EIJP News

With the help of small business loans from the Women's Opportunities Resource Center (2010 Chestnut St.), Philadelphia's refugee-owned businesses are becoming an integral part of the city's economy.
As a connector of leaders and businesses across the Atlantic, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia has been improving the city's global profile over the last 25 years.
In a recent performance at the Irish Memorial, Usiloquy Dance Designs showcased "Ragas and Airs," a unique performance combining Indian dance traditions with Celtic folklore and music.
To prepare for the United Nation's International Peace Day on September 21, Peace Day Philly hosted a meeting where Greater Philadelphia's movers and shakers could share their plans for promoting international harmony.
The Museum of the American Revolution will be the latest addition to Philadelphia's historic Olde City district, where visitors from all over the world flock to learn more about the founding of the United States. With an opening scheduled for 2016, vice president ZeeAnn Mason explains how the museum will tell the untold story of the conflict that shaped the country.
The Penn Museum's Cultural Heritage Center teamed up with the Smithsonian Institute and the Syrian Interim Government's Heritage Task Force to assist museum curators and civilians working to protect their cultural heritage amongst strife in the region.
Jane Golden is the Director of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, the most successful such program in the world. She sat down with Global Philadelphia's Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh to talk about her career, the importance of the city's murals and what's next for her program. EIJP's Jacob Colon transcribed the conversation.
The Pearl Street and DesignPhiladelphia PopUp Place project, lead by the Asian Arts Initiative and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, was recently named a recipient of an ArtPlace America creative placemaking grant.
On July 7, Rebecca Johnson was named the new Executive Director of AIA Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. She spoke with EIJP's Peak Johnson about what she hopes to bring to the position, her career path and the role architects will play in the city's future.
On July 24, Mayor Michael Nutter made began a six-day business development and cultural exchange trip to Paris to discuss foreign investment, cycling and World Heritage.
In July, OpenAccessPHL's monthly meeting was held at Benjamin's Desk (1701 Walnut St.), where the city's tech professionals and freelancers discussed their work and ways of improving the region's tech reputation.
During the 11th Annual World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment, hosted for the first time in North America at Philadelphia's Union League (140 S. Broad Street), business leaders from all over the globe came to speak, learn and network. Of the many educational panels and seminars, presentations on the amenities that draw investors and the importance of cyber security stood out.
During the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force's recent quarterly meeting, the Regional Planning Commission and PennDOT presented their tireless efforts to improve all things transportation in the region.
Earlier this summer, the Curtis Institute of Music (1726 Locust St.) presented "Curtis On Tour," an international expedition to showcase the chops of students, faculty and alumni.
The Global Philadelphia Association launched a testimonial campaign this summer to put a face on the association’s activities and to bridge the gap between 2013’s GlobalPhilly Expo and its return scheduled for 2015. By highlighting a variety of member testimonies on the association's social media channels, GPA has illustrated its work to a broad global audience.
At the Economy League's recent World Class Summit, education was the focus in a program dedicated to exploring ways of making Philadelphia the world's fastest growing metropolis.
With 96 hospitals in the region, award-winning specialty care, world-renowned physicians and a wide breadth of medical research, Philadelphia boasts one of the most impressive healthcare communities worldwide.
Every year, The Marian Anderson Historical Society (762 Martin St.) hosts a Marian Anderson Anniversary Gala at The African American Museum of Philadelphia (701 Arch St.) to commemorate the memory of the late, ground-breaking singer and to recognize those that carry on her legacy of positive social action. After lifetimes of humanitarian work, 2014's recipients couldn't be more deserving of the honor. 
On June 18 at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture (1218 Arch St.), the Mural Arts Program held a panel discussion titled “Great Gateways and the Cities That Make Them.” The panel featured an array of experts discussing the recent psychylustro exhibition and its broader impacts for the city's development.
On June 30, Replica Creative and Young Involved Philadelphia hosted their inagural "Creative Café Coffee Chat" at Replica Creative's headquarters (33 S. 18th St.) The event featured presentations from some of the city's leading young, innovative entrepreneurs, a dialogue with the audience and, of course, coffee and pastries.