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Roadmap for Growth

The Roadmap for Growth is a multi-year initiative to engage Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council in a shared agenda to promote economic growth and job creation in the City of Philadelphia.

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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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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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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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Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michael K. Pearson, President & CEO, Union Packaging, LLC @FoodBoxMan How can the business community work to be more inclusive in hiring practices? As Union Packaging’s founder, I have built an integrated and strategic Diverse and Inclusive employer. Inclusive recruitment is a core value governed by attentive policy and accountable leaders. Goals and […]

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Member Perspective: Pedro Ramos

Posted Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Pedro Ramos, President & CEO, The Philadelphia Foundation and Co-Chair, The Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Action Team How important are conversations across sectors to foster community engagement? On May 23, as part of an initiative called On the Table Philly, hundreds of small groups across the Greater Philadelphia region sat down to share […]

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Discussions to feed growth in Philly

Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING We must do more to ensure that all people are part of the economic growth the city is now experiencing. Growing up in Lebanon County, my family often had supper with neighbors and folks who were visiting the area. Sitting around a table discussing everything […]

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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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Roadmap for Growth Action Team Outlines Top Priorities

Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | 0 comments

Through the Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Action Team (Roadmap), we engage the Mayor, City Council and a broad range of civic and neighborhood organizations in the development and execution of policies and initiatives that enhance Philadelphia’s economy, encourage civic engagement and support an efficient and impactful government. This effort is being co-chaired by David L. […]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

At the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon, Mayor Jim Kenney addressed over 1,400 members of the Greater Philadelphia business community as he discussed the successes of our shared Roadmap for Growth, opportunities for economic prosperity, and how the business community can partner with the City to help overcome our challenges challenges and improve Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney’s […]

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A Philadelphia for all citizens

Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Roadmap for Growth Action Team has a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda. When I moved to Philadelphia in 1984 for my first job, I would oftentimes, weather permitting, ride my bike to get to where I needed to go. Growing up in central Pennsylvania meant watching […]

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