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With only days until the Opening Ceremony (to air on Friday July 27), the world’s eyes will be focused on the fervor around the London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Although the XXX Summer Games will take place in London, an array of Philadelphia-based companies and athletes have golden expectations to represent the Greater Philadelphia Region and bring home Olympic glory.
July 23, 2012
GPA is proud to join GPLEX's first-ever international visit! Follow updates on our Twitter page,
July 17, 2012
U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 survey of Best Children’s Hospitals names CHOP No. 1 in six out of ten specialties, including Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Orthopaedics, and more. CHOP also placed high in Cardiac & Heart Surgery and Neurology & Neurosurgery, second only to Boston Children's Hospital.
July 12, 2012
The Global Program Partners joint venture will lead Philadelphia Airport's expansion, helping to create a modern, global gateway to the region.
July 12, 2012
On Friday, June 2, GPA visited the new Barnes Foundation for an evening of music, libation and art. From the outside to the interior, the building is an impressive flow of clean lines, water, marble and space. The transition yields to rooms filled with art, displayed in the exact same pattern as they were in Merion, the original museum site. The collection has its place in history and in the world. Read more about the collection, the grounds, and what this gem offers Philadelphia in this story.
June 28, 2012
Rita’s Franchise Company has been providing “Ice-Custard-Happiness” across the northeastern U.S. since founder Bob Tumulo opened Bensalem’s first shop in 1984. On May 11th, Zabeth Teelucksingh of Global Philadelphia Association interviewed Mr. Fornaci to discuss Rita’s initiatives for national and international expansion, as well as their newest ice delight offerings.
June 28, 2012
On Thursday, June 21st the Global Interdependence Center welcomed Dr. Kingsely Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in charge of the Financial System Stability (FSS) Directorate as part of GIC’s Central Bankers Series.
June 22, 2012
The Keepers Project is a West Philadelphia community-based dance theater project for people 65 years of age and older of all skill levels and ethnicities. The dance theater company examines stories of family roots and history. Workshops will take place monthly from July 2012 through March 2013. No experience is required, just a willingness to share and connect. Workshops are free. To register and for more information, contact 215-462-7720, or email [email protected]
June 21, 2012
On May 30, 2012, GPA interviewed Meryl Levitz, marketing guru to the city of Philadelphia and CEO and President of GPTMC. Read that interview here.
June 18, 2012
On May 16th, 2012, Philadelphia Councilman David Oh hosted a day-long visit to Philadelphia for Mayor Young-gil Song of Incheon, South Korea, along with fourteen other delegates from South Korea. “I was very excited and pleased to host the Mayor of Incheon and the Korean delegation where I had the opportunity to showcase some of what Philadelphia has to offer” said Councilman Oh. The visit is part of an ongoing initiative by Councilman Oh to raise the international profile of Philadelphia to attract international employers and investors to create new jobs in the city.
June 12, 2012