BDPA Gets a Rare Look inside SEPTA’s Technology Center




On Wednesday May 21st, BDPA Philadelphia (nation’s most influential professional IT organization) will get a rare look inside SEPTA’s  Command Center at 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19107

SEPTA’s Command Center, the first of its kind, opened ten years ago to to bring together all essential personnel and under one roof and on one floor to improve efficiency, safety and communications between departments with the goal to increase customer service.

As the nation’s fifth last mass transit system, SEPTA offers all modes of public transportation including bus, subway, trolley, light rail, commuter rail and paratransit services. The tour will provide attendees an opportunity to see first hand how SEPTA personnel manage day-to-day operations and emergencies. Continue reading

National Small Business Week 2014

National Small Business Week (#sbw2014) began on Monday, May 12th.  The purpose of National Small Business Week is to ensure entrepreneurs are aware of the services offered by the Small Business Administration.

Although the live kickoff was last Monday there are still plenty of opportunities to join the conversation. Today at 9am there will be a special live broadcast from New York with more events in San Francisco, Kansas City, Boston and Washington. You can follow live stream events at #sbw2014 stream.

Today, in Philadelphia, #BDPA and #NBMBAA in cooperation with The Business Center for Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise  will host an Entrepreneur Summit: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise at 6pm at Cigna Philadelphia Offices.

On Friday 05.16.14, the SBA will announce the National Small Business of the Year at the nation’s capital.  For more details about events and sponsors, please visit the Official SBA National Business Week website.