Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Mar
    06

    Chatham's Women's Business Center (CWBC) Open House

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Come meet Anne Flynn Schlicht, the Director of CWBC and learn about the training programs available for women business owners, including free business counseling and technical assistance.

  • Mar
    08

    3D Printing and Laser Etching Workshop for Entrepreneurs

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printing enables you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods. Laser etching is the process of using a laser beam to permanently cut an image or pattern into a hard material, such as glass, wood or metal. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply these tools and processes to your product-based small business or startup idea. We will demonstrate a multi-functional desktop 3D printer called BoXZY. Limited to 15 people.

  • Mar
    09

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: Going All-In on a Startup

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    There might be many “how to start a business” books and blogs out there, but do they really talk about the sheer energy needed to fuel the flame and idea? Join Nina Barbuto, founder and director of Assemble, to learn about how Assemble has been Assembling. Get some FYIs for your own business beginnings along with what are some ways to be resourceful and how to truly start something with “nothing.” This talk will also include some hands-on aspects where you can assess your own eight forms of capital, look for collaborators, and reflect on your context.

  • Mar
    12

    March Marketing Madness Webinar Series: What is a Brand and Why Do I Need One?

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    REGISTER ONLINE HERE
    Do you know what makes your business different from your competitors?
    Are you always looking for new clients even though you do great work?
    Are you making less money than your skills deserve?
    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then chances are you don’t have a strong brand. In this webinar, we will discuss what a “brand” is and how a strong brand can position your business to stand out from your competitors. We’ll also examine how your brand can establish you as an expert so that you have a steady stream of customers who are willing to pay premium prices.
    This webinar will be of particular interest to small business owners, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, especially in the service industry.

    Presenter: Meg Huwar, Principal /Founder Brand Accelerator: www.thebrandaccelerator.com
    Meg Huwar is an award winning Marketer and Brand Strategist. She is the Founder of Brand Accelerator, a marketing company that specializes in working with small business owners who struggle with their marketing. She helps them to create a brand and clarify their messaging, so that they can grow their business and become more profitable.

  • Mar
    13

    Using an Industrial Serger for Fashion and Product Design

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    This workshop will introduce entrepreneurs to the many applications of an industrial serger in fashion and product design. Lauren Sims, seamstress and entrepreneur, will demonstrate how to thread, troubleshoot, and sew using Chatham's factory-spec industrial 5-thread serger, and help you demystify this (sometimes intimidating) piece of equipment. Participants will have an opportunity to try out the serger and the single-needle sewing machine at the end of the demo. Limited to 15 people.

  • Mar
    19

    March Marketing Madness Webinar Series: Which Social Media Platform(s) to use for My Business?

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    REGISTER ONLINE HERE
    Confused and overwhelmed by social media? Don't know where to start? Get an overview on each major social media platform and learn how to market your business.

    Presenter: Helena Trent,Profit Insites
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  • Mar
    26

    March Marketing Madness Webinar Series: New Changes in Social Media Platforms?

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    REGISTER ONLINE HERE
    Don't have time to keep up with all the changes in social media? Join this informational session and learn about the latest changes on each major platform and how they might impact your business.

    Presenter: Helena Trent,Profit Insites
    Read more about Helena Trent.

  • Mar
    29

    3D Modeling Workshop for Entrepreneurs

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of 3D modeling using the free online program TinkerCAD. Participants will be guided through three tutorials as a group and then have time to free build objects of their own design. Each participant will leave the workshop with their own TinkerCAD login to continue modeling on their own and get their designs 3D printed at our Prototyping & Design Lab. No prior experience is required: amateurs and beginners welcome! Please bring your own laptop! Facilitated by Erin Gatz, co- founder of Prototype PGH, a feminist makerspace. Limited to 15 people.

  • Apr
    03

    Legal Basics Bootcamp

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Topics covered include business formation and legal structure, contracts, employment & independent contractors, insurance & indemnification, intellectual property, and how to protect your brand and products.

    Presented by: Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

    (Registration and Networking begins at 5:30pm, Presentation Starts at 6pm)

  • Apr
    11

    Webinar: Employee Ownership - The Tsunami of New Business Economics and Culture

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Increasingly, savvy business owners are converting their enterprises to Employee Ownership. Why are companies like Sheetz, New Belgium Brewery, Voodoo Brewery, Dansko Shoes and Pubix (nation's largest supermarket chain) embracing this profitable dynamic? Join us for this webinar and learn about the little-known world of Employee Ownership.

    Presented by Kevin McPhillips, Executive Director/CEO, Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership

    REGISTER HERE

  • Apr
    11

    Concept to Launch

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business.

    Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm on April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, and 16th.

    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”

    To view the syllabus: Click Here A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available through a generous partnership with Bridgeway Capital. APPLY HERE

  • Apr
    13

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: Managing the Business of a Social Service Non-Profit

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Wanting to help others is often a common reason cited by those who pursue careers in social service. This is also a motivating factor for many to establish a non-profit for a cause that they are passionate about. TO be successful, one has to consider the business implications for starting and managing an organization. During this presentation, Kathi will review specific steps to establish a new non-profit in PA. She will also share practical tips and lessons learned from leading a mid-size non-profit. This will include essential business management functions, such as staff development and human resources; development; fiscal management; board recruitment and retention; networking and community engagement.

  • Apr
    21

    Breaking Down the Business Plan

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    If you require a Comprehensive Business plan for your business to secure funding, bring in a business partner, launch your business or grow your business, Breaking Down the Business Plan is the workshop for you. This one day workshop takes a deep dive into each section of the business plan with a concentration on financial projections, what are they and how to create them.

  • May
    01

    Introduction to Electronic Textiles for Entrepreneurs

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Electronic textiles, also known as smart garments, smart clothing, smart textiles, or smart fabrics, are fabrics that enable digital components such as a battery and a light (including small computers), and electronics to be embedded in them. Smart textiles are fabrics that have been developed with new technologies that provide added value to the wearer. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of e-textiles based on a project. Facilitated by Lori Hepner, Artist and Associate Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State University. Limited to 15 people.

  • May
    03

    Creating Opportunities, Connecting Resources, and Contracting Diversity

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    CWBC is a partner for this daylong event, which will provide opportunities to network with Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies, Prime Contractors, Universities, Support Organizations, and other businesses both large and small. Attendees can connect with representatives throughout the day, attend training sessions, market their products and services, and get answers to their questions.
    Click here to view the full agenda.
    REGISTER HERE


  • May
    11

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: Pittsburgh’s Business Women who Lead - The Opportunities and Challenges

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    How can Pittsburgh women put themselves in position to gain access to more c-suites and boardrooms? Stefani will share insights from her career on topics such as preparing to be board-ready, board service and entering the c-suite. During her talk, she’ll discuss trends, opportunities and challenges for women leaders in Pittsburgh to better position themselves for these types of leadership opportunities.

  • Jun
    08

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: Embracing Your Passion

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    How often does your career inspiration and interest connect to your personal passion? This interactive presentation will highlight the importance of building passion into your focus as you navigate your personal and professional journey, and challenge participants to answer their “Why?” question. Participants will also be able to: -Consider how bias might impact or impede the strategic development process -Identify at least 3 resources to consider for ongoing professional development -Identify ways to continue to build genuine, strategic relationships