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Noteworthy Business Briefs for Sept. 21


Funded by Penn Community Bank and administered by Startup Bucks in partnership with the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority, the Bucks Built Startup Fund will award $40,000 in grants to four promising early-stage startups this fall.

The application window for this cycle is open through Sept. 25.

In addition to funding, each business receives support, guidance, and introductions from the Bucks Built team, Penn Community Bank, and the Startup Bucks community focused on enabling growth and securing follow-on funding.

Companies need to have some presence in Bucks County to apply. Interested startups can learn more and apply at Bucks Built Fund grant recipients will be announced at an expo-style event designed to bring the local startup community together.

Eleven businesses have received $ 50,000 in total from Penn Community Bank since 2022 in two funding cycles. Recipients have all provided a novel solution to a problem they are passionate about, covering a diverse range of industries like Health Tech, AI & Data Analytics, Technology, Content creation, Food, and Medtech.

The Bucks Built team will hold an online information sessions to field questions from interested startups, businesses, and partners on Sept. 22. Registration is available on

Eiseman Construction is proud to help sponsor the James A. Michener Art Museum’s new exhibition, “Never Broken: Visualizing Lenape Histories.” The exhibition, which runs through Jan. 14, features contemporary art by Lenape artists as well as historic Lenape ceramics, beadwork, and other cultural objects.

“The Michener Art Museum’s mission is to promote the rich cultural heritage of our area, and the work of Lenape artists and artisans plays a vital role in the culture and history of this region,” said Melissa Eiseman, owner of Eiseman Construction and a member of the museum’s board of trustees. “As a longtime supporter of the museum, I look forward to learning from this wonderful exhibit featuring Indigenous work of the past and present.”

“Never Broken” considers the power of art to construct and dismantle inaccurate Indigenous histories through a dynamic display of contemporary art by Lenape (also called Delaware) artists in dialogue with historic Lenape ceramics, beadwork, and other cultural objects and representations of Penn’s Treaty by European American artists.

The exhibition is supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional funding from Eiseman Construction, Inc.; Michener Art Museum’s Corporate Business Partners, of which Melissa Eiseman serves as chair; and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Lenape Center.


Newtown Business Association’s September Membership Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 28, in the Keller Williams conference room, 12 Terry Drive, Newtown.

Peter Bondarenko of PB Adjusting is sponsor and speaker.

NBA welcomes all guests to attend one Business Card Exchange and one Member Breakfast Meeting. A guest fee will be assessed for each event attended thereafter.

Register for the breakfast at are grateful it is being recognized by such a distinguished organization representing the industry across the commonwealth.”

Li has been in banking since 2007 and joined Penn Community Bank in 2010, where he now leads a team focused on commercial and industrial lending in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Fox Rothschild congratulates Elizabeth D. Sigety, who was selected as a Philadelphia Dealmaker Award recipient by the Smart Business Network, which recognizes exceptional individuals across various industries who are “shaping the landscape of business and innovation in the City of Brotherly Love.”

In addition to being an attorney and partner at Fox Rothschild, based in the Warrington office, Sigety serves as co-founder and managing director of the Delaware Crossing Investor Group, a network of angel investors that has been investing in early-stage companies since 2005. Smart Business Network cited her for “actively engaging in more than 20 rounds of investment in early-stage companies within the last 24 months.”

Sigety is co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s national Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice. Smart Business Network lauded her “commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurial success” and “her pivotal role in the ever-evolving landscape of venture capital and emerging businesses.”

Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine have recognized Wesley Enhanced Living as one of the 2023 Best Workplaces in Aging Services.

It is Wesley Enhanced Living’s fifth time being named to this national list. The organization is the only Pennsylvania-based company on the list, ranking fifth place out of the top 25.

The Best Workplaces in Aging Services award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 140,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified companies in the aging services industry. In that survey, 87% of Wesley Enhanced Living’s employees said the company is a great place to work. This number is 30% higher than the average U.S. company.

Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified organization.

Great Place to Work selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

Wesley Enhanced Living serves approximately 1,200 residents with over 1,100 employees and six locations – including Doylestown – throughout Pennsylvania.