Bridgeview supports a variety of collaborative partners to present and sponsor informative programs of interest to those in the business community. One of our partners is The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, part of The University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business We would love to have you attend one of these excellent events as our guest.

The 2019 Program Line-Up for The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at Pitt

State of the Pittsburgh Economy with PNC President Lou Cestello and Chief Economist Gus Faucher

When: February 26, 2019

Time: 8:00am - 11:00am

Where: The Tower at PNC Plaza

Join the IEE and PNC Bank for an in-depth look into the current regional climate and the 2019 economic forecast.  PNC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Gus Faucher will guide us through key economic indicators that impact our region’s businesses.  Faucher is the principal spokesperson on all economic issues for PNC.  Prior to joining PNC in 2011, he was a director and senior economist Moody’s Analytics.

Get a Grip on Your Business: Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Company with Mike Paton

When: March 14, 2019

Time: 8:00am - 11:00am

Where: Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry

Are you running your business, or is your business running you?  In this dynamic talk tailor-made for busy entrepreneurs, Mike Paton will help you Get A Grip on your business by introducing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)® – a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools being used by thousands of entrepreneurs to clarify, simplify and achieve their vision. Mike wrote a book titled: “Get a Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable” with Gino Wickman.


Family Business Day with Dogfish Head President, Sam Calagione and Wendell August Forge President, Christian Werner, co-hosted with PNC

When: April 16, 2019

Time: 7:30am - 11:00am

Where: Marriot City Center

Join us for our fifth annual family business day program which will include a keynote by Sam Calagione, a panel presentation featuring Christian Werner and other regional businesses, and a stimulating roundtable activity. All family members who are part of the family business are encouraged to attend


Leadership & Employee Engagement with The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center

When: May 15, 2019

Time: 7:30am - 10:30am

Where: Fairmont Hotel

Leaders are the first and fundamental part of creating sustained employee engagement. Committed, engaged leadership is the foundation of employee and customer engagement. It is imperative that leaders create a strong foundational plan for business success, including sharing that plan with employees, defining the purpose of their work, and empowering employees to commit to the momentum of the plan. When making a leadership commitment to employee engagement, you will reduce turnover, create and maintain a culture of exceptional service, and increase customer loyalty.


Game-time Decision Making with David Meltzer

When: September 13, 2019

Time: 7:30am - 10:30am

Where: Fairmont Hotel

Whether they’re in a high-pressure, under-the-gun situation or developing a long-term strategy, the winningest coaches are those with the best decision-making process. Game-Time Decision Making helps you “coordinate” decisions relating to things like team building, communication skills, and marketing approaches. Learn how to apply an offensive or defensive mindset to the problems you face on a daily basis, avoid the most common pitfalls, and create solid strategies for ensuring you don’t make the same mistakes twice. David was the former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Entertainment, which the 1996 movie “Jerry Maguire” was based on.


Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power with Blair Trippe

When: October 17, 2019

Time: 8:00am - 11:00am

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe

Managing conflict is a critical success factor for families that share business or other assets. Understanding how to work with power and the conflict inherent in overlapping systems of shared family enterprise can unlock potential to achieve goals—as well as protect and enrich lasting family relationships. This session will help show how to recognize passive conflict (getting stuck) and active conflict (fighting) in family business and what forces are involved. Leaving this session with the ability to manage the inherent conflict in family business to promote business success and lasting relationships. Blair is the author of the book titled: “Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power.” Book will be provided.


The Evolution of Leadership with Buddy Hobart

When: November 14, 2019

Time: 8:00am - 11:00am

Where: Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry

Today, there are an unprecedented four generational groups coexisting in the workplace. This demographic diversity poses a challenge for employers, in terms of creating and managing harmonious workplaces, where each generation’s unique values and cultural expectations mesh. Through this program, Buddy Hobart examines the current multi-generational workforce and explains how each generation can be a tremendous workplace asset. Buddy is the author of the book: “Gen Y Now: Millennials and the Evolution of Leadership.”  

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