City Provides Support, Resources for Hahnemann and PES Employees

In light of the imminent closure of both Hahnemann University Hospital and Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ (PES) refinery in South Philadelphia, Philadelphia Works, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia are working to identify all available resources from our local workforce system in order to mitigate the impact for laid-off employees.

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

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

Amy Gutmann to Receive 2018 William Penn Award

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) is pleased to announce that Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2018 William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a business or civic leader in Greater Philadelphia.

The award, which has been given annually since 1949, recognizes an individual for their outstanding contributions toward the betterment of the region, professional accomplishments, and commitment to charity as well as to the community. Dr. Gutmann will be honored on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6:30 – 11:00 pm during a gala hosted at The Bellevue Hotel.

The 8th […]

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases, Programs & Events|0 Comments

CEO Council for Growth Releases Premier Publication on Medical Innovations

During the last nine months, the Health Care Innovation Collaborative, an initiative of the CEO Council for Growth, has released a series of case studies highlighting game-changing health care innovations happening in the Philadelphia region. Today, the organization is releasing a premier publication of them titled “The New Philadelphia Casebook: Studies in Health Care Innovation.”

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.

CEO Council for Growth: Christiana Care Health System transforms health care using big data, artificial intelligence

In January 2018, the CEO Council for Growth began releasing innovation case studies on a monthly basis. Read the latest case study on the Carelink CareNow model.