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Venture Capital: What it takes to be an angel (investor), and to get a blessing

Joe Herbst, active with Robin Hood Ventures, shared his thoughts on what it takes to be an angel investor -- and what it takes to get a blessing -- at the Science Center's Quorum.
Development News

On the Ground: Melding art and sound in the shadow of the Reading Viaduct

The Mural Arts Project and other partners aren’t waiting for the completion of the new Callowhill park to get some ambitious new programming rolling.
Development News

New funds move Germantown closer to creating a master plan

Germantown United CDC and a new arts-based partner are taking a major stride towards a truly inclusive neighborhood plan.
Feature Story

InLiquid Artist Profile: Jodi Cachia

This Pennsport artist can't stick to just one thing -- not when there are so many creative avenues to explore. 
Innovation News

Philly's top women business leaders tell their stories

In January, a forum dedicated to the region's top business, financial and legal executives -- who also happen to be women -- drew a large crowd.
Innovation News

Engaging Philly business owners on the issue of litter

There are many angles to the problem of trash in city streets, and getting business owners involved is an important one.
In The News

Travel + Leisure counts down Philly's top spots to watch the Super Bowl

Travel + Leisure picks their top five spots to catch the big game (February 7). You can root for the Panthers or the Broncos will sipping beer and noshing snacks.
Feature Story

Our editor's 26 favorite dishes in Philadelphia

Looking for something tasty in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out this list of beloved menu items from across Philly. We've got it all: cheesesteaks, fine dining, Mexican eats, ice cold coffee, hot dumplings, and much more.
In The News

Hope and fear in Atlantic City

Reuters takes a look at the changing face of Atlantic City -- a seaside city facing enormous challenges and working to embrace exciting opportunities.
In The News

Growing local company Invisible Sentinel tackles food safety concerns

This Philadelphia startup gets a big spotlight in the New York Times. Their food-testing technology could help solve headaches for big companies like Chipotle who struggle with outbreaks. 
In The News

New York Times Magazine takes a close look at Amtrak 188

The New York Times Magazine examines the crash of Amtrak 188, one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history. The incident occurred in North Philadelphia and impacted many lives locally.
Feature Story

On the Ground: For businesses adjacent to the upcoming Rail Park, change is on the way

Momentum behind the conversion of the Reading Viaduct into a functional green space is building, and local business owners know that means radical transformation for Callowhill. Will this high-profile amenity make or break the neighborhood?
Development News

The Bacon Brothers headline a February benefit for the new Viaduct park

Homegrown stars are getting involved in the burgeoning effort to fund the park on the old Reading Viaduct.
Innovation News

Scaling Up: A West Philly landscaping and home improvement business gets a boost

Who are the entrepreneurs involved in the Enterprise Center’s new business growth program? Here’s a look at one West Philly native excited for the next step.
Development News

Working to curb illegal dumping on Philly streets

At the second convening of a new Keep Philadelphia Beautiful-led consortium of city and community leaders, combating illegal dumping was on the agenda.
Development News

Development News: High-end residential units coming to Spring Garden Street

In January, a team of developers and architects presented their plans for a large mixed-use project near Broad Street in Callowhill. It's another sign that the neighborhood is being transformed by young, affluent new residents.
Feature Story

For Colette Fu, becoming an artist was a winding road

This Philadelphia-based photographer turned a trip to China into inspiration for documenting the lives of ethnic minorities, eventually creating pop-up books that delight and inform. She has also spent time in the Chinatown North community, using art to change lives. 
Innovation News

Yards, La Colombe and Shake Shack team up for a limited edition Coffee Stout

What do you want when you stop for a bite to eat on a chilly day? A local craft brew or a great cup of coffee? Why choose?
Feature Story

Akeem Dixon brings the community into the development conversation

West Philly's small business owners have someone powerful in their corner. In his role as 52nd Street Corridor Manager for the Enterprise Center, Dixon helps the neighborhood thrive.
Development News

A new community green space in Frankford embraces the atmosphere of city life

Thanks to a city-wide coalition of supporters, this summer the Frankford Avenue corridor will get a unique park space for recreation, gardening and relaxation. 
Innovation News

Science Central: Five questions for Choosito!

Choosito!, a University City Science Center startup, has devised a technological solution to help K-12 teachers find age appropriate resources for their students.
Feature Story

Efforts to diversify the Mummers Parade hit a speedbump

Despite a checkered past, this local institution is making strides to better reflect the changing face of Philadelphia. A troupe of Mexican immigrants even joined the party this year, and despite some controversy, they'll be back.
Innovation News

On the Ground: Callowhill's W/N W/N shakes up the restaurant model

A group of local restaurant workers decided to put their expertise to the test with a new cooperatively-owned bar and café that is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Spring Garden Street.
Development News

What will Bridesburg's new park offer the neighborhood?

Plans are underway for a new waterfront oasis in a neighborhood that's been missing access to the river for decades. 
Feature Story

19 reasons why this just might be the best Philly winter ever

Temperatures are dropping, scarves are being wrangled from the back of closets and hands are being warmed around steaming mugs. That can only mean one thing: Winter is here. We've got some ideas for how you can make this one your best yet.
Innovation News

Callowhill gets its own beer distributor, and they deliver

A pair of ambitious Drexel grads are launching their latest venture with GoBeer, offering top beverage brands with an affordable delivery fee.
Feature Story

Community Kitchen: A local restaurant empire looks beyond its roots in Callowhill

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello have been instrumental in transforming this post-industrial neighborhood, opening three restaurants -- Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom and Bufad -- since 2003. Now they're setting their sites on other changing areas. 
Development News

Almost 150 new apartments and fresh retail spaces proposed for Callowhill complex

Community members had their say at a civic design review for a large proposed mixed-use development in Chinatown North/Callowhill.
Innovation News

An innovative all-natural deodorant goes from Philly kitchen to TV's 'Shark Tank'

A pair of Philly entrepreneurs hit the national stage with their unique and healthy personal grooming product.
Innovation News

Philly tableware mavens Felt + Fat earn fans far and wide

Finishing up their third year in business, these local artisans have garnered customer and community support to expand their unique venture. 
Development News

Big News: In 2016, PHS will pop-up in Callowhill, celebrating the new Viaduct park

As the neighborhood gets ready for construction on the Viaduct’s new Philadelphia Rail Park, the Horticultural Society will pave the way with a nearby pop-up garden.

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Fran Griesing of Griesing Law

Fran Griesing of Griesing Law

Neighborhood/City: Center City

She left the large-firm world to build a practice that valued customer service as much as its employees' personal success, and is among the leaders of a national movement.

Herb Cohen of Executive Leaders Radio

Herb Cohen of Executive Leaders Radio

Neighborhood/City: Center City

Executive Leaders Radio, one of several ventures he founded, features childhood stories of some of the most successful CEOs in the region.

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One of South Philly's more desirable neighborhoods because of its thriving culinary scene featuring well over 100 restaurants, quality schools and room for development along the Delaware River waterfront, Queen Village/Pennsport is home to the oldest and largest Fabric Row (4th Street) in the country and one of the nation's most eclectic shopping districts (South Street). A manageable walk to much of the city's sweet spots, Queen Village/Pennsport is a hotspot itself for preservation and conservation.