Pennsylvania Convention Center

(Inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. File photo by John Ostapkovich.)

President Obama And Thousands Of Visitors Expected At NAACP Convention

The 106th annual convention is expected to unite thousands of activists on the issues of Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Opportunity, Health Equity and Education Equality.

11 hours ago

The portable Nursing suite at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: Pennsylvania Convention Center)

PA Convention Center Provides Nursing Room For Moms

It’s called a portable Nursing suite and measures about 8-by-8 feet square, and is enough room to nurse a baby comfortable or use breast pumps discreetly.

06/14/2015

File photo. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Philadelphia To Host NAACP Convention Diversity Career Fair In July

Philadelphia’s largest employment event will be held on July 14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

06/11/2015

(A page of the Philadelphia Futures web site.)

Local Education Advocacy Group Marks 25 Years of College-Bound Success Stories

The “Sponsor-a-Scholar” program of Philadelphia Futures provides mentoring and money to low-income, first-generation-to-college students.

06/04/2015

(Members of Carpenters' Union Local 8 picket outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center over their exclusion from center work.  2014 file photo by Pat Loeb)

Convention Center Files Organized-Crime Lawsuit Against Carpenters’ Union

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, in center city, is taking a new tack in its battle with the carpenters’ union, which has been locked out of the facility since May 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

(KYW Newsradio's Pat Loeb, at her desk, with her race t-shirt and number for Sunday's Broad Street Run.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Broad Street Runners Get Their Numbers And Their Mojo For Sunday’s Event

One of the exciting preliminaries for Broad Street Run participants is picking up their race numbers beforehand at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

The Pennsylvania Convention Center  )File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Surprise Development In The Carpenters’ Dispute With The Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia’s carpenters union will get a chance to make their case that the Convention Center illegally locked them out of jobs there.

04/17/2015

The Pennsylvania Convention Center  )File photo by Randall E. Scott)

KYW Flashback: Pennsylvania Convention Center Opens With Style

The year was 1993 and KYW reporters were broadcasting from the sparkling new Pennsylvania Convention Center as it opened to a red-carpet crowd.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

The Pennsylvania Convention Center  )File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Taking A Local Labor Dispute National, Philadelphia Carpenters Ask Democrats To Snub The Convention Center

Letters 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.

04/08/2015

(Artist's rendering of proposed 3D electronic advertising display for 12th and Arch Streets.  Image provided)

Two Large, 3D Electronic Billboards Approved For Tourist Sections of Center City Phila.

City Council overwhelming approved the installation of two electronic advertising structures, dubbed “Urban Experiential Displays,” ranging in height from 30 to 50 feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Pa. Convention Center Says Shows Are Smoother, Less Expensive Under New Union Rules

The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children.  DYAEYC executive director Sharon Easterling is at left.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Philadelphia, Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Better Funding For Early Education Across Pennsylvania

A friendly crowd greeted the governor, who earlier this month proposed $2 billion in additional funding for early education in Pennsylvania over the next four years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, center, greets energy industry engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Gov. Wolf Woos Energy Industry Engineers in Philadelphia for Annual Convention

The governor reassured the group of his support for the state’s flourishing natural gas industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

Scott Kremp at the Kremp Florist booth at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Convention Center Exhibitors Say Flower Show Running Smoothly Under New Union Rules

For the larger exhibits, like J. Downend Landscaping of Ridley Township’s 1,200 square foot Finding Nemo Underwater Adventure theme, operations manager Tom Morris says the union help was just that – helpful, unlike previous years.

03/03/2015

(PHS president Drew Becher, on the floor of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Despite Weather, Flower Show Will Always Be a Pre-Spring Event, Officials Say

Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says attendance the first few days of the show is exceeding expectations, so he doesn’t think weather is a factor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

more