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Recap of PBPA-hosted SCORE Presentation

On Wednesday, January 10th Judith Lee of Communication Works Now presented her seminar “How to Market Big on a Tiny Budget”. This exceptional presentation focused on how businesses can grow their reach without spending big bucks. And it was heavily attended! Judith is a volunteer for Chester and Delaware County SCORE, a local organization comprised […]

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Santa Came to Town!

The annual Santa’s Coming to Town hosted by Paoli Business Association and The Hardware Center was held December 2, 2017 in the Paoli Shopping Center. This year’s highlights included Santa’s arrival on the Paoli Fire Company firetruck with a Tredyffrin Police escort, festive holiday music by the Hickory Brass Quartet, refreshments donated by Wegmans and […]

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PBPA Mourns Passing of Cordine Scartozzi

Cordine (“Cordi”) Scartozzi, a Paoli legend and business leader passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. A lifelong resident of Chester County, PA, he was born in Strafford on July 22, 1923 to Camillo and Adelina (Chiappini) Scartozzi. Cordi worked in the hardware business from the time he was a young man until his […]

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PBPA Awards Banquet Recap

PBPA’s 2017 Legacy of Service Awards Dinner and Fundraising event for Tredyffrin & Easttown Care (T&E CARE) took place on October 12th at the beautiful Desmond Hotel in Malvern. PBPA had much to celebrate that night as it also marked our 70th year serving the area, the recognition of individuals and businesses that have made […]

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PBPA Mourns Passing of Brian Zwaan

Paoli Business and Professional Association as well as the village of Paoli mourns the passing of Brian Zwaan, one of its true business leaders and community servants. Brian, a founder of Penn Liberty Bank and a Vice President at WSFS, was a driving force in our community. He was a major contributor to the PBPA […]

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PBPA Takes Lead in Establishing Ties with Corsica

See PBPA in the local news in a recent Vista.Today article! Our past president, Ed Auble of Auble Financial, traveled to Corsica back in April to meet with President Simeoni, the head of the National Assembly, and other leaders. The trip’s goal was to enhance our local community’s ties with Corsica as our town of […]

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PBPA Mourns Passing of Mario Scartozzi

Mario A. Scartozzi November 23, 1925 – June 25, 2017 Lifetime resident of Paoli-Berwyn-Strafford area, Mario A. Scartozzi, 91, founder and owner of Marwyn’s Shoes in Paoli, and former officer of the Paoli Business and Professional Association, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25. Mario, and his wife, Winifred, began the shoe business together in […]

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Front Porch Trust 2017 Breakfast of Champions Recap

The annual Breakfast for Champions was established to publicly honor student volunteers from Conestoga and Great Valley High Schools who have applied for the Front Porch Trust Scholarship. On April 20, 2017, the 12th annual Breakfast for Champions was held at The Carriage House of the Upper Main Line “Y”. Attendees included award applicants, parents […]

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Paoli Shop & Hop Recap

On Saturday, April 8, the Shop and Hop event celebrated spring in Paoli. The event benefited the Paoli Fire Company, and many families and shoppers came out to show their support. The children had a blast meeting the Easter Bunny and participating in the scavenger hunt, but even the adults got to partipate in the […]

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SCORE Presentation at March PBPA Meeting Recap

On March 8th, Paoli Business and Professional Association presented “Social Media Boot Camp with SCORE” with Judith Lee, Social Media Expert and Advocate. Lee gave great advice on why social media is so popular, why businesses need to capitalize on social media’s power, and on how to improve your social media footprint. Social media is […]

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