W're pleased to announce the diverse and comprehensive list of business and civic leaders that will help develop the recharge and recovery plan for the city and the region.
Philadelphia, PA, June 15, 2020 – The Greater Philadelphia business and civic community, in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the four other southeastern Pennsylvania counties announced today that they are spearheading an effort to recharge the regional economy as the area begins to recuperate from the impact of COVID-19 and address the need for greater economic empowerment and equity for all citizens.
The global pandemic combined with calls for reforms to promote racial equality present an opportunity for the region’s business community to work in concert with Philadelphia City government, […]
Kenney Administration, City Council President, SDP, the Chamber, Support Governor’s Call For Additional School Environmental Remediation Funding
Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William Hite, and Daniel J. Hilferty, CEO, Independence Health Group, applauded Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s budget request to provide additional funding for Pennsylvania schools.
PIDC’s Chief Strategy and Communications Officer, Anne Bovaird Nevins will be the eleventh chief executive and the first woman to serve in the role in PIDC’s 60-year history.
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. […]
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 […]
Long-time PIDC leader to transition to a private sector role in late-January, applications are now open for PIDC's top position.
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 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.”
According to the new report, the average business opening in Philadelphia needs to take eight legal steps and pay costs more than three times the national average.