GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Jared Brey, for PlanPhilly -- Asociacíon Puertorriqueños en Marcha—the Association of Puerto Ricans on the March, or APM—broke ground Tuesday morning on a mixed-use, transit-oriented development project to be known as Paseo Verde at 9th and Berks. APM plans to turn the lot into more than 100 mixed-income residential units, with retail and dining space on the ground floor. The project carries a price tag of nearly $50 million, with funding coming from City, State, SEPTA and private sources. The project was developed by APM and Jonathan Rose Companies. Read more of Jared Brey's report on the ground-breaking here.
April 12, 2012
Friends of Chamounix Mansion International Youth Hostel gathered on March 31st for a 48th Anniversary Celebration. The benefit honored Louise and Charlie Baker, founders of Baker Industries, a nonprofit work training program, which employs high-functioning disabled individuals. The Bakers also received a tribute from the State of Pennsylvania presented by Representative Warren Kampf from the 157th District.
April 12, 2012
The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania is reinventing itself by developing three key strengths: innovation, social impact, and global presence. Read this Wall Street Journal article for an interview with Wharton's Dean, Thomas Robertson.
April 8, 2012
ArtQuilt Elements (AQE), formerly ArtQuilts at the Sedgwick, is now an international, biennial juried exhibition held at the Wayne Art Center. The exhibit runs from March 30 - May 13, 2012. If you can't make it to the gallery, the AQE 2012 Catalog is available for purchase at the Wayne Art Center for $20. Please call 610.688.3553 or email [email protected] to purchase a catalog. The Wayne Art Center is located 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4. Free and open to the public.
April 8, 2012
The Envision Peace Museum co-sponsored the 2012 Awards Ceremony honoring Dr. Helen Caldicott as the recipient of the 4th Annual Haas Award for International Peace and Social Justice. The Envision Peace Museum fosters insight into the meanings and roots of peace while empowering visitors to overcome violence and injustice in their lives and in the world. In this brief article, The Museum's Executive Director, Michael Gagne, reflects on the the Museum's participation in this important event, presented annually by the Project for Nuclear Awareness. 
April 8, 2012
GPA Executive Director, Zabeth Teecluskingh, recently presented Global Philadelphia Association at a corporate speed networking event held by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. The event brings together leading Philadelphia professionals to network and showcase their companies. In these brief observations, Zabeth showcases the dynamism and high-level networking available at such an event. The Chamber holds its next breakfast meeting on June 7, 2012. For more information, visit the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce website.
April 4, 2012
On April 3, GPA Executive Director, Zabeth Teelucksingh, attended the Scandinavian Business Values Symposium organized and hosted by International House Philadelphia. A panel of six Senior Executives from the Philadelphia area spoke on the Scandinavian way to do business. Zabeth summarizes the key points discussed during this lively forum. She also offers insight into why Philadelphia serves as such fertile ground for Scandinavian business culture.
April 4, 2012
Mr. Gonzales is a lawyer and founding partner of the Gonzales Tiagha law firm in Philadelphia and also served in the Solicitor's Office for the City of Philadelphia. He now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, a nonprofit economic development organization that connects immigrants, employers, and communities across the Philadelphia region. Mr. Gonzales replaces Ms. Anne O'Callaghan who founded The Welcoming Center nine years ago. Read Ms. O'Callaghan's story and The Welcoming Center's pivotal contributions to the City at Newsworks.
April 4, 2012
GPA Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh recently joined a tour of the Philadelphia Ports organized by the World Trade Association. Zabeth lends readers insight into this important vessel of international commerce and exchange.
April 1, 2012
CBS News -- QVC Inc., the television and online shopping giant headquartered in West Chester, PA, is expanding into China. QVC said last week that it has agreed to form a joint venture with China's government-owned radio, China National Radio, to operate a retailing business in China through CNR Mall TV, a shopping television channel with an associated website. The joint venture, known as CNR Home Shopping Co. Ltd., will be headquartered in Beijing.
April 1, 2012