Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Demand Continues to Grow for the Young & Witty Ben Franklin – TV, Radio, & Personal Appearances Highlight February


Philadelphia, PA – February 12, 2013 – The demand continues to grow for the young and witty Ben Franklin (as portrayed by actor and entrepreneur Rob DeVitis), with a number of personal appearances as well as radio and television appearances happening in the month of February.

On Monday, January 28th, the young and witty Ben Franklin “kicked off” the second month of 2013, as he was featured on KYW Newsradio 1060 (the top-rated all-news station in the nation’s fourth-largest media market) throughout the day on “Positively Philadelphia.”  The interview can be heard online at http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/01/27/positively-philadelphia-ben-franklin-full-of-surprises/#listen-live.

The young and witty Ben Franklin also was a featured guest at a private corporate event in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday, January 31st attended by over 200 employees of a global document management company.

On Monday, February 4th, the young and witty Ben Franklin was the featured guest on the local television broadcast, “30 Minutes,” hosted by Rick Anthony on Radnor (PA) Studio 21.  The full interview can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLCEYWjeBYc&feature=share&list=PL9C03AEA6CC2664D4.

On Wednesday, February 6th, the young and witty Ben Franklin spoke to over 60 attendees at the Villanova Entrepreneurs Network on the campus of Villanova University.

Coming up on February 23rd, the young and witty Ben Franklin will be a featured guest and speaker for over 300 children who participate in The Salvation Army’s Kids Council.  The children will be hearing speakers and answering questions to earn an “emblem” for American History, patriotism and community knowledge.  The event will be held at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (located at 4200 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129)

The young and witty Ben Franklin has earned accolades for his appearances at a number of high-profile public and private events over the past 12 months.  He is a Preferred Vendor of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, which enables him to provide additional resources to conventions, groups, and meetings planning to hold events in the Philadelphia area.

The young and witty Ben Franklin also offers “A Walk with Ben,” available by advanced reservation for group tours.  “A Walk with Ben” is a new walking tour with the young and witty Ben Franklin along with the best tour guides in Philadelphia, throughout the historic Old City Philadelphia district. It’s the only tour in Philadelphia where you can be accompanied by the young and witty Ben Franklin. 

As portrayed by DeVitis, the young and witty Ben Franklin is not a staid and stuffy historical figure dusted off for bored schoolchildren to pass along the way, more than the face on a $100 bill, Franklin is an engaging and thoughtful figure who was not only a statesman but an inventor, a musician, a writer, a printer, founder of the post office and the library.  Franklin was a multi-talented sensation of Philadelphia in the 18th Century who has come back to live in the 21st Century to share his experiences as one of the sensations of the age.

The young and witty Ben Franklin can be found online, at http://www.BenFranklinToday.com, where he can be invited (for a modest fee) to attend your special events, either in the City of Philadelphia, or in areas surrounding William Penn’s Green Country Towne.  The young and witty Ben Franklin can speak to any and all groups on topics including American history, Philadelphia history, and the life that earned him the title “The First American.”

For additional information about the young and witty Ben Franklin, including rates and availability, visit http://www.BenFranklinToday.com. The young and witty Ben Franklin is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Franklin-Today.

Media Contact: Jim DeLorenzo, 215-266-5943, jim@jhdenterprises.com