Week of: July 1, 2019
JARI is the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
JARI Recognizes 45th Anniversary

For 45 years, JARI has been at the forefront of economic development in our region. Over the next several weeks, we would like to share some of JARI's history with you.

In response to Bethlehem Steel's announcement in 1973 that it planned to shut down Johnstown operations within six years, city leaders made the decision to regionalize and diversify industrial and economic development activities. Bethlehem Steel funded a study by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) which resulted in recommendations regarding the region's economic situation. JARI was created based on the ULI recommendations, and opinions and recommendations from community leaders.

As a result, JARI was incorporated in December 1973. We thank JARI's founding fathers for their foresight, wisdom and perseverance:

Louis G. Galliker
Daniel S Glosser
Andrew J Koban
Walter W. Krebs
Charles Kunkle, Jr.
Howard M. Picking, Jr.
Frank J. Pasquerilla

JARI's first board of directors was elected in 1974, and they began the arduous task of transforming and diversifying the region. We would like to extend our appreciation to those who have served on the boards of directors of JARI and its affiliate organizations over the past 45 years.
Charles Kunkle, Jr., a JARI founder and our first chairman
Building a Great Brand Webinar
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

Registrations for the Expertise Matters Webinar entitled “Building a Great Brand”, presented by Dave Mastovich of MASSolutions, are due Wednesday, July 3rd. Webinar participants will learn about creating a Big Idea message, wording to use when creating this message, and the importance of combining aspects of both art & science in your marketing efforts. 

This Expertise Matters webinar will be held online beginning at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 8th. The cost is free but registration is required. Click here to register.
Creator Square Construction Kick-Off Celebration

JARI, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Startup Alleghenies invite you to celebrate the beginning of construction at Creator Square. The event will be held at the Gazebo Park in Downtown Johnstown on July 11th at 11:30 AM. Along with a mini maker faire, there will be live maker demonstrations, light refreshments, and remarks. You can RSVP for the event by clicking here .
Maker-To-Manufacturing Workshop on July 24th

Catalyst Connection is hosting a Maker-to-Manufacturing Workshop Series focused on topic areas that will provide entrepreneurial makers and small businesses with the information that will help them to connect to a larger ecosystem of manufacturing. 

The next Workshop on the topic of Organizational Culture will be held Wednesday, July 24th at J&J Truck Bodies located in Somerset, PA. Catalyst Connection’s Small Manufacturing Business Adviser, Erica Frischmann, will present her experience and results with helping regional manufacturers improve organizational culture, morale and employee engagement through its people and leadership. The session will focus on the 5 best practices for addressing employees’ needs to ensure an environment that embraces respect, recognition, trust and value. To register, click here or contact Cindy Connelly, Manager of Events at cconnelly@catalystconnection.org or 412-918-4273.
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