October 27, 2011


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the seminar, "Web Design on a Budget," Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building, in Lewisburg.

Carolyn O'Day-Malfaro will lead the seminar, discussing tips to make the most of a web design budget, enhancing a website with social media, using payment gateways to accept credit cards, domain names, hosting, maintenance and site designs.

A graduate of Millersville University, O'Day-Malfaro has extensive experience in telecommunications management, customer service, digital photography and web design. She co-founded Center State Communications in 2004 with Scott
 Shelley to fill a need in their rural community for a local company to provide technology services. Her past employers include Verizon, Pitney-Bowes and the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit.

Nominated in 2007 and 2009 as one of the Best 50 Women in Business in Pennsylvania, she received a commendation by the U.S. Army Freedom Team in 2009 for outstanding support and patriotism to America's soldiers. She was a presenter on web design for non-profit organizations for the United States Army's National Guard Bureau's fall 2009 museum conference in Harrisburg. In 2010, she was recognized as one of TechQuest Pennsylvania's Outstanding Technology Innovators when she was nominated for Best Application of Technology for her work with the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum website.

Registration for this workshop is $35; veterans may attend at no cost. Seating is limited and registration is required. Participants will receive subscriptions to Inc. and Susquehanna Business Life magazines. To register, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249; e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/Seminars.asp

Co-sponsors of Bucknell SBDC seminar programs are the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Bucknell University; Brush Valley, Central Pennsylvania, Greater Susquehanna Valley, Middlecreek Valley and Perry County Chambers of Commerce; Danville Business Alliance; Watsontown Area Business Association; and The Daily Item, The Standard-Journal, Inc. and Susquehanna Business Life magazine.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties.

Contact: Division of Communications

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