Expert Panel to Discuss Energy Updates for 2019
Panelists include Ken Lawton, general energy consultant at National Fuel, Marybeth Smialek, regional external affairs director at First Energy, and Geoffrey Bristow, regional energy program manager at the Department of Environmental Protection. Discussion topics include challenges affecting the energy industry, possible rate changes, and timely information on rebates, pricing and efficiency programs that are available to businesses in 2019.
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these presentations reflect the views and opinions of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Manufacturer & Business Association or any of its officers and directors.
ERIE – The 2019 economic forecast, foreign steel tariffs and trade will be discussed at the Manufacturer & Business Association’s (MBA) upcoming IMPACT Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, December 6, at the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street. All media are invited to attend.
During this special event, local economist Ken Louie, Ph.D., director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE) and associate professor of economics in the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend, will discuss the real facts, figures and trends behind the economic outlook for 2019. He will be joined by David N. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, the statewide trade organization representing the manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania’s public policy process, to examine the potential impact of foreign steel tariffs in the next year.
MANUFACTURER & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION TO HONOR 75 TRAINING GRADUATES
ERIE — The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) will honor 75 graduates from 35 companies during an awards luncheon at noon, Tuesday, November 6 at the Association’s Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street at Pittsburgh Avenue. All media are invited to attend.
“Our organization has continued to develop and deliver the highest level of professional training that today’s business environment demands for more than 25 years,” said Association President John Krahe. “Knowledge is power and each recipient has recognized that the pursuit of knowledge on a continuous basis is what will help differentiate us as individuals and collectively as organizations from the competition.”
The MBA offers more than 60 professional training classes, as well as nine certificate series programs, which include Leadership for Team Leaders, Supervisory Skills, Marketing and Communications or HR Essentials. Class participants and certificate-series graduates work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, health care, service and governmental fields throughout the Association’s membership area.
Strategic HR & Employment Law Focus of MBA’s 2018 Conference
ERIE – Local human resource professionals will come together for a full day of thought-provoking presentations and networking opportunities during the Manufacturer & Business Association’s (MBA) sixth annual Human Resources & Employment Law Conference starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, at the Association’s Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street at Pittsburgh Avenue. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. All media are invited to attend.
The day’s discussion will focus on managing healthier relationships, employment law updates, as well as workplace civility and key talent acquisition strategies. Additionally, highly acclaimed speakers Earl Suttle, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Leadership Success International, LLC, and Tony Lee, vice president of editorial for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), will deliver the day’s keynotes. Local attorney Daniel Miller of MacDonald Illig Attorneys, and Tracy Daggett, PHR, manager of Professional Development Training Services at the Manufacturer & Business Association, also will present.
To register, contact Terry Nunez at 814/833-3200 or 800/815-2660. Cost is $325 for members, $400 for nonmembers and includes both breakfast and lunch.
More information, including a full agenda for the conference, is available at www.mbausa.org.
Manufacturer & Business Association Announces Locco Scholarship Award Winners
ERIE — The Manufacturer & Business Association announced the winners of the 2018 Patrick R. Locco Scholarship Awards during its fifth annual MFG Day celebration on Thursday, October 4, at the Bayfront Convention Center.
Winners are: Kurtis Martin, Corry Area Career and Technical Center; Christian Nichols, Crawford County Career and Technical Center; Andrew Sebald, Erie County Technical School; Nicholas Panochko and Abdulla Iznorov, Erie High School; and, Devin Kerr, Mercer County Career Center.
- Corry Area Career and Technical Center: Cody Northrop, William Dorn, Adam Sventek and Derek Steele
- Crawford County Career and Technical Center: Bradley Forkl, Corbin Hargenrater and Abigail Larson
- Erie County Technical School: Taylor Haas, Ben Porter and Joshua Larson
- Erie High School: Maxim Dyachkin and Thomas Kernohan
- Mercer County Career Center: Mason Tyree and Ashtin Conn.
A $1,200 scholarship has been awarded to winners to assist them in future academic endeavors, and their names are inscribed on plaques prominently displayed at their respective high schools. Nominees each received their awards prior to the event.
The Locco Awards were created by the Association to recognize outstanding high school students who distinguish themselves in pursuit of technical and academic excellence. Students must be nominated by a teacher to be considered. Each school narrows the nominees to the top candidates. These students are interviewed by local businesspeople who choose the winners.
2018 Manufacturing Day Set for October 4
ERIE – More than 2,000 students, educators, as well as business and community leaders are expected to attend the fifth annual Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) celebration — one of the largest Manufacturing Day events in the country — from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier. All media are invited to attend.
According to organizers, this year’s event will be “an amazing exhibition of innovation, technology and career opportunities in today’s manufacturing industry,” thanks to a combination of manufacturers, vendors, high school and higher education institutions providing more than 60 exhibits, programs and demonstrations, designed for participants to experience innovative manufacturing technology in a hands-on, interactive environment.
“We believe that by working together, we can promote the importance of a robust and innovative manufacturing industry — the most powerful force behind our nation’s economy, which continues to provide outstanding career opportunities for our young people,” said John Krahe, president and chief executive officer of the Manufacturer & Business Association, which helps present MFG Day every year.
The culmination of the 2018 event is the noontime Appreciation and Recognition Rally, which includes a keynote address by local manufacturer Bill Hilbert Jr., president of Reddog Industries, and the presentation of the 2018 Patrick R. Locco Scholarship Awards. The Locco Awards were created by the Association to recognize outstanding high school students who distinguish themselves in pursuit of technical and academic excellence.
Nominees for the 2018 awards include:
- Corry Area Career and Technical Center: Kurtis Martin, Cody Northrop, William Dorn, Adam Sventek and Derek Steele
- Crawford County Career and Technical Center: Christian Nichols, Bradley Forkl, Corbin Hargenrater and Abigail Larson
- Erie County Technical School: Andrew Sebald, Taylor Haas, Ben Porter and Joshua Larson
- Erie High School: Nicholas Panochko, Abdulla Iznorov, Maxim Dyachkin and Thomas Kenohan
- Mercer County Career Center: Devin Kerr, Mason Tyree and Ashtin Conn
Manufacturing Day is presented by the Manufacturer & Business Association, Advanced Diversified Manufacturing Industry Partnership, National Machining and Tooling Association, Career Street, and more than 25 area sponsors.
The MFG Day event also precedes the MBA’s 113th Annual Event with keynote speaker and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, starting later that day at 5 p.m. October 4.
For more information or to register, visit www.pamfgday.com.
Manufacturer & Business Association 113th Annual Event is Sold Out
ERIE – The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) is pleased to announce that its 113th Annual Event featuring keynote speaker Daymond John is sold out. Open for all media to attend, “An Evening with Daymond John" starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at the Bayfront Convention Center. John is most known as “The People’s Shark” on ABC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning series, “Shark Tank,” which is currently filming the 10th season with plans to premiere in the fall.
“We are thrilled by the excitement for this year’s speaker,” said Association President and CEO John Krahe. “Mr. John has an amazing story to share, and we are expecting it to be another unforgettable evening for our members.”
During his address, John will share his rags-to-riches success story, as well as his winning tips for negotiation, boosting sales, improving employee morale, increasing productivity and optimizing talent. He also will share his goal setting and achievement strategies, empowering audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives for immediate and long-term success.
John started his entrepreneurial career in the '90s when he launched the global hip-hop clothing line, FUBU. In the decades since creating FUBU, John has continued to build upon his entrepreneurial success and has been recognized at the highest levels for his commitment to small business. He was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under the Obama administration and has previously been recognized for his contributions in the space, including being bestowed the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award, the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and more.
An accomplished author who has continued to battle dyslexia, John's January release of his fourth book, Rise and Grind, became an instant New York Times bestseller, marking the second time a book he has written has achieved that prestigious honor. Through all that, John remains committed to the art of branding and marketing and still oversees the day-to-day branding and marketing firm, The Shark Group.
A sellout each year, the MBA’s Annual Event is the tri-state region’s premier business networking event, featuring the nation’s most prominent figures in business, politics and journalism. Among the most recent speakers are fellow “Shark” Robert Herjavec (2016) and legendary coach Lou Holtz (2017).
This year’s Annual Event is sponsored by Ridg-U-Rak, UPMC Health Plan, Logistics Plus, PNC, MacDonald Illig Attorneys, Insurance Management Company, Greenleaf Corporation, LORD Corporation, McInnes Rolled Rings, Howard Industries and Widget Financial.
For additional information, contact the Association at 814/833-3200, 800/815-2660 or visit www.mbausa.org.
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