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February 2017
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Intellectual Property Basics

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Center for Business & Workforce Development, 1127 W. 4th St.
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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The phrase "Intellectual Property" refers generally to: patents trademarks copyrights trade secrets While people sometimes use these four categories interchangeably, they protect very different things.  And are commonly misunderstood! Failure to have at least a basic understanding of each of these categories and how to use them can result in the loss of significant business assets and loss of competitive advantage.  For example, some intellectual property (IP) rights require registration to provide legal protection, while others do not.  Similarly, keeping…

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SBA Export Loan Webinar

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar,

Small and medium-sized businesses exported more than $800 billion in goods and services last year. Exporting goods and services to other countries presents small businesses with growth opportunities, market diversification and increased profitability. Still, many exporters report that their participation in the international marketplace is limited by a lack of access to capital. The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a suite of loan programs that are designed to meet the various financing needs of small business exporters. Financing…

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Trade Finance & Letters of Credit

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar,

The most important aspect of any transaction from the point of view of the seller is getting paid. When trading in the global market this can be complex. It is important that both Sellers and Buyers be aware of the options, special concerns and precautions that relate to payment terms of international transactions. This program will provide an in-depth understanding of international payment terms with a special focus on letters of credit.  Learn how to negotiate the terms of payment…

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How to Succeed at Trade Shows & Events

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,

Make the most of the trade show season! With Dave Mattson and Mike Montague of Sandler Training In this webinar, you will learn best practices that you can immediately implement with the members of your team.  We will give you an overview of the attitudes, behaviors and techniques for events that we have found to be most effective over the past five decades and have a frank discussion on the strategies and tactics which are most useful. Arrive prepared and…

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Selling to the Government: The First Steps

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MCIDC, One Belle Avenue
Lewistown, 17044 United States
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Attend this information session to learn the basic principles that businesses must know in order to do business with the federal, state or local government. Topics include: How the government buys goods and services Certifications and registrations necessary to sell to government How government agencies advertise their opportunities Locating subcontracting opportunities with government "prime" contractors Understanding the sales process. Register

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March 2017
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IATF 16949 Transition Webinar

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Join Chuck Blair, Regional Automotive Program Manager of DQS, Inc. will go through the highlights of the changes from TS 16949 to IATF 16949. Register

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Building Operator Certification (BOC) and Building Re-tuning (BRT)

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Save $$ on Facility Operating Costs. This facility operations workshop will show you how to save energy and reduce your facility operating costs. Two parallel training tracks will focus on Building Operator Certification (BOC) maintenance points and Building Re-tuning (BRT) topics. Building Operator Certification Points (BOC) The BOC track is designed to provide up-to-date information on the latest tools, trends and best practices for building operators. BOC maintenance points will be eared. Registrants of this track are also invited to…

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E3 Overview: Economy-Energy-Environment Process, Success Stories from Pennsylvania Manufacturers

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The E3: Economy, Energy and Environment provides manufacturers with customized, hands on assessments of production processes to reduce energy consumption, prevent pollution, increase productivity, and drive innovation to thrive in today’s green economy. E3 is helping communities and manufacturers reduce pollution and energy use while increasing profits and creating new job opportunities. Register

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Put Your Labor Data to Work

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar,

An IndustryWeek Webinar Invitation It's hard to be a manufacturer today. You're trying to optimize and squeeze every last bit of value out of your production processes while sorting through an abundance of data. But simply having abundant data doesn't solve problems -- you need to make it work for you. When labor data is properly analyzed and shared, it can be used to improve engagement that drives productivity. Join David Creelman, CEO of Creelman Research and Gregg Gordon, Vice…

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Williamsport Inventor’s Club

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
IMC, 1127 W. 4th St.
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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The March meeting of the Williamsport Inventor's Club will be a general discussion meeting. Come prepared to discuss lessons learned and/or problems you may be having moving your product idea or invention forward.   The Williamsport Inventor’s Club is designed to educate, foster collaboration and networking and give attendees the tools, resources and knowledge they need to move their inventions forward. The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC) is host to the Williamsport/Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), which has provided program support…

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