Bucks County Herald

Bucks County Herald publisher will lead Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce board of directors


Joseph G. “Joe” Wingert became the next president of Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce board of directors at its annual meeting Nov. 20.

He will serve as president for one year.

Wingert is publisher of the Bucks County Herald in Lahaska, a weekly newspaper available in print and online throughout Bucks County.

Bucks County Herald aims to create locally crafted content through live reporting, which includes municipal and school district coverage, news stories and features highlighting people and places from Bristol to Quakertown; Riegelsville, Tinicum, New Hope, Langhorne and everywhere in between.

As the next president of UBCC, the region’s premiere business organization, Wingert will oversee staff, growth, retention and outreach of the Chamber and its mission to serve its membership and business community stakeholders.

“I know of few organizations that care as much about its members as UBCC does,” Wingert said. He was on the committee that hired Danielle Bodnar, UBCC’s new executive director. Bodnar replaced Tara King, who retired in October, after nearly 20 years of service to UBCC.

“When we were looking for a new executive director, there were three [top] qualities we identified: leadership, event and sales and marketing experience. Danielle stood well above the other applicants,” Wingert said.

Wingert served on the directory committee, whose oversight brought the annual membership directory and community profile in-house in 2016. The 2019 directory edition will release in January.

Wingert holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University.


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