Week of: April 22, 2019
JARI is the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
Government Acquisition Leaders Briefing Speakers Announced
Linda Thomson

We are excited to announce that BG Ross Coffman, Next Generation Combat Vehicles, and COL Elliott Caggins, PM Soldier Weapons, will speak at the Government Acquisition Leaders Briefings during Showcase for Commerce. The GALB will be held on Thursday, May 30 beginning at 11:30 am at the Pasquerilla Conference Center.

For a complete agenda of Showcase events or to register, click here .
Government Contracting Series Topics Announced
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

The JARI PTAC invites you to attend the Government Contracting Series workshop sponsored and presented by Wessel & Company on Thursday, May 30, 2019. 

Manufacturers, service companies, or technology firms already have the right tools to produce a quality product, execute high level service, or deliver the latest and greatest technology. To be successful in federal government contracting, businesses also need to be equipped with the right tools to manage contract risk, stay compliant, and make a profit. Being duly informed of regulations, requirements, and best practices are all crucial for success.

The Government Contracting Series workshop will include updates on government funded technology innovation including tax reform, research & development, grants, contract monitoring and data analysis. Smart Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will also be covered during the session, particularly what it means and how it works. Additionally, the session will include a presentation on industry updates including provisional rates, accounting systems reviews and DCAA/DCMA updates.  

This educational program is intended for program managers, contract, procurement, or finance professionals who are involved with companies that have prime or subcontracts with the Federal Government (or companies who want to begin to get involved with government contracts). For more information and tickets, click here . Please contact us with any questions and for all your government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .  
Cambria County Job Fair Showcasing Approximately 1000 Jobs Openings
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

Area residents are encouraged to visit the Cambria County Job Fair on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown. The 2019 job fair will host nearly 80 employers featuring approximately 1000 job openings throughout Cambria and Somerset Counties.

Admittance is free for job seekers, who will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with regional employers from a variety of sectors, including health care, manufacturing, business services, retail, and government. Job seekers of all ages are encouraged to attend and to bring their resumes.

Job search assistance workshops are available at the PA CareerLink Cambria County on Tuesday, April 30. For more information, please call 814-534-2500.

For a complete list of attending employers, click here .
Attention: Calling All Art and Tea Lovers!
José Otero
Entrepreneurial and Procurement Specialist

Through collaboration and strategic planning, Gallery on Gazebo and the Tea Shoppe will operate under the same roof. Congratulations to Rosemary Pawloski, Jeremy Shearer, and Jennifer Shearer for bringing this Vision 2025 project to fruition.

A special thank you goes to Ryan Keita of Real Design, Inc., a TechCelerator graduate, for creating the furniture for the space.

Don't miss the grand opening on Sunday, May 29 from 2 - 4 PM at 140 Gazebo Place in Johnstown. Click here for more details.
Upcoming Events:

May 7th

May 29th - 31st
Showcase for Commerce
Contact Us:
(814) 535-8675 | info@jari.com | www.jari.com