A gifted musician, Hal is active in other arts, educational and community organizations. He formed Real Entertainment Group, Inc. in order to “radically change the landscape for contemporary music audiences and artists.” In October 2004, Hal delivered the first installment of that promise by opening World Cafe Live, a nationally-acclaimed live music venue, restaurant and events complex in Philadelphia.
In 2011, Hal and his World Café Live team opened World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware.
He is a member of the board of overseers of the Delaware College of Art and Design, the immediate past chairman of the board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, a member of the Philadelphia Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Board, a board member of The People’s Light & Theatre Company, a board member of the Light Up the Queen Foundation. Hal has been a guest speaker for various business and civic events, and often serves as a guest lecturer at Drexel, Wharton, Temple and other schools. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and Temple University School of Law.
Hal Real will be speaking at the 2015 Superstars in Business awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 10th at Hotel du Pont.
James DeChene is the Chamber's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.