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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.

Member Perspective: Dan Kerr

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Dan Kerr, P.E., President, Burns Mechanical Describe the strategic growth strategy around your recently completed private acquisition. What long-term opportunities do you foresee as a result of this acquisition? On May 17 our firm, Burns Mechanical, joined forces with Harrisburg-based McClure Company in a management-led private acquisition from Talen Energy. Our companies will retain […]

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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

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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Member Perspective: Michele Juliana

Posted Thursday, June 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michele Juliana, Principal, Technology and Management Consulting, RSM US LLP @RSMUSLLP How can Middle Market companies take advantage of technology to help take their business to the next level? Everyone is talking about digital transformation these days, but at RSM our question is always what does this really mean for middle market companies and how […]

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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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Member Perspective: Heather Steinman

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Heather A. Steinman, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President for Business Development and Executive Director of Technology Transfer at The Wistar Institute @TheWistar What role will the Philadelphia Research Consortium play in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem? We recognize that Philadelphia is an exceptional place to do life sciences research, discovery and clinical translation. We […]

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Ezekiel Emanuel: “Collaboration is Key to the Future of Health Care”

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

On April 26, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., delivered an insightful keynote presentation at Shaping Health Care: Understanding the Regional Impact of Changes to Health Care. There, Dr. Emanuel went over lessons learned from the Affordable Care Act he helped engineer, including details on health spending costs, which have slowed, and readmission numbers, which have […]

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Career Pathways: Engaging the Region’s Future Leaders

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

As an employer, cultivating talent for your business is crucial. To close the talent and skills gap, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Education & Talent Action Team is working to address this issue that persists among our members and top employers. Today’s youth will ultimately shape the future workforce of our region. If […]

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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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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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