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Upcoming Events

  • Sep

    Webinar: COVID-19 Recovery Loan Fund

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    If you are a small business owner looking to start or expand your business, or if you need help recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, learn more about how you can qualify for low-interest financing from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) during a free webinar offered by Steve Meredith, SPC’s Manager of Commercial Lending. During the webinar, Steve will provide an overview of SPC’s commercial loan products, including their updated COVID-19 Recovery Loan program, which is designed specifically for businesses impacted by lingering workforce and supply chain challenges brought on by the pandemic.

    Steve Meredith | Manager, Commercial Lending, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

    The ... read more
  • Sep

    Concept to Launch - Online

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting a business.
    Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM starting on September 28th and ending on November 2nd.
    The Fall program will be offered Online Only and offered at a reduced rate of $45. The program is capped at 25 participants.
    Required: Zoom capable device and internet access to participate.

    Classes focus on:
    - Developing the business concept
    - Identifying target customers and markets
    - Marketing strategies
    - Foundational operations of your business
    - Basic financials
    - Legal business entities
    - Developing and delivering your “pitch”

    Facilitator: Lillian Rafson, Founder ... read more
  • Oct

    Webinar: Introduction to Government Contracting

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    An introduction to government contracting presented by Faith Collins, PTAC counselor at SPC PTAC. Learn about what a PTAC is, the government marketplace, how to get started in the government marketplace, and small business certifications.

    Presenter: Faith Collins | PTAC Counselor, SPC PTAC Subcenter

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!
  • Oct

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series - In Person

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    Latinos are the Strongest Drivers of the US Economy and Latinas are the most likely, of any group to start a business in our country today. Despite the historic and economic contributions of Hispanics, they remain underrepresented in leadership, on boards and even in the media. To celebrate National Hispanic American Heritage Month, Melanie Marie Boyer will discuss what it means to be Latino, how Latinas are contributing to the future of our country and why it is important to address the Hispanic market.

    To register for the Breakfast, CLICK HERE!

  • Oct

    Webinar: Purchasing Commercial Real Estate 101

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Do you have plans to expand your small business? Maybe a commercial real estate purchase is in your future! Explore the benefits of owning commercial real estate, ways to prepare, and the financing options available to you in this webinar.

    Presenter: Ryan Lockhart, Vice President at Pursuit

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!
  • Oct

    Webinar: Capabilities Statements and Their Use in Government Contracting

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Learn about capability statements, a unique marketing tool used in government contracting.
    Topics covered include: what is a capability statement, what goes into a capability statement, when and why are capability statements used, and more.

    Presenter: Faith Collins | PTAC Counselor, SPC PTAC Subcenter

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!
  • Oct

    Sewing Basics Workshops

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Have you always wanted to learn to sew, but you're not sure where to start? Attend our beginners sewing courses.

    FABRIC TRAY: Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know to set up and use a sewing machine to start sewing. You will also learn how to read online project instructions and learn how to make a fabric tray.
    All supplies provided!

    To register for the FABRIC TRAY Workshop, CLICK HERE!

    THROW PILLOW: Saturday, November 5th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    In this workshop learn how to read and understand patterns and we will complete the class by making a quilters block throw pillow.
    All supp ... read more

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