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March 16, 1989 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
Former City Commerce Director Charles Pizzi will be named today to succeed Nick DeBenedictis as president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, sources said yesterday. Neither DeBenedictis nor Pizzi would confirm Pizzi's selection, but sources said the full Chamber board of directors is expected to vote to install Pizzi as chairman during a meeting early today. The sources said the Chamber's search committee and an executive committee have already recommended that Pizzi take the job, and Pizzi has accepted.
SPORTS
March 27, 2000 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For Wendy Pizzi, being able to pitch at the NCAA Division III level means more than sitting on the bench for a Division I team. Ironically, her season on the bench at Rider was one of the most important for her, and it is paying dividends for Pizzi and the Rutgers-Camden softball team this year. The Raptors are 6-2 overall and Pizzi, a junior righthander, is 5-0 with a 0.46 ERA, 2 shutouts, and 21 strikeouts in 30 innings. Rutgers-Camden is already halfway to the school record of 12 victories in a season, and one win shy of last year's squad, which finished 7-10.
NEWS
August 29, 1986 | By Russell Cooke, Inquirer Staff Writer
Deputy Commerce Director Charles P. Pizzi was named yesterday to succeed David W. Brenner as the city's commerce director and promised that there would be "nothing fancy" about his tenure. "We're just . . . sharpening our pencils and our focus," said Pizzi, 35. It was that sort of nuts-and-bolts approach that won Pizzi the cabinet post, Mayor Goode said in announcing the appointment during a City Hall news conference. Early this week, Goode said, he had asked Pizzi why he was the right person for the job. Goode said Pizzi told him, "You need someone to implement, someone to execute what had been planned, and I am an executor.
NEWS
April 19, 1987 | By Jerry W. Byrd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Swedish furniture retailer IKEA will locate a 400,000-square-foot warehouse in the Byberry Industrial Park, city Commerce Director Charles P. Pizzi said last week. The warehouse complements the firm's first U.S. store, a sprawling two- story building in Plymouth Meeting that brings in 30,000 customers a week. IKEA markets inexpensive household furnishings ranging from kitchens to living-room suites. Most of the items must be assembled by the customer. The firm boasted world sales of $1.7 billion from stores in 18 countries last year.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1987 | By JUAN GONZALEZ, Daily News Staff Writer
The Mickey Mouse deal at Penn's Landing is off. Even the Bill Rouse plan for the Delaware River waterfront property has come under skeptical scrutiny. All in all, it wasn't a Cinderella day for waterfront development yesterday after a three-hour City Council hearing on four Penn's Landing bills. First, city Commerce Director Charles P. Pizzi announced that months of talks about the possibility of a $300-million Walt Disney Co. theme park at the city's waterfront had turned into just that - talk.
NEWS
September 17, 1987 | By Russell Cooke, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal that the city take over an office-building lease from Cigna Corp. in return for the company's staying in Philadelphia would involve moving 1,700 to 1,800 municipal workers but would save taxpayers money in the long run, city Commerce Director Charles P. Pizzi said yesterday. At a morning briefing on the proposal that was delivered to Cigna officials Tuesday, Pizzi said city operations would move from rented space in seven Center City buildings that now costs more than $7.2 million a year.
NEWS
September 19, 1990 | By Joseph R. Daughen, Daily News Staff Writer
Gov. Casey and legislative leaders of both parties have decided to skip today's so-called "summit meeting" on the city's fiscal crisis, dooming any hope for a quick consensus on a rescue plan. Casey, a Democrat like Mayor Goode, chose to attend ceremonial events in Adams and Erie counties, while Republican officials said the answer to the city's problems is the state government version of bankruptcy. In strongly worded letters rejecting invitations to the meeting, the GOP leaders of the state Senate and House said the Distressed Municipalities Act should be invoked, placing the city's financial affairs in the hands of an outside overseer.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JOE MAHONEY liked nothing better than to chill out at his condo in Stone Harbor, N.J., where he could escape the pressures of his role as an executive of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. "He could relax there and do what he wanted to do," said his wife, the former Patricia McElwee. "He wasn't always able to do that here. " Joe wasn't a beach person; he didn't fish or boat. But the salubrious sea air and sun of the small beach community lent the right atmosphere for taking it easy.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2002 | By Harold Brubaker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After Charles P. Pizzi starts his new job as president and chief executive officer of Philadelphia icon Tasty Baking Co. in October, he plans to ride along with Tastykake deliverymen to get a feel for the front lines of the snack-foods business. Trips to Wawa, Acme and other stores will offer Pizzi a crash course in the fiercely competitive market for the impulse foods - both sweet and salty - that crowd supermarket aisles and convenience-store checkouts. Tasty Baking's board of directors has given Pizzi, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the charge to continue increasing the company's sales beyond the Mid-Atlantic by getting Tastykakes into new venues and by trying new marketing approaches.
NEWS
May 10, 2005 | By Jere Downs INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The next time the Schuylkill Expressway or the Pennsylvania Turnpike delays your trip, take comfort in the fact that driving here - as a whole - is less jarring than in any of the nation's other largest regions. Philadelphia-area drivers spent an average of 38 hours in stopped or creeping traffic in 2003. That is down from 40 hours in 2002, according to the annual Urban Mobility Report released yesterday by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. That's better than any of the other 12 "large regions.
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May 7, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JOE MAHONEY liked nothing better than to chill out at his condo in Stone Harbor, N.J., where he could escape the pressures of his role as an executive of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. "He could relax there and do what he wanted to do," said his wife, the former Patricia McElwee. "He wasn't always able to do that here. " Joe wasn't a beach person; he didn't fish or boat. But the salubrious sea air and sun of the small beach community lent the right atmosphere for taking it easy.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brenda Jones hadn't worked as assistant to Joseph W. Mahoney Jr. at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for two years, but on Monday he called to wish her a happy birthday. He was a few days early, he said, but he was going to be busy on her birthday Friday and didn't want to forget to call. Mr. Mahoney, 58, of Bryn Mawr, executive vice president of the chamber and a huge supporter of his alma mater, St. Joseph's University, died of a heart attack Thursday night, May 2. "Brenda called me in tears when she heard," said Charles P. Pizzi, the former president of the chamber who hired Mr. Mahoney in 1990.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2011 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last employment contract for Charles Pizzi , the Tasty Baking Co. boss, called for him to collect more than $3 million in the event the company was sold. The $4-a-share offer by Flowers Foods is great news for anyone who bought the stock after it collapsed this winter. But it's a disappointing discount from where the stock traded for most of the last 20 years. Angry readers keep calling, posting, and e-mailing to ask why Pizzi deserves anything for being at the helm when the ship ran onto the rocks.
NEWS
April 12, 2011 | By WILL BUNCH, bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957
He nearly destroyed the Butterscotch Krimpets to save them. But when the final hand in a high-stakes business poker game went down yesterday, Tasty Baking Co. CEO Charles Pizzi's big gamble didn't just save the most iconic Philadelphia brand name on your supermarket shelf. He also got it done with a cream-filled center of Philly attytood. Since the former chamber of commerce chief embarked on his uphill mission to save the slumping Tastykake brand nearly nine years ago, Pizzi's unusual strategy relied not on his knowledge of the baking industry - he didn't really have any, at first - but on his political clout and his determination to keep jobs here.
NEWS
March 17, 2011
Nilla Pizzi, 91, an Italian singer whose voice was deemed too sensual for radio during the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini, died Saturday at a clinic in Milan. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano hailed Ms. Pizzi as a sensitive interpreter of Italy's tradition of melodic song. During fascist rule in the years before World War II, Ms. Pizzi was kept away from radio work because her voice was deemed too "modern, exotic, and sensual," according to the Italian news agency ANSA. Ms. Pizzi triumphed at the 1951 inaugural edition of San Remo, the star-studded festival that promotes Italian song.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2009 | By Christopher K. Hepp INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles P. Pizzi is a quintessential "Philly guy. " He grew up in Overbrook. He delivered the Bulletin. He learned his ABCs from the nuns at Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school, went on to Overbrook High and the University of Pennsylvania. He cut his teeth in city government, where he served as, among other posts, director of commerce. For 13 years, he led the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce before becoming, in 2002, president and chief executive officer of the Tasty Baking Co., a quintessential Philadelphia company.
NEWS
May 10, 2005 | By Jere Downs INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The next time the Schuylkill Expressway or the Pennsylvania Turnpike delays your trip, take comfort in the fact that driving here - as a whole - is less jarring than in any of the nation's other largest regions. Philadelphia-area drivers spent an average of 38 hours in stopped or creeping traffic in 2003. That is down from 40 hours in 2002, according to the annual Urban Mobility Report released yesterday by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. That's better than any of the other 12 "large regions.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2003 | By Harold Brubaker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tasty Baking Co. is scheduled to introduce three new senior executives this morning, in what may be the biggest influx of outside managers in the history of the signature Philadelphia company. In his first hires since taking over as chief executive officer in October, Charles P. Pizzi made these appointments: David S. Marberger, formerly vice president of finance for Campbell Soup Co.'s $1.2 billion food and beverage division, will be Tasty Baking's senior vice president and chief financial officer.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2002 | By Porus P. Cooper INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
During the 13 years that he led the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Charles P. Pizzi said he had a guiding philosophy in hiring staff. "I want to hire smart people and honest people, but if they are not nice," he said, "I don't want to hire them. " Today is Pizzi's last day as chamber president. As he prepares to report on Monday to Tasty Baking Co. as its chief executive officer, the widespread description of Pizzi is that he is a nice guy. Even those who find fault with the chamber say that.
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