A Message from Our President & CEO

A message from the Chamber’s President & CEO Rob Wonderling to our community regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Dear Friends,

In our nation’s infancy, 1793 to be precise, yellow fever struck Philadelphia and caused many of the same disruptions we’re seeing in our region today.

When the days were their darkest, Stephen Girard, a banker who would become the wealthiest man in America by the time of his death, took charge of the city’s hospital and not only managed its affairs but nursed the infirmed with his own two hands.

This sense of individual responsibility to neighbor, colleague, and community is […]

COVID-19 Legislative Updates: Roundup of Federal, State, and Local Actions

The Chamber team is here for you, your employees and your business. This round-up of activity includes Key Takeaways for Your Business and a Detailed Legislative Update.

Creating safe and healthy neighborhoods for all

Next week, we will be bringing together healthcare, political, and neighborhood leaders to continue the conversation of not only how we create safer and healthier neighborhoods across Philadelphia, but the importance of why we need to.

5 Ways to Increase Government Transparency

On January 22, 2020, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia kicked off Transparency in Local Government: Putting People First at City Hall with a highlight reel from our Inclusive Growth Hearing.

About the Hearing

On November 25, 2019, over 100 business and civic leaders convened at City Hall to present the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project’s Inclusive Growth Agenda to Philadelphia City Council’s Commerce and Economic Development Committee. The highlight reel featured various different business and civic leaders who made the case for creating good jobs that pay family-sustaining wages as a way of reducing poverty in Philadelphia.

The video set […]