Posted on 2/2/2016 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
Holy Redeemer Hospital’s Cardiovascular Center and Macy’s Neshaminy Mall are sponsoring a free Heart Healthy Expo that will offer consumers a range of health screenings and wellness education, including: •Ask the Doctor – Valaine Hewitt, MD, Cardiologist, answers questions •Blood pressure screenings and information •Body mass index screenings and nutrition information •Free hand massages by Blissful Beginnings and Beyond •Sleep better information from Holy Redeemer Sleep Disorders Center •Medication evaluation by a Holy Redeemer pharmacist •Spin the Holy Redeemer Cardiovascular Center Wheel •Automated External Defibrillator (AED) demonstration and 911 Information by Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad •Heart Healthy Exercise Information from the Holy Redeemer Health & Fitness Center •Heart Healthy refreshments
Dianne L. Semingson Honored with SmartCEO Brava! Award
Posted on 8/13/2015 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
Local Business Executive Dianne L. Semingson Honored with SmartCEO Brava! Award
SmartCEO Brava! Award Recipients Are Leaders in Their Companies and Community
PHILADELPHIA, August 13, 2015 – Dianne L. Semingson, president and CEO of DLS International, which provides strategic market planning, marketing communications and business-development services for many of the region’s most recognizable corporations, foundations and community organizations, received a SmartCEO Brava! Award at the July 22nd reception held at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.
SmartCEO’s Brava! Awards program celebrates top female CEOs who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. These female CEOs have become exemplary leaders in their companies and their communities by encouraging local philanthropy, mentoring fellow CEOs and setting their companies on the path to tremendous growth.
The People’s Emergency Center and Philadelphia LISC Launch Financial Opportunity Center
Posted on 1/27/2014 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
West Philadelphia residents will have access to comprehensive financial services in their own neighborhood with the launch of a new Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) by the People’s Emergency Center (PEC), in partnership with Philadelphia LISC.
The addition of the FOC will expand services currently offered through PEC’s Center for Employment and Training. The FOC will focus on improving the financial bottom line for low-to-moderate individuals and their families through the integration of LISC’s comprehensive service model that includes financial education and coaching, employment training and placement, and access to public benefits.
Pioneered by LISC, this one-stop-shop service approach is implemented across 70 centers nationwide. In Philadelphia, the FOCs are made possible thanks to funding from Citi Foundation, State Farm, Walmart Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation.
Washington Gridlock Clouds Wealthy Outlook On Economy, PNC Survey Finds
Posted on 11/6/2013 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
The increasingly optimistic mood of America’s affluent on the economy darkened in the aftermath of the U.S. government shutdown and near default, according to survey findings by PNC Wealth Management, a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Nearly half (48 percent) of those surveyed in the immediate aftermath of the near U.S. default in mid-October said they were less optimistic about the U.S. economy than they were before the highly contentious stalemate.
Three quarters (76 percent) said that governing by crisis must change because “the government simply cannot continue to operate this way.” Only four percent responded that “things are going to get better.”
In addition, 62 percent believe the events of the last few weeks will negatively impact the economy in both the short and longer terms.
However, despite the gridlock, 52 percent say they will not change the way they invest in the next six months, while 47 percent say they will be more cautious.
Cautious Small Business Owners Further Postpone Hiring Amid Doubts on Sales and Economy
Posted on 10/7/2013 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 4, 2013 – Uncertain about their sales and the U.S. economy, nearly three out of four small and mid-sized business owners do not intend to hire new employees or seek new loans, according to the new PNC Economic Outlook survey findings.
The fall findings of PNC’s biannual survey, which began in 2003, reveal a decline in optimism compared to six months ago. Just over one-fifth (22 percent) are optimistic about their own company’s prospects during the next six months compared to 26 percent in the spring. Expectations also declined on sales, with 43 percent expecting an increase during the next six months compared to 48 percent in the last survey.
The outlook on the U.S. economy remains cautious as 60 percent are optimistic and 39 percent are pessimistic compared to 58 percent and 41 percent in the spring. However, this is an improvement compared to one year ago when only 42 percent were optimistic and 57 percent were pessimistic.
125 Science Kits Donated to Philadelphia School District Teachers Through an FMC Employee Collection Drive
Posted on 8/28/2013 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
Hundreds of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the Philadelphia School District will have the opportunity to do a “mystery powders” experiment, thanks to a two-week collection drive by FMC Corporation employees. Through a partnership with the Philadelphia Education Fund’s Math + Science Coalition, 125 science kits will be delivered to Philadelphia School District teachers for the upcoming school year.
Employee volunteers built the kits with reams of paper, calculators, baking soda, salt, and other supplies necessary for the classroom lab. Staples donated reams of paper and the plastic boxes to hold the supply kits.
PNC Pledges $1 Million to Extend Arts Alive Program
Posted on 8/22/2013 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
PNC announced that it is extending by $1 million its PNC Arts Alive! program, designed to help arts organizations in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey expand and engage audiences.
Since its launch in 2009, Arts Alive has provided $5 million over five years to support more than 120 arts programs and 55 organizations through funding delivered by the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC). PNC Arts Alive has supported new exhibitions and festivals, pop-up theater and music performances, mobile arts vans, family arts programs and more throughout the region.
Local visual and performing arts organizations are invited to apply for grants beginning on Sept. 9, 2013. The program’s extension provides $1 million in funding for programs that run June 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2015. Details on how to apply and programs supported by the grants are available at www.pncartsalive.com.
TWENTY-SOMETHINGS LESS FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT: Significantly fewer 20-29 year-olds say they feel financially successful compared to 2011.
Posted on 7/25/2013 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
Financial independence is even more elusive than it was two years ago for 20-somethings. Millennials with at least some college education who claim to be “totally independent” decreased 26 percent in 2013 (17 percent) compared to 2011 (23 percent), according to the second nationwide survey by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). More than half (58 percent) of 20-29 year-olds with some college rate themselves behind where they expected to be in terms of financial success, a 26 percent increase since 2011. However, for many of these children of baby-boomers, optimism remains high; 60 percent of those who do not identify as “totally independent” are determined to be independent soon. The PNC Financial Independence Survey sought insights into the financial mindset of 20-29 year-olds who are establishing their careers in a highly competitive job market and coming of age amid global economic uncertainty.
PNC ARTS ALIVE GRANTS $1 MILLION TO 21 ORGANIZATIONS
Posted on 5/1/2013 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
Family art making in underserved communities and a Philadelphia film festival for children are among the innovative programs funded today by the PNC Foundation through PNC Arts Alive. Eighteen arts organizations and three service partners received grants of a combined $1 million in the fifth year of PNC Arts Alive.
“The creativity of Philadelphia’s arts sector is clearly evident in the innovative programs by PNC Arts Alive grantees” said Bill Mills, PNC regional president for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. “We set out to make the arts more accessible and challenged arts groups to help people experience art in new ways—to engage them now and in the future. The region’s performing arts community has delivered.”
PNC Arts Alive has awarded more than 120 grants totaling $5 million to more than 55 arts organizations in the Greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey region.
Posted on 4/4/2013 by Ms. Amanda Rittenhouse of PNC
U.S. small and mid-sized business owners plan to delay hiring new employees or seek new loans amid cautious optimism about the economy, according to the latest findings of the PNC Economic Outlook survey. The spring findings of PNC’s biannual survey, which began in 2003, reveals about one in four are highly optimistic about their own company’s prospects during the next six months, up from 23 percent last fall. Nearly half expect sales to increase during the next six months – on par with the previous 46 percent. Their outlook has brightened about the U.S. economy during the next six months as 58 percent are optimistic and 41 percent are pessimistic in a turnaround from fall’s 42 percent and 57 percent, respectively. Regarding their local economies, 71 percent are optimistic and 28 percent are pessimistic – improved from 59 percent and 39 percent last fall.