Penn Community Bank announced an exclusive partnership with Startup Bucks—an organization that supports and grows the startup economy in Bucks County, PA. As part of this collaboration, Penn Community Bank has provided a contribution of $60,000 to Startup Bucks to aid in assisting startups in gaining access to resources, programming, networking and business grants to help strengthen and scale companies across the region.
The bank has committed to donating hundreds of professional volunteer hours to provide high-touch advisory services and guidance to entrepreneurs and small and mid-sized companies as well. Local businesses will also be able to join Startup Bucks’ weekly educational forum, Founders 30 – Powered by Penn Community Bank, which serves as both a peer exchange and business-mentoring program.
“For 150 years, Penn Community Bank has played a vital role in developing our local economy by supporting businesses and empowering entrepreneurs. This new partnership with Startup Bucks is a natural fit with our mission and expertise,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, Penn Community Bank president and CEO. “We are excited to work alongside the County of Bucks and many other community stakeholders to support Startup Bucks and grow the region’s next generation of businesses.”
The move is in line with the bank’s strategic focus for its charitable arm, Penn Community Bank Foundation, to address issues fundamental to creating economic opportunity and mobility across Bucks and Montgomery counties, and the Lehigh Valley.