by PIDCphila
December 6, 2013

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philly-100What started as an idea to bring recognition to the region has emerged as a new standard – a standard of excellence.

The Philadelphia 100 is a merit based program. Only companies that are among the fastest growing, privately-held companies are awarded the Philadelphia 100 designation. The integrity of the process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia 100 one of the most sought awards in the region.

Started in 1988 by The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton SBDC, the Philadelphia 100 has recognized some of the region’s finest companies when they were just beginning to emerge: Mothers’ Work, Fiberlink, Urban Outfitters, Forman Mills, Kremer Laser Eye Center, and Primavera Systems, just to name a few.

This program culminates in a gala event every fall where the fastest growing, privately-held companies are recognized. PIDC was excited to learn some of its clients listed below were included among the elite organizations on the list.

Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup Award For the fastest growing manufacturing winner in Southeast Pennsylvania

John Pomp Studios
John Pomp, CEO

John Pomp Studios specializes in handcrafted blown glass, lighting and furniture. PIDC provided financing for John Pomp Studios move into its North Philadelphia location.

Cognis IT

Cognis IT is a full-service IT firm. PIDC provided Cognis IT with an Emerging Business Guarantee Loan which helped support several contract jobs the company secured.

Shooters, Inc  

Shooters, Inc. is a development and production company. PIDC provided financing for Shooters move in the city as well an expansion to their space.

For more information on how PIDC can assist your small business please contact Chamor Hollinger at 215.496.8157 or

For a full list of the 2013 Philadelphia 100 Winners click here.


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