Supporters waiting to greet Democratic National Committee (DNC) representatives in August in Philadelphia.
The Democratic National Convention is coming to town in July — and that means Philly will not only be Ground Zero for politics, it’ll also be Ground Zero for DNC merchandise. And that’s big business for Luis Liceaga.
On Tuesday, the DNC Host Committee announced that Liceaga’s company, Impact Dimensions, will be its official merchandise provider and manager. That means the 22-employee shop will manufacture, market and sell promotional materials with the host committee’s official, trademarked logo. Think hats, buttons, polo shirts, coffee mugs and plenty of other knick-knacks. Read more »
Morgan Hall. Photo | Temple.edu
If you’re young, hot and wonky, Temple’s main campus will be the place to be this July. The university has announced that Morgan Hall, the swanky new dorm at Broad and Cecil B. Moore (it has, among other amenities, a 30,000-square-foot landscaped courtyard, flat-screen TVs and killer views of the city), will be home to 200 student interns attending the Democratic National Convention. Read more »
“Our goal is to make this Convention the most inclusive yet, and we encourage any businesses and suppliers interested in participating to register,” said Kevin Washo, Executive Director of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention. “We are excited to work with a diverse group of organizations to make this a historic and memorable event.”
Indeed, the DNC Host Committee is pulling out all of the stops to ensure that local, diverse businesses sign up to be part of the 2016 Democratic National Convention registry. This year, the Host Committee is placing a strong emphasis on businesses owned and operated by minorities, women, veterans, and members of the LGBT and disabled communities, to register for contract consideration. Read more »