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Business briefs: Oct. 7, 2021


Bucks County author, Jonathan Becker PhD, recently self-published a unique book aimed at helping people in the workforce transition into leadership roles.
“Becoming a Leader: Advice on Transitioning into Your First Professional Leadership Role” is available for purchase on Amazon.
It is intended for mid-career professionals seeking to transition from a professional role into their first official leadership position. It provides a definition of what it means to be a leader: people who seek to help their team members grow professionally and personally.
Becoming a Leader describes how the reader can successfully transition from nonleadership roles to leadership roles. Whether readers seek leadership roles within their current employers or outside, the text describes how they can find leadership roles, update their resumes, and seek out challenging assignments to develop new skills and gain a wide breadth of experience to prove their potential.
For information, visit

Old York Cellars has announced a new partnership with hip-hop artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, a founding member of Run-DMC.
Old York Cellars will offer a new collection of DMC labeled wines, called Darryl Mack Cellars, alongside chocolates and baked goods prepared by local bakers and chocolatiers and curated by McDaniels.
The partnership will commence with a launch party at Old York Cellars at 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, N.J., from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, and will include a brief performance by DMC, along with autograph and photo opportunities. Seating for the event is by reservation only.
Starting Oct. 8, DMC labeled wines will be available for purchase at the Old York Cellars Vineyard and online. Wines can be packaged with the curated chocolates and desserts handcrafted by local chocolatiers at The Fudge Shoppe in Flemington, N.J., and by BAM Desserts in Somerset, N.J.
Darryl Mack Cellars Wines are part of Old York Cellars’ charitable collection of wines, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Felix Organization, founded in 2006 by Darryl McDaniels and Emmy Award-winning casting director Sheila Jaffe. The Felix Organization provides inspiring opportunities and new experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system.

Warrington-based Timoney Knox special education attorneys Scott Wolpert, chair of the Students’ Rights practice and managing partner of the firm, along with partner Christine Gordon, were recently interviewed on Main Line TV 21’s Legal Talk with Stacy Clark.

Wolpert and Gordon discussed in great detail what parents should know their children are entitled to — by law — in school in terms of rights to accommodations, Individualized Education Plans and more. They also covered how they seek relief for children from bullying, harassment, and other harmful and unlawful activities at school.
The show, which appeared on the public access television channel, can be found on YouTube.


Partner Thomas C. Warner of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams in New Britain is a course planner and faculty member for the annual Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) Exceptional Children Conference, to be held virtually from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.
Addressing today’s critical topics in special education, the conference features program segments team-taught by a balanced faculty of school district and parent/child attorneys.
The conference is attended by attorneys, school administrators, parents and anyone who wants to learn more about student educational rights. This year’s topics include remedies, virtual hearings, the year in review, discipline, transition, and legal ethics in a remote world.
Warner is a frequent presenter at conferences focused on special education legal issues.
Conference participants will be eligible to earn Continuing Legal Education credits. Visit the event online to learn more, or to register.

The NBA Business Card Exchange will take place in person at Newtown Athletic Club, 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Network with colleagues and make new connections. Members and first time guests must register in advance for this meeting, which is sponsored by Avanti Benefits. Visit for information.