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2019 PACP Conference Date & Location
Greater DuBois Chamber
Join Us in DuBois in 2019!
The PACP Board of Directors is excited to announce the dates and location for our 2019 Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference:

Wednesday - Friday, October 16 - 18, 2019
DuBois, PA
Hosted by the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce

Make sure to put these dates on your calendar and plan to join us! We'll share the event agenda and registration information later in 2019.

PA CHAMBER ARTICLE 
PA Chamber
New Budget Season Provides Opportunities to Find Common Ground    
Gene Barr, President and CEO
Early this month, Gov. Tom Wolf will give his fifth budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.  This annual speech is the official kickoff to the state's budget season and gives the governor the opportunity to outline his policy goals for the year aheadWhile there's good news on the state's fiscal front, with state revenues coming above projections throughout the first half of the 2019-20 fiscal year, that's not to say it will be an easy road to a final budget.
PACP VENDOR MEMBER NEWS
Citslinc
Are you curious to how all these chambers across the nation are making serious non-dues revenue off trips to China?  Then join other Chamber Executives on a free inspection trip to China with Citslinc.  They are offering these free trips with departure dates of April 1, 2019 or October 5, 2019.  For more information, please contact Leo Liu at citslinc@yahoo.com. 

 
PACP MEMBER NEWS
Central PA Chamber  
Several property owners being assisted by the Chamber  a Christmas present from the state Department of Community & Economic Development.  KOEZ (Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone) benefits were granted to properties across upper Northumberland County, including ones owned by Central PA Chamber membersThe designation means that the included properties will not be charged property taxes for a 10-year period, starting on Jan. 1, 2019 and ending Dec. 31, 2028.
 
CBICC
Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County
The Chamber and its young professionals arm - CBICC Connect - recently launched a new initiative designed to encourage more residents to serve on local authorities, boards, and commissions. 
ABC Essentials will offer  a series of monthly, hour-long presentations designed to explore the many authorities, boards and commissions that are responsible for guiding municipal, county and regional decisions.

Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia   
On Monday, February 4 at 8:30am in Hearing Room 3 at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, the Grow PA coalition consisting of some 70-plus chambers of commerce and dozens of civic and trade associations will hold a breakfast briefing regarding the Grow PA initiative and its legislative priorities for the 2019-2020 session.
 
Indiana County Chamber  
Mark Hilliard has been named the new President of the Chamber.
 
York County Economic Alliance  
YCEA is excited to announce that Ms. JJ Sheffer will join the YCEA team as Director, Community Programming.