The First Annual Pittsburgh Business Show reached out to both small and large business owners and professionals in and around the western Pennsylvania area. We created partnerships with organizations such as Junior Achievement, The Alternative Board, Business Networking International, and the Women’s Small Business Association. We have partnered with media sources including KDKA, The CW, WDVE, and the Pittsburgh Business Times. We enjoyed the support of professionals, such as Darieth Chisolm, who helped us promote the Show.
For the second annual Pittsburgh Business Show, our goal is to attract and engage an even greater number of business owners and executives in Pittsburgh to come together to generate new leads and partner opportunities, while learning about new products and services.
Be sure to review the workshops, videos, and speaker schedule to see what topics you’d like to learn more about, like entrepreneurial issues, financial concerns, and technology integration. Workshop presentations allow attendees to:
Many business owners and their staff are busy working in their business, not on their business. The issue is—when do you have time to develop the skills that you’ll need in the future? Workshops teach skills that all businesses can use, so put your time to good use, and plan for your company’s future.
Hearing from other business owners is valuable, because you’ll learn from people who know just what it’s like to be in your shoes. Most workshops offer an interactive setting where you can ask questions and offer ideas.
Yes, everything is tied to networking! The other attendees in your workshops are eager to learn, just as you are, and it’s a good place to connect to both them and their business.
After the business show, you can return to your company and share everything that you’ve learned with other management staff and employees.
The Pittsburgh Business Show was greatly beneficial for Junior Achievement of Western PA. Not only where we able to support our existing partners, but we were also able to meet with new partners and create potential relationships with them. We’re involved with a new project, and with the connections that we made at the Pittsburgh Business Show, the organization is ready to move ahead on it. Additionally, we also raised additional funds for our school programs, and we’re grateful for all of the support that we received.
Junior Achievement, Junior Achievement, Western PA
Sometimes it can be difficult to build and increase brand awareness for small and medium sized businesses. Expanding your client base, recruiting new talent, and finding innovative ways to grow are challenges that all business professionals face. The Pittsburgh Business Show brings so many talented business professionals and experts together that it’s impossible to leave without new ideas and a larger professional network. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in The Pittsburgh Business Show and was amazed by the professional opportunities available to participants and vendors alike!
Monica Clem, Edinboro University of PA, Edinboro, PA
The Pittsburgh Business Show was an awesome opportunity to meet quality businesses, form lasting relationships, and a wonderful chance to expand your services to a broader audience. The show was very organized and feature a wonderful representation of various industries as well as informative workshops and presenters. Make sure you reserve your spot for the next one. You don’t want to miss it!
Stacey Barlow-Hill, Encore Event Design, Pittsburgh, PA
Landon and Acosta, LLC, benefited greatly from exhibiting at the Pittsburgh Business Show. We are business brokers, and the show was a fantastic opportunity to meet business owners that were interested in growing their businesses by making strategic acquisitions, or selling their business to cash out and retire.
Sal Acosta, Saint Clairsville, OH, Landon and Acosta, LLC
“Congratulations to Linda Jo and Bryan Thornberg for a successful launch of the Pittsburgh Business Show. I was thrilled to support and speak during the show and continue to network and make contact with attendees, vendors and other presenters. It was well organized, professional and well received. I’m looking forward to next years show!”
Darieth Chisolm, TV Host, Speaker, Author & Coach, Pittsburgh, PA
“The two days I spent as an exhibitor at the First Annual Pittsburgh Business Show were great. I met a lot of people from all types of businesses, made new connections and grew my network, exchanged ideas with fellow business owners, and was inspired by the many great speakers who appeared during the event. If this first year is an indication of what’s to come in future installments, then this event is bound to become a staple in the Pittsburgh business community.”
Lynda Stewart, Stewart Creative Design, Finleyville, PA
“Our company attended the Pittsburgh Business Show back in April as a vendor and a presenting sponsor. We were so excited to get involved with this event from the very beginning and it turned out to be a huge success for us. It was so great to be able to meet so many other businesses at the show, both from foot traffic coming through the doors and also from hanging out with all of the other vendors. Our staff who attended was also able to get so much from the speaker presentations that took place throughout both days of the show. This was an excellent opportunity to shine a spotlight on our company, meet hundreds of new prospects, and educate other businesses about the importance of digital marketing. For this being the first year of the Pittsburgh Business Show, I would say that it was a huge success. Of course, we expect this show to grow in size over the years and we look forward to being a part of this event for years to come.”
Dan Harmon, Higher Images, Bridgeville, PA