By Graziella DiNuzzo, Director of Communications and Development, WTCGP
“The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia really helped us. We can do the technology but we need their help to spread it around the world,” said Scott Bentley, CEO, VideoRay after receiving his award at the 16th Annual World Trade Centers Award and Celebration.
On May 3rd over 300 guests streamed up the magnificent staircase of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia to celebrate those individuals and organizations who have contributed to the economic growth of Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey through global trade. The standing room crowd gathered in the museum’s grand rotunda to honor Leo, Tom Jr., and Michael Holt of Holt Logistics Corp who received the Global Business Leadership Award; VideoRay, the PA Member Company of the Year award; TD Bank, the NJ Member Company of the Year award and Chemtech International the first Legacy Award.
WTCGP Board Chairman, Gary Biehn introduced emcee, Ukee Washington, CBS3 Philly news anchor, who stated the purpose of our award ceremony, “Each year the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia holds a celebration to honor the global achievements of so many companies and individuals who have exceeded the standards for international trade, services and economic development.”
Ukee kept the excitement of the evening going as he cued up the jazz quartet who performed select music for each award recipient as they walked up to the podium to receive their award. The program also featured tribute videos for each honoree. And the photos say it all….click here for the photo gallery.
“When I listened to the words of appreciation and commitment to our organization, whether through their videos or from the podium, I wanted to shout out, “Yes! this is what being a World Trade Center is all about.” I am grateful to our host committee and the individuals and organization who supported us in our celebration of our honorees, but who also helped us to raise the necessary funds to continue our work,” said Linda Conlin, President, WTCGP.