Coordinates the “Directors Cup Challenge” held at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale in Northeast Philadelphia. So goes the story, the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce was actually founded on the greens of the old course, which was designed by the legendary Donald James Ross of Scotland. A group of concerned businessmen from Frankford wanted a stronger voice in behalf of local commerce, and in 1922 they signed the charter creating the GNPCC. The committee organizes and promotes the event, solicits prize donations, sells tickets and identifies ways to make the annual outing fun and entertaining.
The committee will strategically evaluate the events and programs to explore new and exciting opportunities.
Carrying on the celebration and highlighting the finest cuisine Northeast Philadelphia has to offer. The annual Flavors of the Northeast is moving outside and expanding into Flavors of the Northeast Festival. Restaurant - Vendors - Entertainment - Community fun! Committee members will plan and create an exciting culinary experience.
The Chamber turns 100 years young! The committee will layout plans for yearlong festivities to celebrate the anniversary.
Monitors the ongoing work of government at the city, state and federal levels primarily as it relates to issues and events that impact our member businesses. The committee has been an integral part of the GNPCC since 1922 in helping the organization stay abreast of current developments, maintain professional relationships with elected officials and area leaders, and monitor legislation for the possible Board action. The committee regularly hosts speakers for breakfasts, luncheons or workshops that provide a personal forum for members’ interaction.
Ensures that the organization is on the front line of the latest in communications and marketing technology through its web site, online messaging, advertising vehicles and promotional materials. The committee’s sphere of responsibility spreads across the organization as it optimizes multiple platforms in an effort to reach the maximum audience. As technology changes, the committee’s task is to stay current and utilize print media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and a new interactive web site to inform members and the public about the exciting agenda we have planned for them.
This committee meets the first Tuesday of each month and is the welcoming committee for all new members and outreach to existing members to promote events. Our monthly Informal Networking Lunch is hosted by this committee every third Tuesday as well as the annual VIP Party.
A new signature event for the Chamber, the Art Exhibit and Reception will showcase exquisite pieces from our non-profit members and schools.
The new committee will focus on promoting a Shop Small Buy Local initiative.