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SCORE To Offer Business Events March 4, 2019

Susquehanna SCORE supports business development through free mentoring and low-cost workshops. A variety of learning opportunities will be available in March. For more details, readers may contact susquehanna@scorevolunteer.org.

Free entrepreneur classes will be hosted by Susquehanna SCORE and Career Link. Classes will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. Classes will be held at Dauphin County Career Link, 100 N. Cameron St., Suite 101, Harrisburg. Readers may call 717-783-3270 to register.

The annual Employment Law Update will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at Country Club of York, 1400 Country Club Road, York. There is a cost to attend. To register, readers may visit www.eventbrite.com.

Retirement Planning for Small Business Owners will take place on Wednesday, March 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The free program will be held at the York College Center for Community Engagement, 59 E. Market St., York. The program is free. For details and registration, readers may contact 717-849-2331 or info@downtownyorkpa.com.

A seminar on budgeting will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York. The free program will cover how to set up a spending plan, track spending, save money, and create short-and long-term financial goals. To register and learn more, readers may visit www.eventbrite.com.

A Veterans' Expo and Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road, York. The free event will connect active and retired military members of all ages and their families with the benefits and resources available to them through local community service providers, health care professionals, VA benefits counselors, VFWs, and American Legion groups, plus businesses covering everything from home improvement, legal services, and finance to retirement living and insurance. For more information, readers may visit www.veteransexpo.com.

In addition, SCORE offers free and casual meetups on the first Monday of every month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and on the third Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All meetups take place at York County Economic Alliance, Roosevelt Avenue, York.

Small business owners are invited to take part in meet-ups at the York County Economic Alliance, 144 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 100, York. A lunchtime brown bag roundtable will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Additional meet-ups will be held on the first Wednesday of every month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and on the third Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more details, readers may contact Tammi at susquehanna@scorevolunteer.org or 717-845-8830.

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Youths Attend 4-H Conference February 25, 2019

Nearly 30 Chester County 4-H youth members represented the Penn State Extension's 4-H youth development program in Chester County at the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference and the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference - Junior held from Feb. 1 to 3 in State College.

The 4-H youth county delegates were among nearly 600 attendees, representing county 4-H programs from across Pennsylvania, at the state-level leadership conference. The conference was organized by the Pennsylvania 4-H State Council in conjunction with the Pennsylvania 4-H State Office.

The conference was open to all 4-H members age 13 and up, and the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference - Junior was open to all 4-H youths ages 10 to 13. This year's theme was "Leadership in Overtime."

Attendees participated in interactive workshops to develop and strengthen their team-building, decision-making, and communication skills. The skills gained will be used in their 4-H clubs, schools, communities, and future endeavors. The conference included motivational speaker Clint Pulver, as well as Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding and his wife, Nina.

Closing ceremonies of the conference included the installation of the new Pennsylvania 4-H State Council. The council is a group of young people selected from around the commonwealth to be the official spokespeople for the Pennsylvania 4-H program. The new officer team includes Andrew Bowman of Lehigh County, president; Kelsey Bish of Clarion and Venango counties, vice president of operations and events; Addison Neff of Dauphin County, vice president of internal affairs; Trisha Poorbaugh of Fayette County, secretary; and Molly Scheetz of Bucks County, reporter and historian.

For more information about 4-H, readers may visit https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.

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Job Fair Slated In Columbia February 21, 2019

A job fair will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the gym at Columbia High School, 901 Ironville Pike, Columbia. The event will be open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m.; it will be open to employers and Columbia students from 5 to 8 p.m.

Those who are especially invited to attend are students looking for a summer job, students wanting to explore post-high school career options, and parents or guardians seeking to improve a current employment situation. There will be opportunities to learn about careers; full-time and part-time employment, as well as seasonal employment; and internships. On-site interviews will be conducted, as well.

Attendees may connect with employers from 6 to 8 p.m. Workshops will be offered from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. and from 6:55 to 7:25 p.m. Offerings include Resume Critique, Changing the Face of Manufacturing, Dispelling the Myths of the Military as a Career, and Apprenticeships - A Learn and Earn Option.

Auxiliary aids and services will be available upon request to those with disabilities. Readers with questions may contact recruiter supervisor Amber Mirza at 717-509-5613, ext. 277, or amirza@jobs4lancaster.com.

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SCORE Offers Opportunities February 20, 2019

Susquehanna SCORE will offer several opportunities to the local business community. Preregistration is required. There is no cost to participate in the upcoming events, unless noted otherwise. For more information about SCORE, readers may visit www.yorkscore.org.

Legislators' Forum II - Senate will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. Second St., Harrisburg. During this formal breakfast, members of the Pennsylvania Senate serving Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties will discuss their personal legislative priorities and offer insight on how the upcoming session may impact the regional business community. There is a cost to attend, with a discount extended to members. For more details and registration, readers may visit www.harrisburgregionalchamber.org.

Business Planning in a Nutshell Coaching will take place on Friday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dixon University Center, 2986 N. Second St., Harrisburg. The program will be offered by Kutztown University SBDC. This coaching session will help participants create a business pitch by using the business model canvas to update their value proposition for different customer segments. To participate, individuals must first register to be clients for no-cost, confidential consulting. The business planning slide deck, along with tools and resources, will be emailed to participants once they register to become clients and register for the webinar. Space is limited to eight participants to maximize the interactivity during the session. Readers may visit http://www.kutztownsbdc.org/apply_consultation.asp to begin filling out the consulting request form. For more information, readers may contact 877-472-7232 or sbdc@kutztown.edu.

Free Entrepreneur Classes by Susquehanna SCORE and Career Link will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. The classes will be held at Dauphin County Career Link, 100 N. Cameron St., Suite 101, Harrisburg. To register, readers may call 717-783-3270.

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SCORE Sets Events February 5, 2019

Susquehanna SCORE will offer several opportunities to the local business community. Preregistration is required. There is no cost to participate in the upcoming events. For more information about SCORE, readers may visit www.yorkscore.org.

Business Taxes 101 will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at York College Center for Community Engagement, 59 E. Market St., York. Seasoned tax professionals will offer tips for tax season. Coffee and light pastry items will be available. While geared toward downtown businesses, anyone is welcome to attend. To learn more about the 2019 Business Series, readers may contact Mylea Thompson at mthompson@downtownyorkpa.com.

SCORE will host free, casual, and interactive meetups at York County Economic Alliance, 144 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 100, York. Meetups will take place on the first Wednesday of every month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and on the third Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The next meetup will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21. Readers may contact Tammi at susquehanna@scorevolunteer.org or 717-845-8830.

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ASSETS Posts Business Start-Up Program February 1, 2019

The Women's Business Center at ASSETS invites individuals to apply for its five-week Accelerated Business Start-Up Idea Incubator (formerly known as the Learning Circle). Those who have a business idea or are in the start-up phase and are looking to refine their business plan are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of the program is to help people get on the right track to start and grow their business. The Entrepreneur Training team will offer the tools and resources needed to help participants elevate their brand and build a more sustainable business model, as well as a collaborative environment in which to network with like-minded individuals.

The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 8, at 11:59 p.m., and Idea Incubator cohort selection will be on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Cohort sessions will be held on Wednesdays, Feb. 27 to March 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the ASSETS Headquarters, 100 S. Queen St., Lancaster, and attendance at all classes is required.

There is a fee for the program. For more information or to apply, readers may visit https://assetspa.org/ideaincubatorapplication/.

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Economic Group Sets Luncheon January 9, 2019

The York County Economic Alliance, 144 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 100, York, will host its next Leadership Luncheon, themed "Security Awareness From the Top Down," on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. Attendees will learn how to be prepared before, during and after an attack.

Food and beverages will be provided free of charge, and space is limited. For more information and to register, readers may visit www.ycea.org.

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SCORE Plans Workshops, Events January 2, 2019

Susquehanna SCORE has scheduled several workshops and networking events.

The CAEDC January Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Midway Bowling, 1561 Holly Pike, Carlisle. Participants will learn how to get help with their funding and financing needs. The free event will include a light breakfast and coffee.

Local Challenges Facing the Agriculture Community will be presented on Jan. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Utz Arena, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. The free seminar will take place during the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

A legislators' forum will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. Second St., Harrisburg. Members of the state House of Representatives serving Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties will discuss their personal legislative priorities as well as offer insight on how the upcoming session may impact the regional business community. The cost will vary.

Government Contracting Express will be presented by SEDA-Council of Governments on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in York. The one-on-one meetings are free.

Business Planning in a Nutshell Coaching will be presented by Kutztown University SBDC on Friday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dixon University Center, 2986 N. Second St., Harrisburg. This free coaching session will help participants create their business pitch by using the business model canvas to update their value proposition for different customer segments. Slides, tools and resources will be emailed upon registration.

Security Awareness From the Top Down will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at the York County Economic Alliance (YCEA), 144 Roosevelt Ave., York. The Leadership Luncheon will provide owners and principals the necessary information to be prepared before an attack, during an attack and after an attack.

Brandfully Yours: Four-Week Meetup Series for Entrepreneurs by Layla Pomper will offered from 9 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 31 to Feb. 21, at I-ron-ic, 256 W. Philadelphia St., York. The free series is for a small group of entrepreneurs interested in thinking intentionally about the experience their business creates for clients. This series will use facilitated conversations and creativity exercises to challenge participants to think differently.

Roundtable discussions and networking opportunities are offered on the first Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and on the third Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Both meetups are held at the YCEA.

For more information, readers may contact Tammi at Susquehanna@scorevolunteer.org or 717-845-8830.

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ServSafe Course December 18, 2018

Penn State Extension will conduct the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe course at the Lancaster County Extension Office located in the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. The course will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Monday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., including the exam from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The course covers information related to preventing cross contamination, safe handling of food, temperature control, cleaning and sanitization, proper storage, and pest control in addition to other relevant topics. After attending the class sessions and passing the multiple choice exam with a 75 percent or greater, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate, which meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's requirement for food safety certification.

A snow date has been set for Monday, Jan. 28. There is a registration fee. Registration is required by Monday, Jan. 7, at https://extension.psu.edu/servsafe or by calling Penn State Extension Customer Service at 877-345-0691.

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Dyslexia Center Seeks Training Applicants October 10, 2018

The Children's Dyslexia Center of Lancaster will accept applications for multisensory language training in Orton-Gillingham. The 12-month training program will lead to CDC (Children's Dyslexia Centers Inc.) certified dyslexia practitioner 1 (CDP-1). Orton-Gillingham is a structured, sequential approach to multisensory language remediation.

Candidates must have at least a bachelor's degree and be willing to commit time to training and after-school tutoring. All clearances required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, including Act 31, must be submitted prior to the beginning of training. The cost of these background checks will be borne by the Children's Dyslexia Center of Lancaster provided the trainee completes the training.

This training program is of value to all teachers, but especially to those in the fields of reading, special education, and ELL. However, a background in the field of education is not required. This program is also ideal for retirees with a love of learning who want to make a difference in the life of a child.

The training program is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council and International Dyslexia Association, which sets the standards for rigor and length of training. Requirements consist of commitment to a minimum of 50 lecture hours and a minimum 100 hours of supervised student practicum. For the student practicum, two students are seen for two hours a week after school hours, one-on-one.

Required readings and tests are additional requirements. Training will begin in March with projected completion of May 2020, with no classes scheduled in May or August. Trainees may opt to take the training for free, with a materials fee. Graduate credit is also available; trainees would need to enroll in the course to earn six credits. A total of 180 Act 48 hours will be awarded free of charge at the completion of training.

For more information and an application, readers may contact the Children's Dyslexia Center of Lancaster at 717-481-5680 or cdclancasterpa@gmail.com. The deadline for submission of a scholarship application is Thursday, Dec. 13.

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SCORE Plans Workshops October 1, 2018

Susquehanna SCORE has scheduled several workshops and networking events.

The Shippensburg University SBDC will present The First Step: Starting a Small Business on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at Techcelertor/Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln St., Carlisle. This workshop is intended to provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of many of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture. Topics will include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur or business owner; the legal, financial, and tax considerations of starting a small business; business registration; government regulations; and compliance issues. Attendees will also be introduced to the steps of developing a sound business plan. There is a fee per business, but the program is free to veterans. For more information, readers may visit https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/24769.

The 2018 Leadership Luncheon will take place on Monday, Oct. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. in the board room at York County Economic Alliance (YCEA), 144 Roosevelt Ave., York. Admission is free and includes food and beverages. Space is limited, but registration is requested. Registration and more information is available by visiting www.ycea-pa.org and clicking on Community Calendar.

The U.S. Small Business Administration will present Boots to Business on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle. Veterans of all eras and other service members, including National Guard and Reserve members, and their spouses are eligible to enroll in the class. To learn more, readers may visit https://sbavets.force.com/s/.

An Entrepreneurial Conference will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7:45 a.m. to noon at Giant Food Store, 3301 E. Trindle Road, Camp Hill. Attendees will receive information on tax law changes, payroll and human resources, company valuation and high-impact leadership. There will be time for networking with other entrepreneurs. There is a fee to attend. More information is available by visiting www.eventbrite.com and searching for "McKonly & Asbury's Entrepreneurs' Conference."

Additionally, Susquehanna SCORE offers monthly roundtable discussions and networking opportunities at the York County Economic Alliance. Meetups take place on the first Wednesday of every month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and on the third Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, readers may contact Tammi at Susquehanna@scorevolunteer.org or 717-845-8830.

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Leadership Program Kicks Off September 26, 2018

Thirty-nine individuals representing a variety of businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout York County kicked off the 41st Leadership Training Program (LTP) class this fall with a weekend retreat. LTP is a nine-month, experiential leadership development program designed to prepare participants to get involved in the community and make a difference. Throughout the year, the class learns about York County history, services and systems, and community issues. Participants discover their individual learning styles and learn to work effectively with others by fine-tuning their leadership skills, enhancing their knowledge, and receiving guidance in choosing and applying for a board, elected, or appointed position. LTP provides access to additional opportunities for partnerships and new business relationships.

The program participants and their sponsoring organizations are as follows: Joe Birli, Children's Home of York; Dan Boyle, RKL; Steph Bricker, OSS Health; Siya Brown, Shipley Energy; Thais Carrero, York County Community Foundation (YCCF) Fund for York County; Taylor Cubbler, York Revolution; Jen Dotzel, McConkey & Company Insurance & Benefits; Emily Doxzon, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company; Ray Fox, Graham Engineering Corporation; John Fritts, Covenant Moravian Church; AliceAnne Frost, The Program, It's About Change; Jade Grunden, OSS Health; Terri Harmon, RAYAC; Chinu Heighes, Members 1st Federal Credit Union; Stephanie Himes, Fulton Bank; Emily Johnson, WellSpan Health; Erin Jones, York Water Company; Liz Kepner, BAE Systems; Jim King, M&T Bank; and Lori Leister, Bell Socialization Services.

Also, Raman Mace, Junior League of York; Ryan Martin, C.S. Davidson; Steve McDonald, CGA Law Firm; Kristen McGuire, Stock and Leader; Jessica Montour, self-sponsored; Josh Negley, Graham Architectural Products; Shaunna Nesmith, RKL; Montez Parker, YCCF Fund for York County; Lisa Reisinger, Glatfelter Insurance Group; Kristi Riley-Platt, York Traditions Bank; Lou Rivera, YCCF Kroh Community Fund; Catherine Roque, York County Economic Alliance; Jaleasha Ruth, WellSpan Health; Jamye Shah, The Glatfelter Agency; Logan Steckel, Graham Engineering Corporation; Stacy Strickler, Turkey Hill Dairy; Sussy Tjandra, Glatfelter; Craig Walt, City of York; and Lauren Wilcox, York County Economic Alliance.

Leadership York's mission is to train, connect, and inspire individuals to serve the York community in leadership positions. For more information, readers may visit www.leadershipyork.org.

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Volunteers Sought For JA Event September 13, 2018

Manheim Central High School is seeking volunteers for an event at the high school, 400 Adele Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Junior Achievement (JA) of South Central PA will offer its REAL Life program, and all 260 students in 11th grade will participate in daylong activities related to financial literacy.

Volunteers will facilitate one of the activities during the day. JA will provide all the training the morning of the event, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To sign up to volunteer, email real-life@jascpa.org. For more information, contact Allison Kierce, vice president of volunteer engagement, at akierce@jascpa.org.

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Pesticide Applicator Training Posted September 6, 2018

The Penn State Extension's Agronomic Pesticide Applicator's School will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Education Center, 1446 Auction Road, Manheim. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., the first breakout session will start at 8:30 a.m. and the last session will end at 3:30 p.m. Commercial or private pesticide applicators in need of continuing education credits are invited to attend.

Topics will include general pesticide safety and updates on current weed, insect and disease issues in Pennsylvania. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs and pesticide credits from Delaware and New Jersey have been approved for the meeting. Pennsylvania and West Virginia pesticide credits are pending. Each session will have a separate sign-in sheet for Pennsylvania, Maryland, and CCA credits, so participants may attend as many sessions as they want.

The fee includes a catered lunch. The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 13.

For more information and to register, readers may visit http://extension.psu.edu/agronomic-pesticide-applicator-school or call Penn State's Extension registration desk at 877-345-0691 from Mondays to Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information about the event, readers may contact Liz Bosak at the Dauphin County Extension Office at 717-921-8803 or the Perry County Extension Office at 717-582-5150. To arrange for accommodations, readers may call 717-921-8803.

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SCORE Slates Training Events August 27, 2018

Susquehanna SCORE will offer several upcoming learning opportunities. There is a fee to attend, unless otherwise noted.

Budgeting will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The program will explain how to set up a spending plan, track spending, save money, and create short- and long-term financial goals. The program is free.

First Step: Starting a Small Business will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 14. The workshop will provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of many of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture. Topics include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur/business owner, the legal, financial, and tax considerations of starting a small business, and steps to address business registration, government regulations, and compliance issues. Attendees will also be introduced to the steps of developing a sound business plan.

The 2018 SCORE Success Breakfast will take place on Sept. 14 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The event will be held at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2000 Loucks Road, York. All York area fans, owners, and dreamers of small businesses are welcome to attend. The breakfast buffet will open at 7:30 a.m., followed at 8 a.m. by the one-hour program honoring successful small businesses.

For more details, readers may visit www.yorkscore.org.

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Extension Sets Food Entrepreneurship Workshop July 18, 2018

Penn State Extension will offer a Food for Profit workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Berks County Community Foundation, 237 Court St., Reading.

Food for Profit will take attendees through the entrepreneurial process step by step. Topics will include conducting a feasibility study, performing marketing research, and beginning to draft a business plan. Attendees will also learn about local and state regulations and food safety issues. Sponsored by Jump Start Incubator, the course will be taught by certified instructors and business experts.

The fee per person includes all materials and lunch. Prepayment and registration are required and may be accomplished by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/food-for-profit-5 or by calling Penn State Extension registration at 877-345-0691.

For further information about workshop content, readers may contact Extension educator Winifred McGee at wwm1@psu.edu or 717-921-8803. Information about accommodations or physical access may also be obtained by calling the aforementioned number in advance of individuals' participation.

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Local SCORE Sets Events July 10, 2018

Susquehanna SCORE will offer two workshops in July. In addition, SCORE will hold roundtable discussions and networking opportunities on the first Wednesday of every month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and on the third Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Both meetings will take place at the York Economic Alliance, 144 Roosevelt Ave., York. For more details or registration, readers may contact Tammi at susquehanna@scorevolunteer.org or 717-845-8830.

Intermediate Quickbooks will be held on Thursday, July 12, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at HACC York Leader Building, Room YL152, 2010 Pennsylvania Ave., York. Participants will be led through the process of invoicing, accounts payable, and bank reconciliations. Some basic knowledge of Quickbooks or the Introduction to QuickBooks workshop is required. There is a cost to attend, except for veterans. To register, readers may visit www.score.org and visit Take a Workshop and enter 17404 as a ZIP code.

COSTARS It's Not Just Price will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 13. The free session will be held at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Harrisburg. Participants will learn about COSTARS, the program's benefits, and marketing tips. For details and to register, readers may call Kristen Moyer at 570-524-4491 or kristen@seda-cog.org.

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Leadership York Holds Graduation June 13, 2018

Leadership York hosted a graduation ceremony for its Future Leaders of York program on May 20. The Future Leaders of York Class of 2018 consisted of 36 high school sophomores and juniors from 20 schools.

Students included Maggie Senft, York Suburban High School; Megan Thomas, Kennard-Dale High School; Sarah Ginn, Hanover High School; Gabrielle Griffiths, York Country Day School; Grace Frizzell, Delone Catholic High School; Ellie McNally, Central York High School; Shyanne Fleming, Dover Area High School; Olivia Fetterolf, Red Land High School; Madison Butler, Dallastown Area High School; Kayleigh Deisley, Red Lion Area High School; Madisyn Deller, York County School of Technology; Jae Fitch, William Penn High School; Emma Raubenstine, Southwestern High School; Alexis Shoemaker, Red Lion Area High School; Silas Barnes, Dover Area High School; and Nicholas Shaqfeh, Spring Grove High School.

Also, Kaitlyn Arrow, Central York High School; Rachel Means, Northeastern High School; Noni Williams, Dallastown Area High School; Mackenzie Topper, Spring Grove High School; Zakeera Montouth, Logos Academy; Paul Heard, Northeastern High School; Andrew Guy, West York High School; Riley McCracken, Red Land High School; Demonte Martin, Eastern York High School; David Wentzel, Susquehannock High School; Cassidy DeLuca, Dallastown Area High School; Alex Fuhrman, York Suburban High School; Breanna Harvey, West York Area High School; Robert Hirko, York Country Day School; Megan Hale, York Catholic High School; Brian Harris, Southwestern High School; Cody Lemonovich, York County School of Technology; Jonah Dougherty, Eastern York High School; Matthew Tracey, Kennard-Dale High School; and DeJuan Gibbs, William Penn High School.

The Future Leaders of York program helped the students develop their leadership skills, such as building consensus to solve problems. It also introduced them to community leaders and educated them about how the community functions.

The students also awarded $5,000 in grants to area nonprofits, including Golden Connections Community Center, Green Thumbs Garden Box Project, Lehman Center - Children's Aid Society, Teen Parent Support Group, Salem Square Library, and The York County Food Bank Food for Families Program.

Leadership York's mission is to train and support individuals who have the desire to serve the York community in leadership positions. The organization has graduated just under 3,700 graduates from its six programs. The graduates provide leadership to more than 250 nonprofit organizations and serve thousands of constituents in state and local government. For more information, readers may visit www.leadershipyork.org.

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YWCA To Offer Free Training June 12, 2018

YWCA York's ACCESS and Victim Assistance Center has created a new program, Beyond the Bar, designed to educate bar staff and patrons on how to prevent customers from becoming potential sexual assault victims. The program works to provide York bars and restaurants with properly trained staff.

The training is free and hopes to provide ongoing staff support. Upon completion, the location will receive a certificate and other material to reference that sexual assault or harassment will not be tolerated inside the venue.

For businesses that wish to take part in the training or to obtain more information on Beyond the Bar, readers may contact khershey@ywcayork.org or 717-845-2631, ext. 160. Readers may also visit www.ywcayork.org.

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Well Workplace Awards Presented May 31, 2018

Lighten Up Lancaster County, LiveWell Lancaster County, and Central Penn Business Group on Health recently presented the 2018 Well Workplace Awards to local businesses at the Lancaster County Health Summit. The Well Workplace Awards are given at four distinct levels and were awarded to 25 companies in Lancaster County this year.

Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13 received the Impact Award for achieving measurable results and meaningful outcomes with their comprehensive workplace wellness program. CoreSource received the Innovation Award for its unique efforts to create a culture of complete wellness that incorporates physical, mental, and social well-being.

The companies who received Well Workplace Awards have developed exemplary programs to support health and well-being for their employees. These large and small businesses offer programming such as on-site fitness classes, tobacco cessation programs, health coaching, and health screenings, and they have also made changes to the work environment by offering healthier vending options, walking paths and trails, on-site farm share programs, and policies that promote work-life balance. Platinum Well Workplace Awards were given to Benchmark Construction, Dutchland Inc., Electron Energy Corporation, Herr Foods, LCSWMA, Moravian Manor, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Turkey Hill Dairy, UPMC Pinnacle, and Wellspan Health.

Gold Well Workplace Awards were given to Eastern Lancaster County School District, Engle Printing & Publishing Co. Inc., Ephrata Area School District Wellness Committee, Murray Securus, Nxtbook Media, and Preferred Health Care.

Silver Well Workplace Awards were given to Benecon, CoreSource Inc., Donegal Insurance Group, Fulton Financial Corporation, Lancaster Lebanon IU-13, and Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster Ltd.

Bronze Well Workplace Awards were given to East Lampeter Township, Keystone Custom Homes, and VisionCorps.

To receive a Well Workplace Award, companies complete the Worksite Health Scorecard created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Worksite Health Scorecard is a comprehensive tool that employers can use to evaluate whether they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions or strategies in their worksites. Many of the Well Workplace Award winners have used the scorecard for years to set goals for improving their workplace wellness offerings.

The Well Workplace Awards were first given in 2010. Applications are available in February of each year, and the Awards are distributed at the Health Summit in May.

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