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Member Perspective: Jason Hanna

Member Perspective: Jason Hanna

Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Jason Hanna CHMM, Senior Associate/Vice President, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. What are the benefits and opportunities around brownfield redevelopment in our region? Ten years ago, we were a nation dependent on securing foreign sources of fuel such as natural gas. The natural gas that heats our homes and fuels our manufacturing industries […]

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Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia’s middle market companies — those with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion — are critical to growing the region’s economy. They currently represent 27 percent of total regional employment, despite accounting for only approximately one percent of companies. On January 31, at the Chamber’s Growth Matters: Activating Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market program, […]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

At the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon, Mayor Jim Kenney addressed over 1,400 members of the Greater Philadelphia business community as he discussed the successes of our shared Roadmap for Growth, opportunities for economic prosperity, and how the business community can partner with the City to help overcome our challenges challenges and improve Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney’s […]

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Member Perspective: Michael S. Corrigan

Member Perspective: Michael S. Corrigan

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michael S. Corrigan, Senior Director, State & Local Government Relations, Boeing What is the importance of cultivating relationships with congressional staff? With the New Year comes the start of the 115th Congress and President Trump’s Administration. While Congressional leaders in the House and Senate lay out their respective policy priorities, often overlooked are […]

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Chamber Says Salary History Law Hurts Job Growth, Hampers Global Business Recruitment

Chamber Says Salary History Law Hurts Job Growth, Hampers Global Business Recruitment

Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | 0 comments

With the signing of a salary history bill, the City of Philadelphia continues its record of passing legislation that hurts job growth and business expansion. While this bill is supposedly an attempt to improve wage equity, there is in fact no evidence whatsoever that asking prospective employees about their current compensation contributes in any way […]

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Chamber names Yvette A. Núñez as Vice President of Civic Affairs

Chamber names Yvette A. Núñez as Vice President of Civic Affairs

Posted Monday, December 12th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce Yvette A. Núñez as Vice President of Civic Affairs. Ms. Núñez, the first Latina to hold a senior leadership role at the Chamber, will lead the organization’s civic engagement and local government advocacy efforts at Philadelphia City Hall. As part of this work, Ms. […]

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

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

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

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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Keeping Momentum to Support Investment in Our Region’s Transportation Infrastructure

Keeping Momentum to Support Investment in Our Region’s Transportation Infrastructure

Posted Monday, December 5th, 2016 | 0 comments

Both in Philadelphia and across our region, the Chamber supports continued efforts to improve and invest in mobility through our infrastructure network, which is one of the most crucial keys to Greater Philadelphia’s economic success. Addressing Core Infrastructure Issues in Philadelphia Philadelphia has come a long way in terms of infrastructure and now has several ways […]

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