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Member Perspective: Susan Jacobson

Member Perspective: Susan Jacobson

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Susan Jacobson, President, Jacobson Strategic Communications @Susan_Jacobson Why is it important for the Greater Philadelphia business community to participate in programs that support minority entrepreneurship? The people with whom you choose to surround yourself are the key to success. From my early days in public service to later growing a successful Philadelphia-based communications […]

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The Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Conference Delivers Business Case for Engaging Nontraditional Workers

The Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Conference Delivers Business Case for Engaging Nontraditional Workers

Posted Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

On October 31, 2017, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) hosted With Growth and Prosperity for All: A Roadmap for Growth Conference at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Philadelphia business leaders from across sectors spoke about best practices in how to hire, train and retain returning citizens, veterans, and the immigrant community […]

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The Chamber’s Commitment to Working Women

The Chamber’s Commitment to Working Women

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

For over seventeen years, the Chamber has championed professional women through its Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women. The Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women, presented in conjunction with the Paradigm Award, is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded annually to women who are working toward an undergraduate degree. Over $402,000 has been awarded to working women […]

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Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michael K. Pearson, President & CEO, Union Packaging, LLC @FoodBoxMan How can the business community work to be more inclusive in hiring practices? As Union Packaging’s founder, I have built an integrated and strategic Diverse and Inclusive employer. Inclusive recruitment is a core value governed by attentive policy and accountable leaders. Goals and […]

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Diversity & Inclusion: A Year in Review

Diversity & Inclusion: A Year in Review

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative positions diversity as an invaluable element for business maturation and growth and strives to make D&I a priority for our region’s entire business community. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished this year to further this goal: Executed four CEO Access Network breakfasts CEO Access Network creates an informal […]

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Member Perspective: Zachary Wilcha

Member Perspective: Zachary Wilcha

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Zachary Wilcha, Executive Director, Independence Business Alliance @Think_IBA What future growth patterns do you foresee for LGBT businesses, and how will they affect the economic development of our region? As Executive Director of the Independence Business Alliance, Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, I get a front row seat watching our local LGBT […]

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Chamber of Commerce committed to diversity

Chamber of Commerce committed to diversity

Posted Thursday, April 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The organization will be honored with the 2017 Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award. I had three childhood heroes: Abe Lincoln, Roberto Clemente and Martin Luther King Jr. Although I did not realize it at the time, all three of these iconic individuals ended up with tragic […]

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