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Action Teams

The Action Teams of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia are industry and subject matter specific initiatives designed to create deep engagement within Chamber member companies. These focused cohorts of outcomes-oriented, industry leaders collaborate on substantive work that directly impacts their businesses and our community.

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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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: 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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[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals

Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Co-developed by the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team and Young Professionals Council, the Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey was designed to better understand the regional, professional and personal motivators of the region’s emerging mid-career professionals. The survey was open for response between September 27, 2016 and January 9, 2017. […]

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Greater Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pa. leading economic growth

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING In 2015, businesses located in southeastern Pennsylvania generated 41.8 percent of the state’s total gross product. Pennsylvania has long been known as the “Keystone State” because of its central location within the original 13 colonies. More than its geographical location was the vital role it […]

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Member Perspective: Andy Sofish & Joanna Bergeron

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Andy Sofish, Principal, and Joanna Bergeron, Chief Talent Officer, CapTech Ventures, Inc. How do professional development opportunities impact regional talent retention? Many businesses in Greater Philadelphia and other markets find that employee retention has become a hot-button issue. Turnover is costly, impacts morale and can compromise productivity, customer service and client delivery. In […]

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Member Perspective: John Otte

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  John Otte, President, Proconex Access to talent has been identified as a major constraint on middle market company growth. How has Proconex intentionally addressed its talent needs to support it strategic growth strategy, and what is the ROI thus far? Like many companies in the middle market, Proconex identified a need to attract and retain […]

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Roadmap for Growth Action Team Outlines Top Priorities

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 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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Notes from the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

On Wednesday, February 22, a small group of middle market executives and stakeholders met with Congressman Tom MacArthur of New Jersey. The Congressman, a former business owner himself, shared a high-level update of activity in Washington, D.C., and provided some insight into the role of the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth, of which he […]

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Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia’s middle market companies — those with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion — are critical to growing the region’s economy. They currently represent 27 percent of total regional employment, despite accounting for only approximately one percent of companies. On January 31, at the Chamber’s Growth Matters: Activating Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market program, […]

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