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Most Admired CEOs: Meet the winners

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 08:00:52 PM Clara Lefton
The Philadelphia Business Journal will be recognizing the Most Admired CEO honorees at an evening celebration on Thursday, Dec. 3. Tickets are still available for the 5 to 8 p.m. cocktail party.How much are the Flyers worth?Among the 31 winners are 29 Most Admired CEOs, one Rising Star and a CEO of the Year.Recipients include men and women who are established leaders with a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding financial performance, a commitment to quality, a strong vision,…

Temple University's adjunct faculty vote to unionize

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 08:00:03 PM Dan Norton
Adjunct faculty at Temple University voted Wednesday to join the American Federation of Teacher's affiliate, the Temple Association of University Professionals.More than 1,400 adjuncts will now join an equal amount of full-time faculty colleagues in the union.Over 600 of the 875 votes were in favor of the merger. The adjunct faculty will become union members immediately as the work terms are negotiated."We are proud that the adjunct faculty at Temple have voted to join the [American Federation…

Ahead of Black Friday, Primark opens store at King of Prussia Mall

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 07:42:06 PM Natalie Kostelni
It’s two days before the busiest shopping day of the year and it’s show time at Primark’s second American store.The Ireland-based retailer opened in 80,700 square feet of space on Wednesday. The massive store had once been occupied by Sears at the King of Prussia Mall. Clothes were neatly folded and hung, sales associates and managers at the ready and music and videos playing to usher customers from one purchase to the next.Competition pits Eagles & Steelers fans against each otherNo…

Will Smith says politics is next career move

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 07:31:07 PM Alison Burdo
Could Philadelphia native and Hollywood star Will Smith soon have more than action film star in common with Arnold Schwarzenegger? The rapper-actor recently told the Hollywood Reporter politics are in his future.In a podcast interview with the entertainment news outlet, Smith said he thinks there is a place for himself in the political arena.How much are the Flyers worth?"And, you know, as I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me. They might need…

Montgomery County projects strong hotel year in 2016

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 07:00:03 PM Kenneth Hilario
Strong fourth-quarter hotel bookings have one suburban Philadelphia county feeling optimistic about next year's performance.Montgomery County had a particularly strong fourth quarter this year, seeing an uptick in hotel occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room."We attribute it to the rebranding and remarketing and launch of 'Make it Montco' over the past 18 months," said Mike Bowman, president of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board. "The team did a great job with awareness…

Where your Thanksgiving turkey comes from

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 06:40:51 PM Kenneth Hilario
Was your Thanksgiving bird practically your neighbor before meeting its – gulp – fate?While Pennsylvania may not be among the top states for turkey production — the top spot belongs to Minnesota with 45.5 million turkeys sold in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — a number of the Philadelphia region's counties sold a substantial amount of those gobblers.Wayne, Pa.-based data visualization firm Esri produced a map analyzing the origins of your Thanksgiving dinner, including…

On Thanksgiving Eve, Uber to pick up Manayunk bar-goers for free

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:50:22 PM Dan Norton
The night before Thanksgiving is regarded as one of the biggest drinking nights of the year as friends and extended family flood into town ahead of the holiday. To ensure the bar-hopping crowds in one of the most heavily trafficked bar neighborhoods in Philadelphia get home safely, Uber will be offering free rides.On Wednesday night, Uber will offer a trial of its UberSMART program in Manayunk, covering up to a $20 fare for anyone who blows into its breathalyzer at a kiosk. A prospective Uber passenger's…

SS United States to stay 'afloat' after raising $600K

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:25:55 PM Kenneth Hilario
One of the city's ships now docked in South Philadelphia was a few weeks away from being scrapped and sent to the recycler, but it's able to live another day — or better yet, year — after raising enough money to stay afloat.The S.S. United States Conservancy announced Tuesday the S.S. United States will be able to stay afloat "well into next year" after raising sufficient funds from "the generosity of supporters from around the world."The conservancy said about $60,000 is needed each month…

Game on: Eagles fans target of organ donation competition

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 04:37:11 PM John George
Organ procurement organizations in Pennsylvania’s two largest cities are targeting football fans in a new campaign to raise awareness for organ donation.Billboards went up this week near Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, which have each city “accusing” the other of “having no heart.”BIO convention returning to PhiladelphiaThe campaign is the work of Donate Life Pennsylvania, a collaborative initiative between Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia,…

How much are the Flyers worth?

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 04:12:48 PM John George
The Philadelphia Flyers once again placed seventh in this year’s ranking of National Hockey League team valuations by Forbes.The Flyers were valued at $660 million, which put them ahead of the Detroit Red Wings at $600 million and behind the Vancouver Canucks at $745 million.This year’s rankings had a new team at the top as the New York Rangers grabbed that spot with an estimated worth of $1.2 billion. The Rangers, following a major renovation of Madison Square Garden, took in more than $95…

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