JARI Receives Senate Citation from Senator Langerholc

On October 3rd, JARI was presented with the honor of a Senate Citation from Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. The citation celebrates JARI’s impact on the region in the areas of government, commercial lending, equity investing and real estate over the past 45 years.


We would like to thank Senator Langerholc, our board members and partners for their continued support.

Rules, Regulations & Best Practices for Hiring

On Thursday, October 17th, Brooke Contacos, PHR, HR Consultants, Inc., will discuss rules, regulations and best practices for hiring. Attendees will learn the following:

• How to place an effective job ad
• Your role in the hiring process
• The cost of a bad hire
• Topics to avoid
• Learn and practice smart and legal interviewing

This Lunch & Learn will be held at the JARI Center (160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. Click here to register by October 16th. No shows on the day of the event will be billed.

Cyber Security and Data Protection

On Thursday, September 19th, Michael Stohon, In-Shore Technologies, Inc., will discuss how serious the risk of a cyber security breach is and what can be done to prevent it. Attendees will learn the following:

• How serious is the risk?
• What can you do to prevent it?
• What types of scams/hacks are out there today?
• What is the #1 way to prevent breaches/attacks?
• Hands on exercises

This Lunch & Learn will be held at the JARI Center (160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. Click here to register by September 18th. No shows on the day of the event will be billed.

JARI – The Vault

JARI is proud to have helped the Vault become a destination business in the heart of Johnstown’s business district, bringing people and life to our downtown.

JARI – Para-Coat Technologies

JARI helps businesses of any size find ways to grow in our region. Para-Coat Technologies came to us for help with a variety of needs — ranging from finding a new location to financing.

Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference 2019

The 17th Annual Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center, Johnstown, PA.

If you are looking for more information about the Safety Conference contact Debi Balog, Director of Workforce Development, at (814) 262-8366 or via email at .

JARI – Growing Your Region

JARI is helping grow a diverse economy in our region. Get involved by volunteering or donating, or you can give us a call to find out how we can help your new or existing business.

Accounting for Non-Accountants

On Thursday, June 20th, Tiffany Wetzel-Sturtz and Erin Dumm of Barnes, Saly & Company P.C. will discuss accounting basics for non-accountants. Attendees will learn the following:

Defining that confusing accounting jargon
The accounting equation
Understanding bookkeeping basics
Reading and analyzing basic financial statements
Helpful financial ratios
Tips for preventing and detecting fraud
And other important topics beginners need to know

This Lunch & Learn will be held at the JARI Center (160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. Click here to register by June 18th. No shows on the day of the event will be billed.

Child Care Roundtable Discussion

JARI and The Learning Lamp are hosting a roundtable discussion to address child care needs across the region. Child care is a workforce issue that negatively impacts business operations. According to the Child Care Action Campaign, U.S. businesses lose $3 billion annually as a consequence of child care-related absences. Employer-supported child care improves employee recruitment, reduces turnover and boosts productivity. For every $1 invested in high quality early care and education, communities like ours can save between $4 and $17 in future costs for things like special education, juvenile justice and welfare support.

Join us and share your feedback on employee child care issues as well as ideas on how to improve services.

When: March 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM
Where: Penn Highlands Community College
Richland Campus, Workforce Education Center, Room A142

For more information and registration, please contact Debi Balog via email at .