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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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Daniel J. Hilferty to receive 2017 William Penn Award

Posted Friday, December 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) is pleased to announce that Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, will receive the 2017 William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a business executive in Greater Philadelphia. The award, which has been given annually since 1949, recognizes an individual for […]

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Testimony: The Chamber urges thoughtful analysis of Mixed Income Housing legislation

Posted Monday, November 27th, 2017 | 0 comments

Monday, November 27, 2017 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Rob Wonderling, President and CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good afternoon, Chairman Greenlee, Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones Sanchez and members of the Committee on Rules. I am Rob Wonderling, President and CEO at the Chamber of […]

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Chamber Comments on the Environmental Impact Statement for the King of Prussia Rail Project

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 | 0 comments

The following comments were made by Anselm Sauter, Manager of Federal Affairs for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.  On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, I am pleased to offer comments today on SEPTA’S proposed King of Prussia Rail line, which would connect commuters and residents to the Greater Philadelphia […]

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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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5 Things to Consider when Engaging Nontraditional Workers

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | 0 comments

On October 31, 2017, the Chamber hosted With Growth and Prosperity for All: A Roadmap for Growth Conference. This half day of learning featured Philadelphia business leaders from across sectors who spoke about best practices in how to hire, train and retain homeless individuals, returning citizens, veterans, and the immigrant community and discussed neighborhood-based initiatives and onboarding […]

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