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Date: 8/8/2008
Title: 16 Items (8-8-08) sponsored by The Green Legion

I attended my first (and maybe last) Nascar race on Sunday at Pocono Raceway.  The good folks at Coors Light and Philly2Night.com floated the bill.  Free transportation, tickets, beer, and food – too good to pass up.  Had a fun day but Nascar is boring.  If I go back, I would need a radio at a minimum to listen to the play-by-play and/or scanner to listen to the drivers to their crew chief.  Without those two items, the people in the stands have no idea what is going on with the strategy of the drivers or know who had a bad pit stop.  With all the people in the stands, I would say about 10-20% had them.  What the other 80% were doing there I just do not understand – there are better and cheaper places to drink beer.   You can see some of my experience at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JgInWfElSRA

For those in Avalon on Saturday (tomorrow), my house is having a gathering in the late afternoon in honor of a few bday boys.  2808 Ocean.  We will have a few kegs. The house is on the bay and we get great sunsets…

Real Estate market has slowed some for sure but Philly is still holding up reasonably well with prices.  Interest rates have risen somewhat lately and there is lots of good inventory on the market for those looking to buy.  The places that are priced properly are still selling fairly quickly.  This week, the federal government just signed a new housing bill that provides a tax credit for some people up to $7500.  I included some information on it below (item #5).  As always, I ask that if you are thinking of buying or selling a home, to please talk to me about it before making any decisions. – Mark

SPONSOR: The Green Legion
400 people already booked for Chicago. 
300 for San Francisco.  60 for Seattle.
Bus trips to DC and and Baltimore
Packages include game ticekts, tailgates, hotel, airfare, etc...
For information: http://www.sportsandtrips.com/ref.asp?id=359
SPONSOR: The Green Legion


A) It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. - Thomas Shadwell

B) The answer is simple; if you want something very badly, you can achieve it. - Margo Jones



A) Finishing Too Soon? Here's Some Advice: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,397444,00.html

B) Too late to eat Lion: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/articles/17441/food--supper-club

C) RObin Williams coming to Philly: http://encore.celebrityaccess.com/index.php?encoreId=144&articleId=27486

D) For those people thinking about going to Antigua for their honeymoon, beware: http://news.aol.com/article/husband-shot-on-honeymoon-dies/115765



Shared townhouse. Bedroom with own bathroom for rent in west Conshohocken.  $700 plus utilities...3 yr old townhouse with big yard.  
well trained yellow lab included...24 merion ave.
Air, Hard Wood Floors, Stainless steel appliances...very new.  Near Intersection of 76 & 476. 4 blocks or so to R6.



1998 Honda Civic EX, 2 door, Moonroof, power locks and windows, AC, single CD player, security alarm, and AM/FM factory stereo.  Original owner, well taken care of, all maintenance records to share, low mileage, currently 89,650 miles and fuel efficient.  Price is $5,500, if interested please call 215-913-0088 or email jedenborn@comcast.net.  Pictures available upon request.


5) The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

Landmark Housing Legislation signed into law yesterday aimed at ending the current downturn in the housing industry, helping homebuyers and strapped borrowers and strengthening the housing finance system.

A $ 7,500.00 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

For the purchase of a primary residence.

The tax credit is available for first-time home buyers only.
The maximum credit amount is $7,500.
The credit is available for homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009.
Single taxpayers with incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify for the full tax credit.
The Tax credit operates like a zero-interest loan. Homebuyers will be required to repay the credit to the government, without interest, over 15 years or when they sell the house.
Eligible purchasers will claim the credit on the appropriate IRS Form 1040 tax return and/or on any special forms the IRS might devise.

For more information and a list of FAQ's on the Tax Credit...www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com


6) CAR TIRES WARNING  (this is really a must read - MZ)




Based in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, SDI is the leading provider of real-time localized illness tracking and modeling data to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.  SDI provides competitive benefits and compensation packages.  Please contact Wayne Dudley for further information - wdudley@survdata.com

Available Positions:

National Account Manager – Sales: The successful candidate will promote SDI's patient level data services to an assigned group of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other healthcare related clients and prospects. He/she will also generate proposals and secure contracts and agreements for ongoing data services and projects within assigned client list. Actively direct and fully participate in the business issue identification, research plan, report design, data analysis, interpretation and presentation of results for clients. Min Qualifications: 4 yr degree or relevant experience. 5-7 years demonstrated success in a senior sales position, preferably in a data intensive environment/product line. 2-3 years analytical experience in a healthcare oriented setting, preferbly in a market research, marketing or sales operations role in a pharmaceutical manufacturer or with a supplier serving those clients. 

Business Analyst - Sales/Client Services: The Business Analyst will provide data analysis, quality assurance and presentation assistance to the Project Management Office, Client Services and Operations Departments. This role is primarily focused on the post-production and pre-client delivery phases of the project execution process.  Min Qualifications: 4-year degree from college or university or equivalent experience in marketing or related field, 5+ years experience in an analytical role; Pharmaceutical industry experience a plus.  Also, strong attention to detail, strong analytical skills and proficient in M/S Office required.

Senior Business Analyst – Hospital Services:  Provide data analysis, quality assurance and presentation assistance to various internal groups.  Working as team lead with methodologists and data experts to research, design, and implement projects with internal- and client- based content. Analyzing data gathered, and developing solutions or alternative methods of proceeding. Min Qualifications: BA in in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field, 5 years experience with health care industry data, either in a market research or data analysis role, and 3 years SAS programming experience.

Professional Svcs Business Consultant – Operations: The Professional Services Business Consultant will be responsible for the design and requirements specifications for Data Warehouses, Marts and Business Intelligence solutions by working with client end users, DBAs and data developers. The Consultant will be responsible for defining client analytical solution requirements, report and analyses specifications and documentation.  Min Qualifications: BA in Information Systems, Computer Science or Statistics. 3 years of experience in the Analysis, Design and Development of Data Warehouse and BI solutions in healthcare related industries. Familiarity or expertise with MicroStrategy or other BI tools highly desired.  Proficiency in all phases of software development lifecycle. 



Come to Ethnics Furniture on Saturday August 16th 2008 for their second anniversary with a day-long celebration of Indonesian crafts, furniture, art, and culture with a Philly flavor. There will be a 20% discount storewide. Join us for food and drinks in our courtyard, music, and a chance to meet a unique emerging Philadelphia artist, Jeanny Kwa. This event introduces a series of 14 fine art works on paper entitles Panggilan Hati or “LIFE CALL”.

You will be thrilled to discover this exotic gem hidden amongst the numerous antiques galleries on Pine Street. This distinct shop contains Philly’s premiere collection of handcrafted sustainable teak and mahogany furniture in Philadelphia. Directly imported from the islands of Indonesia, Ethnics’ pieces vary from intricate carvings of salvaged wood to simple forms that fit most styles. Unique lamps, ceramics & textiles add the final touch to your experience. 

Ethnics Furniture 928 Pine St. in Philadelphia is open Monday through Saturday 11am – 7pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm. For further info contact Terry O’Shea at (215) 925-3305 or info@ethnicsfurniture.com


9) Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful is an organization whose mission statement is focused on providing sustainable solutions to improve the physical and visual aspects of community environments that individuals can directly impact through their own actions in the areas of:
Litter prevention, Beautification and community improvement, and Waste reduction


10) Concerts In the Park

Philadelphia Weekly is delivering another diverse four-week concert series this summer, running every Wednesday, August 13-September 3, in Rittenhouse Square (18th and Walnut Streets). WXPN will start each night with a live broadcast in the park from 4-7pm, followed by the opening band. The concerts usually end around 9pm. This year's lineup:
August 13: Dr. Dog (Psychedelic, rock/pop)
August 20: Adam Arcuragi and The Capitol Years (Alternative folk/soul)
August 27: Jotto and Bitter Bitter Weeks (Indie rock)
September 3: The Hustle and Black Landlord (Indie hip-hop)
September 10: Special closing performance at the Field House
Visit the Web site for complete details, cancellation information in the event of inclement weather, and to view weekly photographs and special promotions.
Concerts in the Park, Rittenhouse Square, www.philadelphiaweekly.com/concerts



SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUB (http://www.mysportsclubs.com/regions/PSC.htm)

11) FLYERS :: The First Annual Cote Carnival  (MS Fundraiser)

A Mesage From Riley Cote
" I wanted to send out an invitation to everybody to knock out MS.  Multiple Sclerosis is a growing epidemic worldwide and millions live with this disease.  I've seen first hand how this disease affects people through my sister who was diagnosed 8 years ago.  I have a great opportunity in the position I am in to give back and help bring awareness and ultimately to knock out this brutal disease.  So let's all drop our gloves and fight to help the MS community."
Riley Cote - Philadelphia Flyers
Come out for this great cause on August 17th from 1pm - 4pm.

Admission covers food, drinks, and entertainment.  There will be player and alumni appearances with the opportunity to receive autographs and participate in silent auctions and raffles.  A small donation will be required for autographs.
Nintendo Wii Game Room by Best Buy
"Best of Philly" DJ Benja Styles will be spinning.
Split Decision will be performing live.
Tickets are $50 per guest for 21+ and $20 per ticket for under 21.
Must be 21 with ID to consume alcohol.
Anyone over 21 using an under 21 ticket will be billed $30 extra in order to enter.
Tickets can be purchased at:  http://cotecarnival.eventbrite.com
More information can be found at: http://www.cotecarnival.com or http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com



Celebrate the ethnic heritage of India at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, August 16, 2008. This FREE event will continue from Noon until 7 p.m. with a day full of food, music, dancing and crafts. The Festival of India will be held at the Great Plaza on Penn’s Landing, on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street. The Festival of India, produced by the Council of Indian Organizations (CIO) of Philadelphia, is supported by the more than 25 active Indian organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. This year’s celebration will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of CIO.  This popular event, which attracts close to 10,000 people each year, reflects many facets of the local Indian-American diaspora and provides a range of traditional to contemporary styles of Indian art, music and dance.  For more information and event details, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit www.pennslandingcorp.com



don't know about some of you but a little self improvement/maintenance always sounds like a good idea to me. Or learning about it at the very least. Dr. Victoria Falcone and the entire team at Physician Body Solutions are hosting an invite-only event to dish on the latest and greatest treatments and products to help you look your best. Joining Dr. Falcone is Dr. Ted Eisenberg, who will discuss cosmetic breast surgery from 6 – 8pm. There will also be information on holistic nutrition, tips on how to dress to impress and the benefits of sunless tanning. And no girls-night out is complete without shopping: Pick up jewelry, handbags, skin care and more. I hope you to see you all there! You won't wanna miss these specials www.physicianbodysolutions.com . This coming Wednesday night at The Curtis Center. See http://www.aroundphilly.com/newsletters/previewnewsletter.php?id=244 for more info and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter if you are not one of the 175,000 or who already get all of the juicy Philadelphia insider details.



Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant writing workshop in Philadelphia, August 11-12, 2008. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.



A) Radiohead in Camden, TU, 8/12
B) Buddy Guy and Thorogood at Mann Music Center, TH, 8/14
C) Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Camden, 8/15
D) Backstreet Boys, Fri, Aug 15, HOB Atlantic City
E) Toby Keith in camden, 8.16
F) Bruce Hornsby, 8/16, HOB Atlantic City


August Networking Forum Will be held August 12, 2008 at Cavanaugh's River Deck
From 5:30-8:00 p.m.
417 N. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Between Dave & Busters and Spring Garden Street
There will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres compliments of Cavanaugh's.
There is $12.00 valet parking, $8.00 parking on the pier just south of Cavanaugh's, and some metered parking on Comumbus Boulevard and nearby streets.
Form more information on the location visit www.theriverdeck.com

The Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to helping grow your business through networking and educational events.  This is made possible by our sponsors who give generously of their time and financial support.  The Forum encourages your consideration of our sponsors when you seek partners that can help you grow.
To view our new sponsor webpage go to:: www.efgp.org/sponsor_directory.php




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