Small Business

Benefiting Greater Philadelphia’s growth-oriented businesses

The majority of the Chamber membership consists of small to mid-size companies, with over 60% of member companies having 100 or fewer employees. The Chamber is committed to providing these small to mid-size businesses with opportunities to succeed in our region’s evolving market.

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Call for Nominations: 37th Annual Excellence Awards

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Since 1982, the Chamber has honored over 350 companies Excellence Award Winners. This prestigious honor recognizes the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated unique vision, innovation, and achievement in support of our region’s economy and small to mid-size business community. Now is your chance to join the ranks of these businesses, by […]

Fostering Good Business in the New Year

January 4th, 2019|0 Comments

With a new year comes exciting events and initiatives at the Chamber. In keeping with our mission to foster growth in Greater Philadelphia, we're putting a focus on our advocacy efforts, enhancing opportunities for HR, championing small businesses, and sparking ideas and innovation for the region.

Small Business Board

The Small Business Board (SBB) is comprised primarily of winners of the Chamber’s Excellence Awards and service providers who have small business specialties. SBB contributes to the overall mission of the Chamber by providing advice and counsel to the Chamber staff and management on policy and programming from the perspective of the owners and executives of small to mid-sized growth-oriented businesses.

CHAIR

Anthony Mongeluzo

CEO
PCS, LLC

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Cassandra Bailey

CEO
Slice Communications

Keith Baldwin

President
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Chris Cera

CEO
Arcweb Technologies LLC

Lawrence James

President & CEO
Connexus Technology

Jessie Kramer

Principal
Jesse Kramer, LLC

Brian Lipstein

President & CEO
Henry A. Davidsen

Susan Lowry

Vice President, Marketing Director
JLL

Felicite Moorman

CEO
BuLogics/StratIS EMS

Steven Singer

President
Steven Singer Jewelers, Inc.

Tony Kindness

Co-Founder/ Director of Client Relations
AYC Media

MEMBERS

Ed Seiders

Director of Business Development
20/20 Visual Media

Steve Wildemann

President
Advanced Staging Productions

Alison Morrissey

Lawyer
Archer & Greinger P.C.

Adam Holt

CEO
Asset Map

Tim Bennett

President
Bennett Compost

John Farley

Director of Advancement
Bringing Hope Home

James Freeman

Chief Operating Officer
Colonial Marble & Granite

Ian Gallagher

Regional Director, Business Marketing
Comcast Business

Joan Chrestay

Executive Director
Community College of Philadelphia

Lynn Ozer

President, SBA Lending Division
Fulton Bank

Marco Lentini

President
Gia Pronto

Alex Archawski

Founder/Director
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN)

Francine Griesing

Founder & Managing Partner
Griesing Law

Dan Rhoton

Executive Director
Hopeworks ‘N Camden

Tom Krol

Founder & President
IMET Corporation

Jared Gruber

Managing Partner
JG Real Estate

David Lane

President/CEO
LevLane Advertising/PR/Interactive

Judith Mondre

President
Mondre Energy, Inc.

Peggy Gionta

President
Partner’s Consulting, Inc.

Vaughn Taylor

Director of Business Development
PIDC

Don Paterson

Senior Vice President
PNC

Matthew Skilton

Vice President
Republic Bank

John Ferry, Jr.

President
Robertson’s Flowers & Events

Ted Mann

CEO
Slyce

Micah Gold-Markel

Founder & CEO
Solar States LLC

Kevin Boyle, Esq.

Financial Partner
Stradley Ronon

Andy Kucer

Executive Director
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Anthony Fiorenza

CEO
Summit Group Retirement Planners, Inc.

Frank Cervone

Executive Director
Support Center for Child Advocates

Jason Weldon

CEO
Synergetic Sound & Lighting

Michael MacFarland

Senior VP, Regional VP Philadelphia Market
TD Bank

Peter Rose

Owner
The Home Hero

Michael Fitzgerald

Market President
Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Policy Areas

FEDERAL

  • Advocate for a competitive tax and regulatory structure that ensures simplicity for small business compliance and provides long-term certainty.
  • Support policies that increase and streamline access to capital for small businesses to enable business expansion or hiring.

STATE

  • Advocate for small businesses in Harrisburg to address business tax competitiveness issues that contribute to the low rate of job creation in Pennsylvania.
  • Work to ensure a fair regulatory business climate and lobby on legislation affecting health insurance, workforce development, and economic development.

LOCAL

  • Advocate for a more competitive local tax environment, including reductions in wage and business taxes
  • Promote processes that ease doing business in Philadelphia, including online permitting and increased coordination among city departments
  • Call for continued investments in neighborhood commercial corridors to support small business growth

LEARN MORE ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AT THE CHAMBER

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