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Get Excited: Michelle Obama Is Speaking In Philly on Tuesday

In July, we told you that Michelle Obama would return to Philly one day this fall. That day has finally come: the former First Lady is […]

Business

These Innovators Won Big at the 2017 PACT Enterprise Awards

On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), held their 24th Annual Enterprise Awards. The event, sponsored by Fairmount Partners, honored eleven […]

Property

Spotted: Has Work Started on Aloft Hotel Connected to the Convention Center?

Have you been in or around the Convention Center area recently, say for the World Meetings of Families festivities? Well, chances are good that you […]

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The Brief: Philly’s Hotel Occupancy Rates Explode to a Modern High

1. Philadelphia’s hotels were more booked last month than during any other June since 1993. The gist: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Center City’s hotel occupancy rates “reached 89.4 percent in […]

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Carpenters Union Sued for Racketeering

The battle between the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the ousted carpenters union has taken another ugly turn: Thursday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (PCCA) filed […]

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Would Exhibitors Flee if Carpenters Returned to Convention Center?

If the carpenters union returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Sue Hueg wants none of it. Hueg, the vice president of events for National Business […]

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Philly Film Festival Will Host a Pop-Up Film Festival at the Flower Show

This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show is themed “Celebrate the Movies,” so it’s no wonder they’ve teamed up with the Philadelphia Film Society on a pop-up film […]

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Convention Center Got Restraining Order Against Carpenters Union

Members of Philadelphia’s carpenter’s union have been protesting outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for months. On Saturday, the laborers took their message inside the center […]

News

Teamsters, Carpenters Lose Latest Bid to Return to Convention Center

The Teamsters and Carpenters unions have reportedly lost their latest bid to return to work at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The two unions had filed […]

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Labor Peace at Convention Center Gets Big Test

CBS Philly reports that the still-young labor agreement at the Pennsylvania Convention Center gets a big test this week when the Infectious Diseases Society of […]

City

Korean Bribes Helped Build Convention Center, Feds Say

Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced it had seized $500,000 from former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan. Obviously, there is a Philadelphia connection: The money […]

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Convention Center Says Bookings Are Up

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has booked four new conventions in recent months, officials say, a strong trend that started in the aftermath of signing a […]

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Union Unrest Continues at Convention Center

Expect more labor protests at the Pennsylvania Convention Center today. “Tensions are mounting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where protesting union carpenters – excluded, unfairly […]

City

Union Protests Outside Convention Center — Without an Inflatable Rat!

@PhillyDailyNews Carpenters Local 8 protest outside the PA Convention Center for alleged "unfair lockout" on Friday pic.twitter.com/6UKk46GHVr — Alejandro Alvarez (@PhillyRover) July 11, 2014 Whoa! […]

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Coryell Takes Carpenters Union Case Directly to Governor

The Inquirer reports that Ed Coryell, seeking readmission of the Carpenters Union to work at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, has written a letter to Gov. Corbett. The […]