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For Immediate Release

May 24, 2016

PA Treasury and University of Pittsburgh Bringing Business Experts to Local Small Businesses with Small Business Initiative Event on June 2

Businesses can learn about key issues from business experts including keynote speaker Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC, Executive Vice President UPMC Enterprises

Harrisburg, PA – Pittsburgh area small businesses can learn about key issues that may hinder their growth at the Pennsylvania Treasury’s Small Business Initiative (SBI) event on June 2, 2016.  The event, held in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School and Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, will feature workshops on health and insurance, corporate structure and governance, finance and revenue and legal and intellectual property. Registration for that event is available at www.patreasury.gov/sbi. Registration is free.

“Small business is a key driver of job creation and economic growth not just in Allegheny County but across the entire state, so by helping them we are helping all of Pennsylvania. As an entrepreneur, I understand small businesses face many challenges as they try to grow, so we are offering area businesses the opportunity to learn from experts and arm them with the information and contacts they need to increase revenues and jobs.”

Pennsylvania Treasurer, Timothy Reese

The SBI workshops are held at prestigious universities across the state and are conducted by leading businesses across the state including Ernst and Young, UPMC, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, among others. The Pennsylvania Department of General Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development will also lead an additional workshop session on the procurement process.

Rasu B. Shrestha, M.D., Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC, executive vice president UPMC Enterprises of Pittsburgh, PA will give the keynote address on the importance of innovation in healthcare and how moving from data to actionable insights can transform medicine.