SPOTLIGHT ON BUCKS

Demographics Do Not Determine the Fate of Economic Growth, but they are Certainly a Key Determinant for an Economy’s Growth Potential

Where is Bucks County?

 

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS

PPL Electric Utilities is Joining Forces with Gas and Electric Utilities Across the U.S. and Canada to Educate Customers About Scams

The industry group designated November 16 as “Utilities United Against Scams Day” and will support it with a week-long informational campaign focused on exposing the tricks scammers use to steal money from utility customers, and how customers can protect themselves. Going forward, Utilities United Against Scams Day will be observed on the third Wednesday in November.

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS

Kreischer Miller’s 5th Annual Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Survey

Kreischer Miller’s Manufacturing Industry Group is conducting its annual survey to gather updated information about the changing state of manufacturing in our region, the use of new technologies and practices, and the outlook for the industry.

The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete and your participation would be greatly appreciated. Please complete the survey by Friday, December 30.

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THE BOTTOM LINE

Shop and Save

Some people don’t want to hear another mention of the word “shopping” at this time of year. It’s a word you tend to hear an awful lot.

Still, you may be able to save money on your electric bill by spending a few thoughtful minutes shopping for your energy supply. You won’t have to go from store to store to find the right offer: All the information can be seen right at home.

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Getting Your Vehicle Ready For The Winter

TMA Bucks member, AAA Mid-Atlantic, provides some basic winter car care tips to make sure your vehicle is ready to handle the colder weather and possible harsh conditions.

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FINANCIAL TOOLBOX

DCED Recently Opened the Application Window for The Pipeline Investment Program and Business In Our Sites.

The Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) provides grants to construct the last few miles of natural gas distribution lines to business parks, existing manufacturing and industrial enterprises, which will result in the creation of new economic base jobs in the commonwealth while providing access to natural gas for residents. Funds may be used for acquisition, construction, and site preparation costs associated with extending natural gas pipelines to serve eligible applicants.

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FINANCIAL TOOLBOX

Renaming and Rebranding Two SBA Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration is announcing new names for its two core business loan programs. In consultation with our lending partners, SBA has begun the process of renaming and rebranding these loans to better reflect their purposes and improve borrower understanding of SBA’s programs. Effective immediately, the 7(a) and 504 loan programs will be referred to by the names outlined below.

• The 7(a) Loan Program has been changed to the SBA Advantage Loan Program

• The 504 Loan Program has been changed to the SBA Grow Loan Program

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COMPANIES ON THE MOVE

Mountain Drive

Aquascapes Holdings LLC purchased the 5-acre property from the bank at 2503 Mountainview Dr, Nockamixon Township. The property was zoned Village Commercial which included a 6,500 SF shop building and 12,000 SF of greenhouses. Price $285,000. Brode & Brooks sole broker.

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MEMBERS' CORNER

  • Carroll Engineering presented on MuniLogic ™
  • Donna Emhart joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • NAI Mertz Celebrates 35th Year in Business
  • PECO Provides Meaningful Economic Impact Across Pennsylvania
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THE LOCAL CHAMBERS’ EXCHANGE

UBCC Brings Success, Momentum into the New Year

By all measures, we’ve had a great year at the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce. The last major event on the busy calendar, the Annual Meeting on November 16th, enjoyed a significant boost in attendance over years past. In addition to the inspiring keynote address by Rob Wonderling, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, on the Grow PA initiative he is spearheading, we proudly honored our numerous volunteers – the backbone and driving force of our organization, those who chair and work on committees, help with events, and assist in moving UBCC forward.

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