Philadelphia

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, PC and HUB International Annual March Madness Party

MARCH MADNESS

Was a Slam Dunk for Philabundance The Nine Hour Business Networking Party
Where Guests watched the One-And-Done Tournament was hosted by Philadelphia based-law firm Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, PC and HUB InternationalWhile many of you were sneaking peaks at the kick-off games of the NCAA on your work computers, I was hired to cover the largest NCAA March Madness party in this city. About 1000 friends, colleagues, clients, family and politicians gathered at the Top of the Tower in the Bell Atlantic Building, on the 51st Floor for one gigantic party, with food, spirits and at least 5 gigantic TV’s to watch the game on. (And this was their 8th Annual March Madness Party. The best kept unique watching experience in the City.)
Alan Cosnoff of Philabundance, Gary DeVito, Zarwin, Stacey Kracher, Robb Lanham Chief Sales Officer at Hub International, Mitchell Kaplan, Zarwin
Nancy Landy, Nicole Raco and Eunice Lee checked in the guests many of who were made up of colleagues, friends, clients and politicians.

DA Seth Williams and Partner at Zarwin Mitchell Kaplan
Gregory Kelleher, Philabundence and Mike Keba, Giant Food Stores

Food and spirits were served all day long and it was delicious.

One of the sponsors for the event included US Legal Support
Jeff Mayerson, Director of Sales, Northeast at U.S. Legal Support, Inc. and attorney Erin Elmore
State Rep candidate Gregg Kravitz who is running in the 182nd district, Hal Hershgordon, and Sharif Street, who is running for State Representative in the 190th District

Andrew Laver and Anne Nikolaus

Maureen Burling, Ronald Burling and Mike Quick. Maureen was a huge fan of Mike Quick, and was so excited to meet him. Her boys are going to be so envious she said.

I’m outta the running, I picked Villanova to win it all. I thought it was there year.
Guests were asked to bring canned goods or a donation to be collected by Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley.
Alan Kurtz, AK Consulting & running for Sheriff in Philadelphia County hands Alan Casnoff, Philabundence a personal donation.
David Oh and John Katrina, Katrina Consulting

Barry Sable, Kelly Alexander and Jenine Neff

The Cigar Room was most popular with men with a smattering of women who partook

The Cigar Room was sponsored by US legal Support, which supplied the cigars too.
Erin Elmore offers Howard Silverman a stogy.
Cigar Room
The silent auction and donations collected raised more than $6,750 for the regional charity and more than 1,200 pounds of canned and boxed goods were collected at the March 18th event.
Philabundance provides a full plate of services to close to 500 member agencies in 10 counties, who serve approximately 900,000 low income residents. Philabundance provides food to approximately 65,000 people per week, at an aggregate cost of less than 30 cents permeal. In 2009, Philabundance, distributed 17 million pounds of food in the Delaware Valley.

Les Hassett, Lou Lombardi, Chris Scarafile, Bill Finnegan, Gary Williams, Mike Fitzpatrick and Brian Sherlock
Dan Gross – Philly Daily News Columnist and Bill Ross, Newspaper Guild.

Jill Fisher Esq., Marc Neff – Law Offices of Marc Neff, and Michelle Neff
Stephanie and Brendan Smith. Brenden tells me that Smith’s won the Olympic Barstool Competition, Swift Tap won and New Wave won the Bronze. Together all five competing bars raised $2500 for the Police Athletic League. He runs one of my fav eateries – smiths restaurant
Paul Smith and Candice Woods. Paul used to work at my law firm Kohn, Swift & Graf and has gone out on his own to start a copy, print and everything office. Look for Zarwin attorney Patricia Holden to speak at the National Business Institute seminar about ‘Key Issues and Case Law Update’ on April 29 in Philadelphia. Details available at http://www.nbi-sems.com/ Amber Goins, Stacey Kracher and her twin Anne Nikolaus
Former Philadelphia Eagles, and current WYSP Philadelphia Eagles Commentator Mike Quick, With Norman Zarwin, Hon Roxanne Covington, and Shelton Mercer. Shelton tells me that this Saturday 3/27/10 he is involved in a charity organization “Philly Feeds Haiti”
It was a fun time, and many folks were checking off win on their brackets, until the next day, damn you Villanova. Thanks for having me, the views were fantastic, and it was cool to see such an interesting, one of a kind event in Philadelphia. Who wouldn’t want to do know or do business with these folks and secure an exclusive invite to this party in 2011???