2016 Democratic National Convention

(Hotel Monaco, formerly the Lafayette Building, at 5th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo by CBS3)

Philadelphia Hotel Industry Elated With Papal and Democratic Convention Windfalls

“This is great news for us. We are on a roll,” says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter, surrounded by Democratic Party and convention officials, discusses the 2016 convention.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

La Salle Professor Talks About Financial Benefits Of Hosting 2016 DNC

Gary R’Nel spoke with Dr. Michael Smith, an Associate Professor of Communications from La Salle University, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about Philadelphia being chosen to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

02/13/2015

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Bucks County Tourism Officials Gearing Up For Full-Court Press For DNC 2016 Business

Jerry Lepping, president of the tourism agency “Visit Bucks County,” says their big push will be with social media, driving people to their web site.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(The feed for Twitter hashtag #phldnc2016 on February 13, 2015.)

Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(One connecting corridor below City Hall shows many signs of deterioration.  Photo by John McDevitt)

SEPTA Will Delay Massive Overhaul of City Hall Station Until After DNC 2016 Convention

Until yesterday’s announcement that the Democratic convention will be in Philadelphia next year, Septa had planned to begin a $150-million renovation of the corridors under City Hall by the start of that summer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter at the CBS Broadcasting Center the day after Philadelphia won its DNC bid. (Credit: Steve Lindsay/CBS3)

Nutter: Work On DNC Preparations Begins Today

“It’s just really great when a plan comes all together,” Nutter says.

02/13/2015

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Convention Center Expected To Play A Big Role During 2016 DNC

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in the Wells Fargo Center, but city officials expect the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a lot of use.

02/13/2015

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Convention Team Undaunted By $85M Fundraising Pledge

Comcast executive vice president David Cohen says national companies will seek the promotional opportunity of the convention and give, but he says the city’s real advantage is supportive local leaders.

02/13/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Officials From Wells Fargo Center React To Democratic National Convention News

Before the Wells Fargo Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of democrats in 2016, managers have a lot of work to do.

02/12/2015

Philadelphia Skyline. (credit: Justin Drabick)

Experts Optimistic About Security, And Economic Impact Of 2016 Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau predicts the 2016 Democratic National Convention will generate between $170 and $250 million dollars for the city.

02/12/2015

Zeoli Show Log 2.12.15

2:59 Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. 3:25 On Philly.com, Mark Segal says some of Hillary Clinton’s opponents are guilty of ageism. 3:31 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker refused to answer a question about […]

02/12/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter, surrounded by Democratic Party and convention officials, discusses the 2016 convention.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Nutter, Delighted DNC is Coming To Philadelphia in 2016, Admits Concern Over Costs

Mayor Nutter is among the local leaders behind the charge to host the DNC next year. But he didn’t start out that way.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

Tom Wolf poses for a "selfie" outside Philadelphia City Hall on Election Day 2014. (Credit: Mike Dunn/ KYW Newsradio)

Gov. Wolf Says He’ll Try To Get All Horses Pulling For Success of Pope’s Visit and DNC Convention

“The pope’s visit is going to bring over a million people to Philadelphia, and the Democratic National Convention will bring lots of people. These are two great things for Pennsylvania,” the governor said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

Christopher Mullins, co-owner of McGillin's Olde Ale House, with a "Dublin Donkey."  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

A Center City Pub Readies For 2016 Democratic Convention With a Special Drink

Christopher Mullins, co-owner of McGillin’s Olde Ale House, an Irish pub near 13th and Chestnut Streets, calls his newest concoction a “Dublin Donkey.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(FDR accepts the Democratic nomination for president at Franklin Field, in West Philadelphia, in 1936.  Photo from FDR Library)

Philadelphia Will Extend Its Long History of Hosting Political Conventions

The Democratic convention has been held here twice previously, and the Republican convention six times.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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