Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech and TRDA Receive PNC Grant to Launch Seminar Series: Next Seminar on Sept. 27

MELBOURNE, Fla.—The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Institute of Technology and the Technological Research Development Authority (TRDA) will host the “Technically Speaking Seminar Series” on Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. with a program on “Exporting for Small Business.” This seminar series addition will address how to find additional revenue streams through exporting while mitigating risk and takes place at the TRDA offices, 1050 NASA Blvd. in Melbourne.

The series is made possible by a grant to the WBC at Florida Tech from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group. The forum provides entrepreneurial women in Brevard County with information and access to professional experts in the fields of intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks, financing, manufacturing, exporting and government contracting.

“PNC Bank wholeheartedly supports women’s business initiatives both locally and throughout our footprint,” said Craig Grant, PNC regional president for Florida East, speaking on behalf of the PNC Foundation. “We are proud to be a part of this seminar series that both addresses topics of concern and provides knowledge and tools to women-owned firms, which despite the challenging economy, have grown by 50 percent in the U.S. over the last decade.”

The luncheon series continues through Nov. 15 and costs $20 per event. An RSVP is required for each of the following topics:

Sept. 27 Exporting for Small Business
Nov. 15 Exit strategies & Succession Planning

To register, go to wbc.fit.edu or contact (321) 674-7007. Some scholarships are available for the luncheon lectures. Contact the WBC for more information.

About PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

About the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida TechThe WBC provides training, counseling, mentoring and technical assistance targeting women entrepreneurs and women-owned small businesses in Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie counties.

About TRDA
The Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) works with early-stage technology companies and entrepreneurs to accelerate their business planning, fundraising efforts, business development strategies and growth. Since its inception in 1987, TRDA has mentored hundreds of technology entrepreneurs and has supported over 175 new technology companies that have created more than 1,350 high wage jobs throughout Florida.



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