Networking Seminar

Below are the vendors for the 11th Annual Networking Seminar brought to you by “Yesterday’s Students, Today’s Leaders”. Please click on the company logo for more information.

Ardent Meeting and Event Management is a national full service meeting and event management company.  Ardent serves a variety of organizations including non-profits, private events, and for-profit corporations. The company also performs contract marketing, advertising, and planning services for unique venues.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse opened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2004. Since then, they have opened locations in Virginia, North Carolina, and Philadelphia. Chima offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience with over sixteen choices of meats, a salad bar, and a variety of wines and champagne from across the world.

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation was created in 2005 by the owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, Ed Snider. The organization serves youths in the greater Philadelphia area by providing them with the necessary tools to learn the game of hockey as well as, stressing the importance of academics and citizenship.


The Four Points by Sheraton is conveniently located near the Philadelphia International Airport and only a short drive from many of the city’s attractions and the sports complexes. The hotel contains all newly renovated suites, 3,600 sq. ft. of meeting space, a gym, bar area, and living room.

Global Spectrum provides management, marketing, operations, and event booking services for multiple entertainment facilities across the nation.  They are the subsidiary for Comcast-Spectacor, a Philadelphia based entertainment firm which oversees the Wachovia Center, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Comcast SportsNet.

The Conwell Inn is a delightful, boutique hotel, with many of the 22 individually designed guest rooms reflecting the Victorian era. The Conwell Inn is located on Temple University’s campus at Broad Street and Polett Walk. The Conwell Inn provides its guests with a 22 room luxury experience and amenities for those looking for a smoke-free, pet- friendly boutique hotel with the charm and feel of a European bed and breakfast.

The Holiday Inn Historic District is in the perfect location for any Philadelphia history buff.  The hotel is located in the heart of Old City and within walking distance of the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, and Independence Hall. This 7 floor, 364 room hotel is the perfect place to stay and soak up the rich history of Philadelphia.


The HUB was created by John New and Bill Decker as a professional meeting place for companies.  In addition, they also host parties, lunches, and a variety of other hospitality events. The HUB offers amenities such as digital projectors and screens, whiteboards, high-speed wireless internet, big screen televisions and much more.


The Liacouras Center, formerly the Apollo of Temple, was dedicated and renamed for former Temple University President Peter J. Liacouras on February 12, 2000.  The Liacouras Center, managed by Global Spectrum, can hold up to 10,200 attendees and plays host to athletic competitions, concerts, and dramatic presentations.


Temple University Athletics, under the direction of Bill Bradshaw, has developed and added numerous sports and recreation programs for its students, while still dedicated to having its athletes pursue success in and out of the classroom. Temple University was one of the first universities in the country to sponsor extracurricular activities for their students.


The Philadelphia Department of Recreation was named in 1952. The department offers a variety of services to citizens including youth programs, camps, teen centers, culture and arts programs, and programs for those with disabilities. On July 1, 2010 the department will combine with Fairmont Park to become the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Philadelphia Union was awarded the rights to be considered Major League Soccer’s 16th team on February 28, 2008. The team is named in conjunction with the 13 colonies, with Philadelphia being the first capital.  The Union is a new team to not only the area but also MLS, they began their first season of play on March 28, 2010.


Ride the Ducks is the nation’s largest amphibious tour operator and vehicle manufacturer. They host tours in locations such as San Francisco, Seattle, Stone Mountain Park, Newport, and Philadelphia. The company is owned by the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation which also owns, operates, or collaborates with over 20 properties in multiple states.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are the AAA affiliate team of the New York Yankees. They made PNC Bank Field in Moosic, PA their home in 2007. In 2009 they finished their season as runner-up in the International League Championship. Roger Clemens and Jason Giambi have both played in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


Sesame Place provides children and families with fun-filled days including rides, shows, and interaction with characters. The park has accommodations for visitors from all demographics and has numerous different packages for one or two day visits.


The Spirit of Philadelphia, an Entertainment Cruises Company, is a unique dining, entertainment and dancing experience at an affordable price that takes place on a cruise ship. Traveling along the Delaware River, they accommodate events such as birthdays, reunions, weddings, and a variety of theme cruises for groups as large as 500.

The Trenton Thunder is the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees. They relocated from Glen Falls, New York to the Mercer County Waterfront located along the Delaware waterfront in Trenton, New Jersey. The team holds the record as the first minor league team to have over 400,000 fans in attendance over twelve consecutive seasons.

The Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City brings visitors a world of pleasure and excitement. The casino/hotel contains five-star restaurants, entertainment, lounges, nightclubs and gaming.  They offer a variety of amenities to their guests and are at the top of their game when it comes to being an icon in the casino/hotel industry.

University of Pennsylvania Athletics is located at the Ivy League university in West Philadelphia. Penn’s athletic program hosts 16 different sports, many of them for both men and women.  Penn-Recreation provides students with fitness programs and sports at both the club and intramural level for men and women.

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