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Cerulean Arts: Art Gallery Obtains Financing to Open on North Broad

Cerulean Arts, an art gallery, was opened in 2006 by Tina Rocha and her husband Michael Kowbuz. The area now called “The Avenue North Renaissance” is blocks from Center City…

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Therm-Omega-Tech: A Company on the Move

Therm-Omega-Tech, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of products using proprietary self-actuating temperature control valves.  Founded in 1983 the first product was a valve that uses thermal…

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Sick of Single: Teaching Us All How to Love Again

Sick of Single is a dating coaching firm that teaches women how to go from dating to relationship to marriage. Annie White is the CEO and founder of SOS. She began…

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East Hill Media

East Hill Video Production Company, LLC now doing business as East Hill Media was formed in 1996 by Daniel P. Watson-Bey Founder and CEO. East Hill Media is a multimedia company…

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Hooded Scarves Becomes Sustainable Business With Help From SBDC: Wild Mantle

Avi Loren Fox understands how important it is to find your passion. Based on this perspective, she has combined two of her own; fashion and saving the planet. She has turned…

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G&B Construction, Inc.

In 2011, George (G) and Berla (B), two very experienced masons, began offering concrete and masonry services to homeowners and commercial concerns in the Eastern Montgomery County and Philadelphia areas. Within…

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Michelle Snow Company

Nakia Stokes, also known as Michelle Snow, left corporate America in early 2013 to start her own business. She had had a great job as a corporate training professional but felt…

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Swain Techs

Established in April 1999, Swain Techs is an award winning, IT and engineering services company with over a decade of providing strategic technology solutions. Their services include: Engineering, Management Support and…

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Steadfast Industries

With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, Jameel Worthy was one of 45 contractors selected in 2004 to participate in the Emerging Contractors Program with the City of Philadelphia,…

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Wash Cycle Laundry

Founded in 2010 by Gabriel Mandujano, Wash Cycle Laundry, is a sustainable laundry business using eco-friendly detergents and energy-efficient machines, and delivers via bicycle. Wash Cycle provides laundry wash services…

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Quality Management Services

In 1996, Angelo Salandra was working at a national document management company. When assessing his work and the processes involved, he realized he could provide a better quality service at a…

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kd2 Architects

In the spring of 2009, with the recession in full swing and his job hours cut, architect Kevin Dowell started working independently as kd2 Architects. He initially pursued design/build contracts…

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Airline Hydraulics

Airline Equipment Company was founded in 1949 by Joseph Loughran to distribute pneumatic tools and accessories in Philadelphia. At that time the city had a vibrant industrial manufacturing economy. Over the…

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Zeigler's Cider

Maurice Henry Zeigler started his fresh pressed apple cider business in 1932. Three generations later, Zeigler’s cider is available in 32 states during all four seasons. Since apple cider is traditionally…

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OHM Systems, Inc.

Twelve years ago, Praful Patel started OHM Systems, Inc. – a business providing innovative solutions to clients in the information technology and software engineering services. Despite his business’ general dedication, experience…

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Nature Soy, Inc.

Groups like the Small Business Development Centers are key to creating a business-friendly environment and helping small business thrive, Dr. Gene He of Nature Soy, Inc., testified before the Pennsylvania…

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Therm Omega Tech, Inc.

Each year, approximately 1,500 manufacturers turn to the Pennsylvania SBDC looking for help to expand their markets, obtain capital to fund new ventures, and identify cost saving opportunities. The SBDC supports…

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Sabre Systems

Sabre Systems, Inc., a provider of information technology and professional engineering services, began as a small, two-man office in 1989. Now with $70 million revenue, 600 employees and a market…

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Busy Bee Toys

Busy Bee Toys is a specialty toy store located in Doylestown. Nerice Kendter, owner, developed the idea of selling European toys when she and her son joined her husband on a…

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Bassett’s Ice Cream

President Obama recently stopped in at the Reading Terminal Market for a taste from America's oldest ice cream company. Since 1885, Bassett’s Ice Cream, a family owned business, has been…