Small Business Week 2018

March 5 - 9, 2018

We’re proud to partner with Comcast Business to present Small Business Week 2018. 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, March 5, 2018
Small Business Networking

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

41st & Powelton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join fellow small business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-up leaders for an evening of networking at 1776. 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, March 6, 2018
Small Business Webinar: Take Your Business Global

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The global market is everyone’s business. How to be sustainable and viable is your business. Exploring overseas exporting opportunities, foreign competition and international trends in imperative in the hope of maintaining a profitable business today.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Network will offer compelling insights while challenging you to think and act globally to grow your sales and profits. This interactive webinar focuses on resources, websites, loan programs and networks that benefit new and existing businesses considering exporting and entering overseas markets.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Gear Up for Small Business Growth

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Mars Drinks Conference Room at the Chamber
200 S. Broad St., 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, March 8, 2018
Small Business at City Council

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Breakfast & Networking at Republic Bank (1601 Market Street)

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Meeting with Councilmen
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Brief Meet and Greet (Caucus room)
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Attend Session (City Hall Room 400)

Meet up at Republic Bank for breakfast, networking and briefing before heading over to City Hall to convene with members of City council and attend a City Council Session. 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.

Join us for a prep call on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. To RSVP for the call and/or City Council visits please contact Darrell Davis at

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Friday, March 9, 2018
Small Business Success Stories

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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. Hear from our speakers about their journey in starting a business and ultimately what has led them to success.

Featured Speakers:

Dhakshina Kasthuri,
Co-Founder, Vea Fitness
Anthony Maher, Co-CEO, 1776 / Benjamin's Desk
Sam Mink, Owner, Mission Taqueria & Oyster House

Moderated by: Anthony Mongeluzo, President, PCS

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