Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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The Waterfront at Silver Birches 
205 Route 507
Hawley, PA 18428

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$20.00 (Cash or Check)
$21.00 (Credit Card includes processing fee)


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast Buffet

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Facilitated Discussion


Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance 
Cheryl or Jess 
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Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance
11th Annual Meeting

A pathway to prosperity in NEPA

A Strategy for Success

During the past few years, those following rural development trends and strategies have heard a lot about the need to encourage entrepreneurial activity in rural communities.  Many leading researchers in the rural development field have expressed this need, and as policymakers and rural development practitioners strive to develop strategies to sustain rural economies, increasing entrepreneurship has risen to the top of the list.

Entrepreneurship is traditionally defined as the process of designing, launching and running a new business which typically begins as a small business, such as a startup company, offering a product, process or service for sale or hire. Wayne and Pike Counties are home to many successful entrepreneurs. With over 80% of businesses having less than 10 employees, Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance has long provided training and support systems to assist small businesses.  

The Community Education Councils (CECs) are non-profit organizations that bring higher education opportunities to rural or educationally underserved communities in Pennsylvania.


Don Webster, the Executive Director of TecBRIDGE will discuss

Why not us? Why not here? Why not now?

Panelists, present
Been There, Done It! - Sharing Experiences.

Christine Augustine – No Limits Physical Therapy
Ellen Clauss – Aya Fair Trade
Jeanne & Peter Arnold – K9 Bedbug Detection Services
Heather McGinley – HM Metal Works
Lynn Voorhees – Pear Enterprises, Inc. 

Facilitated Discussion by
Ken Okrepkie, Regional Manager of 
Ben Franklin Technology Partners

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Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance, an Alliance that Works!

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To all of the staff at
The Waterfront at Silver Birches

Thank you for always going above and beyond
to make each event the very best!!!


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