• Lower Bucks County Chamber Champions of Commerce
  • UBCC receives a $50,000 Tourism Grant

Lower Bucks County Chamber Champions of Commerce

The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing these exceptional people and businesses at the Champions of Commerce, our signature awards ceremony.

Date: Thursday, November 30, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Pen Ryn Estate on the Delaware, 1601 State Road, Bensalem, PA

Our signature event will include:

  • Champagne greeting
  • Live piano music
  • Cocktail hour with butlered hors d’oeuvres, crudite and cash bar
  • Three-course plated dinner
  • Awards ceremony
  • Networking with business professionals, executives and elected officials.

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UBCC receives a $50,000 Tourism Grant

Pictured left to right: Ed Scholl, economic development consultant, Borough of Quakertown; Jim Haigh, membership development and public policy, UBCC; Frank Licopoli, Quakertown Historical Society; Senator Bob Mensch; Jason Wehrung, UBCC President/Wehrung’s Lumber & Home Center; Randy Rush, UBCC Treasurer/Dunlap & Associates; Jan Hench, owner McCoole’s at The Historic Red Lion Inn; Tara King, UBCC Executive Director; Craig Gillahan, Quakertown Historical Society; Christina Landis, Quakertown Historical Society.

On Friday, August 25th State Senator Bob Mensch presented the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tara King, with a $50,000 tourism grant check from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The project narrative proposed by the Chamber leverages their existing role as an official Bucks County Visitor Center, expanding to restore and strategically open to visitors the adjacent historic properties including the Burgess Foulke House and Liberty Hall. Among the goals are growing the region’s budding historical tourism, and driving economic development, through enhanced marketing and partnerships.

This grant and these efforts would not be possible without the UBCC’s collaborative partnerships with: the Borough of Quakertown, Quakertown Historical Society, and Visit Bucks County. Senator Mensch and his Chief of Staff, Lisa Walter, provided immeasurable assistance navigating the successful application process.