LBCCC and Energy & Tech Showcase
by Cate Murway

Can you hear us now?
The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is "The Voice of Business", helping to strengthen the competitiveness of the U.S. economy to increase opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. The Chamber’s governing body consists of business and professional leaders from throughout the area.
Clark L. Shuster is the President and Mark Connelly of Dow Chemical Company is Chairman of the Board of this leading not-for-profit organization, dedicated to promoting business and advancing the principles of free enterprise in the Lower Bucks County region.

The LBCCC, along with their sponsors, Bucks County Community College, Bucks County Courier Times, 3D Printing & Digital Imaging, 3rd Federal Bank, Angelmark Associates, Inc., Comcast Business Class, Keystone Technology Management, LLC, and Thomas G. Wells Construction, LLC, is pleased to announce its second annual Energy & Tech Showcase. Come learn about all the advancements in Energy and Technology from local vendors with energy efficient products and technologies for residential and commercial buyers.

The Energy & Tech Showcase will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Bucks County Community College, Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway (right off I-95 Bristol Exit), Bristol, PA 19007.
Bucks County Community College, an LBCCC member, has offered usage of its new state-of-the art 55,000 square-foot "green" building, opened in 2007.

BCCC continues its longstanding tradition of providing outstanding programs and services to their students as well as developing exciting, new educational opportunities for everyone.
The college will be demonstrating its campus technology and the connectivity that makes learning in the 21st century classroom ahead of its time. Lower Bucks Hospital will also be offering Blood Pressure screenings; there will be E-Cycling, and some appearances from special guests.

9:30–10:00 am – Mobile Technology - Ray Lieb [Legato Software] and Kevin Roddy [3rd Federal Bank]
10:30–11:00 am – Energy Works Program - Tom Wells [Tom Wells Construction, LLC]
11:30–12:00 pm – Social Networking - Donna Serdula [DonnaTech Design]
12:30–1:00 pm – Teaching and Learning with Technology in the 21st Century – Kelly Sell [BCCC]

The E-cycling is open all day, sponsored by Keystone Technology Management, LLC, DEP Certified as a computer & electronic waste recycler. Bring your old Laptops, PC’s, Printers, Monitors, Phones, Copy Machines & Related Equipment.
In addition there will be Door Prizes and Green Jobs Academy Info.  
The entire family will enjoy this educational and fun event.

Whether you represent a small, medium or large business, being a member of the Lower Bucks Chamber offers you many benefits. The Chamber provides an outlet for businesspeople to network with others through their monthly Business Card Exchanges and Percolator Meetings. You are invited to join them on the second Thursday of every month.
Come early; allow time to park and network prior to the program.
Members join, participate and remain active because they see the value of the organization and being a member will add credibility to your business.

Through their partnership with SCORE [Counselors to America’s Small Business], Chamber members can learn how to write an effective business plan, become their own boss and succeed as the small business owner or entrepreneur. There are a plethora of opportunities to meet prospective customers and vendors.
Former restaurateur and Bucks County franchise owner of HouseMaster Home Inspections, Lloyd William Scarborough has been a member since 2002. He is on the Board of Directors and a co-chair of the Technology, Energy and Building Committee.
Lloyd expressed that “membership increases business presence.” He will be setting up an exhibit at the Showcase that will present “the best, newest money-saving technology concepts out there for the home and business. As a home inspector, I identify ways to save energy or identify areas where they are not saving energy, with gas leaks, leaky faucets, or windows not closing properly.”
Visit the Chamber's web site, an organized atmosphere for both members and non-members to access the list of Chamber committees.

The LBCCC helps businesses start and succeed.
This should be the first place to go to make connections with other professionals and build an awareness of your business.
The “Be Your Own Boss” seminar is presented for prospective and new business owners where over 400 present and prospective business owners have received confidential, no cost business counseling from SCORE [Service Corps of Retired Executives] in the past year at the Chamber.
The ‘Sharpen Your Edge’ monthly seminars present expert speakers on specific business topics and “Career Women on the Move” helps businesswomen be successful.

Chamber Member Community Events include the program, Guru C.A.R.Es to Help a Local Small Business, launched by Logo Design Guru.
Logo Design Guru created Guru C.A.R.Es to assist local companies that have a positive impact on our community to get through the challenges of the recession. They feel that the best way to take care of our community is by supporting businesses that provide valuable employment and services for each other. They offer their services pro bono, hoping to make a difference. 
Small businesses feeling the effects of the recession and in need of a professional image will receive over $2,500 in branding services and marketing consultation from Langhorne based Logo Design Guru and its Guru C.A.R.E.s program [Community Action Recovery Effort]. Only one business will be selected, so submit your business today!

LBCCC is also continually working with our schools to improve the workforce.
The LBCCC Youth Leadership offers the opportunity of a lifetime to any Bucks County High School Student who will be entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, encouraging youth to be involved in the business community.
Students who have a sincere interest in being part of an intense, challenging and exciting week-long program are invited to apply for the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week.
Through the Chamber’s and members’ support, over 150 local high school students have had the opportunity to attend PFEW since 1989, experiencing dormitory life and gaining valuable knowledge by participating in this program held on the campuses of Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA.
The LBCCC scholarship covers all meals in the college dining hall, dormitory space, conference materials, and activities.

An additional intense 3-day Youth Leadership Program teaches leadership skills through a variety of individual, group, and community activities, providing opportunities to enhance and develop personal and professional life skills through orienting, developing, exploring and leading.

Let’s hear it for the entrepreneurs!
Small businesses are crucial to economic recovery.
Let the LBCCC help you grow your business.
From furthering the validity of your business with your prospective clients to member discounts, networking and continuing education, LBCCC is a worthwhile investment in the future of your organization.

The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce dedication to promoting business and advancing the principles of free enterprise in the Lower Bucks County region is a proven focused effort.

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Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Phone: 215.943.7400
Fax: 215.943.7404

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