The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LO­CAL NEWS -

the re­gion’s mar­quee es­tab­lish­ments.

The im­pe­tus for the party is the syn­ergy be­tween sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing ex­ec­u­tive re­cruit­ing firm Klein Hersh, pos­i­tive me­dia out­let MyNEWPhilly, and Audubon-based Nav­i­tas Mar­ket­ing — Cu­ra­tors of Get To Know Montco, who all sup­port BBBS as well as Philly’s fa­vorite bas­ket­ball team.

“A lot of us are big Six­ers fans so we de­cided to do this fundraiser, and of course, Great Amer­i­can Pub was gen­er­ous enough to give us the space at no cost, and a per­cent­age of all bev­er­ages pur­chased will be do­nated back to the or­ga­ni­za­tion,” ex­plained event or­ga­nizer and Nav­i­tas Mar­ket­ing Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Strate­gist Zack James.

Af­ter last year’s suc­cess­ful soiree which raised ap­prox­i­mately $1,500 for the BBBS foun­da­tion, the group of spon­sors, headed by Klein Hersh, which is pro­vid­ing food and en­ter­tain­ment, de­cided to do it again this year — only big­ger and bet­ter.

“Last year’s event was awe­some,” said James. “We had about 150 at­ten­dees and MyNEWPhilly — which pro­duces the lo­cal flag­ship sports show Trust The Process Live — ac­tu­ally did a re­cap video. The great turnout en­cour­aged us to do it again. And of course, it made sense to bring it back to the Great Amer­i­can Pub.”

James said last year’s event was held at the pub’s ball­room but this year, the event will take place in the Oak Room on the first floor, which fea­tures a mas­sive cen­tral bar, pizza oven, and DJ.

“I love giv­ing back,” James said. “And to able to do it where I’ve spent 25 of my 35 years is a bless­ing. So it means a lot to me that my board in­vested their time and en­ergy and pas­sion to this foun­da­tion. It’s just a re­ally fun time for us all.”

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