Sunday, February 17, 2008

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 2-17

Happy Hercules Day!

Hercules was President George Washington's celebrated chef, and he was Washington's slave. He escaped to freedom on Washington's last day in office. It seems appropriate that the day before Presidents' Day should be given over to remembrance of the millions of Americans who were born, lived, and died enslaved. Hercules, enslaved by our first President and perhaps given a face in this portrait by Gilbert Stuart, seems an appropriate symbol.

Washington brought Hercules and a handful of his other 315 slaves with him to the President's Mansion in Philadelphia. A recent archaeological dig uncovered evidence of Washington's slave quarters at the President's Mansion. I think Washington one of the greatest men who has ever lived, but his treatment of Hercules and other people he held enslaved deserves every bit of the scrutiny and criticism it provokes today.

Keep posterity in mind in your everyday activities. How will what you do today be remembered 200 years from now? What can you do today that will have lasting impact?
This is a very active week for networking in Philadelphia. Good networking!

Sunday, 17-Feb

MakePhilly -- Fab @ Home
3pm - University of the Arts (Industrial Design department)

Monday, 18-Feb

GVFHRA -- Transformational Leadership: Is Your Leadership Development Program Preparing 21st Century Leaders?
5:30pm - Sheraton-King of Prussia

Wayne Presbyterian Church -- Career Networking Program
7:30pm - Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne

Tuesday, 19-Feb

Center City Proprietors Association -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS
11:45am - Brasserie Perrier 1619 Walnut Street

BOMA Philadelphia -- BOMA International President Brenna Walraven
12pm - The Downtown Club, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Society (PHRPS) -- INNOVATION
4:30pm - Pyramid Club

Wednesday, 20-Feb

Center City Proprietor's Association -- 2008 REAL Small Business Economic Forecast
8am - Montgomery McCracken, Justice Roberts Room, 123 South Broad Street, 28th Floor

Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern New Jersey -- Alternative Financing
8am - RiverWinds Community Room

Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) -- GSA/Design Excellence
11:30am - Chart House, Philadelphia

Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia -- Origins of Obesity Talks with Rexford Ahima, MD Endocrinologist
5pm - Rainey Auditorium, Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street

Associated Builders and Contractors -- February Chapter Dinner
5pm - Sheraton Park Ridge

PAMPI -- Bosses' Night: "Great Baseball, Great Meetings and Measuring Success"
5pm - Citizens Bank Park

SHRM Career Management Forum -- Performance Reviews: What Works, What Doesn't
5:30pm - DBM, 1835 Market Street, Suite 1120

Party of One: a Survival Guide for the Independent Business Owner -- Spare Room Tycoon
6:30pm - Free Library of Philadelphia, Room 108

Womens Business Forum -- How Do I Choose? Let Me Count the Ways
7:30pm - James Lorah House, Doylestown

Thursday, 21-Feb

Bagels & Business, Cabrini College -- Business Technology Innovations That Will Change The Way You Work
7:30am - The Mansion, Cabrini College

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Philadelphia -- Getting Deals Done: Credit Market Impact on Deal Terms
7:30am - Philadelphia Country Club, 1601 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA

Career Potential -- Salary Negotiation: The Rules Of The Game
9am - Radnor Financial Center, 150 N. Radnor-Chester Road

Independence Business Alliance -- LGBT Business Brown Bag
12pm - William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- Starting and Running an Investment Firm
5pm - Racquet Club of Philadelphia

Philadelphia LinkedIn Live
5pm - Rock Bottom Brew Pub, King of Prussia

White Horse Pike Chamber of Commerce Connection
5:30pm - The Pufferbelly, Lindenwold, NJ

ASTD E-Learning SIG -- Anonymity in Online Education: Should You be Concerned?
6pm - Penn State Great Valley

Sustainable Business Network -- Building a Green Economy with Van Jones
6pm - Main Auditorium, Academy of Natural Sciences

PANMA -- February Educational Event: Video on the Web
6:30pm - Holiday Inn, 1305 Walnut Street

Friday, 22-Feb

GPSEG NJ Chapter -- Web 2.0: Using the Internet to Advance Your Business
8am - Doubletree Guest Suites, Mt. Laurel

La Salle Nonprofit Center -- Putting Theory into Practice: a Working Session on Public Speaking
8:30am - United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania

GPSEG CIO Roundtable Lehigh Valley -- Marketing Change and Transitions to Your Internal and External Audiences
11:30am - Lehigh Country Club

Saturday, 23-Feb

IMC-Philly -- Why Do Sales Fail To Close?
8am - ACE Conference Center

PACS -- Apple's Apple's New Leopard OS
8am - Upper Moreland Middle School

The Hacktory -- Microcontroller experiments for artists and makers
9am - Nonprofit Technology Resources (NTR)

Sunday, 24-Feb

White Horse Chamber of Commerce -- 1st Anniversary Celebration
3pm - LaMartinque Lanes

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