Through the BABC, members have the opportunity to develop valuable business contacts within the British American community and to exchange ideas and information with a cross section of business, trade and governmental interests.
Recognizing the potential benefits that a larger, more financially stable airline could have on both national and regional economies, American Airlines and US Airways joined forces in late 2013 to form the American Airlines Group (American). Although it has been just under a year since the merger became official, the upside – especially in greater Philadelphia – is already clear: consumers of all types now enjoy improved air travel options. The stronger airline has helped create a stronger economy, and more capacity has allowed American to make an even bigger economic impact on the region’s communities and businesses.
On Monday, January 19, 2015, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Group (BABC YPG) collaborated with buildOn to host a service project at Furness High School. buildOn’s mission is to empower teens to take an active role in buoying their community and making a difference both here in Philadelphia and across the globe. The BABC was introduced to buildOn by the late Toby Wallace who worked for Aberdeen Asset Management and was a prior BABC YPG Co-Leader. In memory of Toby and in support of buildOn, current BABC YPG Co-Leaders Julien Franklin from Aberdeen Asset Management and Patrick Riley from Bartlett & Company planned this day of service project. The goal of the day was to improve Furness High School by painting rooms and murals, and mentoring students.