IN GENERAL

Ideas for local business stories should be sent by e-mail to the appropriate editor or reporter listed below. E-mail is preferable to calls or faxes. Please understand that the Business Desk receives more story ideas than its reporters can pursue or acknowledge.

Main number: 215-854-2450. Because of call volume, callers may be asked to leave a message. Please do not send faxes.

Mailing address (e-mail is preferred): 400 N. Broad St., Box 8263, Philadelphia 19130.

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Mail brief items on senior-level appointments, promotions and new hires to People in the News, to Mike Zebe by e-mail to mzebe@phillynews.com.  Include the name, location, and a brief description of the new and previous employers when applicable.

ON THE BOARDS

Mail items on new appointments to the boards of directors of corporations or nonprofit organizations to Mike Zebe, or by e-mail to Mzebe@phillynews.com.

BUSINESS CALENDAR

Mail information on business-related meetings, programs and seminars to Pat Mazurek at the address above, or by e-mail to BusinessNews@phillynews.com. Events should be open to the public and free of charge unless sponsored by nonprofit organizations. Send releases at least two weeks before the event.

EDITORS

Business Editor: Tony Gnoffo,

215-854-2466, tgnoffo@phillynews.com

Deputy Business Editor: Michael Armstrong,

PhillyInc Editor: Thomas Ginsberg,

215-854-4177, tginsberg@phillynews.com

REPORTERS

Airlines/Tourism: Tom Belden, 215-854-2454, tbelden@phillynews.com

Casinos: Suzette Parmley, 215-854-2594, sparmley@phillynews.com

Deals/Corporate Finance: Joseph N. DiStefano, 215-854-5194, joed@phillynews.com

Defense/Ports/Small Business/Manufacturing: Henry J. Holcomb, 215-854-2614, hholcomb@phillynews.com

Financial Services: Harold Brubaker, 215-854-4651, hbrubaker@phillynews.com

Health-Care Economy: Stacey Burling,

215-854-4944, sburling@phillynews.com

Health Insurers/Workplace: Jane Von Bergen, 215-854-2769, jvonbergen@phillynews.com

Law: Chris Mondics, 215-854-5957, cmondics@phillynews.com

Pharmaceuticals: Karl Stark, 215-854-5653, kstark@phillynews.com

Technology/Biotechnology/Venture Capital: Linda Loyd, 215-854-4822, lloyd@phillynews.com

Telecommunications/Media: Bob Fernandez, 215-854-5897, bob.fernandez@phillynews.com

All other subject areas: Contact Business Desk main number or e-mail address.

BUSINESS NEWS SERVICES

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Lou Hudson

Phone: 215-854-5457 Fax: 215-854-4953