Philly’s Free Library cardholders can now access 11 cultural sites for free
by Ellie Rushing
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s new experience pass now gives resident cardholders the ability to make free reservations at 11 of the city’s top cultural attractions.

The experience pass, which launched Monday, allows Philadelphians 18 and older to use their library cards to reserve tickets to science centers, botanical gardens, art museums, and historical sites that typically charge entry fees, at no cost.

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Almac Group’s Comprehensive STEM Programme Wins “Innovation in Sponsorship” Award

Craigavon, N.I., 6 December 2019 –  Almac Group, the global contract development and manufacturing organisation, is delighted to announce it has won the “Innovation in Sponsorship” award during this year’s Irish Sponsorship Awards ceremony in Dublin.

Thank you to our members who continue to support the Chamber through their membership, you make our mission possible!

Renewing members in December (to date):

• Michael Krach, Signature Advisors
• Joseph T. Wilson, CPA, KBC Financial Services, INC.

Thank you to our members who continue to support the Chamber through their membership, you make our mission possible!

Renewing members in November:

• Martin Bryce, Ballard Spahr LLP
• Susan Stipa, McDay LLC
• Jim McCullough, Mechanical Solutions Associates LLC
• Kate Brennan Ward, Ward Design Co
• Rick Freeth, Tactix
• Cory McLaughlin, Opt4Group
• James McCormick, Boenning & Scattergood, Inc.
• Rory Wilson, JP Morgan

She decided to become a single mom. Then she became a CEO
CNN Business

Like many working mothers, Eileen McDonnell tries to limit business trips and after-hours events,and she feels guilty when she has to miss an event at her daughter’s school.

Unlike most working mothers, however, McDonnell is the CEO of a Fortune 1000 company,insurance firm Penn Mutual. And she came to the job as a single parent, having chosen in her mid-40s to adopt her daughter, Claire, from Russia.
McDonnell didn’t decide on single parenthood lightly. She first seriously mulled over the idea when she was president of New England Financial, then a subsidiary of MetLife. “I’d done a lot of soul searching about how I would acclimate as a mother,” she said.
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