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Join Steve Wildeman and the Advanced Staging team at their Barbecue to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand. See more information below.
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Thank you to Nick Lanzi, Direct Choice for hosting the Roundtable on Tuesday and thanks to all the wonderful BCA members that spent the afternoon with us. Personal obstacles and fears…..seems like we all got ‘em! Here are takeaways from Read the rest of this entry »
Congrats to CertaPro Painters of the Main Line for a successful Run for Our Troops 5k held on Saturday. This year’s 5k was to support Army Corp, Kevin McCloskey. He will be benefiting from the money raised through Homes for our Troops.
Chris Drucquer and Andrea Fanfera, thanks for all the work you put into this event, it was truly amazing! Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to our good friends, Brian Mann and Gene Grimaldi of The OMNIA Group Architects! OMNIA Group Architects WINS the Home Builders Association (HBA) 2016 Synergy Award for Best Architectural House Plans. Read the rest of this entry »
Thanks to Keith Baldwin and Spikes Trophies for hosting a great Roundtable yesterday. Spikes was a terrific host and even left us with some customized gifts!
BCA is excited to announce the June 10th Hospitality Breakfast guest speaker, Founder of Room to Read, John Wood. John Wood is the founder and board cochair of Room to Read, an organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. At age 35, Wood left an executive career track at Microsoft to form Room to Read. The business acumen honed there, combined with his passion to change the world, makes Wood a unique and inspiring speaker with universal appeal.
Wood’s award-winning memoir, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children, tells how he raised over $200 million from a “standing start” to develop one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in history. The book was described by Publishers’ Weekly in a starred review as “an infectiously inspiring read.” Translated into 20 languages, it is popular with entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and educators alike, and was selected by Amazon.com as one of the Top Ten Business Narratives of 2006 and voted a Top Ten Nonfiction title of 2006 by Hudson Booksellers. The book was also featured during Wood’s appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the resulting “Oprahs Book Drive” with Room to Read raised over $3 million from viewers.
Wood’s latest book is entitled Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy. This sequel tells the story of how the organization has successfully tackled next steps–including “scaling beyond my wildest dreams” while maintaining integrity and raising money in a collapsing economy. Kirkus Reviews calls it “an absorbing personal account of a remarkable achievement.”
Today, Wood focuses full-time on long-term strategy, capital acquisition, public speaking, and media opportunities for the organization. Wood also teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and New York Universitys Stern School of Business and serves on the Advisory Board of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Thank you to all the Amazing BCA Members who came out to support BCA and Joleen Jaworski, as well as Jim Antes of Greater Media Philadelphia! We’re so #BCAProud that Joleen and Jim were honored by the Legacy Foundation for all the great work they do in the Philadelphia community.
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We’re so glad to have such amazing partners for the 7th Annual Gibbons March Madness event. Alan Gries and our friends at Gibbons P.C. have hosted March Madness for 7 years now, and it continues to get better and better. Gibbons March Madness is one of the most sought after tickets in town. With all of the wonderful BCA members and such great hosts we know why!
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Friday, September 27, 2013- Union League, Philadelphia, PA
What an tremendous morning! It was a captivated audience at the Union League for the September BCA Hospitality Breakfast. We can’t thank Chef Jeff enough for sharing his incredible story with us this morning. Going from running a drug business, to prison, to executive Chef at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, to his own television show and finding true success…Chef Jeff reminded us