GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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The 2020 Wawa Welcome America Festival hosted a week of virtual events from June 28 through July 4 to unite Philadelphians in celebrating American independence while adhering to the city’s COVID-19 mitigation guidelines. 
July 8, 2020
The 2020 Wawa Welcome America Festival hosted a week of virtual events from June 28 through July 4 to unite Philadelphians in celebrating American independence while adhering to the city’s COVID-19 mitigation guidelines.
July 8, 2020
The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) hosted a Zoom webinar on June 22 to discuss India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in regard to its economy and healthcare system. 
July 7, 2020
Tully Rinckey PLLC hosted a virtual panel on June 25 to spotlight the commercial opportunities available for American businesses who establish an economic presence in Ireland.
July 2, 2020
West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative put together a great Small Business Grant Workshop with Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and Representative Morgan Cephas reviewing new grant programs available to small businesses.  For those who were unable to attend, a recorded version of the presentation is now available for viewing. The presentation covers several programs available to small businesses, eligibility, requirements and application process.  Some of the programs covered in the presentation include:
June 29, 2020
As Philadelphians, we believe no matter what our differences may be, we all deserve to be heard and to play a part in shaping our future. The Declaration of Independence marked a revolutionary departure from the way the world used to be, and led to a new system of self-government that is of, by, and for the people. We encourage you to take a stand—make a declaration—about what you want to see by 2026.
June 28, 2020
  A descendant of Harriet Tubman and Liberian President William V.S. Tubman, Christian Dunbar is dedicated to using his professional talents to drive public good. He not only serves as treasurer for America’s sixth largest city but also works alongside USAID and MiDA Advisors to help develop Africa’s infrastructure. By Emily Langhorne, INVEST Communications Specialist
June 24, 2020
MTM LinguaSoft, a Philadelphia language services company, merged its business operations earlier this month with Scriptis Translations, an ISO 17100-certified leader in business translation and localization solutions based in Québec, Canada. Founded in 2003, MTM LinguaSoft specializes in localization for all print and digital multimedia formats. The company supports multilingual content needs for clients in fields like international trade, healthcare, corporate training and industrial manufacturing. 
June 24, 2020
Hersha Hospitality Trust released its 2019 Hersha EarthView Sustainability Report last week to highlight the company’s progress towards the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
June 24, 2020