55+ Community – Canvas Valley Forge Opens with a Party

55+ Community – Canvas Valley Forge Opens with a Party


These days it’s not just the millennial who desires a fun environment to live, with attractive amenities and engaging neighbors.   Canvas King of Prussia Town Center opened over the winter, and celebrated with a spring soiree last week. Mike Hirata was on hand to capture all the excitement.

The Team from The Buzzoto Group: Peter Sikora, Jenna Miller, Michele Kearney, Diana Moyer, Nancy Goldsmith, Eileen Dunn, Setareh Tate, Sarah McMeekin, Celeste Curtis, Kenn Sforza, Jenn Cianciarulo, and  Erik Sabotka.

King of Prussia-based general contractor and real estate firm The Buzzoto Group’s created a community for people in the prime time of their lives, noted Pete Sikora, Development Manager for Canvas Valley Forge.

“Canvas Valley Forge is a first of its kind 55-plus community because it allows residents to maintain the lifestyle they’ve grown accustomed to in their large family homes, while breaking free from the costly and time-consuming responsibilities of home ownership,” Sikora said. “Canvas’ thoughtful amenities and brand partnerships allow residents to ‘right-size’ their homes without feeling like they are compromising their holiday traditions or hobbies. Amenities such as a test kitchen welcome guest chefs and house wine, whiskey and beer tastings; the formal dining room can be reserved for large family gatherings or holiday celebrations; the workshop studio allows residents to continue to pursue their passions, or pick up a new hobby; and guest suites are on site for when additional space is needed, allowing residents an unmatched living experience that promotes a vibrant, flexible lifestyle.” (source)

Live painting by Janos Korodi.

Firepit, dog walking, hair salon, pool, community room and much more

Pool time
C0mmunity Room
Lauren Curtis, Barb Glasbrenner, and Celeste Curtis
Donna Parisi and Peter Sikora.

Dave Mandes and Peter Sikora

Residents Sam and Daniel.

Check out all the fun on their Instagram

According to the website, canvasvalleyforge.com, apartment rentals start at $1,995 for a one-bedroom, one bath.


Photos: The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 2018 Men’s Event

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 2018 Men’s Event


About 150 people joined Dr Karen E. Knudsen, Director of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Leonard Gomella, M.D., Chair, Department of Urology at Jefferson at the 2018 Men’s Event at the Prime Rib in Center City.

Joe Weiss, Cheryl Bohm, Justin Wineburgh and Sean Grace

Co-Chairs Joseph Weiss, Chairman of international design firm Electronic Ink and Chair of Kimmel Cancer Center Advisory Board at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Kent Gushner – President – Boyds Philadelphia clothing store greeted guests and welcomed them for an evening of cocktails, casino games, sit down dinner, and entertainment by Comedy Central comedian Aaron Berg who kept the crowd in stitches with medical and current event  jokes .

Jermaine Millhouse, Russell Fletcher and Tetyana Fletcher

Stephen Smith, Susan Fixler, Ocean Resort Hotel and Casino, Tara Barbera Ocean Resort Hotel and Casino and Peter Ciccone, Ocean Resort Casino. Ocean Resort Casino is the new name for Revel Casino. Look for it to open before July 4.

Persis Rice and Margaret Fala both of Jefferson Hospital

Andrew Flanagan and Jonathan Agree both of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Additional funds were raised by selling this dandy derby hats.

John Sacks and Evan Solomon try out the craps table. Guests who won the most “money” while gambling, were eligible for raffle items

Janet Guthart, Associate Vice President Office of Protocol, Special Events and Stewardship – ‎Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Aaron Berg, Comedy Central Comedian, and David Brownstein, Senior Director of Protocol and Special Events – ‎Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Phanerrica Muhammad and Eric Gray

The evening raised more than $100,000 to build awareness about prostate cancer and benefit research at Jefferson’s National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center.



The Arts +Biz Council hosted Renée Mauborgne Blue Ocean Strategy

The Arts +Biz Council hosted another of their Defining Innovation Global Speaker Spring 2018 Series on Friday April 6, 2018. Friday’s event featured Renée Mauborgne—professor and co-author of Blue Ocean Strategy and co-director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute in Fontainebleau, France who presented Blue Ocean Shift, a definitive guide to the human side of innovation strategy. Mauborgne’s approach to “Nondisruptive Creation” means that anyone in any organization can be creative and make a Blue Ocean Shift with the book’s systematic five-step process. The sold out event was held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. A continental breakfast was served before guests headed into the auditorim for the talk on how to create innovative strategies, which don’t disrupt strategies in place. Mauborgne was then joined on stage by Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health who interviewed her more extensively.

Kelly Gaess, CapTech Consulting; Kate Zinsky, CapTech Consulting and Bob Wolk, CapTech Consulting

Harriet Weiss, and Larry Weiss, President CRW Graphics

Gary Woomer, CareLink Community Support Services and Eileen Joseph, CareLink Community Support Services

Josh Greenbert and Bob Wolk

Amanda Plavner, Markitects, Inc and Christine Karr, Markitects, Inc

Kim Fraites-Dow – CEO – Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Maureen Maier, and Jennifer Richards, all with Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Ari Kushner, Director, Marketing + Development at Arts & Biz Council and Luke Butler, Comcast

Karin Copeland, Executive Director Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

Renée Mauborgne—professor and co-author of Blue Ocean Strategy and co-director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute in Fontainebleau, France

Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO Jefferson Hospital and Renée Mauborgne

Elizabeth Lott, CRW Graphics and Michael Kravitz, CRW Graphics

We’re celebrating our 33rd year of honoring exceptional volunteerism, leadership and innovation within the arts and cultural community, distinction in the for-profit creative sector, and unique partnerships formed between the business and arts communities. Arts + Business Council events attract a diverse community of attendees; Awards Celebration 2018 is expected to attract over 600 attendees from the business, legal, technology and creative communities. Register now!