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Inquirer Events: Industry Icon Awards 2019

Dec 12, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The Bellevue Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

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Event Summary

Join us for a memorable evening recognizing Philadelphia's most iconic business leaders. The event will induct 6 remarkable leaders into The Philadelphia Inquirer's Business Hall of Fame and will also be profiled in a special section of the Sunday Inquirer. This elite group of honorees were hand-picked by the executives of The Philadelphia Inquirer for their distinguished records of civic engagement and professional achievement within their industries.

The Bellevue Philadelphia Hotel

200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Event Details

Please join us to recognize six outstanding business leaders whose contributions to their organizations and to the Philadelphia area have enriched our community. All six will be honored at our Inquirer Hall of Fame Dinner.

When: Thursday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Where: The Bellevue Philadelphia Hotel, 200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Attire: Cocktail/business attire

Special Section:
On Sunday, December 15, our new Hall of Fame inductees will be profiled in an expanded business section of The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Proudly Announcing Inquirer Business Hall of Fame Icons:

  • Leslie (Les) A. Brun, Sarr Group, LLC
  • Katherine High, M.D., Spark Therapeutics 
  • Marciene Mattleman, PhD, Philadelphia Educator, Social Entrepreneur, and Child Advocate (Posthumously)
  • Edward (Ed) G. Rendell, Former Pennsylvania Governor (2003-2011)
  • Bruce E. Toll, Toll Brothers
  • Robert (Bob) Irwin Toll, Toll Brothers 

Agenda: (Subject to change)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Networking, cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres 
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm - Welcome remarks by Terry Egger, Publisher, The Philadelphia Inquirer
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner 
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Recognition of Philadelphia Business Hall of Fame Winners 
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Dessert served     

Tickets: (Deadline: Wednesday, December 11)
Individual: $150 each 

Premium Seating Opportunities:
Please note: If you would like to purchase a table but do not have guest names readily available, please contact Barry Barlow at or 215-854-5405

Chairman's Table: $7,500 

  • Reserved table for ten (10) guests in a premium location
  • Celebratory bottle of champagne for table 
  • Company logo featured on event signage
  • Recognition in the welcome and event presentation (Power Point)
  • Placement of company logo on "After-Event Ad" in Sunday Inquirer
  • Opportunity to provide a gift bag item (pending sponsor)
  • Full-page, black and white advertisement in Inquirer Icons Expanded Coverage on Sunday, December 15

Upgrade options:
Full color advertisement, add $975

Executive Table: $5,500 

  • Reserved half table for five (5) guests 
  • Company logo featured on event signage
  • Recognition in the welcome and event presentation (Power Point)
  • Listed as executive table sponsor in "After-Event Ad" in Sunday Inquirer
  • Half-page, black and white advertisement in Inquirer Icons Expanded Coverage on Sunday, December 15

Upgrade options: 
Full color advertisement, add $875

For event questions, contact Angelica Irizarry at or 215-854-5417.



What does each ticket include?
Open bar and hors d'oeuvres, plated dinner, and dessert reception.

What is the attire?
Business and/or cocktail attire recommended.

Can I purchase a table NOW without knowing who's attending yet?
Yes! You can reserve your table at any time and provide guest names two weeks prior. Table package reservations should be directed to Barry Barlow at

Can I buy multiple individual tickets?
Yes, you may buy as many individual tickets as you would like. Individual ticket purchasers are assigned to "open seating," on a first-come, first-serve basis. Premium seating packages are also available, to guarantee that your group is seated together.

Do winners have to buy tickets?
Yes, individual tickets are available as well as table packages. 

How many people attend the event?
On average, 300 guests are in attendance.

Can family members attend?
Absolutely! There is alcohol served at the event, so 21 years of age or older is most appropriate. Please contact Angelica Irizarry at or (215) 854-5417 should you have children interested in attending for special arrangements.

What is the latest I can register?
Tickets do sell-out for Inquirer Events so, the earlier you reserve the better!