Upcoming Community Events


Get Your Fall Mums & Cornstalks From the Chamber Office!!

We have left over mums and cornstalks from our Bavarian Fall Fest sale this weekend. Mums are marked down to $5 and bundles of cornstalks are $3. We are open Mon-Friday 9:00AM-4:30PM. Thanks for your support! We are also selling raffle tickets for $10. 1st prize is a side of beef valued at $775, 2nd prize is A Basket of Cheer valued at $200, and the 3 rd prize is $100 Chamber gift certificate. Winner to be drawn Light Up Night.

DEP Accepting Applications for the 2016 Small Business Advantage Grants

Up to $1,000,000 of grant funding is now available through the Commonwealth’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program for small businesses that adopt or acquire equipment or processes that promote pollution prevention and/or energy efficiency. Projects are reviewed in the order in which they are received until the appropriated grant monies have been depleted for the fiscal year. For more info and applications, visit the DEP Small Business Ombudsman’s Office Site.

Gala Dinner & Auction

date, time & location: Friday, Sept. 30  at 6:30 PM at Red Fern Banquet Facility
description: Join us at the Red Fern Banquet Facility on Friday, Sept. 30  at 6:30 PM for a gala dinner and auction to benefit the First United Methodist Church Pavilion Enclosure Project. Enjoy a dinner buffet and cash bar, and bid on beautiful baskets and specialty items! Tickets are $30 per person and are available to Village Peddler, 1st United Methodist Church, Phillips jewelers, and Mystique Boutique Florals & Gifts in Ridgway.

Hula Hoop Fitness

date, time & location: 8-week session, Mondays from Oct. 3 – Nov. 21, 5:30 PM at BC3, 1200 Wood Street, Brockway, PA
description: Improve cardiovascular endurance, increase muscle strength, reduce stress, and more! Hoop dance is the fun way to get and stay fit! Each student will have a rofressional dance hoop to learn basic hooping and progress to learn a geginner hoop dance routine. Wear comfortable clothing. You keep the hula hoop, so you can use it at home. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 23. Register by emailing heidi.afton@bc3.edu or calling 265-1815 or 265-1810. Cost is $30 for class plus $27 for hoop – $57 total.

Educational Seminar: Everything You Do Is Marketing”

date, time & location: Wednesday, Oct 12 from 9AM-1PM at the DuBois Country Club
description: National speaker, marketing trainer, and consultant Tim Piccirillo, along with the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, is offering this educational seminar on Wednesday, Oct 12 from 9AM-1PM at the DuBois Country Club. Tim will give you tools, tips, and techniques to take your business to the next level. Cost is $79 per person (includes lunch). Social media is just one area that Tim will cover in his “Everything You Do Is Marketing” program. You’ll also learn the only 3 ways to make more money in your business, why it’s important to work harder on your business than in your business, the 3 letters that can transform your business from mediocre to magnificent, the one thing you must do to beat your competition, what a lead magnet is, why you need a social media strategy, the 7 essential components of a good website, and more. Reservations required by Oct. 7 – contact the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce at 371-5010 or dacc@duboispachamber.com 

BC3@Brockway Open House

date, time & location: Oct. 27, 4-7:30 PM at BC3, 1200 Wood Street, Brockway, PA
description: Tour BC3 @ Brockway * Explore academic programs * Meet faculty and Staff * Learn About Financial Aid! Call 814-265-1813 for more information.

2016 Nonprofit Academy

date & location: Oct. 28 at at The Highlands in St. Marys
description: The Non-Profit Academy is a partnership between the Elk County Community Foundation and a network of Leadership Elk County alumni. In this 6-hour conference attendees will network, share, and learn; featured motivational speaker Todd Parish’s presentation is entitled “Empower The Hour, Slay The Day”. The event will be held at The Highlands in St. Marys and cost is $30, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more info call 814-335-2792.

PennTAP Presents “Saving Money Through Energy Management Systems”

date & location: Nov. 8 from 1 – 4 PM at 330 North Point Drive, Suite 100, Clarion PA.
description: PennTAP helps PA companies improve their competitiveness by providing technical assistance and information to help resolve specific technical questions. This free PennTAP program will look at Energy Management Systems such as ISO 50002 and Superior Energy Performance, which are powerful tools to ensure that a facility is continuously reducing its energy usage and environmental footprint. PennTAP will review the steps and requirements for certification under each system, and outline the benefits beyond reducing energy costs. For more information or to register, visit www.nwirc.org/events or email mreichard@nwirc.org

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