Support Women in Business – E-Magnify

Edited by Andrea Bosco | Photo by Cayla Zahoran
Support Women in Business - E-Magnify

Huntington Business Banking Development Leader, Eddie Vargo

For the second consecutive year, Huntington Bank is the sponsor of Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify, which serves approximately 1,000 clients each year. Huntington Business Banking Development Leader Eddie Vargo offered the bank’s innovative products and joined forces with E-Magnify on successful programs for the North Side Chamber of Commerce at the Riverside Center for Innovation, and the Pittsburgh African-American Chamber of Commerce. Other joint initiatives have benefited the Butler Chamber of Commerce.

Dave Hammer, president of Huntington Bank in Pittsburgh, emphasizes that Huntington bankers do the right thing for their communities by collaborating with organizations that make a difference in the economic vitality of our hometowns.

E-Magnify, a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) women’s business center, provides a continuum of programs, services, and resources in Western Pennsylvania communities to help women with their business growth.

In 1991, Seton Hill was a pioneer when it established a center for women entrepreneurs to address the needs of the country’s growing number of female-owned businesses.

Since then, it’s followed its mission “to strengthen the economic impact of women business owners as a collective force and to advance their growth through innovative programming in entrepreneurship and new venture creation.”

Vargo is proud of Huntington’s continued leadership position in SBA lending in the Pittsburgh district, which reflects the bank’s expertise and commitment to serving the small business community. Vargo has more than 12 years of banking experience and is on the board of the Woodlands Foundation.

The Woodlands Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness through fully accessible and barrier-free recreational and educational facilities.

Additionally, this month, Huntington is sponsoring the program for prospective women entrepreneurs who have returned from military service, “Women Veterans Marching Forward: Call to Entrepreneurship.” Huntington Bank, huntington.com. e-magnify.com.

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This article is featured in the November 2012 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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