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May 5th, 2020

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8:00 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Registration Opens

Registration for the Pittsburgh Business Show begins at 8:00 AM

Breakfast Networking Cafe Opens – Higher Images Booth

Join Presenting sponsor Higher Images at their Booth for a Morning Session of Open Networking before the Exhibitor Space Opens enjoy coffee and continental breakfast

Women Who Embrace Life Conference Registration Opens

Registration for the Women Who Embrace Life Conference Opens

Speed Networking Event Networking Registration Opens Networking Area

Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for this one-of-a-kind networking event held at the Pittsburgh Business Show this session will begin at 9:00 AM

This is a exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available.

8:30 AM

Speed Networking Event Networking Registration Networking Area

Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for this one-of-a-kind networking event held at the Pittsburgh Business Show this session will begin at 9:00 AM This is an exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available.

9:00 AM

Fun Over Friction: Improv for Effective and Impactful Teamwork – Hosted by Andrea Wetherald with &Beyond

This 90 minute workshop (worth 1.5 CEUs!) will leave HR professionals with practical solutions they can begin implementing and teaching at work to foster organic collaboration and deepen engagement among team members. The same skills that make improv successful on stage make teams successful too. This is an exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 15 tickets to this event are available. Register NOW

9:30 AM

YaJagoff Podcast – Hall A – Main Stage Begins

Join John Chamberlain and Rachel Rennebeck from the YaJagoff Podcast at the Main Stage for a live Podcast featuring the sponsors and some special guests of the Pittsburgh Business Show.

10:00 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Exhibit Hall Open

Join Over 200 Exhibitors, 30+ speaker Presentations and 1000’s of attendees at a one-of-a-kind Tradeshow, Conference and Networking Event

Business Networking Cafe – Sponsored by Lyft Opens

Join the Pittsburgh Business Show attendees, exhibitors and speakers for open networking on your time. Grab a cup of coffee, a quick lunch or event set meetings all day at our Business Networking Cafe. Exchange business cards, share leads and build lasting relationships for as long as your schedule allows

10:30 AM

Protect Your Network – Cranston IT Stage
How firewalls and secure wireless networks protect your business.

Firewalls are critical for protecting your IT network from attacks over the Internet by hackers, viruses and worms. Firewalls offer not only security, but control in the way you protect and manage your in-house online activities. A firewall policies your connection and is an essential tool in your IT security arsenal.

 

10:30 AM

Protect Your Network – Cranston IT Stage – Patrick Cranston

How firewalls and secure wireless networks protect your business. Firewalls are critical for protecting your IT network from attacks over the Internet by hackers, viruses and worms. Firewalls offer not only security, but control in the way you protect and manage your in-house online activities. A firewall policies your connection and is an essential tool in your IT security arsenal.


Creating your Business Book Fast – Hosted by Cori Wamsley Booth 527

Think writing a book for your business is going to be hard? Think it’s going to take a long time? Dreading creating all that new material, especially when you’re busy running a business?

Then let me let you in on a little secret. You already have everything you need to write that book. And a lot of it is on your computer, just waiting for you to rediscover it.

Join me to learn how to pull together a book from the knowledge you’ve already been sharing—your best stuff, your tips and tricks, your elite-only secrets, and whatever else you have stashed away digitally.

Writing a book can be quick and simple with a little hard drive deep dive and a great plan!

10:30 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Diversity Certification Course Part 1
The Diversity Paradigm: Benefits and Realities in the 21st Century – Panel Discussion presented by the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Over the past forty years, “The Diversity Paradigm” has been America’s dominant way of approaching the enormous and natural variegation of persons, their talents, abilities, and often conflicting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. The focus on diversity as “differences” has spread worldwide. Organizations today require a flexible, systematic, and continuous approach to sustaining high performance on many fronts. “Diversity Training” has become a traditional way of advocating for the value of differences. The social value of Diversity education and training shouldn’t be minimized. Yet, piecemeal and fragmented “change” approaches to Diversity have not satisfied business demands for the rapid and continuous culture shifts required to meet and sustain today’s standards for diversity and inclusion. As it is more commonly phrased, “the needle isn’t moving” with the times. Rob Jones will address what has been described as a “wicked problem” for organizations worldwide, and an overview of how business large and small can redesign approaches to Diversity, and more effectively convert talent into sustainable high performance.

Presentation by:
Rob Jones
President and CEO
Inclusion Works
Including Discussion from Featured Guests including:

Diamonte Walker, MBA
Director of Performance and Compliance
Executive Department
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

George Robinson
Manager of Supplier Diversity
UPMC

Robert A James
Supplier diversity program director
Highmark Health

Heather Hopson
Founder and communications director
Motormouth Media

L. Jay Burks
Director of Supplier Diversity
Comcast Corporation

Dina Clark
Head of Diversity & Inclusion – North America
Covestro

Chaz Kellam
Director
University of Pittsburgh

Senator James Furlo

11:00 AM

Branding – Consistency in your Business – hosted by Josh Larson – Higher Images

Join the Creative Director of Higher Images- 18 year old, digital marketing advertising agency in a conversation on your business’s branding and learn the importance of having consistency with your branding and marketing material. Simple is best.


Tips for Successful Networking hosted by From Startup to Success Booth 222

To grow your business, it’s critical to get in front of new people. But, often it’s not clear how to make those connections in the most effective way

During this workshop you will learn:

      1. Networking do’s and don’ts
      2. Important grassroots strategies you can implement right away

Eliminate your fear of networking. Learn the right way here!!


“The Energy of Success” – Hosted by Heart Energy Wellness Booth 320

In this workshop, you will experience quick & easy stress removal techniques. You will learn about our three minds and the roles they play in your life and business. You’ll also discover the energetic blocks that are preventing you from having a life of abundance, happiness, and peace.

11:30 AM

“The Energy of Success” – Hosted by Heart Energy Wellness Booth 320

In this workshop, you will experience quick & easy stress removal techniques. You will learn about our three minds and the roles they play in your life and business. You’ll also discover the energetic blocks that are preventing you from having a life of abundance, happiness, and peace.

11:30 AM

Business Choice Awards – Main Stage
SPONSORED BY – Pittsburgh Business Group On Health

Join our Master of Ceremonies Marlin Woods and Special Guest Award Winning TV Host, Author and Strategic Coach Darieth Chisolm, as well as hundreds of Pittsburgh’s Finest Businesses for the Business Choice Awards – Opening Remarks from the Pittsburgh Business Times Women of Influence Award Winner Jessica Brooks.

Over 80 Categories of Business Awards will be given to the Best Businesses in Pittsburgh. Nominate your Business Today and don’t forget to Vote.

www.businesschoiceawards.com

12:00 PM

Business Choice Awards – Main Stage

Join our Master of Ceremonies Marlin Woods and Special Guest Award Winning TV Host, Author and Strategic Coach Darieth Chisolm, as well as hundreds of Pittsburgh’s Finest Businesses for the Business Choice Awards – Opening Remarks from the Pittsburgh Business Times Women of Influence Award Winner Jessica Brooks.

Over 80 Categories of Business Awards will be given to the Best Businesses in Pittsburgh. Nominate your Business Today and don’t forget to Vote.

www.businesschoiceawards.com

12:30 PM

Business Choice Awards – Main Stage

Join our Master of Ceremonies Marlin Woods and Special Guest Award Winning TV Host, Author and Strategic Coach Darieth Chisolm, as well as hundreds of Pittsburgh’s Finest Businesses for the Business Choice Awards – Opening Remarks from the Pittsburgh Business Times Women of Influence Award Winner Jessica Brooks.Over 80 Categories of Business Awards will be given to the Best Businesses in Pittsburgh. Nominate your Business Today and don’t forget to Vote.

www.businesschoiceawards.com

1:30 PM

Panel Discussion on Marketing – Sponsored by Higher Images Main Stage

Join experts in the Industry of Marketing for a Panel Discussion Hosted By Presenting Sponsor Higher Images –

  • Dan Harmon- Higher Images – Digital Marketing
  • Dr. Shellie Hispky – Inspiring Lives Magazine – Print Advertising
  • Eric Perleman – Nartak Media
  • Jon Kissel – IHeart Radio
  • And others TBD

2:30 PM

Email Security – Cranston IT Stage

How to recognize and protect your business against phishing attacks

You’ll learn why phishing is one of the most significant threats to business today, and why your current email security solution may not be adequately protecting your organization. You’ll learn practical ways to identify scam emails, and the strategies you can use to protect your business communications.

Pittsburgh Business Show Diversity Certification Presentation

Join the PMAHCC in a discussion of diversity and inclusion and how it impacts your employees, workplace and the business community. This is part 2 of the 3 part certification course.


“Understanding Body Language and Effective Communication” hosted by From Startup to Success Booth 222

Have you ever spoken with someone who didn’t give you an opportunity to really talk? Did you leave the conversation feeling like it didn’t go well or it was too one-sided? Was there something that seemed off with the conversation and you couldn’t quite put your finger on it?

When talking with a prospective customer or client, it’s important to understand not only the verbal, but also the non-verbal communication. In this workshop we will explore how body language plays a major role in effective communication. We will also learn to identify different body language signals that will help you deliver your message more effectively.

3:00 PM

WebTracker – How to use the web to target your ideal customers – Presented by Dan Harmon and Dave Withrow, Higher Images

Want your ads to be delivered to your actual customer to get more leads, build your brand and drive traffic to your website? Understand the power of targeted display, OTT/CTV, and Programmatic advertising and how to deliver your message to your ideal candidates


Going Deep with Aaron Watson

The Going Deep with Aaron Watson podcast is a forum for having meaningful, deep conversations about the passions, fears and problems of people from all walks of life. Guests talk about entrepreneurship, sports, finance, comedy and lifestyle design.


7 Easy Steps to Writing a Book for Your Business (60-Minute Workshop) hosted by Cori Wamsley Booth 527

Books are big. They have a lot of words. How do you even begin to fill all those blank pages?

It’s simple really. If you have a plan.

This workshop will help you discover the simple 7-step process for writing a book for your business. It makes all the background work (that they never show in the movies) easy breezy so you can get crackin’ on the fun part: getting all your know-how on paper for publication!

If you want to make a bigger impact in the world, you need a book NOW. And you already have everything you need. Let’s get started!

3:30 PM

Website Security For Small/Medium Business Workshop – Presented By Craig Hodgkins, CTO Of Higher Images Inc.

Learn why website security is critical now more than ever for businesses of all sizes.. “No one would try to hack my website I’m just a small local business!!” The myth about that statement and what you need to do to keep your website safe from malware, hackers and other security risks.


Win the stage, wow the room and land your first or next paid speaking gig. – Darieth Chisolm

These days, public speaking is one of the fastest ways to gain visibility, increase your exposure and grow your business. More authors, coaches, consultants, and small business owners are looking to maximize their reach and get in front of their ideal clients and customers.

Attend this workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV host, TEDx speaker, and Business Coach Darieth Chisolm and discover how to design your signature speech and generate more leads & appointments from the stage, without freaking out, feeling sleazy or falling prey to the fear of public speaking.

You will learn:

  • Core components to building a speech that connects & engages
  • How to get speaking gigs, free and paid
  • 3 special delivery techniques to gather more leads, appointments and future sales
  • 5 Fear busters that tame the butterflies and settle the nerves
  • And how to greatly accelerate your speaking business success

“Mock Board Meeting with The Alternative Board

As a business owner, you most likely face many challenges on your own when running your business’s day to day operations. At times it can be overwhelming trying to make the right decisions for your business. The Alternative Board helps business owners just like you make better decisions quicker within your business, and focuses on helping you find balance in your business and personal life. Some added benefits of TAB include:

  • Monthly Business Owner Advisory Board Meetings
  • Monthly TAB Facilitator Coach Mentorship
  • Educational materials such as webinars, sales training, guest speakers, events, and much more
  • Access to exclusive tools that help business owners run more effective and successful businesses

Interested in learning more? Great! We are hosting this Mock Board meeting so that business owners can get a feel for how The Alternative Board operates and how TAB can benefit your business Only 12 Tickets to this event are available. Tickets include a 2 day ticket to the Pittsburgh Business Show. Register


“Super Size Your Sales Thought the Law of Attraction” Hosted by Heart Energy Wellness Booth 320

DO you want to take your sales results to a whole new level? There are infinite possibilities to choose from once you learn how to use the Law of Attraction. In this workshop, you will learn the four steps to achieving your desired sales goals and uncover the blocks that are getting in your way.


Protect Your Data – Cranston IT Stage – Patrick Cranston

How to implement the most effective backup strategy for your business.

Data backup is crucial for protecting the integrity and continuity of your business. As there are countless ways to lose or damage your data, a data backup regimen is a must. There is one simple Golden Rule to follow when it comes to business data protection — if losing that data will interfere with doing business, back it up, because recovering the details of transactions or communications will be nearly impossible if files are lost or damaged beyond repair.

4:00 PM

Awesome Cast, Micheal Sorg

Intelligent Website Design And SEO – Presented By Alex Rutkowski And Morgan Cushey SEO And Content Specialists With Higher Images Inc.

Learn the fundamentals of intelligent website design and search engine optimization for your small / medium sized business.


Marketing 101 For Your Business” hosted by From Startup to Success Booth 222

How do you get people to want to do business with you in a world where we’re constantly bombarded with marketing messages? Even if you have a phenomenal product or service, poor marketing will derail your chances of success.

This workshop is your opportunity to learn about the fundamental skills, why branding is important, and tools to successfully build your marketing presence to set yourself apart and attract your dream clients or customers.

4:30 PM

Pittsburgh Business Show Diversity Certification Presentation

Join the PMAHCC in a discussion of diversity and inclusion and how it impacts your employees, workplace and the business community. This is part 3 of the 3 part certification course.

Business Networking Cafe – Sponsored by Lyft

Join the Pittsburgh Business Show attendees, exhibitors and speakers for open networking on your time. Grab a cup of coffee, a quick lunch or event set meetings all day at our Business Networking Cafe. Exchange business cards, share leads and build lasting relationships for as long as your schedule allows.

5:00 PM

Celebrate Pittsburgh Business Networking Event Begins

Join the exhibitors, attendees and our guests at the largest networking event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Network with hundreds of Business Owners, Executives and Employees some of the Best Pittsburgh Businesses. Cash Bars and Light Appetizers will be available. Enjoy Music by our special Guests TBD and be sure to bring your business cards.

Speed Networking Event Networking Registration Opens Networking Area

Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for this one-of-a-kind networking event held at the Pittsburgh Business Show this session will begin at 6:00 PM This is a exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available.

5:30 PM

Celebrate Pittsburgh Business Networking Event

Join the exhibitors, attendees and our guests at the largest networking event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Network with hundreds of Business Owners, Executives and Employees some of the Best Pittsburgh Businesses. Cash Bars and Light Appetizers will be available. Enjoy Music by our special Guests TBD and be sure to bring your business cards.

6:00 PM

Speed Networking Event Networking Begins- Networking Area

Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for this one-of-a-kind networking event held at the Pittsburgh Business Show this session will begin at 6:00 PM
This is a exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available.

TJHS INCubatoredu Entrepreneurship Class Final Pitch – Main Stage

Join the Thomas Jefferson High School INCubatoredu Entrepreneurship Class on the main stage for their final business pitch. Watch as 5 INCubatoredu Teams including, Safety Cellular, CordNation, bFresh, Grocery Goers and Screen Medic “Pitch” their Final Pitch to the Board of Advisors which includes experts including Dominick DeSalvo, CEO President od DeSalvo Enterprises, INC, Christina Weir Ripley Vice President at Highmark Health, Sean Perrich, Owner of Bakery Barn, and the Pittsburgh Business Show’s President Linda Jo Thornberg.

6:30 PM

Celebrate Pittsburgh Business Networking Event

Join the exhibitors, attendees and our guests at the largest networking event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Network with hundreds of Business Owners, Executives and Employees some of the Best Pittsburgh Businesses. Cash Bars and Light Appetizers will be available. Enjoy Music by our special Guests TBD and be sure to bring your business cards.

Speed Networking Event Networking – Networking Area

Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for this one-of-a-kind networking event held at the Pittsburgh Business Show this session will begin at 6:00 PM

This is a exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available.

7:00 PM

Celebrate Pittsburgh Business Networking Event

Join the exhibitors, attendees and our guests at the largest networking event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Network with hundreds of Business Owners, Executives and Employees some of the Best Pittsburgh Businesses. Cash Bars and Light Appetizers will be available. Enjoy Music by our special Guests TBD and be sure to bring your business cards.

7:00 PM

SCORE Speed Mentoring –

Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups ever wish that you had the ability to attend an event where you could ask a Finance Expert, a Marketing Guru, an HR Specialist, a Legal Hotshot and an Insurance Specialist all the questions that you could for FREE? Well, thanks to SCORE – Pittsburgh you have the ability to do just that!

Attend one of the most sought after events at the Pittsburgh Business Show and register for this event where you will have the chance to ask some of the questions you have always wanted answered and get a taste for what the SCORE – Pittsburgh is all about.

SCORE – Pittsburgh is there for the life of your business and whether you are just starting a business or expanding an established business, Pittsburgh SCORE counselors are always there to help you succeed.

SCORE Volunteers include:

  • Bob Grant – Finance Expert
  • Loren Smith – Marketing Expert – Offsite Insight, LLC
  • Elizabeth Collins – HR Expert – Edgar Snyder & Associates
  • Peter Valotta – Commercial Insurance Expert, Henderson Brothers
  • Barry J. Lipson, Legal Expert

7:30 PM

Celebrate Pittsburgh Business Networking Event

Join the exhibitors, attendees and our guests at the largest networking event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Network with hundreds of Business Owners, Executives and Employees some of the Best Pittsburgh Businesses. Cash Bars and Light Appetizers will be available. Enjoy Music by our special Guests TBD and be sure to bring your business cards.

8:00 PM

Celebrate Pittsburgh Business Networking Event

Join the exhibitors, attendees and our guests at the largest networking event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Network with hundreds of Business Owners, Executives and Employees some of the Best Pittsburgh Businesses. Cash Bars and Light Appetizers will be available. Enjoy Music by our special Guests TBD and be sure to bring your business cards

8:30 PM

Celebrate Pittsburgh Business Networking Event

Join the exhibitors, attendees and our guests at the largest networking event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Network with hundreds of Business Owners, Executives and Employees some of the Best Pittsburgh Businesses. Cash Bars and Light Appetizers will be available. Enjoy Music by our special Guests TBD and be sure to bring your business cards

9:00 PM

Celebrate Pittsburgh Business Networking Event ENDS

8:00 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Registration Opens

Registration for the Pittsburgh Business Show begins at 8:00 AM

Breakfast Networking Cafe Opens – Higher Images Booth

Join Presenting sponsor Higher Images at their Booth for a Morning Session of Open Networking before the Exhibitor Space Opens enjoy coffee and continental breakfast

Women Who Embrace Life Conference Registration Opens

Registration for the Women Who Embrace Life Conference Opens

Speed Networking Event Networking Registration Opens Networking Area

Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for this one-of-a-kind networking event held at the Pittsburgh Business Show this session will begin at 9:00 AM

This is an exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available

8:30 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Registration

Registration for the Pittsburgh Business Show Open

Breakfast Networking Cafe – Higher Images Booth

Join Presenting sponsor Higher Images at their Booth for a Morning Session of Open Networking before the Exhibitor Space Opens enjoy coffee and continental breakfast

Women Who Embrace Life Conference Registration

Registration for the Women Who Embrace Life Conference Opens

Women’s Speed Networking Event Networking Registration Networking Area

Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for this one-of-a-kind networking event held at the Pittsburgh Business Show this session will begin at 9:00 AM

This is a exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available.

9:00 AM

Improvising Leadership: Natural Connection Without the Theatrics – Andrea Wetherald

This 90 minute workshop will teach leaders how to engage authentically with their team instead of participating in leadership theater, or in other words, pantomiming leadership without developing the level of trust with your team that motivates, inspires and cultivates loyalty. You’ll learn the core improv skills that cultivate natural connection through trust, authenticity, collaboration and vulnerability. Improv is a delightful and FUN way to practice the skills that create effective leadership, and you’ll leave with practical insights you can start implementing right away to foster a deeper connection with your team. This is a exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 15 tickets to this event are available

9:30 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Registration

Registration for the Pittsburgh Business Show Open

Breakfast Networking Cafe – Higher Images Booth

Join Presenting sponsor Higher Images at their Booth for a Morning Session of Open Networking before the Exhibitor Space Opens enjoy coffee and continental breakfast

Women Who Embrace Life Conference Registration

Registration for the Women Who Embrace Life Conference Opens

Speed Networking Event Networking

Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for this one-of-a-kind networking event held at the Pittsburgh Business Show
This is a exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available.

10:00 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Registration

Registration for the Pittsburgh Business Show Open

Women Who Embrace Life Conference Registration

Registration for the Women Who Embrace Life Conference

Pittsburgh Business Show Exhibit Hall Opens

Join Over 200 Exhibitors, 30+ speaker Presentations and 1000’s of attendees at a one-of-a-kind Tradeshow, Conference and Networking Event.

Business Networking Cafe – Sponsored by Lyft

Join the Pittsburgh Business Show attendees, exhibitors and speakers for open networking on your time. Grab a cup of coffee, a quick lunch or event set meetings all day at our Business Networking Cafe. Exchange business cards, share leads and build lasting relationships for as long as your schedule allows.

Keynote by Darieth Chisolm – on Embracing Life

Join us in welcoming Award Winning TV Host, Author and Coach Darieth Chisolm in an opening event for the Inaugural Women Who Embrace Life Conference. Surround yourself with women who make a difference, lead in the workplace and at home, and who want to support other women. If you are a Woman Who embraces Life and all that it has to offer you will not want to miss this discussion.

10:30 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Registration

Registration for the Pittsburgh Business Show Open

Women Who Embrace Life Conference Registration

Registration for the Women Who Embrace Life Conference Opens

Pittsburgh Business Show Exhibit Hall Open

Join Over 200 Exhibitors, 30+ speaker Presentations and 1000’s of attendees at a one-of-a-kind Tradeshow, Conference and Networking Event.

Business Networking Cafe – Sponsored by Lyft

Join the Pittsburgh Business Show attendees, exhibitors and speakers for open networking on your time. Grab a cup of coffee, a quick lunch or event set meetings all day at our Business Networking Cafe. Exchange business cards, share leads and build lasting relationships for as long as your schedule allows.

Keynote by Darieth Chisolm – on Embracing Life

Join us in welcoming Award Winning TV Host, Author and Coach Darieth Chisolm in an opening event for the Inaugural Women Who Embrace Life Conference. Surround yourself with women who make a difference, lead in the workplace and at home, and who want to support other women. If you are a Woman Who embraces Life and all that it has to offer you will not want to miss this discussion.

11:00 AM

Apple in Business – Cranston IT Stage

Leran how to deploy and manage macOS and iOS devices in the Apple ecosystem.

In this session, we’ll introduce you to the Apple Business Manager. It’s a new place for IT teams to automate device deployment, purchase and distribute content, and manage roles in your organization. It works seamlessly with our Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution to help you manage both company-owned and employee-owned devices in all phases of deployment and operation. From device configuration to security to app management, we’ll show you how to leverage MDM to help integrate not only iOS devices into your existing IT infrastructure, but Android and Windows mobile devices, as well.


Empowered Entrepreneur – hosted by Dr. Shellie Hipsky – Sponsored by Inspiring Lives Magazine

Are you an Empowered Entrepreneur? Do You lead your team and delegate toward your business’ success? Do your clients know your inspiring story that leads them to trust and value your business? Are you winning your customers over and continuously generating sales from your business relationships?

Selling, communicating and branding are all important in today’s business market, and we are bringing experts to help you grow your own business and an Empowered Entrepreneur to Dr. Shellie Show Stage for a talk show format workshop!

  • The interview line-up for Dr. Shellie’s seminar includes:
  • Michele Lynn Langbein, Point Park Business Professor
  • Nicki Zevola Benvenuti, FutureDerm, CEO
  • Jeanine Blackburn, Kolor ‘n Kiln, CEO
  • Kiya Tomlin, Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur
  • Jessica Eberly, HRT Solutions, Founder
  • Cori Nicole Wamsley, Business Book Coach, Author,

Federal Certifications Dave Pinkosky, Business Opportunity/Economic Development Specialist

This session will discuss the federal government’s socioeconomic programs and the benefits they provide to eligible small businesses when trying to obtain federal contracts. Certifications that will be covered are the SBA 8(a) Small Disadvantaged business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone), Women-Owned Small Business Program (WOSB), and the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Program (SDVOSB)

11:30 AM

Pittsburgh Business Show Registration

Registration for the Pittsburgh Business Show Open

Women Who Embrace Life Conference Registration

Registration for the Women Who Embrace Life Conference Opens

Pittsburgh Business Show Exhibit Hall Open

Join Over 200 Exhibitors, 30+ speaker Presentations and 1000’s of attendees at a one-of-a-kind Tradeshow, Conference and Networking Event.

Business Networking Cafe – Sponsored by Lyft

Join the Pittsburgh Business Show attendees, exhibitors and speakers for open networking on your time. Grab a cup of coffee, a quick lunch or event set meetings all day at our Business Networking Cafe. Exchange business cards, share leads and build lasting relationships for as long as your schedule allows.

Pittsburgh Women’s Mastermind Luncheon Registration Begins

Join Melanie Colusci, Author, Women Owned Business Leader and Entrepreneur of multiple businesses including Bridger Financial and From Start Up to Success at a Networking Luncheon. Learn more about the Pittsburgh Women’s Mastermind Membership and meet women from all industries and areas of Western PA and beyond.
This is an exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available.

12:00 PM

WebTracker – How to use the web to target your ideal customers – Presented by Dan Harmon and Dave Withrow, Higher Images

Want your ads to be delivered to your actual customer to get more leads, build your brand and drive traffic to your website? Understand the power of targeted display, OTT/CTV, and Programmatic advertising and how to deliver your message to your ideal candidates


Pittsburgh Women’s Mastermind Luncheon

Join Melanie Colusci, Author, Women Owned Business Leader and Entrepreneur of multiple businesses including Bridger Financial and From Start Up to Success at a Networking Luncheon. Learn more about the Pittsburgh Women’s Mastermind Membership and meet women from all industries and areas of Western PA and beyond.

This is an exclusive event and requires a separate ticket to this event that is not included in the Pittsburgh Business Show ticket. Only 200 tickets to this event are available. http://bit.ly/PWM-Luncheon-WWEL :

12:30 PM

Intelligent Website Design and SEO – Presented by Alex Rutkowski and Morgan Cushey SEO and Content Specialists with Higher Images Inc.

Learn the fundamentals of intelligent website design and search engine optimization for your small / medium sized business.


SBA Programs and Services – Regina Abel Deputy District Director

SBA is everywhere to help your business through all stages of the business cycle. You will be surprised to learn all the ways this agency can help. Whether you are thinking of starting a business, need an advocate, looking to expand your business into new markets or unfortunately encountered a natural disaster in your area. The U.S. Small Business Administration is your premier business resource. Come and discuss with Regina how the SBA can assist your business start, grow, expand and recover.

1:00 PM

The New Business Attire for the Modern Woman – presented by Kiya Tomlin

Join Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur, Kiya Tomlin in a unique opportunity to see this Fashion Designers and Entrepreneurs take on new business attire for the modern woman.


The Pitchwerks Podcast, Scot MacTaggart

If you’re in sales, business development, marketing, product management or politics, The Pitchwerks Podcast is a fast, easy way to sharpen your tools each week. Spend 30 minutes with us. Get an outside opinion on how the job is done, and what others are struggling with

1:30 PM

SBA Lender Match Program- Lynn Vozniak Lender Relations Specialist

Lender Match, helps you find capital.  Having difficulty finding funds for your small business?  Lender Match connects small business owners and entrepreneurs with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders.  The online tool matches you with potential lenders by your industry type, age of business, location and financial need.

2:00 PM

Bold Sports Podcast, Amanda Narcisi
Embrace Life Pop-up Art Class hosted by Gypsy Artistry – sponsored by Women Who Embrace Life

Join Tanya Bashor, Winner of the 2018 Pittsburgh Business Pitch owner and founder of the Gypsy Artistry in a pop-up art class hosted at the Women Who Embrace Life Conference. Enjoy the workshop and create your very own keepsake while learning more about how you can host your very own event at your office with your team or create a special event at your home


Password Management – Cranston IT Stage

Learn the practical tools and strategies for keeping your passwords secure In today’s connected world, virtually every online service requires its own login and password. They are the keys to your personal and professional kingdoms, and unlock the gates necessary for you to live and work. In this session, you’ll learn of the software apps available that store, manage and secure passwords that your users have for various online accounts. These apps store the passwords in an encrypted format and provide secure access to all information with the help of a single master password.

2:30 PM

Branding – Consistency in your Business – hosted by Josh Larson – Higher Images

Join the Creative Director of Higher Images- 18 year old, digital marketing advertising agency in a conversation on your business’s branding and learn the importance of having consistency with your branding and marketing material. Simple is best.

3:00 PM

Bold Nights Out Podcast, Amanda Narcisi
Website Security For Small/Medium Business Workshop – Presented By Craig Hodgkins, CTO Of Higher Images Inc.

Learn why website security is critical now more than ever for businesses of all sizes.. “No one would try to hack my website I’m just a small local business!!” The myth about that statement and what you need to do to keep your website safe from malware, hackers and other security risks.

3:30 PM

Totally Fit Mama – Milena Roucka and Courtney Daylong

Personal Development And Product Launch – A Story Of How Two Women Embraced Life And Vowed To Not Only Help Themselves And Each Other, As Well As Women All Over The World.

Join Milena Roucka, former WWE wrestler, E’s Total Diva Celebrity, Mom and Entrepreneur with business partner Courtney Daylong, Graduate form the most well-respected nutrition school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Mom, and Entrepreneur in a discussion that will change your life and how you live and eat for the better. Learn about Sugar and Inflammation and how to ensure that you are the best you for yourself, your family, and your work life by eating the right foods for a lifestyle change, NOT a diet.

4:00 PM

Pittsburgh Business Pitch Winners Announced – Main Stage – Presented by Sponsor TBD

Join the Pittsburgh Business Show attendees, exhibitors and speakers as we announce the 2019 Pittsburgh Business Pitch Winner. Chosen from some of the Best Business concepts in Pittsburgh the winner will receive a suite of services provided by Pittsburgh Businesses.

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks, Presentation of Charitable Gifts and Thank Yous from The Pittsburgh Business Show President – Linda Jo Thornberg

Join Linda Jo Thornberg, President of the Pittsburgh Business Show for Closing Remarks, Thank You’s, Charitable Gift Announcements as well as Special Announcements regarding the 2020 Pittsburgh Business Show Dates and upcoming events.

5:00 PM

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