Introducing our 2019 Paradigm Award Winner, Jami Wintz McKeon

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) is pleased to announce that Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, will receive the 2019 Paradigm Award, the region’s most prestigious award for businesswomen.

“Jami is one of our region’s most influential leaders. Her outstanding efforts to promote diversity within the legal community are widely recognized,” said Chamber President and CEO, Rob Wonderling. “We are truly fortunate to have someone of Jami’s stature within our community.”

Now in her fifth year as Chair, Ms. McKeon has catapulted Morgan Lewis into an elite international […]

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Opens Manufacturing Facility

Philadelphia, Oct. 31, 2018–For over a century after the Civil War, Philadelphia laid claim to being the “Workshop of the World,” producing trains, tools, textiles, and a multitude of other manufactured goods. An event today at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) highlights the city’s present-day role in manufacturing 21st century products: tools for precision medicine.

CHOP partnered with the CEO Council for Growth of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to host the grand opening of the hospital’s new Clinical Manufacturing Facility, which will produce clinical-grade biotechnology tools, known as vectors, to deliver cell and […]

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.

Member Perspective: Michele Juliana

Guest Commentator: Michele Juliana, Principal, Technology and Management Consulting, RSM US LLP @RSMUSLLP

How can Middle Market companies take advantage of technology to help take their business to the next level?

Everyone is talking about digital transformation these days, but at RSM our question is always what does this really mean for middle market companies and how can they take advantage of affordable technology to achieve their growth goals. The heart of the discussion lies in identifying your business as a technology-driven organization — regardless of your industry or product. Technology must be viewed as a key part of your strategic plan, an […]

Chamber names Yvette A. Núñez as Vice President of Civic Affairs

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce Yvette A. Núñez as Vice President of Civic Affairs.

Ms. Núñez, the first Latina to hold a senior leadership role at the Chamber, will lead the organization’s civic engagement and local government advocacy efforts at Philadelphia City Hall. As part of this work, Ms. Núñez will advance the mission of the Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Action Team, a group of dedicated business, civic and community leaders committed to working collaboratively with the Mayor and City Council to promote an agenda of growth and prosperity for all citizens of Philadelphia.

Prior to […]

Philadelphia now has a $6 million fund to back local health IT startups

This article was originally published by Technical.ly Philly.

Safeguard Scientifics, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Independence Blue Cross are backing the fund, with the hope of turning the region into a health IT powerhouse.

Early-stage health IT startups in Philly are getting one more door to knock on for seed capital: a new $6 million investment fund focused exclusively on local startups, backed by public-private venture firm Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Independence Health Group (the parent company of Independence Blue Cross) and venture firm Safeguard Scientifics.

The official announcement will happen this afternoon during Philly Startup Leaders’ Founder Factory conference. […]