All proceeds of the luncheon benefit the Philadelphia chapters of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and the Jack P. Ferguson Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Scholarship via the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Foundation
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NETWORKING EVENT & PANEL DISCUSSION
CONNECT to valuable opportunities for diverse businesses
GET ACCESS to industry leaders bringing national conventions to Philadelphia
LEARN what you’ll need to know about contracting, exhibiting, and the RFP process
Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director of News and Community Affairs, Philadelphia region iHeart Media, was Mistress of Ceremonies at this year’s luncheon.
Cherri Gregg, Reporter, with KYW Newsradio 1060 lead a panel discussion with panelists from the National LGBT Bar Association, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
The panelists spoke about the national conventions they are bringing to Philadelphia.
“BRING IT HOME” AWARD
Presented to individuals that support PHLDiversity’s mission by working with the PHLCVB to bring
a multicultural convention to Philadelphia.
Honoree: Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent J. Hughes; Democratic Chairman of the Senate
MINORITY BUSINESS AWARD
Presented to a thriving minority business that is enhancing the hospitality and tourism community.
Honoree: The Philadelphia Tribune
NON-PROFIT BUSINESS AWARD
Presented to an individual or organization whose advocacy and community service resulted in a positive
impact on our multicultural community while embodying the principles of PHLDiversity.
WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS AWARD
Presented to a women-owned business that is enhancing the diversity of the local community and contributing to the visibility of women in the corporate world.
Honoree: Cashman & Associates