Thursday, August 22, 2013

Help a Local WBO Get on Walmart's Shelves

A local woman business owner needs our help to get on the shelves of Walmart!

E-Magnify client Charlene Cunningham, founder of the footwear and apparel company Walk for God, has entered Walmart's national "Get on the Shelf" competition.

As an E-Magnify client, and with the support of her E-Magnify business counselor, Lyz Marshall, Charlene has crossed the first hurdle of Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" program.  

Now she needs all of our votes to clear the next hurdle.

Vote for Charlene here! (Time is running out! Voting closes September 2.)

About Walk for God footwear and apparel:
Based on the counseling she received from Seton Hill University's E-Magnify women's business center, Charlene Cunningham launched "Walk for God" in March 2013. Cunningham, a first-time entrepreneur, has created a line of apparel that includes t-shirts, hats, handbags, slap bracelets, and sneakers with the tagline, "Walk for God."

About Walmart's Get on the Shelf Competition:
Get on the Shelf is a social, crowdsourcing competition developed by @WalmartLabs. The contest gives entrepreneurs a chance to get noticed and sell their products on and potentially in select Walmart stores.

We at E-Magnify are proud to support Charlene in this exciting phase of her business and invite you to show your support for this local small business woman by voting for her each day between now and September 2.

Please vote for Charlene by September 2. (You can vote once per day.) 

Thank you! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

National Small Business Week (Pgh.) Video

If you missed "Regional Innovations, Global Impact," the National Small Business Week, Pittsburgh event on June 20 (or if you'd just like to revisit the day) you can watch a video of the event online.

This video includes E-Magnify Director Jayne Huston's panel about the "Entrepreneurial Ecosystem."View the video online here.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Understanding the Affordable Care Act Workshops

E-Magnify is a partner for a series of workshops to help small business owners understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect their businesses. The next workshop will be held on September 10 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Additional workshops will be held on September 11 in Monongahela (details here), and on October 30 in Connellsville (details TBA).

Workshop: “Understanding the Affordable Care Act”  
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 7:30 -9:30 a.m. (Registration and Breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.)
Location: Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC), 711 Pratt Dr, Indiana, PA 15705

Workshop Description
Are you a business with questions or concerns about upcoming healthcare changes? Employers large and small facing uncertainty should attend this seminar. A formal presentation by Joe Reschini of The Reschini Group will occur at 8 a.m. A panel of business leaders and insurance professionals will follow with Q&A. You are welcome to submit questions in advance to

Registration Information
Registration is required. To register, please call 724-357-2323, email, or register online at

This workshop is presented by the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce and the IUP Center for Family Business in cooperation with the Small Business Development Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Seton Hill University's E-Magnify & PowerLink; and the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.