|Relaxing with Katie & Ashley in LBI after the RNC.|
|How to move our center of gravity from above (Bucks County) to Philly?|
|Corporate party at the E-Centre, our first year as exclusive backstage caterer|
|E-Centre/Tweeter/Susquehanna Bank Center & the Camden Waterfront|
|Max & Me Catering takes the cover of the only Philly Mag issue this century |
to have catering as the cover story.
|Max & Jon picture from the article in Philly Mag, on their front porch |
when they were still housemates.
My introduction to the PCVB was through the late and very great Marie Baker Brown. We all miss you Marie, wish you were going to be here for the Papal visit and the DNC next year, you would have made it all better and more fun.
|Marie Baker Brown, world class party planner and person. |
She had a very large role in the RNC and when we met she decided that we (Max & Me) could be a good example for the many local events companies that complained they got shut out of the bounty that many reaped from the convention. My motivation was to show off our venues in Camden & Philly (and of course our cuisine) to the bureau, so we joined the PCVB and I became a very active member. The way a CVB works is similar to many joint marketing organizations where like companies and often competitors band together and pool resources to create more business for the group than each of their separate efforts could foster alone. I have been a huge proponent of this type of organization and marketing ever since my days working with the ski industry in Lake Tahoe, Utah and Colorado. Temple University's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management has an endowed scholarship in Marie's name, click here for more information: Marie's Scholarship.
That seems to be a good stopping point for now, as we are about to approach the point in the story where we will be revisiting our quest for the NCC food service contract. Two weeks from today I depart to Colorado for Katie's graduation where even more tears will flow than just did from writing and thinking about Marie. Thanks for reading.