SEPTEMBER 2020

 

SPOTLIGHT ON BUCKS

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LAMPIRE Biological Laboratories Fights Against Pandemic 

LAMPIRE Biological Laboratories, headquartered in Bucks County, supplies critical reagents to Fortune 100 biotech, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies around the world. Together with their research and manufacturing partners, LAMPIRE is collaborating to discover solutions to the SARS COV2 pandemic.

LAMPIRE products and services are significant in the fight against the COVID pandemic in many different ways. LAMPIRE’s raw materials and reagents, such as Mouse IgG, and other purified proteins are being used for the manufacture of mass quantities of SARS CoV2 diagnostic tests. In addition, LAMPIRE’s line of Viral Transport Media is being used to store and transport COVID-19 patient specimens for evaluation. Finally, LAMPIRE team members are working with our research partners on polyclonal and monoclonal antibody development programs to develop antibodies for rapid tests that can have results in minutes.

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BCEDC BUSINESS HAPPENINGS

EKL Machine, Bensalem Township was approved to borrow $50,000 from the BCEDC Business Builder Loan Fund for the purposes of working capital. EKL was founded in 1979, they provide tool, design and service for the can manufacturing industry.

BECO Distributors, Inc., Morrisville Borough was approved to borrow $50,000 from the BCEDC Business Builder Loan Fund for...

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS

SCORE Bucks County Announces New Board

SCORE Bucks County, a local chapter of a national nonprofit organization focused on mentoring business owners and entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce new leadership. 

For the first time in the chapter’s history, the Bucks chapter is being chaired by women. Chairwoman Linda Zangrilli has chosen fellow SCORE mentor Vicki Brown...

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS

From Small Business Owner to Community Leader: 4 Ways to Make the Leap

Small business owners do more than strengthen their local economies. The most successful business owners also serve as civic leaders, making their communities better places to live and work, while building their own reputations to boot.

It’s no surprise that many entrepreneurs are also community...

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COMPANIES ON THE MOVE

New Castle Building Products Leases 40,400 Sq. Ft. in Bensalem, Bucks County, PA

Roddy Inc., the Bensalem, PA industrial and commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced that it represented New Castle Building Products in leasing a one-story building of approx. 40,400 sq. ft. situated on 2.3 acres located at 2525 State Road, Bensalem, Bucks County, PA.

The modern...

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COMPANIES ON THE MOVE

Brookfield Launches 143,000 SF Medical Redevelopment at Neshaminy Mall
Former Department Store Reimagined as New Regional Medical Magnet

Brookfield Properties has recently launched redevelopment plans that, when complete, will finalize the transformation of the former Neshaminy Mall Sears anchor into a premier healthcare destination. The Colliers team of Matthew Shanahan...

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COMPANIES ON THE MOVE

Bucks County information on leases or renewals for the last 3 months submitted by BCEDC Real Estate Members, Roddy Inc., Newmark Knight Frank & Colliers International.

BENSALEM
Industrial
Industrial Total
Office
Office
Office
Office
Office Total
Grand Total
Sq. Ft.
32,440
32,440
1,059
2,935
7,984
3,146
15,124
47,564
BRISTOL
Industrial
Industrial
Industrial
Grand Total
Sq. Ft.
3,525
12,300
4,100
19,925
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FINANCIAL TOOLBOX

Your Company’s Cyber Vigilance Should Be on High Alert During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An increase in cyber disruptions over the past several months has stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic. These cyber attacks are being driven by:

  • Remote work. A significant number of employees have shifted to remote work due to current circumstances, which has resulted in an increase in...
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FINANCIAL TOOLBOX

PIDA Rates

Rates are effective through September 30, 2020.

Land and Building (Real Estate) – 1.75% fixed rate for 15-year; 0.75% fixed rate for 7-years.

Machinery and Equipment – 3% fixed rate for the full term of the loan.

BCEDC Loan Rates – to find out more about BCEDC loans and rates, please contact Jim at 215.348.9031.

MEMBERS' CORNER

The Nappen Team - Retires and New Hires

The change in seasons brings big changes to Nappen & Associates as we welcome Tracy Flissar, Jill Gude, R.J. Hollinshead and the return of Dara Nappen King, and say a fond farewell with wishes for a fruitful retirement to Connie Riegler.

After 35 years, Connie is hanging up her hat and departing Nappen. We thank her for...

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MEMBERS' CORNER

Compass Sign Company – Your First Step in the Right Direction

A twenty-foot-tall foam finger and a thirty-foot-tall "living" sculpture are just two of the more interesting, but countless, creative projects to spring from the talented minds at Compass Sign Company (Compass).

Compass is, however, more than just a sign manufacturer. Launched in 1998 in the home of Philip...

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SAVE THE DATE

BCEDC Annual Dinner Rescheduled

BCEDC’s Annual Dinner is scheduled to take place on April 22, 2021 at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland, PA.

We will keep you posted on the details on our Annual Dinner page.

NEW MEMBERS

Frank Lombardo
Green Street Real Estate

Kimberly Nugent
ABC Construction Company, Inc.

Alfredo Malamana
Cleaning Services 4less LLC

Rodrigue Maneka
Moroda Services LLC

Linda Penrod
LEP Consulting Solutions LLC

Rachid Tshobo
Rachid Multi Services LLC