West Philly voters will have a chance this week to meet some candidates for the City Council’s At-Large seats and mayor at two community forums. Both events will take place on Thursday, March 16. Here are some more details about each event.

The Enterprise Center (4548 Market St.) is hosting a...


Mayoral candidates to talk buildings, tourism, business, more

There are at least four chances to see and hear candidates for mayor this week:

  • BUILDPhilly Mayoral Forum at the Kimmel Center (8 a.m. Tuesday, RSVP to attend)
  • Mayoral Candidates Forum on Hospitality & Tourism at the Pa...

The MBE Equity Multiplier project will work with businesses at their current stage to navigate the equity investment process and ecosystem to increase access to equity and venture investment and investors. The equity project’s services include developing investment packages, reviewing financial...


The six organizations funded in the PHL: Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative's third year will connect talent, convene tech companies, fund underrepresented startups and record impact.

In the third year of the PHL: Most Diverse Tech Hub (MDTH) initiative, the City of Philadelphia’s Department of...

Chase Community Branch panel

With the opening of a new community branch in West Philadelphia, JPMorgan Chase provides community members with valuable information and resources.

Della Clark, President & CEO The Enterprise Center

Khaliff Young, a longtime Philadelphia resident, spoke about buying the house his family rented in South Philadelphia for 25 years with the help of a loan officer .

“She spoke to me in language that I could understand,” Young said of Tanyika Rickard, the lending officer at a Chase branch near...

JPMC plaque unveiling

Yesterday (Thursday February 23rd) was an eventful day for Walnut Hill in West Philadelphia. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase was in the neighborhood to attend the ribbon cutting for the new JP Morgan Chase Community Branch on 52nd Street. Afterwards, he stopped by The Enterprise Center for a live interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer and donor plaque unveiling. 

Jamie Dimon

Situated at 15 S. 52nd St., at 6,000 square feet the branch is more than three times the size of a normal Chase store. It occupies the former home of an original Philadelphia Savings Fund Society location.

It is also located in the commercial spine of West Philadelphia, which has been plagued by...

From left: Della Clark (TEC), Isabel Guzman (SBA), Rhonda Jackson (TEC)

The Enterprise Center

The Enterprise Center (TEC)  has promoted racial and economic equity since 1989 by supporting the growth of diverse small businesses and partnering with West Philadelphia communities on revitalization strategies. Their mission is to cultivate and invest in minority...


Fulton, a subsidiary of Fulton Financial Corp., invested the funds in Innovate Capital Growth Fund, L.P., which provides capital and operational expertise to minority- and women-owned businesses.

The investment is part of Fulton Bank’s Commercial Affinity Banking Initiative, which is designed to...