Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
The “Roadmap for Growth for Philadelphia: 2015-2020″ campaign will be tailored around the city’s most recent demographic and economic trends, according to Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Rob Wonderling.
“There is not one business in this room that would operate that way,” he told the business leaders.
A new slogan is emerging in the Greater Philadelphia landscape – it’s “P-H-L: Here for the Making.”
“Her employer terminated her, saying she turned into ‘a different person,’ ” said Raynelle Staley of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.
Pelley told 1,200 members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce that there may be some progress toward ending the government shutdown and raising the debt celiing.
Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.
The Nutter administration is standing firm in its decision to bar reporters and the public from a meeting this week with Wall Street investors, despite a protest from several media outlets.
“I’m very disappointed,” said city councilman Bill Greenlee, who tried but failed to get the 12 votes needed to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.
Council’s attempt to override the veto will not come until next week, if at all.
Council voted 11-6 for the measure, but a two-thirds majority, or 12 votes, will be needed to override another expected veto from the Mayor.
The meeting of the CEO Council for Growth attracted ten members of Congress and more than 40 corporate and university heads for a frank and private discussion on how the region can propser with the right moves.
After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter outlined some of his priorities for the upcoming year before more than 1,400 business leaders in an address to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
City councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee in 2011 was able to get the full Council’s approval for citywide mandatory earned sick leave, but he failed to get enough votes to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.
“My political roots all began here,” Mitchell recalled for the crowd, “and I think back of it often.”