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Member Perspective: Marian De Paula

Member Perspective: Marian De Paula

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Marian De Paula, Director of External Relations, Braskem America What opportunities do you see in the next five years in Greater Philadelphia for the petrochemical industry? When I moved to Philadelphia from São Paulo four years ago to work at Braskem America, two things caught my attention. First, how well integrated and connected the […]

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Member Perspective: Dan Kerr

Member Perspective: Dan Kerr

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Dan Kerr, P.E., President, Burns Mechanical Describe the strategic growth strategy around your recently completed private acquisition. What long-term opportunities do you foresee as a result of this acquisition? On May 17 our firm, Burns Mechanical, joined forces with Harrisburg-based McClure Company in a management-led private acquisition from Talen Energy. Our companies will retain […]

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Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Julianne Reichert, Marketing Manager, SolomonEdwards; Board Member & Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, Young Professionals Council What employment opportunities for young professionals motivate you to continue to grow your personal and professional life in the Greater Philadelphia region? My career has been a marathon, winding through the proverbial streets of Greater Philadelphia, just as […]

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Yes They Can: How Philadelphia Trade Unions Can Become Major Job Creators

Yes They Can: How Philadelphia Trade Unions Can Become Major Job Creators

Posted Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

Submitted by: Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart, President & CEO, BFW Group In the past decade, Philadelphia’s population has continued to grow, reversing over 50 years of decline from 1955–2005. The population growth has been partially fueled by costly housing markets in New York and Washington DC; rapid millennial migration; the growth of biotech, educational and medical institutions; major […]

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The CEO at Exit: Prepare; Talk; Listen; Empathize

The CEO at Exit: Prepare; Talk; Listen; Empathize

Posted Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

Submitted by: Jack Warnock, President, JW Strategic Advisors LLC Being the CEO and running your business during “normal days” is full of challenges whether you are growing fast, slow, or not at all. When the opportunity arises, either by luck or happenstance or by your own decision and initiative, to go down the path of exiting […]

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Member Perspective: Miles H. Wilson

Member Perspective: Miles H. Wilson

Posted Friday, May 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Miles H. Wilson, President/CEO, EducationWorks @educationworks Why is it important to engage children and young people in education experiences both in and out of school? In a word, “opportunity.” Education is reading, math and science, to be sure. But in the very best schools, students also have the opportunity to grow through new […]

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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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Member Perspective: Heather Steinman

Member Perspective: Heather Steinman

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Heather A. Steinman, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President for Business Development and Executive Director of Technology Transfer at The Wistar Institute @TheWistar What role will the Philadelphia Research Consortium play in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem? We recognize that Philadelphia is an exceptional place to do life sciences research, discovery and clinical translation. We […]

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Retirement in America: Maximizing Your Charitable Gifts

Retirement in America: Maximizing Your Charitable Gifts

Posted Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Submitted by: Derek Fiorenza, COO/CCO, Summit Group Retirement Planners, Inc. There are numerous non-profit organizations that are striving to serve others and make the world a better place. Giving back to others in an effort to make the world a better place is one of the best feelings in the world. With that said, there are many […]

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Thinking in Story

Thinking in Story

Posted Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Submitted by: Nora Barry, Chief Content Officer, BridgeView Media What’s the different between thinking in story and thinking in bullet points? Say I’m giving a presentation on the importance of accuracy in language translation. I could write power point bullets, like this – Accuracy is critical in translating languages – Always understand the context of the sentences […]

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