Philadelphia Business News

News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA) USA – Philadelphia business news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service. Including finance, entertainment, tech news.

Vivica A. Fox to Host 2016 DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actress, producer and businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, will join chair of the Darby County PA Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr, to host the DogonVillage 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) Watch Party complete with dinner, dancing, DJ, and a live performance. Themed, ‘Celebrating the Black Vote,’ the soiree will be held Tuesday July 26, 2016 in the ballroom of the Sheet Metal Workers Union hall on Penns Landing in Philadelphia.

Host of hit TV Show ‘Hoarders’ Makes Special Guest Appearance in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TV Star and lead expert of the hit cable television show ‘Hoarders,’ Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at his newest Steri-Clean franchise. This franchise, owned by Lindsay Bednarek and Kelly Mahon, is hosting the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting. (*CORRECTED*)

Millennium Administrators Exceeds North Pocono School Districts Healthcare Cost Savings Expectations

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa., March 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millennium Administrators, a national benefits administrator, was contracted by the North Pocono School District in July, 2013 with the expectation that Millennium would assist in the teacher contract negotiations, as well as identify savings for the Districts healthcare benefit plan. Millennium provided several cost savings initiatives, which were implemented by the District during the contract year.

E’shee Clinical Esthetic Receives 2013 Best of Philadelphia Award

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second consecutive year, E’shee Clinical Esthetic has been selected for the 2013 ‘Best of Philadelphia Award’ in the Advanced Skin Care Products and Treatments category, by the Philadelphia Award Program.

Bolt Fitness Gets Patent for Newly-Inspired Fitness Product

PHILADEPLPHIA, Pa., Oct. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bolt Fitness announced this week that it was granted a patent (U.S. Patent D666,255) for a new, innovative fitness product – the Bolt Wheel – which brings the gym to the home.

Volunteers Voters Pledge Their Votes to the Most Charitable Political Party on VotesForCharity.org

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspired by the millions of dissatisfied Americans taking to the streets, Votes for Charity, Inc. is a democratic outlet for the disenfranchised voters in this country. Instead of voting for the status quo, the ‘Volunteer Voters’ will be able to use their vote to redirect millions of dollars from political propaganda, to the best charities in America.

Multi-Flow Industries Celebrates its 75th Year Anniversary

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., April 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Employees of Multi-Flow Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of fountain-dispensed beverages, are happy to announce their Company’s 75th Year Anniversary.

The Energy Cooperative Increases Wind Power in 2012 Electricity Mix

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Energy Cooperative, an electric generation supplier (EGS) since 1998, has announced that it is increasing the amount of Pennsylvania wind power in their 2012 electricity mix. The new renewable energy mix contains 99 percent PA wind power, of which 25 percent wind is sourced from the newly developed Highland Wind farm in Cambria County, PA.

Ex-Death Row Exonerees Demand Stay of Hank Skinner Execution

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry, 27 exonerated ex-death row survivors – all members of the group Witness to Innocence – urged the governor to halt the execution of Hank Skinner and allow for DNA testing in his case. Skinner, who was sentenced to death for a 1995 triple murder, has a scheduled execution date of November 9.

The Energy Cooperative Launches Clean Heat Initiative to help Consumers Save Money and Go Green

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 26, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Energy Cooperative, a member-owned nonprofit, announced today the official launch of Clean Heat, an initiative to educate and encourage consumers to use Bioheat – a blend of biodiesel and standard heating oil. Since the original creation of the initiative in February 2011, 1,000 additional members signed on to use Bioheat, bringing total member carbon dioxide reductions to over 1 million pounds in 2011. This is the equivalent of the emissions produced by a car driving 41 times around the earth.

Harvest Squeeze Lemonade, Marathon Restaurants team up to put the Squeeze on Childhood Cancer with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In their efforts in the battle against childhood cancer, Harvest Squeeze Lemonade will celebrate the National Rollout of the brand at the Marathon Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia. From Monday June 28 through Friday July 2, 2010 Harvest Squeeze Lemonade and Marathon will run a week of fundraising to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF).

Bookbinder’s Launches Two New All Natural, Gluten-Free Clam Chowders

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bookbinder Specialties, a PA Preferred Company, will introduce two new all natural and gluten-free clam chowders at the 5th Annual PA Preferred Giant Buyer Vendor Show at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex & Exposition Center on June 10, 2010.

Bookbinder’s Soups and Seasonings Division Acquired by Pennsylvania Corporation

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bookbinder Specialties, a Pennsylvania company, acquired the Bookbinder’s Soup and Seasonings Division from the Stephens’ Original Foods Company of Huntingdon Valley, PA, on June 23, 2009. The soups and seasonings are based on favorite recipes from the Old Original Bookbinder’s restaurant, established in 1865 in Philadelphia’s historic Old City.

7 Year-Old Patient Designs New Line of Baby Wipes Cases: The ‘HOPE Heart’ – Designed by Children, to Benefit Children

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cover Me Blue has partnered with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to create a new line of baby wipes cases, designed by a 7 year old patient at the hospital. All proceeds of the sale of this collection will be donated to the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at CHOP.

LuraTech Demonstrates Free-Form Recognition for LuraDocument PDF Compressor

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the AIIM International Exposition and Conference (Booth 344), March 30 – April 2, 2009, in Philadelphia, LuraTech will demonstrate its LuraDocument(R) PDF Compressor solution and an improved Form Recognition Module that has been expanded to include free-form recognition. These new capabilities enable users to eliminate many manual processes, including pre-sorting, and supports streamlined conversion of complex, multi-page documents.

Jimmy Jazz Announces Third Store Opening in Philadelphia Market; New Store Location Based in Roosevelt Mall

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban apparel and footwear retailer, announced today the opening of it’s latest retail site, located in the Roosevelt Mall, in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The new store opening is now the third Jimmy Jazz location in the city.

Life Settlement Firm Increases Capacity

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Milestone Providers, a Pennsylvania based life settlement provider, has announced the completion of their state-of-the-art life settlement acquisition and management software. This advanced software enables Milestone to process and evaluate vast amounts of life insurance policies and portfolios for sale in the secondary market, while maintaining their signature quick turn-around time.

Senator George J. Mitchell to Receive 2008 Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eisenhower Fellowships has announced that it will present the 2008 Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell. Eisenhower Chairman General Colin L. Powell USA (Retired) will present the award to Senator Mitchell at its annual board of trustees’ dinner in Philadelphia on May 15, 2008.

New Software Program Offers Solution to Recordkeeping for Gratuity Based Income Employees and Employers in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industries

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — J.M. Wick and Associates, Inc. has announced the release of P.I.T.: Personalized Income Tracking, a software program exclusively designed for personal at-home use of tracking tips for employees whose income is gratuity based, in addition to meeting the tip reporting needs of employers in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

Hundreds of Philadelphia-area Homeowners to Receive Foreclosure Prevention Help at Free, Walk-in Workshops with Mortgage Lenders and Counselors

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philadelphia-area homeowners at risk of foreclosure will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with their mortgage lender at the free HOPE NOW Home Preservation Workshop on Tuesday, April 1. Philadelphia is one of the early stops of this campaign offering the HOPE NOW workshops, co-sponsored by NeighborWorks(R) America.

International Group Launches Plan For Global Commons

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An unprecedented move to gather worldwide commentary on a new ‘global commons’ was announced today in Berlin by an international coalition including the Philadelphia nonprofit organization, Centre for Global Negotiations.

U.S. Facilities, Inc. Announces New COO

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF), a leading facilities maintenance and infrastructure support services firm based in Philadelphia, has announced Mr. William H. McAfee, III as its new Chief Operating Officer. The announcement, which was issued on Tuesday by the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, James C. Dobrowolski, will take effect immediately.

U.S. Facilities, Inc. Awarded Contract for Management Services for The City of Philadelphia Municipal Buildings

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Philadelphia awarded U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF) a four-year contract for facilities operations, maintenance and support services at three of The City’s largest municipal buildings (TRIPLEX) located in Center City, Philadelphia.

U.S. Facilities, Inc. Awarded Contract for Management Services at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) awarded U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF) a five-year contract for facilities management and maintenance services at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building (TMFJB) in The District of Columbia.

U.S. Facilities, Inc. Awarded Contract to Manage New Unified Communications Center in District of Columbia

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Oct. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The District of Columbia Government awarded U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF) a five-year contract to manage the Unified Communications Center. The UCC is one of the nation’s premier large, integrated call centers and public safety/emergency response facilities.

Alien Apparatus’ Solo Performer Show Controller Version 3 Sports a New User Interface and Improved Lighting Control Functionality

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 3. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system is unique in that all functionality can be controlled by the musician while performing by using a six-button foot controller to control software that runs on Windows and Macintosh computers.

Solo Performer Show Controller 2.4 Increases Play List Flexibility for Musicians Who Improvise Their Set Lists While Performing

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.4. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.

Alien Apparatus Company Solo Performer Show Controller 2.0 Adds MIDI Control and More

PHILADELPHA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.0. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.