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*
Keith Bethel, Aramark
Steven […]

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.

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