Visit the TEC's Business Advisory Team

“I believe in the transformative power of rural businesses, and I’m committed to nurturing an environment where innovation and prosperity can thrive”

-Erick Lauber


If you are a local entrepreneur interested in starting a business or thinking about a major change in a current business, you can now meet for free with several experts in town. The TEC Business Advisory Team is a new group that meets weekly in the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) in downtown Indiana.

Indiana County's Technology and Entrepreneurship Center is proud to introduce its Business Advisory Team. To apply to meet with the team visit this link or reach out to Erick Lauber, Executive Director of the TEC at

The group’s goal is to catalyze economic growth and foster innovation in the Indiana area. Get your business off the ground and avoid common mistakes by meeting with this group!

The team members possess the expertise and experience you need and can access a network of supporters that includes all of Indiana County and beyond. The group meets on Fridays at either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. in the TEC classroom.

You must be pre-registered and scheduled with the group in order to attend.

The inaugural members of the team include; Tony Palamone, former IUP SBDC director; Rickey Miller, CEO of See World Satellites and a successful entrepreneur; Mark Zilner, CEO of Diamond Pharmacy Services; Bob Marcus, a partner at the Marcus and Mack law firm; John Horell, President of KIZ Resources; Jose Otero, Portfolio Manager at Ben Franklin Technology Partners; John Dolan, former CEO of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation; and Erick Lauber, President of Simulations and Interactive Media. Other members of the business community will likely be added.

“With the success of the TEC’s co-working spaces and TV/photo studio, not to mention our 3D workspace and high-end computer classroom, we’ve seen what local individuals can do if they are supported and given the chance to achieve their vision.”