Dining Etiquette for Entrepreneurs Topic of October 2 Cheyney University ELC Lecture Series



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Gwen Owens, 610 399-2121 gowens@cheyney.edu

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For Immediate Release: Dining Etiquette for  Entrepreneurs Topic of October 2 Cheyney University ELC Lecture Series

CHEYNEY, PA, September 23, 2013 – Herbert Black, an adjunct instructor with Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Program, will offer a workshop on Dining Etiquette for Entrepreneurs on Wednesday, October 2. The program begins at 6 pm in the Cheyney Grill on the second Floor of the Harris Turner Building. The session is free and open to the public.

According to Herbert Black, “Business deals often occur over lunch or dinner, not to mention cocktail parties and other social gatherings. It is very important to know the proper dining etiquette so you can make the right impression. The session will provide some basic tips and review scenarios which will help prepare up and coming entrepreneurs for that important moment.”

Professor Black teaches students the managerial and competency skills needed for the hospitality industry and also oversees the Cheyney Grill, a campus mini restaurant.

Other programs in the ELC Lecture Series include –

On Wednesday, October 9, Making Bold Moves will be discussed by William Parrish, CEO Noble Strategy, LLC. He will share how to become a multi-million dollar success in less than 500 days. His firm, Noble Strategy Group, LLC, specializes in using innovative approaches to solving traditional construction problems.

Business Writing for Entrepreneurs is the topic for Wednesday, October 23. Linda Taylor, an English professor at Cheyney University, teaches composition classes and is the coordinator of the Cheyney University Writing Center. Professor Taylor’s session will introduce attendees to the language, formats, and conventions associated with business communication. From emails to business plans she will discuss how to communicate professionally and achieve goals.

On Wednesday, October 30, attendees will learn about Entrepreneurs in the Oil Industry. Wendy Jackson-Dowe, Vice President & COO of STG Group LLC, a minority owned wholesale provider of crude oil products, oversees operations and business development in the Northeast corridor of the United States. Jackson-Dowe will discuss opportunities for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Oil Industry.

How Census Data Helps Entrepreneurs is the topic on November 6. Noemi Eliasen, an Information Services Specialist for the Philadelphia Regional Office of the U.S. Census Bureau, will talk about how the data gathered by the Census Bureau can assist entrepreneurs in making business decisions for their ventures.

The fall series wraps up on November 13 with a presentation that suggests how to Turn a Great Idea into a Great Business. Robert Wingerter, Vice Chairman Client Services of SCORE, will discuss the purpose of writing a business plan and the components that go into developing a successful road map for entrepreneurial endeavors. SCORE, a nonprofit association for nearly 50 years, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow to achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

A liberal arts university, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania hosts signature programs such as the Keystone Honors Academy, the Call Me Mister teaching program, the Aquaculture Research and Teaching Laboratory and the accredited Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program.  Recognized as the first institution for higher learning for African Americans, Cheyney University recently celebrated its 175th Anniversary.  The University offers baccalaureate and graduate degree programs at two locations, Cheyney and Philadelphia, PA – Center City.  For more information, please visit the website at http://www.cheyney.edu.

For more information on this and other events, please contact Gwen Owens, Director of Public Relations, 610-399-2121 or via email at gowens@cheyney.edu.


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