September 11, 2014 |
The City Controller's Office has reviewed Philadelphia's two marketing agencies and concluded the city has one too many. A 38-page analysis found that lack of coordination, interagency friction, and administrative overlap between the city's two marketing arms was undercutting Philadelphia's ability to sell itself to visitors. Controller Alan Butkovitz recommended Tuesday that the city combine the two agencies - the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and Visit Philadelphia - into a single entity.
August 2, 2013 |
Robert B. Logan Sr., 86, of Mount Airy, a business owner who savored summer road trips, died Wednesday, July 17, at Einstein Medical Center of complications from a stroke. Mr. Logan worked for an exterminating company before starting his own business, Robert Logan Exterminating Service, in 1960. The firm in Mount Airy offered exterminating and fumigating services to customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. He never really retired. Prior to his work in extermination, Mr. Logan was an organizer for garment- and fishing-industry trade unions.
July 25, 2013 |
US Airways Group and American Airlines have offered to give up a pair of landing and takeoff slots at London's Heathrow Airport to a competitor that would fly between Philadelphia and London. European Union antitrust regulators have one concern: that after the $11 billion merger of US Airways and American, the new American, as the airline will be called, could substantially hike airfares between London and Philadelphia. Why? The only other competition would be British Airways, which has a joint business agreement and financial stake in American's trans-Atlantic flights.
July 14, 2013
Stop hiding from your friends. With this website, meet-ups just got easier, whether you're traveling the globe for business or pleasure. Name: MochaMeet.com What it does: Simplifies planning for group meet-ups around the world. What's hot: Enter a city and dates for your next trip. Then MochaMeet pulls data from your Facebook friends to let you know who will be near your destination. You can also add people by e-mail if they're not on Facebook. Click on the friends you want to invite, pick a date or dates if you want to offer a choice, and do the same for location.
April 12, 2013
EXCUSE ME for bringing up a bad subject, but Monday is when you pay Uncle Sam what you owe in taxes. And tax experts say too many entrepreneurs often leave legitimate small-business tax deductions on the table. According to online publication Small Business Trends , there are 10 key deductions entrepreneurs should not overlook. 1. Health Care Tax Credit If you provide insurance to your workers under ObamaCare, you may be eligible to claim a tax credit of up to 35 percent, if certain criteria are met. 2. Business Use of Personal Car Use your personal vehicle for business purposes?
March 16, 2013 |
A business travel industry group on Friday urged the Transportation Security Administration to delay implementation of a new policy allowing passengers to carry knives onboard passenger aircraft. The Global Business Travel Association, whose 5,000 members manage more than $340 billion in business travel and meetings expenditures annually, said the new knife policy "raises significant safety concerns for business travelers who make nearly 40 million business trips each month. " The TSA policy shift to allow some small knives and other objects on flights is also opposed by pilot and flight-attendant groups.
January 14, 2013
With the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's long-held reputation as a patronage haven, it comes as little surprise that top turnpike officials enjoy liberal expense accounts. Nor that hundreds of turnpike employees are allowed to cruise the toll road for free, even on personal trips. Even so, a just-released review by state Auditor General Jack Wagner should prompt needed reforms, especially at a time when other state and local government agencies are having to trim spending. In a 93-page audit covering a nearly five-year period, Wagner blasted what he called "overly generous and permissive" perks for the turnpike's five governing commissioners.
October 14, 2012 |
Airlines are expected to post solid profits for the third quarter, with fuel prices edging lower. But analysts said they foresee that the industry could hit turbulence the last three months of the year, with business travel bookings softening as companies scale back because of the uncertain economy. Earnings reports will begin next week, with American Airlines reporting on Wednesday and Southwest Airlines Co. on Thursday. "We expect the nine major U.S. airlines to produce a solid third quarter," analyst Ray Neidl of Maxim Group L.L.C.
September 7, 2012 |
A top official of US Airways Group Inc. said Wednesday that demand for air travel could improve in the fourth quarter, as the public gets more clarity on the outcome of the U.S. elections and the fiscal cliff. Discretionary business travel to conferences and conventions has slowed, but "core business travel" has held up, Scott Kirby, president of Philadelphia's dominant airline, told an investor conference in New York. "Leisure-passenger demand remains strong," Kirby said, predicting that business travel would bounce back to March-April levels.