Next week, we'll be heading to Baltimore: meet us there! If you haven't registered yet, you can still register at the door. If you're in Baltimore on Monday, be sure not to miss the Women's Enterprise Forum Meeting on Monday, June 24th.

Here's how to connect with us:
  • WBEC-East staff will be volunteering at the WBENC booth during Wednesday's business fair: stop by to say hello!
  • WBEC-East will have a table during Tuesday and Thursday Business Lab Certification Coaching to help you make the best of your certification.
  • WBEC-East staff will be present at Tuesday's kickoff luncheon.
  • WBEC - East staff will be present at Thursday's Finale Luncheon and Tribute! Dinner

WBEC-East Annual Awards Celebration
Thursday, September 26, 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Cescaphe Ballroom, 923 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA

Do you want to recognize Council Members and Women's Business Enterprises that are making a difference? Nominate them for an award! The WBEC-East Annual Awards Celebration recognizes businesses, Council members, and business women who are making a difference for women owned businesses in the region.

The submission deadline for all applications is August 1 st .  
Events & Workshops
Jump Start Entrepreneurial Prep Course
5 weeks, Starting July 23, 6 - 9 PM
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia
A low-cost, flexible five-week workshop series that helps prospective business owners increase their chances for success and reduce the risks associated with starting a business. You can pick and choose the workshops that interest you, or you can register for the entire series at a discount.

Topics include:
  • Adopting the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Market Research
  • Financial Analysis
  • The Business Plan
  • The Business Launch
Putting the Pieces Together: One Day to Visualize Your Business Model
Saturday, July 27, 2019 10AM - 2PM 
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia 
A one day workshop to visualize your business model using the Business Model Canvas tool. The workshop will help you break your business ideas into the ten blocks that make up the Business Model Canvas.
Food For Thought
Thursday, June 20, 5:45 PM
Wigle Whiskey Bar and Barrelhouse
Pittsburgh, PA
A small group meetup to help certified WBEs grow their networks and make new connections. These events are an exclusive benefit for our certified WBEs.
Orientation & Business Assessment
Thursday, July 11, 5:45PM - 7:30 PM
WBEC-East Training Center
Philadelphia, PA
If you're just getting started on your journey of entrepreneurship or want to know more about us, this is where you start!
Wednesdays, September 11 - November 14 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM 
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia 
The ultimate entrepreneurial prep course for women with a strong business concept. This is a 10 week long course designed to guide prospective entrepreneurs through the business planning process.
Orientation & Business Assessment
Saturday, August 10, 10:00AM - 11:30 AM
WBEC-East Training Center
Philadelphia, PA
If you're just getting started on your journey of entrepreneurship or want to know more about us, this is where you start!
Online Ed2Go Courses
6-Week Long Programs
Sessions Begin July 17 and August 14
We get it. Being a business owner can make it hard to make in-person workshops. Check out our convenient online courses, from the comfort of your own home or office!

Topics Include:
Accounting Fundamentals
A to Z Grant Writing
Using Social Media in Business
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Start Your Own Online Business
Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel Fundamentals of Supervision & Management
Keys to Effective Communication
Orientation & Business Assessment
Wednesday, September 4, 5:45PM - 7:30PM
WBEC-East Training Center
Philadelphia, PA
If you're just getting started on your journey of entrepreneurship or want to know more about us, this is where you start!
Entrepreneur Spotlight
On Thursday, June 6, the Spring 2019 FastTrac class celebrated their accomplishments at our graduation celebration. One of our entrepreneurs, Regina Ford, was also celebrating her first week as a certified WBE!

Regina's business, Willow Communication Strategies, is a Philadelphia-based internal and external communication organization specializing in the integration of care between healthcare facilities and social service agencies. WCS works in project design, implementation, and monitoring, as well as technical assistance and training. On Thursday, June 27, WCS will host a free training on preventing burnout for direct service professionals at Temple University Hospital's Episcopal Campus.

Congrats to Regina!
Welcome, Newly Certified WBEs!
Certified In May 2019
A & E Home Care
AccountStaff, Inc. dba ASI
AEC Group, LLC
AllSite Facilities
Alltek Staffing & Resource Group, Inc
Ariaah LLC
Art Handler's Appliance Centers, Inc.
Bluestone Environmental Group, Inc.
Carneys Point Metal Processing, Inc.
Corey Associates, LLC
D. K. HOSTETLER INC. dba Hostetler Truck Bodies &Trailers
Empire Communication Systems Inc Entrust Financial, LLC
e-STAFF Consulting Group, Inc.
Eventive Productions, Inc.
Fenrick Enterprises, LLC dba Tina's Taxi and Delivery
Georgetti Painting & Son Inc
High Maintenance Cleaning Service LLC
Holman Enterprises, Inc.
HR Help 4 You LLC
IntegriTesting, Inc.
Jeannette Magaro dba Storytelling Marketing & Consulting
JMA Resources, Inc.
Kevin Ryder, Inc.
M & R Insulation Systems, LLC
Maro Marketing LLC
McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC
Merrigan Corporation dba National Woodwork Mfg.
Pa. LifeServers, Inc
PGH Cabinets
Pleskovic Construction, ENT
Regulus Associates LLC
SealWrap Installations, Inc.
Spadaro Construction
Sterling Office Professionals, LLC
Stockton and Partners
Stuart & Associates Architects, Inc.
TJ Appraisals, LLC
Top Ridge Inc
TOPS Staffing, LLC
Upper Chapman Trucking LLC
Willow Communication Strategies
From Our Partners
Supplier Diversity Procurement Fair
July 25th, 8:30am-12pm
Salem, NJ

PSEG and the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC) invite you to attend and meet PSEG's procurement team, prime suppliers, NJ regulated utilities, and supplier diversity business advocate organizations. WBEC-East will have a table, come say hi!
UPMC Supplier Diversity Essentials for Success Program
Next session begins July 10
Pittsburgh, PA  

A great way to connect with the UPMC Supplier Diversity Department for diverse businesses seeking contracts with UPMC while picking up customizable strategies for sealing the deal. This three session program is offered at the University of Pittsburgh's Small Business Development Center.