HughE Dillon: Neff Associates 25th Anniversary Party

Sharon Pinkenson, Howard Eskin and more celebrate with the Philly marketing firm.

Philadelphia-based marketing firm Neff Associates celebrated its 25-year anniversary on December 11, 2012 at Del Frisco’s. David Neff, Neff Associates founder and president (second from left) is surrounded by his team here, Matt Musick, Alex Walsh, Kristin Robinson, Kylie Flett, Lauren Wenzel and Adam Englehart.

Below: Linda Novelli and Jim Kenney. Last week, Kenney took part in a fundraiser/drag show at Voyeur, with the talented girls of the Doll House, featuring Brittany Lynn. He told me it was one of the best times he’s ever had.

Below: Howard Eskin, Fox 29 sports anchor, and Ed Forte, the mayor of Haddon Heights. Recently, Haddon Heights, a dry town, has paired with local wineries to compete in South Jersey’s vast BYOB landscape, and with a recently passed state law, they can sell can now sell the wine at restaurants.

Below: Joe Weiss, Electronic Ink chairman, and Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Philadelphia Film Office, just returned from the Pennsylvania Society weekend in New York, where traditionally many of PA’s movers and shakers head for “networking” and partying. Among the parties they attended was the Philadelphia-based “Power Shift” event at the Kimberly Hotel.

Below: Lou Ann Dorney, GM at Barclay Prime, and Drew Milstein, president of institutional sales at Susquehanna Financial Group, tell me that the forthcoming Corner/Foodery on Sansom Street will open shortly. Check for the first look today.

Below: “B” Hibbs, Earl Marsh and Jenine Neff were so excited that their kids were able to come in town for the celebration.

Below: Rakia Reynolds, Skai Blue Media, Joshua Jenkins and Kristina Jenkins, Where Magazine editor. Kristina tells me that on Christmas she and Josh like to grab dinner from Sang Kee, and then catch a movie. This year, they plan to see The Hobbit.

Below: Madeline Sherry, Jennifer Seme and Nicole Marcum-Rife.

Below: Nina Kovalenko and Tony Rufo are looking forward to the holidays and creating new traditions.

Below: Entertainment for the evening was provided by 2LifeTalent, including an amazing electronic violinist who really energized the event.

Below: Adam and Amanda Schmidt tell me their favorite holiday drink this season can be found at Bierstube (Second and Market). It’s called “Apple Pie in a Jar,” made with apple cider, grain alcohol and a cinnamon stick swizzle. It’s served warm. Sounds delicious.