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April 20- Running a Great Farmers’ Market Booth, Part 1
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PA Business Unites Against COVID Business Unites Against COVID is a statewide effort to support our business community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Subscribe to the weekly COVID vaccine update newsletter or download FREE educational vaccine communication materials. Language translations also available.
SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries. The SVOG application opened on April 8, 2021.
Learn to Search beta.SAM.gov and Find Contracting Opportunities April 13 If you’re a small business hoping to grow receipts by bidding on federal contracts, then this online chat is for you. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Western Pa District Office and experts from JARI and the Northwest Commission PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) as they discuss how to use the federal government’s new contracting site beta.SAM.gov.
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Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Webinar Series April 13, 15, 20 & 22 In this workshop, attendees will learn Marshall Rosenberg’s groundbreaking framework for transforming conflict into connection.
Greater Scranton Chamber Community Block Party May 7-8 Celebrate The Chamber Community Block Party featuring entertainment, shopping, children’s activities, music, dining and more! The family-friendly event will include three stages featuring 24 bands and multi-cultural performance groups, as well as vendor marketplaces, children’s activities, art exhibits and more.
2021 Virtual Women’s Conference April 23 Join us for our first ever Virtual Women’s Conference hosted by the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee. The half day event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. All attendees are invited to attend all 3 sessions.
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Accelerating Neighborhood Business Growth & Inclusive Recovery April 27 Through Recharge & Recover PHL, we’re working to aid in revitalization through our aspiration to make our region a place known for investing in small, Black- and brown-owned businesses. Join local leaders dedicating resources in support of small business growth and gain insight into how your organization can follow suit through means like diversifying your supply chain or improving access to capital.
Civic Engagement for Young Leaders April 20 Join the Young Professionals Council for a discussion with City and civic leaders on why voting and staying informed locally can be so crucial in a city like Philadelphia, including the impact on transportation, public health, employment, small business growth, and more. And get everyday tips on how to boost your civic engagement, like attending your neighborhood town hall, writing to local officials, or volunteering at a nearby nonprofit.
Career Advice from Some of the Biggest Names in Business Free Workshop March 30 This virtual workshop brings together the best insights from our collection of interviews with LinkedIn Influencers. CEOs such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Indra Nooyi, and Meg Whitman reveal what it takes to get your foot in the door and then work your way up.
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1 Million Cups Susquehanna Valley April 14 1 Million Cups educates, engages, and empowers entrepreneurs based on the notion that we share great ideas and discover solutions over a cup of coffee. Join our community of innovators and entrepreneurship enthusiasts; and connect with and support local startups!
Rise & Shine: Economic Retrospective April 23 The Chamber’s ‘Rise and Shine’ events are a series of early morning briefings hosted virtually by our Transportation and Governmental Affairs Committees. Registration is free and all are welcome to attend. Join us on April 23, 2021 as we hear from Dr. Matthew Rousu, Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University.
Art After Hours April 14 Celebrate and discover the variety of creative makers at Penn State. Featured makers in the Palmer’s “Virtual Showcase of Design, Craft, and Makery” will give brief presentations about their projects, and Palmer interns will host related discussions, games, and activities.
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HUGE Flea Market April 24 Indoor Flea Market at Sparrow Pond Campgrounds Main Hall & Outdoor Pavilion. Tons of items from new to old! 10am-2pm Saturday April 24th. You must wear a face mask for entry and follow social distance guidelines. FREE entry and FREE parking! Event is held RAIN OR SHINE!
Family Movie Night April 18 The Autism Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania is hosting a family movie night. They have reserved 3 theaters for this Cinemark Private Watch Party – 20 people per theater. Come out to support the Autism Society and see some familiar favorites on the big screen!
Edinboro Arts & Music Festival May 13-16 The Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival is an event planned late in the spring in order to help kick off the summer folk festival season. Our event is a showcase of grassroots music and art in the unique spirit of Appalachian tradition.
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Pa’s Plans to Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative April 14 Climate change is becoming a bigger concern around the world, and power generation is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) would take immediate steps to reduce emissions by creating a cap-and-trade program for the electricity generation sector.
Healthcare Safety Challenge April 20 Medical errors are a persistent problem in healthcare. In fact, prior to COVID-19, medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the U.S, contributing to about 250,000 deaths per year. We need innovative ideas to improve outcomes and to save time, money, and lives. Join three top patient safety experts in a lively discussion on healthcare safety innovations.
Buying Small: A Guide to Reaching Your Audience April 15 This two-part webinar series will provide business owners with marketing and advertising strategies that will improve foot traffic in their stores, as well as increase sales online. During the series you will also hear about local advertising opportunities that could increase your business’s reach.
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