Monthly Archives:
April, 2016


  1. TSG Software Posts Video

    TSG Software serves the building maintenance industry, property and facility managers, and building management contractors. Its reliable and affordable Accelerator CC® brings traditionally manual processes into cloud software with mobile solutions to automate mission-critical processes, eliminating workflow disruption. See new video.

  2. Check out the New Keystone Edge!

    Keystone Edge is back with a new look, new features and a new publishing schedule! A Ben Franklin network-sponsored e-publication, Keystone Edge is a monthly magazine featuring economic development, new and growing companies, community improvement, urban rebirth, higher education, travel destinations, products made in PA, and more. Subscribe for free to stay informed about how the state is Continue Reading…

  3. Keystone Edge Relaunches

    Keystone Edge is a statewide e-newsletter that focuses on “what’s next and best in PA.” The new Keystone Edge released on April 27, and includes a Q&A interview with iXchange keynote speaker Byron Reese. Read more: Subscribe to Keystone Edge for free: Register for iXchange:  

  4. OraSure Makes Forbes Most Trusted Companies List

    OraSure Technologies has been named to Forbes magazine’s The 100 Most Trusted Companies in America list. The national magazine bases the designation on its evaluation of corporate financial reporting practices. OraSure, whose products include oral fluid collection devices and diagnostic tests that can detect HIV, hepatitis C and Ebola, made the list for the first Continue Reading…

  5. BFTP in PBS Segment on Investment and Incubation

    BFTP Pocono Northeast Regional Manager Ken Okrepkie was interviewed as part of a segment on angel investing and business incubation that was produced by WVIA, the PBS affiliate for northeastern Pennsylvania. The segment also featured BFTP clients Net Driven and Pepper Jam. View here beginning at 12:35:

  6. BFTP CEO R. Chadwick Paul, Jr. Wins Lehigh’s Baker Institute Entrepreneur Award

    Lehigh University alumnus R. Chadwick Paul, Jr. ’76 ’78G received the 2016 Farrington Award for Outstanding Commitment to Entrepreneurship at Lehigh at the Innovate! Celebrate! awards dinner hosted by Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation on April 12, 2016. “Chad has supported Lehigh student entrepreneurs with access to the real world of startups Continue Reading…

  7. KME Fire and Rescue Bought by FL Co.

    KME Fire and Rescue, Nesquehoning, is being purchased by The Rev Group, Orlando, FL. KME owner John Kovatch says no jobs will be lost with this purchase: in fact they anticipate more jobs will be added in the future. The transaction is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2016. The company employs Continue Reading…

  8. LVEDC Releases Latest LVstartup

      The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation released its latest LVstartup e-newsletter that includes stories on BFTP’s funding round, business incubation, iXchange, and client Cerora. Read here –

  1. Prova Systems Announces Compliance System to Help Taxicabs Compete

    Prova Systems announces the availability of its Fleet Genius SCM Smart Compliance Manager system for taxi fleet retirement extension program management. Managing taxicab fleets is getting more challenging with competition from online organizations. Fleet Genius SCM helps taxicabs compete with an automated compliance management system that enables them to extend the useful life of fleets Continue Reading…

  2. Cerora Announces First Close on 2016 Seed Financing

    Cerora, Inc. announced the first closing of its 2016 seed financing round. These bridge funds will support the development of the company’s Cerora Borealis™ brain function analysis software and enable the company to prepare for an upcoming Series A financing to support commercialization of its solution for delivering objective brainwave biosensor data to help evaluate Continue Reading…

  3. Leading East Penn With Integrity, Intelligence, and Energy

    Daniel Langdon, CEO of East Penn Manufacturing, Ben Franklin client and Berks County’s largest employer, is profiled by Lehigh Valley Business.

  4. LVEDC Unveils New Lehigh Valley Videos

    In keeping with its mission to market the economic assets of the region, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) has unveiled new marketing campaigns drawing specific attention to the sub-regions of the Lehigh Valley. View videos at:

  5. Reading Chamber’s Commerce Quarterly Features iXchange

    The Greater Reading Chamber’s Commerce Quarterly SPRING 2016 magazine features the Ben Franklin iXchange and Reading-based innovation award winner Custom Processing Services. Read more on pp. 38-40: