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Advocacy

We understand that today's professionals are busy focusing on the day-to-day responsibilities of their business and may find it difficult to be constantly engaged in public policy activities that can determine the future business climate. That's where we come in.

Our advocacy team works on your behalf at the city, state and federal levels to promote public policy that bolsters the region's economy and improve our competiveness on a national and global scale. In addition, we are a community partner and create broad-based coalitions around issues we all care about, including tax reform, transportation, infrastructure, education and workforce development.

[Testimony] Chamber Advocates for Employers to Have a Full Set of Tools When Making Hiring Decisions

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | 0 comments

COMMITTEE ON LAW & GOVERNMENT PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, November 22, 2016 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Rob Wonderling, President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good morning, Councilman Greenlee and members of the Committee on Law and Government. I am Rob Wonderling, President […]

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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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Patricia Day Provides Testimony at City Council Committee Hearing

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 | 0 comments

Good morning Councilwoman Blackwell and members of the Committee. My name is Patricia Day, and I am the Project Manager for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Education and Talent Action Team. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on Resolution 160727, on expanding the Career and Technical Education Programs in the School […]

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North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone to Address Health Disparities

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Health Care Action Team is comprised of many members dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a global hub for health care innovation. Below is an example of how our members are helping to make this vision a reality. This press release was originally published by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Harrisburg, PA – […]

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Modern Moves for a Modern City

Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING What Philly has to do to keep transportation gains going.  I was very fortunate to begin my career 10 days out of college in Philadelphia in 1984. Having grown in up rural Lebanon County, Pa., getting around meant you either walked, borrowed your dad’s car, […]

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Carol J. de Fries Provides Testimony at House Education Committee Public Hearing

Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 | 0 comments

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING SELECT SUB COMMITTEE ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS Friday, September 16, 2016 10 a.m. Steamfitters Union, 420 Hall, 14420 Townsend Road, Philadelphia PA 19154 Testimony by: Carol J. de Fries, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Innovation, Community College of Philadelphia Good morning: My name is Carol J. de […]

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Uva Coles Provides Testimony at House Education Committee Public Hearing

Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 | 0 comments

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING SELECT SUB COMMITTEE ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS Friday, September 16, 2016 10 a.m. Steamfitters Union, 420 Hall, 14420 Townsend Road, Philadelphia PA 19154 Testimony by: Uva Coles, Vice President, Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Office of Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Peirce College Located in Center City, Philadelphia, Peirce College (“Peirce” or […]

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Select to Champion Greater Philadelphia in Germany

Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Select Greater Philadelphia Council (Select) has partnered with the City of Philadelphia to arrange an 18-person visit to Germany from September 24-30 in an effort to develop and reinforce a robust trade relationship, an exchange of best practices in workforce development and to nurture business development and attraction opportunities with this European country. The […]

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Chamber Executive Joe Grace to Join Pennsylvania AG Campaign

Posted Friday, August 26th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia announced today that its Vice President for Civic Affairs, Joe Grace is departing to join the campaign of Josh Shapiro for Pennsylvania Attorney General as a senior communications advisor. Grace served as the Chamber’s chief advocate in Philadelphia City Hall since January 2013. During his tenure with the […]

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All Eyes on Philadelphia: Activity From the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Posted Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia made history last month hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Over 50,000 delegates, politicians, journalists, members of the media, and spectators flooded into the city to participate in this monumental event, which Philadelphia Magazine dubbed a booming success. The Chamber and Select Greater Philadelphia were busy and active during the Convention, getting involved […]

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