Tompkins VIST Bank announced that Lori Carnes, of Boyertown and Brenda Bobbin, of Gilbertsville, have been hired as manager and assistant manager, respective- ly, of the bank’s new Boyertown branch.
Urban Engineers’ Edward M. D’Alba, PE, has been named the 2016 Multimodal Transportation Advocate by Pennsylvanians for Transportation Solutions (PenTrans), a coalition of engineering professionals who work together for better transportation. Jacobs Law Group welcomes attorney Mackenzie W. Smith to its Malvern office. Smith focuses her practice on commercial, products liability, insurance defense and estate- related litigation.
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) announced that Angela Val will join the organization as chief ad- ministrative officer. Val will manage the internal day-to-day operations of the PHLCVB and report directly to president and CEO Julie Coker Graham. She brings over 20 years of experience to the position, having most recently served as deputy executive director for the 2016 Philadelphia Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention.
Tompkins VIST Bank has announced that Mark DeYoung has been hired as manager of its Wayne/Strafford branch. DeYoung previously served as vice president of business development at Sun East Federal Credit Union and has 34 years of experience in financial services.
Citizens Bank announced that it will begin to offer digital investing capabilities for consumers through its affiliate Citizens In- vestment Services starting in early 2017. The service will be offered through an agreement with SigFig, a leading wealth management technology provider and will be an expansion of its growing wealth management platform.
Fox Run Brands was named the 2016 Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year at the HR Department of the Year Awards. The kitchenwares company also received a nomination for an “Excellence in Employee Relations” award in recognition of its continuous commitment to employee connections.
The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA) has named Sarah Miller Coulson to serve as its 22nd regent, or chairwoman. Coulson worked as entrepreneur and manager in the telecommunications and entertainment industries before joining the board of the private, not-for-profit historic preservation organization in 2011.
Select Greater Philadelphia has announced the launch of a collaborative initiative with NBC10/Telemundo62 called Growing Greater Philadelphia. The television and digital program will highlight stories of economic development and business growth stories in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic (K4-MA) hosted its fourth annual Angel Capital Expo (ACE) with its largest turnout yet. The event was designed to foster collaboration among early-stage companies, angel groups and the larger investment community. This year’s expo involved over 200 attendees and approximately 150 accredit- ed angel investors with both $100,000 and $50,000 among the investments made.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has provided Philadelphia Works with a $214,686 Strategic Innovation Grant. The workforce development company will use the grant to support the creation of manufacturing pre-apprentice- ship programs and strengthen the state’s workforce development activities. It will work with Philadelphia-based fabrication facility Rhoads Industries with the development of pre-apprenticeship programs and Registered Apprenticeship programs.
Published (and copyrighted) in Philly Biz, Volume 1, Issue 12 (December, 2016).
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