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LB Capital Moves into Historical Lenox Bldg in Bristol

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The sprawling 25,000-square-foot facility marks a significant milestone for LB Capital’s expansion and innovation strategy, signaling a new chapter as they step into 2024 following a year of remarkable growth and success in 2023.

BRISTOL. Pa.Jan. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — LB Capital–which specializes in empowering smaller companies in industries like technology, real estate, roofing, and HVAC, guiding them towards profitability and strategic growth that positions them for successful future acquisitions by private equity firms–is thrilled to announce the grand opening of their state-of-the-art headquarters in Bristol.

The sprawling 25,000-square-foot facility marks a significant milestone for LB Capital’s expansion and innovation strategy, signaling a new chapter as they step into 2024 following a year of remarkable growth and success in 2023. The new headquarters features an expansive training center that serves as a hub for LB Capital companies Shock I.T. SupportNetwork DropsMunz Roofing and SidingDilling Heating & CoolingTitan Pro TechnologiesFrosty Desert Heating & Air, as well as LB Capital Real Estate ventures, offering a dedicated space for continuous learning and development. Boasting numerous conference rooms and huddle spaces, the facility is designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and efficient communication among the growing teams within LB Capital.

It embodies a vision conceived by LB Capital Founder Lance Bachmann and his esteemed partners to create a space conducive to collaboration, innovation, and optimal functionality. This contemporary site stands as a testament to LB Capital’s commitment to excellence and growth in the ever-evolving business landscape.

“Stepping into our incredible new space at LB Capital isn’t just about fancy tech and sleek design – it’s about taking the lead in first class training,” Bachmann said. “Sure, it’s a game-changer for our family of companies, but it’s more than that. We want this space to be a source of inspiration, a place where others in the industry can look to for guidance and motivation.

“We’re not only here to transform businesses; we’re about sparking real change. We’re about empowering individuals to reach heights they never thought possible. At the end of the day, it’s about turning aspirations into those jaw-dropping, multimillion-dollar success stories that everyone dreams of.”

Additionally, the headquarters houses a substantial warehouse space tailored to accommodate the needs of LB Capital’s home service companies, providing ample room for inventory, storage, and operational efficiencies. The new LB Capital office space also boasts a trailblazing, next-generation technology stack, ensuring a fully equipped environment primed to innovate and excel in today’s dynamic business landscape.

Notably, the location holds historical significance, once home to the iconic Lenox tableware company, celebrated as the first North American bone china provider used in the White House and commissioned by six U.S. Presidents. The transformation of this historic site into LB Capital’s dynamic headquarters signifies a fusion of heritage and innovation, aligning with their forward-looking approach and vision for the future.

The unveiling of this new office headquarters signifies LB Capital’s unwavering dedication to progress, innovation, and a commitment to providing exceptional spaces that promote growth, collaboration, and success. The company looks forward to leveraging this cutting-edge facility to propel its business initiatives and continue delivering unparalleled value to its customers and stakeholders.

“We see this new space as a guiding light cutting across industries,” Bachmann said. “It’s not just about empowering our employees to elevate their skills and become industry leaders; it’s about offering a platform for other companies to come, learn, and flourish. This space is a game-changer, poised to revolutionize the landscape for countless individuals. We couldn’t be more thrilled about the transformative impact it’s set to make.”

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New LBTQ+ Advocacy Group Fairness Pennsylvania Launches

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Fairness Pennsylvania (FPA), the first full-time statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights program in several years kicked off on Monday, June 3 with Pennsylvania organizers, advocates, and legislators  at the state Capitol.

“We are ready to hit the ground running,” said Sarah Hammond, Fairness PA’s State Director, in a press release. “There are so many engaged activists and strong voices working right now in communities across the state. Our first priority is to identify ways that a new, statewide organization can assist these dedicated activists to move the needle here in Harrisburg and around the state.”

Hammond said. “…FPA is dedicated to promoting equality and fostering nondiscrimination principles in PA so that our LGBTQ+ community can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in our communities across the state.”

In a statement, Governor Josh Shapiro said, “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was founded on the ideals of tolerance and understanding and I’m proud to stand alongside Fairness PA as they work to promote those values and build a better, stronger Commonwealth for all.”

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“No matter what you look like, where you come from, who you love, or who you pray to, you deserve equal protection under the law in Pennsylvania….” said Shapiro. “It’s long past time we put partisanship aside and pass a nondiscrimination law that protects LGBTQ Pennsylvanians,” continued the press release.

Hammond said that an immediate priority for Fairness PA would be passage of the Fairness Act, which would ban discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations in the state, according to the press release. The Fairness Act passed in the state House in April 2023 but has yet to be considered in the state Senate. Shapiro earlier this year called on on the General Assembly to finally come together and pass the Fairness Act.

Fairness Pennsylvania can be found online at fairnesspenn.org or @FairnessPA on social media.

For more information, please visit Fairness PA or contact Pete Shelly at pshelly@clearpointpa.com.

 

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Bensalem Man Charged for Possessing Kiddie Porn

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A Bensalem man stands accused of uploading and saving pornographic images involving children to his Google account.

Michael Dunbar, 55, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Michael W. Gallagher Thursday morning on one felony count of child pornography and one count of criminal use of communication facility with his bail set at 10 percent of $300,000.00.

According to Bensalem Police,  on Thursday, April 25, 2024, a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received.  The tip referenced a particular Google account that had uploaded and saved numerous videos depicting child pornography, including prepubescent boys and girls engaging in sexual acts with each other. Detectives began an investigation and were able to determine that the owner/user of the Google account was Dunbar.

On Thursday, June 20, 2024, Bensalem Detectives served a search warrant on Dunbar’s residence.  The suspect was interviewed, and he allegedly admitted to intentionally uploading child pornography into his Google account after finding the videos on the Dark Web.

Bensalem authorities did not comment about the results of the  executed search warrant.

Dunbar was unable to post bail as of early Friday morning and was remanded to Bucks County Correctional Facility. He is currently scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on July 2 and has no attorney of record presently, according to court records.

 

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THE Giant Co. & Customers Raise More Than $400,000 For Healing Our Planet Initiatives

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Through its Healing Our Planet initiative, The GIANT Company today announced it raised $403,360 in partnership with its customers to support Planet Bee Foundation™ and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful™. During the month of May, customers at GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market stores were invited to round up their grocery purchases to the nearest dollar to support each organization.

“Action inspires action and small changes such as tree plantings and pollinator awareness can make a big difference when it comes to helping our planet, so thank you to our customers who rounded up at the register to support these green initiatives,” said Courtney Hopcraft, manager of charitable giving and community relations, The GIANT Company. “Over the four years of our Healing the Planet campaign, more than $6 million has been raised to grow health and sustainability initiatives centric to creating healthier communities and a more sustainable future.”

Announced earlier this month, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful in partnership with The GIANT Company announced it will award Healing the Planet grants later this summer to local community organizations for tree plantings across Pennsylvania. Additional funding from The GIANT Company will support Pick Up Pennsylvania and local clean up, recycling and greening events.

“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is grateful to The GIANT Company for their support of native tree planting in their operating areas in Pennsylvania. Funding will also support our Pick Up Pennsylvania program, so we can continue to meet the needs of families, friends, neighbors, civic groups, nonprofits and municipalities working towards a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania,” said Shannon Reiter, president, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Cleaning and beautifying communities tends to reduce littering and other illegal behaviors, making it a better place for all residents and providing a foundation for community and economic development.”

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Planet Bee Foundation drives awareness for pollinators and the importance of bees as a pathway to STEM, conservation, and innovations in agriculture. Funding raised by The GIANT Company will support local beekeepers, research programs, and school and community programs.

“On behalf of Planet Bee Foundation, I wish to extend our deepest gratitude to The GIANT Company for their donation, which has educated and impacted over 109,000 youth. Their generosity has sponsored STEM and Agriculture Education programs in schools, provided supplies to teachers, offered grants to local beekeepers, provided education at public events, and maintained beehives in community gardens, exemplifying their commitment to local communities,” said Debra Tomaszewski, founder and executive director, Planet Bee Foundation. “We are humbled and inspired by The GIANT Company’s commitment to sustainability, the health of our planet, and the well-being of the families they serve.”

For more information on The GIANT Company’s Healing Our Planet initiative, click here please.

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