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Philadelphia's Bizwomen in the news

Friday July 25th, 2014 06:45:00 PM
Editor's Note: We've teamed up with the Forum of Executive Women to bring you the latest hirings, promotions, awards and announcements about Greater Philadelphia's women in business.APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONSLynn R. Axelroth, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP, spoke in New York at the TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee on "Ethical Issues Governing Lawyers in Public Projects" and at the recent American Law Institute webinar, "Construction Contracting Today: Key Legal and Drafting Issues."Jane M.…

A good old fashioned “knife fight” with an executive chef job on the line

Friday July 25th, 2014 06:26:00 PM
Local Chefs Alex Boonphaya and Silvestre Rincon competed in a “knife fight” Thursday to showcase the new menu for their new restaurant Tuk Tuk Real, and to see who would become executive chef. (See photo gallery).Boonphaya and Rincon — both currently chefs at Circles (812 N. 2nd Street) — put their best dishes forward and gave 38 guests a chance to choose the winner. In the end, Rincon won 408-390, and earned himself a $700-Korin Japanese chef knife and the title of executive chef at the…

Merck cutting 600 Montgomery County jobs

Friday July 25th, 2014 06:02:00 PM
Merck & Co. Inc. is laying off 600 Montgomery County-based workers by the end of August, according to a WARN notice the pharmaceutical company filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.The notice said the jobs are being cut at the company's North Wales and Lansdale offices.The WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act requires employers to provide states with notice 60 days in advance of plant closings and large layoffs.Merck officials were not immediately…

The crisis facing Philadelphia nonprofits – and how to turn it around

Friday July 25th, 2014 05:58:00 PM
Many people are unaware of the significant role our region has played in building the foundation of the national nonprofit infrastructure. Of course the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Free Library, the Philadelphia Zoo, Pennsylvania Hospital and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are well known – not only as among the oldest in their field, but as world-class institutions. In addition, the region has produced pioneering, outstanding organizations that work with individuals with physical…

Wegmans leases land in Chadds Ford, plans 140,000-square-foot store

Friday July 25th, 2014 05:52:00 PM
Wegmans has entered into a long-term ground lease on land off Route 202 in Glen Mills, Pa., with plans to construct a new 140,000-square-foot store.The Rochester, N.Y., grocer signed the lease with Carlino Development, which recently acquired nearly 30 acres at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 202 and at the Route 1 Loop. The new Wegmans is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. It will be the grocery chain’s seventh store in the region and 17th in Pennsylvania.A limited partnership…

Lincoln Financial Field $125M facelift "99 percent complete" (Photo gallery)

Friday July 25th, 2014 05:19:00 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles are putting the finishing touches on the team’s two-year, $125 million revitalization project at 10-year-old Lincoln Financial Field.“We’re 99 percent complete,” said Don Smolenski, team president.The project has included working with corporate partner Panasonic to install nearly 22,000 square feet of high-definition video boards throughout the stadium. One is 27 feet by 192 feet and the other 26 feet by 160 feet. (They sit behind each end zone.) They also installed…

Weis supermarket opens Norristown beer café

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:15:00 PM
Weis Markets opened an in-store beer café in its East Norriton, Pa. location this week as part of its continued growth to meet customer expectations and growing trends.The 35-seat East Norriton, Pa. location (25 W. Germantown Pike) will be its second in-store café in the Philadelphia region, and will have 300 varieties of beer available both for take-out and on premise drinking.The addition of beer cafés in its supermarkets is just one part of the Sunbury, Pa-based company's focus on continued…

Local firm developing Google Glass app with new acquisition funds

Friday July 25th, 2014 03:39:00 PM
In May, Ernst & Young announced the acquisition of LogiStar Solutions, a fast-growing technology consulting firm founded in part by Bentley Holdings Chairman Cosmo DeNicola. Some of the money from the acquisition is now being invested by DeNicola in a new “Innovation Lab” to build a Google Glass app.Bentley Holdings Chief Innovation Officer Mark Handzlik is spearheading the development of the app, dubbed Inspector. It will cater to both the manufacturing and healthcare industries, aiming to…

1835 Market St. hits the market, could trade for more than $100M

Friday July 25th, 2014 03:32:00 PM
In 2002, a joint venture involving the California State Teachers Retirement System bought 1835 Market St. in Center City for $80 million. Now CalSTRS has put the office tower on the market and is hopeful a buyer comes along to pay $100 million for the building.“We think it will be around $100 million if not a little more,” said Doug Rodio, an investment broker with JLL who has been retained to market the building.The 29-story property has 660,343 square feet of office space, 26,160 square…

Pope Francis confirms Philadelphia visit in September 2015, says Chaput

Friday July 25th, 2014 02:31:00 PM
Archbishop Charles Chaput has confirmed that Pope Francis will be coming to Philadelphia next year for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia from Sept. 22-27.Chaput made the announcement Thursday during the opening Mass of the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D., according to Catholic Philly.“Pope Francis has told me that he is coming,” said Chaput according to the newspaper. “The pope will be with us the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that week."Even though Chaput offered those…

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