Millions of fans know Rob Riggle, 47, from his work on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and from his contributions to the “Fox NFL Sunday” pregame show. Fewer are aware of Riggle’s 23 years in the Marines and Marine Corps Reserve, from which he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2013. He visited the Center on Dec. 8.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center will install new marquee signage along the facility’s Broad Street entrance to prominently brand the 2 million square-foot facility, which attracts more than 1 million annual convention and show attendees.
The Urban Affairs Coalition Networking Breakfast event celebrated its 48th Anniversary at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and recognized the 2017 Urban Affairs Coalition Award honorees.
The Philly Bike Expo attracted a record number of exhibitors and attendees, organizers said, and the show's first attempt at trade-only hours attracted about 150 registered industry members, including retailers and suppliers. The show sold 4,213 tickets and featured 177 booths, including many custom frame builders, along with cycling organizations.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle what he described as an organization that “threatens the lives and well-being of each and every family and each and every neighborhood [it] infests.”
A major conference underway in Philadelphia is designed to foster diversity in the workplace. About 4,000 people are taking part in the Out and Equal summit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes spoke on stage during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
ReedPOP is launching a new annual convention in Philadelphia named Keystone Comic Con. Scheduled to debut September 14 - 16, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Keystone Comic Con is described as similiar to ReedPOP's New York Comic Con, C2E2, and Emerald City Comic Con, but with "a local twist" for Pennsylvania.
Ryan Boyer, a member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, was among the most influential Philadelphians honored by The Philadelphia Tribune on Sept. 14.
The NFL draft was a tourism boon for Philadelphia, exceeding expectations and delivering nearly $95 million in economic impact to the city.