Our primary function is connecting businesses, organizations and government institutions to the Bensalem community and its residents. We do this in various ways, like having weekly networking, monthly meetings, and annual events.
Every Friday we meet for breakfast and networking at the Golden Corral, 1465 Street Rd., Bensalem PA. 19020, at 8 am. Members receive a special discounted price, courtesy of owner and BBD member Jon Kornblau.
Our monthly meetings will be on the second Thursday of the month. They can be at lunchtime or in the evening. The hosting company is allowed to pick the time of the meeting so times will change. If the hosting company wants to do the meeting in the morning we will have it on Friday morning. Meetings can be at a business or places such as the Bensalem Police Station, or practically anywhere else. You can check the event page for times and locations of our meetings, and meetings are not mandatory for members also. We do recommend them as we do with our networking. They are free to our members.
Our yearly events help us connect with each other and our community that we find nothing else can. They are a production and costly so we have to pass the cost onto our members. For this reason, there is a charge for the yearly events. We also have sponsorship opportunities with the yearly events.
We have an annual Picnic at Neshaminy State Park in June that we only charge $5 per member children 12 and under are FREE. We also have our BIG end of the year celebration our Annual Holiday Dinner at the Bensalem Country Club with our very Special Guest. We have had in the past a business expo and are looking at the possibility of doing another one.
We believe so much in what we are doing that we give new members complimentary membership for the REST of the calendar year.
Founder & President
Pondeli Hajioannou created a Bensalem business organization in 2009 to help fellow business owners establish a dialogue between them and their elected officials while promoting unity between business owners, allowing for greater exposure for all those businesses within our community. After an extremely productive 5 -year run as their elected President, he now brings Bensalem businesses and its surrounding areas a new concept… the Bensalem Business Directory. Designed for EVERYONE from traditional businesses, nonprofits (schools, churches, and government services) to civic organizations. He has taken what worked in his old organization and added new creative ways to expand his nonprofit business organization.
As a business owner he knows that to achieve a goal you have to at times re-adjust your strategy to reach it and his strategy for this venture has 3 goals for you:
- Establish a relationship with your elected official.
- Bonding with fellow business owners and nonprofits with monthly meetings and weekly morning breakfast meetings.
- Having annual events like The Picnic, Holiday Dinner, and Business EXPO.
Pondeli lives in Bensalem with his family and is the owner of Philadelphia Private Gym in Bensalem.
“To do all that he can to help another is man’s noblest labor.”
Sophocles 468 BC