Week of: June 5, 2019
JARI is the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
2019 Showcase for Commerce Highlights
Linda Thomson

The 29 th  annual Showcase for Commerce concluded on May 31 st . Here are some highlights:
  • U. S. Senator Bob Casey supported Showcase for the 7th year, with participation from Congressman G.T. Thompson, Congressman John Joyce and Senator Pat Toomey as well
  • 100 exhibitors displayed their products at Showcase ‘19
  • 84 golfers participated in the 25th annual BAE Systems/Showcase for Commerce golf outing
  • The Supplier Briefing featured presentations by representatives from Martin-Baker America and Kongsberg Protech Systems USA
  • The Government Contracting Series provided information to participants concerning government-funded technology innovation, DCAA/DCMA updates, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart manufacturing
  • Speakers at the Government Acquisition Leaders Briefings included: BG Richard "Ross" Coffman-Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle-CFT, Peter Errante, Deputy Product Manager-Soldier Weapons and Jim Cassidy, Director, Electric Boat-General Dynamics
  • General John M. Murray, Commanding General-Army Futures Command addressed attendees at the Opening Reception
  • Attendees included representatives from Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom
  • Congressman G.T. Thompson presented the keynote at the John P. Murtha breakfast
  • Over $180 million in contract awards announced at the Showcase Press Conference
The Showcase for Commerce Committee thanks the Showcase sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, venue staff and volunteers, and all those behind the scenes who contributed to another successful event.
Congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson visiting CenSec, UAV Components & IC Partner at Showcase for Commerce.
Left to right: Steven Friberg , Congressman Thompson, Klaus Bolving, and Christoffer Mortensen.
Thank you Sponsors:
Accounting for Non-Accountants
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

On Thursday, June 20th, Tiffany Wetzel-Sturtz and Erin Dumm, of Barnes, Saly & Company, will present Accounting for Non-Accountants . Attendees will learn about accounting jargon, bookkeeping basics, preventing and detecting fraud, and other important topics beginners need to know.

This Lunch & Learn will be held at JARI Center (160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. The cost to register is $5 per person and lunch will be provided. Click here for registration details and form. Please register by June 18th. No shows on the day of the event will be billed.
STEM Ecosystem Workforce Survey
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

The Southern Alleghenies STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Collaborative is launching an initiative to provide STEM-related activities/training for students of all ages.; K-12, college students and adults who need to upgrade their digital literacy skills.  

As part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has been awarded a grant for nearly $500,000 to develop the ecosystem. The collaborative is a combined effort of area education, business and industry partners to create and expand educational and job training programs in STEM. 

The members are requesting your assistance with connecting students to businesses. Please take a few minutes to review and complete the survey below.  The intent of this STEM Workforce survey is to gather information on Computer Science and STEM activities that may benefit local school districts and to determine additional training needs in the region. For more information, please contact Debi Balog at dbalog@jari.com or by phone at 814-262-8366. 
Showcase for Commerce
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