Haverford Business Developments - September 2020
Virtual Business Breakfast on 9/24
Haverford Township Free Library is once again partnering with HPED to host their annual Business Breakfast on 9/24 at 8:00 am. This year will be a virtual meeting, with several break-out sessions.

Click the link below to register. If you register by Monday, September 21st, you will be entered in our raffle of prizes, provided by House Cup Coffee Roasters, Wild Birds Unlimited, In the Fringe, Jacob Lowe Hardware and Taddeos.
HPED Launches Keep it Local Gift Cards
In the next few weeks, HPED will be launching a Township-wide e-gift card program. This year, more than ever before, it is critical that residents shop and dine local. Now residents will have a perfect option for gift-giving or for their own use.

Stay tuned for details! HPED business members will be eligible to sign up as a participating business, and will be receiving more details from us shortly.
HPED Welcomes Rick's Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
HPED would like to introduce Rick’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, located at 1213 Darby Road, to Haverford Township. Owner Rick Kalinowski was born in Clifton Heights and has been a resident of Delaware County his whole life. He opened his own business in 2005, originally working out of his home in Haverford and in an office in Northern Liberties. He plans to move his new home base by the end of September. “Havertown seemed the right place to locate my business,” explains Rick. “I regularly attend events here and I really like the area. I plan on being active within the community as a business owner.”

Rick’s prides himself on his policy is that customers come first. Unique to his customer service model, is the plan to offer seminars to customers at his new location, allowing them some autonomy in their household repairs. To learn more about Rick’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling visit his website at https://www.ricksplumbingheating.com/
Oakmont South Business District Improvements
The Oakmont South business district will be the site of major streetscape improvements this year. New sidewalks, lighting, garden beds and trees will be added along Darby Road between Brick & Brew and Wagner Real Estate this fall.

These improvements were initiated by HPED, who encouraged the Township to apply for DCED funding for the area.

In addition, the Township is nearly finished with a major renovation of the Oakmont South Parking Lot.
2020 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

The Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is now open and accepting applications. The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $7,000, to enable a Pennsylvania small business to adopt or acquire energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. Well-designed energy efficient or pollution prevention projects can help small businesses cut costs and reduce the risk of regulatory issues, while simultaneously protecting the environment.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Energy efficient lighting,
  • High efficiency furnaces, boilers and air conditioners,
  • Energy efficient refrigeration systems,
  • Waste recycling systems,
  • Solvent recovery systems,
  • Riparian buffer plantings, streamside exclusionary fencing, and barnyard runoff controls.

Applications are reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pennsylvania businesses with fewer than 100 full-time employees are eligible to apply. Applicants must be for-profit entities located in Pennsylvania and registered with the PA Department of State. Eligible projects must save the applicant a minimum of $500 annually and save operating costs by a minimum of 25%. Applications will be accepted for small businesses to implement solar thermal (hot water) projects. Solar hot water systems must function to serve the hot water needs of the small business. Solar projects generating electricity (PV) are not eligible. 

CLICK HERE to learn more.
COVID-19 Grants, Loans, and Webinars for Businesses
We continue to compile and publish resources for businesses on our Discover Haverford website. It includes:
  • Links to grants and loans available to small businesses
  • Business webinars centered on the coronavirus crisis
  • Information about regional and state-wide small business centers

Check it out at the link below:
Thank you to our Partner - Township of Haverford!
Thank you to our Platinum HPED Sponsors! ($500)
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Thank you to our Gold HPED Sponsors! ($250)
Barsz Gowie Amon Fultz
Brandywine Living at Haverford Estates
Brick & Brew
Brookline Dental Associates
Cunningham Pest Control
Dunn & Associates CPAs
Erica Deuschle, Berkshire Hathaway
Havertown Auto Tags 
Havertown Carpet Company 
House Cup Coffee Roasters
JD McGillicuddy’s Pub 
Koffmeyer's Cookies & Ice Cream
Leonard Insurance Group 
Marvin E. Kanze, Inc  
McLenaghan Wholesale Tires
The Camera Shop
The Ondik Group
The Organizing Team
Penn Therapy Assoc. Inc.
Peterson Insurance
Pucillo Associates
Conor Quinn
Rita's Water Ice - Eagle Road
Sam’s Boardwalk Style Pizza
Sampan Inn
Walsh Hardwood Flooring
Wiedenman Architecture