Wheatley invites all minority, women and disadvantaged business owners to state Capitol


PITTSBURGH, March 14 – Over the past several years, state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has hosted a day at the Capitol for entrepreneurs to put faces to the well-established minority, women and disadvantaged business designations. This year’s MWDBE Event will be held Monday, March 18 in Harrisburg.


Throughout the day, Wheatley will provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain recognition for their business successes and for them to gain additional networking opportunities, all while growing more familiar with various governmental procurement processes and personnel.


There will be a press conference starting at 11 a.m. in the Capitol’s media center, followed by a free and open networking mixer at noon. These events will be followed by several issue- and industry-focused workshops, and governmental engagement opportunities throughout the Capitol complex. To learn more about the day’s activities, visit www.pahouse.com/Wheatley or contact The People’s office at 412-471-7760 for the most up-to-date information. You can also follow Wheatley on Facebook and Twitter @RepWheatley.


There is free bus transportation with limited seats leaving from Pittsburgh at 6 a.m. and arriving back from the Capitol at 8 p.m. Seats are limited and you must RSVP by contacting Wheatley’s office. 


This year's awardees include Melonease Shaw, chair and CEO of Maven Inc.; Tara Aldrich, founder and CEO of Educators On Call; Frederick Douglas Sr., founder and president of Cosmos Technologies; Marc Coleman, president and CEO of The Tactile Group; and Richard Cottom, founder and president of Sovereign Security; among others.

Wheatley invites everyone to participate in the #MBETakeover2019 event in Harrisburg.