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Action Teams

The Action Teams of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia are industry and subject matter specific initiatives designed to create deep engagement within Chamber member companies. These focused cohorts of outcomes-oriented, industry leaders collaborate on substantive work that directly impacts their businesses and our community.

Member Perspective: Miles H. Wilson

Posted Friday, May 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Miles H. Wilson, President/CEO, EducationWorks @educationworks Why is it important to engage children and young people in education experiences both in and out of school? In a word, “opportunity.” Education is reading, math and science, to be sure. But in the very best schools, students also have the opportunity to grow through new […]

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Member Perspective: Heather Steinman

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Heather A. Steinman, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President for Business Development and Executive Director of Technology Transfer at The Wistar Institute @TheWistar What role will the Philadelphia Research Consortium play in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem? We recognize that Philadelphia is an exceptional place to do life sciences research, discovery and clinical translation. We […]

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Ezekiel Emanuel: “Collaboration is Key to the Future of Health Care”

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

On April 26, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., delivered an insightful keynote presentation at Shaping Health Care: Understanding the Regional Impact of Changes to Health Care. There, Dr. Emanuel went over lessons learned from the Affordable Care Act he helped engineer, including details on health spending costs, which have slowed, and readmission numbers, which have […]

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Career Pathways: Engaging the Region’s Future Leaders

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

As an employer, cultivating talent for your business is crucial. To close the talent and skills gap, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Education & Talent Action Team is working to address this issue that persists among our members and top employers. Today’s youth will ultimately shape the future workforce of our region. If […]

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Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team Reaches Milestone

Posted Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team (GPEAT), an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce that an important milestone has been reached on one of its priority projects. In early February, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved sedimentation and water-crossing permits for construction of the Mariner East II natural gas pipeline. Focused on the development of a […]

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Member Perspective: Joan Waters

Posted Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Joan Waters, CEO, COFCO  @joan35 , @COFCO_Office Discuss the benefits of Executive Peer Networks and how your participation has helped COFCO grow as a middle market company. Leading any successful organization can be many things: exciting, stressful, rewarding, overwhelming and sometimes a little lonely. Many of the challenges a company faces are handled long before they […]

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Member Perspective: Joseph Divis

Posted Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Joseph Divis, Assistant Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T @att @jf_divis5 How will technology infrastructure impact the future work of the Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Action Team? After returning from South by Southwest (SXSW), Mayor Jim Kenney made a defining statement to Technical.ly Philly: “As we consider job growth and the types of businesses […]

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[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals

Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Co-developed by the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team and Young Professionals Council, the Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey was designed to better understand the regional, professional and personal motivators of the region’s emerging mid-career professionals. The survey was open for response between September 27, 2016 and January 9, 2017. […]

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Greater Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pa. leading economic growth

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING In 2015, businesses located in southeastern Pennsylvania generated 41.8 percent of the state’s total gross product. Pennsylvania has long been known as the “Keystone State” because of its central location within the original 13 colonies. More than its geographical location was the vital role it […]

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Member Perspective: Andy Sofish & Joanna Bergeron

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Andy Sofish, Principal, and Joanna Bergeron, Chief Talent Officer, CapTech Ventures, Inc. How do professional development opportunities impact regional talent retention? Many businesses in Greater Philadelphia and other markets find that employee retention has become a hot-button issue. Turnover is costly, impacts morale and can compromise productivity, customer service and client delivery. In […]

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