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Toastmasters International, a public speaking, leadership, and self-improvement club, is meeting Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at Sundance Vacations, 264 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. The club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to attend. Visit or email for more information.

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber is working with ServPro and the American Red Cross to help local businesses become better prepared for unexpected disasters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday at the Best Western East Mountain Inn in Plains Township. The session is free to chamber members and guests. Reservations are required to attend. Contact Angi Coscia at or call 823-2101 x149 to RSVP or for more information.

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association will hold a Manufacturing/Plant Operations Roundtable from 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. The roundtable will consist of a tour of the Wegmans Distribution Center, located in Highridge Business Park, Pottsville, as well as a lunch.

Cost is $37 for members and $74 for non-members. Attendees are asked to wear flat walking shoes and dress, or bring something warm to wear for the tour in the colder buildings. To register, call 622-0992 or email Chris Robbins at

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association will hold Internal Investigation Training on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Top of the 80's, West Hazleton, running from 9 a.m. to noon. Mariah L. Passarelli, an attorney with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, will instruct.

This training will review the internal investigation process and provide emphasis on the correct procedures and documentation requirements. Topics include: liability responsibilities for supervisors and managers, how to properly document, the importance of accuracy and complete documentation, overview of the internal investigation process, as well as a question/answer period.

The cost of the training is $100 for members and $200 for non-members. Those who complete the course are approved for 3 HRCI credits. To learn more about this training or to sign up, call 622-0992 or email Chris Robbins at

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association will hold a human resources roundtable from 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Pottsville Club. The discussion will focus on hot topics for 2013.

Jacob M. Sitman, an attorney with the law office of Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba, will be heading up the presentation on Demystifying Noncompete Agreements (Part I); and What Union and Non-Union Employers Should Know About Recent NLRB Rulings on Social Media and Other Personnel Policies.

The cost to register, which includes lunch, is $37 for members and $74 for non-members. To register, please email Darlene J. Robbins at, or call 622-0992.

A How Will the Affordable Health Care Act Affect My Small Business? seminar will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 31, at The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 222 Mulberry St., Scranton. This is a free event but registration is required. To register or for more information, visit or call 342-771 1.

If you are among the small business owners that would like to be aware of how the health care reform will affect your business, prepare for the future and have your questions answered, this seminar is for you.

The Leadership Wilkes-Barre Mid-Winter Cocktail Party will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St.,Wilkes-Barre. This year's honorees for the Patrick J. Solano Community Leadership Award are The Cohen Family & the Benco Dental Team. Call 823-2101, ext. 135 to reserve tickets, which cost $40 a piece.

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