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September 4, 1988 | By Laura Fortunato, Special to The Inquirer
Janice M. Wildemann, 57, of King of Prussia, died on Aug. 27 while vacationing in Sea Isle City, N.J., with her family. Upon her return from a stroll on the boardwalk, she experienced an asthma attack that resulted in a cardiac arrest, according to a family member. Mrs. Wildemann was raised in Narberth and graduated from Merion Mercy Academy in 1949. She married Leonard Walter Wildemann in 1953. The couple were married for 31 years. He died in 1984. Mrs. Wildemann was a clerk for J.C. Penney in King of Prussia for the last 15 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1992 | By Anita Myette, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About 20,000 collectors are likely to cram Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia this weekend to see what merchandise the 300 dealers expected have hauled in for Renninger's Mid-Winter Classic. Based on previous Renninger shows, that means everything from soup to nuts in the antique and collectible catalogue. The indoor show serves as a cold- weather fix for fans of Renninger's outdoor shows held in Kutztown in spring, summer and fall. This year's outdoor shows - all held Friday and Saturday - are April 24-25, June 26-27 and Sept.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Insurance giant Nationwide Financial will close its mutual fund office in King of Prussia by next January and transfer the 100 positions to the company's headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, a Nationwide spokesman said Friday. Nationwide's King of Prussia employees were told Thursday that they would be given the opportunity to transfer to Columbus, the spokeman said. Nationwide said its mutual fund operation has $60 billion under management. The company established a local presence in 1999, when it teamed with fund executive Paul J. Hondros to start Villanova Capital Management.
NEWS
February 4, 1993 | By Karen McAllister, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Upper Merion Township will host testing for a bone-marrow-donor program March 13 as part of a national effort to increase the donor pool. The Fanconi Anemia Research Foundation, a co-sponsor of the event, is trying to boost the list of possible donors across the country this year by 200,000, to raise the total to one million, said foundation president Michael Greenberg. Greenberg showed a video to the township supervisors last Thursday detailing the process the donor and recipient must go through.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The planned rail extension to King of Prussia should create more than $1 billion in local economic activity, spawn more than 5,400 construction-related jobs, and decrease travel time for thousands of commuters, according to a report released Thursday by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. The report, which studied the economic benefits of the $1.2 billion project, said SEPTA's expansion of the Norristown High-Speed Line should spur growth in the entire region. "Transit investment has a variety of various spillover effects and generates benefits in many different ways," said Nick Frontino, managing director of strategy and operations for the Economy League.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
A central Pennsylvania energy company that aspires to become the "Amazon of energy" is expanding its presence in the Philadelphia area with the acquisition of a King of Prussia oil transporter. Shipley Energy, of York, a jack-of-all-trades fuel dealer that markets a broad range of energy products in 13 states, announced that it had acquired Gleba Inc., a bulk-petroleum trucking company that primarily delivers ethanol to fuel terminals for blending into finished gasoline. The price was not disclosed.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1991 | By Stella M. Eisele, Special to The Inquirer
Murata Wiedemann Inc., a Japanese-owned machine-tool manufacturing firm in King of Prussia, is moving to North Carolina - and that could mean pink slips for about 140 employees. The plant, which assembles custom, computerized punch presses from parts manufactured in Japan, is expected to stay open until next spring, when the company's $10 million, 100,000-square-foot plant near Charlotte, N.C., is set to open. Murata of America, a sister company, is near the new manufacturing operation.
NEWS
December 29, 2011
Water was on again, then off again, then on again for residents of 400 units at the Marquis apartments in King of Prussia. After a pump broke on Christmas morning, tenants in three of the five buildings at the complex spent two days without running water. The pump was repaired and water was restored at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, said John Waters, Upper Merion Township chief code enforcement officer. It went off again Wednesday morning but was restored a few hours later, he said. Residents of the affected units were given jugs of drinking water and were allowed to use showers in unoccupied units that had water.
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, Mari A. Schaefer, and Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Marquis apartment complex in King of Prussia was draped with yellow crime-scene tape Tuesday as firefighters drained the pool, police academy cadets swept lawns and drainage ditches, and law enforcement authorities continued looking into the abduction of a 10-month-old girl and the slaying of her grandmother. Local, state, and federal authorities are jointly investigating the abduction of the girl, Saanvi Venna, and the killing of her grandmother, Satayvathi Venna, 61. Authorities gave few details of either incident Tuesday, citing concern for the baby's safety.
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January 10, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Insurance giant Nationwide Financial will close its mutual fund office in King of Prussia by next January and transfer the 100 positions to the company's headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, a Nationwide spokesman said Friday. Nationwide's King of Prussia employees were told Thursday that they would be given the opportunity to transfer to Columbus, the spokeman said. Nationwide said its mutual fund operation has $60 billion under management. The company established a local presence in 1999, when it teamed with fund executive Paul J. Hondros to start Villanova Capital Management.
NEWS
January 9, 2016
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County is projecting $9.2 million in economic impact from the Democratic National Convention in July, including more than 11,000 room-nights reserved in county hotels. Lisa Karl, vice president of sales for the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, said the Democratic organizing committee initially requested 5,000 to 6,000 room nights "as an overflow to the city of Philadelphia. ... We contracted twice that amount. " Fourteen states, the District of Columbia, and three island delegations selected hotels in Lansdale, King of Prussia, Conshohocken and Collegeville.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
A central Pennsylvania energy company that aspires to become the "Amazon of energy" is expanding its presence in the Philadelphia area with the acquisition of a King of Prussia oil transporter. Shipley Energy, of York, a jack-of-all-trades fuel dealer that markets a broad range of energy products in 13 states, announced that it had acquired Gleba Inc., a bulk-petroleum trucking company that primarily delivers ethanol to fuel terminals for blending into finished gasoline. The price was not disclosed.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The planned rail extension to King of Prussia should create more than $1 billion in local economic activity, spawn more than 5,400 construction-related jobs, and decrease travel time for thousands of commuters, according to a report released Thursday by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. The report, which studied the economic benefits of the $1.2 billion project, said SEPTA's expansion of the Norristown High-Speed Line should spur growth in the entire region. "Transit investment has a variety of various spillover effects and generates benefits in many different ways," said Nick Frontino, managing director of strategy and operations for the Economy League.
BUSINESS
October 9, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the grand opening Tuesday of the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Glen Mills, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has completed a trifecta of suburban outpatient centers this year. CHOP spent more than $100 million on the three specialty care and outpatient surgery facilities, including those that opened in King of Prussia during the summer and in Plainsboro, N.J., last winter. The most expensive by far was the 135,000-square-foot facility in King of Prussia, which had a total cost of $65 million.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
THE ALWAYS spirited and forever young Betsey Johnson will be at Lord & Taylor in the King of Prussia Mall (160 N. Gulph Road, KOP) this Saturday to promote her first-ever line of kids' clothing, Betsey Johnson Kidswear. Fashion fanatics can meet Johnson from 2 to 3 p.m., with celebrity blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse . "I do personal appearances throughout the year with Micah. We go all over the country, and I love that personal connection with my fans. It is very important to me," Johnson said.
NEWS
September 16, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
Shank for chef knife According to Williams-Sonoma public relations, "lifestyle expert" and ex-con  Martha Stewart  will be at the King of Prussia Mall on Thursday to promote her new cookbook. The media mogul will be signing copies of  Martha Stewart's Appetizers  at the KOP Williams-Sonoma store from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets to the event can be purchased online. Marky Mark joins the Papal lineup STOP THE PRESSES. Dirk Diggler, I mean Mark Wahlberg , will host the Festival of Families at the World Meeting of Families at the end of next week.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The final steel beam for the shell of a massive new corridor housing dozens of new stores and restaurants and connecting the Plaza and the Court at King of Prussia Mall will be erected Tuesday. The 170,000-square-foot retail extension is part of an expansion that began a year ago to add 50 retailers, including nearly two dozen luxury brands, more restaurants, and a dining pavilion. The two-year project is set for completion in the fall of 2016. The enlarged mall, already the second-largest in the country, will cover almost three million square feet, with 450 stores and restaurants.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
Steven wanted to replicate the best parts of his childhood in Ukraine - weekend jaunts to the circus and the zoo, summer vacations in a town on the Black Sea. Alina wanted to fill the missing link from her own upbringing in Russia: the absent father, who vanished from her life after her parents' divorce. In 2011, when the two met through a mutual friend, Steven was a divorced father of two. Alina was drawn to his magnetism and dauntless ambition - he's considered the best-networked person on LinkedIn, with 60,000 direct connections - but even more by his persistence as he struggled through custody disputes with his ex-wife.
NEWS
May 14, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ruth H. Loudon, 97, of Norristown, a banker so successful that she was coaxed out of retirement at age 74 to help build a local business, died Thursday, May 7, at home. Mrs. Loudon had put in a normal five-hour day Thursday at Systems Solution Inc. in King of Prussia, where she began work in 1992 after a long career in banking. She was found reclining in her favorite chair. Her death was due to heart failure. Mrs. Loudon's assignment at Systems Solution was to apply her years of experience, old-school work ethic, and patience to the task of expanding the business from just four workers to a company with 70 employees operating in a multitude of states.
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