March 23, 2015 |
Changes in the union workforce at the Convention Center have dramatically lowered the cost of putting on an event there, an internal analysis shows. The report compares labor hours and the number of people working at this year's landmark Philadelphia Auto Show with last year's show, finding that lower costs and more efficiency yielded a 20 percent savings on the show's labor bill. "We were ecstatic," said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, considering the attendance, the savings, and what he sees as a positive shift in attitude after union carpenters were replaced by union stagehands in May 2014.
January 18, 2013
AT THE Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., tomorrow through Jan. 27. Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Admission $12 adults, $6 ages 7 to 12, ages 6 and under free with a paying adult. phillyautoshow.com. Test car drivers must be 18, have a valid driver's license and insurance card and pass a Breathalyzer test.
January 29, 2010 |
The 108th Philadelphia International Auto Show will be smaller this year. Maybe not in floor space at the Convention Center or in numbers of models, but clearly in the size of those vehicles. The annual show, which opens Saturday and continues through Feb. 7, displays more than 700 cars and is not only going eco-friendly green, but is also for saving the green - as in money from customer's wallets. The manufacturers this year are featuring cars with smaller bodies, "eco" add-ons, and far greater miles per gallon than last decade's gas guzzlers.
May 20, 2001 |
An auto show to benefit the Delaware Valley Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3 at Interboro High School, 16th Street and Amosland Road, Prospect Park. The show is a project of seniors at the high school. Participants may register their cars for $10. There will be antique, classic and custom automobiles. Admission is free. For information, call the foundation at 610-325-6001. Jenkintown's Community Alliance. On Wednesday, 5 percent of all sales at Fresh Fields in Baederwood Center, 1575 The Fairway, will go to physical improvements in the borough planned by the alliance, which has set as its goal a walkable, tree-lined community in Jenkintown.
February 10, 2015 |
A MONTHS-LONG labor dispute allegedly kicked into high gear Saturday when about 200 unionized carpenters descended on the Philadelphia Auto Show, officials said. John McNichol, president and chief executive of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, told the Daily News today that "belligerent" members of the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters vandalized cars, accosted vendors and generally disrupted the show, which ended Sunday. Now, he's hoping that a temporary restraining order against the union can help calm things down in a contract dispute over the carpenters' ability to work inside the center.
January 13, 2012 |
The city's chief tourism-marketing arm has unveiled a full-out blitz to boost Philadelphia's image as a destination for winter gate shows and as a major arts mecca with the May opening of the Barnes. The effort is being lauded by city hoteliers, who say it can only help put "heads in beds" during their most challenging season. The first campaign marshaling the forces of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. (GPTMC), hoteliers, and the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia begins Saturday.
February 18, 2014 |
The paralyzing snow that shut down schools, shopping malls, and government offices part of last week also slowed traffic to the Philadelphia Auto Show, but organizers were impressed that even on the worst day the event didn't run out of gas. The annual, nine-day event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center that concluded Sunday kept its doors open every day in a gamble that apparently paid off. Patrons braved the elements to look at and...
January 30, 1998 |
We're a bit surprised that the powers behind the Philadelphia International Auto Show are being rather subdued about the nine-day show that will begin Saturday. They're putting 700 brand-new cars from 34 manufacturers inside the Grand Hall of the Convention Center. It will be the largest auto show ever - a half-million square feet of exhibition space, spotlighting many of the major manufacturers' new production cars, race cars, show cars, and prototypes. Also part of the event are a science fair, a black-tie gala and celebrity appearances.
February 10, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA When their son was born in 1998, Joan and Michael Richey bought a Toyota 4Runner to have room for the baby. "Now, he's 15. It's time to upgrade," Joan Richey said Saturday, opening day of the Philadelphia Auto Show. "It's still going strong, but it's time"; the 4Runner has 160,000 miles on it. The Richeys were visiting the auto show for the first time in five or six years with the goal of zeroing in on what they will buy. They have narrowed their choice down to three sport-utility vehicles: the Toyota Highlander, the Hyundai Santa Fe, and the Nissan Pathfinder.