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Come out on Saturday, June 9th and support Homewood and its small business community! The Homewood Small Business Expo is a celebration of Homewood that includes networking opportunities for businesses in the morning hours and fun activities for the general public in the afternoon.


The morning session is for storefront, online, at-home businesses, and entrepreneurs. This is your opportunity to attend workshops, panel discussions, and meet and network with community members. The keynote speaker will be President and CEO of Urban Innovation21, William Generett, Jr. Topics will include: Business Banking and Finance, Social Media and e-Commerce for Small Businesses, and Pittsburgh’s Accelerators, Incubators and Co-Working Spaces. Business owners need to purchase tickets to attend the morning session here.

The afternoon session — beginning at 1:00 p.m. — is free and open to the entire community. Public events will include a live musical performance by INK from Westinghouse High School, food tastings, exhibitions, and more family friendly activities. There will also be an Elevator Pitch Competition with a cash prize hosted by the Minority Networking Exchange.

Volunteers are needed for this event! If you’d like to help out, you can sign up online here.

This expo is sponsored by PNC, Bridgeway Capital, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and Neighborhood Allies and is brought to you by The Homewood-Brushton Business Association (HBBA), in association with the Office of the Mayor Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, Urban Innovation21, Operation Better Block, The Minority Networking Exchange, Productivity LLC, and the Penn State College of Communications.

The Homewood Small Business Expo
When: Saturday, July 9th. Morning Business Event: sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m., with panels from 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Afternoon Public Event: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208