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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Helping leaders to help companies advance

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

As a membership based organization, we pride ourselves on providing products that encourage our members to grow in their personal and professional lives. This fall, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is preparing to roll out a new leadership program called Leadership Principles & Profiles. To learn more about the program please click here or email BDagenais@mlcc.org

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Helping leaders to help companies advance

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

As a membership based organization, we pride ourselves on providing products that encourage our members to grow in their personal and professional lives. This fall, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is preparing to roll out a new leadership program called Leadership Principles & Profiles. To learn more about the program please click here or email BDagenais@mlcc.org

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Friday, July 7, 2017

20 Years of Service to the Main Line Community

Posted by: Bernard Dagenais on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber Foundation's Main Line 5k Run allow's the Chamber's 503(c)3 to award scholarship's to  emergency responders from 17 firehouses throughout our region.  Join us as we celebrate 20 years of this fun tradition.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Announcing Business and CEO of the Year honorees

Posted by: Bernard Dagenais on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Its always an honor to be recognized in front of a group of your peers.  This year, at the Chamber's Celebration of Business Leadership on June 22nd, six (6) businesses/individuals will be honored with business excellence and individual awards.  President & CEO Bernie Dagenais announces these winners in this month's newsletter.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The proverbial win/win of legitimate business awards – time to nominate

Posted by: Bernard Dagenais on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Achieving tangible and meaningful results requires visionary leadership, solid internal operations, strong finances, and relevant – and well-delivered – services and products.
Receiving an award from MLCC is a celebration of your triumphs in the company of your peers.  The Main Line Chamber is now accepting nominations for three sets of prestigious awards, the Business of the Year Awards, the Helena Devereux Women in Leadership Award and the Main Line Gives Back Awards.  Companies are encouraged to share their stories and successes through self-nomination.  
For more information about each of the awards, check out the May newsletter.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Talent strategies that work – hire an intern through the Chamber

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

It takes Talent and we want to help you find the perfect intern! Now in its fourth year, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Talent and Education Network (TEN) is identifying and recruiting students from Chamber-member colleges and universities for internships and entry-level jobs. Prescreened students seeking opportunities for this summer include sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent college grads. Contact the Chamber’s Director of Talent and Education Terry Pittman for more information about the students and the program at tpittmann@mlcc.org. For more info about our events programs check out the April newsletter.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Helping the people of our region

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Inspiration surrounds us all in various forms. Whether you are a CEO or entry-level employee, we all aim to achieve greatness. Expectation were set low and he was told he never would go to college, but our keynote speaker for The Main Line Chamber of Commerce's 44th Inspirational Breakfast Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Marcus Allen drew inspiration to overcome that stereo-type and is now a role model at the top of an organization that pairs girls and boys with successful people who can be motivating role models.  Want to know where he got his inspiration from? Join us on April 5 at Valley Forge Military Academy & College. Click here to register for our 44th Annual Inspirational Breakfast.  

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Business education is intertwined with Chamber programs

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:30:00 pm Comments (0)

2017 has already proven to be a successful year, with speakers including Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Dr. Patrick Harker, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is excited to express with our members the calendar year and the lineup of outstanding speakers.   We look forward to helping businesses open doors for one another and taking an active role in networking, through Leadership Mainline, peer groups, Network at Noon and our Talent & Education Initiative, which is becoming an increasingly successful program.  Questions?  Please click here to connect with chamber team members.                  

 

 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

This team is working for you

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce team is working for you.   2017 has already been proven to be a successful year.  We want to thank our members for their continued support and dedication.…And why of all the attitudes you can acquire, it’s the attitude of gratitude that can be the most important and life-changing. “Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much.  For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.” ~ A. J. Cronin

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Helping companies increase their philanthropic impact

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly November issue focuses on business community and the region's major issues, including improving education, training residents to fill available jobs, and sustaining arts and cultural offerings that make our region a great place in which to live and work. Corporate Volunteerism still proves to be an important aspect of business community relationship with one end goal in mind...to help others and to become united as one. Please join us on December 1 as we wrap up our 2016 event season with our annual Red Carpet Dinner featuring keynote speaker Mike George, president & CEO  of QVC. 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Understanding businesses that give back

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly October issue unveils our newest signature event The Summit on Business Leadership and Corporate Volunteerism Nov. 3 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort’s Waterford Ballroom 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.  The symbiotic relationship between companies, their employees and nonprofit organizations that meet community needs will be the topic.  Employees increasingly expect to work for companies that care. Companies, meanwhile, have a vested interest in the health of their communities. We welcome our members to this new event and invite you to bring your fellow clients and nonmembers to discuss the key issues relating to corporate social responsibility. To learn more about the programs offered by The Main Line Chamber of Commerce or to register for any of our upcoming events please visit www.mlcc.org or click here.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

A case for investing in talent

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly August issue is full of community interactions from ribbon cuttings to  the beginning of the Fall event season and back to school.  Leadership Main Line  is now recruiting its class of 2017 and our Talent and Education Network, which helps strengthen entry-level employment,  is on track to place 40 interns and new hires this year. Networking can be a powerful tool and we welcome our members to explore the many opportunities to connect through our various outlets including social media and many networking events, large and small.  To learn more about the programs offered by The Main Line Chamber of Commerce or to register for any of our upcoming events please visit www.mlcc.org or click here.

 

 

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Beyond Hillary: Celebrating women in leadership

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly August issue shows the impact of power your dreams can create and how they can become your reality.  Whether your dreams are big or small, the determination you put behind them can cause a moment in history.   This year's Helena Devereux Women in Leadership Award winner Joan Docktor has shown explementary enthusiasm as  president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors and her work as vice president of Fox & Roach Charities has been quite impressive.  Join The Main Line Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 29 at The Philadelphia Country Club as we honor the legacy of female poineers in business and honor those women still leading the way for the next generations.. Click here to RSVP.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Chamber host TEN event

Posted by: Carly Genoy on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Honoring winners, heroes and remembering 911

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Grab your sneakers and get ready to run! This year will mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a day that made history.   We are asking you to help support local volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians throughout our region. Every dollar raised will be donated to The Main Line Chamber Foundation, our charitable affiliate, which will be awarded through scholarships to 17 local firehouses.  The Main Line's Business Monthly June edition stresses the importance of not only our safety, but our community and the people who help support and run it.  The Giant Main Line 5k Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11. Interested in running, walking, sponsoring or volunteering? Please click here to learn more or contact Carly Genoy intern@mlcc.org.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Honoring these eight businesses – breaking news

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

And the winners are! Special announcement by The Main Line Chamber of Commerce.  Congratulations to this year's Celebration of Business Leadership winners: Emerging Leader: Janelle Snyder of SnyderLAW, Large Business of the Year: Vertex of Berwyn, Medium Business of the Year: Partner’s Consulting of Broomall: Small Business of the Year: Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn, Nonprofit of the Year: Home of the Sparrow of Exton, and Green Business of the Year: St. Joseph’s University. The Main Line's Business Monthly May edition focuses on the key component that makes the Chamber what it is...our members. 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New leader for Chamber’s women’s programs

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce new team member Rose Ann Scanlon. She will be an integral part of the Society of Professional Women program and is focused on continuing the growth and evolution of the already successful program.  Rose Ann’s accomplishments as a leader and her volunteer focus on empowering women make her the ideal fit for SPW.  With nearly 1,000 member companies we, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce are devoted to our members through events with keynote speakers, networking opportunities, communications and much more.  The Main Line's Business Monthly April introduces how we are encouraging our youth to succeed in the working world through internships and guiding them with interview tips.   

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Embracing younger workers for regional, company growth

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s Talent and Education Network (TEN) Student Employment Forum: Secrets to Success event hosted by Saint Joseph's University brought students and employers together to help develop strategies for interviewing for internships and careers after graduation. 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Inspired, connected members make strong showings in early ’16

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce  is committed to enabling members to succeed, promote economic growth in the region, develop an informed business community, and enhance the quality of life on the Main Line. We encourage our members to continue to help create opportunities for one another. We achieve to help strengthen our members by offering valuable resources such as our signature events including our 43rd Inspirational Breakfast that will take place on May 4 at the Valley Forge Military Academy & College.  The Main Line's Business Monthly March edition spotlights our members and the energizing enthusiasm committed to enhance local businesses on the Main Line.      

 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Foreseeing the economy, and its people, in 2016

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The beginning of 2016 looks to be a prosperous one as we head into the Spring season.  The Main Line of Commerce Economic Forecast Breakfast and Annual Meetings featuring Economist Dr. Mark Zandi predicted that companies are in a positive upswing for full employment and unemployment rates in Pennsylvania are under 5%.  The Main Line's Business Monthly February edition focuses on the positive impact our members and their businesses are having on the increase of profits within the community. Check out The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals on page 12 and the benefits Kay Pugh has achieved.  Check out the Member Professional Profile on page 9 to learn how MLCC member Shredwich has overcome business obstacles.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A year to remember; now back to work

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly January edition focuses on the annual report of 2015 with great results.  We passed the gavel to the new Chairman of our board Richard Carpenter and thanked our immediate past Chair Steve Scolari for his outstanding service and dedication to The Chamber at the 2016 Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast and Annual Meeting of The Foundation.  2016 is off to a positive start with high attendance at our Network at Noon, Business Card Exchange and Government Affair programs. Thank you to our sponsors of 2015. Without your support, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce wouldn't be as strong as it is.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Moving enthusiastically into the New Year

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly November issue features the outstanding and successful events of 2015.  As we begin to prepare for the New Year, we are able to look back and reflect on the all positive attributes and accomplishments of our members, ambassadors, board and staff.  With the conclusion of our five year running program Make More Save More, we strive to improve our already successful events such as Network at Noon and focus on creating educational geared programs including our Talent & Education Initiative (TEN). We anticipate 2016 will be another year full of prosperous achievements. Have a safe and Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce's Talent and Education Network (TEN) has won a $75,000 grant

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s Talent and Education Network (TEN) has won a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to develop strategies to help younger workers more effectively meet the talent needs of employers. Click below to read the full story and see the Philadelphia Business Journal news brief

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Pennsylvania deserves better from state leaders

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly October issue showcases the power of business and member unity to help one another thrive not only through finances, but employee empowerment to build a stronger business community.  October was an incredibly successful month with over 7 events dedicated to the Chamber helping its members become aware of the resources around them.  We welcomed many new members with ribbon cuttings and received outstanding support from all our volunteers, team leaders, ambassadors and membership. We look forward to a successful November. 

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The power of volunteers - October at the Chamber

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly September issue emphasizes the power of volunteers. This month the Chamber has had a positive Membership drive program designed to strengthen our organization.  We were more than pleased with the outcome of all the volunteers who stepped up to show their support.  Without our volunteers and committees we wouldn't be able to have an such incredible impact on the community.  Please help us thank the more than 55 volunteers (listed on page 16) that are committing their time to make the Chamber's mission of enabling members to succeed, promoting economic growth in the region, developing an informed business community, and enhancing the quality of life on the Main Line beneficial.

        

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Leadership and passion: Can’t get enough

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Business Monthly August issue spotlights Eileen Connolly-Robbins, who recently stepped down from her role as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Chamber. Another major focus and successful initiative of the Chamber is Leadership Main Line. The 2015 graduating class left a positive impact on the business community and personal relationships developed throughout the course.  "Through inspiration, thought leadership from the region's best leaders, and a hands-on community-focused group project, Leadership Main Line provided me a unique opportunity to accelerate my development as a leader...all while building lasting relationships and a heightened community focus along the way," wrote Nate Prosser of Vanguard of his experience.  Applications for the 2016 class will be available soon.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Your Chamber wants you

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (1)

As a membership organization,The Main Line Chamber of Commerce encourages members to participate and become active to achieve a more successful return.  Our goal is to strengthen businesses through membership.  The Main Line Business Monthly July issue focuses on Connecting with Business, Leadership Development and Talent – along with our new Members First initiative – helping members in new ways. Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais encourages you to help spread the word.  To join the campaign, please reach out to Membership Director Xenia Hewka Scott at xscott@mlcc.org or 484-253-1103.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The future of business in PA

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

It is a busy time in the world of Politics and at The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, we seek to inform our members and be a conduit for their views.  With the outcome of the debate taking place in Harrisburg about the future of Pennsylvania, the chamber strives to keep Government Affairs on the forefront of topics and debates.  In the June issue of The Main Line Business Monthly you will find two very different political discussions on the debate at hand.  Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais welcomes the thoughts of our members.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The power of interns-pick yours

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce through its dedication to expand education throughout the Main Line, has worked hard to build and strengthen the Talent and Education Network, now in its second year.  The TEN initiative has increased company motivation to teach and build our youth through internships expanded by our local colleges and universities to build a better future and more successful and profitable outcome for business pipelines.  Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais distinguishes the definition of companies needing tech-skilled workers in the May issue of the Main Line Business Monthly.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Learning for growth, engagement and retention

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce has long been committed to learning and, through the Society of Professional Women, Leadership Main Line, Make More Save More and the Nonprofit Roundtable, the opportunities have never been better. Our members have responded and new companies have joined due to this focus.  Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais expresses the positive outcome and benefits through professional development.   Discover the emerging theme of learning matters in the April issue of the Main Line Business Monthly.

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