Entries by Danielle Hagerty

Christiana Care Wins Prestigious Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Grant

Christiana Care Health System in Northern Delaware has been awarded $10 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to design a new care model that will harness pioneer information technology to transcend the gaps that currently exist within health care to provide more coordinated care and greater value for patients. Christiana Care’s proposal — known […]

Featured Investor: Brandywine Realty Trust | Philadelphia’s University City District

History & Ownership Founded in 1994 with just four properties and two employees as a spin-off from a private developer, Brandywine Realty Trust is now one of the largest publicly owned, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States. Organized as a real estate investment trust and operating in select markets, Brandywine owns, leases […]

BFTP/SEP Approves $1.375M for Seven Early-Stage Companies

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) recently approved $1,375,000 in funding for seven early-stage companies. “We’re excited that this round of investments is comprised of such a diverse group of companies — with target consumers ranging from energy efficient manufacturers to diabetic patients to television viewers,” said RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President & CEO of Ben […]

Dow Grows Northeast Technology Presence in Suburban Philadelphia

The Dow Chemical Company will position the nation’s largest specialty chemical and advanced materials company for future growth by locating its North East USA Technology Center in Collegeville, Pa. Dow scientists will begin operations next year in a state-of-the-art research and development facility owned by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. Employees at Dow’s Spring House, […]

Westin Breaks Ground on $37M Hotel at Riverfront Wilmington

The much anticipated Westin hotel at the Wilmington Riverfront will evolve from paper plans to an active construction site when Westin executives, officials from the Riverfront Development Corporation, developers and state and local officials broke ground on the $37 million facility on July 16th. Connected to the 87,000-square-foot Chase Center on the Riverfront, the 10-story […]

The World’s largest roll on/roll off (ro/ro) vessel, the MV Tysla, discharged Hyundai and Kia vehicles last month during a port call at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT)

Nearly 250,000 vehicles have been unloaded since Hyundai Motor Co. and its logistics affiliate, Glovis of America, began local operations in August 2010, said David Whene, president of Greenwich Terminals, which operates PAMT. “We’re excited to be handling the unloading of such massive ships,” Whene said, noting that a similarly sized sister ship, the Tonsberg, […]

Temple University Health System now Includes Fox Chase Cancer Center

As of July 1, 2012, Fox Chase Cancer Center became a part of Temple University Health System, one of Philadelphia’s leading academic health centers, providing access to quality care through its hospitals and multi-specialty satellite facilities while supporting excellence and innovation in education and research. “We are pleased to welcome Fox Chase Cancer Center into […]

TechGirlz Aims to Develop Female Tech Leaders in Philadelphia

TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, launched its first annual Entrepreneurship Camp in Philadelphia this month in conjunction with DreamIt Ventures and Startup Corps. The camp is designed to address the low percentage of tech start-ups (3%) that are led by women, according to the Kauffman Foundation. During […]

Walmart Foundation Grants $500,000 to Support Summer Jobs for Youth in Philadelphia

The Walmart Foundation provided a $500,000 grant to the Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc. (PYN) via its 2012 Summer Youth Employment Initiative. This grant will fund 320 paid summer work opportunities for low income, disengaged youth, including out-of-school youth as well as those in the public care system (homeless, fostered, abused, adjudicated). In addition to 150 […]

Spirit Airlines Joins Philly International Airport’s Family of Carriers

Spirit Airlines, whose mantra is “liberating consumers from high fares,” has announced it will begin daily nonstop service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) beginning in April 2013. Spirit is the 3rd new airline this year to announce it will introduce service in Philadelphia. Virgin America and Alaska Airlines joined […]