Before joining PE, DiBenedictis was president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He was the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources from 1983 to 1986, and previously headed the Pennsylvania Office of Economic Development from 1981 to 1983.
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Commonwealth Federal is offering drive-through service at its Glenside branch, 139 Easton Rd.
The drive-through service is part of a larger renovation plan at the bank. Other additions include an expanded parking lot, interior remodeling and additional exterior lighting.
Construction will begin in the spring on the Summit at Breyer Estates, a 90-condominium mid-rise complex that will feature penthouse units with 20-foot ceilings, two-story window columns, and - in some cases - an unobstructed view of Philadelphia, according to David Rickel, vice president and director of sales for Larry Snyder Inc. Realtors in Jenkintown.
The Summit will offer five floor plans ranging in size from 1,100 square feet to 3,800 square feet, in one-, two- or three-bedroom condos.
Prices will range from about $190,000 to $750,000, he said.
BSS Associates, builders of the eight-story project, is hoping for completion by fall 1991 and spring 1992.
BSS Associates consists of Berwind Realty Services Inc., Stein Built Homes and Saul Associates according to Rickel.
The inaugural meeting of the five-member Wissahickon Valley Tourist Committee, part of that area's Chamber of Commerce, was held Oct. 6.
The group brings historic and business interests together to promote the area, according to its president, George H. Carey Jr.
The other members are Cathy Hoffman-Lynch, executive director of the Highlands Historical House in Fort Washington; Brenda Reigle, director of Hope Lodge in Fort Washington; Elizabeth Clark, vice president of the Highlands Historical Society, and Robert M. Cullers, executive director of the Wissahickon Valley Chamber of Commerce.
The group has five major items on its agenda. The members will determine specific boundaries of the Wissahickon Valley, compile a comprehensive history of the area, take inventory of the area's historical sites, identify tourist attractions, and raise funds for promotion efforts.
The group is seeking the help of some of the area's libraries and historical groups.
The group can be contacted by calling the chamber office at 646-4240.
Abington Federal Savings recently announced the hiring of Lucy P.N. Sharp as in-house counsel and Thomas E. Sagan as internal auditor. Sharp is a graduate of Rutgers Law School and Mount Holyoke College and lives with her family in Jenkintown. Sagan, a Hatboro resident, is a graduate of La Salle University.
Also, Celeste M. Allen, a resident of Willow Grove, was named assistant vice president and savings officer. Allen will be responsible for the coordination of the bank's savings activities.
Banco de Venezuela, the second-largest bank in Venezuela, has ordered $6 million worth of computers, software and services from the Blue Bell-based Unisys Corp.
The new system will replace the bank's IBM 4700 models.
Founded nearly 100 years ago, Banco de Venezuela provides services to more than 1.8 million customers through nearly 160 branches.
Merrill Lynch Realty has changed its name to the Prudential Preferred Properties.
Duke/Earlmark Syndications Ltd., a video production company based in Glenside, has changed its name to Triad Video productions.