Haverford Business Developments
December 2018
Welcome to Silver Music Studios!
As Silver Music Studios enters their 25th anniversary year, owner Scot Silver decided to consolidate his Broomall & Drexel Hill locations and move to 1221 West Chester Pike (2nd floor) in Havertown.

"I am excited about moving to Havertown, as it seems like an emerging mecca for musicians, with all of the music festivals offered throughout the year," explains Scot. "I am excited about joining the community and creating partnerships."

Scot grew up in Overbrook Park and has a degree in Classical Guitar from West Chester University. In addition to running the studio, Scot is a singer-songwriter who plays jazz, blues, classical and rock music at festivals, restaurants and weddings. Scot gives lessons in guitar and bass, and employs several teachers for lessons in piano and voice.

Join Silver Music Studios at their Open House on Saturday, December 8th from 2:00-4:00 pm . Enjoy refreshments and live music, and meet some of the instructors!

New Walkway adds Brightness & Beauty
to Oakmont South
Based on HPED's proposal, the Township applied for and received a HUD grant to landscape the walkway between Wagner Real Estate and Lizelle's Bridal Salon which leads from Darby Road to the municipal parking lot.

The lights were installed last week and look terrific. Check it out next time you are nearby!
View from Darby Road
View from Municipal Lot
Welcome new HPED Board Members!
Joe Desiderio
Joe Desiderio is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at M&T Bank. He has
degrees in Culinary Arts and Business Management from Johnson & Wales University.
“Haverford Township serves as one of the last real local communities that focus on the small business owner and truly embraces their role in the community, " explains Joe. 

"Being in business and commercial banking, it is and has been my mission to work in partnership with small and local businesses to ensure their success, especially within the communities that they serve. I am proud to work with HPED to support small businesses."
Clara Burke
Clara Burke is Relationship Manager for the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. She grew up in the Ardmore section of Haverford Township and attended Haverford High School and Delaware County Community College.

"I have a deep seated love for Haverford Township and a commitment to ensure that our community is and continues to be all that it can be," explains Clara. "I am glad to have the opportunity to give my time and talent back to the community that has given so much to me and my family."
Brian Niles
Brian Niles is the owner & roastmaster at the newly-opened House Cup Coffee Roasters in Havertown. Brian has a B.S. in Business Administration from Albright Collegeand an
M.S. Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.

"I'm looking forward to bringing my experience as an entrepreneur and my background in marketing to the board. I am excited to work with this group of dedicated individuals at HPED who are making a difference in our community."
Advertise your Business on Facebook Community Groups
Are you thinking about ways to connect with local customers and encourage them to shop local or like your page?

Several Haverford Township Community groups on facebook allow businesses to advertise once a month on a specified day. Mark your calendars and make sure you take advantage of this free opportunity!

Havertown Community Group 13,500 Members
10th of the Month

Havertown, Haverford 360 Members
20th of the Month

Havertown Moms 2,500 Members
21st of the Month

Havertown, PA Everybody's Hometown 7,500 Members
30th of the Month
Business Breakfast Meet & Greet at House Cup Coffee Roasters
Save the Date!

Our next Meet & Greet will be held on Wednesday, February 6th from 8:00 - 9:30 am at House Cup Coffee Roasters at 95 S. Eagle Road in Havertown.
Participate in our Holiday Window Display Contest!
Once again, HPED is sponsoring a Holiday Window Display Contest.  Each year the window displays brightens up our community as the days get colder and the nights, longer. Judging panel member, Chris Kelly is excited about the upcoming contest. “The beautiful and entertaining entries from local businesses and institutions are getting so competitive it will be a challenge to pick the best ones!”

As was done last year, businesses will have to register to be considered for awards. To register for the competition a business must inform the HPED by signing up via e-mail at donaldkelly@aol.com . The deadline to register is Wednesday, December 5 th . The panel of judges will observe store window displays and facades in Haverford Township from Monday, December 10 th through Sunday, December 16 th

There will be five categories: Most Beautiful Window Display, Most Creative Window Display, Most Effective Marketing Window Display, Most Whimsical Window Display and Most Beautiful Building Façade. 

Certificates of recognition will be awarded to first and second place winners. When the 10 winners are announced on Thursday, December 20th their displays will be photographed and placed on the HPED website ( www.hped.org ) to allow the public to vote on-line for the overall “People’s Choice Award” from December 28-31 st .

Last year the first place winner in the Most Beautiful Window category was Lizelle’s Bridal Boutique. Gans Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning won first place for Most Whimsical Window. The first place award for Most Effective Marketing Window was won by the Bead Garden. The Haverford Free Library won in the Most Creative Window category. Brick & Brew was first place winner in the Most Beautiful Facade category. The People’s Choice winner was the Haverford Area Branch of the YMCA.

For more information contact: Don Kelly at donaldkelly@aol.com or 610-449-5825
HPED's 2019 Membership Drive
HPED's 2019 Membership Drive

Current HPED Members - it is time to renew your membership!

If you are not currently an HPED member, we hope you will join the 100+ businesses and 45 resident members in our efforts to make Haverford Township the best it can be! 

See the poster below for a list of our current members.

To become a member, click on the link below to download our membership form, which outlines the membership benefits. 

Resident Membership  $25
Business Membership  $100
Gold Sponsor   $250
Platinum Sponsor     $500

If you have questions about membership, please contact Executive Director Jeanne Angell at  jangell@hped.org .

Thank you to our 2018 Members! You support is critical to our work!
Thank you to our Partner - Township of Haverford!
Thank you to our Platinum HPED Sponsors ($500)

Thank you to our Gold HPED 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 www.hped.org.