.St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce
....53 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys PA 15857 * phone 814-781-3804 * fax 814-781-7302

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & ONGOING EVENTS

2015 Big Idea Contest
Are you a small manufacturer or an entrepreneur with a BIG IDEA? Are you looking to bring a new, innovative product or process to market? Are you located in Northwestern PA? If so, you may be eligible to participate in Ben Franklin Technology Partners 2015 Big Idea contest. The winner will receive: $50,000 in cash, an Innovation Adoption Grant of up to $25,000 to work with a PA-based research university, priority access to a low-interest $100,000 loan from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and much more! For more information regarding rules, entry forms and FAQs about the 2015 Big Idea Contest, visit bigidea.benfranklin.org and also feel free to call Liz Wilson, Director, Marketing & Communications, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP at 814-898-6541 or email at lizwilson@psu.edu

Upcoming Blood Drives
Blood Drive at Penn Highlands Elk - Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 in the PH Elk education center. With the Holidays approaching, the need for blood becomes greater!

Career, Business & Personal Interest Courses Offered Locally
Need training? Check out these great courses and training opportunities offered in the St. Marys area

October 2014

OCTOBER 1 - 31
Food Drive for Christian Food Bank of Elk County
date:
Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2014
location: Shoe Sensation in St. Marys Plaza
description: Shoe Sensation located in the St. Mary's Plaza will hold its third annual food drive to benefit the Christian Food Bank of Elk County, located in St. Marys. Anyone donating any nonperishable food item can enter to win a $100 gift card from Shoe Sensation. Items requested by the Food Bank are any boxed dinner, peanut butter, canned fruit, cereal, soups, pasta, and pasta sauce.
November 2014

NOVEMBER 1
Elk County Humane Society Presents "Portrait of Murder"
date & location: November 1 at the St. Marys Moose Family Center on Erie Ave. in St,. Marys
time: Registration & cash bar, 5:30 PM; dinner and theater performance, 7 PM
description: Support the Elk County Humane Society by attending "Portrait of Murder", a costume themed mystery dinner theater presented by "It's A Mystery by Lisa Lepovetsky" on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the St. Marys Moose Family Center on Erie Ave. in St,. Marys. Cost is $22 per person & the buffet features turkey dinner with trimmings plus pasta and meatballs, coffee/tea, and dessert. Registration & cash bar, 5:30 PM; dinner and theater performance, 7 PM. Basket raffles, door prizes, and other exciting events are also planned. Be part of the fun & come in a costume of your choice (optional)! Awards will be given for most original, scariest, and funniest costumes. The event is limited to 150 guests & payment due by Oct 27 - call Sally at 834-3551 today!

NOVEMBER 5
St. Marys Band Parents Holiday Craft Bazaar

date, time & location: November 5 from 9 AM - 3 PM at St. Marys Area High School.
description: Over 150 vendors! Get ready for the holiday season & support the band!!

NOVEMBER 7
12th Semi-Annual SGL Warrious Relay for Life Team Comedy Event
date, time & location: Saturday, Nov. 1 at Edgewood Hall, St. Marys (behind Subway). Doors open at 6 PM
description: Headliner Stan Stankos, featuring Clay Miles. Advance tickets $22 - $27 at door, Dinner included (BYOB). Tickets are available at Northwest Bank of St. martys & Ridgway. Reservations accepted until October 25. Tabl;es can be reserved for groups of 4 or more. For more info call 594-1962

NOVEMBER 9
Elk Co Mini Mudder 7K Run / Walk Obstacle Run

date & time: November 9, 2014 - Registration @ 10:00, Event Starts @ 11:00
location: Elk County Fair Grounds
description: This fun Event starts at Fox Twp. Park in Kersey, PA and finishes at the Elk Co fair grounds. Benefits Fox Twp. Elementary School Playground Project. Pre-registration form is available at smasd.org . Cost of $30. includes T-shirt. Register on race day for $35, shirt not included. Donations also welcome! Fox Twp PTO; 376 Main St.; Kersey, PA 15846; Attn: Playground

Honor Flight: One Last Mission
date. time & location: Nov. 9 at 2 PM at Elk County Catholic High School Auditorium.
description: Join the Community Nurses, Inc. of Penn Highlands Elk We Honor Veterans Program at a showing of a heartwarming documentary about four living WWII veterans and a community coming together to give them the trip of their lifetimes. Bring your family to enjoy the movie and learn about this piece of history. Veterans in attendance will be recognized. Movie showing at 2 PM on Sunday, Nov. 9 at Elk County Catholic High School Auditorium.

NOVEMBER 11
Community Resource Day

date. time & location: Nov. 11 from noon to 4 PM at The Elk County Catholic High School Cafeteria
description: The Community Nurses, Inc. of Penn Highlands Elk are sponsoring Community Resource Day from noon to 4 PM on November 11 at Elk County Catholic High School Cafeteria. There will be free health screenings along with displays by more than 30 organizations, and great door prizes (including a 32" flat screen TV!) will be awarded. Bring the kids to see Clifford the Big Red Dog at 1 PM!

NOVEMBER 12 & 13
2014 PA Wilds Trails Summit - Take a hike to Williamsport!
date & location: Sessions will be held on November 12-13th at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 200 West 4th Street in Williamsport, PA.
description: On behalf of the PA Wilds Trail Committee and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Headwaters PA invites you to attend the upcoming 2014 Trail Summit. The keynote speaker is Neil Fowler, Appalachian Regional Commission PA State Program Manager, who will speak on Pennsylvania’s Priorities for Nature Based Economic Development. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reps will provide updates on revisions to the Pennsylvania Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Summit topics include building, maintaining, and promoting land and water trails, choosing the best design for your trail, the wide range of trail surfaces available, what works best, and long-term sustainability. Breakout sessions will include local capacity building, technical trail design and trail gap connections. Professional Development Hours are offered for engineers and an exhibit area will showcase trail associations and professional expertise. Registration includes breakfast and lunch on both days and an evening reception. A guided tour of the Susquehanna River Walk is also planned. For more information about the Summit and to register, please go to www.headwaterspa.org and click on the PA Wilds Trail Summit link. Registration deadline is November 5, 2014.
December 2014

DECEMBER 2 & 6
A Wreath of Carols
date: Tuesday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 6th
time: 7:30 p.m.
location: St. Leo's Church in Ridgway and Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys
description: Christmas Concert presented by the Concert Choir of Elk County. A social will follow each performance in the church hall


 
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