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Telling Philly’s story with PHL Partners

PHL Partners

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has launched PHL Partners, an open-source messaging and imaging platform that provides “all the tools you need to tell Philadelphia’s story to everyone with whom you do business.”

PHL Partners provides photos, stats and more to tell Philly’s story through a series of narratives, such as “Creative Spirit” and “Innovation + Education.”

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The PCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has departments dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets. Find out more about them at

Oh Yeah! America’s First Pizza Museum

Pizza MuseumBrian Dwyer holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia; he has a caricature of himself, eating pizza, tattooed on his back with the phrase “Totally saucesome!”; and he is the driving force behind Pizza Brain, which he describes as the nation’s first pizza museum.

“We thought it was a funny idea, and we started doing some research,” Dwyer said. “And when we discovered that nowhere on earth was there a physical place, a monument built to pizza, we said, ‘This is going to be huge.'”

Pizza Brain opened on September 7 in Fishtown. Read all about it in this story from CBS News:


If you go …

2313-2311 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia
Open Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight.

Spotlight: G-ram Films

G-ram Films

Founded under the creative vision of Graham Nolte in 2007, G-ram Films is a West Chester-based film production company headed by the leadership of writer/director Graham Nolte and producer Tommy Stackhouse. From the company’s early days of “Jackass” type stunts to a more modern indulgence of both situational and satirical comedy, G-ram Films is building a cult fan base.

Read their story at

Thanks to the Greater Philadelphia Film Office for this story. Find out more about GPFO at


Responsive Web Design

The majority of web viewing today is done from mobile devices, not desktops. Is your website ready? Bill Haley explains how Responsive Web Design can make your website look good on any device — even those that haven’t been invented yet.

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Bill Haley is President, Interactive of Allied Pixel, an integrated media production firm in the Philadelphia area. Find out more about Allied Pixel at

Meet IndyHall

Independents Hall (or IndyHall to those who work there) is a coworking space and community in Philadelphia. Its inhabitants are designers, developers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, small business owners, telecommuters, marketers, videographers, game developers, and more. What do they have in common?  “We all know that we’re happier and more productive together than alone.”

IndyHall is located near, as you may have guessed, Independence Hall – at 20 North 3rd Street. Space is available on a fulltime or part time basis.

Find out more at

Thanks to Ben Leuner for allowing us to use his great photo. Check out his work at

Colorlab – Preserving Film in a Digital World

Ever since Russ Suniewick and co-founder Ernest Aschenbach of Colorlab Corp. opened their doors for business in 1972, Colorlab has been dedicated to providing highly professional and knowledgeable film laboratory services to filmmakers, students, museums, and archives.  While we offer all the same services found in a traditional motion picture film laboratory such as processing and telecine transfers, Colorlab is increasingly specializing in moving image preservation.

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