PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County and the
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will
present a Junior Chamber of Commerce Workshop on marketing and
communications at CCAC's Homewood-Brushton Center on Wednesday,
September 26. The workshop, "Marketing Savvy for Your Business,"
will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and
open to the public.
The workshop will feature panelists from The Savvy Group
marketing agency, who will share advice and insight on what it
takes to successfully promote a business and/or brand. The event is
the first in a series of four workshops presented by CCAC and the
African American Chamber of Commerce to be held at the center this
school year. The next workshop will focus on information technology
and will take place on Wednesday, October 24, from 1:00 p.m. to
The workshops are part of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Intern
Collaborative, a program of the African American Chamber of
Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and CCAC. Initiated in 2017, the
program targets students, particularly African Americans, who have
an interest in becoming entrepreneurs. It is designed to enhance
students' understanding of what it means to be a member of an
established professional organization such as the African American
Chamber of Commerce.
CCAC students who attend all four workshops as well as a
breakfast meeting during the spring 2019 semester will receive a
free one-year membership to the African American Junior Chamber of
Commerce. Last year, a total of 17 students participated in the
program. The students gained out-of-classroom experience and had
access to resources and networking, which enabled some of the
students to successfully launch a business.
Dr. Vladimir St. Surin, assistant dean of the Homewood-Brushton
Center, said, "Having this program at HBC brought like-minded
students together. They were already coming to the center for their
classes, but the chamber provided a vehicle for collaboration.
Students were able to network with each other and also externally
through the chamber membership."
For more information, call Dr. Vladimir St. Surin or Chance
Wideman at 412.371.1600. CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center is located
at 701 N. Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15208.