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Global Journalists gather at Comcast to learn about high-tech entrepreneurship and innovation in Greater Philadelphia

May 2013

Global Journalists gather at Comcast to learn about high-tech entrepreneurship and innovation in Greater Philadelphia

In this Issue

Guardian MPS Establishes U.S. Operations in Greater Philadelphia »

Governor Tom Corbett welcomes Horizon Lines to Philadelphia »

Adminovate Recognized as a leading “Company to Watch” by Insurance Networking News »

Zerowait Named 2013 Delaware Exporter of the Year »

Select Greater Philadelphia Launches New and Improved Website to Tout the Region's Key Assets »

Philadelphia International Airport Announces Qatar Airways to Begin Service »

Radnor PA's NewSpring Capital Raises $250 Million Growth Equity Fund »

Art along the Avenue of Technology: Artist Residency Combines Art with Community Engagement »

Competition Seeks Best Practices for Educational Attainment from Greater Philadelphia's Academic and Business Community »

Governor Corbett, Chilean Minister of Agriculture Mark Growing Importance of Chilean Fruit to Port of Philadelphia »

Comcast Awards Scholarships to 28 High School Seniors in Southern New Jersey »

Key Events

6/7 Smart Technologies — Re-Energizing the Regional Economy »

6/12 County Leadership Breakfast »

6/19 Procurement Pipeline »

Visit our Business Calendar for a complete listing of regional events and forums for the entrepreneurial community.

Have story ideas? Please contact Bryan Evans, Director of Communications and Publications.

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Investor Corner

Select Honors Ernest J. Dianastasis & the University of Pennsylvania at its 2013 Spring Celebration

Select Greater Philadelphia presented its 2013 Outstanding Ambassador award to Ernest J. Dianastasis, Managing Director of CAI and its 2013 Outstanding Investor award to the University of Pennsylvania at its 4th annual Spring Celebration earlier this month.

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Select Greater Philadelphia Regional Report Targets Entrepreneurship

Select Greater Philadelphia’s released its 2013 Regional Report featuring the region's dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem with examples of interesting ventures fueled by the area’s 101 universities, outstanding research capacity and strong talent pool. For more information or for additional copies of the Regional Report, visit the website or contact us at (800) 221-0774.

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Guardian MPS Establishes U.S. Operations in Greater Philadelphia

Guardian MPS Establishes U.S. Operations in Greater Philadelphia

Guardian MPS — a mobile apps personal security services provider and subsidiary of the UK's Guardian24 — chose to open its U.S. operations in Greater Philadelphia with help from Select Greater Philadelphia...

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Governor Tom Corbett welcomes Horizon Lines to Philadelphia

Led by Governor Tom Corbett and political and business leaders from across the region, the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal welcomed Horizon Lines, Inc., one of the nation’s premier containerized cargo shipping lines, to Philadelphia last month...

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Governor Tom Corbett welcomes Horizon Lines to Philadelphia

Adminovate Recognized as a leading “Company to Watch” by Insurance Networking News

Adminovate Recognized as a leading Company to Watch by Insurance Networking News

Adminovate, a privately-held enterprise software and consulting provider for the life, health and annuity industry — which choose to locate and grow in Greater Philadelphia with help from Select Greater Philadelphia — was named “Company to Watch” by Insurance Networking News (INN)...

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Zerowait Named 2013 Delaware Exporter of the Year

Zerowait Corporation — a 22-year-old data storage and services company in Wilmington, Delaware — received the “Small Business Administration;s Exporter of the Year” award for the state...

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Zerowait Named 2013 Delaware Exporter of the Year

Select Greater Philadelphia Launches New and Improved Website to Tout the Region’s Key Assets

Select Greater Philadelphia Launches New and Improved Website to Tout the Region’s Key Assets

Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) recently launched a new website to promote Greater Philadelphia as a great place to locate a business...

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Philadelphia International Airport Announces Qatar Airways to Begin Service

Qatar Airways, recipient of numerous Skytrax industry awards and twice named the Best Airline for International Travel by Business Traveler USA, has chosen Philadelphia as the airline’s fifth U.S. city...

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Philadelphia International Airport Announces Qatar Airways to Begin Service

Radnor PA's NewSpring Capital Raises $250 Million Growth Equity Fund

Radnor PA’s NewSpring Capital Raises $250 Million Growth Equity Fund

Radnor-based NewSpring Capital ended its third growth equity fund with total commitments exceeding the Fund's target of $200...

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Art along the Avenue of Technology:
Artist Residency Combines Art with Community Engagement

Breadboard, a program at the University City Science Center, and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority's Percent for Art program are collaborating on a new public art residency program...

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Citizens Bank Foundation presents $100,000 grant to Drexel University as part of Growing Communities initiative in West Philadelphia

Competition Seeks Best Practices for Educational Attainment from Greater Philadelphia's Academic and Business Community

Competition Seeks Best Practices for Educational Attainment from Greater Philadelphia's Academic and Business Community

All across the Greater Philadelphia region innovative models are in place to improve education outcomes for students and residents. The Greater Philadelphia Talent Dividend Regional Partnership will be recognizing best efforts through its Greater Philadelphia Talent Dividend Regional Challenges...

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Governor Corbett, Chilean Minister of Agriculture Mark Growing Importance of Chilean Fruit to Port of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, the Chilean Agricultural Minister Luis Mayol Bouchon and senior Chilean agricultural officials met on Tuesday May 14th at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal...

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Governor Corbett, Chilean Minister of Agriculture Mark Growing Importance of Chilean Fruit to Port of Philadelphia

Comcast Awards Scholarships to 28 High School Seniors in Southern New Jersey

Comcast Awards Scholarships to 28 High School Seniors in Southern New Jersey

The Comcast Foundation is awarding 28 high school seniors scholarships in Southern New Jersey through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program...

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About Select
Greater Philadelphia

Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is an economic development marketing organization dedicated to attracting companies to the Greater Philadelphia region.

Select assists companies interested in the vicinity by providing detailed information about the 11-county area and a one-stop connection to numerous resources that help companies make informed decisions about locating to the region. Through global marketing efforts, Select works to promote the region's key assets to help build the area's economy.

The Greater Philadelphia region encompasses northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Select is a private, non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Click below for more information or call 215-790-3777.

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Key Events

Smart Technologies — Re-Energizing the Regional Economy

Greater Philadelphia is re-energizing its economy — literally. Energy innovators are flocking to the region, where the industry thrives on strong public support, strategic partnerships and a ready market.

With its more than 100 colleges and universities providing both research prowess and a highly skilled workforce and a wealth of venture capital, technical support and other resources, the region has crafted a thriving and growing energy sector that is creating millions of dollars in new investment and hundreds of new jobs. These emerging technologies and innovations have the potential to revolutionize how energy is distributed, stored, traded and saved.

Join the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) as we discuss the importance of these smart technologies to our region and how we can work together to make this region the premier place in the country for any company who's innovating in the building technology space.

Featured Speaker:

  • Rob Powelson, Chairman, Public Utility Commission

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Friday, June 7, 2013
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Program

University City Science Center Quorum
3711 Market Street
8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

County Leadership Breakfast

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a breakfast honoring elected county officials of southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Chamber has long been didcated to regional cooperation and promoting real discussion amongst leaders in Greater Philadelphia. This forum is an opportunity to network with your peers and talk with our elected officials about issues of mutual concern.

Invited guests include the Mayor of Philadelphia, the County Commissioners of Bucks, Chester and Mongomery Counties, and the Delaware County Council.

Please note the Chamber cannot guarantee the attendance of elected officials due to potential scheduling conflicts.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Catherine Sontag at 215-790-3618 or [email protected].

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Program

Parx East
3001 Street Road
Third Floor Clubhouse
Bensalem, PA 19020

Procurement Pipeline

Join us to connect your business to the region's procurement pipeline. As a vendor company, you will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with regional purchasing officers and managers who are seeking qualified small- to mid-size suppliers.

This event is free for Supplier Network members and is a great opportunity to put your training to work. Bring your company profile and capability statement, and be prepared to build lasting connections.

*If you are not a Supplier Network Member, and would like to become one, you can take $75 off of the registration fee for our next Supplier Network Series.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Catherine Sontag at 215-790-3618 or [email protected].

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Exhibiting/Networking

The Union League of Philadelphia
Lincoln Memorial Room
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Have story ideas? Please contact Bryan Evans, Director of Communications and Publications.

Select Greater Philadelphia
200 S. Broad Street, Suite 700 / Philadelphia, PA 19102 / 800.221.0774
http://www.selectgreaterphiladelphia.com/

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