How can small businesses better work with the large companies to grow and build a brighter economic  future for our whole region? Find out at the Business Growth Expo on Monday, Oct. 22 at the DoubleTree Hotel at Bigelow Square in downtown Pittsburgh.

Part trade show, part conference and full of networking opportunities, the expo is presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The Pittsburgh Impact Initiative is the presenting sponsor, and will be exhibiting at the Expo. As part of the expo, the Pittsburgh Impact Initiative will release its Business Quick Guide, a centralized, searchable online database of economic development resources located in the Pittsburgh 10-county region. Features include built in unique user profiles and login, basic or more intricate wizard search based on organizational and demographic data, and a centralized events calendar that can be filtered based on interest. Attendees who visit the Impact booth will have the opportunity to view the Guide, as well as navigate the database.

The expo starts at 8 a.m., featuring such speakers as Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Ray Newhouse, Chief Financial Officer of LANXESS; and Jennifer Daurora and Noreen McGinnis Campbell of McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores. A  panel discussion convened by Jack Martis, executive with APICS, will feature:

  • Rob Albinger, President, Conspec Controls
  • Bill Geisler, Operations Manager, Conspec Controls
  • Christian Klanica, President, Leese And Company
  • Matt Rubright, Supply Chain Manager, Leese and Company

To register for the conference and tradeshow, please visit

We hope to see you there!