Small Business Saturday

November 4, 2017

Small Business Saturday | A.L.Pine

Momentum Digital is back with another episode of Small Business Saturday, where we highlight a deserving company in the greater Philadelphia area. This Saturday we sat down with Anastasia Filanovich and Lisa Santacroce-DeLone, co-owners of the jewelry and accessory boutique, A.L.Pine.

A.L.Pine (pronounced Alpine) is a wonderful and cozy little boutique located on the corner of 10th and Pine street on what is known as Antique Row in Washington Square West. Antique Row is filled with many eclectic and unique stores, ranging from modern interior design studios, to historic art galleries, and everything in between. No wonder it was love at first site whenever Anastasia and Lisa first laid eyes on the vacant storefront two years ago.

The ladies became friends long before becoming business partners. After meeting it Lisa’s family’s Italian restaurant, the two immediately bonding over their love of fashion. Anastasia had already been running a successful online jewelry business, but one day – while sipping cocktails and basking in the warm summer sun – they decided to take the plunge into brick and mortar. Thus, A(nastasia).L(isa).Pine was born.

From the onset, the goal was simple, provide Philadelphians with a cost-conscious, yet stunning and elegant selection of hand crafted jewelry and accessories. Many of their pieces are from local designers, however they also carry international designers, in order to maintain diversity amongst the inventory. The best part about it though, nothing in the store is more than $100! This allows the customers of A.L.Pine the option to find something totally unique and one-of-a-kind without spending a fortune.

So make sure to check them out at 1013 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA and use the code ALPINE10 to receive a 10% discount on all purchases, in store and online. Also follow them on Facebook and Instagram @ALPine.Philly to stay up-to-date with the latest styles and sales.

Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all future Small Business Saturday features, as well as information on the latest digital marketing news and tutorials to increase your business’s online presence.

Until next Saturday!

October 31, 2017

Small Business Saturday | Revolution House

Momentum Digital is back with another episode of Small Business Saturday, where we highlight a deserving company in the greater Philadelphia area. This Saturday we sat down with Luca Sena, Jr, the Head Chef at Revolution House which is located on the corner of 2nd and Market St. in Old City.

When Luca Sena, Sr. and his co-founder John Poulos first laid eyes on what was formally known as Snow White Diner, they knew the location was perfect for a eclectic and unique restaurant, where they could blend their traditional Italian cuisine with American classics. With the name Revolution House, not only are they paying homage to Philadelphia’s prominent role in the American Revolution, but also spinning it to depict the type of “revolutionary” menu items.

The building that now houses the restaurant/bar was constructed in 1798 as the Quaker Friends Meetinghouse. So when they acquired the help of famed photographer Dominic Episcopo, their mission was to maintain the same sort of historic feel and ambiance. They have certainly achieved that aesthetic, from the inlaid vintage skeleton keys, reclaimed Lancaster pine which forms a beautiful American flag, and a massive chandelier with an America Eagle as the center feature.

The interior design is elegant and intriguing, however, Chef Sena, Jr’s food is absolutely the star of the show. The focal point of the entire restaurant has to be the large wood oven which dominates the entry way. All customers are immediately greeted by this behemoth, which was constructed by a world-renown Italian masonry expert. Fifteen years later, Chef Sena is pumping out everything from flatbreads to cheesesteak rolls in this wood fired piece of art.

So make sure to check out the rest of the menu, including the staff favorite Chicken Pineapple Flatbread, at www.revolutionhouse.com or visit them on Facebook (@200RevolutionHouse) and Instagram (@RevHouse200). Also, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all future Small Business Saturday features, as well as information on the latest digital marketing news and tutorials to increase your business’s online presence.

Until next Saturday!

October 21, 2017

Small Business Saturday | Philabundance

Momentum Digital is back with another episode of Small Business Saturday, where we highlight a deserving company in the greater Philadelphia area. This Saturday we sat down with Stefanie Arck-Baynes, the Director of Communications at Philabundance.

Philabundance is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Philadelphia and the largest food bank in the region. Originally founded in 1984 by Pamela Rainey Lawler, they merged with the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank in 2005 to create the current entity.

Fast forward a few decades, and what Ms. Lawler started in the back of her car now serves about 90,000 people per week in the Delaware Valley. By rescuing the food from restaurants and giving it to people in need, Philabundance provides an avenue for all Philadelphians to give back to those less fortunate.

Last year, Philabundance rescued almost 50 million pounds of food from restaurants around Philadelphia. Many of the people receiving aid are working class individuals, who just need a little help making ends meet. Roughly a third of these recipients are children, 15% are seniors, and the rest are mostly comprised of military veterans and single parents.

Philabudance offers a variety of programs for which you may get involved. Such initiatives include Grocers Against Hunger, Kid’s Bites, Gleaning, and Fresh For All, their free produce initiative. This program allows hunger-stricken residents the opportunity to receive healthy food options instead of the cheaper, processed alternatives. They host these events every Friday at 11 different locations in the Delaware Valley.

If you would like to get involved, you can donate food, money or time. They have a great volunteer program and plenty of opportunities to do so as they are always looking for help passing out produce or boxing donations in their warehouse. To see all the chances to help out, visit their website at https://www.philabundance.org or follow them on social media @Philabundance.

Until next Saturday!

October 21, 2017

Small Business Saturday | Odyssey Hair Studio

Momentum Digital is back with another episode of Small Business Saturday, where we highlight a deserving company in the greater Philadelphia area. This edition we sat down with Alexis Hoban, the founder of Odyssey Hair Studio located in Washington Square.

Alexis – or Lexi as she’s known by her friends – always knew that one day she would open up a salon in downtown Philadelphia. A few years later, her and her husband Dan built Odyssey Hair Studio “from the ground up.” It certainly helps that her husband owns his own home construction company. They picked their current spot on Pine St. in the Washington Square neighborhood because of its budding population and wholesome neighborhood feel.

Odyssey Hair Studio is committed to maintaining and advancing a creative, modern approach to hair. They pride themselves in their training and preparation, and certainly consider themselves one of the best studios in Philadelphia. Alexis and her diverse team of stylists strive for excellence in precision cutting, dry cutting, barbering, and coloring.

Alexis herself graduated in 2007 from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in Philadelphia. For the past decade, Alexis has worked and trained with some of the industries most influential hairstylists, including the world-famous Nick Arrojo. In fact, Odyssey Hair Studio is an official Arrojo Ambassador Salon.

So definitely check them out at 1016 Pine St, Philadelphia next time you need a hair cut or color. You can also follow them on social media using the handle @OdysseyHairStudio to stay up to date with all the latest industry trends.

Until next Saturday!

October 16, 2017

Small Business Saturday | Vesper Sporting Club

 Momentum Digital is back with another episode of Small Business Saturday, where we highlight a deserving company in the greater Philadelphia area. This Saturday we sit down with Tim Lu, the owner of Vesper Sporting Club.

The Vesper Club, as it was originally known, opened it’s doors in 1941 as one of the most exclusive and highly-sought after social clubs in the city. There you could find anyone; from some of Philadelphia’s most notorious MOB bosses, musicians, actors, and even a politician or two. As the years passed, social clubs like the Downtown Club, the Alpha Club, and the Locust Club came and went, however Vesper remained.

That is until 2012 when the property was in such dire need of repairs that the Members decided to move the location across the street to what is now the Racquet Club. Enter Tim Lu and his team. Determined to replenish the once illustrious Vesper Club to its old glory, Tim restored the building and bar back to the original 1940’s look, but added a little 2017 flair.

Vesper Sporting Club is now one of the hottest ‘new’ bars in Philly. This upscale sports bar boasts multiple 4K ‘mega screens’ as well as a unique, full dinner menu. It has an intimate, speak easy feel with all the amenities of cutting edge restaurants/bar. The idea, according to Tim, is to take the excitement from the big game and roll that right into a wild and crazy night.

But just wait, they’ve got much more in store. Vesper is also unveiling their Saturday and Sunday themed brunches that start at 11 am and go all the way until 7 pm. Don’t miss this coming Saturday when they will honor the late, great Hugh Hefner with Brunch Drunk Love: Bottles and Bunnies. So even if you’re not feeling that hungry, you MUST stop by to see the beautiful Vesper Vixens in the iconic Playboy bunny ears! Philadelphia has definitely been missing a venue you like this! Visit them today at http://www.vespersportingclub.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @vespersportingclub.

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