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Six months after launch, Philly's Kiva Zip loans are going strong

Entrepreneurial borrowers who need small loans to expand a business often hit a wall with traditional funding sources -- until now. 
Innovation News

"If not for this woman..." Science Center seeks nominations for its Innovators Walk of Fame

The University City Science Center is looking for a few good women -- three to be exact -- as honorees for its Innovators Walk of Fame.
Development News

The Drake architects preview Philly's newest theater hub

An important new space for the local arts community is coming to Spruce Street, with a freshly designed home for five theater companies.
Innovation News

Local startup Fitly's SmartPlate uses advanced technology to keep dieters honest

Philadelphia's Fitly has developed SmartPlate, a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled hardware device that instantly tracks and analyzes what you eat. 
In The News

A 'Cambodia Town' in South Philly?

An influx of Cambodian immigrants changes the face of South Philly -- should the designation become official?
Innovation News

Career Wardrobe celebrates 20 years of helping Philly women find employment

When you want to job-hunt but can’t afford the right clothes, where do you turn? One Philadelphia organization offers a unique brand of assistance to women in need.
Innovation News

Homes get smarter, Malvern's Zonoff gets bigger

Malvern's fast-growing Zonoff has an expanded new headquarters.
Feature Story

National Spotlight: Three ways to keep housing affordable for artists

First, help policy makers understand the role of the artist in urban vitality.
Development News

Could Spring Garden Street become the city's iconic greenway?

The East Coast boasts a growing trail network of almost 3,000 miles, linking cities from Maine to Florida. But there's a gap in Philadelphia. Running from river to river, Spring Garden is the ideal spot for a transformative mixed-use thoroughfare.
Innovation News

Wharton award-winners simplify renters insurance for the millennial market

For years, the insurance industry has been reluctant to adopt online commerce models, but an MBA team from Wharton is aiming to change all that.
Feature Story

Made in Pennsylvania: The evolving face of manufacturing in the Commonwealth

Whether its producing baseball bats, copper piping, kale chips or high-tech coatings, manufacturing is growing and changing across the state. It's all part of a larger trend of revived domestic production that's luring the next generation of high-skill workers.
Feature Story

10 reasons why this just might be the best Philly summer ever

As temperatures rise, it's impossible not to anticipate a city summer packed with Night Markets, ball games, seasonal brews, leisurely bike rides and revamped green spaces. In fact, we're pretty sure this year's gonna be a doozy.
Development News

Beer, Zumba, art, science and more transform The Oval this summer

Remaking public space isn't all about construction or capital improvements: activating space in new ways is vital, too. After two successful years, the Oval returns. 
Innovation News

Ben Franklin Technology Partners invests $2 million in 10 promising Greater Philadelphia companies

Ten early-stage companies in the physical and life sciences and information technology sectors have received $2 million in investments from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Feature Story

InLiquid Artist Profile: Dganit Zauberman

An interview with this Philly-based artist.
Development News

High Point Wholesale brings new life to a former post office in Mt. Airy

A major revamp of a vacant Germantown Avenue space brings some big business to Mt. Airy's commercial corridor.
In The News

PHS announces three pop-up beer gardens for summer 2015

This year, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will install three -- three!! -- of their wildly popular beer gardens. The transformation of these vacant lots is fast becoming a Philly tradition.
Feature Story

Statewide Spotlight: Rebirth on the Monongahela River

This southwestern PA waterway is dotted with charming towns and exciting recreation opportunities. Now the communities along "The Mon" are banding together to lure adventurous tourists and transform the region into a hub for playing and paddling.
Feature Story

Collingswood: The small town for people who love big cities

This South Jersey hamlet is booming -- it boasts a vibrant downtown, wonderful restaurants, historic homes and easy access to Philadelphia. Get in on one of the region's hidden gems.
Innovation News

Community College of Philadelphia makes tuition free for eligible students

Even with the help of federal, state and school grants, some local high school graduates can’t enroll in college due to the costs. A new CCP scholarship fills the gap. 

Founders

Michael Rappaport of Chariot Solutions

Michael Rappaport of Chariot Solutions

Neighborhood/City: Ambler

He hires only high-end, well-rounded web developers and has grown Chariot Solutions into one of the region's best workplaces.

Natasha Ashton of Petplan Pet Insurance

Natasha Ashton of Petplan Pet Insurance

Neighborhood/City: South Philadelphia

Ashton and her husband started by researching pet insurance for their sick cat. Now they're aiming to be the first $1 billion provider in the industry.

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Bella Vista / Italian Market

The close-knit neighborhood's annual arts and culture festivals are centered around public concerts, coffeehouses and art installations like the Mew Gallery and Fleischer Art Gallery. The unofficial "Brunch Capital" of Philadelphia also features the country's oldest and largest outdoor market—the primarily Italian South Ninth Street Curb Market. Pocket parks and a growing number of must-see retailers make Bella Vista/Italian Market a walker's dream.