Page 1

ors at Twitte FOLLOW ON TWITTER: Get the latest news as it’s posted by editors NOV. 23-29 2012




Insuring Sandy is no day at the beach JEFF BLUMENTHAL STAFF WRITER

Insurance professionals are dealing with an onslaught of claims emanating from Hurricane Sandy. According to Pr oper tyCasualty360.

BANKS com, 2012 had been a relaSandy damaged many branches. P23

tively low catastrophe year for most carriers until Sandy radically changed that. Estimates say the industr y could see SEE INSURANCE, P23


Volume 31 Number 41

SHOE SHOE-INS The aannual Women Wom of Disti Distinction Award wi winners. Inside In




Market share of insurers of homeowners in states exposed to Hurricane Sandy. State Farm Allstate 13.2% 10.7% Travelers Others 9.5% 53.5% Liberty Mutual 6.8% Chubb 6.3% Source: SNL Financial

From afar The game plan for Philly is to lure international visitors. P3

‘We were fortunate’ Jersey Shore businesses fight back from the ravages of the monster storm. P4



Pa. out to end unnecessary induced labor

Learning curve You learn something new every day — if you pay attention, says Harvey Mackay. P10

Hospitals curtailing elective deliveries before 39 weeks JOHN GEORGE SENIOR REPORTER

A former Philadelphia doctor leads initiative. P8




Hahnemann University Hospital is on pace to deliver more than 2,200 babies this year. So far, none of its deliveries can be classified as an elective inducement prior to 39 weeks. That’s by design. “There’s clear evidence waiting makes a dif ference [in outcomes],” said Dr. Daniel Guilfoil, the Philadelphia hospital’s director of labor and delivery. Hahnemann is one of nearly thr ee dozen Pennsylvania hospitals participating in an effort to improve birth outcomes through a series of initiatives

Peggy White, director of maternal child health at Hahnemann University Hospital and Dr. Daniel Guilfoil, the Philadelphia hospital’s director of labor and delivery, in the medical center’s nursery with a couple of new arrivals.

Just chillin’ Crawford ‘Chill’ Hill in CEO File. P13

THE LIST Networking associations P12 Cleantech companies P14

Breaking the region’s business news every business day



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A digest of other items you’ll want to check out in this issue of the Philadelphia Business Journal

Membership Opportunities CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Philadelphia is the industry’s premier business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in commercial real estate. Members are provided the opportunity to connect to a network of more than 150 local members and 8,100 national members engaged in all facets of commercial real estate.

Pennsylvania is out to end unnecessary induced births. P1


Insurance aftermath: ‘Rates had been on an upward trend. Sandy will add to that pressure.’ P1 Attracting international visitors is the city’s game plan. P3 To better align cor porate governance to industr y best practices, Beneficial Mutual Bancorp makes executive change. P3 After the big one , retailers down the Shore are weathering the storm. P4 P6 Two resurgent Chester County boroughs now have fur ther proof of their revitalization — coworking spaces. P7 A former Philadelphia doctor is leading the Louisiana birthing initiative. P8

GET INVOLVED. GET CONNECTED. BECOME A MEMBER. Meet powerful women. Make deals. Grow professionally.


ASK THE CPA Income Tax Planning Strategies


Banks move quickly to get Shor e branches back in action. P23 ENTERPRISE


Two small area manufacturers owned by Osage Industries have reversed their fortunes by coming out with new, patentprotected products. P10 Education is a stepping stone to success, but some of the most impor tant lessons aren’t taught in class, says Harvey Mackay. P10 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION





We’re pumped to present the most influential women business leaders in the r egion. Inside

How now taxes?

In the wake of the recent election results, we now know who controls the White House, Senate and House in 2013. The lame duck session of Congress has a lot of work to do, including dealing with the “fiscal cliff.” Reading the tea leaves, it appears many popular extenders (R&D, charity rollover and others) will be reinstated for a year and a realistic AMT patch will be set. Anticipate rates will remain the same for 2013 except for high incomers (e.g. $250,000 and above if married filing joint). Also expect estate and gift tax rules to be stricter in 2013. Finally, look forward to the next Congress addressing meaningful domestic reform in the individual and business arenas and more scrutiny of international tax transactions. John F. Kostenbauder, CPA, MT, MBA | Partner WeiserMazars LLP 501 Office Center Drive, Suite 300 Fort Washington, PA 19034 (P) 215-259-1000 x 4317 WeiserMazars LLP is an independent member firm of Mazars Group.













This general information is not intended to provide individual advice. Schedule an appointment with a professional to discuss your particular situation and needs. Questions sent to these professionals may be answered in future issues.

12, 15

Philadelphia Business Journal (ISSN 0744-3587) is published weekly by Philadelphia Business Journal Inc., 400 Market St. Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Periodicals Postage Rates paid at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and additional mailing offices. Subscription rate is $111 for one year, $222 for three years. POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to Philadelphia Business Journal Inc., 400 Market St. Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19106. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012



Attracting international visitors is the city’s game plan PETER VAN ALLEN STAFF WRITER


Philadelphia unveiled a r efined strategy for attracting inter national visitors this week. The new approach will tr y to bring more of an inter national flavor to conventions, while homing in on countries where it is already seeing an increase, the Philadelphia Convention & V isitors Bureau said. Star ting soon, it hopes to form a par tnership with corporations and economic development gr oups to help stretch marketing dollars. “It’s been dif ficult. There are not ver y many grants. The state has tightened its belt, the city has tightened its belt,” Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the PCVB , said by phone from London, where he is attending the World Travel Mar t trade show. Ferguson “We’re going to work with the public and private sector, including companies that benefit from international travel, to help shoulder part of the load.” The partnership plan was launched at the PCVB’s annual meeting, which was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Nov. 21. Last year, Philadelphia hosted 613,000 international visitors, ranking it No. 12 nationally, down 3 per cent from 633,000 in 2010, which paradoxically ranked it lower, at No. 13, according to the U.S. Depar tment of Commer ce Of fice of Travel and Tourism Industries. New York City had far and away the largest share of international visitors last year, with 9.2 million, a 10 percent gain. Other cities in the top five were Los Angeles (3.6 million, up 9 per cent), Miami (2.95 million, down 5 per cent), San Francisco (2.9 million, up 9 percent)

A family of tourists from abroad is assisted at Independence Visitor Center.

and Las Vegas (2.8 million, up 15 percent). At the Independence V isitor Center, about a quar ter of all visitors have been from outside the United States, up from percentages in the mid-teens in recent years, said President and CEO James Cuorato. Top 10 countries r epresented were China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Italy, Mexico, India and New Zealand. “There are a large number of gr oups, but we also get a substantial number of families and couples. Ther e are some ‘peak’ times when we see even mor e of an uptick in inter national visitation — namely September — but what has been impressive about this year is that it’s been a fairly constant flow,” Cuorato said, adding: “My staff speaks 10 languages.” Philadelphia’s challenge in attracting visitors stems in par t from a lack of awareness internationally about what the city has to offer. They may know vaguely

about the city’s role in American histor y, but the understanding may not be as great as the city might hope or expect, according to a 2011 study by Anholt, whose city “brand index” measures the reputation of the world’s cities. The study was funded by the PCVB in par tnership with the Economy League, Select Gr eater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inter national Airport and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. To combat the image or lack of image, the PCVB will focus mor e energy on growing international travel out of conventions, in effect building on group business that’s already booked. Strategic changes in the PCVB’s approach came out of focus groups and oneon-one interviews in the past six months. From the research, it developed a “global messaging” project that focuses on the city’s “modern renaissance,” how it “values innovation and education,” appr eciates outdoor life and sports, has a vibrant

views for more than a year. But analysts who track the bank believe the decision has nothing to do with Cuddy’s performance but rather is a step toward achieving independence. “Having someone ser ve as chairman, president and CEO can upset investors,” said Damon Delmonte, an analyst who tracks the bank for Keefe Bruyette & Woods. “This will allow Ger r y to focus JEFF BLUMENTHAL more on bank operations and not wor ry STAFF WRITER about overseeing the board. If it were an issue of per formance, the board would In a move designed to better align corpo- have come to a conclusion. He hasn’t done rate governance to industry best practices, a bad job. It’s just a really challenging enviBeneficial Mutual Bancorp said in a recent ronment. Philadelphia and South Jersey regulatory filing that Gerard Cuddy will no came into the recession later than the rest longer serve as the bank’s chair man but of the Nor theast and are slower to r eremain president and CEO. The filing said bound. There’s still not a lot of gr owth he will be replaced as chairman by board there.” member Frank A. Far nesi, a r etired Reed Smith banking lawyer Michael KPMG partner, who the bank said will Bleier said Beneficial is following the lead provide “critical experience” regarding ac- of many banks and nonbank corporations. “The thinking is that it’s too much aucounting and financial matters. Through a spokeswoman, Beneficial thority given to one person,” said Bleier, said it would have no comment and that the former general counsel at Mellon the details were in the brief filing. The Old Bank Corp. “If one person has all of those City-based bank has not granted inter- roles, it leaves little ability to second guess

that person. Most companies view it as good corporate governance rather than something being pursued by regulators.” Mark McCollum, an investment banker at Griffin Financial Gr oup and for mer chief financial of ficer of Sovereign Bancorp, said splitting the CEO and chairman duties pre-dates Dodd Frank and other post-recession regulatory reforms. “When I was at Sovereign, as the bank got bigger, it became an increasingly bigger chore for the CEO to keep all of the dir ectors informed about all of the strategic decisions made at the bank,” McCollum said. “So why not Cuddy have one person whose sole responsibility is to solicit the board regarding strategic decisions.” McCollum said as banks get lar ger, there is a propensity to split the roles. For a smaller, community bank, directors tend not to be banking experts. They could be local businessmen in other fields in the community. So they rely on the CEO more to lead as chairman. Beneficial seems to have righted its ship

Cuddy change at Beneficial a best practice

street life and is accessible and friendly. It will promote the region through www. Other sectors still r emain a priority, Ferguson said, including business travelers, students and their families and leisure travelers. In the past, much of the marketing was aimed at leisur e travelers and gr ouptravel markets, including those in W estern Europe. But Ferguson said that changed with financial troubles in some European countries, including Greece, Spain and Por tugal. And travel from one of Philadelphia’s top markets, the United Kingdom, was flat last year, with 92,000 visitors. So increased attention will be paid to the countries from which travelers wer e already starting to emerge organically, without the aid of marketing campaigns: Brazil, Russia, India and China. Nancy Gilboy, executive director of the nonprofit International Visitors Council, said growth of the India market developed, in par t, through the enthusiasm of one person. A Whar ton School student, Kanika Choudhar y of Mumbai, India, approached the IVC about ho w she could get more people from Mumbai to see Philadelphia. With help from the IVC and a letter of intr oduction from Mayor Michael Nutter’s office, she approached India’s largest group-travel operator, Kuoni Destination ManCuorato agement India. The company liked the idea and has since started group tours to Philadelphia. “We already have students studying here because of her. We’re going to see a lot of people [fr om India] coming her e,” said Gilboy. “It’s all about relationships.” | 215-238-5145

after experiencing a r ough patch that began toward the end of 2010, when it suffered three straight quarterly losses after taking a $51 million loss fr om its lending portfolio and responding with an expense reduction program in spring 2011 that included cutting 4 per cent of its employees and five of its branches. Credit quality has impr oved since then and Beneficial always had str ong capital levels. And earlier this year, the bank acquired SE Financial Corp., the holding company for South Philadelphia-based St. Edmond’s Federal Savings Bank, for $30.6 million. Analysts see the next big step for the bank, which is now the lar gest based in Philadelphia at $4.9 billion, being the execution of a second-step conversion fr om a mutual savings bank to a fully stock-owned institution. Beneficial completed its first step conversion in July 2007, concurrently closing its acquisition of FMS Financial Corp. of Burlington, N.J. Cuddy, a former Commerce Bank executive, joined later that year. | 215-238-5136




Post-Sandy: Retailers are weathering the storm PETER VAN ALLEN STAFF WRITER

OCEAN CITY, N.J. — Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy tore through the Jersey Shore, retailers and other businesses are focused on recovery. Like businesses ever ywhere, stores are getting ready for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. In this case, though, many are hanging up holiday decorations while also replacing sheetrock, dealing with spotty utility service and making calls to insurance agents, based on recent visits to random businesses from Ocean City to Brigantine. “We lost power and cable, which meant no registers,” said Jim Hennessey, owner of the Heritage Surf Shop in Ocean City. Like many businesses in Ocean City , Heritage, which is at 7th and West Avenue, had about three feet of water in the stor e during the storm. Prior to the stor m, employees stacked T-shir ts, boardshorts, bikinis and Ugg boots on tables and the higher shelves of racks. Hennessey said he expected water levels similar to the famous March 1962 winter storm, but incoming water exceeded even those heights. Many of the racks tipped over. A substantial inventory of sur fboards and wetsuits was on the second floor , untouched. “Now we’re getting ready for Christmas — we’re in a scramble for Black Friday ,” Hennessey said. To get ready, employees salvaged undamaged apparel. The shop’s second floor is open, but Heritage has rented dry retail space owned by Johnson’s appliance store on the 900 block of Asbur y, where it has set up a temporar y shop. To deal with not having registers, Hennessey is using technology the shop had pr eviously used for summer boardwalk sales: It is ringing out customers using an iPad, a $10 credit-card reader and a Verizon Internet hot-spot. Across the Shore, businesses were trying to get the word out that they’re open. At the base of the eastbound W alt Whitman Bridge in Philadelphia, a billboar d read, “So long Sandy … W elcome back friends!” The billboard was paid for by a $6 million advertising campaign relaunched this past week by the Atlantic City Alliance, a tourism marketing nonprofit funded by the casino industry. While news reports focused on damage to Atlantic City’s famed Boar dwalk, the city says it suffered minimal damage in its central casino-and-tourism district — and a driving survey of the city seemed to bear that out. But city of ficials say visitorship has lagged and r evenue was af fected by the storm, which closed down casinos for up to five days.

Arthur Weiler, owner of Pirate’s Cove Marina in Ocean City, complained that he hadn’t heard from his insurance company or FEMA as of last week.

Jim Hennessey uses an iPad as a cash register at Heritage Surf in Ocean City.

Scenes from Ocean City (clockwise from above). Debris on Bay Avenue, 9th and Asbury, North St. Beach, destruction on Atlantic Blvd., North End Beach Grill.

Not far from Atlantic City, in Margate, the iconic Lucy the Elephant attraction had extensive damage at its Lucy’s Beach Grille, but the elephant itself sustained only minor water damage and the gift shop was open for business. “Lucy dates to 1881, so she’s sur vived a few hurricanes,” said an employee in the gift shop. On the 900 block of Asbury, a central retail district for the north end of Ocean City, nearly ever y business r eceived two to three feet of flood water. On a recent day, there was a Ser vePro cleanup tr uck in front of a busi ness, employees car rying boxes, the whirr of ShopVacs, shop owners replacing sheetrock and repainting. At the Potomac Bead Shop, the proprietors were painting the walls and replacing damaged plumbing. Despite the work, many nearby stores, cafes, restaurants, spas and galleries were open for business. Signs on the doors said things like “Post-Sandy hours,” “Cash only — No credit card or debit sales,” “Yes, we’re open!” and, at the Lindsy James Salon spa, “We are open. 10 percent off facials — you deserve one!” In store after store, many shop keepers

used the word “fortunate” and “lucky” to describe their fate. At the Primo Pizza Shop in Brigantine, an employee said the stor e was closed for four days during the mand atory evacuations, but that it received just minor water damage. Pizzas were coming out of the oven, a big neon sign glowed brightly in the window and “Seinfeld” was blaring on a flat-screen television. “We were lucky,” she said. Likewise, at Who’s on First in Ocean City, the lights were on and, on a recent afternoon, the restaurant and coffee shop was doing a brisk lunchtime business. “We were fortunate. We just had a little bit of flooding. We were closed during the evacuation, but we wer e able to r eopen,” said an employee. Still, not everyone was so fortunate. On many blocks in Ocean City , Longport, Margate and Brigantine, there were

piles of debris in fr ont of houses — flooddamaged sheetrock, furniture, mattresses and the like. In some neighbor hoods, it was clear the ocean had ripped thr ough dunes, leaving the streets covered in sand — much like wintertime snow drifts. One area that was har d hit was the 300 block of Bay Avenue in Ocean City. At the Pirate’s Cove Marina, once a thriving rental shop for boats and personal watercraft, owner Ar thur Weiler surveyed the damage: docks tor n up like pick-up sticks, sheds knocked ar ound like children’s toys, boats laid out on debris and, possibly worst of all, the main water front building knocked off its pilings. Weiler and his wife continue to live on the sec ond floor of the shop, despite the building sitting askew on its foundation. “We haven’t heard from the insurance SEE JERSEY SHORE, P5 | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012




company,” Weiler said of his pr operty-andcasualty carrier. “We heard from our flood insurer, but we haven’t heard from FEMA.” Weiler, 72, grew up in Nor theast Philadelphia, where he ran Arthur’s Catering until eight years ago when they moved to Ocean City full time. “It’s a small business. We live on Social Security and this here,” he said, standing on plywood laid across holes in the dock. “Now we’re going to be star ting over. ... We need help, we need assistance. W e don’t want a grant. We just want a loan.” Weiler said his business bank gave it a couple months grace on its mortgage payments. But he said he didn’t have enough cash on hand to even hir e people to help with the early stages of recovery. “We need money just to clean up,” he said. At a nearby kayak-rental shop, roofers were making repairs and an American flag flew from a sign-post. The for mer owner was there helping out. He said a deal to sell the business closed the week before Sandy hit the Shor e. Days befor e the storm, he and the new owner scrambled to get inventor y — kayaks and other watercraft — into a warehouse in inland Pleasantville. “As soon as I saw the European [weatherforecasting] model showing the storm curving toward the coast, we star ted moving everything inland,” said the for mer owner, who hurried off when a tr uckload of building supplies arrived. ■

Some businesses were open, some closed and some were open with special hours that seemed about the same. Meanwhile, Lucy the Elephant remained standing tall in Margate and Atlantic City called out to friends it hopes to see returning soon.

Some people think law is an industry built on talk. We disagree. We think a law firm’s strength is judged by what it does, not what it says. We’ve built our name by doing – one case, one victory at a time.

Doing is an action. Talk is just words. And you know what they say about actions and words.



After Hostess Brands decided to liquidate, there was a “hold ever ything” moment: A bankr uptcy judge sent the company and its baker y union, whose refusal to heed a return-to-work ultimatum prompted the decision to dissolve, to mediation. Perhaps the Twinkie would be saved! Alas, talks went nowhere, and we headed into Thanksgiving thinking once again ab out who might swoop in

and buy the company’s pr oducts and plants, including one in Nor theast Philadelphia, and not whether the company as a whole could be saved.

as Dec. 31. T ypically, hospitals close mater nity wards over malpractice insurance costs and inadequate reimbursements from health insurers.

Maternity ward closing

Bye-bye, bank branches

Lower Bucks Hospital will join the ever-growing list of hospitals in the region that have closed maternity wards in recent years. The Bristol facility will get out of the baby deliver y business as early

Could your business use some operating capital?

A report by SNL Financial said the Philadelphia region has experienced mor e bank branch closings, 51, than any other metr opolitan area so far this year. Reasons? Many of the national banks that happen to be closing a lot of branches have major operations her e, and Philadelphia is what analysts call “overbanked,” with over 100 financial institutions operating in the area.

Mortgage settlement tally

A report found that the nation’s five largest mortgage ser vicers have pr ovided Pennsylvania and New Jersey homeowners with a combined $770 million in mor tgage relief as part of a national settlement the banks reached in Febr uary. So far in Pennsylvania 3,910 homeowners wer e aided, while 7,841 were helped in New Jersey.

Finally, a new supermarket

Bottom Dollar opened a super market in Philadelphia that was billed as the first new super market in the Br ewer ytown/ Fairmount neighborhoods in a decade. The site at 3101 W. Girard Ave. is the Salisbury, N.C.-based chain’s 40th in the region. ■

Most read on the Web This week’s top stories from

Your Solution: A Susquehanna Business Line of Credit As low as:



Whether you want to expand, capitalize on opportunities or just need extra cash, a Susquehanna business line of credit provides a smart way to obtain necessary funds. • Standardized terms that fit most business needs • Simplified applications & streamlined processing • More rapid decisions & turnaround — normally within 48 hours

To apply for your business line of credit, call us at 800.256.5022 or visit your local Susquehanna branch to speak with a business banking expert today.

1 Top 25 tourist attractions in the region 2 Business Journal’s Best Place’s to Work 3 Pfizer walks away from millions invested 4 High schools with highest SAT scores 5 Three reasons why Phila. leads in branch closings 6 Reading Philllies now Reading Fightin Phils 7 Q&A with Tom Blaxland of Comcast 8 Phila. region’s top 50 banks 9 Analyst puts timeline on possible sale of Citizens 10 GameStop closing 200 sites 11 Hostess buyer could be Sun Capital 12 Largest employers in the region 13 Big banks cough up $770M for homeowners 14 Gardner Denver names Larsen permanent CEO 15 Orbach buys apartments in NY, Phila.-area

MORE ON THE WEB Business Pulse Make sure your voice is heard. Vote in our Business Pulse poll.

Getting Social The Philadelphia Business Journal wants to connect with you at: PhilaBusinessJournal

Doing what counts™. | 800.311.3182 Member FDIC

*Secured variable rate line of credit. Minimum $50,000 line. Subject to credit approval. Rate subject to change. PhilaBizJournal | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012



Skylight Coworking, Reworkwc open in West Chester PETER KEY STAFF WRITER


Two resurgent Chester County boroughs now have fur ther proof of their revitalization — coworking spaces. Skylight Coworking of ficially opened in Phoenixville two weeks ago, joining Reworkwc (pronounced Rework WC), which opened in March. The two spaces have ver y different geneses — Skylight was the r esult of three years of planning, while Reworkwc grew out of two guys looking for somewhere to work on motor cycles — but both are part of a growing movement. Deskmag, an online magazine about coworking founded in 2009, found in a global survey that there were more than 1,300 coworking spaces worldwide in February and projected that the number would have increased to 2,150 by last month. The survey also found that while coworking is an urban phenomenon — 54 percent of coworkers live in cities with populations of more than 1 million — it has started to catch on in r ural areas, too. Coworking has been growing faster in communities with fewer than 50,000 people than it has in midsize cities, according to the survey. In Pennsylvania, it’s beginning to surface in smaller municipalities that experienced urban decay but are being revitalized. Reading has The T.E.A. Factory Co. and Lancaster has The Candy Fac-

may not. For Shannon Coghlan Reiss, Skylight Coworking is a dream fulfilled. The Tredyffrin resident has been interested in building communities since she went to work for Philadelphiabased association management company Fernley & Fernley after Shannon Coghlan Reiss founded Skylight Coworking. graduating from Shippensburg tory, both of which have an ar ts orienta- University of Pennsylvania in 1993. That, tion. combined with an inter est in the world Coworking spaces give members a of technology that she picked up in a place to work outside of a traditional of2003-06 stint with Global Knowledge fice setting and still be with other people. Training LLC, sparked her interest in Their amenities typically include desk coworking. She started working on a space and W iFi networks, but many business plan for Skylight in 2009, talked have conference rooms and kitchen to operators of other coworking spaces, areas, among other things. Their cheap- investigated locations for Skylight along est membership plans typically allow the Main Line but found the r ent there usage a few times a month, while their t o o e x p e n s i v e a n d s e t t l e d o n most expensive usually guarantee a Phoenixville instead. desk at all times. Reiss opened Skylight on a soft launch Shared office spaces have many of the basis on Oct. 15 to work out the bugs same features, but operators of cowork- and educate people about coworking being spaces typically try to build a com- fore officially opening it on Nov. 9. munity among their members while op“I was surprised ever y day during my erators of shared office space may or soft launch that people would come

Regional Leadership… Global Expertise. For 90 years we have focused on providing audit, tax and advisory services to non-profit organizations and financial services companies in the U.S. and around the globe. We have built specialized expertise and delivered exceptional results. Add in our all-inclusive fee structure, personalized service and partner involvement, and we are uniquely positioned for the next 90 years. If you have not found the expertise and results you need, find Tait Weller.

Philadelphia, PA

New York, NY

Iselin, NJ

through the door and they wer e total strangers and they wer e carrying their laptops,” she said. Reworkwc star ted because T om Hudzina and Jason Kir wan needed space to work on their motor cycles and thought others might be interested in it, too. Since some friends of Hudzina’s wanted to move their business’s headquarters into West Chester, Hudzina decided to try to find space with a storefront and a garage. After his friends decided not to move their business, Hudzina r ead an ar ticle about Independents Hall, the coworking space in Old City and told Kir wan about it. “We started this coworking space and said, ‘Let’s do the garage idea after we finish this one,’” he said. Both Skylight and Reworkwc ar e forprofit businesses, but both their operators are as interested in having a positive impact on the people who use their spaces and the towns in which the spaces are based as they ar e in making money. That’s also the case with The Candy Factory, said Anne Kirby, its founding member. “We are for-profit, but we’re really just about sustainability — ever ything that the coworking space makes actually gets funneled back into the space,” she said. | 215-238-5141



The Louisiana Birth Outcomes initiative director Dr. Rebekah Gee, a former Philadelphia OB/ GYN, with Dr. Alfred Robichaux, a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine at Ochsner Medical Center, one of the early adopters of an effort to reduce elective deliveries before 39 weeks in Louisiana. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012



Former Phila. doc leading Louisiana birthing initiative JOHN GEORGE SENIOR REPORTER

NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Rebekah Gee wants to make Louisiana one of the best states in which to have a baby. She has her work cut out for her. In recent years, Louisiana has ranked among the worst in a variety healthy births indicators. High rates of pr emature and low-bir thweight babies (those born under 5 pounds, 8 ounces) have cost taxpayers millions of dollars in additional care delivered to such infants in neonatal intensive-care units (NICUs). Gee, a former Philadelphia obstetrician who ser ved on President Obama’s Health and Human Ser vices transition team, is leading the Louisiana Birth Outcomes Initiative — a state pr ogram aimed at finding solutions to its poor birth outcomes. “We can’t fix ever ything,” said Gee, while driving to an appointment at one of the state’s 58 bir thing hospitals. “But in the ar eas that can be fixed, we want to innovate and do things first.” At the start of this year, Louisiana became the first state to accept a March of Dimes challenge to all states to r educe their premature births by 8 per cent over the next two years. Pennsylvania and New Jersey later accepted the same challenge. When the Louisiana Bir th Outcomes Initiative was launched in the summer of 2010, Louisiana, accor ding to the March of Dimes — which since 1938 has been dedicated to improving the health of babies by pr eventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality — possessed the highest Caesarean section rate among the 50 states, the second-highest rate of low-birthweight babies, the third-highest rate of preterm births and the fifth-highest infant mortality rate. The only healthy birth indicator where the state of Louisiana is per forming well is in the per centage of women receiving prenatal care, an area where Louisiana has ranked between third and seventh in recent studies. Gee said the low scor es, including three straight “F’s” on the March of Dimes premature birth report card, galvanized the state’s health depar tment, hospitals, physi-


babies are born preterm (Philadelphia: 64)





10.1 5.2 4.5 Black

On an average week in Louisiana... 184 1,249 133 babies are born (Philadelphia: 454)


13.9 14.3 13.1


6.6 6.2 5.6

7.9 5.5


Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births 2006-08



babies are born low birthweight (Philadelphia: 50)



11 babies die before their first birthday (Philadelphia: 5) Source: March of Dimes

complex. They include smoking, alcohol and illegal dr ug use, domestic violence, social envir onments that cause chronic stress, poor nutrition and poor pr enatal care. Other contributing factors ar e genetics, pre-existing health issues, and exposur e to environmental hazards such as pesticides. “We decided to focus first on hospitals and hospital policy because that’s something doable,” Gee said. “We’re not going to tell a women in Lafayette how to eat. That’s not doable.” Last year, the DHH began the “39Weeks Initiative,” a voluntary program in which hospitals agree to establish policies Financial stakes to end unnecessary early deliveries. The stakes, from a financial perspecInitially, DHH asked the Louisiana hostive, are significant. pitals with the largest percentage of births Labor and deliver y costs for an infant to participate. By Januar y, all of Louisiborn prematurely average $33,000, comana’s 58 birthing hospitals had signed on. pared to $4,000 for a full-ter m newborn, As a result, NICU admissions ar e down according to data complied by the March 20 percent to 40 percent statewide. of Dimes. Michelle Ailetto, DHH’s deputy dir ecThat means in Louisiana, wher e each tor of the Bir th Outcomes Initiative, said year about 7,000 women covered by Medthe 100 percent participation was accomicaid deliver premature babies, taxpayers plished without the state having to take foot the bill for more than $200 million in forceful action such as cutting Medicaid additional medical costs. payments to hospitals who didn’t comply. Gee, a practicing obstetrician and an as“Everybody expected us to use that lever sistant professor of public health and ob— J.T. Lane to force a change,” Ailetto said, “but we stetrics and gynecology at Louisiana State La. Assistant secretary of knew that wasn’t going to create the partUniversity, was named dir ector of the public health nerships and cultural changes we Birth Outcomes Initiative in 2010. The wanted.” program is led by the state Department of At Ochsner Health System’s Jef ferson Health and Hospitals. Parish hospital, a few miles nor th of New The state has allocated $1 million to the initiative for Orleans, Dr. Alfred Robichaux said embracing the 39each of the past three fiscal years, including this year week initiative did indeed require a cultural change at when $860 million was slashe d out of Medicaid to help Ochsner. “We threw down the gauntlet and said this is balance the state’s budget. where we are [in number of elective deliveries befor e 39 Advocates for the initiative won political support during weeks] and this is where we need to be,” said Robichaux, the 2010-11 budget deliberations by not asking for addia specialist in maternal and fetal medicine. tional state money to fund it. Instead, they proposed rediLisa Pellerin, assistant vice president of women’s serrecting money from low-performing programs. SEE NEW ORLEANS, P9 The reasons for poor birth outcomes are numerous and cians, and health insurers into working together to make improving maternal health a top priority. “These are people who don’t normally play in the sandbox together,” Gee said. Earlier this month, though, when the 2012 report cards were announced, the Mar ch of Dimes once again gave Louisiana its fourth consecutive “F” — one of three states to get such a distinction. Louisiana was faulted for having incr eases in both its number of uninsur ed women, which grew to 28.1 per cent from 25.4 percent, and in late preterm births, which went to 10.6 percent from 10.2 percent.

We’re focusing on things we can make progress on, rather than stretching everybody too thin.


39 WEEKS: Insurers are also urging mothers-to-be to wait and payment policies that discourage elective induction prior to 39 weeks gesthat include reducing early-term, non- tation.” Mary R. McElroth-Jones, a spokesmedically necessary deliveries. The obstetrical-care project is one of woman for UnitedHealthcare, said the 11 hospital-care improvement initiatives Minnesota-based health insurer plans to being funded through a $5.2 million add a measure for early elective delivery Hospital Engagement Network grant rates to its performance-based contracts awarded late last year to a group of orga- with hospitals and physicians beginning nizations led by the Harrisburg-based next year. McElroth-Jones said the company is Hospital and Healthsystem Association focused on providing education and out(HAP). “The two overarching goals of the reach on the topic to women, physicians project are to achieve a 40 per cent re- and hospitals. UnitedHealthcare and the duction in preventable harm and 20 per- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecolcent reduction in preventable readmis- ogy at Drexel University College of sions,” said Lynda Martin, a registered Medicine recently conducted a sur vey nurse and project director for HAP’s on patient perceptions of elective inparticipation in the Hospital Engage- ducements. “The study found that 92.4 per cent of ment Network. Mar tin said other initiatives, which involve a total of 131 Penn- the women surveyed believe that it is safe to deliver befor e 39 sylvania hospitals, are weeks despite the Ameriaimed at reducing or precan College of Obstetriventing infections, falls, cians and Gynecologists adverse drug reactions recommendation that and wrong-site surgeries. scheduled deliveries The other organizations should occur only after involved in the initiative 39 weeks of gestation,” are the Health Car e Imshe said. Cigna, which is provement Foundation, based in Connecticut and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, Quality Complications of nonmedically has a large presence in Insights of Pa., and the indicated deliveries between 37 Philadelphia, has worked closely with the March of Pennsylvania Healthcare and 39 Weeks Dimes to help educate Quality Alliance. pregnant women and proIn addition to r educing ■ Increased NICU admissions elective inducements, the ■ Increased transient tachypnea duced a video on the importance of waiting until medical centers are also of the newborn 39 weeks as par t of its working together to im- ■ Increased respiratory distress Healthy Pregnancies prove the safe administra- syndrome Healthy Babies program. tion of Oxytocin, a hor- ■ Increased ventilator support Aetna, the region’s secmone-based drug used to ■ Increased suspected or proven ond-largest managedinduce labor, and to more sepsis care company, also propromptly recognize and ■ Increased newborn feeding duced a video — “Waiting treat post-partum hemor- problems and other transition for Baby” — to educate rhaging, a leading cause issues members. In May, Aetna of maternal mortality. said it was intr oducing The elimination of non- Source: March of Dimes, “blended” hospital paymedically necessar y, California Maternal Quality ment rates for vaginal elective deliveries prior to Care Collaborative and C-section deliveries. a gestational age of 39 The blended payment weeks is one of the top goals of the American Congr ess of Ob- structure, the company explained, pays stetrics & Gynecology. Recent studies hospitals the same amount for vaginal have found such deliveries r esult in and C-section deliveries — rather than a more Caesarean sections and increased higher amount for C-sections. Aetna’s risk for infection, r espiratory distress plan calls for increasing rates for vaginal and development problems. Earlier de- deliveries, and slightly decreasing rates liveries that are not medically necessary for C-sections, which will neutralize any are also linked to incr eased admissions financial incentive for C-sections. Guilfoil and Peggy White, a registered to hospital neonatal intensive-care units and longer maternal lengths of stay — nurse and Hahnemann’s director of maall of which greatly increase the cost of ternal child health, agr eed the key to stopping elective deliveries prior to 39 care. weeks is patient education — early and Insurers on board often. Health Insurers are taking note — Patients ask for early elective delivergiven that in the United States a Cesar- ies for a variety of reasons, Guilfoil said, ean bir th costs $24,300 on average, but none justify the additional risk. while a vaginal birth averages $15,200. “They say I live far away or I had a The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Asso- baby at 37 weeks and ever ything was ciation, of which Independence Blue fine or that it’s r eally not convenient [to Cross in Philadelphia and Horizon Blue wait to 39 weeks],” he said. Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey ar e Guilfoil said they’ve even had patients members, has adopted a policy calling say their husband is in the militar y and for the gover nment, medical societies they want their baby deliver ed before and private payers to work together to the husband is deployed overseas. “prioritize prenatal care and postnatal “We’ve heard it all,” White said. health through education campaigns White said Hahnemann has develFROM PAGE 1

Worth the Wait

oped a set of criteria it uses to determine if an induction prior to 39 weeks is medically necessary. Acceptable reasons for an early deliver y include fetal distr ess, hyper tension, prolonged rupture of membranes and kidney disease. If the criteria is not met, the pr ocedure is not allowed. She said the hospital is in the process of conver ting the system fr om paper to its electr onic medical records system to make it easier to track patients and prevent unnecessary inducements. “We’ve had to send patients home,” White said, referring to patients who arrive for an elective inducement that failed to meet the criteria. “It’s r eally disappointing for them.” Guilfoil said the obstetricians at Hahnemann have spent the past few years working to reduce nonmedically necessar y elective deliveries and only had four last year.

National issue

Pamela Braun, a registered nurse and senior director at the Health Car e Improvement Foundation, said impr oving obstetrical care outcomes is a local as well a national issue. She noted the Centers for Medicare and Medicare services estimates about 30 percent of deliveries result in preventable harm to the mother or baby. Reducing early-term, nonmedically necessary deliveries “is a real challenge and continues to be a challenge for many of our hospitals,” Braun said. For a long time, said Braun, who earlier in her career worked as a labor- and delivery-room nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, it was common practice to deliver a baby any time a mom went into labor past 37 weeks. “Recent evidence has shown babies have better outcomes if delivered at 39 weeks, but changing [past practices] is easier said than done,” she said. At many hospitals, she said, deliveries are scheduled after the 37 weeks, but before 39 weeks, as a matter of convenience for patients or doctors. “At some rural hospitals you have a mom who had other pregnancies when she deliver ed quickly,” Braun said. “Do we r un the risk of her delivering in a car or at home because she can’t get to the hospital in time, or do we induce? These are dilemmas hospitals face on a daily basis.” Braun said other hospitals in the initiative have, like Hahnemann, developed criteria that must be met for patients to deliver before 39 weeks. “If the mom doesn’t qualify, a senior leader in the hospital obstetrical depar tment is contacted and the delivery can’t proceed without that person’s approval,” she said. “It’s called a ‘har d stop’ and it has been quite effective for hospitals. … It takes the decisions out of the hands of a nurse, unit clerk or scheduler.” Braun agreed improving outcomes requires greater patient education. “We had one patient who r eceived an email that was sent to hundr eds of moms,” Braun said. “It listed ways to convince your physician to deliver before 39 weeks.” ■




vices at Ochsner Medical Center, said the health system has empower ed nurses to monitor compliance. “Before, an order for [a pr e-39 week inducement] was written into a log and that was it,” Pellerin said. “No questions wer e asked.” Michelle Stieffel, the hospital’s director of women’s services, said nurses now use a software program developed in-house that has four criteria that must be addr essed before an elective inducement is approved. “If any criteria ar e not met, ever ything stops and the r equest is reviewed,” Stieffel said. “Basically, there must be a medical reason.” C-sections in the health system are down 12 percent and NICU admissions have dropped by 28 percent. Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, the largest birthing hospital in Louisiana, has reported a 20 percent decrease in NICU admissions. Data reported through February 2012 show that 14 of the hospitals participating in the 39 Weeks Initiative decreased elective deliveries by 60 percent to 80 percent. J.T. Lane, assistant secr etary of the state Office of Public Health, said the initiative is not designed to tackle every factor that contributes to poor birth outcomes. “We’re focusing on things we can make progress on, rather than stretching everybody too thin,” Lane said. Lane said he was in W ashington, D.C., this summer where he was asked to shar e the state’s experiences tr ying Lane to improve bir th outcomes with officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, which has made reducing infant mor tality rates a national priority. A recent Birth Outcomes Initiative project involves the use of the Lahart tool. Lahart is an acronym for the Louisiana health assessment referral and tr eatment. Caroline Brazeel, program coordinator for the Bir th Outcomes Initiative, said the Web-based tool streamlines the screening and referral process for pr egnant Medicaid-eligible women. The tool screens for tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse and for domestic violence, Brazeel said, and has built-in referral mechanisms. To entice physicians to use Lahart, Louisiana providers are paid up to $50 for conducting prenatal behavioral health screening and brief interventions when needed. In July, the Birth Outcomes Initiative added a preconception component to its ef forts through an interpregnancy-care program led by the Gr eater New Orleans Community Health Connection, a gover nment-funded program designed to restore and expand access to health ser vices after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005. The program, which features home and community-based case management and social services, is targeted at New Orleanians who recently delivered preterm or lowbirthweight babies or experienced fetal or infant deaths. | 215-238-5137

Enterprise 10

‘They’re getting tired of competing on price because that’s a terrible place to be.’ Robert Trent | Center for Value Chain Research P11


Swim With the Sharks

Rolling along on a reversal of fortune

Harvey Mackay

Lessons they don’t teach you in school




Bill Frame, president and CEO, Ballymore Co. Inc. and Jacob Holtz Co., holding a caster that was made by Holtz in the company’s Lester, Delaware County, factory.

wo small ar ea manufacturers The products were developed by Bill owned by Osage Industries have Frame, who was hir ed by Osage’s manreversed their for tunes by comaging partner, Robert Adelson, to lead ing out with new, patent-protected Ballymore in 2001 and Jacob Holtz in products. 2005. Parkesburg-based Ballymore Co. Inc. “Bill never met an engineering chalhas developed a version of the r olling lenge he didn’t like and so he came in steel and aluminum ladders used in and totally reinvented the product line,” PETER KEY warehouses that can be p ut in sturdy, Adelson said of Frame’s work at Jacob STAFF WRITER relatively compact boxes. Holtz. The Jacob Holtz Co., which is based in As a result of Frame’s ef for ts, both Lester, has developed a proprietary caster made of compos- companies are growing. ite plastic material for bed frames and retail displays. Ballymore’s revenue has increased 360 percent in the past Those and other products have allowed Ballymore to move three years to more than $20 millio n this year, according to some of its manufacturing back fr om China and enabled Frame and Adelson. Jacob Holtz to take back market share from Chinese makers. The company also is bringing back some of the manufac-

The saga of Ballymore and Jacob Holtz companies

ducation is a stepping stone to success, but some of the most important lessons aren’t taught in class. There are plenty of life lessons that we need to know, and the textbooks often do not have chapters on them. Here are some lessons you should learn in order to grow both in your career and in your personal life. You can’t do everything yourself. Control freaks make the job harder and foster resentment among the troops. Learn your limits so you can concentrate on what you do best and delegate the rest to people (or tools) capable of doing as good a job, or better. You need to understand finance. No matter what field you’re in, a basic understanding of how money flows in and out of your organization will help you stand out from your peers and enable you to make better professional and personal decisions. You don’t always get a second chance. Failure isn’t necessarily fatal, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get unlimited opportunities to try, try again. Learn to distinguish between foolhardy gambles and reasonable risks. Do your best – but be ready to move on if things don’t work out. Failure is not falling down, but staying down. Your attitude is paramount. Stay upbeat no matter what happens. Employers and co-workers respond to your positive energy and outlook. You’ll be more motivated and productive if you approach your work with optimism and a can-do spirit. Your attitude, plus your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously. Starting your day with a good laugh is as beneficial to your health as it is to your mood. There is no place that needs humor more than the work-





HOLTZ: The company is bringing back some manufacturing it had moved to China FROM PAGE 10

turing it had moved to a plant in China. That has enabled it to boost its staf f at Parkesburg to 45 and Frame said it plans to add more people next year. Jacob Holtz’s growth hasn’t been as dramatic, but its for tunes had sunk much lower than Ballymor e’s. Frame said the company’s employment is back up to 25, about where it was before Chinese manufacturers all but took over the caster business, and Adelson said its revenue will top $10 million this year. Ballymore and Jacob Holtz ar en’t alone. Other U.S. manufactur ers are starting to move operations back from China and/or find ways to better co mpete with Chinese competitors. Two Chinese newspapers repor ted earlier this year that such lar ge U.S. manufacturers as Ford Motor Co., Caterpillar Inc. and Wham-O Inc. have begun winding down their contract manufacturing operations in China because of rising costs and deterioriating quality. Other manufacturers are finding ways to distinguish their items from goods made by their Chinese competitors. “They’re getting tired of competing on price because that’s a ter rible place to be,” said Rober t Trent, the director

of the Center for Value Chain Research at Lehigh University. Osage Industries is par t of Osage Partners, a family of three venture-capital firms that Adelson founded in 1990. The other two firms are Osage Venture Partners, which invests in early-stage enterprise-technology companies in the mid-Atlantic region, and Osage University Partners, which invests in companies started with technology spun out of universities. Osage Industries bought Ballymor e in 1997 and Jacob Holtz a year later for prices Adelson wouldn’t disclose. Ballymore “was a sleepy but pr ofitable niche manufacturer of rolling steel ladders and other ver tical solutions,” he said. Its CEO stayed on four years, the amount required by the sale contract. Through a search firm, Adelson found Frame, a Drexel University graduate who had worked for 21 years at the area operations of R yerson Inc., a Chicago-based metal pr ocessor and distributor. “[Adelson] kind of said, ‘Hey, this is a company where there hasn’t been anything new invented in the last 20 years, and to make it inter esting, we need to find some ways to innovate,’” Frame said. Under Frame, Ballymore has rolled

‘It allowed us to ship anywhere in the world cost effectively, which has really been a big boon to our business.’ Bill Frame Ballymore Co. and Jacob Holtz Co.

out a new pr oduct every year. The “Innovations” section of its website lists 14 products, of which eight ar e patented and one has a patent pending. Last year, Ballymore got a patent on a rolling ladder that, thanks to a r emovable step, can be stor ed in compact boxes that can be shipped cost ef fectively.

“It allowed us to ship anywhere in the world cost ef fectively, which has r eally been a big boon to our business,” Frame said. Like Ballymore, Jacob Holtz r etained its previous CEO for four or so years after Osage bought it. But the first CEO Adelson hired didn’t work out, so he turned to Frame. Frame said Jacob Holtz was a good company when Osage bought it, but when Chinese manufacturers decided to start making casters, they just about put it out of business. To remedy that, Frame set out to design a caster that was stronger and cost less to make than Chinese casters and could be made anywhere. He succeeded, getting patents on it in 2006 and 2007, enabling Jacob Holtz to recapture much of the business it lost to the Chinese. The company built on that success late last decade with the X caster, a patented composite plastic double-wheel caster that costs less and is much stronger than many single-wheel casters. “It’s really good for retail displays and other applications where you can replace a single-wheel caster with [one with a] 150-pound load capacity,” Frame said. | 215-238-5141

MACKAY: Arrogance is one of the deadliest human failings and can ruin a business FROM PAGE 10

place. Human resources directors will tell you that employees with a sense of humor are more creative. And much more fun to be around. Everyone smiles in the same language. I learned years ago that one of the most powerful things you can do to have influence over others is to smile at them. A smile comes as standard equipment for everyone! Your boss doesn’t have all the answers. Listen to your managers, but remember that they’re human, too. They don’t always have the best answers, so be prepared to offer solutions. Your job is to help them get things done, not dump problems in their laps. Offer solutions and support wherever and whenever you can. You never really know it all. Arrogance is one of the deadliest of all human failings and can destroy a business. It is the easiest to rationalize and the hardest to recognize in ourselves. Don’t confuse arrogance with confidence, which allows you to perform up to the level of your capabilities. As I like to say about arrogance, I know that you don’t know, but you don’t know that you don’t know. You have to market yourself. You’re responsible for your own success. Most of your managers and colleagues are too busy with their own issues to look out for your career. Look for opportunities to shine. Let people know what you’re capable of. And be ready to prove yourself. Beat rejection before it beats you. Rejec-

tion is — and always will be — part of business. For example, if it was easy to succeed in sales, everyone would want in. Rejection helps knock out the weak. You can’t take it personally. People don’t realize that in order to get the yeses, you must hear the nos. Honesty is the best policy. If truth stands in your way, you’re headed in the wrong direction. As the father of three children, one of my rules – especially when they became teenagers – was to tell me the truth immediately. That philosophy seemed to work for me, and quite frankly, I’ve always believed that telling the truth is the best policy. In business, it’s the only policy. You don’t always get a trophy. Don’t let ups and downs leave you down and out. Handling disappointment is one of life’s challenges, and often an indication of how you deal with adversity at work as well. Achievers focus on the road, rather than the bumps in it, to reach their destination. Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, the obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can’t let your disappointment get in the way. Mackay’s Moral: You learn something new every day — if you are paying attention. HARVEY MACKAY is author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.” He can be reached at, www., or by writing him at MackayMitchell Envelope Co., 2100 Elm St. SE, Minneapolis, Minn. 55414.

Mackay’s Moral: You learn something new every day — if you are paying attention.




Business networking associations and groups Ranked by number of local members

Ranks 26-36 Groups that ranked with fewer than 200 local members 26. Independence Business Alliance 27. Association for Accounting and Marketing, Philadelphia Chapter 28. International Coach Federation, Philadelphia Chapter 29. Subcontractors Association of the Delaware Valley 30. Net Impact Philadelphia Professionals Chapter 31. PBN Networking Group 32. Association of Career Professionals Philadelphia Networking 33. SMEI, Sales and Marketing Executives of Philadelphia 34 Business Marketing Association, Philadelphia Chapter 35. Business Marketing Association, Philadelphia Chapter 36. IT Pros- Philadelphia

2011 Rank 1











15 NA=Not available NEW= New to the list WND=Would not disclose Ties listed alphabetically


Source: Listed firms. Information on this list was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Philadelphia Business Journal. National Black MBA Association, Philadelphia Chapter survey was incomplete and, therefore, not considered in the ranking of this list. LI Live Philly declined to participate in our 2012 list. Serveral groups including BNI, Delaware Valley Chapter; Midlantic Business Alliance; Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group; Women’s Business Forum of Bucks County; ASPPA Benefits Council of Greater Philadelphia; eWomen Network, Philadelphia/ South Jersey Chapter; LeTip International, South Jersey Region did not respond to our inquiries by deadline. Only those that responded to our inquiries with a completed survey were listed. If you wish to be surveyed when this list is next updated, or if you wish to be considered for other Lists, please email Sharon Oliver at and make sure to include which list(s) you wish to be considered for inclusion as well as your contact information. Researched by: Sharon Oliver. Information for obtaining commemorative plaques, reprints or Web permissions can be obtained from the Business Journal’s designated partner company, Scoop ReprintSource at 800-767-3263 or No other companies offering similar services are affiliated in any way with the Business Journal.













Proud of making the list? To get this logo call 215-238-5127

2012 Rank

Name Address Phone | Web | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Local members

Local offices/ year est.


Top local official


My Career Transitions c/o Bart Ruff, Annamarie Walter and Carla Halloway, Penn State G.V., Malvern, Pa. 19355 610-648-3200 |


1 2006

Help professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area navigate through the career transition process


Main Line Society of Professional Women 175 Strafford Ave., Ste. 130, Wayne, Pa. 19087 484-253-1104 |


1 2009

Help accelerate the advancement of women in leadership roles by providing a forum to facilitate opportunities that will empower women

Eileen ConnollyRobbins


Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia One Commerce Square, Ste. 3320, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 215-640-3339 |


1 1985

Provide access to networking, resources and educational content to enable entrepreneurs to realize there business aspiration and vision

Anthony Mongeluzo


Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic 808 Hunt Road, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 856-345-9639 |


1 2007

Promote the region as a hub of mobile technology companies and resources


Technology Professionals Networking Group (TPNG) 226 Yorkminster Road, West Chester, Pa. 19382 610-216-3225 |


1 1993

Provide a forum for networking, information exchange, knowledge transfer and job lead sharing for information technology professionals in the Delaware Valley

Paul Villafane Sr.


Women’s Business Development Center 1315 Walnut St., Suite 1116, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 215-790-9232 |


1 1995

Offers a comprehensive menu of entrepreneurial training, counseling, woman business enterprise certification and networking

Geri Swift


Philly Startup Leaders 1735 Market St., #141, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 215-255-6955 |


1 2007

Provide support, resources and inspiration to tech-focused startup entrepreneurs and to foster the overall entrepreneurial ecosystem of Greater Philadelphia

Bob Moul


Jewish Business Network 4037 Pine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 215-222-9618 |


1 1981

Provides a forum for Jewish professionals to network, grow their businesses and affirm their Jewish identity

Harris L. Gubin


Young Professionals Network Philadelphia 200 S. Broad St., Ste. 700, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 215-790-3702 |


1 1996

Offers networking, professional development and volunteer opportunities to ambitious young professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region

Stephanie Balan


Latino Professional Network 1835 Market St., 4th Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 215-569-4666 |


1 2007

Latino professional network


Delaware Valley Area Association of Corporate Counsel P.O. Box 38, Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030 215-295-0729 |


1 1983

Worldwide in-house legal association


Greater Philadelphia Professional Network Various locations throughout Center City, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 NA |


1 1993

Professional networking for LGBT business professionals


Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Greater Philadelphia 373 Route 46 W., Bldg. E, Ste. 215, Fairfield, N.J. 07004 973-575-0606 |


1 2006

Empowers members as they develop and hone their personal leadership agenda, knowledge and skills


Financial Planning Association of the Philadelphia Tri-State Area P.O. Box 38, Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030 215-295-0729 |


1 1976

Assist members in their professional development and promote public awareness about the profession


ACG Philadelphia P.O. Box 524, Wayne, Pa. 19087 610-971-4806 |


1 1976

Network for middle market M&A focused on facilitating relationships, educating members on current trends and best practices and promoting awareness

John Lee


Public Relations Society of America Philadelphia Chapter P.O. Box 38, Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030 215-295-0729 |


1 1969

Provide opportunities for professional development, mentoring, networking for communications professionals

Blair Kahora Cardinal

17 TIE

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. 430 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton, Pa. 19403 610-279-6666 |


1 1962

Lead the construction industry, guided by the principles of merit construction and free enterprise, while promoting the highest level of quality, safety and training

Mary Tebeau

17 TIE

Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association 2119 County Line Road, Villanova, Pa. 19085 610-551-4736 |


1 1983

Serve members as the premier regional forum for leadership and advancement in the field of human resources

Laura La Buda


The CFO Alliance P.O. Box 921, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428 610-316-1660 |


1 2007

Helps financial leaders network, share knowledge and receive guidance to act effectively and decisively, driving their continued success as a financial leader

Nick Araco Jr.


South Eastern Pa. Society for Human Resource Management c/o SEPA SHRM Chapter Admin., 307 Clearfield Drive, Lincoln University, 19532 484-643-0393 |


1 1993

Serves the needs of human resource professionals who live or work in the Greater Delaware Valley

Roz Schaffer

21 1324 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19124 215-909-5047 |


1 2007

To provide the education and means necessary to manifest flourishing business relationships

John H. Lee

22 TIE

Nat’nl. Association of Women Business Owners, S. Jersey Chapter P.O. Box 2211, Medford Lakes, N.J. 08055 609-923-5889 |


3 2003

Offers men, women and women business owners valuable resources to help them grow their businesses, get into business and actualize career goals

Tracy Shields

22 TIE

Philadelphia Human Resource Planning Society (PHRPS) P.O. Box 1155, Havertown, Pa. 19083 800-871-9012 |


1 1979

Provides cutting-edge best practices and insight, professional development and a community of experts to help members’ address the business needs of today and tomorrow

Adam Berman


Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network 349 Lea Drive, West Chester, Pa. 19382 610-793-2946 |


1 1991

An open association of independent consultants in Philadelphia and the surrounding area


Nat’nl. Association of Asian American Professionals, Phila. Chapter P.O. Box 473, Philadelphia, Pa. 19105 856-313-8866 |


1 2004

Cultivate and empower leaders for professional excellence. Connect accomplished professionals for mutual success. Engage and participate with the community-at-large


Don’t waste time searching for local business news. Let it come to you. Top headlines are emailed to you Monday-Friday at 3PM. Sign up by visiting and clicking on Daily Update or just scan the QR code with your smartphone.


Bart Ruff

Chuck Sacco

Emily Scully

Thomas M. Molchan

Thom Cardwell

Judy Klein

Mark Rioboli

Ann McNally

Lori Chen


‘Many people and businesses are struggling, as they think that just because they exist, they are safe. Better think again — and fast.’ Todd Cohen | guest columnist | Perspective on People P14 | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012





‘Get above the clouds and take the long view.’

Must-attend events in the week ahead. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 How to Write a Résumé. 6 to 8 p.m., Park Central Library, 1901 Vine St., Director’s Room, Room 406, Philadelphia. Presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Free. Email savedovep@freelibrary. org.

PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: Crawford “Chill” Hill. Age: 60. Title: CEO. Company: Chill Expeditions. Type of company: International educational adventure and service company with offices in Ardmore; San Jose, Costa Rica; Granada, Spain; and Quito, Equador. Number of employees: Twelve employees and 25 contracted guides. Revenue in last fiscal year: $1 million. Recent project: Working with students from Connecticut and Massachusetts to install clean burning eco-stoves in indigenous communities to improve local health and save trees. Education: University of Pennsylvania, studied psychobiology in 1974. First job: Started travel business during and after college guiding Swiss Alpine mountaineering tours. Little-known fact about you: Been to virtually every Eagles home game since 1958 (masochist). Home: Ardmore.

Business Networking Lunch: Fiscal Cliff — 10 Things to Think About Today. 11:30 a.m., DaVinci’s Pub, 217 E. Main St., Collegeville. Presented by Verizon and Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Visit

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 Treasure Island, Exton Chamber’s 4th Annual Casino Night. 7 to 11 p.m., Downingtown Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Downingtown. Cost is $55$475. Presented by Exton Region Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Visit www.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 Movers and Cocktail Shakers: A Networking Reception and Presentation. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, 1414 S. Penn Square, Philadelphia. Presented by Center City Proprietors Association. Cost is $40 for members, $55 for nonmembers. Visit


JUDGMENT CALLS Best decision: Calling up my future wife to see what she was up to that evening in 1977 — we have been together ever since. Worst decision: The few times when I have not trusted my gut. Toughest decision: Giving up coaching wrestling, which I loved. Mentor: George Greenwood, legendary English teacher and coach at Episcopal Academy, who inspired me to figure out my own teaching/coaching philosophy.

TRUE CONFESSIONS Word that best describes you: Chill. Like best about your job: The opportunity to transform young people’s view of themselves and their planet.



Essential business philosophy: Sticking to preparation and quality yields results. Best way to keep a competitive edge: Get above the clouds and take the long view to see all the possibilities. Climb a higher mountain (always seek a new perspective). Yardstick of success: Number of customer referrals. Goal yet to be achieved: Our constant goal is to maximize the educational opportunities in every client’s expedition.


TD Bank Executive Series. Featuring Adam Aron, co-owner and CEO, Philadelphia 76ers. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Mansion on Main Street, 3000 Main St., Voorhees, N.J. Presented by Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey. Cost is $20 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Visit

Crawford Hill with a picture of students with whom the company worked on an expedition to Costa Rica. Like least about your job: Working with airlines every day. The most important lesson you’ve learned: Every situation — and I mean EVERY — can be viewed as either an obstacle or an opportunity. Life motto: “One’s education is what remains after everything you learned has been forgotten.” — Albert Einstein. Greatest fear: Not living to see the Eagles win a Super Bowl. Person most interested in meeting: Charles Darwin because simply by observing he synthesized man’s most influential idea — natural selection. Company you respect most: Nick Giangiordano’s barber shop in Strafford. He is a consummate professional and always provides great conversation. First choice for a new career: Cinematography,

telling stories visually. Greatest extravagance: Hot tub.

ET CETERA Award/honor most proud of: Honor of teaching great kids. Most influential book: “On the Origin of Species,” by Charles Darwin. Favorite movie: “Body Heat,” directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Favorite restaurant: Alma de Cuba. Favorite vacation spot: Andalucía, Spain. Favorite room in the house: Workout room. Sound body, sound mind. Favorite way to spend free time: Walking frequently along the Wissahickon, reading and thinking, hanging with family. Car you drive: BMW Z-4 convertible. ■

MORE INSIDE ON THE MOVE Romona Riscoe Benson, former African American Museum CEO, is manager of corporate relations at PECO. P14 COLUMN Being good at what you do means little if you don’t sell yourself. P14





ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING Johnsrud Architects promoted Michael Morris and Eric Morgan to associates, and John Natsis to associate principal. Previously, Morris and Morgan were designers and Natsis was project manager. Michael Wagner has been promoted to practice leader of ports and waterways at Urban Engineers Inc. Previously, Wagner was project engineer.

FINANCIAL SERVICES Pamela Arms has been named vice president of real estate lending at Continental Bank. Charles T. Lee III has been named senior vice president at Pennsylvania Trust. Previously, Lee was senior relationship manager at Brown

Camero Brothers Harriman. Jeffrey DeLay has been named specialty healthcare senior loan officer at TD Bank. Catherine Siegelski has been named manager at Univest Bank and Trust Co. Previously, Siegelski was manager at Sovereign Bank. Fox Chase Bank has named Sue Welch vice president of commercial lending and John Camero III senior vice president of business banking. Robert Tribuiani has been promoted to director of business development at SolomonEdwards. Previously, Tribuiani was business development executive. Andy Rachlin has been named vice president and market leader at The Reinvestment Fund. Previously, Rachlin was in-



terim chief of staff at the School District of Philadelphia.

HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCES Chari Cohen has been promoted to director of public health at Hepatitis B Foundation. Previously, Cohen was associate director of public health. Michael Swanick has been promoted to global pharmaceutical and life sciences industry leader at PwC. Previously, Swanick was U.S. pharmaceutical and life sciences leader and global tax leader. Merleen Harris-Williams has been promoted to senior medical officer of medical affairs at Health Partners. Previously, Harris-Williams was medical director of quality management. Jim Paradis has been promoted to presi-

dent of Paoli Hospital. Previously, Paradis was vice president of administration. Robert S. Farivar has been named chief of cardiovascular surgery of Pennsylvania Hospital at Penn Medicine. Previously, Farivar was at University of Iowa. Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, has received the G. Fred DiBona Jr. Commitment to Access to Health Care Award from St. Catherine Laboure Medical Clinic. Harvey Hurdle has been promoted from chief operating officer to CEO at Sellers Dorsey.

LAW Lamb McErlane PC Partner Stacey Willits McConnell has been selected as a five star wealth manager in the Philadelphia area

Rachlin | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012


by Philadelphia Magazine for the second consecutive year and Associate David Gomez has been elected as a member of the advisory board of Penn State University’s Brandywine Campus.

Community Association Institute.

Erin Loucks, associate of Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich, has been named to the Bethesda Project’s Young Professionals Advisory Board as member.

Jon Cochran has been named associate at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller.

Douglas Rosenblum has been promoted to partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti. Previously, Rosenblum was associate. Carl Weiner, principal of Hamburg Rubin Mullin Maxwell & Lupin, has been named chair of the board of directors of Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee for the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley chapter of the

Howard Meyers, senior partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, has been chair of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Holly Horsley has been named associate at Ballard Spahr.

MISCELLANEOUS Jeff Buzzelli has been promoted to senior vice president of business services of the Northeast division at Comcast Corp. Previously, Buzzelli was vice president of business services of the greater Chicago region. Robert Donato has been promoted from president to chairman and CEO at The Safe-


Riscoe Benson

gard Group Inc.


Roller Consulting Co. Inc. has named Timothy Wojcik and Dana Dallara as vice presidents. Previously, Wojcik was director of financial analysis and reporting.

DMW Direct has named Jean Anne Patrice Gallagher human resources coordinator and Jillian Appicello-Heyl account manager.

Romona Riscoe Benson has been named manager of corporate relations at PECO. Previously, Riscoe Benson was president and CEO at African American Museum in Philadelphia.

MARKETING & MEDIA Veronica McKee has been named director of marketing at Solo-

EDUCATION Karl Thallner and Lisa Yang have been named to Harcum College board of trustees.

REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT Sean T. Durkin has been named industrial sales division representative at Roddy Inc. Previously, Durkin was at Coldwell Banker Commercial.

SUBMIT ITEMS ALL PEOPLE ON THE MOVE SUBMISSIONS are now gathered through an online submission form at Emailed press releases will be returned to sender. Mailed releases are discouraged but can be sent to People Editor, Philadelphia Business Journal, 400 Market St., Suite 1200, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106. Photos will not be returned. Direct questions to: ssherwood@

Are you technically proficient? Great! But it’s not enough As the sluggish economy drags on, I am constantly reminded of the movie “Field of Dreams.” Those of us who remember the movie almost certainly remember the famous line, “If you build it, they will come.” It became a household saying and has resonated with me for years. As I work to help people learn how to sell themselves, I see this notion being played out over and over. In other words, being good at what you do is not good enough anymore. You can’t just build a field and expect anyone to come. Companies that once had business “thrown” at them now have to figure out a way to see themselves in a very different way and — in many cases — need to learn to sell in the first place. People, whether they’re employed or unemployed, need to know and embrace the fact that being great at what you do is not good enough. You have to sell yourself and your contribution to the business every day. If you can’t or don’t, you become irrelevant almost overnight. Sound obvious? You would be very surprised at how many people and busi-

Perspective on People Todd Cohen

nesses are struggling, as they think that just because they exist, they are safe. Better think again — and fast. So how do we avoid the trap of irrelevancy and get people to come to the fields we have built? It just involves a behavior switch — a mental mind change, if you will. It’s not easy and it’s not optional. Here are three things to do to make sure that you are staying ahead of the irrelevancy curve: Say what you do and what you’re good at! When people ask you what you do or what your company does, what do you say? If you answer with your title or your mission statement, you will have a problem. You have exactly five seconds to say something that will immediately engage and inspire people to want to talk

with you and learn more. This is your best chance to sell yourself or your company — and it may well be your last chance, too. If you create an answer that talks about what you DO, then you are most likely to get a chance to keep the conversation going. This is called your value proposition. Just having a title says nothing about what you do or, more important, whether you are good at it! Get out of the silo and sell yourself! Are you commanding a silo? If you are vying for a job or a promotion or wondering what can be done to help a company grow, take a hard look at how siloed you or your division or company section have become. It’s no longer acceptable, and it’s certainly not safe to think that by being deep and unseen you will be competitive and sought after. Companies that are breaking down silos are doing better, and the professionals previously in the silos are coming out and getting the chance to showcase what they do and how well they do it! Get out of the silo and sell yourself! Know your impact! One of the core tenets I frequently talk about is asking the hard question of people: Do they know

how they actually impact a customer? Like the notion of not being in a silo, you must be able to demonstrate how what you do is more than just being good at it — it’s about selling how your skills in some way or fashion helped a customer or a prospect say “yes.” A sale is not someone else’s problem, and you do play a role in that process. Can you help people see that what you do actually helps other people say “yes” to a company’s product or service? I call this having a “line of sight to revenue.” In short, being good is not nearly good enough. Being good at what you do and keeping it a secret in a silo is not a good idea either. You have earned the right to sell what you do if you are that good and get others to see your skills and expertise. Don’t expect that people will just get it and come to you. It will never be that way again. You have built a field. Now you must get them to come to it. TODD COHEN is the principal of Sales Leader LLC, a speaking and consulting firm focused on growing sales through sales culture. Visit for more information.

THE LIST | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Cleantech companies Ranked by number of local employees Note: Several companies were invited to participate on this list via email invitation and this list represents those companies that responded to our survey inquiries. To view Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania directory of cleantech companies from the PA Energy Economy Map in the eight county Philadelphia region visit our online Caspio chart at

Name 2012 Address Rank Web | Phone

Employees: local/ Year total founded


Clean technologies, practices, or options offered


Type of clients or industries serviced

Local executive

Thomas E. Munlyn tmunlyn@


Sci-Tek Consultants Inc. 1500 Market St., 12th Floor, E. Twr., Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 267-702-2028 |

13 35


Provides engineering, design and consulting services in sustainable and green infrastructure technology

Commercial, industrial, public, private and nonprofit


Momentum Dynamics Corp. 3 Pennsylvania Ave., Malvern, Pa. 19355 484-320-8222 |

9 9


An advanced power electronics company with a wireless inductive charging technology serving the automotive, transportation and industrial markets

Commercial fleets, passenger vehicles, municipal and state agencies, applied industries and markets

Andy Daga


ZUMO Energy 7000 Terminal Square, Upper Darby, Pa. 19082 610-734-1245 |

2 6


Energy automation software and web-based applications; EnergySmart automated LED lighting equipment and systems intelligent micro-grid systems

Public and private infrastructure

Lawrence Silverman gridplex@


Enbala Power Networks 625 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428| 484-539-1870 |

1 51


A smart grid company that creates a new revenue stream for electricity users to participate in the modernization of the electric power system

Commercial, industrial and institutional

NA=Not available WND=Would not disclose Ties listed alphabetically Source: Listed firms. Information on this list was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Only those that responded to our inquiries were listed. If you wish to be surveyed when this list is next updated, or if you wish to be considered for other Lists, email Sharon Oliver at soliver@ and make sure to include which list(s) you wish to be considered for inclusion. Researched by: Sharon Oliver Information for obtaining commemorative plaques, reprints or Web permissions can be obtained from the Business Journal’s designated partner company, Scoop ReprintSource at 800-767-3263 or No other companies offering similar services are affiliated in any way with the Business Journal.

Keyvan Cohanim kcohanim@

Proud of making the list? To get this logo call 215-238-5127

Like the Philadelphia Business Journal? Come “like us� on Facebook or “follow� us on Twitter.

ĔććĘĆ­Ä”ÄœÄ“ÄŠÇĄ ēĈǤ ĘÄ?ÄŠÄ—ÄŠÄ’ÄŽÄŠÄ—Ä?ĊĈĚęĎěĊ ĊĆėĈÄ? ÄŽÄ—Ä’ Ä“ĔėęÄ?ĒĊėĎĈĆĕĊĈĎĆđĎÄ&#x;ÄŽÄ“ÄŒ Ä“ đĊĆēęĊĈÄ?ÇĄēĊėČĞĆ­ĚĘęĆĎēĆćĎđĎęĞ ƒ Ƽ…‡•‹Â?ÂŠÂ‹ÂŽÂƒÂ†Â‡ÂŽÂ’ÂŠÂ‹ÂƒÇĄ‡Â?Ž‘ƒ”Â?ÇĄƒÂ? ”ƒÂ?…‹•…‘ǥ‡™‘”Â?ĆŹ‘”‘Â?–‘ ƒ 10 Partners and a Team of 30 Dedicated Solely to the Cleantech Space ƒ Successfully Completed More Than 1,000 Searches in the Sector, including 120 CEOs ƒ ‡Ž‡„”ƒ–‹Â?‰—”͕͙–Š‡ƒ”‘ˆš…‡ŽŽ‡Â?…‡‹Â?–Š‡ Â?†—•–”›

ĜĜĜǤÄ?ĔććĘęĔĜēĊǤĈĔĒ Â?†›‘™Â?‡ǥČ ͚͕͔Ǥ͙͚͘Ǥ͜Í?Í?Í”Č ƒ–‘™Â?‡̡Š‘„„•–‘™Â?‡Ǥ…‘Â? ‡˜‹Â?”‘™Â?ÇĄ‡Â?‹‘”ƒ”–Â?‡”Č ͚͕͔Ǥ͙͛͘ǤÍ?Í?͘Í?Č Â?„”‘™Â?̡Š‘„„•–‘™Â?‡Ǥ…‘Â? ”ƒÂ?†›ÂƒÂ—ÂŽÇĄ‰”Ǥ‡•‡ƒ”…ŠĆŹƒ”Â?‡–‹Â?‰Č ͘͘͜Ǥ͕͗͜ǤÍ?͕͚͔Č „”ƒÂ?†›̡Š‘„„•–‘™Â?‡Ǥ…‘Â? “Hobbs & Towne has been an invaluable partner to EnerTech over the past 15 years -- they †‡ƤÂ?‡ ‡š‡…—–‹˜‡•‡ƒ”…Š in the energy and …Ž‡ƒÂ?–‡…ŠÂ•Â’ÂƒÂ…Â‡Ç¤Çł

“Hobbs & Towne has taken on some of our most critical projects at Ž‡‹Â?‡”‡”Â?‹Â?•ǤŠ‡‹””‡•‡ƒ”…Š capability, access to top talent, and process is ™‘”Ž†Â…ÂŽÂƒÂ•Â•Ç¤Çł

“Great Team! Great Network! Great Results! Hobbs & Towne is a pleasure to work with and most importantly, –Š‡›Â†Â‡ÂŽÂ‹Â˜Â‡Â”Ǥdz

Scott Ungerer, Managing Partner EnerTech Capital

Jordan Ormont, Partner Ž‡‹Â?‡”‡”Â?‹Â?•ÂƒÂ—Ƥ‡Ž†›‡”•

Scott MacDonald, Partner McRock Capital

Business Leads 16

Search for leads in our real estate listings of the region’s home sales. High-end home sales


READERS GUIDE A newspaper filled with exciting stories is one thing. A newspaper that can help boost your cash flow is another. The Leads section of the Philadelphia Business Journal is designed with both principles in mind. This data is meant to represent vital news of record. The following guide will help you to understand our Leads section, and how you can best use the items to grow your business, increase your cash flow and keep informed about what’s happening in the region’s business world. If you have questions about any of this information, call Managing Editor Dell Poncet at 215-238-5147.

HOW TO USE LEADS Business Leads is a weekly compendium of information taken from government records available mainly from public sources and documents in the cities, counties and states that make up metropolitan Philadelphia. Information is compiled by American City Business Leads, 877-593-4157. This information (plus phone numbers) is available via e-mail subscription. Please call 877-593-4157 for average counts and cost information.

NEW BUSINESS NAMES New businesses can be found among Business Firm Registrations, Business Name Registrations, New Corporations, Professional Corporations and Fictitious Names. The Fictitious Names designation represents the registration of corporations that are not named after principal owners. These listings include the address of the business, the nature of the business and are a great place to find your next customer.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS These are recent real estate sales; they include the identities of seller and buyer, address and price. These records are especially useful for contractors, financial planners, real estate agents, insurance sales people, retailers, interior design firms, home-improvement vendors and others who want to welcome newcomers.

LIENS These include those filed by the Internal Revenue Service, the state and any mechanic’s liens. The information we provide includes the identity of the party against whom a lien was placed, address and amount of the lien. Useful for credit managers, loan officers, contractors, professionals such as accountants and lawyers, vendors and collection services.

LEGAL ACTION Judgments The result of a court order; includes case number, plaintiff and defendant names, and monetary awards. Suits filed New litigation filed in state court; includes case number, plaintiff and defendant names, date of filing and nature of action. Bankruptcies Includes Chapters 7, 11 and 13 filings. Chapter 7 is filed by businesses liquidating their assets; Chapter 11 is filed by businesses reorganizing; and Chapter 13 is typically filed by individuals with business-related debt. Useful for creditors, financial planners and credit agencies.

INDEX Bankruptcies ........................................................................16 Business firm registrations................................................16 Business name registrations .............................................17 Court judgments..................................................................20 Federal tax liens ..................................................................16 Fictitious names ..................................................................17 High-end homes...................................................................22 Lawsuits filed.......................................................................20 Mechanics liens....................................................................16 New corporations................................................................17 Real estate transactions ....................................................20 Release of federal tax liens ...............................................16 Release of state tax liens ..................................................16 State tax liens......................................................................16 New Business Registrations and Real Estate Transactions are available on disk or via e-mail. Call 877-593-4157.

P22 | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

BANKRUPTCIES EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA DIVISION CHAPTER 7 R.W. Thomas Design Builders Inc., 162 Pine Crest Lane, Lansdale 19446; Assets, $8,719; Debts, $155,775; Major Creditor, PNC Bank, $98,814; Attorney, Dustin G. Kreider; case #12-20580, 11/13/12. AT Properties Group LLC, 3808 W. Ninth St., Trainer 19061; Assets, $100,001 to $500,000; Debts, $500,001 to $1,000,000; Major Creditor, not shown; Attorney, pro se; case #1220619, 11/14/12. CHAPTER 11 M&M Stone Co., 2840 W. Clymer Ave., Telford 18969; Assets, $10,000,001 to $50,000,000; Debts, $1,000,001 to $10,000,000; Major Creditor, not shown; Attorney, Gregory R. Noonan; case #1220469, 11/09/12. West Bradford Development Company LLC, 109 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford 19317; Assets, $500,001 to $1,000,000; Debts, $500,001 to $1,000,000; Major Creditor, not shown; Attorney, Thomas D. Bielli; case #12-20669, 11/15/12. Pennsbury Villages Associates LLC, 220 W. Gay St., West Chester 19380; Assets, $1,000,001 to $10,000,000; Debts, $1,000,001 to $10,000,000; Major Creditor, not shown; Attorney, Thomas D. Bielli; case #12-20671, 11/15/12.

FEDERAL TAX LIENS CHESTER COUNTY BUSINESS Angelo J. Zunino & Son Inc., 312 Bucktoe Road, Avondale 19311, $46,491, case #FT1200658-FT, 10/31/12. India Garden Inc., 531 E. Gay St., West Chester 19380, $16,419, case #FT1200671-FT, 10/31/12. Premier Woodcraft Ltd., 131 Birch St., Coatesville 19320, $79,150, case #FT1200685-FT, 11/05/12. DS Guest Excavat-

ing Inc., 302 Murray School Road, Pottstown 19465, $17,538, case #FT1200686-FT, 11/05/12. PERSONAL Peter C. Nellius, 501 Kelleher Drive, Landenberg 19350, $111,494, case #FT1200657-FT, 10/31/12. Robert J. Rogers, 125 Prospect St., Phoenixville 19460, $65,159, case #FT1200664-FT, 10/31/12. William A. Littleton/ Carol A. Littleton, 214 Devon State Road, Devon 19333, $86,927, case #FT1200670-FT, 10/31/12. Mazharul H. Zaim/Ameena Zaim, 171 Pembrooke Circle, Phoenixville 19460, $55,384, case #FT1200673-FT, 11/01/12. Roger I. Erro, 1690 Yellow Springs Road, Chester Springs 19425, $743,938, case #FT1200677-FT, 11/01/12. Kenneth L. Cloud, 950 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley 19060, $106,373, case #FT1200678-FT, 11/05/12. Albert L. Moreno, 1426 Old West Chester Pike, West Chester 19382, $213,186, case #FT1200679-FT, 11/05/12. Garvey D. Jonassaint/ Tracy L. Rock, 1913 Parkerhill Lane, Chester Springs 19425, $112,106, case #FT1200680-FT, 11/05/12. Thomas J. Morrollo, 205 Scott Drive, Exton 19341, $72,103, case #FT1200688-FT, 11/05/12.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS Currency Now Inc., 1218 Charter Lane, Ambler 19002, $55,624, case #2012-71409, 11/07/12. Willow Medical of Maryland Inc., 768 Bethlehem Pike, Spring House 19477, $168,883, case #2012-71422, 11/07/12.

CAMDEN COUNTY BUSINESS Cooper-Wilbert Vault Co. Inc., 621 Atlantic Ave., Barrington 08007, $87,269, (941), Book/ Page 9674/161, 10/10/12. On Site Staffing Inc., 28 Box Turtle Lane, Sicklerville 08081, $66,136, (CIVP), Book/Page 9674/165, 10/10/12. Nickles Contracting Inc.,

1440 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights 08035, $37,275, (941), Book/ Page 9674/170, 10/10/12. PERSONAL Fred and Shelli Berlinsky, 2 Galloping Hill Road, Cherry Hill 08003, $131,351, (1040), Book/ Page 9675/148, 10/11/12. Matthew H. and Loretta M. Adler, 8 Simsbury Drive, Voorhees 08043, $635,449, (1040), Book/ Page 9675/151, 10/11/12. Michael White Sr. and K. Bridges-White, 59 Mullen Drive, Sicklerville 08081, $299,328, (1040), Book/Page 9675/152, 10/11/12.

STATE TAX LIENS MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS Lindies, 638 Markley St., Norristown 19401, $32,113, (revenue), case #2012-62513, 11/05/12. Drafting Room at Spring House, 900 Bethlehem Pike, Spring House 19477, $24,450, (revenue), case #2012-62516, 11/05/12. MTK Automotive, 20 W. Hancock St., Lansdale 19446, $12,748, (revenue), case #2012-62527, 11/05/12. Cutler Cleaning Service Inc., 5224 Kingwood Road, King of Prussia 19406, $15,122, (revenue), case #2012-62536, 11/05/12. Crown Door Co. Inc., 426 Easton Road, Horsham 19044, $11,978, (revenue), case #2012-62543, 11/05/12. Perkys Inc., 295 E. County Line Road, Hatboro 19040, $20,509, (revenue), case #2012-62546, 11/05/12. Almeklafi Inc./Mogeeb Almeklafi, 209 Ebony Court, Ambler 19002, $12,162, (revenue), case #2012-62557, 11/05/12. Victoria Dipaul/Almeklafi Inc., 309 Ebony Court, Ambler 19002, $12,162, (revenue), case #201262558, 11/05/12. Premier Urgent Care at Kennett/Edward M. Silverman, 1425 Beaumont Drive, Gladwyne 19035, $11,224, (revenue), case #2012-62581, 11/05/12. Silvestris Restaurant and Caterers LLC, 1126 Horsham Road, Ambler 19002, $339,003, (revenue), case #2012-62587, 11/05/12. Gallo Brothers Development Inc./Gallo Brothers Development LLC et al., 226 E. Main St., Norristown 19401, $12,225,

(uninsured employers guaranty fund), case #2012-62566, 11/07/12.

PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS Tammy Richardson Individually And t/a Rhema Security Inc., 2059 W. Glenwood Ave., Philadelphia 19132, $18,122, (labor & industry), case #12-1100120, 11/05/12. Empire Services LLC, 328 S. Second St. Building 28, Millville, N.J. 08332, $25,430, (labor & industry), case #12-1100308, 11/06/12. Amaysing Auto Painting & Collision Inc., 809 E. Cayuga St., Philadelphia 19124, $15,561, (sales & use), case #12-1100409, 11/07/12. Betty The Caterer Inc., 7037 N. Broad St., Philadelphia 19126, $17,495, (sales & use), case #121100417, 11/07/12. Justin Autobody Inc., 5336 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia 19143, $19,032, (revenue), case #12-1100455, 11/07/12. Rib Crib Inc., 6333 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia 19144, $43,390, (revenue), case #121100456, 11/07/12. Skyview Plaza Hotel LLC, 2015/2033 Penrose Ave., Philadelphia 19145, $22,000, (sales & use), case #12-1100467, 11/07/12. Aeroplate Corp., 1253 S. Grove St., Philadelphia 19146, $21,360, (revenue), case #12-1100473, 11/07/12. Daniel Rizzo DMD PC, 4440 Dexter St., Philadelphia 19128, $10,823, (labor & industry), case #12-1100495, 11/07/12. Beauty Supplies Inc., 1100 Washington Ave. Unit C/D, Philadelphia 19147, $17,371, (sales & use), case #12-1100510, 11/07/12. Snockeys Oyster House Inc., 1020 S. Second St., Philadelphia 19147, $21,286, (sales & use), case #12-1100511, 11/07/12. Kings Kids, 6100 W. Jefferson St., Philadelphia 19151, $20,386, (revenue), case #12-1100532, 11/07/12. Odyssey Foods Of 7625 LLC t/a Burger King The Gall, 9th & Market, Philadelphia 19123, $45,864, (labor & industry), case #12-1100574, 11/07/12. Davis Lamo & Shade Inc. N W Corp., 2100 N. American St., Philadelphia 19122, $31,606,

(revenue), case #121100607, 11/08/12. Jovans Place Inc., 531 Disston St., Philadelphia 19111, $11,920, (sales & use), case #12-1100669, 11/08/12. Jovans Place Inc., 531 Disston St., Philadelphia 19111, $11,920, (sales & use), case #12-1100694, 11/08/12. Lalupe Restaurant Inc., 836 Federal St., Philadelphia 19147, $15,956, (sales & use), case #121100695, 11/08/12. Lalupe Restaurant Inc., 836 Federal St., Philadelphia 19147, $15,956, (sales & use), case #121100696, 11/08/12. Baby Blues Philly LLC, 3402/04 Sansom St., Philadelphia 19104, $25,588, (sales & use), case #12-1100713, 11/08/12. Aramingo Operating Group Inc., 3400 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia 19134, $295,158, (revenue), case #121100805, 11/08/12. Fruit Of The Vine Childcare Center Inc., 4612 N. Broad St., Philadelphia 19140, $12,425, (labor & industry), case #121100868, 11/08/12.

RELEASES OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS Forms and Graphics Services/Bernadette M. Farnish, 4803 Fox Lane, Schwenksville 19473, $13,531, case #200630529, 11/07/12. O’Brien and O’Brien LLP, 257 E. Lancaster Ave. Suite 201, Wynnewood 19096, $22,676, case #2011-70337, 11/07/12.

PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS Saint Josaphats Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4521 Longshore Ave., Philadelphia 19135, $15,279, case #08-0520055, 11/06/12.

CAMDEN COUNTY PERSONAL Alan S. Cohen, 630 Society Hill Blvd., Cherry Hill 08003, $158,071, (1040), Book/Page 9674/248, 10/10/12.


BUSINESS Techpro Bus System Inc./ Suzanne P. Kaye, 332 Perkiomen Ave., Lansdale 19446, $17,112, (revenue), case #199303281, 11/08/12. Ivax Corp., 1090 Horsham Road, North Wales 19454, $22,680, (revenue), case #2011-61341, 11/08/12. CHR Restaurants Inc., 508 Harleysville Pike, Franconia 18924, $11,031, (revenue), case #201260133, 11/05/12. PERSONAL Glenn Damore, 1019 David Road, Ambler 19002, $2,916,909, (revenue), case #201162377, 11/05/12.

MECHANICS’ LIENS MONTGOMERY COUNTY Plaintiff: HT Sweeney & Son Inc., Defendant: Jesue LLC/Acme Market et al., $83,604, case #2012-28310, 11/05/12.

PHILADELPHIA Plaintiff: Russ Kelly Inc., Defendant: Brodo, $16,069, case #1211M0001, 11/02/12. Plaintiff: Marjam Supply Co., Defendant: CLJ LLC, $31,063, case #1211M0002, 11/08/12.

BUSINESS FIRM REGISTRATIONS CAMDEN COUNTY King of Kut’s, 2431 Church Road Suite B, Cherry Hill 08002, barbershop. Blood Read Press, 16 E. Madison Ave., Collingswood 08108, book publishing. Shiloh Missions, 6 Signal Hill Drive, Voorhees 08043, christian ministry (not for profit). Combined Fields Consulting, 1513 Squire Lane, Cherry Hill 08003, computer consulting. That’s My Dawg, 1219 Chestnut St., Camden 08103, hot dog cart. Always Remembered Wholesalers, 4008 Amon Ave., Pennsauken 08110, mail order. Goodnight Lights Music, 904 Park Ave., Collingswood 08108, musical band. Gordon-Wallace Real Estate School, 736 White Horse Pike, Audubon 08106, real estate. Barclay Cafe, 85 Barclay Shopping Center, Cherry SEE LEADS, P17


NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012 |


Hill 08034, restaurant.

BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATIONS BURLINGTON COUNTY Flair of Brilliance Decor Services, 4 Penny Lane, Medford 08055, decorating services. Jackson’s Detailing, 2412 Larchmont Place, Mount Laurel 08054, detailing. Jaded Speck Publishing, 16 Bullock Way, Chesterfield 08515, e-book publishing. Envisions of Elegance, 5 Burgess Lane, Willingboro 08046, event planing. Prevent Consulting, 12 Chateau Circle, Marlton 08053, injury prevention education/consulting services. Beep Beep Tanning, 5 Princeton Drive, Delran 08075, mobile tanning. E&S Transportation, 517 Wisconsin Trail, Browns Mills 08015, pick up/ drop off people. Glow’s Cleaning Pros, 66 Warren St., Beverly 08010, residential cleaning. Decorating Den Interiors, 17 Prince Henry Court, Marlton 08053, sell decorating service/merchandise. In My Own Skin, 109 Split Rock Road, Browns Mills 08015, sell skin/hair care products. United Compulsory Savings Club, 26 Snowberry Lane, Delran 08075, social/savings club.

FICTITIOUS NAMES BUCKS COUNTY Maaco Collision Repair And Auto Painting, 1841 W. Lincoln Highway, Penndel 19047, painting/repairs. Ellen’s Bagels Hoagies & More, 2314 Ebury St., Bensalem 19020, restaurant/food catering. The Glass Cabin, 21 Hillside Lane, Yardley 19067, sales of fused/ stained glass decorative pieces.

CHESTER COUNTY Orxid, 1124 Dorset Drive, West Chester 19382, accessory/clothing design. Potential Publishing, 975 Wind Song Road, West Chester 19382, book publishing. Honey Brook Living Associates, 475 Talbotville Road, Honey Brook 19344, church. SDR Computer Solutions, 1106 Eland Downe, Phoenixville 19460, computer hardware/ software repair. Classicmusicvault.Com, 2167 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville 19460, ecommerce. Innovative Academic

Consulting, 1346 Mark Drive, West Chester 19380, education consulting services. Myofascial Healing Seminars, 42 Lloyd Ave., Malvern 19355, provide healing seminars for patients/therapists. Technology Of Tomorrow, 3006 Spice Way, Phoenixville 19460, satellite installation. TRA, 34 Turnstone Way Suite 100, Downingtown 19335, technology consulting. Chicbliss, 9 Cypress Lane, Berwyn 19312, website management.

St., Philadelphia 19144, home improvements. npCloud, 417 N. Eighth St. Suite 203, Philadelphia 19123, it services. Easy Care Landscaping, 2709 Alresford St., Philadelphia 19137, landscaping services. Everything Optical, 10787 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia 19116, optical store. QRX2 Pharmacy & Medical Supplies Inc., 7379 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia 19136, pharmacy/medical supplies. Pizzeria Beddia, 115 E.

Girard Ave., Philadelphia 19125, pizza food service - take out. Vita Bella Pizza, 10849 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia 19116, pizzeria restaurant. Tailgating For Trades, 1429 Walnut St. 16th Floor, Philadelphia 19102, raising funds for severely injured laborers. Phillyproperties.Com, 144 Carpenter St., Philadelphia 19147, real estate. Mr. Hook Fish & Chicken, 5694 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia 19120, res-


taurant. Dereck Mini Market, 6000B Vine St., Philadelphia 19139, retail grocery store. Street Talk, 1455 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia 19154, retail of cell phone accessories. Once Wed Again, 219 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia 19123, retail services. EZ Smoke Plus, 1542 Pratt St., Philadelphia 19124, retail tobacco. Philageek, 1050 N. Hancock St. Apt. 504, Philadelphia 19123, techni-

cal/computer services/ support. Familia Auto Sales, 172325 N. Front St., Philadelphia 19122, used auto sales. The Tactile Group, 109 S. 13th St. Suite 3-N, Philadelphia 19107, web development.

NEW CORPORATIONS BUCKS COUNTY AA Carpenters Inc., 717 Lily Road, Warminster 18974, carpentry/misc.

services. Another Level Construction LLC, 1467 Hedgewood Drive, Warrington 18976, construction. Sylex Corp., 3150 Tremont Ave., Trevose 19053, construction co. RSL Advisory Services LLC, 195 Jericho Valley Drive, Newtown 18940, consulting - expert witness. Kodi Enterprises LLC, 247 N. Main St., New Hope 18938, financial services. Ruggiero Investments LLC, 1070 Washington Ave., Wycombe 18980,

general partner. The Tape Casting Warehouse Inc., 75 Manor Lane South, Yardley 19067, industrial supplies/equipment. Humphrey Agency Inc., 4201 Neshaminy Blvd. Suite 111, Bensalem 19020, insurance agency. DF&W Associates LLC, 1717 Woodhaven Drive, Bensalem 19020, investments. Quantum Computer Repair LLC, 67 Matthews SEE LEADS, P18

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Staffordworks Stitchery, 234 Central Ave., Hatboro 19040, apparel embroidery decorating. The Payne Press, 670 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell 19422, book publisher. Buckmans.Com, 105 Airport Road, Pottstown 19464, internet retail sales of ski/snowboarding/associated equipment. Abramson Residence, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales 19454, nursing facility. Tivoli Press, 250 E. Wynnewood Road/P.O. Box 69, Wynnewood 19096, publishing manuscripts. In Good Hands Salon And Spa, 101 E. Moreland Ave. Suite 102, Hatboro 19040, salon/spa.

DECEMBER 11, 2012 1O:00 AM - 5:00 PM




PHILADELPHIA Gorbachop Market, 6351 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia 19142, african grocery store. Girl Friday Activewear Consultancy, 126 S. 22nd St. Unit L-l, Philadelphia 19103, apparel buying/visual merchandising. Atlas Environmental Inspections, 301 Byberry Road Unit G-23, Philadelphia 19116, asbestos/ mold. June Bugz Garden, 3418 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia 19104, child care service/food/beverage service/housing or property rental. RT Business Services, 1229 Tyson Ave., Philadelphia 19111, cleaner. The Creator’s Game, 4322 Dexter St., Philadelphia 19128, coaching/ promoting sport of lacrosse. Sherry’s Dinner, 3376 Kensington Ave., Philadelphia 19134, full service restaurant. R&G Mini Market, 5401 Akron St., Philadelphia 19124, grocery store. First Hope Home Health Care Agency, 1213 Vine St., Philadelphia 19107, home health care. Super Home Improvement, 542 E. Brinton is famous for Delivering Happiness to their customers and employees. Come hear Jenn Lim, Chief Happiness Officer for the Zappos inspired company, Delivering Happiness. Scheduled Speakers: » Jenn Lim, Zappos » Adam Aron, 76ers

» Dan Calista, Vynamic » Kembrel Jones, UPenn

» Governor Ed Rendell » Tracey Matisak, WHYY

To register for the event and listen a podcast with Jenn, visit DELIVERING HAPPINESS SPONSOR










Ave., New Britain 18901, it consulting services. John A. Manes Jr. & Associates PC, 331 E. Street Road Suite 331, Trevose 19053, law practice. AJB Of Newtown LLC, 1725 Wrightstown Road, Newtown 18940, management/leasing services. 786 Associates LLC, 319 Palton Road, Bensalem 19020, managing real estate. Architectural Speciality Products LLC, 3204

Sterling Road, Yardley 19067, manufacturer’s rep. The Burgeoning Ltd., 2866 Mechanicsville Road, Bensalem 19020, music entertainment. Ruggiero Family LP, 1070 Washington Ave., Wycombe 18980, nonclassifiable. Franklin Mills Wireless LLC, 1942 Arrowood Drive, Bensalem 19020, nonclassifiable. 1982 Investment LLC, 3601 Peach Tree Lane, Bensalem 19020, nonclassifiable.

Cola International LLC, 433 Brister Road, Bensalem 19020, nonclassifiable. Terra Innovations LLC, 501 Cambria Ave., Bensalem 19020, nonclassifiable. H&M Petroleum Inc., 100 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills 19030, nonclassifiable. JDE & Cito Landscaping & Hardscaping LLC, 601 Lincoln Ave. Apt. C-11, Morrisville 19067, nonclassifiable. Exim Steel & Shipbroking Inc., 1215 Knox Drive,

Yardley 19067, nonclassifiable. Yardley Home Renovation LLC, 1464 Scarlet Oak Road, Yardley 19067, nonclassifiable. 761 S. 5th St. LP, 301 Oxford Valley Road Suite 702, Yardley 19067, nonclassifiable. Total Public Adjusting Inc., 3150 Tremont Ave., Trevose 19053, public adjusting co. Arna UG Associates LLC, 13 Croft Drive, Fountainville 18923, real estate. Schirra Development Inc.,

100 Street Road, New Hope 18938, real estate. Aria Investments LLC, 101 South State St., Newtown 18940, real estate. KKRP Properties LLC, 1036 Carousel Drive, Warminster 18974, real estate. LRT Properties LLC, 673 Hillcrest Ave., Morrisville 19067, real estate investments. 1909 Veterans LLC, 1909 Veterans Highway, Levittown 19056, real estate management. Pennell Properties LLC, 113 Gentry Drive, Per- | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

kasie 18944, real estate/ rental. N&D Denofa LLC, 569 Buck Drive, Fairless Hills 19030, rental properties. Levi’s Furniture Outlet Inc., 1021 Millcreek Drive No. 2, Feasterville 19053, retail furniture store. K.N.E. Industries LLC, 2183 Twining Road, Newtown 18940, retail store - internet sales. Capshaw LLC, 130 Almshouse Road, Richboro 18954, sandwich shop. CB Security LLC, 4704 Belmont, Bensalem 19020,

security co. WWIW LLC, 409 W. Oakland Ave., Doylestown 18901, supply chain/ logistics consulting. PA Direct Auto Sales LLC, 3218 Sarmiento Drive, Bensalem 19020, used car sales. TMA International LLC, 261 2nd St. Pike, Southampton 18966, uv free tanning/uv tanning/ massage therapy. Affordable Visiting Nurses Inc., 10 Crestview Drive, Holland 18966, visiting medical services.


Heal h care reform


Presented by:

How Will Post-Election Results Affect Health Care for You? Philadelphia Business Journal and industry experts evaluate the presidential election results and the impact of health care reform on your business, employees and our community.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 7:30am-9:30am Where: The Union League, 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA Register Today: Tickets: $65, includes plated breakfast


John George, Joseph M. DiBella, Joanne Corte Grossi, MIPP Robert I. Field, Regional Director, Sr. Health Care Managing Director, Professor of Law, Reporter, Executive Vice President, U.S. Department of Professor of Health Health and Human Management and Policy, Philadelphia Business Conner Strong & Services Journal Buckelew School of Public Health, (Co-moderator) Drexel University

Sponsored by:

Hosted by: Question? Contact Jennifer Wolf at

R. Scott Post, Curt Schroder, Vice President of Regional Executive, Corporate and Delaware Valley Association Affairs, Healthcare Council of Healthcare Reform HAP Executive, Independence Blue Cross

Waltz Millworks LLC, 1001 West Kings Highway, Coatesville 19320, building materials. Kelly Networking Associates LLC, 1006 Wheatland Drive, Coatesville 19320, consultant. Charles M. Neal MBA LLC, 2885 Westerham Road, Downingtown 19335, consulting. Mission Fuel II LLC, 128 Orchard Way Suite 101, Berwyn 19312, consulting services. Mission Fuel III LLC, 128 Orchard Way Suite 101, Berwyn 19312, consulting services. Well Workplace Solutions LLC, 625 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton 19341, healthcare consulting services. Flyingfish Three LLC, 107 Brimful Drive, Phoenixville 19460, investments. Leone & Leone LLC, 1290 Baltimore Pike, Toughkenamon 19374, investments for its own account. Flyingfish Two LLC, 107 Brimful Drive, Phoenixville 19460, investments services. Guardian Laser LLC, 1054 Green Lane Road, Malvern 19355, laser engraving/cutting services. Ultimate Logistics GSA LLC, 1705 New Market St., West Chester 19382, logistics. Flyfit Inc., 385 City Line Ave., Phoenixville 19460, loyalty/rewards program for individual wellness. Zeos-7 LLC, 915 Little Shiloh Road, West Chester 19382, merchandising. Newholl Partners LP, 687 W. Lancaster Pike Suite 201, Wayne 19087, nonclassifiable. Sushi Nami Inc., 19 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli 19301, nonclassifiable. Mobile Connect Co., 39 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli 19301, nonclassifiable. Manley Road LP, 1301 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn 19312, nonclassifiable. Gorohi Rentals LLC, 294 Watch Hill Road, Exton 19341, nonclassifiable. Horseshoe Petroleum LLC, 3800 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook 19344, nonclassifiable. 205 South Union LLC, 235

Whitehorse Lane Suite 200, Kennett Square 19348, nonclassifiable. Dawson Family Financial Group Two, 1 Anthony Drive, Malvern 19355, nonclassifiable. Mediamos Real Estate Enterprises LLC, 1500 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester 19382, nonclassifiable. Law Offices Of Robert G. Bellwoar PC, 435 Pierce Drive, Chester Springs 19425, nonclassifiable. DS Endeavors LLC, 1349 Piedmont Drive, Downingtown 19335, online sales/services. C&D Brewing Co. Of Ardmore LLC, 304 N. High St., West Chester 19380, operate a microbrewery/restaurant. Xcell Strategic Consulting LLC, 60 Diamond Rock Road, Phoenixville 19460, operations/management consulting. KG Securities LLC, 14 Southampton Parish Road, Landenberg 19350, options trading. BCBC Residential Rentals LLC, 1008 Elmwood Ave., West Chester 19380, real estate. Taco-Maya Foods LLC, 221 Eagleview Blvd., Exton 19341, restaurant. Safe At Work LLC, 811 General Sterling Drive, West Chester 19382, safety/health consulting.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Miracle Care LLC, 3103 Philmont Ave. Suite 346, Huntingdon Valley 19006, ambulance. Millennium Medical Transportation Inc., 2017-B Jason Drive, Huntingdon Valley 19006, ambulance services. Affordable Repairs LLC, 3012 Franks Road Suite 12, Huntingdon Valley 19006, automotive repair/sales. PhD Baseball LLC, 301 Haverford Ave., Narberth 19072, baseball camp. JJ Beer LLC, 240 South Easton Road, Glenside 19038, beer distributorship. Franklin Car Wash And Supply LLC, 731 Skippack Pike Building 1, Blue Bell 19422, car wash facility. Unicore America Inc., 100 Old York Road E. No. 501, Jenkintown 19046, collecting recyclable. Oak GP LLC, 261 Old York Road Suite 900, Jenkintown 19046, commercial real estate - property development. Best Choice Roofing And Siding Inc., 2021 Parkview Ave., Abington 19001, construction services. WMC Interiors LLC, 3125 Woodland Road, Willow Grove 19090, construction/contractor services. SEE LEADS, P19


NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012 |


Valley Grove Construction LLC, 3844 Byron Road, Huntingdon Valley 19006, construction/repairs of residential/commercial properties. Providence Montessori Schoolhouse LLC, 2807 Foster Ave., Eagleville 19403, educational services. C. Kelly Electric LLC, 207 E. 11th Ave., Conshohocken 19428, electrical contracting. Stellalou LLC, 7607 Spring Ave., Elkins Park 19027, farming/agriculture. Salon La Blonde LLC, 4001 Crescent Ave., Lafayette Hill 19444, full service hair salon. SSCSM Inc., 2502 Fieldcrest Ave., Norristown 19403, furniture wholesale. Santoni’s Garage Inc., 58 Heffner Road, Limerick 19468, general automotive repair. JEH Remodeling & Handyman Services LLC, 513 Palmer Road, Conshohocken 19428, general contracting. Keystone Service & Maintenance Co. LLC, 2044 Adams Road, East Greenville 18041, general maintenance. Goldenberg Development General II LLC, 630 Sentry Parkway Suite 300, Blue Bell 19422, general partner. KGLC Associates GP LLC, 93 Old York Road Suite 301, Jenkintown 19046, general partner of a lp. Lammbs Land Co. GP LLC, 93 Old York Road Suite 301, Jenkintown 19046, general partner of a lp. Wak Land Co. GP LLC, 93 Old York Road Suite 301, Jenkintown 19046, general partner of a lp. Love Your Life LLC, 410 Bannockburn Ave., Ambler 19002, healthcare - manual therapies. S7Gems LLC, 1414 Willow Ave., Melrose Park 19027, holding investments. Deering-Pace LLC, 105 Garnet Drive, Gilbertsville 19525, internet sales. Earthly Ventures II LLC, 313 Hathaway Lane, Wynnewood 19096, investments holding. D&T Landscaping LLC, 308 Winterfall Ave., Norristown 19403, landscaping/land maintenance/ snow removal/tree work. Mtrics LLC, 130 Greenwood Ave., Jenkintown 19046, measurement of health/business outcomes. MGB Consulting LLC, 129 Filly Drive, North Wales 19454, medical consulting. CBSR Music Line LLC, 919 Primrose Lane, Wynnewood 19096, music composition. Match-Up Zone Music LLC, 326 Fisher Road, Jen-

kintown 19046, music recording/record label/ publishing. Bombshell Airbrush Tans LLC, 3225 Advance Lane, Colmar 18915, nonclassifiable. JLD3 LLC, 94 County Line Road Suite A, Colmar 18915, nonclassifiable. 611 Huntingdon Pike LP, 1833 Brentwood Road, Abington 19001, nonclassifiable. Brentwood Properties II LLC, 1833 Brentwood Road, Abington 19001, nonclassifiable. Best Merchant Services Inc., 1329 W. Cheltenham Ave. Suite 101, Elkins Park 19027, nonclassifiable. Selahart Institute Inc., 753 Cheltenham Ave. Suite 20, Melrose Park 19027, nonclassifiable. Rieker Partners LP, 808 Dale Road, Jenkintown 19046, nonclassifiable. KGLC Associates LP, 93 Old York Road Suite 301, Jenkintown 19046, nonclassifiable. Lammbs Land Co. LP, 93 Old York Road Suite 301, Jenkintown 19046, nonclassifiable. Wak Land Co. LP, 93 Old York Road Suite 301, Jenkintown 19046, nonclassifiable. Maple Lawn Village Center LP, 550 American Ave. Suite 1, King Of Prussia 19406, nonclassifiable. PSF Associates LP, 550 American Ave. Suite 1, King Of Prussia 19406, nonclassifiable. Goldenberg Development II LP, 630 Sentry Parkway Suite 300, Blue Bell 19422, nonclassifiable. Franklin Auto Spa LP, 731 Skippack Pike Building 1, Blue Bell 19422, nonclassifiable. Sanjeev Lal LLC, 3103 Aspen Circle, Blue Bell 19422, nonclassifiable. Saint George USA Inc., 130 W. Main St., Trappe 19426, nonclassifiable. Corkum Tree Farm LLC, 797 Bridge Road/P.O. Box 178, Creamery 19430, nonclassifiable. CQ Clinical Management LLC, 1491 Bellemeade Drive, Royersford 19468, nonclassifiable. 30 PSI LLC, 18 E. Athens Ave., Ardmore 19003, online e-commerce store. Pemma Inc., 3846 Ashley Court, Collegeville 19426, operate/manage one or more dunkin donuts franchises. Philly Organic Spa & Fitness Centre LLC, 2600 Philmont Ave. Suite 311, Huntingdon Valley 19006, own/operate a spa/fitness center. Clark Services Group LLC, 130 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham 19012, power washing/grease removal services. Sources For Human Services LLC, 536 Hansell

Road, Wynnewood 19096, professional training service. J.E.D. Property Management LLC, 137 W. Seventh Ave., Conshohocken 19428, property management. Anna J. Ellmer Cpa LLC, 623 Greythorne Road, Wynnewood 19096, public accounting. ABW-PA Inc., 120 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore 19003, purchase mortgage. Tye LLC, 1713 Old York Road, Abington 19001, real estate.

WCP Dunmore Shopping Center LLC, 33 Rock Hill Road Suite 200, Bala Cynwyd 19004, real estate. Jenkintown-510 West LLC, 207 Leedom St., Jenkintown 19046, real estate. Naks Investments LLC, 464 Wyngate Road/P.O. Box 516, Wynnewood 19096, real estate. Rt. 113 Maple Lawn LLC, 550 American Ave. Suite 1, King Of Prussia 19406, real estate. Pikeland Road LLC, 550 American Ave. Suite 1, King Of Prussia 19406,

real estate. PKP Realty Management LLC, 212 W. Main St., Trappe 19426, real estate. Francis Laurence LLC, 1050 Hildebidle Drive, Collegeville 19426, real estate. Charter Oak Advisory Services Inc., 234 Mall Blvd. Suite 130, King Of Prussia 19406, real estate advisory. SPT Rental Realty Group LLC, 1102 Goshawk Circle, Norristown 19403, real estate rental (residential).


8158 LLC, 3078 Sunny Ayre Drive, Lansdale 19446, rent residential property. Emerald Walk GP LLC, 261 Old York Road Suite 900, Jenkintown 19046, residential real estate property development. 2 Gups Inc., 2 Maple St., Conshohocken 19428, restaurant/bar. Beer Battered Bites LLC, 1730 Oakwood Terrace Apt. 10-C, Penn Valley 19072, restaurant/storefront sales. B&A LLC, 54 E. Third St. Apt. 2, Lansdale 19446,

retail sales. Detweiler Investments LLC, 1898 Hendricks Road, Salford 18957, retirement investing. Safety Training Professionals LLC, 1211 Turnbury Lane, North Wales 19454, safety training. KR Partners International LLC, 725 Wyndrise Drive, Blue Bell 19422, sales - consumer goods/accessories. Pempsing, 222 Summerwind Lane, Harleysville 19438, services for uses of musical social website.

Give Back World LLC, 1750 Oakwood Terrace No. 17-E, Penn Valley 19072, social network for community services. Vacuum Works LLC, 431 N. Hills Ave., Glenside 19038, vacuum pump repair/machine sales.

PHILADELPHIA Tacony Greenworks Inc., 4240 Longshore Ave. Second Floor, Philadelphia 19135, agriculture services.

3 Seeking nominations for our inaugural event In today’s competitive business environment, a high-performing board of directors has never been more important. The Outstanding Directors Awards honor directors who have demonstrated the vital leadership and business savvy necessary to guide their businesses toward success. An independent panel of judges will select the honorees for the prestigious awards based on their commitment and impact as board members.

Nominate Today: Nomination Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2012, 5PM Black-tie Gala: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Issue Date: Friday, March 15, 2013

Questions about nominations or the event? Contact Jennifer Wolf at 215-238-5106 or

Sponsored by

Event Partner

Sponsorship and advertising information: Contact Ron Maver at 215-238-5123 or







A-1 Universal Shipping & Transport LLC, 3939 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia 19140, business transport/import of motor vehicles. NCS Metals & Jewelry Inc., 4626 Aubrey Ave., Philadelphia 19114, buy/ sell metals/jewelry. Elysium Cafe Inc., 230 Market St., Philadelphia 19106, cafe- desset/frozen yogurt. Inner-City Gaming LLC, 1835 Market St. Suite 800, Philadelphia 19103, casino gaming. Prime Clean LLC, 7131 Castor Ave., Philadelphia 19149, cleaning service. Esperanza Capital LLC, 201 S. 18th St. Apt. 808, Philadelphia 19103, consulting. Technical Solution Technologies Inc., 1523 S. Mole St., Philadelphia 19146, consulting/project management. J.R. Universal Security Services LLC, 7713 Brous Ave., Philadelphia 19152, consulting/ security. Analog Wooden Timepieces LLC, 1442 S. Eighth St., Philadelphia 19147, design manufacturing consumer goods. Spartan Electric LLC, 2425 S. Front St., Philadelphia 19148, electrical contracting. A&M Electrical Services LLC, 5429 Charles St., Philadelphia 19124, electrical contractor. BGMG LLC, 6238 N. 10th St., Philadelphia 19141, entertainment. Environmental Protective Concrete Coatings LLC, 320 Loney St., Philadelphia 19111, epoxy installation. Crown Fried Chicken & Gyro King Inc., 2653 S. Fairhill St., Philadelphia 19148, fast food restaurant. Presidential Capital Compliance Inc., 650 N. 57th St., Philadelphia 19131, financial consulting/accounts receivable. Lylabel Athletics LLC, 221 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Philadelphia 19119, fitness training. Temple Building Fitness LLC, 625 Wynnewood Road, Philadelphia 19151, fitness training. Millie’s Burgers Steaks & Shakes Inc., 1441 W. Shunk St., Philadelphia 19145, food services. Lisa Trucking And Warehousing Inc., 2225 Richmond St., Philadelphia 19125, for-hire interstate motor carrier. Homegrown Gardening LLC, 701 S. Fifth St. Unit C, Philadelphia 19147, garden education/consulting/design/labor. JA Diaz LLC, 248 Kenilworth Ave., Philadelphia 19120, insurance agency. JRW Financial LLC, 8204

Solly Place, Philadelphia 19111, investment management/financial planning firm. Quadrivium 44 Inc., 923 W. Lindley Ave., Philadelphia 19141, investments. Paperwool LLC, 1916 Kater St., Philadelphia 19146, manufacturing/ retail sales. Angel Star Inc., 9537 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia 19115, medical day care center. Fortune Real Estate Partners LP, 1339 Chestnut St. Suite 500, Philadelphia 19017, nonclassifiable. Franklin Residential Communities LLC, 124 S. 22nd St. No. 1-F, Philadelphia 19103, nonclassifiable. Axion Construction LLC, 124 S. 22nd St. No. 1-F, Philadelphia 19103, nonclassifiable. Nu-Directions Inc., 1717 Arch St. Suite 2920, Philadelphia 19103, nonclassifiable. 4865 Market Associates LP, 34th St. And Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia 19104, nonclassifiable. Delancey Packer Park Associates LP, 718 Arch St. Suite 400 N., Philadelphia 19106, nonclassifiable. DCC Associates III LP, 718 Arch St. Suite 400 N., Philadelphia 19106, nonclassifiable. Zhao’s Service Inc., 118-B N. 10th St., Philadelphia 19107, nonclassifiable. Hokkaido Of Philadelphia Inc., 1316 Walnut St. 1st Floor, Philadelphia 19107, nonclassifiable. SSL Services Corp., 6051 N. Front St., Philadelphia 19120, nonclassifiable. Changle Arch LLC, 801 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia 19123, nonclassifiable. Pizzacamp LLC, 115 E. Girard Ave., Philadelphia 19125, nonclassifiable. Motherhood Closet LLC, 4055 Ridge Ave. No. 5501, Philadelphia 19129, nonclassifiable. Cheng’s Linen Rental Inc., 1825 E. Atlantic St., Philadelphia 19134, nonclassifiable. Prince Cafe LLC, 4717 Princeton Ave., Philadelphia 19135, nonclassifiable. 8575 Torresdale Avenue LLC, 8575 Torreddale Ave., Philadelphia 19136, nonclassifiable. Polk Imaging Holdings LLC, 4410 Belgrade St., Philadelphia 19137, nonclassifiable. 4808-4828 Tacony Street LLC, 4808-28 Tacony St., Philadelphia 19137, nonclassifiable. Appledays LLC, 325 N. 63rd St., Philadelphia 19139, nonclassifiable. Jerowe Properties LLC, 5820 Baltimore Ave.,

Philadelphia 19143, nonclassifiable. BDB Catering LLC, 2323 S. Alder St., Philadelphia 19148, nonclassifiable. Fennell Services LLC, 2918 Hale St., Philadelphia 19149, nonclassifiable. DRAH Real Estate LLC, 7258 Castor Ave., Philadelphia 19149, nonclassifiable. 536 Roosevelt Boulevard Real Estate LP, 7920 Eastwood St., Philadelphia 19152, nonclassifiable. Center City Turf Club LLC, 1635 Market St., Philadelphia 19103, operate an off track wagering site with restaurant/ beverage sales. Create In Situ LLC, 2045 Christian St. Third Floor, Philadelphia 19146, operation of art gallery/ studios. Terrence Mahon Sports Performance Inc., 1601 Walnut St. Suite 401, Philadelphia 19102, personal coaching/sports training. Golden Pharmacy & Medical Supply Inc., 10105-A Verree Road, Philadelphia 19116, pharmacy/ medical supplies. Rio’s Pizza & Grill Inc., 1050 Rosalie St., Philadelphia 19149, pizza shop take out. DHE Group Inc., 1914 Tustin St., Philadelphia 19152, production of cable program. San Luis Management LLC, 1020 Hamilton St. Unit 7, Philadelphia 19123, property management. Iris MC Investment Properties LLC, 1900 N. Second St., Philadelphia 10122, real estate. CPTC LLC, One Commerce Square 2005 Market St. Suite 1930, Philadelphia 19103, real estate. DCC III LLC, 718 Arch St. Suite 400 N., Philadelphia 19106, real estate. Delancey Packer Park LLC, 718 Arch St. Suite 400 N., Philadelphia 19106, real estate. Fortune Real Estate Partners GP LLC, 1339 Chestnut St. Suite 500, Philadelphia 19107, real estate. Rydal Condominium Eleven LLC, 2180 Hornig Road, Philadelphia 19116, real estate. Diamond House Investments LLC, 1033 N. Second St. Fifth Floor, Philadelphia 19123, real estate. 930 Randolph LLC, 930 Randolph St., Philadelphia 19123, real estate. Rydal Condominium Nine LLC, 2180 Hornig Road, Philadelphia 19116, real estate assets. Rydal Condominium Ten LLC, 2180 Hornig Road, Philadelphia 19116, real estate assets. 1623 Willington LLC, 2720 E. Allegheny Ave. Second Floor, Philadelphia

19134, real estate development. 748 East Tioga Street JDSA Realty LLC, 748-750 E. Tioga St., Philadelphia 19134, real estate holding co. 2227 Ting And Ting LLC, 2227 Rosewood St., Philadelphia 19143, real estate holding co. 2138 Ting And Ting LLC, 2138 S. Broad St., Philadelphia 19145, real estate holding co. 1510 Ting And Ting LLC, 1510 S. Broad St., Philadelphia 19146, real estate holding co. 1909 East Westmoreland Holdings LLC, 1909 E. Westmoreland St., Philadelphia 19134, real estate management. 536 Roosevelt Boulevard Realty Management Inc., 7920 Eastwood St., Philadelphia 19152, real estate management. Opari Properties LLC, 7039 Algard St., Philadelphia 19125, rental property management. Happy Noodle Bar LLC, 927 Race St., Philadelphia 19107, restaurant. Arevik Inc., 11981 Audubon Ave., Philadelphia 19116, restaurant services. USA Baby Milk LLC, 550 N. 10th St., Philadelphia 19123, retail. East Falls Consignment LLC, 3403 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia 19129, retail clothing consignment. Diamond Audio Inc., 1429 Federal St., Philadelphia 19146, retail sales. The African Small Pot Inc., 2111 S. 65th St., Philadelphia 19142, retail take out restaurant. L&K Contractors Inc., 3128 Tyson Ave., Philadelphia 19149, roofing/ siding/remodeling. Outer Spyral Inc., 1153 S. 11th St. Apt. B, Philadelphia 19147, software development/it services. Tsilosani’s Janitorial Co. LLC, 2418 E. Clearfield St. First Floor, Philadelphia 19134, strip/scrub/ wax floors. Red Behemoth LLC, 1235 S. Marshall St., Philadelphia 19147, technology services. Blue Stallion Inc., 1250 Adams Ave., Philadelphia 19124, trucking. S-Class Auto Sales LLC, 2845 N. Kensington Ave., Philadelphia 19132, used auto sales. Natural Nipple Knife LLC, 1238 Callowhill St. Apt. 403, Philadelphia 19123, wholesale - medical devices. The Rondeau Group LLC, 235 S. 21st St. Suite 3-R, Philadelphia 19103, wholesale distribution.


Wells Fargo Bank to 102 Pickering Associates LLC, 150 Allendale Road, King Of Prussia 19406, $4,000,000. Don Galbraith Motoring Inc. to Forbes Auto Property LP, 1615 Masters Way, Chadds Ford 19317, $850,000. Joseph W. Donovan and Joanne Gillis-Donovan to Melmark Inc., 2600 Wayland Road, Berwyn 19312, $780,000.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMERCIAL Raymond and Mary Mackay Trustees to 2528 Jenkintown Road LP, 70 Limekiln Pike, Glenside 19038; 2028 Jenkintown Road, Abington, $825,000.

PHILADELPHIA COMMERCIAL 113-119 LP to 113-119 S. 19th Street LLC, 1821 Sansum St., Philadelphia 19103; 113/115/117/119 S. 19th St., Philadelphia, 8th Ward, $3,700,000. Plant Realty Co. Inc. to 901 N. Front Street Associates LP, 114 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 19106; 901-13 N. Front St., Philadelphia, 5th Ward, $1,750,000. 2300 Locust Street LP to 2300 Locust Investors LP, 25 Breyer Court, Elkins Park 19027; 2300 Locust St. Units 101/102/201/301/302, Philadelphia, Units 101/102/201/301/302 The 2300 Locust Street Condominium, $1,650,000. Stewart Hirsh to 1823 Spruce Associates LP, 124 S. 22nd St. Suite 1-F, Philadelphia 19103; 1823 Spruce St., Philadelphia, 8th Ward, $725,000. Benjamin I. Magness/ Phyllis Zitman-Magness to Tasu LLC, 2849 Rossiter Ave., Abington 19001; 250 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, 8th Ward, $560,000. Mohammad N. Quarishy to Lim and Tang LLC, 72 Old Mill Drive, Media 19063; 43234325 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, 6th Ward, $550,000.

CAMDEN COUNTY COMMERCIAL The Bloom Organization of South Jersey LLC to J&J Snack Foods Sales Corp., 6000 Central Highway, Pennsauken 08109; 5075-50815087 Central Highway, Pennsauken 08109, Block 6305 Lot 16 Pennsauken Township, $1,920,000. STS Shoppes LLC to Mount Corp., 132 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004; 13 Lakeview Drive S., Gibbsboro | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

08026, Block 8.02 Lot 3.02 Borough of Gibbsboro, $996,000.

COURT JUDGMENTS CHESTER COUNTY BUSINESS De Lage Landen Financial Services Inc. vs. Dentistry For The Health Conscious Inc., 412 63rd St. No. 102, Downers Grove, Ill. 60516, $230,611, plaintiff, case #2012-11473-JD, 11/01/12. General Equipment Acceptance Corp. vs. Kennetex Inc., 740 W. Cypress St., Kennett Square 19348, $17,834, plaintiff, case #201211503-JD, 11/01/12. Midatlantic Farm Credit ACA vs. The Leboutillier Family Partnership, 200 N. Whitford Road, Exton 19341, $15,651,572, plaintiff, case #201211533-JD, 11/02/12. PERSONAL LV Realty Inc. vs. Kenneth C. Dewey, 672 Jefferson Road, Bryn Mawr 19010, $3,260,000, plaintiff, case #2012-11487-JD, 11/01/12. LV Realty Inc. vs. John M. Dewey, 671 Jefferson Road, Bryn Mawr 19010, $3,260,000, plaintiff, case #2012-11488-JD, 11/01/12. Brasalind Properties Inc. vs. James MacMichael/ William J. MacMichael/ Miriam E. MacMichael, 981 Quarry Road, Parkesburg 19365, $121,988, plaintiff, case #2012-11547-JD, 11/02/12.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS HA International LLC vs. X-Calibur Plant Health Co. LLC, 1722 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville 19443, $119,882, plaintiff, case #2012-24846, 11/05/12. Sabina Clarke vs. Clan R. Ali DDS, 2001 Bridle Lane, Oreland 19075, $30,520, plaintiff, case #2012-29042, 11/07/12. CACH LLC vs. Environmental Landscaping Services Inc./Shawn O’Rourke, 231 Hoffman Road, Barto 19504, $40,277, plaintiff, case #201223090, 11/08/12. KTMT Realty LP vs. Zavitsanos LLC, 865 Easton Road Suite 250, Warrington 18976, $3,131,184, plaintiff, case #2012-29046, 11/09/12.

PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS Acquired Capital LP vs. Currency One Inc. fka West Side Check Cashing/Carmine I LLC, $278,769, plaintiff, case #11-0402187, 07/18/12.

Anne Stuckert-Davis vs. Blank Aschkenasy Properties LLC/Carol Blank, $530,105, plaintiff, case #10-0500696, 11/02/12. Berwick Associates vs. A-1 Quality Lines Inc., $33,400, plaintiff, case #12-1100007, 11/02/12. Raul Torres vs. Speedy International Ltd., $10,915, plaintiff, case #11-0400643, 11/04/12. Kristy Russo vs. City Of Philadelphia, $22,500, plaintiff, case #111001171, 11/04/12. Ulondah Loney vs. Club Black Diamond, $1,032,000, plaintiff, case #11-0501456, 11/05/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Wolf Of Walnut St. Jewelers Inc./Robert Wolf, $72,599, plaintiff, case #12-0100293, 11/05/12. Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. vs. Hotline Electric Inc., $18,923, plaintiff, case #12-0703970, 11/05/12. Universal Marketing Inc. vs. Harry’s Petro, $114,444, plaintiff, case #12-1100111, 11/05/12. Allied Construction Services Inc. vs. Brewery Park Associates LP/ Slavko Properties Inc., $500,000, plaintiff, case #10-0300180, 11/06/12. Edward Agnew vs. Mr. Bill’s Deli Inc., $14,789, plaintiff, case #110301470, 11/06/12. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg vs. Greenpointe Construction, $13,189, plaintiff, case #11-1001008, 11/06/12. Stacie Gandlina vs. Dream Vacations Inc., $50,000, plaintiff, case #120802886, 11/06/12. Emark Tropical Imports Inc. vs. Seven Star Tropical Fish Inc., $26,975, plaintiff, case #121100191, 11/06/12. Medcom Computers Inc. vs. Glasgow Family Practice, $12,000, plaintiff, case #12-1100255, 11/06/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. R&R Mechanical Services Inc., $20,156, plaintiff, case #121100273, 11/06/12. Sovereign Bank vs. Triple S Subs & Pizza - MGB Inc./Patricia Socks, $370,387, plaintiff, case #12-1100282, 11/06/12. Amegy Bank NA As Agent vs. Stryker Energy LLC, $18,245,069, plaintiff, case #12-1100342, 11/06/12. Dan Berlin vs. Philadelphia Parking Authority/ Philadelphia International Airport, $140,000, plaintiff, case #110900266, 11/07/12. Philip Rossano vs. My Cousin Vinny’s, $22,226, plaintiff, case #120101628, 11/07/12. Liberty Bell Bank vs. Eliot Karol/1504 Willington Trust, $257,126, plaintiff, case #12-0700440, 11/07/12.

Liberty Bell Bank vs. Eliot Karol/1504 Willington Trust, $241,211, plaintiff, case #12-0700452, 11/07/12. Liberty Bell Bank vs. Eliot Karol/1504 Willington Trust, $257,349, plaintiff, case #12-0700463, 11/07/12. Liberty Bell Bank vs. Eliot Karol/1504 Willington Trust, $268,776, plaintiff, case #12-0700471, 11/07/12. Liberty Bell Bank vs. Eliot Karol/1504 Willington Trust, $307,007, plaintiff, case #12-0700475, 11/07/12. Allstate a/s/o Emilia Espinola vs. Millennium Trucking LLC, $10,689, plaintiff, case #120801959, 11/07/12. Ronald P. Lee Inc. vs. Crocodile Philly LLC, $11,692, plaintiff, case #12-1100464, 11/07/12. Midlantic National Bank vs. Kim’s Beauty World Inc., $52,693, plaintiff, case #92-0603758, 11/07/12. Vera Wang Bridal House Ltd. vs. Adresse Corsa Velo LLC, $74,083, plaintiff, case #10-1102847, 11/08/12. PNC Bank NA vs. Power House Of God Inc., $52,244, plaintiff, case #12-0702588, 11/08/12. Kramer-Marks PC vs. 43739 Collom Street LLC, $81,722, plaintiff, case #12-0902161, 11/08/12. Vist Bank et al. vs. Zora Enterprises Inc., $1,055,127, plaintiff, case #12-1100745, 11/08/12. SOC-SMG Inc. vs. Day & Zimmermann Inc./Day And Zimmermann Group Inc., $40,916,486, plaintiff, case #12-1100887, 11/08/12. Four Seasons Investments LLC vs. Tom Wong Photography, $26,379, plaintiff, case #120702899, 11/09/12.

LAWSUITS FILED CHESTER COUNTY De Lage Landen Financial Services Inc. vs. Belair Instrument Co. Inc., debt collection, case #201211553-CT, 11/05/12. Weinstein Supply Division of Hajoca vs. Deborah Tillman/Mike Tillman Plumbing & Heating/ Michael Tillman, debt collection, case #201211568-CT, 11/05/12. De Lage Landen Financial Services Inc. vs. L&B Transportation LLC/ Leonard Wiese/Belinda Wiese, debt collection, case #2012-11577-CT, 11/05/12. De Lage Landen Financial Services Inc. dba Prohealth Capital vs. Euro Tech Dental Laboratory Inc./Michael Aube, debt collection, case #201211587-CT, 11/07/12. SEE LEADS, P21


NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012 |


Dorothea Moore vs. Chester County Hospital/The Encore Shop, premises liability, case #201211588-TT, 11/07/12. Anglo American Hardwoods Inc. vs. Green River Doors Co. Ltd., contract, case #201211602-CT, 11/07/12. Joseph Worrell/Ann Worrell/Jeffrey King et al. vs. The Cutler Group Inc., contract, case #201211650-CT, 11/08/12. Ben James vs. Midway Grill Inc./M&H Westside Tavern Inc./Morris & Hackett GP, premises liability, case #201211682-TT, 11/08/12.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Selective Way Insurance Co./Lansdale Candy Co. Inc. vs. Holicong Locksmiths & Central Security Inc., case #201228260, 11/05/12. Chubb National Insurance Co./Chris Leone/Nancy Leone vs. Creative Touch Interiors Inc., summons, case #2012-28269, 11/05/12. RL Reppert Inc. vs. Contracting Systems Inc. II et al., case #2012-28378, 11/05/12. Denise Goldsmith vs. Marks & Co., case #201228332, 11/06/12. Advantage Auto Stores vs. Amerigas Propane

Inc., case #2012-28339, 11/06/12. Paul L. and Joan R. Scheidle vs. HCR Manor Care Inc./Manor Care of King of Prussia Pa LLC dba Manor Care Health Services-King of Prussia et al., summons, case #2012-28360, 11/06/12. Syretta Yates/Dorothy Chandler vs. Suburbia Seafood Inc. of Bridgeport, case #2012-28460, 11/07/12. David Lopez and Donna Demarino-Lopez vs. USAA, case #2012-28595, 11/07/12. Haines and Kibblehouse Inc. vs. D Squared Associates Inc./David Hyde, summons, case #201228612, 11/07/12. Andrea and Robert Rose vs. SJM Construction Co. Inc. et al., case #201228655, 11/07/12. Deborah Roberts vs. Walmort Stores Inc./Pottstown Center LP, case #2012-28631, 11/08/12. WE Yoder Inc. vs. Korn Group LP/Bengal Paper and Converting et al., case #2012-28634, 11/08/12. Coactiv Capital Partners Inc. vs. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, case #201228638, 11/08/12. USAA vs. Lester R. Summers Inc./Dale Garmen, case #2012-28640, 11/08/12. Clyde S. Walton Inc. vs. Su Hauling LLC/Sheandelle

Johnson, case #201228691, 11/08/12. Michael and Claire Cavoto vs. J Mastrocola Hauling Inc./Rocco John Pasquale, case #201228694, 11/08/12. Bengal Converting Services Inc. vs. North Toledo Graphics LLC, case #2012-28695, 11/08/12. Ontility LLC vs. Gopher Baroque Enterprises Ltd. dba Sunpower Builders, case #2012-28801, 11/09/12. Alica and Harold Schwoyer vs. New Pennsburg Diner Inc., case #2012-28863, 11/09/12. Tender Care Phlebotomy LLC vs. Axis-Diagnostics Inc., case #2012-28892, 11/09/12.

PHILADELPHIA Sharon McCollum vs. Woodland Village Associates/Centrum Mechanical Services, personal injury, case #12-1100001, 11/02/12. The Law Office Of Robert F. Zielinski LLC vs. Neal Keitz/Michael Keitz/Todd Keitz/The Keitz Group LLC, contracts, case #121100017, 11/03/12. Helena Falzone vs. Guido Laporta/Regional Foot And Ankle Institute/ Laporta And Associates PC, malpractice - medical, case #12-1100028, 11/04/12.

Yellowbook Inc. vs. Gilberto Rivera/Skin Deep Tattoos & Piercing LLC, certified/exemplified judgment, case #121100034, 11/05/12. Reliance Bedding Corp. vs. Dream Center Mattresses, contracts, case #12-1100041, 11/05/12. Farhaad Dildar vs. Wieslaw Kosinski/New Boulevard Diner LLC, personal injury, case #12-1100068, 11/05/12. Universal Marketing Inc. vs. Harry’s Petro, certified/exemplified judgment, case #12-1100111, 11/05/12. Ali Modami vs. Ruben Amaro/The Philadelphia Phillies, libel/slander/ misrepresent, case #121100135, 11/05/12. Esquire Barsamian vs. Robert P. Snyder & Associates et al., contracts, case #12-1100139, 11/05/12. Linda Masusock vs. Ellen Ostroff/Andrea Bloomgarden/Bloomgarden & Associates LLC/ Bloomgarden Ostroff & Associates, personal injury, case #12-1100142, 11/05/12. Nikolay Lukyanchikov vs. Universal Forest Products Inc./Universal Forest Products Eastern Division/Home Depot USA Inc., product liability, case #12-1100143, 11/05/12. Michelle Wynn vs. National Rent-A-Fence Of

America Inc./Joseph Dugan Inc./Fameco Real Estate LP/Restaurant Advisory Services Inc. et al., personal injury, case #12-1100167, 11/05/12. Emark Tropical Imports Inc. vs. David Obeirne/ Seven Star Tropical Fish Inc., foreign judgment, case #12-1100191, 11/05/12. David Wallace vs. Miley’s Restaurant Inc., personal injury, case #121100192, 11/05/12. Ilya Imyanitov and Irina Yanovskaya vs. Anatoliy Shalamov/Metro One Management LLC, stockholders’ suits, case #121100202, 11/05/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Brewery Park Associates LP, real estate tax lien, case #12-11T0003, 11/05/12. Peco Energy Co. vs. Philadelphia Gas Works, personal property damage other, case #12-1100239, 11/06/12. Mo_to Designshop vs. Dawn Mallin/Small Girl Development Inc., contracts, case #121100246, 11/06/12. Green Tree Summit Condominium Association vs. Schneider Brothers Contractors Inc. A PA Corp., contracts, case #12-1100248, 11/06/12. Medcom Computers Inc. vs. Gregory Adams/ Glasgow Family Practice, certified/exemplified judgment, case #12-


1100255, 11/06/12. Linda Herrman vs. Linden Court Philadelphia LLC, personal injury, case #12-1100267, 11/06/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. R&R Mechanical Services Inc., city business tax case, case #121100273, 11/06/12. Rickita Gibson vs. Omar Infante/Felton Supper Club, personal injury, case #12-1100290, 11/06/12. Christopher Kennedy and Anthony Chaney vs. Synagro Technologies Inc./Philadelphia Biosolids LLC, employment/ wrongful discharge, case #12-1100297, 11/06/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Motherland Inc., city business tax case, case #12-1100336, 11/06/12. Joseph Heim vs. Andrew Poulshock/Mark Ulitsky/ Izolda Lishansky/Temple University Health System Foundation/Rising Sun Family Practice Center Inc., malpractice - medical, case #121100337, 11/06/12. Amegy Bank NA As Agent vs. Stryker Energy LLC, foreign judgment, case #12-1100342, 11/06/12. Robert Sweeney and Pinecrest Services Inc. dba Walker Tree Service vs. Antrim Group LLC, malpractice, case #121100368, 11/06/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Greenway Realty Corp.,

real estate tax lien, case #12-11T0031, 11/06/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. DG Capital Inc./InnerCity Renaissance Co., real estate tax lien, case #12-11T0037, 11/06/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Bankers Trust Co. Of CA NA As Trustee, real estate tax lien, case #1211T0040, 11/06/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Santos Ent. Ltd., equity no real estate, case #121100388, 11/07/12. Larry Shapiro vs. Timothy Kolman/Kolman Ely PC, malpractice - legal, case #12-1100501, 11/07/12. Eloisa Fernandez vs. Robert Liebenberg/Einstein Regional Orthopedic Specialists, malpractice - medical, case #121100549, 11/07/12. Finanta vs. Arley Espinosa/Jennir Diaz/ Image Contractors LLC, contracts, case #121100569, 11/07/12. Ronald Foster vs. Duffy Wheeler/Chesapeake Marine Services Inc./ Mears Great Oak Landing Marina, motor vehicle property damage, case #12-1100575, 11/07/12. Maxim Crane Works LP vs. Thomas Jefferson University, mechanics lien enforcment, case #121100584, 11/07/12. Maxim Crane Works LP vs. Thomas Jefferson University, mechanics lien enforcment, case #12-

1100589, 11/07/12. Maxim Crane Works LP vs. Thomas Jefferson University et al., mechanics lien enforcment, case #12-1100591, 11/07/12. Felicia Garrett vs. Bath And Body Works LLC, personal injury, case #12-1100592, 11/07/12. Michael Schaeffer vs. Brooke Worster/Christopher Loftus/Temple University Hospital Inc./Temple Physicians Inc./Temple University Health System Inc. et al., malpractice - medical, case #12-1100597, 11/07/12. Constance D’ulisse/Lynn Mandarano/Phillipe Swale vs. Holcar Group LLC/David Bell General Contractor et al., real property - other, case #12-1100599, 11/07/12. Alessa and Joseph Reese vs. Richard Espinosa/Joel Lebed/Jay Sivitz/Good Provider LLC/Tri-County OB/Gyn Ltd., contracts, case #12-1100617, 11/08/12. Peco Energy Co. vs. John Melvin/Nicholson Holdings Inc., contracts, case #12-1100639, 11/08/12. Peco Energy Co. vs. Rodney Leazatt/Rtn Investments Inc., contracts, case #12-1100653, 11/08/12. Peco Energy Co. vs. Carlos Raman/4444 Paul Street Holdings, contracts, case SEE LEADS, P22

Sandy’s impact continues to affect our region. We know you, your families, and your businesses continue to face challenges related to this unprecedented storm. The last thing you need to worry about is banking. That’s why we’re waiving fees incurred during the storm. While you’re getting back on your feet, know that we’re here to help you get up and running as quickly and as easily as possible with special loan programs and a donation to the American Red Cross. As you work through storm-related concerns, please reach out to the team at any First Niagara branch, or give us a call at 1-800-421-0004 so we can Do Great Things, together.




Visit for a complete list of relief-related items. We’ll all get through this together.





#12-1100681, 11/08/12. Peco Energy Co. vs. Amy Colon/4444 Paul Street Holdings, contracts, case #12-1100690, 11/08/12. Peco Energy Co. vs. Sims Group LLC/Aurora Loan Services LLC, contracts, case #12-1100737, 11/08/12. Jenna Blackwell vs. Kathleen Herbert/PNC Bank Inc., personal injury, case #12-1100739, 11/08/12. Peco Energy Co. vs. Karen Stanziani/Northampton Capital Management, contracts, case #121100740, 11/08/12. Greater Philadelphia Radio Inc. t/a WBEN-FM vs. Cardinal Camera & Video Center Inc., contracts, case #121100753, 11/08/12. Timothy Wesolek vs. K-Sea Transportation Inc. dba River Associates/Kirby Offshore Marine Inc./Kirby Corp./KSea General Partner GP LLC et al., personal injury - fela, case #121100775, 11/08/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. EWC Holdings Corp., equity - vacant property w-d, case #12-1100834, 11/08/12. Quaker City Chemicals Inc. vs. American Soldier/ Flux Co. Inc./Force Industries Inc., contracts, case #12-1100838, 11/08/12. Van Hawk Painting Co. Inc. vs. Masonry Preservation Group Inc./John Doe Inc., construction contract, case #121100884, 11/08/12. SOC-SMG Inc. vs. Day & Zimmermann Inc./Day And Zimmermann Group Inc., certified/exemplified judgment, case #121100887, 11/08/12. Yellowbook Inc. vs. Jeanette Myers/Parto American Auto Glass

Inc., certified/exemplified judgment, case #121100896, 11/09/12. Yellowbook Inc. vs. Vincent Turner/Fed Up Pest Control, certified/exemplified judgment, case #12-1100900, 11/09/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Vice Pang/Roosevelt Blvd. Investments LLC et al., equity - no real estate, case #12-1100912, 11/09/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Rudolph Celi/Rudolph Celi/Deleon Assets Management LLC, equity no real estate, case #121100913, 11/09/12. Paul Bouknight vs. Marvin Grear/Elwyn, malpractice - medical, case #121100921, 11/09/12. Grand Prix Works vs. Damon Green/American Heritage Federal Credit Union, equity - no real estate, case #121100936, 11/09/12. Aigner Brown vs. David Peiffer/John Piper/Big Lots Inc., employment/ wrongful discharge, case #12-1100953, 11/09/12. Render Brunson vs. Steven Raikin/Rothman Institute, malpractice - medical, case #121100958, 11/09/12. Christine Pasieka vs. Taylored Building Solutions LLC, construction contract, case #12-1100963, 11/09/12. Barbara Enoch/Junius Enoch/Tanisha Enoch/ Florine Harris/Linda Jones/Stephanie Enoch vs. Budget Rent A Car System Inc., personal injury, case #12-1100966, 11/09/12. Carol Devan vs. Marlene Wilson/Louise E. Savin/ William W. Savin Jr. Funeral/Northwood Cemetery Co., contracts, case #12-1100968, 11/09/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. Ralderman Housing

Group LLC, real estate tax lien, case #1211T0057, 11/09/12. City Of Philadelphia vs. MS Franklin LLC, real estate tax lien, case #1211T0060, 11/09/12.

HIGH-END HOMES CHESTER COUNTY Bentley By Design Associates LP/Bentley By Design Ltd. to Lisa McClelland, 830 Forest Lane, Malvern 19355, $1,050,000. John W. and Cynthia L. Payne to Anthony MD and Ruth Adamio, 3 St. Anthony Lane, Chester Springs 19425, $840,000. Beaver Hill Realty LP/ West Vincent Capital Corp. to Stephane E. and Juliana K. Bouvel, 68 Devon Road, Paoli 19301, $800,000. James G. and Anita W. Mumford to Gregory and Monica N. Smith, 405 Avonwood Drive, Wayne 19087, $775,000. Deborah M. Gouge and Donald C. McAllister to Daniel T. Sr. and Carol L. Siegfried, 150 Pleasant Drive, Nottingham 19362, $749,500. James S. and Allison K. Hayes to Brian G. and Ann M. Marburg, 440 Red Coat Lane, Wayne 19087, $736,000. John R. and Andrea P. Inman to Jeffrey C. and Allison M. Steinman, 39 Steepleview Drive, Glenmoore 19343, $630,000. Chadds Ford Builders Inc. to Richard D. and Robin E. Jenkins, 101 Galvin Circle, Kennett Square 19348, $599,900. L. Kehl and Clare L. Rothermel to Stephen R. and Marci Popielarski, 326 Exeter Road, Devon 19333, $596,500. Harrington Investment Partners LP/Harrington

Investments Inc. to Jason D. and Nola C. Showers, 1293 Crestmont Drive, Downingtown 19335, $583,501. Toll PA VI LP/Toll PA GP Corp. to Salvatore F. and Ann L. Sinatra, 24 Tulip Drive, Malvern 19355, $580,392. Fred D. and Anne Holford to Paul D. Taylor, 1922 Hillendale Road, Chadds Ford 19317, $575,000. Susan L. and Susan L De Caro to Christopher G. Childs and Jee Hyung Lee, 1250 White Wood Way, West Chester 19382, $573,000. Michael and Theresa Coulter to Toscha and Matthew Love, 114 Crimson Place, Chester Springs 19425, $550,000. National Transfer Services LLC to Christian and Lisa Miller McGinnity, 1303 Liberty Place, West Chester 19382, $531,500. James C. McCloskey and Susan Marie Randels to Rakesh A. Menon and Krishna H. Patel, 949 N. Valley Road, Paoli 19301, $506,000.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Dikembe Mutombo to Michael and Melissa Samschick, 114 Chestnut St. 5th Floor, Philadelphia 19106; 1300 Valley Road, Lower Merion, $1,500,000. Maryland Road Holding Co. LLC to Eileen J. and John aka John J. Long III, 2300 Maryland Road, Willow Grove 19090, Upper Moreland, $1,460,000. John B. and Barbara R. Bartlett to Robert M. and Valerie M. Hughes, 1 Biddle Woods Lane, Wyndmoor 19038, Springfield, $813,000. Heidi and Geoffrey Roth-

bard to Guy and Sigal David, 122 Minfford Road, Bala Cynwyd 19004, Lower Merion, $785,000. Swede Properties LLC to Cynthia Harrison, 675 Wagner Court, North Wales 19454, Upper Gwynedd, $712,380. Daniel M. Citrenbaum to Nikhil Anil Mendhi and Anita A. Kulkarni, 40 Derwen Road, Bala Cynwyd 19004, Lower Merion, $625,200. Aaron T. and Phyllis W. Beck to Andrew C. and Coleen M. Curley, 406 Wynmere Road, Wynnewood 19096, Lower Merion, $601,000. Michael J. Lewis and Gail Owens to Robert and Ann Kaplan, 134 Beaumont Place, Ambler 19002, Lower Gwynedd, $585,000. Ronald J. Cappello to Joaquim M. Bahna and Beth E. Brillinger, 579 Bolton Place, Blue Bell 19422, Whitpain, $580,000. Carol A. and Albert J. Schell Jr. to Adam Cooper and Jill Schreiber, 1723 Martins Lane, Gladwyne 19035, Lower Merion, $572,000. John E. Orlando and Nettie R. Bartel Orlando to Garrett L. and Nancy S. Talley, 306 Barnot Road, Telford 18969, Salford, $550,000. Barbara B. Thumler to Kent and Alison Mueller, 50 High Point East, Huntingdon Valley 19006, Upper Moreland, $525,000. Albina and Sergey S. Veys to Casey Schafer and Natallia IvanovaSchafer, 119 Rosemont Lane, Royersford 19468, Upper Providence, $519,999. GFBT LLC to Edward and Jane Rudolph, 190 Presidential Blvd. Unit 503, Bala Cynwyd

Business Marketplace FINANCIAL SERVICES



Chief Information Officer

Fast, flexible, funding solutions. Purchase/refinance commercial real estate.

Call MCG at 1-888-258-0658. Or visit | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

19004, Lower Merion, $502,500.

PHILADELPHIA S.F.I. Ten Rittenhouse LLC to Mark Thomas Fiato/Alysia Fiato, 130 S. 18th St. Unit 703, Philadelphia 19103; 130 S. 18th St. Unit 1902, Philadelphia 19103, Unit 1902 Ten Rittenhouse Square Condominuim, $1,565,000. Matthew B. Stern/Janet Ries Stern to Terrance G. and Susan A. Lohr, 8870 Norwood Ave., Philadelphia 19118, 9th Ward, $1,400,000. Robert Kramer/Harriet Brumberg aka Harriet R. Brumberg to John S. and Gail S. Detweiler, 232 Locust St., Philadelphia 19106; 8212 Seminole Ave., Philadelphia 19118, 9th Ward, $1,250,000. Barbara A. Forde to Matthew P. and Anne R. Sudduth, 8016 Seminole Ave., Philadelphia 19118, 9th Ward, $1,175,000. 3246 Partners LP to Chai Phet Trinh/Vui Chien Trinh aka Vui Trinh, 7308 Merganser Place, Philadelphia 19153; 3246-66 S. 61st St./3246-66 Rear S. 61st St., Philadelphia 19153, 40th Ward, $1,101,500. David P. Wright/Thomas J. Longo Jr. to Maxime Talbot, 609 S. Ninth St., Philadelphia 19147, 2nd Ward, $970,000. Marvin and Davida Ginsberg to Harriet R. Brumberg/Robert M. Kramer, 232 Locust St., Philadelphia 19106, 5th Ward, $850,000. George E. Derk/Amy Lynn Francis to John L. Knapich/Jean A. Sachs, 234 W. Allens Lane, Philadelphia 19119, 9th Ward, $585,000.

Juan Antonio Diaz/Laura K. Diaz to Andrew W. and Sharon F. O’Malley, 233 W. Allens Lane, Philadelphia 19119, 22nd Ward, $570,000. Jill Jacob to Richard A. Venne Jr./Stephanie Ramirez, 1517 Melon St., Philadelphia 19130, 8th Ward, $565,000. James R. and Kristine Steen to Stephanie Berrong/Steven Stanek, 961 N. Fifth St., Philadelphia 19123, 5th Ward, $527,000. 1910 N. 18th Street LLC to Atul A. Patel/Hansaben A. Patel/Dhruvenkumar A. Patel, 1910 N. 18th St., Philadelphia 19121, 32nd Ward, $520,000.

CAMDEN COUNTY William S. and Amy Green to Sanjay and Kavita Gupta, 1155 Barbara Drive, Cherry Hill 08003, Block 526.02 Lot 14 Cherry Hill Township, $1,942,000. Stephen E. and Mary Oteri to Samir and Jenifer Mehta, 409 Hawthorne Ave., Haddonfield 08033, Block 5 Lot 1.01 Borough of Haddonfield, $1,325,000. Jay Hill Building Group Inc. to Lloyd C. and Roanna Alcera, 7 Lynn Court, Voorhees 08043, Block 227.01 Lot 51.03 Voorhees Township, $557,500. Diane E. Overley and Terrence Morgan Adamson to Justin M. and Danielle A. Capozzi, 365 Station Ave., Haddonfield 08033, Block 79 Lot 9 Borough of Haddonfield, $476,000. Edward and Melissa Barnes to Cole C. Raymond, 22 Colonial Ave., Haddonfield 08033, Block 18 Lot 17 Borough of Haddonfield, $411,500.

Michael Dickson to Danielle M. Dayton and Kathleen M. England, 21 Colonial Ave., Haddonfield 08033, Block 19 Lot 14.01 Borough of Haddonfield, $390,000. Ruben and Damaris Hernandez to Jenna Rastelli/Raymond Rastelli/ Theodore J. Varano, 14 Persia Court, Sicklerville 08081, Block 19701 Lot 2.06 Gloucester Township, $390,000. Cherry Hill Partners at Park Place LLC to Robert McGrath, 4208 Lexington Court, Cherry Hill 08002, Park Place at Garden State Park Condominium, $389,990. Bradley M. and Dawn Alexander to Peter R. and Alison Achey, 108 Lavenham Road, Cherry Hill 08003, Block 471.06 Lot 4 Cherry Hill Township, $377,000. David and Pamela Goldstein to Hongbo Li and Xiaohui Liu, 22 Fairhaven Drive, Cherry Hill 08003, Block 524.11 Lot 2 Cherry Hill Township, $355,000. Jeffrey K. Stein and M. Lucia Davis to Christopher and Emily Betley, 219 Tenth Ave., Haddon Heights 08035, Block 57 Lot 22 Borough of Haddon Heights, $325,000. Paul M. and Carrie M. Stohner to Victor G. and Denise Vogel, 19 Lexton Run, Voorhees 08043, Block 229.23 Lot 1 Voorhees Township, $315,000. Estate of John G. Thomas to Joshua M. and Laura B. Greenberg, 125 Old Carriage Road, Cherry Hill 08034, Barclay Homes, $312,000.

Contact Francis McKeever at 215-238-5122 or to advertise. VACATION RENTAL

SunGard Availability Services, Wayne, PA Lead mgmt of service delivery in various IT infrastructure areas. Chart strategic course for evolving IT org & modernize IT systems & app portfolio. Lead & manage highly technical- and process-focused team w/in global env’ment to support business needs. REQS: Masters or for equiv in Bus Admin or IT + 10 yrs exp at CIO or IT director level. Pre-e/ment background check & drug screen req’d. Send resumes to:

Subscribe to the Business Journal. Call 215 238-1450

MGooding - HR Dept. 680 East Swedesford Road Wayne, PA 19087

To advertise, call 215-238-5122




Banks move quickly to get Shore branches back in action JEFF BLUMENTHAL STAFF WRITER

Some of Philadelphia’s biggest banks suf fered major damage to their branches fr om Hurricane Sandy last month and still have not r eopened some locations and are working to help employees who suf fered personal losses. Hundreds of branches remained closed in the weeks after the storm and some r emain shuttered, as operations crews determine if they can be salvaged. Bank of America seems to have suf fered the most damage with eight locations (five in New Jersey and three in New York) still closed because of water damage. Spokesman Mark T. Pipitone said after the stor m on Oct. 29 and 30, roughly 70 percent of Bank of America’s branches in af fected areas were operational the following day. That number climbed to 95 per cent a week later, when fewer than 50 were closed in New Jersey and New York. Pipitone said less than 10 branches might not be salvageable, meaning the bank would need to start from scratch and rebuild. Wells Fargo Bank still has six closed branches on coastal areas in New Jersey and New Y ork because of power outages, flooding and interior damage. The bank deployed mobile banking centers and ATMs while power was down in strategic locations. A TD Bank spokesman said four branches are still closed, but it planned to open mobile banking trailers to support customers in those areas during the interim. PNC Bank said almost 50 branches were closed in the aftermath but all of its locations ar e currently operational. Vineland-based Sun Bancorp, has about a thir d of its 60 branches in the four coastal counties in New Jersey — Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May . CEO Tom Geisel said there were just two branches closed (Ventnor South and Atlantic City) a week after the storm. “We were fortunate that we didn’t incur any major damage,” Geisel said. “There was some water damage and signage damage in thr ee other locations and we lost power in some locations, but we put generators in

The Wells Fargo branch in Ocean City was boarded up and sandbagged to protect it against the hurricane.

strategic locations so customers could continue banking.” All of the banks said they pr epared for the stor m by sandbagging entrances, boarding up windows and mak-

ing sure ATM machines were stocked with cash. Those preparations helped in some instances but some barrier island locations were too overcome with water to withstand the storm. In addition to branches, the banks wer e also concerned about the hundreds of employees that work in those coastal locations and have implemented plans to help those personally affected by Sandy. Sun has about 400 employees in the four counties. Fortunately, none were injured but some suf fered property damages and extended periods without electricity. So the bank put together a pr ogram to help them. It has instituted a grant pr ogram for employees displaced or severely affected by the storm, help with manual labor from fellow employees and an intranet communication where employees can ask for help from their colleagues. “If someone needs a wet vac they can post it on the intranet,” Geisel said. PNC offered employees five days of f to address personal matters related to the storm and the bank will also offer a relief package but revealed no details. Bank of America allowed employees to work remotely. It also established an employee help line and relief fund that offers $1,500 grant to help with r ecovery. There was also an emer gency supply center that of fered essentials like water and blankets. Wells Fargo shifted team members from less affected areas to areas of severe impact so that others could address personal needs. It also established a fund that provides financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible team members struck by a disaster or other hardship. It can provide grants to assist with basic expenses, such as temporar y shelter, clothing, food, transpor tation expenses, and other necessities not immediately provided by emergency community ser vices or insurance. TD’s internal support measures included providing financial support to assist in payment of insurance deductibles, offering hardship withdrawals from 401(k)s and some lending pr ograms to help employees who may have immediate needs. | 215-238-5136

INSURANCE: ‘Rates had been on an upward trend. Sandy will add to that pressure.’ FROM PAGE 1

more than 650,000 homeowners’ claims, 250,000 auto claims and 100,000 commercial claims. State Farm is one major car rier that keeps a running tally on its website. As of Nov. 16, it reported a total of 96,487 home and 16,476 auto claims r elated to Sandy. New York led with 36,251 home claims and 9,242 auto, followed by New Jersey (28,182 home and 4,133 auto) and Pennsylvania (14,073 home and 1,678 auto). Sean Brogan, an executive with Center City-based Graham Co., the largest in- Brogan surance broker in Philadelphia, said the fir m has fielded between 100 to 150 Sandy-related claims from its roughly 200 business customers within the stor m’s radius in the mid-Atlantic states. Brogan said he has seen more flood than wind damage but that claims are divided largely into two different policy categories — property damage and business interruption.

Brogan said one client, a medical-supply company in Nor th Jersey that delivers medication to people’s homes, did not incur any property damage. But he said it filed a sizable claim r egarding loss of income because its distribution channels were disrupted as its clients wer e displaced. Harleysville Group, the property-andcasualty carrier bought earlier this year by mega-carrier Nationwide, said it has so far seen r oughly 9,000 Sandy-related personal and commer cial claims, the most ever to emanate from a single event. It more than topped 2011’s Hurricane Irene, which previously was the lar gest claims event in company history. Chad Zierke, senior vice president of claims for Harleysville, said the extra resources from the Nation- Zierke wide merger came in handy, as the company was able to pool the resources of its giant parent company to help with the onslaught of claims work. “We were able to ramp up capacity ,”

Zierke said. “We had a pr e-storm meeting to deal with logistics and we wer e ready to go.” Michael Tiagwad, president and CEO of Marlton. N.J.-based br oker Conner Strong & Buckelew, said he has seen two to three times as many claims fr om Sandy as he did last year with Irene. He said the tab is still r unning as business interruption claims tend to trickle in after property damage claims, as insureds survey the extent of damage. Tiagwad said the company has about 25 claims employees and it needed to hire temporary employees to help with paperwork. Tiagwad Brogan said the stor m could ser ve as a wakeup call from some business clients to look at the nuances of their policies. Translation: Make sure you read the fine print. For instance, the policy might mention a 24hour period before business interruption coverage begins. But the policy could specifically indicate that those hours ar e business hours, which would mean the

coverage does not kick in for three days. Brogan recommends that business include a loss-preparation expense, which insures a business to hire a forensic accountant to deter mine the natur e of losses. A former partner at the Drinker Biddle & Reath law firm, Brogan expects there to be a good number of claims disputes birthed by Sandy. Tiagwad said property insurance rates went up after Irene after a long period of decline. Rates were also af fected by the new Risk Management Solutions’ Version 11 windstorm model, a detailed loss estimation model capable of using specific structure and coverage data for most insured risks, ranging from homeowners risks to industrial facilities. He was not sure about whether they would incr ease because of Sandy, but Rober t Hartwig, president of the Insurance Infor mation Institute, told it only seems natural. “Rates had been on an upward trend,” Hartwig said. “Sandy will add to that pressure.” | 215-238-5136

Viewpoint 24

‘There were canned meatballs, which every South Philly Italian would be on the stoop laughing about.’ Dell Poncet | The Way it Was


See column, facing page | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Gainers Losers




he Business Pulse Survey recently asked what the Republican Party must do to win back the White House in 2016. For results, see chart. Reader comments:

Retailers and shoppers

Social issues are best legislated at the local level or by the courts. As long as the Republican Party is controlled by big business interests — the more people will settle for a socialist system that offers them security. Michael Gray

Campbell Soup

The GOP is done as a political party if they decide to become Democrats lite. There will be no need for two parties with the same stand on issues.

Earnings were down last quarter at the iconic Camden-based soup giant and more lackluster results are expected because of “high soup inventories and an increase in marketing spending.”

John Kairis

Stop letting grumpy, old, out-of-touch white men determine social policy and find the courage to speak truth to their right wing fringe. And especially, stop using obstructionism as a strategy and actually stand up for something and do it. Also, take machine guns out of the public mix.

Giving thanks

So now Black Friday has been moved to Thanksgiving night? Really? Maybe we shouldn’t pretend that anything is sacred anymore.

As always, we have a lot to be thankful for. But, this year, we’re especially thankful that the ridiculous two-year, multibillion dollar presidential election cycle is over.

The condensed soup business ain’t what it used to be, apparently.

Joni Carley

Cross the aisle. Meet the other side for lunch or dinner and don’t be afraid to vote your mind. Ted Seiler

Pennsylvania has a strong tradition of moderate Republicanism, from Ike to Arlen Specter to Jim Gerlach. People like Santorum and Toomey have been driving them out of the GOP in droves. Ron Silliman

What will win the White House back? What must the GOP do to win the White House in 2016? Take stronger conservative positions 9% Moderate stance on divisive social issues 48% Court Latino vote with immigration reform 7% Work harder to appeal to working families 14% Pick a better candidate 16% Other 7% Votes cast: 598

New award for Advancing Women


he Forum of Executive Women is delighted to partner with the Philadelphia Business Journal in honoring two Philadelphia companies that have shown a commitment to advancing women as well as demonstrated results with their commendable female talent pool. This new award — naturally called the Advancing Women Award — was designed to r ecognize and salute organizations that plan and put into action the necessar y programs and corporate framework to allow and encourage women to flourish in their or ganizations. (For profiles of the winners, see the special insert in this issue, Women of Distinction 2012.) As The Forum has been reporting on in our annual Women on Boards report, the path to an executive role for a woman is one that requires thoughtful planning and action on the part of both the woman and their employer over a period of time. Women still only make up 11 percent of reported executives in our region, and while the entry-level numbers are roughly even for both men and women, the executive pipeline clearly starts to leak badly somewhere along the way up the ladder. The award is given in two categories, a Global winner which is given to a larger global company with a substantial Philadelphia presence, and a regionally based Local winner. The dual categories were designed to honor the good works of both these types of companies without penalizing the regional players who are working with a smaller set of resources in comparison. Global accounting firm KPMG and real estate development/management firm Pennrose Properties are the inaugural winners. Both of these firms have not only shown exemplary commitment to developing their female employees with targeted programs such as mentoring, leadership initiatives, and flexible scheduling, but also demonstrated strong results in terms of the number of women in executive positions and in the company as a whole, with a solid pipeline intact. These companies will proudly accept their award during the Women of Distinction awards banquet this week, and we congratulate

Guest Notebook Autumn Bayles them for their accomplishments which clearly took an investment over time to make happen. Even better, these two winners were chosen from a terrific set of company entrants that showed thoughtful effort in the development of their female talent. We are hoping these companies try again next year — and that they are joined by even more colleagues in the market who recognize the benefits of achieving such results, and who may want to take some pages from the playbook of these winners to start or extend their own initiatives. Why create this award? Many women want to succeed in their careers and be stellar contributors to their companies, but may find the path is not welcoming or too inflexible to accommodate their other life responsibilities. If these obstacles are removed or eased, the odds of a woman being able to achieve that career goal become greater, and both the company and the woman win. Companies like KPMG and Pennrose Properties show that this is indeed possible and rewarding. The Forum and Philadelphia Business Journal are united in a partnership that was borne out of a joint interest and commitment to promoting the advancement of women in business. We were very pleased that Mayor Michael Nutter recently indicated his support of corporate diversity with regional companies at The Forum’s Annual Leadership Breakfast. We look forward to continuing to grow support for the advancement of women in our great business community, with many more award winners to come and marked improvement in our metrics. AUTUMN BAYLES is president of the Forum of Executive Women and vice president, strategic development at Aramark. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

The Way it Was Dell Poncet

Canned meat & stinky bamboo


et’s go back to the beginning, to the first year of the Business Journal, 1982. The Nov. 22-28, 1982, edition led with a story about Campbell Soup Co. of Camden. It reported how Campbell’s was dancing a happy jig around its head honcho R. Gordon McGovern. The story began with an enumeration of marketing disasters that befell the company before McGovern rose to the top in 1980. Products that are long forgotten. In hindsight, though, they do seem like pretty whackadoo ideas. There was V-8 Sauce. A ketchup-like substance that tasted like congealed V-8 Juice. It thankfully flopped. Who wants to live in a country that eats that? There were canned meatballs, which every South Philly Italian would be on the stoop laughing about. The problem? They “just didn’t taste good.” There were Oriental soups that the company didn’t bother to test market. Turns out bamboo shoots went all funky-like when canned. “When you opened the can, it was like being hit in the face with a skunk,” someone was quoted as saying. What a rude — though funny — thing to say. Who would say that? I can sense the PR machinery stoking up. Why, Herbert Baum said it: Campbell’s vice president of marketing. What did McGovern do to turn things around? Many things, including boosting Campbell’s advertising budget by 43 percent, reorganizing its 40 business units, latching onto the health craze and offering microwaveable products. Basically, Campbell’s was making products that consumers wanted to buy and eat. The result, as one New York analyst put it, was “pre-McGovern: staid and conservative, post-McGovern: aggressive and market-oriented.”

The latest trends

A special report 30 years ago looked at the latest in communications and video. Video stores were the hot trend. There were more than 400 local rental outlets. Video game machines were so popular, especially in barrooms, that the suppliers were a victim of their own success. The market was oversaturated with games and suppliers, diluting profits. A new service called “voice mail” was making itself felt in executive offices. Cable TV was where it was at. It would mean the end of the movie theater business. A report by a fellow named Jay Gould saw movie attendance dwindling to 600 million a year by 1989. Last year, movie attendance was down, tumbling to a 16-year low. It was still 1.28 billion, more than twice what Gould forecast it would fall to 22 years earlier. DELL PONCET is managing editor. Follow him on Twitter @DellPoncetPBJ.



PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL SERVICES DAILY EDITION Receive the latest breaking, local business news headlines every day at 3 p.m. e-mailed directly to you. Click on any headline for the full story. This service complements the offerings of our print edition, although items that appear in one format don’t necessarily appear in the other. Click on e-mail alerts at


■ Thousands of advice articles from top business experts.

■ The Money Center with practical tips on running your business. ■ Calendar of local networking opportunities.

PUBLISHER Lyn Kremer | 215-238-5100 |


■ Customized e-mail news delivered to your mailbox on industries, individuals or companies you target.

EDITOR Craig Ey | 215-238-5134


Book of Lists The Book of Business Lists contains the top 25 lists published in the Philadelphia Business Journal throughout the year. Purchase it by calling 215238-5109.

The Philadelphia Business Journal hosts annual events that offer sponsorship and relationship building opportunities. Events featuring our 40 Under 40, South Jersey 25, Best Real Estate Deals and the Women of Distinction are tied to special publications that appear in the newspaper.

n Book of Lists on CD Call 1-800-486-1513. Reprints, Plaques & Web E-Prints To process requests for 250 or more reprints, honorary plaques and rights for Philadelphia Business Journal material to appear on other Web sites, call Scoop ReprintSource at 1-800-767-3263 ext. 307. To order fewer than 250 reprints or copies of photographs call 215-238-5109. Leads Weekly listings of new homes and businesses are available for purchase. Click on sales leads at or call 877-593-4157.


Nominations Our signature events listed above offer you the chance to nominate someone, yourself or a colleague, to receive recognition in the special publication and at the event itself. To request a nomination form, call our event line at 215-238-5106 or e-mail Jennifer Wolf at To ensure that you are invited to our events, send Jennifer Wolf an e-mail at jenniferwolf@ or call us at 215-238-5106. Also, check our Web site at in the networking box to register for our events online. Sponsorships Industry exclusive sponsorships are available for all Business Journal events. Contact Advertising Director Ron Maver at rmaver@ or call him at 215-238-5123.

Contact reporters, listed by beat on this page each week, with news tips.


To request a correction or discuss issues facing the greater Philadelphia region call Editor Craig Ey at 215-238-5134 or reach him at cey@

Call 215-238-1450 or go online at and click on “ABOUT US” then Subscription Services to: ■ Subscribe to the Business Journal ■ Renew a subscription ■ Start a free four-week trial ial subscription ■ Change your address ■ Find newsstand locations ■ Purchase back issues or lists

Letters to the Editor Send letters to Craig Ey at or click on “Contact us” at

EXCLUSIVE ON OUR WEB SITE: PBJ.COM ■ Breaking business news, updated through-out every business day. ■ Archives of news articles from the Philadelphia Business Journal and other business newspapers from around the country. y. ■ Small business news ws from our Washington Bureau.

Digital Edition Available only to print subscribers, this interactive online format is often the quickest way to get full access to the newspaper’s content — particularly popular with those who travel regularly outside the region. Click on Download Free Electronic Edition at

ADVERTISING SERVICES For information on advertising in Philadelphia Business Journal or any of its products, reach Advertising Director Ron Maver at 215-2385123 or

Philadelphia Business Journal | 400 Market Street | Suite 1200 Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | 215-238-1450

MANAGING EDITOR Dell Poncet | 215-238-5147 DESIGN EDITOR John Spencer | 215-238-5150 DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR Frank Devlin | 215-238-5142 SECTIONS CONTENT EDITOR Sonja Sherwood | 215-238-5143 SENIOR REPORTER John George | 215-238-5137 Health Care, Biotech/ Pharmaceuticals

STAFF REPORTERS Jeff Blumenthal | 215-238-5136 Banking, Insurance, Law Peter Key | 215-238-5141 Technology, Labor, Education Natalie Kostelni | 215-238-5139 Real Estate, Economic Development Peter Van Allen | 215-238-5145 Hospitality, Nonprofits, Retail RESEARCHER Sharon Oliver | 215-238-5146 EDITORIAL INTERN Carl O’Donnell | 215-238-5148



Michelle Stuhl | 215-238-5114

Delaware, Economic Development, Education & Training, Human Resources, Office Furniture/ Equipment, Publishing/ Printers, South Jersey, Staffing & Executive Recruiters ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Francis Hugh McKeever | 215-238-5122 Jasmine Rea | 215-238-5130 Building Services, Cultural Attractions, Entertainment, Health Services, Non-Profit, Retail Abby Siegel-Greenberg | 215-238-5128

Commercial Real Estate, Insurance, Legal, Accounting

Financial Services, Technology, Telecommunications, Utilities, Classified ONLINE MARKETING MANAGER | ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Joanne T. Perez | 238-5115

Advertising & PR Agencies, Banking, Hospitality, Transportation

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Brian D. Wiggins | 215-238-5126 SALES REPRESENTATIVES Betty Michelli | 215-238-5109 Patrick Ayling | 215-238-5127 AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT INTERN Gina Nodar | 215-238-5117 GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN Alexus Encarnado |

EVENT MANAGER Jennifer Wolf | 215-238-5106 EVENT COORDINATOR Courtney Fail | 215-238-5111 EVENT INTERN Victoria Stewart | 215-238-5119

ADMINISTRATION Philadelphia Business Journal is a publication of American City Business Journals, Inc., 120 West Morehead St. Suite 400, Charlotte, N.C. 28202 Whitney Shaw, President & CEO Ray Shaw, Chairman (1989 to 2009)

BUSINESS MANAGER Karen Haug | 215-238-5101

RECEPTIONIST Dawn Hawkins | 215-238-5102

Copyright Philadelphia Business Journal Inc. 2012. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use, without permission, of editorial or graphic contents in any manner is prohibited. All submissions become the property of the Philadelphia Business Journal and will not be returned. Submissions may be edited and may be published or otherwise used in any medium.




J. Cuorato P3

J. Ferguson P3

G. Cuddy P3

P. Arms P14 | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

R. Riscoe Benson P14

J. Delay P14

M. Tigwad P23

A. Bayles P24

A selection of the people and companies you will find in this week’s Business Journal.







Kuoni Destination Management India

Adelson, Robert Appicello-Heyl, Jillian Arms, Pamela

10 14 14

Lane, J.T. Lee, Charles T. III Loucks, Erin

8, 9 14 14

Aetna African American Museum


B Benson, Romona R. Brogan, Sean Buzzelli, Jeff

13, 14 23 14

C Camero, John III Choudhary, Kanika Cochran, Jon Cohen, Chari Cuddy, Gerard Cuorato, James

14 3 14 14 3 3

14 14 14 14

14 3 3 10, 11

G Gallagher, Jean Anne Patrice Gee, Rebekah Geisel, Tom Gilboy, Nancy Gomez, David Guilfoil, Daniel

14 8 23 3 14 1

14 23 4 14 14 7 14

Kirby, Anne Kirwan, Jason


Roddy Inc.





Fox Chase Bank


Arthur’s Catering


Atlantic City Alliance



14 23


14 14


Ballymore Co. Inc.


Bank of America


14 23 14

Wagner, Michael Weiler, Arthur Weiner, Carl Welch, Sue Wojcik, Timothy


Griffin Financial Group


Zierke, Chad





Hamburg Rubin Mullin

25 7

Caterpillar Inc.





Osage Industries

10, 11 11

Osage University Partners 11

Harleysville Group


Health Partners


Paoli Hospital

Hepatitis B Foundation


Peco Energy Co.


Penn Medicine


Penn State University





Conner Strong & Buckelew23

14 13, 14




Pennsylvania Trust


Independence Visitor

Philadelphia Convention &

& Markovich

Independents Hall


Philadelphia International Airport


9, 11

Bosick & Raspanti

9 23

Philadelphia Magazine



Pirate’s Cove Marina



Johnsrud Architects


Potomac Bead Shop


Primo Pizza Shop



3, 24


Skylight Coworking




Sovereign Bancorp


Sovereign Bank





Sun Bancorp



T.E.A. Factory Co.

7 13, 14, 23




University of Iowa


Univest Bank and Trust Co.14 Urban Engineers Inc



Jacob Holtz Co.


Shippensburg University


PNC Bank




Pietragallo Gordon Alfano J


TD Bank

Independence Blue Cross9, 14

Visitors Bureau



Pennsylvania Horticultural

International Visitors


Pennsylvania Convention


Drexel University College of


St. Edmond’s Federal Savings


Drexel University


SE Financial Corp.





St. Catherine Laboure Medical P

Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg




Comcast Corp.

DMW Direct


Sellers Dorsey

Harcum College

Hospital and Healthsystem



of Philadelphia




Ryerson Inc.

School District

Pudlin & Schiller




Osage Venture Partners

Heritage Surf Shop

Coldwell Banker

Continental Bank

4, 5

Osage Partners

Hangley Aronchick Segal

Candy Factory

Economy League 23


Roller Consulting Co. Inc. 14

Select Greater Philadelphia 3

K 7 7

Lucy’s Beach Grille


Brothers Harriman





Hahnemann University

Drinker Biddle & Reath


Lindsy James Salon

Morgan Lewis & Bockius 14


Deskmag 14 4 14 14 14



Safegard Group Inc


Bethesda Project

D Thallner, Karl Tiagwad, Michael Tribuiani, Robert

Lamb McErlane

Global Knowledge Training

Ballard Spahr

Campbell Soup Co.

14 7 14


Lucy the Elephant


Yang, Lisa




Ford Motor Co.

Maxwell & Lupin


H Harris-Williams, Merleen Hartwig, Robert Hennessey, Jim Hilferty, Daniel J. Horsley, Holly Hudzina, Tom Hurdle, Harvey

14 3, 24

S Siegelski, Catherine Swanick, Michael

Reinvestment Fund

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp 3

R Rachlin, Andy Reiss, Shannon Coghlan Rosenblum, Douglas


13, 14

P Paradis, Jim Pipitone, Mark T.

Fernley & Fernley FMS Financial Corp.

Brown Brothers Harriman 14

F Farivar, Robert S. Farnesi, Frank A. Ferguson, Jack Frame, Bill

9 3 14 9 25 14 14 14 14

N Natsis, John Nutter, Michael

D Dallara, Dana DeLay, Jeffrey Donato, Robert Durkin, Sean T.

Martin, Lynda McCollum, Mark McConnell, Stacey Willits McElroth-Jones, Mary R. McGovern, R. Gordon McKee, Veronica Meyers, Howard Morgan, Eric Morris, Michael




4, 13

23 W 23

Wells Fargo Bank



Wham-O Inc.



Wharton School


NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012 |





MULTITASKING MADE SIMPLE. The new Windows Phone. Truly advanced, yet simple to use because it runs on Windows and features Microsoft Office built-in.

GET A $50 GIFT CARD by mail with the purchase of a Windows Phone device and 2 Microsoft Office 365 licenses. Microsoft Office 365 license $6/mo/user available for business accounts with 5-49 lines.

Simplicity Achieved $



$149.99 2-yr. price - $50 mail-in rebate debit card. New 2-yr. activation required.

No rebate required. New 2-yr. activation required.






Visit any Verizon Wireless store today to talk about our Small Business solutions.


Activation/upgrade fee/line: Up to $35. IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: Subject to Major Acct. Agmt., calling plan, rebate form and credit approval. Up to $350 early termination fee/line & add’l charges apply to device capabilities. $50 gift card offer: Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Rebate debit card takes up to 6 wks & expires in 12 months. Limited time offer. While supplies last. Restocking fee may apply. Offers & coverage, varying by svc, not available everywhere; see LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE is available in more than 410 markets in the U.S. © 2012 Verizon Wireless. F6047

Women of Distinction 2012 We’re pumped to present the most influential women business leaders in the Philadelphia region

Presenting sponsor



Nov. 23-29, 2012 ■ Vol. 31 ■ No. 41




What every successful woman knows:

Build goals for life and see each one through. Listen to your soul’s voice, it’ll tell you what you should do. Remember, power comes from within, so trust in you first. The success that evolves will come as easily as a poet’s verse. Be brave. Stand strong. And strive to achieve. Work some. Live more. And enjoy all life has in store. Your success inspires. Your determination empowers. Your passion we admire. Your lead we follow. Wells Fargo celebrates the Women of Distinction Awards. When women succeed, everybody wins. © 2012 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. (742604_06822) | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012


From the Editor


2012 Women of Distinction

e’ve got a thing for shoes, obviously. Who doesn’t? The theme of this year’s Women of Distinction, Stepping up for Success, was inspir ed by one of last year’s honorees, the television host L ynn Doyle. At the awar ds ceremony last year, we asked all of the honorees to tell us what they would have as the 11th commandment. Doyle said, “Thou Shalt Wear Good Shoes.” And it got us thinking about all the things that car ry us from day to day. Not just shoes — but training, reputation, talent, mentors, faith, family and friends. Ever yone needs good suppor t to help us step up to the next level. We, uh, ran with that. This year our panel of judges culled through nearly 300 nominations collected in August and September to select 31 women for their outstanding professional accomplishments and influence in their communities. The honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner at the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel on Nov. 27. When they take the stage, each honoree will answer a question about whose shoes she would like to walk a mile in. Continuing the theme, we also invited the honorees to a photo shoot and cocktail hour inside Saks Fifth Avenue, and photographed each wearing her favorite shoes. A Merion resident, Sharon Taffet, who builds shoe sculptures made of costume jewelr y and candy, lent us 18 of her creations for table centerpieces. (It’s our shoe theme, and we’ll wear it out, thank you.) Congratulations, Class of 2012. May your ar ches never fall.


Sonja Sherwood, Sections Content Editor

Gina Altieri, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children .................................................................................................. B4 Cathy Avgiris, Comcast Corp. ................................................................................................................................................. B4 Elizabeth Hicklin Barber, Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management ............................................. B4 Barbara Binis, Reed Smith ...................................................................................................................................................... B4 Suzanne Boda, US Airways ..................................................................................................................................................... B5 Yvette Bright, Independence Blue Cross ................................................................................................................................ B5 Mandy Cabot, Dansko Inc....................................................................................................................................................... B5 Nanette Sciolla Carney, The Carney Group .......................................................................................................................... B5 Catherine Cahill, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts ................................................................................................... B6 Suzanne Chiavari, New Jersey American Water ..................................................................................................................... B6 Julie Coker, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau ...................................................................................................... B6 Deborah Epstein Henry, Flex-Time Lawyers ......................................................................................................................... B6 Nydia Han, 6ABC/WPVI-TV ...................................................................................................................................................... B8 Deborah Hays, Archer & Greiner ............................................................................................................................................ B8 Michelle Howard-Vital, Cheyney University ......................................................................................................................... B9 Minne Iwamoto, GlaxoSmithKline ......................................................................................................................................... B9 Carolyn Jackson, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children...................................................................................................... B10 Alix James, Nielsen-Kellerman .............................................................................................................................................. B10 Anne Sceia Klein, Anne Klein Communications Group ........................................................................................................ B11 Kathleen Long, Solular LLC .................................................................................................................................................. B11 Debra Malinics, Debra Malinics Advertising ......................................................................................................................... B11 Stacy Martin, The Hankin Group........................................................................................................................................... B12 Donna Massanova, ParenteBeard LLC ................................................................................................................................. B12 Jill Michal, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey............................................................................ B18 Sheree L. Mixell, ATF, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives......................................................................... B18 Molly Morrison, Natural Lands Trust .................................................................................................................................... B19 Esperanza Neu, AmerisourceBergen Corp. ........................................................................................................................... B19 Angela Snyder, Fulton Bank of New Jersey .......................................................................................................................... B20 Nakia Stith, Top of the Clock & ResilienC (Rising Star Award) ............................................................................................. B17 Audrey Taichman, Audrey Claire, TwentyManning Grill & COOK ........................................................................................ B20 Maria Juantorena Trafton, Wells Fargo ............................................................................................................................. B21 Quotable ............................................................................................................................................................................... B14 Advancing Women Award ................................................................................................................................................. B15 Judges .................................................................................................................................................................................... B25 All photos by Jeff Fusco (unless indicated)

Congratulations to

Deborah A. Hays, Esquire and all the

2012 Women of Distinction Winners

Philadelphia, PA Haddonfield, NJ Princeton, NJ Flemington, NJ Hackensack, NJ Shrewsbury, NJ Wilmington, DE Georgetown, DE New York, NY 215.963.3300


Archer & Greiner, P.C. is a full-service, regional law firm with more than 200 attorneys, a network of nine offices and a well-earned reputation for providing high-quality, results-driven legal services in a broad range of disciplines and industries. Our attorneys have been meeting the needs of Fortune 100 companies and small to medium-sized businesses throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York for over 80 years. To learn more about our firm, call 215.963.3300 or visit




Gina Altieri Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children | Vice president of corporate services Age: 52 Education: Drexel University, BS in business administration, accounting major (1983); CPA (1985). Career history: Sixteen years with Nemours, 10 years with Jefferson Health System as a pediatric administrator, four years as a CPA with Laventhol and Horwath. Family: Augustine (Gus) and Bria Altieri. Motto to live by: It’s not about being right or wrong, it’s about how you make others feel. What pumps you up: Seeing my daughter happy and successful. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Leaving public accounting to go into health care. Most memorable moment: Giving birth to my daughter. How you arrived at your field: I accepted the assignment to lead a massive systems conversion project that was actually more about culture change that led me to IT. What motivates you: The ability to influence and inspire others. Best career advice: Always have fun and continue to learn. How you give back: Helping children’s causes either through my daughter’s schooling and activities or my friend’s foundations or my employer’s mission. Little-known fact about you: Although I have never played serious, organized sports … I am a scholar athlete (eighth grade); a mathlete in high school; a corporate triathlete at Jefferson and a corporate athlete now. Your first job: Counter girl at Horn & Hardarts. Nominator says: “Altieri has spearheaded efforts to not only make Nemours a locally leading pediatric health system, but a global leader in electronic health technology.” — Stephen T. Lawless, vice president, quality and patient safety, Nemours. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Catherine Avgiris

Elizabeth Barbara Binis Hicklin Barber Reed Smith LLP | Partner

Comcast Corp. | Executive vice president and general manager, communications and data services

Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management | Associate dean

Age: 53. Education: Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY, BBA, concentrated in accounting and statistics (1980). Career History: Comcast Corp., various executive positions since 1992. Family: Married to John for 31 years with two kids: Dean, 27, and Christopher, 22. Motto to live by: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle. What pumps you up: Brainstorming on how our products and services evolve. How my kids use the Internet and communicate is completely different than how I do. Trying to figure out how their kids will communicate in a digitally connected society is pretty exciting. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Walking into the cable division president’s office and asking for the general manager job of the emerging phone business, without any phone experience. It changed my career. Best career advice: Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. Greatest inspiration: My mother and father had no more than an elementary education. They used their hands to make a living, in sewing and carpentry. But their creations lasted — what was I going to create? How you give back: I’m involved in my community, through my church, the Ladies Philanthropic society, and through support of the Career Wardrobe. Little-known fact about you: I choreographed a Martha Graham dance ensemble in high school and I love to dance. Nominator says: “Cathy transformed the company’s legacy circuit-switched phone business.” — Joan McCarthy, director, HR communication, Comcast Cable.

Age: 58 Education: The University of Iowa, Ph.D in instructional design and technology (1987), MA in leisure studies (1983); University of Wisconsin–Superior, double BS in physical education and health education (1975). Career history: Temple University since 1989. Family: Daughters Erin MacEntee, 34, and Ann Fruland, 31; plus five granddaughters and two sons in law. Motto to live by: Honesty and trust are everything. What pumps you up: Seeing a first-generation college graduate receive her diploma and hearing her whole neighborhood cheering. What motivates you: Knowing what I do every day really does “change lives.” Best career advice: Take one day at a time. Greatest inspiration: Dad — 90 years young. How you give back: Besides serving on several nonprofit boards and coordinating a summer Farmers Market in North Philadelphia, helping my students understand the importance of stewardship and community service. All 900 students are required to complete 250 hours of volunteer work. Little-known fact about you: I’m a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and can trace my ancestry to the preRevolutionary War era on both sides of the family. Your first job: Detassling corn in the fields of Iowa. Nominator says: “Dr. Barber helped build Temple’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management from the ground up.” — Andrew Lovell, associate director of industry relations, Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Age: Really? Education: St. Bonaventure University, BBA, magna cum laude (1980); Georgetown University Law Center, JD (1991). Career history: Full-time mother (1980–1985); D.C. Superior Court, director of civil mediation program (1985–1988); various roles with Reed Smith (1990–present). Family: Two children — Katherine, 32, and Alex, 30. Motto to live by: The truth will out in time. What pumps you up: Taking complex facts and making them simple; getting to the truth of the matter despite prejudices against businesses, people and lawyers. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Going to law school full time a few months after separating from my husband of 14 years, with two small children in tow. Most memorable moment: In business — getting a standing ovation from a jury. What motivates you: Evening the playing field; a sense of fairness. Best career advice: Do something that makes you want to get up in the morning. Greatest inspiration: Jo from Alcott’s “Little Women” — she was unconventional, but true to herself. I’ll never forget reading all three books late at night by flashlight! Biggest challenge: Getting a college degree. My parents did not believe in educating the girls in the family, so I did it after I was married, at three different colleges in three different cities. Nominator says: “Barbara has successfully first-chaired trials for the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, insurers and hospitals, while raising children as a single mother, making significant contributions to the career advancement of other women, assuming positions of responsibility in the Philadelphia justice system; and founding, sustaining and serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations in the city that improve its residents’ quality of life.” — Ajay Raju, managing

partner, Philadelphia office, Reed Smith.





Suzanne Boda

Yvette Bright

Mandy Cabot

Nanette Sciolla Carney

US Airways | Senior vice president, airport customer service, international and cargo operations

Independence Blue Cross | Executive vice president and chief transformation officer

Dansko Inc. | President and CEO

The Carney Group Inc. | CEO

Age: 53 Education: Gustavus Adolphus College, BA in Spanish, BA in Asian Studies (1982). Career history: Present position since 2008; Northwest Airlines, vice president, inflight service (2005–2007); Northwest Airlines, vice president, airport operations (2003–2005). Family: Married to George Grindahl, no children, one dog named Taz, 3. Motto to live by: Enjoy your job and give it 100 percent, but make time for and take care of your family and friends … they will be in your life long after you retire from your job. What pumps you up: Managing through challenges and seeing the positive results. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Leaving a small town in Minnesota to live in Japan for a year as a Rotary Exchange Student when I was 16 years old. How you arrived at your field: Having Japanese language ability got me in the door at an airline and I worked my way up. How you give back: I participate on nonprofit boards and support our communities through many great charitable foundations. I’m also privileged to be invited to speak at a number of universities and colleges. Little-known fact about you: I love to start the day with a run through the city in which I’m in, wherever that may be. Your first job: Weeding bean fields during the summer in junior high school. Nominator says: “Suzanne Boda is a dynamic and inspiring leader at US Airways and a mentor to many of her employees and to many in the Philadelphia community.”

Age: 50 Education: Tulane University, BS in computer engineering (1982); St. Joseph’s University, MBA Healthcare (1993). Career history: Twenty years at Independence Blue Cross; 10 years at IBM. Family: Married to Robert S. Bright with sons Taylor, 19, and Jason, 16. Motto to live by: Take a deep breath and count to 10. What pumps you up: My Miu Miu boots I maybe wear once a year. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Relocating and working overseas. Most memorable moment: Attending Obama’s inauguration. How you arrived at your field: Moved back from London and applied for a service representative job so I could work part time. Your biggest break: Leaving IBM. What motivates you: Solving a problem that seems impossible. Best career advice: Hire a talented team. Greatest inspiration: My grandmother Mata. Biggest challenge: Balancing work, family and dogs. Little-known fact about you: I really just want to own a dog hotel and spa. Your first job: Lifeguard. Nominator says: “Yvette and her team helped IBC reach its annual corporate goals, and helped coordinate strategic planning across all business functions, subsidiaries, external partnerships, and alliance initiatives. … Knowing her is to be impressed with her level of versatility in business, never forgetting who ultimately makes an organization successful — it’s people.” — Ellen Fisher, founder and publisher,

Age: 58 Education: Harvard University, BA in anthropology (1976); University of Virginia, masters in special education (1982). Career history: Present position since 1990. Five Star Farm Inc., president (1982–1998). Family: Married to Peter Kjellerup. Motto to live by: Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess. What pumps you up: The newest shoe designs from Dansko. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Not selling our company to a strategic buyer. Most memorable moment: Selling our company to our employees; setting up a 100 percent ESOP Trust for the benefit of our employees, now and for generations to come. How you arrived at your field: Serendipity; finding ourselves in the path of an unexpected opportunity (the world’s most comfortable shoes) and sharing that. Your biggest break: Meeting my husband and life-partner, Peter. What motivates you: Knowing that I made a difference in someone’s life. Best career advice: Start with the end in mind — what do you want to be remembered for? Greatest inspiration: My dad. Biggest challenge: Public speaking. How you give back: Tree-planting. Little-known fact about you: Co-authored a paper published in the journal “Primates” on the reproductive behavior of female chimpanzees. Your first job: Baby-sitting Koko the gorilla.

Age: Mature. Education: Gwynedd-Mercy College, AS in business. Career history: Twenty years as CEO of The Carney Group. Family: Married to John with seven children: John-John, Suzanne, Katie, Robert, Michael, David and J.P. Motto to live by: Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. What pumps you up: Making a difference in people’s lives every day. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Re-entering the work force after 19 years, and mortgaging it all to start The Carney Group with my husband in 1992. Most memorable moment: The day I became a mother! How you arrived at your field: My mentor and husband was a seasoned professional in recruiting. In 1992, we took charge of our destiny and became partners in business. Best career advice: Be yourself. Believe in yourself. As a woman, you can do it all, with love and support. Biggest challenge: Losing our eldest son, John-John, at 11 years old. How you give back: Involvement in various organizations: Mount St. Joseph Academy, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Society for Professional Women Council for Main Line Chamber, Women’s Network, PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce, New Choices, Variety Club, Catholic Youth Organization. Little-known fact about you: Paul Anka serenaded me on my 16th birthday. Your first job: Hostess at Sciolla’s Supper Club. Nominator says: “Nanette believes that we learn from those who have traveled the road ahead of us, respect for the individual makes us better at our job and builds our brand and reputation.” — Donna Coghlan, account executive,

— William McGlashen, specialist, corporate communications, US Airways.

Women’s Yellow Pages.

Advanced Staging Productions.




Catherine M. Cahill

Suzanne Chiavari

Mann Center for the Performing Arts | President and CEO

New Jersey American Water | Vice president, engineering

Age: 55. Education: Temple University, bachelor of music, cello performance (1980); Drexel University, MS in arts administration (1983). Career history: Current position (2008– present); Brooklyn Philharmonic, CEO (1999–2008); Toronto Symphony Orchestra, executive director (1998–1999); New York Philharmonic, general manager (1994–1998); and other music management roles. Family: Nicole Cahill-Yi, daughter, age 23. Most memorable moment: Standing backstage in the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square in China, and walking on that stage for the last concert in my role as general manager of the New York Philharmonic, knowing that I had something to do with making that moment happen. How you arrived at your field: I was a cello performance major at Temple’s College of Music but developed a carpal tunnel syndrome. I had to recalibrate my plan and decided to focus on arts administration. Your biggest break: In 1983, I was so fortunate to win the coveted American Symphony Orchestra League fellowship award. For an entire year, I had a rarified look into the world of U.S. symphony orchestras, touring, recording and working closely with executive directors and music directors. How you give back: Board work for several organizations, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Philadelphia Musical Fund Society and NYC’s Music for Life International. I am also so very proud of the Mann’s Education and Community Engagement initiatives, which annually provide free performing arts programming to more than 50,000 children in the city.

Age: Confidential. Education: Drexel University, MS in environmental engineering (1993); BS in chemical engineering (1985). Career history: American Water (New Jersey American Water), various engineering and management roles since 1990; Philadelphia Water Department, engineering (1985–1990); Rowan University, adjunct faculty, civil engineering (2000–2002). Family: Married to Nick Chiavari, with son Joe, 16, and daughter Nicole, 11. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Believing in myself and paying no mind to anyone who said girls can’t do that. Best career advice: Stay positive, be flexible and remain open to new ideas. You never know where your passion may lead you. Save your money so that you can take advantage of opportunities when they arise. Biggest challenge: Personally, scheduling down time. Professionally, we as a society need to encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers. Science and technology are core engines that drive our economic success and healthy lifestyles. Biggest disappointment: That NASA retired the space shuttle fleet before I got around to sending in an application. How you give back: Through organizations such as Junior Achievement and various engineering communities, I have been able to share my passion for science, technology, engineering and math. Little-known fact about you: I am a huge Phillies fan. Your first job: Working at a steak house restaurant making coffee, Jell-o and refilling the salad bar. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Deborah Epstein Henry

Julie Coker Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau | Senior vice president, convention sales and services

Flex-Time Lawyers | Founder and president

Age: A young 45! Education: Johnson and Wales University, AS in hotel and restaurant management (1987), BS in hospitality management (1989). Career history: General manager for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts at various properties in Chicago and Philadelphia (2000–2010), and various positions within Hyatt Hotels and Resorts (1989–2010). Family: Newly engaged. Motto to live by: Failure is never an option. What pumps you up: A hot new pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes. Most memorable moment: Attending the inauguration of the first African-American president with my three sisters. How you arrived at your field: I love the art of serving people … I started as a waitress in high school and knew hospitality was my future. Your biggest break: Finding my fiance Daryl — he’s awesome! What motivates you: Knowing I can make a difference. Best career advice: Never settle; you can always be better. Biggest challenge: Being a good example for young women following in my footsteps. How you give back: Volunteer time on boards, in the community and at church…helping others whenever I can. Little-known fact about you: I secretly want to own an NFL Football team. Your first job: Paper route … hated it! Nominator says: “Julie is truly one of the region’s most influential business women, who is daily making a difference in our community through her work.” — Danielle Cohn, vice president, marketing and communications, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Age: 44 Education: Yale University, BA in psychology (1989); Brooklyn Law School, JD (1994). Career history: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, of counsel (2002–2007), associate (1997–2001); Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, associate (1996–1997); Honorable Jacob Mishler, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, law clerk (1994–1996). Family: Married to Gordon Henry. Three sons: Oliver, 17, Spencer, 14, and Theodore, 11. Motto to live by: Work hard, play hard. What pumps you up: Hip-hop. I still regret not auditioning to be a Solid Gold dancer. Most memorable moment: The launch event for my book, “Law & Reorder,” where Lisa Belkin, then a reporter with The New York Times, interviewed me in front of hundreds. How you arrived at your field: In the late ’90s, I invited a handful of lawyers to join my new work/life balance network and received hundreds of responses in return. Running events in Philly led to public speaking around the country, developing a national network of over 10,000 attorneys, doing legal recruiting, and creating an international consulting firm. How you give back: Public speaking and advising nonprofits. In my community, I run the elementary school Robotics Club, and previously, I ran the elementary school Chess Club and coached my sons in soccer. Little-known fact about you: Fifth grade was a big year for me. I won best hula-hooper in a school-wide competition and I also learned how to juggle in gym class. Nominator says: “She not only advocates for change, but also she effectuates it.” — Kristine Wellman, senior vice president and chief counsel, Capital One.


NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012 |







Nydia Han

Deborah Hays

6abc / WPVI-TV | Reporter / anchor

Archer & Greiner | Partner, corporate department

Age: 38 Education: Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, BS in journalism (1995). Career history: KIFI-TV (Idaho), general assignment reporter (1995–1997); KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City), criminal investigative reporter (1997–1999); KTRK-TV (Houston), consumer investigative reporter/news anchor (1999–2002); present position since 2002. Family: Married to Dennis Reilly with one daughter, Sabine Arum Han Reilly, 6 months old. Motto to live by: Live fully and generously. What pumps you up: Random acts of kindness. Biggest step you ever took: Becoming a mom. Most memorable moment: Delivering our girl. How you arrived at your field: With a very thick skin — ha. It combines three things about which I’m passionate: learning new things, getting to know new people, and providing a public service. As a consumer reporter, I also get to help people without the means to help themselves! Biggest break: Finally getting my first news job as a reporter for the ABC station in Pocatello, Idaho — after sending out dozens of résumé tapes and being met with rejection and some harsh criticism from news directors. Best career advice: Own it and speak up. How you give back: By mentoring aspiring journalists and helping out with programs/ events organized by nonprofits. Most meaningful to me is raising awareness and money for lung cancer through the PA Lung Cancer Partnership. My mom died from lung cancer in 2009 … though she never smoked. Little-known fact about you: I can eat and drink

more than most people double my size. Your first job: Ice-cream scooper. Nominator says: “Nydia has been a stalwart supporter of everyday people, committed to giving them a voice where they have been taken advantage of or ignored, helping consumers to avoid scams and dangerous products and educating the public on new technologies and ways to save money and time.” — Sophia Lee, chief counsel/litigation, Sunoco Inc.

Age: 51 Education: Rutgers University, BA in biology (1983), JD (1987). Career history: Twenty-five years with Archer & Greiner. Family: Married to Michael with three daughters: Nicole, 28; Alexa, 22; and Stephanie, 17. Motto to live by: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” What pumps you up: Helping someone else, whether a client, friend or family member, overcome an obstacle. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Leaving medical school to pursue a career as a lawyer. All of my friends and family thought that I was crazy but I did not want to spend the rest of my life working in a field that I didn’t love. Most memorable moment: Being selected to be a partner at Archer & Greiner. It was wonderful to have my hard work and professional capabilities recognized by senior members of the firm whom I admired greatly. Biggest break: Choosing to work at a smaller, regional firm after law school rather than a mega law firm. Best career advice: In every situation, no matter how daunting or chaotic, there is opportunity — you simply need to look for it. Greatest inspiration: My mother. As a single mom, she always stressed to me and my sister that you will never get anywhere in life without hard work and a good education. Little-known fact about you: I was certified as an | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

emergency medical technician and worked in the EMS community for 10+ years. Your first job: I worked at an ice cream restaurant hosting children’s parties. Nominator says: “With more than two decade’s experience in corporate finance law, she routinely handles transactions exceeding $100 million in value, leading by example in a practice area still largely dominated by men.” — James Carll, chairman, Archer & Greiner.

Congratulations to all the

Women of Distinction and to our own

Anne Sceia Klein Founder and President Anne Klein Communications Group Anne Klein Communications Group, LLC Celebrating 30 years of public relations excellence! Scan the QR code to visit our website!

(856) 866-0411 Branding  Community Outreach  Issues & Crisis Preparedness Market Positioning  Media Relations  Social Media



Michelle Howard-Vital

Minne Iwamoto

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania | President

GlaxoSmithKline | Director, Africa Malaria Partnership

Age: 60 Education: University of Chicago, BA in English literature and language; University of Chicago, MAT, English education; University of Illinois– Chicago, Ph.D. in public policy analysis. Career history: Present position for five years; Winston-Salem State University (N.C.), interim chancellor (2006–2007); University of North Carolina, General Administration, associate vice president for academic affairs (2003–2006); various other university positions. Family: Married to G. Vital with daughter, and Gabriel Priester, stepson. Motto to live by: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What pumps you up: To dream the impossible dream. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Moving away from Chicago family and friends in 1991 to take a job at Edinboro University. How you arrived at your field: I enjoyed learning and teaching — before I knew it, I was volunteering for administrative roles. What motivates you: Helping others. Best career advice: Just try it — it might be easier than you think! Greatest inspiration: People who succeed after mastering great odds. Women like President Emerita Johnetta B. Cole and Dr. Maya Angelou. Biggest challenge: Changing the image of an organization from negative to positive.

Age: 43 Education: Davidson College, BA in economics; Emory University, MPH, global health. Career history: GlaxoSmithKline, lymphatic filariasis programme manager (1999–2011), working on the company’s donation of albendazole to WHO to help prevent elephantiasis, a disabling tropical disease. Family: Married to Robert Hornsby Jr. with two children, Frances, 2, and Nell, 4. Motto to live by: Be present, be kind and let others around you know they’re important. What pumps you up: I love to kick up my heels with my good friends; dip my toes in the newness of other cultures; and put my best foot forward in every situation. How you arrived at your field: In college I spent a semester in India studying economics, politics and a little Tamil. There, I was inspired to work in economic development. Your biggest break: Being hired as a summer intern at CARE International. Best career advice: Don’t be afraid to use your contacts to meet people and put your name and face out there. Greatest inspiration: The women of Africa — they embody my hope for a better world. Biggest disappointment: Losing my father. How you give back: Giving isn’t a penalty to repay what I’ve received, but rather a way of living in the world. Whether serving as chalice bearer at church, or clerking at my polling

How you give back: Through scholarships, contributions to nonprofits, past service like to the North Carolina State Board of Education, and through sharing my love of learning with others. Little-known fact: I’d like to design homes when I retire. Your first job: At 13, I worked at the Compact Store in Chicago. Professionally, I taught English at Central YMCA Community College. I loved it!


precinct, or organizing a self-defense class for friends, I try to make my engagement more about others than about me. Nominator says: “She has been a critical part of a team that has since expanded its work [from donating drugs to eradicate lymphatic filariasis] to include massive donation programs for deworming and strategic partnerships to find effective solutions to the burden of malaria in the tropical developing world.” — Robert Hornsby, partner, Jobobmax Global Ltd.

Congratulations Esperanza Neu





Carolyn Jackson

Alix A. James CEO | Nielsen-Kellerman

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children | CEO Age: 38 Education: University of Delaware, bachelor’s degree of chemical engineering (1996); Harvard Business School, MBA (2002). Career history: Tenet Healthcare, leadership associate (2002); Lake Pointe Health Network, COO, (2003–2006); Lake Pointe Health Network, CEO (2006–2010); present role since 2010. Family: Married to Gabriel Jackson with two children, Katy and Tori, age 3 (twins). Motto to live by: You can find something positive in any situation, you just have to know where to look. What pumps you up: Listening to certain songs, currently “We are Young” by fun. [sic], and “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas. Most memorable moment: It’s a tie between being told that my husband and I were having twins and hosting a press conference to announce our $110 million hospital expansion. Biggest disappointment: Getting cut from the school choir in the fourth grade. How you give back: Late next year, we will be opening the Center for the Urban Child, which will provide primary care to children in the communities around St. Christopher’s. Little-known fact about you: I’ve been reading People magazine every week for at least 20 years. It’s my guilty pleasure. Your first job: I was a lifeguard at a neighborhood swim club at age 16 and by age | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

19 I had been promoted from guard to head guard to pool manager. Nominator says: “Just 38 years old, Carolyn is one of the youngest and fastest-rising healthcare executives in the nation. She is direct, goal-oriented, and demanding without being strident.” — Dianne Semingson, president, DLS International.

Age: 51 Education: Yale University, BA in English and economics (1983); University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD (1988). Career history: 21 years with Nielsen-Kellerman in various roles for 21 years. Family: Married to Jeffrey Alderfer with two sons, David Kocher, 21, and James Kocher. Two spoiled labradoodles, a rescue pit bull and a yowling cat round out the crew. Motto to live by: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!’” — Hunter S. Thompson. What pumps you up: A perfect row on the Schuylkill River, or a perfect gallop across a Chester County field. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Getting divorced, and happily remarried. Your biggest break: My stepfather generously stepping aside to allow me to take the reins and start making my own mistakes. What motivates you: Making things. Making things that solve real problems for real people. Making things that are reliable and durable and beautiful and easy to use. Making things in the United States. Improving at least one aspect of my business every day. Helping my crew grow and learn and form a tight-knit team. Staying fit enough to race (and win) on the water. Best career advice: Start working. Do whatever asked. Do things that make life easier for people you work with even when not asked.

Make one thing better every day. Chase knowledge and mastery rather than a dream job. Move only when your situation truly prevents you learning one more new thing. How you give back: By sharing our hard-won lean manufacturing knowledge with other companies on the path to improvement. Little-known fact about you: Not much is “littleknown.” I am pretty open! Your first job: Managing the pet store in the Gallery Mall in 1984. I learned a lot (and followed my own career advice)!

Congratulations to

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Chief Executive Officer

Carolyn Jackson for being honored as a

2012 Woman of Distinction. 1-888-STCHRIS (782-4747)


Anne Sceia Klein

Kathleen Long

Debra Malinics

Anne Klein Communications Group | Founder and president

Solular LLC | chief operating officer

Debra Malinics Advertising | Founder and owner

Age: 70 (still feel like 21!) Education: University of Pennsylvania, BS in economics (1964), MA in communications (1965). Career history: Current position (1982 to present); Sun Co., manager, media relations and executive communications (1979–1982). Family: Married to Gerhart L. (Jerry) Klein. Motto to live by: The golden rule. What pumps you up: Business — the challenge of helping a client communicate in the face of a crisis. Personal — snow skiing. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Leaving my corporate career of 16 years and starting my own business. Most memorable moment: Business — being inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame. Personal — my wedding day nearly 37 years ago. How you arrived at your field: Options were quite limited. Public relations/ communications as a career was just opening up for women to enter the field. I took the first job I was offered, as director of external communications at Girard Bank. Best career advice: When you are in a job (or a career) you don’t like, assess the situation. If you can’t fix it, then look around, change course as soon as you can, and move on. Greatest inspiration: My father. How you give back: Mentoring students and serving now as immediate past chair of the regional board of the American Heart Association. Little-known fact about you: I was a “surfer girl” in my twenties. Nominator says: “Anne Sceia Klein’s professional achievements and entrepreneurial drive have helped pave the way for other women to succeed.” — Dianne Semingson, president, DLS International.

Age: 48 Education: University of Delaware, BA in political science (1986). Career history: Solular LLC, COO (2009– present); CMX, vice president, partner (2001–2009); Accutest Laboratories, business development manager (1996–2000). Family: Married to Kenneth with two children — Elizabeth, 20, and Daniel, 15. Motto to live by: Every day is a good day, some are just better than others. What pumps you up: Good health, family and new opportunities to grow. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Leaving a corporate position to start Solular. Most memorable moment: Stepping onto a plane the day after I graduated college to attend training for my first professional job. Your biggest break: The opportunity to build a new business in a challenging economic climate with my three partners. Best career advice: Think forward and consider every challenge an opportunity; stick to the facts and do not get distracted by drama. Greatest inspiration: My faith. How you give back: Providing jobs and benefits for 40 professionals; advocating for women’s health issues; supporting and participating in Christian missions efforts. Little-known fact about you: I am a cancer survivor and have been cancer free for 13 years. Your first job: Berkley Sweet Shop, Seaside Heights, N.J. Nominator says: “Kathleen started and grew Solular from nothing in 2009 into a $10 million plus renewable energies design and installation firm today.” — Kenneth Long, president, Solular.

Age: 59. Education: Wilkes College, associate degree/ graphic design (1974). Career history: Present position since 1978. Family: Married to Bernard Fetchko with Carmen, family dog, and Body, family horse. Motto to live by: Never fear failure; it is nothing more than learning the right direction from the wrong direction. Most memorable moment: Crossing the Pyrenees on horseback. Biggest break: Finding my first job with a very creative design firm. Best career advice: Never burn your bridges. Biggest challenge: When a client left town, and left me with a $30,000 debt, I was faced with paying the invoices of every vendor to whom I owed money for the jobs. It took almost two years, but every vendor was paid. Biggest disappointment: Working hard to win a major project and having it awarded to an agency with much less experience and a weaker presentation. How you give back: Business volunteer for the arts for 15 years. In addition to volunteer work and other forms of support for social and women’s causes, I’ve done board or advisory work with various organizations including Local Initiatives Support Corp., Philadelphia Works, Gershman Y, the Film Committee for Jewish Film Festival, the Temple Emanuel Scholarship Committee, and Gift of Life Family House. I’m also co-founder of the Philadelphia Saddle Club, a cooperative riding club for those who might not be able to afford to ride, and founder of the Women’s Dinner Group in 1980. Little-known fact about you: I’m a vegetarian. Nominator says: “There is a warmth to Debra that does not go unnoticed when you meet her.” —Lisa Bien, president, Bien Marketing Group.



Congratulations to the recipients of the new Advancing Women Award presented by the Philadelphia Business Journal and The Forum of Executive Women to two companies who are committed to advancing women in the workplace.

Global Winner


Local Winner

Pennrose Properties The Forum also congratulates all of the 2012 Women of Distinction and proudly recognizes our Forum Member winners: Cathy Avgiris Senior Vice President and General Manager, Voice Services Comcast Corporation

Catherine Cahill President and CEO Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Deborah Epstein-Henry, Esq. Founder Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

Anne Klein President Anne Klein Communications Group, LLC

Debra Malinics Owner/President Debra Malinics Advertising

Jill Michal President and Chief Executive Officer United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey

Molly Morrison President and CEO Natural Lands Trust




Stacy Martin The Hankin Group | Director commercial sales and leasing

Congratulations, Kathleen Long on your ascension to becoming one of the top female executives in renewable energies. In an industry dominated by men, you have demonstrated that it takes a woman to guide a growing design/build firm with gentle but powerful hands. You are a proven leader in your field and are head and shoulders above other executives in the realm of solar, wind, and CHP. Thank you being the leader you are for our team. We have greatly benefitted from all you have done and are doing. Because of you, Solular stands poised to become one of the dominant renewable energy companies on the East Coast. Thank God for you!


20 West Stow Road, Units 1-2 Marlton, New Jersey 08053

296-A Weymouth Street Rockland, Massachusetts 02370

446 Lancaster Avenue Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355

1.877.SOLULAR (P)609.268.8880

We proudly applaud the visionary leadership of

Gina Altieri, Nemours Vice President Corporate Services 2012 Woman of Distinction

Your child. Our promise.

© 2012. The Nemours Foundation. Nemours is a registered trademark of the Nemours Foundation. 1847

Age: Confidential. Education: Ursinus College, BS in business. Career history: The Hankin Group, director commercial sales and leasing (2001–present); O’Neill Property Group, vice president leasing and marketing (2001–1999); CB Richard Ellis, sales associate (1999–1997); Korman Commercial Properties, director of leasing (1997–1987). Family: Married to Paul Martin with two teenage sons, Jonathan and Andrew. Motto to live by: “Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude toward us.” What pumps you up: Jimmy Choo Shoes and Marching Bands. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Leaving the comfortable corporate world and entering the totally self-accountable world as a commercial real estate broker (read in: straight commission). Most memorable moment(s): The births of our sons. How you arrived at your field: While in banking, I decided I wanted a career in a field that would use my skill set and reward me commensurate with my effort. A friend who is a real estate investor/attorney encouraged me to enter commercial real estate. Your biggest break: Looking forward to it … What motivates you: Chocolate. Best career advice: Manage up. Greatest inspiration: Sunrise at Haleakala. Biggest challenge: Balancing career and family. How you give back: Serving on nonprofit boards focused on education, internships and connecting businesses and school districts, school music program, homelessness/poverty, economic development. Little-known fact about you: Reserve National Latin Ballroom Dance Champion. Your first job: Training and conditioning horses while a senior in high school. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Donna M. Massanova ParenteBeard | Partner, CPA, employee benefit plans practice leader Age: 54 Education: La Salle University, BS, business administration; CPA in Pennsylvania. Career history: Twenty-two years in public accounting, first with Heffler Raditich and Saitta, then after 1996 with Ostroff Fair & Co. (later merged with LarsonAllen). Nine years with ParenteBeard. Family: Three children: Monique Moffo, Fred Louis Massanova and Noelle D’Alonzo, plus six grandchildren. Motto to live by: “There are no mistakes.” What pumps you up: People. Most memorable moment: So many memorable moments … I have been blessed. Biggest disappointment: Not having more people who look like me in a boardroom. How you give back: Working with organizations that promote the advancement of women, such as Executive Women International, and with organizations that provide health support and services for women, such as Susan G. Komen. Within ParenteBeard, I coach and mentor women, and am a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council. I also dedicate my time and experience to my alma mater, LaSalle, and am an active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. Little-known fact about you: I do have more than 100 pairs of shoes and a room in my house just for my shoes! Your first job: Salesgirl at a candy store in Center City. Nominator says: “It has been said that for all the titles and names she has had for her charitable work, they could all be replaced with one word to describe her: activist.” — Steve Heck, account executive, Braithwaite Communications.

NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012 |







Quotable | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Nydia Han “Practical? Me? Never!”

If the clothes make the man, then perhaps the shoes make the woman. We asked several winners to tell us,

“Why are these your favorite shoes?” Michelle Howard-Vital “My shoes are attractive and comfortable. They reflect my personality.”

Julie Coker “I have them broken in so they fit just right and I can wear them all day, and there’s nothing better than a great, comfortable shoe.”

Cathy Avgiris “Oxblood is the in color this fall — shoes, bags, everything.”

Molly Morrison “I’d rather be wearing hiking boots.”

Nanette Sciolla Carney “Smart, sassy and sophisticated!”

Carolyn Jackson “Everyday dress for success (and comfort) shoes.”

Deborah Epstein Henry “These boots are made for working.”

Jill Michal “These remind me of tap shoes. They make me feel like I can do things that I know I can’t.”

Anne Klein “Stylish but comfortable European-made shoes [help me] focus on the situation at hand, not sore feet.”

Barbara Binis “These are the ones I buy...”

“...but these are the ones I end up wearing.”

Stacy Martin “Fabulous shoes take you fabulous places!” Mandy Cabot “Asking me to choose my favorite pair of Dansko’s is like asking a parent to choose her favorite child; I like different ones for different reasons, but I love them all!” | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012




Advancing Women Award This year for the first time, the Philadelphia Business Journal, in partnership with the Forum of Executive Women, is honoring two companies that strive to recruit and advance women — through training, mentoring and inclusive policies — into management positions.

Advancing Women Award | GLOBAL FIRM

KPMG For KPMG, advancing diversity isn’t just an act of goodwill. It’s integral to its business model. Recruiting and retaining top talent is vital to pr ofessional services firms’ success, explains Philadelphia Managing Partner Jerry Maginnis. “We’re not going to let the fact that someone is a women or a minority get in the way of that,” he said. KPMG has led many initiatives that help women navigate their car eers while maintaining a sane work-life balance. Lea Fletcher can testify . Fletcher, a partner in the KPMG risk tax group, doesn’t have nearby family to help care for her kids when her husband is traveling for work. Luckily, KPMG has a variety of workplace flexibility programs including sabbaticals of four to 12 weeks, compressed workweeks, flexible star ting and ending times and telecommuting. “When I work from home, I can be ‘on’ at all times but still be ther e for the kids,” she said. The KPMG Network of W omen (KNOW) also helps mo ms with its “Lunch and Learn” series, which provides a suppor t network where working mothers can discuss ever ything from managing careers, to raising families, to staying healthy. In addition to its attention to life outside of work, KPMG remains laser-focused on advancing women within the company. For example, KPMG’s Philadelphia office hosts a variety of women’s professional organizations including a local chapte r of W omen Corporate Directors, the forum of Executive Women’s Mentoring Circle

and POWER, which advances women of color. In 2009, Philadelphia’s KNOW chapter helped to establish the KPMG Executive Leadership Institute for Women. The institute provides annual leadership training for women at or near the par tner and director level at KMPG and at other local companies such as Shire Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline. Another major pipeline for new talent is KPMG’s Leaders Engaging Leaders pr ogram, which pairs promising female and minority partners with senior leaders who groom them for top roles such as the board of directors. The net ef fect of these ef forts has been to equalize the number of women reaching the highest strata of the firm. In the past two years, 42 percent of people promoted to managing director or par tner within the fir m were women. “These ef for ts have been a resource that has helped drive our business and opened great career oppor tunities for women as well,” Maginnis said. — Carl O’Donnell

forts to seek out diverse suppliers. Two companies were honored with the award, one a large firm with a global network, and one that operates locally only and has extraordinary programs to help women both within the company and in the community.

Advancing Women Award | LOCAL FIRM

Pennrose Properties Pennrose Properties is a r eal estate company that manages multifamily communities, and though real estate is a traditionally male field, about 70 percent of its pr oper ty managers ar e women. In addition, female employees enjoy equal oppor tunities all the way up the executive pipeline, as is demonstrated by a senior level staf f evenly split between men and women. The company takes a post-af firmative action approach to diversity: “We don’t see a dif ference between male and female employees,” Pr esident Robert Lampher said. “And the results speak to that.” Women climb the ladder at Pennrose using a variety of management training programs. For example, the firm sponsors employee development including industry certifications in housing, operations and leadership, as well as the Certified Property Manager designation. Pennrose also provides tuition reimbursement. Lampher also notes that the fir m’s work-life balance policies “take gr eat consideration of women.” After a new mom has used up 12 weeks of maternity leave, she can apply for additional time off using the firm’s sabbatical policy, which provides extra vacation time to employees who worked at Pennrose for more than five years. Mothers tr ying to balance responsibilities can also take advantage of a work from home program, allowing them to stay home for a couple of days per week. Pennrose’s commitment extends beyond its work for ce. The organization undertakes a number of philanthr opic efforts positively impacting women. For example, Pennrose’s Chief Financial Of ficer Jennifer McLean led a company-wide fundraising and outreach drive for the American Hear t Association’s Red Dress Event, which

From left: CEO Robert Lampher and CFO Jennifer McLean.

is devoted to r educing death and disability from women’s heart disease. Additionally, the Chuck Costello Building, a home for the mentally and physically disabled that is managed by Pennrose, has become a haven for women suffering spousal abuse as well as for single mothers. Pennrose is currently expanding the scope of its services beyond the complex to all of its properties through its newly for med nonprofit, Penn Reach. The pr ogram helps low and moderate-income people on Pennrose’s proper ties procure food, health ser vices and more, and it has placed a special focus on single mothers by developing a “mom network” as a support system. “Pennrose is always looking for ways to help all of its residents in need,” said Krystal Odell, director of supportive services and CEO of Penn Reach. “And women are disproportionately the beneficiaries.” — Carl O’Donnell


From left: Kristina Parker and Lea Fletcher, KPMG partners and co-leaders of KPMG’s KNOW efforts in Philadelphia.

Judges looked for companies with internal mentoring and affinity programs, work-life arrangements for parents, and a high percentage of women in executive roles. Companies were also evaluated based on their engagement with external women’s groups and their ef-




CONGRATULATING A WOMAN OF DISTINCTION WITH A DISTINCTIVE LEGACY. The faculty, staff and students of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management celebrate Associate Dean Elizabeth H. Barber’s Women of Distinction honor and thank her for her leadership and unmatched commitment to guiding our school into becoming a global leader in tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation management.


School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) established


STHM establishes region’s first Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management






STHM starts 2+2 program with Temple University Japan that allows students to

STH M f ounds t he c ountry’s fi rst N ational Laboratory for Tourism and eCommerce (NLTeC)

STHM celebrates its 10th Anniversary and founds the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC)


STHM moves to a state-of-the-art facility, Speakman Hall, and expands to Singapore


The School enrolls its largest incoming class and surpasses 900 students, 22 faculty, and 3,000 alumni worldwide

complete degree in U.S.


STHM launches a PhD in Business Administration with a Concentration in



Rising Star Award Recognizing an up-and-coming woman under 35

Nakia S. Stith Top of the Clock & ResilienC | President and CEO Age: 34 Education: Morgan State University, BS in biology (2000). Career history: Present position since 2002. Motto to live by: When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” — Audre Lorde. What pumps you up: Music. What’s the biggest step you ever took: To date — creating Most memorable moment: Being a living kidney donor for my father, the late Gregory J. Stith. How you arrived at your field: I moved back to Philadelphia to work in the family business and “help my dad out” until I decided what “I really wanted to do” and over 10 years later I am still here … Your biggest break: It’s on the way … What motivates you: My imagination and daydreams. Best career advice: Follow your heart and be your most authentic self; everything else will fall into place. Greatest inspiration: My ancestors. Biggest challenge: Knowing and trusting in the truth that all things work together for good, even when it seems like the sky is falling. Biggest disappointment: Any feelings of disappointment that I may have are usually put into perspective … see above. How you give back: By sharing my time, my resources and my talents. Little-known fact about you: I am a doula and a childbirth educator. Your first job: I worked at Top of the Clock as an office assistant while in the 11th grade. Nominator says: “Nakia led the company through a sweeping turnaround from the inside out by helping the business to retire more than $1 million in city, state and federal debt, and second, taking it from near bankruptcy to profitability with consistent annual growth.” — Megan Smith, president, Brownstone PR.

Saluting the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2012

Women of Distinction. Special congratulations to Carolyn Jackson, CEO of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Health Partners Board Member!






JULIE COKER 2012 Woman of Distinction awardee and Senior Vice President, Convention Division, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

We are the Official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally, and the principal sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


1-800-CALL-PHL | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Jill Michal

Sheree Mixell

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey | President and CEO

Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives | Special Agent in Charge

Age: 40 Education: Penn State University, BS in accounting (1994). Career history: Arthur Andersen, accounting manager, CPA. Family: Married to Andy with two children – Kylie, 7, and TJ, 6. Motto to live by: Don’t sweat the small stuff. What pumps you up: Vacations with my family. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Throwing my hat in the ring for the CEO role. How you arrived at your field: United Way was my favorite client as a CPA, so it was an easy transition. I love the culture, I loved the people and the rest all fell into place. Your biggest break: Being asked to step into the interim CEO role when my predecessor left. Best career advice: Finding personal balance isn’t selfish; it’s not good for you OR the organization if you burn out. Greatest inspiration: The people I work with; they are the most generous spirits I’ve ever known. Biggest challenge: Making lasting communitylevel change that improves lives for generations to come. Biggest disappointment: That my mother didn’t live to see how much I learned from her. How you give back: I give back as part of my work every day, but I get so much more than I give. Little-known fact about you: I love to scrapbook; it allows me to relive my best memories over and over again. Your first job: Working at my local community pool in the concession stand when I was 12 — and I’ve never stopped. Nominator says: “Jill helps community stakeholders define themselves more by the problems they are trying to solve than the organization or constituencies they represent.” — Rosemary Turner, president, UPS/Chesapeake District.

Everyone saves when your employees sit here. RideECO is the new name for the commuter benefit program from DVRPC, which offers Easy Commute Options. As always, RideECO allows employers and commuters to save by putting pre-tax dollars towards public transportation fares. • • • •

Save money—pre-tax deductions save employers on FICA taxes. Boost employee morale—they can save up to $500 a year. Easy to implement—online orders, payments and more. Trusted—the only local, nonprofit transit benefit program.

Learn more at or call 215-592-1800. SONJA SHERWOOD PHOTOS


Age: 49 Education: Senior Executive Service (2011); Indiana University, BA in criminal justice (1987). Career history: Present position since 2011. Twenty-three years as an ATF special agent. Two years as an officer in the U.S. Secret Service in Washington, D.C. Family: Margaret M. Moore (partner), no children, large extended family. Motto: Change is inevitable, embrace it. What pumps you up: A long walk on the beach with our chocolate lab, Sedona. Most memorable moment: Finishing my first marathon. How you arrived at your field: Shortly before graduating with a degree in criminal justice, I met a guidance counselor who asked if I had ever considered a career with the U.S. Secret Service. The rest is history. Your biggest break: Being awarded an athletic scholarship to college. What motivates you: Making sure every one of my agents returns home safely every night. Best career advice: Get comfortable with conflict; leadership is about problem solving. Greatest inspiration: My mother. She was a supervisor in a factory, a pioneer in her own right, and could only dream of the opportunities that I have been afforded. Biggest challenge: Working through the bias and stereotypes of a male-dominated career field, while successfully navigating the mine fields of an inherently dangerous profession. How you give back: Through mentoring a new generation of agents and volunteering at professional organizations that promote diversity in law enforcement, I have worked to remove barriers and obstacles to recruiting, retaining and promoting diversity. I hope to leave this profession for the next generation of new agents better than I found it. First job: Sales/cashier at The Athlete’s Foot. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012


Molly Keim Morrison

Esperanza Martinez Neu

Natural Lands Trust | President and CEO

AmerisourceBergen Corp. | Vice president, talent acquisition and diversity

Age: 59 Education: Ursinus College, BA in English (1975); Syracuse University, MS in communications (1976). Career history: President and CEO, Natural Lands Trust (2005–2012), COO (2001–2005); County of Chester, director of policy and planning (1992–2000). Family: Married to Robert with two children: Emma, 24, and Libby, 21. Motto to live by: Never underestimate the power of kindness. What pumps you up: Playing a meaningful role in protecting the natural lands and open spaces of our region, and by extension, contributing to this region’s economic vitality and quality of life. Best career advice: Show gratitude. Biggest challenge: The population of this region will increase by 350,000 people in the next 20 years. Jobs and growth are essential, but need to be balanced by increased efforts to protect open space — for economic, environmental, recreational and public health reasons. How you give back: By being active in regional and statewide efforts to increase resources for conservation. Little-known fact about you: I was born and raised in Chester County. My German farmer ancestors arrived in the early 1700s. Your first job: Working at Wanamaker’s at the King of Prussia Mall during college — in the candy department. Nominator says: “Though hers may not be a household name, Molly Morrison’s conservation leadership has improved the lives of every resident of southeastern Pennsylvania.” — Kirsten Werner, director of communications, Natural Lands Trust.

Age: 51 Education: Strayer University, BBA in human resource management (2010). Career history: AmerisourceBergen Corp., various positions since 2002; Bergen Brunswig Corp., management roles (1990–2001). Family: Married to David with stepdaughters Danielle, 24, and Alexandra, 21. Motto to live by: Don’t treat others how you want to be treated. Treat others how they want to be treated. What pumps you up: Great music … especially if I can dance to it. How you arrived at your field: I started in human resources in 1982 and, after four years, transferred to a business unit for about 10 years. I made my way back to human resources in the late ’90s. I always thought I would go into teaching and since teaching has been a part of many of the roles I have held, I feel blessed to have fulfilled this dream. Greatest inspiration: The Summer Olympics, especially girl’s gymnastics. I was on the gymnastics team in high school and know how critical it is to be committed to the team. Biggest challenge: Saying no. Biggest disappointment: My mother passed away when I was 19. How you give back: In 2010, my husband and I founded a charitable foundation. Little-known fact about you: I can bake! Your first job: I was an English tutor at Los Angeles Harbor College in 1979. Nominator says: “While she has achieved great success both personally and professionally, what is most inspiring about her is how she has done so while remaining true to her personal values.” — Brian Quinn,




GREEN IS ALWAYS IN STYLE. The Hankin Group has applied its expertise to the development of vibrant work communities. These award-winning environments are situated within a mixed-use community including corporate, retail and residential components. From concept to community, The Hankin Group offers new perspectives and possibilities. Contact Jack Purcell or Stacy Martin for information.


major gifts officer, West Chester University Foundation.


Congratulations to our own Stacy Martin — 2012 Women of Distinction award recipient 610.458.1900




Angela Snyder Fulton Bank of New Jersey | CEO and vice chairman


SALUTES Yvette Bright and the 2012 Women of Distinction

Age: 48. Education: St. Joseph’s University, BS in finance. Career history: Ten-plus years in the Fulton family in various roles including president, COO, and now CEO and vice chairman. Family: Married to Dan with two children: Jenna and Daniel. Motto to live by: Always put others first! What pumps you up: Professionally, helping others reach potential they didn’t know they had. Personally, time at the beach with my family and friends! Most memorable moment: Professionally, being promoted to COO while battling breast cancer. Personally, the birth of my children. How you arrived at your field: Recommendation from a retired Federal Reserve employee who I worked with in college. He told me to enter into a bank via the audit department and that would provide me the opportunity to learn a little about a lot and help me identify an area of focus and growth for the future. What motivates you: Helping others succeed. Best career advice: Take personal ownership for your growth and success. Greatest inspiration: My mom. Biggest challenge: Battle with breast cancer. How you give back: United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Girls Scouts, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, Alice Paul Institute. Little-known fact about you: Born and raised in Camden. Your first job: Financial auditor at United Jersey Bank. Nominator says: “She is an incredibly accomplished business woman who is actively engaged in both the civic and business community.” — Denise Devine, president and CEO, Nutripharm Inc.

Healthy lives begin with healthy communities. For more than 70 years, IBC has been committed to strategic corporate sponsorship of innovative wellness and education programs designed to improve the well-being of our region. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Audrey Claire Taichman Audrey Claire & Twenty Manning Grill & Cook | Proprietor Age: 43 Education: Temple University, BA in political science (1991). Career history: Sixteen years running restaurants. Family: I’m pacing myself :). Motto to live by: People do what people do. What pumps you up: Smart people with good energy. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Signing my first commercial lease. Most memorable moment: Opening Audrey Claire in 1996. How you arrived at your field: Waiting tables in college. Your biggest break: The magical corner of 20th and Spruce streets became available. What motivates you: A challenge. Best career advice: Be surprised when things go right rather than when they go wrong. Greatest inspiration: Calm people. Biggest challenge: Staying calm. Biggest disappointment: When I panic. How you give back: I try to give as much time as I can to the arts, medicine and individuals that need career help. I get so much more than I will ever be able to give back... Little-known fact about you: I’m a couch potato. Your first job: Counter/register at a bakery in Narberth. Nominator says: “Audrey is one of the most hard-working, generous and talented professionals in the city of Philadelphia.” — Richard Vague, managing member, Gabriel Investments.




Maria Juantorena Trafton Wells Fargo | Regional managing director/senior vice president Best career advice: “Anything a man can do, you can do.” Greatest inspiration: My mother and father, who in 1967 left Cuba with all of their belongings in one suitcase, forfeiting their home, personal belongings and investments and with no knowledge of the English language in order to follow the American dream and ensure that we were free of political, economic and social restrictions. Biggest challenge: Living in both the American and the Hispanic world which have two very distinct expectations. Biggest disappointment: No disappointments; they’re always a learning and a growing opportunity. How you give back: I serve on several community boards and mentor young women at Wells Fargo. Little-known fact about you: I am a TV addict. Your first job: Reservation department at the New Orlean’s Marriott. Nominator says: “As someone who emigrated from Cuba at the age of 6 and entered school not speaking English, she has a particular passion for strengthening the Latino community and expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic children across the Philadelphia region.” — Vince Liuzzi, regional president, Wells Fargo. SONJA SHERWOOD

Age: 53 Education: University of Texas–Austin, BA (1980); Tulane University, MBA (1983). Career history: Nineteen years with Wells Fargo, currently regional managing director for the Private Bank Pennsylvania and Delaware. Family: Married to Jackson with stepdaugher Ann, 42, son Christopher, 32, and daughter Elisa, 29. Two grandchildren named Jackson, 8, and Grace, 7. Motto to live by: Always like the person you see in the mirror. What pumps you up: A challenge, a dare and a hill to climb. What’s the biggest step you ever took: Forging on with my career as a single mother of two young children. Most memorable moment: The birth of my two children, although my daughter says it was only her birth as her father was not able to get to the hospital in town and I insisted that mirrors be set up so I could watch her birth. How you arrived at your field: By default, my experience was in commercial banking and I answered an ad in the newspaper where Meridian Bank was looking for a private banker. Your biggest break: Becoming the first female commercial loan officer for a predecessor bank of JP Morgan. What motivates you: Same as what pumps me up. A challenge.

Congratulations to the woman of the greatest distinction that we know -

Audrey Taichman!

- Bridget Gray, Richard Vague and The Governor’s Woods Foundation • 1735 Market Street, Suite 2501 • Philadelphia, PA 19103




We are a law firm filled with Women of Distinction from coast to coast. Fox Rothschild is home to women attorneys who are: Trailblazers honored for advancing the role of women in the legal profession and demonstrating excellence in leadership, commitment to the community and dedication to high ethical standards … Lauded by clients for their aggressive and responsive representation and counsel … Forging new paths in the profession by showing new generations of lawyers the keys to career success … Reinventing, redefining and reinvigorating the practice of law through creative solutions to today’s most complex business and legal challenges … Staying true to their roots and backgrounds and continually seizing opportunities to give back to those who helped them unlock the doors to their future … Calling upon their previous life experiences as a springboard for innovative ideas to help keep their clients moving forward … and Actively and passionately engaging in activities that help rewrite the laws to better serve the interests of their clients and the community at large.

We are proud to call all these great women Fox Rothschild attorneys. We invite you to learn more about them. @FoxRothschild


NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012 |


recognize At Fox Rothschild, we the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to the retention and advancement of qualified women attorneys. Women lawyers at Fox sit on the firm’s executive committee, serve as department chairs and practice group leaders and lead numerous firm-wide committees. In addition, the firm’s Women’s Initiative, led by partners Lauren P. McKenna and Susan J. Smith, promotes women attorneys within the firm as well as advances Fox’s women attorneys in the legal community. The Women’s Initiative at Fox Rothschild offers a comprehensive, firm-wide program:

Lauren P. McKenna

Assistance with marketing, business development, networking, mentoring and work/life balance Investment in resources for the recruitment and career development of women attorneys Support for women attorneys who seek to become firm leaders and achieve success by their own personal definition Creation of firm policies to retain and promote qualified women attorneys of all backgrounds

Susan J. Sm




A Pennsylvania Limited Liability Partnership


District of Columbia




New Jersey

New York







Did You RSVP Yet? | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Women 2012


Distinction Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Business Journal and presenting sponsor Wells Fargo will recognize the Women of Distinction next week. Last Chance to Register: Deadline: Monday, November 26 by 12 noon When: Tuesday, November 27, 5:00pm-9:00pm Where: Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel, 17th & Race Streets

Special Thanks to the 2012 Supporters Thank You Presenting Sponsor

Thank You Co-Sponsors

Thank You VIP Tableholders

Thank You Partners

Thank You Corporate Tableholders

Thank You Exhibitors & Partners

AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation

Cheyney University DANSKO Comcast Corporation The Baldwin School Anne Klein Communications Group, LLC Devine and Partners/The Mann Center of Archer & Greiner, P.C. Performing Arts *As of November 20, 2012 Ernst & Young LLP KPMG LLP Governor Woods Foundation New Jersey American Water Independence Blue Cross Phila. Convention and Visitors Bureau ParenteBeard LLC The Carney Group St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children United Way of Southeastern PA Temple University School of Tourism and West Chester University of PA Foundation Hospitality Management The Hankin Group Top of the Clock Wells Fargo David R. Neu, President

Questions? Contact Jennifer Wolf at



Women of Distinction Judges Jason T. Cataldi

Mellanie Kai Lassiter

• Vice president of sales and marketing, IMS Audio Visual • President, ISES

External affairs manager, PECO

Carol M. Meerschaert Director of marketing and communications, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

Rosemary Fulton • Manager, Enterprise Systems Development, Aramark • President, Network of Women in Computer Technology

We Warmly Congratulate

Chanin Milnazik

Linda Galante

• Owner, Brown Dog Design • Founder, The Women’s Business Forum of Bucks County

• Stradley Ronon, partner • Women of Distinction Alum

Carlo J. Silvesti • Assistant professor of accounting and business, Gwynedd-Mercy College • President, Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

Janet Grace • Senior project manager, AthenianRazak • Board member, Philadelphia Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women

Leigh Whitaker

Eunice Heath

Director of communications, SugarHouse Casino

• Senior director, Northeast government affairs and corporate citizenship – STEM education, The Dow Co. • Women of Distinction Alum

Molly H. Wilson • Vice president, Tonic Life Communications • 2012 President, Public Relations Society of America

Tom Kaiden President, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Our President & CEO

Nakia S. Stith On Receiving The Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction

2012 Rising Star Award

Autumn R. Bayles Vice president of strategic development, Aramark

Advancing Women Award Judges

Mary Flannery Director of communications, Vision2020

Patricia D. Wellenbach President and CEO, Sandcastle Strategy Group


Lending Expertise

Check Capture


Check Card with Scorecard® Rewards

‡Credit/Debit Card processing


‡Lockbox ‡Courier


‡Business ‡Mobile ‡Earn

Services Online


More on Excess Cash

5070 Parkside Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 Toll Free 1-877-747-4060 or 215-747-4060



WoMen of distinction

philadelphia business journal | november 23-29, 2012


Women 2012


Distinction Philadelphia Business Journal

Lynda Barness Class of 2003

Lynda Barness launched I DO Wedding Consulting in 2005 after a successful and award-winning career as a real estate developer and homebuilder! Lynda earned the designation as a Master Bridal Consultant by the Association of Bridal Consultants in 2012 and is one of 78 consultants worldwide who has achieved this distinction. Lynda was recognized in 2012 as the International Society of Event Specialists Best Wedding Planner in the Greater Philadelphia region and has been recognized with other awards in the field. Her passion for details is evident in her wedding planning and consulting, and she helps navigate the complexities and challenges of planning the big day. Her background and experience are varied, and she has been both a participant and leader in a variety of civic, philanthropic and political activities. I DO Wedding Consulting P.O. Box 22450 Philadelphia, PA 19110 215-262-8188 W E D D I N G C O N S U LT I N G



Nancy A. Dunleavy Class of 2006

Robin is the founder of a boutique employment law firm renown for representation of executives in the negotiation of employment & severance agreements, business deals, contract disputes, executive compensation & equity/stock matters, wage payment claims, and wrongful termination/ discrimination matters. She is consistently voted a top attorney in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Robin F. Bond

Robin F. Bond, Esq. Principal and Founder Transition Strategies, LLC 610-640-5373

Women 2012


Distinction Philadelphia Business Journal

Francine Friedman Griesing Class of 2003

Every year includes joy and sorrow. In 2012, I received professional accolades which brought much appreciated honor and joy. I had the privilege of receiving distinct honors shared with wonderful women. In May, I was among about 20 Pennsylvania women lawyers and judges honored as a Woman of the Year by the Legal Intelligencer. In June, I received the Pennsylvania Bar Association Lynette Norton award for trial advocacy and mentoring, and that same day my friend of twenty-five years, The Honorable Susan Gantman, received the PBA Ann Alpern Award. When I was out of the office, I received valuable support from my partner, Melissa Boyd, and our associates, Stephanie Murphy and Joo Park. Wonderful colleagues are more important than awards. I’m blessed with both.

Mary Cushing Doherty

Eileen Heisman,

Class of 2009

Class of 2003

Liz Dow Class of 1998

Liz continues to run LEADERSHIP Philadelphia. Since her award, an additional 2000 executives have been mobilized to serve on boards or volunteer positions. Over six hundred professionals have done Pay It Forward projects for local non-profit organizations, and countless introductions have been made to strengthen public/private partnerships. LEADERSHIP continues to offer the city’s most rigorous, transformative, and inspiring program for fast track executives who want to give back to the community. They have helped Young Involved Philadelphia to engage and inform emerging leaders. Liz created The Connector Project to recognize and encourage under-the-radar leaders. She convinced WHYY to partner in producing the This I Believe radio series. She wrote Six Degrees of Connection, and continues to be a hub of connection for the region’s professionals. LEADERSHIP Philadelphia 123 S. Broad St., Suite 2044 Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 893-9999

Now entering its twelfth year serving the region’s premier charitable organizations, Dunleavy and Associates was once again recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top 100 women-owned businesses. The firm’s Founder and CEO continues to enjoy leading a fantastic team of talented professionals in their work with clients that span from New England to Florida. A committed volunteer, her leadership roles on five governing boards include Chair, Gwynedd-Mercy College; Vice-Chair, North Penn Community Health Foundation; Treasurer, Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau; Chair-Governance Committee, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia and her most recent appointment in 2012 when she began a 2 year term as a member of the Whitpain Township Planning Commission. Dunleavy & Associates 610-940-1616 ndunleavy

Elayne Howard Class of 2003

Francine Friedman Griesing, Managing Member of Griesing Law, LLC, a WBENC-certified woman owned firm, represents clients in business transactions, commercial litigation, intellectual property, employment, and Philadelphia regulatory matters. She also serves as a neutral arbitrator and mediator. Fran’s clients are public and privately held companies, not-for-profit organizations and executives, predominately in the hospitality, foodservice, technology, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries. Prior to launching her firm in 2010, Fran practiced law at top tier firms in New York and Philadelphia, and served as Litigation Chair of the City Solicitor’s Office under former Mayor Edward G. Rendell. Ms. Griesing has served on several civic boards and is currently Secretary to the Board of Philadelphia Hospitality, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting Greater Philadelphia as a world-class destination. Griesing Law 1717 Arch Street, Suite 3630 Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 618-3721

Eileen Heisman, ACFRE, is President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust. Since NPT’s inception in 1996, it has raised over $2.8 billion in charitable contributions, made more than 65,000 grants totaling over $1.6 billion all over the world and is currently managing more than $1 billion. Ms. Heisman has been featured in nearly every major newspaper and trade publication and has appeared on a number of national and international broadcast programs. In the Philadelphia community, Ms. Heisman is a faculty member at Leadership, Inc., an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, and a frequent lecturer for the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Arden Theatre Company. National Philanthropic Trust 165 Township Line Road, Suite 150 Jenkintown, PA 19046 215.277.3010

Elayne Howard continues as president of Elayne Howard & Associates, Inc. (EH&A) to provide successful development/fundraising solutions, strategic marketing consulting and other services for local, regional and national organizations. With more than 20 years experience, EH&A provides not-for-profit, academic organizations and for-profit companies with innovative strategies that lead to constructive, tangible solutions. EH&A recently completed a capital campaign feasibility study. We, also, recently prepared and conducted a work session on governance for a Board of a young organization. Elayne has completed her term as Board Chair of WOMEN’S WAY, leading it through new growth and achievements. She continues to pursue various volunteer work. See EH&A’s website at www., and contact Elayne to discuss how we can help organizations that you know. Elayne Howard & Associates, Inc. 475 Glenmary Lane St. Davids, PA 19087 484-254-9860

WoMen of distiNctioN

November 23-29, 2012 |

philadelphia busiNess jourNal


An Update on our Women of Distinction Alumna

Michele Lawrence

Since being named a Woman of Distinction, Michele has continued to add to her accomplishments. Named Area President for the Philadelphia Community Bank in April, she leads a market which encompasses all of Philadelphia County, with 40 retail stores and $3 billion in deposits. Her business acumen and community involvement brought recognition by The Network Journal as one of the Top 25 Black Women in Business in March and by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in their inaugural group of Women in Power. Adding to the non-profit organizations she devotes her time and energy too, she joined the boards of Achieve Ability and the Y-Not Academy. She puts her business skills and passion to work for organizations that promote education, financial literacy and the advancement of women. Wells Fargo 215-670-3988

Class of 2001

Class of 2010

Class of 2001

Peggy is a principal in McCausland & McCausland LLC, a law firm located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania that provides advice and counseling to employers of all sizes in an effort to assist them in avoiding employmentrelated litigation. The firm also provides corporate training, conducts investigations and handles all types of commercial litigation. Peggy’s daughter, Trish McCausland, has been her partner since 2010. Peggy serves as adjunct faculty at Villanova Law School, sits on the Board of Trustees for Peirce College and on the Board of Directors for Robins’ Nest, a children’s social services agency located in Glassboro, NJ. Peggy is also on the Board of Directors for the Forum of Executive Women and chairs the Forum’s Nominating and Governance Committee. McCausland & McCausland LLC 401 East Elm Street, Suite 200 Conshohocken, PA 19428 Direct: 610-834-1720 Office: 610-835-1421

Kathleen O’Brien

Katie O’Brien continues in her role as a senior partner in the Business Department of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP. Her practice focuses on general corporate, finance and banking, mergers and acquisitions and closely-held businesses. Following her being named a Woman of Distinction in 2004, Katie was awarded the SBA Champion of the Year for Women in Business by both the Philadelphia District and Region III of the Small Business Administration. She is a member of the Boards of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. In addition, Katie is an adjunct faculty member at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and a member of The Forum of Executive Women. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP 123 South Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19109 Phone: 215-772-7288 Email:

Margaret “Peggy” McCausland

Class of 2004

Lori F. Reiner

Dianne L. Semingson is president of DLS International, a business development consulting firm established in 1992 to help companies grow through focused market planning and execution. Implementation may require brand management and market positioning through media relations, public relations, promotion, and community relations. Clients include private and public companies in the services industry, technology and healthcare, and not-for-profit organizations and foundations. DLS has managed several regional and national technology and life science competitions for its clients, winning for them such recognition as Start-up Company of the Year, Growth Company of the Year, Best Places to Work, CEO of the Year, Life-Science Company of the Year and more. Dianne is particularly proud of receiving the 2012 Woman One award from the Women’s Institute for Health and Leadership, Drexel University College of Medicine. She was chosen Association Board Member of the Year from the YMCA of Greater Philadelphia and Vicinity in 2011. Dianne currently serves as Chairman of Avenue of the Arts, Inc. Her motto borrowed from another, “Regrets are not about failures; they’re about things you wanted to try and didn’t.”

Dianne L. Semingson Class of 2002

Molly D. Shepard Class of 2005

Sarah Peck is president and owner of Malvern-based Progressive Housing Ventures, LLC. Progressive Housing Ventures creates new communities in older suburbs of Philadelphia that are walkable to commuter train and town centers. Recently completed developments in Norristown and Downingtown have won awards for design, innovation and affordability, and were successfully sold to first time homebuyers.

Progressive Housing Ventures 610-212-1718

Sarah Peck Class of 1999

My firm, EisnerAmper LLP, has grown to over 1,300 strong primarily in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York. We offer accounting and auditing, tax and a wide range of consulting services with an entrepreneurial focus, providing clients with smart, analytical insights delivered in an approachable style. We collaborate closely with businesses at every stage in their development, from start-ups to closely-held and investor-backed companies, to nonprofits and public companies. As an audit partner at EisnerAmper, my growing audit and tax practice is focused on life science, technology, healthcare and other service companies. I am also the Pennsylvania chair for Women of EisnerAmper, our initiative designed to support our professional women as they develop their careers. To the newest Women of Distinction, congratulations! I look forward to celebrating with you all! EisnerAmper LLP 101 West Avenue Jenkintown, PA 19046 215.881.8800

Dodie (Doris) Theune, PhD Class of 2002

DLS International 602 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-4114 215-923-4160

Molly D. Shepard, Founder & CEO, The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design, remains committed to helping executive leaders thrive. In 2013, her company will renew, for the 5th year, its partnership with KPMG in The Executive Leadership Institute for Women. The program provides leadership development to senior-level women and will be hosted across 6 US cities. The Leader’s Edge also continues its alliance partnership with Diversified Search and will be co-hosting Women On Board, a 2-day workshop, being held in April 2012, that helps prepare women for for-profit and not-for-profit Board of Director positions. In addition, Molly will be honored at the 2013 Women Against MS Luncheon as the 2013 Woman of Spirit honoree. Molly also recently finished her 3rd book, Preparing for Your Prime Time: A Woman Boomer’s Guide to Retirement, published in May 2012. This book is a roadmap for women who are ready to prepare for the journey into retirement and a new life of fun, freedom, and fulfillment! This book is available at and The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design Two Bala Plaza, Suite 300 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 610-660-6684

Dr. Theune is President of Coaching Affiliates. Dodie retired from Bryn Mawr Trust to complete her Dissertation: “Women Being Coached to Advance Their Careers to Positions of Power and Influence” demonstrating that Executive Coaching is a form of Transformative Adult Education. In 2002, Dodie was quoted as saying, “I want to teach after I retire because learning is about having an experience that transforms your life.” Dodie worked with Professor Yantorno at Temple University to further develop “Investing for the Future” which she also taught. Today, her coaching practice is a mix of men and women professionals, especially attorneys, with an emphasis on Career Transition, Personal Empowerment and Performance. Dodie is a licensed affiliate with The Highlands Company and a member of the Professional Women’s Rountable and Who’s Who in American Women. Coaching Affiliates 901 Madison Drive 2012 Malvern, PA 19355 of


Distinction Philadelphia Business Journal




The greats. Without the spirit of adventure they would be merely the goods. | NOVEMBER 23-29, 2012

Ernst & Young is proud to sponsor the 2012 Women of Distinction Awards. Join us in celebrating 30 of our region’s greats, whose spirit has driven them to achieve more than what’s been achieved before.

ED 1013

© 2012 Ernst & Young LLP. All Rights Reserved.

See More | Entrepreneurship

John George Labor Pains Series Part 2  

John George of the Philadelphia Business Journal is doing a series examining the state of obsetric care in Philadelphia. This is the first o...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you