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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.

Supporting Middle Market Growth in Greater Philadelphia

Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia’s middle market, business that generate between $10M to $1B in annual revenue, have a significant economic impact on the regional economy. The Chamber has been working with support from the National Center for the Middle Market to help set the groundwork to maximize the growth potential of Greater Philadelphia’s middle market. The Center has identified in […]

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Philadelphia now has a $6 million fund to back local health IT startups

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published by Technical.ly Philly. Safeguard Scientifics, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Independence Blue Cross are backing the fund, with the hope of turning the region into a health IT powerhouse. Early-stage health IT startups in Philly are getting one more door to knock on for seed capital: a new $6 million investment […]

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Early Stage Digital Health Companies In Philadelphia Get Boost With $6 Million Funding Initiative

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This press release was originally published by Safeguard Scientifics. “Joining with these leaders who bring domain knowledge and expertise strengthens Greater Philadelphia’s position to support one of its most thriving technology sectors. Such a collaboration enhances and multiplies the quality of assessment, feedback and opportunity available to the region’s digital health entrepreneurial talent, promoting development […]

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New $6M funding effort for digital health firms in Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published by the Philly.com. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group, and Safeguard Scientifics announced plans Thursday to spend a total of $6 million over the next for years funding early-stage digital health-care startups. Each of the partners has pledged $2 million. Ben Franklin will manage the effort, […]

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Chambers of Commerce, Statewide Building Trades Release Joint Nuclear Industry Economic Report

Posted Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 | 0 comments

This press release was originally published by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Statewide Building Trades Council announced today the release of a report, “Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plants’ Contribution […]

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Member Perspective: Rebecca Zinn

Posted Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Rebecca Zinn, Assistant Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox Management Consulting at Temple University’s Fox School of Business What does Fox Management Consulting’s recent involvement in Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders show about the importance of mentorship for regional talent retention? A June 2016 survey by Abodo.com determined that Philadelphia has 95 […]

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Philadelphia seen as the next global energy hub

Posted Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team aims to seize manufacturing opportunities related to the development of area natural gas reserves. One job from my youth was working on my brother-in-law’s Lebanon County dairy farm. The least attractive farm job is stone-picking, which is worse than […]

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Member Perspective: Barry R. Freedman

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

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. Guest Commentator:  Barry R. Freedman, President and CEO, Einstein […]

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What a Tax Overhaul Means for the Business Community

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

Last month, the Chamber was pleased to host a roundtable with U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. to discuss the prospects of a comprehensive tax overhaul in a new Congress and Administration next year. Senator Casey serves on the Senate Committee on Finance which is responsible for taxation and revenue to the United States government. […]

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‘Our Lives Depend on It’

Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Chamber is participating in a collaborative effort to deliver affordable health care to North Philadelphia. The serial entrepreneur, billionaire and founder of PayPal, Peter Theil, once said, “We were promised flying cars, but instead we got 140 characters.” Theil’s quote stemmed from his belief […]

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