Kick off Summer with Where Magazine, Mitchell and Ness and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Center

Last week Where Magazine Kicked off summer with Mitchell and Ness and The
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society at the flagship store of Mitchell and Ness in Center City.

Where is a series of magazines for tourists, distributed at hotels, convention centers, regional malls and other tourist areas. Before I was PhillyChitChat, I was a fan of Where Magazine as it features monthly what’s happenings in the City. It’s in every hotel you visit across the country. You can also pick it up at the Visitor Center. It’s mighty useful.

Laura Burkhardt, Publisher of Where Philly, has helmed the magazine for nearly 10 years. She knows the ins and outs, the best places to eat, what show to see, and she throws helpful, networking hospitality parties. When I started my biz out she was kind enough to invite me to them to cover. I made a lot of great friends from these events. She took a year off, and returned to the magazine late last year. So many new and exciting things have happened since. They’ve moved their offices to 1845 Walnut Street, and they have a new team. 
The Where Team: Bev Arum, Laura Burkhardt, Jessica Lopez and Austin Lichtman
Periodically Where Magazine and it’s partners have networking events, thank you events and cocktail parties with the hospitality community to introduce them to new sights, happenings and services in the City which they might want to pass along to the guests that visit our City. Tonight they were showcasing all the wonderful parks, larger, small and pocket parks, that our city has to offer; many having been spruced up by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society.

 Nancy Goldenberg, PHS shows off a map that can be given to tourist to help them find these parks.

 The Mitchell & Nest Team: William Warren, Jr, Customer Service Supervisor at Mitchell and Ness Nostalgia Co., Adam Herstig, Marketing and Advertising

Damon V Briggs, Sr, Manager, Finance & Operations at Mitchell & Ness and Jonathan Yusler

 Gwen Baskerville and Leonard Clark, Holiday Inn Midtown
 Glen Papas, Hyatt Regency, Fran Nachman, Sonest and Christina Padmessa, Palomar
 Alex Coll and Kim Cox both from Cashman & Assocs. They represent Mitchell & Ness
 Jill Scarlett, Shops of Liberty Place Brenda Mendte and Laura Burkhardt
 Jade Barnes, Shops of Liberty Place and Stephanie Policastro, Communications Specialist at The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

 Potito’s Bakery is a South Philadelphia bakery that specializes in
serving the best cannolis, zeppolis, biscottis, and specialty cakes in
the tri-state area.

 Greta Greenberger, City Hall Tour Director, Christina Padmessa, Palomar, Al Lee, Independence Visitor Center

My Huyah and Jack Chen from Spice 28 catered the event, here flanking Karen Rodriquez, Where Magazine Charlotte

Matty Benigno from Potito’s Bakery (they’re going to create my bday cake for my ’80s prom in July. They’ve done great cakes for The Hamels Foundation and Jimmy Rollins – BaseBowl event) with Lisa Stafano, PHS