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Member Perspective: Ria Walsh

Member Perspective: Ria Walsh

Posted Friday, December 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Ria Walsh, President, SEI Private Trust Company; Board Member, People’s Light @peopleslight How has volunteer board service enhanced your business acumen and leadership skills? I arrived at my position as a board member at People’s Light through the Arts + Business Council’s Business On Board program. It became clear from the beginning that serving on a […]

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Customer Service Excellence of the Year: Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions

Customer Service Excellence of the Year: Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions

Posted Monday, October 9th, 2017 | 0 comments

We caught up with this year’s Customer Service Excellence of the Year Award winner to see how the Philadelphia business community has contributed to their success.  Check out what Matt Jesson, President & Owner of Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions, has to say as we highlight one of the excellent small businesses that drives the Greater Philadelphia region. Join […]

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FAQ – Conducting Business During the Democratic National Convention

FAQ – Conducting Business During the Democratic National Convention

Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 | 0 comments

With the eyes of the country – and world – turning to Philadelphia this week as our region hosts the Democratic National Convention, the Chamber is a resource for all businesses and civic partners, helping to navigate issues and maximize opportunities. We are pleased to keep our members informed about how this historic event will impact their […]

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Rob Wonderling’s Must Read: The Soft Edge

Rob Wonderling’s Must Read: The Soft Edge

Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 | 0 comments

The summer is a time when I devote my reading to big non-fiction historical narratives. In August, I broke from tradition and read a business book. Business books have a reputation of being dry, but Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard’s The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success is a quick read with good advice. […]

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Strategic Curiosity: How to Transform Your Company’s Culture

Strategic Curiosity: How to Transform Your Company’s Culture

Posted Thursday, June 12th, 2014 | 0 comments

What does great brainstorming look like? “Think of it as a mosh pit of ideas. People are colliding,” says Steve Van Valin, CEO of Culturology. “The session has a flow to it. You stay open to the second right idea, or the third or the fourth. That’s how you find not just good solutions, but […]

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How Employee Resource Groups Improve Employee Engagement

How Employee Resource Groups Improve Employee Engagement

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 | 0 comments

How can companies increase retention, establish mentors, promote business goals, and build morale all at the same time? It may sound like a tall order, but it seems that there actually is a way: Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Larry Turner, a Partner, Morgan Lewis, defines ERGs this way: “It’s a way to use a common […]

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Lack of Follow-Through: What it Costs Your Business (and How to Fix It)

Lack of Follow-Through: What it Costs Your Business (and How to Fix It)

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 | 0 comments

Anyone who’s been in the business world for more than a few days has probably seen that lack of follow-through can be a project killer, a deal killer, and even a business killer. Yet so many people still fail to follow through on what they’ve promised. Why? Is it laziness? Carelessness? Lack of self-discipline? Dr. […]

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