Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

(Councilman Bill Greenlee.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Getting New, Compromise Paid Sick Leave Bill

After two mayoral vetoes, councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee will try, try again to make mandatory sick leave the law of the land in Philadelphia.

12/11/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Energy Industry Promotion Conference Draws Angry Protests at Drexel University

The demonstrators say they want investors from corporations to keep so-called “dirty” fossil fuel investments out of Philadelphia.

12/05/2014

(Task force co-chairs Dan Calista and Natalie Levkovich, at left, isten as Mayor Nutter talks about their report.  Councilman Bill Greenlee is at right.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor’s Task Force Proposes Compromise Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Mayor Nutter says paid sick leave is a “complicated policy question that profoundly affects employees and employers.” He previously vetoed two bills passed by City Council.

12/01/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Mayor Nutter Hopes Public Outcry Will Resurrect PGW Sale Proposal

Nutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke’s decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.

10/28/2014

(Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president Rob Wonderling.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Business Community Sets Five-Year Agenda For Regional Growth

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.

07/31/2014

(Nutter speaks to a luncheon of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Wobbly Funding For Phila. Schools a Business Issue, Too, Nutter Tells Leaders

“There is not one business in this room that would operate that way,” he told the business leaders.

02/18/2014

(credit: Mark Abrams)

New Slogan Aims To Draw Business, Tourists To Philadelphia

A new slogan is emerging in the Greater Philadelphia landscape – it’s “P-H-L: Here for the Making.”

02/16/2014

(A pregnant woman in her office.  File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Phila. City Council Moves Forward With Workplace Protections for Pregnant Women

“Her employer terminated her, saying she turned into ‘a different person,’ ” said Raynelle Staley of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.

11/22/2013

(Scott Pelley addresses a meeting of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

CBS News Anchor Scott Pelley Offers Insights on Local and National Issues

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.

10/10/2013

(Nutter administration finance director Rob Dubow testifies before City Council's finance committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Committee Pushes Alternative Funding Source For School Budget Gap

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.

05/17/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Officials Holding Fast on Reporter Ban At Investors’ Meeting This Week

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.

04/15/2013

(City councilman Bill Greenlee, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Bill is DOA For 2nd Time in Three Years

“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.

04/11/2013

Michael Nutter (file photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Vetoes Earned Sick Leave Legislation

Council’s attempt to override the veto will not come until next week, if at all.

04/04/2013

(The gallery of Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Future Of Paid Sick Leave Bill Now In Mayor’s Hands

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.

03/15/2013

(File photos)

Area CEOs, Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Regional Growth Goals

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.

03/11/2013

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