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									Philadelphia Mayor Visits Vistage CEO Group
Discusses the Economy and Business Issues With Executives

September 24, 2009 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time  

SAN DIEGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter sat down recently with 16 local business own
Vistage International, to hear firsthand about the issues facing Main Street CEOs in Philadelphia. The visit was designed as an oppo
Mayor to engage in direct dialogue with business owners about the recession, about their future and the city’s economic situation.

“To have a strong city you need a strong business community,” said Mayor Nutter. “It’s always helpful to hear from the business co
their concerns. We have a shared profession, of course. They’re CEOs of businesses and I’m the CEO of Philadelphia. We learn b

The Mayor told the group he is considering changes in the local tax structure to make it more attractive to do business here and for
locate here.

The meeting, hosted by Vistage member G.A. Taylor Fernley, CEO of Philadelphia-based Fernley and Fernley, enabled Mayor Nu
candid discussion on the state of the Philadelphia economy with the people who are out there experiencing it—local CEOs. The loc
companies represent $441 million in revenue and collectively employ 1,093 people in Philadelphia. CEOs in the group come from a
industries ranging from manufacturing, services and wholesale trade to commercial software and food distribution.

Vistage CEOs meet monthly to confidentially discuss their businesses and learn from collective experience under the guidance of a b
called a Vistage Chair. Jodie Morgan is the local Vistage Chair whose group invited Mayor Nutter as a special guest to this month’s

“I think what Vistage has to offer in this experience that I’ve had is a quiet, cordial exchange,” said Mayor Nutter. “Whether it’s ab
particular, or more of just a business issue in general, it’s a wonderful opportunity.” 

To watch Mayor Nutter discuss his experience with Vistage, please visit For
on Vistage, visit

about Vistage International

Vistage is a CEO peer organization in 15 countries with nearly 14,500 members. The Vistage model brings groups of CEOs from n
industries together monthly to hear expert resource speakers and process key business and personal issues through peer-to-peer di
Additionally, Vistage CEO members receive monthly one-to-one coaching from a mentor called a Vistage Chair. The sharing of inf
Vistage group is completely confidential, allowing for the open exchange of problems, ideas and solutions.

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