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Chamber of Commerce committed to diversity

Posted Thursday, April 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The organization will be honored with the 2017 Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award. I had three childhood heroes: Abe Lincoln, Roberto Clemente and Martin Luther King Jr. Although I did not realize it at the time, all three of these iconic individuals ended up with tragic […]

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The Chamber Challenges the Philadelphia Salary History Ordinance

Posted Thursday, April 13th, 2017 | 0 comments

Last week, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the City of Philadelphia. The lawsuit was filed in response to the passage and signing of Bill No. 160840 in January 2017, a flawed measure that prohibits employers from asking […]

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Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team Reaches Milestone

Posted Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team (GPEAT), an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce that an important milestone has been reached on one of its priority projects. In early February, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved sedimentation and water-crossing permits for construction of the Mariner East II natural gas pipeline. Focused on the development of a […]

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Chamber Releases Statement on Federal Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Ordinance

Posted Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia today released the following statement after filing a federal lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, which challenges the constitutionality of Bill No. 160840 that was signed into law in January 2017. The Ordinance will prohibit employers (directly or indirectly) from asking job applicants about their prior salary or […]

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Member Perspective: Joan Waters

Posted Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Joan Waters, CEO, COFCO  @joan35 , @COFCO_Office Discuss the benefits of Executive Peer Networks and how your participation has helped COFCO grow as a middle market company. Leading any successful organization can be many things: exciting, stressful, rewarding, overwhelming and sometimes a little lonely. Many of the challenges a company faces are handled long before they […]

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Member Perspective: Cassandra Bailey

Posted Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Cassandra Bailey, President & CEO, Slice Communications @SliceComm, @Cassapedia How has the Philadelphia business community supported the growth of your company? I’ve been very lucky in my career to hold positions in marketing, public relations, public policy, law, government, and economic development.  One of the things that all these jobs have in common is a […]

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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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Member Perspective: Hardik Savalia

Posted Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Hardik Savalia, Program Director, B Lab @bcorporation What is the impact economy and why is it important to our region’s business community? What is the impact economy? The impact economy is an opportunity — in the current environment of rising insecurity, fear, and in the absence of trust in our economic system, all […]

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