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Meet five Pennsylvania-based bloggers turning an internet connection into wild success

Whether they're posting about interior design, craft beer, life's absurdities, parenting or state-centric travel, these five bloggers have used determination -- and the magic of the web -- to reach readers across the globe.
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Turning artists and creatives into entrepreneurs at Corzo Open Office Hours

For artistic types looking to launch a business or make a living from their craft in Philly, the Corzo Center at University of the Arts is an essential resource.
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PlanPhilly finds a new home at WHYY's NewsWorks

After eight years under the wing of PennPraxis, PlanPhilly is making a bold new move to WHYY's NewsWorks, strengthening its prospects for longterm sustainability. 
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Constitution Health Plaza adds medical care to Passyunk revitalization

Healthcare malls diverse practitioners into one independently managed space.
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Local startup BioBots prints living tissue

BioBots, a Philadelphia startup, is developing high-resolution desktop 3-D bioprinters that print living tissue.
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Vernon Park breaks ground on a $1.2 million upgrade

It’s finally time for construction on Parks and Recreation’s city-wide Green 2015 plan, and Germantown’s Vernon Park is among the first on the list.
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Grab a Cold One: PA beer distributors can now sell 12-packs

In a boon for partygoers everywhere who don't want to haul a whole case of brewskies, the state's beer distributors will now be allowed to sell 12-packs. 
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The original Phillie Phanatic now trains future mascots

David Raymond, the original Phanatic, has become the go-to resource for teams, schools and businesses that want a mascot, or want to improve the one they have.
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Inquirer publishes in-depth report on East Market development

The Inquirer takes an in-depth look at an essential section of Center City and its latest chapter.
Development News

Is a convenience store makeover in Bella Vista a missed opportunity?

The renovation of 800 Bainbridge Street could bring a mixed retail/restaurant business featuring artisan beer to the corner. 
Innovation News

Rad Dish is Temple's new sustainable student food co-op

A diverse group of Temple students, from artists to foodies to business majors, are launching their own co-op in the heart of the campus. 
Development News

A transatlantic collaboration reimagines North Philly's Lehigh Viaduct

A former industrial pathway is now an overgrown barrier between two Philadelphia neighborhoods. Can a workshop from Drexel help change that?
Innovation News

PAFA students launch their own gallery collective

If you haven’t been in the business long enough to crack the local gallery scene, why not create your own? Six PAFA students are launching AUTOMAT for young and emerging artists.  
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Connecting the dots in Philly's neighborhoods

The Community Connectors program employs a diverse stable of advocates -- from high school students to crossing guards to stay-at-home moms -- to unify and energize neighborhoods across Philadelphia. 
In The News

Two Philly spots make GQ's top 25 restaurants list

Two local restaurants have earned a place of honor of GQ's list of the country's 25 best restaurants.
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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse activates long-vacant Kensington storefront

After ten years of dreaming, one Temple grad turns her vision for a new kind of comic book store into reality, boosting Kensington’s arts and business corridor in the process. 
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P'unk Burger opens on East Passyunk Avenue

Craving a patty on Passyunk that’s good for you and for the planet? Local restaurateurs Marlo and Jason Dilks just opened a new kind of burger joint. 
In The News

Drexel student starts feeding frenzy in the 'Shark Tank'

A Drexel student-entrepreneur started a feeding frenzy in the Shark Tank, eventually coming away with a deal with two sharks.
Innovation News

Wash Cycle Laundry forges a new path for socially conscious investing

A new loan for Wash Cycle Laundry isn’t just a way to grow the bottom line -- it’s also a challenge for it to meet major new hiring goals in line with its mission. 
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Bus Meets Bike: How the next wave of commuters is changing the urban landscape in PA

Across the state, the humble bicycle is mobilizing efforts to usher in a new era of public transportation. In part three of our series on transit innovation, we navigate the connection between buses, bikes and the commuters who depend on them.
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A Hero's Journey: Building better communities -- and making some cash -- through design

Whether you're a 16-year-old who's never touched a power tool, a union carpenter, a design student, or a 20-something skateboarder, Public Workshop's Building Heroes program offers an opportunity to design, build and even sell your next big idea.
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18 Pennsylvania Companies to Watch in 2015

As we look forward to a new year, Flying Kite highlights a group of game-changing Commonwealth companies. Whether they're brewing beer, saving lives, making life more convenient or helping kids learn better, these startups are poised for a big 2015. 

Founders

Peter Lewenson of ComplianceBug

Peter Lewenson of ComplianceBug

Neighborhood/City: Ambler

This longtime business consultant aims to provide insight into companies' compliance with federal, state and local laws.

Phil Hughes of Mavuno Harvest

Phil Hughes of Mavuno Harvest

Neighborhood/City: East Falls

The Peace Corps is a life-changing experience for many, and laid the foundation for Mavuno Harvest

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Northern Liberties

Long before developer Bart Blatstein created a new, sleek playground where 19th century warehouse buildings stood, musicians, artists and entrepreneurs have been transforming Northern Liberties from a former brewery district to one of the city's most attractive, interesting and inviting places. Bistros featuring diverse cuisine, bars with beers from around the city and world, bookstores, internet cafes and galleries are now the norm, and Blatstein's commercial and residential development—including The Shops at Schmidts, The Piazza at Schmidts, and Liberties Walk—have created a must-see city within a city.