Calendar of Events


September 14, 2016 – COSTARS Connection: Training & Networking Conference

Location:     Clarion University of PA, Gemmell Student Complex, Payne Street, Clarion PA 16214

Time:      1:00 PM. – 4:30 P.M.

Please join the Northwest Commission PTAC, North Central PTAC, Southern Alleghenies PTAC and Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as we present the PA COSTARS Connections training and networking event with guest speaker Bruce Beardsley, COSTARS Marketing Manager of the PA Department of General Services.

The event will offer training sessions covering the PA COSTARS Purchasing Program for COSTARS Members, Suppliers and those vendors interested in exploring the COSTARS program.  A  feature of the conference is the Members & Suppliers networking session where buyers and sellers have an opportunity to meet face to face.

“COSTARS: Passport to Business Opportunity and Procurement Savings”

Suppliers/Vendors may register online at http://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4223 or by emailing melissab@northwestpa.org.

COSTARS Members/Buyers interested in participating, please contact melissab@northwestpa.org.

For more information on this event, please contact Melissa Becker at 814.677.4800 X124 or melissab@northwestpa.org. To learn more about the COSTARS Cooperative Purchasing Program, visit www.costars.state.pa.us.


September 15, 2016 – Bringing the World to PA

Location:      Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive, Erie PA 16501

Bringing the World to PA [#BTW2PA] is an annual program, organized in partnership with Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) and your Regional Export Network (REN).  

This statewide tour, formerly known as Pennsylvania International Week, presents an opportunity for Pennsylvania companies to meet one-on-one with Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs) at a series of events held in 10 different locations across the state.

 During this week, Pennsylvania’s 15 Authorized Trade Representatives, covering 51 countries around the world, visit Erie on September 15 to meet with northwest PA regional companies and discuss export opportunities in their respective markets.

 If you are a Pennsylvania exporter, Bringing the World to PA offers an important opportunity to have individual, pre-scheduled meetings with Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives and gain valuable insights to guide your international business strategy.

To register for this event, please click here.


September 21, 2016 – LTAP Training: Snow and Salt Management

Location:      Greene Township Municipal Building| 9333 Tate Rd | Erie, PA 16509

Time:           8:00am – 3:00pm

This training is free to all attendees but registration is required.  To register for this event, please contact Travis Siegel, Project Specialist, at 814.677.4800 x123 or by email at traviss@northwestpa.org.


September 27, 2016 – Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

Location:      PennDOT District 1 Office | Elm Street| Oil City, PA 16301

Time:           12:00pm


September 29, 2016 – LTAP Training: Signs/Safety Features for Bridges and Culverts

Location:      Clarion SBDC | 330 North Point Drive | Clarion, PA 16214

Time:           8:00am – Noon

This training is free to all attendees but registration is required.  To register for this event, please contact Travis Siegel, Project Specialist, at 814.677.4800 x123 or by email at traviss@northwestpa.org.


September 30, 2016 – LTAP Training: Drainage:  The Key to Roads that Last

Location:      Greene Township Municipal Building | 9333 Tate Road | Erie, PA 16509

Time:           8:00am – 2:00pm

This training is free to all attendees but registration is required.  To register for this event, please contact Travis Siegel, Project Specialist, at 814.677.4800 x123 or by email at traviss@northwestpa.org.


October 5, 2016 – LTAP Training: Project Estimating Using Mathematical Principles

Location:      Greene Township Municipal Building | 9333 Tate Road | Erie, PA 16509

Time:           8:00am – 2:00pm

This training is free to all attendees but registration is required.  To register for this event, please contact Travis Siegel, Project Specialist, at 814.677.4800 x123 or by email at traviss@northwestpa.org.


October 13, 2016 – LTAP Training: Workzone Traffic Control

Location:      Vernon Township Municipal Building | 16678 McMath Ave | Meadville, PA 16335

Time:           8:00am – 2:00pm

This training is free to all attendees but registration is required.  To register for this event, please contact Travis Siegel, Project Specialist, at 814.677.4800 x123 or by email at traviss@northwestpa.org.


October 25, 2016 – “Veterans! Start or Expand Your Business”

Location:      Clarion SBDC 330 North Point Drive, Suite 100, Clarion, PA 16214

Time:           8:30am – 12:00pm

“Veterans! Start or Expand Your Business” is a seminar sponsored and hosted by the Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The day’s agenda includes presentations by the SBDC, Northwest Commission and North Central Commission PTACs, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the DuBois Veterans Center.

Topics will cover:

  • Pursuing the government marketplace and the resources available thru the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
  • An introduction to the Veteran-Owned Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business verification process
  • The Northwest Commission’s Veterans Initiative program
  • SBA’s Veteran’s Advantage Loan Program and other resources for Veterans
  • Services available thru the Veterans Center
  • SBDC resources available for entrepreneurs and small business owners

This event is free to attend. Registration is required.

TO REGISTER: Contact the Clarion University SBDC office at 814-393-3060; sbdc@clarion.edu. Or sign-up via their website–online registration opening soon at http://web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training.


November 15, 2016 – Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

Location:      PennDOT District 1 Office | Elm Street| Oil City, PA 16301

Time:           12:00pm


November 17, 2016 – LTAP Training: Engineering and Traffic Studies

Location:      Vernon Township Municipal Building | 16678 McMath Ave | Meadville, PA 16335

Time:           8:00am – 3:00pm

This training is free to all attendees but registration is required.  To register for this event, please contact Travis Siegel, Project Specialist, at 814.677.4800 x123 or by email at traviss@northwestpa.org.

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Calendar of Events, please contact:

Travis Siegel
Project Specialist
traviss@northwestpa.org