TREVOSE, Pa. — Penn Emblem Co., a full-service branded apparel and promotional product decoration company, celebrated its 75th anniversary at its corporate office here on Oct. 21.
The celebration consisted of local food trucks, Kono Pizza and Have a Ball, big-ticket raffle items, Ultra Photobooth, and donated sweets from Frankford Candy (Philadelphia).
In addition to Philly-made candy, attendees also enjoyed Philly Pretzel Factory pretzels, Philly’s favorite Tastykake treats, and Pennsylvania-born Wawa drinks.
Penn Emblem Co. is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated company that got its start in the heart of Philadelphia on North 15th Street.
Penn Emblem says it is America’s largest supplier and brand decorator for the rental uniform and promotional product industry.
While celebrating the company milestone was the focus of the event, the company shared the attention with local Philadelphia causes in honor of its anniversary.
Philly Rescue Angels joined Penn Emblem’s celebration with eight adoptable puppies in tow to spread awareness of their cause and to represent the organization’s mission. It is a 100% donor-funded, Pennsylvania-based, nonprofit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes animals that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected.
Employees spent the weeks leading up to the event collecting necessary supplies to be donated to the organization. Items included pee pads, beds, dog food, treats and toys—all items Philly Rescue needs to be able to place rescued dogs in foster homes until they are adopted.
In addition to donated supplies, the company raffled off big-ticket items such as a TV, a Ring Doorbell and a donated gift basket from Iron Hill Brewery Newtown. With the raffles, employees raised more than $1,000 to be donated to Philly Rescue Angels.
Alongside Philly Rescue Angels, Philadelphia Youth Basketball came to support the effort. PYB is a community-built youth organization that leverages basketball to help today’s urban youth. Visiting its booth at the event allowed employees to not only learn more about their efforts, but they were also given a bonus raffle ticket for greater chances of winning.
Following food and fun with puppies, President Randi Blumenthal gave a heartwarming speech thanking all attendees and recapping a brief company history.
Guests left the event with an assortment of treats and a specialty yearbook created by Penn Emblem’s marketing team that commemorates the 75 years of memories, giving back, and employee loyalty.
Penn Emblem Co. prides itself on doing the right thing and doing things right and says the generous display of community effort and inclusion was the perfect depiction of what those core values mean.
With Philly-built companies supporting the event, Philly-based charities gaining critical exposure, and the Philadelphia Phillies heading to the World Series, Penn Emblem had one of the grandest celebration weekends of the year.
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