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Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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On an average day, Trina Worrell Benjamin handles invoices, returns calls and emails, directs a team of nearly a dozen employees and manages a client roster that has included big names like Rite Aid and Toys“R”Us. She admits her first steps into entrepreneurship were not easy. But with the help of…

Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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Gannon University SBDC Announces Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference

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Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference, hosted by the Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The conference will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2017 at The Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center in Erie.
 
This year’s keynote speaker is Atiya Abdelmalik, MSN, RN. Atiya is a Registered Nurse, Entrepreneur, Executive Leader and Inspirational Speaker who has served in various community service activities including the board of directors and committees for local nonprofits including American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Ward Home and Triumph Baptist Church Health Care Ministry. In addition, Atiya was honored as a recipient of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence Award, the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s, Most Powerful & Influential Women of Pennsylvania Award and Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh.
 
The conference will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $100 and includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, breakfast, and lunch.  Register here.
 
The current program agenda is as follows:
 
Tentative Agenda/Schedule
7:30 am - 8:00 am - Doors Open/Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:15 am - Welcome
8:15 am - 9:45 am - Leadership Talks: "Ten Years, Ten Leaders, Ten Views"
10:00 am - 12:15 pm - Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch/Legacy Award
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm - Keynote Address
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Conference Wrap
 
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