Posted on 10 December 2012.
COLLEGEVILLE PA – David Arena, who previously served as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Malvern PA, has been promoted by hotel franchisee White Lodging Services Corporation to hold the same position at its Courtyard by Marriott in Collegeville, 600 Campus Dr., the company announced Thursday (Dec. 6, 2012).
The Courtyard By Marriott in Collegeville PA
The recently renovated hotel, near the Route 29 interchange of U.S. Route 422, will be a testing facility for White Lodging’s company-wide training program.
While in Malvern, the company said, Arena helped propel its guest service scores into the top 10 percent of the Courtyard brand. He has held a variety of positions with other companies, including Penn Oaks Golf Club, Residence Inn by Marriott, Wyndham Hotels, Crescent Hotels, Parcels Incorporated and The Shipley Grill/Arena’s Famous Delicatessen, a four-star upscale American-Bistro style restaurant and catering facility that he personally owned and operated until 2002.
Last year, Arena was selected to receive the White Lodging General Manager of the Year 2012 Acquisition-Select Service Award.
White Lodging was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville IN. Its current portfolio consists of more than 160 hotels in 20 states.
Posted in Dining, Management, Tourism, Travel
Posted on 22 October 2012.
The Movie Tavern in Collegeville
COLLEGEVILLE PA – Potential employers are being asked to have a representative attend a free breakfast, networking event, and job candidate fair to be held next Tuesday (Oct. 30 2012) from 8-10 a.m. at The Movie Tavern in Providence Town Center at Routes 29 and U.S. 422.
The event is intended to help qualified job candidates meet employers, and to let businesses know how supported employment can help them. For more information or to make a reservation, call Alli Smale of KenCrest Services at 610-327–4606 Ext. 2430, or send her an e-mail, here.
Posted in Consulting, Employment
Posted on 21 October 2012.
COLLEGEVILLE PA – Charles Stainback, currently second-in-command of Florida’s largest art museum, has been appointed as the new director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Main Street, the college announced Saturday (Oct. 20, 2012).
Stainback, who now serves as deputy director of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, will be on the Ursinus campus part-time through March 31 (2013), and will start full-time April 1, the announcement said.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Mr. Stainback’s extensive experience,” said college President Bobby Fong.
Before his current appointment at Norton, he worked as its William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography for the Norton. His areas of expertise are photography and contemporary art.
Stainback was founding director of Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. At the Tang he helped secure a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. He also was also a Professor of Liberal Studies at Skidmore.
He previously served as distinguished visiting graduate professor in the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as director of exhibitions for the International Center of Photography in New York and director of the International Center of Photography Midtown in New York. He holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop of the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Photo from Google Images
Posted in Education, Non-Profit, Tourism
Posted on 11 July 2012.
Colllegeville wants to re-craft its public image
COLLEGEVILLE PA – Collegeville’s Main Street Program for building the borough’s commercial district is looking for a few good ideas from people with a keen eye for design or a talent for sharp writing.
The program is attempting to re-brand itself, Main Street Manager Rachel Morrison reported in its July 2 newsletter. “We are looking for a slogan or graphic that helps bring together” the notions that Collegeville is a walkable community, with a small historic town feel, and that offers numerous amenities for families and businesses, yet retains its charm and hospitality.
Sure, it’s a tall order, Morrison recognizes, but there’s a $500 prize being offered. Already sounds easier, doesn’t it?
Those interested in competing should submit their creative branding proposals, along with contact information, by e-mail to Morrison here, or by postal service to Main Street Collegeville, 476 E. Main St., Collegeville PA 19426, by no later than Aug 3 (2012; Friday). For more information, call 610-454-1050.
Photo from Main Street Collegeville
Will Your Branding Idea Make The Grade In Collegeville?
You’ll never know until it gets submitted. Look at it this way: somebody’s going to win $500. Might as well be you.
Posted in Advertising, Consulting, Economic Development, Media, Non-Profit, Small Business
Posted on 01 June 2012.
COLLEGEVILLE PA – The Tennis Shop, 327 E. Main St., Collegeville, will celebrate the expansion of its retail store throughout Saturday (June 2, 2012) with a grand re-opening fund-raiser that benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand and its work in pediatric cancer research, the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation reported Thursday (May 31.)
The event features food, prizes, tattoos for kids, and a day-long raffle. Prizes include donations from Wilson, Head, Babolat, Life is Tennis and The Tennis Shop. Tickets are available at the shop, or calling 610-489-4407 and making a donation by phone.
Donations to the cause also may be made from any mobile device by texting “E83093,” the organization said.
Logo from The Tennis Shop
Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Retailing, Sports