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5 Things to Consider when Engaging Nontraditional Workers

5 Things to Consider when Engaging Nontraditional Workers

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | 0 comments

On October 31, 2017, the Chamber hosted With Growth and Prosperity for All: A Roadmap for Growth Conference. This half day of learning featured Philadelphia business leaders from across sectors who spoke about best practices in how to hire, train and retain homeless individuals, returning citizens, veterans, and the immigrant community and discussed neighborhood-based initiatives and onboarding […]

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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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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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With growth and prosperity for all

With growth and prosperity for all

Posted Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Roadmap for Growth Action Team has gone deep into Philadelphia’s neighborhoods to have conversations on immigrant entrepreneurship. In the 2014 movie “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansen’s character gets injected with a drug that enhances her mental capabilities to their full capacity, rendering her able to escape her captors, […]

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Reflecting on Roadmap 2017

Reflecting on Roadmap 2017

Posted Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Formerly a campaign focused on economic growth and reducing the poverty rate, Roadmap for Growth has evolved into one of the Chamber’s Action Teams this year with a full-fledged steering committee (led by Co-Chairs David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast, and Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO, The Philadelphia Foundation) and subcommittees focused […]

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Member Perspective: Nicole Westerman

Member Perspective: Nicole Westerman

Posted Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Nicole Westerman, Executive Director Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) #RebuildPHL How will the City’s Rebuild investment promote economic opportunity for every Philadelphian? Rebuild is a $500 million investment to transform neighborhoods, one recreation center, park and library at a time. Proposed by Mayor Jim Kenney as part of his vision for a more equitable […]

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Chamber Members Gain Regional Insights

Chamber Members Gain Regional Insights

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Executive Forum: Insights into the Region is a four-part series designed exclusively for senior executives and CEOs, allowing for strategic networking with other business leaders in the Greater Philadelphia area. Each program offers valuable insights into the most current and relevant social, economic or political trends happening in our region and provides guidance […]

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[Testimony] The Chamber provides recommendations for Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods

[Testimony] The Chamber provides recommendations for Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT, AND THE HOMELESS PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, June 20, 2017 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Yvette Núñez, Vice President of Civic Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good afternoon, Chairman Domb, Councilwoman Parker and members of the Committee on […]

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Member Perspective: Pedro Ramos

Member Perspective: Pedro Ramos

Posted Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Pedro Ramos, President & CEO, The Philadelphia Foundation and Co-Chair, The Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Action Team How important are conversations across sectors to foster community engagement? On May 23, as part of an initiative called On the Table Philly, hundreds of small groups across the Greater Philadelphia region sat down to share […]

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Discussions to feed growth in Philly

Discussions to feed growth in Philly

Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING We must do more to ensure that all people are part of the economic growth the city is now experiencing. Growing up in Lebanon County, my family often had supper with neighbors and folks who were visiting the area. Sitting around a table discussing everything […]

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