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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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Member Perspective: Joseph Divis

Member Perspective: Joseph Divis

Posted Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Joseph Divis, Assistant Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T @att @jf_divis5 How will technology infrastructure impact the future work of the Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Action Team? After returning from South by Southwest (SXSW), Mayor Jim Kenney made a defining statement to Technical.ly Philly: “As we consider job growth and the types of businesses […]

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Roadmap for Growth Action Team Outlines Top Priorities

Roadmap for Growth Action Team Outlines Top Priorities

Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | 0 comments

Through the Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Action Team (Roadmap), we engage the Mayor, City Council and a broad range of civic and neighborhood organizations in the development and execution of policies and initiatives that enhance Philadelphia’s economy, encourage civic engagement and support an efficient and impactful government. This effort is being co-chaired by David L. […]

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