Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Emmy-nominated show for entrepreneurs is holding a casting call in Philadelphia Saturday.
A nationwide talent search for the fifth season of the entrepreneurship reality series Shark Tank is coming to NextFab Studio in Philadelphia on Saturday, and 500 area residents will have a chance to get on the show to pitch investors for funding. “Whether you just have a fantastic idea, are a start up or already operating successfully and looking to expand, if you feel you have a lucrative business or product and could use financial backing, then Shark Tank is just the show for you,” according to the ABC show’s website. Budding entrepreneurs will have a chance to offer a one-minute pitch to a member of the show’s casting team on Saturday at NextFab Studio, at 2025 Washington Ave., and some will be selected for more in-depth video …
Find a local home you can tour.
There are 20 open houses scheduled for the weekend of May 11-12 in the West Chester Patch coverage area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. The highest asking price is $519,000, for 1187 Macpherson Drive. It has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and can be seen Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m. To find more open houses around the greater Philadelphia area, visit realestate.aol.com.
A lot of businesses have opened in the region since the start of 2013. Click through to see if there are any you missed. If there are any we missed, please let us know in the comments area.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Find vacancies in the city and Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
Businesses in the greater Philadelphia area post vacant jobs on Craigslist every day. Here are a few notable vacancies that have been advertised recently: For a full local list of the most recently available jobs in each Patch, click on its name below. Does your business have an opening that's not listed here? Post it in the comments section below.
Motorized bikes are not new, but they are vastly improved and available on Gay Street.
Love to bike, but hate the hills? That sounds like thousands of people who are itching to hit the streets and save gas these days. It's also the driving theme at Hybrid Cycles on Gay Street. Hybrid Cycles is one of the shops taking part in West Chester's first annual Wellness Walk. The bikes are equipped with motors that can help give you that little extra push up a hill and make the difference between powering through a bike ride or powering down and giving up. Hybrid Cycles owner and President Gary DiVincenzo has been in business for four years and opened the store at 126 Gay Stree three years ago. Not surprisingly he says new lithium battery technology changed the landscape for hybrid bikes about four years ago. New battery technology…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Organizers say there's something in West Chester for every mind, body and soul.
West Chester's 'First Annual' Wellness Walk is set to debut Sunday on the main retail streets of West Chester. The walk runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. regardless of any weather condition. Small business owners put the event together to highlight all the different wellness business in the borough. Here's a list of participating businesses as posted on the DowntownWestChester.com website.
Many new job opportunities are available in the West Chester area.
Are you looking for a job? Here are some positions available in the West Chester area, all advertised on Craigslist in the past week. Does your business have an opening that's not listed here? Post it in the comments section below.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The people behind the seasonal outdoor market say their West Chester location could be in jeopardy.
The West Chester Growers Market returns for the 2013 season this weekend but they are asking for help from patrons with what organizers see as a potential threat to the market's outdoor location. An announcement on the Market's website says the West Chester Borough Council is considering developing the parking lot at Church and Chestnut Streets where the market is held on Saturday mornings from May through November. In an open letter to the public the market is asking shoppers to contact their elected representatives. As we approach our 19th year of serving the local community, the West Chester Grower's Market faces the possibility of losing our home in the parking lot at Church & Chestnut Streets. We need your help. The parking lot is …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Stroll through a local house for sale.
There are 39 open houses scheduled for the weekend of May 4-5 in the West Chester Patch coverage area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. The highest asking price is $749,000, for 1011 Hidden Hollow Lane. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and can be seen Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. To find more open houses around the greater Philadelphia area, visit realestate.aol.com.
See the ornate detail Barnes had added to this Merion Station mansion.
A lot has changed in the Philadelphia area since 1951, when Albert Barnes died in a crash in the Phoenixville area. For connoisseurs of the arts, perhaps the biggest change was the recent move of the Barnes Foundation's art collection from Lower Merion Township to its new home in Philadelphia. Now comes another Barnes-related change: One of several homes he owned on Latch’s Lane in Merion Station is going on the market. The asking price: $3,295,000. The home at 379 North Latch’s Lane has 7 bedrooms, 5 full baths and two powder rooms and 10,000 square feet of living space on the first and second floors, according to Realtor Beth Samberg with Prudential Fox & Roach. The property also comes with a carriage house at the back of the property…