The JARI Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in conjunction with the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission and other regional development partners, with support of the Commonwealth of PA, are offering training to eligible businesses at no cost. This training is made possible through a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) grant to assist defense contractor’s transition into new markets.
The training is available to eligible businesses at no cost if a company representative successfully completes the training. Eligible businesses must reside within the six-county region of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon or Somerset counties. Companies must have been or still be a registered DoD contractor. All training will be conducted in the Johnstown area and pre-registration is required. The upcoming training sessions are as follows:
Advanced Sales – July 20, August 3, August 22, & September 12, 2016
Marketing & Communications Training (2.5 days) – July 28, August 18, & September 22
International Emerging Markets – August 9, 2016
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate! Companies can register for one or all of the classes. Complete details can be found here.
Want to learn more? Contact the PTAC today at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at .
President of Prime Design Solutions, Brian Law, will share his expertise in developing a sales pitch that’s short enough to be delivered during an elevator ride. Attendees will learn to create a good overview of what your company has to offer, and how to concisely convey that information to potential clients.
The cost to register is $5 per person, and lunch will be provided. To register please return the attached registration form, visit www.jari.com and click on the calendar to access the registration forms, or contact Lauren Brewer at . Please register by Wednesday, July 6th. No shows and cancellations on the day of the event will be billed.
Dr. Randy Frye (St. Francis University); Jean Solarczyk (Wessel & Company); Lori Baumgardner (1st Summit Bank); Ryan Gindlesperger (1st Team Advertising) will be answering questions and offering advice about marketing.
Thursday, June 23
JARI Center for Business Development
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
JOHNSTOWN, PA – The JARI PTAC, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin AeroParts, Inc., will hold a supplier briefing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. Lockheed Martin Small Business/Supplier Diversity will present information on how to market core capabilities, technologies, and inventions to Lockheed Martin’s engineers, as well as procurement and program managers.
Registration for the event is free and the deadline is Friday, May 27, 2016. The briefing will begin at 9 a.m. with sign-in staring at 8:30 a.m.
The JARI PTAC is one of a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers that work with companies interested in selling to federal, state, and local government agencies or to their supply chains. Our specialists provide a wide range of no– or low-cost services to help you succeed in this trillion dollar marketplace. If you would like to register for the briefing or would like more information, please contact Lenora Leasure, JARI PTAC program manager, at (814) 254-4022 or .