Month: November 2014

IBA/DVLF Host 1st Scholarship Fundraiser Event

On November 13th, the IBA, in partnership with the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) and founding sponsor LinguiSearch, Inc., held its first fundraiser to enhance its annual Scholarship Award at Molly Malloy’s in the Reading terminal Market.

The purpose of the event was not only to raise funds to increase the award’s cash value, but also to raise awareness of the scholarship itself in order to make it a more robust program and a greater benefit to an area college student.

The scholarship is awarded to a local, undergraduate student currently enrolled in a business related discipline within the Philadelphia region. IBA, DVLF and LinguiSearch, Inc. view this collaboration as a tremendous opportunity to work together, enabling a community minded and business focused student to take one step closer to their goals.

Read more on the IBA/DVLF scholarship and its eligibility requirements.

View more photos of the fundraiser
event at Molly Malloy’s.

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IBA Launches First Ever Legal Seminar Series

On Thursday, October 30th, the IBA launched its first ever legal seminar series: “Legally Speaking: A Legal Education Series for IBA Members”. The 3-part series is being presented, sponsored and hosted by new IBA Corporate Partner Flaster/Greenberg, PC.

The first installment in the series, entitled “Hot New Topics in Employment Law for LGBT Employers & Employees” took a look at the recent decisions by the Courts and the NLRB which impact LGBT employers and employees.

During the very interactive and highly engaged panel discussion, some of the topics discussed, which can affect any employer or employee, whether they are LGBT or an ally, were: same-sex marriage, sexual orientation and the Supreme Court; the latest in medical leaves and disability law; social media and the latest cases on acceptable policies; and the NLRB decisions which are impacting union and non-union employers.

We thank Flaster/Greenberg, PC for affording this extraordinary benefit to IBA Members. We would particularly like to thank the panelists who gave of their time and expertise for this first part in the series: Michael D. Homans, Esq., Adam E. Gersh, Esq., and Kenneth R. Gilberg, Esq.

Stay tuned for the next in the series slated for late winter/early spring on Real Estate and what you need to know from a legal standpoint if you hold a deed or own property, whether solely or jointly – particularly if you are a member of the LGBT Community.

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IBA ConnX Celebrates Halloween

On Tuesday, October 28th, IBA Members, guests and business professionals from around the region gathered to celebrate a very special Halloween IBA ConnX – on the grounds of West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd.

Guests enjoyed a beautiful autumn-evening walking tour of this historic property, discovering the final resting places of some of the region’s most notable notables – not to mention some mouthwatering Halloween treats, provided by the very imaginative and creative David Hall of Joshua’s Catering.

Special thanks to IBA Corporate Partner, West Laurel Hill: Cemetery & Funeral Home for hosting this event and providing a really fun and unique venue for our guests to do some great networking! Thanks also to IBA Member Walgreen’s, our food & beverage sponsor for the event, for providing some fantastic door prizes for the evening!

View more photos of all the fun and networking that evening!

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IBA Fall Member Welcoming Event

IBA Members and the Board of Directors welcomed the newest members to the Chamber on October 22nd at the Fall Member Welcoming Event! A great night of networking was had thanks to the hospitality of the William Way Community Center! We are grateful to our friends and long-time, loyal Members at the William Way for helping us welcome our newest members to the IBA!

Thanks also, to so many of our newest members who came out to join us! It was great to see that the IBA continues to grow in numbers and in the representation of the great diversity in the LGBT business community throughout the region!

Special thanks to Thom Duffy Fine Art for providing such a beautiful backdrop for the evening with so much of his stunning artwork – which was hanging in the main lobby of the William Way – and to our food & beverage sponsors for the evening: Agio Brand Solutions, Assurance Construction, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox Roach Realtors and United Northern Mortgage Bankers.

View more photos from the evening.

For more information on the IBA and the benefits of membership in the Chamber, contact 215-557-0190 or

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