Spring Cleaning for your business!
Join us at our General Body meeting and learn about different resources to keep your business clean, relevant community issues & network with business owners! Featured Organizations
• City of Philadelphia Streets Department
• Frankford Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia
• Keep Philadelphia Beautiful
• 15th Police District
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:30 AM to 10 AM Aria Hospital, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19124 Breakfast will be provided
RSVP to Ileana Garcia, Commercial Corridor Manager, at 215-743-6580 or email@example.com
Seth Haffner P.E.,
Project Manager-Transit for SEPTA talked about the ongoing reconstruction of the Arrott Transportation Center at the Frankford Business and Professional Association meeting at Aria Jefferson Hospital on February 21st. They are doing their best to minimize traffic disruption but at the least there will be times when one side of the Avenue or the other will be closed to traffic due to the construction overhead. It will all result in a modern transit station but until then keep an eye out for the closures. Follow this link for more information from SEPTA
At the same time the City Streets Department is working on relighting the area under the El with LEDs similar to what are now in use at Front and Girard. The result is a much brighter and safer area. Plans are not finalized but the project is underway. Follow this link
to find out more about the benefits of LED lighting.
Ronald Ryan of Townwatch Integrated Services updated the group on the services they provide and looked to get more business involvement.
The next meeting of the FBPA will be in April at a date, time and location to be announced.
Improve & grow your business!
Join us at the FBPA General Body meeting and learn about the City’s Storefront Improvement Program and various facade projects for your business, updates on relevant community issues & network with business owners.
Robin Kohles Program Manager Community Design Collaborative & SIP Design Committee
Shane Haffner Program Manager Septa
Bryan Smith Manager, Business Programs The Enterprise Center
Marisa Waxman First Deputy Commissioner Department of Revenue
Officer Matt Crosson Community Relations Officer 15th Police District
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Aria Hospital 4900 Frankford Avenue, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19124
Lunch will be served
RSVP to Ileana Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-743-6580
It dawned cool (some might have called it cold), rainy and a breeze was moving in for Frankford’s first official 5k benefiting the Frankford Business and Professional Association on October 22nd.
The 5K was the brain child of Nafisah Lewis who talked about it in 2013 when I met her at the 5K at Harding Middle School in Frankford for the school’s CHICK’s health and welfare program. Lewis took up running later in life and began with BGR (Black Girls Run).
The Harding run drew a great crowd and attention to Frankford with the sponsorship of Black Thought’s GrassROOTS Foundation.
As you can see from the pictures there was a great crowd this year from all over the area. I met one lady from Springfield, Delaware County who wanted to be here for the first race. The track team from Frankford Friends turned out in force after raising the funds to enter. BGR (Black Girls Run) was well represented as well as runners from all over Frankford.
The results were:
- Age 12 to 20 girl Celia Duhan 13 22:43.9
- Age 21 to 35 girl Quinn Martin 28 30:11.2
- Age 40 to 60 girl Nkenge Rush-Hall 41 28:21.4
- Age 12 to 20 boy Yusef Jamaladdin 14 21:58.5
- Age 21 to 35 Matthew Miller 21:57.5 (man)
- Age 40 to 60 Yuself Jamaladdin 41 22:.33.2
It was a great day for Frankford and another milestone on the road to the future.