Week of: April 9, 2018
OUR MISSION:
JARI will be the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Workshops Announced
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

Representatives from the Pittsburgh Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) will be in Johnstown to present three (3) workshops on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Accounting System Requirements
JARI PTAC hosted, free workshop
Registration/Check In begins at 9:30am
Presentation 10am – 12pm

Monitoring Subcontracts
NCMA Greater Johnstown April Meeting, $25 fee to attend (payable at the door)
Registration/Check In and lunch begin at 12 pm
Presentation 1pm – 2pm

Proposal Adequacy
JARI PTAC hosted, free workshop
Registration/Check In begins at 2pm
Presentation 2:15pm – 4:15pm

Pre-registration is required for each workshop. Seating is limited, please click here to register today.

Please contact us with any questions regarding the workshops or for any of your government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .
GSA Expands SAM Security Measures
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

The General Services Administration (GSA), in response to the recent fraudulent activities within the System for Award Management (SAM), announced a new notarized letter requirement for all new entity, existing and renewal registrations as well as those entities with recent financial institution changes. The new security measure requires a notarized letter on company letterhead identifying the authorized Entity Administrator for each DUNS number be submitted to the Federal Service Desk before the SAM registration would be activated. Background information on this issue can be found here .

We recommend our clients update their SAM registrations before April 27 to eliminate potential interruptions. It is all recommended each company ensure all information is correct, particularly the financial institution section. If you find you do need to submit a notarized letter, we have a template to assist you.

Please contact us with any additional questions you may have or for any of your government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .
Lockheed Martin Opens F-35 Lightning II Production Facility
Linda Thomson
President

Congratulations to Lockheed Martin on the grand opening of its F-35 Lightning II fighter jet production facility in Johnstown. Click here to read the full Tribune Democrat article.
You and Your Credit Score
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

On Thursday, April 26 th , Angela Gorzelsky, Johnstown Credit Bureau, Inc., will present “You and Your Credit Score.” Attendees will learn what credit is and why their credit is score is so important. They will also be able to learn the ‘who’ and ‘how’ of scoring.
 
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 to register by April 17th.
Expertise Matters Webinar
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

Dave Mastovich, MASSolutions, will present “Salespeople are from Venus, Marketers are from Mars: Learn How to Leverage Both to Maximize Your Bottomline” on Wednesday, May 2nd, for a JARI Expertise Matters webinar. Webinar participants will learn why marketing should drive sales, efficiency vs. effectiveness, and how to meet a sales’ short-term agenda while adhering to a marketing’s long-term goals. They will also be able to organize a team and deliverables to increase productivity with the No BS Marketing Sales Takeaways Workbook.

This Expertise Matters webinar will be held online beginning at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 2nd. The cost is free but registration is required. Click here to register by Tuesday, May 1st.
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