October 10, 1986 |
ARA Services of Philadelphia is considering making a bid to buy one of its largest competitors in the food service industry. ARA is eyeing Service America, a subsidiary of Allegheny Beverage Corp. of Cheverly, Md. Service America is among the nation's top four food service companies with sales of $933.9 million last year. ARA is a privately held company that ranks second in the nation in food service. The company doesn't release sales figures. However, last year, the firm posted revenue of $3.52 billion, with an estimated half of that coming from food and refreshment sales.
October 14, 2006 |
Investors drove up shares of Kenexa Corp., of Wayne, yesterday, three days after a Newtown-based competitor was acquired. Shares of Kenexa rose $2.19, or 7.4 percent, to $31.68 yesterday on the Nasdaq Global Market. Volume was more than three times the shares' daily average of 160,000 this year. The privately held competitor, VirtualEdge Corp., was bought Tuesday by Automatic Data Processing Inc., a payroll-processing firm from Roseland, N.J. Financial terms were not disclosed.
April 2, 1986 |
A Chester County computer-systems firm yesterday obtained a court order temporarily barring an executive who resigned from the company in October from working for a competitor. The order, signed by Chester County Court Judge Lawrence E. Wood, prohibited William Bardwell of Berwyn from working for Integrated Healthcare Technologies (IHT) of Hauppauge, N.Y., until a hearing could be held to determine whether he was breaking an agreement not to reveal his previous employer's trade secrets.
April 12, 1996 |
Science Olympics competitor Catherine Bianco, 11, lets her team's paddleboat go down a water-filled rain gutter. The event was held Wednesday at Whitehall Elementary School in Norristown. Students built and tested such items as hot-air filled, trash-bag balloons and marshmallow-and-toothpick structures.
August 9, 2010
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage L.L.C., of Horsham, named Hugh F. Frater chief executive officer, effective Thursday. Frater is replacing Michael I. Lipson at the helm of the lender and loan servicer that is 50 percent-owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Frater had been chief operating officer of Good Energies Inc., a private investor in renewable energy. Earlier, Frater headed Berkadia competitor Midland Loan Services, a unit of PNC Financial Services Inc. - Harold Brubaker
September 30, 1997 |
Anthony Tacconelli has been golfing for only seven years, yet it seems as if the North Penn senior has a lifetime's worth of experience. There have been so many ups and downs, especially during the past year. After yesterday's Suburban One League championship tournament at the Doylestown Country Club, it's safe to say Tacconelli is on an up cycle again. Battling an unusually harsh wind and the unpredictability of recently aerated greens, Tacconelli carded a 3-over-par 75 to win both the National Conference and overall championship by 3 strokes.
February 3, 1998 |
Stephanie Moyerman is the Helen Faust Middle School Athlete of the Year. The 13-year-old eighth-grader at Greenberg School excels in basketball, softball and gymnastics, but gets her main rush from judo. Named 1995 Pennsylvania junior competitor of the year, she has a purple belt - the highest ranking for her age group - and has won three golds in the Keystone Games and placed first in the Pennsylvania State championships. She has medaled in the USA National Championship and the USA Youth International Championship.
May 18, 2000
Another icon bites the dust. Helen Thomas, who persevered with a career in political journalism during an era when it was a man's province, has quit United Press International, the news agency on whose behalf she has quizzed presidents for 40 years. Ms. Thomas' departure is noteworthy not simply because she will depart the White House press room where she was a beloved fixture. It's also the circumstances. UPI has just been purchased by New World Communications Inc., which owns the Washington Times.
March 7, 1996 |
A competitor leaned toward Penncrest's Kim Reid on the ready bench before the 100-yard breaststroke Friday at the District 1 Class AA swimming championships at the University of Pennsylvania. The competitor had seen Reid's district-qualifying time of 1 minute, 8 seconds and remarked at how good a time it was. Reid, who had already won the 200 individual medley and would go on to win the breaststroke, acknowledged the compliment and then, matter of factly, told the competitor that her best time was actually a 1:05.
November 21, 1991 |
The average competitor in local triathlons is a male in his early 30s. He was an above-average swimmer or runner in high school or college. He had no experience with triathlons until he learned that they were one of the few outlets for adult athletes starving for athletic competition. This thirtysomething competitor sometimes shares the course with high school students and senior citizens, but their numbers remain relatively low. If Gary Simmons, the athletic trainer at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, had his way, more competitors would be in the younger age bracket.