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"We like to champion the city. It’s a city that’s on the rise as we all know and...we want to be one of the standard bearers of that growing tide."

Aaron Pierce &
Craig Arthur Von Schroeder
Owners and Designers, Commonwealth Proper

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amada Ira Goldfarb
Founder & CEO, Doggie Style

Even through a recession, Ira has seen his pet store prosper. And why not? He's been an entrepreneur since he was in his teens (and an animal lover since long before then). The concept of Doggie Style is to offer a unique mix of mom-and-pop customer service with big-box variety and pricing.


barneys Steve Duross
Owner & Founder, duross & langel
Great buzz, great products, and a great understanding of their customer has helped duross & langel take off since opening in 2004. The icing on the cake is their on-site soap making and workshops – and a philosophy that it's just as important to be clean as it is to be green.


barneys Danuta Mieloch
Owner, Rescue Rittenhouse Spa

Danuta Mieloch is owner/aesthetician behind one of the most successful salons in Center city. Their progressive facials have garned them press in many of the top fashion and beauty magazines.