• Monday, July 11, 2016 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Tuesday, August 9, 2015 | 9:30-11am | 1500 Market Street, Suite 2600


    To run a successful food business, it takes strong operations, tight financial metrics, and solid branding. Join PIDC and Angela Vendetti, as she helps give your food business the tools it needs to be more viable, more profitable, and more fulfilling. 

    Click Here to Learn More and Register

  • Monday, July 11, 2016 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    Philadelphia Department of Commerce Offers Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the DNC. 

    From dates and times to expected crowds, check out the Commerce Department's FAQs.

     Click here to see FAQs

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:27 PM | Sarajane Blair (Administrator)

    Looking to attract delegates from #PHLDNC to your establishment this July? The DNC has been working with local business associations to ensure our local economy is both spotlighted and supported during the convention. To that end, here are two easy ways to get involved:

    1) #DNCDeals

    #DNCDeals is a campaign that will help build excitement about exclusive offerings around town and create a fun and engaging atmosphere for Philadelphia and the Convention. Shops, restaurants, bars and attractions can offer unique and exclusive deals or specials on food, beverage, clothing and merchandise, attraction admission, and more. And #DNCDeals is for everyone to take advantage of – Convention attendees, media, residents and visitors.

    Businesses can participate in #DNCDeals simply by using the hashtag on their social media accounts to spread the word about what they’re doing for DNC 2016 in Philadelphia. Businesses will be able to update or add more deals to #DNCDeals at any time once the program launches, on Wednesday, June 1, simply by using the #DNCDeals hashtag from your business’s social media account, e.g. Twitter, Instagram, etc.

    To learn more about #DNCDeals, click here.

    2) Plan a Special Event

    The DNC planning committee has reached out to us to inquire about local businesses offering any special events or promotions during or leading up to the Democratic National Convention, July 25-28, 2016.

    If you are making any special arrangements please send and e-mail to with the details and we will share with the DNC to ensure they promote them with attendees during the event.

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:09 AM | Sarajane Blair (Administrator)

    Register today for ScaleUp Philadelphia!

    You already know success. You have invested a lot of time and effort to build your business. Now you are ready to ScaleUp. Join like-minded entrepreneurs in a program designed to give you the tools, connections and community you need to get it done! ScaleUp Philadelphia is one of the newest initiatives in the country
    dedicated to helping successful small businesses GROW.

    • Funding Opportunities
    • CEO Mastermind Group
    • Contract Opportunities
    • COaching
    • Expert Technical Assistance
    • Continuous Support

    Sponsored by the US Small Business Administration, ScaleUp Philadelphia offers high-potential businesses what they need most - a strategy for growth, solid, experienced mentorship, access to capital, access to new opportunities and support that doesn't fade away after the program is done.

    If you own a business with sales of $150k or more, and you are committed to growth, ScaleUp is for you.

    Learn More & Register Here

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:03 AM | Sarajane Blair (Administrator)

    Learn About Health Insurance Options for your Small Business & Employees

    Register today for this FREE event presented by Public Health Management corporation. Explore issues such as:

    Benefits of providing health insurance to employees. Find out if you're eligible for tax credits through Small-Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

    Meet representatives from U.S. Small Business Administration and Health & Human Services to get your questions answered.

    When? Monday, May 16th, 6:30-8:30 PM

    Where? Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine Street), Room 108

    Click Here to Register

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 2:37 PM | Anonymous

    The 2016 Democratic National Convention will take place in Philadelphia July 25-28 -- less than five months away! In an effort to give a warm welcome to the tens of thousands of delegates, media, residents and visitors who will enjoy the city during the week of the Convention, the DNC is creating a "DNC Experience" program to help guide participating attractions, restaurants, bars, stores and similar businesses - like yours - to best participate in the excitement in town.

    They have created the following form to give them an understanding of how you would like to participate in the DNC Experience program. Please note that some program aspects may be discontinued if there is not adequate participation.

    Please complete and submit this form by April 15, 2016. Feel free to forward to your own networks too if you think they would be interested in participating - the more businesses that are involved in this program, the more welcoming and fun Philadelphia will feel during the Convention. If you have any questions, please contact

    click here for the DNC Participation Form.

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    You put everything you have into your company. Sometimes, too much - taking on credit card debt or high-interest loans that can stifle your goals.

    Thankfully, PIDC offers working capital with favorable terms, freeing you from increasing debt and giving your business room to grow.

    Go to or call 215-496-8157 and ask about our working capital loans today.

  • Monday, February 22, 2016 9:34 AM | Sarajane Blair (Administrator)

    At our monthly GAMBA workshop on Wednesday, February 17,  one of our GAMBA members Cliff Ross, gave an informative and helpful presentation. Below, is the presentation of material about social media branding and advertising


  • Thursday, February 04, 2016 10:25 AM | Sarajane Blair (Administrator)
    The Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl is a free annual, indoor/outdoor festival for art lovers of all mediums, which transforms the Art Museum Area of Philadelphia into an eclectic showcase of local artists and performers in its streets, restaurants, businesses, shops and bars. The event features emerging and ground-breaking artists in a range of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. The festival includes more than 40 exhibits in all! Children and families participate in craft-making activities, face painting, sidewalk chalk art and other entertainment. Each year the event attracts over 4,000 visitors to the Art Museum Area neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

    Learn More about Artist, Venue, Vendor and Sponsor Opportunities

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:13 AM | Sarajane Blair (Administrator)

    Last week over a dozen GAMBA members met at Project HOME to learn how they could improve their social media efforts. Presenter Nate Nichols of Teal Orbit walked attendees through Facebook strategy and how to translate that into positive yelp reviews. View the presentation here.

    Special thanks to Nate and our hosts at Project HOME!

The Greater Art Museum Business Alliance (GAMBA)
GAMBA is a Fairmount Community Development Corp. initiative.
2837 W. Girard Avenue. Philadelphia, PA 19130

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