Week of: February 18, 2019
OUR MISSION:
JARI is the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
Congratulations to Congressman Glenn Thompson on the grand opening of his new district office located in Ebensburg! We look forward to working with you!
Kitron Expands Presence in Pennsylvania
Kitron
 
Monday, February 18th, international electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company Kitron started operations at its newly acquired site in Windber, Pennsylvania. The new location complements its existing facility in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and significantly strengthens Kitron’s presence in the area. Kitron acquired the Windber facility from API Technologies Inc., adding 115 employees to its US staff.

“The transaction significantly strengthens our position in the US market, particularly within the defense market sector. We can now support customers who have wanted us to expand our presence in the United States. We see great opportunities from the business combination, and we look forward to further increasing our presence in the local community”, said Jason Galiote, Managing Director, Kitron.

Click here to read the full press release.
JARI Funds Blair County Business
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development
 
JARI is pleased to announce the Microloan and USDA funded business, Open Season Outdoors. Open Season Outdoors, owned and operated by Chris Fedora, is an authorized Prime, Hoyt, Bowtech and Elite archery dealer. They are also the only Mathews dealer in Blair County.

Chris Fedora started in the archery industry in 1989. He is on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania State Archery Association and is the president of Flood City Bowmen in Johnstown, PA. He is also a USA Archery Level 2 instructor and a member of the NFAA and USA Archery. "Opening my own shop has always been adream. That dream became a reality in November of 2018 when I opened the doors of Open Season Outdoors, LLC," said Chris.

Open Season Outdoors recently launched their new website. For more information about their business visit www.openseasonoutdoors.net .

If you would like more information on the JARI Microloan Program, please contact Michele Clapper at (814) 262-8368 or via email at mclapper@jari.com.
Flood City Flooring Hosting Ribbon Cutting Event
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

Flood City Flooring LLC will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 8, at 2 PM for their grand opening at 225 Washington Street, Johnstown, PA. Please plan to join us in celebrating this new business!
 
Justin and Christina Schrengost are the owners and operators of Flood City Flooring LLC. Justin has worked for almost 20 years in the flooring industry. “Christina and I are very excited to have our own new business! It would not have been possible without the help of JARI, the City of Johnstown and the support of friends and family”, said Justin. Linda Thomson, President, JARI, stated “JARI is pleased to welcome another home-grown small business into our local economy. Flood City Flooring will be a great addition to the downtown business community.”
 
Flood City Flooring LLC now has their showroom open to the public at 225 Washington Street, Johnstown. Justin and Christina are proud to create local jobs to help the community prosper and provide customers with excellent service at an affordable price.
National Entrepreneurship Week
José Otero
Entrepreneurial and Procurement Specialist

This week is National Entrepreneurship Week!  Entrepreneurship and innovation begins with an idea and an entrepreneur. The National Entrepreneurship Week team works with lead partners for each of the day's daily themes to deliver a webinar at 2 PM EST each day of the work week. These webinars feature organizations doing amazing things in the entrepreneurship space throughout the country. Click here to see the list of events.

If you're interested in learning more about about entrepreneurship or have a business idea, contact José Otero at (814) 254-4023 or via email at jotero@jari.com .
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