[vip_committees] Fwd: Monday Morning Update

  • From: Blaine Clark <thelight9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Hank Bloomberg Chapter List <vip_committees@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 21:04:51 -0400




The October Featured Member is All About A Party & Costumes.


 This Week:


The DuBois Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding the following Health and Safety classes at their office at 109 N. Brady Street in DuBois: Standard First Aid on Tuesday, October 19.  For more details or to register, please call the Chapter office at 371-2750 or send an email to duboisarc@xxxxxxxxxxx.


Have your made a reservation yet??  “A Website is a Terrible Thing to Waste” is the workshop title for an event to be held at the Hampton Inn on Thursday, October 21st from 8-noon.  There will be some fundamentals, reasons why websites are so critical for businesses, Internet marketing, website features, and more! No selling – just GOOD information about how to ‘score’ your own website.  Continental breakfast, handouts and easy to understand information only $20 per person.  Contact the Chamber to register, dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or 371-5010.


Have your made a reservation yet??  Farmers National Bank will be hosting an After Hours MIXER on Friday, October 22nd from 5 – 7 pm at their Beaver Drive location.  Always a popular location for an event, the management and staff at Farmers is planning great food and beverages for another evening of networking and good business – check out our new offices!  To help with food preparation, let us know you’ll be coming by emailing dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


Are you ready for the election?  Reservations and questions necessary for Candidates Forum:  AARP and the Greater DuBois Chamber announce a Candidates Forum for Saturday morning, October 23rd from 8:30am to noon.  The location will be the meeting room of Lakeside United Methodist Church at 420 First Street, beside Tannery Dam.  Registration, coffee and donuts begins at 8:30 am with questions at 9:00am.  First on the agenda will be the candidates for US Congress:  Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson will meet his challenger Michael Pipe.    Then State Representative, Matt Gabler and his opponent Frank Straub will speak.  Mr. Jay Philippone, owner of Priority Communications will be the moderator for the event.  Questions will be prepared in advance – none will be taken from the audience.  If you have issues you feel need to be addressed by both or all candidates, please forward to the DuBois Chamber for inclusion.  The format will provide for timed responses and/or rebuttals to all questions.  Advance registration can be made by contacting  AARP Toll Free at 877-926-8300 or by calling the Chamber at 371-5010, or emailing dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


HalloWickedWeen, a new event brought to you every weekend (Fri, Sat & Sun) in October by Scenic View Recreation on Rte. 322 (across from Thunderbird Restaurant).  Lil Goblins Grove, ages 2-10, offers crafts, stories, games prizes and hay rides for only $5, beginning at 6 pm.  For the older crowd, WOODZ of WOE – the Haunted Woods with bonfire, concessions hayrides is open from dusk to midnight for only $7.  Then for one night only – October 29th - a live concert begins at 9pm.  For info, call 265- 9283.



Newly Added Today:


Hospital Avenue Project Update for Week of Oct. 18 –The following information is an update for PennDOT’s Hospital Avenue/Dixon Avenue realignment project in DuBois for the week of Oct. 18. All work is weather dependent.

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: The intersection of South Main Street, Hospital Avenue, Dixon Avenue, and South Main Street Extension will become a four-way stop beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 19. All traffic approaching this intersection will need to stop.
  • The contractor will be paving one lane of Dixon Avenue between Smithfield Street and South Main Street on Monday, Oct. 18.
  • Traffic will be placed on the newly paved lane of Dixon Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and the contractor will begin excavating for the other lane. Dixon Avenue will continue to be one way until further notice. Traffic will only be able to travel from Smithfield Street to South Main Street. All other traffic will need to follow the posted detour.
  • Murtland Avenue will be closed at the intersection of Dixon Avenue until further notice.
  • The contractor will be preparing to place the final lane of concrete pavement on South Main Street between Grove Avenue and Dixon Avenue.
  • The contractor will continue to form and place concrete curb and sidewalk throughout the project.

·         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.


DuBois Business College will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you have not visited our location at One Beaver Drive, stop by and check us out.  This is a time set aside for the public to meet our faculty and staff and ask questions about programs, financial aid, admissions, etc. Refreshments will be served.


An exhibition of photography submitted by students, staff, and faculty of Penn State DuBois will be on display at the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art beginning with a reception on from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on October 23, at the Winkler Gallery.  The public is welcome to attend the open house exhibits, enjoy the art displays, and interact with artists.  The exhibits on campus and at the Winkler Gallery will remain on display through November 30. 

Dinner and a Movie,  Abbas Coffee House,  Community wide event, all ages welcome, come for dinner,  come for dinner and a movie, or come for take-out.  But we hope you will consider coming for fun, food and the wonderful movie, How to Train Your  Dragon ,  Sat eve. November 6.
Dinners available starting at 5 PM:    (Take Out, Too)

Featured Specials:  Beef on Wick Sandwich Platter;  Pulled Pork Sandwich Platter; Hot Sausage Sandwich Platter. (Palumbo’s sausage).
With Two Sides:  Your choice of Cole Slaw or Apple Sauce; Your choice of Chips or Nachos and Cheese
All Platters only 5.00  a platter.  Along with our regular menu including Hot Dogs, Soft Pretzels, Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Pop Corn, and soft drinks.
Movie begins at 7 PM.  Please check out our web site link  to see all the movie info.  http://chmovies.weebly.com/index.html  And if you can click on Contact,  to share your thoughts about our movie showings, and if you are coming. (helps with food prep.) Brochures are also available at this site for downloading and printing.  Hope to see you Nov 6!


Holiday Gathering at The Inn at Narrows CreekNovember 10-13 from 10am to 5pm.  Great gift ideas, Christmas music, cheer and refreshments.  Share the joy of Christmas with the Inn at Narrows Creek!


The Christmas ornament for 2010 is here!  This year, as part of their 75th Anniversary, the ornament honors Penn State DuBois.  Call or email us and we’ll reserve your ornament until you can pick it up – only $10.00.


Next Week:


Have your made a reservation yet??  There will be a Grand Opening MIXER and Ribbon Cutting at the new DuBois office of Priority First Federal Credit Union on Tuesday, October 26th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.  Following the ribbon cutting there will be hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, as well as, tours of the new facility.  RSVP is necessary – call the Chamber at 371-5010 or email dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or call 265-8421 or 800-368-0739


A Mid-Day MIXER will be hosted by the DuBois Networkers Group on Friday, October 29th from 11:30 – 1pm in the Program Room of the DuBois Public Library.  Stop in for a FREE lunch and visit with this select group of members working with each other to promote their businesses within our region.  Please let us know you’ll be coming as we’ll be enjoying a FREE lunch prepared by Stew’s Brews; email us at dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


RSVP of Clearfield County is doing their Annual Make a Difference Day project by again collecting new socks to be distributed throughout Clearfield County.  Last year they collected more than 1,000 pairs of socks!  Let’s raise that number for this year by donating new socks.  If you can help, drop off your donation at the Chamber office or Visitor’s Center in the First Commonwealth Bank Building…and thank you, in advance for your kindness.


The DuBois Toastmasters group meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon at DuBois Hoss’s.  This Dutch Treat lunch get together provides an opportunity to become more comfortable when speaking before a group of people or for an event.  If you need further information, contact Anne Posteraro at KTH Architects, 371-1541.



Coming Soon:


The DuBois Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding the following Health and Safety classes at their office at 109 N. Brady Street in DuBois:  Adult CPR/AER on Tuesday, November 2;  Child & Infant CPR on Tuesday, November 9;  Standard First Aid on Tuesday, November 16.  All classes will start at 6 pm. For more details or to register, please call the Chapter office at 371-2750 or send an email to duboisarc@xxxxxxxxxxx.


New information about the 2010 Central PA Regional Business & Industry Expo which will take place at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College on Thursday, November 4 from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  The topics and times that have been selected for the nine free workshops available throughout the day.  Some of the topics include: The Ins and Outs of Web Development; First Look at Microsoft 2010; How Going Green Help the Bottom Line and MORE!  For a complete listing call the Chamber at 371-5010 or email us to send you the information at dacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :  also, find further information by going at Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162795507065171.


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 or www.pawildsresources.org.  Who should attend?  Businesses, trail group, community leaders – learn how the geocaching craze can benefit you and your area!  


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: 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.


Staples Copy & Print Center at the DuBois Mall is offering giving you 50% back in Staples Rewards on any Copy and Print Center purchases exceeding $25 or more NOW through November 13th!   Stop in and ask Manager Amy Hull for more details – don’t miss this opportunity!


Third Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser is set for Saturday, November 13th at the DuBois Country Club.  This year’s murder involves Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel!  Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased from the C/J Drug & Alcohol Commission or the Greater DuBois Chamber.  This a unique and different way to spend a Saturday night with friends, so get the gang together and call for tickets – this is a sell out every year!  Proceeds benefit the C/J Drug Free Communities Coalition.


The Friends of the DuBois Public Library are sponsoring a basket raffle during the month of  November. Gift baskets will be on display at the library beginning November  9. Tickets will be available for $1.00 each and winners will be announced at 2:00 P.M. on  Friday, November 19. The proceeds of this event will benefit the DuBois Public Library.  If you would like to participate in the event, create a gift basket which includes a book and various items related to the subject of the book. It is also helpful to include a list of those items, For ideas, see an example  on display at the library. Gift basket donations may be dropped off at the library on Saturday, November 6 or Monday, November 8.  


Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 20, for the annual Jaycees Lottery at Brady Township Community Center. Tickets are now available from any Jaycee for $30 each or by calling 814.590.1219. Doors will open at 7 with a full dinner for 2 with your ticket entry, and the drawing and fun side games begins at 8 p.m. Our famous Chinese Auction basket raffle is sure to impress again this year, thanks to the numerous community sponsors. Don’t miss it!


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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