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Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment,” aims to help small businesses owned by women and people of color succeed and grow. The Comcast RISE program and Investment Fund are part of Comcast’s ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as our......

Please take a moment to nominate your favorite business to compete in Metro’s “Philly’s Best Award”! Last year Mayfair took home Six Best of Philly awards … Let’s double it this year! Nominate your own business or some of your other favorite Mayfair businesses. Click HERE to......

Philadelphia will begin enforcing its ban on single-use plastic bags on Friday (April 1st) with businesses that violate the law facing fines of at least $150. October 1, 2021–April 1, 2022: The City will write warnings for businesses using non-compliant bags. April 1, 2022 onward: The......

Whether you’re planning to open a restaurant or simply want your restaurant to be more profitable, this is a free series you won’t want to miss. We’ll take you through all the critical aspects of planning and operating a restaurant. In this FREE series, you’ll......

(From Donny Smith on February 17, 2022) Yesterday I participated in an outstanding meeting that was hosted by the PRLA to address music licensing. The primary speaker on the subject was Dan Spears, the vice president of BMI. It was extremely helpful, and I left the meeting......

On Saturday March 12th beginning at 11am, the Erin Express will be traveling through Mayfair beginning at 2pm. The bus will be making stops in Mayfair throughout the day at Leneghan’s Crusader Inn as well as King’s Highway Tavern. This is NOT the old Shamrock Shuttle! The Shamrock......

Today the City of Philadelphia has lifted the mask mandate, effective immediately. Schools For schools, we will continue to watch and evaluate the data. If it continues to move in the right direction, we plan to end mandatory masking in schools on March 9. Then,......

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s new tiered system for determining when COVID-19 safety mandates are needed was announced today in a news conference held by city health commissioner Cheryl Bettigole. Based on these metrics, the state of COVID-19 in​the city now would fall into......

We have been working closely with our Commerce Department, the Philadelphia BID Alliance, and the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PR&LA) to stay as up to date as possible regarding Philadelphia’s Vaccine Mandate. The PR&LA recently posted a VERY good Q&A session that they held......

If you are looking for snow removal this season for your business, we have compiled some options below. Hope this helps you survive the winter! Milt Martelack is a local guy who offers snow removal service, however he is not taking on any new customers......

PIDC is offering 0% interest loans for Philadelphia small businesses. Find all the details below: Eligibility Funds will be targeted to Historically Disadvantaged Businesses (at least 50% of loans to be awarded) and businesses located in high-poverty and/or low-moderate income communities. Small businesses with less......

Please see the opportunity below being offered by Community College of Philadelphia to participate in FREE Power Up Your Business workshops designed to help you with your finances. Jan. 20, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. | Knowing Your Financial Numbers for Small Business This workshop talks......

APPLY FOR A GRANT TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE Uber Eats and Visa are introducing Grants for Growth, a new grant program that provides $1 million in grants to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID, hurricanes, natural disasters and other unexpected events.  Through the program,......

Below are answers to many of your common questions regarding the vaccine mandate. Click HERE to read more about the process of verifying vaccination status. It is a PDF which you may want to print out and either hang up in your business or distribute......

At the end of 2021, Capt. Walker was reassigned to another unit (common practice with the PD … every district received a new captain), and on Dec. 31, 2021 we met the new 15th district captain, Captain Jose Medina. During our meeting, I learned that......

Application to apply for temporary outdoor extension permits are now available at PLCB+. Under Act 81 of 2021, restaurant, eating place retail dispenser, club, catering club, hotel, brewery, limited distillery, distillery and limited winery licensees may apply for temporary outdoor extensions at no charge through December 31,......

Please see below the latest COVID updates from the Philadelphia Health Department including vaccine information and the restrictions beginning in January. The Latest Numbers   1,327,082 people received at least one dose of vaccine and 1,041,590 people are ‘fully vaccinated’ in Philadelphia, as of December......