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Did You Win Full Registration to the 2010 PA Business TechCon?

Posted on | November 17, 2010 | No Comments

Two winners were randomly selected for full complimentary registration to the 5th Annual Pennsylvania Business Tech Conference on 11/18/10 at Duquesne UniversityJoseph M. Kubicek, CMC, co-founder of Global Learning Company, and Elizabeth Lynch, education specialist at The Phipps Conservatory.  Congratulations to our winners who were chosen from those completing the Second Annual Technology Use Survey which we sponsored with Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The survey will allow us to gain insight into the impact and use of technology and online marketing among southwestern PA businesses and will enable – for the first time – a year-over-year comparison of usage trends.).

Last year’s survey indicated that organizations in the region were slower to adopt new emarketing technologies:  only 42% had social media marketing strategies in place and only 9% planned a move into social media channels. By comparison, an Equation Research report showed a social media adoption rate of 59% and a “planning to implement” rate of 28% for small businesses. A separate survey, conducted by Babson Executive Education and Mzinga, across a variety of industries nationwide, reported that 86% had adopted social technologies.

While the drawing has closed, the survey will remain open until 11/19/10. If you’re from western PA or nearby, please take the survey. It can be reached by going to:

A final report on the findings will be published after the conference. 

To learn about SBDC’s 5th Annual Pennsylvania Business Tech Conference and to see a list of workshops and speakers, click here:


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