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Celebrating 30 Years! July 28, 2013

We are proud to announce our 30th Anniversary. We thank all of our customers and vendors for your years of support and dedication. We look forward to working with everyone for many more years to come.

—Michael J. Mabin, Sr., Michael J. Mabin, Jr. and the entire PennFab family


Our name is changing, but you don’t have to change a thing about your corporate banking relationship.

In 2009, Sovereign Bank, N.A. became part of the Santander Group. This year, on October 17, we will officially change our name to Santander Bank, N.A. However, nothing about your current corporate banking relationship will change.


Bursich Associates Goes Live with New Website 

Full-service civil engineering and surveying firm Bursich Associates has enhanced its online presence with a new website at www.bursich.com. In addition to a fresh new design, the site features a substantial amount of new content. The new site is built around six general categories that represent the firm’s services: Land Development, Municipal, Transportation, Wastewater, Construction Services, and 3D Laser Scanning. It also incorporates dynamic features such as a scrolling marquee and testimonials. 

"Our goal was to create a website that is visually appealing, succinct, and easily navigable," said Director of Business Development Brian Fraley "Our clients represent a wide spectrum of industries from state transportation agencies to private residents. We wanted to create an online experience that makes the complex services we offer understandable to all potential clients, regardless of their knowledge of our core business of civil engineering and surveying."

Bursich Associates, Inc., founded in 1972, is an engineering, planning, and land surveying firm based in Pottstown, Pa., with an additional location in Bucks County. The firm specializes in land development; land surveying; the design of roads and bridges; water and wastewater facilities; stormwater management solutions; high-definition 3D laser scanning; and construction services throughout Pennsylvania. With a staff of 30 professionals, Bursich services local, county, state, and federal government within the public sector and residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional clients in the private sector.


J.D. Power & Associates ranks Beneficial Bank - Highest Customer Satisfaction Beneficial Bank

Benefical Bank, the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia, recently announced that J.D. Power & Associates, a global marketing information company that represents the voice of the customer, has awarded the bank "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Mid-Atlantic Region."

Visit www.thebeneficial.com for more information.

Disclaimer: Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank received the highest numerical score among retail banks in the Mid-Atlantic region in the proprietary J.D. Power & Associates 2013 Retail Banking Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on 51,563 total responses measuring 35 providers in the Mid-Atlantic region (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA & Wash., D.C.) and measures opinions of consumers with their primary banking provider. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed January-February 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.


Historic Fallsington Celebrates 60th Anniversary at Bucks County Bank’s Levittown Office

Photo: (L-R) John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO, Bucks County Bank; Bob Harman, President, Historic Fallsington, Inc.; Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick; Erica Armour, Executive Director, Historic Fallsington, Inc.Historic Fallsington recently celebrated their 60th Anniversary in grand fashion – at a party hosted by Bucks County Bank, complete with food, beverages and even a harpist.

Bob Harman, President of Historic Fallsington, Inc., made opening remarks and welcomed everyone on behalf of the organization. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick was an honorary guest at the event, reminiscing about the old days of Lower Bucks County, and helping to cut the cake, which was fashioned in the style of the "White Door" signifying Fallsington’s legacy. John Harding, Chairman, President and CEO of Bucks County Bank and also a member of the Historic Fallsington Board of Trustees, welcomed everyone to the Bank’s Levittown Office and spoke a few words about what Historic Fallsington meant to him.

Bucks County Bank offers comprehensive financial products for businesses, professionals and individuals through banking offices located at 200 S. Main Street, Doylestown, 356 York Road, Warminster, 7203 New Falls Road (Five Points), Levittown and 2084 Street Road, Bensalem. The new Mortgage Division is located at 16 N. Franklin Street, Suite 115, in Doylestown. 215-230-7533 


44 Business Capital Announces New Senior Vice President for the Philadelphia Region’s SBA Loan Program

The partners of 44 Business Capital LLC, Philadelphia’s #1 SBA lender, announce that Phillip Martin of Wyncote, PA, has recently been hired as Senior Vice President and SBA Loan Officer for the Philadelphia market of 44 Business Capital. Martin has most recently served as Vice President, Principal Relationship Manager, Business Banking Group at Wells Fargo Bank. A graduate of LaSalle University, Phil has held a variety of financial positions at TD Bank, Citizens Bank and Commerce Bank. Phil Martin will be responsible for building relationships to support the small business community in the Philadelphia district of the Small Business Administration. Additionally, Phil Martin will be instrumental in leading the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative at 44 Business Capital. The US Small Business Association recently announced commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years.   

"This year, 44 Business Capital has pledged to expand direct SBA lending to veterans in our service area of  Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, Baltimore MD, Northern VA, Washington DC, and Florida." said Greg Poehlmann, President of 44 Business Capital. "44 is committed to helping veterans refinance their existing small business or assist them in acquiring a business when leaving active service." said Poehlmann.  "And now we are excited to introduce our newest loan officer for Philadelphia region, Phil Martin. Phil will be instrumental in supporting this vet pledge.  Similar to the principals of 44 Business Capital, Phil has extensive experience managing diverse portfolios and banking relationships and understands the issues facing small businesses today."”  

44 Business Capital LLC, headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania is a direct lender leveraging the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7a loan program giving small businesses greater access to capital. Recent loans range from $500,000 to $5,000,000 providing financing for debt refinancing/restructuring, real estate and business acquisitions.  

Brian M. Fraley, Director of Business Development, Phone: 610.323.4040, Email:


44 Business Capital Takes the SBA Veteran’s Pledge – Helping Area Vets Become Entrepreneurs

44 Business Capital the preferred SBA lender serving Baltimore MD, Northern VA, and Washington DC has taken the U. S. Small Business Administration’s Veteran’s Pledge, committing to increase lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years. The SBA recently announced the Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans. The loan program is designed to help veterans become entrepreneurs. 44 Business Capital is one of the few non-bank SBA lenders in the United States. "We have financed over 100 companies in the past three years whose loans have been turned down by one or more banks." said Greg Poehlmann, 44 Business Capital President. "44 is committed to helping veterans refinance their existing small businesses or assist them in acquiring a business when leaving active service."” 

The SBA recently reported that veterans often face challenges in raising capital or have trouble receiving a conventional loan. With the support of SBA’s top 20 national lending partners, and approximately 100 additional regional and community lending partners across the United States, the SBA expects to help an additional 2,000 veterans obtain loans to start or expand small businesses by increasing lending by $475 million over the next five years. This equals a five percent increase above historic veteran lending activity by the SBA. Veterans can apply by calling 44 Business Capital directly at 215.985.4400 or fill out an online loan inquiry at www.44businesscapital.com. 

44 Business Capital, headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania is a direct lender leveraging the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7a loan program giving small businesses greater access to capital.

Recent loans range from $500,000 to $5,000,000 providing financing for debt restructuring, real estate and business acquisitions.  

Contact: Greg Poehlmann, President, 44 Business Capital LLC 215.985.4400 ext. 229. 

44 Business Capital is a preferred SBA direct lender serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Baltimore MD, Northern VA, Washington DC, and Florida.  For further information, please contact 44 Business Capital at 215.985.4400 or online at www.44businesscapital.com. The main office is located in Montgomery County at 1787 Sentry Parkway West, Suite 210 Building 16, Blue Bell, PA  19422.


Marie McConnell Receives Chamber’s Future Leader of the Lehigh Valley Award

Marie McConnell, an attorney in the Firm’s Corporate, Business and Banking Group, was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Future Leader of the Lehigh Valley award.  The annual award, given by the Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, honors a young professional whose hard work and exemplary business practice make her or him a true leader in the Lehigh Valley business community.

Ms. McConnell was honored at the Chamber’s Excellence in Business Awards on Wednesday, June 19, at Arts Quest in Bethlehem, PA.

Ms. McConnell’s practice area is commercial transactions, including entity selection, formation and organization (for-profit and non-profit organizations), mergers, acquisitions and sales, contracts, financing, leasing, commercial real estate, business reorganizations and taxation. She is a member of the Volunteer Leadership Council - Lehigh Valley Unit, American Cancer Society East Central Division; a member of the Board of Directors of the Allentown School District Foundation, and a member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Lehigh Valley. She received the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal’s“"20 Under 40" Award in 2011 and was selected for inclusion in 2012 and 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition. Only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 are selected for the Rising Stars list each year.

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., is a full-service law firm providing quality legal services in real estate, land use, business, commercial litigation, health care, estate planning & taxation, employment, bankruptcy, family law and related areas. The law firm has been named “Who’s Who in Business Lehigh Valley” every year since 2008, and was named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2010-2012.