2024 | 2023



  Removing Obstacles to Opportunity: Building Pennsylvania
Wednesday, February, 28, 2024
Tamaqua Community Arts Center
125 Pine St.
Tamaqua, PA 18252


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Mike Tobash, Former State Representative and Principal, Tobash Financial Solutions
  •   Nick Boyle, Developer
  •   Dave Frew, President, Gooseberry Realty
  •   James Moore, Manager & Principal Engineer, Lehigh Engineering



  Removing Obstacles to Opportunity: Growing Pennsylvania’s Agriculture
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Hosted by Rep. Michael Stender
Turbotville Community Hall
41 Church St.
Turbotville, PA 17772


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   William Fink, Facilities Manager, Country View Family Farms
  •   Adam Pritts, Owner, Laurel Hill Trout Farm
  •   Grant Gulibon, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
  •   Robert Garrett, President and CEO, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce



    A State Lost in Addiction: Pennsylvania's Path to Recovery
Thursday, February, 22, 2024
The Crane Room Grille
3009 Wilmington Rd.
New Castle, PA 16105


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Joshua D. Lamancusa, District Attorney, Lawrence County
  •   Hon. Richard M. Johnson, D-ABMDI, Coroner, Lawrence County
  •   Coleen Crisci, Certified Recovery Specialist, Unity Recovery
  •   Angelo Papa, Esq., Owner, Angelo A. Papa P.C.
  •   Dr. Mark Matta, CEO and Medical Director, Psych Med Associates, P.C.



    Removing Obstacles to Opportunity to Save the Cokeburg Dam
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Department
171 Lincoln St.
Cokeburg, PA 15324


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Holly Detts-Dranzo, President, Cokeburg Borough Council
  •   Dave Lambert, Chief, Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Department



  Navigating the Future of AI
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology,
UPMC Health Sciences Tower,
222 Chestnut St.
Harrisburg, PA


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Charles Palmer, Associate Professor and Program Lead of Interactive Media, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
  •   ChatGPT, Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer, OpenAI
  •   Margaret Durkin, Executive Director – Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region, TechNet
  •   Madison Gooch, Vice President of watsonx, IBM



  Strengthening Our Rural Communities, hosted by Rep. Parke Wentling
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Penn-Northwest Development Corporation,
3580 Innovation Way,
Hermitage, PA 16148


Agenda/Testimony 
Video

Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Rod E. Wilt, Executive Director, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
  •   Jake Rickert, Director of Workforce Development, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
  •   Tracy Mantzell, Realtor, RE/MAX Select Realty
  •   Brent Fisher, Director of Operations, Joy Baking Group
  •   Michael Walton, CEO, Jamestown Coating Technologies



  Advancing Our Rural Connectivity, hosted by Rep. Rich Irvin
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Huntingdon County’s Bailey Building
Bailey Ballroom
233 Penn St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652


Agenda/Testimony 
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Debra Clark-Loner, Executive Director, Huntingdon County Business & Industry
  •   David L. Smead, Jr., Fire Chief, Shavers Creek Valley Community Volunteer Fire Co.
  •   Rachel Papuga, Poject Manager, Alleghenies Broadband, Inc.
  •   Hon. Jeff Thomas, President and Chairman, Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. Board of Directors, and Huntingdon County Commissioner
  •   Dwight Rittenhouse, Board Member, Rural Broadband Cooperative
  •   Todd L. Eachus, President, Broadband Communications Association of Pennsylvania
  •   Brandon Carson, Executive Director, PA Broadband Development Authority