Pennsylvania’s trade advisors from Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, Korea and the United Kingdom will visit Northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday at the Best Western East Mountain Inn, Wilkes-Barre. From 9 to 11:30 a.m., the trade advisors will give presentations on their markets. They will explain how to do business and what it takes to be successful in their markets. After lunch, from 1 to 4 p.m., the trade advisors will meet one-on-one with businesses to give advice on how to begin to sell or expand their sales in the markets. Registration is required since seating and one-on-one meeting times are limited. For more information or to register call Michael Horvath at 655-5581 or 866-758-1929.
Toastmasters International, a public speaking, leadership, self-improvement club, is meeting Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at Sundance Vacations (in the Presentation Room), 264 Highland Park Boulevard, Wiles-Barre. The club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to attend. Visit the website: toastmasters.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association will hold a CFO/Finance Roundtable from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. discussing ‘Pennsylvania Sales Tax for Manufacturing Companies’ on Thursday at the Top of the 80’s, West Hazleton. Frank P. Czekay, a CPA from the Philadelphia office of ParenteBeard LLC, will present.
Czekay will highlight relevant exemptions, current legislative, regulatory & administrative trends, as well as state audit activity. The cost to register, which includes lunch, is $37 for members and $74 for non-members. To register, please email Nancy McCloskey at email@example.com, or call 622-0992.
Secretary of Revenue Dan Meuser will offer a perspective on Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2013-14 proposed state budget and other initiatives on Friday during a Pennsylvania Economy League forum.
The event runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 77 W. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 824-3559 for more information and to RSVP. Cost is $15.
A Health Options Plan meeting is scheduled for May 16 at 9:30 a.m. Intended for all retired school employees and their spouses, the meeting will be at Costello’s Restaurant, 67 S. Wyoming Avenue, Edwardsville. A registration fee of $10 is required and it’s payable at the door. A breakfast buffet is included. A speaker from the Pennsylvania State Employee Retirement System will be on hand to answer questions regarding the health options plan. To reserve a seat, call June Seely at 384-4407 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are due by May 14.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center will host a program called “Finding the Funding & Grant Writing Basics” on May 31 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Lackawanna County Center for Public Safety in Jessup.
This seminar will introduce the basics, as well as the nuances of effective grant preparation and submission strategies. Participants will also learn how to research and identify eligible private and government funding sources through a variety of websites and online tools including the Foundation Center’s Online Directory. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Space is limited. To register, contact Lee Ann Chamberlain at 655-5581.