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Autism Cares Foundation
P.O. Box 180, Richboro
Phone: 215-559-2273     Website
Race For Resources
Plans Are Underway for the Sixth Annual Race for Resources The Autism Cares Foundation is proud to announce that plans are underway for our Sixth Annual Race For Resources on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9 a.m. Please join us for a 5k, 10k Run, 2-mile Family Walk and Autism Expo at Tyler State Park All courses start and finish at Tyler Park Center for the Arts and wind through scenic Tyler State Park. The 5k and 10k courses will offer a bit of a challenge, while also taking in the natural beauty of the park. Last year our event was full of positive energy and excitement, and genuinely brought the community together. The goal for 2015 is to build on last year and go one step further. Bringing the event back to Tyler State Park enabled the Autism Cares Foundation to include a 10K along with our traditional 5K, Family Fun Walk and Autism Expo. The day included other interactive activities which included: the rock wall, moon bounce, video game bus and a kids obstacle courses. We are thrilled to build upon this momentum to create another special day for our community, said Foundation Board Member Fred Sciascia. Its a day for everyone to enjoy, whether youre an avid runner or a dedicated supporter. The Race for Resources is extremely important for the Autism Cares Foundation and the community it serves by providing social activities throughout the year. Without this fundraiser, along with the many generous donations and event sponsors, the lives of individuals with autism in our community would not be the same, Sciascia said. It may just be another Saturday morning race for some, but its not for The Autism Cares Foundation, he explained. Its a very special day that leaves a lasting impression. Come join us for a fun filled day and experience the excitement of the Race for Resources. The Autism Cares Foundation appreciates your continued support for our mission to raise money and awareness for children, teens and young adults with autism and their families, by providing social programs, events and life skills classes. The task is daunting and the need is greater, because the numbers continue to grow. Your support over the past years by putting your best foot forward has helped to change the lives of these children and families. So lets get moving to make the future brighter. Race For Resources www.RaceForResources.org
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Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown
Phone: 2153400480     Website
'Entrepreneur Spotlight' Showcases PA Biotech Companies to Potential Investors
The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute on July 16 hosted the inaugural Entrepreneur Spotlight at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County, attracting biotech executives and business leaders from across the region to the Shark Tank-style program and awards ceremony. The first of what is planned to become an annual event, the evening began with six early-stage biotech companies pitching their technologies to the investors that can help make their novel therapies a reality. The six young companies all are headquartered at the Pennsylvania Biotech Center, which is at full capacity and has a waiting list of potential tenants. The evening continued with the presentation of the inaugural Entrepreneur Leadership Award, created by the PA Biotechnology Center to recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to advance entrepreneurship in the region. The 2015 award was presented to the three founders of the Delaware Crossing Investor Group: Loren D. Danzis, Jeffrey H. Nicholas, and Elizabeth D. Sigety. All three are attorneys with Fox Rothschild LLP in Warrington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Timothy M. Block and Dr. Patrick Lam presented the awards; Block is president of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute and the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, and Lam is chairman of the Entrepreneur Council of the PA Biotechnology Center and medicinal chemistry and drug discovery consultant with Lam Drug Discovery Consulting, LLC. The Delaware Crossing Investor Group has made a huge impact in the region by providing much-needed funding and guidance to early-stage biotech companies, said Block. The vision of Loren, Jeff and Liz has encouraged investment in young companies that will make possible the research and development of life-saving, and life-changing, therapies that will benefit millions of people worldwide. Delaware Crossing provides counsel and capital to early-stage and growth-oriented companies, contributing a wide array of industry expertise and support to area entrepreneurs. Since 2005, Delaware Crossing has invested about $7 million in promising, early-stage companies. I want to express my congratulations to Loren Danzis, Jeff Nicholas, and Liz Sigety for receiving the Entrepreneur Leadership Award, said state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, (R-10). The work they have done by creating Delaware Crossing to advance and invest in innovation in Bucks County is admirable, effective and a true model of success. The six biotech companies showcased during the event were: " Forge Life Science  Founded by President and CEO, Lillian Chiang, Ph.D., MBA, Forge was built on break-through concepts in the control of infection, which are now being pursued as broadly effective antiviral therapies. " JBS Science  Founded by President, Frank W. Song, M.D., Ph.D., JBS Science is developing fast, accurate, urine DNA-based diagnostic technology for the early detection and management of primary liver cancer. " N-Zyme Scientifics  Co-Founded by Chief Scientific Officer, Anand Mehta, D.Phil., N-Zyme Scientifics specializes in developing and supplying high-performance enzymes for pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biologic applications. " Flowmetric  Founded by CEO, Ren Capocasale, Flowmetric is a contract research organization focused on providing polychromatic flow cytometry and cell sorting services to bio-pharma and drug discovery companies. " Atrin Pharmaceuticals  Co-founded by President and CEO, Oren Gilad, Ph.D., Atrin centers its research on modalities that treat solid tumor cancers that currently lack effective therapies, including breast, pancreatic, lung, ovarian and colon cancers. " EnLiveRx  Founded by Bill Kinney, Ph.D., EnLiveRx focuses on mining the natural products collection of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute for potential new therapies for the management of viral infections. PHOTO CAPTION: Left to right: Lou Kassa, COO of the PA Biotechnology Center; Loren D. Danzis, Esq., Jeffrey H. Nicholas, Esq., and Elizabeth D. Sigety, Esq., of Fox Rothschild LLP; Dr. Patrick Lam, chairman of the Entrepreneur Council of the PA Biotechnology Center; and Dr. Timothy M. Block, president of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute and PA Biotechnology Center. About the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute The Hepatitis B Foundation established an independent, nonprofit research institute in 2003 in order to conduct discovery research and nurture translational biotechnology in an environment conducive to interaction, collaboration and focus. The research center was renamed in 2013 to honor Baruch S. Blumberg, the man who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus. To learn more, visit www.blumberginstitute.org. About the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County offers state-of-the-art laboratory and office space to nonprofit research companies and biotech companies. Created by a partnership between the Hepatitis B Foundation and Delaware Valley College and managed by the Blumberg Institute, the Center was funded in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The facility opened in 2006 in a formerly abandoned warehouse and has since grown to encompass 110,000 square feet on a 10-acre campus. To learn more, visit www.pabiotechbc.org.
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PBGW
590 Bethlehem Pike, Colmar
Phone: 215-997-6700     Website
Halloween Bash for Children with Special Needs
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Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
2 Hidden Lane, Doylestown
Phone: 2153400480     Website
CEO of Furia Rubel Receives SmartCEO Philadelphia 2015 Brava Award
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., an award-winning strategic marketing and public relations agency, is proud to announce that President and CEO Gina F. Rubel, Esq., has received the 2015 SmartCEO Brava Award. The recognition is presented to Greater Philadelphias top women CEOs, nonprofit leaders and high-impact executives. Brava Award recipients are chosen because they encourage local philanthropy, have had an impact on the community, mentor up-and-coming women leaders and set their companies on a path to tremendous growth. The 2015 Brava Award recipients companies collectively generate more than $626.5 million in annual revenue and employ more than 7,100 people in the Philadelphia region. Honorees are profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and were celebrated at an awards ceremony on July 22 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. I am honored to be among the 2015 Brava Award recipients. It is incredibly moving to share the stage with women who have made a huge difference in our communities. Congratulations to my friends Dr. Vail Garvin, Dana Spain, Diane Semingson and Jessica Mazzeo, all of whom are amazing women, said Rubel. I am most grateful to share the evening with my family and to demonstrate to our children that hard work really does pay off. More than 350 people attended the high-energy celebration to honor the 2015 Brava winners. The event kicked off with networking, followed by a video-packed awards presentation that honored each winner. An impactful toast was delivered by 2012 Brava Winner Maureen OConnor, CEO of LEM Products, Inc., also from Doylestown in Bucks County, Pa. Brava winners possess hallmark qualities of successful leaders  vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Each winner exhibits these qualities in all facets of her life, from running her business to tending to her family and donating time and resources to philanthropy, says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO Events. We are honored to celebrate these women who make a difference in the world. A strategic marketing, public relations and crisis communications expert, attorney and author, Rubel works with and educates legal and business audiences nationwide on the importance of integrated and measurable communication strategies. She has been named a Woman Lawyer of Distinction by The Legal Intelligencer, one of Pennsylvanias Best 50 Women in Business, and a Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction. She recently received The Rotary Club of Doylestowns Four Way Test Award in business. Her agency consistently has been ranked the No. 1 legal marketing agency by The Legal Intelligencer and among the top three agencies nationwide by the National Law Journal. A graduate of Drexel University and Widener University School of Law, Rubel lives on a historic farm in Doylestown, Pa. with her husband and children. Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. is an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency based in Bucks County, Pa. The woman-owned agency provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, media relations, graphic design, website design, blog production and social media services to a wide array of professional clients. Furia Rubel represents law firms, technology companies, educational organizations, accounting firms, nonprofits, municipalities, and manufacturing, behavioral health and elder care organizations. For more information, visit www.furiarubel.com, follow on Twitter at @FuriaRubel or subscribe to the blog at ThePRLawyer.com. SmartCEOs mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEOs integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas. 2015 Brava! CEO Winners Ellen Thompson, 4 Walls, Inc. Antoinette Marie Johnson, At Media Marjorie Brody, CSP, PCC, CPAE, BRODY Professional Development Felicite Moorman, Esq., BuLogics, Inc. & StratIS EMS, LLC Tish Squillaro, Candor Consulting Nicole B. Comer, CE Solutions Dr. Vail P. Garvin, FACHE, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Inc. (Nonprofit Winner) Christine Taylor, Christine Taylor Collection, Inc. Claudia Timbo, Company Voice Tricia Pilone, CPI Companies and PolicyAudits.com Dianne L. Semingson, DLS International, Inc. Valerie Biscardi, O.D., Drs. Wortman, Biscardi & Associates, P.C. Stephanie Kozak-Allen, Express Park, Inc. Gina F. Rubel, Esq., Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. Betty Long, RN, MHA, Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates Dr. Kathleen Owens, Gwynedd Mercy University (Nonprofit Winner) Grace Killelea, Half The Sky Patricia Claybrook, Jidan Cleaning LLC Mikal C. Harden, Juno Search Partners Denise Kassekert, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School (Nonprofit Winner) Linda Lightman, Linda's Stuff Dana Spain, McSpain Properties Linda J. McAleer, Melior Group Allison O'Kelly, Mom Corps Laura Kasper, CSP, CIR, Monarch Staffing Dr. Ellen Stang, ProgenyHealth Pamela Horowitz, Provence Catering Julia Jannetti Kmiec, Select Modular Homes, Inc. Karen Andrade-Mims, UIH Family Partners (Nonprofit Winner) Diana L. Ramsay, Woods (Nonprofit Winner) 2015 Brava! Executive Winners Meishka L. Mitchell, AICP, PP, Cooper's Ferry Partnership Debbie Smith, Expert Technology Associates Lisa Detwiler, Franklin Square Capital Partners Jessica L. Mazzeo, Griesing Law LLC Mary Ann Murtha, Huntingdon Valley Bank Catherine Sennett, Esq., Jackson Cross Partners, LLC Kathryn McKee Black, Esq., The McKee Group Rhonda Costello, Republic Bank Andrea Vargas, CPA, MBA, Specialized Education Services, Inc. Jennifer Alleva, CPA, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
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Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
2 Hidden Lane, Doylestown
Phone: 215-340-0480     Website
Hepatitis Advocates Urge Philadelphia to Support Citywide Screening, Prevention and Treatment
Too many Philadelphians are dying prematurely of liver disease linked to infection with the hepatitis B or C viruses, hepatitis advocacy groups recently told Philadelphia City Council Members as they urged the council to support efforts to improve screening and care for at-risk populations. Representatives of the Hepatitis B Foundation, Hep B United Philadelphia and the Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia (HepCAP) were invited to conduct a City Council briefing to educate city leaders about the urgent need to increase access to screening, prevention and health care options that would greatly improve the health of Philadelphians. We are doing everything we can to increase screening, education and access to life-saving care through the Hep B United Philadelphia coalition, said Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Director of Public Health for the Hepatitis B Foundation. At the same time, the Foundation is engaged in drug discovery research that we hope will lead to major developments in treatment for hepatitis B infection within the next few years. Philadelphia City Councilman-at-large David Oh sponsored the City Council briefing on June 4 to increase awareness among city leaders of the need for support for local hepatitis advocacy programs. An estimated 20,000 Philadelphia residents are believed to be living with chronic hepatitis B, and 45,000 with hepatitis C. More than half of them are not even aware that they are infected, according to research by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Consequently, very few are diagnosed and able to access the life-saving care and treatment they need. Unfortunately, hepatitis death rates have surpassed even those of HIV in America, said Alex Shirreffs, MPH, Co-Chair of HepCAP. People do not have to be dying - we have the tools and resources to stop it. The hepatitis B and hepatitis C advocacy groups joined together to urge the Philadelphia City Council to support efforts to ensure that every high-risk person is screened appropriately, and that every infected person is able to access care. The communities most affected in Philadelphia are those that rely on the city health centers and free clinics throughout the system, said Cohen. It is particularly important that this network of clinics screen their high-risk patients for hepatitis B and C. Councilman Oh and Nina Ahmad, PhD, Chair of the Mayors Commission for Asian American Affairs and a member of President Obamas Presidents Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, have committed to planning a City Council hearing to discuss the next steps for improving screening and linkage to care in Philadelphia. In 2014, city council members unanimously approved a resolution recognizing May as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the city of Philadelphia. Hepatitis B is the most common serious liver infection in the world. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus, which attacks the liver. The virus is transmitted through blood and infected bodily fluids. This can occur through direct blood-to-blood contact, unprotected sex, use of unsterile needles, and from an infected woman to her baby during delivery. The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, the research arm of the Hepatitis B Foundation, recently recruited a team of nationally renowned scientists to focus exclusively on research to develop a cure for hepatitis B within the next three years. About the Hepatitis B Foundation: Headquartered in Doylestown, Pa., the Hepatitis B Foundation was founded in 1991 and is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. To learn more, visit www.hepb.org. About Hep B United Philadelphia: Hep B United Philadelphia was established by the Hepatitis B Foundation in 2008 and seeks to increase the visibility of hepatitis B and liver cancer as an urgent health priority by increasing hepatitis B testing and vaccination rates, particularly among at-risk communities, and involving and mobilizing stakeholders and policy decision-makers to improve access to care for both the prevention and treatment of hepatitis B and liver cancer. To learn more, go to www.hepbunitedphiladelphia.org. About HepCAP: HepCAP works to position Philadelphia as a national leader in the fight against hepatitis C. By teaming up with specialists and community members, HepCAP aims to increase awareness of hepatitis C, while improving local prevention, testing and treatment services. For more information, go to www.hepcap.org.

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
2 Hidden Lane, Doylestown
Phone: 2153400480     Website
Furia Rubel Wins Two 2015 Summit International Awards
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., an award-winning integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency, has won two Summit Creative Awards from Summit International Awards (SIA) for two separate client projects. Furia Rubel won a Silver award in the Electronic Greeting/Holiday Card category, for the 2014 animated holiday card the agency developed for Philadelphia labor, employment and workers compensation law firm, Willig, Williams & Davidson. In the Redesign Campaign category, the agency won a Bronze award for rebranding New Vitae Wellness and Recovery, a behavioral health organization in Bucks and Lehigh Counties. Our team is fully committed to providing exceptionally creative marketing materials to our clients, said Laura Powers, Furia Rubels Chief Marketing Officer. Winning these Summit Creative Awards is such an honor because it supports the trust that clients give us to visually tell their stories. The Summit Creative Awards recognize and celebrate the creative achievements of small and medium-sized advertising agencies worldwide. The 2015 competition attracted more than 5,000 entries from 23 countries. The creative work this year was outstanding, said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit International Awards. Watching the judges debate the details of individual entries in the run-off for the top spots was inspiring. The awards are bestowed by Summit International Awards, an organization that has been dedicated to furthering excellence in the marketing communications industry for more than 20 years. It administers three distinguished advertising and marketing award competitions throughout the year designed to raise awareness of companies and individuals who have the creative and marketing talent to go beyond the ordinary. Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. is an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency based in Bucks County, Pa. The woman-owned agency provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, media relations, graphic design, website design, blog production and social media services to a wide array of professional clients. Furia Rubel represents law firms, technology companies, educational organizations, accounting and tax providers, nonprofits, municipalities, and pharmaceutical, manufacturing and elder care companies. For more information, visit www.furiarubel.com, follow on Twitter at @FuriaRubel or subscribe to the blog at ThePRLawyer.com.

Furia Rubel Communications
2 Hidden Lane, Doylestown
Phone: 215-340-0480     Website
Furia Rubel Communications Hires Heather Truitt as Senior Graphic Designer
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. (www.furiarubel.com), an award-winning, integrated marketing and public relations agency, has hired Heather Truitt as Senior Graphic Designer. Truitt previously worked with Furia Rubels Chief Marketing Officer, Laura Powers, at HG Marketing Group, a full-service advertising agency, where she created corporate identities and marketing materials for clients in the legal, manufacturing and financial industries. Im thrilled to be able to welcome Heather to the Furia Rubel team, said Powers. Our clients will benefit greatly from Heathers insightful design and experience in the B2B sector. Truitt will put her talents toward a wide range of projects on behalf of the agencys clients, including designing brand logos and collateral, crafting advertising and marketing campaigns, and creating e-commerce and website solutions. Prior to joining Furia Rubel, Truitt was a Senior Graphic and Web Designer at Smartmark Communications in Newtown, Pa., working with clients on email marketing, print, annual reports and online advertising projects. In 2009, Truitt, Powers and Furia Rubel President and CEO Gina F. Rubel received the The Award of Distinction in the Communicator Awards competition for a flagship marketing brochure designed for The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Heather earned an associates degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. When shes not working, you can find Heather at video game conventions, museums or concerts. She lives in Chalfont, Pa. with her family. Contact her at 215-340-0480 or heather@furiarubel.com or on LinkedIn. Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. is an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency based in Bucks County, Pa. The woman-owned agency provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, media relations, graphic design, website design, blog production and social media services to a wide array of professional clients. Furia Rubel represents law firms, technology companies, educational organizations, accounting and tax providers, nonprofits, municipalities, and pharmaceutical, manufacturing and elder care companies. For more information, visit www.furiarubel.com, follow on Twitter at @FuriaRubel or subscribe to the blog at ThePRLawyer.com.

Flash Graphics, Inc
243 Harvey Avenue, Suite 101, Doylestown
Phone: 267-247-6634     Website
Flash Graphics, Inc. sponsoring photography exhibit
Flash Graphics, Inc. is proud to sponsor the following event Landscapes and Wildlife of the Delaware Valley Juried Photography Exhibition April 18  May 3, 2015 Presented by Bucks County Audubon Society 2877 Creamery Road New Hope, Pa 18938 215-297-5880 http://www.bcas.org/ Hours: M-F: 11-4 Sat: 11-3 Sun: Groups only, by appointment Reception: April 17, 2015, 5-7pm The Bucks County Audubon Society is pleased to present their first juried photography exhibition. The exhibit will be featuring 50 photographers imagery and artists interpretation of Landscapes and Wildlife of the Delaware Valley. Photographic subjects range from the classic landscape and intimate portraiture of our local wildlife to interpretive reflections and imaginative blends of reality and dreamscape.

AWeber - Email Marketing Delivered
1100 Manor Drive, Chalfont
Phone: 877-293-2371     Website
Announcing the 2015 ASCEND Digital Marketing Summit
Conquer the Digital Marketing Landscape! ASCEND brings together the brightest minds in the industry to learn the strategies and tactics it takes to create successful, results-driven marketing campaigns. Weve carefully curated our selection of talks to bring you 2-days of practical insights and anecdotes, from content marketing, conversion optimization and more. Youll walk away with the skills you need to build a better business and become the ultimate digital marketer. Plus, a ton of valuable connections from all of the networking opportunities.

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

215-348-3913

Bailiwick, Suite 23, 252 W. Swamp Rd. (Rt. 313)
Doylestown, PA 18901 (map it)

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce