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Live at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse                  Tuesday April 6th, 2010 6-9pm                                    

At The Ultimate Networking Event you'll meet CEO's, Business Leaders and Decision makers from a variety of leading companies. You will learn and have opportunities to grow your business from some of the area's top business networking professional's. 


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A) 1.7 Grams of Herb: Australian faces 15-year term in Bali drug case

B) Condos at the Phoenix to be auctioned

C) City gets big money to trim waistlines, smoking

2) Philadelphia Young Professionals Expo

The American Pub at Centre Square - 1500 Market Street.  Centre Square Building., Philadelphia, PA 19102

WED, April 7th

The Philadelphia Young Professionals Expo™ is designed for Young Professionals to discover, learn and sample a variety of products, services and activities offered by companies and organizations in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. Attendees will sample select liquors & beers, taste great foods and have an in person experience with area products, all while interacting with sponsors & organizations. This year’s expo will also feature a scavenger hunt that you can participate in to win great items.


EZ PORT PWC DOCK Available. Asking 1200 bottom line. Can deliver to AVALON/SIC/WILDWOOD AREA if needed once summer begins. This dock has 3 cleats included and holds all of the newer PWC's including 3 seaters comfortably.   Contact Zjeff824@gmail.com or 215-815-1053 for any further questions

4) JOB

Seeking Finance Operations Manager for Philadelphia metro area – Fortune 500 company, high visibility, generous comp and top of line benefits!

I am recruiting for an exciting opportunity to join a company, a renowned leader in their industry, and contribute to its high growth business model. The Finance Operations Manager will direct the financial affairs of the business unit. This person will lead the team in identifying and implementing process improvements, cost saving initiatives, and lean manufacturing strategies that will increase earnings. This position serves a dual role in that it is responsible for accurate reporting of costs and inventory valuation for financial stewardship purposes as well as for providing leadership with timely and adequate operating productivity analysis and evaluation as well as product line cost improvement recommendations to enhance leadership effectiveness in optimizing profitability. The Finance Operations Manager will have the ability to drive change and make and impact. Essential Functions: * Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institute, and maintain other planning and control procedures (including the cost accounting system), and analyze and report variances * Develop, analyze, interpret statistical, and accounting data to evaluate operating results for profitability, performance to budget, etc. * Proactively identify opportunities for improvement of financial performance in accordance with corporate objectives and communicate and pursue such opportunities * Partner with the General Manager and other members of the leadership team; provide advice and counsel on a wide range of issues facing the business * Identify and implement process improvements, cost saving initiatives, and lean manufacturing strategies that will increase earnings * Create and analyze daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and ensure financial information has been recorded accurately * Identify trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to senior management

Requirements for this position include: * B.S. degree in a Business related field * An MBA is highly preferred * Evidence of a steep career trajectory is necessary * Must be familiar with Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Kaizan manufacturing concepts, practices, and procedures * Solid understanding of standard cost accounting concepts and inventory controls * Leadership skills and analytical decision making must be apparent * Must have proven ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions * Must also have proven ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; to embrace change and foster creativity within the organization.  Please email resume to Sarah Brumbley.   sbrumbley@kforce.com


Great condo on one of the best blocks in Avalon. I am renting out one bedroom in a 2 bedroom Condo for this summer season. Unfortunately, 3 friends had to drop out this week. The room can sleep 3-4 people and the room has use of their own bathroom(condo has 2 full baths). The Condo was recently rehabbed in 2008. Has the following 1000 square feet, all new furnishings, dinner area, large living room with 2 sofas, washer and dryer, full kitchen, deck that faces the WhiteBrier. This is a great place. The present group is both males/females in late 20's-30's Looking for somewhat mature 26ish- 35ish people, no idiots thanks. I will be at condo Saturday April 3rd if you want to take a closer look. Can send more pix too. Please contact eversl3@aol.com for more info 234 21st Street at Dune (google map) (yahoo map)



 - Ridiculous sized house just built in 2008 on 37th-Central.  6 bedrooms, massive decks, huge outside area, flat screen TVs, DJ set-up, central air. Everyone gets their own bed, no over-crowded bathrooms.  Lot of teachers, rest./bar people, etc in the house - odd work schedules - there will always be someone at the house to party with. Every bartender, server, band, DJ in town are friends of ours - hook it up!!!  - We attend all the big events of the summer: theme parties, wing night, drunk olympcs, tour de shore, pig roast, and of course - six-stop sunday. Ages: most girls are 24-30, most guys are 28-34. $1800 per person includes EVERYTHING - deposit, house, electric, digital cable, internet, water coolers, cleaning services. Please contact SJK if interested @ sk1975@comcast.net AND sicbeats@hotmail.com

B) We are looking for 2-3 full-time females to fill our Avalon beach house. The house is located on 21st street just across from the bars/restaurants and two blocks from the beach! Large single house (3,500sq ft) 2 living areas, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4 decks. We are professionals (during the week) over the age of 30 looking for a few full-timers to round out our group for this summer. Our summer begins on Thurs. May 27st and ends the Monday after Labor day! Full-time share is $2,500. We are truly a great group of active people (tennis, running, biking, or beach) with many activities planned for this summer! You are guaranteed to have a great summer! Call Dan at (267) 218-5400 or email dpelegri10270@verizon.net for more info.

staying in the Center City Philly area for 6-8 weeks this Summer (kind of flexible but thinking July/August) and was wondering if you may have anyone you know who has a place in the safe portions of Center City?  They are willing to pay market rent of course.  They don't need anything too big or nice but want to be in a safe area and have access to the train to get over to South Jersey to see family.  If you know of anyone hitting the shore for the Summer or anyone who has a vacant rental property that may be interested please pass this along.  Their budget is around $2200 for the 8 weeks and I should mention they are hoping to bring their 10 year old yellow lab who is very well trained.   I figure you know more teachers than anyone else I know that hit the shore for the Summer months.

Mike McNamee
Oak Mortgage
609-792-0559 cell
smack0025@yahoo.com or mcnamee@oakmortgageusa.com

7)   4th Annual Unleavened Party

Mission Grill :: Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Saturday, April 3rd.

Ages: 21 - 40

We are heading back to Mission Grill to host our 4th Annual UNLEAVENED PARTY. This promises to be one of the best parties of the year with: *** A Free Drink with paid admission *** POTATO VODKA Drink Specials ALL NIGHT, as well as $5 Wines & $6 Call Drinks/Sangria/Margaritas.

Cost: $10 adv $15 Door [sign up]




Sake Fest 2010 presented by philly.com Wednesday, April 14th | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.| millennium ballroom * Loews Philadelphia Hotel *adults 21 & older only EXPERIENCE a dozen of sake varieties TASTE the finest Japanese and US brands LEARN how to pair sake with any food Purchase


Best-Selling Authors by Day, Rock Stars by Night: Rock Bottom Remainders to Stage April East Coast Benefit Concerts 

Coming to Philadelphia, April 22, 2010

The all-star, all-author rock band Rock Bottom Remainders—featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Roy Blount, Jr., Greg Iles, James McBride, Ridley Pearson and Kathi Kamen Goldmark—is going on tour! The band plays Philadelphia on April 22nd at 8:00pm at The Electric Factory located at 421 N. 7th   Street.  The performance will be preceded by a VIP reception with the authors.

In each city, the Rock Bottom Remainders will be raising funds together with the Pearson Foundation in support of World Vision, a non-profit providing ongoing relief in Haiti; as well as local organizations including the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Free Library provides free to the public more than six million items, free internet access and programs for children, teens, jobseekers, and bookworms. In addition, the Pearson Foundation is donating books to the Philadelphia Public Schools and the Library. For tickets, visit the Library website: http://www.library.phila.gov/donate/rockbottom.htm or www.ticketmaster.com.

SPONSOR: Philadelphia Sports Clubs

Sprinting up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art gets old fast which is why we’re pleased to serve the greater Philadelphia area with six clubs. All offer state-of-the art equipment, personal training and free group exercise classes. Highpoint, Radnor and Society Hill have pools and Sports Clubs for Kids.

SPONSOR: Philadelphia Sports Clubs


Monday April 5th 201

Phillies vs. Nationals, 1:05 PM Start Time

$1 Bud and Bud Light Drafts ALL DAY

The road to another World Series Starts Monday April 5th.

Every Home Phillies Game: $3 Bud and Bud Lights from first pitch to last pitch.

12) Clean Air Council Fundraiser

What: Fundraiser

Start Time: Tuesday, April 6 at 6:00pm - April 6 at 8:00pm

Where: Le Virtu

13) Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Wednesday, April 7, 2010   Rain or shine!

5:30 - 7:30 PM   

Location: Courtyard of 1 Logan Square, 18th and Cherry Streets (next to the Four Seasons Hotel)

Celebrate and network with nearly 100 businesses and organizations that have made the commitment to go green by joining the Green Business Program, and recruit new businesses and organizations that are looking to make that commitment.

Who's Invited: Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program members and friends/colleagues who want to learn more about the program.


1BR modern condo on top (4th) floor in historic elevator building in the heart of Old City. Quiet and convenient location between 2nd and 3rd and Arch and Race. Kitchen includes dishwasher and microwave, ceramic tile floor, as well as eat-at counter with pass-thru to living room. Bathroom has ceramic tile floor and tile bathtub/shower. Rest of apartment has wall-to-wall carpet. New energy-efficient windows. Central a/c and heat. Washer/dryer in apartment. Extra storage in basement.  Perfect for one, maybe a little small for most couples.   Available May 1. No pets or smokers, please.   Please email marcschulder@gmail.com or call 617-755-3898 with any questions.
Link to pictures:   http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/1672425405.html


Wedneday, 4/7 6-8pm

Drinkers West, 3900 Chestnut

Young Involved Philadelphia, YOUCIE, and Philly Counts are hosting a Quizzo night to test your knowledge about the 2010 census, Philadelphia, and University City.

The 2010 census is being counted right now so please do your part and submit your forms. After you've done your civic duty, join us at the new Drinkers West for drink specials and trivia at our Philly Census Quizzo Night.  If you need to study, visit: http://www.phillycounts.org

Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. It's free to attend so grab a few friends and join us!


Boost Networking is excited to announce that our 5th Annual Spring Boost Event will be held in the penthouse suite of the Aria Condominium in Center City. Join us for a night of networking with business professionals from around the Philadelphia region and enjoy sweeping 360 degree views of the city.

What:    5th Annual Boost Networking Spring Event

When:  Thursday, April 8, 2010   6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: Aria Condominium - Penthouse suite, 1419 Locust Street, Phila.

Cost:    Free to attend by RSVP only

Space is limited. Please RSVP by April 6 to boost@kbexperience.com

About Boost:  Boost is a networking group comprised of professionals in the greater Philadelphia area. Members work in a diverse range of industries including real estate, IT, healthcare, communications, finance, and retail. Boost fosters a supportive environment that enables professionals to extend their business networks, build lasting friendships, and develop their careers. For the most up to date Boost news and information about upcoming events, join the Boost Networking group on LinkedIn. Connect with us by searching LinkedIn Groups for "Boost Networking."


17) 3rd Annual Philly Spring Cleanup
Saturday, April 10

University City District and City of Philadelphia are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Philly Spring Cleanup to be held Saturday, April 10, 2010 (rain date, Saturday, April 17, 2010).

This year's cleanup, entitled "Keep Up the Sweep Up," will be the start of the City's sustained effort to eliminate and prevent litter and illegal dumping permanently. With ongoing strategies of education, enforcement, intense cleaning and beautification, the City is committed to keeping Philadelphia clean.

If you would like to sign up to participate or organize your block in University City please contact dexter@universitycity.org for more details and supplies.


Please ignore this message if you don’t like alcohol, music, food or gambling!

please also ignore this message if you dislike little smiles, a charity that helps seriously ill children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters.

Everyone else, listen up…  Little Smiles, a non-profit foundation, is hosting this event and it’s REALLY CHEAP!

Only $100 gets you 4 hours of OPEN BAR, full dinner buffet, DJ and $50 of chips to use at the tables.  So, if your game is BLACK JACK, POKER or CRAPS, come on out!  It’s from 7-11 on Saturday, April 10th and tickets can be purchased by calling Kate Patterson at 610-765-1272 or e-mailing her at phillylittlesmiles@verizon.net.


Philly Roller Girls' Home Season Opener Double Header. Saturday, April 10, 2010, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. University of Pennsylvania: Class of 1923 Arena, 3130 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. After much anticipation, the Philly Roller Girls have a new home for the 2010 season - University of Pennsylvania: Class of 1923 Arena. In the first regular-season bout of the 2010 intraleague season, the Broad Street Butchers will go up against the Heavy Metal Hookers. The Philthy Britches get Philly's first intercontinental derby bout when they face off against the London Rollergirls to get the evening's action underway. Advance ticket prices: $12 - GA $20 - VIP.


Date: 4/2/2010
Title: 19 Items (4-2-10) sponsored by The Ultimate Networking Event

Missed last week as I was in Colorado (2 days Vail, Copper, and A-Basin).  This week I am late due to the amount of work I have going on.  If anyone knows anyone wanting to purchase a new home in the Art Museum, please lte me know as I have a project of mine that we just framed up.  Photos of the job site are here.  And it will have a great roof deck with skyline view.

Last night was the 12th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop.  It is always the TH before Good Friday, so put it on the calendar for 2011.  Monday is the Phillies opener which I am attending.  The folks at Phils Fever have some more Phillies trips coming up (Boston and Chicago I believe). 

If anyone wants a few hours of drinks on Thursday, April 15th, just fill out this survey for PhillyTrips.com.

For those thinking of buying a home, fyi, Long-Term Mortgage Rates at Second Highest Level This Year.

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