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Partnership News and Notes

Partnership Annual Membership Meeting is Today

The Clinton County Economic Partnership holds its annual membership meeting tonight. In light of COVID restrictions for indoor gatherings, the 7 p.m. meeting will be held outdoors, under the Main Stage Pavilion at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, 98 Racetrack Road, Mill Hall (Mackeyville).

The meeting will include updates from Partnership staff and the election of five members to the 15-member Partnership Operating Board.

Business Workshops and Webinars Scheduled

The Partnership partners with a number of entities that host informational workshops of interest to business. Two different sessions are scheduled for September:

– The SCORE Central PA Chapter hosts a no-cost, online seminar, Money from Home – Considerations for Home-Based Businesses (Building an Online Business), Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This seminar is designed to point out the considerations that must be made in starting and operating a home-based business selling goods and services online. From regulations, to tax considerations, to finance, marketing and operations, home based businesses have most, if not all of the issues of any other business. Register at: https://score.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN–EKaBI3iGTIasQ4RqVfZv7g.

– Interested businesses are encouraged to participate in a September 23, 10:00 a.m. webinar on WEDnetPA Training Funds and how receiving funds through the WEDnet program can bolster workforce development needs.

WEDnet funds – up to $2,000 per employee; $100,000 per company – are available for employee skill building training. Training topics can range from customer service, to software engineering, to first aid and CPR. To register for the webinar, go to: https://forms.gle/b3rNuyg1wRMY6LyL9.

New Leadership Class Begins Tomorrow

The 2020-21 Leadership Clinton County class gets underway tomorrow, Sept. 17. This 9-month comprehensive leadership development program is designed for any adult living or working in Clinton County. Through a series of sessions, and using the community as its classroom, participants exchange ideas and information with established leaders and experts from many fields. Future leaders gain first-hand experience about critical issues as they develop the skills necessary to become an effective leader.

The Leadership Clinton County program is hosted through the Clinton County Economic Partnership and supported by many Clinton County businesses. If your business is interested in supporting this important initiative, contact LCC Coordinator April Bittner at 570-748-5782 or coordinator@clintoncountyinfo.com.

Fall ‘Time Out’ Gatherings Canceled

The Partnership’s September, October and November ‘Time Out’ networking events have been canceled due to event limitations associated with the pandemic. The Sons and Daughters of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge 146 had planned on welcoming everyone to their outdoor Italian patio in September; Schlesinger Communications, Inc.’s wanted to celebrate their 10th anniversary during an October ‘Time Out’ at WSQV/WBPZ radio station; and Lock Haven specialty shop It Is What It Is and Sanders Window Fashions were planning a joint ‘Time Out’ in November….but those gatherings will have to wait.

The Partnership is working with members who were scheduled to host a ‘Time Out’ this year but had to cancel due to COVID, in hopes they can be re-scheduled in the future.

Partnership Continues to Provide COVID-19 Updates

The Partnership continues to update members of the business community on important information and resources associated with the coronavirus. A daily “Moving Forward” email to members offers a snapshot of local, state and national news of interest as the CCEP works to keep businesses up-to-date with the latest information and guidelines, grant and loan opportunities, and various resources.

The ‘Moving Forward’ information is also available on the Partnership’s Coronavirus Resources page on their website, www.ClintonCountyInfo.com.

Partnership “Spotlights” Member Businesses

The Partnership is highlighting member businesses on social media as a way to support local business as we work together to get through the pandemic. The Partnership is posting complimentary ‘Support Clinton County Business! Member Spotlights’ on the Clinton County Economic Partnership and Clinton County Visitors Bureau Facebook pages. CCEP members need only to complete a simple form and provide a couple photos of their business. Contact the Partnership at 570-748-5782 for details.

Visitors Bureau Requests 2021 Event Information

The Partnership’s Visitors Bureau is gathering information on events and activities to be held in Clinton County in 2021. The information is used in the annual events booklet, on the Partnership’s website Calendar of Events, in the weekly “What’s Happening in Clinton County” email, and more.

If your business or organization is hosting an event/activity, contact tourism@clintoncountyinfo.com for the Visitors Bureau 2021 Events Form. This is an easy, effective, no-cost way to promote your event!

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