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Frankford Business & Professional Association Year End Report

The Frankford Business & Professional Association hopes you will take a moment to read our annual year end report.  Our past year has been an eventful one – and we are already planning for 2013!

We also hope to hear from you as you take a glimpse at what we’ve done in 2012. We want to know what you think about how to make 2013 even bigger and better than 2012.

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District Attorney Williams at Frankford Business & Professional Association Meeting

The Frankford Business & Professional Association was thrilled to welcome District Attorney Seth Williams to our October general meeting yesterday morning!

During the hour long session, the D.A. took some great questions from a packed room, and discussed what his office is doing to prevent crime around the City, how we can all work together to create safer neighborhoods, and how his personal story has shaped his career path and his goals as the City’s top prosecutor.

For those who couldn’t make it, we hope you enjoy the pictures below. And we want to extend a special thanks to the D.A., his office, and all who came out yesterday!



















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District Attorney to Speak at Next Frankford Business and Professional Association Meeting

Hi Frankford!

We have a very special and exciting announcement. District Attorney Seth Williams will be speaking at the next Frankford Business & Professional Association meeting, to be held:

Wednesday, October 17th
8:30a to 10:00a
Frankford ARIA Hospital, 4900 Frankford Avenue
2nd Floor Conference Rooms

We hope to see you all there for what will be a great discussion, and please help us to spread the word!

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Better Know a Frankford Business: 3rd Fed Bank

Our commercial corridor is lucky to have several strong institutions, including 3rd Fed Bank, located near the Margaret Orthodox stop on the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue.

3rd Fed was founded more than 90 years ago right here in Northeast Philadelphia, as a Polish American Savings Building and Loan Association. Ever since their founding they have been dedicated to impeccable customer service and being a positive and active member of the various communities they serve. They aim to be a community focused bank that offers the same financial services as larger institutions. In fact, Frankford Branch Manager Lou DePaul never misses a Frankford Professional & Business Association meeting, and has partnered with the CDC on small business banking events that have proven incredibly helpful to the emerging entrepreneurs who will be critical to the revitalization of the Frankford Avenue business district. 3rd Fed even has a “Giving Back to the Community” Program – and the CDC knows firsthand that they truly do give back.

With 14 locations in Philadelphia, Mercer, and Bucks, 3rd Fed is able to offer 24 hour banking, loan options (including “green loans” to help finance energy improvement projects for the home), and a host of programs for both individuals and businesses.

3rd Fed is proud to be a part of the Frankford community, and we couldn’t be happier to have them as partners. So stop on in to 4625 Frankford Avenue and introduce yourself. Or look out for Lou and his team at the next major Frankford event, including Hope 4 Philly coming up in September.

3rd Fed Bank staff help a local business owner during their Day of Banking Counseling with the CDC.

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Second Frankford Business & Professional Association Meeting of the Year


The Frankford Business and Professional Association had a GREAT general meeting this morning! We welcomed two guest speakers, Iola Harper of InGoodCompany LLC and George Van Note from the City’s Health Department.

Iola, who runs classes and workshops on small business marketing, gave a wonderful presentation on the basics of marketing your business on a budget. Topics included how to target your ad campaign to a specific group of consumers as well as how to tap into resources that are readily available, such as social media and news outlets.  You can visit her online at

George Van Note, Program Manager at the city’s Office of Food Protection, focsued on food safety for special events open to the public.  He discussed what types of licenses are needed from the City when planning a special event, as well as the methods and requirements for safely serving food at special events.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at our next meeting, June 20th at 8:30a at Frankford Aria Hospital (4900 Frankford Ave), where we will hear from the Tobacco Control Project and The Business Center.