2015 Pennsylvania SBDC Small Business Growth Forum

By Pennsylvania SBDC (other events)

Wed, Nov 4 2015 12:00 PM Fri, Nov 6 2015 12:00 PM

Registration is open for the Pennsylvania SBDC’s 2015 Small Business Growth Forum, its annual event bringing together SBDC staff and economic development partners for three days of networking and professional development.  Join us in Cranberry Township for engaging sessions and panel discussions led by expert speakers, seasoned SBDC consultants, and industry professionals.     

We are very excited to welcome James Foley, a leader in the development of the North American Small Business International Trade (NASBITE) organization since its inception and integral member in developing the Certified Global Business Professional Certification program for NASBITE. He is the Director of Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center and the Director of International Programs for the Foster College of Business. Jim also teaches international business courses at Bradley University.  Jim will be leading an international trade track for two full days starting at 8:30 a.m. on November 4 and running through the conclusion of November 5 for those who would like to attend.


  • Wednesday, November 4: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Includes lunch & dinner) - Note: If you would like to attend the International Track led by Jim Foley, it will begin at 8:30 a.m. on November 4.
  • Thursday, November 5: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Includes breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception)
  • Friday, November 6: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Includes breakfast and lunch)

$249/per person for the 3-day event.  If you would like to make any changes to your existing registration, please contact Kelly Cofrancisco at [email protected] or (215) 898-1219.  The deadline to register is Friday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m. 

Payment is accepted by credit card or check.  All checks must be written out to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and must be received by Friday, October 9.

A discounted room rate of $105/night plus tax are available for all Small Business Growth Forum attendees at the conference venue, the Doubletree Cranberry Township located at 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046.  Call (724) 776-6900 or Toll Free at 1-800-222-8733 and use code ‘Pennsylvania SBDC’ to make your reservation.

Should you have any questions about registration, please feel free to contact Kelly Cofrancisco with the Pennsylvania SBDC Lead Office at [email protected] or (215) 746-6474. 


Mailing Address

3819 Chestnut Street, Suite 325 Philadelphia, PA 19146