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College Prep Lady Prepares High School Students for Post- Secondary Education in Central, PA

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Like all local heroes, and nascent entrepreneurs, Myra Blackwell successfully identified a business opportunity after listening to the needs and challenges in her community.  As a result, Myra Blackwell, also known as the “College Prep Lady”, began the courageous journey to create a new venture that aims to simplify the process…

Bucknell University SBDC Holds 2017 Celebration of Small Business

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On Friday, July 21, 2017 the Bucknell University SBDC held is annual Celebration of Small Business on Bucknell's campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. During the breakfast, four awards were given to the following exemplary small business owners: InnovateHER Business Challenge Bucknell SBDC Regional Winner: Kaitlin Schuck, Threading Love, Recognizing her efforts and…

Want to Commercialize your Technology? Learn How at the 2017 SBIR Workshop in Villanova

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Are you a small business owner or an entrepreneur in the technology sector looking for opportunities to fund development of an innovative technology? If you want to commercialize your technology, The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program can help.   As a highly competitive awards-based program, SBIR provides funding for innovators…

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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