Women’s Business Center Organization

About WBCO

As a program of the York County Economic Alliance, the Women’s Business Center Organization (WBCO) serves as the leading resource to inspire and empower women in business and the community. WBCO provides  opportunities for professional development, education, advocacy and mentorship to women in business. WBCO is committed to having membership reflect the broad spectrum of diverse and talent women in York County.

Services Offered

Here you will find events and resources that are open to  celebrate, support, promote, and advance the success of women in business – a reflection of our thriving business community and all that we offer.

Networking Opportunities

The WBCO membership is made up of over 100 women in York County.  Attending the lunches or other WBCO programs will assist you with developing your professional network as well as provide a trusted group of women to serve as a sounding board when needed.

Business Resources

Micro-grant Program: For woman-owned businesses, the YoCo Bloom grant program is offered at the end of each season

Business Trainings: The Small Business Development Program can help in all stages of business growth. Learn more here. 

Mentorship Program

We provide professional women an opportunity to connect with more experienced woman in business and careers to get advice and professional development lessons to help them succeed in their professional goals.  The first cohort launched in September with 10 talented women committed to learning from one another and enhancing their engagement within the community.
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The WBCO will strive to coordinate and facilitate community-wide discussions on issues facing women in the workplace.
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Educational Lunches

The WBCO offers access to educational and professional development workshops that happen on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. These luncheon workshops feature dynamic speakers who share their skills, experience, and knowledge on topics of particular significance to business and professional women.

To nominate a speaker for a WBCO luncheon, or other YCEA event, please complete this form. 
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2022- 2023 Council

Mary Beth Ching, IRE,LLC, Council Chair
Amy Anstine, RKL LLP
Margaret Eckles-Ray, White Deer Run York Assessment Center
Tara Houser, First Capital Federal Credit Union
Denise Restuccia, National Children’s Alliance
Nicole Shaffer, Traditions Bank
Jean Treuthart, Consultant
Edquina Washington, Redeemed Queen LLC and
City of York Councilwoman, Crispus Attucks 

Sully Pinos, York County Economic Alliance

Get Involved

The WBCO has a membership that provides women access to educational events, networking opportunities, mentorship and advocacy efforts within York County. Membership Investment: $200 person for January-December 2022 Benefits: Admission into each of the sessions, mentorship and more!  Contact Casey Nixon for more information on joining the WBCO.