Build Invaluable Contacts, Exchange Ideas, Develop Solutions. Position your business for success by participating in the full array of SMC Business Councils’ networking events. At SMC, we help make introductions at conferences, committee meetings, special events, and our social programs to foster relationships and build business. Join us at our next event. SMC Business Councils is where you belong.
Business Health Breakfast Series
Join us for breakfast meetings and learn more about an important issue facing your small business. Of course, SMC members get a discount.
IMPACT Trade Project
As a supporter of the Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) IMPACT Trade Project, SMC works with Duquesne University to help manufacturers gain a foothold in the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American trade bloc comprising Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Mexico.
The SMC Business Councils Annual Golf Outing is one of our signature events. SMC members and their guests have the opportunity to casually network while enjoying the excitement of a four-person shotgun start. Some of the proceeds benefit one of many local charities that we partner with throughout the year.
Nights at the Ballpark
Join SMC as we cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hosted each year, SMC and over 200 members and guests enjoy pre-game festivities and then settle in to watch the Pirates from the Miller Lite Deck in PNC Park!
Grassroots Lobbying Trips
Participate with other SMC members at our grassroots lobbying trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Our policy agenda is created by our Government Relations Committee, approved by the board and presented to our elected officials.
SMC Annual Legislative Reception
Join us at the Rivers Club, downtown Pittsburgh, for our Annual Legislative Reception. Open exclusively to SMC members and guests, this is a great opportunity to meet the lawmakers that impact our businesses and mingle with fellow members at a cocktail reception.
Get a jump start on the holiday merriment and join SMC Business Councils at our annual Holiday Party hosted at the Rivers Casino in Downtown Pittsburgh, in support of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank.
MFG Day is a national celebration of modern manufacturing with events held October each year. Keep watch on our calendar as we showcase the events SMC and our manufacturing members and partners put on to display our region’s manufacturing expertise and strength.
National Small Business Week
National Small Business Week is an event of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SMC Business Council has traditionally celebrated with a roundtable discussion and a meet & greet, where members have the opportunity to talk with local business and government leaders and regional representatives of the SBA.
SMC Business Councils conducts 3-4 Member Mixers per year where members can mingle with SMC leadership, board and committee members; and network with peers.
SMC’s direction comes from our members. Volunteer opportunities present themselves in a variety of committee opportunities including:
- Ambassador (Membership)
- Human Resources
- Government Relations (subcommittees as well)
- Fluid Power Challenge