by Lashay Smith
March 28, 2019

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PIDC is proud to support women-owned businesses in Philadelphia. In 2018 alone, 22% of PIDC’s business lending went to women-owned businesses. In celebrating Women’s History Month, we are highlighting just a few of our many PIDC client businesses owned by women. We encourage you to shop at and support these clients and other women-owned businesses throughout Philadelphia.

Casa Papel

Casa Papel’s mission is to bring your vision to paper. They specialize in creating one-of-kind design, stationery, and paper solutions made with utmost craftsmanship.

Magaly Spa

Magaly Spa is a health and wellness center that uses state-of-the-art methods, technologies, and equipment to ensure total customer satisfaction.

Peacock Laboratories, Inc

Peacock Laboratories, Inc has been providing industry leadership in the development of new mirror product development and manufacturing technologies since 1930.

El Encanto Cafe

A full service Latin café located in Taller Puertorriqueno’s, El Corazon Cultural Center.

My Independence at Home

Founded in 2013, My Independence at HOME provides professional home care for these individuals. The full-service home care agency goes far beyond simply placing a compassionate caregiver in a client’s home. The company also provides certified nursing assistants, home health aides, personal care attendants, prescription delivery services, personal emergency response systems, and life preparedness consultations.

CLIQ Jewelry

Founded in 1993, fine jewelry manufacturer, CLIQ Jewelry, combines precise engineering with artisan craftsmanship to ensure comfort, security, and a proper fit for rings. Traditional rings are sized for the largest part of your finger, rather than the base, where it is actually worn, causing rings to twist, turn, and slip off. CLIQ technology eliminates the problem by opening and closing around the base of your finger, in the perfect position. CLIQ’s hinge and latch design is virtually invisible and snag-free. CLIQ adds the ability to open and close, but won’t sacrifice the smooth look and feel of precious metal and will blend seamlessly into any design.

Vault + Vine

Vault + Vine is a full-service retail florist selling cut flowers, fresh and dried arrangements, and a selection of indoor & outdoor plants. The company specializes in decorative planning for weddings and commercial events, standing floral orders for offices and homes, and floral wire service for out of town orders. They also sell a limited selection of chocolates, candles, greeting cards, soaps, tea, jewelry, ceramics, and novelty home goods.


Since 1996 YIKES, Inc., an LGBTQ co-owned business, has built creative, proven web design and development solutions for businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Adkins Management, Inc.

Adkins Management, Inc. is a general contractor business with over 20 years’ experience. Some projects include working with Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, Philadelphia Water Department, and Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia.

Alphabet Academy

The mission of Alphabet Academy is to provide a nurturing environment that gives the children endless opportunities to express their imagination in its many themed classrooms. Their philosophy is that children learn through play.

Birchtree Catering

Birchtree Catering is a small company that focuses on local, seasonal ingredients and custom menus cooked fresh for weddings and events. The company focuses on local sourcing, seasonal menus, and scratch cooking. Their waste is composted and recycled in their kitchen and at events as they choose sustainable options whenever feasible.


Founded in 2003, Bittenbender Construction, LP is a commercial general contractor, focused on cultural, academic, health care, corporate and retail projects.

Community Marketing Concepts

Community Marketing Concepts, is both a certified minority-owned full-service engagement marketing and communications firm. CMC has grown its business with a mind for connecting brands and messages to the motivators and needs of target audiences.

Financial Integrity Resources Management

Founded in August 2002 as a certified minority-owned financial service company, FIRM specializes in fostering creative vehicles for preserving and creating wealth for its institutional and individual clients. It accomplishes this by focusing on employee benefits consulting, institutional asset management, and individualized financial retirement planning.

La Cucina at the Market

La Cucina at the Market is where Philadelphians go to cultivate their culinary passions as they offer cooking experiences for all levels.

Print Fresh Studio

Printfresh is one of the top print studios in the world, specializing in fashion prints for the women’s and junior’s markets. The highly skilled design team creates trendy artwork on fabric, and is dedicated to being at the forefront of fashion.

Cashman & Associates

Founded in 2001, Cashman & Associates is an award-winning strategic lifestyle communications, brand management, marketing, and special events agency specializing in strategic campaigns in fashion, retail, consumer goods, travel, hospitality, real estate, entertainment, nightlife, philanthropic, corporate, and more.

Floss Barber

Designing excellent interiors since 1986, Floss Barber’s strength is transforming interior spaces to fit business’ needs. As their team learns about your business, they envision interiors that reflect your brand, enable employees to work successfully and blend your history with your future goals.

Good Spoon

Good Spoon offers a variety of wholesome soups and stews for all seasons, available packaged for retail sale or in bulk for wholesale food service. As a small operation based in Philadelphia, they have access to a wealth of local ingredients from the many farms throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They are proud to be part of Philly’s thriving local foods movement.


Gratz is a custom fabrication shop producing industrial design prototypes, architectural metal, furniture and sculpture for many of the world’s greatest designers. Gratz Industries has worked with many renowned designers, architects, and sculptors, including Joseph Pilates, Mies Van der Rohe, Donald Deskey, Raymond Loewy, and Marcel Breuer.

Made Institute

Made Institute is Philadelphia’s premier independent fashion design and sewing school. The Institute stands by the belief that through education and community building, small business owners and makers can revive the once thriving garment industry that Philadelphia was known for.

McCall’s Electric and Plumbing

As a family-owned business with over 25 years’ experience in electric and plumbing, McCall’s Electric and Plumbing strives to do quality work and help property owners and tenants maintain the integrity of their property.

Tailored Transitions

Tailored Transitions is a home staging, moving management and interior design firm used by discerning real estate professionals, developers, and homeowners in the Delaware Valley. Tailored Transitions opened a retail location, Tailored Home, on 8528 Germantown Avenue.


Based in Old City, Fork is a contemporary American restaurant serving dinner seven nights a week and Sunday brunch. Fork is among Philadelphia’s most popular and enduring restaurants which has amassed an incredible wealth of critical praise, including its owner’s recognition as an “Outstanding Restaurateur” semifinalist for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards.

Mama’s Wellness Joint

Mama’s Wellness Joint is a boutique yoga studio and wellness center which provides Philadelphia area women and families with a range of alternative wellness workshops, yoga, and movement classes meant to address the holistic needs of women, men, and their families.

Olivieri and Associates

Olivieri and Associates, Inc. is a minority-owned heavy highway construction company. Notable projects include the Robert Nix Federal Building, SEPTA’s Overbrook Station, paving at Citizen’s Bank Park, Children’s Hospitals, and stamping concrete on Broad Street in downtown Philadelphia.

P.A. Fly Contracting

P.A. Fly Contracting, Inc. is a commercial carpentry subcontractor with more than 50 years of combined experience in the construction industry. P.A. Fly concentrates on offering drywall, rough and finish carpentry, acoustical and specialty ceilings, metal framing, and other related carpentry services to its customers.

Pop! Promos

Pop! Promos is a full-service promotional products supplier offering a line of Pantone matched products at market leading prices.

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