Christopher Evans

The Coffee With Show

»Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Christopher Evans, Coffee With, Coffee With on CBS, Dennis Wilke, Rosedale Technical College, Trade education | Comments Off on The Coffee With Show

The Coffee With Show featuring Rosedale Technical College and President Dennis Wilke. Host Christopher Evans. Dennis Wilke – President and Director of Rosedale Technical College, Dennis Wilke values a student-centered approach in everything he does. Dennis began his leadership at Rosedale Tech in 2005 and has since increased revenue by 400 percent, doubled the number of employees, and educational offerings have nearly tripled. Dennis serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the PA Association of Private School Administrators and recently won the 2015 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Impact award. Under the leadership of Dennis, Rosedale Tech was named the #1 Best Places to Work in Pittsburgh for both 2014 and 2015 according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Currently, Dennis is writing a book focusing on the value and need for additional support for career centered education in America. As a Pittsburgh native, Dennis lives in South Fayette with his wife and three children. Dennis also likes long walks on the beach and moonlight dinners accompanied by the soft sounds of Barry Manilow. Mission The mission of Rosedale Technical College is to enable students to obtain employment in positions related to the trade industries using hands-on training programs aligned with industry needs and effective student services designed to promote student success. Vision We are the engine of our regional economy by providing genuinely valuable hands-on training which adapts to meet the needs of employers. We unlock the energy of our students and provide the spark of knowledge which gives our students the confidence to change their lives. Values RTC values a student-centered approach in everything we do. We also value continuous improvement and self-development along with honesty, humility and...

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The Coffee With Show on CBS

»Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Branding, Christopher Evans, Mary Beth Wilson, Maverick Visuals, Senator Camera Bartolotta, State Representative Ed Gainey, The Coffee With Show on CBS | Comments Off on The Coffee With Show on CBS

The Coffee With Show on CBS Host Christopher Evans Featured Guests – Ed Gainey, Mary Beth Wilson – CEO and Senator Camera Bartolotta The Coffee With Show on CBS, is filmed on location at the Wyndham downtown.  Do you want to join us as a guest or Coffee With Show partner ?  email us at Info@BuildingBridgesforBusiness.org Host – Christopher Evans.State Rep Past guests include State Representative Ed Gainey. Edward “Ed” Gainey is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving since 2013. In 2012, Gainey defeated his former boss, Joseph Preston, Jr., in a Democratic primary.     Mary Beth Wilson studied Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Innovesca’s Founder Mary Beth Wilson came across an alarming fact that launched the idea behind Innovesca. Science has shown that when you eat a carrot up to half of the vitamin A goes waste. This is because the human body has a difficult time breaking down the rigid cell walls of plant-based foods. As a result, much of the nutrition remains physically trapped inside of the plant’s cellular structure, inaccessible for the body to absorb during digestion.   Senator Camera Bartolotta – .   Senator Bartolotta serves as the guest in the latest edition of “Coffee With…”, a program hosted by Christopher Evans and produced by Building Bridges for Business. During the program, Bartolotta shares her story as a small business owner and perspective on how the Commonwealth can stimulate job and economic growth. She also provides a legislative update on efforts underway in Harrisburg to address a number of issues important to her constituency. Additionally, she discusses the benefits of Act 13 of 2012, otherwise known as the “Impact Fee”, and why imposing a severance tax on the natural gas industry would be detrimental to...

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Coffee With Mary Beth Wilson, Innovesca

»Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Christopher Evans, Coffee With, Coffee With on CBS, Innovesca, Mary Beth Wilson, Maverick Visuals, Scientific Innovation, Scientific Research | Comments Off on Coffee With Mary Beth Wilson, Innovesca

  While pursuing her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Innovesca’s Founder Mary Beth Wilson came across an alarming fact that launched the idea behind Innovesca. Science has shown that when you eat a carrot up to half of the vitamin A goes waste. This is because the human body has a difficult time breaking down the rigid cell walls of plant-based foods. As a result, much of the nutrition remains physically trapped inside of the plant’s cellular structure, inaccessible for the body to absorb during digestion Inspired by this knowledge, Mary Beth founded Innovesca to apply scientific innovation towards developing whole food ingredients that deliver more nutrition per bite. As part of their unique approach, Innovesca focuses on underutilized, nutrient-dense plants that already exist throughout the world but go to waste as robust and sustainable sources of natural nutrition. Initial research and development behind Innovesca’s first ingredient based on amaranth leaves has been funded by the Gates Foundation and National Science Foundation. In addition to scientific innovation, Innovesca aims to maximize impact through their operations. By sourcing raw underutilized plants directly from smallholder farmers in developing regions, they are able to pay farmers for crops that have traditionally been considered as waste or of low value — creating new market opportunities for these farmers. Ultimately, Innovesca aim to impact global nutrition through the consumption of their ingredients. Mary Beth talks with Christopher Evans on Coffee With… about her business journey. Mentorship and support from local Pittsburgh organizations has played a key role in developing Innovesca’s commercialization strategy and overcoming challenges in starting a small business. Coffee With… is an informal interview with prominent business, community and government leaders covering a wide array of issues from business planning to entrepreneurship, and business challenges that affect the economic landscape of the region. Watch the latest installment to see more about Mary Beth Wilson and...

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