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These Philly Activists Called for the Rizzo Statue Removal Long Before It Was Popular

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. To grasp just […]

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City Life

These Philly Union Leaders’ Influence Extends Beyond Labor Organization

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. Can you believe […]

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City Life

How Gritty (and His Entourage) Made it Okay to Laugh Again

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. When the pandemic […]

The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia Right Now

Clout is something you feel, not something you measure. It’s highly subjective. And yet by any gauge, our idea of power players — and what […]

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Three Philadelphians Using Their Social Media Platforms to Effect Real Change

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. In a year […]

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Jennifer Weiner: The Literary Lioness

This is what the world knows about Jennifer Weiner: She writes funny and emotionally gripping novels about plucky plus-size heroines. She writes insightful and pithy […]

City Life

Nicole Cashman: Maven of Messaging

Over nearly two decades, Nicole Cashman has grown her single-employee start-up shop into one of the most formidable public relations powers in the region. Cashman […]

Business

Stephen Klasko: Health-Care Disrupter

What difference can one man make? How Jefferson has grown during Klasko’s time as president and CEO. Originally published as part of “The 100 Most […]

City Life

Carl June: The Cancer Slayer

Take a giant leap toward a cure for cancer, and everybody wants a piece of you. On an afternoon in late August, two days before […]

Business

Adam Grant: The Thinker

Over the six years Adam Grant has spent as a professor of management at Wharton — the youngest tenured prof at the school and the […]

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Michael Solomonov: The Culinary Emissary

Michael Solomonov was in his chef’s apron, dusty with bread flour. Zahav was still brand-new, in 2008, and he was rolling out disks for laffa, […]

City Life

Ali Perelman: New Philly’s Old Money

Ali Perelman, the millennial scion of one of the wealthiest families in Philadelphia, is shoving a giant push broom down the street in Bella Vista. […]

City Life

Joseph Forkin: The River Warden

Joseph Forkin started his march toward reuniting Philadelphia with its working river long before he made the leap this summer from COO to president of […]

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Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski: Brewmeisters, Biz Whizzes

At this point, ordering a Victory Prima Pils might be just as “Philly” as ordering a Yuengling lager — a stunning expression of the influence […]

Business

Meryl Levitz: Tourism’s Pied Piper

When Meryl Levitz came here in 1971, “Philly tourism” was a punch line, not a billion-dollar industry. Now, Philadelphia regularly tops lists — from big-deal […]