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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LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. Our showboater was our marketing specialties representative, Jenny Hadler. She displayed apparel, mugs, and other promotional products that businesses can use to advertise and gain name recognition.

Our speaker was attorney Beth Rondinelli. She focuses on drafting simple wills, powers of attorney, and living wills for her clients. She has low overhead expenses and is happy to pass her savings along to her clients, because she knows how important those three documents are for everyone. She always wanted to be an attorney, and she started out working for law firms and gaining lots of courtroom experience. She left the practice of law for a while, but she was driven to return when a personal tragedy in her family was mitigated by a power of attorney document. This motivated her to make sure that everyone has their traditional estate documents drawn up before they are needed. Beth charges $150 for the three documents, and she will guide you through the process of documenting the necessary details.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. We welcome two new members: travel agent Jennifer Canfield-Clark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and flooring contractor Zac Mento (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Our showboater was Claudia Roemer from Ceiba Baskets and Gifts (website under construction). She displayed an example of a Halloween gift basket for a family. There were food and gift items for both adults and kids, with several items that would become keepsakes after the edible contents were consumed. Claudia aims to provide unique and enjoyable gifts for any occasion, working with a variety of price points.

Our speaker was our payroll specialist, Jacky Wilson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). She began working at ADP three years ago and is currently a Senior District Manager. ADP is a $10 million payroll company, paying one in five Americans. Jacky personally works with small businesses that have between 1 and 100 employees. She can work with larger companies, and she will then joins force with another ADP representative. Jacky told us that ADP is really a Human Resource company, with payroll being only 10% of what they do. ADP helps employers to create job descriptions, provide help desk answers, perform background checks, provide HR tool kits (for hiring, firing, and disciplining employees), and composing employee handbooks and other important documents. The ADP software integrates with QuickBooks, which helps many employers. Contact Jacky to find out how ADP can help your business.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. We welcome new member Mike Dobbyn, our financial advisor. We were also joined by guests representing the categories of travel agent and flooring contractor.

Our showboater was our payroll specialist, Jacky Wilson with ADP (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). She had information available about the different services that ADP provides. She also showed us what the computer program would look like from the customer's perspective and explained how easy it would be to add new employees directly. Jacky makes excellent use of technology to make the payroll process as easy as possible.

Our speaker was our property and casualty insurance agent, Mike Hoopes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Mike has worked with the Chester Springs Insurance Group since 2011. He writes policies primarily with Farmers Insurance, but he also has connections that allow him to get policies with other carriers as well. Mike is able to write both residential and commercial insurance policies. He has a strong belief in what he does, which is protecting people in their times of loss. Mike strives to find the right balance between cost and coverage. He warned us that people who shop for the cheapest price may be buying a policy that won't cover them adequately. Ultimately, Mike provides a personal touch--he is YOUR agent, not just a random voice on the phone.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. Our chapter is pleased to welcome new member Beth Rondinelli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), an attorney who specializes in the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and living wills. We were also joined by guests representing the categories of travel agent, flooring contractor, and financial advisor.

Our showboater was Mike Hoopes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), our property and casualty insurance agent. Mike provided helpful brochures about the services he can provide to his clients, some promotional items, and a sample of the welcome packet that he gives to all new clients. Mike strives to provide excellent customer service and to help people find the best coverage for an affordable price.

Our speaker was our new banker, Matt Simmers from First Niagara (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We played a fun game of Jeopardy to learn about several of the products and services that First Niagara offers, both to individuals and to business customers. They offer a variety of credit cards, lines of credit, home improvement loans, personal unsecured loans, new/used auto loans, business checking accounts, personal checking accounts, and a student checking account that we learned about through the game, and Matt can talk with any individual about other banking needs and questions. Matt's main goal is to be very customer-centric in providing banking services, so that each customer feels valued.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. We were joined by guests: a travel agent and an attorney.
 
Our showboater was our new banker, Matt Simmers from First Niagara (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). He displayed brochures that explain some of the bank's offerings in more detail. Matt also talked about being able to do on-site presentations for businesses to encourage employees to sign up with First Niagara. This can be a great time-saver for busy companies! Contact Matt to find out how First Niagara can help to meet the banking needs of both individuals and businesses.
 
Our speaker was Dave Kozak, our life, health, and disability insurance specialist at Chester Springs Insurance Group (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Dave spoke with us about different types of life insurance policies: term, whole-life, and trusts. He spoke of term insurance as basically being coverage for a person's mortgage and possibly other expenses. Term insurance pays only when the policyholder has died. With a whole-life policy, however, the policyholder has ways that they can benefit from the policy during their lifetime also. Dave will work with each person to formulate a plan based upon what his client is able to pay as a premium, and the policyholder has an option to access the insurance plan's growth tax-free. At times it may be advisable to start a trust, which is a life insurance policy owned by a trust rather than an individual. In any scenario, Dave makes sure to ask questions to find out the specific goals of each client. He will find the best balance between what they want, what they need, and what they can afford. Ultimately, the goal is to be able to mitigate the worst possible scenario.

Random Member!

Ryan Ellenberger - Pest Control

Ryan Ellenberger
Prudential Pest Solutions
128 Slater Dr
Wernersville PA 19565
(484)401-4361
www.prudentialpest.com
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Ryan Ellenberger has been in the pest control industry for almost 10 years. He prides himself on professional, effective pest solutions for your home or business. 

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