​​Pennsylvania Gazette

Got 'pipes?

Why a medical publishing veteran followed the “inescapable” sound of the bagpipes to a new career.

Here's how one mistake in a job offer letter cost this startup thousands

When Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona Inc., tweaked a standard job offer letter to give a prospective new employee, he thought he was saving himself money and time
​by not running it by an attorney first.

​​Philadelphia Magazine

Breathe the sweet summer air
​at these 6 Philly-area lavender farms

It's lavender season! Here's where you can pick your own, do yoga in a field, channel your inner impressionist, and stock up on all sorts of infused products.


Star Trek’s unique deal allows home auteurs to go where no fan film has
​gone before

The settlement of a copyright lawsuit against the producer of 
Star Trek fan films resulted in guidelines for future fan efforts
that attempt to strike a balance between encouraging fans’
passion and protecting studios’ intellectual property.

Recruiting at a hackathon?
​5 tips for success

Looking for a first peek at the new tech talent? Don’t wait for a job fair. Get thee to a hackathon. These 24- to 36-hour marathon programming sessions are a great way to look at how new minds solve problems.
​​​Pennsylvania Gazette

Leading the fight against
​childhood cancer

It’s 9 a.m. on a Friday and John Maris M’89 needs more coffee. Dressed casually in jeans and a button-down shirt, he has already been at the office for two hours, a large chunk of which was taken up by a phone conversation with an insurance company.
Wharton Magazine

A drinkable feast

Here's a topic for debate the next time you’re enjoying a cold one —has there ever been a better time to drink beer? As the craft beer industry booms and “Big Beer” responds, Wharton grads lead the way.


Philadelphia SmartCEO

Come stay awhile

Philly wasn’t always a destination town, but Visit Philadelphia has sparked an unprecedented surge in civic pride, tourism and international recognition.

Craft beer’s recent spate of lawsuits
has ​beer drinkers hopping mad

When Port Brewing sued Moylan’s Brewing of Novato, Calif., in 2010 for using a distinctive Celtic cross tap handle design, Port’s Tomme Arthur didn’t expect craft beer fans to respond with an online flash mob of anger.
Philadelphia SmartCEO

Brewing streak

How two childhood friends launched Victory Brewing, Philadelphia’s first craft brewery, and built it into the
​28th-largest craft brewer in the U.S.

Pennsylvania Gazette

Cemetery CEO

For someone who spent 35 years working to improve people’s quality of life, taking a leadership role in the death industry might seem like an odd move. The job opportunity gave Nancy Goldenberg GCP’80 brief pause, too, before she joined Laurel Hill Cemetery and West Laurel Hill Cemetery & Funeral Home.

'What Exit' Winery sues to make
N.J. Turnpike Authority stay in its own lane

David-and-Goliath narratives often capture the public’s imagination, but what’s really going through a small business owner’s mind when he decides to take on a much-larger adversary in court?
Wharton Magazine

Animal attraction

Alumni are bringing the Wharton pedigree to all facets of the pet care industry. From the pet insurance industry to guiding the way people care for their pets, graduates are helping pet owners be the best they can be.


College career recruitment—with a fee

Traditionally, college career centers were free or low-cost sources for companies looking for the next fresh face. But what if that changed? It's happening already at San Jose State University. 

Writer and Editor