On January 31, Mayor Kenney addressed over 1,600 members of the business community, highlighted our city's successes, and detailed where his administration and the business community still have work to do.
The Chamber’s Health Care Innovation Collaborative received 115 applications for its first open call for idea to accelerate innovation that improves patient care and outcomes for chronic diseases.
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The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce placed an op-ed in today’s Inquirer, outlining questions for the mayoral candidates that ask about their vision to grow Philadelphia’s economy. The full text is below:
What’s the plan to help Philly grow, candidates?
by Rob Wonderling
On May 19, Philadelphia voters will go to the polls to nominate Democratic and Republican candidates for mayor of Philadelphia. Since 1951, voters have elected a Democrat to lead this great city, so that party’s primary looms large.
Across the board, Philadelphia is growing, from the largest percentage of millennial population of any major U.S. city, to the billions […]
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce along with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Pa, N.J., Del., the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce penned an op-ed that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, January 18. The op-ed discusses how we can keep Philadelphia competitive with other cities in the country.
Below is the text:
We welcome the news that America’s economy is showing signs of improving and jobs are growing. In Pennsylvania, November’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent, and the good employment news was shared […]
On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, we were honored to present the 2015 Excellence Awards to 11 regional businesses nominated by their peers. View the full list of 2015 Excellence Award Winners.
Josh Goldblum, CEO and Founder of Bluecadet was selected as the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year, the award was sponsored by PNC.
On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 we were honored to present the 2015 Excellence Awards to 11 regional businesses nominated by their peers. View the full list of 2015 Excellence Award Winners.
Each year, the Visionary Award is given annually to an outstanding company in the region that continues to thrive and provides support to the small business community. This year’s Visionary Award was be presented to K’NEX Brands & The Rodon Group and was sponsored by Stradley Ronon.
The summer is a time when I devote my reading to big non-fiction historical narratives. In August, I broke from tradition and read a business book. Business books have a reputation of being dry, but Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard’s The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success is a quick read with good advice.
Karlgaard notes that high performance has always required superb strategy and excellent execution, but he adds that truly great companies have deep values – or what he calls “the soft edge”. The Great Recession hit everyone, but enduring companies grow and weather hard times […]
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce congratulates the Taney Dragons on their outstanding performance in the 2014 Little League World Series! Thank you for an amazing run that made all of Philadelphia so incredibly proud.
On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 the City of Philadelphia held a parade through Center City to honor and celebrate the team’s performance.