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The Platinum Jubilee – Tree Planting

June 14th marks US Flag Day as well as the birthday of the US Army. On this special day in 2022, Her Majesty’s Deputy Consul General to New York, Hannah Young, officiated a tree planting ceremony in celebration of The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The rain and clouds gave way to a lovely afternoon bathed in sunshine at Independence National Historic Park, Washington Square in Philadelphia.

This special ceremony was part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, inviting people to “plant a tree for the Jubilee.” The Crown and all facets of British life are deeply committed to protecting our climate and sustainability. Planting a tree is a symbolic act of goodness that will ensure a brighter and greener future for all.

Cindy MacLeod, Superintendent, Independence National Historical Park welcomed keynote speakers and special guests for this momentous occasion. Following remarks, speakers took their turns at planting the beautiful oak tree before moving across the Square to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where a wreath was laid.

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FIFA Watch Party in LOVE Park

June 16, 2022

3:00 – 6:30 pm EST

On June 16th, FIFA announces the 10 U.S. cities selected to host 2026 World Cup matches –the largest World Cup tournament in history –and Philadelphia plans to be one of them. Join us in LOVE Park from 3 –6 PM on June 16thto watch the official announcement from FIFA and celebrate our Philly passion one more time as a FIFA World Cup 2026™Candidate Host City.

Thanks to a city-wide effort from sports organizations, Philadelphians, soccer fans, and local businesses, no one has made a better case to FIFA than we have. Philadelphia Soccer 2026, the city’s official World Cup bid committee, is having a watch party to recognize the dayin LOVE Park. Our case to host games is strong –no one hosts big events like Philadelphia. Whether we’re getting ready to host the NFL Draft or the Papal Visit, the brightest lights are where our city does its best. Lincoln Financial Field is ready to host games and show the world what Philly is all about.

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The STIR: Unlocking a Talent Pool by Creating a Disability Inclusive Workplace

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

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More than ever companies are committed to strengthening diversity and inclusion and have research backed business case for doing so. While huge progress has been made across boundaries of gender, race, and sexual orientation, one area remains neglected: disability.

Business leaders need to look beyond the obvious fixes to attract prospective talent. In a market where there are far more jobs than workers, companies can no longer afford to significantly underutilize a critical talent pool. Persons with disabilities represent ~15% of the population and nearly 80% worldwide are unemployed. With over 1 billion people with disability, companies have a billion reasons to change their hiring practices.

This session will seek to demystify misconceptions about disability inclusion:

  • What is disability inclusion, and how can you adjust your hiring practices to be more inclusive?
  • How do you create a culture of equality and provide additional resources to talent with disabilities?
  • What are the benefits of having good disability inclusion policies?

ESU Annual Garden Party

Sunday, June 5, 2022
4:00 pm EST
1169 Saint Matthews Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425

Come celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a ROYAL GARDEN PARTY.

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Like so many properties in the area, the land was purchased from William Penn. The house, which shows evidence of initial construction more than six decades before the American Colonies declared their independence, may have begun its days as the humble log home of squatters. The barn was built in the early days of the 19th Century. Against this backdrop Dr. Donald J. Rosato and his wife Judy have turned the country home they named “St. Matthews Place” into the focal point of an elegant life style that’s “all for the horses.” Dr. Rosato, a nationally recognized four-in-hand carriage driver and Master of the Pickering Hunt, acquired St. Matthews Place in November 1977. He and Mrs. Rosato designed their restoration of the property to reflect both the beautiful simplicity of its Colonial heritage and the rich equestrian ambiance of Chester County today. Its interior decor features antiques and works of art, while the orchard, lawns and formal gardens of the exterior have been the setting for many social events, often benefitting charities. The Rosato property originally was part of a 10,000 acre tract bought from Penn by Dr. Coxe on April 20, 1686. Ownership then passed to the West New Jersey Society, an English land speculation company chartered by the Crown to sell or distribute land in the colonies. Title passed in 1806 to Bartholomew Fussell who lived with his wife Rebecca in a portion of the house that exists today, before selling the structure to Edward Bell who also apparently lived there. The first formal record of an inhabitant was in the early 1800s when Henry Snider was recorded as living there. In all, 21 people including Dr. Rosato actually owned the house as opposed to simply living in it or renting it. Among the former owners were two of Mrs. Rosato’s relatives, Mary Ann and Henry Gooding who purchased the house in 1920 and remained there until Mr. Gooding’s death in 1927. When the Rosatos began restoring the heavily overgrown property after acquiring it in 1977 they found a chimney stone denoting a construction date of 1715. Noted local historian, Estelle Cremers, has suggested that an original log structure possibly built in 1715 probably burned and was replaced. ~ St. Matthews Place ~ The oldest standing section of the house, circa 1749, is a first-floor room on the west side and includes the drawing room added in the late 1700s. The most recent addition, a clapboard wing, was completed in 1985 and was supplemented in 2010. Shortly after acquiring St. Matthews Place, the Rosatos began their country lifestyle by basset hunting and although no longer pursuing this time-consuming hobby they continue to support the hunt by membership and traditionally hold a high tea for the basseting group each season. In 1972 the Rosatos began fox hunting with the Pickering Hunt and Dr. and Mrs. Rosato have been elected to the Board of Governors of this prestigious hunt. Dr. Rosato was elected Master of Foxhounds in 1995. The Rosatos have driven carriages since the mid-1970s, and today they have a barn filled with carriages and sleighs and can be seen year-round traveling the roads of northern Chester County behind a team of four beautiful horses. The Rosatos also participate in the invitational driving circuit that includes the prestigious Devon Horse Show. At Devon Dr. Rosato has retired the coveted Pleasure Drive trophy, has been both reserve champion and grand champion, and has won numerous blue ribbons. St. Mathews Place—too small to be properly called a farm—has been referred to as a “Hunting Box,” an English term denoting a country property used as a rural base for “riding to the hounds” or going fox hunting. Such small country houses were usually located several miles away from the town homes where their owners lived full time.


Global Quizzo @ Love City Brewing

Monday, June 6, 2022

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST

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Join us for a fun evening of Global Quizzo at Love City Brewing’s new beer garden!

Bring your friends and come test your knowledge of geography, language, history, politics, and world pop culture at this fun, adults-only Quizzo game! Meet other globally-minded Philadelphians while drinking some local brews.


Klasko Immigration Law Spring Webinar Series – AMA: An Immigration Attorney

Thursday, May 12, 2022

12:30 pm EST

This interactive session will feature questions submitted by YOU! Answering your questions on the latest immigration topics will be Klasko’s well-versed attorneys Drew Zeltner, Karuna Simbeck, Arielle Ratush, and Grace Waweru. Please submit your most burning immigration questions while registering for this event.

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WTCGP 18th Annual Global Business Conference

Thursday, June 9, 2022

8:30 am – 12:00 pm EST

Alter Hall
1801 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia and the Temple University Fox School of Business and its Center for International Business Education and Research proudly present the 18th Annual Global Business Conference (GBC). The Conference will take place in-person on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 8:30am to 12:00pm EST.

Our Conference will feature experts in global business, delivering up-to-the-minute information and insights on how to navigate global trade today.

As businesses around the world navigate the pandemic, trade sanctions, supply chain snarls and geopolitical threats, now is the time to get the latest guidance from industry experts and exporters alike on best opportunities to restore and grow your export sales. Topics will include:

  • The latest information on global market trends and strategies for success in global markets
  • Opportunities in neighboring Canada and Mexico
  • The best strategies to sustain business in China and Southeast Asia
  • Our new Global Supplier Diversity Program aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses jump-start export sales

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Power of Purpose with Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO, EY 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

BritishAmerican Business, in partnership with Brandpie, is delighted to welcome you back to our Power of Purpose Series exploring the crosscutting idea of purpose in business. Join us for an exclusive chat with Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO of EY, where Carmine will share his philosophy and belief that purpose if not an add-on, but rather a core part of an organization’s business model and the foundation of its long-term strategy.

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New UK Qualifying Asset Holding Company Regime: Overview and Practical Application – KPMG EVENT

Thursday, May 19, 2022

11:00 am EST

The introduction of the new UK Qualifying Asset Holding Company (QAHC) regime is an exciting development and the first part of an anticipated wider suite of reforms which are expected to further increase the competitiveness of the UK as an investment holding jurisdiction.

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Immigration and Visa Update with the US Consular Team

Monday, May 23, 2022

11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

Join us for an opportunity to meet and hear Meredith McEvoy and Carson Wu from the US Embassy, London’s Consular team to hear an update on the US Immigration and the current visa processing along with the chance to ask any questions you might have about certain cases/applications.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Fisher Phillips
  • HSBC
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • https://www.santanderus.com/
  • Welsh Government