A big obstacle for developing a respected online news startup is access.
That’s why having a feature interview with the new president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce was another in a continuously more consistent stream of serious, originally-reported material for Technically Philly.
Rob Wonderling is losing his office in the Harrisburg State Capitol complex.
On Aug. 1, the two-term Republican state senator from Delaware County will report to the Avenue of the Arts as the new president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, as the private, 5,000-member organization announced last month.
By taking the helm of the region’s largest business advocacy organization, he says he’s eager to rebolden the region’s new business community.
“We’ve really lost the language of entrepreneurship [in the region],” Wonderling, 47, says. “Risk taking and capital and job creation are almost scurrilous terms in some political quarters. I feel very passionately that for a free democratic society, we need all of that.” Read the rest here.
After the jump, see some quotations that didn’t make it into the story, in addition to what helped me grab the interview.