philly-skylinePhiladelphia (Kennett Square) will be the location for a  2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis on November 2-3, 2009. In just two days you will learn the basics of the TapRooT® System for finding the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and other types of problems. Once you find the real root causes using this systematic process, learn to develop effective fixes that will keep problems from happening again.

For more information or to register for the course, visit: http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=676&l=1

A commercial, educational, and cultural center, Philadelphia was once the second-largest in the British Empire (after London), and the social and geographical center of the original 13 American colonies. Ben Franklin took a large role in Philadelphia’s early rise to prominence. It was in this city that many of the ideas, and subsequent actions, gave birth to the American Revolution and American Independence, making Philadelphia a centerpiece of early American history. It was the most populous city of the young United States and served as the nation’s first capital during much of the Revolutionary War and after. Following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, it was the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington, DC, was under construction. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia)

Profoundly rich in history and American culture, everyone should make a trip to Philadelphia. Kennett Square is conveniently located to The City of Brotherly Love, so here are some itinerary suggestions for your trip to Kennett Square and Philadelphia:

The Liberty Bell Center offers a video presentation and exhibits about the Liberty Bell, focusing on its origins and its modern day role as an international icon of freedom.liberty-bell

Independence Hall originally served as the State House of the Colony of Pennsylvania and is best known as the place where the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

The Betsy Ross House was built more than 250 years ago and is the house where Betsy sewed the first American flag. Take a tour of the house and grounds and then enjoy a nice picnic lunch in their shady courtyard.

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square is world-famous and encompasses 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Enjoy over 11,000 types of plants, more fountains than any other garden in the US, educational and visitor programming, and over 400 performances a year.

The Kennett Underground Railroad Center takes you back in time and allows you to experience the inspiring story of how slaves in the years prior to the Civil War sought their liberty by escaping along the Underground Railroad, which ran right through Philadelphia. Guided hour-long tours via trolleybus depart from the Chester County Visitors Center and will take you past “stations” of underground railroads and offer presentations at the Kennett History Station.

restaurantDining in Philadelphia and Kennett Square:

Le Bec-Fin is Philadelphia’s premiere fine dining restaurant. Opening its doors in 1970, Le Bec-Fin has become a Philadelphia landmark and has won numerous accolades. Their menu is impeccable and their dessert cart is legendary!

Morimoto in Philadelphia is run by Chef Masaharu Morimoto who rose to fame on the Iron Chef television show. The menu is spectacular! Try the Chef’s Choice which is a multi-course tasting menu designed to allow you to experience the essence of Morimoto’s cuisine.

Floga Bistro, located in Kennett Square, has been touted as having the best brick oven pizza in the area. Also on the menu, you will find great antipasti, paninis, pasta, seafood, chicken, veal and more.

Portabellos Italian Restaurant is also located in Kennett Square and offers traditional favorites like Chicken Parmesan and Veal Marsala, in addition to great seafood and steaks.

You can’t visit Philadelphia without trying the city’s famous Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. There has been an on-going battle for decades here in The City of Brotherly Love as to who is king when it comes to this legendary sandwich. Try some of the contenders and see what your vote is!sandwich2

Geno’s Steaks

Pat’s King of Steaks

Abner’s Cheesesteaks

Campo’s


For more information or to register for the course in Philadelphia, visit: http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=676&l=1