4. PERSONAL INTERACTION Does your financial advisor offer opportunities for you to increase your financial knowledge and build relationships with others in the community? “Penn Wealth Management continually invites clients and prospective clients to educational events at a variety of local venues,” Barlow says. For example, the team offers an ongoing seminar program on a variety of pertinent financial topics at local restaurants. It also hosts a series of Ladies Night Out events at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. 5. PRICING “Pricing should be based on the value you receive,” McKeon says. “Morgan Stanley’s pricing guidelines have been simplified and are flexible based on the level of service needed. “We are very happy to provide more service, such as customized trading strategies, if that’s what the client wants,” he adds. “A client should always be aware of the overall value of the services that they are paying for.” Penn Wealth Management can be reached at 4259 West Swamp Road, Suite 400, Doylestown, PA 18902, 215-230-2910 or 888-789-1055 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. Penn Wealth Management includes: DREW D. BARLOW CPM® Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Management Director BRIAN J. MCKEON CMFC®, CMFC®, CLTC® Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Management Director TRACEY A. HERRING Associate Vice President Relationship Manager KAREN A. MCLAUGHLIN Senior Client Service Associate BRITTNEY BARNDT Senior Client Service Associate The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management or its affiliates. All opinions are subject to change without notice. Neither the information provided nor any opinion expressed constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The individuals mentioned as the Portfolio Management Team are Financial Advisors with Morgan Stanley participating in the Morgan Stanley Portfolio Management program. The Portfolio Management program is an investment advisory program in which the client’s Financial Advisor invests the client’s assets on a discretionary basis in a range of securities.

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The King of Prussia District (KOPBID) is pleased to announce plans to launch a new commuter shuttle bus service, theconnector, for King of Prussia business park employees beginning June 17, 2013. theconnector links the King of Prussia business park to Regional Rail at the Norristown Transportation Center and Wayne Station during the AM and PM rush hours. The comfortable, 14-passenger shuttles have free Wi-Fi, bicycle racks and are ADA compliant. “For King of Prussia employees looking for an alternative to driving along congested roadways, theconnector is a viable and affordable solution,” said Eric Goldstein, King of Prussia District Executive Director. “We hope to get people out of their cars, onto SEPTA’s Regional Rail and then onto theconnector.”

connector comes from the King of Prussia District, participating King of Prussia commercial property owners, ticket purchases and advertising revenue. Participating commercial property owners include: Arkema; Brandywine Realty Trust; GSI Commerce, an ebay inc. company; MIM- Hayden Real Estate Funds; Keystone Property Group; and Liberty Property Trust. theconnector is managed by KOPBID and King of Prussia-based GVF. KOP-BID selected King of Prussiabased King Limousine Service, Inc. for the shuttle buses through a competitive bid process.

Find shuttle schedules, routes and more at KOP-BID’s new transportation related website, connectKOP. com. Stay connected on Facebook. com/connectKOP and Twitter.com/ Tickets for the AM and PM shuttle connectKOP. service are $1 per ride for employees of participating companies and ABOUT KING OF PRUSSIA DISTRICT $2 per ride for all other riders. Ten King of Prussia District (KOP-BID) trip ticket booklets are available. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, special services organization. KOP-BID Tickets can be purchased at: • KOP-BID Office: 234 Mall Boule- engages public and private partvard, Suite 150, King of Prussia PA ners to collaboratively improve the economic environment in King of 19406 • GVF Office: 1012 W. 8th Ave., Prussia by making it more vibrant, attractive and prosperous. Suite A, King of Prussia PA 19406 • Online at connectKOP.com

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When a company takes on a new product line to sell, one of the first things they typically do is call a meeting of the sales people. At this meeting they have the product manager from the marketing department and the technical person supporting the product do a joint presentation on the value the product brings to the marketplace and to their existing customer base. Sales managers then encourage the salespeople to go out and explain the value proposition to as many prospects as they can to boost sales of the new product line and validate the decision of manage-

ment to bring the product on. This sledgehammer approach to selling value will boost sales but it will also be grueling for both management and the sales team. Initial excitement of the team about the great new product and its value wanes as they hear a continuing stream of comments like: “I don’t see how it will help me”, or “we’re not really able to do anything right now” or “I like it but can’t see how e can use it right now” or any one of a thousand other polite ways of rejecting the new product. The problem is not the product it is the approach the sales team is using to sell the value. Value, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It does no good for the salesperson to extol the value of the product (or service for that matter) if the prospect does not

see the new product as adding value. So how does the new product add value? It only has value to a prospect if it solves a problem that exits in the world of the prospect. It does me no good to have a machine that is three times faster unless my existing machine is too slow and is causing a problem because of its slowness. The total cost of the solution has to exceed the cost of the problem or it will make no sense to change. In other words it will not add value to me, the prospect. If you want to sell the value of the product, first find out what the prospect considers valuable. You do this by talking to the prospect and discussing his or her operation and problems that they may be having. Of course if I have a new product that management is encouraging me to sell, I would center my discussion on problems that my new product solves. If they are having a problem, ask the prospect how much the problem is costing them. If the cost of the problem is far greater than the cost of your new product then you have the basis for establishing the value in a way that is meaningful to the prospect. Only after

you have established the basis for the value should you explain how your product or service can benefit them. If they don’t have a problem that your new product solves, then talk about something else. It keeps rejection to a minimum. Dan Caramanico is a salesforce development expert and he is the author of Attributes of The Optimal Salesperson® One of Selling power’s top ten books for 2010 and Optimal Selling, Sales Conversations of the Optimal Salesperson. For more tips go to www.optimalsalesperson.com (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello@ localpagespublishing.com)

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SBA 504. This loan allows buyers of commercial real estate who plan to use 51% or more of a building for their own business to get in with only 10% down money. Rates are currently around 4%. You can also lump in construction or build-out cost as well as soft cost (appraisal fee, inspections fee, phase I environmental and legal fees). In some instances the bank will lend on the future appraised value of a building if you plan to do major renovations. Here is an example. Bobby buyer works with his commercial real estate broker and finds the ideal building for his business to purchase. Bobby wants buy the building buy the building for $1,000,000 put an additional $150,000 for fit out and finance the $50,000 closing cost. When Bobby is done with the building renovations, the new value will be $1,500,000. Bobby puts $150,000 of his own money into the deal and 90% is financed. Bobby finances $1,350,000 with $600,000 of SBA 504 (40% purchase value) financing at 4% and $750,000 of traditional financing (50% purchase value) at 6%. Amortized out over 20 yrs at roughly at a 5% blended rate and Bobby buyer gets his own building for about $11.00 per square foot.

This is just one example of how you can add commercial real estate to your list of assets. If you own a commercial property and you are thinking about selling, hopefully this will help you come up true, current expectation of value in today’s market. There are other more advanced techniques you can add in to help commercial real estate make sense for you. Some of these are cost segregation, accelerated depreciation, 1031 exchange, tax reassessments, increasing rents and internal rate of return after taxes, to name a few. When considering investing in commercial real estate be sure you consult with your commercial real estate expert to make the informed choices. Until next time, don’t work for your space. Make your space work for you. (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello@localpagespublishing.com)

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mercial real estate for their own business. With interest rates at historical lows makes purchasing owner occupied commercial real estate a great investment vehicle. Vacancy rates and rental rates have just about bottomed out and there is a lot of cash on the sidelines looking for a better home than a sub 1% savings account. Real estate can be a great investment, if you buy it correctly.

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KING OF PRUSSIA MALL

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Making its area debut with a new concept store, The Body Shop, opened to the public on February 16 at King of Prussia Mall. Located on the upper level of The Plaza by Nordstrom, the new concept store takes The Body Shop experience to a new level by offering personalized consultations with makeovers, skincare tips and try-on samples, allowing for a more personalized shopping experience. Designed to be interactive and informative, the new Pulse concept store offers new product lines formulated with natural ingredients – in line with the company’s “Beauty With Heart” philosophy. The store is also brighter, with more sleek and modern fixtures.

• Commercial Cleaning • Apartment Complexes • Offices & Retail Stores • Medical Facilities • Construction Clean-Up • Realtor Turn-overs

Spring of 2013 will welcome men and women’s clothing and accessories designer Diesel, which will be housed on the lower level of the Plaza, within the newly redeveloped corridor. Additionally, The Plaza’s Food Court will offer a taste of South Philly with the opening of Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks.

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• Carpet Cleaning & Windows • Floor Buffing-Waxing • Power Washing • Warehouses • Schools • Gift Certificates

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the world’s leading retail real estate company, announced today the addition of four new merchants, along with two retailer relocations, adding to the ever-expanding retail roster at King of Prussia Mall.

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Modern day ‘roadside’ burger restaurant, Shake Shack, will open in late 2013 on Mall Boulevard behind JC Penney and will feature its solar powered restaurant concept, with solar panel-covered roofing that will produce 10 percent of its energy. Several current retailers are reinvesting in their King of Prussia location by relocating to updated spaces within the mall. Steve Madden will be moving to a larger space on the upper level of the redevelopment corridor next to H&M increasing its square footage by over 400 square feet. Eddie Bauer, formerly located in The Court, will be moving over to The Plaza and is slated to open in early April 2013. “We’re happy to see that many of our retailers are continuing to invest in their King of Prussia Mall location,” said Mall Manager Bob Hart. “We take it as a sign that they value their location here at the mall and want to continue to be a part of our vibrant retail mix.” For additional information on new retailer openings, redevelopment news and more please visit: www.kingofprussiamall.com. About King of Prussia Mall King of Prussia Mall, managed by Simon Property Group, is the East Coast’s premier shopping destination featuring seven department stores and more than 400 retailers and 40 restaurants. Easily accessible off Route 202, I-76, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, King of Prussia is within one mile of Valley Forge National Historic Park, the Valley Forge Convention Center and Valley Forge Casino Resort. For more information about King of Prussia visit www.kingofprussiamall.com. About Simon Property Group Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 328 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 243 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www. simon.com. (Submitted Copy; Contact crafanello@localpagespublishing.com)

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Montgomery County News Magazine Summer 2013  

The official publication of the Montgomery County Chamber of commerce.

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