Archive for October, 2015

We’re Looking Forward to Seeing you at the BCA Halloween Carnival #BCAProud

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Step back in time and join us for a BCA Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 30th, filled with all your favorite carnival characters. Mimes and Clowns and performers of all types. We’ll have scary side show guests and games. Show up hungry because the carnival is host to all types of sweets and treats. You’ll want to blend right in with the crowd by arriving in costume and competing for best dressed.

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Congratulations Mary Pat Kessler on your #19MostFashionableWomen Award! @MaryPKessler #BCAProud

For six years running Nicole Miller of Philadelphia has put in the effort to honor the hard working, intelligent, and Fashionable women of Philadelphia. The 19 Most Fashionable Women event is held annually at The Bellevue XIX Restaurant, and appropriately, this year’s event was held on Monday, October 19th. The room was filled with #19 Alumni, influential philadelphia leaders, and a special guest appearance by Mayor Nutter. Congratulations to Mary Pat Kessler who is a 2015 #19 Most Fashionable winner, you truly deserve the honor!

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Gearing up for a Scary BCA Halloween! #BCAProud

We hope everyone is getting their costume ready for the BCA Black Label Halloween Party. There will be three competitions for best dressed; Single, Couple, and Group. So, be sure to get creative and show up to the BCA Halloween Party on Oct. 30th with some spooky sidekicks or a crazy costume.

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Minding the Family Business; Joseph Anthony Roundtable #BCAProud @JARetreatSpa @JosephAnthonySalonSpa

A huge thank you to Joe Gaglioti of Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon, who hosted yesterday’s BCA Roundtable. The topic of Family Business is very relevant to our BCA Members. Thanks to all the thoughtful discussion at yesterday’s Roundtable from the BCA Members in attendance. A good point was made concerning hiring a non-family member, “hire for attitude and train for skill” in order to maintain the quality of environment. The conclusion was nearly unanimous that having a clear, and flexible succession plan is key! Thank you for believing in relationships and contributing to the BCA Braintrust!

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Pictured from left to right: Mary Pat Kessler – BCA, Gene Grimaldi – OMNIA, Joe Gaglioti – JA Retreat Spa, Richie Goldberg – Safian & Rudolph, Gary Krapf – Krapf’s Coaches, Chris Drucquer – CertaPro, PJ McMahon – McMahon Auto, Geoff Passehl – Passehl Financial NWM, Hugh Pody – H.C. Pody Co.

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It’s Time for BITE, BCA “Breakfast In The Evening” #BCAProud @GaribaldiArts

BCA’s “Breakfast In The Evening” has grown from a simple idea to a very anticipated event each fall! In 2015 we’re looking forward to having our special guest David Garibaldi. So, be prepared for a performance you won’t soon forget!

We’re also excited to announce that the “Breakfast In The Evening” Marketing Opportunities have been released. Should anyone have questions or inquiries about the BCA BITE sponsorship opportunities, they can direct their questions to Lauren, lauren@bcaphiladelphia.com, or (215)735-2871 for more information.

We hope you’re looking forward to bringing some of your favorite business relationships to experience BCA’s “Breakfast In The Evening” this November 19th. Keep building your relationships!

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We’re Getting Ready for the BCA Halloween Party! #BCAProud

We hope all the BCA Decision Makers and their significant others, will join us for the fun filled, and spooky fun house! The fun house will be scary enough, so, don’t be “afraid” to get creative with your costumes. The competition will be fierce! For your ThrowBackThursday enjoyment, we’ve decide to highlight some of 2013’s best dressed!

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Roundtable Hosted by CamaPlan; The Effects of E-Business #BCAProud @CamaPlan512

We hope everyone enjoyed the conversation surrounding a very relevant Roundtable topic. A big thank you to Carl Fischer and Maggie Polisano of CamaPlan who hosted their first Roundtable yesterday. Suggestions including streamlining systems, protecting your company’s technology & data from cyber attacks, and the importance of embracing technology to better serve your customers were discussed. Thanks to everyone in attendance for your contribution to the Roundtable and the BCA Braintrust!

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pictured from left to right: Shaun Lyons – Precision, Dave Van Horn – PPR, Wendy Monaco – Allied, Carl Fischer – CamaPlan, Cheryl Beth Kuchler – Ballantree, Geoff Passehl – Passehl Financial NWM, Maggie Polisano – CamaPlan, Mark Lawson – Premier, Jack MacCord – HDI, Bob Cox – Reads, Dave Czarnecki – CzarStar

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We Hope You Enjoyed Meeting Rory Vaden #BCAProud @Rory_Vaden

Thank you to all the BCA Members and their guests for coming out to the Thursday night Speaker Reception, where we welcomed Rory Vaden to Philadelphia. We gathered for drinks, hors d’ oeuvres, and conversation at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ. We thank all of the wonderful staff at the Mansion for their hospitality and beautiful venue. For those who attended the BCA Hospitality Breakfast on Friday Morning please be reminded that Rory will be offering a free webinar for his new book “Procrastinate on Purpose”, you may click here to Register. We hope you took a lot of valuable knowledge with you when you left the NCC Friday. Remember to “leverage long term vision to endure short term sacrifices” and to Take the Stairs!

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Thank you for Joining us at the BCA Hospitality Breakfast with @Rory_Vaden #BCAProud

Thank you for sharing your morning with us. We hope you left this morning ready to take the stairs. Success is never owned, it is only rented- and the rent is due every day”, at BCA we believe the same about relationships.

We’d like to suggest all our BCA Members take advantage of Rory Vaden’s special offer for a free webinar on his new book “Procrastinate on Purpose.” Please click here to learn more and register.

We remind everyone to extend a warm welcome to CertaPro Painters of the Main Line, our newest BCA Family members!

Congratulations to our VIP member, Joe Gaglioti of Joseph Anthony Salon and Spa who knows how to work hard and play hard!

Thanks to Camp Endeavor for sharing their incredible mission of spreading education and inspiring change. We welcome you to visit their website to learn more.

A special thanks to our friend Mike Missanelli and Greater Media Philadelphia for guest emceeing our Breakfast this morning.

We are #BCAProud, are you? Make sure you hashtag #BCAProud on any comments or pictures from this morning. Thanks again for sharing your morning with us and believing in the power of relationships! Read the rest of this entry »

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Kelleher Associates Roundtable; Strategies To Accelerate Business Growth #BCAProud @KelleherAssocs

A big thank you to Mitch Wienick of Kelleher Associates and Jill Aquino, who hosted their first BCA Roundtable yesterday. Participants engaged in the powerful topic, “What strategies and actions have you employed to accelerate business growth?” Alliance management was a term that was discussed. Another key talking point was the importance of existing clients, “do they know all your services?” Thanks to all the members who participated in the great conversation, we hope you will continue your relationship building.

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From left to right: Marc Fanzoni – Commonwealth, Brandon Steiger – Synergema, Mitch Wienick – Kelleher, Mary Pat Kessler – BCA, Steven Esposito – NAP, Paul Becker – DDP, Cheryl Bode – Farmstead, Craig Marowitz – ETA, Nick Lanzi – Direct Choice, Ryan Dugan – AEC, Ginny Heron-Doerr – Proshred.

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