Brinker Simpson & Co. cuts the ribbon for Media’s new headquarters

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon at the new offices of Brinker Simpson & Co. last week. The company moved from its old offices on Sproul Road in Springfield to a new headquarters at 1400 N. Providence Road, Rose Tree Building 2, Suite 2000E, in Media.

Brinker Simpson is one of the region’s leading accounting and financial advisory firms.

The new space approximately 2.5 miles from their former headquarters features an innovative open-concept design, providing a collaborative work environment to foster connectivity among team members. It also includes private conference rooms, individual offices, and plenty of workstations and seating options available to accommodate team members working remotely and in the office.

Brinker Simpson is the region’s largest independent full-service accounting firm, with key partners Michael Simpson, Managing Partner; Bob Simpson, founding partner; Donna Stilwell, Partner and Chief Operating Officer; and Tom McGarrigle Jr., partner.

The firm offers accounting, tax, auditing, business advisory, business valuations, fraud investigation and forensic services, state tax nexus consultations , outsourced accounting and CFO services, and litigation support. Brinker Simpson & Co. represents high net worth individuals and private businesses.

Brinker Simpson serves clients in a variety of industries, including family businesses, manufacturing and distribution, retail and hospitality operations, healthcare and skilled nursing facilities, professional services entities, real estate development and management companies, non-profit organizations, municipalities and homeowner associations. Brinker Simpson also performs peer reviews for other public accounting firms, participating in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and state programs.

The firm is consistently named one of today’s top workplace accounting firms. In 2019 and 2021, Brinker Simpson & Co. was recognized as the best accounting firm women can work for in Pennsylvania.

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Brookhaven resident turns 100

Anne Whiteley-Taylor, who recently turned 100, was born in Brookhaven to Louis and Bessie Whitely on October 30, 1922 and is a third-generation resident. She has lived in Brookhaven all her life.

Borough Council and Mayor Denise Leslie honored Whiteley-Taylor with an official proclamation of her life and family, as well as flowers, at the November 7 council meeting.

The parish of Notre-Dame de la Paix organizes a Christmas bazaar

Our Lady of Peace will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar, Friday, November 18, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Nelson Hall, behind Notre Dame de Lourdes School, Fairview Road. Swarthmore. The bazaar will include basket raffles, a toy wheel, television odds, a Shark vacuum cleaner, a joy basket, the deacon’s attic and vendors.

Breakfast with Santa is $8 per adult and $5 per child. The kitchen will be open during the bazaar. For more information, contact Rosie Moran at 610-256-9127 or [email protected]

S’mores Sunday planned at the Swedish Cabin

Friends of the Swedish Hut will perform S’mores Stories, Sunday, November 13 at 4pm at the Swedish Hut, 9 Creek Road, Drexel Hill.

Supplies for making S’mores will be provided, but people must bring their own chair and drinks. This is a free family event open to people of all ages.

The historic log cabin, located along the banks of Darby Creek, was built by Swedish settlers in the mid to late 1600s and is the last such cabin. Everyone is welcome.

Delco Chamber Names Citizen of the Year

Frances Sheehan, President of the Delaware County Foundation, recently received the 2022 Delaware County Citizen of the Year Award, recognizing her leadership and impact in Delaware County.

The honor was presented at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon at the Drexelbrook Catering and Events Center.

Sheehan, a longtime resident of Swarthmore, was also named to City and State, PA’s Top 100 Nonprofit Leaders list. She is the first president of the foundation, a grassroots organization that invests in nonprofits in the area to support programs addressing housing, food access, racial inequality, public health and d other social priorities.

Sheehan holds an MBA from Temple University. Prior to her role as president of the foundation, Sheehan spent 15 years overseeing the Brandywine Health Foundation in Coatesville, Chester County, as founding president and chief executive officer, and previously led Planned Parenthood of Chester County.

Frances Sheehan, President of the Delaware County Foundation, recently received the 2022 Delaware County Citizen of the Year Award. (Courtesy of DELAWARE COUNTY FOUNDATION)

Sheehan currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Delaware County Estate Planning Council and Children First. She has served on various boards, including the Chester County Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as President of the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest opens November 25

The 29th season of Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest kicks off on Black Friday, November 25 and runs until March 5.

To set the tone for the season of going all out and rekindling traditions old and new, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. organizes a weekend the Ugly Sweater Contest.

Opening weekend festivities will include a prize wheel with giveaways and a special Ugly Sweater-themed cocktail party. There will also be a selfie photo station to capture those ugly sweater looks that guests can share on social media using the hashtag #RiverRinkUglySweater.

Winners of the Ugly Sweater contest will be chosen and announced throughout the weekend on the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest social media accounts and will win a grand prize including ice skating tickets and other fun surprises. For more details on the Ugly Sweater contest, visit

The celebration will conclude with live entertainment including Orchestra 2001 and DJ RocDaSpot presented by the Women’s Coalition for Empowerment on Saturday, November 26 from 7-10 p.m., and vendors for a Saturday Small Business Market on the same day.

All of the best Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest traditions will return, from Philadelphia’s only National Hockey League-sized outdoor rink with stunning waterfront views, to the holiday-lit 60-foot Ferris wheel; thousands of twinkling lights; a 37-foot holiday tree; S’mores kits to buy for cooking around fire pits; festive and heated cabins; the return of the inner lodge and everyone’s favorite food and drink; this year’s park promises a winter wonderland for comfortable and safe gatherings indoors, outdoors and more.

By popular demand, FCM’s Black Iron BBQ is back for a second season. With its 700-pound smoker, customers can expect classic barbecue technique with a twist of Philly flavor. Skelly’s Amusements, a winter favorite, bakes a number of delicious treats, including s’more kits, hot chocolate, fried Oreos and a funnel cake. Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Lodge’s favorite Chickie’s & Pete’s will be back with their cheesesteaks, boneless wings, crab fries and more.

Visitors can relax with a few extra layers and see all the twinkling lights 60 feet above with a ride on the Ferris wheel. Cabin rentals are available for 90 minute increments. For the third year in a row fire pits can be reserved in advance to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all ages, the cabin and fire pits can be reserved at Advance timed ticketing will be offered for ice skating at

The PECO-powered Christmas tree lighting will take place on Friday, December 2. The most exquisite event of the season, Rivers Casino’s New Year’s Eve fireworks on the waterfront will light up Penn’s Landing on December 31 with performances at 6 p.m. and midnight.

Cherry Street Pier will take part in the winter festivities.

The annual New Year’s Eve parties at Cherry Street Pier will return on December 31st with a family party from 5-7pm followed by an all-night party from 10pm-1am for adults. Resident artists will be featured in our Holiday Gift Guide at, making The Pier a one-stop-shop for gift shopping, strolling, dining, soaking up art and culture, and ringing the bell. new Year.

Holiday markets will also be held at Cherry Street Pier on December 3, 10 and 17 from noon to 5 p.m.

Readers can send community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected]/.

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