September 17, 2013
The theme for PIDC this Fall is “Events”. For the next three months PIDC will be out in the community even more interacting with potential clients, partners and investors. We hope to see you at some of these exciting events!
Philadelphia Business Journal Small Business Expo
For the first time ever, Philadelphia Business Journal opens its awards program to the general public AND combines the awards with the annual Small Business Expo for your ONE STOP NETWORKING SHOP.
The Blueprint: Procurement Conference and Trade Show
This is the region’s benchmark forum on minority supplier development and will bring together Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners, corporate minority supplier development professionals, purchasing executives and corporate decision-makers.
This event will explore the future of manufacturing in the Greater Philadelphia region on the heels of the much-anticipated report from the Manufacturing Task Force due this fall. This program will feature Councilman Bobby Henon, Co-chair of the Task Force, who will explore next steps for the city and region, followed by a panel discussion.
Lower Schuylkill Master Plan Real Estate Professionals Event
This event aims to focus on informing real estate professionals of the next phases of development for the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan and how they can be involved in the process.
International Economic Development Council Annual Conference
The International Economic Development Council’s 2013 Annual Conference will address obstacles facing economic developers, and existing trends in our dynamic economy.
This is an opportunity to learn about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, a $500 million initiative designed to help small businesses create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with access to capital, a practical business education, and business support services.
Opportunity Finance Network Annual Conference
This year’s agenda promises to be the most exciting yet, with 13 tracks including more than 50 practitioner-driven training sessions, five community development finance tours, a CDFI client entrepreneur marketplace, the 2013 Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance, the Native CDFI Awards celebration, the Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award, and dozens of new networking options.
Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild.
UPCOMING PIDC WORKSHOPS
“Personal Credit”- Techniques to help small business owners understand and manage their personal credit. Stay tuned for more information.
“Succession Planning”-Help small business owners plan for handing over leadership roles within the company. Stay tuned for more information.
“Debt financing for Non-Profits”- Discuss options for non-profits to maximize their access to capital to stay viable and effective. Stay tuned for more information.
For more information on any of these events listed please contact Chamor Hollinger at 215.496.8157 or