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RECAP: MED WEEK “How To Move The Needle”

PIDC and the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosted the annual joint MED Week event, “How to Move the Needle,” at Penn State at The Navy Yard.

The event included an engaging series of expert presentations featuring valuable information, guidance, and advice to minority-owned business enterprises on how to grow their business by minimizing costs and maximizing profits. Panelists discussed potential contracts, the top five things organizations look at when reviewing contracts, and how to sustain and grow a business.

In addition to the councilwoman, the speaker and panel lineup included Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who shared remarks on the second district; Keynote speaker, Michelle Snow, owner of Michelle Snow Company; Prema Gupta, senior vice president of Navy Yard Planning & Development at The Navy Yard; Chuck Stefanosky, the director of strategy sourcing and procurement at Independence Blue Cross; and Spencer Wright, owner of Harness the Sun.

Following the presentations, attendees were treated to an exclusive bus tour of the Navy Yard.

For more photos o the event, visit Philadelphia City Council Flickr!

Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is considered the most successful redevelopment of a former military facility in the country and today is a growing community where companies and their employees thrive. Future growth will support up to 10 million square feet of commercial and residential development.