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Philadelphia is Selected as Host for 2016 Democratic National Convention

February 12, 2015
President Barack Obama accepts nomination for reelection, at 2012 Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC © 2015 Karen Rubin/

President Barack Obama accepts nomination for reelection, at 2012 Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC © 2015 Karen Rubin/

The Democratic National Committee announced the selection of Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, during which the party will nominate its presidential and vice presidential candidates.

The convention, scheduled for the week of July 25, 2016, will bring President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, frontrunners for the nomination, dozens of party luminaries and thousands of delegates, families, media and more to the city.

Philadelphia was selected from a field of five cities including finalists New York City and Columbus, Ohio. The field also included Birmingham, Ala., and Phoenix, Ariz.

This will mark the first major party convention Philadelphia has hosted since the Republican National Convention nominated George W. Bush here in 2000 and the first Democratic National Convention since Harry S. Truman was nominated here in 1948.



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St Maarten Hosts First-Ever ‘Women with Purpose Global Summit’ June 18-22

May 1, 2013

St. Maarten has been selected to host the first ever Women With Purpose Global Summit – Mind, Body & Soul taking place June 18-22, 2013.The invitation-only event will bring together multi-cultural, business-savvy women with a passion for professional growth and personal development for a five-day conference being held at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.

Summit attendees will include industry experts and 300 professional women from around the globe, including keynote speakers Soledad O’Brien, CNN news anchor, Carmen Wong Ulrich, financial contributor to CBS This Morning, and Iyanla Vanzant, OWN Network life coach, among others.

This unprecedented gathering will offer women direct personalized business-to-business meetings, pre-summit introductions, cutting-edge seminars, workshops, roundtable discussions, spa pampering in Anguilla and a day of high-end shopping on St. Barths.

Speakers include Dr. Michelle Garcia, associate dean at Johnson & Wales University; Dr. Winifred Scott, assistant professor at Dubai Zayed University; Patricia Harris, global diversity officer, McDonald’s Corporation; and Pamela Ravare Browne, chief operating officer of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting. Roundtable topics range from media and tourism to diversity, philanthropy and more.

The Women with Purpose Global Summit – Mind, Body & Soul is created and produced by Amethyst Entertainment. For more details on the Summit and the full program, visit, call 754-300-7594 or email

St. Maarten

St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. As “the culinary capital of the Caribbean,” St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine fusion for food lovers with more than 365 restaurants, one for each day of the year to satisfy the tastes of every palate and pocketbook.

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island’s 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to many historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island’s scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with a bustling city atmosphere, while 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless entertainment.

Accommodations are varied and include elegant private villas, family oriented resorts, quaint cottages and luxury spa resorts. Air service is available to Princess Juliana International Airport from numerous U.S. and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

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