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

PITTSBURGH, March 10 – In what’s become an annual tradition, state Rep. Jake Wheatley is again hosting a day at the state Capitol to provide opportunities for established minority, women and disadvantaged business entrepreneurs to gain recognition for their business acumen and gain additional networking opportunities.


This year’s MWDBE event will be held Monday, March 23 in Harrisburg.


The day’s events will begin with an 11 a.m. news conference 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.


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 at 412-471-7760 by Friday, March 13.


Agencies scheduled to take part in the MWDBE event include the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.


Wheatley invites everyone to participate in the event by using the #MBETakeover2020 hashtag in Harrisburg.