2012-09-20


Allegheny County MWDBE to Host Annual Open House on September 25

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise will host its Ninth Annual Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, in the Liberty Room on the lower level of the Human Services Building located at One Smithfield Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

“Allegheny County MWDBE works to ensure that minority-owned, woman-owned and disadvantaged businesses have the best opportunities to compete for contracts with the county and other local governments and public agencies,” said MWDBE Director Ruth Byrd-Smith. “Our open house is the perfect chance to network with Allegheny County department directors and other local entrepreneurs, as well as to learn about our programs and services, including financial options for small businesses.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who will speak at the beginning of the event. Sue Malone, founder of Strategies for Small Business, which helps individuals obtain access to capital to start or expand their businesses, will also address those in attendance.

Refreshments will be served. Limited free parking will be available on a first-come, first served basis in the gated lot behind the Human Services Building, which is accessible from Fort Pitt Boulevard. Parkers should ring the buzzer and the guard will provide access to the lot.

Space is limited, so those interested in attending the open house are urged to RSVP by calling 412-350-4309 or emailing RSVP-MBE@alleghenycounty.us.

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