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Haverford Business Developments
October 2017
Successful Business Breakfast at the Library
The Haverford Township Free Library's Annual Business Breakfast in September was a huge success! Business leaders had an opportunity to network with other business owners and to hear about the resources available to businesses at the library and through HPED. 

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Havertown who sponsored this event!
Haverford Home & Garden Show
April 15, 2018
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Haverford Reserve
We are excited to announce the Haverford Home & Garden Show, hosted and organized by Haverford Partnership for Economic Development (HPED). The show will be a way to connect local businesses and residents at a fun community event, as well as to raise funds for the work of HPED. The goals of HPED are to support local businesses, promote economic development, enhance the image of Haverford Township, and revitalize our business districts and public spaces. HPED is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

The Haverford Home & Garden Show will benefit HPED, Haverford Township, local businesses and the community in a variety of ways. “The show will allow us to serve a unique and significant sector of Haverford Township Businesses. We know residents want to support local businesses, and we want to provide an opportunity for customers and businesses to connect face-to-face,” explains show organizer Jeanne Angell.  HPED business members will receive a discount on booth space. Vendor spots will first be offered to HPED members and Haverford Township businesses, but we will offer booth space to other regional businesses after December 1st.

The Show will include a variety of vendors such as general contractors, plumbers, electricians, roofers, painters, lawn care providers, architects, interior designers, realtors, financial services such as banks, insurance companies, phone and internet services, and businesses that sell home improvement, gardening or landscaping products.

There will be a marketplace where vendors can sell home and garden items such as garden tools, bird houses and bird feeders, fine art, plants, pillows and table linens, candles, antiques and gift items. Throughout the day, a variety of presentations and classes will be scheduled on topics such as curb appeal, downsizing, container gardening, interior decorating, historic preservation, and green-friendly remodeling. Make & Take workshops will be offered for visitors who want a hands-on experience. Projects might include creating a terrarium, rewiring a lamp, making a wreath, canning or grilling techniques, or making a painting to take home.  

Township Commissioner, HPED Board Member and Home Show Committee member Mario Oliva thinks this show will become an annual event. “We expect it to be a big success, drawing thousands of consumers from Delaware County and the Main Line. We have an amazing pool of potential customers who would love to attend a home show in their community and to shop local.”

For information on show sponsorship and vendor opportunities, check out our

or contact HPED’s Business Development Manager Jeanne Angell at 
HPED Annual Meeting set for November 14th at the CREC
Hold the date for our annual meeting! Come hear an update on projects and programs for 2018, hear from our guest speaker, and network with Township administration and commissioners, HPED board and staff, and other business leaders. We will also be launching our annual awards program.

6:30-7:00 Networking
7:00-8:00 Program
8:00-8:30 Networking
Let us know who your favorite Township business are!
HPED will be presenting several awards at our Annual Meeting. Help us by nominating up to three businesses for the Standing Ovation Award. The Standing Ovation Award is presented to a business of the highest standards, offering exceptional customer service, an attractive, welcoming environment, and engagement in the community life of Haverford Township. Click the link below to nominate one or more businesses:

HPED's Median Planters selected for PHS Award
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has awarded the median planters in Llanerch the "Garden of Distinction Award" in their Gardening and Greening Contest. The planters were selected from over 350 entries this year.

"We applaud your commitment to enhance your neighborhood through your work in the garden," PHS notes. "Thank you for the positive impact that your efforts have on your community."

Thank you to the Public Works Department who built the planters, helped with planting and did a great job watering them over the summer.

Thanks to our volunteers Gina Ranieri, Mario Oliva, and Mark Anderson who helped with planning and on the planting day.

The third and fourth median planters, to be located on Darby Road in Llanerch between East Park and Moewyn Roads, are currently being built and will be planted this month.

Business Workshops offered at the Library
How to Market your Business on the Internet 
Wednesday, October 25 — 7:00 pm     
The Internet is a treasure trove of Social 
Communities, Directories, Media Channels, and Search Engines, each of which presents unique marketing opportunities in today’s internet dominated era. This presentation explores each of these Internet environments and discusses marketing strategies to promote your brand, prospect for new business and generate new leads through the Internet. Presented by Cary Baskin of Delaware and Chester County SCORE.                                    

Understanding the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act: A Program for Businesses, Employers, Medical Providers and Others
Monday, October 30 — 7:00 pm
Every employer in Pennsylvania must have workers’ compensation insurance. Despite this fact, many employers do not understand how this complex and confusing system works. In this program, Havertown attorney Daniel J. Siegel will discuss and answer questions about the basics of workers’ compensation law in non-legal terms so that businesses and medical providers understand their rights and their obligations. The first 20 attendees will receive a free copy of the speaker’s new book, a $49.95 value.

Registration required. To register, go to
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Thank you to our Gold Supporters ($250)
What is HPED?
HPED has been working on behalf of our business districts since its inception in 2010. From business district beautification projects to business networking events, from public information sessions on new development to presentations to the Board of Commissioners to request project funding, our goals have been the same - to foster the development, breadth and growth of our business districts while maintaining and enhancing the inherent charm of our community.  

For more information about HPED, visit our website at