[vip_committees] Fwd: Monday Morning Update

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  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 14:36:53 -0400




The September Featured Member is Penn Central Door.



This Week:


**Mid-Day MIXER this Tuesday- Bill Young, manager of Superior Hose & Fittings, LLC. has invited everyone to a FREE lunch MIXER at their Brockway location on Tuesday, August 31st from 11:30-1:30.  Come and see what this subsidiary of Varischetti & Sons is offering to the businesses of our region (esp. the Marcellus industry).   Turn right at the Sheetz in Brockway and the building is less than a mile on the left.  Please let us know you’ll be coming by emailing dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or call 371-5010.


Country in the City is the theme for the First Friday Block Party on September 3rd.  The Downtown Revitalization Group and the DuBois Rotary Club will set up this event on the Main Street end of West Long Avenue from 5-8 pm.  The DuBois Rotary Club will sponsor the Second Chance Chili Cook-Off – to register go to www.duboisrotary.org or call 371-5010.  The band for the evening will be Sam Buck and the Buck Street Boys!


Sunset at The Winery—Enjoy sights and sounds of summer in the picnic pavilion.  Ten dollars gets you a logo wine glass, wine discounts, and loads of fun.  Food is available while listening to live music.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 4th – 7pm - Music by “Gary Bickerstaff”.


The Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group is seeking information about the Pershing Hotel.  The information will be complied to create a poster for display in the informational kiosk to be located in the parking lot, at the site of the Pershing Hotel.  If you have any pictures, news articles, items or memories you would like to share, please contact Karen Vanderhoff at 814-371-3064.  No item will be kept; simply photographed, copied or recorded.



Newly Added Today:


Hospital Avenue Project Update for Week of August 30 – The following information is an update for PennDOT’s Hospital Avenue/Dixon Avenue realignment project in DuBois for the week of August 30. All work is weather dependent.

·         The contractor will be installing waterline on South Main Street between Grove Avenue and Dixon Avenue.

·         The contractor will be excavating and grading South Main Street between Grove Avenue and Dixon Avenue in preparation for paving. This work will be in the lane that is currently closed and will not affect traffic. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on South Main Street.

·         Motorists are advised to watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone

The overall project will re-align Hospital Avenue with Dixon Avenue.  Work includes roadway widening, new traffic signals, and improved access to DRMC. The job is scheduled to run through late November of this year.


Christmas is coming up before we know it and the  Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group is looking for new members for the Christmas Planning Committee!  If you enjoy the activities of that take place in Downtown DuBois over the holidays and would enjoy having a hand in how the activities are planned and organized, please call Karen Vanderhoff, Downtown Program Manager at 371-30634.  This year's theme is "It's a Wonderful Life in DuBois"  and we are planning an entire month of exciting activities and events for downtown!


The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission is proud to announce the website for the North Central Greenways, www.ncentralgreenways.com

The website was designed as a tool to assist with the implementation of greenways and trails in the North Central Pennsylvania region. It serves as a as a one-stop shop for organizations, advocates, and municipalities in the North Central Region. According to Matt Marusiak, Project Manager for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, “in order to have a successful greenways and trails program, it’s important to keep people updated, to receive input from others, and to share our success stories with one another. The website has been designed to allow organizations, advocates, and municipalities to post projects and initiatives throughout the region, providing for two-way communication.”


DuBois Regional Medical Center is hosting an American Lung Association “Freedom from Smoking” class to teach people how to stop smoking starting Sept. 7.  Trained facilitators help participants stop tobacco use through eight classes. Attend the first one to see if it is right for you.  The class starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Resource Center at DRMC’s west campus. It is the former Central Christian High School building.  Many medications can now help with smoking cessation. These medications are a component of the program. Financial aid for the medications is available for those who qualify.  For more information or to register, call DRMC at 375-3575 or 372-2966. The cost of the course is $25 to cover educational materials that the participants keep.  Anyone unable to attend can call the PA Free Quit Line at 1-800-quit-now or 1-800-784-8669, or visit online at www.quitnet.com.


There will be an After Hours MIXER on Wednesday, September 8th from 4-6 pm, hosted by the DuBois Hampton Inn.  This is in conjunction with the Clearfield County Tourism Authority’s regular meeting and award presentation.  Delicious foods catered by Luigi’s Ristorante, beverages as provided and networking opportunities galore.  Be sure to bring your business cards.  Stop in and thank Gregg Sheehan, Jim Long and Deb Maki from the Hampton Inn as they host this important, and always great, event!  Let us know you’ll be attending by emailing dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or call us at 371-5010.


The Hahne Regional Cancer Center invites everyone to an Open House from 6-8 pm on Friday, September 10th.  See the new addition and remodeled areas of the area’s premier cancer treatment facility.  No RSVP necessary.


Come join the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society for a Tailgating Party at the Penn State DuBois Café to watch PSU vs Alabama on Saturday, September 11, 2010!! Tailgating begins at 5:30 pm and the game start at 7 pm. Price is $10/person and $5/person for students and children under 12 and includes food, beverages and Penn State Creamery Ice Cream! Come in your most spirited attire to be entered into a drawing. Join the Nittany Lion for food and help cheer PSU to VICTORY!! The game will be watched on a 10’ x 10’ screen with another TV in the café. This is a non alcoholic event. Please call 814-375-4775 to reserve a seat and food.


DuBois Kiwanis Club hosts Community Days at Hoss’s on Monday, September 13th.  Twenty percent (20%) of the proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Smoke Alarm Fund – a working smoke alarm is provided to the family of every newborn at DRMC.  Support this life-Saving Project!


Haven House Shelter will present their annual fundraiser “Performing Hearts” at the DuBois Are Middle School on Friday, October 8th at 7pm.  This is an important event in the efforts to allow the shelter to provide help and assistance to the thousands who have used the facility.  Tickets are $12 and available by calling the Chamber at 371-5010.

 The North Central Gas Expo is being held on Thursday, October 14th at Clearview St. Marys, LP, located next to Tractor Supply in St. Marys. Wednesday evening a networking dinner will be held for exhibitors and their guests. You can register for the event, get information and explore sponsorship,  exhibitor, and advertising opportunities on the expo's website at NorthCentralGasExpo.comThe event will bring together the natural gas industry and local business entrepreneurs to explore the opportunities that are emerging out of the Marcellus natural gas play. The industry is raving about the quality and quantity of natural gas in Pennsylvania. Industry leaders are taking note and putting major resources into this region. Taking the opportunity to be part of expo in Ridgway, Pennsylvania is a must if you and your business is interested in becoming part of this emerging industry.  Registration is open! Sign-up today to reserve the best Expo Spots and mark your calendars now and join us for the North Central Gas Expo in Ridgway, Pennsylvania!


 Next Week:


The Chamber’s Birdies to Bogies Ladies Golf Tournament is looking for your promo pieces to present to the women playing in this tournament.  We give everyone “Ditty Bags” with a variety of opportunities inside. For instance, Stew’s Brew Coffeehouse is giving a coffee card with the first space already marked off; Fezell’s Shop ‘n Save is donating a $5 gift card for each golfer; and so on.  Perhaps you can offer a 10% discount or ???  Other ways of supporting this event may be to provide a door prize or basket;  the best way is to bring a foursome to the tournament.  If you want to be part of this event by promoting your business, please contact us at 371-5010 or email dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.  The event will be held at Beechwoods Golf Course on Friday, September 10th.  This is a great day of food, fun and friends – great prizes too!  The Signature Sponsor of the day is Helpmates, Inc. and the Event Sponsor is Farmers National Bank.


Sunset at The Winery—Enjoy sights and sounds of summer in the picnic pavilion.  Ten dollars gets you a logo wine glass, wine discounts, and loads of fun.  Food is available while listening to live music.  We have increased the number of events to satisfy demand.  Mark your calendar for the following 2010 date:  Saturday, Sept. 11th – 7pm - Music by “The 2 of Us”.  For more information contact Laurel Mountain Winery.



Coming Soon:


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) asks you to join them for their September 2010 meeting!  The meeting will be on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at  The DuBois Diner  located at W. DuBois Avenue (across the street from Harley-Davidson.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. followed by a delicious buffet breakfast.  Our presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude before 10:00 a.m. The topic for September’s meeting will be “Health Care Reform” with the Swift Kennedy Insurance Group as presenter.

The registration fee for this event is $10 for current members of our regional Chapter and $15 for non-Chapter members.  Everyone is welcome. To make your reservation, please contact Linda Kronenwetter at (814) 371-2821 or reply back to this e-mail or fax this form to 371-5264.  Reservations are requested and appreciated by September 10, 2010.  

If you are not a member and wish to attend and/or would like additional information about SHRM, please contact Michael Knobloch 814-653-8265, Ext 121.


There will be an informational meeting entitled “What you need to know before entering into a Marcellus Shale Gas Lease,” on September 15th at 6:00 pm, Clearfield Knights of Columbus Hall.


Zappia Multimedia Films Wedding and Commercial Videos and Transfers 8mm film, photos, slides, and videotape to DVD.  They now can Transfer 35mm Negatives to CD or DVD!

For More Information, Please Call (814) 371-4901.


The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is Saturday, September 18th at Memorial Park in DuBois.  Registration begins at 9:30am and the walk starts at 10:30am.  For more information or to join a team, contact robin.hecker@xxxxxxx.


First Step: Starting a Small Business – Workshop each month through December 2010 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.  All sessions will be held on Saturday mornings at the DuBois Hampton Inn from 8:30 – noon.  The dates of the workshops are: September 18; October 16; November 13; and December 11, 2010.  The cost is $20 per person.  To register online:  www.web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call the SBDC toll free at 877-292-1843.


The Friends of  the Library will present “My Uncle Charlie Did What?!!” Genealogical Resources at the DuBois Public Library. Former library director Leah Green will introduce participants to the hobby of genealogy, suggesting ways to begin exploring family history and featuring resources available at the library. The program will be presented on Monday September 20 from 10:30 until 11:30 A.M. and repeated from 7:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the library program room.  Pre-registration is requested and may be completed by contacting the library at 371-5930 by September 14.


There will be a Business Over Breakfast on Thursday, September 23rd at 7:30 am at the DuBois Country Club.  The topic will be the industrial perspective on the State and National legislative regulatory climate regarding the Marcellus Shale industry.  Speakers will include Chuck Allen, Penn State Cooperative Extension, David Spigelmyer, Vice-{resident for Governmental Relations of Chesapeake Energy, an Roger Lays, District Manager for Baker-Hughes.  (Please note a change of location for this meeting due to the number of people attending.)  To make your reservation, email us at dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx .


Vendors wanted for the Bavarian Fall Fest to be held in St. Marys on October 1, 2, & 3.  Something for everyone – download an application www.stmaryschamber.org.


All About A Party & Costumes will be holding a costume contest and will co-sponsor the Annual Red Cross Blood Drive with Sunny106.  Stay tuned for more details regarding all of the “Ghoulish” activities, other Mall Merchant’s Scare Fair events and a great day of fun at the DuBois Mall!  This event will be held on Saturday, October 2nd in conjunction with the Annual Touch A Truck Day sponsored by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. and The Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce.


Can You Bring a Vehicle to Touch A Truck Day?  This special event for children is scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd  in the parking lot of the DuBois Mall nearest the Hampton Inn.  Glenn O. Hawbaker and the Greater DuBois Chamber with support from DuBois Kiwanis Club offer children from the surrounding area the opportunity to see, hear, pretend to drive, etc. all types of vehicles from all businesses of our region.  Various businesses donate their time and vehicles to allow children to learn about vehicle and personal safety during this few hours of entertainment.  This is a FREE event – we simply ask if the kids can bring a can of food to share with others, it would be appreciated.  If your business would like to participate, dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


2010 Corn Maze from October 2nd to October 31st in Glen Richey, PA-six miles South of Clearfield.  Saturdays from 6pm to 11pm; Sundays from 12 noon to 4pm.  Hayrides and pony rides available on Sunday only.  For further information, contact Tracie and Bob Lytle-590-9146 orlytles_farm@xxxxxxxxx.


Fugly Sports is an up and coming sports apparel company here in the DuBois area.  (www.fuglysportsgear.com) They are hosting their Second Annual Fugly Stick Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 9th at the Hemlock View Golf Course near Punxsy.  To find out more about the event, please call 814-541-1227.


Plans Underway for 15th Annual Charity Auction - The 2010 Auction Committee is collecting donations and sponsorships for the upcoming 15th Annual Anne S. Thacik Charity Auction. This year’s auction will be held on Wednesday evening, October 13th, at the Knights of Columbus in Clearfield, PA.  For more information on the auction or the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc, please visit www.ccaaa.net or call (814) 765-2696.  Programs and services of the Agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc, Mature Resources Foundation, and local and consumer contributions.


It’s that time again! Time to mark your calendar for the ACS Grocer’s Fight Cancer Day!  This year’s date is Friday,  October 15th from 10am till 6pm and held at Fezell’s Shop-n-Save.

If you or someone from your business would want to volunteer an hour that day, please contact Diane Milliron by emailing diane.milliron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx .


Business Workshops beginning in October:  The second Tuesday of each month, there will be a FREE workshop entitled Business Basics-this is for existing and start-up businesses.  Then October 19th will go Beyond the Basics with a workshop entitled Writing a Better Business Plan, and November 16th is a workshop Marketing/Advertising.  Register online by going to the Score (Counselors to America’s Small Business) website www.scorecpa.org.


Get your registration form now for the 2010 Central PA Regional Business & Industry Expo will again take place this year at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College.  The scheduled date is Thursday, November 4 from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  This is a wonderful networking and marketing opportunity for ALL businesses – ALL sizes.  We had about a dozen from this Chamber area participate last year and are looking for more for this year.  We’d be happy to provide the registration form if you call 371=5010 or email us at dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


PA Wilds is “Cashing-In on Geocaching”- There will be a conference for people interested in this high tech scavenger hunt that explores the connection between tourism, technology and nature.  The conference begins with registration at 9:30 am at the Emporium Country Club on Friday, November 5, 2010.  The $20 fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.  RSVP on or before October 27th to Val Shelley at 814-486-0213 or vshelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


If you know of someone who would like to receive the Monday Morning Update, please have them email the Chamber at dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Have a Great Week!

Nancy Micks



Greater DuBois Chamber

"Business Helping Business"

Nancy J. Micks

Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development
3 S. Brady St., Suite 205
DuBois, PA 15801




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