Dear Friends of E-Magnify,
After careful review and consideration, Seton Hill University has decided it will no longer formally host the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) women’s business center program. E-Magnify will close on September 30, 2015.
At this time, E-Magnify staff member are assisting with the closure transitioning while simultaneously taking on new responsibilities within the University.
The University is in the process of restructuring some entrepreneurial support services formerly provided through E-Magnify under the auspices of Seton Hill’s Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities. In addition, other external programs and services are transitioning as follows:
>As an independent contractor, Jayne Huston will continue to lead the Greensburg Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). After September 30, Jayne can be contacted regarding WPO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>PowerLink, licensed for the past two years under E-Magnify, will return to its roots as an independent economic development organization and continue under the leadership of long-time Executive Director Lee Ann Munger. After September 30th, Lee Ann can be contacted at email@example.com, 412-431-4110, and at PowerLink’s new website: www.powerlink.biz.
>E-Magnify’s ATHENAPowerLink (APL) licenses will be transitioned to PowerLink to continue to provide the Advisory Board program throughout Western PA. All APL inquiries should be directed to PowerLink at the above contact number;
>Awards, presented during the past 20 years under the Westmoreland County Winners’ Circle Program and hosted by E-Magnify for the past decade, including the ATHENA Award, YWCA Rising Star Award, and Seton Hill Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, have been “re-homed” with other organizations. The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce will host the ATHENA Awards, and the YWCA will host the YWCA Rising Star Award. The University will continue to host the Seton Hill University Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. It was determined that volunteer recognition was being done by many non-profit organizations in the community. As a result, the Award for Community Service will not be continued under a new host. If you would like to continue to be involved with any of the award recognitions, we encourage you to make your interest known to these respective organizations.
We are proud of the impact E-Magnify has had on start-up and growing women-owned companies for more than two decades and have appreciated the opportunity to serve you!
With Gratitude and Our Best Wishes for Continued Success,
Jayne Huston and Staff