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Thursday, January 09, 2020

JumpStart: Before You Start

Posted to Event by Ms. Isabel Krome of WBEC-East at 8:28 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"Before You Start is a three-hour workshop to help you become thoroughly familiar with the fundamentals of self-employment/business ownership and begin work on the transition from employee to business owner."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"In the Before You Start workshop you will:"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"Assess yourself personally, financially, and in relation to starting your own business."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Evaluate your business idea."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Learn the pros and cons of self-employment."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Learn how to identify business opportunities."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Learn how to make the transition from job holder to business owner."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Identify steps and resources to make your dream a reality."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"This workshop is part of our JumpStart series, a low cost, flexible five-week workshop series that helps prospective business owners increase their chances for success and reduce the risks associated with starting a business."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"The JumpStart Series workshops:"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Before You Start – January 29, 2020 - learn how to move from employee to business owner "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Market Research – February 5, 2020 - teaches how to assess the feasibility of your business ideas"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Financial Analysis – February 12, 2020 - provides financial basics critical to business success "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• The Business Plan – February 19, 2020 - helps business owners plan for growth and profitability"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"• Business Launch – February 26, 2020 - understand the legal, financial, insurance, employment and tax requirements"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"Limited financial aid is available to those who qualify. To apply, complete the business training scholarship application on our registration page. "},{"insert":"\n\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"Registration: 5:45"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#f3f3f3","color":"#404040"},"insert":"Class: 6:00 - 9:00"},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Slice Communications Launches Employer Brand Communications

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Cassandra Bailey of Slice Communications at 9:38 AM

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The service is tailored toward any company or organization that has mastered its consumer brand but needs support attracting and retaining employees. Slice will work alongside clients’ marketing and human resources departments to identify the company’s current employer brand, train employees as champions, and externally communicate what makes their company an employer of choice."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"While most marketing efforts are aimed at helping a company sell products and services to new and existing  customers, the biggest barrier to growth for many businesses is having the right employees in the right positions. Companies focused on growth are now tasked with creating and communicating a brand for who they are as employers. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Slice recognizes that creating an employer brand isn’t the only step in attracting the ideal candidate. Even an employer at the top of their industry or geography needs help communicating that message. Through strategic Employer Brand Communications, Slice will achieve the following: "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Recognize the internal and external perception of a company as an employer"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Communicate culture externally to a company’s target potential employees "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Ensure  that marketing, HR, and employee champions work together to communicate the brand"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"“For over 10 years, Slice Communications has supported companies with their marketing efforts, however, we have noticed a shift from customer audience being the priority to potential employees,” said Slice Communications CEO Cassandra Bailey.  “Many recognize that the growth they want to achieve is only possible if they have the right people in the right places. They must, for the first time in many cases, focus on creating a brand for their company as an employer and the payoff is huge. Not only will talented people want to work for you, but your customers will likely feel great about working with a company that cares about its people.”"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"For more information about how Slice’s Employer Brand Communications strategies can help your company, visit "},{"attributes":{"color":"#1155cc","background":"transparent","link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":". To learn more, please contact Slice Communications Director of Business Development Danielle Balbier, "},{"attributes":{"color":"#1155cc","background":"transparent","link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":". "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"About Slice Communications"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Slice Communications is an integrated communications agency with fully dedicated public relations and social media teams that provide clients with actionable content and data-oriented approaches. Integrated public relations and social media efforts are vital to accomplishing business goals when looking to grow and expand awareness of a company. Slice Communications is a certified woman owned business and 2019 Best Places to Work. Visit "},{"attributes":{"color":"#1155cc","background":"transparent","link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":" for case studies, blogs, webinars, job opportunities and to learn more about Slice’s team of communications professionals"},{"attributes":{"color":"#555555"},"insert":"."},{"insert":"\n\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"# # # "},{"insert":"\n\n\n"}]}

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Slice Communications CEO Cass Bailey publishes first children's book

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Cassandra Bailey of Slice Communications at 4:21 PM

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Monday, December 02, 2019

FLSA Webinar - December 18

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Cynthia Carter J.D. of Drexel University at 4:55 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Please join Drexel University for a free webinar "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"“Buckle Up, FLSA Changes for 2020”"},{"insert":". This webinar will be held on Wednesday, "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"December 18 at Noon"},{"insert":". Jason Reisman, Partner and Co-Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group at Blank Rome Philadelphia will lead the presentation on changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that will impact overtime exemptions.\n \nKey highlights for this webinar will include,"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Timeline for compliance;"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Key provisions of the new rule;"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Tips for evaluating currently exempt employees in the “danger zone” and potential reclassification; and"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Highlights on establishing a plan for compliance for your workforce."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":" \nRegister here to reserve your spot today. For questions contact - Cynthia Carter-\n"}]}

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Delaware Valley Chapter Cookie Sale

Posted to Event by Ms. Kristina Fransel of Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter at 4:45 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Join us for one of our favorite events, the Delaware Valley Chapter cookie sale benefiting the Alzheimer's Association on Wednesday, Dec. 11 here at 399 Market St. in Old City. Want to bake for us? Contact Elaine Griffin at Bake, buy or both -- we appreciate the support! \n"}]}

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Media Training

Posted to Event by Ms. Cassandra Bailey of Slice Communications at 12:47 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Join Slice Communications for a 3-hour media training course on December 13, 2019."},{"insert":"\n\nAn interview with a reporter is unlike any conversation you have with anyone else. That’s because your job is not to answer questions; it is to deliver your messages through a strategic conversation. And just like anything else that matters in your business or life, this shift in mindset takes training and practice.\n\nJoin Slice Communications as we host a 3-hour media training presentation, including best practices for various types of interviews and hands-on practice sessions. We will cover all the practical advice you need to be successful. "},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"link":""},"insert":"Sign-up"},{"insert":" for yourself, or bring your whole team to participate.\n"}]}

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Sustainability and Historic Preservation Breakfast Panel

Posted to Event by Mr. Lance Knickerbocker of Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia at 10:01 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227","bold":true},"insert":"Sustainability and Historic Preservation Breakfast Panel"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227","bold":true},"insert":"Tuesday, December 10, 2019"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"The interests of historic preservation and sustainability are as closely aligned as you are likely to find in the building world. The reuse of historic buildings reduces material consumption, puts less waste in landfills, and consumes less energy than demolishing buildings and constructing new ones. Come and learn from a panel of experts on the benefits, challenges, and opportunities inherent to historic preservation and sustainable building practices."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227"},"insert":"Our Featured Speakers:"},{"attributes":{"header":5},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227"},"insert":"Chris Beahan"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":", Architectural Consultant, Marvin / Super Enterprises"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227"},"insert":"Alex Dews"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":", E.D, Green Building United & Adjunct Professor, Jefferson University School of Architecture"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227"},"insert":"Prema Gupta"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":", Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning & Real Estate Development, PIDC"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227"},"insert":"Fon S. Wang"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":", AIA, LEED AP, Director of Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse, Ballinger"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227","bold":true},"insert":"Moderated by"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227"},"insert":":"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227"},"insert":" Randall F. Mason"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":", Ph.D., Associate Professor, Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227","bold":true},"insert":"Sustainability and Historic Preservation"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#740227","bold":true},"insert":"Tuesday, December 10"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration, Networking, and Breakfast"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Program"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"Diversified Lighting Associates "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"Philadelphia Resource Center at The Bourse"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"111 S. Independence Mall E, Suite 960"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"Philadelphia, PA 19106"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"background":"transparent","color":"#740227","link":""},"insert":"Tickets"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"$35 – Alliance Members | $60 – All Others"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"For more information contact "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24","link":""},"insert":"Susan Matyas"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":"."},{"attributes":{"header":6},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#825e24"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#85200c","bold":true},"insert":"The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia"},{"attributes":{"color":"#825e24"},"insert":" was established in 1996 to be the principal historic preservation advocacy organization for the Philadelphia region. We strive to build stimulating programs and opportunities that excite and instill the values of historic preservation throughout our community by connecting what we do to what is meaningful to individuals and communities. "},{"insert":"\n\n\n"}]}

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Friday, November 15, 2019

2020 PCOM Wellness Fest

Posted to Event by Mr. Sean Morgan of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at 2:41 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"PCOM Wellness Fest is an edu-tainment event featuring food trucks, live entertainment, chef demonstrations, fitness classes, children’s activities, and free preventive healthcare (e.g. flu shots, blood pressure and glucose screenings) all in one place!\n\nThe inaugural Wellness Fest (2018) attracted nearly 600 attendees from 97 different zip codes throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.\n\nThe 2nd Annual Wellness Fest (2019) resulted in nearly "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"900 attendees"},{"insert":" from "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"111 different zip codes."},{"insert":" 99% of attendees surveyed are planning to return next year with their family and friends. Accordingly, there was a "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"50% increase"},{"insert":" in attendance and "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"14% increase"},{"insert":" in zip code residence in 2019.\n\nIn conjunction with other community partners, PCOM conducted over 500 health and wellness screenings including blood pressure readings, hearing/vision evaluations, and flu shots. \n\nPCOM Wellness Fest is free and open to the public. We anticipate more than 1,000 attendees for the 2020 event. \n\nFor more information and sponsorship inquiries, please contact: Sean Morgan, Sponsorship Coordinator,, (732) 685-8087\n\n\n"}]}

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Women's Entrepreneurship Day StorySlam

Posted to Event by Mr. Leo Manning of Slice Communications at 2:32 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#6f7287"},"insert":"Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is November 19, 2019. Join "},{"attributes":{"color":"var(--eds-control,#3659e3)","link":""},"insert":"Slice Communications"},{"attributes":{"color":"#6f7287"},"insert":" and the "},{"attributes":{"color":"var(--eds-control,#3659e3)","link":""},"insert":"Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs"},{"attributes":{"color":"#6f7287"},"insert":" as we host a StorySlam celebrating the triumphs and tragedies that are all part of being a woman and an entrepreneur. The “open mic” format will provide all in attendance the ability to share their experiences in the format of short, 5-minute stories about what it is like to be in our shoes. Speakers can sign up in advance or participate if the moment moves them on a first come, first served basis. Our community will support and inspire each other as we continue to develop as business owners."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Press Release - Wellness Coaches Acquisition

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Gene McGuire of Wellness Coaches USA at 4:52 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#007377","bold":true},"insert":"Wellness Coaches, the largest provider of onsite coaches and registered dietitians, is excited to announce that it has acquired Integrated Wellness Solutions (IWS)."},{"insert":"\nIWS is a leading health management company focused on helping organizations improve employee well-being through their "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Healthy Ways"},{"insert":" technology solution. Together, Wellness Coaches and IWS now offers employers a powerful “high-touch, high-tech” solution with a nationwide footprint to drive engagement and help employees achieve their health and wellbeing goals. The acquisition also adds IWS’s bio-metric testing capabilities, which includes national contracts with LabCorp and IH21.\n“We know coaching works and delivers amazing outcomes. We are constantly assessing the market to better understand how we can leverage technology to expand access to our coaches and registered dietitians in a cost-effective fashion. The "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Healthy Ways"},{"insert":" platform substantially improves the scalability of our coaching services and adds a suite of solutions that will enable us to help more people, more often,” said Rob Putnam, CEO of Wellness Coaches. “We believe the acquisition further distinguishes us as an innovative leader that is committed to delivering our customers a comprehensive Platform to support employees across the full health and wellbeing continuum.”\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Healthy Ways"},{"insert":" is a customizable and interactive technology created to reach more people, in more places at any time from healthy and moderately healthy to the highest-risk, highest-cost employees who are most in need of support and interventions. Some of the key components include:\n• Video, Phone & Email Health Coaching (with certified Health Coaches)\n• Video, Phone & Email Nutrition Counseling (with licensed Registered Dietitians)\n• Weight Management Program\n• Tobacco Cessation Course\n• Stress Management Program\n• Exercise Programs\n• Condition Management\n• Bio-metric Testing Scheduling & Tracking\n• Wearable Device Integration\n• Monthly Webinars\n• Incentive Tracking\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#007377","bold":true},"insert":"About Wellness Coaches"},{"insert":"\nWe believe everyone would like to be and stay as healthy and injury free as possible. We also know that it is not easy for people to accomplish this on their own, and most will need one-on-one, professional help and support along the way. We are committed to providing that needed help and support by engaging entire employee populations in our onsite and technology supported coaching efforts to improve employee health and well-being.\nWellness Coaches is the largest and most experienced provider of onsite coaches and registered dietitians. Our coaches have had 6,700,000 coaching interactions with 350,000 people over the past 17 years. We currently deliver our services at 500+ locations in 36 states throughout the country. We service employers of all sizes, from small local employers to some of the largest companies in the world.\n"}]}

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Friday, November 01, 2019

Social Media is Not a Satellite

Posted to Event by Ms. Isabel Krome of WBEC-East at 7:25 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"\n\nFor many businesses, social media is another satellite, just another external communications tool. But that's a mistake! Social media should be a launch pad, a control center, a critical accelerator of every other communications effort. \n\nPicture your business like a planet. The work you do, all the core functions of your business, happen on the surface of the planet. Orbiting around the planet are all the satellites that communicate to your business and about your business. This is your marketing, your advertising, your PR, all of your external communications. These are advanced tools that you've spent time and money developing, and they make your business better! But to get the best return on your communications investment, social media should be ground zero, not out in space. It should complement every other external communication your business engages in, not be simply one more tool like the others.\n\nCome and learn how to bring that satellite home. The experts at Slice Communications will help ground your social media strategies in your business and make social media a launch pad for your business's goals.\n\nThis is not your average social media workshop. We're focusing on the needs of established businesses, and we hope you'll walk away refreshed, with a new perspective on your business, and ready to take off.\n\nDay-of details:\n8:00 am: Doors open\n8:00 - 8:30: Light breakfast and networking\n8:30 - 10:30: Workshop, followed by a Q&A \n\nWho: Business owners of established businesses (3+ years in business). Bring along a key manager or social media lead at no additional cost.\n\n\nFee: $ 15.00\nWorkshop fees are non-refundable. Limited financial assistance is available to those who qualify; complete a business training scholarship application before registering for a course.\n"}]}

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

James C. Schwartzman Elected to the Board of the Villanova School of Law’s Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jeanna M. Hahn of Stevens & Lee/Griffin at 4:42 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"  "},{"insert":"                                Contact Jeanna Hahn at (610) 478-2182\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 30, 2019"},{"insert":" - James C. Schwartzman, a Partner and Chair of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group at Stevens & Lee, was elected to the Board of The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance. A part of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, the Center is dedicated to the exploration and study of ethics, integrity and compliance to achieve the university’s goal of educating ethical leaders.\n\nMr. Schwartzman has extensive experience representing and counseling lawyers, law firms and judges on ethics-related issues. He has trial experience in civil and criminal matters in most of the courts in southeastern Pennsylvania. \n\nHe was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf as a judge on the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline in 2018, and previously served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board. He is a former Chairman of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board, Continuing Legal Education Board and Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Board. \n\nMr. Schwartzman is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was a law clerk for the Honorable J. William Ditter, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has taught courses at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute and Temple University School of Law. As published in "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Philadelphia"},{"insert":" magazine, Mr. Schwartzman has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004 by his peers as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth. In addition, he has been selected by his peers as one of "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"The Best Lawyers in America"},{"insert":" for his work in Plaintiffs and Defendants Legal Malpractice Law and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. \n\nMr. Schwartzman also has been named Philadelphia Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Lawyer of the Year, and in 2019, received the Villanova Law Alumni Association Award for Public Service.\n\nHe holds a J.D., "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"cum laude"},{"insert":" from Villanova University School of Law and an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a resident of Radnor, Delaware County.\n\n###"},{"attributes":{"align":"center"},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"ABOUT STEVENS & LEE"},{"insert":"\nAmong the 200 largest law firms in the nation, Stevens & Lee is part of Stevens & Lee/Griffin, a multidisciplinary professional services platform which in addition to Stevens & Lee, consists of Griffin Financial Group, a FINRA-licensed investment bank; a national ESOP firm; a state and local government operations consulting business; a D&O and E&O insurance risk consulting business; a financial advisory business focusing on state and local government and not-for-profit sectors; a government affairs unit; and a group of 30 tax, accounting, consulting and technology professional services firms primarily operated by former Big Four professionals.\n\nThe Platform’s 200 multidisciplinary professionals represent clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region and across the country from 19 offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, South Carolina and Florida. For more information, visit "},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":""},{"insert":".  \n"}]}

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Big Ideas. Better Outcomes.

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jennifer Gordon of Novel Plans LLC at 1:18 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"As marketers, we’re always on the lookout for the next big thing. An opportunity to connect with people, get them interested and ultimately nudge them toward seeing the benefits of engaging with a brand. The marketing funnel can be tough, but getting the right people to pass through can be rewarding, and lead to all sorts of quantifiable, humble-brag worthy ROI. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"When it comes to new ideas, we sometimes run the risk of thinking within our usual box, and recycling old ideas in hopes of creating something new. We look to new technologies, like dropping beacons at point of sale to proactively push a customer toward a specific product purchase. Or building a robot to track customer behavior and provide an instant coupon in store."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"So how do we stay focused and open minded to exploring new ideas?"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Stay Ahead. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"No one understands your brand more than you do. Use your team to track trends, think big and be open. But don’t be afraid to let others in, who might not be as connected and might think differently about your customer’s journey throughout the day and what other products could be vying for (and even paying for) their attention. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Stay Transparent. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Don’t take all the credit for the next big idea. Collaborate, celebrate and share that spotlight. If you’re bringing in outside consultants for new ideas, find ways to reward, pay and make sure you’re honest about your plans from the start. If you’re thinking about using one of those ideas, make sure that commitment is in writing or outlined in a mutual Scope of Work."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Stay Connected"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":". If an idea fails before take off, or seems off strategy at the time, take things in stride and move forward. You never know when a good idea that once became a bad idea can suddenly become the best idea ever, all over again. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"When we push ourselves toward new ideas that challenge the status quo, we can all make great things happen. "},{"insert":"\n\n"}]}

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Big Ideas. Better Outcomes.

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jennifer Gordon of Novel Plans LLC at 1:17 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"As marketers, we’re always on the lookout for the next big thing. An opportunity to connect with people, get them interested and ultimately nudge them toward seeing the benefits of engaging with a brand. The marketing funnel can be tough, but getting the right people to pass through can be rewarding, and lead to all sorts of quantifiable, humble-brag worthy ROI. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"When it comes to new ideas, we sometimes run the risk of thinking within our usual box, and recycling old ideas in hopes of creating something new. We look to new technologies, like dropping beacons at point of sale to proactively push a customer toward a specific product purchase. Or building a robot to track customer behavior and provide an instant coupon in store."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"So how do we stay focused and open minded to exploring new ideas?"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Stay Ahead. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"No one understands your brand more than you do. Use your team to track trends, think big and be open. But don’t be afraid to let others in, who might not be as connected and might think differently about your customer’s journey throughout the day and what other products could be vying for (and even paying for) their attention. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Stay Transparent. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Don’t take all the credit for the next big idea. Collaborate, celebrate and share that spotlight. If you’re bringing in outside consultants for new ideas, find ways to reward, pay and make sure you’re honest about your plans from the start. If you’re thinking about using one of those ideas, make sure that commitment is in writing or outlined in a mutual Scope of Work."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Stay Connected"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":". If an idea fails before take off, or seems off strategy at the time, take things in stride and move forward. You never know when a good idea that once became a bad idea can suddenly become the best idea ever, all over again. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"When we push ourselves toward new ideas that challenge the status quo, we can all make great things happen. "},{"insert":"\n\n"}]}

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Monday, October 28, 2019

2019 PHLCVB Annual Luncheon

Posted to Event by Ms. Monique Lau of Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau at 2:00 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Philadelphia's tourism and hospitality industry works passionately and tirelessly every day to bring new and exciting experiences to residents and visitors from across the globe. This dedication and hard work brings Philadelphia's \"Can-Do\" spirit to life and helps make our city a better place to live, work, meet and visit. The 2019 PHLCVB Annual Luncheon is a celebration of all we do, together, to ensure that Philadelphia's future continues to thrive. Come out to network with your colleagues in the industry and celebrate all you do every day!\n\nWe will be hosting the event at the incredible Lincoln Financial Field. You'll have the opportunity to tour the team locker room and field, take a selfie with the trophy, have fun with great new activities and enjoy our very own half time show on the field!\n\nThe proceeds from this year's celebration will fund the "},{"attributes":{"color":"#3081bc","link":""},"insert":"Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Foundation"},{"insert":". The Foundation, created in 2002, supports activities that promote Philadelphia as a top-tier destination, hospitality education programs, and legacy projects that benefit the community.\n"}]}

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Can Philadelphia Meet Boardroom Gender Equity Goals by 2020? The Forum of Executive Women’s Women in Leadership 2019 Report Reveals Slow Progress for Women

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Ellen Langas of The Forum of Executive Women at 11:47 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Philadelphia, PA – October 17, 2019 – The "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"Women in Leadership 2019"},{"insert":" report was released today at The Forum of Executive Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, attended by 700 of the region’s top leaders and guests. Now in its 18th year, the report is a collaborative effort between The Forum of Executive Women and PwC. \n\nThe Forum is taking a long-term and in-depth examination of the question: "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Are companies in our region doing enough to support the advancement of women as leaders? "},{"insert":"The annual status report on women leaders in corporate boardrooms, executive suites and elected offices is based on data from the region’s top 100 public companies (by 2018 revenue) that are subject to SEC regulations as published in the "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Philadelphia Business Journal"},{"insert":" July 2019 rankings.* The report also reveals statistics regarding women in the political arena. In addition, the report features a roundtable discussion with three women at different career points who share their strategies for advancement. The 2018 mid-term election was pivotal in driving female representation. See the full report at "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":".\n\n“The results paint a picture similar to the national landscape, illustrating that while momentum is growing for female representation at the board level, the pace remains slow,” says Lisa Detwiler, President of The Forum and Managing Director, FS Investment Solutions, LLC. “The data serves as an urgent reminder that we must accelerate the pace of positive change, especially for gender parity at executive levels and for top earners.”\n\n“Our intent is to educate the public, stimulate thought-provoking discussion, and compel people to action to increase the number of women in leadership roles throughout the region,” says Deanna Byrne, "},{"attributes":{"color":"#222222"},"insert":"Office Managing Partner, PwC Philadelphia."},{"insert":" “At minimum, "},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"it is vital that companies establish processes to better develop diverse pipelines for the future.”"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Key Findings of Female Representation in 2018 "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"Board Members:"},{"insert":"\n·       18% of 893 board seats were held by women (up slightly from 17% in 2017)\n·       39% of board openings went to women, the largest percentage achieved during the four years the number has been tracked \n·       17 of the top 100 regional public companies were recognized as "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Champions of Board Diversity"},{"insert":" for having 30% or more women on their boards (up from 12 companies in 2017)\n\nAs a point of reference, in April 2017, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a historic resolution sponsored by former Representative Kate Harper (Montgomery County) that urges public and private companies and non-profit organizations doing business in Pennsylvania to have a minimum of 30% female representation on their boards by 2020 and representation in leadership positions. \n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"*SEC data were only available for 99 of the top 100 companies"},{"attributes":{"color":"red","italic":true},"insert":". "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"Executive Leadership and Top Earners:"},{"insert":" \n·       42 companies operate with all-male executive teams\n·       58 companies have no female top earners\n·       96 companies operate with male CEOs\n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"Women Elected to Public Office for PA, DE and NJ:"},{"insert":"\n·       No regional women serve in the US Senate \n·       US House of Representatives – 22% of PA seats are held by women up from 0% in 2017\n·       Approximately 25% of State Senate seats are held by women in PA, DE and NJ\n·       State House of Representatives - 27% (PA), 24% (DE), and 34% (NJ) of seats are held by women.\n\n“Charting annual diversity data is an essential way to monitor trends; however, it is even more important that we continue to keep this conversation in the spotlight, recognize organizations that are making progress, and inspire those that need to do more,” says Crowley.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Using the "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"Women in Leadership 2019"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":" Report to Take Action"},{"insert":"\nThe Forum of Executive Women provides resources including "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Take Action: Create a Culture that Supports Gender Equity"},{"insert":" which provides actionable items for individuals and companies. The Forum urges corporate leaders to utilize the report findings to examine how their organizations compare to industry peers in assembling a diverse leadership team, and how to adopt best practices to effect positive change. \n\nEmerging women leaders, employees, customers and investors can determine whether the companies they are involved with are making serious strides toward placing talented women in key leadership roles. Ultimately, the report will educate the public, stimulate thought-provoking discussion, and compel people to take action to increase the number of women in leadership roles throughout the region. (To learn more about the Take Action Campaign, go to "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":".)\n\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"About The Forum of Executive Women"},{"insert":"\nFounded in 1977, The Forum of Executive Women is the region's premier women's organization, actively working to increase the number of women in leadership roles, expand their impact and influence, and position them to drive positive change in the Greater Philadelphia region. "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0563c1","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":".\n\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"About PwC "},{"insert":"\nAt PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":". \n"}]}

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

IT Security Lunch & Learn

Posted to Event by Mrs. Debbie Pfeiffer of CompuData, Inc. at 2:45 PM

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Monday, October 21, 2019

GIC Global Citizen Award Ceremony & Economic Outlook

Posted to Event by Ms. Colleen Murphy of Global Interdependence Center at 5:01 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#000000"},"insert":"The Board of Directors of the Global Interdependence Center is pleased to invite you to join us for our 2019 Global Citizen Award and the induction of our 2019 Members of the College of Central Bankers. The program will include the Global Citizen Award ceremony, followed by remarks from our new members of the "},{"attributes":{"color":"#004a80","background":"#ffffff","link":""},"insert":"College of Central Bankers"},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000"},"insert":", as well as a panel session on the economic outlook for 2020 and a networking lunch. We hope you will join us at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Friday, December 13, 2019."},{"insert":"\n\nThis Global Citizen Award was established to celebrate those who have demonstrated a commitment to the principles set forth in the Declaration of Interdependence – the Global Interdependence Center’s founding document – and who have been strong advocates of GIC’s efforts to pursue the globalization of our worldwide communities through increased knowledge, understanding and partnership.With over a decade of service on GIC’s Board of Directors, eight of which serving as Board Treasurer, we are pleased to recognize Martin for his ongoing support, leadership and dedication to the Global Interdependence Center and are delighted to announce him as the recipient of the 2019 Global Citizen Award.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Agenda"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"10:00 a.m. | Registration"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"10:30 a.m. | Welcome and Presentation of the Global Citizen Award"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"10:45 a.m. | Announcement of the 2019 College of Central Bankers"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"11:00 a.m. | Presentation on Central Bank Independence"},{"insert":"\nCharles Plosser, Former President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"11:30 a.m. | Presentation on the Novel Context of Current Policymaking"},{"insert":"\nDennis Lockhart, Former President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"12:00 p.m. | Break"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"12:15 p.m. | Panel Session on the 2020 Global Economic Outlook"},{"insert":"\nKathleen Stephansen, Senior Economist, Haver Analytics"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Don Rissmiller, Founding Partner & Chief Economist, Strategas"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"1:15 p.m. | Questions and Answers and Concluding Remarks"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Networking Lunch"},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Finance Openings

Posted to Job Opportunity by Ms. Michelle Masood of WHYY, Inc. at 9:31 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"WHYY. Inc., the leading public media provided in the Philadelphia Region, is expanding the Financial Services Group. Positions at various levels of experience and certification are available in one or more of the following financial disciplines. \n\nMAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:\n\nFinancial Planning, Analysis and Management"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Internal and External Financial Reporting"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Budget Management"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Grant Financial Management"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Account: Cost, Project, Funds"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Treasury Forecasting"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Investment Management Oversight"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Policy and Procedure creation and implementation "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nQUALIFICATIONS:\n\nEducation: Degree in Finance or Accounting; Senior positions may require additional education and/or certification including MBA or CPA \n\nExperience varies dependent on available positions. Proven leadership skills; management experience; strong accounting and/or financial expertise. Experience with non-profits and media organizations preferred but not required, including knowledge of US GAAP and practices relevant to non-profits.\n\nSkills: Strong leadership skills; excellent communications, advanced knowledge in finance/accounting; financial modeling, project management \n"}]}

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Friday, October 11, 2019

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala

Posted to Event by Ms. Kija Chronister of The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC at 1:14 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"size":"large","bold":true},"insert":"Come hear how the region is diversifying business."},{"attributes":{"align":"center"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"size":"large","bold":true},"insert":"And celebrate those who do it best."},{"attributes":{"align":"center"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nOn November 23th, The Philadelphia Inquirer's inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala will honor 21 leaders in the region who are impacting the world of business with innovative diversity programs and inclusive workplace initiatives. In addition to recognizing these leaders, this evening will include keynote speaker, Sulaiman Rahman, CEO & President of Diverse Force.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"2019 Winners:"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Program:"},{"insert":"\nComcast NBCUniversal"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"AmeriHealth Caritas"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Year Up Greater Philadelphia"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"Outstanding Equality Program:"},{"insert":"\nPhiladelphia Works, Inc."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Children's Village"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"LEADERSHIP Philadelphia"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"Outstanding Ally Award:"},{"insert":"\nNydia Han; Journalist, WPVI 6"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Brandi Baldwin; PhD, CEO, Millennial Ventures Holdings"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Grace Manning; Manager of Social Impact, Saxbys"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"Outstanding Association Award:"},{"insert":"\nVISIT PHILADELPHIA"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"PHL Diversity"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Prospanica Philadelphia "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"Diversity & Inclusion Future Leaders:"},{"insert":"\nBarry Johnson; African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, & DE"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Brittany Bronson; CEO, ReBrand Career Consulting"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Jasmine Hammond; Education Program Manager, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"Diversity & Inclusion Pioneers:"},{"insert":"\nPhoebe Haddon; Chancellor, Rutgers University - Camden"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Iola Harper; Deputy Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Salima Suswell; President & CEO, Evolve Solutions LLC"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"Lifetime Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion:"},{"insert":"\nSharmain Matlock-Turner; President & CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Francine Griesing; Founder & Managing Member, Griesing Law, LLC"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Lois Hayman-El; Training Specialist, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Event Agenda:"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":" "},{"insert":"5:30PM - Networking Reception\n7:00PM - Welcome Remarks by Michael Days, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Philadelphia Inquirer\n7:15PM - Keynote Speech, Sulaiman Rahman, CEO & President of DiverseForce \n7:30PM - Dinner\n8:00PM - Awards Ceremony\n8:30PM - Closing Remarks & Dessert Reception \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Tickets:"},{"insert":" \n"}]}

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Find a Partner. Trust the Experience.

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Jennifer Gordon of Novel Plans LLC at 9:42 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Starting a business can often be exhilarating, nerve-wracking and altogether scary. From business plans to new business development, it’s more important than ever to discover what makes you special and find creative ways to let the world know what you can really, truly do. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"We’re all competing for business, so it’s often difficult not to lean toward people with less experience, who provide more cost effective solutions for getting the work done. While often less expensive, sometimes that talent comes to the table with a less-seasoned approach to the work, and a lack of vision for long term business strategy and even longer-term ROI. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"So how do you bring the right talent to your table, and welcome them into your brand’s circle of trust?"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Be Proactive. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"When you’re thinking about your marketing budgets for the year, think about the staff you’ll need to get things done. Be smart early and get your work on their calendars even earlier. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Do Your Research. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Referrals are great, but always ask to meet in person and see some work, so you feel comfortable having a potential new partner in a face to face meeting, and excited about the work they can potentially deliver for your brand. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Find the One. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"Find people who want to do more than their job description calls for, and then hire them. Finding one strategist who can actually write copy and present it to the room is going to work out better for everyone. Timing-wise, content-wise and cost-wise. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Listen to Your Gut. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent"},"insert":"Trust your instincts, and don’t be afraid to say no. If you decide to partner up, have a phone call or meet in person to get things started. If you go another way, be honest about why you chose differently, give feedback and let them go. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"I owe most of my success to the network I’ve built. By working at agencies and with brands for the last 20 years, I’ve always gone above and beyond to build trust and maintain strong relationships. From mentoring talent to learning new skill sets, I always adapt and evolve so I can deliver the very best for my clients. Because at the end of the day, it’s about finding new ways to help them always be their very best, too. "},{"insert":"\n\n\n"}]}

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Most Customers from Maine through Virginia

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 4:16 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Comcast is increasing download speeds for some of its most popular Xfinity Internet packages for residential customers in the Northeast Division, which includes 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia. Download speeds for the Northeast Division’s most popular speed tiers – including Performance, Performance Pro and Blast! – have increased by as much as 60-plus percent, helping to power the rapidly-growing number of connected devices in consumers’ homes. 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Other customers who purchased their own modems should "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"check online"},{"insert":" to see if they need a new device that is capable of handling these faster speeds. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"About Comcast Corporation"},{"insert":"\nComcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky.  Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand.  NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts.  Sky is one of Europe's leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services.  It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services.  Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":" or more information.\n"}]}

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Executive Compensation, Design and Distribution Planning

Posted to Event by Ms. Andrea Malone of White and Williams LLP at 12:00 PM

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Monday, October 07, 2019

Après CEO and Co-Founder Release Book

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Fran Garvey of Après Group at 4:07 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Contact: "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":"Amanda Schumacher, Head of Communications, Après "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0000ff","background":"transparent"},"insert":" 7468 571006 "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Contact: "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":"Rachel Elinsky, Director of Publicity, HarperCollins "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0000ff","background":"transparent"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"YOUR TURN "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"Careers, Kids, and Comebacks—A Working Mother’s Guide "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"By Jennifer Gefsky and Stacey Delo "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","italic":true},"insert":"Should I lean in? Pivot? Freelance? Quit? If I leave my job, will I ever get back in? "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":"These are just some of the questions women ask when smack in the “Messy Middle” -- when job opportunity and family responsibilities collide, and decisions shift into high gear. 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Non-judgmental, optimistic but realistic, "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","italic":true},"insert":"Your Turn "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":"is the roadmap to finding your own way as a working woman with kids.” — "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"KJ Dell’Antonia, author of "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"How to Be a Happier Parent "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"“Working moms may well be the U.S. economy’s greatest untapped resource. Now, in Your Turn, Jennifer Gefsky and Stacey Delo provide an essential guide for moms trying to balance work with life—and offer a clear, action-oriented road map for employers. Your Turn lays out a path forward in which everyone can win.” "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"— Joanne Lipman, author of "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"That’s What She Said "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"“Jen and Stacey don’t pretend to have all the answers— because only you can decide what’s best for you and your family—but they do have all the right questions to ask yourself as you navigate your personal and professional journey as a working mother, along with invaluable insight from hundreds of women and companies about what’s worked for them.” — "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"Tiffany Dufu, founder and CEO, The Cru, and author of "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"Drop the Ball "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"“"},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","italic":true},"insert":"Your Turn "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":"is a must-read for every woman navigating her career, whether at the entry or executive level, as well as for all companies that are committed to not losing top talent. Recognizing that careers are not linear; Jen and Stacey lay out an array of creative strategies so you can design whatever path makes sense for you and be the entrepreneur and founder of your own life.” — "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"Gabrielle Raymond McGee, COO, Tory Burch Foundation "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"“Jen and Stacey have written a smart, accessible guide for today’s working moms in a world where career decisions can be overwhelming and come with real consequences. This book will help you make smart financial decisions and get ahead of career confusion. It should serve as a lifelong resource throughout the long journey of your career.” — "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"Farnoosh Torabi, financial expert and author of "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"When She Makes More "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"“"},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","italic":true},"insert":"Your Turn "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent"},"insert":"recognizes that you can be both a great mother and a successful business person. Jen and Stacey shine a light on the possibilities for women during the caregiving years. Every woman should read this book to learn tips and strategies to carve her own path.” "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"— "},{"attributes":{"color":"#000000","background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"Jill Koziol, cofounder and CEO, Motherly "},{"insert":"\n\n\n"}]}

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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Cloud Technology and Business Resiliency Lunch and Learn

Posted to Event by Mr. Ryan Lamberger of Enkompas at 11:00 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Please join us for a Lunch and Learn on Cloud Technology and Business Resiliency. The event will take place in the Empowerment Room on October 18th, from 1:30pm until 2:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (200 South Broad Street).\n\nCloud Technology is the foundation and new competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. With consistent and reliable data access, doing business in the cloud provides cost savings, and peace of mind. Learn how the proper technology environment can streamline business, while also better serving your employees and clients/ consumers alike.\n\nPlease email or call 412-253-2844 to RSVP\nLimited amount of seats remain so please RSVP today!\n\nThank you,\n\nRyan Lamberger\nenkompas Technology Solutions\n"}]}

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

MAAPE Announces 2019 Award Recipients

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Robert Bitner of Mid-Atlantic Alliance For Performance Excellence at 9:52 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"The Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE is pleased to announce that seven organizations will receive recognition at its 14"},{"attributes":{"script":"super"},"insert":"th"},{"insert":" Annual Awards Banquet & Conference in November.  "},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"MAAPE, a 501(c)3 organization serving PA, NJ, and DE, is one of thirty-one state and regional Baldrige-based award programs across the country. "},{"insert":"As an organization, "},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"our main focus areas are to:"},{"insert":"\nHelp organizations achieve improved levels of performance"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Identify and recognize role-model organizations"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Identify and share best practices and strategies"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"MAAPE applicants are evaluated "},{"insert":"in seven areas defined by the Baldrige Criteria: leadership; strategy; customers; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; operations, and results. All applicants receive written feedback reports summarizing organizational strengths and opportunities for improvement. \n \nThe 2019 MAAPE Award recipients to be recognized include:\nAbington Jefferson Health – Abington, PA (health care)"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"HM Health Solutions Information Technology – Pittsburgh, PA (Service)"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Jefferson Health – New Jersey – Voorhees, NJ (health care)"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Penn Medicine Princeton Health – Plainsboro, NJ (health care)"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital – Langhorne, PA (health care)"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Western Maryland Health System – Cumberland, MD (health care)"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Wireless Telecom Group – Parsippany, NJ (manufacturing)"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Awards will be presented at MAAPE's 14"},{"attributes":{"script":"super"},"insert":"th"},{"insert":" Annual Awards Banquet & Conference to be held November 13 & 14 at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA.  The two-day conference will feature keynotes from three of the 2018 National Baldrige Award recipients, along with pre-conference workshops and breakout sessions of interest to attendees from all industry sectors. Conference attendees can register for one, or both days of the conference. \n\nFor more information about the Awards Banquet & Conference visit\n"}]}

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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

CompuData Joins Citrix Ready Partner Program

Posted to Announcement by Mrs. Debbie Pfeiffer of CompuData, Inc. at 9:27 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#404040","italic":true},"insert":"CompuData Verified as Citrix Ready Partner to Deliver Cloud Technology Platform Solution"},{"attributes":{"align":"center"},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040"},"insert":" CompuData, a leading Business Technology Company focusing on Cloud Hosting, ERP Solutions, IT Security and Managed IT, announced today that they joined the Citrix Ready Partner Program with their CompuData Cloud Platform from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS). "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040"},"insert":"“CompuData is a leading Cloud Service Provider ,” said Ed Guarrieri, CompuData’s Vice President of Technology. “The acceptance into this program demonstrates our ability to offer reliable and functional cloud solutions that utilize Citrix technologies to their fullest potential. Our internal expertise combined with Citrix’s market-leading solutions enables our customers to streamline their workloads into one single pane of glass, while maintaining security and reliability.” "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040"},"insert":"The Citrix Ready partner program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that are powered by Citrix technologies. Customers can be confident that Citrix Ready partners have a verified technology stack and provides reliability and functionality. The CompuData Cloud Platform has successfully passed a series of tests, established by Citrix, certifying their cloud stack and solutions architecture. "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040"},"insert":" We have built our cloud platform around Citrix technologies from the start. The solutions we offer today could not happen without the software technologies provided by Citrix, said Guarrieri. We listen to our customers, and what they want is a hybrid cloud solution that does not sacrifice security and user experience."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040"},"insert":"The CompuData Cloud Platform gives customers the flexibility, scalability and security required to power a modern business. With a 99.99% uptime guarantee, bicoastal datacenters, and a dedicated Citrix certified support team; business-critical operations are always protected and available. For more information please visit the Citrix Ready Marketplace: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040","bold":true},"insert":"About CompuData, Inc."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040"},"insert":"CompuData is a Women Owned Business Technology Company and Partner for Cloud Hosting, ERP Solutions, IT Security and Managed IT Services. With nearly five decades as a business technology innovator, CompuData offers an unparalleled spectrum of Accounting Financial Software and IT solutions that are fundamental to business operational growth, efficiency and profitability. Helping businesses transform their operational flow and infrastructure to offer more a flexible, scalable and secure environment through our exceptional people and strategic processes. For more information, visit "},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040","link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"color":"#404040"},"insert":" or call 800-223-3282. "},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Key Medium Named 2019 Local Excellence Award Winner in Philadelphia

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Ali Jaffar of Key Medium at 10:47 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Key Medium honored by UpCity as one of the top 20 service providers in Philadelphia."},{"insert":"\n\nPhiladelphia, PA — On August 29, Key Medium announced the company has been named one of the top 20 service providers in Philadelphia as part of UpCity’s Local Excellence Awards.\n\nUpCity is an online Marketplace that helps businesses find B2B service providers they can trust. UpCity’s Local Excellence Award winners are selected based on the UpCity Recommendability Rating, a proprietary algorithm that measures a provider’s credibility, recommendability, and reputation based on digital signals.\nView the list of the top service providers in Philadelphia "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"here"},{"insert":"!\n\n“The strength of our marketplace is built on the credibility of truly excellent providers like Key Medium,” said Dan Olson, CEO of UpCity. “We are pleased to honor Key Medium with a Local Excellence Award in Philadelphia.” "},{"attributes":{"blockquote":true},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nUpCity introduced the National Excellence Awards earlier this year and has now launched a local version for the top service providers located in their top ten performing cities which includes; Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego.\n\nKey Medium’s team of local creatives consistently display great effort rooted in best-in-class design thinking.\nBeing user-centric or human-centered is imperative for any creative digital agency like Key Medium. It's crucial to understand clients’ needs, their goals, their user’s goals, and what their own end-users experience will be through all touchpoints with a brand.\n\nThe "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"Key Medium approach"},{"insert":" is really all-encompassing and is continuously improving and evolving as the "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"AI-first"},{"insert":" methodologies implemented mature and merge with the "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"design thinking"},{"insert":" process, along with the organization’s "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"idea meritocracy."},{"insert":" The idea meritocracy is critical to our success and recent honor, as it ensures radical honesty, transparency, and a principled-approach to creative problem-solving at every level of the organization and phase of work.\n“We are thrilled to accept this great honor of being named as one of just a few of the top leaders in Philadelphia for our commitment to excellence in our work- especially in B2B, government, and purpose-driven design and marketing work with local nonprofit organization,” said Ali Jaffar, CEO of Key Medium. “I’m especially excited about the continuted opportunity to propel select high-impact initiatives to improve the Philadelphia region’s positive impact towards lasting change, for the better.”"},{"attributes":{"blockquote":true},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nUpCity is thrilled that Key Medium was selected as one of the top B2B service providers in Philadelphia as part of our Local Excellence Awards. \n\nWith more than 33,000 partners in the UpCity network, it’s no small feat to be considered one of the best! Below, we’ve provided a promotional kit that includes a sample press release, sample blog post, and sample social posts to help announce your award to the world.\n\nAbout UpCity"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"UpCity helps businesses find service providers they can trust. Our Marketplace creates and empowers successful relationships between businesses and service providers from marketers to accountants to HR professionals. We provide transparency and insights to dramatically improve the B2B partner selection and purchase experience.\nOver 225,000 businesses visit UpCity each month seeking services from over 35,000 providers in over 600 cities in North America. UpCity helps partners in the Marketplace grow their business and build their digital recommendability. Learn more at "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":".\n\nAbout Key Medium"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Founded in 2014, Key Medium is an award-winning digital agency that creates beautiful, branded experiences for sustainability-minded businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Key Medium has received praise for spearheading the growth of startup companies and lending affordable expertise and services to Philadelphia’s workforce development board, charter schools, and nonprofit organizations with high-impact missions through the "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"Coding for Causes program"},{"insert":". For more about Key Medium, visit "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":" or follow on Twitter "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"@KeyMedium"},{"insert":".\n\n###\n\nAli Jaffar\nKey Medium LLC\n215.302.0280\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n100 S. Juniper St, Floor 3, Philadelphia, PA 19107\n"}]}

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Announcing Key Medium’s New Creative Space

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Ali Jaffar of Key Medium at 10:46 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"AUGUST 2, 2019, PHILADELPHIA-"},{"insert":" At the heart of Philadelphia, a block from City Hall and a brisk 7-minute walk from Suburban Station, Key Medium relocates after a great 1.5 years in the Spring Arts District of Philadelphia. The move to Midtown Village enables us to be more accessible to top talent, clients and allows us to continue taking on big problems with some of the smartest minds around–equipped with the most ideal creative environment to do so in.\n\nKey Medium’s new location is powered by the Dutch-designed, minimalistic SPACES office building located in the recently renovated Hale Building, which still keeps some of its 19th-century charm with old doors and electrical circuitry upcycled as art. \n\nComplete with a rooftop terrace, foosball and ping pong tables, a free bicycle renting program, a cafeteria area that includes coffee and smoothies, ample lounge space, smart TVs, and a kitchenette powered by a robot barista.\n\n“It’s an A+ grade work experience here at Key Medium,” said Digital Designer Destiny Simmons. \"This new space is really dope and it brings out my creative chakra.”"},{"attributes":{"blockquote":true},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nInside the private Key Medium office, you’ll find trees, dozens of awards, standing desks, and a shared round table. Work is undertaken between a select few–building captivating, impactful brand platforms that move the needle on key issues such as food insecurity, poverty, sustainability, and supporting workforce development efforts–while continuing to grow in capabilities and capacity each day.\n\n“It is a space designed for creativity, collaboration, experimentation, innovation, and continual improvement,\" said CEO Ali Jaffar. \"We moved here to make ourselves even more accessible to enable growth in capacity and talent. We’ll soon be onboarding a Director of Project Delivery, along with a User Research & Analysis Consultant to help us with some of these big undertakings.”\n\nAbout Key Medium"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Founded in 2014, Key Medium is an award-winning digital agency that creates beautiful, branded experiences for sustainability-minded businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Key Medium has received praise for spearheading the growth of startup companies and lending affordable expertise and services to Philadelphia’s workforce development board, charter schools, and nonprofit organizations with high-impact missions through the "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"Coding for Causes program"},{"insert":". For more about Key Medium, visit "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":" or follow on Twitter "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"@KeyMedium"},{"insert":".\n\n###\n\nAli Jaffar\nKey Medium LLC\n215.302.0280\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n100 S. Juniper St, Floor 3, Philadelphia, PA 19107\n"}]}

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Pennsylvania’s ‘Key Medium’ Gets Established as a Top Web Development Company For Its Exclusive Websites

Posted to Announcement by Mr. Ali Jaffar of Key Medium at 10:43 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"MAY 19, 2019"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"WASHINGTON D.C."},{"insert":"\n\nEffective websites created by Key Medium have succeeded in alluring GoodFirms. Hence, Key Medium has received the honor of being named the top web development agency in Pennsylvania. Along with this, digital marketing and SEO services offered by the firm are soon expected to top the list of the best digital marketing agencies of the world. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Peculiarities of Key Medium"},{"insert":"\nThe United States-based "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"Key Medium"},{"insert":" was conceived in 2014. This premier company strives to provide a great experience to a variety of businesses with their website design and development services. Additionally, digital marketing services offered by the firm add glitter to their work in getting their clients influential brand value. If you are a startup and are looking for a service provider that can understand you aptly and deliver beyond expectations taking into consideration the current market requirements, researchers at GoodFirms find Key Medium a foremost choice.\n\nWhat sets them apart is their winning attitude and humility. Whoever be their client, they treat them with equal dignity. Considering the arena of Philadelphia, "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"PA CareerLink® Philadelphia"},{"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"Grounded in Philly"},{"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"Philadelphia Works"},{"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"WFI City College"},{"insert":", and "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"SWITLIK Comfort"},{"insert":" are some of its prominent clients in awe of its "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"web development services"},{"insert":".\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Analysis by GoodFirms"},{"insert":"\nGoodFirms stands proud as an internet platform where IT service seekers and service suppliers unite with each other. The ranking listings propose a group of eminent rated service suppliers in specific sectors of services. This ranking is perfected through a prestigious scheme of a questionnaire during which 3 parameters are taken into consideration for kernel understanding.\n\nThe parameters are:\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Quality:"},{"insert":" depends on customer testimonials and collection of the business"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Reliability:"},{"insert":" depends on diffusion and understanding of the team"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Ability:"},{"insert":" depends on the assistance aspects like ROI for clients’ increased"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nThe firms bearing the best scores influence the top the list with others following. The reliability of this examination method is accepted that has been validated by the feedback taken by GoodFirms through the patrons of the IT companies listed.\n\nSuch exceptional services offered by Key Medium have also been evaluated by GoodFirms: \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"link":""},"insert":"Web Development Services"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nWhen the discussion calls for "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"top web development companies in Pennsylvania"},{"insert":", Key Medium is one of the names that steals the limelight. Their grand appearance coupled with affordable rates are one of the multiple reasons behind their success. They provide a cost-effective solutions to their clients. With clients that range from startups to non-profits and Government organizations to businesses, they keep in mind the needs and aspirations of the clients before commencement. With a firm belief in a strong digital presence, they help their clients by providing website optimization solutions. These factors allow the firm to rank among the top web development companies in Pennsylvania.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"link":""},"insert":"Web Designing Services"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nAlong with web development, web designing services offered by the firm are eye catchy. You ask why and the reason rests in their modernized approach. All their web designs are based on the business purpose of their clients and suiting to the ethics and morals they follow. The simplicity and ethnicity define it all. So many more features they offer in designing a website are core reasons which have encouraged the researchers to rank them among the "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"top web design companies in Philadelphia"},{"insert":".\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"link":""},"insert":" Digital Marketing Services"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nTake it SEO or email marketing or page landing, Key Media excels at everything under the umbrella of digital marketing. The tactical SEO campaigns the company has strategized and executed have brought tremendous clients to the business. Their digital ads and blog posts are content focussed. The most important thing that they take into consideration is not letting go off the empathy which proves as an important aspect of the content. Such amazing services are expected to lead the firm among the top "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"digital marketing companies"},{"insert":" on the platform of GoodFirms.\n\nAbout GoodFirms"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Washington, D.C. based "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"GoodFirms"},{"insert":" is a maverick B2B research and reviews firm that aligns its efforts in finding the top web design and development and digital marketing companies delivering unparalleled services to its clients. GoodFirms’ extensive research process ranks the companies, boosts their online reputation and helps service seekers pick the right technology partner that meets their business needs.\n\nAbout Key Medium"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Founded in 2014, Key Medium is an award-winning digital agency that creates beautiful, branded experiences for sustainability-minded businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Key Medium has received praise for spearheading the growth of startup companies and lending affordable expertise and services to Philadelphia’s workforce development board, charter schools, and nonprofit organizations with high-impact missions through the "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Coding for Causes program"},{"insert":". For more about Key Medium, visit "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":" or follow on Twitter "},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":"@KeyMedium"},{"insert":".\n\n###\n\nAli Jaffar\nKey Medium LLC\n215.302.0280\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#0a090c","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n100 S. Juniper St, Floor 3, Philadelphia, PA 19107\n"}]}

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