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Yesterday, during the first day of public hearings over Philadelphia's second gaming license each of the six applicants appeared to have brought along their own distinct fan base.The Inky breaks down the scene at the Convention Center:"Employees of Joseph Procacci, the South Philadelphia produce wholesaler and lead investor behind Casino Revolution proposed for Pattison Avenue at Front Street, packed the audience with matching T-shirts and baseball caps.""Fans of developer Bart Blatstein, sponsor of the Provence casino, hotel and entertainment center proposed for North Broad Street, hailed him for a track record in turning around depressed neighborhoods.""Ken Goldenberg, the developer behind
The Inquirer reports that the Philadelphia Marathon is moving from Nov. 24 to Nov. 17, in order to accommodate the U.S. Green Building Council's 2013 conference at the Convention Center. "This is a significant change. The Philadelphia Marathon and its accompanying races traditionally have been held the weekend before Thanksgiving, and many runners from the region who no longer live here take a few days off to run the race and visit family and friends over the holiday. … The U.S. Green Building Council event is expected to generate $32.5 million in business for the region. The Philadelphia Marathon weekend
The Black-Tie Tailgate Preview Gala of the 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show was held Friday; benefitted the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Celebrating another successful event, which benefitted the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at CHOP, through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, were Kevin Mazzucola, exec director of the Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, David A. Piccoli, division chief at CHOP, Steven Altschuler, CEO of CHOP, and Michael Chapman, chairman of the 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show.
Philadelphia is a maddening place. And nowhere are things more maddening than at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh and Deputy Chairwoman of the state Republican Party Renee Amoore launched a preemptive verbal attack on President Barack Obama from Love Park on Monday. They did so on behalf of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who, apparently, wanted to call attention to President Obama's record on women's jobs ahead of the Philadelphia Women Vote 2012 Summit at the Convention Center this evening. The keynote speaker at the event will be Alicia Keys. Yeah, like, the singer. [Daily News]
Walking through the entrance, you are immediately confronted by a large structure that juts overhead. With flower-filled lattices and white, undulating screens that capture projections of ocean life, you feel as if you are under water—shadows of turtles and other animals swimming above—only to emerge, transported, into a cavernous space filled with exotic aromas, sounds and sights. This year’s Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha,” is an overwhelming blend of extraordinary artistry, stunning micro-landscapes and fascinating oddities.
Nearly 1,000 notables, dignitaries and socialites enjoyed the tropical paradise that is the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at a preview party on Saturday. The theme of the 185th flower show—"Hawaii: Islands of Aloha"—was reflected well as the convention center was filled with an aroma of the islands, Polynesian dancers, storytellers, musicians, a 25-foot waterfall, and a new floor plan. Below: Eric Lochner, president, Global Talent Management at Kenexa, developer Carl Dranoff and Roberta Dranoff (both on the preview party committee), and Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Management worse than unions?
Despite the spanking-new $786 million addition, some things at the Pennsylvania Convention Center never seem to change. If anything, they appear to be getting worse if half the allegations are true in a federal lawsuit filed against the center and CEO Ahmeenah Young.
Fired CFO fights back
It's hardly surprising that the Pennsylvania Convention Center has been a beacon for controversy since its 1993 debut. After all, anytime that you combine politicians, unions, and hundreds of millions of dollars, things are likely to get a little murky. But if the allegations set forth in a new suit are true, blue-collar scuffles and a little political backscratching are just the beginning.On Tuesday, former Convention Center CFO Madeline Apollo, who says she was fired from that post last year, filed suit in Federal Court claiming breach of contract, wrongful termination and conspiracy. In the suit, Apollo paints a picture of corruption, patronage and misspent taxpayer funds and says that she was fired by Convention Center CEO Ahmeenah Young for trying to bring these things to light.