PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) annual fundraiser, “Just Desserts” – Celebrating the Sweet Success of Women Business Owners, was held Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Union League.

The night included a cocktail reception with networking, a business showcase, dinner buffet with desserts and the ever popular, Desserts-to-Go table. More than 250 attendees feasted on the delectable desserts contributed by women-owned restaurants, bakeries and caterers including Bourbon Blue, Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Metropolitan Bakery and Sweet Pea Catering.

Wendy Saltzman, 6abc Action News investigative reporter, was the Mistress of Ceremonies and introduced three women who shared their business venture stories:

  • Michelle Carfagno, CEO, The Greater Knead – a gluten- and allergen-free bagel company aimed at creating transparency in the food industry
  • Peggy DelFabbro, CEO, M. Davis & Sons, Inc. – a fifth-generation industrial construction company that builds, installs and maintains corporate plants and facilities for national and international companies
  • Sharon Leaks Morgan, President, S&B Organic Cleaning Solutions LLC – a commercial and residential cleaning company that uses organic products

“Wells Fargo is proud to again be the presenting sponsor of the Women’s Business Development Center’s Just Desserts event,” said Greg Redden, Wells Fargo’s Regional President for Greater Philadelphia and Delaware. “WBDC has had a measurable impact on our region, having served more than 30,000 women since its inception in 1995, improving the quality of their lives and contributing to the economic stability of our communities – one business at a time. Wells Fargo shares the same commitment to women business owners.

Each year, WBDC provides more than 3,500 women with inspiration, encouragement, empowerment, and the tools they need to be successful. The organization serves a wide range of women who represent various sectors of the economy. Many start micro enterprises that provide needed services in their local communities. Programs provide coaching, training, technical assistance, and woman business enterprise certification. WBDC also opens doors that provide connections to new markets and access to capital.

Funds raised from “Just Desserts” will help WBDC continue to offer tools and training to current and future women business owners to help turn their dreams of entrepreneurship into a reality.

About the Women’s Business Development Center
Formed in July 1995 with the assistance of a matching grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women Business Ownership, the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) fosters the development and retention of successful businesses by delivering resources that enable individuals to start new businesses and grow existing ones. While the center is dedicated to the economic empowerment of women, the services are open to all individuals. For more information, visit its website –