Pottstown >> Richard Graver of The Victory Bank, has assumed the role of chairman of the board of directors for the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, effective July 1. He replaces Heather Chandler, Sealstrip Corporation, whose two-year tenure ended on June 30.

"I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the Chamber staff in order to continue the important work of this organization," Graver said.

The chairman of the board serves as the chief elected officer of the Chamber of Commerce and presides at all meetings of the membership, board of directors and executive committee. He will guide the board and staff during the 2016-2017 program year to reach the goals reflected on the approved operating budget for the year. New initiatives and existing goals for the organization are focused on building communities, creating connections and supporting commerce.

Graver joined the chamber board in July of 2011 and has served the last three years on the executive committee.

He is the chief lending officer at The Victory Bank.

For more information, visit www.tricountyareachamber.com or contact 610-326-2900.


Paul Davis opens new office to serve property owners >> Carl Yockey, owner and president of Paul Davis Emergency Services of Collegeville has opened a new franchise office to serve customers with fire, water and mold damage restoration for residential and commercial properties.

The new business is located at 2040 Lucon Road, Suite B in Schwenksville.

Yockey specializes in rapid response emergency mitigation services including board-ups, water and fire damage restoration and mold removal. Paul Davis provides services 24 hours a day and responds to emergencies within four hours.

For more than 22 years, Yockey has served as a professional in the masonry business. He also owned a full-service masonry restoration company specializing in historic masonry and construction in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties for more than 10 years.

He is certified from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification in water damage restoration and as an applied structural drying technician and fire and smoke restoration technician. He is a certified microbial remediation technician from the American Council for Accredited Certification and is also certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to test for lead in walls along with renovations, repairs, and painting. He instructs restoration industry related continuing education courses. He is fully licensed and insured as a general contractor in Pennsylvania and is OSHA 30 Certified.

Yockey works with the Historic Commission of Philadelphia and has volunteered as a sponsor of the men's softball team in South Philadelphia. He resides in Swarthmore.

For more information visit collegeville-pa.pauldavis.com, call 484-471-9185 or email carl.yockey@pauldavis.com.

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