Pennsylvania Convention Center

MummersFest is now underway. (Credit: Suzanne Monaghan)

Festival Offers Sneak Peek Into Mummers Parade

At MummerFest, fans can see the Fancy Brigades practice and can get a look at some of the costumes, props and floats.

12/29/2013

Fancy Brigades perform inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: file photo)

First New Fancy Brigade In 12 Years Joins Mummers Parade

The Fancy Brigades are the folks who strut indoors, at the Convention Center, with building-size floats and recorded music timed to compliment their choreography.

12/20/2013

(Hotel developer Brooke Lenfest, center, talks with City Council president Darrell Clarke, right, and others just before Council approved a tax break for his project.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council Approves $33-Million Tax Break For Center City Hotel Project

Developer Brooke Lenfest (center of photo) wants to build two hotels — a “W” and an “Element” — on what is now a parking lot at 15th and Chestnut Streets.

12/12/2013

File photo: the main entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, on North Broad Street at Cherry. (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Private Company Set To Take Over Day-To-Day Operations Of PA Convention Center

With the booking of major conventions on the decline, the Convention Center board has hired the firm SMG, based in Conshohocken, to take over operations, replacing paid staff.

12/03/2013

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.

11/22/2013

(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.

11/20/2013

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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.  

11/18/2013

(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.

11/10/2013

(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.

11/08/2013

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.

11/05/2013

(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

10/22/2013

(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.

10/21/2013

(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.

09/11/2013

(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.

08/06/2013

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.

08/05/2013

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