PA Attorney General Candidate to be Featured at Manufacturer & Business Association’s October 8 Candidate Forum
ERIE – Heather Heidelbaugh, Republican nominee for Pennsylvania attorney general, will be the guest speaker at a candidate forum starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, October 8, at the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street. To remain compliant with Pennsylvania COVID-19 guidelines, this briefing is only open to MBA Board and Policy Committee Members.All media are invited to attend and will have an opportunity for an interview.
“The MBA consistently creates opportunities for our members to be educated about candidates in important elections,” said MBA President and CEO John Krahe. “Our candidate forums also allow our members to inform those running for office about their issues of top concern. The MBA has become a respected statewide business, trade and advocacy association by ensuring our members have a seat at the table when issues impacting business are discussed.”
Heidelbaugh’s work in law and policy led to her appointment to the Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments in 1998. In 2005, the administration of then-President George W. Bush invited her to the White House to interview for an appointment to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Two decades later, Heidelbaugh became chair of the state advisory commission on selection of a U.S. attorney, U.S. marshal and federal judiciary. Heidelbaugh is one of the most highly regarded courtroom practitioners in the country and an equity partner at her Pittsburgh firm Leech Tishman. She is running against Democratic incumbent Josh Shapiro in the general election on November 3, 2020.
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Manufacturer & Business Association to Host US Secretary of Commerce for Business Leader Roundtable
ERIE – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will participate in a business roundtable discussion with select Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) members at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1st at the MBA Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street, Erie, PA. 16508. For security purposes and to remain compliant with Pennsylvania COVID-19 guidelines, only pre-approved media personnel are invited to attend.
“We are excited to host the Secretary of Commerce.” said MBA President and CEO John Krahe. “Our members are uniquely positioned to provide ‘boots-on-the-ground’ feedback on the economic affects the coronavirus pandemic has had and what is still needed for re-opening efforts. At a time of uncertainty, it is a breath of fresh air this administration is committed to manufacturers and those they employ, particularly our membership throughout western and central Pennsylvania.
The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will go into effect July 1 and will be a key topic for Wednesday’s discussion. Additional topics will include: what’s needed to bring back more domestic manufacturing; reopening the country; federal resources still needed; lessons learned from business shutdown; difficulty that the $600 federal UC benefit has created for small businesses; personal stories from attendees about how they produced COVID related PPE; payroll tax credits; business operations if there would be a second wave of the virus.
“Having this event on July 1 at the MBA is significant on a national stage with the USMCA going into effect.” Said Krahe. “Our members have come to expect a voice in government and our existing relationships allow us to do this at the highest levels.”
ERIE – In response to Governor Wolf’s May 29 press announcement excluding Erie County from receiving a “green phase” designation, Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) Senior Government Relations Representative Jezree Friend issued the following statement:
“We continue to encourage our members to comply with Pennsylvania’s recommended safety measures for their business operations, and we are proud of their continued diligence to provide a safe environment for their employees and customers.
The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) recently announced its 2020-2021 Board of Governors.
Chairman Mark Raimy is president and chief executive officer of Welders Supply Company – Raimy Corporation in Erie, the region’s largest supplier of industrial gas, medical gas and hard goods to the manufacturing, health care, laboratory and restaurant industries.
Raimy also serves as chair of the UPMC Hamot Board of Directors, a member of the UPMC Board and is chairman of the UPMC Investment Committee.
ERIE – Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin invited the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) to participate in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 29, to provide feedback from the business community on COVID-19 recovery measures. Following the meeting, MBA President and CEO John Krahe issued the following statement:
We are grateful the DCED has agreed to open lines of communication with the business community as it takes steps to allow businesses to reopen. Our long-standing advocacy efforts give our members a voice for business, and we are pleased with the reception Secretary Davin gave our proposals.
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