Business Briefs: TriCounty Chamber helps local businesses recycle old electronics
POTTSTOWN - On Oct. 15, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Equipment Recycling Day. Chamber members were able to drop off old business equipment and electronics to be recycled at no charge as a benefit of being a Member of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce.
This year, the chamber collected and recycled 14,104 pounds of miscellaneous electronic and computer equipment, with the help of event sponsors: Beacon Container Corp.; Lewis Environmental Inc. and Pottstown Industrial Complex.
For more information, visit www.tricountyareachamber.com or call 610-326-2900.
The Royersford Dentist launches `0peration Buyback' this Halloween
ROYERSFORD - The Royersford Dentist, a family and cosmetic dental practice, has announced the launch of Operation Buyback, the first annual candy buyback program to support Liberty USO of Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Operation Buyback will run from November 1 to 14, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. during office hours at 500 Walnut Street in Royersford. Children of all ages can bring in their excess Halloween candy and receive $1 for every pound donated. All candy donations will be sent directly to active duty troops from Philadelphia and South Jersey.
"We're excited to begin a new tradition in the community while bringing a smile to our local troops," said Dr. Eric Paster, D.M.D., P.C. "We want children and families to enjoy Halloween, including their collected candy. What we find is that most families have more sweets in their home after Halloween than they need or want. Candy sits around the house and becomes an unhealthy snack after the thrill of Halloween has passed. We're inviting families to donate their extra candy for a good cause."
Paster purchased his practice from Dr. Bruce L. Burns, D.D.S. at the beginning of 2013. Now, as both an area business owner and resident, Paster is working to continue the practice's 40-year legacy of active community partnership. Programs like Operation Buyback are helping him and his staff educate families on the importance of comprehensive dental care in both a fun and charitable way.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, most Americans consume more than 24 pounds of candy a year with the majority eaten during Halloween.
For more information about Operation Buyback and The Royersford Dentist, call 610-948-8518 or visit www.TheRoyersfordDentist.com.