Building Bridges

About 50 members of the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce along with administrators and school board directors of Quakertown Community School District met at the district’s Milford Township administrative offices Tuesday morning for a hot breakfast, business card exchange, and chance to get to know each other better.

“A robust relationship between the school district and the chamber is important,” said Paul Stepanoff, Quakertown school board president.
Stepanoff said fostering strong ties between the school district and business community is an important part of the district’s mission.
Tara King, executive director for the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce echoed the need for a vital partnership between the district- educators of tomorrow’s young employees and business leaders – in concert with today’s business owner/operators.
“Quakertown (School District) made an effort (today) to be part of the community,” King said, of the district sponsored event.
“Recognizing this helps accomplish (each) of our goals,” King said.
From small group discussions to making connections, UBCC mixers are more than networking events: They’re a forum to get acquainted with others and participate in a larger conversation about the area’s strengths, and its economic opportunities.
Al Moffa, a residential loan officer with Univest based in Souderton, said “I’m here today to grow our business and to meet new people. I enjoy it,” Moffa explained.

Up next:
Free seminar: “Starting & Growing your own Small Business,” lead by SCORE of Bucks County representatives from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Seminar is sponsored by UBCC and QNB.
Held inside QNB Bank Town Center, located at 320 West Broad St. in Quakertown.
Walk ins welcome, or register online here, or call SCORE Bucks County directly at 215-943-8850.


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