Inaugural Splendor Fest Benefiting DC’s Local Homeless Community


            (Washington, DC) -  Meant 2 Live Foundation and IMPACT Collective have partnered to host their Inaugural Splendor Festival that will take place on July 22nd, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Franklin Square in Washington, DC. This free event will provide a unique experience consisting of live music, inspirational speeches, and aid D.C.'s homeless community.


            Through an effort to give back, homeless attendees are provided transportation to and from shelters to the event. These special VIP guests will be greeted with free haircuts, warm catered meals, ice cold beverages, and a game truck for their amusement. Blessing bags containing toiletries, healthy snacks, and other necessities will be gifted.


A mobile health clinic will offer medical screenings for all guests. The Department of Employment will be available at the event for training sessions, focusing on job readiness and occupational skills. The Department of Human Services will be aiding attendees with housing support and services.


            Entertainment for the festival will feature inspirational guest speaker, Pastor Marcus Gill and live music ranging from Contemporary, Gospel, Rap, to the Top 40. Performing during the festival will be Special Occasions, Nehemiah, Tamika Moore, Tony M-Band, and Jason Saitta.


            Founder of Meant 2 Live Foundation, Eddie Fam, began Splendor Ministry to benefit and bring together the local community. Taking the initiative to help the growing number of individuals that find themselves homeless, Fam provides a chance to impact those that are disadvantaged through Splendor Fest. Fam expresses, “The purpose of this event is to be a hope to the hopeless, and to bring a bright light into the darkest areas of our Nation’s Capital.”


            With their partnership, IMPACT Collective and Meant 2 Live Foundation created Splendor to serve homeless families, at-risk youth, prisoners, and those facing addictions. As a revival mission of utilizing the universal power of music, they give those impoverished a VIP experience. Through Gospel and worship concerts they impact lives by bringing inspirational and hopeful messages to those who are in the greatest need of encouragement.


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Paige Shahryary

IMPACT Collective | Director of Operations 

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The ultimate beach party weekend without all the hassle of travel to the shore


KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (June 22, 2017) – Summer revelers looking for a weekend away don’t have to head to the shore to find a sandy beach, fun food and a rockin’ nightlife.   Valley Forge Casino Resort is offering overnight SHORE Staycation packages until September 30th with overnight accommodations in its two hotels and access to Valley Beach Poolside Club, a suburban oasis with poolside drinks and dining.


Guests booking a Staycation at Valley Forge Casino Resort will experience everything they’d find at the beach without the hassle of shore traffic. They can relax on the sandy beach with drinks from the new full-service tiki bar and enjoy live entertainment all weekend including “Dive-In” Movie Thursdays, DJs each Friday, bands every Saturday, and Reggae Days Sundays. The del Valle Taco Truck is ready to serve fresh Mexican favorites including street tacos, burritos, and more.


“Come for a relaxing weekend with great cocktails by the pool, dine at a different restaurant every evening and try your luck on our slots or live table games,” said Gina Mancino, vice president of casino marketing.  “We offer outstanding nightlife options including live bands, dueling pianos and headline comedians and national entertainment acts.  When you leave, you’ll feel like you’ve experienced an entire vacation in a single weekend.”


Staycationers have their choice of staying at the Radisson Hotel, or the recently rejuvenated Casino Tower Hotel, which completed a $6 million renovation on April 23, 2017. Upgrades include new carpeting and draperies, custom artwork, as well as updated bathrooms, lobby and elevators.


The Casino Tower now has two Super Suites, 40 suites and 116 standard rooms. The Super Suites feature a 1,400-square-foot living and entertainment area and two fully-appointed king guest rooms. All rooms come with high-end finishes and amenities. Additional features include a master bath with glass shower, rain shower heads, double sinks, subway tiled walls and floors, and a kitchen with full-length walnut cabinets and Carrera marble tops, ice makers, dishwasher and a Carrera marble communal table at bar height with stool seating.

The suites are perfect for traveling families or group getaways.  One features a luxe dining experience with a Carrera marble dining table to seat six and an elegant crystal pendant chandelier. The second suite caters to large groups looking for a relaxed entertainment environment.  There is plenty of seating at the communal table, several Carrera marble and walnut tables and ottomans for guests to comfortably unwind and watch sports or movies on the room’s large plasma TV. 


“With all the shore traffic, it takes twice the amount of time to get to the Shore during the summer months,” Mancino said.  “Valley Forge Casino Resort provides the complete summer resort experience with fabulous pool, fantastic accommodations, incredible nightlife and a variety of great dining options  – only minutes away.”




Valley Forge Casino Resort is the region’s only full-amenity gaming resort, located conveniently on the Main Line, just two miles from the King of Prussia Mall and easily accessible from Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.Valley Forge Casino Resort offers an unparalleled experience featuring a safe, exclusive 40,000 square feet of gaming space featuring 600 of the hottest slot machines and 50 table games; live entertainment including the Valley Forge Music Fair, which hosts headline comedians and national musical acts; eight dining options; four nightlife experiences including the area’s hottest DJs at Center Bar; and Valley Tavern where sports fans can watch their favorite teams on big screen TVs while enjoying pub fare and a wide assortment of craft and draft beers.


Valley Forge Casino Resort offers luxurious accommodations with 485 guest rooms and suites and 100,000 square feet of recently renovated meeting, conference and banquet facilities. Valley Forge Casino Resort is Philadelphia’s premier entertainment destination.


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Upscale, Philadelphia-Based Culinary Firm Adds Strategic Extensions to Spectra’s Food Services & Hospitality Division via Premium Hospitality and Off-Premise Catering


Philadelphia, PA — June 21, 2017 — Comcast Spectacor, the parent company of Spectra’s Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Corporate Partnerships divisions, as well as the Wells Fargo Center Complex and the Philadelphia Flyers, has reached an agreement to acquire Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix from GuestCounts Hospitality. The Philadelphia-based market leader in premium hospitality and off-premise catering will operate as Brûlée by Spectra within the Comcast Spectacor portfolio.  


The agreement, which was announced today by Dave Scott, President and CEO, Comcast Spectacor, adds Brûlée’s expertise surrounding premium hospitality solutions and off-premise catering to Spectra’s Food Services & Hospitality division, which provides its services to more than 200 client properties across the United States and Canada.


“We’re excited to welcome the talented team at Brûlée Catering into the Comcast Spectacor family and add several extensions to Spectra’s growing Food Services & Hospitality business,” said Scott.  “This acquisition marks a strategic step forward as we continue to expand Spectra into new high-growth areas, which include premium catering for a broad range of clients.”


Brûlée Catering has established an impeccable reputation as a premier catering company with an impressive portfolio of corporate, social, educational and non-profit clients.  Brûlée is the exclusive food service provider at a broad range of prestigious venues, such as National Constitution Center, Please Touch Museum, Independence Visitor Center, Museum of the American Revolution, Dilworth Park and Free Library on the Parkway, where they serve three million visitors annually. Brûlée’s extensive catering business handles more than 4,000 events each year. James Beard Award-winning Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix highlights Brûlée’s experienced culinary team and he will continue to place his signature touch on Brûlée by Spectra menus.


“We are thrilled to add Brûlée by Spectra to Comcast Spectacor,” said Ken Young, Founder and Executive Chairman of Spectra Food Services & Hospitality. “This is a terrific fit for our client services throughout the Philadelphia region, and also supports our business on a national level as we grow in the catering sector.” 


“Through high-quality, customized and innovative services, Brûlée has earned the privilege of partnering with a growing portfolio of prestigious client properties and events,” said John Wentzell, President of Spectra Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality.  “Clearly, their team shares Spectra’s commitment to providing exceptional experiences, one event at a time, and we cannot be more excited to work with such a progressive and talented team.”

 “My partner Larry Cohen and I feel great about this transaction and the future of Brûlée,” said Barry Gutin, President of GuestCounts Hospitality. “Spectra brings substantial resources and new opportunities, which will help fuel Brûlée’s growth. We’re looking forward to working with Spectra and believe this provides an excellent evolution for our employees and clients.”


Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor’s three primary businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a full-service hospitality firm that offers Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Corporate Partnerships to over 300 client properties in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. Learn more at



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