Pennsylvania Business Networking

Time & Location

Time & Date:
Every Tuesday from 7am until 8:31am

Location:
Clarion Hotel
815 Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
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Vince Del Vacchio from Del Vacchio Landscape & Garden Center is our landscaper. He explained how some things are good or bad for your turf. Compacting from vehicles or walking on it a lot is bad for it. Crab grass and weeds are both bad, along with irrigation systems need to be used properly. Fertilization and aeration when done at the time of the year can make a huge difference in the lawn and make it green and healthy, but they need to be done right and with proper timing. Vince's process is more organic and sustainable more like a natural forest. Contact Vince today at 610-692-2422 or send an email.

Scott Darling from Remax Action Associates in Exton PA. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the realty market and has sold hundreds of homes in the Chester County Area, some multiple times. This time of year you can have your property reassessed so that you are paying the proper amount of county, local and school taxes. He can help you through the appeal process and recommend the best appraiser. Contact Scott today at 610-594-7268 or send an email.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel in Exton, PA. This will be the chapter's final meeting at this location. All future meetings will be held at the Whitford Country Club in Exton, PA.

The showboater for the meeting was estate attorney Beth Rondinelli (www.RondinelliLawFirm.com), who was also our first speaker. Beth writes wills, living wills, and powers of attorney for her clients. She noted that having a will is important in order to ensure that your possessions and assets are directed where you want after your death. Individuals with children will want to select a guardian for their children. If no guardian has been named, then a judge will decide who takes responsibility for the children. Any assets that you leave for your children will also need a trustee. This person may be the same person as the guardian, although this is not necessary, and there might be good reason for having a person other than the guardian acting as the trustee. Beth can ask the right questions to help each of her clients make these important choices. Your will also names an executor to pay bills. The power of attorney document names the person who can act as your agent to take control of your finances if you become incapacitated or unavailable for an extended period of time. The living will document (sometimes also called an advanced directive) is used to communicate to medical personnel about what sort of heroic life-saving measures you do or do not wish to pursue. Beth takes difficult subject matter and makes it more understandable so that her clients can have peace of mind.

Our second speaker was gift basket specialist Claudia Roemer from Ceiba Baskets and Gifts (www.CEIBAbasketsandgifts.com). Claudia highlighted her ability to provide embroidery services, both for items in baskets and for separate items. Her machine can embroider pictures, logos, and letters directly onto fabric. The graphic file is read by a specialized software program in order to produce a pictorial representation of the stitches and thread colors that would be needed to create the design. Some business logos may require modification in order to make them better suited for stitching. Embroidery services can add a personal touch to business items, home gifts, or personal items. Contact Claudia with any questions and to get started with your embroidery ideas.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. Our showboaters were our realtor, Scott Darling (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and our financial advisor. (Due to regulations in the financial industry, we do not blog about our financial advisor, but you can find out more about him on our chapter's website www.letipcce.com.)

cooperlonniewebOur first speaker was our mortgage broker, Lonnie Cooper with The Rate Kings Mortgage (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Lonnie spoke about options for down payments when buying a home. The length of time that a buyer plans to stay in the house can make a difference in the amount of money they will want to invest in their down payment. Lonnie can help each buyer determine what makes sense in their situation. He can also give more information about first-time buyers getting down payment funds from immediate family members as well as the possibility of seeking seller assist. Every person's plans and finances will be different, and Lonnie enjoys helping people to make the best decisions for their home purchase.

gregsphoto 200pxOur second speaker was Greg Cazillo, our web designer with www.Cazillo.com. Greg emphasized the draw of video in business promotion. Many people prefer video to text. An e-mail newsletter may have a higher open rate if it contains a video and this video is referenced in the subject line. YouTube is the second most popular search engine (with Google being the first). YouTube videos can increase brand awareness and drive viewers to your website. Video also increases trust, because people can see you face-to-face. Contact Greg to put together a video or other web design components.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. Our showboaters were Mike Hoopes and Dan Frame. Mike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is our property and casualty insurance agent, and Dan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is our electrician.

We had two speakers, but due to regulations in the financial industry, we do not blog about our financial advisor. You can find out more about him on our chapter's website http://letipcce.com/meet-your-sales-force/344-financial-advisor.html. Our other speaker was our residential realtor, Scott Darling (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Scott spoke about how and when people may choose to appeal the tax assessment on their home. Scott can help a homeowner to evaluate the assessment of comparable properties in the neighborhood and decide whether an appeal is a good idea. Appealing can be helpful if there appears to be a reasonable chance of decreasing taxes. However, opening up the appeal process can result in a change either way, increasing or decreasing the assessment. Scott is always willing to answer questions and provide advice and assistance.

Random Member!

Bob Latta - General Contractor

Bob Latta - General Contractor
Latta Kennedy Builders
LeTip Member since August 2015
PO Box 235, Chester Springs PA 19425
610-724-8906
http://lattakennedybuilders.com
Contact Bob

Bob Latta brings more than 20 years of home building experience to Latta Kennedy Builders, his Chester Springs building and remodeling partnership with Dave Kennedy. Their expertise in all facets of construction from carpentry to electric to plumbing assures that your remodeling project or full home build will delight you. Bob’s hands-on involvement with every project ensures impeccable quality, timely installation and an overall positive experience for clients.

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