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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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Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Julianne Reichert, Marketing Manager, SolomonEdwards; Board Member & Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, Young Professionals Council What employment opportunities for young professionals motivate you to continue to grow your personal and professional life in the Greater Philadelphia region? My career has been a marathon, winding through the proverbial streets of Greater Philadelphia, just as […]

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Philadelphia’s young people: Ambitious, eager … and they want to stay here

Philadelphia’s young people: Ambitious, eager … and they want to stay here

Posted Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in the Philadelphia Business Journal. BY DEBORAH DIAMOND AND ROB WONDERLING Philadelphia-area college students and young professionals agree that their next job opportunity is likely to be local. This bodes well for efforts to spur economic growth, foster entrepreneurialism and attract new businesses to the region. Campus Philly and the […]

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Higher education is driving the Philadelphia region

Higher education is driving the Philadelphia region

Posted Friday, May 12th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING Greater Philadelphia’s universities include four of the 20 best in the nation, and all together have more than half a million students. The Greater Philadelphia region has long been known for its strengths in many sectors, including the manufacturing, life sciences and technology fields. These […]

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