[vip_committees] Fwd: Monday Morning Update

  • From: Blaine Clark <thelight9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2011 11:02:23 -0400

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Subject: Monday Morning Update
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 10:59:31 -0400
From: DuBois Chamber of Commerce <dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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This Week:


Financial Considerations Relating to Marcellus Development in Pennsylvania:   Penn State Cooperative Extension will be holding this workshop on Monday, October 10, 2011 at the Penn State DuBois Campus Hiller Auditorium.  The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and end at approximately 9:30 PM.  Speakers include Jon Laughner, Penn State Extension Educator from the Marcellus Educ ation Team, Timothy R. Marshall, CPA with Urish Popeck & Co., LLC, Paul Nicholas with Clermont Wealth Strategies, and Dwight Koerber, Esq.  Discussion will include Marcellus Economics, Tax Planning Strategies, Handling an Economic Windfall, and Estate Planning Options.  A question and answer period will follow the discussion.  Please contact the Clearfield County Extension Office to register to attend at (814) 765-7878.


411 Networkers is having a Fall Guest Event on Monday, October 10th at the DuBois Country Club from 5-6:30pm.  Hors D’oeuvres and Networking will be held in the banquet room.  If you would like to receive quality business referrals, this meeting is for you.  Come join like-minded business people in our local community, who are committed to growing their businesses through referral-based networking.  We are a close contact Networking Group who meets weekly with the purpose of giving and receiving quality referrals.  We are currently accepting applications, but will only permit one professional per business category.  We meet every Wednesday morning from 7:15am to 8:45am at TJ’s Lounge inside the Clarion Hotel.   For more details please visit www.411networkers.com or email us at 411networkers@xxxxxxxxx.


The North Central PA Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the DuBois Diner. The meeting will begin with breakfast at 8 AM followed by a presentation by Jerry Calsitri of Swift Kennedy and Associates. His will update the group on Health Care Reform and Health Care Legislation. This meeting is sponsored by Swift Kennedy and Associates. Reservations for the meeting can be made by a fax to 653-8425. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the society’s website at www.hrmancpa.org.


ATTENTION Veterans Seeking EmploymentMarcellus Shale Hiring Expo at Danville Armory on Wednesday, October 26th from 10am-4pm.  Must Register by October 12th by calling PA National Guard Employment Outreach at 717-861-2640.

DuBois Area Toastmasters will be hosting the Area 9 Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:30PM at the DuBois Business College Room 116.  Anyone is welcome to attend.


Thursday, October 13th at 5:30pm there will be an educational seminar entitled:  Smart Investing: Making the Most of Your Marcellus Shale Wealth at DuBois Regional Medical Center.  Presented by Jerad Rosenthal , Wealth Market Advisor of First Commonwealth Advisors, at 5:30 pm – reservations and more information by calling 375-1927.


Oct. 15 – The Fourth Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk will be hosted by the DuBois Area Historical Society. The Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk will begin at 6 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from the United Way Office on Jared St. On the walk, which will foc us on the old DuBois Brewery site “Spirits” of DuBois’ history will speak to the tours. The walk topics are suitable for all ages. Admission for the tour is $5 for adults and $3 for students, with children sixth grade and younger free if accompanied by an adult.



Newly Added Today:             


2011 Sportsmen’s Event hosted by PA Rep Matt Gabler on Sunday, October 16th from noon to 3pm at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.  For further details call Leah at 375-4688.


The Workforce/Training Subcommittee of the Greater DuBois Chamber has made arrangements for a Business Over Breakfast presentation focusing on the newest Marcellus Shale Needs Assessment.  The assessment was completed by Tracy Brundage and Jim Ladlee, representing the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center (MSETC).  Tracy and Jim have agreed to p resent the latest information at a Business Over Breakfast scheduled for Thursday, October 27th   at the Lakeview Lodge, Treasure Lake.  Watch for further information. 


DuBois Country Club Presents:  Bridal Fair: Sunday October 30th 1-3pm. No admission fee for Bridal fair. A physic from Erie will be doing tarot card readings and palm readings. Dress in costume because then they are having a Tannery Halloween Party!  Sunday Oct. 30th 4-8pm;limited tickets-only $10.00per person.


The holidays are coming up and what better way to get to your target market than to do a direct mail.  Call your Yellowbook rep today for a quote or call 800 YB Yellow & they will get you a rep.


Holiday Wreath Making Class will be hosted by DRMC’s Dept. of Development on November 13 at 1:00pm – DuBois Country Club.  The ticket price of $50 includes lunch, non-alcoholic bevera ge, wreath and basic ornaments-if you have own decorations, please bring.  For reservations and / or tickets, please call 375-1112.


NEW CHILDCARE FACILITY NOW OPEN!  Kids Clubhouse at Tri County Church now has hours of operation from 6am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. They are accepting children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age on a full or part-time enrollment basis. They also offer Before and After school care with a bus stop for Oklahoma and Penfield Schools and the DuBois Middle School. We have drop-off care on a first come first serve basis when space is available.  The facility is licensed through Pennsylvania Commonwealth. They are partnering with CCIS to offer childcare on a income based scale to t he families who are in need, and also provide breakfast, lunch and a snack for children if they are here during our scheduled meal times.  Our childcare center is focused on partnering with the parents to create an extension of the home. We want to nurture the whole person: mind, body and spirit with a focus on child development through proper activities, rest and nutrition for each age group.  For interest in TCC Childcare please contact: Jeanne E. Adwell, Childcare Director, (814) 371-0727 or Jeanne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



Next Week:


Natural Gas Finance and Taxation Workshop, sponsored by Penn State Extension, October 18, 2011, Rm. 209 DEF Building, Penn State DuBois, 8 AM to 4 PM.  The gas boom brings along with it many new and sometimes complicated income, property, and estate tax issues. The workshops are geared toward financial advisors, attorneys, accountants, financial planners, tax preparers, small-business owners, and landowners.  Topics to be covered include Gas Valuation and Appraisal, Tax Treatment of Natural Gas, Damages & Easement Payments, Working Interest, Types of Royalties, Estate Planning, Bonus Payments, Sales vs. Leases.  Ins tructors include: Michael Jacobson, PSU, Associate Professor; Jeffrey Kern, Resource Technologies Corporation; Dale Tice, Marshall, Parker & Associates; Tim Gooch, ParenteBeard, LLC; Ed Kollar, ParenteBeard, LLC; Joe Aldcowski, ParenteBeard, LCC.   See the website- Natural Gas Taxation and Finance Workshop (http://www.cvent.com/d/mcqn18) for registration details or contact Dr. Jacobson at 814-865-3994; or for more information, email mgj2@xxxxxxx.    


Questions about Worker’ Comp or Unemployment Comp?? **MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW:  Save This Important Date:  Call the Chamber or email NOW for your registration form and brochure for an < b>October 19th Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation/Unemployment Compensation Issues  Conference  co-sponsored by the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce  and the Human Resource Management Association of North Central Pennsylvania (SHRM).  Representatives from the PA Unemployment Compensation Board of Review and Workers’ Compensation Board, members of safety committees of area businesses  and labor attorneys will address legal, hearing and appeal processes and general WC/UC  issues of current interest to area employers and attorneys.  This program will be submitted to the HR Certification Institute and the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for review for continuing education credits.  Call 371-5010 or email dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. < /span>


40th Anniversary Benefit Dinner & Auction, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at the DuBois VFW - $25 per person.  Doors open at 5pm with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar; buffet dinner by Shannon’s Catering at 6pm; Live Auction, Silent Auction, Games of Chance - To Reserve your tickets call  371-7215 or email paintandplayschool@xxxxxxxxxxx. Paint and Play School is a 501(c)(3) organization.


One of Southern Gospel’s finest quartets, Triumphant Quartet, is coming to D uBois High School on October 22, 2011 brought to you by Cornelius Promotions, Inc. Doors open at 6 pm and the Concert starts at 7 pm. Tickets for the concert are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Children’s tickets are $5. Tickets may be purchased at Hockman Candy, Reynolds Financial Advisors and Stew’s Brew. For more information call Bruce at 371-2823 or email him at amusicman1@xxxxxxxxxxx



Coming Soon:


The Free Medical Clinic Charity Fashion S how will take place on Thursday, October 27th  at the Lakeview Lodge.  Tickets are available at Jack’s and Catherine’s Caché.  You may also call JoAnn at 371-5295.


A request for the Chamber businesses: Clearfield-Jefferson Drug & Alcohol Commission is working with a group of students to reduce underage drinking among area students.  Red Ribbon Week is October 24-28.  To support these efforts please decorate your business and storefronts in red for this week.  Students will be making posters with the theme “Make Your Mark” on them, and would appreciate it if local businesses would display these posters during the week.  This is unique opportunity for our community and schools to come together to work towards promoting a drug free community.  To offer your business location or to get further information contact Malissa at mmartino@xxxxxxxxx .


Northwest Industrial Resource Center presents: Lean for the Office – Not Just for Manufacturing - Thursday Nov. 3, Community Education Council, 4 Erie Avenue, St. Marys, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  PAPERWORK!!! Bogged down by routing slips, filing, documentation and orders? Do you find yourself saying “it’s easier just to do it myself than to explain to someone how to do it?” Lean manufacturing has inspire d virtually every manufacturer around the world to reduce waste and achieve high quality and increased profits. But Lean concepts can be applied beyond manufacturing, especially within the office. It's been said that improving transactional processes can lead to a 400% improvement for an organization. This means that law firms, human service organizations, human resources directors of large employers, public agencies, and most businesses with significant amounts of client paperwork can improve customer service, improve productivity, save time, and reduce cost. Manufacturers will also benefit from this class by learning how to use lean for the Office to organize scheduling, improve lead time, document quality, safety and more.  Learn through instruction and simulation how to apply Lean concepts to an office environment to reduce cycle times, reduce waste and improve your profitability.  Instructor: Megan Burns, Managing Director - Operations Strategy Consultin g. Cost: $295. Call Joann Lyons at NWIRC at 814-456-6299 to register.


2011 Central PA Regional Business & Industry Expo is scheduled at the Bryce Jordan Center, November 3, 2011, from 1:30 – 6:30 pm.  This is the premier event in Central PA for showcasing member’ products and services.  There are opportunities for both exhibitor space and sponsorships.  The Greater DuBois Chamber is once again partnering and participating in this important showcase of businesses.  Booth prices remain the same as previous year - $400 for businesses; $200 for non-profits.& nbsp; For information and registration form, call the Chamber at 371-5010 or email us at dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.  There are two FREE workshops for those who may wish to exhibit entitled “Effective Marketing through Trade Shows”-the same workshop will be presented from 9-11:30am on September 8th and September 29th.


The Greater DuBois Chamber NOW has tickets for the 4th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater sponsored by Clearfield-Jefferson Drug Free Communities Coalition will take place Saturday, November 5th at the DuBois Country Club.  Dinner and show begin at 6:00 pm.  The production “Sleigh Bells Over Broa dway,” dinner, dessert, and coffee (tea) is included in the ticket price of $40 per person.  Tickets available by calling 371-9002 or contacting the Greater DuBois Chamber at 371-5010 or by emailing – dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.  


Wine-ee Trip to SALAMANCA on Nov 5th 2011-Leave from DuBois Mall, pick up at Brockway, Ridgway, Wilcox and Johnsonburg: Leave at 10 am get there by 1pm & leave at 6 pm

***Must be a Wine-ee Women MEMBER!***(if your friends aren’t one tell them to sign up). Pay in Wilcox or DuBois by Oct 5, 2011 - $45 includes: $25 towards slots, $10 towards food, a bag lunch &am p; of course WINE!


Treasure Lake Craft Show - November 12th from 10am – 4pm. Lakeview Lodge.  Vendors wanted! Space is allocated on a first come first served basis. You may make a request and we will do the best we can to accommodate you. The doors will be open @ 9:00am for vendors to come set up displays. No refunds will be given after October 27th.  Registration forms at TLPOA Office. For more information, please call TLPOA Administration Office at 814-371-0711 ext. 100, or the TLPOA Recreation Office at 814-371-0711 ext. 106.

Lakeview Lodge & Conference Center - Tis the Season! Christmas is right around the corner! Book your Christmas Parties with us at the Lakeview Lodge & Conference Center. Dates are filling up fast! To book your date with us, please call the Lakeview Lodge & Conference Center at 814-913-1430, or Events Coordinator Office at 814-371-0711 extension 106.


First Step: Starting a Small Business – Workshop each month July through December 2011 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 suc ceed.  Sessions will be held Saturdays at DuBois Best Western from 8:30–noon.  The dates of the workshops are November 19 and December 10.  To register online www.web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call toll free at 877-292-1843.


If you know of someone who may wish to receive the Monday Morning Update, please have them email dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


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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





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