Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market

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Christmas is almost around the corner.  Being it’s mid-December, most big box stores are selling out quick when it comes to common gift items. Well, good news if you are in Center City, make a trip down Dilworth Park, and JFK Plaza where the Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market and Christmas Village in Philadelphia have both been located since a little before Thanksgiving this year.

The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market has made it’s return to compliment the long-time annual Christmas Village in Philadelphia.  Every year, this event attracts local, national, and international shoppers with it’s vintage outdoor Market look. “I’ve enjoyed the international aspect of this event every year because people from all around the world are circulating,” says long-time small business owner Sheikha Maryam. Sheikha has been participating in the Christmas Village in Philadelphia since its inception.

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Food, handmade jewelry, soaps, and lotions, are just some of the stuff that popped up at this year’s Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market. It’s the perfect event to bring children, and even your future parents-in-law. “I would actually recommend this place to everyone I know,” says Ron Salam, a tourist and shopper, who was visiting the city of brotherly love for the first time. Ron was there with his fiancée’ and her parents.

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia will be running until Christmas Eve this year, and the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will conclude it’s annual run in Philadelphia on January 1st, 2018.

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First Annual Temple Entrepreneur Summit

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The Fox School of Business is the go-to place for business career fairs on Temple’s campus.

Employers generally meet to find potential graduating talent for employment. What they usually don’t do is provide pitching assistance. That’s where the First Annual Temple Entrepreneur Summit came in on Monday, December 5th.

The First Annual Summit started at 4 PM and concluded around 8 PM that evening.

The Entrepreneur Summit opened with a mentoring session followed by several students pitching their business ideas. Most of the students were Fox Business majors, but a Film and Media Arts major was more than willing to share why he came to the Summit.

“So, my ultimate goal tonight is to meet different entrepreneur spirited students, Fox School of Business and also other students from other schools around Temple’s campus,” says Justin Harrison.

Attendance by students, faculty, and business representatives made this First Annual Summit an event that should be a continued tradition at the Fox School of Business.

The Talented Tenth: Late Night Networking Event

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Global Entrepreneur Week is almost here in Philly, but it’s already started it’s kickoff events.

It started off this past Monday, November 13th, with a late-night networking event held at 5201 Gadnor Avenue in West Philadelphia.

The Talented Tenth, hosted by Inez A. Nelson, was an event where men and women of African Diaspora descent met to discuss life, career goals, and improving relations for all people of the African diaspora community.  There, Temple Update spoke with several businessman and businesswoman who were interacting with one another for the first time in their lives.

“My life has been impacted, my life as an entrepreneur has been impacted, and the path I have taken has been guided by my connection to my culture,” says Ron Green, a local clothing designer and business entrepreneur.

“It’s Deeper Than Travel is a travel and event company, and our purpose is meant to connect Africans, African-Americans, and Caribbeans through culture, co-working, and travels,” says Inez A. Nelson, founder of It’s Deeper Than Travel.

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27th Annual Outfest Hosted in Philly

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For many LGBTQ members, it is often hard to find a place of comfort to be themselves. Events like Philadelphia’s 27th annual Outfest are designed for the LGTBQ community to come out essentially and have fun with friends and family.

Drag shows, games, bar crawls were just some of the events that are featured at the 27th celebration of Outfest, which was hosted by Philly Pride, a local Gay Pride organization.

Drag shows were a popular part of Outfest.

“When we get together, we try to provide each other with tools, so we can go back to our impoverished parish communities, so we bring about more LGTBQ-inclusive change,” says Seth Jacobson, a volunteer from a Catholic church community that accepts LGBTQ members.

“I think discrimination needs to stop, it doesn’t matter who you are, we all bleed the same color,” says Frank Rosario, founder of the LGBT Bill of Rights.

Temple students, church volunteers, Philly residents, and Temple alumni were just some of the people spotted at Outfest. This year’s event also featured musical performances by LGBTQ members.

“Those of you who feel like you don’t belong to anything, there’s a community here waiting to take you with open arms,” says David Doty, a Temple Law student.

This year’s Outfest ran from 12 PM to 6 PM, and was hosted on 13th and Locust in Center City.

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