TCACC Mission: As the primary businessadvocate, the TriCounty Area Chamber ofCommerce provides relevant membershipservices and proactive leadership toenhance economic opportunity and qualityof life within our region.2016-2017 TCACCEXECUTIVE COMMITTEE& BOARD OF DIRECTORSEXECUTIVE COMMITTEEPRESIDENT'S MESSAGEBecause you want to Advocate for the Region!And Provide pro-business leadership to enhanceeconomic opportunity and quality of life in thetri-county region through strategic partnerships.CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARDRichard Graver, President, The Victory BankCHAIR ELECTBaran Schultz, CEO, Schultz TechnologyAnd Contribute to the Chamber realizing its Vision– Effecting Change to Create a Thriving Region.TREASURERRich Newell, CEO,Pottstown Memorial Medical CenterIMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMANHeather Chandler, President, Sealstrip CorporationSOLICITORJoseph K. Koury, O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.SECRETARYBOARD OF DIRECTORSEileen Dautrich, President, TCACCBill Breslawski, Maillie LLPSean Deviney,The Body-Borneman CompaniesMichelle Drager, Foundation forPottstown EducationJoe Fava, Clothes to Home Dry CleaningTwila Fisher, The Hill SchoolDave Lewis, Exelon CorporationRick Lewis, Lewis Environmental, Inc.Frank Strunk, National PennCONNECT WITH YOURTRICOUNTY AREA CHAMBER:152 E. High St., Suite 360, Pottstown, PA 19464 TEL: 610.326.2900 FAX: 610.970.9705 EMAIL: [email protected] Dautrich, President,[email protected] O’Donnell, Member RelationsDirector, [email protected] Papp, Special Events Director,[email protected] Shainline,Marketing and Administrative ing Community Initiativesfor the 2016-2017 Program Year! Pro-Business Sponsorship – This new sponsorship opportunitygives you exposure at the September Membership Breakfast,Legislative Coffee, on Pro Business page on website, with 422 articles, and “Made in the Tri-County Area” Tours. Spring 2017 Pottstown Progress Luncheon – highlightingprogress in the Greater Pottstown Area. Coming March 2017,stay tuned for more details! Email Structure – Thursday emails will be split into BuildingCommunities, Creating Connections, and Supporting Commercesections. Review these emails weekly to concentrate on the content that you find most valuable and focused on your key reasonfor being a Member! Reaccreditation – As stated on the US Chamber’s website:“Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce isthe only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamberplanning and recognizes chambers for outstanding contributionstoward positive change in their communities. The purpose of theU.S. Chamber’s Accreditation Program is to facilitate continuingexcellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-businessenvironment across America.” Thank you to our first 2016-2017 Pro Business Sponsor Exelon.Join Exelon - additional sponsorship opportunities still available – contact Kitty at 610.326.2900 if you are interested. Workforce Development Initiative/Priority – This month we willbe holding a discussion with Member employers pertaining totheir needs to maintain and expand their workforce in the tricounty region. Please contact me if you would like to join the conversationabout workforce development. Career and College Fair – In keeping with our workforce development focus we are taking an immediate, small step and this year’sCollege Fair will also feature businesses looking to recruit studentsnot necessarily looking to continue their education, but interestedin entering the workforce upon graduation. HR professionals fromvarious companies will also be in attendance to provide application, resume, and interviewing tips to students attending. Interested in participating? Contact me for a BusinessRegistration Form. Website – coming soon! A new design to our website featuringBuilding Communities, Creating Connections, SupportingCommerce. Similar to the email structure, you can view contentthat interests you the most. Your Chamber will be submitting the completed application forreaccreditation by March 31, 2017. This process provides uswith an analysis tool and evaluation of 9 key areas associatedwith managing our organization. We will be seeking assistancefrom volunteers in the organization. If you are interested inassisting the Chamber with the reaccreditation process, pleasecontact me at your earliest convenience.Over the next year I look forward to you helpingus Build Communities in the tri-county area.Eileen Dautrich, President, TCACCIt’s as easy as 1-2-3 or ABC – Always Buy Chamber!JULY and 422bizmag.comROUTE 422 BUSINESS ADVISOR

“Not all businesses are alike, so if you are interested in learning howto maximize your membership, please give me a call at 610.326.2900or send me an email to [email protected]”– Jennifer O’Donnell, Member Relations DirectorWELCOME APPROVEDNEW MEMBERS!HAPPY ANNIVERSARYCHAMBER MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES(ACCORDING TO TCACC RECORDS)to the following Members:Congratulations to the businesses listed below. Their applications35 YEARSwere approved by the Board of Directors on June 15.The following businesses have beenapproved by the Chamber’s Board ofDirectors. When purchasing goods andservices, please keep these businesses aswell as other TriCounty Area Chamber ofCommerce Members in mind while youAlways Buy Chamber!Freestyle Real Estate1723 Swamp PikeGilbertsville, PA 19525610.845.1800www.FreestyleRE.comReal Estate - ResidentialFull Service Real Estate Brokerage providingservices to residential clients in Montgomery,Berks, Bucks, Chester and Lehigh Counties.Inner-Edge Clinical Counseling &Sports Psychology542 N. Lewis RoadLimerick, PA 19468610.850.3005www.inner-edge.comCounseling ServicesLocated in Limerick, PA, Inner-Edge is an independent practice dedicated to helping individuals reach their personal best. Adults, adolescents, families, athletes, coaches, and teamshave benefited from working with Dr. RickNeff. Offering a personalized approach, Dr.Neff has helped to improve lives at home, inschool, and on the athletic field through clinical counseling and sports psychology consultation.Referred by: Jamie V. Ottaviano, Esq. ofYergy.Daylor.Allebach.Scheffey.PicardiKoch Financial Advisors & InsuranceBrokers LLC336 Anvil DriveDouglassville, PA 19518610.370.7268www.KochFinancialAdv.comFinancial ServicesDiamondCredit Union29 YEARSBoyertown AreaSchool DistrictWe specialize in all financial services especiallythose that are uncorrelated to the stock market that are very conservative. We offer allfinancial & insurance products and servicesseniors would need.25 YEARSJudson A. Smith Co.Latta Safety Systems, LLC414 Thrush DriveGilberstville, PA 19525610.551.5761www.LattaSafetySystems.comSafety Products / ServicesLimerick BowlPrecision PolymerProducts, Inc.20 YEARSFormed by Wayne Latta, Latta Safety Systems,LLC helps business owners mitigate the risk ofworkplace injury / illness while meetingbusiness goals. Mr. Latta has over 30 yearsof extensive experience practicing safety inmanufacturing and commercial settings.Sound MarketingResources / HoldTime Advantage13 YEARSPK Wellness Matters999 Berkshire BoulevardWyomissing, PA 19610610.451.4805www.pkbenefits.comHealth Maintenance OrganizationsThe PerkiomenSchool4 YEARSPK Wellness Matters help employers createwellness programming specific to companyneeds, culture and budget. We help coordinate community resources along with insurance carrier programs. PK offers onsite biometric screenings conducted by registerednurses, as well as educational seminars, healthfairs, surveys and incentive programming andtracking.VideoRay LLC1 YEARBarbara A. Akins, CPACressman IT SolutionsFundamentalConnectionsGianni’s Catering andEvent VenuePerkiomen ValleySchool DistrictMember RenewalsThank you to the following Members who renewedtheir commitment to make your Chamber a PRIORITY!Bella VistaGolf Course, Ltd.Boyertown Area YouthBaseball, Ltd.College Planning CenterPolaris ProductionsPottstown IndustrialComplexPottstown MemorialMedical CenterDecorating DenInteriorsSpring FordCountry ClubEagle Microsystems, Inc.St. Aloysius ParishSchoolHopewell FurnaceNational Historic SiteStacy Gerhart,IndependentBeauty Consultantwith Mary KayHR Future Group, LLCJWM Business ServicesLindt ChocolateMcCormick ChiropracticMotel 6 at Tri-CountyBusiness CampusTri County ChryslerDodge Jeep RamOffice TechnologiesPA IndustrialEquipment, Inc.The Victory BankWeichert RealtorsWheels In MotionAre you Celebrating 25, 50, 75 Years?THANK YOUIf your Chamber Member company is celebrating a significantanniversary then the Chamber needs to know!The Chamber strives to recognize their Members for their success. ContactKitty Papp at 610.326.2900 or [email protected] you to June’s Newsmagazine Insert Sponsors:It’s as easy as 1-2-3 or ABC – Always Buy Chamber!ROUTE 422 BUSINESS and 422bizmag.com38tricountyareachamber.comJULY 2016

TEAR THIS PAGE OUT AND KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDSNETWORKINGTues., July 198 – 10 AMSpeed Networking with R3Build your business contacts with a group of 20 professional businessmembers in a time efficient manner. Structured and fast paced, it allowsparticipants to interact one-on-one for a set period of time. Bring plenty ofbusiness cards.This event is limited to 10 members and only one per company.TriCounty Area Chamber Office, 152 E. High St., Suite 360, Pottstown, 19464Thurs., Sept. 87 – 9 AM4 – 6 PMProgressive Restaurant Networking EventMeet at the TriCounty Area Chamber Office, 152 E. High St., Suite 360,Pottstown, 19464Fellow Chamber members will embark from the Chamber Office for anet-walking tour and sampling of light refreshments and beverages fromour downtown member Chamber restaurants.Members Only; No Charge; Reservations AppreciatedTues., Aug. 234 – 6 PMBusiness Card Exchange and Ribbon CuttingMon., Sept. 1210:30 AM11 AM12 PM4:30 PMCommonwealth Cyberknife, 1611 Medical Drive, (Rear Entrance),Pottstown 19464Join fellow Chamber members for Networking and a Ribbon Cutting toshowcase Commonwealth Health Cyberknife, a department of PottstownMemorial Medical Center and their newest technology.Sponsored by: Pottstown Memorial Medical CenterMembers Only; No Charge; Reservations AppreciatedMon., Sept. 12Call Kitty Papp, Special EventsDirector, for more informationor to sponsor an event.610.326.2900Scanning this QRcode will take youto the event’s page.Gene Barr, President and CEO of the PA Chamber – the Commonwealth’slargest broad-based business advocacy organization, will provide a legislative update with valuable insight on the state budget and other legislationimpacting the state’s business community.SunnyBrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd, Pottstown 19464 26 per Member (prepaid by 9/2); 32 per Member (invoiced or after 9/2); 50 per non-member 15 Member; Members Only; Reservation RequiredTues., July 26SAVE THE DATESMembership Breakfast4:30 PMSponsored by: Exelon Nuclear; Fraser Advanced Information Systems,Rotary Club of PottstownSeptember Scramble and Clambake/Awards DinnerRegistrationLunch BuffetShotgun StartNetworking and ClambakeEARLY BIRD PRICING Available until 7/31/16: 145 per person for Lunch,Golf and Clambake; 550 for a FoursomeTicket price includes: 18 holes of golf, golf cart, complimentary use of driving range,one ticket for door prize, lunch, dinner, refreshments, and gift bag.On-Course Snack and Beverage Sponsor: Maillie LLPLunch Sponsor: BB&TGoodie Bag Sponsor: Schultz TechnologyGolf Cart Sponsor: Lewis EnvironmentalTrophy Sponsor: The Body-Borneman CompaniesAdditional Sponsorship Opportunities AvailableHickory Valley Golf Club, 1921 Ludwig Rd., Gilbertsville 19525ClambakeNetwork with the golfers after they complete the course! The clambakemenu includes: Dozen steamed clams; 8-10 oz. Delmonico steak; ½ BBQchicken; Manhattan clam chowder; corn on the cob; baked potato; coleslaw;rolls & butter! Food provided by Moyer’s Catering.Hickory Valley Golf Club, 1921 Ludwig Rd., Gilbertsville 19525Dinner Sponsor: Pottstown Memorial Medical Center 45 per Member; Members Only; Registration RequiredRegister today; connect tomorrow. Visit or call 610.326.2900.JULY and 422bizmag.comROUTE 422 BUSINESS ADVISOR

BUILDING COMMUNITIESMembership Breakfast RecapChamberMembersHear AboutLeadershipTri-CountyCommunityProjectsThe Chamber’s MembershipBreakfast on June 9 featured presentations from the LeadershipTri-County Class of 2016 highlighting the projects theycompleted on behalf of ChamberMember nonprofits in thecommunity. Kitty Papp, Directorof the Leadership Tri-CountyProgram, introduced the classand gave breakfast attendees ashort overview of the program.The mission of the LeadershipTri-County program is to sustaincommunity participation andinvolvement by training andproviding new and emergingleaders with the expertise toserve on non-profit boards. Thisyear’s class of 13 people wereorganized into five groups towork on projects for theCommunity Music School;Pottstown SCORE; TriCountyArea Chamber of CommerceFoundation, Inc. (two projects);and Visiting Nurse Association ofPottstown & Vicinity. Check outmore details on their completedprojects to the right!Leadership Tri-County Class of 2016 PresentationsBELOW: (From Left to Right) Robin McMonagle, PottstownMemorial Medical Center; Jennifer Ridgway, Pottstown AreaRapid Transit, Inc.; and Sally Giacherio, Sealstrip Corporationpresented their project on the creation of a Leadership AdvisoryBoard for the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation,Inc. One of the goals of the group was to engage graduates ofthe Leadership Tri-County Program. After gathering emails andsending out a survey, a new board was developed to help enhancethe Leadership Tri-County program further. The group has alsocreated a scholarship for an individual to participate in theLeadership Tri-County Class of 2017.ABOVE: Paul Schmoll, Barry, Isett & Associates (left);Marley Kasper, Borough of Pottstown (right); and BenjaminMajor, The Victory Bank (not pictured) presented their project“Strategic Plan 2016-2019” for the Community Music School.The group updated the previous 2013-2016 Strategic plan, helda strategic planning retreat with SWOT analysis, and surveyedboth staff and parents.BELOW: Michael Lenhart, Borough of Pottstown; andSkye Tulio, Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, Inc.spoke about their project “YEA – Young Entrepreneurs Academy”for the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.Deb Penrod, Retired Community Volunteer, also worked on theproject but was unable to be at Breakfast. Class membersresearched the YEA program including the curriculum, costs, timecommitment, and implementation steps. They communicatedwith other organizations who have a program in place or havealso done extensive research.ABOVE: Jennifer O’Donnell, TriCounty Area Chamber ofCommerce, worked with Pottstown SCORE for “Let’s Put ourCities on the Map with Google” – also known as “Get YourBusiness Online”. In a collaboration with LNS Solutions, Jenniferhelped to facilitate 6 workshops, December 2015-May 2016,where business participants worked on improving their company’s online presence on Google. Son Nguyen, John Middleton, anAltria Company, was originally assigned to this project as well butwas recently relocated through his employer.It’s as easy as 1-2-3 or ABC – Always Buy Chamber!ROUTE 422 BUSINESS and 422bizmag.com40JULY 2016

New MembersThe following New Members were also welcomed to the Chamber: Advanced Disposal;Bellewood Country Club; Brandywine Living at Upper Providence; Ervina White BeaufordFuneral Services, P.C.; Gage Personnel; Jay Lanes; Malvern Federal Savings Bank; Pearl ExhibitGroup; Pillars of Light and Love; The Landing of Collegeville, an Atria Senior LivingCommunity; UFinancial Group; and Will Eby, Realtor with Century 21 Gold.ABOVE: Zina Gorelik (L) and Larry Fazio (C), John Middleton, an AltriaCompany; and Kris Tufarolo (R), Schultz Technology helped to plan a“100th Anniversary Celebration” for Visiting Nurse Association ofPottstown & Vicinity(VNA). 2017 is the actual 100th Anniversary for theVNA, so the class members had plenty of time to discuss options. Workingclosely with the VNA, they decided on a 5K Walk/Race that will haveoptions to incorporate every age in the community.Thank you to our sponsors for this event:12The next Membership Breakfast is onThursday, September 8, 2016 from 7 to9 AM at SunnyBrook Ballroom inPottstown. Join us to hear Gene Barr,President and CEO of the PA Chamber,1: From L to R: Ann Foanio, Malvern FederalSavings Bank; Maurice Ford, Advanced Disposal;Jamie Calvario, Bellewood Country Club;Robert L. Bennett & Ervina White Beauford,Ervina White Beauford Funeral Services, P.C.;Amanda Cimino and Lani Ebbert, BrandywineLiving at Upper Providence; andRenee Talkington, Jay Lanes.Nuclear (our Pro Business Sponsor),2: From L to R: Patricia Loux, Lauren Potter,Paul Loux, Pearl Exhibit Group; Genia Silva andAllison Strange, Pillars of Light and Love;Will Eby, Realtor with Century 21 Gold; andDebbie Ramsey, Gage Personnel.provide a legislative update. This break-fast will be brought to you by Exelonand Rotary Club of Pottstown.Fraser Advanced Information Systems33: From L to R: Nicki Beekman, The Landing ofCollegeville, an Atria Senior Living Community;Jessica Burger, UFinancial Group; andSusan Aldworth, The Landing of Collegeville,an Atria Senior Living Community.It’s as easy as 1-2-3 or ABC – Always Buy Chamber!JULY and 422bizmag.comROUTE 422 BUSINESS ADVISOR

BUILDING COMMUNITIESARCHITECTS OFTOMMORROW1LEADERCAST23Community and business leadersaccessed the knowledge and experience ofworld-renowned leaders by attendingLeadercast at Morning Star Fellowship inBechtelsville on Friday, May 6. DuringLeadercast, nationally renowned leaderswere broadcast live via simulcast fromAtlanta, GA, to host sites all over the world –and the tri-county area was one of thosesimulcast locations! This was the fifth yearthat the Chamber hosted Leadercast.The Chamber knows how time-starvedour Members are and we enjoy offering thisevent as a solution to the development of theleadership in their company.This year’s theme was Architects of Tomorrowand featured the following speakers:Andy Stanley “If you learn the power ofclarity, you have harnessed the power that cansplit the world in half.”Kat Cole “The Hotshot Rule: Be your ownself coach in seeing the power of what ispossible.”James Brown “Once you determine howhigh you want to grow in life, you need toaccomplish the corresponding depth first.”Nick Saban “The team does not make itselfwhat it is; the individuals that make the teamup make the team what it is.”1: Attendees from John Middleton, anAltria Company, the Presenting Sponsor.2&3: Chamber Members SealstripCorporation and Translogistics, Inc.brought a large amount of their staffto participate in this leadershipdevelopment event.4: Co-Sponsor Pottstown MemorialMedical Center’s attendees at thisday-long leadership development event.5: Members from the weekly networking group R3 – Relationships RevitalizeReferrals.4Chris Baréz-Brown “Although autopilot isefficient, it is not a place to lead from.”5Dr. Henry Cloud “The question isn’t if people have power in our lives. The question is:What kind of power do they have?”Steve Wozniak “Two attributes that havemade me successful are the drive to thinkoutside the box and understanding the user.”CMRD Rorke Denver Takeaway #2 –“Play without a safety net. We’ve developedan entire world to avoid pain, and it’s amistake.”Please consider joining us at next year’sLeadercast on Friday, May 5, 2017!Next year’s theme is Powered by Purpose.THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Presenting Sponsor:Lunch Sponsor:Co-Sponsor:Breakfast Sponsors:It’s as e