PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How can entrepreneurs launch or grow businesses as the giant Marcellus Shale natural gas mining bonanza unfolds?
That's the focus of a hands-on, interactive seminar by the Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh. Scheduled for February 10, the seminar is called "Tapping into the Marcellus Shale: How to Profit from its Gas and Byproducts."
The Enterprise Forum (www.enterpriseforumpittsburgh.com) is Western Pennsylvania's leading networking organization for entrepreneurs and professional service providers who support them.
The event will be held on Thursday, February 10 at the Holiday Inn at University Center in Oakland.
Among the presenters will be PA Representative Stan Saylor (R-York), House majority whip and a key legislator behind Marcellus Shale regulation, and Katie Klaber, executive director of industry's Marcellus Shale Coalition.
"It's no secret that the vast Marcellus Shale natural gas fields under Pennsylvania and neighboring states have the potential to be an economic boost of enormous, life-changing magnitude," said Chris Heck, Enterprise Forum chair. "Some entrepreneurs will win big as they develop new techniques for using natural gas and for delivering services and support the energy industry. We're trying to be a catalyst for those success stories."
Heck noted that the February 10th forum will feature energy industry and government leaders who will detail opportunities in such fields as transportation, chemicals, environmental services, manufacturing, marketing and others. Business development experts -- including from Pitt's Katz School of Business -- will offer tips for finding funding and launching entrepreneurial ventures. And audience members will be encouraged to share their own insights and knowledge.
"Our mission at the Forum is to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn, share and network," Heck said. "We're the place where innovators, funders and talent meet."
All Enterprise Forums events are open to business people, students and others with an interest in issues facing entrepreneurs. Working media may request a free media pass.
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SOURCE Enterprise Forum