It’s a fun opportunity to mix, mingle and build relationships around a common cause. We highlight our accomplishments, and showcase clients who have recently benefited from WBEC-East’s programs.

Please join us to help WBEC-East continue to change the lives of women, their families and their communities – one business at a time!
Tickets are $200 and include:
  • Program Presentation featuring successful WBEC-East Clients
  • 1 drink ticket; cash bar
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Networking with fellow WBE's and Corporate/government officials
If you are interested in Sponsorship you can learn more here
Events & Workshops
The Future of Care: Health, Wellness & Human Services Industry Day
October 22, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Bethlehem, PA

Industry days are networking events that allow women-owned businesses to network with corporate and government supplier diversity professionals.

*Please note, today is the last day to register! [10/18]
October Food For Thought
October 25, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Pittsburgh, PA

These small-group networking luncheons are an exclusive benefit of WBE certification. Seats are limited to 15 WBEs and are on a first-come basis. 
Industry Day - Meet the WBEC-East Council Members
November 13, 10:00 - 2:00 PM
Retal PA, LLC | Denora, PA
Industry days are networking events that allow women-owned businesses to network with corporate and government supplier diversity professionals
Social Media is Not a Satellite
November 13, 8:30 - 10:30 AM
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia, PA
This workshop for established businesses will ground your social media strategies in your business and make social media a launch pad for your business's goals.
How to Hire Your First Employee
October 24, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia, PA
If you're ready to share the load and bring on an employee, our panel of experts can help. We'll review the legal, financial, and administrative requirements for new employers so you'll be ready to hire.
Orientation & Business Assessment
November 7, 5:45 - 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!
Maximizing Your WBE Certification Webinar November 15, 2:00 - 2:45 PM
Online Webinar
Whether you’re newly certified or have been for years, we'll show you how to make the best of your certification and grow your business.
WBE Spotlight
A leader in packaging innovation for spirits, food and beauty brands, The Spearhead Group, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), delivers customized packaging solutions from creative brand design to manufacturing through a full suite of Physical Brand Enhancements that enable clients to stand apart from the competition.
Heather Fritzsche
Founded in 2018 by Heather Fritzsche, CEO, and Robert Catalano, President, the Spearhead team brings more than 45 years of collective experience enriched by Pioneer Partners around the world. The result: a proprietary packaging process and unparalleled relationships that ensure the execution of high-value business and brand-building goals for each client. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, The Spearhead Group manages a client-facing Packaging Innovation Center in Louisville and a production center in China. 
The Spearhead Group is continuing their expansion drive in the packaging sector with the opening of their first client-facing Packaging Innovation Center in Louisville and the addition of new global Pioneers to the company’s exclusive partnership program. Considered best-in-class in the packaging industry, The Spearhead Group has expanded their reach to the Louisville market to provide direct customer service and to be physically closer to the dynamic local spirits industry. They will work with clients from distilleries offer packaging option ranging from customized bags and boxes, custom glassware, universal pour spouts, etc. 
“Our new innovation center in Louisville showcases our commitment to provide exceptional customer service through a hands-on immersion into the packaging process. We invest in our manufacturers and customers to deliver unparalleled versatility and are proud to continue this next phase of our expansion with new partners on board.” says Heather Fritzsche, Co-Founder and CEO of The Spearhead Group. 
Welcome Newly Certified WBEs!
Certified In September 2019
Ajiri Tea Company, LLC
Ashley Supplies And Services LLC
Briggs Transport, Inc.
Brittini R Wright LLC
Carney Group Enterprises, Inc.
Compudata, Inc.
Corrections Consultants, LLC
Design 710, LLC
Do Work LLC
Dolo Contracting LLC
Ellen Freeman Immigration Law Group PLLC
Energy Land Rights, LLC
Fiore Design, LLC
Flyspace Productions LLC
Healthcare Expense Management Group, LLC
Hrt Solutions, LLC
Ideal Care Solutions LLC
Keypoint Construction LLC
Laura Schanz Consulting Associates, LLC
Lehigh Valley Underground
Liberty Construction & Maintenance Services, Inc.
Merut Construction Corporation
Momentum Technology
Msn Consultancy Inc.
Port To Port International Corp.
Project Management Technologies Inc. Dba Promatech, Inc.
R2 Spectrum, Inc.
Rob Nolfi Roofing LLC
Sargent Healthcare Management Advisors, LLC
Smart Partner LLC
Tennis Roofing & Asphalt, Inc
Truedge Solutions LLC
Wolfdog Medical Supplier
From Our Partners
She Built This - Women Small Business Month by Santander Bank
October 21, 4:30-7:00pm
Philadelphia, PA

On October 26, 1988, the landmark Women’s Business Ownership Act was passed, doing away with the law that required that women applying for a loan to have a male cosigner. Since then, the rise of female-led U.S. businesses has been meteoric.

As a result, October is National Women’s Small Business Month. And at Santander Bank, we intend to make this a Big Deal. Please join us for an evening of networking and getting to know the female business leaders in Philadelphia that are making a difference for everyone!
Black and Blue
October 22, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Philadelphia, PA

Allied Global Marketing has offered us 20 free movie passes to see Black & Blue, next Tuesday at the Riverview.

A rookie policewoman in New Orleans inadvertently captures the shooting death of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the only person from the community who's willing to help her. Now, she finds herself on the run from both the vengeful criminals and the lawmen who desperately want to destroy the incriminating footage.

Simply follow the link, create an account and download the free passes.
Grow with Google Workshop & Small Business Resource Fair
October 22, 8:30am-11am
Philadelphia, PA

Learn how customers find your business online. In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results (on all devices), creating a free profile on Google My Business and why you should be updating your profile, and advertising your business on Google with Smart Campaigns.

Vendors will include Philadelphia Department of Commerce, Sustainable Business Network, Philadelphia VIP, Women's Business Enterprise Center East, Temple Small Business Development Center, FINANTA, Community College of Philadelphia Power Up Your Business, Impact Services Corporation Loan Fund, and more!
32nd Annual GACO Procurement Opportunities Fair 2019
October 29, 9:00am-3pm
Monroeville, PA 15146

The Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) is a Procurement Technical Assistance Center based at California University of Pennsylvania, with satellite offices in Pittsburgh and at Slippery Rock University.

California University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are sponsoring GACO’s 32nd Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair to assist businesses interested in pursuing government contracts and subcontracts. The fair provides an excellent chance for businesses to network with government agencies and prime contractors looking to identify potential vendors and suppliers.

Government agencies, major corporations, business resource partners and local purchasing representatives will participate in the fair offering a tremendous marketing opportunity for attendees. Additionally two training seminars will be held during the day
MWDBE Governmental Committee Certification Event
November 14, 8:00am-12am
Philadelphia, PA

The Minority, Women, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Governmental Committee is holding this event to provide businesses and entrepreneurs with information pertaining to the various types of certifications available.

Types to be covered include:

  • Minority (MBE)
  • Women (WBE)
  • Disadvantaged (DBE)
  • Federal (6 types)
  • Section 3 (HUD)
  • PA Small Diverse Business (SBD)