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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: Marian De Paula

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Marian De Paula, Director of External Relations, Braskem America What opportunities do you see in the next five years in Greater Philadelphia for the petrochemical industry? When I moved to Philadelphia from São Paulo four years ago to work at Braskem America, two things caught my attention. First, how well integrated and connected the […]

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Building our future workforce

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING & CHEKEMMA FULMORE-TOWNSEND There are a number of strategies in play in Philadelphia to connect young people to the workforce. Last week marked Workforce Development Week. To strengthen our city’s position for the long term and bridge the economic disparities that so many Philadelphia residents […]

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Chamber Members Gain Regional Insights

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Executive Forum: Insights into the Region is a four-part series designed exclusively for senior executives and CEOs, allowing for strategic networking with other business leaders in the Greater Philadelphia area. Each program offers valuable insights into the most current and relevant social, economic or political trends happening in our region and provides guidance […]

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[Testimony] The Chamber provides recommendations for Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT, AND THE HOMELESS PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, June 20, 2017 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Yvette Núñez, Vice President of Civic Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good afternoon, Chairman Domb, Councilwoman Parker and members of the Committee on […]

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Member Perspective: Dan Kerr

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Dan Kerr, P.E., President, Burns Mechanical Describe the strategic growth strategy around your recently completed private acquisition. What long-term opportunities do you foresee as a result of this acquisition? On May 17 our firm, Burns Mechanical, joined forces with Harrisburg-based McClure Company in a management-led private acquisition from Talen Energy. Our companies will retain […]

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The Chamber Completes Future Leaders Mentorship Pilot

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

According to the Chamber’s recent survey of emerging mid-career professionals, 44% of young professionals agree that they are most motivated by professional advancement opportunities; mentorship being highly rated among them. Last year, the Chamber’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) reiterated that having opportunities to increase personal, professional, and civic connections and engagement are crucial factors to navigating […]

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Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Julianne Reichert, Marketing Manager, SolomonEdwards; Board Member & Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, Young Professionals Council What employment opportunities for young professionals motivate you to continue to grow your personal and professional life in the Greater Philadelphia region? My career has been a marathon, winding through the proverbial streets of Greater Philadelphia, just as […]

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Member Perspective: Michele Juliana

Posted Thursday, June 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michele Juliana, Principal, Technology and Management Consulting, RSM US LLP @RSMUSLLP How can Middle Market companies take advantage of technology to help take their business to the next level? Everyone is talking about digital transformation these days, but at RSM our question is always what does this really mean for middle market companies and how […]

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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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