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March 16. 2013 11:06PM
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A Maintenance and Purchasing Roundtable discussion is slated for Tuesday from 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. The discussion will focus on Computerized Maintenance Management Software and Reducing Parts Inventory and will be held at The Top of the 80's, West Hazleton. David Harring, Maintenance Planner/Scheduler at Tredegar Film Products, will be on hand to present.


The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association is organizing the event and the cost to register, which includes lunch, is $37 for members and $74 for non-members. To register, email Chris Robbins at crobbins@maea.biz, or call 622-0992.



Toastmasters International, a public speaking, leadership, and self-improvement club, is meeting Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at Sundance Vacations (in the Presentation Room) 264 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. All are welcome to attend. Visit the website: toastmasters.org or email: toastmasterswb@gmail.com



The Wilkes University Small Business Development Center will hold a training session for business owners and employers titled Navigating the New Health Care Benefit Requirements.


Eric Pochas, director of client services at Vantagen LLC will offer information for businesses regarding their obligations under the Affordable Care Act and will give an update on obtaining appropriate insurance through the health care exchanges. Vantagen is an affiliate company of ParenteBeard, dedicated to human resources consulting and administration services.


The training will take place on Wednesday in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center training room, 75 Young Street, Hanover Township. This session will be conducted from 1 1:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will cost $10 per person. Lunch will be provided.


This session is being offered by the Small Business Development Centers of Wilkes University and the University of Scranton, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance, Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, Family Business Forum of Wilkes University and the South Valley Chamber of Commerce. Anyone interested should register by calling the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center at 408-4343 or by emailing the SBDC at sbdc@wilkes.edu. Pre-registration is required for this event.



The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association will hold a legislative roundtable from 8 to 10 a.m. on Friday at the Pottsville Club.


This roundtable will provide an opportunity for area manufacturing sector employers to share issues and concerns with local legislators. Topics up for discussion include workforce development, energy enhancements, right to work, transportation infrastructure, legal reform, and tax reform.


Officials who have confirmed for the roundtable are Sens. David Argall, John Gordner and John Blake and Reps. Neal Goodman, Doyle Heffley, Jerry Knowles and Mike Tobash.


The cost to register, which includes breakfast, is $32 for members and $64 for non-members. To register, email Joan Trosterud at jtrosterud@maea.biz, or call 622-0992.


An Unemployment Compensation Update Training will be held on Monday, Feb. 1 1, at the Top of the 80's, West Hazleton, from 9 a.m. to noon. Rebecca Yoskoski, site administrator for the Office of UC Service Centers of the state Department of Labor & Industry, will instruct.


The session is sponsored by The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association. 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 crobbins@maea.biz.




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