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Latest news, thoughts and points of view from the Chariot Companies and its subsidiaries

Driving the Business and Tech Through Social Innovation.


Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, Panel Discussion on Resilience

On December 10, 2019, John Henry, Chairman & CEO of the Chariot Companies participated on the Resilience Panel of the Multi-Society Meeting of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Philadelphia. Participants included Will Agate, Ameresco, Mitchell Swan, MDC Systems, Richard Conforth, PECO, and Chris Dalgarno-Pratt, Ernst & Young.

December 10, 2019

Grace3 Technologies visits the White House

On Friday, December 6, 2019, John A. Henry, Jr., representing Grace3 Technologies, LLC, an MBE-certified telecommunications and technology integrator based in Philadelphia, PA, was invited by Vice President Mike Pence to join him and 11 other small businesses throughout the US in a roundtable discussion with President Donald J. Trump and....

December 6, 2019

Wharton’s IGEL Advisory Board Meeting at UPenn

It's easy to forget the importance of collaboration among disparate groups and the "magic" that can come from such exchanges. As an Advisory Board member on the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) I am reminded of the importance of spaces like IGEL

November 6, 2019

Grace3 Technologies attends IACP’s Annual Conference and Exposition

On October 28, 2019, Gace3 Technologies, LLC arrived in Chicago to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) alongside partners Dejero and Microsoft to share our award winning telecommunications solutions with first responders and public safety personnel from all over the world.

October 28, 2019

Criminal Justice Reform at the 20/20 Bipartisan Center’s Presidential Justice Forum

On October 26-28, 2019, John Henry attended the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center's Presidential Justice Forum (Justice Forum) in Columbia, SC. The Justice Forum’s mission is to empower local leaders to implement innovative and practical solutions in the criminal justice system.

October 27, 2019

Celebrating 30 years with Ernie Green of the Little Rock Nine

30 years ago a handful of African-American students attending the Mercersburg Academy founded the Black Student Union, led by Tonya Rutherford, SAHIR CHAMPION, Jamil Myrie, Bashiru Mohammed, Nikki Fajana, Tearl Bradley, John Henry, among others, to create spaces of comfort and for cultural exchange on issues of race and social justice.

October 18, 2019
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Congressional Black Caucus

On September 12, 2019, John Henry, Chairman & CEO of Chariot Companies, LLC attended the AIPAC Reception in honor of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference (CBC).

September 12, 2019

Solarize Philly Event

On August 15, 2019, we were on hand celebrating Solar Week in Philadelphia at the Northeast High School with Emily Schapira, Executive Director of The Philadelphia Energy Authority, Mayor Jim Kenney, Jerry T. Jordan, President, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and Councilman Derek Green saluting...

August 15, 2019

Emerging Tech & Energy Summit

Magic happens when you blend 150 City of Philadelphia School students with the best technology and energy companies in the world! On July 26, 2019, , and Chariot Companies hosted an Emerging Technology & Energy Summit @ the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA on July 26, 2019 and it was a huge success!

July 26, 2019

Chariot Companies' hosts the White House at the Union League to discuss economic development.

On July 9, 2019, Chariot Companies’ hosted Scott Turner, White House Opportunity Zone Revitalization Council Executive Director and Joseph DeFelice, HUD Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Field Policy and Management and Regional Administrator for the Mid-Atlantic region, among other represented federal agencies and community.....

July 9, 2019

Mercersburg Summer Camp

From June 30th – July 11th, 2019, a group of talented, gifted and intelligent students from the City of Philadelphia public schools- Chariot Scholars- were provided full-scholarships from Chariot Companies and Ameresco to have a transformative experience through 2 weeks of Adventure Camp at the Mercersburg Academy.

June 30 – July 11th, 2019

Philly Real Estate Week

On June 6, 2019, John Henry of the Chariot Companies served on the Urban Investment Panel Week on Opportunity Zones Philly Real Estate Looking forward to serving on the Urban Investment Panel focusing on Opportunity Zones during Philly Real Estate Week. On June 6, 2019, John Henry of the Chariot Companies served on a panel at Philadelphia...

June 6, 2019

Weekly Mastermind

On May 29, 2019, John A. Henry, Jr., the Chairman & CEO of Chariot Companies delivered an Introduction to Real Estate Investing presentation under the Mastermind series of Better Than Success Studios in Philadelphia, PA. Happy to share stories and insight with new and seasoned real estate investors and entrepreneurs tonight in Philly!

May 29, 2019
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AIEF Fellowship to Israel

From May 11-19th, 2019, John A. Henry, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Chariot Companies, LLC participated in an intensive educational experience in Israel alongside a small group of African American community leaders throughout the US sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation.

May 11, 2019

AABE National Convention- Panelist

The American Association of Blacks in Energy held its National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, during the week of April 30th, 2019. John Henry, Chairman & CEO of the Chariot Companies had the distinct honor and pleasure of serving as a panelist for the Entrepreneurship Forum.

April 30, 2019


AABE Hackathon

Members of Grace3 Technologies, including, John Henry, CEO, Jared Brody, President and Wallace Truesdale, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and Jehan Karim, Business Development Manager, Dejero Labs and members of Philadelphia-based employees of PECO, an Exelon company, participated in the American Association of Blacks in Energy HACKATHON..

November 17, 2018

American association of blacks in energy hosts 2018 national energy hackathon: bridging gaps through innovation

John Henry, Chairman of Chariot Companies and Grace3 Technologies served as a Team Leader for the 1st Annual American Association of Blacks in Energy Hackathon on November 16th and 17th at the NYU School of Engineering. John led a team of energy and technology professionals to explore, identify and "hack" technologies that will catalyze new...

November 16, 2018

Philly Businessman Earns Unanimous Vote for a $240 Million Plan to Build a Smart Technology Community in Shreveport, Louisiana

John A. Henry, Jr., CEO of Philadelphia based Chariot Companies earned approval to redevelop Shreveport’s oldest country club and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood as a next generation smart technology community. 

August 16, 2018
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P3 Discussed for Philadelphia Gas Works

Though the City Council rejected privatization plans for the Philadelphia Gas Works last year, the future of the nation's largest municipally owned gas utility is back in play and a public-private partnership could be part of the vision.

May 1, 2015

Chariot Companies Unveils Innovative Public Private Partnership to Establish Philadelphia as Leading Global Energy Hub

Chariot Companies, a minority-owned, mission-based diversified community development entity headquartered in Philadelphia, today introduced City Council to its bold plan to create a legacy public-private partnership (P3) for the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW).

March 13, 2015
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Chariot Health Joins Enroll America for Mass ACA Enrollment Drive at the Winter Health and Resources Fair at the Gallery

With holiday shopping in full swing and only two sign-up days left before the December 15th ACA enrollment deadline, Enroll America and Chariot Health are sponsoring a mass ACA Enrollment Drive and Winter Health and Resources Fair at the Gallery from 11am to 7pm on Saturday Dec 13th.

December 11, 2014

Mt. Airy native hopes to create jobs for working class

John Henry Jr., right, CEO of Chariot Companies and board member Wilson Goode Sr. pose during a reception held Nov. 4 at the Union League of Philadelphia to highlight a $1 billion development and revitalization project. — LISA LAKE PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JOHN HENRY JR.

November 12, 2013

Governor Corbett Joins Chariot Companies to Discuss Strategies for Low-Wealth Neighborhoods

Governor Tom Corbett was on hand at a recent gathering of 30 leaders and partners from the African-American and Latino community representing the civic, business, legal and energy sectors to discuss social impact strategies .

October 15, 2014
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Chariot Health and SRG Partner Bring to Market Medicare Plans with a Social Purpose

Chariot Health and Senior Resource Group (SRG) today announced a partnership to bring innovative Medicare health insurance products to seniors through a minority-owned Community Development Entity (CDE). 

June 19, 2014

Chariot Unveils $1B Revitalization Plan for Philadelphia

Chariot Companies L.L.C. has big plans for Philadelphia’s working-class neighborhoods and a big budget to make them happen. The certified Community Development Entity has announced that it will invest $1 billion in projects–including the 1 million-square-foot Chariot Clean Energy Center and a 1,050-unit residential community dubbed Chariot Landing..

October 23, 2013
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