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

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

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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Member Perspective: Joseph Divis

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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Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia’s middle market companies — those with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion — are critical to growing the region’s economy. They currently represent 27 percent of total regional employment, despite accounting for only approximately one percent of companies. On January 31, at the Chamber’s Growth Matters: Activating Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market program, […]

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