PHLCVB Unveils “PHL: Here for the Making” Campaign

The mayor shared the stage with the region's business and cultural leaders to celebrate the city's spirit of innovation.


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:

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