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Member Perspective: Maggie March

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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Engagement Tools for HR Professionals

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

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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The Chamber’s Commitment to Education

The Chamber’s Commitment to Education

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | 0 comments

As a business organization looking to economically grow the Greater Philadelphia region, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia recognizes the importance of investing in our future workforce. An educated and diverse workforce is key to the long-term competitive success of our city and region, and acts as a catalyst to attract and retain businesses. […]

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Expectations of our Future Philadelphia Workforce: The Chamber of Commerce reacts to Mayor Kenney’s announcement on future of education

Expectations of our Future Philadelphia Workforce: The Chamber of Commerce reacts to Mayor Kenney’s announcement on future of education

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

 The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (Chamber), which represents roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations in 11 counties and three states, including 291,000 employee members in the City of Philadelphia, believes that an educated and diverse workforce is key to the long-term competitive success of the city and region and […]

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#PhillyDelivers: Working to Bring Amazon to Greater Philadelphia

#PhillyDelivers: Working to Bring Amazon to Greater Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | 0 comments

When Amazon announced last month that they will create a new, second headquarters in North America (HQ2), Greater Philadelphia sprung into action to respond to their RFP. Your Chamber, led by our Select Greater Philadelphia Council team, is supporting PIDC and the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department, who are leading the process to assess the opportunity, gather […]

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Member Perspective: Daniel K. Fitzpatrick

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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Member Perspective: Amanda Evans

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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Building our future workforce

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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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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