Annual Economic Forecast - Wed., Feb. 11

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LAST CHANCE to Register for Economic Forecast Luncheon

If you haven't already, please register now for our February 11, 2015 Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon this Wednesday at the Clarion Belle.

Please help us welcome and hear from Augustine (Gus) Faucher, Vice President and Senior Macroeconomist for The PNC Financial Services Group for our Annual Economic Forecast meeting. We would like to thank Bruce Jones from PNC Bank, for arranging to bring a high level, national economist to us.

Meet Gus Faucher - He is responsible for contributing to PNC's U.S. economic forecast and alternative economic scenarios. In addition, he contributes to PNC's National Economic Outlook, Economic Releases, Market Expectations Survey, and Economic Outlook Survey of Small Busines Owners report. Faucher is frequently cited in international, national and regional media outlets. He has appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News, and is featured on CNBC, CNN, and Fox Business. He has also appeared on public radio's All Things Considered andMarketplace. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an A.B. in economics from Cornell University.

Register online using the link below, or go to our MEETING/EVENTS page. If you need an invoice, send email to:

ATTENDEES LIST for February 11 Luncheon

(Final Update on 2/10/15, 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Augustine (Gus) Faucher - The PNC Financial Services Group 

Jeremy Abelson - MidCoast Community Bank (Director) (PD)

Joe Allen - Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley   (PD)

Dave Archer – DEDO  (Business Development Leader fr NCCo)  (Ex-Offico) (PD)

Dave Bailey - Ten Bears Environmental Associates Co.   (PD)

Dominic Balascio, Esq. - Parkway Law, LLC   

Joy Barrist - Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP   

Kathy Barry - Corporate - Interiors   

Neeraj Batta, P.E. - Batta Environmental   

Buddy Berger, Esq. - Berger Harris, LLC  (Director)

Gary Betty - Deaton McCue and Company, Inc.   

Jeff Bierlein - PNC Real Estate   (PD)

John Birmingham - Cushman & Wakefield (Director-President)

Matt Brainard - BrightFields, Inc.   (PD)

Todd Breck - Breckstone Architecture   (PD)

Liza Brisbin - Dare Living Associates   (PD)

Bryan Brockson - EDiS Company   (PD)

Paul Bryant, SIOR - SB Real Estate LLC   (PD)

Mike Burcham - KCI Technologies, Inc.   

Steve Burnett - IFS - Insurance & Financial Services   (PD)

Carmen Calderaro - Collins Business Systems   

Brian Cannelongo - Bryn Mawr Trust Co.   (PD)

Mel Carlton - GSM Roofing   (PD)

Joanne Clark - Vanguard Modular Building Systems LLC   (PD)

Bruce Colbourn - PNC Bank   (PD)

Tim Cole - Parke Bank   (PD)

Kim Connell - First State Elevator, Inc.   

Bob Cronin - Patterson-Schwartz & Associates, Inc.   

David Curtis - Leon N. Weiner& Associates, Inc   (PD)

Michael Cutrona - M&T Bank   (PD)

Donna Davies - M&T Bank   (PD)

Pete Davisson, SIOR, CCIM - Jackson Cross Partners   (PD)

Seth DeForest - CFI - Delaware   

Kevin DiSabatino - DiSabatino Construction Company   (PD)

Janet Dougherty - Fulton Bank   (PD)

Emily Drake - NAI Emory Hill   (PD)

Greg Ellis, CCIM - Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties  (Director-Past Pres./Leg)

Carmen Facciolo - NAI Emory Hill  (Director) (PD)

Blaise Fletcher - Jones Lang LaSalle   (PD)

Pat Gioffre - Gioffre Commercial Realty, LLC   

Jed Hatfield - Colonial Parking, Inc.   (PD)

Dave Heaney - Healthcare Facilities Solutions, Inc.   (PD)

Scott Hecht - Alliance Environmental Systems, Inc.   (PD)

Doug Hershman, Esq. - Bayard, P.A.   (PD)

Jon Hickey - NAI Emory Hill   (PD)

Reggie Hill - Floor Covering Services & Consultants, Inc.   (PD)

Phil Hough - WSFS Bank   (PD)

Joe Jacobs - BRAVO! Group Services   (PD)

Andrew Jenkins, P.E. - Duffield Associates   (PD)

Steve Johns, P.E. - VanDemark & Lynch, Inc.   (PD)

Bruce Jones - PNC Real Estate   (PD)

Jonathan Jordan, Esq. - Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco   (PD)

Jeff Joseph - PNC Bank   (PD)

Fancis Julian - Eastern States Group   (PD)

Dave Kenney, CCM, CTP - TD Bank   (PD)

Stacey Kerr - CFI - Delaware   

Allison Kerwin - M&T Bank   (PD)

Scott Kidner - C. S. Kidner Associates - CIRC Lobbyist  (Leg. Lobbyist)

Hughlett Kirby - M&T Bank   (PD)

Dave Kramer - Bayshore Transportation   (PD)

J.B. Kruzinski - WSFS Bank   (PD)

Dana LeSage, P.E. - Berkshire Energy Partners LLC   (PD)

Rachel Lindeman - M&T Bank   (PD)

Rich Lober - Waste Masters Solution   (PD)

Roy Locker - Locker Construction, Inc.   

Art Lodge - Applied Bank   (PD)

Jeanine Losino - REGUS   (PD)

Bill Lower - Harvey, Hanna & Associates   

Michele Malizia - Capano Management Company   

Tom Mammarella, Esq. - Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.   (PD)

Jim Manna - BrightFields, Inc.  (Director-Membership)

Nick Marsini - PNC Market President   (PD)

Rob McGarrigle - Stoltz Management   (PD)

Melinda McGuigan - EDiS Company   (PD)

Carol McKennon - Metro Merchant Services   (PD)

Ryan McNiff - Verizon Business Solutions   (PD)

Susan Miller - Sales Solutions / Gioffre Commercial Realty   

Ron Moore, P.E. - Pennoni Associates   (PD)

Chris Moore - Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties   

Paul Morrill - Committee of 100   (PD)

Dave Morrison, CCIM - NAI Emory Hill   (PD)

Pam Motter - Advanced Office Environments, Inc   (PD)

Doug Nickel - Integra Realty Resources - Wilmington   

Duncan Patterson, CCIM - Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties - Corfac Int'l.   

Lex Petrillo - Long & Foster Real Estate   

Janet Pippert - Landmark Science & Engineering  (CIRC Business Mgr.) (PD)

Kelly Power - BrightFields, Inc.   (PD)

Buzz Quillen - H.H. Quillen & Company   (PD)

Ed Rasiul, P.E., P.L.S. - Pennoni Associates   (PD)

Chris Reith - Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.   (PD)

Brian Richards - Santander Bank   (PD)

Drew Romanic - Martin Architectural Group   (PD)

Bert Root - Harvey Hanna & Associates  (Director-VP) (PD)

Lou Rosenberg - Mitchell Associates, Inc.   (PD)

Joe Rossi - Environmental Alliance, Inc.   (PD)

Keith Rudy, P.E., LEED AP - Landmark Science & Engineering   (PD)

Mark Russo - VanDemark & Lynch, Inc.   (PD)

Susanne Sabatino - Interstate Commercial Maintenance Services Corp   (PD)

Anthony Santoro - Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley   (PD)

Brent Shaffer, Esq. - Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP   (PD)

Jeff Shahan - SB Real Estate LLC   (PD)

Mary Sheldon - Applied Bank   (PD)

Lorraine Sheldon - NAI Emory Hill   (PD)

Kathi Silicato - Gunnip & Company LLP  (Director-Treasurer) (PD)

Charles Simms - PNC Bank   (PD)

Barry Snyder, Esq. - Snyder & Associates, P.A.  (Director-Secretary) (PD)

Nate Sorenson, RPA - Sovereign Property Management   

Alan Spiro - Diversified Properties, Inc.   (PD)

Lou Stackeni - Applied Bank   (PD)

Bill Wendling, P.E. - Pennoni Associates   (PD)

Doug Whalen, Esq. - Wells Fargo   (PD)

Anna White - State of Delaware   (PD)

Jay White - Apex Realty Advisory   

Amelia Wyant - Eastern States Development   (PD)

Matt Youngs - Batta Environmental   

*NOTE: If your name is not listed, but you would like to attend, please register ONLINE or reply by email to

Continuing Ed. Register Now for March 11 Class Discounts

Early Pay Discount if Registered & Paid by Feb. 12. March 11, 2015 - Modules 1 and 6

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Clarion Hotel-The Belle, New Castle, DE 19720

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Membership Renewal Due by Jan. 31

Please keep your CIRC membership in good standing.  2015 membership renewal is now due and payable:

Otherwise, invoices for the regular renewal dues of $80 will be sent to you via E-mail in January. 

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NCCo. Chamber's 8th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

***  this is NOT A CIRC Event but one you may wish to attend ***

Register online with the NEW CASTLE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE to attend this event.

Always Grateful for Member Donations

CIRC is pleased to help to bring relief to local charitable organizations through your generous donations.

At our holiday luncheon in December, the members donated $625 through our 50-50 cash raffle (with another $100 in private donation) to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware, benefiting Metro Wilmington area. provided 160 pounds of food and cash donations to the Food Bank of Delaware.

VOLUNTEERS at the Newark location and DONATIONS are always needed. Contact Food Bank of Delaware to lend your assistance.

Thank you!!!

Membership Committee Held Meet & Greet for New Members


Brittany Danahy, DSM Commercial Real Estate
Andy Fox, DSM Commercial Real Estate
Daniel Wham, DSM Commercial Real Estate
Jim Tancredi, DSM Commercial Real Estate
Jerry Alfano, Jr., Wells Fargo Business Banking Group
Liza Brisbin, Dare Living Associates
Anthony Casale - Casale Construction
Seth DeForest, CFI-The Knoll Source
Phil Hough, WSFS Bank
Jonathan Jordan, Esq., Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco
Dana LeSage, P.E., Berkshire Energy Partners, LLC
Brian Richards, Santander Bank, Commercial Banking
Mark Russo, RLA, VanDemark & Lynch, Inc.
Keith Starace, Cort Furniture Rental


Carol McKennon is now Director of Business Development with Metro Merchant Services