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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Keystone NAP Announced It Will Launch the First  Advanced Data Center in the Northeast Capable of Meeting the Needs of Today’s Web-Scale Enterprises.

“We are seeing growing demand for data center space in the Northeast, and particularly in eastern Pennsylvania as an alternative to markets such as NY/NJ”

From its secure site in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Keystone NAP will address the underserved Mid-Atlantic market with a unique offering that combines robust power and communications infrastructure with advanced network management, data center migration, and application optimization services. The company was founded by a veteran team of IT executives and is built for customers that rely heavily on network-based applications, as well as those companies delivering cloud-based solutions. Keystone NAP also delivers multi-layered site security and contains massive capacity for future growth.

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS

General Board Meeting Held at George School

George School hosted BCEDC’s General Board Meeting on October 29. The meeting was held in the Molly Dodd Andersen Library. The board members were very impressed with the exquisite surrounding of the campus and facilities. In 2009, BCEDC while in partnership with the BCIDA assisted George School with a tax free loan to fund the construction of the library.

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MEET ONE OF OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

Meet CRB

CRB is a global design, construction, and consulting firm that relentlessly pursues and delivers success for our clients in advanced technology industries. Founded in 1984 as a single three-person office, we have grown to a team of more than 700 passionate professionals in 13 offices throughout the country. CRB’s single-minded focus on putting our clients’ interests first—every day, on every project—defines us as a firm.

CRB delivers in all areas of project execution, from strategic planning and initial project programming, through conceptual and detailed design and into construction, commissioning, and validation. From start-up through completion, we contribute innovative ideas and cost-effective designs and services, ensuring that projects are realized on time or early, on budget or under.

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The BOTTOM LINE

A Regular Feature to Help Your Business Improve Its Profitability

Alliance Resume Depot — A Candidate Referral System

Finding qualified candidates for open positions can be a daunting task. Turning away a qualified job seeker can be just as hard as finding the right candidate.

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STRATEGIC EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

Looking for the Best Vendor

The quest for the “best vendor” is a relentless pursuit in almost every company. It can take years to recover from one mistake in the management of your supply chain. Yet, how important is location in the best vendor equation? Overwhelmingly, an analysis of data for the Southeastern region shows that location is not a top priority among manufacturers. It appears the last place we look for quality and price is right next door.

In a recent conversation with Tom Lawton (Advent Design Corporation in Bristol, PA), he described the best vendor as “one you can drive to; the next best is one you fly to. The least desirable vendor is the one you need a passport for.” Yet, statistics show that Tom’s best vendor definition runs contrary to the opinions of most Southeastern PA manufacturers. For many reasons, the overriding perception of most companies looking for new suppliers in the Southeastern region is that local vendors just aren’t as good as vendors you find elsewhere.

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FINANCIAL TOOLBOX

How to Withdraw Cash from a Closely Held Business

Entities typically operate as limited liability companies (LLC), partnerships, Subchapter-S Corporations, or regular C Corporations. The entity type and its capital structure impact how profits may be withdrawn or distributed.

This article will focus on withdrawing from closely held C corporations. C corporation shareholders/employee owners are often interested in withdrawing cash from profits in a tax efficient manner.

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COMPANIES ON THE MOVE

Sligan Plastics Renews Two Leases on Wheeler Way


Silgan Plastics
renewed their lease at 121 Wheeler Way, Langhorne for a five year term. The company manufactures plastic bottles in the 174,000 square foot facility. Silgan also renewed their lease at 180 Wheeler Way for a five year term. Silgan utilizes the 78,000 square foot building for warehousing the plastic bottles. The Flynn Company represented the owner and Pinnacle Real Estate Services of St Louis represented Silgan.

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BCEDC BUSINESS HAPPENINGS

Tohickon Corporation Purchases New Building

44 Business Capital and BCEDC have teamed up together to assist Tohickon Corporation in purchasing a new building located in Sellersville Borough as well as paid off some existing debt. The SBA loan guarantee was for $1,350,000. Tohickon Corporation designs and manufactures glass eyes for the taxidermy industry. For more information, www.tohickonglasseyes.com

THE LOCAL CHAMBERS’ EXCHANGE

Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce

Tara KingTara KingTara King, Executive Director of the Upper Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, was honored for her vision and drive for promoting Bucks County tourism from the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau. She received her “Visit Bucks County” award at a luncheon held on October 17 at Parx East.


Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce

Please join the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce at our two free networking events in January. Contact us with questions at 215-943-7400 or visit our website at www.lbccc.org.

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MEMBERS’ CORNER

  • NAGGL Recognizes 44 Business Capital as Champion of Veteran Small Business Lending
  • PECO Ready to Meet Customer Demand this Winter
  • Nappen & Associates Hires a Senior VP of Operations
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