Summer Kickoff Event Recap

On June 11th, PBPA and the Paoli Hardware Center hosted their 2nd annual Summer Kickoff celebration. The community event was well attended with family activities such as face painting and raffles. Thanks go to the Hardware Center for providing free hotdogs and cookies for everyone. Activate Chester County (a collaboration among hospitals, health and recreation […]

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PBPA Mourns Passing of Susan Randels

The Paoli Business and Professional Association is saddened to notify the membership of the passing of member Susan O’Connor Randels. She passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, having recently celebrated her 60th birthday in March. Susan was the owner/operator of Polka Dots, a women’s clothing boutique in Paoli, PA, for the past 12 […]

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Meet The Legislators Meeting Recap

On May 12th the PBPA hosted a Meet the Legislators luncheon. More than 30 local business people had the opportunity to speak directly with State Representatives Warren Kampf and Duane Milne as well as State Senator Andy Dinniman. Mr. Dinniman updated us on the status of the Paoli Transportation Project and touched on some points […]

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2016 Front Porch Trust Scholarship Winners

On April 27th, at PBPA’s annual Breakfast of Champions, The Front Porch Trust Scholarship fund recognized 3 Great Valley High School and 3 Conestoga High School seniors for their outstanding contributions to the community. Keynote Speaker Thomas Stecher’s inspiring presentation, which focused on compassion and giving, highlighted the importance of the charitable acts demonstrated by […]

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PBPA Earth Day Celebration – Community Service Project

On Saturday, April 23rd, the Paoli Business and Professional Association members met at the Paoli Depot Shoppes, on the sidewalks between Drapery Design and purenergy fitness studio. From there, members braved the rain and relatively chilly April temperatures as they celebrated Earth Day by participating in a community service project: picking up trash along the […]

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PBPA Paoli Transportation Update Meeting Recap

On Friday, March 11, the business leaders of Paoli and the surrounding areas met at 2 Industrial Blvd for an informative presentation on the status of public transportation in our community. Tim Phelps, executive director of the Transportation Management Association of Chester County, delivered an educational presentation to more than 50 of PBPA’s members. During […]

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DVFS Recognized As Apple Distinguished School

A big congratulations goes to Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, PA! On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Delaware Friends School celebrated its official recognition as an Apple Distinguished School. In addition to students and faculty, present for the celebration were Robert Sager (Edu-Tech, Inc.), Pennsylvania Senator Andrew Dinniman, Pennsylvania Representative Warren Kampf, Chester County Commissioners […]

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Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Grand Reopening

PBPA member The Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union opened its brand new office inside Paoli Hospital this fall, and PBPA was there for the ribbon cutting. The bright new space was well received by hospital employees. The Paoli Hospital Branch has been FMFCU Employer Group Branch of the Year for 2 years in a row. […]

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PBPA & MBPA Christmas Party a Huge Success

On December 10, the PBPA and Malvern Business Association held their annual holiday party. The Van Cleve Collection was gracious enough to host in their beautiful boutique. More than 60 local business people enjoyed delicious catering by Jimmy’s BBQ while listening to music by Jeff Domenick. We were entertained and delighted by Mentalist Jesse Dameron […]

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2015 PBPA Award Winners Express Appreciation

Annually, the PBPA hosts its Awards Banquet & Silent Auction. It presents awards to Paoli businesses/people in appreciation of their contributions to the community. Proceeds from the event are donated to a charitable recipient. Several of the recipients of this year’s PBPA awards/donation were kind enough to express their appreciation: Thank you once again to […]

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