by PIDCphila
October 4, 2013

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PIDC_No taglinePIDC’s staff does its best work out in the community meeting with clients, forging new partnerships, learning about new resources to help develop Philadelphia’s entrepreneurs, and strengthen the city’s economy. We hope to see you at some of these exciting upcoming events!



International Economic Development Council Annual Conference

October 6-9, 2013 The International Economic Development Council’s 2013 Annual Conference will address obstacles facing economic developers, and existing trends in our dynamic economy. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend panel discussions led by PIDC’s President John Grady and Executive Vice President Sam Rhoads., as well as participate in a tour of The Navy Yard.



State of Manufacturing 

October 16, 2013 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

October 23, 2013 This event aims to focus on informing real estate professionals of the next phases of development for the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan and University of Pennsylvania’s Southbank Campus, and how they can be involved in the process.



Lunch with the City’s Leaders

October 16, 2013 Attendees will have an opportunity to get  up-close and personal with PIDC’s President John Grady.

Growing Your Small Business

October 30, 2013 PIDC’s Ivy Olesh will provide attendees with 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

October 15-18, 2013 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.



Personal Credit“- Techniques to help small business owners understand and manage their personal credit. October 25, 2013

Succession Planning“-Help small business owners plan for handing over leadership roles within the company. November 2013. 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. November 2013. Stay tuned for more information.

For more information and to register for any of these events listed, please contact Chamor Hollinger at 215.496.8157 or







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