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2012 Entrepreneur Training Series – “Getting the Most out of your Generation Y Workforce”- A great workshop planned for Wednesday, February 8th beginning at 5pm, Clarion Hotel, DuBois. To register, call the SBDC toll free at 877-292-1843 or email www.clarion.edu/sbdc/training. Snacks provided.
The 5th Annual “Lion” Wine & Cheese presented by the DuBois Educational Foundation is scheduled for February 10, 2012! Tickets are only $30. Some of this year’s auction items include a Hines Ward autographed jersey, Ultimate Golf Package, 4 Lexus Club Seats for a Pirates Game, Free carpet cleaning (up to 650sqft), and more! Some of our sponsors are S & T Bank, Janney Montgomery Scott, McDonald’s of DuBois, Farmers National Bank, Swift Kennedy Insurance, Timberland Federal Credit Union, & Computer Sound. Brian Thompson of WTAJ will emcee and Pat Errigo will again lead the auction. Call 375-4786 to purchase tickets! If you would like to be a sponsor or donate an item please call 375-4775 or 375-4857!
Tickets available NOW to help benefit our Student Scholarship Fund. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Gift – a special night of enjoyment! It’s the Fat Tuesday Event – WHERE BOURBON ST. MEETS BRADY ST. – on Tuesday, February 21st at Luigi’s Ristorante. Along with the delightful Mardi Gras Buffet and a complimentary Hurricane (beverage), we shall again share ‘The Mountain of Desserts’ provided by some of the greatest bakers in the area and a wine-tasting for desserts hosted by the Winery at Wilcox. Tickets are $25 per person (includes buffet, Hurricane, Mountain of Desserts, tax and gratuity). Please call the Chamber for tickets to this delicious event to help benefit our Student Scholarship Fund. 371-5010 or email us at dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx .
Reservations Due Now for the Business Over Breakfast which will take place on Thursday, March 8th, 7:30am at the DuBois Diner. Speaking will be the staff of the Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation. They are going to present the CCEDC’s organizational structure & mission, assistance programs that are available to businesses, and their involvement in the Riverfront Project in Clearfield. Also, updates on recent and new businesses within the area, available space throughout the county for new and existing companies, report from local eyes of Marcellus industry, and much more. Breakfast buffet is $12.50 in advance or $15 at door; however, we must have reservations. We want to acknowledge our breakfast series sponsors: Advanced Business Computing Services, Clearfield Bank & Trust, Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Clearfield/Jefferson Drug & Alcohol Commission, Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation, Coldwell Banker Developac Realty, First Commonwealth Bank, Murrays Ford Lincoln Honda Freightliner, North Central Building & Construction Trades Council, and S & T Bank.
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Another DuBois Chamber Fact: The Greater DuBois Chamber hosted numerous Mixers for Chamber Businesses, their employees, customers and business partners in 2011. All employees of Chamber businesses are invited to attend all events. If your business has a desire to share your company news, offer a site visit, and tell your company story, we’d enjoy helping. Mixers can be breakfast, mid-morning, Mid-Day (lunch), mid-afternoon, or after hours. This does not have to be a huge investment on your part compared to the benefits it will bring you. You might also co-op the event with another business…Call the Chamber and we’ll help make it happen. If you cannot host an event, we hope to see you as an attendee in 2012.
The Importance of Being Ernest is a trivial comedy for serious people. This great show will be presented by the Reitz Theater on February 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 8:00 pm and February 12 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available at Kohlhepp’s True Value, Catherine’s Cache, Rosies Book Shoppe, and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard – or by calling 375-4274.
Wine-ee Trip to Hollywood Casino - March 24th 2012. Leave DuBois Mall at 9AM (Bus arrives at 8:30am); Clearfield Wal-Mart 9:30 AM; Phillipsburg Peebles Plaza 10:00 AM;
St. College / Nittany Mall Entrance A 10:30 AM. Arrival 1 PM & Departure by 7:30 PM - DuBois Return arrival time approx 11:30 PM***Must be a Wine-ee Women MEMBER!***
(if your friends aren’t one tell them to sign up) Drivers License Mandatory Pay by March 10th 2012-$55 includes: $30 towards slots, $5 towards buffet, Dino’s Pizza for lunch & of course WINE!
Wine-ee Trip to I Love Lucy Museum on May 5th, 2012. Leave from DuBois Mall at 10AM (Bus arrives at 9:30AM); Brockway 10:15AM, Ridgway 10:45AM, Johnsonburg 11:00AM, Wilcox 11:15AM. Arrival at Lucy Museum 1pm, Departure 8PM - Arrive back in DuBois Approx. 10PM
***Must be a Wine-ee Women MEMBER!*** (if your friends aren’t one tell them to sign up) Pay by April 20th 2012-$120 includes: Bus Fare, Tours, Entrance Fees, Mini Lunch, Lucy Supper, and Entertainment & of course WINE!
The DuBois Kiwanis Club Diners Coupon Books are going fast! If you don’t have one yet….they are available at:
Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce
The Gourmet Kitchen
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
Hurry-while supplies last! Coupons are valid for all of 2012.
Clearfield County Career and Technology Center and Timberland FCU are holding a retirement fair for the community. The fair will be at CCCTC on February 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. George Pry from Horace Mann will give a brief presentation about retirement accounts and then the attendees will have a chance to meet with different retirement planners from the area. To learn more or reserve a seat please contact Jordan at the Credit Union at 1-800-477-3889.
Business Succession Planning- A breakfast program sponsored by the Clarion SBDC, Farmers National Bank and the Greater DuBois Chamber on Friday, February 17th from 8:30am-10:30am at the DuBois Diner. The speaker answering all your questions will be Rich Snebold of the Snebold Family business Partners LLC. Cost for this valuable event is $15 per person. Register by calling toll free at 877-292-1843 or online at www.clarion.edu/sbdc/training.
First Step: Starting a Small Business – FREE Workshop each month January through June 2012 designed to give you a head-start with your business. Topics that will be covered during each session: What to consider before starting a business; License and tax information; Regulations governing a business; Guidelines on how to finance your business; How and why to prepare a business plan; Other resources you can use to help you plan and succeed. Sessions will be held Saturdays at DuBois Best Western from 8:30–noon. The date of the workshop is February 18. To register online www.web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call toll free at 877-292-1843.
Day of Dance at the DuBois Mall will occur on Saturday, February 25th beginning at 11 am.
Monte Carlo to be held at Lakeview Lodge - Saturday, February 25th at 6:30pm in Treasure Lake. Tickets $40 each - benefits the Free Medical Clinic and the Heart Center at DRMC. For more information call Carol Foltz at 590-3398 or JoAnn Zartman at 591-0224
Winee-Women will meet on February 29th at the DuBois Harley Shop from 7-9pm. The theme is “Sweating’ to the Oldies”- Zumba with Marcela; Juice Plus with Patty Melani. RSVP to DuBois Mall Wine Shop by Feb. 12th -375-6885 or email news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx $5 for light snacks.
Watch for these two exciting events honoring our area youth - Junior Scholastic Challenge, March 14 at 6:30 PM in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois; and the Senior Scholastic Challenge, March 28 at 6:30 PM in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois.
First Step: Starting a Small Business – FREE Workshop each month January through June 2012 designed to give you a head-start with your business. Topics that will be covered during each session: What to consider before starting a business; License and tax information; Regulations governing a business; Guidelines on how to finance your business; How and why to prepare a business plan; Other resources you can use to help you plan and succeed. Sessions will be held Saturdays at DuBois Best Western from 8:30–noon. The dates of the workshops are March 24, April 21, May 19, and June 23, 2012. To register online www.web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call toll free at 877-292-1843.
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Have a great Chamber Day!
Nancy J. Micks, President/CEO
Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development
P: 814-371-5010 F: 814-371-5005