Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurs Forum #9: A Healthier Business (Expo)

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Smart Health Innovation Lab

For many entrepreneurs, the line between where “you” end and your business begins is thin, if discernible at all. As a result, everything from a simple stomach bug to high levels of stress has a high potential to affect your business’s bottom line in a very real way.

At Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurs Forum #9, we’re putting the spotlight on health and wellness: from healthcare to self care, all of the extras that are essential to running a successful business. Whether you’re getting ready to take your side hustle center stage or already operating a small business, this expo-style event will leave you fully-equipped with tips and strategies to help make 2020 your strongest, healthiest year yet.



In addition to the usual lineup of news & updates from Lancaster’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, ample time for networking & the opportunity to meet & greet with the many local small business resource providers, A Heathier Business (Expo) will also feature workshops & sessions showcasing a variety of ways to take care of yourself and your business in the new year. Check back soon for a list of our featured sessions & presenters!

FEATURED Sessions:

Brand First Aid
Ryan Martin & Ryan Smoker, The Infantree
Andy Long, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Get a quick analysis of your brand – logo, website, sales materials, etc. – with recommendations & next steps.

Healthcare Options for Solo and Small Businesses
Robert Grochalski, Capital BlueCross
When to shop the marketplace and what to consider for yourself and your employees.

Workplace Wellbeing for Entrepreneurs
Kate Coleman, Work Wisdom
Drawing from positive psychology, an introduction to simple practices even busy entrepreneurs can use to reduce stress, enhance well-being, & optimize performance.

How Healthcare Will be Vital to Your Success
Diane Hess, Central Penn Business Group on Health
The ROI of focusing on the health of your workforce and the benefits you offer.

Poor Health & Your Wealth
Dr. Scott McGillivray, OWL Chiropractic
Dr. Lynn Strazzo, OWL Chiropractic
Learn how making a few positive changes in your workspace environment can improve the financial wellbeing for you & your business.

Root Canal or Bookkeeping
Fred Waller, Waller Tax & Financial Services
Examining your bookkeeping can communicate where your business is healthy – & where help is needed.

Coworking & Wellbeing - The Candy Factory Commons
Anne Kirby, The Candy Factory
Tour a new coworking community & learn about its mission to help entrepreneurs fill the healthcare gap while providing an inspiring space to gather, imagine, create, thrive…and cowork.

But wait, there’s more:

Casual Networking
Ample time for chatting and/or conspiring with other attendees. Bring business cards!

Cultivar Lancaster
Dedicated space for networking en español.

Chair Massages
Provided by massage therapist Matthew Love of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Snacks & Beverages
Provided by Capital BlueCross & Smart Health Innovation Lab

Free Parking
Enjoy complimentary parking in the Prince St. Garage (provided by Smart Health Innovation Lab)

Resource Expo
Want to become more familiar with the Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurship Coalition ecosystem? The Resource Expo a good place to start. (So is the online Directory.)


  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners

  • Capital Blue Cross

  • Central Penn Business Group on Health

  • Community First Fund

  • Duke Street Business Center

  • Kutztown University Small Business Development Center

  • Lancaster Bar Association

  • Lancaster Chamber

  • Lancaster City Alliance

  • Pubforge

  • SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon

  • The Candy Factory



While previous Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurs Forum events have been free to attend, this installment requires a paid ticket. Admission includes complimentary parking in the Prince Street Garage, food & beverages.


Thanks to our event sponsors: