SugarHouse Casino is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the
Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber), that Wendy
Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino, will receive the 2018 Paradigm
Award, the region’s most prestigious award for businesswomen.
“Wendy is one of our
region’s most influential figures and represents our community of outstanding
business leaders,” said Chamber President and CEO Rob Wonderling. “She has
paved the way for women in business as a successful leader of SugarHouse
Casino, both regionally and nationally.”
Ms. Hamilton oversees
1,500 employees and all day-to-day operations at SugarHouse, including the
property’s gaming repertoire, seven food and beverage venues and The Event
Center. In addition to managing all property amenities, Ms. Hamilton supervises
all human resources, marketing and finance functions.
A Philadelphia native,
Ms. Hamilton received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Duke University and
a Master of Business Administration in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.
Outside of the workplace, she is an active community leader serving on the
boards of the Chamber, the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia and Visit
Ms. Hamilton was named
a 2017 Emerging Icon by The Philadelphia
Inquirer for her outstanding leadership and dedication to making positive
community impacts. In 2015, she was honored with the PAL Award from the Police
Athletic League and the Cornerstone Award from SmartCEO for corporate
In addition to these
honors, Ms. Hamilton has earned numerous leadership awards honoring women,
including the Woman Who Empowers Us Award from 95.7 BenFM, the Women’s
Achievement Award from KYW Newsradio and the Great Women of Gaming Award from
Casino Enterprise Management.
leadership, SugarHouse has long been the title sponsor of notable city events
like the New Year’s Eve fireworks and the Mummers Parade, and has also
contributed more than $8 million to local community organizations, including
the Penn Treaty Special Services District.
“It’s an incredible
honor to receive the Paradigm award,” said Ms. Hamilton. “Not only am I proud
to join this exclusive club of Philadelphia business leaders, but this award
reflects the hard work and dedication the SugarHouse Team Members put in each
and every day.”
On Wednesday, March
14, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, the business community will celebrate Ms.
Hamilton’s accomplishments with the presentation of the Paradigm crystal
sculpture at a luncheon at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. Ms. Hamilton will also
designate $25,000 in charitable gifts provided with support from EY.
In addition, the
program will include the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women, which awards
several women up to $5,000 in merit-based scholarships to help complete their
undergraduate degrees while working full-time at Chamber member companies. A
special presentation will be made to the Stradley Ronon scholar.
This award has been
given annually since 1992, Ms. Hamilton being the 26th Paradigm honoree. She is
joining a distinguished field of past recipients that includes Teresa Bryce
Bazemore, President, Radian Guaranty, Inc.; Emily Bittenbender of Bittenbender
Construction LP; Sue Schick of UnitedHealthcare; Mary Stengel Austen of
Tierney; Renee Amoore of The Amoore Group; and Judith von Seldeneck of
Diversified Search Companies.
ABOUT SUGARHOUSE CASINO
SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010
as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker
room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site
parking. The casino employs approximately 1,500 people and has been voted a
“Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia
Business Journal for seven consecutive years and a “Top Workplace” by
Philly.com for six straight years. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.
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