Kutztown, PA…Entrepreneurship Week, held annually during the last week of March at Kutztown University, is focused on entrepreneurial success, strategies, and tools. For a second year, one of the programs is organized jointly by the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce—the Women’s Panel & Networking Luncheon. All scheduled programs are free of charge and open to the public; however, online registration is required at https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/24900.
On Wednesday, March 28, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., a panel of six women entrepreneurs, moderated by Lori B. Donofrio-Galley, Executive Director of the Northeast Berks Chamber, will share their experiences on driving success as entrepreneurs. The event will be held on the second floor of the University’s McFarland Student Union in Room 218.
Panelists include Heather Uczynski, Leading Edge Business Consulting; Jennifer Brown Wegman, Insight Information Solutions; Marie Moser, East Pointe Search Group; Annette Faust, Celebrate Together Event Rentals & Design; Diane Shepler Klinger, Integrity Services & Solutions; and Adrean Turner, Turner Coaching, Training and Consulting.
Founder of Leading Edge Business Consulting, Heather Uczynski is a psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and organizations to bring them to the next level of success. Heather is passionate about showing organizations how to build company cultures that value compassion and community as beneficial to both productivity and people. She does this by helping business to put the right people in the right jobs, then treat them fairly, and reward them for jobs well done.
With experience as a consultant, coach, and trainer, Heather understands the challenges that today’s businesses face. She excels at helping organizations improve the performance of their leaders, teams, systems, and individual employees. Heather is also a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Temperament Inventory (MBTI), which she also uses in executive coaching.
Jennifer Brown Wegman is the founder of Insight Information Solutions, LLC. As an experienced MBA-level business development and investment banking analyst turned Business Development Specialist, Jennifer leverages her research and data analysis background to help entrepreneurs to build profitable, sustainable businesses. Via her exclusive P.U.L.S.E. Market Research and Growth Catalyst Cycle Business Development systems, Jennifer empowers her clients to harness the power of data to find, connect with, and convert their audiences into lucrative repeat clients so they can get off the revenue roller coaster for good.
Marie Moser is Founder/CEO of East Pointe Search Group, Inc., “The Direct Hire Solution.” She is responsible for company operations and recruitment of talent for clients within the small business, large corporation and nonprofit industries. Utilizing her prior experience of 10 years within the staffing and recruiting industry, Marie opened her own staffing and recruiting firm in September of 2009. East Pointe Search Group, Inc. specializes in direct-hire placement of talent within the Engineering, Information Technology and Manufacturing sectors. The majority of EPSG’s placements are within Berks County. However, EPSG also provides placement services to businesses located in surrounding counties including Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Chester and Montgomery Counties and can assist with temporary or contract placement as well.
Marie is an active member of the Rotary Club of West Reading-Wyomissing and is also Foundation Chair for this organization. She is also an active member and Treasurer of the Oley Valley Business Association. Marie Moser was born and raised in Kenhorst, and currently, she resides in Oley Township with her husband, Todd.
Annette Faust is the owner and CEO of Celebrate Together Event Professionals, LLC. After raising three children to adulthood, she started planning for the launch of her “Second Act” shortly after her 50th birthday. Not surprisingly, this adventure was born. Celebrate Together Event Professionals, LLC is a budget-friendly event design and decor rental business in Blandon. Our perfect client has champagne taste and a boxed wine budget! Annette looks forward to stretching your event and wedding budget! Annette and her husband, Denton, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary this June. They are the proud parents of three grown and amazing kids, Dan, Cassie and Kate.
The roots of Integrity Services and Solutions are founded in our President, Diane (Shepler) Klinger’s management role of a local 100+ employee company. In this capacity, Diane was responsible for management of employees, director of human resources and implementations of new management, payment and computer programs and processes.
After over 15 years serving in this role, Diane went on to pursue her securities and insurance licenses. She accepted a position with a large insurance and investment firm in King of Prussia, all the while maintaining a highly trusted consulting relationship with her prior employer.
After two years, Diane left the King of Prussia firm to establish an independent insurance agency focused on people, relationships and trust rather than sales numbers. Integrity Services and Solutions, LLC, was born. Diane is the President of the organization and leads the Human Resource Advisory Solutions division.
Diane serves on the Board of Directors for Bernville Area Community Library and is the founder of Shine The Light, a nonprofit organization in memory of her son. Diane has spoken to audiences across the County as the heart of “A Mother’s Voice” and was awarded the highly esteemed Presidential Award by COCA for her contribution and dedication. Diane writes editorials for publication in local news media
Adrean Turner is a Certified Coach, Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Business Consultant. As owner of Turner Coaching, Training and Consulting, LLC, she uses 23 years of experience in Management, Marketing, Operations, Sales, Teaching and Training to provide workforce solutions and career management services.
Adrean is the author of a newly published book, “F.I.T. for Success: Fearless, Inspired, Transformed for Success”, which based on her syndicated podcast, provides strategies for personal and professional development. She is a Master Coach, with The Muse® selected 1 of 28 coaches out of 3,000 applicants, the Training Manager for the TriCounty Community Network and Instructor for Chambers throughout PA.
Adrean’s work has been featured in local newspapers, Business Weekly, Forbes, Women 2 Women and other notable publications. Most recently, Adrean has been selected as a regional title holder for Mrs. Pennsylvania America 2018 representing Berks County. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Alvernia University Council for Women.
Adrean received coaching certifications from the Life Purpose Institute, LLC. She holds a B.S. in Economics, a Master’s degree in Management and an MBA, from the Pennsylvania State University. To learn more about Adrean visit www.coachadrean.com or connect with her on social media as Coach Adrean.
Entrepreneur Week begins on March 27 with keynote speaker John Weidenhammer. A Family Business Workshop will be held on the evening of March 28, and a Student Entrepreneur Panel, First Steps to Starting a Business, and a Social Media and E-Commerce Workshop will be held on March 29. For more information on these programs, visit: https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-epartments/business/events/entrepreneurship-week.htm