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Friday, June 16, 2017

Comcast Business to Host 'Shark Tank' Casting Call in Philadelphia

Posted to Event by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 1:40 PM

For the second year in a row, Comcast Business is hosting a casting call for the ABC show “Shark Tank” in Philadelphia, providing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to achieve their business aspirations in the upcoming 9th season of the program.

The casting call will take place at XFINITY Live! 1100 Pattison Avenue, on Wednesday, June 28.

The first 500 entrepreneurs to arrive at each open casting call are guaranteed to be seen and will pitch the “Shark Tank” casting team with their business concepts, products or ideas. For further casting call information and to fill out an application, please visit www.PitchSharkTank.com.

Comcast Business is bringing additional amenities to this casting call, including free WiFi, charging stations for wireless devices, guest speakers and a lounge area where attendees can network with other local entrepreneurs.

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Comcast Honors 2017 Gus Amsterdam Leadership Award Winners

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 9:25 AM

The Comcast Foundation and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday honored two local students with the Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Mayoral Luncheon. Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen presented Fakira Awawdeh and Widchard Faustin with individual $5,000 scholarship awards at the luncheon, held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Finalists for the Gus Amsterdam Leadership Awards are chosen from the winners of the Comcast Foundation’s Leaders and Achievers scholarships. The nationwide Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program recognizes students for academic achievement, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service. The Gus Amsterdam award targets students who attended high school in Philadelphia and are continuing their education at a college or university in the city.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Comcast Foundation Awards More Than $1.8M in 2016 to 49 Nonprofits in Greater Philadelphia & New Jersey

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 11:53 AM

The Comcast Foundation awarded more than $1.86 million in grants to 49 nonprofit organizations located in Comcast's Freedom Region, which serves Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware, in 2016. The grants support programs aimed at the Comcast Foundation's areas of focus – expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow's leaders.

"Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations to connect and strengthen the communities we serve," said Jim Samaha, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Freedom Region. "Thanks to the tireless and invaluable work of these nonprofit organizations, our Region is a better place to call home."

To see the full list of local organizations making a difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year: prnewswire.com/news-releases/comcast-foundation-awards-more-than-18m-in-2016-to-49-nonprofits-in-greater-philadelphia--new-jersey-300393536.html?tc=eml_cleartime.


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Friday, October 21, 2016

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Majority of Customers from Maine to Virginia

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 11:03 AM

Comcast announced it is significantly increasing the speeds of two of its most popular Internet speed tiers – Blast! and Performance Pro – for both new and existing customers in the Northeast Division, which includes 14 northeastern states. Most Blast! customers will see their download speeds increase from 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps, and Performance Pro customers will see an increase from 75 Mbps to 100 Mbps, both at no additional cost.

To get the increased speeds, customers need to re-start their modems. Customers who lease modems from Comcast will be able to receive upgraded modems at no additional charge. Customers who own their own modems and need to upgrade their modems to receive the increased speeds will need to purchase a new modem (a list of approved modems can be found online at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/) or can lease a new modem from Comcast.


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Friday, June 03, 2016

Open Casting Call: ABC's "Shark Tank"

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 12:59 PM

Entrepreneurs in the Greater Philadelphia area looking to take their business ideas to the next level will have the chance to turn their dreams into reality when ABC’s “Shark Tank” comes to Philadelphia on Friday, June 10th. ABC has teamed up with Comcast Business to bring entrepreneurs the chance to build their business during an open casting call at Xfinity Live (1100 Pattison Ave.).

During the open call, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present a one minute pitch of their business/product/idea to a member of the casting team. Throughout the day, there will be several speakers including casting director, Reed Cordish VP of Cordish Companies, the real estate company that developed Xfinity Live!

Interested entrepreneurs should arrive at Xfinity Live early. Wristbands will be distributed from 9-11 a.m. The first 500 applicants are guaranteed to be seen. Applicants MUST fill out an application in advance: http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/applications

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

INNOVATIONS 4 ENTREPRENEURS COMPETITION TO AWARD $440,000 IN PRIZES FOR BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 2:20 PM

Comcast Business announced that for the third consecutive year the company will seek out the nation’s most innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs to participate in its Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition. Current and aspiring business owners can enter the competition for a chance to win up to $30,000 and participate in a day of mentoring with teams of business experts who will provide advice on how to implement their plan.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Comcast Business Competition to Award More than $450,000 to Entrepreneurs

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 4:14 PM

Comcast Business announced that for the second consecutive year the company will seek out the nation’s most innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs to compete in the Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition. Contest applicants must submit a 250-word essay explaining how they would use $30,000 in technology investment to enhance their business.

Startups and entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit business.comcast.com/i4E to submit their application and essay and review the full program details. Entries are due by March 15, 2015. Last year’s winners came from a wide range of industries; including a women’s clothing designer from Delaware, a healthcare management company from Maryland, a business video producer from California, a mobile pet grooming service from Texas, a knitting materials supplier from Georgia and an animal hospital from Florida.

For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Comcast Business Launching Online Tech Week

Posted to Event by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 3:01 PM

Comcast Business announced it will again host an Innovations for Entrepreneurs Tech Week (I4E Tech Week) - a series of online programs and events dedicated to helping entrepreneurs learn how to use technology to achieve their business goals.

Offered the week of August 11-15, national business experts, leading technology partners, and entrepreneurs from across the country will share strategies to assist entrepreneurs.

Find complete schedules and registration links here: http://cbcommunity.comcast.com/browse-all/details?ID=3c2c4447-2963-62fe-b0b5-ff0600efc36d

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A FIRST FOR SMALL BUSINESS: DUAL-BAND WI-FI SIGNALS IN ONE DEVICE

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 3:17 PM

Comcast Business today launched the nation’s first wireless gateway service built specifically for businesses. With an integrated modem equipped to produce dual-band Wi-Fi signals -- one private wireless signal for back-office needs and a separate public signal (Xfinity WiFi) for customers or visitors – the Business Wireless Gateway creates a simple and secure solution for businesses of all kinds that want to take advantage of the many benefits of Wi-Fi.

This device is included with most Comcast Business Internet plans, and Comcast Business provides customer support 24/7.

“Many different types of customers want to attract and retain visitors to their location and give employees the tools they need to be more productive,” said John Guillaume, vice president of Product Development, Comcast Business. “Wi-Fi can be critical on both fronts, and this device can help make that easy to manage.”

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Win $25,000 for Your Business in the Comcast Business “Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs” Contest

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 11:24 AM

Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine are calling for essay entries for “Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs,” a national competition that will award two entrepreneurs from the region $25,000 in cash, free Comcast Business Internet and TV services for two years, a $2,500 allocation for additional Comcast Business services and complimentary use of premium cloud applications from Comcast’s Upware partners.

Six grand prize winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, where they and a guest will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one consulting with four nationally recognized business experts.

Entrepreneurs are asked to submit essays recounting how they used technology to help enhance either the customer or employee experience.

Visit www.business.comcast.com/i4E for more information and to submit an application and essay. Entries are due by April 30, 2014.


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Comcast Honors Gus Amsterdam Leadership Award Winners

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 3:59 PM

The Comcast Foundation and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter on Tuesday honored two local students with the Gus Amsterdam Leadership Award at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Mayoral Luncheon. Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen presented Linda Croskey and Brian Vazquez with individual $5,000 scholarship awards at the luncheon, held at the Philadelphia Marriott.

Finalists for the Gus Amsterdam Leadership Awards are chosen from the winners of the Comcast Foundation’s Leaders and Achievers scholarships. The nationwide Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program recognizes students for academic achievement, leadership skills and a commitment to community service. The Gus Amsterdam award targets students who attended public high school in Philadelphia and are continuing their education at a college or university in the city.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Comcast Business Awarded North America Service Provider of the Year by the Metro Ethernet Forum

Posted to Milestone by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 10:25 AM

Comcast Business today announced that it won multiple awards in the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet Awards for North America, including the prestigious Service Provider of the Year. The company also won Best Marketing and Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application for an Ethernet network deployment with the Denver Broncos.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Comcast RVP Named Among Top Cable Power Players

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 10:49 AM

Comcast Regional Senior Vice President LeAnn Talbot has been named among the top Power Players in the cable industry by CableFAX: The Magazine.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Comcast Launches Cloud-Based Business Software Marketplace

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 11:42 AM

An increasing number of small and mid-sized companies WANT to move to the cloud for their day-to-day activities, but many of them simply don’t have the time, money or knowledge to know how to go about actually doing this. That all changes today with the launch of Upware, a cloud-based software marketplace from Comcast Business Services that is designed specifically with this audience in mind.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Comcast Business Services Offers Customized Package for Hotel Industry

Posted to Announcement by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 4:22 PM

Comcast has launched Comcast Business Hospitality, a new product suite consisting of Ethernet, Internet, video and voice services packaged in one integrated offering customized for the hospitality industry. The new product suite allows industry clients to leverage advanced technology from a single provider to improve the guest experience, streamline back-office operations and reduce costs, plus the ability to scale services quickly to meet growing business needs, seasonal demands and other peak usage periods.

For more information on Comcast Business Hospitality, please visit business.comcast.com/enterprise/industry-solutions/hospitality or call 866-429-3085.


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

YPN Discount to Opera Events

Posted to Event by Mr. Jeffrey Jacobs of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 2:45 PM

For the month of March, Center City Opera Theater is offering a 10% discount to all YPN members who purchase tickets in advance on-line. Simply enter discount code YIP at time of purchase.

March performances include:

March 5th, 8pm, at Ethical Society Theater, Rittenhouse Square. http://tinyurl.com/6jqgeta

March 6th, 2pm, at Giorgio on Pine, 1328 Pine Street. http://tinyurl.com/62euuoe

March 18-20, Mozart's "Cosi fan Tutte" at the Mandell Theater at Drexel. http://tinyurl.com/67vs4ln


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