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Upcoming Events

  • Mar

    Free Telephone & Online Counseling Hours to Assist with COVID-19 Loan Programs, Resources and Recovery Assistance


    CWE is offering telephone & online counseling hours dedicated specifically to answering questions on COVID-19 Federal, State and Local loan programs and resources. To schedule an appointment, complete the New Client Signup online and select the COVID-19 Loan Programs & Resources Scheduler.

    Sign up, CLICK HERE!

  • Mar

    Concept to Launch - Online

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business.
    Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 PM starting on March 17th and ending on April 21st.
    The Spring program will be offered Online Only and offered at a reduced rate of $45. The program is capped at 25 participants.
    Required: Zoom capable device and internet access to participate.

    Classes focus on:
    - Developing the business concept
    - Identifying target customers and markets
    - Marketing strategies
    - Foundational operations of your business
    - Basic financials
    - Legal business entities
    - Developing and delivering your “pitch”

    Facilitator: Lillian Rafson, Founder an ... read more
  • Apr

    Webinar: Capabilities Statements and their Use in Government Contracting

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    What is a capability statement and how does a small business use it to their advantage? During this webinar, JARI Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) PTAC subcenter will present on the parts of a capability statement, its use in government contracting, and how to leverage a capability statement in government contracting. This webinar is ideal for any small business interested in learning more about marketing in the government marketplace or about government contracting at the local, state, and federal levels.

    Lenora Leasure | Program Manager, JARI PTAC
    Rodney Patterson | Government Procurement Specialist, JARI PTAC
    Faith Collins | ... read more
  • Apr

    Training Series: Leadership During A Pandemic: Elevating Entrepreneurship through Execution

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This training series will consist of three webinars to help leaders move through the process of trusting themselves, acknowledging what is happening, and moving into an action-oriented state of mind during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    These webinars can be attended individually or as a series.

    Presenter: Dr. Karen Hall, Executive Director, High Performance Level, LLC: Leadership Learning Lab | Author of “Ten Tremendous Leadership Lessons: A Guide to Leadership Learning.”
    ... read more
  • May

    Webinar: SWOT Visioning Session for Reevaluating your Food Business Model

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    From farmers to restauranters and everyone in between all food businesses have faced a variety of changes to their business model in the past calendar year. Have you taken the opportunity to reevaluate your core competencies to understand how to thrive in the coming year? This 1-hour session is designed to provide business owners a method of accounting for these changes. Learn how to evaluate your business and use your strengths and opportunities to your advantage while minimizing your weaknesses and threats.

    Businesses in attendance will be invited to shares their experience over the past year and engage in an easy, take-home method to reevaluate their business model for 2021 and beyond.

    Michael Keefe | Food Innovation Lab Coordinator with ... read more
  • May

    Webinar: Making a Difference - Leveraging Your Core Values Through Your Business

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Everyone has a vision of what they want the world to be. As a business owner, we create structures and policies, spend and take in capital, and interface with our customers – all opportunities to build momentum towards that vision. Using your business superpowers to build a better world doesn’t need to be overwhelming, but it won’t happen without some planning!

    Join Susan Loucks, Founder, Susan Loucks Consulting for ideas on how you can build your values into your business practices, and resources that will help you do that more effectively.

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!
  • May

    Pandemic Pivot Speaker Series: Food Makers and Manufacturers

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Creating, marketing, and successfully selling food products is arguably one of the most difficult and time intensive activities in the food industry. Join Oliver Pinder, owner of Wild Rise Bakery and Sharif Rashid, owner of Power Bites for a conversation that will cover invaluable information for food manufactures including changes to their businesses in the past year, pricing, packaging, working with grocery stores, working in a commercial kitchen and more.

    Oliver Pinder, Head Baker & Owner | Wild Rise Bakery
    Sharif Rashid, Owner | Power Bites

    The Pandemic Pivot Speaker Series is part of the Back to Business: Recovery & Growth for the Food Industry programmin ... read more
  • May

    Webinar: Nutrition Labeling Information and Insight

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    This webinar will provide an overview of FDA and USDA regulations and requirements for developing a nutrition label for packaged food products. We will discuss approved methods for determining nutrition data, development of a nutrition facts panel, ingredient statement development, allergen labeling requirements and touch on health and nutrition claims and regulations for making claims for consumer product goods.
    This webinar will be helpful for companies new to developing packaged food products for retail sale or those who want a refresher on FDA and USDA labeling requirements and health and nutrition claim marketing.

    Speaker: Laura M. Ali, MS, RDN, LDN

    To register for the Webinar, ... read more

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