Chamber Member and Board Events
October Sponsor is All About A Party & Costumes
2 Touch A Truck Day at the DuBois Mall, 11am-2pm
All About A Party & Costumes is located in the DuBois Mall
2 Scare Fair 2010 at the Mall-hosted by All About A Party &
and has been providing party supplies, wedding & anniversary sup-
3 Old Time Fiddler‟s Championship, 2pm at DAMS. plies/invitations, Bridal & Bachelorette, baby shower, cake & candy
6 Chamber New Member Breakfast at the Hampton Inn, 8 am making supplies, balloons, outdoor & garden flags, doormats &
7 Free Clinic Fashion Show and Dinner, Treasure Lake mailbox covers, dripless tapered candles and printed banners for
8 First Friday Block Party in Downtown DuBois from 5-8pm. over 7 years. Harry Howard purchased the store in January of 2010
Sponsored by Mike‟s Polka Party and the DuBois Volunteer and has since put his own mark on the store‟s design layout and
Fire Department. NOTE: DATE CHANGE product offerings. The temporary Halloween & Costume Shop is
8 Haven House Show at Middle School, 7 pm. located across the hall from the party store and is open from
11 Chamber & Members Annual Board Meeting, 12:30 pm in September through Halloween. In addition, the party store now
Boardroom of First commonwealth Bank. offers costumes year round (with a short lead-time).
12 After Hours MIXER hosted by the Winery at Wilcox in the Newly added products include over 200 Mylar and latex balloons
DuBois Mall, 5-7 pm. (now over 400 different balloons in stock), disposable helium tanks,
14 North Central Gas Expo, St. Marys. catering items such as: chafing dishes and kits with fuel, chair
14 Penn State DuBois 75th Anniversary Gala covers, plastic trays, pitchers, Reflections plastic forks, spoons and
15 Grocers Fight Cancer Day at Fezell‟s Shop „n Save. knives that look and feel like real flatware, Jaeger Bombs, shot
21 “A Website is a Terrible Thing to Waste!”-a workshop to glasses, wine/margarita/martini & Champaign glasses, tumblers,
answer your questions from 8-noon. neon cups and bowls and much more.
23 Candidates Forum at LakesideChurch, 8:30-noon. They have replaced over 25 kids party themes with new ones– new
28 Business Over Breakfast-The Managers Meet; John „Herm‟ themes include: Hello Kitty, iCarly, John Deere, Scooby Doo, Hot
Suplizio and Dick Castonguay discuss what‟s really happen-
Wheels, Thomas the Train, Barn Yard, Glamour Girl, Tinker Bell,
ing in our region. Join us at DuBois Diner, 7:30 am.
Disney Princess, Pirate, Tye Dye, Dora & Diego, Mickey & Minnie,
29 Mid-Day MIXER hosted by DuBois Networkers Group at
the DuBois Public Library, 11:30-1pm. FREE lunch pro- Sponge Bob, Star Wars, Toy Story, Camouflage, Jungle, Construc-
vided while you learn about the businesses represented. tion, Dinosaur, Winnie the Pooh and Sesame Street.
They have over 50 different Piñatas, 2lb bags of filler candy and
November Sponsor is DuBois Continuum of Care piñata sticks in stock. Harry converted most of the piñatas over to
4 Central PA Business & Industry Expo, Bryce Jordan Center “pull-string” style to help you keep your party guests safe from acci-
8 Toys for Tots Annual Dinner hosted by Society for Human dental strikes from a stick (you can still club them if you choose…
Resource Managers, DuBois Rotary Club, and the Greater the piñata of course, not the kids!).
DuBois Chamber of Commerce. Bring a new, unwrapped Harry purchased a new digital banner printer in April and now prints
toy and enjoy a delicious FREE dinner at Luigi‟s Ristorante banners on vinyl instead of paper. The printer is capable of printing
from 5:30-7:30 pm. If not able to bring a toy, a $15 donation vinyl banners and adhesive vinyl stickers/cutouts in widths up to
will be accepted. 54” tall and 50 yards long. The digital quality can print photos,
20 DRMC Annual Holiday Ball at DuBois Country Club. logos & clipart to your exact color specifications. Banners are great
27 Light Up Night in Downtown DuBois for businesses to get their message seen. You can customize ban-
ners with your message or choose from a variety of pre-designed
banners. With prices starting at $29.99, they can design a banner
that will fit your need and your budget.
They offer a business to business wholesale program on their entire
Where we turn your events line. Please contact Becky Howard for complete details on how to
into memories!” sign up at 814-375-2231.
Future plans include: more than doubling the store size, balloon
All About A Party & Costumes deliveries (call for details), costumes & accessories will be displayed
Has Ribbon Cutting to Open year round and internet sales.
the Halloween Costume Store If you‟re planning a party or event, All About A Party & Costumes
for the 2010 season. has what you need to make your
Shown left to right are some
Every party has a theme and every
of the store‟s personnel:
party creates memories. Their tag
Becky Howard, Marketing;
line is: “All About A Party &
Harry Howard, Owner;
Costumes: Where we turn your
Carol Ponce, resident pirate.
events into memories!”
REINVESTING MEMBERS FOR 2010 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2010
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Hugh Water & Holt Drilling Hugh Water
Office of &
Contact: Cathy Farr Vocational Rehabilitation P.O. Box 53
Phone: 814-371-7340 Brockway, PA 15824 Holt Drilling
Contact: Marsha Harris
Phone: 814-265-8981 Fax: 814-265-0000
Business Profile: Hugh Water Services and Holt Drilling are your complete water needs
supplier. From well drilling, treatment, bottled water—they also supply geo-
Spotlight thermal heating/cooling drilling. Roaring Spring bottled water is delivered free
to our service area. Certified drillers and ground source hear pump installers.
City Tobacco Outlet is a full service store for all of your tobacco needs. PA042353
Shortway Service, Inc.
A full line of all your packs and cartons of cigarettes 311 Jackson Street
A full line of all your smokeless tobacco needs Reynoldsville, Pa 15851
Largest walk-in humidor in the area with all of the finest imported Contact: Ray Shaffer
Phone/Fax: 814-653-9633 Cell: 814-590-5071
cigars from all over the world Email: email@example.com
Ryo Bulk tobacco and accessories Profile: We are a fuel, gasoline and heating oil distributor. We also deal with
The above is what separates us from the other tobacco stores one may industrial supplies, lube oil - filters.
City Tobacco Outlet is the first store for owner, Tom Louckes, who Riley’s Accounting & Computing Services
1496 Johns Hill Rd
opened the present location on March 18, 2010. The business is growing Brookville, PA 15825 Riley’s Accounting &
and plans to expand in the near future. Contact: Corry Riley Computing Services
Service is quick and friendly! It is a one-stop shop for all of your to- Phone: 814-715-0784
bacco needs. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Profile: Riley‟s Accounting & Computing Services offers “accounting & IT
Beginning September 18, 2010, is a free Membership in the Cigar Club solutions that work for you.” The services offered by this „solution‟ based com-
which is a reward program for the cigar smoker. Also on September 18, pany include tax preparation, payroll, and bookkeeping services; computer
2010, we are hosting a Gentlemen‟s Night Out. Cigars, beverages, food networking, sales, and service; and the installation and maintenance of security
and football will be provided at City Tobacco Outlet. There will also be surveillance systems. These solutions are currently available throughout the Tri-
door prizes handed out at the end of the evening.
City Tobacco & Lottery Cornelius Promotions
Rte. 255, DuBois Area Plaza 1029 Juniata St. Ext.
Phone: 814-503-8026 DuBois, PA 15801
Email: email@example.com Contact: Bruce Cornelius
www.city-tobacco.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8am to 7pm; Fri.; 8am to 8pm; Sat; 9am to 6pm Profile: We‟ve been promoting Gospel Concerts and Barbershop shows into the
Greater DuBois Area for the past five years.
Business Tip From the Chamber - How to Give a Lousy Presentation
Fifteen Ways to Make a Bad Impression by Carmine Gallo from Business Week.
1. Misspell words. Failing to check the spelling on your slides shows a 9. Don‟t bother with a backup plan. If you need a live Internet connection
complete lack of care. If you don‟t care enough to proof your presenta- to demo a site, don‟t bother making a screen shot of the site in case
tion, your audience will care less about you and your message. It‟s the the connection doesn‟t work. That way, you‟ll be at a complete loss for
easiest way to look unprofessional. words.
2. Create distracting color combinations. Blue on Green is especially hard 10. Don‟t practice. Practicing a presentation out loud takes work and will
to read. make you look far too polished. Just wing it.
3. Use consistent fonts. Professional PowerPoint designers will use no 11. Call attention to your mistakes. If you want to show a complete lack of
more than two, perhaps three, font styles in an entire presentation. preparation, say something like “Oops, I have no idea how that slide
But why stop there? There are thousands of typefaces available-see got in there.”
how many you can incorporate in your slide show. 12. Open with an offensive or off-color joke. Half of your audience will
4. Use a really small font size. If you really want to drive people crazy, leave immediately and you‟ll have succeeded in making a bad impres-
say something like this: ”I know you can‟t read this, but if you could, sion right out of the gate.
here is what it would say…” 13. Use wild animations. Letting text simply fade into a slide is way too
5. Insert improperly sized photos that are stretched to fit the slide. Im- straightforward. Especially when PowerPoint offers you the bounce, the
ages used in PowerPoint slides should be at least 900 pixels wide by boomerang and the dreaded „neutron‟ which makes letters circle wildly.
720 high. Designers start with larger images and shrink them to fit. If All effective in giving your audience a headache.
you really want to look bad, however, find much smaller thumbnail 14. Use cartoon clip art. Why spend $3 on high-resolution photos from a
images and stretch them to fit-they‟ll be blurry, cheap & bush-league. stock photography service when there are plenty of cheap-looking and
6. Look completely and totally disinterested. Perhaps you don‟t need to free cartoons that will make your presentation look like a sixth-grade
create a presentation; perhaps you can get away with some handwrit- project?
ten notes-MAYBE. But when you shuffle papers, lose your place and 15. Use ancient presentation software. Stick to older software and leave
need to check how much time... the slicker presentations to others.
7. Look disheveled. If you really want to leave a bad impression, wear I hope you‟ll find some of these tips memorable enough to avoid them at all
faded jeans, dirty shoes and a stained shirt. costs. But make no mistake, these presentation „techniques‟ are all alive,
8. Read every word on each slide. well, and thriving. Just when I think I‟ve seen or heard it all, someone has
one more observation to add to the list.
for October ALL ABOUT A
Stop in the COSTUMES
Chamber Tourist &
Business Information office
to learn what this area
business has to offer the
visitors and residents of
Spotlight A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a 6 Million dollar expansion project at
DuBois Village, a Senior Living Facility, on Monday, August 16th. Many Cham-
Oxi Fresh is a carpet and ber members, Township Supervisors, Commissioners, Board members, Resi-
dents and Family attended this event to learn more about the enhancement of
upholstery cleaning company care that DuBois Village will provide upon completion of the project.
that was started in Denver, CO
in 2006. The standard in carpet DuBois Village opened its doors in 1996 and currently houses 58 residents but
cleaning is changing. As the is licensed to house up to 70. The building sits on a 13 acre campus also
“green” movement continues to known as the DuBois Continuum of Care Community. In 2003, DuBois Village
merged with DuBois Nursing Home and Village View Apartments and became a
rise, the need for businesses to offer an environmentally friendly service not-for-profit CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community). DuBois Village
is imperative. Since 2006, Oxi Fresh Franchise has expanded across the offers three levels of care along with many amenities, such as chef prepared
United States. In 2009 I proudly purchased the Oxi Fresh Franchise. menus, social and recreational areas, fireplace, libraries, beauty salon, an out-
What is it that distinguishes Oxi Fresh from other cleaners? What do we side courtyard and more.
do that‟s so different? To begin, Oxi Fresh is a low moisture system,
Overall, the new expansion project will add 47 additional units to the existing
unlike steam cleaners, where they will use upwards of 60 gallons of water DuBois Village community. The expansion will add 31,900 square feet to the
to clean a home, we at Oxi Fresh use only 2 gallons. This means carpets current facility, adding 23 secured living apartments, primarily for residents with
dry about an hour after a cleaning. But how can we use so little water and Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and 24 personal care apartments. Con-
still provide a thorough cleaning? It‟s not the water that does the cleaning, struction is expected to be completed in spring of 2011.
instead it‟s our specially designed, green carpet cleaning solutions and
DuBois Continuum of Care Community is managed by Complete Healthcare
our dual cleaning, counter-rotating brushes that do the work. The oxygen- Resources – Eastern, Inc. and under the control of a 9 member Advisory Board
ated booster breaks up dirt and stains in the carpet while our encapsulator of Directors, all volunteer members from the DuBois area. Complete Healthcare
makes the dirt easier to be removed from the carpet. Then we go over Resources – Eastern, Inc. also the Developer of the proposed expansion, has
with our machine that has the dual, counter rotating brushes that LIFT the engaged KTH Architects and Hallstrom Construction as the Design/Build team
dirt and stains up and out of the carpets. This all works together to for the project.
provide a thorough, “green” carpet cleaning that leaves no residue and no Below is a list Contributors who helped make this project possible.
Important facts about Oxi Fresh.
DuBois Strategic Planning Committee
There are a lot of ways Oxi Fresh lives up to its title of “The World‟s Complete HealthCare Resources – Eastern, Inc.
Greenest Carpet Cleaner.” Let me start with water conservation. Oxi KTH Architects, Inc.
Fresh uses less water than steam cleaners, saving thousands and thou- Hallstrom Construction
sands of gallons of water, which would otherwise be wasted. S & T Bank
Then there‟s the energy we save. Oxi Fresh is able to move all of our Sandy Township Supervisors
equipment inside of the home and run the machines off of simple wall Sandy Township Zoning Authority
outlets. Quite different than many steam cleaners, who have to keep their Industrial Development Authority
Clearfield County Commissioners
vehicles running throughout the cleaning, wasting gas and leading to
Clearfield County Conservation District
unnecessary pollution. Also, Oxi Fresh doesn‟t need hoses running in and Clearfield County Municipal Authority
out of the home or to have windows left open to help with drying, which Swift Kennedy Insurance Company
saves you money and energy on heating and cooling bills. Department of Public Welfare
Another way Oxi Fresh is “green”, is that the solutions we use in our Integra Realty Resources
cleaning system are nontoxic, biodegradable, and completely safe for pets Third Age
and children. Plus, we recycle the bottles and packaging the bottles come Department of Environmental Protection
in, so that as little as possible ends up in a landfill. Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc.
Hanak, Guido and Taladay
I understand that price is an important part of your decision to your carpet
Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney, PC
cleaning service. I am affordably priced, leaving you truly satisfied with Alexander and Associates
all aspects of my work. I am dedicated to offering my service at a price
that meets your needs. I have been a business owner for over 30 years DuBois Continuum of Care would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to all of
and realize the bottom line needs to be affordable yet getting the job done our contributors and hopes that when our project is complete that the public will
join us for our grand opening and open house celebration in Spring of 2011.
and doing it correctly. I have never been more excited about a product
and service as I am with Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. Give me a call or go
to Oxi Fresh‟s web site www.oxifresh.com and see more of the benefits
Oxi Fresh has. I look forward to cleaning your carpets. Eat, Sleep, Play - check it out at
Ralph “Ted” Rosselli, Jr www.oxifresh.com
410 Treasure Lake 877-694-8875
DuBois, PA 15801 cell 814-590-8875; office 371-1414
Squirrels had overrun three churches in town. It has become a tradition to run the information in this month’s
After much prayer, the elders of the first column in the October newsletter. The contents have resulted in
church determined that the animals were more comments than any other article I’ve written over the years.
predestined to be there. Who were they to I’ve revised some information for chamber members who have
interfere with god’s will? they reasoned. read it before. And it is a must read for new members.
Soon, the squirrels multiplied.
The elders of the second church, deciding A Chamber member has a small sign on his desk that reads
they could not harm any of God’s creatures, “Quality—Price—Service…Pick Two.” I first saw the plaque over a
humanely trapped the squirrels and set them dozen years ago and we discussed what it said and why it was ap-
free outside of town. Three days later, the propriate for the business climate of the mid to late nineties. In the
squirrels returned. ensuing years it has become almost a formula for survival for many
It was only the third church that succeeded in small businesses in the United States. In fact it has almost become
keeping the pests away. The elders baptized “Pick One.”
the squirrels and registered them as members
of the church. Now they only see them on I find this to be an alarming choice for the retail business commu-
Christmas and Easter. nity. To stay competitive you’re forced to make numerous some-
times unwanted sacrifices to survive. Sell a lot of inexpensive prod-
uct knowing it’s impossible to stand behind it. Or hold your head
high and sell a quality product that costs more for both you and the
consumer that you can stand behind. Consumers seem to be man-
dating the cheapening of goods. They flock to large retailers who
sell tens of thousands of the same product made off shore (a nice
way of saying in China) that are sold at a price that small businesses
can’t compete with. In many instances the small guy pays more to
stock a product than the big guy retails it for. Plastic instead of
metal. Use it awhile and throw away instead of having it serviced.
Silent Auction a Hit with Unique and Rare Items I must add that many fine products are made over seas too…as well
as right here in the United States. For me, where it’s made isn’t the
Thanks to all who participated in our recent Silent Auction entire problem. It’s the fact that it’s made to attract price con-
and Chamber Mixer at Luigi’s Ristoranti on Sept. 22. We’ll scious consumers.
have an updated scholarship endowment total for readers in
next month’s newsletter, or check out our Facebook organiza- My hat goes off to the businesses that have drawn a line in the
tion page, “DuBois Area Jaycees” for the results. “Like” us, and sand and refuse to bow to the cheapening of quality and elimina-
you will keep up on some of the exciting activities in store for
tion of service in America. It’s a difficult decision. One that is really
Jaycees and the community this fall through your own Face-
tough to communicate to the customer. But I feel we need to
scream the message loud and clear to our area. You can buy al-
Jaycees Annual Lottery Nov. 20 most anything cheaper. The packaging and product itself IS
Brings a Fun New Addition! cheaper. However whether it’s a small item like a package of pen-
cils and a ream of paper…a toaster or can opener…a television or
It’s the fun social event of the season – the Jaycees Lottery,
computer…or furniture or a riding mower YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY
this year at Brady Township Community Center on Saturday,
Nov. 20. This year, Jaycees are excited to offer a new way to FOR. Personally, I want something that the store I buy from can
win – the MONEY machine! Only for people who attend Lot- stand behind. Even FIX if it breaks. And I’m not alone. What hap-
tery, we will be chancing off the opportunity for a minute in pened to MADE IN AMERICA?
the money machine: to grab as much cash as you can! Stay
tuned for details. Lottery tickets are available for $30, which The next two plus months as we have customers in our businesses
will admit 2 for dinner and drinks and an entry into the re- doing their holiday shopping….tell them why you do things the way
verse drawing. Side games, raffles, silent auction items, our you do. Advertise quality, price AND service. Make the message
famous basket raffle and great food from the Brady Twp. Aux- clear….we want you back in our store because you just bought
iliary. Doors open at 7 with the drawing to begin at 8 p.m. something we’re proud to sell you and stand behind. Not because
Money machine madness will be at intermission. If you’re it’s cheap. Say if you want something that sells cheap because it’s
looking for a blue jean and beer kind of night out, this is the cheaply made…shop somewhere else. My business is in it for the
place to be! See any Jaycee for tickets or call 814.590.1219. long run and I won’t cave in to selling you something I wouldn’t
Thanks in advance to all of our local businesses and friends recommend or buy myself.
who donate to the cause, and thanks to our ticket holders!
If you have a comment about this column, or have a question you’d
“Service to humanity is the best work of life.” like addressed in a future chamber newsletter…call me (814)
Erin Heath, President 590-3968 or send an email to email@example.com.
Unified Employer Solutions, Inc.
Where do you turn for help in reducing the costs of running your
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
business and increasing your profits?
Touch A Truck Day at the DuBois Mall
Bring the kids and let climb, blow horns and pretend to
Unified Employer Solutions, Inc. was created out of the urgent
drive all these great vehicles from 11 am to 2 pm
need of employers of all sizes to reduce out-of-control, employee-
Saturday, October 2 in parking lot near Hampton Inn
related costs. Employees are the most valuable asset of a business,
but also the most costly. Workplace accidents, unhealthy employ- Scare Fair 2010 at the DuBois Mall
ees, human resources compliance and safety compliance issues can Special activities all day beginning with the annual
cost employers thousands of dollars per year unnecessarily. Uni- Halloween Bloodmobile at 10 am.
fied Employer Solutions brings real solutions to manage these high Check the Mall schedule for event details and times.
Pennsylvania Old Time Fiddler’s Championship
The owners come from diverse backgrounds with over 20 years Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 pm., DAMS
experience in working with businesses. Deb Bellmore-West, Presi- Meet Miss Pennsylvania
dent comes from the insurance industry as co-owner of Helmbold
& Stewart Group in Clearfield, Pa. Tom Gaul, VP of Operations Free Clinic Fashion Show & Dinner
has extensive risk management, safety, and HR background in pri- Thursday, October 7th at Lakeview Lodge
vate industry. Jack West, VP, is an experienced trainer and busi- Tickets $30
ness owner in the insurance and real estate fields. Haven House Shelter Benefit
Entertainment Extravaganza at DAMS
“The results speak for themselves,” states Gaul. “The key to any Friday, October 8, 7pm
organization‟s success depends on hiring and retaining the best
people. This means having the right benefit plans, using good Hu- First Friday Block Party, Downtown DuBois
man Resource policies and procedures, creating a safe working Celebrate DuBois is the theme and is sponsored by
environment and properly managing employee injury claims when DuBois Volunteer Fire Department & Mike’s Polka Party
they occur. Our company brings a wide range of options to an em- Friday, October 8th from 5-8pm - NOTE: DATE CHANGE
ployer so they may make informed decisions about the types of
programs they put in place for their business. The goal is to help After Hours MIXER at the Winery at Wilcox
the employer prevent loss and improve profits. It works.” Tuesday, October 12th from 5-7 pm
DuBois Mall location
Unified Employer Solutions, Inc. is lo-
North Central Gas Expo
cated at 12 S Third St., Clearfield, PA.
Thursday, October 14 - St. Marys
16830. Employers may contact Deb or
Tom at 814-765-0199, toll free at Grocers Fight Cancer Day
877-765-0199, or email Fezell’s Shop ‘n Save
firstname.lastname@example.org. For information Friday, October 15th
on-line go to www.UESpros.com or
www.hsinsurance.net. A Website’s A Terrible Thing to Waste
Thursday, October 21st DuBois Hampton Inn
Workshop from 8am - noon
Chamber Annual Meeting Scheduled Candidates Forum
Saturday, October 23
The Annual Members Meeting of the Lakeside Church, 8:30 - noon
Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce Business Over Breakfast
& Economic Development will be held Thursday, October 28, 7:30 am, DuBois Diner
Meet the Managers Castonguay and Suplizio
Monday, October 11, 2010 Mid-Day MIXER
12:30 pm Hosted by the DuBois Networkers Group
At the DuBois Public Library Program Room
First Commonwealth Bank Boardroom 11:30-1:00 pm-join us for a FREE lunch.
All members in good standing of the Chamber are
invited to attend. Please notify our office at For Reservations to events, call 371-5010
371-5010 so we are prepared with seating. or email email@example.com
Judges Announced for Second LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Chamber Members with Commercial Real Estate
CNB Bank Complex-Two 1,500 sq. ft., retail/office space's for lease. For
The panel of five judges is in place for the Second Annual B. I. G.* more information please contact Jim Baker at 375-6800.
(*Business Ideas Gone wild) Competition, sponsored jointly by the DuBois Mall & DuBois Mall Plaza - The only enclosed mall within a 50
North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development mile radius. Retail/Office space available for lease.
Commission, the Office for Technology Transfer at Penn State Du- Locations available range in size from 120 to 5,005 square feet. Come
Bois, and the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce. These join JC Penneys, Old Navy, Ross Dress for Less, and Sears. Rental rates
judges will be responsible for choosing the best, most innovative, are negotiable. For more information, please call Rudy McCarthy, Zamias
and unique business idea entries submitted to B. I. G.* this year. Services, Inc. at (814) 532-6112.
The winner will receive up to $20,000 in cash and services to de- 3.88 acres located on Shaffer Rd. Zoned Commercial. Prime frontage
velop, research, or market a new product or new process. near DuBois Mall. $388,000. Contact Joe Varacallo, CCIM, GRI @ 375-
This year's judges are: Dan Dowling, Dave Geci, Cynthia Labant, 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Posteraro, and Kerri Presloid. Shared Class A office space and facilities available at the Coldwell
Dan Dowling is the President and CEO of the DuBois Area YMCA. Banker Developac Realty office located in Treasure Lake. Call Joe Vara-
He is active in community organizations including DuBois Rotary callo, CCIM, GRI for details, 375-0200 or email@example.com.
Club, and is Chairman of the Treasure Lake Property Owner's As- Treasure Lake Towne Center Plaza - Storefront retail/office space for
sociation Finance Committee. He is the manager of the DuBois lease. High volume traffic. Various sized units. Post Office and YMCA
Little League, and a past board member of the Greater DuBois Area also in Plaza. Call 814-236-7442.
Chamber of Commerce. Industrial Land For Sale @ $34,500 per acre in the Sandy Town-
ship/Developac Industrial Park north behind DuBois Walmart. KOEZ
Dave Geci is a certified public accountant and owner of Geci and
incentives. Municipal infrastructure in place. Contact Joe Varacallo,
Associates PC with offices in St. Marys and Kane. He is also an
CCIM, GRI @ 375-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
investment advisor. Geci is active in the community as a basketball
coach, former treasurer of the ECCHS Athletic Association and a Alliance Park Multi-tenant Building space available at Spruce Street in
member of the Allegheny Hardwood Development Council. Clearfield. We have newly renovated manufacturing space ranging from
Cynthia Labant is the Consumer Lighting LED Senior Engineer at 13,950 sf to 21,395 sf available, full infrastructure, loading docks, HVAC,
Osram Sylvania in St. Marys. She is a member of the American parking, sprinkler, secured environment, office and wet lab space avail-
Ceramic Society and National Institute of Ceramic Engineers. La- able, KIZ. Rates starting at $3/sf. For more information contact Rob
bant is also the holder of five patents, and an Osram STAR award Swales, Clearfield County EDC at 768-7838, ext.204.
winner. She is active with the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and sits Unique Development Property Available at the DuBois Regional Air-
on the PTO board of the St. Marys Catholic Elementary Schools. port - Shovel-ready lots and office space available now at the DuBois Re-
She is also the coordinator and presenter of Pre-Cana Marital gional Airport, a business-friendly site with Foreign Trade Zone #254 and
Preparation classes. a KOZ. Call Bob Shaffer, Airport Manager, at 814-328-5311 for more
Anne Posteraro is the Accounting Manager for KTH Architects, Inc. information
She is a member of the DuBois Business College Advisory Board, Office space: 1800 sf with 8 rooms, 2 restrooms, kitchenette, possible
and a past chair of the Greater DuBois Area Chamber of Com- attic storage and 1200+ sf warehouse adjoining. Concrete parking lot,
merce. Posteraro is on the Girl Scouts of Western PA Curry Creek heated sidewalk entry, HVAC, nicely landscaped. Located on Hoover
Advisory Board and Site Team, and the St. Michael Archangel Ave. between Fastenal and The Meadows. Call Jack Ogorchock, Green
Church Council. Dot, Inc. at 371-3222 or 814-541-4998.
Office space: 1200 sf with 5 offices, 2 restrooms, small kitchenette,
Kerri Presloid is the first place winner of the 2009 B. I. G.* Competi- possible attic storage, large double entry. Located on Hoover Ave. behind
tion. She won for her Polliwog Academy Education Games, which
The Meadows. Call Jack Ogorchock, Green Dot, Inc. at 371-3222 or 814-
teach both students and parents ways to be successful in academ-
ics. Presloid, a former second grade teacher, is also active in
Retail space available: 3000+ sf open space with large windows along
school activities and volunteers at her children's schools.
front. 30 ft wide. Located on Hoover Ave. beside The Meadows. Call
"We are very fortunate to have this panel of judges. With their di- Jack Ogorchock, Green Dot, Inc. at 371-3222 or 814-541-4998.
verse backgrounds, from engineering to business management to Office space available in Downtown DuBois, both first and second
finance, they will provide a balanced and comprehensive review of floor. Phone 375-5260.
the ideas," said Penn State DuBois Technology Transfer Coordina- Add your commercial listings by calling 371-5010.
tor, Sally Moran.
The competition is designed to spur regional economic development
through support of local creative ideas. Entries will be accepted
from teams, small businesses, and individuals over 18 who reside in
Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, or Potter Counties.
The entry could be for any marketable product or business process
or for dramatic improvements to things that already exist.
"The B. I. G.* Competition provides an opportunity for everyone in
our region to see if their idea has what it takes to help their dreams
become reality," said John Weible, Business Development Coordi-
nator for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and
Winners will be announced November 9.
For more information visit www.thebigcompetition.ncentral.com
Judges and organizers are shown left to right, back row:
Sally Moran, Dave Geci, Dan Dowling and John Weible.
Front row: Cynthia Labant, Anne Posteraro, and Kerri Presloid.
BUSINESS Supports Coordinators Some essential functions of Support Coordination include
completing required documents to request authorizations for services, assist in identi-
SPOTLIGHT fying and accessing community resources & providers, completing and updating ser-
vice plans, completing referrals to appropriate agencies, gathering prior treatment
information, and providing crisis intervention. They also provide support to consum-
ers, participate in interagency planning, participate in discharge/transition planning,
conduct waiver monitoring processes, participate in plans of corrections, conduct the
Individual Support Plan process, complete Service Preference process, complete Pri-
oritization of Urgency of Needs Survey (PUNS) process, participate in the Supports
Intensity Scale (SIS) process, participate in the Independent Monitoring for Quality
(IM4Q) process, and communicates current Office of Developmental Programs priori-
Mission Statement ties to individuals and families.
The mission of Service Access & Management, Inc. is to help
MH Administrative Case Managers Some essential functions of the Administrative
people throughout Pennsylvania enhance the quality of their Case Manager include requesting and completing authorizations for services, assist in
lives by effectively and efficiently managing and/or providing identifying and accessing community resources and providers, verifying MA/insurance
needed, accessible and individually satisfying human services. eligibility, completing referrals to appropriate agencies, gathering treatment informa-
tion, providing crisis intervention and support to person served/family, and participat-
We Believe… ing in interagency meetings. The Administrative Case Manager participates in dis-
charge/transition planning, completes environmental matrixes, and initial psychoso-
People are essentially good and do the best they can.
cial assessments. They accept referral calls for EI and MR services, as well as complete
People have a responsibility to live within the rules and regulations and update Individual Service Plans, annual reviews, and case closures. The Adminis-
that have been established for their particular environment. trative Case Managers maintain quarterly contacts according to standards.
People should have input into the things that affect them.
People are to be treated with dignity and respect in every interaction. Blended Case Managers Some essential functions of the Blended Case Manager
People have many facets; some more desirable than others. (BCM) include requesting and completing authorizations for services, assist in identify-
ing and accessing community resources and providers, verifying MA status/insurance
People who provide care sometimes need to be cared for. eligibility, completing and updating service plans, completing referral to appropriate
We must behave as we expect others to behave. agencies, gathering treatment information, providing crisis intervention and support
We must find a way to help others succeed, not fail. to person served/family, and participating in interagency planning. BCM’s complete
We must understand the limits of our control in every situation. environmental matrixes, closures forms, meet frequency of contact standards, and
We must strive to understand the world through the eyes of others. achieve Gold Standard bench marks. The BCM participates in discharge/transition
planning, completes and updates continued stay reviews, as well as completes and
We consider our employees to be our most valuable asset. documents engagement efforts, completes voter registration forms and attends all
We must be truthful. scheduled meetings. The Blended Case Managers are available 24/7 through a rotat-
We must accept responsibility for our actions. ing schedule.
We must work toward a win-win outcome in every interaction.
When we mandate compliance, the outcome may be superficial. EI Service Coordinators provide intake coordination services for children ages birth to
three and their families. Some essential functions of EI Service Coordination include
Diversity enhances our world. requesting and completing authorizations for service, assist in identifying and access-
Change is inevitable and is not to be feared. ing community resources and providers, completing and updating service plans, com-
Boundaries are necessary and must be respected. pleting referrals to appropriate agencies and/or units within SAM, Inc., gathering
treatment information, providing support to persons served/family, participating in
About SAM interagency planning, and participate in discharge/transition planning. They attend all
SAM was formed in 1987 by the Berks County MH/MR Program office scheduled meetings, gather data to complete initial referral for Early Intervention
to provide intake, emergency services and case management Program, schedule Multi-Disciplinary Team Evaluation (MDE)with family, complete
We started with 15 employees Ages and Stages screening tool, conduct Individualized Family Service Plan Process
In 1997 we became a private Not-For-Profit Human Services Organiza- (IFSP). They are required to meet required timelines for MDE’s, IFSP’s and transition
tion and were awarded a contract to provide case management, crisis and planning.
a variety of administrative services for Berks County. Other Administrative Services
Since then we have expanded and offer a variety of different programs County Program
and services in 12 Counties in the State including Berks, Schuylkill, York, York/ Clearfield
Adams, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson, Clarion Administrative/Fiscal Services Berks Schuylkill
Budget Development X X X X X X
We serve over 14,000 people in PA with a staff of over 500 employees
across the state Billing X X X X X X
SAM case management and crisis intervention services are accredited Productivity Management X X X X X X
by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Provider Rate Setting X X X X
Crisis is also accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Allocation Management X X X X
For more information please visit our website at www.SAM-Inc.org.
Contract Management X X X X
SAM, Inc, Clearfield/Jefferson Counties Utilization Management X X X X
Service Access and Management, Inc (SAM, Inc.) provides Mental Retarda- Provider Payments X X X X
tion (MR) case management/supports coordination, Mental Health (MH)
Administrative Case Management, Blended Case Management (BCM) and Waiver Reporting X X X X
Early Intervention (EI) Service Coordination in Clearfield/Jefferson Counties. MCR Preparation X X X X
The hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All Income & Expenditure Reporting X X X X
services received through the Base Service Unit (BSU) are free of charge to Cost Settlement X X X X
the individual. Addresses and phone numbers to reach us:
Provider Audit Review X X X X
Clearfield County Jefferson County
6395 Clearfield Woodland Hwy 82 Barnett Street
Clearfield PA 16830 Brookville, PA 15825
DUBOIS, PA 15801
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