[Virtual] Accelerating Neighborhood Business Growth & Inclusive Recovery: A Roadmap for Growth Issue Forum

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Through our collective support of our city’s small neighborhood businesses, we can ensure Philadelphia’s inclusive recovery.
Over 1,000 small businesses in Philadelphia have permanently shuttered within the last year. As the backbone of local communities and major contributors to our economy, neighborhood businesses need the support of our business community to bounce back from the pandemic and devastating civil unrest.

Through Recharge & Recover PHL, we’re working to aid in revitalization through our aspiration to make our region a place known for investing in small, Black- and brown-owned businesses. Join local leaders dedicating resources in support of small business growth and gain insight into how your organization can follow suit through means like diversifying your supply chain or improving access to capital. Hear directly from Philadelphia neighborhood business owners and community development institutes (CDIs) on their continued needs as we explore how to ensure small businesses are not left out of our action plans for economic recovery.

Speakers to Date:
Marc Collazo, Executive Director, Fishtown Kensington Area Business Improvement District
Jeannine A. Cook, Owner, Harriett's Bookshop 
Vernice Lewis, Diverse Business Empowerment Manager, PECO
Travis Rhodes, Regional President, BB&T 
Maura Shenker, Director, Temple University Small Business Development Center
Kevin Williams, Partner, Black Squirrel Collective

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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.

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Contact Andrew Fink at afink@chamberphl.com


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