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Cindy Nellis Named Director of Clarion University SBDC

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Cindy Nellis has been named Director of the Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Employed with the program for more than twenty years, she brings significant experience in program management, business and economic development. “We are proud to have Cindy take on this role, as she has been a leader…

Pennsylvania SBDC Recognizes Congressman Dwight Evans Small Business Champion for Introduction of H.R. 1702

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Today, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) named U.S. Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) Small Business Champion during a business program held at the University of Pennsylvania. “We are thrilled to have such an ardent supporter of small business and the SBDC program here in Pennsylvania,” said Christian Conroy, State Director…

More than 20 Statewide Events Planned for Pennsylvania Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6

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Small business owners are encouraged to join the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) in celebrating Pennsylvania Small Business Week April 30 - May 6, 2017, which is part of a nationwide event designed to recognize the significant contributions of our small businesses and the resources available to support their…

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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