ONE LIBERTY OBSERVATION DECK AND BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS TEAM UP TO ANNOUNCE NEW EVENT: BUILDING BIG AWARDS
Thanks to PhillyChitChat’s Mike Hirata for shooting this event while I was in Alaska. I love that Philly’s highest observation deck is not only a great place to see our magnificent skyline, and beautiful sunsets, but it’s become a premier event space as well.
On Wednesday, June 7th, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS (BBBS) Independence welcomed VIP guests from the Greater Philadelphia including many real estate agents to a private mixer event, hosted by One Liberty Observation Deck as a part of a year-long partnership with the organization. Registered guests of the special mixer learned details related to a new Big Brothers Big Sisters signature event appropriately titled the “Building Big Awards: Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives.”
Marcus Allen, CEO of BBBS Independence ( thanked the guests and told them of their impact on the programs.) with Ken Wellar, Managing Partner at Rittenhouse Realty Advisors.
Legendary, media personality Trudy Haynes who has never retired, but has re-invented herself with every technology change (I tell her every time I see her), and Jerome Roberts.
Seth Rappaport and Jeff Gillman
Spring has sprung, check out these lovelies in their flowing, flowery dresses
“We are excited to be hosting this very special event and we’re proud of the calendar of activities we have aligned over the year to come,” says Jennifer Hesser, Assistant General Manager of the observation deck, “Partnering with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region gives us the opportunity to use our towering platform to evoke and celebrate mass positive change throughout a booming city One Liberty proudly helped shape.”
World traveler, philanthropic Max Rotundo
Hala Al-Shawaf, Erica McLeod, and Erin Weidel
Maria DiPietro and Michael Adler
DiBruno Brothers always makes a good spread
Renna Van Oot and Aiyana Walker
Gordon St. John, president of Pentra and Greg Burton, VP Marketing & Communications
Chio in the morning.
Guests of the two hour private evening event learned about the award nomination process for individuals and businesses, and how to showcase their projects at the 2017 ‘Building Big Awards’ ceremony on October 12th. In addition, the event featured moving testimonials by BBBS alums Steve McLatchy, Peter Buckley, and Ken Wellar. Philadelphia’s favorite radio host Chio from Chio in the Morning was also in attendance to speak on past involvement in working with the organization and announced he’s hoping to return as a “Big” later this year.
Speaker Ken Wellar, discusses his involvement with the program
Ricardo Newell and Odelphus Harris
Kirsten Griffith, Martin Griffith, and Tyler.
Additional photos have been sent to Philly Style Magazine and Liberty City Press. So if you’re not here, you’re probably there.
Have an awesome day, and for a great view of the City check out the Liberty One Observation Deck (Philly From The Top is it’s nickname), it’s the only one in town now that Billy Penn is in scaffaldoing as well. Plus did you know that Philly From The Top is one of the official Welcome America Fireworks location for fireworks shot off at Penns Landing.