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Azavea named one of world’s best social good companies for workers [LINKS]

"Companies earning this honor include fast-growing venture-backed e-commerce businesses like Etsy, well known employee-owned brands including Dansko, King Arthur Flour, and New Belgium Brewing Company, and worker-cooperatives Cooperative Home Care Associates, Home Care Associates, and Namaste Solar."

Azavea Makes the B Corporation Best for Workers List [press release] “Companies earning this honor include fast-growing venture-backed e-commerce businesses like Etsy, well known employee-owned brands including Dansko, King Arthur Flour, and New Belgium Brewing Company, and worker-cooperatives Cooperative Home Care Associates, Home Care Associates, and Namaste Solar. ”

Nine nerdy places in Philly that Topless Robot forgot [Newsworks] An addendum to this list.

Leaving Town [City Journal] According to the report, from 2000 – 2010, Philadelphia was the fourth most common place for “fleeing New Yorkers” to go.

Life sciences SaaS vendor Veeva Systems, with significant Philly area presence, files for IPO of up to $150 million [Philly Tech News] “Veeva, which competes with Oracle and others in providing SaaS solutions to pharmaceutical and life sciences sales & marketing functions, has its US sales, marketing and customer service functions based out of Radnor. In June, it acquired Fort Washington-based healthcare provider data firm AdvantageMS. Veeva co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Matt Wallach, a Wallingford native, is based here.”

Gretchen Roede Starts Broadpath Strategic Communications [press release] “It was announced today that public relations veteran, Gretchen Roede, has launched Broadpath, Inc. The new strategic communications firm will provide a full complement of public relations and social media services to technology companies and high-innovation clients.”

Verizon Wireless Enhances Substantially Complete 4G LTE Network In Carbon, Delaware and Lehigh Counties [press release] “Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage in several counties in the greater Philadelphia region, including Carbon, Delaware and Lehigh, further expanding the company’s high-speed wireless data network coverage. The expansion provides increased wireless voice and 4G LTE data coverage in Palmerton, Media, Haverford, Whitehall and Coplay.”

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