June 12, 2012 |
H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, fresh from the successful opening of the Barnes Foundation gallery on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - where he was a key supporter of the foundation's move from the suburbs to the city - has now focused his financial energy on building a new history museum near Independence Mall. At a news conference Tuesday, the American Revolution Center is expected to unveil New York architect Robert A.M. Stern's design for a new Museum of the American Revolution at Third and Chestnut Streets, and in support of the push for the museum, Lenfest will announce a $40 million challenge grant.
January 25, 1990 |
A plan presented to the Marple Municipal Authority recommends that the township put off building a new clubhouse at Paxon Hollow Country Club until the township-owned course starts to make money. But township officials might proceed with construction, despite the recommendation. In a brief presentation of the business plan last week, Dan Donohue, the township controller, said that since 1985 the profits at Paxon Hollow had been declining and that in the last two years the course had been in red ink. Paxon Hollow "cannot sustain additional debt service for capital improvements at this time," Donohue said.
May 24, 2011
C RYSTAL WYATT had been dating her boyfriend nine months when she got a call at 2:30 a.m. from the police with the news that he'd been arrested. That began a long odyssey through the criminal-justice system that included her making 3 1/2-hour trips to Rockview State Correctional Institution to see him until they broke up after two years. They reunited after his release from prison, but that was short-lived because he wound up being reincarcerated. A lot of women would have become bitter, but this Overbrook resident was inspired to start her own business, a transportation service called Ride and Rebuild that would take loved ones to visit inmates at prison facilities around the state.
April 18, 1991 |
Media Borough Council wants the citizens committee seeking to acquire and convert the Media theater into a performing arts community center to get down to business - a business plan, that is. Council President Joan M. Hagan said Monday that the Media Theater Project Committee had been asked to develop a business plan and form a nonprofit entity to operate the theater after it was acquired. Hagan said the borough would buy the theater, at 104 E. State St., and then lease it to the nonprofit operators.
October 2, 1994 |
Small businesses take center stage this month, with three seminars scheduled. Topics on starting them, obtaining financing for them, and related topics. Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives' Small Business Committee will hold a seminar at Beaver College to examine the progress made in increasing opportunities for small businesses owned by women. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the college's Grey Towers Castle, Church Road and Limekiln Pike, Glenside. For more information, call Connie Williams at U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky's office, 610-667-3666.
May 13, 2007 |
During an unofficial competition last year, Upper Darby High School's robot took a hit, then another. Then the battery flew out. Garrett Sapsis, 16, working in the pit crew, had about five minutes to come up with a temporary solution, "a heavy big metal piece of junk" to hold the battery in place. "It was a like a cage, but it worked," said Sapsis, a junior at Upper Darby and member of the school's Robotics club. But the cage weighed around three pounds, too much for an official competition in which every ounce counts and the robot can't pass 120 pounds.
September 23, 1986 |
Some of the region's most successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and lawyers will gather Nov. 14 and 15 at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel for a workshop to tell others how to start and finance a new business. The event, called the Greater Philadelphia Entrepreneurs Exchange, will bring together Willard Rouse, president of Rouse & Associates, a real estate development firm; Thomas A. Penn, president of Genesis Seed Fund, a Malvern- based venture capital fund, and Peter Sears, president of SR One Ltd., a venture capital firm that is a subsidiary of SmithKline Beckman.
May 8, 1994 |
Individuals who have lost their jobs, and who live in Philadelphia and the four Pennsylvania suburban counties, are eligible for a free business- applications computer-training program sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. "What we're finding is that people can be motivated, but if they don't have computer skills, they don't have an asset," said Ronald Spangler, director of training at the Berkeley Education and Training Center. Individually tailored skills training will be offered in areas including computer literacy and specific programs.
June 21, 2014 |
For the fourth time in the last nine months, the troubled Chester County SPCA is looking for a new executive director. Russell "Wolf" Harper, cofounder of Justice Rescue, on Wednesday announced that he was out as interim executive director of the agency, which takes in about 5,000 stray animals a year from Chester and Delaware Counties. Pat Biswanger, board president, said that Harper's 90-day contract was nearing its end, but she would not say why the board terminated the contract before it expired.
August 13, 2013 |
IT WASN'T a particular love of bicycling that prompted Izzat Rahman to start his business, Kayuh Bicycles, even before he graduated from Temple University. "I'd say that biking is an interest, but entrepreneurship is my passion," Rahman, 24, recently said. In 2009, Rahman, then 21, came from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to study at Temple as a transfer student. "Kayuh" means "pedal" in the Malay language. Initially, Rahman started his business in the basement of the house where he was living as an undergraduate.