Month: November 2015

A New Company Called PAW5â„¢ Rocks the Dog Bowl Aisle with Their New Canine Enrichment Product

The Rock ‘N Bowl™ is a Puzzle Feeder That Turns Meal Time into a Fun Timern


rnPHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 27, 2015rnrnPAW5®, a new company providing environmental enrichment for dogs through thoughtful product design, announces the launch of the Rock ‘N Bowl™, an environmentally-friendly puzzle feeder created as an enriching, meal-time solution for the increasing number of bored, stressed and under-stimulated dogs living in households across the United States.rnrnThe PAW5® Rock 'N Bowl™ builds off dogs’ natural behaviors and instincts to turn meal time into an enriching and rewarding challenge. Made to look like a standard dog food bowl, the Rock ‘N Bowl’s unique structure encourages thinking, problem solving and fun. The patent-pending, Simply Challenging™ design, allows food to be poured directly into the top, as easy as a normal bowl, and then funnels it into a hidden compartment, requiring dogs to paw, nudge, and play their way through mealtime (that’s the challenging part!).rnrn“Dogs are incredibly intelligent and social creatures that need ways to think, work and be active. By adding environmental enrichment to mealtime, a routine part of every day, we believe we’ve made enriching dogs’ lives easier for busy pet parents,” says PAW5® Co-Founder, Dennis O’Donnell. “We designed the Rock ‘N Bowl™ to create enriching opportunities for dogs to problem solve and grow, but in a way that fits into families’ busy schedules. ”rnrnThe Rock ‘N Bowl™ is made in the USA from BPA and phthalate-free plastic, breaks down to three dishwasher-safe parts, and holds up to four cups of food. Available now for pre-orders through the PAW5® website, the Rock ‘N Bowl™ comes in blue and orange, and retails for $29.95.rnAbout PAW5® rnrnBorn from an innate fascination with the way dogs think, PAW5® products combine mental stimulation and environmental enrichment to support the overall well being of dogs. By turning routine activities into rewarding challenges, PAW5® gives busy pet parents simple ways to engage their dogs, both mentally and physically, every day. PAW5® is committed to their Four From Five™ promise to enrich the lives of their pets, employees, communities and world by building thoughtful products in thought-filled ways. PAW5 is backed by research and grounded in sustainability, with a heart full of fun. Learn more at or join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram under


Fattah Celebrates Thanksgiving around Philadelphia this Week

The Congressman will join events around the city this week to celebrate the holiday with constituents in his Philadelphia-area district; Fattah also released a video message on the 2016 Open Enrollment period for the Health Insurance MarketplacernrnWASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will participate in several community events this week in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.rnrnThis morning, he joined the Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia Phillies organization, and Brown's Family ShopRite at their Parkside store to give away turkey dinners to local families. The 12th annual event will feed more than 12,000 individuals—2,000 families—in need throughout the region.rnrnLater tonight, he will deliver remarks to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at their annual Congressional event at the Westin Hotel. Fattah will join his colleagues, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA), and will update chamber members on the current legislative activity in Washington, including his legislative priorities around job creation, medical research, and education.rnrnTomorrow, Tuesday, November 24, Fattah will join seniors in his district at the annual PALM (Center for Positive Aging in Lower Merion) Thanksgiving luncheon. rnrnCongressman Fattah also released a video message this week on the 2016 Open Enrollment period which runs through January 31, 2016. In the video, Fattah encouraged constituents who are uninsured or may have family or friends that need insurance to visit the healthcare marketplace and learn more about their options to purchase quality and affordable healthcare coverage.rnrn"Over the Thanksgiving dinner or whenever you get a chance, talk to [your family] about getting covered," Congressman Fattah said in his taped remarks. "Let's encourage everyone to be covered, so that as we celebrate the holidays, we can have the greatest gift of all: a healthy life."rnrnTo view the full video, visit: rnrnSOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka FattahrnrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrn


Tree Lighting Celebration will be held on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 pmrnrnPhiladelphia, November 23, 2015 – The City of Philadelphia announced that Grammy-nominated R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan will headline the 2015 Tree Lighting Celebration at City Hall. The Philadelphia native will join a number of local acts for the ceremony inside the City Hall Courtyard on Thursday, December 3. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-programming and light entertainment will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the official ceremony will start at 7:00 p.m., with the lighting of the tree at 8:00 p.m.rnrn“The tree lighting at City Hall is a Philadelphia tradition that kicks off the holiday season each year,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “I am excited to have R&B star and Philly native Jazmine Sullivan join us for what is sure to be an electrifying evening. She is a great representation of Philadelphia’s rich cultural scene, and I am proud to have Jazmine serve as the headliner for our ceremony as I close out my time as Mayor of this great city.”rnrnJazmine Sullivan is a 2005 graduate of the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where she was a vocal music major. Her debut single “Need U Bad”, from her first album Fearless, was released in 2008 and went to number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Fearless debuted at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and number six on the Billboard 200. The album and its singles earned Jazmine seven of her eight Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Contemporary Album. In January 2015, Jazmine Sullivan released her latest album, Reality Show, to widespread critical acclaim and a number one spot on the BillboardR&B Albums chart.rnrnThe City of Philadelphia’s Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, which is produced by the Office of the City Representative, will feature a lineup of other local artists from the entertainment fields of music, dance and theater to ring in the winter holidays – Philadelphia style. Bobby Hill, who earned critical acclaim following a stirring performance for Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families, will be one of those acts. South Philly native Carol Riddick has been featured on tracks with Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild, and will be joined on stage by the Philadelphia Boys Choir. Other scheduled performers include: Arielle Baril from Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, Philadelphia Dance Academy, actors from the Walnut Street Theater, and the Parks & Rec Youth Choir. The event will also feature a number of free giveaways, including hot chocolate from the City’s First Alarmers. Desiree Peterkin-Bell, City Representative and Mayor Nutter’s Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships, will serve as emcee for the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.rnrn“For the second year in a row, the City of Philadelphia’s Holiday Tree Lighting will be broadcast live on 6ABC WPVI-TV. The City always aims to create an unforgettable experience for everyone who comes to the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, and to showcase the City of Philadelphia,” said Peterkin-Bell. “I believe that this year’s mix of talent, which includes everyone from a Grammy-nominated star to children from our City’s own recreation centers, will deliver amazing performances and make this a night to remember. Under Mayor Nutter’s Administration, we have truly defined the paradigm for big events, and this ceremony will be another example of that.”rnrnIn recent years, the official City tree lighting ceremony was held in LOVE Park due to the construction of Dilworth Park. This will be the second year the lighting will take place inside the Courtyard since returning to City Hall.rnrnSponsors of the City of Philadelphia’s Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration include: WPVI-TV, Kindy’s Christmas Factory Outlet, Sautter Crane Rental, and Wawa.

Philanthropist Steve Shanton Hosts Special Event to Raise Money for ALS

Proceeds donated to ALS Greater Philadelphia Chapterrn


rnPHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 19, 2015rnrnSteve Shanton, founder of the Shanton ALS Foundation and president of Venture Construction Group, hosted an invite-only VIP event at the David Yurman store at the King Of Prussia Mall on Nov. 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The “Shop For A Cause” fundraiser raised monies for the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter on behalf of Shanton. David Yurman generously donated 10 percent of the proceeds from the event towards the charity of Shanton’s choice.rnrn“Someone new is diagnosed with ALS every 90 minutes, but more important than any statistic is the personal battle that all of these ALS families face every day,” said Jim Pinciotti, executive director of the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter. “When people like Steve Shanton host events like this, they are not only honoring a loved one with ALS, they are fighting for all people living with ALS, so that they may receive the best in compassionate care and support and so that we can get closer to a cure for this deadly disease.”rnrnShanton sponsors numerous ALS events annually throughout the country to help raise monies for research. Giving back is an integral part of the company’s mission. Charities include the ALS Association, Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, Luke’s Wings, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen, Friends in Pink, SafeSpace, Girl Scouts, Jrc Charitable Foundation, ARC and more.rnrn“I have the same passion for life and my business. Work with passion, give with passion, and always take the time to help others. Philanthropic giving is an absolute must. My dad was diagnosed with ALS in 2010 and passed away in 2012. His favorite phrase was ‘attitude determines altitude’. When he was diagnosed, he carried the mindset of a warrior and vowed to beat the disease. I’m determined to carry that torch and help others with support during their journey,” says Steve Shanton, founder of the Shanton ALS Foundation and president of Venture Construction Group.rnrnAbout the Shanton ALS Foundation rnThe goal of the Shanton ALS Foundation is to help raise money for research facilities to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), to spread awareness about this horrible disease and support amazing organizations like the ALS Association to raise funds for research and patient care. Learn more at 561-670-3625.rnrnAbout The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter rnThe mission of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit organization dedicated solely to the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter provides support and resources for ALS patients, their families, and caregivers living in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. We are proud to be the principal charity of the Philadelphia Phillies. Learn more at Venture Construction Group rnVenture Construction Group (VCG) is a leader in residential and commercial construction, renovations, insurance restoration, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services. Headquartered in King of Prussia, we are a full-service general contractor and assist property owners with renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs and restoration throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Founded in 1998, VCG services commercial and residential properties throughout the East Coast, Greater Mid-Atlantic Region, Gulf Coast, and Midwest. Operational excellence is our mission in every project we undertake, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Venture Construction Group is proud to be an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center preferred contractor, a certified contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council, and a member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors. With offices nationwide and a solid reputation throughout the country, we are able to respond to your needs with quality, ease, and top-notch service. For more information call 866-459-8348 or visit us online at Inquiries:rnNina Tomaro rnElev8 Consulting Group rnPh: 386.243.5388 rnEm: rnWeb: http://www.elev8cg.comrn###


Philadelphia, November 19, 2015 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed legislation requiring that privately-owned establishments that service the public, like restaurants, replace gender specific signage designating male or female on single-occupancy bathrooms with gender-neutral signage into law. The legislation, introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla on behalf of the Nutter Administration, expands inclusivity requirements on city-owned facilities with single-stall restrooms to privately-owned establishments and helps ensure that all Philadelphians have access to safe bathrooms.rnrn“Philadelphia is a world-class, welcoming city that proudly celebrates the diversity of our residents and communities. Our inclusive practices and commitment to equality makes our city truly great and a leader on LGBT issues,” said Mayor Nutter. “This legislation expands and strengthens gender-identity protections and is an important step in support of our LGBT community, especially our transgender community members. I am proud that Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in the nation to implement this kind of policy and I want to thank Councilman Squilla for introducing this bill on our Administration’s behalf.”rnrnAll signage on applicable bathroom facilities must be changed by January 20, 2016, the legislation’s effective date. The Department of Licenses and Inspections will oversee enforcement of the law.rnrn“I was happy to introduce this Bill of behalf of the Administration,” said Councilman Squilla. “It represents a minor change for most, but is a major step toward equality for all, especially those uncomfortable with having to choose which bathroom facility was best suited for them.”rnrnIndividuals who encounter a non-compliant establishment should report it to Philly311 or the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs. Individuals can also report it via Twitter by tweeting @Philly311 using the #freetoPHL. Individuals and businesses with questions regarding the legislation should contact Philly311 or the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.rnrn“This simple bathroom sign change represents a larger moment and movement of education, understanding and cultural growth throughout Philadelphia. It is our goal to avoid issuing fines for violating this bill and instead seize the opportunity to work with noncompliant businesses to build understanding, awareness and allies for these historically underserved, unseen communities that face high rates of violence and discrimination,” said Nellie Fitzpatrick, Director, Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs. “The Office of LGBT Affairs is proud to lead the effort to educate business owners, managers and employees on ways to create safe, inclusive and affirming spaces for trans-identified people that go beyond bathrooms.”rnrnDiscriminatory practices should be reported to the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.rnrn“The Commission has been a strong supporter of this Bill since its inception,” said Rue Landau, Executive Director, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. “Requiring that all single occupancy bathrooms be gender neutral creates a safer environment for the transgender community and reduces the opportunities for discrimination and unfair treatment.”rnrnDuring the bill signing ceremony held at Fergie’s Pub, Fergus Carey, the proprietor, changed the signage on the establishment’s single occupant bathroom to reflect gender neutral use.rnrnTransgender community member and advocate Dawn Munro said, “Philadelphia is one of the best, if not the best city in America for Trans people to live and work. The progress on the development of LGBT rights over the years has been amazing. This bill represents yet another step towards full equality for the Philadelphia transgender community.”rnrnThis legislation does not apply to multi-stall or multi-occupant bathrooms.rnrnTo find a gender neutral bathroom near you, visit:

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Opens Unique Breast Milk Bank

New On-Site Milk Bank Will Enhance Process of Providing Human Milk to Vulnerable Infantsrn


rnPHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened the first human milk bank of its kind in the Philadelphia region. The CHOP Mothers' Milk Bank (MMB) will provide donor human milk to hospitalized infants at CHOP's main campus. rnrnThe CHOP Mothers' Milk Bank was developed in cooperation with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), a professional organization that sets the standards and guidelines for nonprofit donor milk banking in North America. It is one of the only nonprofit milk banks located inside a freestanding children's hospital in the United States, and is the 18th HMBANA approved milk bank to open in the United States and 21st in North America.rnrn"This is a great advancement for our families who have newborns or infants who are being cared for in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit," said Chad Hough, interim COO and Senior Vice President of Clinical Support Services at CHOP. "Mothers who may not be able to nurse their child will now have faster access to some of the best medicine their baby can receive."rnrnHuman milk is the recommended form of nutrition for all infants. Almost all mothers can fully breastfeed or provide expressed milk for their children. However, if a mother is unable to provide 100% of her child's needs, CHOP has offered pasteurized donor human milk to serve as a bridge to the mother's own milk since 2006. Until recently, the donor milk used at CHOP was purchased from another HMBANA milk bank.rnrnAnnually, the mothers of CHOP patients donate on average of 22,000 ounces of milk to HMBANA milk banks. CHOP partnered with the Ohio Mothers' Milk Bank to facilitate the donations and coordinate shipping the donated milk to Columbus, Ohio. With the opening of the CHOP Mothers' Milk Bank, the mothers of CHOP patients will now be able to directly donate their milk on-site.rnrn"Our mothers are so dedicated to pumping milk for their children and because of the diligence and commitment to pumping, many families end up with a full freezer of milk that their child will not ever need. Knowing that they can help other vulnerable infants at CHOP is so meaningful," said Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FANN, nurse researcher and director of lactation at CHOP. Dr. Spatz also stated "by being able to screen and approve donors on site as well as pasteurize the milk in-house it greatly enhances the family experience."rnrnCHOP's clinical teams use pasteurized donor human milk for a variety of conditions including prematurity, allergies, feeding intolerance, immunologic deficiencies, post-operative nutrition, treatment of some infectious diseases, and treatment of certain inborn errors of metabolism. CHOP is also unique in that the policy states parental preference as an indication for the use of donor human milk. Human milk strengthens an infant's immune system to help fight disease and infection. Human milk also contains growth hormones to develop the infant's intestinal system and is easier to digest than formula. Infants who receive human milk also have better health and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Donor human milk is viewed as a bridge to the mother's own milk. Through the use of donor human milk, CHOP is able to support a family's decision to provide an exclusive human milk for the infant while in the hospital.rnrnDonations to the CHOP MMB will be phased in three stages, with the first donors being CHOP inpatients' own mothers. The hospital will then accept donations from inpatients' mothers and CHOP employees (stage 2), and will finally accept milk from people in the community in the coming months (stage 3). In order to become a HMBANA milk donor, the mother must meet strict donor criteria to ensure that she is healthy and the milk is safe. Donors must complete a medical history and lifestyle questionnaire and obtain the approval of their healthcare provider prior to donating milk, as well as have a blood test completed to screen for diseases including HIV, HTLV, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis. Following screening, approval, and blood testing, the donated milk is heat treated using the Holder pasteurization method.rnrnAbout The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edurnrnContact: Camillia TraviarnThe Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiarnPhone: (267) 426-6251 (office)rn(425) 492-5007 (cell)rnTraviaC@email.chop.edurnrnPhoto – rnrnSOURCE The Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiarnrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrn

Philadelphia City Council Rules Committee Unanimously Approves Zoning For $450 Million Stadium District Hotel And Casino


rnPHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Philadelphia City Council Rules Committee today unanimously endorsed the zoning for Stadium Casino, LLC's new destination hotel casino resort in Philadelphia's Stadium District. The Project, which was awarded the last casino license in the Commonwealth by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in late 2014, is being developed in partnership between The Cordish Companies and Parx Casino ("Parx"). rnrnThe privately financed $450 million world-class project will be located at 900 Packer Avenue, bound by 10th and Darien Streets, and will include a Las Vegas-style casino floor featuring more than 2,000 slot machines and more than 125 table games; a new 200+ room luxury hotel, spa and conference center; valet parking and an approximately 2,600 space parking garage; local and nationally-recognized destination restaurants; and live entertainment venues. The Project is immediately proximate to the Philadelphia Sports Complex, already a major tourist destination, drawing 8.5 million visitors a year. Ideally situated off Interstates 76 and 95, the property is positioned to become a true regional destination resort casino.rnrn"We appreciate the confidence shown in our team by the City Council," stated Zed Smith, COO of The Cordish Companies and Tony Ricci, CEO of Parx Casino. "We can't wait to get started in creating thousands of jobs and career opportunities for the people of Philadelphia."rnrnStadium Casino, LLC will set a new standard in development in the City of Philadelphia in the areas of economic opportunity and inclusivity for local residents. The Project will generate over $2 billion in economic stimulus along with $100 million in tax revenues for the City in just its first five years of operation, including $25 million to Philadelphia's School District. Stadium Casino will also create 3,000 new construction jobs which will generate approximately $145 million in estimated new wages and salaries (direct and indirect) during construction. Upon completion of the Project, 2,000 new permanent jobs will be created. Hourly workers will earn a living wage of at least $12 per hour for all employment categories including subcontractors and vendors. Career opportunities will be available in every field, including hotel operations, finance, marketing, human resources, information technologies, food and beverage, facilities, security and surveillance and gaming operations. rnrnStadium Casino has committed to a groundbreaking Economic Opportunity Plan with the City of Philadelphia that has set several unprecedented goals in the areas of minority and local hiring initiatives. These goals include 58-65% of the construction contract value to be Minority Business Enterprises/Women Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE); 58-60% of the post-construction professional services and supplier contract value to be MBE/WBE; 50% of the construction workforce to be minority; 50% of the permanent workforce to be minority and 40% to be women; 50% of the construction and permanent workforce to be local residents and 85% to be Commonwealth residents. The Project is also committed to establishing partnerships with local educational institutions to operate training programs for potential workers at the casino, including pre-opening community-based job fairs; local job placement workshops; on-line job postings, job matching and customized recruitment services; contractor mentoring and apprenticeship; community-based information sessions on job opportunities and training programs; and community college and university partnerships for job placement. rnrnThe Stadium District Hotel and Casino project will be one of the major charitable contributors and participants in the community and has received support from all five surrounding South Philadelphia Neighborhood Groups, including the Sports Complex Special Services District, Stadium Community Council, Veterans Stadium Neighbors Civic Association, Whiteman Council and the South Philadelphia Communities Civic Association. Stadium Casino remains committed to engaging community groups and residents within the civic associations to work together to enact improvements in the neighborhoods and has established a Community Charitable Fund amounting to a minimum of $15 million in grants from the project to local communities during construction and the first 20 years of operations.rnrnAs previously announced by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, a Diversity Advisory Board has been formed to collaborate with Stadium Casino, LLC in its efforts to engage and provide opportunities to minority, women, veteran and local businesses and individuals to maximize the impact of the Project on the community. The Board is currently comprised of 16 members including leaders from the following organizations: The Cordish Companies; Parx Casino; Philadelphia NAACP; Black Clergy of Philadelphia; Drexel University; African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE; Laborers' International Union-Local 332; The Enterprise Center; Philadelphia Dominican Grocers' Association; Global Synergies; Philadelphia Works, Inc.; JEVS; Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia; Office of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson; Philadelphia Job Corps; and the Philadelphia Office of Economic Opportunity. rnrn"The Stadium Casino agreement with the City is transformative and sets a new gold standard for inclusive economic development in the City," stated Steven Bradley, Chair African American Chamber.rnrnABOUT STADIUM CASINO, LLCrnStadium Casino, LLC, a partnership between The Cordish Companies and Parx Casino ("Parx"), was selected in November 2014 to develop a $450 million world-class resort hotel & casino complex for the City of Philadelphia, after a rigorous and competitive selection process by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Gaming Control Board. The Cordish Companies are a century-old national real estate developer, and own and operate Philadelphia's XFINITY Live!, as well as Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland. Parx is the owner and operator of Parx Casino in Bensalem, as well as multiple other properties in the Philadelphia area. Maryland Live! Casino and Parx are the two top-grossing casinos in the Mid-Atlantic region, generating hundreds of millions of dollars per year in taxes. Stadium Casino, LLC was selected based on its owners' proven track record as developers and operators of hotel and gaming facilities, their accomplishments as nationally-recognized urban developers, and their leadership in the areas of diversity and inclusion in the construction, hiring and ongoing operations of their businesses.rnrnThe destination resort project will be located at 900 Packer Avenue, bound by 10th and Darien Streets, in the heart of the Stadium District in South Philadelphia. It will include a Las Vegas-style casino floor, featuring more than 2,000 slot machines and 125 table games, a 200+ room upscale boutique hotel and full spa, nationally-recognized restaurants and live entertainment venues, valet parking and an approximately 2,600 space parking garage. rnrnABOUT THE CORDISH COMPANIESrnThe Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located.rnrnPrime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @cordishco.rnrn"The Cordish Companies," "The Cordish Company" and "Cordish" are trademarks used under license by independent corporations, legal liability companies and partnerships ("Cordish Entities"). Each Cordish Entity is a separate, single-purpose legal entity that is solely responsible for its obligations and liabilities. No common operations or financial interdependency, and no intermingling of assets or liabilities of the Cordish Entities exists, or should be deemed to exist, as a result of the potential common reference to multiple independent entities operating under the names "Cordish," "The Cordish Companies" or "The Cordish Company" here or elsewhere.rnrnABOUT PARX CASINOrnBob Green, Chairman of Parx, was a major contributor in bringing legalized gaming legislation to Pennsylvania in 2004. His vast experience in the wagering industry, beginning in the UK, brought him to the United States with tremendous success in the racing and gaming arenas. Since opening in 2006, Parx Casino® continues to be the #1 revenue generating casino in Pennsylvania. Gaming in Pennsylvania is now the second-highest grossing gambling jurisdiction behind Nevada. rnrnParx Casino®, largest and most impressive gaming complex in Pennsylvania, and Parx Racing®, legendary thoroughbred racetrack, are owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. Conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) onto Street Road in Bensalem, Parx features 164,000 square feet of gaming; 3,500 slot machines; 90 live table games; 60 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies food court, Chickie's & Pete's, 360 bar and nightclub; Jax sports bar, Finish Line bar, SangKee Noodle Bar and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. For more information on Parx visit and – Stadium Casino, LLC