March 16, 1989 |
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.
March 27, 2000 |
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.
August 29, 1986 |
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.
April 19, 1987 |
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.
November 24, 1987 |
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.
September 17, 1987 |
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.
September 19, 1990 |
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.
August 18, 2002 |
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.
May 10, 2005 |
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.
January 22, 1988 |
The bold expansion that city officials envision for Philadelphia International Airport received an important endorsement yesterday from Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.). Lautenberg, chairman of the Senate Appropriations transportation subcommittee, promised to shepherd the city's requests for federal money to help make airport improvements that could cost $400 million over the next five years. Lautenberg, who was launching the South Jersey portion of his re-election campaign, compared the value of upgrading Philadelphia International's runways, taxiways, parking and terminal to similar work in recent years at Newark International Airport.