Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Changes coming in 2020 business owners need to know now

What’s the event about?

Changes to the way we’ll do business in 2020 discussed by a moderated panel followed by roundtable discussions exploring the panel’s ideas in more depth relevant to your business.

Topics will include:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 reaches end of life on January 14, 2020. What that means for users and best options for their current IT infrastructure.
  • Harnessing the power of the cloud, reducing on-premise hardware/equipment and addressing cloud security fears
  • Switching to an OP-EX model from CAP-EX for cost savings in technology consumption.
  • New rules for overtime pay going into effect on January 1, 2020
  • What’s happening with the gig economy and independent contractors
  • The status of LGBTQ rights in Pennsylvnia
  • Emerging industries seeing growth for minorities and women.


Maura Shenker, Director at Temple University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Maura is a creative thinker, serial entrepreneur, coach, and consultant who brings a wealth of professional experience and entrepreneurial excellence to her role in directing Temple’s SBDC, which has supported small and startup businesses since 1983.


Mitch Borochaner, Manager of Sales Engineering, Ancero LLC

Mitch Borochaner is results-driven technology manager with strong networking, infrastructure, and telecom expense management experience. Throughout 25+ years in the technology industry, Mitch has honed his technical expertise, serving in various management roles which have led to a proven record of utilizing technology to support sales, marketing, business initiatives and product development.

Christina M. Reger, Esq., Member of Griesing Law, LLC and Chair of the Firm’s Employment Practice Group

Tina is a seasoned employment lawyer counseling business on compliance matters, including new laws, regulations, opinions and guidance from federal and state agencies. She is a regular presenter on employment law topics and legal ethics including employee classification and discrimination and frequently offers sexual harassment training to organizations of all sizes and industries.

Elizabeth M. Walsh, President at the Women’s Business Enterprise Center – East (WBEC-East)

Dedicated to ameliorating the lives of workers, the growth of businesses, and the economic vitality of the tri-state region, Elizabeth has spent her career in workforce and economic development. She believes in consensus building and creating collaborative partnerships to advance supplier diversity initiatives and increase opportunities for women owned businesses.

Who will this program benefit?

Especially valuable for small business owners, this program will interest anyone who wants a heads-up for 2020. Open to non-members as well as to the NAWBO community.


Registration is required for this program  Registration is now open, ($45 for NAWBO members, alliance members and corporate partners; $60 for non-members), and closes at 5:00pm ET on Monday, October 28.

Continental breakfast is included.


This event features sponsorship opportunities! Can you help business owners make changes in 2020 to grow their success? Use this opportunity to spotlight your business and gain visibility, by choosing one of these options available first come, first serve and only until October 22.


$100 Sponsorship

(5 Available)


1 ticket

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$250 Sponsorship

(2 Available)


2 tickets

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$500 Sponsorship

(1 Available)


4 tickets

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Confirm your sponsorship now!


Please contact Sharon Lewis-Gregg


The Quorum at University Science Center
3675 Market Street
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104