Small Business Resource Association expands to South Central Pa.

Cris Collingwood//September 15, 2021

Small Business Resource Association expands to South Central Pa.

Cris Collingwood//September 15, 2021

The Small Business Resource Association (SBRA) is expanding into South Central Pennsylvania.

The SBRA, based in Berks County, is a membership organization that provides resources and services to small and mid-sized business owners for them to gain a competitive advantage in today’s business world, said Gary Seibert, CEO.

SBRA member benefits include networking, advertising, educational, and promotional opportunities which greatly enhance the small business owner’s ability to thrive in a world that strongly favors big business. In order to maximize the positive effects the SBRA provides, the SBRA localizes chapters to certain geographical areas.

Stacey Derck will be SBRA’s executive director of the South Central Pennsylvania chapter, which will be located at 206 S. Market St., Elizabethtown.

Derck is co-owner and operator of The Hub on Market, the Hive Etown, EVO 206 Coffee Company, and WhirliGig Unique Boutiques.

Members will be invited to join the SCP chapter from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder and York counties.

A South Central PA Chapter grand opening event will take place October 6th at 5:00 p.m. followed by an SBRA networking Mingle at the new location.

The SBRA originated when Seibert, a business consultant, realized a common need among many of his clients. These small business owners lacked the time and resources to help themselves navigate through day-to-day challenges that were threatening their business success.

“So many small businesses struggle because of fundamental mistakes made early on in their business plan,” said Seibert. “They are usually very skilled in the type of work they do but lack the background and experience in running a business. The SBRA takes a balanced 3-layered approach to strengthening the foundation of a business by focusing on Business Improvement, Employee Development and Family Enrichment.”

SBRA’s mission is “Empowering businesses with the resources necessary to be successful and profitable through loyal, engaged employees with happy, united families.” SBRA member benefits are not only provided to the business/owner but are extended to the employees of the business as well as the employee’s family members. These resources include favorable pricing on all insurances including health insurance, HR services, marketing, accounting, legal services, educational content through workshops, seminars and podcasts as well as discounts from members in a variety of industries. Additional information may be found at www.sbrassociation.com.