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And Then They Danced

PGN editor and husband throw a lively soiree

Mark Segal and Jason Villemez hosted their annual holiday party, which attracted many of Philly’s business and political leaders. Spotted at the party were David and Rhonda Cohen, former Governor Ed Rendell, Andy Toy, Richard Bonds and Jeffrey Moran.

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Good Times in Old City

Medical Guardian treats it’s employees to holiday fun

Medical Guardian medical alert services held their annual holiday party earlier this month at Cescaphe’s Tendenza venue in Old City. The evening began with a cocktail party where employees, managers, spouses and friends enjoyed a light buffet while chatting about holiday shopping, traditions and favorite holiday songs. Afterwards, there was a dinner and company founder and CEO Geoff Gross thanked...

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Celebrating Jefferson’s Continuing Mission

Recognizing leaders in Jefferson’s extended circle of friends and family

Thomas Jefferson Hospital held their 14th annual Gala on Dec. 9 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The evening began with a reception followed by a dinner program. This year they honored Dr. Edmund Pribitkin with the Achievement Award in Medicine for his contributions to medical science and compassionate care. Bill McDermott, Chief Executive Officer of SAP received the Award of Merit for his...

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Hospitable Holidays

Philly visitors bureau welcomes our city’s everyday ambassadors

On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) ushered in the holiday season with the PHLCVB Annual Luncheon. The gathering brought together more than 1,200 members of the hospitality industry for networking, and to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments over the past year.

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40 Years of Letting Kids Be Kids

The Please Touch Museum Celebrates 40 years

On Nov. 3, the Please Touch Museum celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala hosted by president Patricia D. Wellenbach. Guests enjoyed a cocktail party, sit-down program, and coffee and dessert. Honorees included Lisa & Gie Liem who received the Portia & Otto Sperr Legacy Award with PNC receiving the Corporate Philanthropy Award.

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Standing Up to Cancer in Fashion

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia held its 14th Annual “In Fashion!” event. Hosted by Neiman Marcus, this year’s fashion presentation was by A-K-R-I-S-, a Swiss family-owned luxury fashion house for women. Proceeds from the event support the free services that CSCP provides to those with cancer and their families.

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Big Top Big Soul

UniverSoul Circus has returned to Philadelphia, setting up in Fairmount Park next to the Mann Center, with shows through Nov. 27. UniverSoul Circus presents a multicultural/multinational cast of rock-star performers under the big top, including the Comedy Dog Act from Chile, Caribbean Dynasty from Trinidad and Tobago, Contortionists from Ethiopia, Magical Tigers and disco dancing Elephants from the United States.

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Knocking Out Cancer

Celebrity entertainers help raise millions to fight cancer

Earlier this month, 1300 attended The Abramson Cancer Center presents Philly Fights Cancer Round 2 at Legacy Youth Tennis. The celebration raised over $3 million to support cancer research and experimental trials at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. The well-heeled crowd enjoyed a VIP reception with A-List entertainment by Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson and comedian Tig Notaro.

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Honors for Those Lighting the Way

illiam Way Center recognizes exceptional people

The William Way LGBT Community Center held their annual fundraiser at the Sofitel Hotel with 250 friends and supporters. The black tie affair featured a cocktail party and a dinner where this year’s honorees were recognized. Awards given out included: the Lifetime Achievement Award to Deborah Johnson of the African American Museum in Philadelphia; the Corporate Partner of the Year Award to Deloitte; the Community...

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Notable Women

The Professional Women’s Roundtable, a nonprofit providing networking, leadership, educational, and personal-growth opportunities to female business leaders in the Philadelphia region held their annual meeting at the Hard Rock Cafe recently, where they honored Nellie Fitzpatrick, Philly’s Director of LGBT Affairs.

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Oy! La La Sasson Israeli designer proving popular with U.S. fashionistas

Kedem Sasson showcased his unique designs during a one-of- kind fashion show entitled Kadima (Fashion Forward) by Kedem on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Millesimal Ligne Roset, 31-33 N 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia.

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