PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 04/01/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 04/29/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
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    2021 PEDA Spring Virtual Conference Series

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    ABOUT PEDA

    PEDA is the primary statewide organization representing economic development professionals and, as such, provides opportunities to share best practices that enhance the professional dialogue and support local, regional, and state economic development initiatives.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    Participants are expected to include professionals representing economic and community development at the municipal, county, regional, and state levels as well as workforce development professionals, commercial and industrial developers, business incubator operators, project finance professionals, IDA directors, elected officials, and executives representing utilities and transportation, engineering, and construction.

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Download the 2021 PEDA Spring Virtual Conference Series Sponsorship Form to learn about sponsorship opportunities!

    Thank you to our Sponsors & Supporters!

    SESSION SPONSORS


    PECO  
    FirstEnergy

    REGISTRATION OPTIONS

    Check back soon to view session overviews, speaker bios and more.

    Pricing: In addition to member and non-member individual registration rates, member and non-member package registration rates – which provide access for up to 5 individuals from the same employer for a single price – have also been made available. The registration rate includes access to all of the live sessions in the series.

    • $300     Individual Registration (Member Rate)  
    • $360     Individual Registration (Non-Member Rate)
    • $400     Package Registration (Member Rate) - multi-person option
    • $460     Package Registration (Non-Member Rate) - multi-person option

    If you have a credit on file (i.e., associated with a 2020 event) that you would like to use toward this event, please contact Jason Tobias, PEDA’s Membership & Registration Coordinator, at jtobias@wannerassoc.com.

    AGENDA

    (subject to change)

    • April 1st | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Keynote Presentation - The Biden Presidency: Politics & Policy

    Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Senior Fellow in Residence for Political Affairs, Millersville University

    • April 1st | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | COVID’s Impact on Cybersecurity

    Kevin Dellicker, Owner, Dellicker Strategies

    • April 8th | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Doing the Deal

    Brett Wiler, Director of Outreach and Investment, Erie Regional Chamber (Moderator)

    Chris Marsh, Chief Community and Economic Development Officer, Erie Insurance

    Ron Habursky, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Erie Insurance

    Jake Rouch, Vice President of Economic Development, Erie Regional Chamber

    Mitch Hecht, Founder and Chairman, International Recycling Group, LLC.

    • April 8th | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Bouncing Back: COVID’s Impact on the Restaurant Industry & the Challenge Facing Small Communities

    Moderator TBD

    Trip Ruvane, President, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (Northwest Chapter); Owner, Barley Creek Brewing Company

    Additional Speakers TBD

    • April 22nd | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Legislative Panel: Priorities for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session

    Alex Rahn, Vice President, Wanner Associates (Moderator)

    Representative Brad Roae, Chair, House Commerce Committee

    Senator John Yudichak, Chair, Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee (tentative)

    Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair, Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee (tentative)

    • April 22nd | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | COVID & Industrial Real Estate in PA

    Brian Knowles, Principal, Lee & Associates

    • April 29th | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Best Practices in Using Social Media for EDOs

    Liz Groeschen, Senior Manager of Content & Social Media, Development Counsellors International (DCI)

    • April 29th | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Get Some Help!

    Andrew Skrip, VP, Industrial Development, Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (Facilitator)

    Bruce Reddock, Economic Development Specialist, The Scranton Plan (Facilitator)

    PLATFORM / DISTRIBUTION OF LOG-IN CREDENTIALS

    During this series, PEDA will use both the webinar and meeting components of the Zoom platform. Please ensure the device you plan to use for this series meets the requirements of the Zoom platform and is authorized to be used for this purpose. If you do not have an account with Zoom, and in order to avoid any technical issues on the day of a live event, please sign up for a free one ahead of the first session and test your system.

    Registrants are responsible for ensuring they have the ability and authority to access the Zoom platform and are encouraged to contact PEDA, directly, should they have any questions or need for clarification prior to registration.

    Individuals for whom the registration process has been completed and invoice has been settled will receive log-in information ahead of each week’s sessions.

    An electronic program for the entire series will be provided ahead of the first session. PEDA asks that all participants please review this document, upon receipt, as it will include important event-related information.

    CANCELLATION / REFUND / SUBSTITUTION POLICIES

    Requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by 4:30 pm on March 18th. No refunds will be granted after that point.

    All cancellations and refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee. No-shows will be billed in full. Substitutions are permitted, but are subject to rate adjustments (i.e., member vs. non-member, etc.), where applicable.

    CONSENT TO BE RECORDED

    PEDA reserves the right to record sessions of this series for future use, including for purposes of future sales and / or distribution. By registering for and / or participating in one or more sessions of this series, the registrant and / or participant acknowledges that PEDA reserves these rights and consents to being recorded.

    OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Information on this page – including, but not limited to, series sessions, speakers, content, dates, times, etc. – is subject to change.

    • 06/01/2021
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    The annual PDU submission deadline is June 30th.

    Please use this online form to report your individual PDUs
    associated with PEDA's individual certification program.

Past events

02/26/2021 PEDA Member Forum: COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP)
11/19/2020 2020 PEDA Virtual Conference Series
08/13/2020 Virtual Regional Meeting - Eastern Pennsylvania
08/11/2020 Virtual Regional Meeting - Central Pennsylvania
08/05/2020 Virtual Regional Meeting - Western Pennsylvania
07/30/2020 Developing Local COVID-19 Grant Programs: A Forum for PEDA Members
06/08/2020 Reopening Pennsylvania: A Forum for PEDA Members
04/21/2020 Canceled: 2020 Young Professionals Reception
10/21/2019 Pre-Conference Session: Best Practices in Tax-Exempt Financing
08/23/2019 2019 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Lancaster
08/22/2019 2019 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pottsville
08/16/2019 2019 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
08/15/2019 2019 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Altoona
04/29/2019 2019 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference
10/01/2018 Pre-Conference Training: The Craft of Deal Structures
08/23/2018 2018 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Reading
08/22/2018 2018 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Scranton
08/08/2018 2018 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – State College
08/06/2018 2018 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
04/23/2018 Pre-Conference Training: The Role of Private Capital in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
12/13/2017 Succession Planning 101: Ensuring Your Work Lives Beyond Your Tenure
10/23/2017 Pre-Conference Training: Best Practices for Loan Collection
09/13/2017 Web Seminar: Benchmarking Innovation
08/17/2017 2017 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – State College
08/14/2017 2017 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Reading
08/07/2017 2017 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
07/31/2017 2017 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pocono Mountains
07/17/2017 2017 PEDA Mini Regional Member Meeting – Harrisburg
04/24/2017 Pre-conference Training: Credit Reports & Other Searches – Are You Getting Everything You Need From Them?
12/14/2016 The Nuts and Bolts of New Market Tax Credits
10/31/2016 Preconference Session: The Essentials of Tax Increment Financing
09/20/2016 Fundraising for Economic Development
08/31/2016 2016 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Harrisburg
08/22/2016 2016 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
08/18/2016 2016 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Scranton
08/17/2016 2016 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Exton
05/11/2016 EB-5 and Local Economic Development
04/11/2016 Preconference Session: Closing the Loop Between Workforce & Economic Development - New Opportunities Under WIOA
04/11/2016 Preconference Session: Best Practices for Managing a Revolving Loan Fund
02/24/2016 Understanding Your Workforce
01/27/2016 Analyzing Economic Diversity
12/16/2015 Land Banks and Economic Development
11/12/2015 Business and Workforce Development in Challenged Neighborhoods
10/26/2015 Preconference Session: Financing Working Capital Lines of Credit
09/21/2015 NDC's Economic Development Credit Analysis
08/26/2015 2015 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Hazleton
08/25/2015 2015 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Reading
08/19/2015 2015 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – State College
08/17/2015 2015 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
05/13/2015 Introduction to Industry Analysis – Using Local Employment Dynamics Data for Industry Analysis
04/20/2015 Preconference Session: The Life of a Loan A to Z
04/20/2015 Preconference Session: Reinventing Strategic Planning: Building a Sustainable Business Model for Economic Development Agencies
02/25/2015 Introduction to Industry Analysis – Identifying Competitive Industries In Your Regional Economy
01/28/2015 P3 Matchmaking: Determining the Best Type of P3 Mechanism for Your Project
12/10/2014 Business Retention: Using Transition Planning & Employee Ownership to Keep Local Business Local
10/06/2014 Introduction to Tax-Exempt Financing
09/17/2014 Credit Analysis 201: Applied Methods and Techniques
09/10/2014 Best Practices in Effectively Utilizing Economic Impact Analyses
08/13/2014 2014 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Lancaster
08/07/2014 2014 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Bloomsburg
08/04/2014 2014 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Butler
05/07/2014 Fostering Leadership Competencies
04/28/2014 Strategies for Social Media Success in Economic Development
04/28/2014 Best Practices in Lender Negotiations & Client Management
03/31/2014 Bridging the Gap Between Economic Development, Academia & Business
01/29/2014 Workforce Development: Best Practices in Partnerships
12/11/2013 EB-5 FINANCING & THE ANATOMY OF A DEAL
10/21/2013 Economic Development Financing - Deal Structuring
09/25/2013 PEDI CREDIT ANALYSIS 101: A 360 DEGREE VIEW OF CASH FLOW ANALYSIS
09/11/2013 Webinar: Revisiting the Economic Developer’s Toolbox
08/07/2013 2013 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - LANCASTER
08/05/2013 2013 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - BUTLER
08/01/2013 2013 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - BLOOMSBURG
05/08/2013 Redeveloping Blighted Properties: Financing Solutions
04/29/2013 Detecting Problem Loans and Dealing with Debt Collection
04/29/2013 Best Practices in Succession Planning for Nonprofits
02/27/2013 Measuring Impact to Build Support for Economic Development Programs
12/03/2012 2012 Basic Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania
10/22/2012 Best Practices in Loan Committee Management & Loan Documentation
09/19/2012 Redeveloping Blighted Properties: Tools and Strategies
09/12/2012 The Essentials of Project Management
08/20/2012 2012 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING
08/15/2012 2012 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING
08/13/2012 2012 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING
04/23/2012 Best Practices in Economic Development Marketing
04/23/2012 An Introduction to Angel Investment and Venture Capital
01/26/2012 Trends in Online Site Selection & GIS Technology: How Businesses and Site Selectors Use the Web to Screen and Select Communities
10/03/2011 Governing Boards: Avoiding Risks and Maximizing Opportunities
08/22/2011 2011 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Bloomsburg, PA
08/17/2011 2011 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Lancaster, PA
08/15/2011 2011 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Butler, PA
07/21/2011 The Essentials of Grant Writing and Research
05/17/2011 Northeast Shale Gas Symposium
05/02/2011 A Guide to Debt Collection Practices for Economic Development Agencies
04/03/2011 Brownfields 2011 Economic Redevelopment Forum
03/02/2011 The Essentials of Commercial Lending Extended Learning School
12/06/2010 Basic Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania
10/25/2010 Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute Workshop: Roadmap to Good Lending Practices
09/28/2010 PA Brownfields 2010: Transforming our Communities, Strengthening our Economy
09/01/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - BLOOMSBURG
08/24/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Exton
08/19/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Harrisburg
08/17/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Clarion
08/16/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Pittsburgh (Green Tree)
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