Events and seminars

Seminar examines


A leadership program offered this fall by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology focuses on mid-level managers and those aspiring to move into those positions.

Classes for the Mid-Level Manager Program will be held in the Klump Academic Center on Penn College’s main campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays (Oct. 18; Nov. 1, 15 and 29; and Dec. 13).

Through a series of 10 modules covered in those five days, participants will explore and practice key areas of management focusing on skills required to perform successfully with people, management and processes.

Call 570-327-4775 for more information or visit to register or view a complete listing of courses, descriptions and dates.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, visit, email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Workshop helps with

starting businesses

The new year is right around the corner and the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, which serves Clinton and Lycoming counties, is offering a workshop titled “The First Step for Starting a Small Business” from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 1127 W. Fourth St., Williamsport for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

The presenters/discussion leaders for this workshop are the members of the SBDC 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, differences between business organization structures, how to develop a business plan, how to obtain financing, how to market their product or service and the applications and licenses needed to start their company.

Registering: or by calling 570-484-2848.

Walk ins will be accepted if available seating. There is a fee to attend. Payment is required on or before 7 days after registering for the workshop.

The Cancellation policy requires five or more business days for a refund or particiapants may reschedule to another course.

Upcoming additional date for this workshop is Nov. 21 in the SBDCs main office at Lock Haven University.

Seminars to

benefit notaries

Pennsylvania Association of Notaries will hold several educational seminars this month for Williamsport area notaries.

PAN’s First Time Notary Seminar, from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 24, is state-approved and fulfills the three-hour mandatory education provision for new notaries. The Everyday Notary Challenges Seminar, from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 24, is offered in conjunction with the First Time Notary Seminar.

There are fees for the seminars.

Notary Reappointment Seminar, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25, fulfills the state’s educational requirement for reappointed notaries.

It covers all the new aspects of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, which becomes effective on Oct. 26, including the notary appointment process, identifying your customers, changes in notary equipment, and the new notary act — witnessing or attesting a signature.

There is a fee for the seminar.

The seminars will be held at the Hampton Inn, 140 Via Bella, Williamsport. Pre-registration is recommended.

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.

The association’s customer service representatives answer more than 200 calls a day from Pennsylvania notaries.

For more information call PAN at 800-944-8790 or visit the Web site at: You can access PAN’s Facebook and Twitter pages via our Blog at

Workshop aims to

improve sustainability

On Nov. 16, PennTAP will present “How to Move Your Company Toward Sustainability” via webinar starting at noon.

In order to move toward more sustainable practices, industrial managers need to understand what cultural, environmental, and economic challenges exist and how to respond to them.

The seminar will review the link between sustainability and energy efficiency projects, and highlight the process to develop a carbon footprint, set a reduction goal, and implement projects to reduce your carbon footprint.

The workshop will also discuss methods to publicize the sustainability improvements at your facility.

To register visit

Electric utility firm

promotes diversity

PPL Electric Utilities is hosting a meet-and-greet event for the leaders of diversity-owned businesses who are interested in becoming PPL suppliers.

The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, at PPL Conference Center at Walbert, 1639 Church Road, Allentown.

It is open to women, minorities, veterans, the disabled, members of the LGBT community, as well as disadvantaged and HUBZone businesses, according to a news release.

“Several dozen people attended this event last year and we are hoping to see even more at this year’s event,” said David Amico, PPL’s supply chain director, according to the news release.

The event will include lunch and offer opportunities to network and discuss potential supply opportunities. Those interested in attending should register by Oct. 27 by visiting