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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: Maggie March

Posted Friday, January 5th, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Maggie March, Philadelphia Director, Arena Strategies Why is it important that employers encourage young professionals to pursue mentorship opportunities and how does this help them retain talent? Employers need to encourage young professionals to participate in a mentorship program for many reasons. Mentoring is an invaluable part of professional development that will ultimately […]

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Member Perspective: Janice E. Nevin

Posted Friday, January 5th, 2018 | 1 comment

Guest Commentator: Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System @christianacare The Greater Philadelphia region’s reputation for health care innovation is expanding. What factors do you see contributing to this growth? When our patients see their doctor using Google Glass during a visit, they may be wowed by the technology, but […]

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Engagement Tools for HR Professionals

Posted Friday, January 5th, 2018 | 0 comments

Whether you’re looking to stay on top of best practices in people management; attract, engage and develop top talent; or provide experiential learning for high-potential employees, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia — including its Councils and subsidiaries — have a range of programs, peer groups, and meaningful learning/service opportunities that will help you […]

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Member Perspective: Ava Willis-Barksdale

Posted Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Ava Willis-Barksdale, Interim President, Girard College @GirardCollege Why should businesses invest and support neighborhood schools through time and talent? Schools represent the future of any neighborhood — as places where current residents entrust their children. Those children become future consumers and, hopefully, leaders, who may contribute to the vitality of those neighborhoods or […]

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Testimony: The Chamber urges thoughtful analysis of Mixed Income Housing legislation

Posted Monday, November 27th, 2017 | 0 comments

Monday, November 27, 2017 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Rob Wonderling, President and CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good afternoon, Chairman Greenlee, Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones Sanchez and members of the Committee on Rules. I am Rob Wonderling, President and CEO at the Chamber of […]

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5 Things to Consider when Engaging Nontraditional Workers

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | 0 comments

On October 31, 2017, the Chamber hosted With Growth and Prosperity for All: A Roadmap for Growth Conference. This half day of learning featured Philadelphia business leaders from across sectors who spoke about best practices in how to hire, train and retain homeless individuals, returning citizens, veterans, and the immigrant community and discussed neighborhood-based initiatives and onboarding […]

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Member Perspective: Delphine P. O’Rourke

Posted Friday, October 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Delphine P. O’Rourke, Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. How can Greater Philadelphia’s health care industry benefit from gender diversity in leadership? Every industry benefits from having more women leaders. The smart health care companies have realized that gender diversity is both the right thing and the money thing. The health […]

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Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michael K. Pearson, President & CEO, Union Packaging, LLC @FoodBoxMan How can the business community work to be more inclusive in hiring practices? As Union Packaging’s founder, I have built an integrated and strategic Diverse and Inclusive employer. Inclusive recruitment is a core value governed by attentive policy and accountable leaders. Goals and […]

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Member Perspective: Daniel K. Fitzpatrick

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA, President, Citizens Bank PA/NJ/DE, Citizens Bank @CitizensBank Why should the business community support ways to connect youth to employment and education opportunities? Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with a number of incredible nonprofits that help unemployed or underemployed individuals from our region gain the skills they […]

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Reflecting on Roadmap 2017

Posted Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Formerly a campaign focused on economic growth and reducing the poverty rate, Roadmap for Growth has evolved into one of the Chamber’s Action Teams this year with a full-fledged steering committee (led by Co-Chairs David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast, and Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO, The Philadelphia Foundation) and subcommittees focused […]

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