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Clarion Hotel
815 Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
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LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. We are pleased to announce our newest member: Mike Hoopes, representing property and casualty insurance. We were also joined by guests representing banking, marketing, and graphic design.

Our showboater was our mortgage broker, Lonnie Cooper from The Rate Kings Mortgage (www.theratekings.com). Lonnie always welcomes referrals for customers who are looking for first mortgages or who are thinking about refinancing an existing mortgage. He gives away promotional items at closing for his customers, and he displayed shirts, beach towels and hats that he might give away.

Our speaker was our general contractor, Bob Latta from Latta Kennedy Builders (www.LattaKennedyBuilders.com). Bob has learned a number of construction techniques over the years as a laborer and also as a superintendent prior to starting a business in 2009 with David Kennedy. They began with smaller jobs, but they provided such quality work and excellent service that their small jobs quickly led to bigger jobs. They formed key relationships with other builders and architects that led to more work and more growth as a company. Bob told us that no job is "officially" too small, and they are willing to meet with any potential client. They prefer to work in Chester County but are willing to travel a bit further, as needed. They love doing historical restoration work, and they have also worked on kitchens, renovations, additions, decks, and patios. Contact them to talk about any construction project.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. We were joined by guests representing the categories of Property & Casualty Insurance, Marketing, and Telecommunications. Our showboater was our General Contractor, Bob Latta from Latta Kennedy Builders (www.lattakennedybuilders.com). Bob displayed a variety of wood samples to show what types of materials he can choose from for different construction products. His choice may be based on appearance and also the conditions that the materials will experience (for example, moisture).

Our speaker was our Web Designer, Greg Cazillo (www.cazillo.com). Greg showed us a feature that he added to a local photographer's website to enable ordering of student photos taken at the studio. Greg generated non-guessable links for each student so that no one else could view their photos. Each student was required to select a yearbook photo with cap and gown prior to ordering personal photos. Options were available to order individual prints and/or print collages. The school provided student information from their database that Greg used to populate the order form, so that less typing would be necessary during the checkout process, minimizing the chance for errors. For the photographer, Greg created a program that he could use to upload the photos for each student, connecting with a student roster already in the system. Greg made sure that the photos on the site were a suitable size for easy viewing, including mobile optimization to make viewing and ordering easy on any sized device. The photographer can also view a report that tells him who has ordered and also allows him to send an e-mail to those who haven't ordered, reminding them to look at and select their photos. Greg would be able to take these concepts to create website ordering for any business, not just photography.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. We were joined by guests representing the category of Electrician.

Our speaker was our interior designer, Theresa Barlow with A Perfect View (www.APerfectViewInteriors.com). Theresa can apply her design skills to a single room or to an entire home. She will look at the current design and layout of furniture and other items. Theresa checks for things that are out of proportion in terms of size, for incidentals (like electrical cords) that are visible yet should be hidden, the amount of light in the room, and the color scheme. One of her basic goals will be to make the space feel less cluttered and crowded. She may also find ways to add plants and natural light to add life to a space. Theresa works closely with her daughter Jena for home staging prior to putting a house on the market as well as design projects for people who are staying in their homes and want to love their space. They can also work on decorating offices, updating the look and/or decorating for the holidays. Contact Theresa to find out how she can help.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. Our chapter is happy to welcome our newest member, Bob Latta, a General Contractor with Latta • Kennedy Builders (www.lattakennedybuilders.com).

Our showboater was Theresa Barlow, our Interior Designer from A Perfect View (www.aperfectviewinteriors.com). She showed us a gift bag that she can create for a consultation. This can give a potential client some ideas about what Theresa can do and how her services might benefit them in their home or office. She is always happy to talk to people about how their space looks and feels in order to create a comfortable and attractive environment.

Our speaker was our Portrait Photographer, Jack Ansley from John H. Ansley Portrait Photography (www.ansleyphoto.com). Jack can help anyone who has a cell phone full of digital photos but never gets them printed. He can print photos on archival papers with archival pigment ink that will not be adversely affected by UV light. These prints don't even need to be covered with glass, unless you use a mat around the photo. Jack has hundreds of photos that he has taken, and he can print these for a home or office that needs some more color or visual interest on the walls. He also takes many photos in his studio--portraits of families, kids, pets, and individuals. Contact Jack for portrait photography, prints, or restorations.

LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA. Our speaker was our home automation specialist, Adam Perkowski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Adam is able to automate all sorts of technology products in a home, controlled by cell phones. The systems that he installs can coordinate a variety of technologies. He typically uses the Savant system, which used to work only with Macintosh products. However, this home automation platform has improved over time and now uses programming that can put together technology from different companies, all under a single controlling system. Adam works diligently with each individual customer to organize and automate what they want. He tells us that we're actually "getting closer to the movies" in terms of what we can control and how we are able to control it. Adam may not be Iron Man, but he can give Tony Stark's Jarvis a run for his money.

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Carl Wenrich – Accountant

Carl Wenrich – Accountant
Bliss & Company
LeTip Member Since December 2019
810 Downingtown Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 679-8222
https://blisscpas.com
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Carl has been with Bliss & Company for more than 20 of their 50 years in business, joining the firm in 1998 and becoming a partner in 2008.  With a staff of seven, including four CPAs, Bliss is able to provide personal attention, expertise, and responsiveness while smaller or larger firms may fall short in one of those categories. 

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