Philadelphia

Event: Celebrate Philly Made 10/11/12 – The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia



and Michael Araten, CEO of K’NEX,
‘Celebrate Philly Made’
-Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.-

Philadelphia, PA  – On Thursday, October 11,
6:00p.m.-9:00p.m., the Sustainable Business Network of Greater
Philadelphia (SBN) will ‘Celebrate Philly Made’ – an event recognizing
the success of local entrepreneurs and business leaders, and their
contributions to not just the Philadelphia region, but the world
economy.

Held atop of one of
Philadelphia’s premiere luxury green properties, 777 South Broad, SBN
will celebrate Philadelphia born-businesses with honored guest Michael
Araten, President & CEO of K’NEX, the world’s most innovative toy
construction company, founded in 1992 in Hatfield, PA. K’NEX was
established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading
integrated construction systems for children. K’NEX
construction sets inspire creativity, build self-confidence and
encourage interaction among children and parents. The company proudly
manufactures 90% of pieces used in K’NEX Building Sets, right here in
Pennsylvania. ‘Celebrate Philly Made’ guests will hear from
Araten about the company’s many successes and its return to its
Philadelphia roots.

The event includes complimentary cocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by visiting www.sbnphiladelphia.org. Funds raised from the evening will support SBN’s mission to build a just, green and thriving local economy.

Event Details
What: ‘Celebrate Philly Made’, recognizing the success of local entrepreneurs and business leaders
Who: The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia; Michael Araten, President & CEO of K’NEX
When: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
Where: 777 South Broad, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Cost: $75; www.sbnphiladelphia.org

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About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
The
mission of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is to build a green
and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region.  For the
Greater Philadelphia region, SBN seeks to be an effective resource for
dynamic, independent, locally-owned businesses that are committed to
improving their environmental and social impacts as well as their
profitability.  The organization is a leader in the creation and
integration of entrepreneurial and sustainable business practices,
establishing new models for business operations that value people,
planet and prosperity for all, leading by example. SBN embraces the
vision of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, the
international coalition of sustainable business networks: “Within a
generation, we envision a global system of human-scale, interconnected
local economies that functions in harmony with local ecosystems, meets
the basic needs of all people, supports just and democratic societies,
and fosters joyful community life.” To learn more, visit www.sbnphiladelphia.org.