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What is so unique about PowerLink Advisory Boards?
Come find out -  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 3:30pm Courtyard Marriott, 3962 William Penn Hwy,
Monroeville, PA 15146
Click HERE to register.
This event is co-sponsored with our friends at Bridgeway Capital who do great work helping businesses and entrepreneurs build capacity and capability.

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Connecting the Dots on PowerLink in the last 24 months:

Today in downtown Pittsburgh the 5 women who were nominated as Athena Finalists will be featured with their credentials and impact on the community. Two of those women, Ilana Diamond (PowerLink’s co-founder) and Mary Richter, shareholder at Schneider Downs -- the firm that PowerLink honored in April for giving more Advisory Board volunteer hours to PowerLink than any other corporation on Pittsburgh -- have PowerLink connections. A huge thank you to these two women and all the finalists for the incredible ways you have helped our community to grow and prosper. When you run an organization, it is sometimes hard to connect the dots until you look backward over your shoulder. So here is my connect-the-dots post for October 2015-2017:
In October of 2015 we left Seton Hill University’s eMagnify program. PowerLink’s governing board decided to revert the license to it’s original, independent 501c3 status so we could serve small and emerg…
Meet Some of PowerLink's Executives-In-Residence (EIR)
PowerLink exists to help business owners get to the next level of growth. An important part of that journey involves sitting in a meeting with a group of advisors giving lots of insight and knowledge. It can get overwhelming - that's where the EIR comes in. They are a specialized group of people who have built a business to at least $1M and have the time to give back, facilitate meetings and work with business owner/s and advisors to keep meetings productive and moving forward. We are proud to present three of our EIR's currently working with PowerLink Advisory Boards.
Wendy Mascio is a serial entrepreneur that started her entrepreneurial journey by co-founding Medical Equipment Source, LLC a multi-million dollar medical equipment company where she now serves as chairman of the board.After experiencing domestic and international success, Wendy went on to co-found VIVO Worldwide Inc. to serve as a strategic partner to Me…
Serving on Advisory Boards: A Path to Board Service...

On Monday, September 25th we are teaming up with the Executive Women's Council (EWC) Women on Boards Initiative to offer insight into a path to board service. PowerLink Advisory Boards match businesses with a customized team of advisors. Time is spent over a year looking at strategy, profitability, operations, capital, sales and other issues critical to success. Three esteemed women active with PowerLink will share their experience with PowerLink Advisory Boards and how it relates and prepares you for other board service.

The event is 7:30am at the Rivers Club, join us by clicking HERE.

Anita Brattina, President and CEO of PowerLink, is also CEO of AllFacilities, Inc., (2002) Ms. Brattina founded and built three multi-million dollar businesses in her 30-year career as an entrepreneur.  Her two active investments are: AllFacilities, Inc.: a research, marketing, and database management company that provides access and information …
Saying Goodbye to Summer...

we remember the great party at the Coterie celebrating PowerLink's 25th Anniversary

best wishes to Karen Wright and Dana Mattern (with Anita Brattina) who were instrumental in capacity building for PowerLink and have returned to private industry

a toast to our honorees, including Lee Ann Munger (as Susan Weinzierl sends good wishes)

and to our friends from the Mansmann Foundation - Kelly James and Donielle Owen

Special Thanks to Bill Brattina for the wonderful headshot photography of our event honorees - including Aaron Aldrich and Bidgeway Capital

...more to come... 
I work with the most daring, courageous people

An old friend gave me book by BrenĂ© Brown called “Daring Greatly.” It’s a book about the courage and vulnerability needed to be a great leader. She got her title from a speech by Theodore Roosevelt. The excerpt from the speech took my breath away the first time I read it:
“The Man in the Arena”
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so th…
If you missed Duquesne University's Entrepreneur's Growth and Networking Conference reach out to us at PowerLink and we will fill you in on what you missed.

For example, below is a slide from Dan Droz's (Droz Marketing) presentation showing the role of a business owner as helping to solve a customer's problem.

Jim Rooney, co-founder and principal of FirstLink Research and Analytics, spoke to the importance of culture in any business or organization. Using his personal experience growing up in the Rooney family, he shared insight into the Steelers journey to greatness inside and outside the football franchise. Thanks Jim!

We will also share news about our PowerLink CEO Circles and Advisory Boards for business owners who want to grow. Monthly meetings begin this month in several areas including Cranberry Twp, Airport Area, Monroeville, Indiana (PA), Washington (PA) and Penn State. Contact us to learn more.