March programming planned at The Corner entrepreneurial center

Events are free and open to the public
Social space at The Corner entrepreneurial center

A social space at Penn State New Kensington's entrepreneurial center, The Corner, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

Credit: Savannah Butler

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.— Members of the campus and community are invited to attend two upcoming programs at Penn State New Kensington’s entrepreneurial center, The Corner.

Both events are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. Programs are held at The Corner located at 701 Fifth Avenue in downtown New Kensington.

UpPrize information sessions

Established in 2014, UpPrize: BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge invests in great ideas and solutions that can enable nonprofits to be more efficient, effective and/or improve the quality of life of vulnerable populations in Southwestern Pennsylvania. There have been two competitive rounds to date: 2015 and 2017. Over $1.5 million dollars in grants have been awarded. Last year more than 200 entries from individuals and teams in different stages of development were submitted. Because of the volume and wide array of interested applicants, UpPrize will be hosting two competitions this year. Learn more about the competitions and organization at

Those who have an idea, solution or proof of concept that can be scaled are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions to learn how UpPrize can help build knowledge, networks and capital. Attendees will learn about the two upcoming idea competitions: “Great Ideas Competition” and “Great Solutions Competition.”

Light refreshments will be served. 

Two sessions will be held on March 13 at The Corner. Register for session one from noon to 1:30 p.m. or session two from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Register for the sessions at

2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – what to expect

The goal of this free presentation is to provide taxpayers with an understanding of the new tax law by talking about the original bill, the opinions of various tax practitioners around the U.S. regarding the new bill and strategies to maximize tax savings for 2018 and future years.

The workshop will be presented by William Winter, founder of Winter Accounting & Advising, LLC. Winter has more than 10 years of experience providing accounting, tax, advisory and consulting services to an array of individual and business clients throughout the United States and internationally. Will earned his bachelor of science in marketing from SUNY Old Westbury in Long Island, New York, and his master of accountancy degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Additionally, he serves as chair of the Western PA Tax Conference Committee, is a member of the executive committee of the PICPA Pittsburgh Chapter and speaks at various tax seminars held in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

The workshop is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 22, at The Corner.

Register for the workshop at

A full listing of upcoming events at The Corner can be found at

The Corner entrepreneurial center melds entrepreneurship, coworking space and community-driven economic development to revitalize New Kensington. The Corner Launchbox program and coworking space concepts were made possible in part by a seed grant of $150,000 from Invent Penn State, a commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.

For more information about The Corner, visit and