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2017 PACP Event Dates
PACP Events
2017 Chamber Day in Harrisburg
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Capitol Building & PA Chamber Offices


2017 Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference
October 25 - 27, 2017
Clarion, PA 
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW 
PACP Scholarships
Application Deadline is Tuesday, February 28 
16 Scholarships Available for 2017
PACP is pleased to offer a record number of scholarships to our membership this year:
  • 4 registration scholarships to ACCE Convention
  • 2 partial and 1 full tuition scholarship to the US Chamber's Institute Program
  • 2 registration scholarships to the PACP Chamber Day event
  • 1 Sally Haas Memorial Scholarship to the PACP Conference in October
  • 6 registration scholarships to the PACP Conference in October
To apply for a scholarship, please click the button below...

PACP WELCOMES NEW MEMBER
Harrisburg Regional Chamber
Harriburg Regional Chamber & CREDC 
David Black, President & CEO
Harrisburg,PA
(717) 213-5020
PA CHAMBER ARTICLE 
PA Chamber
New Year, New Legislative Session 
Gene Barr, President and CEO
The New Year ushered in a new legislative session, which kicked off on January 3rd with the swearing-in of the 201st General Assembly. It's sure to be an interesting two years, with a Democratic Governor, a historically strong Republican majority and a host of fiscal issues to overcome.    
PACP VENDOR NEWS
Citslinc
Are you curious about the trips to China that your chamber peers keep talking about? Find out what all the fuss is about by attending the next  Chamber Professional Free Inspection Trip! There are 2 dates scheduled for this trip in 2017 - April 1 or October 5Click here for your registration form, and contact your PACP Administrator,  Tiffany Fulmer Ott, for more information.

Go Chamber
Go Chamber is pleased to announce that the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce has signed up for their Go Chamber mobile app platform.

Indus Travels
Have you ever wanted to go back in time even for a moment? Imagine you and your Chamber group escaping on an enchanting 8-day meander down the Rhine River. Discover the magic as you pass castles, busy cities, and historic villages along the way. Join us for our  Holland & The Romantic Rhine Valley cruise! Dates for this trip include October 2017 / April 2018 / May 2018. For more information, please click here or contact Harish Shroff at harish@indus.travel.  

Microsoft
National Entrepreneurship Week - Microsoft and You!
Microsoft purchased the rights to the National Entrepreneurship Week URL last year and has committed to building this to be on par with American Express Small Business Saturday. This year National Entrepreneurship Week will be held February 20-24th. Microsoft, in collaboration with others, are joining together to shine a spotlight on Entrepreneurs. Throughout the week, a variety of events, resources and offers are provided to help Entrepreneurs launch, grow and succeed! 
 
Now the opportunity for you as Chambers is that you can opt into Microsoft's National Entrepreneurship Week programming and promote it to your membership. To take advantage of this it will requires a few things.
  1. Visit https://www.wininbizweek.com/ and review National Entrepreneurship Week. On the home page is a good video from Microsoft's SMB VP, Cindy Bates.
  2. Navigate to https://www.wininbizweek.com/about-contact and fill in the interest form. (Microsoft will reply back to you with additional information and a no cost Participation Agreement.)
  3. Fill out that agreement and return it to Microsoft so you can be included in the activities and document your participation in the Microsoft Community Connections program.
  4. Register any Entrepreneurship Week Events and receive a FREE event kit with software to raffle off! (www.mscommunityconnections.com)      

PFEW
Coming This Summer - PFEW 2017!
A New Year means summer will be here before you know it! The Foundation for Free Enterprise Education is in full swing, gearing up for another successful presentation of their summer program Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW).
 
PFEW is now accepting applications for its 2017 Program. This unique program, designed for high school sophomores and juniors, furnishes the perfect opportunity for students to learn about different career opportunities. Students work together as a management team to run their own business and learn about the free enterprise system, all while experiencing college life.  If you know of any Chamber members who have students who are currently sophomores or juniors in high school, please encourage them to APPLY NOW ! To learn more about PFEW, visit their website at www.pfew.org or contact their offices at 814-833-9576

PACP MEMBER NEWS
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA
The Chamber will hold several events in February including a Networking Mixer on February 9, a Trends Workshop on February 15, and a PowerBreakfast Meeting on February 17.
Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County
The Chamber is pleased to announce that Tyann McDaniel has joined the CBICC team as Manager, Membership and Events.
Indiana County Chamber
The Chamber held a Hire Honesty Seminar in January where guests has the opportunity to listen and learn from a proven and highly successful hiring and interviewing techniques developer, Bill McConnell. 
Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber
Mike Artim has joined the Chamber as its new President & CEO
Susan Williams
Schuylkill Chamber 
It is with great pleasure that the Chamber announces the hiring of Susan A. Williams as the Member Engagement Director, effective December 12, 2016. Susan comes to the Chamber from her previous position of Event Manager, Walk in Art Center, Schuylkill Haven. In that role she was responsible for event planning and execution, marketing communications, development of educational programs, public relations programming, social media communication, website design, advertising and meeting coordination.
Somerset County Chamber
Somerset County Chamber 
In January, the Chamber held an information update on the economic impact of national gas fueling (CNG) and the production of CNG vehicles.   The Chamber will hold a News at Noon: Somerset County Coal Update on February 16 at the Somerset County Club.  For more information on these programs, please click here.
Shop TriCounty
TriCounty Area Chamber 
The Chamber recently launched a new buy local program called Shop TriCounty! Shop TriCounty encourages the community to patronize local businesses by using the key tags that are distributed on an on-going basis. The community is encouraged to check tricountyareachamber.com/shoptricounty for a full list of participating businesses, where they are located, and the current discounts being offered. Businesses are encouraged to participate at any time.