Denis P. O’Brien to Receive 2019 William Penn Award

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) is pleased to announce that Denis P. O’Brien, Senior Executive Vice President of Exelon Corporation, will receive the 2019 William Penn Award, the highest honor presented to 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. O’Brien will be honored on Friday, April 24, 2020, from 6:30 – 11:00 pm during a gala hosted at The Bellevue Hotel.

Denis P. […]

Philadelphia City Council Holds Hearing on the Chamber’s PHL Neighborhood Growth Project Initiative

Today, Philadelphia City Council held a hearing with neighborhood businesses and civic organizations highlighting the Chamber’s PHL Neighborhood Growth Project initiative (NGP). NGP focuses on inclusive, neighborhood-level growth built around the recognition that addressing the city’s deep poverty won’t be accomplished through a single program or policy, but will take a coordinated, broad effort across government, businesses, and community leaders.

This spring, the Chamber and its allies — including the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, & DE, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Greater […]

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Applauds City for Moving Ahead with “Business Owners Bill of Rights”

The Chamber applauds the announcement that the City of Philadelphia will implement a new “Business Owners Bill of Rights."

The Chamber Announces New Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce our new 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members.

“I’m pleased to acknowledge the Board of Directors and Executive Committee that will be joining the Chamber,” said Chamber President and CEO, Rob Wonderling. “Each new Board and Executive Committee member exemplifies our region’s diverse, innovative, and prosperous business community. Together, we will work towards making Greater Philadelphia a great place to do good business.”

Congratulations to the new Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members:
Monica Allen, Villanova University
Chetan Bagga, Archetype Solutions Group
Nick Bayer, Saxbys*

October 11th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

The Chamber Launches 2019-2020 Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders Cohort

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia launches its 2019-2020 Pay It Forward Cohort, a mentorship program with 66 participants from a diverse range of industries, including technology, arts & culture, real estate development, and more.

“I’m pleased to participate in this year’s Pay it Forward program. Mentoring early professionals can have a meaningful impact on their careers and enhance our region’s business community as a whole,” said Chamber Vice President of Civic Affairs, Yvette Núñez.

Pay It Forward is a cross-industry mentoring engagement program that pairs young professionals with executives from Chamber member companies. The program supports […]

Chamber Of Commerce For Greater Philadelphia Announces New Head Of Local Government Advocacy and Engagement

William A. Carter IV Esq. will serve as the Chamber's head of Local Government Advocacy and Engagement. Mr. Carter will be responsible for all public policy and local advocacy with the City of Philadelphia working to advance the pillars of our PHL Neighborhood Growth Project.

September 19th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases, Roadmap for Growth|0 Comments

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.