June 26, 2016 |
Gerald B. Shreiber, 74, founded and leads a company that sells nearly $1 billion worth of snack foods a year - soft pretzels, water ice, slushy drinks, and churros. Just down the hall from his office at the Pennsauken headquarters of J&J Snack Foods Corp., tens of thousands of soft pretzels move from dough to twisted on an aromatic assembly line. So what's on his desk? A small container of almonds - less than half a cup - carefully doled out by his assistant. We just interviewed Campbell Soup's CEO last week, and she stressed the growing importance of healthy options in her business.
March 24, 2015 |
Late last year, Lynn Utter found herself in a tough spot. As she was mulling over a decision to resign from her job as president and chief operating officer of Knoll Inc., the East Greenville office furniture design and manufacturing company, she learned she had been selected to receive the Paradigm Award, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's prize honoring female business leaders. "I felt badly," said Utter, 53, adding that she had wondered whether "I dare make this move now or should I wait until after March?"
January 11, 2015 |
Claude B. Kershner Jr., 86, formerly of Bala Cynwyd, longtime owner-operator of an office products firm, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, of heart failure at his home in Audubon, Montgomery County. Mr. Kershner was not one to waste time. In 1952, he went on a blind date with Mary Ellen McCormick. By 1962, the couple, now married, had produced eight children. After a stint as a salesman in 1960, Mr. Kershner bought a small retail stationery store in Upper Darby with three employees. With his family's assistance, he built C.B. Kershner Inc. in Manayunk into one of the largest office products firms in the region.
February 19, 2014 |
ANDRE BOYER says the Philadelphia Police Department did him wrong, over and over again. After 17 years on the force, he was kicked to the curb in August by Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey at the recommendation of the Police Board of Inquiry. The internal disciplinary board cited Boyer for a handful of departmental violations over the allegedly questionable way that he seized $6,000 in cash from a man during a 2011 arrest. A few months before he was fired, Boyer saw the District Attorney's Office and others publicly question his credibility in an Inquirer article about a 2008 Internal Affairs investigation into dozens of arrest reports that he had allegedly filled out improperly.
April 25, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - When the Office of Open Records was created by Pennsylvania's landmark 2008 Right-to-Know Law, there was no precedent for how an independent agency would handle citizen appeals for government documents. There weren't even a logo or office furniture. Now, five years and more than 6,000 cases after the appointment of its first director, the office confronts new challenges: handling nearly double the caseload from when its doors opened in 2009, and dueling with government agencies that keep finding reasons to turn down citizens' requests.
November 7, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - A pair of Democrats won the top elected fiscal-watchdog posts in Pennsylvania government Tuesday. Rob McCord was reelected to a second four-year term as state treasurer, and legislator Eugene DePasquale won a three-way race for auditor general. McCord, 53, defeated Diana Irey Vaughan, 50, a Washington County commissioner since 1995, in her first statewide campaign. McCord is a former venture capitalist from Bryn Mawr. He was elected in 2008 in his first political run. Though he has maintained a low profile, McCord made headlines in 2010 when he and Auditor General Jack Wagner refused to approve a $1 billion borrowing package advocated by Gov. Ed Rendell.
July 20, 2012 |
As they unveiled the new offices of the Daily News, Inquirer and Philly.com Thursday, company officials spoke of the strong tradition of journalistic excellence that took place at the old white tower building on North Broad Street, but said that they look forward to continuing that tradition at "our new home. " Chief Executive and Publisher Bob Hall said that the new home is a state-of-the-art facility for multimedia projects and that staffers will deliver the news in print, online, or by video to people "when they want it and how they want to get it. " Interstate General Media is the parent company of the two newspapers, SportsWeek and Philly.com, which now operate in 125,000 square feet of space on the third floor at 801 Market St. The building was once home to the Strawbridge & Clothier department store.
March 25, 2012 |
As keenly as Mad Men has been missed during its 17-month intermission, it's not until you hear the vertiginous strains of the opening theme that you really grasp what an important part of the TV landscape this Emmy-monopolizing show has become. In other words, welcome back, Don Draper, you handsome devil. Questions, questions, you've got questions. The Season Four finale left a lot of pimple balls up in the air. Would Don (Jon Hamm) repent of his impetuous marriage to his secretary, Megan (Jessica Paré)
January 14, 2012 |
Louis Applebaum, 75, of Langhorne, a business owner who was procurement commissioner for the City of Philadelphia for 10 years, died of lymphoma Friday, Jan. 13, at home. In 1991, newly elected Mayor Ed Rendell asked Mr. Applebaum for a one-year commitment to public service as procurement commissioner. Mr. Applebaum, who had recently retired as head of a furniture and office-supply company, agreed to take the job. The one-year commitment turned into 10 years, covering Rendell's eight years in office and two years of John F. Street's administration.
December 25, 2011 |
Jason Babin is locked and loaded, flattened out in that quirky sprinter's crouch, a helmet-tipped missile ready for launch. He appears to be positioned roughly two zip codes away from the ball, almost as though he is playing in another game, but then that is the very crux of the wide nine, the controversial defensive alignment that is, depending on your viewpoint, a stroke of blinding genius or of sheer idiocy. What it has done is help transform a heretofore ordinary player into a quarterback-inhaling beast.