About This Event

This 2-day event includes an extensive training course on lending to small businesses that are part of the Marcellus Shale supply chain. Training will feature shale industry leaders who will discuss the operating cycle of a shale driller, supply chain opportunities, benefits and pitfalls—all the things you need to know as a lender to member businesses with ties to the shale industry. The event will be facilitated by Matthew Henderson, Shale Gas Asset Manager, Penn State Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences.

Drilling Site Tour

On Tuesday afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a tour of a Marcellus Shale drilling site for an additional fee. The tour has a limited number of seats and is first-come, first-served. More details, including cost, will follow.

Consider This!

Before you decide that this conference does not apply to you, read this press release from the Lt. Governor’s office. While Mount Joy is nowhere near any drilling sites (in fact, there isn't any Marcellus Shale in Lancaster County), the shale industry is reaching many communities—creating growth opportunity for small businesses and new job creation for the Commonwealth.

Read this press release from the Lt. Governor's Office Read this press release from the Lt. Governor's Office


9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast/Registration
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Current State of Shale Gas Development
Matthew Henderson, Shale Gas Asset Manager, Penn State Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences

Participants will be given a basic understanding of the shale gas industry, including the history of the industry, the impact on the local communities and businesses and recent updates.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Supply Chain Resources: Drilling Overview, Considerations & Marketing
Matthew Henderson, Shale Gas Asset Manager, Penn State Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences

This overview will include a discussion on the supply chain and the direct and indirect opportunities that exist for small businesses.
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 - 3:45 p.m. Resources Available
Small Business Development Center, Catalyst Connection

Industry experts share their approach to assisting clients in the shale gas industry and discuss financing hurdles and needs for their client base. You'll also get to hear two client success stories.
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Wrap-Up and Panel Discussion
Today's presenters will end the day with a question and answer session.
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast/Registration
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Industry Panel Discussion
Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, Ohio Oil and Gas Association, Marcellus Shale Coalition

Overview of the supply chain opportunites from industry trade groups and understanding their needs.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Legislative & Regulatory Update
Ed Knittle, Pennsylvania Boroughs Association

Update on state of current legislative and regulatory issues surrounding natural gas development as related to economic development.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Final Wrap-Up and Discussion
Group discussion and development of action items for next steps.
Remaining Agenda for Paid Attendees for Drilling Site Tour (All others dismissed)
12:00 noon Boxed Lunches Distributed and Board Buses
4:00 p.m. Buses Return to Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe


Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
$139 single/double. Room block available until July 22.
Call 724-743-5000 for reservations.
State that you are attending the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Conference


$299 per attendee
Additional fee for optional drilling site tour. More details will follow.

Register today for the Shale Gas Supply Chain: How to Lend to Small Businesses Register today for this event!


For questions, contact Molly Snody at 800-932-0661, ext. 5209, or email molly.snody@pcua.org.