March 16, 2010

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will host a Businesswomen's Roundtable on Friday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Country Cupboard restaurant in Lewisburg.

Karen Wood and Linda Brown of  Service 1st Federal Credit Union will discuss "The Credit Union Advantage."

Topics to be discussed include the Service 1st story, what makes credit unions unique, and tips for selecting a financial institution.

Small-business owners, male and female, who want to learn about available credit union services and how to choose a financial institution are welcome to attend this roundtable discussion.

Brown, who has worked in the financial services industry for more than 23 years, has experience in marketing and human resources, information systems, lending and member service. She is a graduate of and master's degree candidate in Bloomsburg University's instructional technologies program. Brown is executive vice president with Service 1st FCU.

Wood, who has worked in the financial services industry for more than 27 years, has experience in the savings and loan industry, branch sales and service management, business development, small business and commercial lending. A graduate of East Stroudsburg University, she has completed the requirements for the CFP Certification Professional Education Program from the College of Financial Planning. Wood is vice president of community relations with Service 1st FCU.   

Registration required
Registration is required as seating is limited. The registration fee is $25 and includes lunch and one-year subscriptions to Inc. and Susquehanna Business Life magazines. Veterans are welcome to attend at no cost.

To register, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249; e-mail, or visit

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

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Brush Valley, Central Pennsylvania, and Greater Susquehanna Valley Chambers of Commerce; The Daily Item and The Standard-Journal; and Susquehanna Business Life magazine.

Contact: Division of Communications



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