June 11, 2015 |
SOON AFTER he was hired to run the Chicago Cubs in the fall of 2011, Theo Epstein named Dale Sveum to be his manager. As the Brewers' hitting coach, Sveum had a reputation not just for developing young hitters, but for being a tough, no-nonsense type and requiring accountability from those who played for him. The Cubs needed that discipline as their organizational philosophy veered toward perennial restocking and patience, much as the Phillies have...
August 15, 2012 |
SEATTLE - Jeff Datz, the Seattle Mariners third-base coach and a graduate of Clearview High in Gloucester County and Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) is completing his 11th season as a major-league coach, and he says he never takes a day for granted. Nor will Datz forget the person who opened the gate to the big leagues. "I will forever be grateful to Charlie Manuel," Datz said about the Phillies manager in an interview last month at Safeco Field. "He gave me the opportunity to coach in the big leagues.
July 11, 2012 |
Commissioners in affluent Lower Merion met Wednesday night to discuss awarding a pay package worth $275,000 to the township's manager this year and next. The predominantly Democratic panel talked well into the night about what to pay Douglas Cleland, the municipal manager since 2002. The deal on the table called for a base wage of $202,989, rising to $207,049 in 2013, according to the contract document released before the meeting. The package includes longevity pay of 8.1 percent and a township contribution of 8 percent towards deferred compensation, a company car plus fuel, and other perks.
February 14, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It starts anew for Charlie Manuel and the Phillies on Wednesday morning when pitchers and catchers go through the first official workout of spring training at the Carpenter Complex. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for the 69-year-old Manuel and his aging core of players, many of whom are working on the final year of their contracts, just like the manager. Or maybe this is the beginning of something special, which is the word that best describes the most of the Manuel era. Only fools would say they know for sure.
September 1, 2016 |
Because hiring manager Jim McKeown was talking to an audience, he wasn't sitting at a desk, his head in hands, but he may as well have been. "I don't know where we are heading with manufacturing," he said, clearly discouraged. "The last 10 years have been difficult. " McKeown wasn't talking about sales, or business, or the supply chain, or the cost of raw materials - all important to such companies as Kingsbury Inc., which manufactures bearings in Philadelphia and Hatboro. For him, and about 30 area manufacturers attending Tuesday's meeting of the Manufacturing Alliance of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the issue is manpower.
November 10, 2015
Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania, Souderton, parent company of Univest Bank & Trust Co., has promoted Michael S. Keim to president of Univest Bank & Trust, from chief financial officer. Keim also will join the Univest Bank board of directors. Jeffrey M. Schweitzer, who was president of Univest Bank & Trust, will continue to serve as president and chief executive of Univest Corp. and chief executive officer of Univest Bank & Trust. Peirce College, Philadelphia, has promoted Uva C. Coles to vice president of institutional advancement and strategic partnerships, from vice president of student services, and Brad K. Hodge to vice president of student services and retention management, from vice president, finance.
January 27, 2012
AT HIS Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2005, Ryne Sandberg gravitated toward his people. Ozzie Smith, Cal Ripken, Joe Morgan, Robin Yount. Second baseman, shortstops, guys who could play their position well and hit for average and hit it out of the park. Two summers later, Sandberg naturally gravitated toward his people again at the annual ceremony. Only this time the names were guys like Tommy Lasorda and Earl Weaver - ham-and-eggers as players, world champions as managers.
June 20, 2012 |
Charlie Manuel's job should be safe for one reason. It probably is safe for a different reason. Somewhere in between is the story of this ever-more-desperate Phillies season. The reason the manager should be safe is obvious. He has won a championship and five consecutive division titles and deserves the benefit of the doubt in this injury-ravaged year. Until the return of Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, it simply isn't fair to judge the manager for the Phillies' 31-37 record and perch at the bottom of the National League East standings.
June 7, 2016
Penn Community Bank , a Doylestown mutual financial organization, has hired Stephanie A. Austin as its chief financial officer. She had been CFO and treasurer for Continental Bank Holdings Inc., Plymouth Meeting. JetPay Corp., a Berwyn provider of debit- and credit-card processing, payroll/HR/TLM, and prepaid card services, has elected Diane Faro CEO. Faro has been a member of the board since 2014 and most recently served as president of National Benefit Programs L.L.C. She succeeds Bipin C. Shah, who will remain chairman of the company's board.