‘Evolve Her’ work­shop for women en­trepreneurs held Sept. 21

Dead­line to reg­is­ter is Sept. 14

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - RELIGION - Sub­mit­ted via North­east Berks Cham­ber of Com­merce

Berks/Schuylkill and Le­high Val­ley SCORE chap­ters and The Penn­syl­va­nia Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment and Fi­nance Corp. (PCDfc) will present to Berks and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties a full day work­shop for women-owned busi­nesses called “Evolve Her.”

“Evolve Her” is a work­shop de­signed for Women en­trepreneurs in Berks County, Le­high County and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. Small Busi­ness womenown­ers will be given the op­por­tu­nity to net­work with other women en­trepreneurs and gain knowl­edge through oth­ers ex­pe­ri­ences.

The work­shop will be held on Thurs­day, Sept. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Folino Es­tate Vine­yard & Win­ery, 340 Old Route 22, Kutz­town.

The work­shop will of­fer ed­u­ca­tional ses­sions and net­work­ing with other growth-ori­ented and in­no­va­tive women en­trepreneurs from across the re­gion. Ses­sions will cover such top­ics as “Grow­ing Your Small Busi­ness-Har­vest Some New Ideas” and “Who Runs the World? Dig­i­tally Savvy Women En­trepreneurs.” Roundtable dis­cus­sions have been in­cor­po­rated into the agenda with a fo­cus on small busi­ness fi­nanc­ing, health care, so­cial me­dia, and more. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired, and a fee of $40 in­cludes break­fast and lunch. Net­work­ing will fol­low im­me­di­ately af­ter the work­shop.

Space is lim­ited. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired by Sept. 14. Reg­is­ter at http://bit.ly/ evolve­her. For ques­tions, please con­tact Jo Lynn Entzminger, PCDfc at jolyn­nentzminger@pcdfc.com or 610-898-6151.

The SCORE As­so­ci­a­tion is a re­source part­ner of the U.S. Small Busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion made up of coun­selors to Amer­ica’s Small Busi­ness, with a mis­sion to grow the economies and jobs in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties by pro­vid­ing men­tor­ing and ed­u­ca­tion to small busi­ness own­ers. Pro­vid­ing ser­vices which span a busi­ness’s en­tire life cy­cle from pre-startup through busi­ness ma­tu­rity, and men­tor­ing is al­ways FREE.

The Penn­syl­va­nia Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment and Fi­nance Corp. (PCDfc) is a non­profit, Cer­ti­fied De­vel­op­ment Com­pany (CDC) which is li­censed by the U.S. Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion (SBA) and part­ner with Lenders to pro­vide fi­nanc­ing to small busi­nesses. PCDfc takes pride in help­ing small busi­ness own­ers nav­i­gate the steps to se­cur­ing an SBA 504 loan. Visit www.pcdfc. com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Work­shop spon­sors are Tomp­kins Vist, Con­stant Con­tact, Riverview Bank, Ful­ton Bank, Greater Read­ing Cham­ber of Com­merce & In­dus­try and North­east Berks Cham­ber of Com­merce.

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