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Photos: J&J Snack Foods 50th Anniversary

Pennsauken, NJ-based J&J Snack Foods Corp. is celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a yearlong commemoration that recognizes both its employees and customers. On October 22, J&J Snack Foods hosted a gala celebration at Vie on North Broad Street to recognize the milestone. Employees, their spouses, friends and family joined Gerry Shreiber for a night of food, fun, dancing and recognition.

Yes you know them, they make our favorite snacks including Super Pretzel and the ICEE. (PS I will travel for an Icee in the summer, where you at?)

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Founded in 1971 by Gerald “Gerry” B. Shreiber, J&J Snack Foods began with the $72,100 purchase of an ailing pretzel company of eight employees at a court auction. Fast-forward 50 years, and the company has evolved into a billion-dollar publicly traded company and industry leader in snack foods with over 4,200 employees, 16 manufacturing locations across the country, and products throughout foodservice and retail channels nationwide. J&J Snack Foods’ iconic brands, including SUPERPRETZEL, ICEE and LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice, have been there for millions of moments of fun and togetherness. From family gatherings and birthdays to baseball games, cinemas and amusement parks, J&J Snack Foods brands have served up smiles, joy, and fun across the country for five decades.

J&J Snack Foods honored founder Gerry Shreiber’s legacy and announced they were launching a series of employee appreciation events across the country, including visits from the company’s branded ‘snack mobile.’ The company will also participate in the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony in New York early next year. Consumers and employees alike can expect more fun throughout the year and are encouraged to visit @jjsnackfoods on Instagram for exciting updates.


From The Vault: Four Seasons Celebrates 30 Years

Over the weekend I mentioned that I would be publishing parties previously published in print in Philly Mag which were never online, or listed in a file on my computer I call “Still to Blog.” PhillyChitChat as you know is a for hired party photographer and I create columns for the media. Once in while I have time and I will cover a non-client and I may or may not place the photos in the media, but most likely I’d place them on PhillyChitChat. In really busy times I would place them in a file called “Still To Blog”, and they never get posted. Through out the summer I’ll be posting these photos as well with tidbits and throw back photos of Philly folks.

The Four Seasons Hotel’s 30th Anniversary Party was celebrated at their former flagship location on 9/26/13. (It’s now The Logan Hotel):
The press release:
The Four Seasons Hotel is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an ’80s-themed party in the courtyard . Enjoy food, wine, beer, including an exclusive Dock Street Brewing Company brew and a DJ spinning the hottest ’80s songs.

When: Thursday, September 26, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Logan Square
Cost: Tickets are $50 for VIP tickets (three hours of access to the party) and $35 for general admission (one-and-a-half hours of access to the party).

The guest list was chock full of folks in the hospitality field. I remember it was a fun evening, and I loved the 80s theme as I had just celebrated my birthday a few months earlier with an 80s prom theme party. I’ll have those photos next Thursday on the 7th anniversary of my party.

This was a super affordable, fun party, one of which I imagine will be coming back in the new normal.

Speaking of the Four Seasons, welcome back to the new Four Seasons at Comcast Center. Last week they broke the news on their Instagram. Now I realize with the new Instagram it doesn’t always show the photo anymore so you need to click the link to see the photos. Here’s a little of what they wrote.

After months of spreading love from afar, we are thrilled to announce that we will be re-opening our doors on Monday, July 27, 2020. Philly, it’s time to say goodbye to the heart in the sky and hello to our staff and guest’s hearts within ❤️ 📸: @elevated.angles

Pixs: WeWork Celebrates Their 1st Anniversary on Walnut Street

WeWork Walnut Street celebrated their One Year Anniversary of their coworking-space in the glass-sheathed building 15th and Walnut Streets above the space occupied by the Cheesecake Factory.

WeWork started in 2010, “we wanted to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces. We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, ‘me’, but where you become part of a greater ‘we’. A place where we’re redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst. “DSC_0376 (Custom)
Guests headed to the roof deck to enjoy the festivities. WeWork
Guests included many of the workers who call WeWork their office, as well as their friends. DSC_0438 (Custom)including man’s best friend.

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There are 4 WeWork’s located in Philly
15th & Walnut, 1900 Market St,  1601 Market, and WeWork NoLibsWeWork DSC_0546 (Custom) DSC_0568 (Custom)

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WeWorkEach floor provides pens, scratch paper, printers, shredders, and a paper cutter.

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There’s a free beer tap and fruit water at WeWork

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This is my favorite spot to work, wearing SPF 50 of course
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Happy Birthday WeWork
Check out these photos of the space from Office Lovin

Thanks to PhillyChitChat’s Kat Stull for shooting this event.