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WSBA  PREMIER EVENTS  

Women's Small Business Week

 Women's Small Business Week is a time to celebrate the many achievements of women in small business, women entrepreneurs, and employees who contribute to the economics and create new job opportunities for citizens.

This five-day event intends to spotlight the successes of women entrepreneurs and draw policymakers' attention to the challenges confronting them. This week will bring awareness of the growing and increasing number of women small business owners, women entrepreneurs, and employees, and will be become a platform for business women to act as mentors and inspiration for other women.

  • Marketing A Small Business
  • Health & Wellness for Better Business
  • Financial Strategies During a Recession
  • Career and Business Opportunities
  • The Executive's Event

"Sponsorships, speaker opportunities, and exhibit tables are now available at these milestone events that will be marketed state-wide. Don't miss your opportunity to get your business highlighted within the event topic that is specific to your industry and target market. Put yourself directly in front of your target market, present yourself as a leader in your industry, and show the community how important this specific topic is to your company!" Contact Susan Miller for more details at Smiller@WSBA.ws  

To secure your ticket at the per day on member rate, please use the following payment option:
Please choose which day you would like to attend.
 

Attend as a PREMIER GUEST for only $130 for all 5 events! PREMIER GUESTS will receive discounted rate to attend all 5 events, a special fresh flower corsage, and 25 complimentary prize drawing tickets.

To secure your discounted ticket for all 5 days, please use the following payment option:

 

Event Registration Policy:
All attendees must have a paid registration to enter. Walk-ins, when accepted, will be processed on-site at the door rate. Cancellations must be received two business days prior to an event to qualify for a refund. Substitutions welcome. No shows will be billed. Please attempt to register at least 24 hours prior to the event so that there is an accurate count for food orders and venue.

Event, registration and marketing inquiries:
    General event questions:  Alexis Skyut, WSBA Events Director
    Sponsorship inquiries:      Sue Kwadrat, Sponsorship Director
    Exhibit table inquiries:     Susan Miller, Founder
    Program advertising:        Lee Drozak, Virtual Assistant


Marketing A Small Business - July 13, 2009  - 1pm to 4pm

Locations:  Seasons Reception & Event Center - Comfort Inn - Pittsburgh East
                  699 Rodi Road Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Cost:        $25 for premier members and early registration
                     **early registration deadline is: May 21, 2009. Invoice sent by email**
                $30 for general members
                $35 at the door and for non members

Keynote Speakers:    

Gina Mazza - Journalist, Editor and Inspired Event Planner
Topic: "Publish or Perish! A Step by Step Guide to Getting Published.

 Scott Kerschbaumer - Marketing and PR Director of ESSpa
 Topic: "Are you sociable? Strategies for promoting your business through social media and off line networking."

 

If you marketing budget is minimal, then you need to be at this event! Learn how to market your small business on a minimal budget! You will learn some marketing strategies that will create quality leads or clients!

This event will provide a education seminar by experts in this field.

There will be a marketing Q & A panel, so you can ask the experts directly, questions on overcoming small business marketing hurdles.

There will be exhibit booths providing marketing services or products that are needed in every marketing plan.

Current Exhibit booths:
            Eileen Marzullo - Agel Enterprises
            Tim Sullivan - Pittsburgh Business Times
            Sherry Meyers - Alcoma Golf Course


Health & Wellness for Better Business - July 14, 2009 - 12pm to 3pm

Location:  Mario's Italian Restaurant and Catering
                935 Beaver Grade Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15108
                (412) 262 3020

Cost:        $25 for premier members and early registration
                     **early registration deadline is: May 21, 2009. Invoice sent by email**
                $30 for general members
                $35 at the door and for non members

Event sponsor: Judy Bossart - Nurturing Hands Massage
Corporate sponsors: Susan Arent - Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care

Keynote Speakers:

Diane Fletcher, The Stress Reducing Coach, author and motivational speaker
Topic: "Strategies for Business Owners Dealing with Day-to-Day Stress.""

Dr. Kathleen Hartford, internationally knows speaker, author and radio show host
Topic: TBA

  

Your business depends on your health! If something happens to you, what happens to your business? Protect your most valuable asset, YOUR HEALTH!

Come to this day filled with information and facts about health and wellness. Find out what you can do to protect yourself as an asset to your business and family!

The event will have a seminar by an expert in this industry.  Networking with attendees and sponsors.  Exhibit booths from area companies providing health and wellness products and services.

Current Exhibit booths:
            Event Sponsor - Judy Bossart - Nurturing Hands Massage
            Eileen Marzullo - Agel Enterprises
            Mary Ann Novak - Reliv International
            Susan Arent - Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care
            Marnie Ayson - Arbonne International
            Chris Hogan - Take Care Health
            Linda Hadley/Sylvia Morales - Market America

Exhibit tables are available (exhibit table price includes admission price):
      $50 for premier members
      $60 for general and non members
             **Only 3 more exhibit tables are available for this event!**


Financial Strategies During a Recession - July 15, 2009 - 10am to 1pm

Location:  Four Points by Sheraton, Pittsburgh North
                910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046

Cost:        $25 for premier members and early registration
                     **early registration deadline is: May 21, 2009. Invoice sent by email**
                $30 for general members
                $35 at the door and for non members

Keynote Speakers:

Amanda Wodzenski, Private Wealth Advisor
Topic: From Basics to Budgets—managing a small business during a recession

Denise Schram, Financial Professional
Topic:
Bulletproofing Your Business During a Recession

 

Is your business or personal finances effected by the recession? Learn some financial strategies that will keep the recession from having an impact on your business!

The event will have mini seminars filled with education on what is really going on during the recession and how it is effecting you.

Break out sessions so you can talk one on one and confidentially with experts.

Exhibit booths providing information on services available for your business and personal finances.

Current Exhibit booths:
           Eileen Marzullo - Agel Enterprises
           Tim Sullivan - Pittsburgh Business Times

Exhibit tables are available (exhibit table price includes admission price):
      $50 for premier members
      $60 for general and non members
             **Only 8 more exhibit tables are available for this event!**


Career and Business Opportunities - July 16, 2009 - 1pm to 4pm

Location:  Peter's Place
                Washington Pike, Bridgeville PA 15017

Cost:        $25 for premier members and early registration
                     **early registration deadline is: May 21, 2009. Invoice sent by email**
                $30 for general members
                $35 at the door and for non members

Keynote Speakers:

Hillary N. Snyder, Esquire
Topic: Choosing an entity and what is involved in starting a business from a legal standpoint.

Kimberly Adams, CPA, CFP, business owner and speaker
Topic: "How to get what you really, really, really want."

 
This event will provide you with all the information you will need to make an informed decision on a career change or income supplement. This is a great opportunity to interview with dozens of top employers hiring for positions in all types of industries. Candidates in all fields are encouraged to attend. Companies or recruiters that have these opportunities available are encouraged to secure an exhibit table.

There will be mini seminars on how to do a career transition, when it's time to do one, and if starting a business is the right choice for you.

Exhibit tables will provide information on companies looking for new faces, or career opportunities available to you.

Current Exhibit booths:
           Eileen Marzullo - Agel Enterprises
           Sherry Meyers - Alcoma Golf Course
           Kelsey Halling - Coro Center for Civic Leadership

         
Exhibit tables are available (exhibit table price includes admission price):
      $50 for premier members
      $60 for general and non members
             **Only 15 exhibit tables are available for this event!**



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Supporting Sponsors

Pittsburgh Business Calendar

Pittsburgh Business Calendar

 

 Women's Interactive Network

NAFE/WIn - Pittsburgh

 

Horner Consulting

Horner Consulting

 

Success in Networking

Success in Networking

 

Network Pittsburgh

Network Pittsburgh

 

SEMPO Pittsburgh

SEMPO Pittsburgh, the Internet Marketing & SEO Group

 

Supporting Sponsor Application/Information

Women's Small Business Week

Schedule of Events

Marketing A Small Business- July 13, 2009  --> Details here

 

Health & Wellness for Better Business - July 14, 2009--> Details here

 

Financial Strategies During a Recession - July 15, 2009 --> Details here

 

Career and Business Opportunities- July 16, 2009 --> Details here

 

 

 

Program Book Opportunity for Women's Small Business Week

What you get is advertising for all five days of the event! You can be seen by all who are taking advantage and attending Women's Small Business Week.

Our program book is an 8-1/2 X 11 inch standard size. Ad fees are:

Full page for $100

Half page for $50

Business card for $25

And yes, this book will be distributed at all the events during the July Women's Small Business Week.

For more information, please contact Lee at wbsa (at) myofficeassist.org.

or click here for submitting form

Monthly Calendar of Events

Below are the monthly luncheons of the WSBA.  To register for any of the lunches, please click on the lunch link.  Members are welcome at all lunches and events.

Butler Lunch - 1st Wednesday of month

Ross/Sewickly Lunch - 1st Friday of month

Beaver Lunch - 2nd Monday of month

Shaler/Gibsonia Lunch - 2nd Wednesday of month

Canonsburg Lunch - 2nd Thursday of month

Robinson Lunch - 2nd Friday of month

After Work Network - 3rd Tuesday of month

South Hills Lunch - 3rd Wednesday of month

Monroeville Lunch - 3rd Friday of month

Cranberry/Wexford Lunch - 4th Tuesday of month

Fox Chapel/Bloomfield Lunch - 4th Thursday of month

Greensburg Lunch - 4th Friday of month

If you are not a member and would like to try out our lunches, please contact Naja Brown to register