Philadelphia Site Visit: August 13-14, 2014

  After a welcome at the Betsy Ross Bridge, an escort to the hotel.     photos above: Mayor Michael A. Nutter
Lunch.  What else but cheesesteaks at Pat's Steaks.    photo: Philadelphia CVB
photos: Philadelphia 2016
Wells Fargo Center.        photo: Philadelphia 2016
Xfinity Live.  Mayor Nutter tweeted "great venue for events."     photos: Philadelphia 2016
Welcome at the Philadelphia Convention Center.      photo: Philadelphia 2016
photo: City of Philadelphia
Touring the Philadelphia Convention Center.       photo: Mayor Michael A. Nutter
photo: Philadelphia 2016
Chocolate donkey from Chocolate by Mueller.     photos: Chocolate by Mueller
Reading Terminal Market.    photo: City of Philadelphia
Independence Hall.       photos: Philadelphia 2016

Day 2                                                                                        all photos: Philadelphia 2016

Lunch at the National Constitution Center including an amazing display by Termini Brothers bakery (you can just see the cake in the center above).
A visit to the Barnes, including a performance of Freedom Rising.
Franklin Hall at The Franklin Institute.
Philadelphia Museum of Art.
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mayor Michael Nutter gives a toast to wrap up the visit.

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Philadelphia 2016 provided each member of the technical advisory group with a MS Surface Pro 3 tablet that ran with Windows 8 to use while they were in Philadelphia. The tablets were returned at the end of the trip. Materials were presented in a .PDF with a table of contents that linked to the site visit schedule so that the members could easily navigate through the presentations provided at each meeting. Philadelphia 2016 also gave each member a jump drive in a polybag at the end of the visit so that they could take the materials back with them.
Cheers to Philly:
Distilled in Philadelphia, Blue Coat Gin is an aromatic, locally-made dry gin that contains the
perfect combination of certified organic botanicals providing the perfect base for classic martinis
and other gin cocktails.

Our Tastiest Treat:
While our city’s #1 baked good brand has become a worldwide phenomenon, Tastykake still
calls Philadelphia home with its headquarters located in the Navy Yard. Tastykake recently
celebrated its 100th birthday!

Man’s Best Friend:
In 2009, Philly entrepreneur Seun Olubodun and his English bulldog, Duke, transformed Seun’s
cosmopolitan upbringing in the UK into casual clothing line, Duke & Winston, for our city’s trend-
setting men with a limited line for pups.

Save Water, Not Soap:
Duross & Langel’s soap and skin care products are the result of age-old family recipes, common
sense, and the most skin-friendly formulations possible. Locally-made in Philadelphia, all
products are handmade and cruelty-free.

One in a MELEion:
Top Philadelphia hairstylist Giovanni Mele’s signature hair care line, G Mele, features sulfate-
free, anti-aging products leaving Philadelphian’s with age-defying locks. The line is available at
his signature salon, Giovanni & Pileggi.

Drink & Dress Up:
Art in the Age boutique and gallery sells specialized and handcrafted goods like organic spirits
and designer apparel. Their popular “Artist T’s” feature the works of local Philadelphia artists.

Artisan Classic:
After three brothers emigrated from Italy to Philadelphia in 1939, the original DiBruno Bros.
opened in the heart of today’s Italian Market in South Philadelphia. They now have five city locations and are a city favorite.

Caffeinating Crowds:
Todd Carmichael and Jean Philippe Iberti unveiled La Colombe Coffee’s first four flagship
“Classic Blend” in 1994 in Philadelphia, PA. Their coffee was soon sent to locations coast to
coast, or wherever culinary elite appreciate the idea that “taste always trumps novelty”.

The iconic 611 Records on South Street helped inspire 611, a men’s clothing and accessories
brand. Although the brand is unique to Philadelphia, founder and designer DJ Nigel Richards
was heavily influenced by international style through his worldly travels as a techno DJ.

After his infamous accusation of America becoming “A Nation Of Wusses” because of the
cancellation of a snowed-out Eagles game, former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell’s
entertaining memoir, A Nation of Wusses, takes a look back at his life of service and the
decisions where he didn’t wuss out.

Tailored Philly:
One of the finest clothing retailers in Philadelphia since 1938, third-generation family-owned
Boyds treats each and every customer like an elite member of society and offers the highest
quality brands for men and women including custom made suits and designer shoes.

Dressing Our Divas:
Dressing the women of Philadelphia to look professional and stylish, Nicole Miller’s threads don the backs of many of the city’s ladies at charity galas and law offices.

Sweet Tooth:
No need to search tirelessly for gourmet desserts, the Sugar Philly Truck makes it possible for even the busiest of Philadelphians to enjoy a sweet treat on the go stopping at iconic spots in Philadelphia followed by a frenzy.

A STARR is Born:
If you’re enjoying one of the best meals of your life any given day in Philly, it’s likely you’re
dining at a Stephen Starr restaurant. With 21 restaurants in hometown Philadelphia and 32
across the country, this creative restaurateur paved the way for Philly’s restaurant renaissance.