Effective May 1, 2020
[King of Prussia, PA]: The Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group (PAGCG) and the Business Executive Networking Group (BENG) have joined forces to better serve the growing number of individuals facing career transitions impacted by COVID-19. The merged organizations combine abundant networking chapters with robust, educational programming. Together BENG and PAGCG are strengthening their pay-it-forward philosophies, Members Helping Members and Your Career Our Mission.
This affiliation combines PAGCG’s 20 premier career management and networking chapters throughout Greater Philadelphia with BENG’s 16 highly-acclaimed executive career networking groups in eight states. The merged entity will operate as a single 501(c)3 charitable non-profit with combined governance, chapters, and purpose.
“The Business Executive Networking Group is an exceptional organization, providing the highest level of career networking with a national footprint poised for expansion,” expressed Steven Ritchey, Board Chairman, Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group. “Uniting with BENG offers powerful opportunities to connect educational resources and networking skills to serve better members and facilitate career transitions.”
“The integration of industry-renowned career transition leaders will strengthen our complimentary educational and networking missions,” said Tony DiGirolamo and Gary Morel, Co-Chairs of BENG. “An acclaimed partner, such as the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, is essential to our immediate efforts to respond to Coronavirus related job interruptions. By joining forces we better serve people and communities in need – now and into the future.”
“A shared mission, cultural compatibility, and vision for the future brought us together.” PAGCG Executive Director Lynne Williams notes, “It empowers us to improve the lives of people for both career transition and career management in the communities we serve.”
Charitable tax-deductible contributions to help support career transition efforts for your neighbors affected by COVID-19 job loss or for #GivingTuesdayNow can be made on our site.