Top 10 Montco Movers & Shakers of 2016, Presented by BKZ Consulting Partners

The results are in. After many hours of difficult deliberation, here are Montgomery County’s Top 10 Movers & Shakers of 2016! Stay tuned as we share the stories behind these incredible locals in spotlights throughout the fall on Montco Happening.  You can read about more outstanding individuals from across the region in Hunterdon County, Northern Delaware, Bucks County, & Philadelphia. Lori [...]

28-acre Lower Salford Property to be Preserved

Montgomery County has added another farm to its growing list of permanently preserved farm properties, now totaling 158 farms. The farm was preserved under the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. Montgomery County is one of 58 counties participating in this voluntary state program. This newest preserved farm belongs to Sheldon Derstine, whose family has [...]

New Curriculum Helps Small Businesses Start or Grow at Local Farmers’ Markets.

The Farmers' Market Business Incubator launches the "Farmers' Market: How to Become a Vendor" course with the Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College and Delaware Valley University. A first of its kind the educational and entrepreneurial farmers' market course is designed to provide small businesses with the tools and resources needed to increase their farmers' [...]

A Piece of North Wales History for BKZ Merchant Services

by Erin McNelis One of the wonderful things about living and working in Montgomery County is the daily union of modern conveniences and rich history. For BKZ Merchant Services, that union has taken center stage this summer. The 14 year-old company, owned by local entrepreneur Bob Zimmerman, recently moved their offices to 217 East Montgomery Avenue in North Wales, which [...]

Protecting Your Small Business

Weather is unpredictable and can be a headache for homeowners, what with basement floods, roofing leaks, and more. If you run a business, these types of problems can come at you twofold. In Pennsylvania, we've experienced all kinds of weather, from tornados, to flooding, to some pretty crazy snow storms. No matter what part of [...]

Montgomery County’s Top Movers & Shakers of 2016, presented by BKZ Consulting

Do you know a Montgomery County resident who thinks outside the box? Someone who’s truly making a difference? Pushing through boundaries? Or working towards a profound vision? Then we want to hear about them! Montco Happening is searching for Montgomery County’s biggest Movers and Shakers of 2016; those individuals that dare to make a difference- whether it be [...]

Local Business Spotlights Presented by BKZ: Dogged Determination at JDog Junk Removal and Hauling

by Edie Weinstein This Montgomery County business spotlight is presented by BKZ Consulting. BKZ Consulting Partners provides transaction processing services and payment processing technologies to businesses in the region. They are experts in providing these transaction solutions to both multi- and single location customers in the retail, restaurant, e-commerce and utility business; BKZ has earned a [...]

2016 Hall of Fame: Valley Forge Casino

Valley Forge Casino Resort & Radisson Valley Forge Hotel 1160 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406 Winner:  Hotel  The Valley Forge Casino Resort is the region’s only full-amenity gaming resort with live table games and all the latest and greatest slot machines. Valley Forge Casino Resort boasts 7 restaurants, 4 bars and lounges, 4 ballrooms, 2 hotels, [...]

2016 Happening List Hall of Fame: Joe Lumi LLC

Joe Lumi LLC 233 Pery Ct Royersford, PA 19468 (302) 669-9380 Winner: Web Designer Joe Lumi LLC is an award-winning website design and online marketing agency that operates right outside of Philadelphia. The office is located in Limerick, Pennsylvania, but we are able to take on projects for clients anywhere in the world. Joe Lumi [...]

Salon Envy: Where Clients Are Family

By Edie Weinstein Photography by Alison Dunlap Walk through the doors of Ambler’s signature Salon Envy, and you will be greeted with warm smiles, professional service and product lines and as a bonus, coffee and fresh baked goods, in which the not-so-secret ingredient is love. Owner Maria Fabiani opened those doors in 2006 and welcomes a [...]