Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
In winter 2015, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will offer an opportunity for local business leaders to engage with one another in a series of round-table discussions. The organization will host its inaugural Corporate Exchange on Tuesday, December 8, welcoming 30 executives from the Philadelphia metropolitan area for networking and best practice sharing.
With the event, the GPCC seeks to provide a collaborative environment for professionals in the rewarding, yet often isolating, role of the business leader. The Corporate Exchange is open to company founders, owners, chief executive officers, presidents, and other leading executives. Attendees must be chamber members with the Corporate, Pacesetter, Executive, Premier, Partner, or Visionary distinction or part of the President’s or Chairman’s Circle.
The exclusive event will facilitate discussion on several pertinent topics specific to business leaders’ responsibilities. Participants will be able to solicit and offer advice on matters such as time management and critical decision making. The event will take place in the DiBona Room of the chamber’s Mars Conference Center at 200 South Broad Street. While the program is free to attend, interested executives must preregister to secure one of its limited spots.
For the sixth consecutive year, specialty infusion services provider Pentec Health has received recognition from Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The pharmacy services firm is among the less than 5 percent of firms to earn inclusion in the Inc. 5000 six years in a row, and it remains one of only 12 health sector companies to achieve this feat.
Inc. magazine began creating its annual ranking of leading private companies in 1982. Since then, it has presented this distinction to such noteworthy firms as Microsoft, GoPro, Dell, and Oracle. To develop the list for 2015, the publication compared the percentage of revenue growth achieved by organizations from 2011 to 2014.
Pentec Health has maintained a growth rate of 65 percent over the past three years. Headquartered near Philadelphia, it is one of the United States’ largest private providers of outsourced pharmacy services. The company has received both domestic and international patents for its specialty infusion and renal nutrition products, as well as an ongoing Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission in recognition of its dedication to safe, effective home patient care. As an Inc. 5000-commended company, Pentec Health received an invitation to attend the 34th annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner in Orlando, Florida.
Since 1996, the Jay Fund has honored the memory of Boston College football player Jay McGillis by supporting families throughout northeast Florida, New York, and New Jersey in the fight against childhood cancer. The Jay Fund is the philanthropic initiative of Super Bowl-winning head coach Tom Coughlin, whose relationship with the McGillis family inspired him to assist other families in need.
The Jay Fund assists families through a financial assistance program that helps pay for necessities such as rent, transportation, food, utilities, and other household expenses. The nonprofit’s efforts to alleviate the financial burden often caused by a cancer diagnosis include a financial literacy program called the Financial Game Plan, which it recently expanded to New York and New Jersey after years of success in Florida.
Directed by Jay Fund financial coach Robert D. VanLangen, CPA, the Financial Game Plan facilitates financial education for the Jay Fund’s families, with the dual aim of providing initial crisis management support and fostering long-term financial literacy. The program includes individual coaching sessions with Mr. VanLangen and a group seminar, Managing the Financial Challenges of Childhood Cancer, which provides not only valuable financial insight but also an opportunity for families to support each other. The Financial Game Plan additionally provides participants with Jay’s Financial Playbook, a backpack containing organizational tools to help families manage medical appointments and expenses.