PHL Diversity appoints roster of new board members

PHL Diversity, a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, has appointed new board members.

The appointees are Lee Huang, senior vice president and principal at Econsult Solutions Inc.; Jeff Guaracino, CEO at Welcome America; Kenny Johnson, outreach coordinator at the Philadelphia Phillies; Tomeka Lee, principal at TriZen; Natasha Strother, executive vice president at Strother Enterprises; Amber Hikes, director of LGBT affairs for the city of Philadelphia; Tiffanie Standard, founder and CEO at Stimulus; Jenise Rabb, district commercial lende at American Heritage Federal Credit Union; and Shahid Rana, vice president of business development at Cooper’s Ferry Partnership.

Other new board members are Kati “Jazzy” Gray-Sadler, a producer at Lesbe Real Radio Talk Media; Kimberly Reed, owner at Reed Development Group; Ricky Haldis, owner at Wise Owl Multimedia; Anuj Gupta, general manager at the Reading Terminal Market; Andrea Gosfield, a lawyer at Greising Law; and Natily Santos, regional sourcing director at Aramark.

Nonprofit to release status report on North Broad Street

The North Broad Renaissance, in partnership with Econsult Solutions, is gearing up to release the 2017 State of North Broad report.

According to Shalimar Thomas, executive director of NBR, the report will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of North Broad and what is needed to provide better opportunities for the North Broad community from City Hall to Germantown Avenue.,

The nonprofit’s report will be released during the annual State of North Broad fundraiser, which will be held Dec. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Netrality Properties, 401 N. Broad St.

All proceeds will support efforts to revitalize North Broad Street.

For more information, visit or call (267) 318-7772.

Mt. Airy business district group to hold board elections

The Mount Airy Business Improvement District will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the New Covenant Campus, 7500 Germantown Ave.

Board elections will take place, and property owners who are paid up on their assessments are eligible to vote.

Anne Fadullon, the City’s first director of Planning and Development, will be the keynote speaker. Fadullon oversees the city’s planning, zoning, development services, and housing and community development functions.

Germantown Avenue property owners, business owners and area residents are all encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Mt. Airy BID Executive Director Janis Risch at (215) 844-6490.

ALDI to seek management trainee applicants at event

ALDI, a retail grocery store, will seek candidates for its manager training program during an application session on Nov. 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at 1205 MacDade Blvd. in Collingdale.

The grocer is holding the event to fill positions at its upcoming stores in Flemington and Hamilton, N.J., as well as its current stores in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Mercer counties in N.J.

TruMark Financial annual fundraiser nets $50,000

The TruMark Financial Credit Union raised more than $50,000 during its annual Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser event.

The Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser is a part of the company’s Building Financial Futures initiative and brings together educators, community leaders, business leaders and credit union employees to raise money that will be distributed via grants to 12 area schools. The funds aim to provide students with the resources needed to learn the basics of personal finance.

Women’s business center plans start-up workshop

The Women’s Business Development Center will hold a workshop titled “JumpStart: Business Launch” on Nov. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1315 Walnut St, Suite 1124.

The workshop will address the legal, financial, insurance, employment and tax issues of starting a business.

To register or to get more information, call (215) 790-9232 or visit

— Compiled by Ayana Jones

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