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Newsmakers the Week of August 15, 2013

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The time is now, according to Philadelphia Magazine, which has just named The 20 Best Philadelphians in its current issue, including: Josh Kopelman, founder of First Round Capital; Derek A. Gillman, head of The Barnes Foundation; Michael Salove, listed as “Retail King”; Sharri Horo­witz, who turned the expression “all work, no play” on its head by working to turn the deteriorating Seger Park into a vital playground; Ed Snider, everyone’s fave Flyguy; and Joshua Shapiro, chair of the Montco Board of Commissioners.

Nationally acclaimed Philly restaurateur Marc Vetri has been selected as one of five chefs to prepare meals for the 20th anniversary Autumn Harvest Dinner benefiting Share Our Strength, to be held Sept. 30 at Gramercy Tavern in New York. The $1,000-ticket event
is being sponsored by Food & Wine.

Tracey Welson-Rossman, chief marketing officer of Chariot Solutions, an enterprise application and mobile development consulting firm, has been singled out as one of “Forty Women to Watch Over 40 2013.” The list was created by Christina Vuleta, founder of 40:20 Vision, and author Whitney Johnson (Dare Dream Do). The winners were chosen from a list of some 1,000 nominees worldwide.

Glenside’s Dan Steinberg has been named a North Eastern Athletic Conference scholar-athlete for his Penn State Abington academics and role as a member of the university’s men’s tennis team.

Aaron Klein has co-authored, with Brenda J. Elliott, Impeachable Offenses: The Case for
Removing Barack Obama From Office, due out Aug. 27. Among Klein’s other books: Fool Me Twice and The Late Great State of Israel.

Bradley S. Grossman and Mark Seltzer, co-founders of Stabiliz Orthopaedics, were granted a patent for a medical tool for use by their company to aid in the healing of broken bones.

Legendary local broadcaster and current Comcast “Voice of Reason” host Larry Kane has penned his third book on the Beatles, whom he accompanied and got to know as a young journalist — the lone reporter — covering the band’s first tours of the United States nearly 50 years ago. This edition, When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top, is being published this month.

The Greater Philadelphia Dis­trict of ZOA is set to fete five honorees at its annual gala this October: Rabbi Eric Yanoff, named Guardian of Israel; state Sen. Anthony Williams, Friend of Zion; Nonie Darwish, Ben Hecht Award; and Ruth and Morton Gleit, Amudei Ha’Kehillah recipients.

Dr. Jay Goldberg has been named to head up the Philadelphia Fibroid Center, recently established at the Einstein Healthcare Network.

Attorney Eric H. Weitz of Messa & Associates, P.C., where he is a partner, has been chosen for the board of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.

Penn State’s Eric Silver, where he is a professor of sociology as well as crime, law and justice, has been named first winner of the Mal­vin and Lea Bank Outstanding Teaching Award/College of the Liberal Arts, carrying with it a $5,000 honor.

 

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