The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 23, 2013

Business events 02/24/2013


The St. Francis University Small Business Development Center has scheduled a pre-business planning seminar from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. Francis University Small Business Development Center, 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto.

The free seminar is for people who are interested in opening and operating their own business.

Topics to be discussed are feasibility issues, marketing, recordkeeping, business plans, legal issues, regulations/taxes and financing.

Preregistration is required 48 hours prior to the seminar. Those interested may contact the St. Francis University Small Business Development Center at 472-3200 or by email at

March 5

A seminar on dealing with difficult people will take place at the Holiday Inn-Downtown, 250 Market St., Johnstown.

Cost is $119 or $109 per person for groups of five or more.

For more information or to enroll, contact Fred Pryor Seminars at (800) 780-8469 or

March 7

The Greater Johns­town/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner will take place at the Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown.

A cash bar and reception will take place starting at 5:30 with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be retired Sgt. Matt Eversmann, hero of “Black Hawk Down” and the Battle of Mogadishu.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information, contact the chamber at 536-5107.

March 8

Johnstown Area Regional Industries will host an information session titled “New Unemployment Law, What Employers Need to Know” from 10 a.m. to noon at the PA CareerLink of Cambria County, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

The purpose of the session is to provide employers with information on the specifics of the new law. Nancy Smithbauer, Workforce Development representative for the Pennsylvania Department of Unemployment Compensation, will speak.

For more information or registration go to, call 262-8366 or email

March 13

The Somerset County Spring Job Fair will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Friedens.

Participation cost is $75 for members of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and $150 for nonmembers.

The event is designed to target industries that traditionally need large seasonal work forces during the spring and summer.

Prospective employees will be able to provide resumes and take part in on-site interviews.

There is no charge for job seekers to attend.

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