Marcellus Shale and Your Business Forum
MetroAction and Keystone College have partnered to help local businesses and entrepreneurs respond to the significant business opportunities due to the Marcellus Shale formation. Come and hear from industry experts about the drilling process and the potential economic impact; gain insights into the best practices to successfully working with this industry; obtain information from local businesses already responding; and learn about small business planning and financing.
Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Time: 8:30am check-in, 9:00am - 3:30 pm program
Location: Evans Hall at Keystone College, La Plume
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As development of Marcellus Shale natural gas continues to grow in Pennsylvania, so do the business opportunities. If you own a small to medium-sized business or are considering starting one, you can't afford to miss this program. Janice Lobdell, Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), will provide information and insight that will help you understand the drilling process including horizontal drilling technology, potential economic impact, and supply chain opportunities. Mike Narcavage, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, will discuss Chesapeake Energy's operations, what they are looking for from potential vendors, steps to becoming established as a vendor, and best practices to successfully working in the industry. Joann Kowalski, Penn State Cooperative Extension, will lead a panel discussion with several local companies who are already responding. Experts from format: MetroAction, the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, and the Northern Tier Regional Planning Commission will provide information on small business planning and financing. Registration and payment are required by March 11.