Lansdowne Business & Professional Association
The Lansdowne Business & Professional Association (LBPA)
is the organization of professional and business owners in the Borough of Lansdowne. It was first organized in 1962 by merchants and professional men and women in the central business district.
Incorporated in 1975, the organization now includes members from Lansdowne neighborhood business districts and home-based businesses, as well as associate members who reside in Lansdowne or have businesses near the borough and participate in its activities.
Advancing the business, professional, and civic interests of the community, the LBPA is proud to provide our members with business development programs, networking opportunities, cost effective advertising options, small business resource materials and participation in community events.
On behalf of our members, the LBPA board of directors maintains close working relationships with Lansdowne Borough Council, the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tiara Orange-Austin is the Vice President of the LBPA. She has been a member since 2017, but a faithful participant since 2016. Tiara is the owner of TO Royal Designs, http://toroyaldesigns.com, a one stop shop for all things fashion, graphic, and social media design and http://theroyalorange.com an online fashion boutique.
Beth Harmer is the Vice-President of the LBPA. She has served as a Director, 2013-2014 and 2017-2019; President, 2014-2016; and Vice President, 2016-2017. Pepper Pharmacy has been a member since the LBPA was incorporated in June of 1975. Beth, who was hired in 1978, is now co-owner of Pepper Pharmacy, https://www.pepperpharmacy.com, which provides prescription service to Lansdowne and the surrounding communities. Pepper's, a full service pharmacy that opened in Lansdowne in 1949, offers everything the big chains have but with faster and more personalized service.
Elijah Austin is the Secretary of the LBPA. He has been a member since 2017, and an active participant since 2016. Elijah Austin is the proud owner of Promo Management, http://promomanagement.net, a graphic, print and website design firm, specializing in affordable dynamic and responsive design for small businesses and startups.
Kevin Dugan is the Treasurer of the LBPA. He has been a member since 2013. Kevin is the owner of Dugan Accounting & Tax Services, Inc., https://www.duganaccountingtaxservices.com, which provides professional accounting, compliance, and tax services that businesses need to get (and keep) their act together.
Andrea DiFabio is a Director of the LBPA. She has been a member since 2013 and has also served as President, 2017 - 2019, Vice President, 2015-2016 and Director, 2014-2015. Andrea is the owner of Vinyl Revival, http://vinylrevivalrecords.com, which is not your ordinary record store. Vinyl Revival stocks new and vintage LPs, has a 35-seat black box theater space and is a great place to pick up music memorabilia and artful home and fashion accessories with rock and roll style.
Louis “Ray” Raiford
Ray Raiford is a Director of the LBPA. He is the co-owner of Lorraine’s http://lorrainestos36.wixsite.com/mysite, A Taste of the South. Together with his wife, these restaurant owners bring southern taste and southern hospitality to Lansdowne. Their soul food is available for catering, dine in, and takeout.
Jamey Reilly is a Director of the LBPA. Jamey is the owner of Jamey’s House of Music http://jameyshouseofmusic.com, a "Best of Delco" award-winning, live music venue. Delicious food and Crooked Eye Brewery ales on tap accompany the fantastic Jazz Jams, Blues Brunches, and featured concerts in Jamey's newly renovated space.