Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Mar

    Meet the Lenders

    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Chatham’s Women’s Business Center with the support of Duquesne University SBDC and Allegheny County Economic Development is hosting a “Meet the Lenders” Workshop
    Local nonprofit lenders will be part of a panel discussion explaining their loan programs, interest rates or fees, how long it takes to get approved, eligibility requirements and what lenders look for in a business. The panel discussion will be followed by individual sessions with lending representatives to talk about specific financing needs.
    Representatives Attending:
    Angel Marschik, SBA District Office
    Lauren Connelly & Samuele Bozzolla, Allegheny County Economic Development
    Kevon Copeland, URA
    Aaron Aldrich, Bridgeway Capital
    Tracy Ulewicz, Progress Fund
    Ryan Lockhart, 504 Company
    Rebecca L. MacBlane, Regional Development Funding Corporation
    Edward A Nemeth, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
    Art Tintori, Catalyst Connection

  • Apr

    April Member Coffee Hour: Certification & CWBC 1-Year Celebration

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Come join Center members and CWBC Counseling clients at a special member coffee hour with a presentation on certification and celebrating one year of CWBC programming! Carolyn Klasnick, Partner & Executive Producer of Post Script Productions LLC, will provide insight into the process of becoming WBENC certified, including attending the SBA's 8(A), Hubzone and Women-Owned Certification Programs workshop, meeting one-on-one with a counselor, and the application process. Carolyn says: "These certifications can be challenging and the overall support the CWBC has given me so far has been essential. And, I look forward to attending more events in the future that provide insight on how to effectively use the certifications to my advantage."

  • Apr

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: A Primer on the Allegheny County Health Department: Hot Topics

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, will provide an overview of the Allegheny County Health Department, discuss recent policy initiatives in some of the current major areas of focus such as maternal and child health, lead issues, obesity and tobacco cessation. She will also include a brief overview of the community health improvement plan and the priorities identified through a community engagement process, as well as a number of pressing issues with a particular focus on the current opioid overdose epidemic. Lastly, she will talk about some tips for dealing with overdoses and addiction in the workplace

  • Apr

    MyBusiness Startup to Service Bootcamp

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    This service-oriented bootcamp is designed for women in the early stages of starting their own businesses, with information on:
    · How to build your value proposition (what will you offer?)
    · Service models (virtual/e-commerce/subscription model/retainer model/B2B/B2C)
    · How to price and package your services
    · How to pitch your business to customers (sales and marketing)
    · How to determine and outline scope of work (contracts)
    Facilitator: Janelle Aslam, Start Something Solutions LLC
    Light lunch is provided.
    Partial Scholarships are available.
    Members of the Center log in and register here

  • Apr

    Export Basics Seminar

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Presented by the CWBC and Duquesne University's SBDC, topics covered at this workshop will include Identifying Export Opportunities, Logistics, Shipping and Methods of Payment and Legal Issues of Exporting, and Lessons learned from a women-owned exporting business. The workshop cost is $49, Partial, need-based scholarships covering up to 50% of the cost are available.


  • Apr

    The Second Step: Practical Legal Considerations For Your Growing Business

    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    You've started your business. What now? Understanding the practical and legal issues that impact your business in its first few years will put you ahead of the game. Join attorneys Beth Slagle, Michael Monyok and Josh Hoffman for a discussion of what to expect and prepare for in your growing venture.

    Topics include:
    - Protecting your personal and business assets
    - Practical business and tax considerations, including partnership, lease and operating agreements
    - Intellectual property issues, including trademark, non-disclosure agreements and patents

  • Apr

    RFP Boot Camp

    9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Offered by Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, in partnership with the Diversity Business Resource Center and Abator, this hands-on half-day workshop is designed to demystify commercial or government requests for proposals. The mission to assist business owners develop customized criteria and processes in preparing responses. Content is presented by experienced multiple contract awardees and covers strategies for: solicitation review; statements of work (SOW); terms and conditions (T&Cs); boilerplate development; best and final offers (BAFOs); and, debriefs.
    Light lunch will be provided.
    Event is limited to 20 attendees.
    Members of the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship click here to log in and register.

  • Apr

    MyBusiness Startup to Product Bootcamp

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    This product-oriented bootcamp is designed for women in the early stages of starting their own product-based businesses, with information on:
    · Introduction to product concepts
    · How to shape your value proposition
    · Methods to test your concepts (including focus groups and consumer testing)
    · How to build and design prototypes
    · Finding manufacturers
    · Learning about regulations and market research
    · Packaging, distribution and pricing strategies to generate sales
    Facilitator: Meredith Grelli, Co-Owner of Wigle Whiskey
    Location: TechShop Pittsburgh, 192 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Light lunch is provided.
    Partial scholarships are available.
    Members of the Center Log In and Register Here

  • May

    A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: A Man is Not a Plan: Life Strategies for Independent Women

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    More than half of all single Americans are women. With this in mind, it is amazing that any woman would leave her financial future in the hands of another human being. Mary Grace Musuneggi’s personal and professional experience have made her an expert on the importance of financial independence, and she wants every woman to know “A Man is Not a Plan.” In this presentation, Mary Grace will help you to: • Understand why you must prioritize your financial independence, no matter what your current status is; • Discover the four basic laws of financial independence that will help to bring abundance to your life; • Create a plan for asserting and protecting independence through life’s challenges and changes.

  • Jun

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: Carving out a Brand in the Food Industry

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Join us for a panel featuring women business owners who have built brands in the food industry, with lessons learned from their experiences and tips for business owners looking to make a name for themselves!