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HACC Hosts Financial Literacy Courses April 20, 2017

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Groups Plan Health Summit April 20, 2017

The Central Penn Business Group on Health and LiveWell Lancaster County Coalition will host their annual Health Summit on Thursday, May 11, from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S. Queen St., Lancaster.

The Health Summit is designed to bring together the business community and other community partners to promote better health and well-being in the community. The focus will be on developing better ways to deal with stress to minimize its impact on community members' health and the health of the community. The goal of the event is to provide employers and community members with the tools they need to deal with stress in the lives of their employees and the community they are trying to serve.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Sapolsky, a noted science and nature writer, biologist, neuroscientist and stress expert.

The event will also include the presentations of the annual Well Workplace Awards in conjunction with LightenUp Lancaster. Awards will go to both large and small employers in the community who have focused on improving the health of their employees as demonstrated through their completed CDC scorecards. The organizers will also recognize two employers who have used innovation in the development of their programs and demonstrated the impact of their offerings. The summit will also include breakout sessions targeting all aspects of well-being.

The registration fee includes breakfast. To register readers may visit www.lancasterhealthsummit.org.

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Group Sets Cyber Security Events April 6, 2017

The Pennsylvania eCommerce Association has announced Cyber PA, a seminar series on cyber security for businesses. Three sessions in the first "Defend the Hack" series are scheduled to take place on the following dates: Friday, April 21, at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, Lebanon campus, 735 Cumberland St.; Thursday, May 18, at HACC Lancaster campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike; and Friday, May 19, at Orrstown Bank Community Center, 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg. All sessions will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Designed for business owners, operations managers, human resource professionals, and information technology and systems personnel, the training will help businesses identify their cyber risks and learn how to take steps to defend against a hack. Topics will include using human resources as a tool in cyber defense, securing bank accounts and managing liability issues, cyber threat and detection, risk mitigation through insurance, and preparing and upskilling the cyber security workforce. Federal, state and local cyber incident resources will be provided.

The fee includes a boxed lunch and seminar materials. To register, readers may visit www.paecommerce.com or email info@paecommerce.com. Sponsorships and vendor booths are available by contacting Kristine Warner at Kristine@gggraphicsandevents.com or 514-0321.

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Students Take Part In Advisory Board April 5, 2017

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Conference For Leaders Planned March 29, 2017

Eight organizations in York County have partnered to develop a conference for new and emerging regional leaders from business, manufacturing, and nonprofit backgrounds. "Building Future Leaders of York County" will be held on Tuesday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road.

The event will include a variety of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on subjects intended to help attendees be more efficient and effective leaders in both their organizations and their communities. Topics will include "The Shift to Leadership," "Identifying and Managing Stressors," "Entrepreneurship," and "Becoming an Effective Communicator."

The event will also feature a keynote address by entrepreneur Cordia "the Bun Lady" Wilkinson Harrington, owner and founder of The Bakery Companies. Harrington focuses on regulations, sustainability, employee policies and state-of-the-art equipment. Her business was named one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses in the United States, and she has received numerous individual awards.

There is a fee to attend the conference. Full details and registration are available at www.unitedway-york.org/bflyc. More information about the conference is also available by emailing Leigh Ann Wilson at wilsonla@mantec.org.

The "Building Future Leaders of York County" conference is organized by a committee of representatives from the Emerging Leaders Society of the United Way of York County, Leadership York, Cultural Alliance of York County, Hanover Area Young Professionals, York Young Professionals, York County Economic Alliance, and York County Community Foundation to provide professional development to the next generation of York's community leaders.

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SMPS To Present Panel Discussion March 16, 2017

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Central Pennsylvania Chapter will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 29, at The Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg.

The session will help to identify how design and construction technology is impacting projects, marketing messages, hit rates, and profitability. Marketing and business development professionals will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to technology development, ROI, and emerging trends to help create better alignment with strategic planning.

Registration will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m., the panel discussion will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and time for networking will be offered from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

There is a fee for tickets, and SMPS member will receive a discounted rate. To register, readers may visit www.smpscentralpa.org.

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SMPS To Present Panel Discussion March 16, 2017

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Central Pennsylvania Chapter will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 29, at The Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg.

The session will help to identify how design and construction technology is impacting projects, marketing messages, hit rates, and profitability. Marketing and business development professionals will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to technology development, ROI, and emerging trends to help create better alignment with strategic planning.

Registration will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m., the panel discussion will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and time for networking will be offered from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

There is a fee for tickets, and SMPS member will receive a discounted rate. To register, readers may visit www.smpscentralpa.org.

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Pesticide Update Training Slated March 10, 2017

The Ephrata Area Young Farmers will sponsor a second pesticide update training meeting on Tuesday, March 21, in the cafeteria of Ephrata Area High School, 803 Oak Blvd., Ephrata, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Jeff Graybill and John Rowehl, both from Penn State University Extension, will speak. Graybill will discuss sprayer calibration and maintenance. He will also lead a discussion on Palmer pigweed and other herbicide-resistant weeds. Rowehl will talk about common mistakes applicators make and pest control for crops.

The meeting is open to the public, and advance registration is not necessary. In the event that the Ephrata Area School District closes or school is dismissed early due to inclement weather on March 21, the meeting will also be canceled.

Anyone attending the course will receive four pesticide credits: two core credits and two category credits.

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2017 Executive Series Slated March 1, 2017

Leadership Lancaster will accept registrations for the 2017 Executive Series. The Executive Series is an opportunity for individuals to enhance their role as an influential business and community leader in Lancaster County. The series will provide a forum for informal discussion with recognized community leaders and helps to develop valuable contacts among peers in Lancaster.

The program consists of five sessions, including four evenings and one daytime session on a Friday. The dates will be Friday, March 31; Thursday, April 6; Wednesday, April 19; Thursday, April 27; and Friday, May 5. Community leaders and peer executives will moderate the programs. Each session will include a meal and will be held at venues throughout Lancaster County.

Registration is limited. There is a cost for the series for each participant and attending spouse/partner. For more information, readers may contact Leadership Lancaster at 394-9393 or ll@leadershiplancaster.org. Readers may at www.leadershiplancaster.org.

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ABWA Chapter Posts Meeting February 23, 2017

The Penn Square Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) will meet on Thursday, March 2, at 11:45 a.m. at the Hamilton Club of Lancaster, 106 E. Orange St., Lancaster. The meeting will feature a presentation by Lynne Breil, business founder, professor, and Certified Speaking Professional, on "The Seven Deadly Sins of 21st Century Business Behavior."

To register, readers may visit www.signupgenius.com/go/409044caaaf28a4fa7-abwa2. For more information, readers may email ABWAPennSquare@gmail.com or visit www.abwapennsquare.org.

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