Pennsylvania Business Networking

Time & Location

We meet every Tuesday from 7am until 8:31am at the Whitford Country Club
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What a gorgeous summer day…beautiful sunshine and perfect breeze. Life is good, and so is LeTip Chester County East (CCE)! We had a great showing on Tuesday, with 15 members present along with 3 guests.

Our guests included:  2nd time visitor Gary Acers Sr. of Speedpro Imaging, a large format digital imaging firm; Lesley Notorangelo of LN Design, a graphic design firm (and guest of Scott Darling); and Tobias Mastriani Jr., a drywall specialist (and guest of Dieter Enz). Welcome to all!

Our Quarterly Business Mixer will be held on Tuesday, September 22, from 7:30-9:00am. Each LeTip CCE member will have a table to “display their wares” and discuss what products or services you offer, while explaining why you joined LeTip and how it has benefited you/your business. The ultimate goal here is to attract new members to the group. Please be sure to have a list of 10 invitees to submit to Greg Cazillo at our next meeting, along with envelopes for each invitee. You should have handwritten addresses on each envelope to help get the invitation noticed.

Our Speakers today included Jack Ansley, our Scenic and Portrait Photographer, and Marc Bamford, our Public Accountant.

Jack reminded us that he can help customers preserve their memorable summer photos by transforming them into a beautiful matte finish, which can then be hung on a “vacation wall” at home to be shared by all. Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the “Ansley Photo Finish,” an Art Show and Silent Auction Fundraiser to benefit the bike ride against Multiple Sclerosis. It will be held at Jack’s studio, 219 Lancaster Ave. in Devon, Saturday, September 12 (10am-4pm) and Sunday, September 13 (11am-3pm). Photographic art will be featured by several artists, including Jack as well as LeTip CCE member Greg Cazillo! All are invited – be sure to tell your family, friends and co-workers!

Marc discussed the variety of tax and accounting services he offers to companies. This includes Tax services for corporations, LLCs and partnerships. He also offers Bookkeeping tailored to the clients’ needs, providing financial statements on a monthly, quarterly or as-needed basis. In addition, Marc is a wiz at Quick Books but can also pick up on other software programs used by businesses, such as Peachtree. He provides Tax Planning in two scenarios:  1. Situational (for e.g., a father is transferring ownership of the business to his son) or 2. Year-End Planning which occurs in October / November – this is the time businesses should be forecasting their scenario to April 15 and making financial decisions accordingly. Whatever the situation for your business, March will work hard to help produce the best outcome for you!

Our Showboaters today were Mike Clark from The Wireless Store and Greg Cazillo of DX Creative, our Website design guru, and our Unknown Greet was guest Gary Acers.

Random Member!

Matthew Simmers - Banker

Matthew Simmers - First Niagra Bank
Multi Site Branch Manager, Vice President
Letip Member Since September 2015
Frazer Branch - 200 W Lancaster Ave, Frazer, Pa 19355
610.647.4063
Devon Branch - 414 Lancaster Ave, Devon, Pa 19333
610.293.8100
First Niagra Bank
Contact Matthew

Matt has been in banking for over 13 years.  His banking niche is working with Small Business owners to finance their business, collect from their clients, as well as identify effective processes to help pay their customers, suppliers and employees through a wide range of business banking products.  Matt has also helps many personal clients improve their financial situation by utilizing personal lending products which include Home Equity Loans and Lines of credit, credit cards and a secured credit card that few other banking institutions offer.  If you have a banking need, Matt is your guy! 

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