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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.

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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Member Perspective: Nicole Westerman

Posted Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Nicole Westerman, Executive Director Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) #RebuildPHL How will the City’s Rebuild investment promote economic opportunity for every Philadelphian? Rebuild is a $500 million investment to transform neighborhoods, one recreation center, park and library at a time. Proposed by Mayor Jim Kenney as part of his vision for a more equitable […]

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Member Perspective: Amanda Evans

Posted Monday, July 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Amanda Evans, MPH, Community Relations Coordinator, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia @ChildrensPhila What amenities for young professionals motivate you to continue to grow your personal and professional life in the Greater Philadelphia region? When I was looking for graduate schools to pursue a Master in public health, something drew me to the city of […]

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Member Perspective: Anthony Campisi

Posted Thursday, July 27th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Anthony Campisi, President and CEO, Annodyne, @Annodyne What marketing techniques should middle market businesses be practicing in order to strategically grow? For middle market businesses to grow and avoid the dreaded plateau (or worse, a decline), marketing has to be centered on creating a sustainable lead generation system. Building a sustainable lead generation […]

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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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