Equity Capital Program

Meet This Year’s Winners:

PBCIP’s first Equity Capital Competition in 2010 attracted eleven applicants interested in opening or expanding a business in Parkside. Through a rigorous vetting process, three winners were chosen for a total of $50,000 in grant money available to assist them in locating and building their businesses in Parkside.

Meet the 2010 Equity Capital Competition winners:

Tis So Sweet Bakery
Tis So Sweet Bakery, currently located in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, plans an 1,100 square foot bakery and café that owner Sonya Jacobs envisions as a cornerstone of the community with a neighborhood atmosphere where customers feel comfortable and become instant regulars. The bakery specializes in making high-quality baked goods on premises, with special expertise in elegant cake decorating. The Parkside bakery will be located in the Parkside RENEW building. 


Verden Interior Design
Verden Interior Design Studio is an existing interior design and consulting firm in Philadelphia. Owner Glynis Tart is an alumnus of Moore College of Art & Design with more than 20 years experience in the interior design and commercial furniture industry. Her company specializes holistic space planning, product specification, color consulting, furniture design and construction documents for clients. What distinguishes Verden Interior Design is the promotion and utilization of green-friendly, substantial and recycled products, incorporating classic, eclectic and cutting edge design styles.

DeVine Comfort
DeVine Comfort is a therapeutic spa and preventive health care services business providing alternative holistic healthcare to support clients’ traditional medical care. Business owner Jean Farmer focuses on serving low income clients who would not otherwise have access to therapeutic massage, reiki, reflexology and other alternative forms of therapy. DeVine Comfort seeks to improve the health and well-being of clients in the City of Camden through stress relief to improve wellness and strengthen the body’s defenses against illness; improved wellness to diminish the financial burden of illness and chronic conditions; and client eduction to teach the benefits of holistic alternative therapies in improving one’s quality of life.