June 27, 2016
David Thornburgh is president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy Patricia Dowden is president and CEO of the Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance The conviction last week of longtime Congressman Chaka Fattah on 22 charges of racketeering, money laundering, and fraud has sent shock waves through the Philadelphia community. "[He] betrayed the public trust and undermined our faith in government," said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger. And he is only one of an embarrassing list of state and local officials who have recently pleaded guilty or been convicted of public corruption.
July 31, 2014 |
It was Saturday afternoon at the Public Safety Initiative Youth Market, and Corrine Goodman was ready with a beverage dispenser full of pink lemonade, a stack of cups, and her game face. There was just one little challenge, the 10-year-old said, glancing to her right, where Malik Thompson, 14, was standing behind a tray filled with his own ice-cold bottled beverages. "Malik's my competition, because he's selling lemonade that's homemade," she said, acknowledging that hers came from a mix. "But his is $2," she added, "and mine's $1.50.
December 20, 2013 |
CLORA CARLTON Faircloth thought of herself as the best cook around. Not the second best, the best! As a result, when Holmesburg Prison officials made her the "second cook" at the former penal institution, she quit. "She was second to none, especially when it came to cooking," said her daughter, Marian McCrimmon. This was the philosophy that carried Clora through a life of accomplishment, as an entrepreneur with restaurants and other businesses on her resume, a church leader and, most of all, a family matriarch.
April 22, 2013
4-week bills , Apr. 23; 3-month and 6-month bills , Apr. 22; 1-year bills , Apr. 30; 2-year notes , Apr. 23; 3-year notes , May 7; 5-year notes , Apr. 24; 7-year notes , Apr. 25; 10-year notes , May 8; 30-year notes , May 9; 10-year TIPS , May 23; 30-year TIPS , Jun. 20. Business Referral Luncheon , presented by BNI, King of Prussia chapter. Peppers Italian Restaurant, 236 Town Center Rd., King of Prussia; 610-792-2105. Reservations required.
March 10, 2013
The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer By Judy Wicks Chelsea Green. 320 pp. $27.95 Reviewed by Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans If readers want a tell-all, or a warm and highly personal account of a well-known Philadelphian's life and times in Good Morning, Beautiful Business , they are going to be disappointed. Judy Wicks saves most of her passion for topics such as fair-trade commodities, socially conscious philanthropy, and treatment of edible animals.
August 31, 2012 |
"The time that the business of business was business, is passé. " So says Thomas S. Robertson, dean of the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School. His crusade is to make Wharton "a force for social and economic good in the world. " At 69, the mirthful professor has been in Philadelphia for most of his professional life. The Scottish-born Robertson first came to Philadelphia as a Wharton marketing professor in 1971 and stayed for 23 years. He left the city for a position at the London Business School and later became dean of Emory University's Goizueta Business School in Atlanta.
August 19, 2012
This letter on pornography and business ethics - written by two public intellectuals, one a Christian, the other a Muslim - was sent to hotel industry executives last month and then released publicly at www.thePublicDiscourse.com . Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is cofounder and a member of the faculty of Zaytuna College in California We write to...
September 11, 2010 |
St. Joseph's University president the Rev. Timothy R. Lannon will resign effective in July to become president at his alma mater, Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., officials announced Friday. Like St. Joseph's, Creighton is a Jesuit university. "I'm excited that I am returning to my alma mater," Lannon, 59, said Friday afternoon from Omaha, where his appointment was announced by the board of trustees. "This was a matter of my life being changed here as a student, and I'd like to give back as best as I can as president.
May 6, 2010 |
John M. Stockton, 86, a teacher at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1953 to 1995, died of Lou Gehrig's disease Sunday, May 2, at his home in Exeter Township, Berks County. Mr. Stockton's educational path suggests how some schools bent rules to honor service during World War II. Born in Scottsboro, Ala., he graduated from Scottsboro Area High School. An Army infantry rifleman from 1942 to 1945, Mr. Stockton fought in the Battle of the Bulge and earned a Bronze Star as well as a battlefield promotion to sergeant from private.
June 4, 2008 |
Energy entrepreneur and Villanova resident Harry Halloran Jr. has donated $10 million to further the study of business ethics at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn. Halloran, 68, is the chairman and chief executive officer of American Refining Group Inc. and founder and chief executive of Energy Unlimited Inc., both in Conshohocken. He also owns several other companies. "There's a role of business that goes beyond profitability," Halloran said in a telephone interview yesterday from a wind-energy conference in Houston.