With One Year To Go Until The Democratic National Convention, Tips From The 2000 Republican ConventionPhiladelphia is anxiously awaiting the Pope's visit in two months but save some of your energy: The Democratic National Convention is just one year away and the woman who organized the last nominating convention the city hosted says it will take another huge, city-wide hospitality effort.
US Homeland Security Chief Visits Philadelphia, Says He'll Be Back Before 2016 DNC ConventionHomeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson was not saying immediately how much money the federal government will chip in for security at next year's Democratic National Convention.
Philadelphia Welcoming Homeland Security Chief With Pitch For 2016 DNC Security FundingIn past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.
Taking A Local Labor Dispute National, Philadelphia Carpenters Ask Democrats To Snub The Convention CenterLetters have been sent to Democratic Committee chairmen in all 50 states asking them not to use Philadelphia's convention center when the city hosts the 2016 nomination convention.
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.
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.
Bucks County Tourism Officials Gearing Up For Full-Court Press For DNC 2016 BusinessJerry Lepping, president of the tourism agency "Visit Bucks County," says their big push will be with social media, driving people to their web site.
Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in PhiladelphiaThere are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.
SEPTA Will Delay Massive Overhaul of City Hall Station Until After DNC 2016 ConventionUntil 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.
Nutter: Work On DNC Preparations Begins Today"It's just really great when a plan comes all together," Nutter says.
Convention Center Expected To Play A Big Role During 2016 DNCThe 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.
Convention Team Undaunted By $85M Fundraising PledgeComcast 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.