2024 | 2023

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

Press Release

  •   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

Press Release

  •   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

Press Release

  •   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

Press Release

  •   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

Press Release

  •   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


Press Release

  •   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

Press Release

  •   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