Month: October 2018

October 29, 2018

Small Business Saturday Philadelphia- Philadelphia Photo Arts

Small Business Saturday Philadelphia:
Philadelphia Photo Arts

 

On this week’s episode of Small Business Saturday, we sat down with Sarah Stolfa, CEO and Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Founded in 2009, PPAC is located right on American Street in North Philadelphia. The center strives to embody the study, practice, and appreciation of contemporary photography. PPAC does this through offering affordable programs, workshops, classes, and resources to all Philadelphians looking to expand their photography skills. The center aims to be a space that supports all local artists and photographers, as well as the entire surrounding community. PPAC is the only non-profit to offer spaces, services, and support like they do to contemporary photographers in Philadelphia.

 

PPAC believes that photography is very democratic – we are all photographers and we are all creative in some way. The non-profit is always putting out new and exciting work as well as fulfilling other PPAC initiatives through art. One of the projects PPAC developed recently is called the Women’s Mobile Museum. This project gave 10 arts internships to 10 disadvantaged women who didn’t have access to the arts or the means to pursue higher education. By the end of the program, all of the women earned a BFA, valuable life, and the important business skills to keep their art career going. Their work is still exhibiting in different spaces all over the city.

PPAC has a number of amazing events and exhibitions. One exhibition that is running currently features an art collaboration between the 10 women from the Women’s Mobile Museum project and Zanele Muholi, an artist from South Africa. You can find this exhibition at Dixie Hall in Point Breeze. Details about this exhibition and more can be found on their website.


You can find our friends at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center on their website. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

October 1, 2018

Small Business Saturday Philadelphia- N2 Sweet Cafe

Small Business Saturday Philadelphia:
N2 Sweet Cafe


This week’s Momentum Digital Small Business Saturday, we sat down with Candice Williams, owner of
N2 Sweet Cafe to talk about her creamy nitrogen ice cream shop and cafe in Chinatown. Candice and her business partner traveled around to different parts of the country and tasted liquid Nitrogen ice cream and instantly fell in love with its creamy texture. When they came to Philadelphia they had never seen of anything like it in stores or, at other shops. There for, came the creation of N2 Sweet Cafe. Candice wanted to give Philly the same amazing experiance that she had been enjoying.

Why is nitrogen ice cream so different? For starters, there is nothing like it in the supermarket freezer section. But also, it’s unique because the liquid nitrogen that is put in the ice cream makes the ice crystal molecules so small that it creates a creamier custard-like consistency. N2 Sweet Cafe is giving you an experience that can’t be found anywhere else in Philadelphia. It’s not just about eating the ice cream it’s about the fun experience you get while watching the ice cream be made. Get blown away by the instant change in ice cream as it goes from a liquid to a delectable solid in seconds!

Candice’s mission is all about family and education. Because Candice is also a behavioral specialist, she has a love for children and knew when she opened the shop she needed to make it a family-friendly environment. It’s fun aesthetic is the perfect place for communities to come together and enjoy all the store has to offer. La Colombe coffee for the adults, and fun ice cream treats for the kids. N2 Sweet Cafe is a place for the whole family to sit down and enjoy a treat. A wide variety of flavors from strawberry to matcha green tea will have everyone satisfied!

Find N2 Sweet Cafe on Instagram, Facebook, and their website! Stop by soon for their new amazing fall flavors and Eagles promotional discounts (Wear an Eagles jersey on select days and get 10% off!)  Next time you’re strolling through Chinatown, make sure you stop by N2 for a unique, tasty, frozen treat. You won’t regret it. 

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