Week of: September 17, 2018
JARI will be the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
Safety Conference - Last Week for Registrations!
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

Don't miss the opportunity to gain valuable information regarding safety and health at the 16th Annual Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference. The conference will be held on Tuesday, October 2 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center located in downtown Johnstown. Friday, September 21st is the last day to sign for a vendor spot at the 2018 Safety Conference and Tuesday, September 25th is the last day for participant registrations.

2018 Opening Session : Leah Hollis, Professor at Morgan State University and International Scholar on Workplace Bully and Diversity. Topic: Managing Workplace Bullying to Create a Safe Work Environment.

2018 Keynote Speaker:  Bob Fatula, Director of Training/Threat Preparedness, Gittings Security. Topic: Active Shooter Simulation, preparation and planning to minimize chaos and injuries.

Breakout Session Topics can be seen here .
For the vendor or participant information click the links below or contact Debi Balog at 814.262.8366 or via e-mail at  dbalog@jari.com .

CONNECT! 2018 Registration Is Now Open
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

Please join us on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at UPJ’s Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness for this network and training event featuring presentations on:
  • Introduction to Government contracting
  • Cyber Security
  • Doing Business with PennDOT
  • ­Women-owned business certification
  • ­HUBZone certification

Online registration is now open at https://jari.ecenterdirect.com/events/770 until 5pm on Monday, October 8, 2018. The fee to attend is $25 per person. Click here for more information.

Please contact us with any questions or government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .
Designing Effectively if You're Not a Graphic Designer
M ichele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

Prime Design Solutions recently added to our Expertise Matters blog on our website. They have provided knowledgeable information on " How to design effectively if you’re not a graphic designer ." This article can help you competently execute a flyer, brochure, ad, and so on. The goal is to help you create something that looks professional and doesn't take forever to do.

Expertise Matters is a new section of our blog in which we will invite area experts to write guest posts on topics of interest to other businesses and people thinking about starting a business. It is a natural extension of our current educational offerings, such as our Lunch & Learn seminars.

Let us know what topics you would like to see addressed in Expertise Matters. Just get in touch with Lauren Brewer at  lbrewer@jari.com .
Library staff left to right: Judy Manna, Joyce Homan and Jenny Pruchnic
Industry Partnerships Tour Cambria County Library
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

Members of the JARI Industry Partnerships had the opportunity to tour the Cambria County Library on Friday, September 14th. Attendees received information on the services provided by the library and also got a "sneak peek" of the future site of the PA CareerLink of Cambria County.

To learn more about the JARI Industry Partnerships, please contact Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or via e-mail at dbalog@jari.com .
Upcoming Events:

October 2
16th Annual Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference

October 17

October 18
"Success Is Intentional" Youth Conference
Showcase for Commerce
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