Online seminar aids
with weather planning
The Small Business Administration will host a Web seminar at 2 p.m., Tuesday.
The arrival of wintry weather brings with it many seasonal threats that can result in business interruption, from a flu outbreak that decimates businesses' staff to flooding caused by frozen pipes that explode to an ice storm that knocks out power.
The pending arrival of these threats makes this a good time to make a plan to keep a business operating, regardless of what the severe weather brings. Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday for practical tips to mitigate winter weather risks.
SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its "PrepareMyBusiness" website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.
To register go to www1.gotomeeting.com/register/844932816.
The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.
Breakfast to discuss
The West Branch Human Resource Society will host a breakfast meeting from 8 to 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Genetti Hotel's Grand Ballroom.
Larry Michael, assistant vice president for workforce development and special initiatives will update participants on Marcellus Shale developments.
There is a fee to attend, and registration is required by emailing email@example.com or calling 323-8711.
To mark the opening of their new office in Williamsport, the environmental and energy law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP will host Marcus Kohl, director of the state Department of Environmental Protection's northcentral regional office, at a special program from 4 to 7 p.m., Nov. 14. The event will take place at the Eagle Rock Winery at 414 W Fourth St. The permitting seminar will begin promptly at 4 p.m., immediately followed by a reception beginning at 5 p.m.
The hour-long seminar, "Implementing DEP's Permit Decision Guarantee" will provide insight into the department's recently proposed Permit Decision Guarantee Policy. This policy significantly reshapes the department's procedures for processing permit applications across all regulatory programs and establishes new priorities that will affect timelines for environmental permit decisions. The new approach will require the regulated community to bring an additional focus to the quality of permit applications in exchange for a more streamlined review by the department keyed to guaranteed time commitments for decision-making. For more information or to RSVP for the program, please contact Julie Hayes at 484-430-2352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retreat to share
details of system
Pennsylvania manufacturers and economic development organizations will hold a 2.5 day conference to learn and apply the "innovation engineering management system."
Attendees, a news release said, will learn how to develop a sustainable culture of innovation that increases innovation speed up and decreases risk by 30 to 80 percent.
Visit www.IMCpa.com to learn more about this Nov. 12 and 13 event in Blue Bell.