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

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone who participated in the membership survey, which will strengthen our programs and enhance membership participation leading to a successful outcome.  Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais talks about the importance of membership in building relationships in the February issue of the Main Line Business Monthly as well as the announcement of our new Members First communication and business-building strategy campaign.   

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Share success in 2015

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

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is excited for what 2015 will bring to our members, present and future. Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais encourages you to review the year in the December issue of the Main Line Business Monthly.  The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is thankful and grateful to our members in making our many programs successful including the Society of Professional Women, Make More Save More series and the numerous networking events such as Network at Noon and Business Card Exchanges.    

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Chamber to celebrate on the Red Carpet 12/10

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the gifts of time and money that companies provide to their communities with The Main Line Gives Back Awards, which are given out as part of the Red Carpet Dinner set for Dec. 10 at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill. Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais invites in the November issue of the Main Line Business Monthly you to help us celebrate the business community with remarks by keynote speaker Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center’s outstanding show choir, the Shooting Stars.

 

 

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chamber President and CEO Bernard Dagenais quoted in Philadelphia Business Journal

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

"There is some uncertainty and businesses like certainty. What are his business policies? The good thing is that he didn't make huge promises. So he is not obliged to raise taxes by any specific amount. He's not locked into something that will be tough to accomplish."admitted Bernie Dagenais

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The help you need now and later

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The 2014 Regional Congress on Talent and Education held at Villanova on Oct. 30 by The Main Line Chamber of Commerce proved educators and employers coming together to find common ground.  Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais handles the issue aggressively with a plan.  In the October issue of the Main Line Business Monthly, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce explains how the Talent Pipeline Steering Committee was produced and an agenda brought on by the ideas originated by the Congress.             

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Top business and college leaders will come together to focus on talent

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)



The Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Regional Congress on Talent and Education at Villanova University on Oct. 30 will feature college presidents and campus career office professionals, along with CEOs, CFOs and talent managers within many of the region’s most prominent companies. Do you have something to contribute to this important conversation about how we ensure our companies have strong talent pipelines to fuel their growth and strengthen the economy? Find out more at: www.talentandeducation.com 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Help with HC Reform

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais explains the importance of health care and the topic The Affordable Care Act that has been widely discussed throughout recent chamber gatherings.  In the September issue of the Main Line Business Monthly, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce offers an array of products and advice from Independence Blue Cross, USI and USI Affinity, the Chamber's endorsed health provider. 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Run-Walk-Help: The importance of showing up

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais speaks out to the community on the importance of not only showing up, but utilizing your networks and resources.  In the August issue of the Main Line Business Monthly, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce offers numerous opportunities including the Main Line Run on September 14th.  To register for the 5K Run/walk please visit www.mainlinerun.org 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The business of being there to help

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel who are there when the community needs them most, saving taxpayers countless dollars is the important issue The Main Line Foundation supports.  Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais encourages the community to support the local EMTS and firefighters of the Main Line in the July issue of the Main Line Business Monthly.  To register for the 5K Run/walk please visit www.mainlinerun.org 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It's about the people-a Chamber initiative takes off

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:30:00 am Comments (0)

Chamber CEO Bernie Dagenais speaks about the Talent and Education Network (TEN) in the June issue of the Main Line Business Monthly.  This initiative sets out to help companies strengthen their talent by placing students into internship programs.   

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Chamber attends media event

Posted by: Main Line Media News on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:35:00 am Comments (0)

Chamber CEO, Bernie Dagenais attend Visit Philadelphia event Friday, June 27 event. 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Main Line Chamber article featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted by: Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Talent and Education Network is working with area companies to set up formal internship programs. The network is working with four area companies – including Allied Wire and Cable Inc., The Vanguard Group and the U.S. Liability Insurance Group. Jane M. Von Bergen of The Philadelphia Inquirer has the full report.  

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Adolph stresses likely need for revenue at Chamber event

Posted by: Tony Romeo on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Adolph speaks about revenue and budget at The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs breakfast 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Messages that energize business leaders

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Chamber president and CEO Bernie Dagenais writes in the May issue of Main Line Business Monthly about business leaders, Pamela Ryckman, Adam Grant and Kevin Reilly, who have all recently presented energizing speeches and inspirational messages to members of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce. 

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chamber CEO Dagenais talks talent in Main Line Today feature

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Main Line Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bernard Dagenais reflects on the growth of the Make More Save More Series and the Society of Professional Women in this Main Line Today interview with Melissa Jacobs. Dagenais said the Chamber is increasingly working, through its various programs, in leadership and professional development. A new Talent and Education Network that is being created in 2014 pushes that work forward, he said. A version of this article appears in the December magazine, in addition to online.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Legislators, administration stepped up to pass transportation funding

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:30:00 pm Comments (0)

A message to the Government Affairs Committee of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce and other parties with interest in our Government Affairs work regarding the passing of a transportation funding bill and the celebration of such at the Red Carpet Dinner on Dec. 3

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Opportunities for nonprofits and those who support them

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Chamber president and CEO Bernie Dagenais writes in the November issue of Main Line Business Monthly about opportunities for member nonprofit organizations to become the annual class project for the 2014 class of Leadership Main Line. 

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Gov. Corbett to speak at Main Line Chamber Red Carpet Dinner

Posted by: Ashley Rutter on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:30:00 am Comments (0)

Gov. Tom Corbett will be this year’s featured speaker at the 2013 Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s Red Carpet Dinner. The event will take place on Dec. 3 at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Main Line Media News has the full release. 

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Welcome to New Members: September 29 - October 5

Posted by: Ashley Rutter on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome its newest members from September 29 - October 5, 2013.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Honoring women leaders and preparing for 2014

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:30:00 am Comments (0)

Bernie Dagenais, Chamber president and CEO, writes in the October issue of The Main Line's Business Monthly about the Gold Leaf Celebration and the importance of honoring outstanding leaders in the community.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Leadership and the value of connection

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Chamber president and CEO, Bernie Dagenais writes in the September issue of The Main Line's Business Monthly about the Chamber's Leadership Main Line program and the recruitment that is now open for the 2014 class. 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

World Class initiative collaborates to address pressing issues

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

In a Philadelphia Daily News letter, Main Line Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bernard Dagenais and three other leaders in the Economy League's World Class Greater Philadelphia initiative make a case for the power of regional collaboration on key issues facing the city. The letter came in a response to another letter that said "our approach to society’s ills is too fragmented."

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Welcome to New Members: August 5 - August 9

Posted by: Ashley Rutter on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome its newest member from August 5 - August 9, 2013.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Welcome to New Members: July 29 - August 2

Posted by: Ashley Rutter on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome its newest member from July 29 - August 2, 2013.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Welcome to New Members: July 15 - July 19

Posted by: Ashley Rutter on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome its newest members from July 15 -July 19, 2013.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Chamber CEO's Inquirer op-ed focuses on jobs and higher education

Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In a column appearing in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Main Line Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bernard Dagenais highlights some of the reasons the region should focus more heavily on raising its level of educational attainment. The piece follows up on the Regional Congress on Talent and Education the Chamber hosted with partners Vertex, Vanguard, Sovereign-Santander Universities, USI Affinity, LiquidHub and Campus Philly.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Welcome to New Members: July 1 - July 12

Posted by: Ashley Rutter on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome its newest members from July 1 -July 12, 2013.

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