Week of: July 15, 2019
OUR MISSION:
JARI is the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
JARI and its Affiliates - Highlights of 45 Years: The 80s
1981
Main Street East Project, which included a 52,000 square foot office building and a parking garage, is dedicated.
1981
The Abex Corporation plant begins producing 400,000 wheels annually, located within Quemahoning Park.
1984
Enterprise Venture Capital Corporation (EVCC) is formed in 1984. It focuses on new or early stage business financing that traditional lenders may not support. The organization makes loans and may invest in these early stage ventures.
1989
JARI's Defence Business Council (DBC) is established in 1989 to support JARI's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Quarterly meetings allow attendees the opportunity to share information and discuss new developments in the industry.
BCDA and Saint Francis SBDC to Hold Finance Seminar

The Bedford County Development Association and the Saint Francis Small Business Development Center will be hosting a finance seminar. This seminar will cover an array of public funds and how to access them, for you and your clients. Continental breakfast is included.

For more information, please see flyer below. Click here to register.
Meet Our New Entrepreneurial Coach
JARI is thrilled to announce the addition of our Entrepreneurial Coach, Blake Fleegle, to our staff.

Blake was born and raised in Somerset, PA. He credits his drive for success to his first job at The Palace Theatre when he was only 15 years old. After that work experience, he knew he wanted to own his own movie theatre one day. After graduating from Somerset High School, he studied business at Duquesne University and then moved to Nova Scotia, Canada for work. Blake got his chance to make his entrepreneurship dream a reality when he purchased Westwood Plaza Theatre & Café in 2009 and moved back to Cambria County. After his success with Westwood, he also opened the Latrobe 30 Theatre & Café in 2012.

Blake is looking forward to helping other entrepreneurs achieve business success. "Running a business is fun, fast-paced, and very rewarding. I love every minute of it and want to share that feeling with local entrepreneurs who want to make their dreams come true as well," Blake said.

If you are looking to start or grow your business, you can contact him at (814) 254-4023 or bfleegle@jari.com.
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