TOM WOLF, the Democratic candidate for governor, pulled up a chair yesterday and asked three small-business owners about their "trials and tribulations."
Tentatively, each began to rattle off suggestions during his visit to the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, on JFK Boulevard near 16th Street.
"I enjoyed the experience," said Latasha Sampson, owner of the Chocolate City Salon & Spa in South Philadelphia. "It's interesting to have a person of that level sit down and listen to our concerns. I just hope he actually will listen."
Sampson asked Wolf to do more to promote the options available to aid small businesses if he's elected. She said that although her business flourished due to options offered by the Welcoming Center and other places, those options are largely unknown to most people.