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Controller Rebecca Rhynhart releases analysis of proposed 2021 budget, and offers an alternative purpose

May 21, 2020 10:19 am

Controller Rebecca Rhynhart releases analysis of proposed 2021 budget, and offers an alternative

As budget hearings begin, Philly’s financial watchdog proposes changes she says could save some City offices.
Opinion: Budget cuts would make us a city with no front door purpose

May 8, 2020 8:33 am

Opinion: Budget cuts would make us a city with no front door

The growth that Philadelphia has experienced in population, in jobs, in reputation, are all a result of the offices the mayor proposes to cut or eliminate, says guest columnist Deborah Diamond.
How Federal Guidelines are Stunting Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) results

Apr. 13, 2015 1:30 pm

How Federal Guidelines are Stunting Storefront Improvement Program (SIP)

The Commerce Department’s Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) reimburses business owners in select commercial corridors up to $15,000 for small improvements to their storefronts, such as installing new awnings or signs or putting on a fresh coat of paint. The celebrated program has sparked investment in corridors across the city, from delis in West Philadelphia to […]
Funding Post to Spotlight Women at Investor Roundtable purpose

Feb. 10, 2015 1:01 pm

Funding Post to Spotlight Women at Investor Roundtable

Funding Post, a network to connect entrepreneurs and investors, is hosting a small, women-focused investor roundtable on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 5:30pm at Benjamin’s Desk (1701 Walnut Street). Most startup events tend to have a low number of women in attendance. While the roundtable is open to both men and women, the goal of the […]
Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more purpose

Feb. 4, 2015 1:12 pm

Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more

2015 started off with big movements and innovative new programs – check out these highlights from January: [listly  id=”ZYy” layout=”magazine” show_header=”false” show_author=”false” show_sharing=”false” show_tools=”false” per_page=”25″]
January Convening of Open Access PHL Brings Together City Officials with Big Ideas purpose

Jan. 14, 2015 3:18 pm

January Convening of Open Access PHL Brings Together City Officials with Big Ideas

  Here’s videos of each of the presentations (see them all on YouTube): [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZT08z2CPdM] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsLT3J102cw] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwgec7t7K6o] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqe7gkLN9j8] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rOsXTdnNeE] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLC4ZVCxCa0] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnutHCnowno] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EIylOm9qEs] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKJdHnhB0n8] Due to technical difficulties, we’re missing video for Archna Sahay.
Best Stories of 2014: Revitalization purpose

Dec. 29, 2014 12:30 pm

Best Stories of 2014: Revitalization

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Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Zip Partners with Philadelphia funding

Dec. 3, 2014 3:48 pm

Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Zip Partners with Philadelphia

Small businesses in the region have a new resource for getting access to loans: a San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform called Kiva Zip. Kiva Zip is designed to connect small businesses with potential investors through an online platform. Similar to other well-known crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, projects, or businesses in this case, are […]
Storefront Challenge 2014 Celebrates How Good Design is Good Business funding

Oct. 15, 2014 12:45 pm

Storefront Challenge 2014 Celebrates How Good Design is Good Business

The Commerce Department and the Community Design Collaborative (CDC) held an award ceremony yesterday, October 14, for businesses that have made storefront improvements in the last two years. The winning storefronts were selected from a city-wide call for nominations that included a range of designs, from formerly vacant buildings transformed by new businesses to minor retrofits made […]
DesignPhiladelphia Festival Highlights More Than Good Design funding

Oct. 3, 2014 11:03 am

DesignPhiladelphia Festival Highlights More Than Good Design

The upcoming DesignPhiladelphia Festival, which runs from October 8-17, will celebrate good design in Philadelphia. While many events are focused on areas commonly associated with design, such as fashion or product design, the festival will also feature a number of events looking at the design of the city itself — from its architecture and industrial […]