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The January edition of GPA's "International City Series" features our first-ever, co-written op-ed commenting on Philadelphia International Airport's Capacity Enhancement Program. 
January 24, 2012
Linda Loyd, Philadelphia Inquirer -- Virgin America Inc., California's hip and high-tech airline with seat-back touch-screen TVs, wireless Internet, and mood lighting, will begin nonstop flights from Philadelphia to California in April. Virgin America, which launched in 2007, is the first new airline to start service at Philadelphia Interantional Airport in nearly eight years. 
January 24, 2012
On January 12, 2012 Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced the city’s first-ever coordinated and sustained visual arts marketing campaign called With Art Philadelphia™. The $2 million, two-year campaign aims to: position Philadelphia among the world’s great art destinations; draw more and new audiences; and generate overnight stays from visitors worldwide. With Art Philadelphia will launch in March 2012, just prior to the opening of the Barnes Foundation’s Philadelphia campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in May. 
January 19, 2012
On the 40th Anniversary of Philadelphia International Records, Andrew Perry of the UK Telegraph profiles the illustrious careers of its founders, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the accomplished songwriting / producing team. 
January 10, 2012
Dr. Tang applauds the Greater Philadelphia region for its leadership in nurturing entrepreneurship and organizational growth, especially in the life sciences industry. On January 4, 2012, Dr. Stephen Tang, President, CEO and Director of the University City Science Center, and the Innovation Advisory Board of which he is part, delivered these remarks as part of his America COMPETES report to the President of the United States. View Dr. Tang's full remarks here.   
January 10, 2012
Leslie Guevarra, -- Philadelphia, Oakland and six other U.S. cities will get free help this coming year from sustainable building and development experts who'll take a fresh look at the towns through a green lens. The consultations are being provided by the sustainability-focused nonprofit Global Green USA through funding from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.
January 3, 2012
Girard College recently premiered a documentary about the College's founder, statesman Stephen Girard. The film was commissioned by Girard College and underwritten by two Girard alumni.
January 2, 2012
Click this story to watch video excerpts from GPA's live, television interview with Bonnie Squires of Bonnie's Beat.
January 2, 2012
On December 12th, 2011, 55 illustrious GPA members gathered at the National Constitution Center to exchange ideas and continue developing Philadelphia's stature as a global city.
January 1, 2012
National Geographic Adventure Magazine once referred to Mr. Atkins as the "Houdini of fast escapes from international prisons.” Recently, the Travel4Health online community recognized Mr. Atkins' achievements in an article discussing the services and expertise he provides.
December 22, 2011