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Hillary Clinton giving the keynote speech at the Greenbuild expo. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Hillary Clinton Delivers Keynote Speech At Greenbuild Expo

Clinton is a long-time friend of expo sponsor, the Green Building Council, from “greening” the White House as First Lady to requiring LEED certification for all embassies and consulates overseas as secretary of state.


(USGBC vice president Brendan Owens, second frrom left, participates in a panel discussion about the new LEED v.4 standards.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philly ‘Greenbuild’ Expo Demonstrates Game-Change in Construction Industry

The standards are being updated, according to a LEED official, because green building conventions and tools have become almost too easy to meet.



Kidcasting From the Philadelphia Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at the Philadelphia Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at the PA Convention Center on Saturday, November  16th, 2013.  


(Credit: Justin Udo)

Local Students Attend National College Fair At Convention Center

Many of the prospective students at the fair were looking for majors that they hope will help them get a job right out of school in a variety of fields.


(Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia To Host Veterans Wheelchair Games In August 2014

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games will be here next August, with everything from basketball to bowling, softball to swimming.


Philly Bike Expo event director Bina Bilenky. (Credit: Bina Bilenky)

Philly Bike Expo Pedals Into Convention Center This Weekend

Bilenky Cycle Works Bina Bilenky, the event director, says more than 100 exhibitors will be showcasing their stuff – including artisan custom-made frames, components, apparel and accessories.


(A large-screen monitor shows an image from the Boston Marathon bombings during a presentation by Boston police commissioner Edward Davis.   Credit: Tony Hanson)

Boston Top Cop Recalls Marathon Bombings for Police Chiefs’ Convention in Philadelphia

Commissioner Edward Davis shared his personal account of that deadly and dreadful day, during a talk at the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police


(US attorney general Eric Holder appears simultaneously on a large video screen as he speaks to the IACP convention in Philadelphia.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

Police Chiefs, in Philadelphia, Explore New Tactics For New, More Violent Era

“To save lives, the first officers to arrive must sometimes be the first ones to directly engage an active shooter,” attorney general Eric Holder acknowledged.


(Jill Feldstein of Women’s Community Revitalization Project  describes what her group has done about blight in East North Philadelphia during a panel at the National Reclaiming Vacant Property Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Conference Spotlights Problem of Vacant Urban Properties

Planners and activists from around the country are gathering this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a national “Reclaiming Vacant Property” conference.


(credit:  Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

Philadelphia To Host Largest-Ever Gathering Of Diabetes Educators

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is getting ready to host the annual convention of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.


Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners picket outside the loading dock entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Credit: Steve Tawa)

UPDATE: The Reason For The End Of The Strike At The Pennsylvania Convention Center

The one-year contract extension between the Center and trade unions saved this week’s American Association of Diabetes Educators convention, with an economic impact of more than $20 million.


Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners picket outside the loading dock entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.   Credit: Steve Tawa)

UPDATE: Strike at Pennsylvania Convention Center Ends

After 16 hours, the strike at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is over.


(Attendees at a job fair for ex-convicts at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  The previous attempt was postponed and moved to a larger venue after overwhelming turnout the first time around.  Credit: Cherrie Gregg)

Rescheduled Philly Job Fair For Ex-Cons Goes More Smoothly Than First Try

Thousands of men and women with résumés in hand stood in orderly lines to speak with employers and apply for services. The city’s attempt to hold the event in May was shut down when the turnout overwhelmed the facility.


The Reverend Al Sharpton addresses the Urban League Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Jackson, Sharpton Address Urban League Conference Ahead Of Trayvon Martin’s Mother

The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak today at the National Urban League meeting in Philadelphia.


(The Market Street entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Carpenters’ Union Boss Gets Seat on Pa. Convention Center Board

That appointment is noteworthy because tourism industry officials have long privately (and occasionally publicly) blamed the carpenters for customer dissatisfaction at the center.





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