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Date: 12/4/2009
Title: 27 items (12-4-09) sponsored by 4TH ANNUAL WINTERFEST

Missed last week with the holiday so I have lots of thoughts to share including the official welcoming back the good folks at Philadelphia Sports Clubs.  They are continuing their sponsorship which is great.  You can now join for $20.10 initiation: http://www.mysportsclubs.com/deals/current/Join_for_2010_and_Rest_of_Year_FREE.htm?WT.ac=MAIN_Home_QL_03_Join_Now_for_2010

Philly now has a new piano bar that has been nicely crowded when I have been by:  http://www.jollyspianobar.com/
Saw my first basketball game at the Palestra. Delaware (my alma mater) beat Penn in double OT:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestra
Saw four Phish shows -2 in Philly and 2 at MSG.  MSG stops selling beer at intermission.

Is anyone heading to Miami for new years?

One of our local chefs won Iron Chef: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20091123_Garces_cooks_up_an__Iron_Chef__title.html
I had my first Eagles win of the season (1-2) against the Redskins.

Returned to Zee Bar for the first time in a long while.  They have two rooms with the smaller one (UFORIA) playing house/techno the night I was there. www.zeebar.com
A friend DJ Nigel Richards will be making an appearance at Zee Bar’s UFORIA  room on Saturday (12/5).

Although no skiing yet on the east coast, Whistler has gotten 18 feet already this season.  So, think about coming to Vail and Lake Placid.  Each trip has at least 30 people already signed up. www.PhillyTrips.com.  And if you think you have some midweek flexibility to get on to a mountain this winter, please let me know as I am always looking for people to travel with.

If you have flexibility in your Friday lunch hours, this is a great free weekly event: http://www.xpn.org/wxpn-concerts-events-calendar/free-at-noon
I have been able to get a few recent shows in (including today: Government Mule).
If you know of anyone looking for a sales job in the energy efficient lighting world, please send me their information as I know of an interesting opportunity.

And lastly, Mortgage rates are breaking records again: 15-year, 30-year fixed-rate loans at all-time lows.
You did not read that incorrectly.  That was the headline from an article I read yesterday.  Add that with the $8000 tax credit and many desperate sellers and there is a real buying opportunity.  Email me if you would like to discuss buying or selling a home….I would appreciate the realtor business of yours and your friends. - Mark

SPONSOR: McFaddens 4th Annual Winterfest

Saturday, December 5th, 2009 @ McFadden's Philly
View Event Details » http://mcfaddensphilly.ticketleap.com
McFaddens 4th Annual Winterfest on December 5th! Check out this winter wonderland event starting at 3pm with featured performances by Mr. Greengenes, Liquid A. and Lost in Paris. Philly's #1 Christmas party this year not too close to the holiday with light shows inside the giant tent by Gizzmo, Johnny Knockout Entertainment, real elves, REAL Santa and YES real snow! Receive half price admission dressed as Santa! $5 Red Bull and Vodka and $3 Coors Lights All Day. Toys For Tots toy drive from 4pm-6pm with representatives from the United States Marine Corps.

SPONSOR: McFaddens 4th Annual Winterfest


1) Naughty Bingo

Thurs, Dec 10, 6:30 - 10pm
Urban Saloon
What the heck is Naughty Bingo??  This is a new event which brings bingo playing to a new level!  In Naughty Bingo, we play traditional bingo but with some non-traditional enhancements.  Let’s just say that if you’re easily offended and don’t like to have fun, then Naughty Bingo is not for you!! There are some unique twists to the game that make it a little rowdy, a little raunchy, and a lot of fun!  Don’t be shy and prepare to scream, curse, and get a little wild!!  We guarantee some good, clean…ok, more like dirty…fun.  There will be many prizes given out all night long…and no, we’re not talking a Barnes and Noble gift card…these are of an, ummm, let’s say more “adult nature”.  Yes, some of them require batteries.  Think vibrating bunnies…
At each bingo event, there will be food and drink specials and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.  If you have a charity that is special to you, drop us a note and we’ll try to include it.


2)  The Philadelphia Winter Beer Festival at The Blockley

The Blockley
Philadelphia, PA
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Announcing the Philadelphia Winter Beer Festival at The Blockley - and you and your family & friends, and co-workers are all invited! Enjoy winter brews from multiple area Breweries. Limited VIP (with 2-hour early entry) and General Admission tickets are available - do not wait to buy them as they are sure to sell out in advance. Click below for ALL THE DETAILS - SEE YOU THERE!

Cost: $20 Gen Adm, $30 VIP



A) Philly has new city logo: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20091201_Philadelphia_unveils_a_new_logo.html

4) Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) presents “Business Etiquette 101”

Tuesday, December 8
5:30- 8 p.m.
PECO Energy Hall
2301 Market Street

Open to all Philadelphia area college students and recent graduates Fee/attendee: $10.00
You only have one chance to make a great first impression and you have a very short time to do so. What are the criteria that all people judge you on during those few seconds? In this tough job market, proper business etiquette and knowing how to make a great first impression is key in giving you that extra edge that will make you stand out.
PPRA invites local college students majoring in Communications, Marketing and related fields, as well as recent graduates to this special seminar that will feature a presentation by renowned etiquette consultant Gail Madison, an interactive session for students to test their business etiquette skills, plus a networking opportunity with PR professionals. Visit www.PPRA.net to register today.


5)  Temple vs. Penn State

SATURDAY at 4 p.m. Liacouras Center. The Owls(5-2) take on interstate rival Penn State (5-2), last season's NIT champion.



Please join us for ART TALK at Ristorante Panorama Monday, December 7 from 6-8
The evening includes art on display from Inliquid
Complimentary Root tastings and hors d'oeuvres
Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will speak about the Philagrafika project
There is no charge to attend this event
Ristorante Panorama is located at 14 North Front Street in Old City
RSVP to events@glosspr.com


7) JOB: CRM Reporting Analyst

Location:  Conshohocken, PA
Seeking a CRM Reporting Analyst who will be responsible for maximizing sales and marketing effectiveness. Responsibilities include: creating and delivering accurate and timely business intelligence, analysis and reporting of sales activity and performance. Develop standard reports that provide Producers, Marketers and Management with consumer specific statistics required to track performance against objectives; provide ongoing and ad hoc analysis and translation of data to support direct-to-customer, CRM and direct marketing strategic vision and program development/evaluation and evolution; and apply various data modeling techniques to mine the CMDB in identifying trends and data outliers that suggest new marketing opportunities and provide interpretations of data as required.
A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in a business-related or technology-related field. The Analyst must have experience creating custom reports and analysis from data warehouse environments to meet cross functional business requirements. Strong analytical, analysis, and data interpretation in support of direct / relationship marketing strategy development, programs implementation, and back-end analysis skills are required. Candidates must have CRM software experience (Siebel, Salesforce.com, etc.). Candidates must also have experience with Business Intelligence software, such as Business Objects, Crystal Reports or Cognos. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high growth company that comes with a top of the line benefits and friendly company culture.  Please email resume to sbrumbley@kforce.com for consideration.



After last years tremendous success, it's time to spin that dreidel again. This year, O.N.E. has graciously agreed to donate a portion of the sales to our selected charities (Alex's Lemonade Stand for pediatric cancer and CCFA for Crohn's and Colitis) and of course, as always, 100% of the door will be going to these charities. Join us for one of the best party nights of the year! Spin that Dreidel and see where it lands; it could be your lucky night....

Club O.N.E., a former Rittenhouse mansion, will be transformed into a Xmas Eve party haven!! For those who have never been to O.N.E., the club features four different floors to party on, and for this special event, each floor will have a different theme and atmosphere.

First floor - Enjoy the bar and pool room and meet your friends as they come inside.
Second floor - Comfy couches and a small bar will make this the chill room where you can relax, talk to friends, and make new ones.
Third floor - The most popular room in the place with a huge bar, DJ, and dance floor!! Shake your gelt maker!!
Fourth floor - VIP (bottle service and much more)

O.N.E. is generously donating a portion of the bar tab to Alex's Lemonade stand. So, the more you drink, the more you donate. Think about it...  drinking will help find a cure for pediatric cancer. Fill up your cup (mazel tov) and help us find a cure.  L'Chaim!
Get your tickets early to secure the special price of only $10. The cost will be $20 at the door, and we encourage additional donations. 
For more information, please email Larry at spinthedreidelparty@gmail.com or visit www.phillyjewcrew.com



Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) will produce not one but two fireworks shows this New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2009.  In addition to the traditional show at Midnight, there will now be an earlier show at 6:00 PM now promising twice the fireworks, twice the fun!  Both shows will be choreographed to unique soundtracks and launched from barges in the middle of the Delaware River with clear views from both Philadelphia and Camden. 



A) One bedroom to rent in the heart of Northern Liberties (2BR/1 bath). Prime location right across from the Piazza (www.atthepiazza.com) in a safe neighborhood within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops, bars, and parks. Easy access to public transportation. The house is modern with hardwood floors, full washer and dryer, newly redone living room and bathroom, and a patio with a grill. Plenty of street parking is available. Seeking a non-smoker young professional looking to move ASAP for a minimum of 6 months, we can go monthly after that if need be. $700. email mirker@gmail.com if you're interested!"

Spacious & sunny loft style apartment in Fairmount area.  Soaring ceilings over 13 feet high, with oversized windows & an amazing view of the city. Nice updated bathroom. Large new kitchen with island, d/w, g/d, plenty of cabinet space. Central air & heat.  On-site laundry & basement storage. Doorman building & secured entry system.  Close to center city, 676, 76, I-95, subway and bus lines. Free on street parking.  Small pets welcome!  Please call Lori at 215-205-0332 or email lafly1b@gmail.com

C) 19th & Chestnut. 3rd Floor walk-up. 2 bedrooms. High ceilings w/ > exposed beams and exposed brick..... Open kitchen. Great space. > $1250 rent -- you can't find a 2 bedroom in center city this cheap! email meghank823@aol.com for more details.
D) Ardmore: One bedroom apartment on the third floor in a charming converted house. Off street parking, walking distance to transportation.
$750/mo plus utilities.  Water and trash fee included. Available 12/1. For more details please call 610-896-8735.


How to Push Past Those Last Few Miles: http://www.active.com/running/Articles/How-To-Push-Past-Those-Last-Few-Miles.htm?act=EMC-Active&Vehicle=Insider&Date=11_18_09&Edition=1&Sections=Articles&Creative=Push_Past_Those_Last_Few_Miles&TextName=Push_Past_Those_Last_Few_Miles&ArtText=Txt&Placement=2&Dy=Wed&lyrisid=20268190&dart=

Give Your Immune System a Boost: http://www.active.com/nutrition/Articles/Boost-Your-Immune-System.htm?act=EMC-Active&Vehicle=Insider&Date=11_18_09&Edition=1&Sections=Articles&Creative=Give_Your_Immune_System_a_Boost&TextName=Give_Your_Immune_System_a_Boost&ArtText=Txt&Placement=3&Dy=Wed&lyrisid=20268190&dart=

SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUBS (http://www.mysportsclubs.com)

11) Blue Cross RiverRink Opens


12) SEPTA unveils new website

SEPTA has launched a newly designed Web site — www.SEPTA.org — featuring a cleaner look and some new functions. The site allows commuters the choice of using SEPTA’s trip planner or another that links to a version based on Google maps. The site will add a feature allowing commuters to punch in a Regional Rail destination and receive the next four trains departing from their desired train station.  Source: Daily Times; 11/20/09


If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com   you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in  Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.


14) Free business networking happy hour

12/15/09, Tuesday
Our networking group is having a a VIP happy hour party!! With that party we will receive $2.75 drafts, 50 wings, 3 pizzas, and chips & dip.  Our happy hour runs from 5-7. They have over 37 drafts- from domestic, to imports, to specialty beer Everyone will have something to choose from!

Fox & Hound Pub & Grille, 1501 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102



New Years Eve in Philadelphia 2009
Two Amazing Parties. Two Unique Venues. One EXCITING Decision to Make...
Thursday, December 31, 2009
The Glitter City Gala at the National Constitution Center

12Midnight at the Crystal Tea Room
Where Will YOU Be When the Clock Strikes Twelve?™
For the last SEVEN years, NYEphilly.com has brought the Philadelphia area the biggest, best, and most fun ways to ring in the new year; and this year will be no exception. No need to go to NYC for a great time, we have made the parties even bigger and better than ever with multiple DJs, bands, bars & bartenders everywhere, specialty bars, your favorite liquor brands, and so much more we cannot even write it all here. All the details are on our website. PLUS, we are adding even more soon! Over 1,200 tickets ALREADY sold. Get your tickets - we will see you there!
View Event Details » http://www.NYEphilly.com


16) Holiday Open House at The Chaddford Winery

The Chaddsford Winery is holding their Holiday Open House event on December 5 and 6 as well as the 12 and 13 from noon - 6 pm. Taste the finest selections of seasonal wines that will help you ring in this holiday season with some spirit. Featuring live carolers to entertain you with holiday songs, hot mulled wines and sweets and of course, wine tastings, the Holiday Open House at the Chaddsford Winery is the perfect way to enjoy the warmth of this Holiday season. Also check out the Chaddsford Winery's new 2009 gift selection and pick up some amazing goodies for your friends and family. With all this to offer, the Holiday Open House is a great excuse to have fun while you get some of that shopping out of the way. December 5 and 6 will also feature a guest book signing by Roger Morris for his new book, "The Brandywine Book of Food." Visit - OpenHouse for more information regarding this wonderful Holiday event!



The Mother-of-All Holiday Bar Crawls continues....

When: THIS Saturday, December 5
Where: Center City (East of Broad)
4 - 5pm:  Las Vegas Lounge 704 Chestnut St. ($2.50 miller high life bottles; $4.50 blue moon draft; $3.50 miller liter 20 oz draft)
5 - 6pm:  Coco's 8th & Sansom ($3 20 oz miller lite drafts; $3.50 corona bottles)
6 - 8pm:  Smokin Betty's 11th & Sansom ($3 miller lite and lionshead bottles; $2 lager; $3 kenzinger)
8 - 9pm:  Finn McCools 12th & Sansom ($2.50 miller lite pints; $4.50 Harp Pints)
9 - 10pm: Irish Pub 1123 Walnut St. ($3 well drinks; $2.50 miller lite draft; $2 all other domestic drafts)
10pm - ?? McGillins 13th & Juniper ($5 pitchers of PBR or Bud Lite)



PYNL’s 8th Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Networking Happy Hour on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00pm.

Event: PYNL’s 8th Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Networking Happy Hour
What: Benefit
Start Time: Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00pm End Time: Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00pm
Where: Fado
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=197748834531&mid=1677a8aG2b9613eeG423a161G7


19) Hibachi Holiday Dance Party

Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse Penn's Landing - 325 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19106  view map
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009  6:30 PM
Ring in the Holidays at the beautiful newly renovated Hibachi Grill on Penn's Landing! Enjoy cocktails and appetizers as you mix, mingle and dance to your favorite dance tunes live and tracks provided ...
Click Here to Purchase Advance Tickets: http://www.upcomingevents.com/events/philadelphia/hibachi-japanese-steakhouse-penns-landing/hibachi-holiday-dance-party-3300.asp?from=3300MainEventLink112409


20) Young Professionals in Marketing Networking Happy Hour

Thursday, December 10 at 6:00pm.

Event: Young Professionals in Marketing Networking Happy Hour
What: Mixer
Where: American Pub Center Square
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=184119754929&mid=181d3bcG2b9613eeG45de80bG7


21) Great Lakes Brewing Co. Brew & Chew at Cavanaugh's

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse - 1823 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 
Thursday, Dec 10, 2009  8:00 PM

'Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse will be Hosting the Great Lakes Brewing Co. & Chew' Thursday December 10th from 8-10. It is a 2 hour Great Lakes Brewing Co. Open Bar where we pair Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s 'Dortmunder Gold', 'Conway's Irish Ale', 'Eliot Ness' and 'Eddie Fitzgerald', with four different tapas style appetizers. Each one of these Pairings is offered throughout the 2 hour Event with the Brewer Himself Talking about all of the Beers and food Pairings. Tickets are only $15 if you sign up through Upcomingevents.com to be paid at the door.'



Mad River Philly


23) Risque's Calendar Release VIP Open Bar



24) 11th Annual Holiday Happy Hour/Toys for Tots

Friday, December 11 at 6:00pm TO 10:30pm
Where: Urban Saloon (main bar)
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=183498093390&mid=173b881G2b9613eeG43e4ca0G7


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