Week of: February 4, 2019
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PIDA Providing New Low Rates for Businesses Through March 31
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

Effective now through March 31, 2019, the  Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA)  is offering qualifying businesses loans at a 2.75% - 3.75% interest rate.

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) provides low-interest loans and lines of credit through certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) for eligible businesses that commit to creating and/or retaining jobs, as well as for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities.

Eligible project costs include land and building acquisitions, construction and renovation costs, machinery and equipment acquisition and working capital costs.

Eligible businesses:
  • manufacturing enterprises
  • industrial enterprises
  • agricultural processors and producers
  • research and development enterprises
  • hospitality enterprises
  • computer-related service enterprises
  • construction enterprises
  • child daycare enterprises
  • retail and service enterprises 
  • developers

For more information about the PIDA program or to take advantage of this limited-time opportunity, contact Michele Clapper at (814) 262-8368 or via email at  mclapper@jari.com .
Edward Cernic, Sr. Community Support Recognition Award recipients (left to right) Debi Balog, Mike Stohon and Shawn Kaufman get a photo with VCI board members.
VCI Recognizes Award Recipients
Linda Thomson

Debi Balog, JARI’s Workforce Development Director, Mike Stohon, In-Shore Technologies and Shawn Kaufman, Riggs Industries were all honored by Veteran’s Community Initiatives for it's Edward Cernic, Sr. Community Support Recognition Award this past Friday. The award recognizes individuals who support and assist our veterans and their family members. Congratulations!
Camillya Taylor, owner of Camille’s House of Styles Boutique
Photo taken by Tribune-Democrat
Welcome to Downtown Johnstown, Camille’s House of Styles Boutique
José Otero
Entrepreneurial and Procurement Specialist

JARI is pleased to welcome Camillya Taylor, owner of Camille's House of Styles Boutique, to downtown Johnstown. Taylor opened up a second shop location at 419 Lincoln Street in January 2019. Camille's House of Styles Boutique offers clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories as well as products made and sold by locals.

Taylor will still also operate the original Camille’s House of Styles Salon and Boutique in the city’s Moxham neighborhood. Welcome!

Click here to read the full Tribune-Democrat article.
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