New Report Outlines the Scale and Scope of Employer-Driven Philanthropy and Volunteerism in Philadelphia

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia are pleased to release “How Employers Give: A Look at Philanthropy and Volunteerism in Philadelphia.” The report provides a snapshot of how the business community of Philadelphia engages in philanthropy and the scale and scope of those philanthropic activities. The report is based on a survey distributed in early 2019 to 100 companies represented on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, many of whom are also members of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.

“The business community in Philadelphia cares deeply about the city and this survey provides a […]

Meet the 2019 Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women Recipients

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women.

“Congratulations to the scholarship recipients being honored for their hard work, talent, and dedication,” said the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, President and CEO, Rob Wonderling. “We salute you!”

The recipient of the Paradigm Award, Jami Wintz McKeon, presented the scholarships, which awards up to $5,000 for women in the region who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees while working full-time for Chamber member companies. The scholarship can be used within a two-year period for tuition and/or books. […]

March 22nd, 2019|Categories: In the News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Fostering Good Business in the New Year

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.

Chamber, City Council Negotiate on Fair Work Week Measure

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia recognizes the efforts of Philadelphia City Council to engage the business community and a diverse coalition of interests to address concerns around the proposed Fair Work Week legislation. While the ordinance passed today has objectionable components, the Chamber looks forward to working with the City to further ameliorate its concerns.

For over a year, the Chamber met with City Council and entities effected by the ordinance to provide input into the legislation and ensure employers are able to continue to provide employees with flexibility. The initial one-size-fits-all approach particularly hindered the City’s retail, restaurant […]

December 6th, 2018|Categories: In the News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Statement on Advanced Scheduling

On Thursday, June 14th, Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced (as of Council session later this morning) legislation that mandates employers in the fast-food, retail and hospitality industry give at least two weeks’ notice of schedules, offer hours to existing employees when they become available instead of hiring new employees at a lower rate, and pay employees when shifts are canceled.

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, In the News, Local|0 Comments