KIMMEL TO BE HONORED: The Anti-Defamation League will honor Sidney Kimmel, chairman and founder of Jones Apparel Group, with its Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware region’s 26th annual Americanism Award. The award will be presented at the ADL’s annual regional dinner gala on Dec. 1 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The Americanism Award recognizes leaders in business, community affairs and charitable endeavors who have distinguished themselves in advancing the causes of human rights, dignity and equal opportunity. Kimmel is a philanthropist in the areas of cancer research, education, Jewish community and the arts.
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MORRIS FLEES BLUEFLY: Jonathan Morris, executive vice president and corporate secretary of Bluefly Inc., resigned from the company. The Internet discount retailer said it plans to retain Morris, a co-founder of the firm, as a consultant. Morris was responsible for business development, legal affairs, strategic marketing and e-commerce initiatives. The company is conducting an external search for a successor. In the interim, Morris’ responsibilities will be assumed by Melissa Payner-Gregor, the company’s president.
CFO TO GO: William Hodge, chief financial officer of Hampshire Group Ltd., has resigned from the firm “to pursue other business opportunities,” the company said Friday. Charles Clayton, treasurer and former cfo of the Anderson, S.C.-based sweater and sportswear marketer, will assume Hodge’s duties until a permanent successor is designated.