Small Business Week

We’re proud to partner with Comcast Business to present Small Business Week 2017. This week-long campaign highlights our region's commitment to small and growth-oriented businesses featuring educational programs and networking opportunities for our region’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Business After Hours at WeWork

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

1900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join fellow small business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-up leaders for an evening of networking at WeWork. Make new contacts and business connections at this networking event. Bring plenty of business cards to foster new relationships or reconnect with fellow professionals in the region.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Small Business Webinar

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Join us for this webinar, presented by Microsoft, created for small business owners to gain inspiration and ultimately learn smarter ways to run your business.

Ramon Ray, Editor of Smart Hustle Magazine, will share the biggest mistakes small business owners should avoid and top tips for turning lofty ideas into a fully-operational reality.

Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot Family Brands, will give advice from her book, Find Your Extraordinary, including how to achieve success on your own terms.

Additionally, learn how to utilize PowerPoint and Zoom to create high-impact presentations, business plans, sales proposals, customer materials and more, without having to hire a professional designer.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gear Up for Growth

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Mars Drinks Conference Center at the Chamber
200 South Broad Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Growing your business through the Chamber starts with the right connections. Meet Chamber President and CEO, Rob Wonderling, as he hosts this Small Business Week event for members and non-members who are ready for action. Engage with business and civic leaders whose stories inspire and get to know your Chamber team who can assist with tools to help your business grow and prosper. You’ll also discover how to engage with the Chamber to advance your own leadership as well as the economic vibrancy of our region

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Small Business at City Hall

9:40 – 9:50 a.m. Arrival & Meeting with Maria D. Quinones-Sanchez
9:50 – 10:30 a.m. Brief Meet and Greet (Caucus room)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Attend session (City Hall Room 400)
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Meeting with Councilman Derek Green

City Hall
Broad Street & Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join us in City Hall for our weekly gathering at Philadelphia City Council sessions. This is an effort by the Chamber to acclimate members to Council proceedings and monitor legislation relevant to the small business community. You will join the Chamber’s Civic Affairs team to be introduced to City Council representatives, see a City Council Session in progress, and represent the business community in conversations that promote job creation and economic growth.

*We welcome you to come experience a City Council session, however, there is no obligation to stay the entire duration.


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Friday, May 26, 2017
Greater Philadelphia Small Business Success Stories

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Program

Center City Location

This culminating Small Business Week event will focus on Greater Philadelphia and how it supports and fosters growth for businesses no matter their stage of growth. Following a keynote, hear from a panel of local business leaders about the challenges and opportunities they have faced in starting their businesses and ultimately what has led them to success.

Speakers to date:

​Dr. Beatriz Mirabal Garces, Owner, Garces Dental Group & Founder, The Garces Foundation
Tom Kehoe, Founder, President and Brewmaster, Yards Brewing Company
Tom Spann, Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Accolade
Tracey Welson-Rossman, Founding Member & Chief Marketing Officer, Chariot Solutions

Moderated by:
Archna Sahay, Director, Entrepreneurial Investment, City of Philadelphia

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