Breakfast to consider
wage and hour audits
The West Branch Human Resource Society will host a breakfast workshop from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 with speaker Tammy McCutchen at the Genetti Hotel.
McCutchen, an attorney, will address "What to Expect When You're Expecting ... the Wage and Hour Audit." She represents employers during wage-hour and prevailing wage investigations by the Department of Labor, counsels management on wage-hour compliance, and serves as an expert witness in wage-hour-related lawsuits.
There is a fee to attend, a registration is required. Register by contacting Ame Shuman at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 323-8711 or by fax at 323-4192.
Series of workshops
IMC will offer a series of workshops for Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification.
Sessions are as follows: A3 Thinking and Value Stream Mapping, Sept. 11; Lean Principles, Sept. 24; Effective Communications, Oct. 7; Standard Work and Root Cause Analysis, Oct. 21; Change Management and Team Building - Nov. 4; Facility Tour, TPM and Downtime Reduction, Nov. 18; Changeover Reduction and Visual Plant, Dec. 9; Lean Project Reports and Graduation, Dec. 23.
According to a news release, benefits of the workshops include Reduced Lead Time, Improved Quality, Reduced Cost, Reduced Inventory, Improved Productivity, Better Floor Space Utilization, Better Teamwork, Improved Morale, Better Perception in the Eyes of the Customer.
This Lean Certification program also is eligible for WEDnet funding.
For more information on each session and to register, visit www.imcpa.com/event.
at global trade
More than 95 percent of the world's population is located outside the continental U.S., and SEDA-COG is offering area firms and business people an opportunity to access these potential customers. Seventeen of Pennsylvania's Authorized Trade Representatives, covering more than forty unique international markets, will be available to meet one-on-one with personnel from area companies at SEDA-COG's 16th Annual Central Pennsylvania International Trade Conference. It will be held September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Celebration Hall, 2289 Commercial Blvd., in State College. The event is hosted by the SEDA-COG Export Development Program.
According to Noelle Long, Program Director, "This is a great opportunity for companies to gain market intelligence as well as firsthand knowledge from localized experts. Pennsylvania's Trade Representatives can discuss opportunities and offer insight to the markets they represent."
The Trade Representatives offer expertise in the following countries: Arab Gulf (UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Yemen), Australia (includes New Zealand), Brazil, Canada, Central & Eastern Europe (Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine), Chile, France, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Middle East (Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Turkey), Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore (Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines), Taiwan, and United Kingdom (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden).
Pre-registration is required by September 1 and is available online at www.seda-cog.org/export. There is no cost to attend this event and lunch is provided.
Those seeking more information may contact Cody Richard, tel. 570-524-4491; e-mail email@example.com. The SEDA-COG Export Development Program can also be found on Facebook and Twitter for more information, event updates, and details.
in State College
Entrepreneurial Women's Expo will bring together speakers who are leaders in their fields of business, finance, health, and personal development 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 for its 6th annual conference, at Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College.
Registration is available at www.EWEsc.com or by calling 814-360-1063.
The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration will host the 2014 Discover Global Markets Forum - The Americas conference in Charlotte, North Carolina from Oct. 29 to 31 with the goal of building U.S. exports across the Western Hemisphere.
At Discover GM, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Officers representing 14 countries from U.S. embassies and consulates across the Western Hemisphere will address the impact of free trade agreements and how they can contribute to your successes well as how current market trends in Latin America can affect a business.
For more information on Discover Global Markets visit: www.export.gov/northcarolina/discovertheamericas/