Governor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in Philadelphia

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in Philadelphia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 27, 2016center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that Five Below, a specialty value retailer catering to teens and pre-teens, will expand and relocate its national headquarters in Philadelphia, a move that will create 154 new, high-wage jobs.“I am pleased that Five Below has chosen to keep its national headquarters in Philadelphia where it can continue its success story at a new location,” Governor Wolf said. “Today’s announcement of 154 new, high-wage jobs marks the second headquarters announcement this month in the City, proving once again that Pennsylvania has the ability to attract and retain major employers.”Five Below will expand operations by relocating to 701 Market Street, Philadelphia. The company has signed a long-term lease to occupy 180,000-square-feet of office space and another 15,000-square-foot of retail space. Five Below will invest $10.5 million in tenant improvements and new equipment, and has committed to create 154 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and retain 211 existing positions.“We knew from Day one we wanted Five Below’s headquarters to be in Philadelphia,” said Joel Anderson, CEO of Five Below. “The brand began its amazing legacy here and that’s where it will continue. We can’t say enough how excited we are to stay in Center City Philadelphia and relocate our national headquarters to the emerging vibrant Market East neighborhood. The new office space is truly incredible. Five Below will always be Philadelphia Proud.”Five Below received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $900,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, and $462,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.“I am thrilled Five Below has committed to remain in Philadelphia with its recent decision to locate its new headquarters in Market East,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “For the past 15 years, Five Below has built an iconic brand, and we are proud to support the company as it continues to grow.”Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) is a specialty value retailers offering a broad range of trend-right, high-quality merchandise targeted at the teen and pre-teen customer all priced at $5 and below. The company operates more than 500 stores in 32 states.For more information on Five Below, visit www.fivebelow.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Gratitude

first_imgDoes it bother you like it does me when you set up award ceremonies for people and they don’t show up?  It is not uncommon today for a high school sports team to have a year-end banquet/awards ceremony and the MVP recipient is not there because they decided to work at McDonald’s instead.  This happens more times than you would think.When people my age were in school, if there was an awards ceremony, everyone would come.  I guess today awards are not that important.  In fact, in the latter years that I was coaching I would wind up each year with a stack of ribbons that no one chose to pick up.Even adults today seem to be too busy to attend celebrations and award programs that are set up for them.  How often do you read or see where a professional athlete doesn’t bother to attend ceremonies?  People are elected to the All-Star game or Pro-Bowl and refuse the honor.  They use excuses like I am too tired, I might get hurt, etc.  Does it all go back to the T-ball era when everyone was given a trophy for just showing up?  Now awards seem to mean little or nothing to them.last_img read more

Leopold Street installed as favourites after crushing Mocha

first_img– Sizzling semi-finals predicted tomorrow nightWHO can stop the resurgent Leopold Street is the ‘million dollar’ question being asked by most pundits after witnessing them reproduce a crushing display, this time against the previously unbeaten Mocha who they defeated 4-1 to set up a semifinal date with Future Stars tomorrow evening, at the National Gymnasium.Playing in the second game of the quarter-finals on the exciting inaugural Guinness Cage/Three Peat Promotions Indoor Championship on Saturday night, Leopold Street, led by their in-form Captain Okanie Fraser and the skillful Omallo Williams, who both netted a brace they outmuscled a strong Mocha team with consummate ease to leave the bookmakers with no choice, but to install them as firm favourites to lift the title.However, the most impressive performance of the night must go to Ol Skool Ballers who continued to show no fear for any opponent as was demonstrated in their hard fought 2-0 triumph over another previously undefeated team in Albouystown ‘A’ who many felt were on the cusp of producing their best results in many years.Joel McGarrell and the diminutive and prolific Roy Cassou had other ideas as they set up victory with solitary strikes to book a date with the experienced Back Circle squad that has moved into contention almost unnoticed.Back Circle made it to the last four after coming from behind twice, before winning a penalty shootout against a strong West Front Road ‘Gold is Money’ unit.In the other quarter-final matchup, Future Stars, one of the more electrifying teams in the championship scraped past North Ruimveldt in fortuitous circumstances following a Jermaine Beckles strike that ricochet off the backboard, before slamming onto the feet of defender Gerald Gritten and landing in the goal.Up until then it was a closely fought contest with the outcome hard to predict.The fans had their monies worth and all four semi-finalists Captains are promising to lift their game even further to entertain the fans come tomorrow night.Over $800,000 in prize monies and trophies will be up for grabs with the winner set to receive $400,000 and the championship trophy, while second, third and fourth place finishers will take home $200,000, $100,000 and $50,000 along with trophies respectively.Apart from Banks DIH under its Guinness brand the other sponsors are: Star Party Rentals, Faye Joseph, Claude Geddes Recreational Sports Club, National Sports Commission, Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, Woodpecker Trophies & Sport, Y.K Investments & Pawn Shop, Henry Chase, Jai Signs, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market, John Fernandes Ltd, E-Networks Inc and the Bike Shop of Robb Street.Meanwhile, the Organisers are extending thanks to the sponsors, fans and ranks of the Guyana Police Force for their support throughout the championship.The night’s full results are seen below:Game-1Albouystown-A-0 vs Ol Skool Ballers-2Joel McGarrell-35thRoy Cassou-36thGame-2Leopold Street-4 vs Mocha-1Leopold Street ScorersOkanie Fraser-4th and 17thOmallo Williams-28th and 34thMocha ScorerAmos Ramsay-6thGame-3Back Circle-2 vs Gold is Money-2Back Circle won 2-1 on penalty kicksBack Circle ScorerStephon McLean-14th and 17thGold is Money ScorersJamal Haynes-8thJamal Pedro-10thGame-4North Ruimveldt-0 vs Future Stars-1Jermaine Beckles-14thSemi-finals matchups:Ol Skool Ballers vs Back CircleFuture Stars vs Leopold Streetlast_img read more

Opponent preview: What to know about the Pittsburgh Panthers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse snapped its losing streak with a 79-72 win over Georgia Tech last Saturday, the first win in four games for the Orange. On Wednesday, Syracuse (15-12, 8-8 Atlantic Coast) will look for a second-straight victory when it travels to Pittsburgh for a 7 p.m. tip-off. The Panthers (15-13, 6-11) enter Wednesday following a three-point home loss to Virginia last Saturday and have lost their last four in a row. Below is the Pittsburgh scouting report before Wednesday night’s tipoff.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 72-45Last time they played: The Orange jetted out to a 20-point lead over the Panthers in the first half before hanging on for a 69-61 win. The Pittsburgh offense appeared puzzled early in the game and failed to break through Syracuse’s 2-3 zone defense. As the game carried on, Syracuse’s offense struggled too. Joe Girard III finished the game having shot 25% from the field while the ACC’s leading-scorer Elijah Hughes had just 10 points. Leading the Orange’s forward group was Marek Dolezaj with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Quincy Guerrier added 10 points and eight rebounds. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Pitt report: Pittsburgh has lost its last four games and has scored more than 60 points in just one of those matchups. Its field goal percentages both inside and beyond the arc rank in the bottom 300s nationally, including a 29.2% 3-point field goal percentage.  Outside of a high forced turnover rate, not much on the Panthers stat sheet jumps off the page. No player averages more than 12.3 points per game and Pitt lacks a dominant down-low presence. It’s the exact opposite of the formula that’s beaten down on Syracuse this year.How Syracuse beats Pitt: Syracuse beats Pittsburgh by playing the first half it did a few weeks ago. The Orange forced the Panthers to shoot outside jumpers and scored from all over the floor through the first 20 minutes. If Buddy Boeheim didn’t cool off after an 18-point first half Syracuse may have ran away with that game. Syracuse’s offense hasn’t been a major issue over the last few games and shouldn’t be on Wednesday night either. The Orange needs their usual contributors to play well and they can waltz away from Pittsburgh with an easy win.Stat to know: 34 — With a 34% offensive rebounding percentage, Pittsburgh ranks 342nd worst in the country. KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 49% chance to win the game, with a projected final score of 70-69 in favor of Pittsburgh.Player to watch: Justin Champagnie, guard No. 11The freshman from Brooklyn leads Pittsburgh in points (12.3) and rebounds (7.1) per game. At 6-foot-6, Champagnie plays a guard-forward hybrid and could end up across Hughes for parts of the game. If Pitt wins on Wednesday, watch for a dominant double-double from Champagnie.  Comments Published on February 26, 2020 at 12:37 am Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44last_img read more