National Liberty Museum greets new president

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T Douglas O. Tozour shoots high. The founder, CEO and president of Tozour -Trane Energy Systems, his company holds the Philadelphia region franchise for Trane HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning). As such, his firm was responsible for HVAC in the Comcast World Headquarters, Philadelphia’s tallest building, as well as […]

Business of home care built on faith, experience

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T HAVERTOWN – It’s called aging in place. It is assisting the elderly who remain relatively independent in their own homes. Assisted living facilities are often the only solution for those who are frail, but it is a step both the elderly and their families or caregivers would prefer to […]

Seafood eatery offers discount to CS&T readers

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – A really great location for a seafood restaurant and fish store during Lent is around the corner from a bustling Catholic church. Lent, after all, is a time when Catholics at a minimum are required to refrain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays. “Business […]

O’Sullivan Sons follows in footsteps of father, uncle

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer BENSALEM – O’ Sullivan Sons, a construction company based in Bensalem, is weathering the economic storm well thanks to spanersification and business practices based on sound Catholic principles, according to owner Bill O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan and his brother John began their business 13 years ago doing all phases of construction, […]

DVD teaches art and the Catholic faith

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer Dawn Harris, a former homeschooling mother, took her love of art and teaching and the Catholic faith to develop a children’s DVD series called Granny Bee’s Art Angels, the latest in her homegrown business venture. When she was homeschooling her two children she searched for entertaining programs that incorporated […]

Local teacher creates web-based gradebook

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer DREXEL HILL – The days of hiding a homework assignment or a not-so-good report card from parents are over. GradeConnect, a web-based gradebook and course management system that allows parents to access their children’s homework and grades after teachers post them, is now available through the 20 archdiocesan secondary […]

Parish network isn’t just about business

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T MORTON – It’s got people in real estate, insurance, roofing, picture framing, carpet laying, heating and cooling – you name it. It’s the Business Persons Network of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Morton, and there are about 50 active members, according to Lorraine Ranalli, the founding force […]

Quinceañeras: St. Veronica Parish couple caters to neighborhood

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T NORTH PHILADELPHIA – It has all of the social implications of a debutante’s coming out, often mixed with the religious significance of a confirmation or Bat Mitzvah. It’s called quinceañera, which in Spanish means “girl of fifteen.” In Hispanic communities, it can be a very big event in a […]

KPMG partner appointed to archdiocesan education board

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Gerald (Jerry) J. Maginnis, managing partner of the Philadelphia office of KPMG, has been appointed to the Archdiocesan Board of Education. The appointment was announced Nov. 10. “We are honored and excited to have Jerry serve on the Archdiocesan Board of Education and the board’s finance committee,” […]

Dentist puts lessons for success in book

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer What can a dentist teach you about business success? A lot, according to Dr. Joseph Capista, a nationally renowned cosmetic dentist who shares his insights gleaned from three decades of experience in his new book, “What Can a Dentist Teach You about Business, Life and Success? Discover Secrets to […]