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Savas has been an integral part of Pottsville and Tamaqua’s ongoing revitalization efforts.
Ever since his first WHEEL Restaurant opened six years ago and he took over as the executive director of PADCO, the progress in downtown Pottsville has been inspiring.
Under his leadership, there has been consistent, productive communication between city government, business organizations and nonprofits that have led to the development of an action plan with targeted goals. He then took that plan and successfully implemented it by adding a professional and volunteer team to establish multiple community events and new initiatives for funding business development.
From the new Pottsville CollegeTowne campus of Alvernia University, a new downtown parking garage to the recent Launch Pottsville competition that provided startup funding for new small businesses to the Yuengling Summer Celebrations, the signs of new life in Pottsville are impressive.
In Tamaqua, he recently opened a second WHEEL Restaurant utilizing the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) program as a business finance tool—an opportunity which many other entrepreneurs did not pursue.
Savas’ contribution to these efforts in Schuylkill County’s two largest communities has truly been critical to their recent economic transformation.
In 2019 and 2022, I was asked by Yuengling to project manage, what would come to be two of Pottsville’s largest events, with PADCO. The Stars & Stripe Summer Celebration was merely a vision Yuengling had to bring a free concert and daylong festival to the community. We needed to partner with a team who had the knowledge and resources to execute, what we anticipated to be, a very large event in downtown Pottsville. As the Executive Director of PADCO, Savas Logothetides, had successfully managed other events throughout the city. His knowledge was exemplified during each team meeting, as he developed the budget, timeline and goals to meet during each milestone. In addition, Savas not only led securing sponsorships, but exceeded goals each year. Savas and his team go above and beyond to ensure, not only will the event be financially successful, but those in attendance have a very memorable experience.
I honestly can't say where I'd be currently without the wisdom and guidance given from Savas. My husband and I decided that 2022 was the year to make monumental changes in our life and start the process of opening a new event space business in the downtown Pottsville area. Getting an idea or dream off the ground is never an easy feat and it's important to surround yourself with individuals who can guide and advise you. Savas has done that for us and then some. If you're looking to finally make your dream a reality or uplevel, I highly suggest working with Wise Owl Consulting
Savas helped make my dream, my reality. I always wanted to own my own skate shop and clothing store but I didn't know the first thing about opening a small business. Luckily for me, I had Savas to help show me the way. I was taught everything from business plans, to projections, and everything in between. He really took the time to equip me with the tools I needed to start working towards my goal. Not even a year later, here I am soon to open to doors to my very own store. I am very grateful for all the education, help, and services he provided. Thank you Savas for your knowledge and hard work that helped me achieve my goal!
When I started my first business, I knew for me to grow my passion behind the camera into a full-time, profitable endeavor that I would need to learn how to structure and operate a business. With Savas, I was certain I could rely on his expertise to guide my business in the right direction knowing his knowledge had come from successfully building his own businesses from the ground up. Savas provided clear instruction in developing my business and establishing its presence in the community.
The guiding hand of Savas really got my business off and running, and I know his business acumen will help many more to come.