MEDWeek 2019 "How to Move the Needle"

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Penn State at The Navy Yard

4960 South 12th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19112

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Please join the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and PIDC for an informative and fun event in honor of the 2019 Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek)! This year’s theme is “Moving the Needle” and we hope to show you how to do just that!

Our event, “How do you move the needle?” is an engaging series of 10-minute expert presentations on best practices meant to provide valuable information, guidance, and advice to minority-owned business enterprises on how to grow your business by minimizing costs and maximizing profits. Our panelists will talk about potential contracts, top 5 things organizations look at when reviewing contracts and how to sustain your business as well as grow.

Confirmed panelists are:

  • Prema Gupta, Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning & Development
  • Chuck Stefanosky, Director of Strategy Sourcing and Procurement, IBC
  • Spencer Wright, Owner, Harness the Sun

Participants will also be able to tour the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the conclusion of the panel and get a firsthand glimpse of all of the exciting projects both planned and underway!

Additionally, Michelle Snow, Founder of Michelle Snow Company will be joining us as our Keynote Speaker!

“How do you move the needle?” will take place on
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 8:30am to 12pm at Penn State at The Navy Yard.

Please see below for a breakdown of the schedule. We look forward to seeing you there!

8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Registration/Breakfast/ Business Card Exchange

8:55 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilwoman At-Large

Welcome/Introductions/Statement of Purpose

9:05 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Second District Remarks

9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Michelle Snow, Michelle Snow Company, Keynote Speaker

9:20 a.m. – 9:30a.m. Introduction of Panelists & Attendees,
Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilwoman At-Large
9:25 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Panelist Introductions/Overview of Opportunities

  • Prema Gupta, Senior Vice President,
    Navy Yard Planning & Development
  • Chuck Stefanosky, Director of Strategy Sourcing and Procurement, Independence Blue Cross
  • Spencer Wright, Owner, Harness the Sun

10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Wrap- Up/ Questions and Answers Session (Q & A)

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Special Salute to Hon. W. Wilson Goode, Jr.

10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Board Buses
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PIDC Navy Yard Tour

For any questions or concerns, please contact our office and ask for Special Events Coordinator,
Taylor Daukaus at (215) 686-3438 or email Taylor.Daukaus@pila.gov. Thank you so much.

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Penn State at The Navy Yard

4960 South 12th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19112

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