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Rachel Carson Institute hosts first children’s health forum on Oct. 22

By: Amanda Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist

September 26, 2011

PITTSBURGH (September 26, 2011) … Young children are susceptible to environmental contaminants, and so it is critical that their early learning surroundings are safe, educational and fun. To explore ways to develop environmentally sound and economical learning environments, the Rachel Carson Institute will convene the Rachel Carson Forum: Creating Healthy Places to Live, Learn and Play on Saturday, October 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the University’s Eddy Theatre.

This day-long conference and workshop for providers of early learning for young children will feature keynote speakers Phil Boise, author of Go Green Rating Scale (www.gogreenratingscale.org), and Jane Houlihan, senior vice president for research at The Environmental Working Group(www.ewg.org). Act48 and PQAS credits (6 ceu) are available for educators. More information is available at www.chatham.edu/rci, by calling 412-365-2702 or emailing pdemarco@chatham.edu. Online registration is available at https://www.regonline.com/rachelcarsonforum.

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Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship to present “Investing for Your Future: A Necessity, Not a Luxury” on Nov. 11

The presentation is part of the CWE’s
Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist

PITTSBURGH (October 27, 2011) … The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) will host a Nov. 11 Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series event titled “Investing for Your Future: A Necessity, Not a Luxury.” The discussion will be led by Kristina Watts, a Wall Street veteran, and Helen Collins, relationship manager at PNC Wealth Management. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the James Laughlin Music Center on the University’s Shadyside Campus.

“Women need to make saving for their future a priority—not an afterthought—especially as more women are starting and growing businesses and moving up the corporate ladders,” says Rebecca Harris, director of the CWE at Chatham.

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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University to explore branding and the customer experience at 6th Annual Think Big Forum

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
September 19, 2011

PITTSBURGH (September 19, 2011) … The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) at Chatham University will delve into branding and customer experience at its sixth annual Think Big Forum, to be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, October 21, at the Athletic Fitness Center on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. Registration is $45 per person and includes breakfast.

“In the world of targeted and niche marketing, developing strong brands and increasing brand awareness is essential — it’s all about relating to your customers and driving brand loyalty,” says Rebecca Harris, CWE director.

The Think Big Forum will feature keynote speaker Maxine Clark, chair, founder, and chief executive “bear” of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. The forum will also include a panel discussion with regional women executives and entrepreneurs about creating strong brands that drive greater engagement through meaningful customer interactions and ways to develop personal brands for greater business success.

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