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March 18, 2012
Last year, Tom Spann, chief executive officer of Accolade Inc., was named the top leader for small workplaces in the Philadelphia region. At that time, the company had 72 employees in the area. This year, Spann was again named a top leader, based on employee responses to this prompt: I have confidence in the leader of this organization. But now he's No. 1 for leadership among midsize workplaces. That's because a year of growth has more than doubled the regional head count of Accolade, based in Plymouth Meeting, to 152 employees.
NEWS
December 12, 1991 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
British Prime Minister John Major returned home from the historic European Community summit in triumph yesterday. As he reported to the nation on the two newly signed treaties, one political, the other economic, he was hailed by allies and commentators alike for his negotiating skill, his tenacity and his sense of what was possible. He received the ultimate accolade from his predecessor, Margaret Thatcher, who is outspokenly suspicious of all things European. That accolade came in the form of her silence, at least for a day. In narrow, political terms, Major's performance during the marathon talks in Maastricht, Netherlands, met every key test.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2011 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist
Since there is no mandatory reporting of mass hires (only mass layoffs), growth often goes overlooked. Enter the U.S. Small Business Administration with a gimmick to highlight 100 firms that have created 100 or more jobs after receiving agency help. I call it a gimmick because several of the 100 shed their small stature long ago, such as Qualcomm Inc. ($11 billion in annual revenue) and Symantec Corp. ($6.2 billion)   . Still, both did receive funding through the Small Business Innovation Research program early in their development.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
TOM SPANN, 54, of Plymouth Meeting, is CEO of Accolade, a Plymouth Meeting company whose professional health assistants help employees at large companies make informed decisions about health care. Spann, a former partner at management-consulting firm Accenture, co-founded Accolade in 2007. It has since grown to $32 million in annual revenues and almost 500 employees, including nurses, pharmacists and doctors. Q: What's the genesis of Accolade? A: I had some experience working with health-care startups at Accenture.
NEWS
March 20, 2011
Workers love the atmosphere and opportunities they have at the region's small employers - those with fewer than 150 on the local payroll. Here's a sampling of anonymous comments from people at the top small workplaces in the region. Energy Plus Holdings L.L.C., Philadelphia Everyone has a positive attitude here, and I believe everyone is genuinely happy to come to and be at work. Senior management knows everyone by name, and enough about you to have conversation, not just the awkward hello on the elevator or by the watercooler.
SPORTS
June 25, 2010 | by Ed Barkowitz
Position: Guard Height: 6-7. Weight: 205. Age: 21. Birthdate: Oct. 27, 1988. College: Ohio State. At OSU: Was the national player of the year as a junior last season . . . Led the Big Ten in scoring (20.4) and rebounding (9.2) and was second in assists (6.0) and steals (1.7) . . . Missed six games in midseason with a back injury, but rebounded with a monster year . . . Hit a 37-foot buzzer beater in the first round of the Big Ten tournament to dash rival Michigan's NCAA tourney hopes.
SPORTS
May 27, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Edgar Martinez downplayed his achievement. Martinez hit his 236th homer as a designated hitter, passing Harold Baines as the all-time leader among DHs, as the visiting Seattle Mariners sent the Cleveland Indians to their season-high seventh straight loss, 7-3, last night. Martinez has 301 lifetime home runs. "This record is not like Pete Rose or anything," Martinez said. "It's nice when it happens, but anybody can do it. " Mariners manager Bob Melvin said there are few like Martinez.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1989 | By Jeff Seiken, Special to The Inquirer
For the professional-sports devotee, these are truly lean times: The country is mired in its annual sports drought. It strikes like clockwork, running from the final gun at the Super Bowl in January until relief arrives with the first pitch on Opening Day in April. (Sure, the NBA and NHL are going full-tilt, but how much excitement is there in seeing which one or two of the 20-odd teams in each league won't qualify for the playoffs?) But a source of comfort for distraught fans lies close at hand - the personal computer.
SPORTS
March 4, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
First, Michael Jordan became the NBA's No. 7 scorer. Then, he wondered where he would be ranked had he not given up basketball for 1 1/2 years and had he not lost almost the entire 1985-86 season to injury. Jordan scored 31 points last night - giving him 26,277 in his career, 19 more than injured San Antonio star Dominique Wilkins - as the Bulls rolled to a 108-90 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. "I feel old. I feel like gradually . . . some of the things I've done over the years are starting to add up," said Jordan, who turned 34 last month.
NEWS
October 17, 1991
Although he's just 19, Nicholas Caputo of Bustleton has already established an impressive record of personal achievement, community service and devotion to family. At LaSalle High School, he was into everything - editor of The Wisterian, the school paper; president of the photo club; statistician for the football team. An outstanding student, he won a full scholarship to Franklin and Marshall College - but enrolled at LaSalle instead, to stay close to home because his mother is a heart patient.
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BUSINESS
August 12, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Accolade Inc., which contracts with self-insured employers and insurers to help beneficiaries navigate health care, on Thursday announce that it raised more than $70 million from investors led by Andreessen Horowitz, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Founded in the Philadelphia region in 2007, Accolade now has joint headquarters in Plymouth Meeting and Seattle, where the company's new chief executive, Rajeev Singh, is based. Accolade, which employs around 500 in Plymouth Meeting, said it will use the new venture capital to further develop its technology, invest in research and development, and expand its sales and marketing reach.
NEWS
April 11, 2014
LAST WEEK marked a definite milestone, and perhaps a tipping point, in the drive to offer Americans better access to health insurance. With the number of people enrolled in new, individual plans under the Affordable Care Act topping 7 million, the law has gained a level of acceptance that makes all the effort it took to get here worthwhile. To be sure, there were moments when even ardent supporters harbored well-founded doubts, most notably after the disastrous roll-out of the HealthCare.gov website last fall.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
All the big business-news services - Reuters, Dow Jones, Bloomberg - got started by listing bond or stock prices for the investors of the day. As "private-equity" markets took off in the mid-2000s, two Philadelphia investment bankers - Andrew T. Greenberg , managing director of Fairmount Partners and a long-ago aide to the late Gov. Bob Casey , and B. Graeme Frazier IV , now of Capital Research L.L.C. - set up GF Data Resources to track "mid-market" company prices in deals across the United States.
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
BRANDON BOYKIN was a decent player last year and is a better player this year, but a lot of that can get lost when you are playing the slot on a defense that allows yards by the mile. It can be hard to see past the scoreboard sometimes and everybody understands why. Then you have the game Boykin had on Sunday against Victor Cruz, of the New York Giants, handcuffing the Giants' deep threat and coming up with an athletic interception besides, and recognition is suddenly measured by the torrent.
NEWS
September 22, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rowan University president Ali Houshmand, in a formal inauguration Friday, shared his vision of continued growth and advancement for the school and its community. Houshmand, who has served as interim president and president since 2011, also talked about how far Rowan had come, including two medical schools; achieving research institution status; increasing endowment, scholarships, enrollment, and programs; and executing a $300 million private-public community development initiative with Glassboro, all without raising tuition this year.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
TOM SPANN, 54, of Plymouth Meeting, is CEO of Accolade, a Plymouth Meeting company whose professional health assistants help employees at large companies make informed decisions about health care. Spann, a former partner at management-consulting firm Accenture, co-founded Accolade in 2007. It has since grown to $32 million in annual revenues and almost 500 employees, including nurses, pharmacists and doctors. Q: What's the genesis of Accolade? A: I had some experience working with health-care startups at Accenture.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | BY SEAN CARLIN, Daily News Staff Writer
DiNic's roast pork - sliced thin with broccoli rabe and extra-sharp provolone on a seeded Carangi's roll - is a damn good sandwich. But the best in America? A day after the Reading Terminal stalwart was named the best sandwich in the country by a Travel Channel show, some competitors and their devotees questioned whether host Adam Richman had cast a wide enough net. Richman announced the winner Wednesday night after sampling 28 sandwiches throughout the country and naming 10 regional finalists and two wild cards.
NEWS
March 18, 2012
Last year, Tom Spann, chief executive officer of Accolade Inc., was named the top leader for small workplaces in the Philadelphia region. At that time, the company had 72 employees in the area. This year, Spann was again named a top leader, based on employee responses to this prompt: I have confidence in the leader of this organization. But now he's No. 1 for leadership among midsize workplaces. That's because a year of growth has more than doubled the regional head count of Accolade, based in Plymouth Meeting, to 152 employees.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2011 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist
Since there is no mandatory reporting of mass hires (only mass layoffs), growth often goes overlooked. Enter the U.S. Small Business Administration with a gimmick to highlight 100 firms that have created 100 or more jobs after receiving agency help. I call it a gimmick because several of the 100 shed their small stature long ago, such as Qualcomm Inc. ($11 billion in annual revenue) and Symantec Corp. ($6.2 billion)   . Still, both did receive funding through the Small Business Innovation Research program early in their development.
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