The mascot has become a beacon in Philadelphia as election results roll in.
I note that my optimism is sprinkled with over 20 years of professional knowledge about how "well intended" training can miss the mark.
"We don't want this Starbucks to make any money today."
The city’s mayor urged fans to celebrate responsibly. 
While it is certainly a city rife with history, there's so much more to see and do beyond "the bell." You may not be aware but this is a lively city budding with delicious cuisine, art culture, beer gardens, local artisan boutiques and so much more.
With housing prices on the rise in both Canada and the United States, the next few years will be very interesting for those who are in or thinking about entering the real estate market. Traditionally the real estate market in Canada and the United States has moved in similar directions, but in recent years, the situation has changed.
For those of us who have founded companies, startups are like your first-born -- exciting, terrifying and usually there are only three of you! There is only one goal: survive. It's crisis management everyday and the strategy is "let's find something that works today."
With its mix of art, history, public spaces and beautifully preserved buildings, the City of Brotherly Love offers plenty of reasons to visit other than cheesesteak (but that, too).
In Philadelphia, I lived the American dream. I saw the Liberty Bell, soaked up the birthplace of modern democracy, slobbered my way through a cheesesteak running with "wiz," ate noodles with the ex-Mayor of the city, ran up the steps of the Art Museum dressed as Rocky Balboa and, most importantly of all, ate some extraordinary food.