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How Your Company Can Build A Sustainable Competitive Advantage

In this episode of Building Your Business, Stan Silverman - former president and chief executive officer of PQ Corporation, a global chemicals and glass company joins Hugh.  He is vice chairman of the board of trustees of Drexel University.  Stan has served as a guest lecturer on Executive Leadership at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at the LeBow College of Business of Drexel University. Building Your Business is part of the WBCB Podcasting Network.

By |December 28th, 2017|

Finding Your Business’s North Star

In today’s show Hugh and Jim discuss the importance of business metrics, and in light of the solar eclipse, stress the importance of finding your business’s North Star.  Building Your Business is a proud member of the 1490 WBCB Podcasting Network.

By |August 23rd, 2017|

Managing Your Digital Presence

This week on Building Your Business, Donna Botti, Founder and Principal at Delos Inc. joins Hugh to discuss how to manage your digital presence. Building Your Business with Hugh Connelly is part of the WBCB Podcasting Network.

By |August 10th, 2017|

State Representative Promotes Online Petition

July 25, 2017 Nick Gallagher   The fight for road changes in Yardley and Lower Makefield have become vocal.  An online petition started last week on State Representative Perry Warren's website. So far, confidential-names have filled the list to potentially urge the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to place special restrictions on the narrower streets of Yardley and Lower Makefield Township.  Rep. Perry Warren took to a podium outside of his Main Street office on Wednesday. “Ideally the municipalities will make a request for the traffic study and we will bolster it with our petition," Warren spoke, " and show the PennDOT representatives there are significant public concerns and public demand and fear for public safety.” According to Rep. Warren, State Route 32 beginning at

By |July 25th, 2017|

Artists Ready to Celebrate ‘Our River’

July 25, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Bristol Borough is home to a section of the Delaware River and Wednesday evening artists will display their work to celebrate the union.     The Centre for the Arts on Mill Street will host 25-artists who submitted their piece earlier this month.  The theme is 'Our River', which runs through Bristol, Yardley, New Hope, and Lambertville. Artists were allowed to expand their pieces to "fishing, wildlife, marshes, the new Bristol Docks, bridges, landscapes, riverfront parks and more," as the registration form stated.  Bill Pezza, the organizer of the event and president of the civic group Raising the Bar, says it's an open invitation to all.  In addition to the message of the night The Delaware River

By |July 25th, 2017|

No Time Frame in Place for Sandy Run Road Re-Opening

July 24, 2017 Sam Goldberg   One of Lower Makefield Township’s most popular cut-through roads remains closed. Sandy Run Road, a street commonly used as a gateway to Yardley Borough, has been closed for months, and there is still no set time for a re-opening. The road originally closed for an evaluation that revealed a sight distance deficiency.   Experts concluded that vehicles coming down Edgewood Road over the railroad tracks would not have sufficient time to stop if a car was coming out of the intersection on Sandy Run onto Edgewood Road. Lower Makefield Township Chief of Police Kenneth Coluzzi is weighing several options for the safest way to re-open the road. “The plan to fix the problem would be to first try

By |July 24th, 2017|

Bucks County DA, Solebury Police Thankful Following Tragedy

July 24, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Bucks County District Attorney, Matthew Weintraub and the Solebury Police Department led by Cheif Dominick Bellizzie have thanked the community for their support and those involved in the search for the four missing young men turned Solebury Slaying case.  The search lasted about a week and ended with heartbreak for four families. DA Weintraub averaged two briefings per day to keep the community and press informed, while the Solebury Police Department worked with nearly 40 different agencies.    A letter from the DA:  Dear members of our Bucks County community, and all of our prayerful supporters across the country, We’ve experienced a great and tragic loss with the deaths of Jimi Patrick, Dean Finocchiaro, Tom Meo, and Mark Sturgis.

By |July 24th, 2017|

Road Work Alert: PennDOT Project

July 23, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Starting Monday, July 24 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will resurface roads expected to last the week.  The lane restrictions will take place at nighttime and affect about 10 miles throughout Bensalem, Bristol, Middletown, and Lower Makefield Townships.   From 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. roads scheduled for work: Route 532 (Bucks Road) between Route 213 (Bridgetown Pike) and Rocksville Road in Lower Southampton and Northampton Townships Gibson Road and Bristol Road between Bensalem Boulevard and Overland Road in Bensalem Township Oxford Valley Road and Reading Avenue between Edgewood Road and Main Street in Lower Makefield Township and Yardley Borough   This project will cost PennDOT more than $3 billion. The plan is to mill the existing roadway

By |July 23rd, 2017|

Upcoming Discussion Encourages “Awareness is Power”

July 21, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Yardley Borough Mayor Chris Harding has organized a workshop to inform residents of drug abuse.  This two-hour program will discuss the drugs abused the most, allow those to see what they look like or how they are packages and examine behaviors to watch out for with drug users.  Mayor Harding took to Facebook and thanked Yardley Borough Police Chief John Kelly for his support.  "The workshop is designed to generate and encourage community discussion, as awareness is power," Harding wrote.  Narcotic officers from the Philadelphia Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police will be at the event with visual aids and ready to answer any questions.  All tickets can be picked up at the Yardley Borough Hall on

By |July 21st, 2017|

From Legislation Attempt to Online Petition

July 20, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Nearly 350 residents to date have come together to say their narrow streets hold no place for large trucks.  State Representative Perry Warren started an online petition to ask the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to place weight restrictions on Main Street (Taylorsville/Yardley-Morrisville Road/Pine Grove Road) and River Road (Delaware Avenue) in Yardley and Lower Makefield Township. The freshman State Rep. attempted to write legislation on the matter earlier this year. However, after reviews from the House of Representatives, it was decided the Bill would not be valid, due to PennDOT’s past ruling of Main Street and River Road. Warren mentioned a few accidents that have occurred on Main Street in the past year. “This could bring the subject

By |July 20th, 2017|
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