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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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Small Business Person of the Year: Steve Wildemann

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

We caught up with this year’s Small Business Person of the Year to see how the Philadelphia business community has contributed to his success.  Check out what Steve Wildemann, President and Owner of Advanced Staging Productions has to say as we highlight one of the excellent small businesses that drives the Greater Philadelphia 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

Tony Kindness

Co-Founder/Director of Client Relations
AYC Media

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chris Cera

CEO
Arcweb Technologies LLC

Felicite Moorman

CEO
BuLogics/StratIS EMS

Lawrence James

President & CEO
Connexus Technology

Brian Lipstein

President & CEO
Henry A. Davidsen

Jessie Kramer

Principal
Jesse Kramer, LLC

Susan Lowry

Vice President, Marketing Director
JLL

Anthony Mongeluzo

CEO
PCS, LLC

Keith Baldwin

President
Spikes Trophies

Steven Singer

President
Steven Singer Jewelers, Inc.

MEMBERS

Adam Holt

CEO
Asset Map

Tim Bennett

President
Bennett Compost

John Farley

Director of Advancement
Bringing Hope Home

Sheri Cole

Executive Director
Career Wardrobe

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)

Dan Rhoton

Executive Director
Hopeworks ‘N Camden

Tom Krol

Founder & President
IMET Corporation

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

Bill North

Manager of Business Development
Rhoads Industries

John Ferry, Jr.

President
Robertson’s Flowers & Events

Kevin Boyle, Esq.

Financial Partner
Stradley Ronon

Anthony Fiorenza

CEO
Summit Group Retirement Planners, Inc.

Jason Weldon

CEO
Synergetic Sound & Lighting

Michael MacFarland

Senior VP, Regional VP Philadelphia Market
TD Bank

Peter Rose

Owner
The Home Hero

Hugh Connelly

President-Small Business Banking
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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