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Toastmasters International, a public speaking, leadership and self-improvement club, is meeting Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at Sundance Vacations (in the Presentation Room) 264 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. All are welcome to attend. Visit the website: toastmasters.org or email toastmasterswb@gmail.com


A CEO roundtable, sponsored by The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association, will be held Tuesday from 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Top of the 80’s, West Hazleton. The topic will be “Your Customers - the New Experts!”


During this roundtable, executives will receive a brief analysis of the biggest challenge facing business today: the profound shift in the buyer-seller equation.


The cost to register, which includes lunch, is $37 for Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association members and $74 for non-members. To register, email Darlene J. Robbins at drobbins@maea.biz, or call 622-0992.


An Environmental Regulatory Seminar, sponsored by The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association, will take place on March 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Top of the 80’s, West Hazleton.


The seminar will provide an overview of the Clean Air Act, source regulations, testing and monitoring requirements, and measurement methodologies. Topics to be covered include: major stationary source regulations, air pollutants, as well as an overview of source testing and monitoring.


The cost to register is $100 for members and $200 for non-members. To learn more about this training or to sign up, call 622-0992.


Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation officials will present information on economic impacts with a focus on what the natural gas industry means to local business at the March Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Educational Luncheon.


George Stark, director of external affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, will address chamber members on Wednesday, March 13, at Twig’s Cafe in Tunkhannock from 1 1:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The presentation will feature Cabot’s perspective on the success of the natural gas industry and the impact it is having on a variety of local businesses - from water recycling businesses and environmental consulting firms to landscapers, hardware stores, insurance companies, real estate brokers, community organizations and many more. The positive economic progress is also giving rise to new businesses and entrepreneurs who are finding creative ways of providing services to the natural gas industry and its growing workforce.


To reserve seats, contact Deborah at 875-8325 or by email at Deborah@wyccc.com. Seating will be limited to one representative per business. Request for additional representatives as well as non-members will be wait-listed until all members have been accommodated.


The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association announces its Supervisory Development Training Series will begin March 15.


The series, which will take place at the Top of the 80’s in West Hazleton, will be broken into four classes. They include Supervisory Development I & II, Psychology in the Workplace and Effective Communications & Interpersonal Relations.


Each of the four trainings is a stand-alone class and will cost $300 for members and $600 for non-members. Register for all four classes and receive a reduced price of $275 per member per class for a total of $1,100. There is no discount for non-member participants. Participants that complete the entire series will be recognized by NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) and PMA (Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association).


To learn more about this training or to sign up, call 622-0992 or email Chris Robbins at crobbins@maea.biz.


Marywood University will host the 11th Annual Forum and Conference on Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, “Out-behaving Your Competition,” on March 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


The conference will take place in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, at Marywood University. The conference is open to the public.


At 7 p.m., there will be a keynote address by Attorney Jane Carlonas of Oliver, Price & Rhodes, followed by a Q & A and a networking reception.


For additional information, contact Gale Jaeger, program coordinator, at galejaeger@gmail.com or 348-6274.

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