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Celebrating YOU – Let Clarion SBCD Showcase Your Small Business in November!

The Clarion University SBDC is celebrating our local businesses throughout the month of November to highlight Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 13-19), which dedicated to recognizing entrepreneurs of all kinds, and Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), which encourages consumers to shop small and support local businesses. We would like to showcase businesses that we have assisted and promote them through our website and social media. If you’re interested in being featured, please send us a picture and respond to the following questions via an email to sbdc@clarion.edu by Oct. 30:
1. Your business name & location
2. Description of your services/products
3. What sets your business apart?
4. How are you celebrating Small Business Saturday/Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Junior Achievement Looking for Elk County Volunteers

Junior Achievement provides students with relevant, age-appropriate, experiential programs delivered by volunteers from our local community, and we’re looking for volunteers to teach five 30-minute lessons at various schools in Elk County. Class schedules are flexible, and training and all materials are provided. If you would like to learn more, contact Greg Sands at (814) 590-3480 or by e-mail at gsands@jawesternpa.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentors Wanted!

Be a mentor – be a donor – be an advocate! For more information contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk, and McKean Counties toll-free at 1-877-776-1636. For more information visit our website .

Leadership Elk & Cameron Teams Available to Help With Community Projects

Attention nonprofits, charitable organizations, and other public agencies serving Elk & Cameron Counties! You’re invited to apply for a team of LEC participants to complete a community project for your organization, helping LEC participants learn how to make a direct impact in their communities through to service to an organization or agency. Please visit our website  for more info.

Support the 2017 St. Marys Area United Way Campaign

Help the St. Marys Area United Way help others by making a donation toward this year’s Campaign Goal of $160,000. The United Way works with a variety of groups, organizations, and agencies to reach out to the community. Click here for a list of partner agencies and a printable 2017-2018 Pledge Card!

Upcoming Community Events


Drug Addiction Prevention & Recovery Presentation

date, time & location:  Oct. 16 from 6 – 8:30 PM at The Red Fern
description: Michael DeLeon, founder of Steered Straight, Inc., will be presenting a powerful message of prevention and recovery from drug addiction at. All are welcome!

OCTOBER 20 & 21

The Elk County Fair Presents Scare At The Fair

dates & location: Oct. 20 & 21 at the Elk County Fairgrounds
description: Get ready for a spooky good time, with food, games, a fortune teller, haunted house, and more! Cost is $5 per person (children 4 and under are free). The Fair is asking for donations for their basket raffle, which should be ready for pickup by Oct. 11 – phone 814-594-1454 or 814-335-5684 to arrange pickup.


Edgwood Hall Trunk or Treat

date, time & location: Oct. 22 at 2 PM at Edgewood Hall
description: Everyone is welcome to join us for Trunk or Treat! Admission is free! Phone 335-2963 to reserve your spot if you would like to decorate your trunk and pass out goodies. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.


The City of St. Marys Official Trick Or Treat Night

The City Of St. Marys has announced that Trick or Treat will be held on October 31 from 6-8pm.


Free “Preparing For The Holidays” Grief Workshop

date, time & location: 6 PM on Nov. 1 at the Penn Highlands Community Nurses St. Marys Office
description: The holidays are often a difficult time for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. To help the grieving through the holiday season the Penn Highlands Community Nurses are offering a free holiday grief workshop at their St. Marys Office (757 Johnsonburg Road) on November 1 at 6 PM.  For more information call 814-781-4722.


Courageous Conversations

date & location: Nov. 2 at The Highlands, St. Marys, PA
description: Non-profits – do you feel your mission statement is stagnant and does not signify the function of the organization? Is your mission statement a summary of the vision, values, purpose, and behaviors of the organization, or does it need modified? Does your mission statement embrace the culture of the organization? With frequent changes in society causing concerns, confusion, and confrontations among generations, does your organization need to conduct a strategic assessment to determine if programs and services being offered should be expanded, modified, or terminated to meet the demands of all the generations in the communities it serves? That’s the topic of this Nonprofit Academy Workshop, The Courage to Rethink Mission & Programs, presented by David Hyde, Executive Director of Potter County’s A Way Out.  Just $30 for PANO members & $35 for non-members. CLICK HERE to register.


Penn Highlands Community Nurses Present Camp Flutterbye

date, time & location: Nov. 11 from 9 AM – 3 PM at The Pines, 1008 Windfall Road in St. Marys.
description: The camp is designed to help children and teens K – 12 who are grieving the death of a loved one. The camp offers a day of therapeutic activities designed by bereavement professionals, to help campers understand that feelings of grief and sadness are healthy and normal, even during the holidays, and discover ways to cope and enjoy the holiday season. Apply online or call 814-781-4722 or 800-841-9397.


ECCOTA Pittsburgh Opera Bus Trip

description: Join ECCOTA on a bus trip for a Sunday matinee performance of The Marriage of Figaro at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. Visit ECCOTA.com or call 814-772-7051 for details.

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