Lawmaker's Elysburg office to host small business development consulting
State Rep. Kurt Masser, R-Elysburg, recently announced that a representative from the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center will be available at his Elysburg office on Friday, July 18, to provide entrepreneurs with consulting services and information at no charge.
Assistance will be available in Rep. Masser's office from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
This one-on-one consulting emphasizes education to those interested in starting a new business or growing their existing small business. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge.
Typical business topics include how to start a business, financial analysis, hiring employees, bookkeeping, preparing a business plan, financial forecasting, and marketing strategies for growth.
Appointments are required and must be scheduled two business days prior to a meeting date. For more information and to schedule an appointment, residents should contact the Bucknell University SBDC office at 570-577-1249, or toll free at 1-866-375-6010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovative Manufacturers Center and the Williamsport / Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone are sponsoring a Commonwealth tax credits seminar 8 a.m. Friday.
The Commonwealth offers an array of different tax credits to help businesses, communities and municipalities succeed in Pennsylvania. With applications due September 15th, join us to learn more about Transferable PA Tax Credits that include:Keystone Innovation Zone, research and development, neighborhood assistance/enterprise zones, state historic credits, and work opportunity.
Certified public accountants attending are eligible to earn professional credits.
Interested readers can register for the seminar at www.imcpa.com/event/commonwealth-tax-credits/ or by calling Lauri Moon at 570-329-3200 ext. 8085.
KIZ Resources, LLC will be available after the seminar to answer individual questions. Contact email@example.com or 814-296-2414 to schedule your one-on-one meeting after the seminar.
Inventor's Club hosts patent attorney
The Williamsport Inventor's Club will host Wendy Koba as the guest speaker for its July Meeting 5:30 p.m., July 23, at IMC Inc., 1127 W. Fourth St.
Attendance is free and open to the public; however, registration is required for this meeting by visiting www.IMCpa.com/events/ or calling 570-329-3200 ext. 8085. Guests and potential new members should join Keith Bloodgood, Club President, for a brief pre-meeting and group orientation at 5:15 p.m.
The Inventor's Club meeting is designed to educate, foster collaboration and networking and give attendees the tools, resources and knowledge they need to move their inventions forward. The Club utilizes Innovation Engineering, which transforms innovation from a random art to a reliable system. A "Pitch/Ask" session allows inventors to present their idea and receive feedback from the group of seasoned and aspiring inventors and innovation support professionals.
Koba will discuss what inventors need to know about the patent process, with special focus on the recent changes that have taken place in the process of filing for a patent. The event also will cover the 5 prototyping stages that every invention goes through and where patents fit in the process. That understanding can save thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours. Wendy has been an extremely valuable resource for members of the Inventor's club for many years. She has worked with inventors and small companies in her Lehigh Valley patent and intellectual property law practice for over 15 years. A patent attorney with Bell Laboratories for 19 years, Wendy has a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, a masters degree in information science and systems from Princeton University and a doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.
The Innovative Manufacturers' Center Inc. is hosting to the Williamsport/Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone, which has provided program support to the Williamsport Inventor's Club since its founding in 2007. Meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of most months and are open to the public. All attendees are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the start of each meeting to protect the inventors and information exchanged.
at safety rules
Free OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, July 25, in State College.
The training will focus on new changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazard Communication Standard that is bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, further improving safety and health protection for America's workers.
Building on the success of OSHA's current Hazard Communication Standard, the system is expected to prevent injuries and illnesses, save lives and improve trade conditions for chemical manufacturers.
Awareness of the changes that the new system introduces in the hazard classification and labeling for chemical materials under Hazard Communication Standard.
Interested readers can register online at penntap.ticketleap.com.