Around the Network – A celebration of the sweet success of women business owners in Philadelphia

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ, held it’s annual fundraiser, “Just Desserts” – Celebrating the Sweet Success of Women Business Owners" this past November at the Union League in Philadelphia.

The night included a cocktail reception with networking, a business showcase, dinner buffet with desserts and the ever popular, Desserts-to-Go table. More than 250 attendees feasted on the delectable desserts contributed by women-owned restaurants, bakeries and caterers.

Wendy Saltzman, 6abc Action News investigative reporter, was the Mistress of Ceremonies and introduced three women who shared their business venture stories:

  • Michelle Carfagno, CEO, The Greater Knead – a gluten- and allergen-free bagel company aimed at creating transparency in the food industry
  • Peggy DelFabbro, CEO, M. Davis & Sons, Inc. – a fifth-generation industrial construction company that builds, installs and maintains corporate plants and facilities for national and international companies
  • Sharon Leaks Morgan, President, S&B Organic Cleaning Solutions LLC – a commercial and residential cleaning company that uses organic products

“Wells Fargo is proud to again be the presenting sponsor of the Women’s Business Development Center’s Just Desserts event,” said Greg Redden, Wells Fargo’s Regional President for Greater Philadelphia and Delaware. “WBDC has had a measurable impact on our region, having served more than 30,000 women since its inception in 1995, improving the quality of their lives and contributing to the economic stability of our communities – one business at a time.  Wells Fargo shares the same commitment to women business owners."

Funds raised from “Just Desserts” will help WBDC continue to offer tools and training to current and future women business owners to help turn their dreams of entrepreneurship into a reality.

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Featured speakers and Mistress of Ceremonies with Geri (left to right): Sharon Leaks Morgan, S & B Organic Cleaning Solutions LLC; Michelle Carfagno, The Greater Knead; Wendy Saltzman, 6abc Action News Investigative Reporter; Peggy DelFabbro, M. Davis & Sons, Inc.; Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Development Center

Featured speakers and Mistress of Ceremonies with Geri (left to right): Sharon Leaks Morgan, S & B Organic Cleaning Solutions LLC; Michelle Carfagno, The Greater Knead; Wendy Saltzman, 6abc Action News Investigative Reporter; Peggy DelFabbro, M. Davis & Sons, Inc.; Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Development Center

The sponsors of the crowd-favorite Desserts-to-Go box with Geri (left to right): Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Development Center; Cecilia Isaacs-Blundin, Comcast Corporation; Brad Silver, Campbell Soup Company; Sharon Simpson, PECO Energy

The sponsors of the crowd-favorite Desserts-to-Go box with Geri (left to right):
Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Development Center; Cecilia Isaacs-Blundin, Comcast Corporation; Brad Silver, Campbell Soup Company; Sharon Simpson,
PECO Energy

Posted on January 6, 2017 .