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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lorena E. Ahumada Elected President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Kate Goode of Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP at 12:01 PM

Lorena E. Ahumada, of counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Kleinbard LLC, was elected to serve as President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund (HBA LEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and educational advancement of Latinos in the legal profession. Founded in 1989, the HBA LEF has awarded yearly scholarships to qualified Latino students attending law school in the Delaware Valley to promote the success of Hispanic students and attract more Hispanic lawyers to practice in Pennsylvania. The HBA LEF is generously funded by local law firms and corporations.

Ms. Ahumada is a member of Kleinbard’s Litigation Department. She practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, employment litigation and counseling, and insurance coverage. In addition to serving as the President of the HBA LEF, she is also Deputy Regional Director of the Hispanic National Bar Association.


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Mayor Nutter Names Kleinbard's Ned Dunham to Serve on Building Safety Oversight Board

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Kate Goode of Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP at 11:59 AM

Mayor Michael Nutter announced the official formation of the Building Safety Oversight Board, which will make decisions about immediate and long-term actions necessary for the City of Philadelphia to implement recommendations made in the report issued by the Mayor’s Special Independent Advisory Commission, “Safety First and Foremost”. Ned Dunham, Of Counsel and a member of Kleinbard’s Litigation Department, was named by Mayor Nutter to serve on the Building Safety Oversight Board. Dunham served as Chief of Staff of The Special Independent Advisory Commission established to review and evaluate the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).


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David Hyman Appointed to Governor-Elect Tom Wolf's Public Utility Commission Transition Team

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Kate Goode of Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP at 11:57 AM

Kleinbard managing partner, David L. Hyman, was named to serve on Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s Public Utility Commission transition review team. The transition review teams will work with the outgoing administration to better understand the issues and challenges that face the executive branch.

Hyman is the Practice Leader of Kleinbard’s Government Relations Group. His practice includes advising a wide range of clients regarding their interest with municipal and state government. On a daily basis, he interacts with elected and appointed officials in Philadelphia, the region, and Harrisburg. Hyman has been an active member of Philadelphia's civic and political communities for nearly 30 years. He currently serves on the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development Board as a mayoral appointee and also on the Board of the Building Industry Association. In addition, Hyman previously served as Chairman of the Board overseeing the Philadelphia Gas Works.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Harcum College President Wins Ciervo Award

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Gale Martin of Harcum College at 10:33 AM

Dr. Jon Jay DeTemple, President of Harcum College, has won the 2015 Arthur V. Ciervo Award from CUPRAP (College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals).

The Ciervo Award recognizes those outside of CUPRAP who exemplify the mission of advancing higher education.

DeTemple holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and an MBA, both from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s from Cornell. He has more than 30 years of experience in higher education leadership.

Criteria leading to DeTemple’s selection included reaching a record enrollment of 1,700 students; increasing access to higher education in underserved areas within Greater Philadelphia in partnership with I-LEAD; strengthening the College's finances and physical plant including a $1.2 million renovation to the Trout Library, and capital improvements to the Cohen Dental Clinic and Veterinary Technology and MLT Labs.

DeTemple will receive his award at CUPRAP's Spring Conference on March 12 in Hershey.

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New Member Discount Posted!

Posted to Discounts by Ms. Charlotte Haman of Golden Inn Hotel & Conference Center at 9:21 AM

Members receive an additional 5% off Golden Inn Valentine's Stay Packages!

Call 1.866.343.6111 and mention code "PHILACHAMBER" to redeem.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Steps to Business Freedom

Posted to Event by Ms. Kathleen Fahy of American Executive Centers, Inc. at 1:04 PM

5 Steps to Business Freedom

By Special Invitation to Our Clients and Guests

At no cost to you, this workshop will help participants identify ways to increase the value of their business. We will:

Summarize the most significant dangers businesses face
Define the 5 steps to business freedom
Determine what step participants are currently at
Provide some tools to utilize to move your business to the next level or step
Provide tangible benefits include identifying ways to increase profitability, build an amazing team and free up your time


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Linked In Session: Using Video & Blogs

Posted to Event by Ms. Kathleen Fahy of American Executive Centers, Inc. at 1:00 PM

Would you like to increase your leads and expand your sales market?
In this informative 45 minute session, you will learn how to use blogs and other online resources to capture leads and build up your sales pipeline.

The marketing playing field is constantly changing. Learn the latest ways to use Content Marketing to capture qualified leads cost effectively and time efficiently.


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"Jazz on the Ave"

Posted to Event by Ms. Christine Brown of Beech Interplex, Inc. at 12:00 PM

"Jazz on the Ave" is a free outdoor festival that provides live music, children's activities, health & wellness screenings, food, vendors, and more. The festival will be hosted by Philly's own, Patty Jackson of WDAS FM. For vendor & event information, please call (215) 763-8868.

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Gateway to Success Job Readiness Course

Posted to Event by Ms. Sheri Cole of Career Wardrobe at 11:40 AM

Gateway to Success workshops will be offered as a week-long series and as individual workshops throughout the trimester.

Participants are welcome to participate in either the week-long series or individual workshops as they work toward their Professional Development Certificate.

Thursday, February 26th, Career Wardrobe is offering:

Public Speaking and Financial Literacy – Most people are terrified of public speaking. In this workshop, you will learn how to conquer that fear and some easy tricks to make any speech (including your interview) easy! In the financial literacy workshop we will learn how to handle our money in the best possible way, how to avoid finance charges and other money sucks, and go over basic budgeting techniques. Clarifi will also be here to give a workshop on the psychology of spending and give you a free one-on-one financial planning session!


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Blitz Basics Job Readiness Seminar

Posted to Event by Ms. Sheri Cole of Career Wardrobe at 11:27 AM

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we help workshop participants understand the do’s and don’t’s of resume writing and cover letters. Participants come with their own resume for one-on-one resume critique.

Seminars are open to both men and women.
Seminar is free with an RSVP.


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Beech 25th Anniversary Gala

Posted to Event by Ms. Christine Brown of Beech Interplex, Inc. at 11:12 AM

The Beech Companies will celebrate its 25-year milestone by hosting an Anniversary Gala event honoring the organizations significant impact and ongoing revitalization efforts in North Central Philadelphia. Proceeds of the Anniversary Gala will benefit the Beech Scholarship Fund and other community outreach and educational activities.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Member Discount Posted!

Posted to Discounts by Mr. Derek Beckman of Courtyard at the Philadelphia Navy Yard at 1:32 PM

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching! Make your reservation today at the Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard and enjoy a romantic weekend together. Our Valentine's Day package includes:

* A a box of chocolates upon arrival
* 2 Bistro drink coupons
* A 2pm late check-out so you can enjoy some extra snuggle time!

Visit our website and enter Promotional Code LPR or call us and it would be our pleasure to assist you!


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Member Discount Posted!

Posted to Discounts by Mr. Sean Zayon of Sean Zayon - Independent Aflac Benefits Consultant at 1:35 PM

Free Employee Health Benefits Consultation!

Call today to schedule your free consultation and find out where your employees will have gaps in coverage and suffer major out of pocket expenses. You will also be provided with ways to improve your employees benefits, and how to possibly save money on you businesses FICA taxes and Workers Comp Insurance.

Sean Zayon
Independent Aflac Benefits Consultant
215-344-2044 x211
sean_zayon@us.aflac.com


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New Member Discount Posted!

Posted to Discounts by Ms. Katie Mohrfeld of XFINITY Live! at 1:34 PM

20% off Food & Beverage Packages for any Private Event with 25+ people contracted by May 1.
*Subject to availability; does not include taxes, staffing or event management fee*


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Friday, January 16, 2015

Free Employee Health Benefits Consultation

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Sean Zayon of Sean Zayon - Independent Aflac Benefits Consultant at 7:24 PM

With the Health Care Reform, most of you have seen major changes in your benefit packages offered to your employees.

If you would like a free consultation to find out where you and your employees may have gaps in coverage, and where you and your employees may suffer major out of pocket expenses do to an accident or illness, please contact Sean Zayon at 215-344-2044 x211.

At your appointment you will be provided with ways to fill the gaps in your coverage and out of pocket expenses as well as ways to possibly save money on your FICA taxes and Worker Comp Insurance all at no cost to your business.

For more information or to schedule your free consultation contact:

Sean Zayon
Independent Aflac Benefits Consultant
Office: 215-344-2044 x211
Email: sean_zayon@us.aflac.com


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Wine in Winter

Posted to Event by Ms. Jane Bugg of Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial at 9:58 AM

Tasty Fundraiser Benefits Families with Seriously Ill Children

Grab a night of fun, food and wine while raising money for families caring for seriously ill, injured or disabled children. Wine in Winter takes place on Friday, February 6 and features more than 30 local restaurants, caterers, wineries and beverage suppliers offering an assortment of complementary foods with specialty wines, premium beers, and selected spirits.

Wine in Winter, sponsored by Timoney Knox, is held at Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center. Participating restaurants include Blackfish, Blue Bell Inn, Cantina Feliz, Eurest Catering, El Serape, Seasons 52, Joseph Ambler Inn, and more. To add to the evening’s festivities, a silent auction is also planned.

The event is open to anyone over 21. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at www.dolanfund.org or by calling 215-643-0763. Availability is limited.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

COMMUNITY RELATIONS MEETING (CRC)

Posted to Event by Ms. Gail Anderson of Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute at 3:09 PM

Greetings Community Leaders, Friends & Participants!
HAPPY NEW YOU!!

Hope your yearend celebration(s) were fantastic with those you cherish…


SAVE THE DATE:

COMMUNITY RELATIONS MEETING (CRC):

TUESDAY, February 3, 2015 – 8:30am Chat & Chew--- 9am-10am meeting

Philadelphia Job Corps, 2810 S. 20th Street- 1st floor dining room

Reminder Invite will follow shortly…

The Community Relations Council (CRC) is the center’s ambassador to the community. Members are community and civic leaders who support and promote the center’s programs and community service, volunteering, job shadowing. Offering their availability to tutor, guest present to students, provide referrals for support and/or ideas of successful community commitment, etc. Meetings scheduled quarterly.

Stay warm, See you soon!


Commencement Dates:
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport
9000 Bartram Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19153

• January 23, 2015 – 2pm – 4:30pm
• August 21, 2015 – 2pm – 4:30pm


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New Member Discount Posted!

Posted to Discounts by Ms. Donna L. Latham of Hamilton Jewelers at 11:17 AM

15% off your order of $250 or more with promo code PHILLY2015 at hamiltonjewelers.com or by referring to this offer when ordering through:

Donna Latham
Business Gifts Division
609-771-6010 x108
dlatham@hamiltonjewelers.com

*New accounts only. Discount does not include prior orders and cannot be applied to an existing account. Only one promotion per client.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Finch Brands Repositions as “A Real-World Branding Agency”

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Mallory Oliver of Finch Brands at 11:09 AM

You’ve likely heard the old cliché about the shoemaker’s son having no shoes. So it has been with Finch Brands. For more than sixteen years, Finch Brands has helped its clients develop and strengthen their brands and has only recently applied energy to telling their own story.

Most notable, perhaps, about their inward focus is a decision they have made to express the company as a ‘Real-World Branding Agency.’ For many years, Finch Brands has placed a premium on building the agency with talented people who have experience on the ‘client side’ — and many of their team members have spent valuable time as operators in brand-first companies such as Campbell Soup, Colgate-Palmolive, David’s Bridal, Kraft, and Urban Outfitters. This experience makes Finch Brands a better, more instinctive partner and they put it to work every day to support clients with the strategic and creative aspects of branding.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Accounting Manager Opportunity with an International Company

Posted to Job Opportunity by Ms. Brenda Quintana of SIG Combibloc Inc. at 1:51 PM

Looking for an Accounting Manager in the Philadelphia area, international experience a plus, strong SAP knowledge a plus, required to travel internationally on occasion. Great pay, relocation assistance offered, great benefits and 401K.

If interested or know someone who would be a great fit, please contact Brenda L Quintana at Brenda.quintana@sig.biz for more details.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Director of Development Position Available at Bringing Hope Home

Posted to Job Opportunity by Mr. Paul G. Isenberg of Bringing Hope Home at 11:09 AM

About Bringing Hope Home

We provide financial and emotional support to families battling cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area by paying for bills when they are going through treatment. We know from personal experience that when cancer hits, it affects the entire family. We want families to know that we are here, and that they are not alone.

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Position Summary:

The Director of Development of Bringing Hope Home (BHH) is a mid-level leadership role responsible for developing and leading a successful fundraising program, with an emphasis on increasing major gifts. The role requires an influential communicator with skill in creating and executing effective development plans, and building, nurturing, and leveraging diverse partnerships. The ideal candidate is versatile, able to multi-task, understands the unique qualities that make an organization marketable, works well with diverse constituencies. He or she can manage fundraising with both traditional and nontraditional sources and has strong track record of successful fundraising.

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Development & Management Responsibilities include:

Designs and implements a comprehensive development program for BHH.
Maintains accountability for BHH fundraising programs.
Cultivates and nurtures relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors, ?and individual donors
Continually identifies and pursues untapped fundraising sources and opportunities.
Develops and manages the Board fundraising capacity, and proactively engages board, volunteers and other constituents to expand fundraising effort.
Develops and leverages fluency with deferred giving, including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts to create a vehicle for inciting donors to participate.
Works collaboratively with BHH staff and constituents on prospect identification, management, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Collaborates with Marketing on developing various media campaigns.
Writes grant proposals for corporations, foundations, and government funders.
Attends event functions to interact with potential donors and prospects.
Employs donor management system to track contributions and identify future donor opportunities.
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Requirements:

Bachelor's degree
Three to Five years development experience required, including two plus years major gifts solicitation, direct marketing and sponsorship
Knowledge of planned giving concepts
Sales and presentation experience a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on multiple projects concurrently
High level of self-confidence, creativity, self-motivation and energy needed to undertake diverse responsibilities
Ability to work nights and weekends

Contact:

If interested in the position, please email your resume to Jennifer Zbinden at jzbinden@tocgrp.com


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Friday, January 09, 2015

Xelerate's COO Kelly Jensen Wins Executive Management Award!

Posted to Announcement by Mrs. Kelly Robinson Jensen of Xelerate at 1:27 PM

Philadelphia SmartCEO announced COO Kelly Jensen as a recipient of the 2015 Executive Management Awards earlier this month. The EMAs award a group of individuals whom SmartCEO considers to be Philadelphia's management all-stars, having collectively generated more than $42 billion in annual revenue and employed over 60,000 individuals in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

The Executive Management Awards program focuses on individuals who have undeniable work ethic, uphold the highest principles, lead collaboratively and creatively, use innovative strategy and enhance and support the organization's mission.

"I am so honored to be recognized alongside this group of Executives", Jensen says. "All of the Executive Management Award winners have worked tirelessly to translate their passion into a successful career in their respective industries."

This year's winners will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in March.


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Thursday, January 08, 2015

IS Partners LLC achieves Third Consecutive Peer Review

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Tim Olden of IS Partners, LLC at 1:43 PM

IS Partners LLC a national accounting firm completed another successful peer review audit.

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AFFINITY24.com and CoreDonate.com Business Opportunity 1-9-15

Posted to Job Opportunity by Mr. William Neffle of Affinity 24 at 12:41 PM

THE MERCHANT PROCESSING INDUSTRY HAS JOINED HANDS WITH THE CUSTOMER LOYALTY AND REWARDS INDUSTRY AND ADDED THE NEVER BEFORE OFFERING CALLED - COREDONATE - THAT IS CHANGING THE WAY ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE DONATIONS FOR THEIR MINISTRIES AND ONGOING CHARITABLE OPERATIONS; SPORTS TEAMS AND MANY GROUPS ARE BENEFITING FROM OUR SEAMLESS, UNIFIED DONATION SOLUTIONS. YOU CAN EARN A 'FINDERS FEE' AND RESIDUAL INCOME FOR SETTING UP AS MANY RELATIONSHIPS AS YOU CHOOSE.


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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

PWR & Ace Women's Forum Political Panel

Posted to Event by Ms. Allison Serano of Professional Women's Roundtable at 9:29 PM

From Your House To The White House
Breakfast Networking & Panel Discussion
Friday, Jan. 30, 8-10 am
at ACE USA, 436 Walnut St., Philadelphia

Get an inside look at the 2015 political climate and perspectives from industry leaders:

Moderated by Susan Mahanor, Senior Vice President, ACE Risk Management Global Casualty, the panel features Hope Caldwell, Chief Integrity Officer, City of Philadelphia; Aaron Cohen, President, Arena Strategies; Judge Renee Hughes (ret.), Chief Executive Officer, Red Cross of Southeastern PA; and Karen Valanzano, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, ACE Group

Only $20 for nonmembers, other discounts and registration details at pwroundtable.com. Register now. Space is limited.


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New Member Discount Posted!

Posted to Discounts by Mr. Chuck Murphy of Yooz at 4:30 PM

3 months free. If you add up all the labor savings from "Yoozing" your documents instead of processing them manually, reduced printing and shipping cost, improved security, ability to retrieve quickly and other factors, you can save from hundreds to thousands of dollars every day. We invite you to try Yooz for 15 days, without any commitment or obligation on your part. We will give you access to our customer success team to help guide you through setting up the Yooz invoice capture and automation solution for your company.

Thank you,


Chuck Murphy
chuck.murphy@justyoozit.com
215-421-8111
www.justyoozit.com


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Hollister Creative Art Director, Heidi Karl, Wins International Design Award

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Kim R. Landry of Hollister Creative at 2:57 PM

Philadelphia marketing communications, graphic design and website design firm Hollister Creative has been named a Silver Winner in the 2014 Davey Awards. The annual awards honor small firms that win results for their clients through out-of-the-box thinking.

Hollister received silver honors in the Print Design for art director Karl Heidi's design of a folder and inserts for Penn Libraries' Orrery Society. Hollister Creative worked with Penn Libraries' staff to develop a high-end folder to impress potential donors during visits.

The Davey Awards received more than 4,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms and other graphic designers around the world.

“The Davey Award winners truly embody the idea of small firms with big ideas. The work entered into this year's competition reflects a smart approach to creativity that highlights the capabilities and talents of small agencies worldwide,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Davey Awards.


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Jonathan Mathers Joins ab+c Philadelphia as Senior Art Director

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Samantha Oscar of ab+c at 11:35 AM

Jonathan Mathers, ab+c’s newest senior art director, brings his passion for stellar creative to the agency’s Philadelphia office. During his 10 years in the advertising industry, he has worked on diverse campaigns including casino accounts and soft drinks. A graduate of the Philadelphia Art Institute, Jonathan holds a BA in graphic design, and has quickly endeared himself to the Philadelphia group thanks to his love of Philly sports teams (yes, even the Sixers).
Jonathan has way too much energy to contain in a standard press release, plus we jumped at the chance to talk sports with him. So we sat down for a brief Q&A.

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Earn rebates from your vendors!

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Chuck Murphy of Yooz at 10:35 AM

All Star Automotive Group Realizes ROI from Integrated AP Credit Cards with Industry-Leading Rebates

Today, Carlin says the monthly rebates the dealership receives from AP Assist “are right about where we expected, which is a great savings for us.”

In addition to the rebates, Carlin cites reduced postage, paper, and human resources costs, as well as less time spent in the payables process, as drivers of return on investment.

“ADP’s AP Assist is delivering ROI for All Star Automotive. We have been able to redirect our resources away from paying invoices and onto activities that drive profit for our dealership,” he says.

All Star Automotive also finds the ability to track payments and payables as a benefit to the solution. With AP Assist, the dealership’s invoices and other backup information are stored archived using ADP’s Document Storage and Data Archiving (DSDA) solution.

“It’s really a good investment for us,” concludes Carlin.

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