Mission Statement:

The Ridley Township Business Association is a charitable
 non-profit organization comprised solely of volunteers
 whose purpose is to improve the quality of life in Ridley
 Township by service to the community.  It seeks to
 collaborate with other organizations to enable individuals
 to achieve their fullest potential by developing
 self-confidence, self- respect, and an appreciation of
 their own self-worth.

The Ridley Township Business Association (RTBA) is a charitable non-profit organization consisting of a network of business volunteers gathered together for the purposes of information exchange, addressing of business and community concerns, encouraging participation in community activities, recognizing outstanding achievement in the township and improving the quality of life for all Ridley Township residents and businesses.

Once upon a time in the years of 1947, 1948 and 1949 Anthony Capozzoli, Camillo Casciatto, Adolph Millman and John Fizzano began to make plans for the formation of a business association in the Township of Ridley.

The years mentioned, 1948 to 1950 were the "growing pain" years and on March 13, 1950, the first meeting of the Ridley Township Business Association was held at Tony's Cafe.

The first solicitor of the organization, Francis J. Catania, worked with the organization from 1950 to 1954 to secure a charter and in 1954 the organization was incorporated. The first by-laws were adopted in 1951. During the course of the 50 years much growth has been evidenced and numerous worthwhile projects have been conducted and accomplished. Over $350,000 has been given to deserving young people who graduated from high school and have gone on to college. In some instances, a scholarship from the RTBA made quite a bit of difference in the student's decision to go or not to go to college.

One of the scholarship winners writes to the RTBA- read the letter.

The organization contributed approximately $4,000 to the Ridley Township Public Library in the beginning when a classroom was used in the Woodlyn Elementary school, and then on to a small room at the Municipal Building. Now this library is self-sufficient and supported by taxes. The RTBA was partly responsible for the library existing in the early days, the yearly contribution was most necessary and much appreciated.
Today, the members of the The Ridley Township Business Association continue to strive for community improvement and awareness through regular monthly meetings, community social events, banquets and other activities. We welcome you to participate by mailing in a completed Membership Application found on this website, or by just stopping by for more information at one of our membership meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.


January 2013 - Scott Bombeck, President presents award of appreciation to
Mike Harney, past president for his service.


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2013 Scholarship recipients

Left ro right, and schools (Scott Bombeck in the rear): Megan Dougherty, Ridley High School; Catherine Bottino, Ridley; Taylor Ochmanowicz, Ridley; Dana Toal, Ridley; Francis  Cullen, Ridley; Marisa Mastripolito, Ridley; Charles Vottero, O'Hara. Absent were Kelton Heverly, Ridley; Thomas McNulty, O'Hara; Amanda Pezick, Ridley.

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RTBA donates $1,500 to Ridley Township Police for the purchase of dress blue uniforms

Scott Bombeck, Mike Harney, Captain Charles Howley, Corporal Gerald Scanlon, Sergeant John Hamill, Patrolman Leo Doyle, President Board of Commissioners Bob Willert, Rose Sperratore, Evan Weible, and Teri Modesti

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More awards and pictures

Officers / Directors


Calendar of Events



Member Application


 RTBA Home Page


 2013 Scholarship Application

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