Calendar of Events


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 5, 2016 – Doing Business with DLA

Location:      Center for Business Ingenuity, 900 State Street, Rm 104, Erie, PA 16501

Time:           9:30am – Noon

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is the agency of the U.S. Department of Defense that provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other federal agencies with nearly 100 percent of the consumable items needed to operate – from food, fuel and spare parts to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment.

This session will cover how and what DLA buys and provide attendees with basic knowledge on how to use the agency’s internet bid board system (DIBBS) and technical data forms (c-Folders) to find opportunities and bid on solicitations. It is a good workshop for manufacturers and machine shops to learn about potential areas of opportunity with the DLA.

Co-sponsor for this event Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

To register:  http://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4227


 

October 12, 2016 – Doing Business with the U.S. Forest Service

Location:      U.S. Forest Service, 4 Farm Colony Drive, Warren, PA 16365

Time:           9:00am – Noon

This free session will cover the basics of doing business with the U.S. Forest Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, created in 1905, that protects and develops the national forests and grasslands. The training will include an overview of the U.S. Forest Service organization including a breakdown of the local region’s North East Acquisition Team (NEAT), identifying products, services and where to find future forecasts, understanding of vendor’s qualifications and requirements, and a review on acquisition procedures.

To register:  http://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4231


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: http://web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training/classes/BusinessSkillsWorkshops/2016-10-25Veteran.asp.


October 12, 2016 – Selling to the Government

Location:      764 Bessemer Street, Meadville, PA 16335

Time:           9:00am – Noon

Did you know the United States Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? The opportunity is sizable. But opening doors to government contracting may be daunting.

During this free session, a representative of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Pittsburgh District Office will speak on “Selling to the Government” to help attendees better understand government contracting for small businesses. The Northwest Commission PTAC will also be on hand as a resource partner assisting small businesses in our region enter government contracting.

To register:  http://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4232


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.


 

November 29, 2016 – Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

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

Time:           12:00pm

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For additional information regarding our
Calendar of Events, please contact:

Travis Siegel
Project Specialist
traviss@northwestpa.org