Week of: October 1, 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 Provides Key Health and Safety Information for Area Companies
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development
On Tuesday, October 2nd, nearly 150 individuals completed eight hours of health and safety training and earned 0.8 continuing education credits toward their safety committee and professional certifications at the Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference held at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. 

Thirteen health and safety experts donated their time to offer high-quality workshops on a variety of topics. The information presented will help participants create a safer and healthier work environment. 

Many thanks go to the sponsors, speakers and exhibitors for their assistance in making this event a huge success. This year's sponsors include: Titanium - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Gold - Damin Printing Company, North American Höganäs and PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services; Silver - Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center; and Bronze - S.A. Comunale . For a list of in-kind contributors, vendors and speakers, click  here .

Also, a special thank you to the 2018 conference committee: Lauren Brewer, JARI; Daren Cuppett, Ron Donaldson and Kathy Garris, Lockheed Martin AeroParts; George Erisman, Galliker Dairy; Paul Seitz, PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services; Dave Johnson, North American Höganäs and Renee Podlucky.

For more information on the Safety Conference and/or the Safety Industry Partnership, please contact Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or via e-mail  dbalog@jari.com .
Leah Hollis presents the opening session to kick off the conference.
Attendees gain valuable information presented during the opening session.
Bob "Bubba" Fatula gives the keynote address on active shooter safety.
Final Chance to Register for CONNECT! 2018
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

You are cordially invited to our biennial one-stop event to increase your bottom line.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
UPJ Murtha Center ~ Johnstown, PA

CONNECT! 2018 will be held at the Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness at UPJ on October 17, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and participate in presentations addressing:

  • Introduction to Government contracting
  • Cyber Security
  • Doing business with PennDOT
  • Woman-owned business certification
  • HUBZone certification

Attendance is $25, seating is limited.  Register today as registration closes Monday, October 8 th !

Please contact us for any of your government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .  
Kongsberg Protech Systems USA Hosts Government Business Development Forum
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

Kongsberg Protech Systems USA hosted the JARI Defense Business Council's Fall 2018 Government Business Development Forum on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Over 50 people attended the networking event and learned more about Kongsberg. Attendees were able to network with CEOs, business owners and business development specialists to share their capabilities. Kongsberg also gave a tour of their facility located at 210 Industrial Park Drive, Johnstown.

The JARI PTAC, has been facilitating the Government Business Development Forums since 2010. These forums are a great way for small businesses to meet and network with area government contractors. Please contact us for any of your government contracting needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .  
This Friday, October 5th, Pennsylvania is joining the celebration for National Manufacturing Day to help promote the fulfilling career opportunities offered by the PA manufacturing industry . Help us spread the word about modern manufacturing, its positive impact on the economy, and how it benefits existing workers and students who are exploring career options.
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