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 GEP Philly, a Philadelphia Destination Management Company, 
Named to the Philadelphia 100®
PHILADELPHIA, November 3, 2005 – GEP Philly’s President & CEO, Michael J. Lyons, announced today that GEP Philly has been recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the greater Philadelphia region.  GEP Philly is the leading destination management company (DMC) in the Tri-State area. 

The 2005 Philadelphia 100 marks the 17th Anniversary of the founding of this prestigious research project and event.  GEP Philly will be honored at the 2005 Philadelphia 100 Awards Dinner and Ceremony, being held on October 27, 2005 at The Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel. Lyons said, “We are delighted and honored to have been recognized for our rapid growth and quality DMC services in just four years since our founding.” He concluded,  “We are looking forward to building on our track record of success to further accelerate the growth of GEP Philly in the coming months.”

The Philadelphia 100 was founded in 1988 to publicly identify, recognize and promote young successful companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia 100 is a meritorious designation based on verifiable revenue growth as reported on federal tax forms.  The program is a joint venture of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Business Journal and The Wharton Small Business Development Center. 

Global Events Partners, Philadelphia (GEP Philly) is a professional destination management company (DMC) specializing in the design and coordination of special events for organizations hosting activities in Philadelphia. GEP Philly partners with its clients to achieve their business objectives by creating imaginative special events, unique theme parties, and other activities designed to elicit a “wow” from the attendees. They bring the exciting venues, attractions, and resources that reflect the distinct character of Philadelphia. GEP Philly is a member of Global Events Partners (GEP), a partnership of Destination Management Companies representing key destinations worldwide.

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Michael Frenkel, MFC PR
 (212) 808-6556



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