Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, joined Mayor Michael Nutter and regional sales, marketing, business, and economic development leaders on Wednesday to launch “PHL: Here for the Making,” the city’s first joint attraction campaign. The campaign celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, a city with a long history of people who make and do.
On stage from the left:
Nina “Lyrispect” Ball, renaissance woman and cultural curator
Bob Zender, marketing manager of Goldenberg's Peanut Chews
Dr. Stephen S. Tang, president and CEO of the University City Science Center
Alan Greenberger (partly hidden), deputy mayor for economic development and director of commerce
Kristy Jost, a Ph.D. candidate in the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab at the ExCITe Center, Drexel University
Olivia Brown, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, and the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Lele Tran, fashion designer and owner of LELE
Mayor Michael Nutter, snapping a photo of the crowd on his phone (see below)
Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the PHLCVB
Pam Yaller, creative director and sales manager of Magnificent Balloon and Floral Events
Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Ed Grose, CAE (partly hidden), executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
Nicholas DeBenedictis, chairman, president, and CEO of Aqua America, Inc.
Bill Hunt, CEO of AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation
And here's the mayor turning the tables on us:
At "PHL - Here For The Making" event, great energy in the crowd, everyone working together to promote PHL! pic.twitter.com/CDqDULGHYj
— Michael A. Nutter (@Michael_Nutter) February 12, 2014
For more about the campaign, visit www.discoverPHL.com/makeitPHL.