Join us for our 18th Annual Christmas Party!

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Catch up with old friends and fellow members, welcome our new members, and make great connections. Have a pint and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres by the open fire and beautiful Christmas tree at The Plough as we kick off our holiday celebrations!

To view photos from our party, please click HERE.

We appreciate our new 2016 members and would like to invite you to attend our party at no charge. Simply email to register.

Tickets include one drink ticket and light hors d’oeuvres.

Directions & Parking
For directions, please click HERE. For parking suggestions in the area, please click HERE.

Please register by Monday, December 5th
All reservations binding unless cancelled by Monday, December 5th.

Email Alanna Barry-McCloskey at or call/text 215-772-3101.

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Exploring Big Pharma’s Role in Shaping Patient Wellness and Our Economy

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Hosted by the Irish American Business Chamber & Network and Almac Group, this interactive symposium features pharmaceutical/life sciences and commercial industry experts that will discuss major trends in drug development, the cost of healthcare and impact on patients and our economy.

Panel Discussion featuring
• Key Note Speaker: Brendan Fenton
Regional Finance Director, Australia, Canada and Western Europe, Bristol-Myers Squibb

• Moderator: George Tiger
Vice President, Global Business Development, Clinical Technologies, Almac Group

Learn more about the following dynamic topics:

• The industry’s greatest challenges and the next generation of future collaborations that will be needed
• The impact of the pharmaceutical industry on the broader economy
• The pharmaceutical business model and risk profile
• Understand patient advocacy and engagement:
– The voice of patients: what do they want and need?
– What is personalized medicine and how can it change healthcare?
– The role of clinical trials and the value to patients and industry.
– Patient advocacy groups and how they improve communication and engagement.

1.00 pm: Registration & Networking
1.30 pm: Welcoming Remarks
1.35 pm: Introduction of speakers
1.45 pm: Key Note Presentation by Brendan Fenton
2.30 pm: Panel Discussion with Q&A
3.30 pm: Conclusion/Closing Remarks
3:30 – 5.30pm: Networking Reception

About Our Venue
Almac Group’s North American Headquarters, Souderton, PA

Thank You to Our 2016 Ambassador Club Sponsors

Please register by Monday, November 14th.
All reservations binding unless cancelled by Monday, November 14th.

Please contact Alanna Barry McCloskey at or call/text 215.772.3101.

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Interactive panel discussion, featuring balanced perspectives and moderated by Philadelphia broadcast veteran, Larry Kane.

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Arguably one of the most important election decisions of our lifetime will be taking place Tuesday, November 8th as Americans go to the poles to effectively decide between two very polarizing figures at the national level, a very heated Senatorial contest here in Pennsylvania along with countless local elections hinging on their parties wave of success.  Whether at the local, regional, statewide or national level, none can argue the lasting impression this election cycle has had on our psyche nor the impact our collective decisions will have on the direction of our beloved country.  Join the Irish American Business Chamber & Network along with Ambassador Club Member, KYW Newsradio, for a “Sneak Peek Behind the Curtain” as pundits from both parties along with recognized political consultant and pollster, Dr. Terry Modana, debate the pertinent issues and intricacies of this historic election.  Serving as moderator for this Election Update will be none other than Philadelphia’s Dean of Broadcasting, Larry Kane.

Distinguished Panelists

 Dr. Terry MadonnaDirector of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Professor of Public Affairs, and Director of the Franklin and Marshall College Poll, Franklin and Marshall College 

• Dennis Powell, Founder and President, Massey Powell; Republican Party Contributor

Daniel F. McElhatton, McElhatton LeCompte Public Affairs; Democratic Party Contributor

Please register by Friday, October 21st
All reservations binding unless cancelled by Friday, October 21st

Email Alanna Barry-McCloskey at or call/text 215-772-3101.

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Breakfast with Faith in the Future Foundation’s Ed Hanway

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In 2012, Ed Hanway championed the cause of Catholic education by partnering with leaders in the Philadelphia region to save four Catholic high schools recommended for closure. The result was the creation of a separate nonprofit entity called the Faith in the Future Foundation (FIF). FIF grew out of the recommendations of the 2011 Blue Ribbon Commission to examine the challenges of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In a historic management agreement with the Archdiocese, Faith in the Future assumed strategic and operational control of all 17 high schools and four schools of special education, as well as operational oversight of the Office of Catholic Education (OCE).

Program Description: Mr. Hanway will discuss how leveraging the favorable economics of a fixed-cost business model, Faith in the Future has aimed to make a high-quality education available to an increasingly larger number of families each year, many of whom were not Catholic but who specifically sought this educational experience. This is coupled with the foundation’s effort to support outstanding academic outcomes and a high-quality education at each one of their schools. A member of the BLOCS (Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools) will also be present to talk about the Tax Credit program which allows businesses and individuals to offer their PA tax dollars as scholarships.


About our Speaker
Edward Hanway
 is Chairman Emeritus of Cigna Corporation and has been active in a wide range of issues and initiatives associated with children’s health, education, and international business. He serves as board chair of Marsh and McLennan Companies, Inc., and of the March of Dimes Foundation board. He is a former board member of the Philadelphia Orchestra and was a member of the Business Roundtable and the Eisenhower Exchange.

Hanway is a member of the American Institute and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of Loyola College of Baltimore (B.A., 1974), where he serves on its board of trustees, and of Widener University (MBA, 1984). Hanway was honored in 2015 by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100, the annual list of the most influential directors and governance or governance-related professionals.

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For directions, please click HERE.

Free parking is available on campus.


• Registration, Networking &  Breakfast
• Formal Presentation
• Q&A Session


Members: No charge, simply click below to confirm your attendance via email.

(in the event that you are unable to attend, kindly cancel your reservation by October 10th)



Please contact Alanna Barry McCloskey at or call/text 215.772.3101

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On September 15th, we kicked off the networking season with over 100 members and friends at The Radnor Hotel.

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Click below to see more photos from the evening!

Meet our Board of Directors, and see how the Chamber not only promotes business between the Island of Ireland and the US, but also promotes business connections among its members, right here in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Over the past 17 years, the Irish Chamber has emerged as the premier networking organization in the Philadelphia area. Our Chairman, President and Board of Directors strive to provide the best networking opportunities for IABCN members.

The Gardens at The Radnor Hotel
591 East Lancaster Avenue
St. Davids, PA 19087

Email Alanna Barry-McCloskey at or call/text 215-772-3101.

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