“Alleghenies Ahead: Creating an Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Workplace” is a day-long conference filled with innovative and business transforming ideas presented by leaders in entrepreneurship, workforce development and management. The conference will be held on June 5th at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA.

The event is geared toward business owners and managers of long-established companies, emerging companies who have been in business less than 5 years, entrepreneurs of newly startup companies and soon-to-be entrepreneurs.

The conference is headlined by two internationally recognized presenters, Jeff Tobe and Bill Strickland. Jeff Tobe, author of Coloring Outside the Lines, is an expert in customer experience and getting the workforce more engaged in what they do every day. Bill Strickland, founder and executive chairman of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, is a renowned author, visionary educator and community advocate known for leadership strategies that turn the impossible into the possible.

Breakout sessions and panel discussions will include subjects like attracting talent with the right skillset, fostering multi-generational employee relationships, preparing your company and employees for the impact of AI innovation, building a more collaborative and entrepreneurial culture, and more. The day concludes with a Lightning Round Networking Event.

General information, list of presenters and topic descriptions, and agenda is available online at http://startupalleghenies.com/allegheniesahead/ Registration is $20 which includes access to all sessions and lunch.

The event is sponsored by Startup Alleghenies and the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board.

 Startup Alleghenies

Startup Alleghenies’ mission is to bring greater economic vitality, talent and jobs to the Southern Alleghenies region by creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Startup Alleghenies is a free program that recruits, coaches and supports entrepreneurs, while partnering with a vast network of economic development groups, private organizations, investors and universities.

Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board

The Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board (SAWDB) leads initiatives designed to enhance the skills of the workforce in order to meet the needs of the region’s employers to compete in a world economy.

Watch the keynote speaker introduction!