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May 2013



So many great people born in May. Last week we covered the Stacey Kracher, Charlie Pasquale and Kory Aversa birthday’s. This Week..

VASILIKI TSIOURIS, co-owner Opa restaurant – baday 5/30 (l) SHEENA PARVEEN, NBC10 Meteorologist – bday 5/29 (c) and CHRISTIE HONIGMAN, The Honigman Group pr/publicist – bday 5/29 (r) Also in shot is Marisa Magnatta, WMMR, Stacey Kracher, Zarwin Baum and moi. We were all at the new restaurant Pennsylvania 6 for a little Christie Celebration on Wednesday.

 Laura Coates (the funniest chick in Philly), Christie Honigman, Marilyn Kellmer, owner of sunmyst (where I went to get my teeth whitened) and Jamie Reibenbach
 Jillian Mele, Sheena Parveen and Vasiliki Tsiouris. Sheena tells me that she’s taken up golfing. She’s about to do her 5th lesson, and LOVES IT. So for all you golf charity outings, get her a shout out, but after the photo opp prepare to play a serious game cause she’s out to win.She’s cover the US Open all next week, let’s watch and see if she has the lingo down. I bet she does. She’s a smart cookie.
 Three of the sweetest gals: Kristin Detterline, editor Philly Style Magazine, Adrienne Diaz and Kristyn Aldrich, Focused Studios.  (Kristin and Kristyn are both member’s of the incHUGHbator, and each of them tell me that they’ve been collaborating with many of the other ladies they met at my PR/News networking event. So excited for some of the events you’ll be hearing about soon.)
 Kerry English, and Katie English, Kathleen English Publicity. Yes all their siblings have K’s to begin their names.
 Gary Cardi, co-owner of Pa6, Regional Partner at Public House Investments, with Laura Coates and Puri Garzone, co-owner of Pa6, Regional Partner at Public House Investments
 Christie Honigman, The Honigman Group (Last year Christie saw me overwhelmed in my business. She said i can help you. And in no time flat she was able to get my business under control, helping me create a business plan, hooking me up with an accountant, money manager, attorney the works. I’m in good hands now.) and Laura Powers. They met when they both worked for Kelly Boyd. Laura lives in England now.
 Ian M Crumm and Marilyn. Still mentoring Ian. He’s doing great things, I’m so excited to see where he is in 5 years. I’m also mentoring a couple ladies too, which I will be writing about soon. The incHUGHbator, was sorta like a mentoring event for a large group. I’m getting so much great feedback from it lately, as many of the collaborations are taking place. I’m definitely going to plan another one in 6 months or so.
  CJ Honigman and Caitlin Fasano
 Jeff Kellmer, Jeff Kellmer Jewelery , Colleen Honigman, Chris Honigman and Marilyn Kellmer

  Katie English and Phil Balderston, Principal at PT Real Estate Capital, LLC
 Christie, Stacey and Marilyn toast to another successful year [of looking hot – lol]. Stacey wants you to be a sponsor at the Philaympics in July.
Sheena, V and some of the party headed out to celebrate Sheena’s Bday meeting up with friends, while about 12 of us retired to the upstairs dining room for dinner and 
the most delicious birthday cake

Then on Thursday night, we all headed to Morgan’s Pier to celebrate’ Vasiliki’s birthday. What a great time. Love that outdoor space. They’re open 7 days a week, rain or shine. They have a tented area. Chef George Sabatino has a delicious menu too. On Sundae, at 8PM Questlove takes over the turntables. Hit it up after you go to Sunday Funday at Stratus Lounge with Eddie Tully.

Event: Inaugural Philalympics 7/10/13 Benefits Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 4-8pm at the
Wells Fargo Center, corporations from across the region will join Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C.,
The Fun Department, Exude, and Comcast-Spectacor as they host the inaugural Philalympics – a 4-hour competition
in which companies across the city will battle wits, athleticism, and general
Philadelphia knowledge, all for the title of ‘Philadelphia’s
Phunnest Company’! Focused on fun, teambuilding and key networking, all
dollars raised from the event will go to benefit the Philadelphia Ronald
McDonald House.
Approximately 25 companies – consisting
of 15-member teams – will participate in fun games to test their physical and
mental abilities. The activities include: The Fun Department Adult-Tricycle
Races at the Ballpark, Pretzels and Cheesesteaks’ Foam Fingers Relay, The
Philly Skyline Inflatable Tower Build, Team Philly Themed Trivia Challenges,
The “Yo Adrian” Boxing Gloves Tug of War, Famous Philadelphians
Challenge, and lastly The 4, 5, 6 Legged Eagle End-zone Race. The winning
company will receive a trophy to commemorate the experience.
With ‘celebrity’ guests to
include 610 WIP host and former Philadelphia Eagle Mike Quick, comedian Joe
, FOX29’s Good Day Philadelphia co-anchor Mike Jerrick, and District Attorney Seth
. Philalympics
is expected to bring out hundreds of attendees to watch these corporations in
“Zarwin Baum is
pleased to add this event to our already extensive list of charitable
endeavors,” says managing shareholder Mitchell
S. Kaplan. “Our firm prides itself on its commitment to
give back to the community in which we work every day.  We are planning to
make this an annual event and are hopeful that it will grow to be one of the
premier charitable and networking events in the City of Philadelphia.”

All proceeds
raised from Philalympics will benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House,
which has been supporting families of seriously ill children by creating a
community of comfort and hope since 1974. The Ronald McDonald House relies on
individuals and corporate donors for over 90 percent of their funding. It costs the organization over 75
dollars a night per family to provide housing and supportive services, while
families are only asked to contribute 15 dollars per night. No one is ever
turned away due to inability to pay.

Registration for the Zarwin Baum
Philalympics will begin at 4:00pm, with the games starting at 5:00pm. The event
will be followed by a networking reception at 6:30pm.
For more information, visit ;
and follow the firm on Twitter @ZarwinBaum
for daily updates!
Event Details
WHAT: Zarwin
Baum, The Fun Department, Exude, and Comcast-Spectacor host inaugural
Philalympics, in a quest find the “phunnest” company in Philadelphia.
WHERE: Wells
Fargo Center,
3601 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 4-8pm
WHY: Zarwin
Baum invites companies from the across the Philadelphia region to participate in their
version of the corporate Olympics. The event goes to benefit the Philadelphia
Ronald McDonald House.
contact Stacey
or 215 569 2800 for additional details.

Event Facebook

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Philadelphia Eagles Build a Playground – Jason Kelce Sports a Green “painted” beard now..


 The Eagles and Eagles Youth Partnership took part in the 17th annual Playground Build at WD Kelley School, North Philadelphia

Sarah Martinez-Helfman, Eagles Youth Partnership executive director , WD Kelley principal Amelia Coleman-Brown and Dr. William R. Hite Jr., Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia. 

Mike Vick greets the kids. In the background you can see the Eagles Book Mobile.
Swoop getting ready for work
And the band played on Jason Kelce, Don Smolenski, President, Philadelphia Eagles, Christina Laurie, Brent Celek and Swoop.


Eagles co-owner Jeffrey Lurie helps to paint a new mural on the side of
WD Kelley School, North Philadelphia Wednesday as part of the Eagles Youth
Partnership program. The EYP spent the morning and early afternoon
fixing up the playground at the elementary school for the 17th Annual
Playground Build.

Christina Weiss Lurie, in 1995 she founded Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP), which today serves
more than 50,000 low-income children in the Greater Philadelphia region
every year and focuses on literacy, vision and after-school programs.

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly with a student

Good sport Jason Kelce gets his beard painted green
I wonder if he regrets that today.
  Jeffrey Lurie
Mike Vick
The Eagles Cheerleaders were on hand
The Eagles also generate money and awareness for breast cancer research
and remain on the cutting edge with their Go Green initiatives that
benefit the environment.
(Thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles for these photos. I had a conflict as I was covering the Devon Horse Show Ladies Luncheon and couldn’t make it. Those photos will be on today.)