Calendar of Events


Sept. 11, 2019 – Government Contracting Workshop

“Government Contracting Basics”
This workshop will provide and intro to government contracting and cover the basics of doing business with federal, state and local government agencies, including registrations, regulations, certifications and other factors to consider when getting ready to enter this market.

Hosted by Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. Guest speaker Robyn Young, Northwest Commission PTAC Program Manager.

Location: The Jefferson Education Society, Erie, PA
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION, VISIT: https://web.eriepa.com/events/Government-Contracting-Basics-An-Intro-to-Working-with-Government-Entities-and-the-PTAC-Program-2656/details


September 12, 2019 – Bringing the World to PA | #BTW2PA

Location:  Ambassador Center, Garden Atrium, 7794 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509

Time:  8:30 am – 3:30 pm

On Thursday, September 12th, Pennsylvania’s 15 Authorized Trade Representatives, covering 51 countries will visit Erie to meet with PA regional companies and discuss export opportunities.  If you are a Pennsylvania exporter, Bringing the World to PA offers an important opportunity to have individual, pre-scheduled meetings with PA’s Authorized Trade Representatives and gain valuable insights to guide your international business strategy.

For more information, please click here. To register, please click here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsor:

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Sept. 16, 2019 – Management & Technical Assistance Training

“SBA 7(j) Quality Management Training / ISO Essentials”
This FREE training session is designed to highlight the elements of Quality Management Systems as well as ISO 9001 standards and how implementation of the processes can be used to improve business operations.

Who can attend? Small business owners who are:

  • Socially and/or economically disadvantaged
  • 8(a) certified
  • HUBZone certified
  • Operating a business in high unemployment or low income areas

Offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Hosted by Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Training provided by Quality Compliance & Management Inc.

Location:  Gannon University SBDC, Erie, PA
Time:  9:00am – 1:00pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FOR MORE DETAILS & TO SIGN UP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-7j-session-iso-9001-fundamentals-understanding-quality-management-systems-pittsburgh-registration-69229761079


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.


Sept. 25, 2019 – Management & Technical Assistance Training

“SBA 7(j): QuickBooks for Gov Contracting / Combined Cost Accounting Principles”
This FREE training session is designed to equip participants with the skills to ensure compliant use of QuickBooks to manage contracts in the federal market.

Who can attend? Small business owners who are:

  • Socially and/or economically disadvantaged
  • 8(a) certified
  • HUBZone certified
  • Operating a business in high unemployment or low income areas

Offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Hosted by Northwest Commission. Training provided by Quality Compliance & Management Inc.

Location:  Northwest Commission, Oil City, PA
Time:  9:00am – 5:00pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FOR MORE DETAILS & TO SIGN UP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-7j-2019-combined-cost-accounting-far-31-and-quickbooks-training-pittsburgh-tickets-69233560443


Oct. 3, 2019 – Government Contracting Workshop

“Understanding Woman-Owned Small Business Certifications for Government Contracting”
This FREE session will provide attendees with a better understanding of Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certifications as they apply in the government marketplace. Melissa Becker, Government Contracting Specialist at the Northwest Commission, will discuss aspects of WOSB & WBE to help businesses determine if certification is right for them, including eligibility requirements, how these certifications fit into state and federal contracting, and the options for certifying.

Hosted by Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), co-sponsored by Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry.

Location: Clarion SBDC, Clarion,PA
Time:
 9:00am – 10:30am

FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION, VISIT: https://nwpaptac.neoserra.com/conferences/4308


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


Oct. 9, 2019 – Government Contracting Workshop

“Department of Defense DFARS Cybersecurity Compliance”
This session is geared toward Dept. of Defense (DoD) contractors & subcontractors wanting to learn about the cybersecurity regulations that are part of the DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Attendees will learn about:  DFARS regulation “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information & Cyber Security Incident Reporting” (DFARS 252.2047012); What is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI); How to develop a gap analysis of your current systems; How to create a Systems Security Plan (SSP) for compliance; Resources to assist your company with compliance

Hosted by Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. Guest speaker Robyn Young, Northwest Commission PTAC Program Manager.

Location: The Jefferson Education Society, Erie, PA
Time: 
9:00am – 10:30am

FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION, VISIT https://web.eriepa.com/events/Department-of-Defense-DFARS-Cyber-Security-Compliance-Training-2657/details


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


Nov. 6, 2019 – Government Contracting Workshop

“Understanding Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification”

This FREE session will provide attendees with a better understanding of Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) verification as it applies in the government marketplace. Topics to be covered will include:

  • Regulations and eligibility requirements for VOSB/SDVOSB status
  • Set-aside programs
  • Federal and state-level certifications
  • How/where to certify

Offered in recognition of National Veterans Small Business Week (NVOSB) by the Northwest Commission PTAC, Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry.

Location:  Clarion Univ. SBDC, Clarion, PA

Time:  9:00am – 10:30am

FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4309


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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