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 News & Announcements From SMACC


St. Marys-opoly Returns After 54 Years – Ready For Production!!!

Thanks to the companies and organizations below – they’ll be featured on the upcoming St. Marys-Opoly Game board, which is now ready for production!

St. Marys School Dist.
Penn Highlands Elk
H&R Block
Thermistors Unlimited
Elk County Real Estate
Rick’s Doughboys
Ed Gerg Insurance – Allstate
Coppolo & Coppolo
Rhink Flooring/Rhino Lining
Kennedy Sign
St. Marys Insurance
Straub Brewery
Groll’s Disposal
Meyer, Wagner, Brown & Kraus
Elk Waste
DD’s Bakery
Innovative Sintered
West Penn Power
Northern Tier
St. Marys Auto Body
Jet Metals
St. Marys Motel
Lesser & Lesser
St. Marys Public Library
Art heary & Sons Furniture Inc.
Printing Plus


Spring Time Bling – Elk County Women’s Social – April 26

Celebrate spring and mark Administrative Professional Day at the Elk County Women’s Social! Join us for Ladies Night Out – Spring Time Bling on April 26, 6 – 9 PM at The Fine Line. $25 per person, meal included. Bring your own glass, mug, or vase to paint. Come check out vendors, play a few games, and have fun! Please RSVP to the Chamber at 781-3804. The Social coincides with Administrative Professional Day, which recognizes the important contributions that administrative professionals make each year to our economy. Many businesses and organizations celebrate this day with management and employees showing appreciation to the administrative workers in their organizations. ­­­The Elk County Women’s Social was an event that originally came about for businesses to send their “secretaries” to say thank you for all the work that is done throughout the year. ­­The Elk County Women’s Social is still going strong and there is still time to purchase your Administrative Professional a ticket to join others from the county. All tickets need to be purchased by Tuesday at 4:30 pm.

National Arbor Day Activities in St. Marys – April 27

The Arbor Day tree planting for 2017 will be a tree to be planted in Benzinger Park at 1 PM on April 27. The fifth grade students from St. Marys Catholic Elementary School will participate in the planting. Toby Herzing, Forestry Consultant from the DCNR and advisory member of the Shade Tree Commission, will be Master of Ceremonies. Other members of the Shade Tree Commission and local City of St. Marys officials will be present.

News & Announcements From SMACC Members

Enter Your Catch In The Big Fish Contest – April through June

Great prizes and lots of fun! The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau’s fourth annual Big Fish Contest runs April through June, 2017.  Enter photos of your catch, from Clarion, Jefferson, Elk, Forest, and Cameron Counties, using the submission form on the PA Great Outdoors Big Fish Contest page. Entries will be posted on the PA Great Outdoors Facebook page in the Big Fish Contest album. Everyone who submits a photo will be entered to win great prizes each month,including canoe/kayak trips, gift certificates, attraction passes, and more! Photos will be posted weekly, and everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite fishing photo at the end of the month by liking the photo on PA Great Outdoors Facebook page. The monthly winner will be the photo that has received the most likes, and the grand prize winner will be drawn at random from all entries. This year’s grand prize winner will receive a guided half­day fly fishing float trip for two in 2018 with Keystone Predator Outfitters and Todd Deluccia, the 2014 Musky Fly Fishing World Champion. For more information, or to enter the contest go to

Senior Outreach Program Caring Volunteers Needed

Community Nurses Senior Outreach is a free service for seniors who have been referred to our agency to receive regular telephone reassurance calls to check on their well-being, remind them to take their medicine, and reassure them that someone cares. Volunteers make calls from the Community Nurses St. Marys office. If you have just a few hours every other week to make some phone calls you can help give these seniors a feeling of security and well-being by talking with them for a few minutes. Community Nurses staff will follow up on any issues or concerns identified during your call. Time and days are flexible. Please contact Katie at 814-781-4722.

BC3@Brockway Open House – April 27

Tour BC3@ Brockway, explore academic programs, meet faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid! Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 7:30PM. Register for the Open House online at or call 814-265-1813 for more information.

Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services Open House & Ribbon Cutting – April 27

Join us at 5:30 PM for a special ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of our first year in our new home! Held in cooperation with with the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce. Appetizers, tours, cocktails, & raffle! RSVPs are encouraged but not necessary to attend. Call 814-834-1190.

Student Art Showcase Presented by ECCOTA – through April 28

The Student Artist Showcase provides students in Elk County a chance to present their work to the public in a community setting. Participating schools include Ridgway Area High School, Elk County Catholic, St. Marys Area High School, and Johnsonburg Area High School.  The Showcase continues until April 28 at the ECCOTA Gallery, Northwest Savings Bank, CNB Bank, and Farmers National Bank. This is a free event, open to the public!

ECCOTA Presents Charles Wish Original Painting Viewing & Studio Tour – May 1-26

The Elk County Council on the Arts presents a Charles Wish Original Painting Viewing event and exclusive studio tour at the Walnut Street Art House. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 5 from 5-9 PM in the ECCOTA Gallery at 237 Main Street in Ridgway. The collection will be on display for public view until May 26. Charles Wish is an American painter best known for visually fusing Regionalism imagery with 9th-19th century South Asian symbolism and motifs. Charles Wish and his wife Abbi Peters have happily resided in Elk County for over 10 years, and ECCOTA is pleased to announce that select pieces of his work will be on public view, followed by a personally hosted tour of his studio space at the Walnut Street Art House on May 5 from 9PM-12AM, immediately after the opening reception. The studio tour is limited and reservations must be made at

St. Marys Cricket Wireless Grand Opening Event – May 5

We extend a warm invitation to everyone to attend our Grand Opening event on Friday, May 5, from 12-4PM. Our doors will be officially opening! Leading up to the grand opening we’re holding a raffle for 3 amazing prizes: an LG Harmony, a ZTE Grand X4, and a Samsung Galaxy AMP Prime. Be sure to stop by, fill out your entry and drop it in for the raffle! And please RSVP to the grand opening by sending an email to . We’re located at St. Marys Plaza, 828 S. St. Marys Road. Phone: 814-245-2494

IRC Manufacturers Growth Conference – May 17

Learn best practices to create and sustain profitable growth! Being competitive and growing your business in a dynamic global economy is challenging. You may have great assets, but are you maximizing their potential? Join us to learn about world-class best practices from national and local experts. Topics include how to breakdown jobs, standardize work, and train effectively; transfer years of knowledge to less experienced workers; find, develop, and retain good employees; identify new markets for diversification; generate qualified leads and acquire new customers; and commercialize a proprietary product and protect your products and ideas. Keynote address by PA State Representative Matt Gabler. Click here for details and registration info or call 814-898-6888.

Winery at Wilcox Event: Make Your Own Wine – May 20

1­-5pm Cost $129 Full Ticket or $29 to observe only. Class includes all supplies, tools and information you need to create your first batch of wine! RSVP by May 16, call 814-929-5598. Pre­pay required. No refunds.

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