Funding Your Future: The Middle Market Capital Journey

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

For many of the rapidly growing companies in the middle market, capital is a top concern. Overcoming issues around awareness of sources of capital and the process for raising capital is a primary growth hurdle many local middle market companies face. With over $2 billion in un-invested capital headquartered in Greater Philadelphia, the resources are available if companies know how to access them.

Join us to explore the financing options that are available, the challenges faced in accessing capital, and the opportunities middle market businesses could pursue. Hear from a panel of regional experts and middle market business leaders who have successfully traversed the capital journey, and discover how your business can gain access to the right capital to get to the next level.

Speakers to Date:

  • Michael Araten, President & CEO, K'Nex Brands
  • Gordon Branov, Chief Executive Officer, Pilot Freight Services 
  • Joe Colgan, Partner, Mazars
  • Chris Condelles, CFA, Executive Vice President, Head of Capital Markets and Investor Relations, FS Investments
  • Marla S. Hamilton, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, PIDC
  • Melissa G. Landay, Regional Vice President & Senior Vice President Middle Market Commerical Banking, Metro Philadelphia/Delaware, Wells Fargo 

Moderated by: Alan Zuckerman, Esq., Managing Shareholder & COO, Flaster Greenberg

Member exhibit table opportunities are available, included you will receive:

  • Two tickets to attend the program
  • 6-foot skirted table
  • Recognition in program agenda

*Please note that exclusions apply, please contact event coordinator for details

This Event is Closed


The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Health & Safety Policy:
The Chamber will take precautions to ensure the health & safety of our guests, abiding guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local laws. If you are ill, experiencing a fever, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID within 14 days of the program/event, you may not attend in-person programs/events.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary and payment is required upon registration. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made with at least 24-hour notice. For live events, walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time. Tickets will be held at the door and reserved seating for tables of 10 only. For virtual programs, links are sent to pre-registered guests 24 hours prior to program/event via Outlook.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs/events are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises or virtual program/event without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


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