Week of: March 12, 2018
JARI will be the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
2018 Board Appointments Announced
Linda Thomson


JARI officers elected to a one-year term:
Chairman: Bill Polacek, JWF Industries
First Vice Chair: Bill Locher, Somerset Trust Company
Second Vice Chair: Matt Smith, Laurel Auto Group
Secretary: Bob Eyer, Wessel & Company
Asst. Secretary: Marty Radovanic, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Treasurer: Jeff Stopko, AmeriServ Financial
Asst. Treasurer: Steve Tucker, DLP Conemaugh Health System

New JARI Directors appointed for a three-year term:
Gilda Jackson, Lockheed Martin AeroParts, Inc.
Greg Winger, First National Bank of Pennsylvania

Special thanks to Tony Caper of DRS Technologies and Mike Price of First Commonwealth Bank for their tenure on the JARI Board of Directors.


JIDC Chair: Jeff Cramer, 1 st Summit Bank

New JIDC Directors elected for a one-year term:
Rob Cabala, First National Bank of Pennsylvania
Kevin Volk, Northwest Bank
Steve Zamias, Zamias Services

We would like to extend our appreciation to outgoing board members: Joe Anthony – Zamias Services; Jackie Kulback – Gautier Steel; Mike Stevens – Somerset Trust Company; and Greg Winger – First National Bank.

JARI Growth Fund:

JGF Chair: Steve Howsare, Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission.

For a complete list of JARI and its affiliates’ board members, please visit the JARI website .
JARI Featured in Prime Design Solutions Podcast
This month JARI President, Linda Thomson, is featured in the Prime Design Solutions podcast to discuss what JARI does for our region as an economic development organization, and give an overview of JARI services that are available for new and established businesses of all sizes.

To read/listen to the podcast, visit the Prime Design Solutions website. If you're interested in learning more about what JARI has to offer, call the JARI office at (814) 535-8675.
Environmental Tank & Container Earns Manufacturer of the Year
Linda Thomson

Congratulations to Environmental Tank & Container (ETC), a division of JWF Industries, on being named Manufacturer of the Year at the sixth annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards.

The Oil & Gas Awards are a platform for the industry to recognize advances made in environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility, health and safety. The Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes outstanding contributions a manufacturer has made to the industry in the region.
Voting Open for Explore the New Manufacturing Student Video Contest
Catalyst Connection

Catalyst Connection has been providing opportunities for our manufacturing companies to build their talent pipeline by engaging with local schools. Our Explore the New Manufacturing Student Video Contest enables students to learn about - and promote - manufacturing careers to their peers through some amazing videos!  
The 8 Pittsburgh-East regional student teams have recently submitted their final drafts of their videos - it is now time for you to vote for the People's Choice Award! The voting period for these videos is now open through Friday, March 16th. 
Click here to cast your vote for your favorite videos! The winning videos will be announced at the Video Contest Ceremony.
DON'T MISS OUT - Join us for the Cambria/Indiana/Somerset Counties Manufacturing Reception and Video Contest Ceremony next Thursday, March 22nd at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

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