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Aug. 23, 2017 7:36 am

Tomorrow: Grab a cup o’ joe with the city’s Commerce Department

Coffee and Commerce is happening Aug. 24 at North Philly's Community Legal Services.

Hear from Commerce reps on how the city can help entrepreneurs.

(Video by YouTube user Free footage, used under a Creative Commons license)

The Philadelphia Department of Commerce is searching for a new liaison with the tech community but, in the mean time, it’s also trying to spread the word on its services and resources with a secret weapon: caffeine.

“Coffee and Commerce” is an event series that hopes to engage with entrepreneurs and connect them to the city’s resources. The next one is happening Aug. 24 at North Philly’s Community Legal Services.

“We create a casual ‘office-hours’–type space — with complementary coffee and pastries — for entrepreneurs to visit us in their neighborhood commercial corridor,” said Jihae Lee, a manager at the city’s Office of Business Services.

No need to RSVP: those interested in the program can just drop and bring their questions.

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Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

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