The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Comcast Business are proud to present Small Business Week. This week-long campaign will highlight our region's commitment to small businesses and will feature a variety of educational, promotional, and networking opportunities.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Featured Small Business Member Profiles
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Small Business Week Networking Event
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
22 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Join fellow business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-up leaders for an evening of networking at National Mechanics. Make new contacts and business connections at this networking event. Attendees will also learn about the resources that the Chamber and Comcast Business provide in support of the regional small business community.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Workshop: Complying with New Federal and City Workplace Regulations
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Mars Drinks Conference Center at the Chamber
200 South Broad Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
In 2016, businesses of all sizes will need to comply with new federal workplace rules and City of Philadelphia ordinances. Learn about these timely compliance issues at this workshop for managers, HR professionals, and executives. The discussion will include a review of OSHA’s new workplace injury and illness tracking requirements, as well as guidance on the new Fair Criminal Screening Ordinance passed by Philadelphia City Council in December 2015.
Sponsor: Weber Gallagher
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Small Business Resource Day
We recognize the importance of a strong and well-supported regional small business community. Through the thoughtfully developed services, programs and initiatives that we offer, small businesses save time and money with easy and affordable access to information and tools to help them operate more effectively and make connections to other regional leaders.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Stories of Persistence: Building a Business in Greater Philadelphia
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Program
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Ask an entrepreneur what’s at the core of launching a good idea into a thriving venture and many will cite persistence as a major contributor to their success. At this culminating Small Business Week event, hear the stories behind three successful business owners, each at different stages of growth, as they share the challenges they’ve faced, the opportunities that came along the way, and their unique perspectives on growing a business in the region.
Todd Carmichael, Co-Founder and CEO of La Colombe, will discuss his business’s expansion to cities across the country, how becoming too big can become a liability, and the unique partnership with Chobani as La Colombe’s sole investor moving forward.
Justin Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of Honeygrow, will speak about how being persistent through the numerous “no’s” has led to Honeygrow’s success - now with nine additional locations on the way. He will also emphasize the importance of adapting to technological advancements as a tool that differentiated his business model.
Morgan Snyder, Director of Education and Co-Founder of Sweet Bites Gum, and Forbes 30 Under 30 2016 honoree, will address the challenges of both starting a business as a student and obtaining necessary funding, how Sweet Bites has been recognized and sought after for its focus on social entrepreneurship, and the value of cultivating relationships with partners like the Wharton School of Business, Penn Dental, and others.
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