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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.
Feature Story

Creative Exchange: iMPeRFeCT Gallery

This Germantown gallery and community space celebrates artists with commitment at the intersection of high and low art.
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. 
Innovation News

'Philadelphia Liberty Trail' raises Philly's national profile

A husband-and-wife writer/traveler team have authored a new kind of Philly guidebook. 
Innovation News

Philadelphia Macaroni to the Rescue: Harrisburg acquisition saves 43 jobs

Philadelphia Macaroni Company, a more than 100-year-old, family-owned company, is operating a new pasta-making plant in Harrisburg, saving 43 jobs in the process.
In The News

The 2016 Democratic National Convention comes to Philadelphia!

Philadelphia has been awarded the 2016 Democratic National Convention. It's a huge boon for the area and a symbol of its progress.
In The News

Buzz Bissinger lists some Dos and Don'ts for the arriving DNC hordes

The curmudgeonly author of 'Prayer for the City' shares some tips with Politico readers.
Innovation News

With a big NSF grant and new accelerator, UPenn takes technology from lab to market

The University of Pennsylvania’s new Penn Center for Innovation has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to foster entrepreneurship and commercialization.
Innovation News

Eleven Southeast PA companies share $1.9 million in new funding

Eleven early-stage companies -- everything from a bagel bakery to a company that prints living tissue -- are recipients of $1.9 million in new investments from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Feature Story

The Road to Innovation: Technology transforms the state's transportation systems

From bus-tracking apps to robotic traffic signals, there are big ideas coming out of Pennsylvania, and they could have a huge impact on transportation statewide.
Feature Story

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.
Development News

Will Germantown's historic YWCA face demolition or redevelopment?

In January, news that the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority may demolish a much-loved Northwest landmark brought the community together.
Innovation News

Temple boosts student entrepreneurship with its Blackstone LaunchPad Center

A new center for entrepreneurship at Temple promises to take a uniquely inclusive approach for students considering an independent career. 
Feature Story

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. 
Innovation News

Philly's Curbside Care aims to be the Uber of healthcare

Philadelphia's Curbside Care has taken an old idea -- doctor house calls -- and a new one -- the Uber model -- to create a new healthcare scheduling technology. 
Innovation News

Mt. Airy native Ari Weinstein shakes up the app store with Workflow

With the help of a Thiel Fellowship, a Philly native has developed one of the hottest apps of 2015 -- and he's still just 20 years old.
Development News

Penn makes a major move with gorgeous new center for political science and economics

Penn takes on an iconic piece of West Philly’s historic commercial corridor with its new Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, slated to open in 2018.

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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.

Jack Tighe of TMG Health Inc.

Jack Tighe of TMG Health Inc.

The Affordable Care Act has paved the way for more growth for this outsourcing services and IT firm working with insurance companies with Medicare and Medicaid plans.

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Bella Vista / Italian Market

The close-knit neighborhood's annual arts and culture festivals are centered around public concerts, coffeehouses and art installations like the Mew Gallery and Fleischer Art Gallery. The unofficial "Brunch Capital" of Philadelphia also features the country's oldest and largest outdoor market—the primarily Italian South Ninth Street Curb Market. Pocket parks and a growing number of must-see retailers make Bella Vista/Italian Market a walker's dream.