Pennsylvania Treasury
Small Business Initiative (SBI)

The Small Business Initiative (SBI) is a statewide initiative aimed at increasing revenue and job growth of Pennsylvania-based small businesses. Held in only five regions across the commonwealth, SBI features an array of subject matter experts from the nation’s leading global and regional businesses to help small businesses to address the most pressing issues affecting their business.

Treasurer Timothy A. Reese

Drexel Lebow Hall

University of Pittsburgh

Gannon University

Sponsorship Information

Companies are welcome to sponsor any of the 2016 SBI events.

View Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

*To confirm sponsorship availability or for more information, please contact Charlotte McKines, Chief of Staff, PA Treasury at 717.787.2465 or for additional information.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

Academic Partners:

  • Drexel University
    LeBow College of Business
  • Lehigh University
    College of Business and Economics
  • University of Pittsburgh
    PittBusiness: Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business &
    College of Business Administration
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Innovation Institute
  • York College of Pennsylvania
    J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship/
    Graham School of Business

Conference Partners:

  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Dupont
  • EY
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • NewSpring Capital
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Pennsylvania Department of General Services
  • The Enterprise Center
  • United Healthcare

Charlotte McKines

Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Chief of Staff


Ann Lawson

Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Executive Assistant


Debra S. Tingley, APR

Pennsylvania Treasury Department
SBI Project Manager