2/12/18 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The members of the Philadelphia Mastermind Group took time off from celebrating the city’s Super Bowl victory to attend this month’s meeting and were given the opportunity to learn more about Pennoni Associates through the “Member Spotlight” feature. Pennoni Associates is an established engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia, and members Mark Celoni and Jonathan Savage took the time to share … Read More

1/8/18 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The members of the Philadelphia Mastermind Group who braved the weather to attend the January meeting were given a special opportunity to learn about cybersecurity from Ballard Spahr’s Edward McAndrew. A former federal cybercrime prosecutor, McAndrew discussed the importance of preparing a game plan for both preventing and managing a cyber attack. He also shared hacking methods, categories of information, … Read More

12/11/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to learn more about the “Liberty by the River” project from architect and member Seth Shapiro of Barton Partners. While still working out details with the city, the project has the potential to transform a piece of Philadelphia waterfront into a vibrant, open-space area and to help form connections between Center City and … Read More

11/13/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to learn more about development in the city from guest speaker Anne Fadullon from the Department of Planning and Development for the City of Philadelphia. Anne discussed the new organizational structure of the department, the recent initiatives they’ve undertaken and completed, and some of the big issues that face the city, including the … Read More

10/09/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to hear a presentation and Q&A from Paul Sehnert and Anne Papageorge about the Pennovation Center, discussing “tech transfer” and higher education’s new coalition with innovation and entrepreneurship. Their goal is to create spaces for start-ups that offer more than just physical space but also guidance, networking, and shared resources and hopefully to … Read More

9/1117 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to hear from Gregory Heller of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. He discussed the opportunities that exist for projects involving public land and talked about the emerging importance of social impact in redevelopment projects. He covered the metrics involved in determining the value of social impact, the need for community involvement, and the significance … Read More

7/10/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group was given the opportunity to learn from Elliott Roth and Ed Opall of EisnerAmper about the new lease accounting laws, which will be going into effect over the next few years. The new laws will change the accounting of right-of-use assets and lease payment liability and may impact the choices businesses make regarding leasing in the … Read More

6/12/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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As the new law on medical marijuana takes effect in Pennsylvania, the growing and dispensary operations that develop will bring new forms of revenue to the state. Alex Ficken of Rise Labs and Adrian King from Ballard Spahr were on hand at the Philadelphia Mastermind Group to discuss this emerging industry. Mr. Ficken addressed the similarities and differences between Pennsylvania … Read More

5/8/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the privilege of learning about trends in the retail market from Steve Gartner, Managing Director of Retail Services with CRBE. Steve has extensive experience in retail and gave members a brief history of the market before offering an honest look at where the market is headed, including current trends in technology that are changing the … Read More

4/12/17 Philadelphia Multi-Discipline Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with City Councilman Allan Domb. With a long career in the Philadelphia real estate market, Domb is committed to using his knowledge and experience to keep Philadelphia moving in a positive direction. He discussed a variety of topics related to the city’s real estate market, as well as … Read More