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Hepatitis B Foundation
3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown
Phone: 2153400480     Website
Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center Hires New Chief Operating Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Larson sarah@furiarubel.com / 215-340-0480 Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center Hires New Chief Operating Officer A 20-year veteran of behavioral health and social service sectors, Lou Kassa will direct daily operations at the Biotech Center, the Hepatitis B Foundation, and the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (December 2014)  The Hepatitis B Foundation (www.hepb.org) is pleased to announce that Louis P. Kassa III has been hired as the Chief Operating Officer of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center and its nonprofit research entities. Formerly the chief operating officer of a national behavioral health organization, Kassa will oversee daily operations at the Pennsylvania Biotech Center, which is home to the Hepatitis B Foundation and its research entity, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. I'm pleased to be able to bring my management skills to support these entities dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B, said Kassa. Working closely with such accomplished scientists is exciting, and together, I know we can make significant progress in the fight against this global, yet silent epidemic. Founded in 1991, the Hepatitis B Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the lives of those affected worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. The foundation partnered with Delaware Valley College to create the Pennsylvania Biotech Center, an 110,000-square-foot facility in Doylestown, Pa., which opened in 2006. The foundation established the newly renamed Blumberg Institute in 2003 as an independent, nonprofit research facility to fulfill its research mission. Kassa will take the reins of all three entities, overseeing finance, staffing and daily operations. The hiring comes at an exciting time for the three closely related organizations, which are at the forefront of a renewed interest in finding new treatment therapies for hepatitis B. Its an exciting time to be in the field of hepatitis B research, and we are pleased that an executive of Lou Kassas qualifications and experience has joined our team, said Dr. Timothy Block, President of the Hepatitis B Foundation and the Biotech Center. We are impressed by Lous extensive track record of success and by his level of personal involvement in the community. I dont think we could have custom ordered a more suitable COO to help lead our future growth and expansion. Kassa comes to the foundation from the national behavioral health organization VisionQuest, where he managed fiscal, personnel, program development, and public relations functions while supervising numerous programs across five states. Prior to VisionQuest, Kassa spent 14 years at the Pennsylvania-based Youth Services Agency, a nonprofit organization that provides services for at-risk youth in the juvenile justice systems of the Mid-Atlantic region. A graduate of Penn State University, Kassa went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Villanova University in 2007. A Bucks County native, Kassa grew up in Quakertown and now lives in Perkasie, Pa. with his wife and three daughters. About the Hepatitis B Foundation: Headquartered in Doylestown, Pa., the Hepatitis B Foundation 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 the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute: The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute was established in 2003 by the Hepatitis B Foundation to conduct discovery research and nurture translational biotechnology in an environment conducive to interaction, collaboration and focus. The independent, nonprofit research center was renamed in 2013 to honor 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, 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. To learn more, visit www.pabiotechbc.org. # # #
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Williams Family Law, P.C.
43 North Pine Street, Doylestown
Phone: 215-340-2207     Website
Bucks Family Lawyer Elizabeth J. Fineman Named to 'Forty Under 40'
Bucks County family law firm Williams Family Law, P.C. is pleased to announce that divorce attorney Elizabeth J. Fineman has been named among Bucks Countys Forty Under 40 Class of 2014 by the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. The program recognizes 40 upandcoming business and community leaders who are making a difference in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Honorees were selected from a pool of candidates nominated by members of the communities in the two counties. This years honorees will be celebrated during a luncheon held at Washington Crossing Inn on Friday, Nov. 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a keynote address by Jamie Haddon, President and CEO of United Way of Bucks County. The event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased by calling 215-949-4125. Tickets are $45 per person, with limited space available. An Associate at Williams Family Law, Fineman concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters, including divorce, child support, alimony and spousal support, marital taxation, equitable distribution and child custody. With an LLM in taxation from Temple Universitys Beasley School of Law, Fineman is well qualified to handle high-income support cases involving an intricate knowledge of both family law and complex financial issues. Additionally, she has represented her clients interests in appellate court matters before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Fineman devotes her time to a variety of professional and community organizations. She serves on the executive board for the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court and is an active member of the Family Law Section of both the Bucks County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association. As a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Renaissance Groups Board, Leadership Development Program and Israel 360, Fineman participates in many volunteer and fundraising activities to support members of the Jewish community in Philadelphia, Israel and the former Soviet Union. Jessica Pritchard, a Partner at Williams Family Law, previously received the Forty Under 40 award in 2012, and both Fineman and Pritchard have been recognized as top up-and-coming lawyers by Thomson Reuters, which named them among Pennsylvanias Rising Stars in 2013 and 2014. Founder and Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Williams recently was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Family Law "Lawyer of the Year for the Philadelphia metro area, while the firm was named a 2015 Best Law Firm, achieving a Tier 1 ranking in Family Law in the Philadelphia metro area. The fullcolor Forty Under 40 special section will be distributed at the luncheon on Nov. 21, as well as inserted in the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer newspapers on Monday, Nov. 24. For more information, visit theintell.com/40under40 or buckscountycouriertimes.com/40under40. Williams Family Law, P.C.  Founded by Jeffrey M. Williams in 2004, Williams Family Law, P.C., is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. The family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice at Williams Family Law centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To learn more, visit www.bucksfamilylawyers.com or email questions@bucksfamilylawyers.com.
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Williams Family Law, P.C.
43 North Pine Street, Doylestown
Phone: 215-340-2207     Website
Jeffrey M. Williams Named Best Lawyers 2015 Family Law 'Lawyer of the Year' in Region
Bucks County family law firm Williams Family Law, P.C. is pleased to announce that Founder and Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Williams has been named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Family Law "Lawyer of the Year for the Philadelphia metro area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in a designated metropolitan area is named Lawyer of the Year, making it a great honor. Williams, who practices in Bucks and Montgomery counties, primarily handles complex divorce, high-income alimony/spousal support, complex child support, and high-conflict child custody cases. He is widely regarded as one of the top divorce attorneys in Bucks County and one of the leading family law attorneys in Pennsylvania. I am honored to be named the Family Law Lawyer of the Year in the Philadelphia area, said Williams, who has been practicing law since 1981. My clients trust me with the most complex and personal legal matters imaginable, and fighting to ensure that their interests are protected is my lifes work. A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Williams frequently shares his knowledge of family law through continuing legal education programs, particularly on matters related to domestic relations litigation and trial strategy. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an elite group of the top 100 family law trial lawyers from across the United States. Williams and Hillary J. Moonay, Of Counsel at Williams Family Law, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, one of the legal professions oldest and most respected peer-review publications. Williams has been included amongst Best Lawyers annually since 2008. Williams Family Law, P.C.  Williams Family Law, P.C., is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. The family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice at Williams Family Law centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To learn more, visit www.bucksfamilylawyers.com or email questions@bucksfamilylawyers.com.
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Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
2 Hidden lane, Doylestown
Phone: 2153400480     Website
Furia Rubel Voted Best Legal Marketing Agency for Fourth Consecutive Year
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., an award-winning integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency, is pleased to announce that it has once again been named the top legal marketing and public relations agency in The Legal Intelligencers Best of 2014 survey. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Furia Rubel has earned the first place ranking. The Legal Intelligencers annual survey asks readers to cast their votes for the best providers of products and services to Pennsylvanias legal community. The results of the survey were announced in the publications Best of 2014 issue, published on Oct. 28. We are thankful for our many colleagues, clients and friends who showed their confidence in us and took the time to vote, said Gina F. Rubel, President and CEO of the agency. Excellent legal marketing is about having the right clients who focus their marketing through strategy and executing tactics that reach their target audiences, then invest in measurement and tracking vehicles for strategic analysis. Founded in 2002 by Rubel, a licensed attorney, Furia Rubel is a full-service marketing and public relations agency with a niche in legal marketing. The agencys diverse roster of clients includes financial and religious institutions, accounting firms, technology companies, health care, senior living and behavioral health service providers, nonprofits and more, with a special emphasis on law firms and legal services providers. This recognition by The Legal Intelligencer follows a similar honor from The National Law Journal, which named Furia Rubel top Legal Marketing & Branding company and placed the agency among the top three firms in the country for Integrated Law Firm Marketing. Furia Rubel also congratulates its clients who earned spots on The Legals Best of 2014 list. USClaims was named the No. 1 Case Funding Provider, placing in the top tier for the fifth consecutive year, and Para-Plus Translations Inc. won gold in Translation Services, the third year that it has been voted in the top tier. Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. is an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency based in Bucks County, Pa. The certified women-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.
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Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
2 Hidden lane, Doylestown
Phone: 2153400480     Website
Furia Rubel and Doylestown Township Defend Limekiln Road Against Litterers
Correction to what I sent yesterday. The title should say Limekiln Road, not Limekiln Pike. This is what the text of the article said. On Oct. 10, Doylestown-based Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. hit the road to help keep Bucks County beautiful by once again coordinating a roadside litter cleanup. The integrated marketing and public relations agency adopted the road upon which their office sits in 2011, after working with Doylestown Township to create a local adopt-a-road program. The agency had a police escort from Doylestown Township Police Department to ensure the safety of the cleanup on the heavily trafficked road. From left: Laura Powers, chief marketing officer; Megan Quinn, account coordinator; Ofc. Patrick Furlong, Doylestown Township Police Department; Sarah Larson, vice president of public relations; Rose Strong, office administrator; Gina F. Rubel, Esq., president and CEO; and Kim Tarasiewicz, account/production manager. For more information on Doylestown Townships adopt-a-road program visit http://www.doylestownpa.org/information/adopt-a-road/.

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
2 Hidden lane, Doylestown
Phone: 2153400480     Website
Furia Rubel and Doylestown Township Defend Limekiln Pike Against Litterers
On Oct. 10, Doylestown-based Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. hit the road to help keep Bucks County beautiful by once again coordinating a roadside litter cleanup. The integrated marketing and public relations agency adopted the road upon which their office sits in 2011, after working with Doylestown Township to create a local adopt-a-road program. The agency had a police escort from Doylestown Township Police Department to ensure the safety of the cleanup on the heavily trafficked road. From left: Laura Powers, chief marketing officer; Megan Quinn, account coordinator; Ofc. Patrick Furlong, Doylestown Township Police Department; Sarah Larson, vice president of public relations; Rose Strong, office administrator; Gina F. Rubel, Esq., president and CEO; and Kim Tarasiewicz, account/production manager. For more information on Doylestown Townships adopt-a-road program visit http://www.doylestownpa.org/information/adopt-a-road/.
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Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
2 Hidden lane, Doylestown
Phone: 2153400480     Website
Furia Rubel Communications Hires Megan Quinn as Account Coordinator
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Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

215-348-3913

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Doylestown, PA 18901 (map it)

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce