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

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Announces Dan Hilferty as Next Chairman

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) is pleased to announce Daniel J. Hilferty will serve as its Chairman beginning in October 2018.

The Chamber Launches a New Website

We recently redesigned the Chamber's website to better serve our members and the regional business and civic communities. In addition to a focus on increased usability, the new site works to provide members with an easy-to-use member portal with centralized access account details and marketing and cost-savings opportunities. The site also makes information about the Chamber's advocacy, initiatives, signature events, and team readily available and clearly organized.

March 5th, 2018|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have been esteemed Chamber members since 1947. With a relationship spanning over 70 years, the Chamber values the Eagles’ commitment to the Greater Philadelphia business community. From their participation as a host company for Future Ready, where they help teach Philadelphia middle school students about future career opportunities, to their President, Don Smolenski, serving on the Chamber Board of Directors, the Chamber is proud that the Philadelphia Eagles are a dedicated and highly-engaged member.

The Chamber has been rooting for the Birds throughout the playoff season, getting into a bit of a competition ourselves.

Both the Minneapolis Regional Chamber […]

February 5th, 2018|Categories: In the News|0 Comments