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Grow PA: Driving Economic Growth in the Keystone State

Grow PA: Driving Economic Growth in the Keystone State

Posted Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 | 0 comments

For the first time in 31 years, Pennsylvania’s population dropped by more than 7,600 residents in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Between July 2015 and July 2016, almost 46,000 Pennsylvanians left the Commonwealth. In fact, Pennsylvania is one of only eight states to lose population over the 12-month period. In addition, Pennsylvania’s employment […]

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The Chamber’s Commitment to Working Women

The Chamber’s Commitment to Working Women

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

For over seventeen years, the Chamber has championed professional women through its Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women. The Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women, presented in conjunction with the Paradigm Award, is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded annually to women who are working toward an undergraduate degree. Over $402,000 has been awarded to working women […]

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Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

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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The 35th Annual Excellence Award Winners

The 35th Annual Excellence Award Winners

Posted Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

For their exceptional leadership, ingenuity and positive impact on the region, eight companies and two individuals have been selected by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia as winners of the 35th Annual Excellence Awards. These small- to mid-sized businesses have demonstrated unique vision, innovation and achievement in support of our region’s economy and small business community. […]

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Chamber Members Gain Regional Insights

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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The Chamber Completes Future Leaders Mentorship Pilot

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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Diversity & Inclusion: A Year in Review

Diversity & Inclusion: A Year in Review

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative positions diversity as an invaluable element for business maturation and growth and strives to make D&I a priority for our region’s entire business community. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished this year to further this goal: Executed four CEO Access Network breakfasts CEO Access Network creates an informal […]

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Member Perspective: Miles H. Wilson

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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William Penn Award recipient Chuck Pennoni Challenges Students with K’Nex Design Contest

William Penn Award recipient Chuck Pennoni Challenges Students with K’Nex Design Contest

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

As part of the William Penn Gala festivities, the Chamber along with William Penn Award recipient C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, invited three regional high schools to participate in a K’Nex Design Challenge on Wednesday, April 19th. Three teams of five participants (consisting of four students and one mentor/teacher/advisor) went head to head to create the most […]

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Member Perspective: Zachary Wilcha

Member Perspective: Zachary Wilcha

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Zachary Wilcha, Executive Director, Independence Business Alliance @Think_IBA What future growth patterns do you foresee for LGBT businesses, and how will they affect the economic development of our region? As Executive Director of the Independence Business Alliance, Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, I get a front row seat watching our local LGBT […]

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