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It isn't among Montgomery County's largest towns, but Ambler is the social, cultural and business center of its neck of the woods. A walkable, tree-lined Main Street has exploded with new businesses that are supported by prominent arts and culture offerings from the Act II Playhouse, Ambler Symphony Orchestra and Ambler Theater. First Thursday and Second Saturday activities, the spring Car Show and fall Oktoberfest are among the many downtown events to bring people together. The transit-oriented community is also home to seven parks and easy access to the Wissahickon Creek.



Riding the (regional) Rails: Day-tripping on the Doylestown/Lansdale line

Many of Philadelphia's inner-ring suburbs are recapturing that Main Street magic -- their resurgent downtown districts feature cool bars, creative dining and plenty of charm. To explore, all you need is a SEPTA ticket and an open mind.

Lynnette Shelley's The Dogs of War

InLiquid Artist Profile: Lynnette Shelley

This Ambler artist channels the natural world.

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iPhone Obsessed: Marcolina Takes Photo Editing to Next Level

Photo processing has never looked this good and one local design entrepreneur is downright obsessive about helping others utilize it.

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KOP Smart Plug Innovator Among Ten Early Stage Companies to Rake In Combined $2M

Early stage medical, energy and internet-based companies are again the focus of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania's latest investment round, including $500,000 for Green Power Technologies.

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Noticeable Shift Occurring in Technology Commercialization in Greater Philadelphia

The term 'tech transfer' is giving way to new approaches focused more on developing technologies rooted in the region's vast academic and research laboratory, and early results are promising.
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Ambler Founders

Peter Lewenson of ComplianceBug

Peter Lewenson of ComplianceBug

City: Ambler

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

Michael Rappaport of Chariot Solutions

Michael Rappaport of Chariot Solutions

City: Ambler

He hires only high-end, well-rounded web developers and has grown Chariot Solutions into one of the region's best workplaces.

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