Group seeks business-minded leader

Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge Pub, has spent eight years as president of the Mayfair Business Association.

Scotese was recently named chairman of the newly created Mayfair Business Improvement District, and he’s looking for someone to succeed him as MBA president.

The Mayfair BID, funded by a special assessment on commercial property owners, is looking for an executive director who would oversee cleaning and public safety activities, marketing and capital improvements.

The position will manage a staff and/or contractors with an annual organizational budget of roughly $270,000. The director will coordinate planning and execution of special events, including summer night markets and the Mayfair May Fair.

To apply for the MBID executive director position, email a resume, cover letter and supporting materials to Antoniette Montgomery, 7332 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136.

All resumes must be received by March 1 by 5 p.m. in order to be considered. The MBID expects to hire an executive director by May 1, with a starting date thereafter.

For more information or to apply online, go to

The Mayfair Community Development Corp. is also looking for an executive director.

The mission of the organization is to spearhead economic revitalization efforts in Mayfair, in conjunction and in collaboration with the newly formed MBID, and to develop activities and programs that enhance the residential community in Mayfair, including a cleaning and greening program and a home conservatorship program.

The executive director handles all day-to-day administration as well as the coordination of programming and long-term planning efforts, and will work with a board of directors.

The director will coordinate the planning and operation of special events such as a farmers market, monthly festival markets and holiday events, and will assist other Mayfair organizations in their events, including the Fallen Heroes Run, May Fair and Thanksgiving Parade.

He or she will attend meetings of the Mayfair Civic Association, Mayfair Business Association and Mayfair BID, and work with the city Department of Licenses and Inspections and other agencies.

Other obligations include coordinating with the CDC’s Cleaning and Greening manager and acting as community liaison to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The salary is in the range of $35,000 to $45,000 per year.

To appIy, send a resume to CDC board chairman Joe DeFelice at

The CDC expects to hire an executive director by March 15, with an expected start date of April 1.

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The business association is backing an effort by Insectarium president Steve Kanya, who is creating an 8,000-square-foot butterfly pavilion.

“Everybody loves butterflies,” Kanya said.

Specifically, Kanya is encouraging people to plant milkweed, a perennial on which female butterflies lay eggs. A butterfly release is temporarily planned for the Mayfair May Fair, on May 21.

For information, visit or the Mayfair Monarch page on Facebook. The Mayfair Business Association will meet on Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at the Insectarium, 8046 Frankford Ave. ••