HUBZone Workshop Scheduled for Somerset County

The JARI PTAC, in conjunction with the Somerset County Economic Development Council and the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, will be holding a special presentation and work session on the Federal HUBZone certification on November 14, 2018. Seating is limited and anyone interested in attending is asked to contact , JARI PTAC Program Manager for additional details and to register. Please note, if you aren’t able to attend, we do plan to hold additional sessions over the coming months and would still like to hear from you.

Please contact us for any of your government contracting needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at .

PA CareerLink Cambria County Holding Grand Opening

The PA CareerLink – Cambria County will be holding a grand opening event of their new location on Thursday, October 25th at 11:00 AM. The new location is in the Cambria County Library located at 248 Main Street in downtown Johnstown. Attendees will be able to take a tour of the new location.

Click here to view flyer details. If you’re interested in attending please RSVP to Karen Reynolds at  or (814) 534-2500.

Social Media in Marketing

Social media can play an important role in your digital marketing strategy. Tuesday, October 30th, Shelley Johansson, communications specialist for Prime Design Solutions, will give an overview of the most popular social media channels and how to choose which are best for your business. Topics will include:

•  Facebook: where friends talk to friends
•  Twitter: the social medium of news
•  LinkedIn: getting down to business
•  Instagram: the visual social medium
•  YouTube: promoting your business with video

•  Putting it all together: how to integrate social media with your website and marketing strategy

This Lunch & Learn will be held at JARI Center (160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. Click here to register by October 29th. No shows on the day of the event will be billed.

Final Chance to Register for CONNECT! 2018

You are cordially invited to our biennial one-stop event to increase your bottom line.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
UPJ Murtha Center ~ Johnstown, PA

CONNECT! 2018 will be held at the Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness at UPJ on October 17, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and participate in presentations addressing:

  • Introduction to Government contracting
    Cyber Security
    Doing business with PennDOT
    Woman-owned business certification
    HUBZone certification

Attendance is $25, seating is limited. Register today as registration closes Monday, October 8th!

Please contact us for any of your government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at .

Safety Conference Provides Key Health and Safety Information for Area Companies

On Tuesday, October 2nd, nearly 150 individuals completed eight hours of health and safety training and earned 0.8 continuing education credits toward their safety committee and professional certifications at the Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference held at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center.

Thirteen health and safety experts donated their time to offer high-quality workshops on a variety of topics. The information presented will help participants create a safer and healthier work environment.

Many thanks go to the sponsors, speakers and exhibitors for their assistance in making this event a huge success. This year's sponsors include: Titanium - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Gold - Damin Printing Company, North American Höganäs and PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services; Silver - Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center; and Bronze - S.A. Comunale. For a list of in-kind contributors, vendors and speakers, click here.

Also, a special thank you to the 2018 conference committee: Lauren Brewer, JARI; Daren Cuppett, Ron Donaldson and Kathy Garris, Lockheed Martin AeroParts; George Erisman, Galliker Dairy; Paul Seitz, PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services; Dave Johnson, North American Höganäs and Renee Podlucky.

For more information on the Safety Conference and/or the Safety Industry Partnership, please contact Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or via e-mail .