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[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals

[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals

Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Co-developed by the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team and Young Professionals Council, the Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey was designed to better understand the regional, professional and personal motivators of the region’s emerging mid-career professionals. The survey was open for response between September 27, 2016 and January 9, 2017. […]

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Member Perspective: Andy Sofish & Joanna Bergeron

Member Perspective: Andy Sofish & Joanna Bergeron

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Andy Sofish, Principal, and Joanna Bergeron, Chief Talent Officer, CapTech Ventures, Inc. How do professional development opportunities impact regional talent retention? Many businesses in Greater Philadelphia and other markets find that employee retention has become a hot-button issue. Turnover is costly, impacts morale and can compromise productivity, customer service and client delivery. In […]

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Sustaining Our Future Workforce

Sustaining Our Future Workforce

Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING In Philadelphia, an estimated 22 percent of people lack basic literacy skills necessary to get a job. I will never forget my first REAL job. I was in 7th grade and employed after school by the Landis Cardboard Box Company. I did all sorts of […]

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College Presidents Reflect on the Future of Higher Education

College Presidents Reflect on the Future of Higher Education

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Regional Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Alliance (Presidents’ Alliance) was created to explore cooperative opportunities among the region’s many degree-granting institutions. The Presidents’ Alliance is comprised of higher education leaders who commit their time and efforts to enhancing the talent in Greater Philadelphia. Working with the Chamber and its CEO Council for Growth, the Presidents’ […]

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Member Perspective: Phoebe A. Haddon

Member Perspective: Phoebe A. Haddon

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden @Rutgers_Camden What economic issues will create opportunities for our region’s education and talent retention in 2017? For many high school students and their families, choosing a college means picking the right school that offers the best chance to succeed upon graduation. Increasingly, families also must weigh the […]

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Member Perspective: Rebecca Zinn

Member Perspective: Rebecca Zinn

Posted Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Rebecca Zinn, Assistant Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox Management Consulting at Temple University’s Fox School of Business What does Fox Management Consulting’s recent involvement in Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders show about the importance of mentorship for regional talent retention? A June 2016 survey by Abodo.com determined that Philadelphia has 95 […]

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What a Tax Overhaul Means for the Business Community

What a Tax Overhaul Means for the Business Community

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

Last month, the Chamber was pleased to host a roundtable with U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. to discuss the prospects of a comprehensive tax overhaul in a new Congress and Administration next year. Senator Casey serves on the Senate Committee on Finance which is responsible for taxation and revenue to the United States government. […]

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Patricia Day Provides Testimony at City Council Committee Hearing

Patricia Day Provides Testimony at City Council Committee Hearing

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 | 0 comments

Good morning Councilwoman Blackwell and members of the Committee. My name is Patricia Day, and I am the Project Manager for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Education and Talent Action Team. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on Resolution 160727, on expanding the Career and Technical Education Programs in the School […]

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia

Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia

Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 | 0 comments

As a substantial place to study, live and work, Philadelphia has earned a reputation for attracting talent to the region. But what factors into a young professionals’ decision to relocate to another city? The Chamber’s Education and Talent Action Team aims to find out. The survey, sprung from the desire to nationally broadcast our region as a […]

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Carol J. de Fries Provides Testimony at House Education Committee Public Hearing

Carol J. de Fries Provides Testimony at House Education Committee Public Hearing

Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 | 0 comments

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING SELECT SUB COMMITTEE ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS Friday, September 16, 2016 10 a.m. Steamfitters Union, 420 Hall, 14420 Townsend Road, Philadelphia PA 19154 Testimony by: Carol J. de Fries, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Innovation, Community College of Philadelphia Good morning: My name is Carol J. de […]

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