Creative Economy

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Arts + Business Council

The Chamber’s Arts + Business Council strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the business, legal & technology communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener.


Partners in Imagination

The Arts + Business Council works with connectors and community builders to lead, serve and inspire a more creative region.

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Programs & Services

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ABC designs experiential leadership and team trainings to support organizations that invest in a more creative workforce and community. Learn more ›

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ABC invites leading thinkers in creativity, technology, entrepreneurship and civic engagement to inspire new ideas and spark thoughtful conversations on what it means to work and think more creatively. Learn more ›

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ABC provides skills-based volunteer consulting for the cultural sector that builds capacity for the arts community and challenge business, legal and technology professionals to learn and grow while giving back. Learn more ›


Karin Copeland


Executive Director, Arts + Business Council, and Vice President, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Combining 25 years of experience as an industrial designer, thought leader and social entrepreneur, Karin embodies what is possible when creativity and design thinking work in concert with strategic business acumen.

News & Perspectives

Engagement Tools for HR Professionals

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Whether you are looking to stay on top of best practices in people management; attract, engage and develop top talent; or provide experiential learning for high-potential employees, the Chamber has a range of programs that will help you and your colleagues succeed.

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Member Perspective: Ria Walsh

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Ria Walsh (President, SEI Private Trust Company) describes how volunteer board service has enhanced her business acumen and leadership skills.

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Galleries at the Chamber

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The Chamber's Arts + Business Council is partnering again with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists to refresh the gallery installation in our offices.

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