Calendar of Events


March 22-30, 2019 – Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative: Trade Mission to Thailand & Vietnam

Join the Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative (OPEI) for an international trade mission to Thailand and Vietnam. OPEI aims to market Ohio and Pennsylvania products and services to the world to increase industry exports.

Companies in Thailand and Vietnam are major buyers of U.S. products in many industry sectors. Regional synergies in traded clusters for these target markets include, but are not limited to, industrial or electrical machinery and equipment, automotive parts and accessories, iron and steel products, optic and medical equipment, plastics products, chemicals, and hardwood lumber.

Why Should I Attend?

  • Thailand and Vietnam rely on Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania industries and services to grow their economies.
  • In 2017, trade reached $5.4 billion between Ohio/Pennsylvania and Thailand/Vietnam.
  • Thailand ranks as the U.S.’s ninth largest export destination among Asian countries.
  • U.S. exports to Vietnam grew by 43.2 percent in 2016, the largest increase of the top 50 U.S. export markets.

What Should I Expect?

  • In-advance market research: Valuable market research, including industry sector information and prospective company profiles.
  • One-on-one business matchmaking: Customized business meetings with prospective agents or distributors of each city.
  • Extensive in-country assistance: Two days of meetings per city, including briefings on local economic and business conditions.

To view the trade mission flyer please click here. To register please click here.


March 26, 2019 – Northwest RPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

Location:      PennDOT District 1-0, Elm Street, Oil City, PA

Time:           1:00pm – 3:00pm

Public are welcome at all TAC meetings.  To attend, please contact Deanna Milford at 814.677.4800 x111 or by email at deannam@northwestpa.org.


March 29, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Posting & Bonding Of Local Roads/A1 (Rs-M02-A1)

Location: Northwest Commission – 395 Seneca Street Oil City, Pa 16301

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm


 

April 2, 2019 – Government Contracting Workshop

Class: “Gov. Contracting Basics: An Intro to Government Contracting & the PTAC Program”

Location: The Confluence, 214 East Washington Street, New Castle PA 16101

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This FREE workshop will provide an introduction to government contracting and cover the basics of doing business with government agencies, including registrations, regulations, certifications and other factors to consider when getting ready to enter this market. Offered by the Northwest Commission Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

PTAC staff will discuss aspects of federal, state and local government contracting including what and how government agencies buy, a 9-step approach to government contracting, and how the PTAC program provides free assistance to businesses pursuing the government marketplace.

TO REGISTER: Visit https://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4290, or contact Melissa Becker at melissab@northwestpa.org, 814-677-4800 x124.

 


 

April 4, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Pavement Markings: Applications And Maintenance/C1 (Rs-S11-C1)

Location: Training & Workforce Development Center At Linden Pointe – 3050 Prosperity Place, Hermitage, Pa 16148

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm


Friday, April 5, 2019 – Board of Directors Meeting

Location: PennDot First Floor Conference Room 225 Elm Street, Oil City

Time: 10:00AM


April 11, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Safe Driver/C1 (Rs-S13-C1)

Location: Greene Township Municipal Building – 9333 Tate Rd., Erie, Pa 16509

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm


April 18, 2019 – Government Contracting Workshop

Class: “Wired for Gov’t Contracting – Your Link to the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Forest Service ”

Location: North Central PA Commission, 49 Ridgmont Drive, Ridgway PA 15853

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

FREE workshop hosted by North Central Commission PTAC and co-sponsored by Northwest Commission PTAC with special guest speakers from USACE & USFS.

Let the North Central and Northwest PA PTACs walk you through the requirements for contracting with the federal government…DUNS numbers, NAICS Codes, SAM registration, etc. and the free help that is out there for you! We will also welcome the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service (invited) for encore presentations in how to do business with their specific agencies.

TO REGISTER: Visit https://sancnt.ecenterdirect.com/events/4326

 

 


April 25, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Bridge Maintenance & Inspection/A2 (Rs2-M20-A2)

Location: Training & Workforce Development Center At Linden Pointe – 3050 Prosperity Place, Hermitage, Pa 16148

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm


May 16, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Curves On Local Roads: Issues And Safety Tools (Rs2-S16-C1)

Location: Vernon Township Building – 16678 Mcmath Ave., Meadville, Pa 16335

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm


May 23, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Conducting Sign Retroreflectivity Inspections/C1 (Rs2-S15-C1)

Location: Scandian Fire Department – 5950 Scandia Rd., Russell, Pa 16345

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm


May 23, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Conducting Sign Retroreflectivity Inspections/C1 (Rs2-S15-C1)

Location: Scandian Fire Department – 5950 Scandia Rd., Russell, Pa 16345

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm


June 25, 2019 – Northwest RPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

Location:      PennDOT District 1-0, Elm Street, Oil City, PA

Time:           1:00pm – 3:00pm

Public are welcome at all TAC meetings.  To attend, please contact Deanna Milford at 814.677.4800 x111 or by email at deannam@northwestpa.org.


Friday, August 2, 2019 – Board of Directors Meeting

Location: PennDot First Floor Conference Room 225 Elm Street, Oil City

Time: 10:00AM


September 5, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Equipment & Worker Safety/A1 (Rs-M14-A1)

Location: Clarion University (Sbdc) – 330 North Point Drive, Clarion, Pa 16509

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm


September 24, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Roadside Vegetation Control/A2 (Rs-M07-A2)

Location: Vernon Township Building – 16678 Mcmath Ave., Meadville, Pa 16335

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm


September 24, 2019 – Northwest RPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

Location: PennDOT District 1-0, Elm Street, Oil City, PA

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Public are welcome at all TAC meetings.  To attend, please contact Deanna Milford at 814.677.4800 x111 or by email at deannam@northwestpa.org.


October 3, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Full Depth Reclamation/A1 (Rs-M15-A1)

Location: Training & Workforce Development Center At Linden Pointe – 3050 Prosperity Place, Hermitage, Pa 16148

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm


Friday, October 11, 2019 – Board of Directors Meeting (Please note that this meeting will be held the second Friday and not the first Friday in October.)

Location: PennDot First Floor Conference Room 225 Elm Street, Oil City

Time: 10:00AM


October 22, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Salt & Snow Management/A2 (Rs2-M19-A2)

Location: Training & Workforce Development Center At Linden Pointe – 3050 Prosperity Place, Hermitage, Pa 16148

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm


October 23, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Salt & Snow Management/A2 (Rs2-M19-A2)

Location: Bossard Nature Center, 21993 Sr198 Saegertown, Pa 16433

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm


November 14, 2019 – LTAP Training Class

Class: Road Safety Audit (Rs2-S19-C2)

Location: Vernon Township Building – 16678 Mcmath Ave., Meadville, Pa 16335

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm


November 26, 2019 – Northwest RPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

Location:      PennDOT District 1-0, Elm Street, Oil City, PA

Time:           1:00pm – 3:00pm

Public are welcome at all TAC meetings.  To attend, please contact Deanna Milford at 814.677.4800 x111 or by email at deannam@northwestpa.org.


 

 

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