News for Immediate Release
Aug. 14, 2014
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Commission for Women and the Pennsylvania Chapters
of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) today announced
that due to significant public interest, the entry deadlines for the Business
Plan Competition have been extended by one week.
must now submit an “Intent to Compete” form by Aug. 20 and an Application no
later than Aug. 27.
competition, which celebrates female entrepreneurship, is open to women
business owners in Pennsylvania who started their business on or after January
1, 2012. The winning business owner will receive a $10,000 cash prize to
assist in the implementation of their business plan.
have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from women business owners
across Pennsylvania,” said Sue Schick, Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission for
Women. “We are committed to ensuring that every eligible female
entrepreneur has an opportunity to apply for this exciting opportunity.”
Greater Pittsburgh, NAWBO Greater Philadelphia and NAWBO Northeast PA, will
each select one finalist to compete at the 2014 Women’s Mentorship Symposium on
Sept. 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh.
will present fast-pitch business plans to a panel of three judges, including:
Lori Greiner, the “warm blooded shark”™ on the hit entrepreneurial business
show “Shark Tank” on ABC; Julia Hearthway, secretary of the Pennsylvania
Department of Labor and Industry; and Renee Amoore, founder and president of
The Amoore Group, Inc.
additional information on the Business Plan Competition, including the rules
and application process, please visit www.nawbopabizplancomp.org.
Mostek, Pennsylvania Commission for Women, 717-787-1965
Business Plan Competition is part of the 2014 Women’s Mentorship Symposium:
Paying It Forward, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. The
event will take place at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh on
Sept. 30, 2014. Additional information about the symposium is available online