Our Thanks to YOU as We Wrap 2018

2018 was quite a year for King of Prussia! We welcomed new headquarters and employees to our business community, added a wide variety of restaurants and retail to our already impressive dining and shopping scene, and saw a much-needed influx of luxury multi-family housing options come online. All around us, infrastructure improvements are underway, enhancing walkability and connecting residents and employees to amenities like never before. Now more than ever, it is an amazing time to live, work, play and stay in King of Prussia. And with so many incredible development projects on the horizon, the future looks pretty bright too!

As we enter into our 9th year working to improve the economic environment in KOP, King of Prussia District would like to thank our stakeholders, sponsors, elected officials, partners and friends that help us fulfill our mission of making KOP more vibrant, attractive and prosperous. There are many King of Prussia District program highlights that we cannot wait to share at our upcoming Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception: The successful implementation of the Road Diet in Moore Park KOP; the record-breaking revenue brought in for KOP Beerfest Royale to fund more physical improvements in Upper Merion Township; and our biggest donation ever to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on behalf of our restaurant and retail partners involved in 2018 KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP...to name a few.  

Our accomplishments are truly YOUR accomplishments, as they would not be possible were it not for the support of our public and private partners. We are honored to work alongside you, and recognize the important part that all of you play in building a better future for our community. Thank you for your support this year!

 
 *Photo courtesy  The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
 
King of Prussia District Holiday Reception & Food Drive
It's time to toast to another great year in King of Prussia!

Join King of Prussia District December 13 for our Annual Meeting & Holiday Reception!

The Annual Meeting is free to attend for King of Prussia stakeholders and will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel, from 4-5 PM. RSVP for the Annual Meeting...

Immediately following the Annual Meeting, join us for the Holiday Reception at Workhorse Brewing from 5:30-8 PM. Tickets to the Holiday Reception are $20, and include light bites from Eddie V's, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Ruth's Chris, two brews or draft cocktails from Workhorse, and a special treat from Kilwin's.

We are also collecting food and personal item donations to benefit Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard at our Holiday Reception! The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard is open to anyone who lives within the bounds of the Upper Merion Area School District and is hungry or food insufficient. Their hope and goal is to strengthen our most vulnerable neighbors through food supplementation. See list of priority items...


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KOP Gives Back
Companies throughout King of Prussia are giving back this holiday season!
King of Prussia District team at the Thanks-4-Giving Luncheon by DoubleTree Hotel.

King of Prussia is a place of prosperity, with unrivaled amenities, a vibrant culture and welcoming environment for businesses, visitors and residents alike. It is also a place that values community. As the largest employment center in suburban Philadelphia and home to over 4,000 companies, we are proud that so many of our colleagues and friends in the business community use the holiday season as an opportunity to give back to those less fortunate.

We want to highlight a few wonderful area companies and organizations that are spreading the love this season:


King of Prussia District Food Drive for Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard
Each year, King of Prussia District looks for a local charity to support. This year, we are working with the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard to help food insufficient families in the Upper Merion Area. Learn More...

Arkema
Arkema Inc. employees came together this holiday season to spread joy in support of three local organizations. Last month, Arkema presented Cecil and Grace Bean's Soup Kitchen with a $5,600 check to help nourish those in the area who are food insufficient. Teaming up with Carfango Chevrolet, Arkema's thiochemicals business unit stuffed two dozen holiday stockings for Soldiers' Angels, which serves veterans and deployed soldiers. Another Arkema employee giving campaign supporting The Fiaria Project will last throughout December. The Fiaria Project creates "Transition Kits" consisting of clothing, toiletries and other basic items to help foster families and children settle into their new environment.

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Last week, DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton held their 10th annual Thanks-4-Giving luncheon, where they collected nearly 500 pounds of food donations for Philabundance and new and gently used coats, hats and gloves for Cradles to Crayons. This event brings together their partners throughout the year for a beautiful holiday celebration with a wonderful charitable tie-in.

GVF
GVF is currently holding its 8th annual Holiday Food Drive, benefitting Philabundance. The drive takes place from now until December 17, with multiple drop-off points. Learn More...

Judge Group
The Judge Group just wrapped up a months-long drive to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) that included participation in the Light the Night Walks across 20+ of their locations! They raised over $61,000 this year and have raised and donated over $150,000 for LLS and the fight against cancer over the past three years. They also completed an annual food drive that collected 1,200 pounds of food for local food banks. Currently, they are holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots and also have several groups within the company that have adopted families through the Bring Hope Home Adopt-a-Family Program.

King of Prussia Mall
A mecca of fashion and retail, King of Prussia Mall gives back by collecting gently used coats for those in need. Stay tuned for more information on this year's coat drive coming in January.

Radial
Radial is currently holding a food drive for Philabundance. The food drive runs from November 26 to December 19. Last year, they were able to collect 797 pounds of food and they hope to beat that number this year!

Upper Merion Township
Upper Merion Township is in the spirit of giving every holiday season! This year they are collecting new coats, hats, gloves, mittens, socks etc. in their Share the Warmth drive. The UM Police Department is also collecting new unwrapped toys and games for the Toys for the Township program. Learn More...








Sponsorship Opportunities

Home to 60,000 employees and the largest concentration of commercial activity in the suburban Philadelphia region, King of Prussia is an economic powerhouse.

With over $1B in development projects recently completed or underway, and more in the pipeline, the area shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you are looking to expand your base, increase visibility or build community support, put your business in the center of the action by partnering with King of Prussia District.


Support King of Prussia Rail

King of Prussia Rail will...
  • Reduce commute times between University City and Center City
  • Connect employers to a broader pool of employees, and give residents easier access to jobs
  • Reduce up to 18M vehicle miles traveled annually, resulting in less congestion and reduced emissions
  • Generate 5,400-6,300 jobs during construction and 1,000 jobs annually
  • Increase real estate values and tax revenues

Rendering of KOP Rail traveling over Rt. 202

Holidays in King of Prussia
Holiday events and deals abound in KOP all month long!
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year! King of Prussia events and specials highlight all the magical things about the holiday season. Take the family out for a warm and cozy meal, bring the kids to meet Santa Claus, grab some hot cocoa while enjoying an outdoor activity and MUCH more!

Where to Eat

King of Prussia is home to some of the best dining in the region and its central location makes it the ideal meeting space for all of your holiday get-togethers. Whether you are looking for a quiet moment during the holidays to have an intimate dinner with that special someone, looking to book a spot for the whole family to feel the holiday spirit, or need to rent out a room for a private party with family, colleagues or friends, KOP has a restaurant to accommodate.

What to Do
 
Everyone knows that King of Prussia is home to some of the BEST shopping in the region...but it is also where you'll find a plethora of family-friendly holiday activities!

King of Prussia Town Center is doing something a little different with their Winterfest this year by spreading the fun throughout the whole month of December! With fun activities like Christmas movie screenings, ice sculpture carving, magic shows, bundled up boot camp, a snow globe bounce house and so much more, be sure to check all all the fun!
 
 
 
KOP in the News
Shoppers flooded King of Prussia Mall on Black Friday
Philadelphia Inquirer
Residential and lifestyle options continue to expand near the shopping mecca King of Prussia.   Read More...
Shoppers had barely digested their turkey and pumpkin pie when they started hitting the King of Prussia Mall late Thursday afternoon.  Read More...

Seriously, KOP and the area around it has exploded recently, with dozens of new restaurants opening, with many offering food that's way better than you think.  Read More...  

 


What's Coming to KOP
See what opened last month and what you can expect in the coming days, months and years!  

The influx of new retailers, restaurants and luxury housing to KOP isn't slowing down . Take a look at who will be joining our amazing community!


COMING TO KOP


575 South
(multi-family residential)
Bartaco
California Tortilla
CHOP
(in-patient hospital)
CubeSmart
Main Line Health
Pearle Vision
Pink's Hotdogs*
Skye 750
(multi-family residential)
Senior Living Facility
(name TBA)
Storage Partners of KOP

NOW OPEN: Camber Spine Technologies, Qu Japan*, Christian Louboutin*, Loro Piana, Roman, Vitality Bowls*

*First in Pennsylvania



Every Monday through Dec. 17, bring your furry friend for a pet photo with Santa in Bloomingdale's Court, and King of Prussia Mall will donate $5.00 to the shelter of your choice.  See Event Details...




Relive the 50's at Valley Forge Casino Resort on New Year's Eve featuring dinner, drinks and dancing. Kiss 2018 goodbye with the live band Prime Time.   See Event Details...
 



King of Prussia District (KOP-BID) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, special 
 services organization. KOP-BID engages public and private partners to 
 collaboratively improve the economic environment in King of Prussia 
 by making it more vibrant, attractive and prosperous.

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