Calendar of Events



Federal Funding for Innovation:  An Introduction to the Small Business Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

May 10  |  Virtual |  10 am - 11:30 am  |  Free

Learn from subject matter expert Kelly Wylam, Executive Director of Innovation Partnership (“IPart”), as she joins us to discuss SBIR/STTR. These competitive federal programs offer early-stage funding to U.S. small businesses in Federal research & development.

Ms. Wylam will provide basics including program structure, which federal agencies offer opportunities under SBIR/STTR, eligibility requirements & more. She’ll also discuss the free support available from IPart and answer your questions.

More details & registration coming soon to

Hosted by the Northwest Commission APEX Accelerator and the statewide IPart Assistance Programs.

NEW! LTAP Class: Public Works Safety

May 23  |  Youngsville Borough Building |   40 Railroad Street, Youngsville |  8 am - Noon

This course provides a basic understanding of common safety factors and practices associated with public works road maintenance operations. Specific operations discussed include trench excavation, crack sealing with hot asphalt, mowing and chain saw use, as well as winter maintenance. It provides and overview of why accidents happen and how to protect personnel through the use of personal protective equipment. Workplace awareness is stressed with emphasis on chemical safety, environmental hazards, and vehicle and equipment safety issues. The importance of having a formal safety program in place and how to establish an effective program is discussed.  

C- Suite Exclusive Roundtable Discussion
Meeting the Challenge of Supply Chain Disruption

May 24  |  Youngstown State University  |  Virtual or In-Person |  8:30 am - 9:30 am

Supply chain disruptions emerged in the wake of the pandemic, contributing to output disturbances and the burst of inflation globally.  Shipping delays, parts shortages, and transportation delays due to truck driver shortages and congested ports had the greatest impact on manufacturing companies.

The Ohio Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative invites northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania leaders in manufacturing to its first roundtable to discuss factors such as logistics solutions, sourcing assistance, near- and on-shoring, supply chain cybersecurity, cluster matching and export development. 

Confirm your seat by contacting Dorte Heffernan at Space is limited.

PA Cybersecurity Resource Center Webinar

May 31, 2023 | 1-2:00p | Virtual | No Fee

Our guest presenters for this session are representatives from the PA Cybersecurity Resource Center operated by Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). CTC received a grant from the PA Department of Community & Economic Development to create a center focused on bringing cyber awareness, education & resources to PA businesses.

The PA Cybersecurity Resource Center is tasked with guiding the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) in cybersecurity compliance and assisting with eligibility to compete for Department of Defense contracting opportunities.

During this session, learn about:

  • General Cybersecurity Advisory Services Available
  • Compliance with FAR & DFAR Cyber Requirements
  • NIST 800-171
  • CMMC Pre-Assessments
  • PA Cybersecurity Resource Center Training & Education


Incoterms 2020 in Practice & International Logistics, Supply Chain Management & Understanding Freight Rates

June 1  |  In-Person  |  Manufacturer & Business Association, 2171 W. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508  |  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Many programs present the definitions of Incoterms but only a few provide ways to apply them. This training event will provide not only an understanding of the definitions but actual examples of using them to your advantage in purchase orders, sales agreements and even letters of credit.

The afternoon session will include an analysis and evaluation of surface, water, air and intermodal transportation systems within the framework of a total distribution network. Trade-offs between transportation and the other components of the distribution system (warehousing, inventory control, communications, packaging, cargo handling, transportation, and logistics) as well as supply chain management.

Deadline to register is May 25, 2023.
Cost to register: $50.00 per person – light breakfast, lunch, and materials included.

To register for this event, please click here.


For additional information regarding our Calendar of Events, please contact:

Jessica Carroll, Outreach Specialist
P: (814) 677-4800 x109