Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • May

    Workshop: What is My Business Worth?

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Free, registration required
    Enterprise Bank, 4091 Mt Royal Blvd, Allison Park, PA 15101

    Chatham’s Women Business Center in partnership with Enterprise Bank University will present a free workshop focused on the complex process behind business valuations and business acquisition.
    Speakers: Brad Jadlowiec, Senior Accountant and Business Valuation Specialist at Kinol Sharie Leyh and Associates, and Erin Farabaugh, Vice Chair of the Business, Acquisition And Securities Practice Group at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.


  • Jun

    Workshop: What are the Legal Considerations & Food Safety Requirements for Food Businesses?

    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Free, Registration Required
    Chatham Eastside, 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    This workshop will discuss both the legal considerations and food safety requirements for both start-up and existing food businesses. Marlene van Es of Trellis Legal LLC will discuss the process of choosing and setting up an entity for your new food business, things to look for in a commercial lease and important aspects to negotiate, and the basics of bringing on employees, including some best practices.

    Representatives from the Allegheny County Health Department Food Safety Program, Eric Lindgren, Plan Review Inspector and Bob Glidden, Plan Review Administrator will discuss the procedure for obtaining a health permit and how they differentiate between the different types of food operations, such as restaurants, mobile food trucks, festivals, farmer markets, processors, caterers, and more. They will also discuss the requirements for cooking at home, how to become a certified food protection manager, and how to stay in compliance.


  • Jun

    Summer Open House & Networking Happy Hour

    04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
    Free, Registration Required
    The Ahfis - Creative Coworking, 222 Blue Spruce Way (2nd Floor), Blue Spruce Shoppes, Murrysville, PA 15668

    Come meet CWBC staff and learn about our programs for women business owners, including free business counseling, technical assistance and business workshops. Meet Deb Cavrak and Sue Cavrak, sisters and co-founders of The Ahfis (pronounced “the office”) a hip and happy, creatively-inspired membership-based workplace for small business owners, freelancers, remote workers, and nonprofits. It is a hub for community to gather, collaborate, learn, teach, network, celebrate and break-down barriers. Enjoy refreshments, network and take a tour of The Ahfis.


  • Aug

    Workshop: Build Your Business

    08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Chatham Eastside, 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

    Chatham’s Women Business Center in partnership with SCORE Pittsburgh will present a Build Your Business Workshop for women interested in starting or expanding their business. Business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will discuss the following topics: business planning, marketing and sales, financing, legal issues and business lessons learned. A continental breakfast will be provided.


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