Events and seminars

Workshops look

at goal setting

There are a limited number of seats available for Motivation Mondays, a 6-week goal setting workshop, from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning Mondays March 6 through April 10 at Tiny Turnaround, 426 Glenwood Ave. According to a news release, during the course of the program, participants will: identify their most important goals, craft a plan for achieving them, pinpoint milestones and deadlines and recognize their personal barriers and pre-determine strategies for overcoming them.

There is a fee to attend and attendees must register in advance. Christine Kight, certified achievement strategist hosts the event and can be reached at 570-447-0982 or Christine@tinyturnaround.com for more information or to sign up.

Seminars offered

for notaries

Pennsylvania Association of Notaries will hold several educational seminars in March for Williamsport area notaries, a news release said.

PAN will hold a First Time Notary seminar from 9 a.m. to noon, March 14 at the Hampton Inn, East Via Bella. The course is state-approved and fulfills the three-hour mandatory education provision for new notaries.

Notary Reappointment Seminar, from 9 a.m. to noon, March 15 at the Hampton Inn, East Via Bella, fulfills the state’s educational requirement for reappointed notaries.

Pre-registration is recommended and there are fees to attend either seminar, according to the news release.

The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries is a membership-based notary organization specializing in state-approved notary and motor vehicle education and offering step-by-step guidance on how to become a notary and renewing your notary commission in Pennsylvania.

For more information call PAN at 800-944-8790 or visit the Web site at: www.notary.org.

Workshop addresses

energy efficiency

The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program will hold a workshop to educate businesses about how to save money by becoming more energy efficient. The all-day facility operations Workshop will take place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

The workshop is open to building operators, energy and facility managers, engineers and HVAC technicians who are interested in earning building operator certification maintenance points and building re-tuning training. Denise Bechdel, environment and energy team lead, said attendees will gain essential skills and expertise in energy efficient building maintenance.

“Participants will be able to network with peers to discuss relevant issues when trying to implement energy efficiency projects and update older buildings,” Bechdel said.

Walt Dinda, energy program specialist for the Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance from the state DEP, will give the keynote address.

Attendees also will get a chance to hear from building operators who have implemented some of the practices that will be discussed at the workshop. Michael Wetzel, director of buildings and grounds for Brandywine Heights Area School District, will be talking about upgrades.

He said he recommends the workshop and building operator certification program to anyone in a facility management role.

The cost is $25 per person. To register, visit PennTAP online at pennTAP.psu.edu.

Seminar looks at

employment law

West Branch Human Resources Society is partnering with McNees Wallace and Nurick law firm for an update on employment law, wage and hour regulations and employee benefits from 7:15 a.m. to noon, March 15, at the Williamsport Country Club.

Registrations and payment are due March 8. Interested readers can register at www.wbhrs.org and pay using PayPal or RSVP to secretary@westbranchhr.org. If registering by email, please mail payment to West Branch Human Resource Society, PO Box 3093, Williamsport, PA 17701 or bring a check made out to WBHRS to the meeting.

Online workshop

looks at labor data

A seminar on putting labor data to work will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., March 16 online.

When labor data is properly analyzed and shared, it can be used to improve engagement that drives productivity.

Join David Creelman, CEO of Creelman Research and Gregg Gordon, vice president of data science practice from Kronos for this IndustryWeek webinar to understand how workforce management data can help you drive meaningful insights that engage entire workforces through daily, intentional interactions.

Find out how to arm your employees with the insights required to make decisions that drive real cost savings and a culture of continuous improvement — it all starts with your people

Understand how long-term success is not just about the “hard data” or the “soft data” — it’s about both the analytical thinking and employee engagement

To register visit www.imcpa.com/events

Workshop assists with

starting businesses

The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center will host a workshop March 22 on the East campus of Lock Haven University to help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan and exploring financing options. The presenters/discussion leaders for the workshop include members of the center staff and a local commercial lender.

Attendees will learn unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business, how to assess the feasibility of their business idea and differences between business organization structures.

There is a fee to participate. Registration can be completed online at www.lhup.edu/sbdc/training.htm or by calling 570-484-2848.

Seminar teaches

Quickbooks program

The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar March 24 on Quickbooks on the East campus of Lock Haven University in Lock Haven.

The seminar, a news release said, will broaden skills and answer questions. Participants will receive hands-on information on how to track your sales and expenses; how to customize invoices; how to generate payroll and produce reports and graphs; they will cover chart of accounts; how to add new accounts, items, customers and vendors; how to track accounts receivable and accounts payable; how to maintain a check register; how to produce reports and back-up your data and much more.

There is a fee to participate. Registration can be completed online at www.lhup.edu/sbdc/training.htm or by calling 570-484-2848.

Class size is very limited so that the center’s staff can have more individual interaction with attendees.