Hatboro Federal Savings: Your hometown community bank

 

by June Portnoy 

Many people envision a bank as a cold, all-business operation with marble walls and a bank president you’ll never see, let alone talk to in person. And forget about having your call answered by a live person!

In contrast, Hatboro Federal Savings offers a warm, friendly environment with an accessible bank president on-site, as well as the conveniences of telephone banking, online banking and bill pay, and the worldwide Allpoint ATM network. During business hours, your calls will be answered immediately by a human voice without dealing with an automated phone line.

“Our primary focus is to provide exemplary service to families and residents in the communities that we serve,” says Joe J. Tyron, Jr., bank president and CEO.

Joe started working at this bank in 1970 as a teller, and ovimer the years has held practically every position. Hatboro Federal’s Senior Vice President Connie Wood has been with the bank since 1959, and together they have more than 100 years of dedicated service to this institution.

“Very few banks offer clients and customers the opportunity to come in and talk with the president and senior management, but I’m based in our Hatboro headquarters with an office visible to anyone passing by,” says Joe.  “I’m here to greet you, answer your questions, and will go to our other branches to meet with you if that’s more convenient.”

Hatboro Federal, established 73 years ago, has branches in Hatboro, Warminster and Warrington. Four years ago the bank opened its newest branch in Jamison. The Jamison branch has a unique appearance from its other offices, resembling a classic Colonial Williamsburg style that you would see around Independence Hall. All four locations offer the same welcoming feel with the Warrington branch including a museum room with antiques from the early 1800s.

“When you walk into our lobby, you’ll feel like you’re walking into someone’s home,” says Joe. “We want folks to feel comfortable here.”

There is minimal turnover of staff at Hatboro Federal, and most employees live within a five-mile radius from the branch at which they work. As a result, tellers and service representatives will know you by name and go out of their way to help you in anyway they can.

“What truly sets us apart is that when you take out a loan or mortgage with us, we won’t sell it to a third party,” says Joe. “So, if you ever have a question or concern, you can stop in and speak with us directly.”

Hatboro Federal takes a conservative approach, and as a result, is one of the strongest financial institutions in the region in terms of net worth. The bank posts assets of more than $514 million, and is considered one of the healthiest banks in the country earning a five-star rating from Bauer Financial year after year.

Hatboro Federal donates financial support, as well as countless hours of volunteer time annually to more than 50 nonprofit organizations. In 2013, the bank donated $222,222 to eight Bucks County and Eastern Montgomery County educational and community groups, including CB Cares, Centennial Education Foundation, Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation, Mercer Museum, Cradle of Liberty Council Boy Scouts of America, Upper Moreland Education Foundation, Outdoor School in Horsham/College Settlement Camp, and Union Library of Hatboro.

In 2013, the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce recognized Hatboro Federal with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joe is president of the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce, and he and many officers and directors on the board serve as Rotarians including Executive Vice President and COO, Linda Roehner.

Hatboro Federal truly offers the best of both worlds; large enough to provide the latest products and services, but small enough to offer personalized attention and community support.

For more information about Hatboro Federal Savings, go to www.hatborofed.com, or call 215.675.4000.

PHOTO CAP: Hatboro Federal donates $222,222 to eight Bucks County and Eastern Montgomery County educational and community groups. Front row center is Hatboro Federal Savings President and CEO, Joe J. Tryon, Jr. Photo by Aaron Mitchell Photography.

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Williams & Scheetz: A client-focused law firm

 

by June Portnoy

The Law Offices of Williams & Scheetz is a trusted, client-focused, results-driven law firm located in Richboro, Pennsylvania. Williams & Scheetz was founded by Lawrence R. Scheetz, Sr., Esquire in 1977. Williams & Scheetz has been located in the heart of Richboro, Bucks County where it has earned a reputation for providing superior legal representation and counsel to clients for over 35 years.

Sadly, Lawrence R. Scheetz, Sr. passed away on December 7th, 2007. Today, Mr. Scheetz’s daughter and son, Anne Scheetz Damon, Esquire and Lawrence R. Scheetz, Jr., Esquire, continue the outstanding legacy left behind by their father. Anne and Larry remain very proud of the firm’s excellent reputation and continue to work to represent its tradition of excellence. 

Anne joined the firm in 2004 following four years of service as an Assistant District Attorney in Bucks County. Anne maintains a highly regarded practice in Family Law and Wills, Trusts and Estates. Anne also has an extensive Criminal Law and DUI defense practice.  

Anne has recently been named a Bucks County Forty Under 40 awardee.  This award was given to select community leaders who have made a name for themselves in business, education and community service. Anne has also been recognized by her colleagues and clients as a Suburban Life Magazine Awesome Attorney in Divorce/Family Law and Criminal Defense in 2012 and 2013.  

Larry joined the firm in 2011 following three years as a civil litigation associate at one of the top civil litigation firms in Philadelphia and a federal judicial clerkship in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Larry’s main area of practice is personal injury law, focusing on motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and wrongful death cases. Larry also maintains a highly regarded Business/Contract Law, Insurance and Wills practice.

Larry has recently been chosen as a Rising Star in Personal Injury by his peers for being among the top up-and-coming lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Larry has also been recognized by his colleagues and clients as a Suburban Life Magazine Awesome Attorney in Personal Injury and Business Law in 2012 and 2013.  

Together, Anne and Larry strive to build long-term professional relationships with clients. “We work closely with each and every client because quality client service is most important to Williams & Scheetz” stated Larry. “We offer skilled legal counsel while making our clients feel secure and informed when making important life decisions. We provide our clients with prompt, comprehensive and skilled legal representation. Our success is directly dependent on the success of our clients.”  

Williams & Scheetz’s approach in representing clients is predicated on providing the desired result as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.  “Our father established such a successful law firm by listening, caring and counseling people from the local community with every issue they brought to him,” explains Anne. “Our goal is to emulate his personalized and skilled approach.”

Williams & Scheetz is a client and community focused law firm that is in business to help local people during some of their most challenging times. Therefore, if you want a law firm who will empathize with your emotions, while aggressively advocating for your legal rights, William & Scheetz is the law firm for you.

For more information about William & Scheetz, located at 935 Second Street Pike in Richboro, call 215-322-7340. Also visit www.wslawpa.com.

PHOTO CAP: Lawrence R. Scheetz, Jr. and Anne Scheetz Damon

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Michael Spadafora, DDS Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry: Providing the highest level of dental care

 

by June Portnoy

You could very well be walking around with a dental problem and not even know it. That’s because 90% to 95% of dental disorders are asymptomatic. For this reason, you want to select a dentist like Dr. Michael Spadafora, who specializes in all areas of dentistry, from routine dental procedures to cosmetic dentistry to comprehensive restorative and periodontal dentistry.

Since 1984, Dr. Spadafora has been bringing dentistry to the highest possible level at his general solo practice. This family practice welcomes all patients, from children to seniors, in a friendly, caring atmosphere.

What truly makes Dr. Spadafora unique is the education background he brings to his practice. In addition to having served in a yearlong post-graduate hospital residency, he is one of approximately two percent of dentists nationwide to have graduated from the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Key Biscayne, Florida, one of the most highly regarded providers of advanced dental education in the world.

According to Dr. Spadafora, a common dental problem is malocclusion (incorrect or bad bite), which often goes undiagnosed. Unfortunately, little time is spent teaching about occlusion in dental school. The Pankey Institute focuses on this topic.

“Without a stable and healthy bite, whatever dental work is done in the mouth may fail prematurely,” explains Dr. Spadafora.

As a result of his continuing studies, Dr. Spadafora has the expertise to treat patients with serious dental issues that involve a comprehensive approach to restoring the mouth to optimal function and aesthetics.

Those with minimal bite issue can explore Invisalign®, a technique now offered at Dr. Spadafora’s office.

“My goal is to help all of my patients, whether they simply need cleanings or filling or they have serious dental issues, like missing teeth, gum disease or other problems.”

Dr. Spadafora provides a full array of cosmetic dentistry, such as contouring (reshaping), whitening, porcelain veneers and cosmetic gum surgery. He strives to provide a very high level of treatment with a meticulous attention to detail. As a result, the top specialists in the area often refer their patients and family members to him.

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Don Giovanni’s Classic Bakery: “Let’s get the party started!”

 

by June Portnoy

The sign outside the store might say, “Don Giovanni’s Classic Bakery,” but the moment you step inside you’ll know that this is much more than a traditional bakery. As the aroma of freshly baked cakes, pies and breads draws you in, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a complete smorgasbord from which to choose.

Directly in front of you, you’ll be captivated by colorful, mouth-watering desserts behind the counter.  Whether you want Italian pastries, cannoli, éclairs, assorted cookies, Danish, or even Elmo cupcakes, this bakery has it all.

When you walk toward the left of the counter you might see an employee icing cakes. This is far from unusual since virtually everything on the premises is fresh and homemade. While still standing at the counter, toward the right you’ll be surprised to see a deli section. It’s not every day you see people walking out of a bakery with deli sandwiches, salad platters and assorted cheeses. Not to mention the hoagies, wraps and paninis, along with entrees, like chicken parmigiana and baked ziti.

It’s especially hard to come here without ordering at least one slice of pizza. Its pizzas range from tomato pies to its Kickin’ Chicken, Philly Cheese Steak and Pizza Scampi.

Of course if you knew the history of the owners at this bakery, this diverse selection of food would all make sense. Years ago, owners Debbie and Giovanni (the “Don”) owned a busy serving, delivery and catering business that sold the best of Italian food to the greater Philadelphia area. 

Located in Northeast Philly, their full-service restaurant was originally established as a pizza parlor that ultimately expanded way beyond pizza. Among their specialties was stromboli, something new and different to Northeast Philadelphia. The stromboli we see all around Philadelphia had its roots in their establishment, along with the Italian style pizza that they continue to serve today at Don Giovanni’s. 

After being retired for five years, Debbie and Giovanni decided to open up a “little something” in Feasterville. They love the personal setting and family atmosphere of their classic bakery, and you can taste that “love” in every bite. All of the delicious foods and desserts are made with care, using the freshest, best, quality ingredients.

Come by and see for yourself. Don Giovanni’s Classic Bakery is located at 346 W. Street Road. Open for take out and catering, and all day delivery. Call 215-364-8283 or fax in your take-out order at 215-364-5382. Also visit www.dgclassicbakery.com or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

PHOTO CAP: Giovanni and Deb Siciliano, owners of Don Giovanni’s Classic Bakery

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New agent named at Independent Retirement Planners, LLC

 

Jen Higginbotham has joined Independent Retirement Planners, LLC. located in Richboro, in the capacity of Independent Insurance Agent.

A graduate of LaSalle University, Jen previously worked for 11 years as a mental health program coordinator. She was forced to leave her career in the mental health field in 2010 due to a mold-related illness and the need for several years of intense medical treatment. Jen now works with people to help them protect themselves, their families and their income so they don’t have to go through what she went through. In 2013, Jen began working in the insurance field as an independent agent, concentrating her practice in the areas of Health, Life, Disability, Long Term Care, Supplemental Health Insurance and Annuities. 

A major focus for Jen over the past month has been the recent changes taking place as a result of the Affordable Care Act and the launch of the Insurance Marketplace. Jen is a registered agent operating in the Marketplace and is currently assisting people to review their health insurance options, both on and off of the Marketplace, to find the best plan to meet their individual needs. Jen’s best advice when asked about navigating the new Marketplace is to “obtain the help of a Licensed Insurance Agent, you won’t be charged for getting help from an agent and a licensed agent is someone that you know you can trust with your personal and financial information.”

Kenneth J. Higginbotham is the founder of Independent Retirement Planners, LLC and opened his current office in Mallard Creek in March of 2004. Ken has been serving clients in the area for more than 29 years. The company offers a wide variety of services including Retirement Planning, Insurance & Investments both on the individual and corporate levels. In 2010, Scott Higginbotham joined his father at IRP to sell Life, Health, Disability Insurance and Annuities. This family team, each focusing on different aspects of the insurance field, works closely with clients to understand their personal needs and goals and to create a customized approach to specifically help each client to meet their defined goals.

More information about Independent Retirement Planners, LLC and Kenneth J. Higginbotham can be found on www.irp-llc.net.  More information on Jen Higginbotham can be found on www.buckslifehealth.com

PHOTO CAP: Ken, Jen and Scott Higginbotham of Independent Retirement Planners, LLC

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Tony’s Place: Traditional taste, modern setting and exceptional flair

Joe Mallamaci has the inside track on making delicious Italian food and authentic tomato pies; his family has owned the award-winning Tony’s Place on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia for generations. When Joe and his wife Sue – a match made at the original Mayfair location – decided to open a restaurant in Ivyland, the family recipes, respect for fresh ingredients and skill of creating happy customers came with them.

The result is Tony’s Place Bar and Grill, a friendly dining spot that offers a range of delicious dishes in a relaxing and welcoming environment, located moments from the intersection of Bristol and Jacksonville Road at 1297 Greely Avenue, Ivyland.

“We serve American cuisine; friendly dining and casual food in an elegant atmosphere,” explains Joe, with eyes constantly scanning the tables of customers to make sure everyone is happy.

Whether it’s a gang from the office stopping at the bar to enjoy the flat screen TVs and half-price drinks and appetizers for Happy Hour (Monday through Friday, 4:00-6:00pm), friends gathering to share laughs over homemade soups, salads and sandwiches or a special occasion that calls for entrees with a gourmet touch, Tony’s Place offers it all. 

Tony’s Place may have a casual feel, but the food is several levels above the expected; executive chef Jessica Evans has a fine dining background and the growing reputation of the young restaurant now makes reservations on Friday and Saturday evenings a good idea.

This restaurant also offers complimentary valet parking on Friday evenings, just another touch that shows Joe’s dedication to providing an enjoyable dining experience.

Many customers come to Tony’s Place for the award-winning tomato pie featuring the crispy crust, hidden cheese beneath flavorful sauce that has brought fame to the Mallamaci family since the 1950’s.

“One piece is never enough,” laughs Joe when asked to describe this signature treat that was awarded the Best in Philly designation.

True to his Italian roots, Tony’s Place offers many traditional meals; gnocchi, chicken or veal picatta and a range of pasta dishes, but steak, grilled salmon, pecan encrusted grouper and other fine dishes share the menu with Angus burgers, wraps, homemade chili and casual fare.

The menu changes four times a year. You can find daily favorites such as a homemade crab cake appetizer with a homemade spicy mustard aioli, in addition to its signature chicken dish with wilted spinach and mozzarella cheese in a garlic and white wine butter broth with mixed vegetables over Italian risotto.

You can also find tasty seasonal dishes like its apple walnut duck breast salad in a cider vinaigrette; pumpkin seed encrusted scallops with sweet corn risotto; and a Thanksgiving flatbread with roasted turkey and sweet potato puree with a cranberry aioli.

Tony’s Place offers one of the widest varieties of craft beers in Bucks County with 20 draft beers and over 100 different bottled beers. With a fine selection of wine and acoustic music provided by area musicians on the weekends, Tony’s Place Bar and Grill is a great spot to fight the chill of winter.

When the weather warms, the large outdoor patio is a popular spot that can also be enclosed by tents and outfitted with a bar and chef stations for special occasions.

Consider coming to Tony’s for your next special event or party as large groups can be easily accommodated.

Visit www.TonysPlaceIvyland.com to be tempted by the menu, or call 215-675-7275 to make reservations to enjoy the excellent cuisine in a friendly and open atmosphere.

Whether you grab a pie to go, stop in for a light lunch or reserve a table to relax and enjoy a delightful dish, Joe’s watchful eye, experience and talented staff will make your dining experience memorable.

PHOTO CAP: Tony’s Place owner, Joe Mallamaci (center), with his wife Sue and daughter Maddie.

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Is your heart really in it?

by June Portnoy

How can your heart rate help you get more out of exercise? Turns out your heartbeat is a pretty big deal. It’s actually one of the most important indicators of overall wellness. And it’s one of the most effective elements of any fitness program.

Josh Tyler, Fitlife owner, explains, “Your heart rate not only controls your body, but also the efficiency of your exercise. By monitoring your heart rate (HR) while personal training or exercising, and aiming to stay within your target zones, you will get the most out your workout.”

In May, Fitlife, in business since 2001, became the first fitness facility in this area to have its members use MYZONE activity belts (similar to heart rate monitors) during their workouts. A MYZONE activity belt is an excellent tool to gauge how hard you’re really working during exercise, or how much harder you need to work to achieve the results you want.

It measures calories, heart rate and effort using MYZONE effort points (MEPs), designed to reward effort rather than just fitness.

A common mistake people make regarding HR monitors is that they’re only for elite athletes or for the very fit. In reality, although HR monitors are commonly used for athletic training, other great reasons to use a monitor include personal training, weight loss and exercise safety.

To get the most out of your physical activity, whether it’s walking, Zumba or personal training, you need to make sure you are in your target heart rate zone because each target heart rate zone has a specific purpose.

At Fitlife, a personal trainer will test you to determine your target heart rate zones. Then once you start exercising, you will receive immediate feedback as the data from the activity belts are instantly uploaded during your workouts at Fitlife and displayed on several TV’s throughout the facility.

What better motivation than to see with your own eyes your measurements changing and your health increasing!

“Killing yourself in a workout doesn’t always help you achieve your goal,” explains Josh. “Staying within your target zones for your workout is what will help you. This accountability keeps you motivated to stay on task and remain committed to your exercise plan.”

Another advantage of MYZONE is that you can work out with people of all different levels because you are not competing with anyone else; you are simply measuring your own effort. If you choose to exercise outside the gym, your belt stores all of your data and as soon as you walk into Fitlife with your belt, your data is uploaded for your review.

“I’ve found using the MYZONE technology makes tracking easy, and the Fitlife clients are motivated,“ says Josh.

Fitlife plans special events to help vary your training. As a gym they participate in 5K’s, mud runs, cycling events, fundraiser walks and even Dragon Boat racing.

Fitlife, voted Best Alternative Exercise by “Bucks Happening” the past two years, offers complete programs that include both fitness and nutrition. “No workout in the world will succeed if you are filling your body with the wrong foods,” says Josh

Ask yourself: Is your heart really in it? To learn how you can be Fitlife’s next success story and use the MYZONE technology, contact Fitlife today.

Fitlife is located in the Northampton Industrial Park off of Jacksonville Road. Its address is 157 Railroad Drive in Ivyland. Call them at 215-716-1298, or visit them on the web at www.onlinefitlife.com.

PHOTO CAP: Fitlife members seeing instant feedback using MyZone!

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Realtor Joe Cairo: Dedicated to offering exceptional service

 

by June Portnoy

Buying or selling your home is one of the largest transactions you’ll ever make, so you want to select an experienced, dedicated realtor who has your best interest in mind. RE/MAX Realtor Joe Cairo possesses all these traits.

Unlike so many part-time real estate agents who work a second job, Joe is a full-time real estate agent who devotes all his time to his clients.

“This is all I do, so I cater my hours around my clients’ schedules,” says Joe. “I am flexible and accessible, available days, evenings and weekends.”

Joe has worked at RE/MAX in Jamison since 2004.

Says Joe, “I chose to work here because I wanted to go with the market leader. RE/MAX has the largest market share in terms of total listings sold in Bucks County.”

In addition, Joe earned his CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and GRI (Graduate of Real Estate Institute) designations. As a result, he has more knowledge of real estate transactions related to legal forms.

Joe admits to being a “techie,” and therefore maximizes all available technology to benefit his clients.

For buyers, this means setting them up with email alerts, so as soon as a house becomes available, they are notified immediately via email. Although most buyers want to look at homes right away, he encourages them to get pre-qualified first, so they know what they can afford to buy.

In order to become pre-qualified and for all his clients’ mortgage needs, Joe refers them to James Natale, manager of The Natale Group of Huntington Valley Bank. Having worked in the real estate industry for close to two decades, Joe feels confident that The Natale Group of Huntingdon Valley Bank will always provide his clients with cost-effective rates, personal service and a streamlined loan application process. Plus, all processing, underwriting and funding are done locally at Huntingdon Valley Bank’s corporate lending office right in Warminster.

Joe, a Churchville resident, who both lives and works in the territory in which he serves, knows this market and the value of homes in Lower Bucks County and the surrounding areas. Therefore, he has the expertise to make good recommendations of what buyers should offer for homes in this vicinity.

For sellers, Joe says that pricing is critical. Once again, Joe uses his expertise of this market to help sellers price their homes correctly so they will sell. He also applies his technological know-how and resources to assist sellers. He helps sellers receive electronic feedback on showings of their homes. He can also track the amount of web traffic received from online visits of their houses.

“I get instant alerts of inquires on any of my listings on my Smart Phone,” adds Joe. “As a result, we can respond quickly enabling buyers to see homes in which they are interested right away.”

Both buyers and sellers benefit from Joe’s ability to allow them to electronically sign contracts and documents.

“All of my clients appreciate that service because they don’t have to physically come into my office to sign paperwork, and can instead do so at their convenience from home or from work,” says Joe.

Overall, Joe receives rave reviews from both buyers and sellers.

If you’re looking for a dedicated, experienced realtor, give Joe a call at 215-343-8220. His office is located at 2701 York Road.

For additional information, visit www.josephcairo.com.

Also, if you have mortgage needs or questions, contact Jim at the Natale Group of Huntingdon Valley Bank at 215-872-4625. They are Faster, Easier, Cheaper and make the process enjoyable. Really!

PHOTO CAP: Joe Cairo of ReMax Realty and Jim Natale of The Natale Group

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Gummer Elder Law: Helping you plan for the future

 

Today, we are living longer than at any other time in history due to the advances in medical science and personal health awareness. This increased longevity may, unfortunately, increase the probability for you to contract both mentally and physically debilitating diseases.

Such diseases may require treatment and care that is beyond the capabilities of your family. Therefore, your family could benefit from the assistance and guidance of an elder law attorney.

Elder law is a holistic approach to the law that focuses on your physical, psychological, social, and financial well-being. The elder law attorney can assist you in such multiple aspects of your life including, estate and long-term care planning, residential care issues, asset protection, financial management, and estate administration after the death of a family member.

The firm of Gummer Elder Law is exclusively devoted to assisting you in these areas. E. Garrett Gummer, III, a certified elder law attorney, and Maureen L. Anderson, comprise a team at Gummer Elder Law.

The firm has two convenient offices located in Feasterville and Doylestown that have ample parking and are handicap accessible. Since the early 1990s, the firm has assisted thousands of local families through the complicated system of senior care and advocacy.

While many clients visit Gummer Elder Law to prepare their estate planning documents such as Wills and Powers of Attorney, the firm also helps families in times of immediate crisis.

According to Mr. Gummer, “one of the biggest fallacies among seniors today is that you will lose your entire ‘nest egg’ if you have to be placed in a nursing home.”

This belief is not true. With proper planning, you can save a substantial part of your estate, including protecting your spouse, and qualify for Medicaid benefits in a nursing home.

While Mr. Gummer believes everyone should take the time to prepare their estate planning documents with the assistance of a qualified elder law attorney, he is most emphatic about the preparation of a Power of Attorney. This document permits you to designate another individual to make financial and health care decisions in the event of your disability or incapacity.

Since you cannot be incapacitated to prepare this document, it is important that it be prepared when you still have legal capacity. If you fail to prepare a Power of Attorney and become disabled or incapacitated, in most instances, a family member will have to petition the court to be appointed your guardian. This can be a complex and expensive process.

Also, in most cases, the court will not permit your guardian to engage in Medicaid planning to protect your assets.

It is never too early to begin planning for your future. If you have questions, feel free to contact Gummer Elder Law’s attorneys in Feasterville at 215-396-1001, or in Doylestown at 215-396-1001. You can also email them at info@gummerelderlaw.com.

PHOTO CAP: Maureen L. Anderson and E. Garrett Gummer, III, comprise the team at Gummer Elder Law.

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Worthington Insurance: Experienced insurance agents you can trust

by June Portnoy

Worthington Insurance, Inc. is one of few companies that has been in existence for over a century, offering over 146 years of insurance experience to its valued clients. Since 1984, this independent insurance agency has been a part of your community, located in historic Yardley Borough. 

Not only is Worthington your neighbor; its staff is as well. Its co-owners Michael Wilson and his sister, Deborah West, grew up in Yardley and continue to reside nearby.

In addition, everyone on staff also lives in Bucks County.

“We know this area because we’re from this area,” says Michael.

Throughout its history, Worthington has been a family owned and operated company, and that tradition continues with Michael and Deborah. 

They bought this business from their father, Ed Wilson, who successfully ran it for 40 years. Together, they have combined experience of almost 50 years in the insurance industry.

Worthington believes in providing its clients with the personal attention they would offer their own family members. Their licensed agents are always happy to meet you in person to discuss your coverage, explain your different claim options and answer any of your questions.

“We believe in a hands-on approach to insurance and are there for our clients every step of the way,” says Michael. “If a loss occurs, we’ll stand with you until the claim is settled.  That’s just part of the comprehensive service we provide to our clients.”

When you call Worthington, you will always speak to a live person, as opposed to an automated answering machine, during business hours.

Because this agency handles homeowners, renters, car and commercial insurance, it can handle all your insurance needs under one roof. Why go to multiple insurance agents when you can go to one who handles it all!

Plus, you’ll always deal with the same agent every time you call or visit the office.

As an independent insurance agency, Worthington can choose from many different insurance carriers, creating and customizing an insurance package that works best for you. The agency calls this its “goldilocks approach,” offering flexible insurance that fits you just right. It’s the right type of coverage and just the right size for your budget.

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