PhillyInc Archive: April, 2010

Cortical Concepts wins Wharton business plan competition

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Whenever I feel the need to renew my faith in American ingenuity, there’s no better tonic than listening to a bunch of college students... Read more

The Philadelphia effect of Charles River's acquisition of WuXi

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One of the biggest acquisitions of a Chinese company was announced this week, and it will have a direct effect on about 450 workers in our... Read more

Cigna to provide workers 8 hours paid time off for volunteering

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I have yet to get a press release from a company that says it will not be supporting a park clean-up or homeless shelter repainting. Not a... Read more

Locke to visit Penn Fishing in Philadelphia Friday

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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will visit Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Co. in Philadelphia Friday afternoon, according to U.S. Rep. Chaka... Read more

Philadelphia takes a meeting, and another, and another ...

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While the business world was in slow-down mode for much of 2009, the Philadelphia region hosted a lot of business meetings. Select Greater... Read more

Poison pills return to defend tax strategies, not companies

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I now declare that annual meeting season is in full swing. This week, Cigna, FMC and 19 Philadelphia-area public companies will invite their... Read more

Reed Smith lawyer meets financial literacy 'void'

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Next Tuesday, bankers will head into classrooms across the nation for “Teach Children To Save” day. As they prepare to do so,... Read more

Bendis beats the drums for seed capital, innovation

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Since the 2008 election of President Obama, Richard Bendis has been pushing for more innovation and early-stage investment in business in the... Read more