Pennsylvania Business Networking

Time & Location

We meet every Tuesday from 7am until 8:31am at the Whitford Country Club
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LeTip Chester County East met on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. We were joined by guests representing the categories of Flooring Contractor and Home Automation. Both guests were voted on at the meeting and will be joining as new members. More information about them and their businesses will be available soon!

Our showboater was Tony Latino (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of Tony's Chimney Care. He displayed photos of various materials that he uses for stucco and chimney work. We also got to see a bag that he uses to pipe mortar when he is doing pointing. The bag helps him to be more direct in the mortar placement for a neater final appearance.

Our speaker was Frank Grube, our Remodeling Contractor from Clearview Home Solutions (www.clearviewhomesolutions.com). Frank can provide his customers with windows, doors, and siding. His talk focused on windows. Frank sells only high-quality windows. His vinyl windows contain between 80 and 85 percent virgin vinyl; he also offers composite windows. Frank recommends two or three panes of glass with either argon or krypton gas between the panes. The inert gas between the panes prevents heat loss through the windows and is represented in a value called the U-factor. Frank recommends purchasing windows with a U-factor of 0.25 or below, with the lower numbers being better. In addition to preventing heat loss in the cold weather, it is also advisable to prevent solar heat gain during the warmer weather. Solar heat gain (additional heat in a building because of the sunlight shining through the windows) is reduced with a low-E coating on the windows. Frank is happy to discuss window options and to perform an in-home demonstration of how the different window qualities actually feel when heat is applied. He is not just a salesman; he is also an educator. Please contact him for a consultation.

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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