The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 5, 2014

Business Events 4-6-14

The Tribune-Democrat

— Wednesday

St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar, “The First Step to Small Business Success,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Vincent College.

The seminar is an informal workshop that covers topics such as what is needed to get started, obtaining financing, licenses and applications that are needed and the importance and function of a business plan, marketing plan and financial plan.

Cost is $20 and registration is required at 724-537-4572 or


St. Francis University Small Business Development Center will hold pre-business planning seminars. The 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.  

Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon, Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, 125 S. Juliana St., Bedford.

April 30, 5 to 8 p.m., St. Francis University Small Business Development Center,

117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto.

Pre-registration is required for the seminar 48 hours prior to scheduled date. The seminar is free. Information at 472-3200 or


St. Vincent College Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will hold a personal financial planning roundtable by James G. Meredith, executive vice president of Hefren-Tillotson financial advisers, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fred M. Rogers Center on campus.

Admission is free with pre-registration by calling 724-805-2177.

Information can be found at


Penn State Altoona will hold a workshop for entrepreneurs, small business owners and students at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 1309 11th Avenue, Altoona.

Excel basics with Deborah Hammer, senior instructor in business administration at Penn State Altoona, will be offered April 16 from 6 to

8 p.m.,

The workshop is free. Registration one week before each workshop by calling 940-3400 or emailing

Information can be found at