On January 23, 2017, GBCA held its 127th Annual Meeting at the Union League of Philadelphia. The meeting was attended by over 460 of GBCA’s members – the most attended Annual Meeting in history! At the meeting the membership, elected officials, and industry partners thanked Emily Bittenbender for her service over the passed two years, and welcomed James J. Dolente Sr. as the new Chairman of GBCA. Jim will serve for 2017- 2018. Mike Armento was also welcomed to the Executive Committee, and William A. Cobb was honored with the Distinguished Director Award for 2017. The crowd was given a sneak peek in to GBCA’s new partnership with NBC10 and Select Greater Philadelphia, producing a segment titled, “Growing Greater Philadelphia.” The night was closed with a passionate and heartfelt keynote speech from former Eagles Head Coach Dick Vermeil. Without our generous sponsors, events like this would not be possible. Thank you to the GBCA membership, our elected officials, industry partners, and sponsors for your support!