Keeping it Real in Life

You meet some real good pure human souls in this lifetime. My visit to UPENN Vet School was almost tragic. My dog Tony had developed a ulcer and almost didn’t make it. The reason I ended up in Philly at UPENN is the trust and relationship of the doctors I have developed over the years….

The House That Jack Built: How One Woman and Her Dog Support Interventional Radiology at Penn

An established tool in human medicine, inter- ventional radiology has tremendous potential for the treatment of serious maladies in pets. Interventional radiology involves the use of con- temporary imaging methods to deliver thera- peutic materials to different systems.The veteri- nary community is acquiring and refining similar procedures as human medicine to provide non- surgical alternatives…

Be willing to fail to gain success in business.

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. No one said things would be easy to start your own business. Failing is a big part of success in business. I have learned so much more from my failures in business and continue daily to do so. It is important…

Saint Germain Catering making Quality Foods

I have learned over the past 25 years of being in the food industry that purchasing the right quality food items for my business is the key to success. I know many people in the food industry cut corners to save a money on food quality so that they can make more profit.  Saint Germain…

Philanthropy

Over the years, I have been happy to support our local community and charitable causes. We’ve fed firefighters during September 11th, donated proceeds to Hurricane Katrina efforts, and sponsored non-interventional veterinary research at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. I am always looking for new friendships and partnerships to form that can help those…

Why I Started My Own Business

Why I  started my business?  I wanted to know if my reasons matched theirs.  I wanted to know if I was like Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates.  Don’t you?  Did they start their businesses just to make money or change the world? I thought I would share why I started a business years…

Tips for Starting Your Own Business

If only our future selves could give our present selves some advice. We’d avoid so many mistakes in life and in our business if this were a possibility. Unfortunately, starting a business is a blind jump, so here are the lessons I wish I knew before I started my first business and the lessons I’ve learned since…