News about DC Wharton Club members,
and other Wharton & Penn noteworthy news:
Lembergs among 2012 growth leaders
Manpreet Singh launches Seva Call in Philadelphia
Dr. Ed James on Internet Radio, Funerals & Fried Chicken

Lemberg growth leadership:

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lemberg! Baby daughter, Leah Samantha Rose Lemberg, was born March 30, 2012.

Ken Lemberg also earned a law degree (evening division) from the University of Baltimore, as of May 8, 2011. And in his spare time (what spare time, you may ask),

Manpreet Singh, who spoke at our successful Entrepreneurship Forum in July, reports on growth of a different source:

Seva Call (which helps consumer find plumbers, electricians, and other service people by making one call to Seva Call - pronounced "Save a Call" - officially launched this week in Philadelphia. 

Below is some of the press we have gotten so far, share as you like:

(Just one question, to tie these two together: Manpreet, do you provide babysitting services, for folks like the Lembergs?)

Funerals, Fried Chicken and Social Media

By MELINDA F. EMERSON (from NY Times, August 27, 2012)
On Social Media
Generating revenue along with the buzz.
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Not long ago, Dr. Ed James (WhMBA'91, Penn Med'91) attended a funeral. After the ceremony, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and lots of desserts were served in the church basement. Dr. James couldn’t help noticing that many of those partaking in this feast were overweight or obese.
Some had previously confided in him that they were struggling with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other chronic diseases. Something about this scene seemed wrong. “We were honoring the deceased in the house of our Lord, but poisoning our bodies with foods likely to contribute to many chronic diseases and perhaps … the next funeral,” he told me recently.
Dr. James, a practicing radiologist in Virginia who also holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, decided to take his case to  BlogTalkRadio, where he created an Internet radio show called “Funerals and Fried Chicken.”
BlogTalkRadio is an online talk radio network that gives anyone, anywhere — with just a telephone and a computer — the ability to host a live talk show online. The network, which claims 10 million listeners monthly, offers free accounts and two premium options. Dr. James uses a free account that limits him to 30-minute shows, once a day, that must take place outside of prime time.
His show, which is on the air twice a month on Sunday evenings, aims to persuade listeners not to dig their own graves with knives and forks. He also focuses on the critical role played by churches and other organizations with regard to preventive health. “We can escape many chronic illnesses simply by adopting a different diet and lifestyle,” he said.
(Note from Ed, Editor, Alan Schlaifer, not Dr. Ed james.........We're hoping to have Dr. Ed give a talk to our Leads Council on how to use Internet radio as an effective part of your business's social media strategy.)
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