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Get to Know: Bucks County

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Population: 625,000-plus

Location: Being near multiple cities is a luxury not every city has, but if you visit Bucks County, the options are endless. Located only 25 miles from Philadelphia, Bucks County is also 75 miles from New York City and 125 miles from Baltimore. The Delaware River runs along the eastern and some southern parts of the county.

Playing Tourist

Do you ever play tourist in your own hometown? I lived in New York City for a decade and never visited the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building until I actually moved away. It’s funny how in between all of the duties of regular life you never stop and smell the proverbial roses in your own backyard. I decided I needed to change that a few years ago and now play tourist all the time. It’s really fun to act like you don’t know anything about a place when you talk to taxi drivers and bellmen at the hotel…you never know what you might learn!

 

PHL Life Sciences Honors Ultimate Solution Award Recipients

PHL Life Sciences, a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, presented their Ultimate Solution Award to the American Association for Cancer Researchand its CEO Margaret Foti, Ph.D., MD (hc). Presented annually, the Ultimate Solution Award is given to individuals and organizations that have raised Philadelphia’s profile as a meeting destination for the life sciences. The program was held on Sept. 14 at the National Constitution Center.

Register Now for Best of PA!

Our first annual Best of PA Readers’ Choice awards event is rapidly approaching!

This fun and inspiring industry event is our first chance to celebrate the winners in almost every category in the meetings and events industry. Best hotel? Best meeting planning company? Best caterer? Yup, we have those winners and so many more. It’s a great way to network and enjoy a fantastic view…did I mention it’s at Top of the Tower?

Visit Philadelphia Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Visit Philadelphia, which began as a three-year experiment to increase tourism to the area, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. During the two decades of its existence, the CVB has  succeeded in drawing large numbers of people to the area, with 41 million people visiting in 2015—a 54 percent increase from 1997.

Event Snapshots: Global Pharmaceutical & Medical Meetings Summit

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The fourth annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit was held in Philadelphia on Feb. 10-12 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The conference was attended by meeting planners and vendors who specialize in meetings for the medical and pharmaceutical community. Summit attendees networked and attended educational sessions targeted at this specific industry. 

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