April Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018.  We will start the evening with networking and dinner at The Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA followed by our program.  Our program will be a presentation about the the Greater Washington Area Business Incubator.  The speaker will be Max Miller, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, W&J College. As a mixed-use incubator, the Greater Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI) is open to all types of enterprises. Whether you’re high tech or no tech, product or service, all you need is an idea and desire to build your business.  WABI is a private-public partnership between the Observer Publishing Company, Washington & Jefferson College, the City of Washington and Washington County.  This partnership is intended to foster new business formation and growth of small businesses and non-profits in the greater Washington area and to support and strengthen entrepreneurial opportunities that help to revitalize and create sustainable future for the Washington area.  For more information visit: https://wabincubator.org

Max has 20 years of business experience in roles as a corporate attorney, entrepreneur, non-profit leader, and educator.  He is currently and Assistant Professor and Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington & Jefferson College and the President and Founder of Raise Your Spirits, a sensory experience firm that integrates fine craft spirits tastings into multiple platforms.  Most recently Max served as the COO of Urban Innovation21 and the Chief Administrative Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s national office.  Prior to that, he served as the founding director of the Innovation Practice Institute at Pitt Law. Max cut his teeth in the corporate world as an attorney/marketer for Heinz (7 years) and as an attorney for Federated Investors (4 years).

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300 . Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018
WHERE:
Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA
WHEN:
5:30pm Networking
6:15pm Dinner
7:00pm Program-The Greater Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI). Presenter: Max Miller, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, W&J College