Are You Building Your Financial House?

Are You Building Your Financial House?

Are You Building Your Financial House?

October 16, 2017

11:30-noon: Food & Networking; Noon-1 pm: Seminar (Auditorium)

Speaker: Holly Chase

Building a financial house is just like building a physical house. Financial houses require a strong foundation to support and maximize earnings, sensible spending to prevent clutter and keep it in order,  inspections to minimize dollars lost to taxes, making money work for expansion, protection from financial storms that will pass through, and limited use of credit to prevent drowning in debt.  This workshop explores the framework of the seven key financial ‘blocks,’ along with the tools, materials, and instructions needed for building your financial house.

About the Speaker: Holly Chase is a seasoned financial educator, writer, and presenter specializing in community-based financial education for adults. She has worked with national, state, and local non-profit organizations and government agencies in the areas of financial education program development, training, and outreach; trained over 1700 educators, counselors, and social workers in financial content and delivery; and delivered over 200 financial education workshops to Pennsylvania consumers. Ms. Chase has extensive experience with at-risk populations including, low-income families in subsidized housing, homeowners facing foreclosure, veterans transitioning from homelessness, ex-offenders preparing for re-entry, and people with disabilities.

Ms. Chase is currently the financial education officer with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). In this capacity, she leads the financial literacy initiatives and training across the organization, including housing counseling and education, housing services, and mortgage servicing divisions. Ms. Chase designed PHFA’s flagship pre-purchase financial education program, Building Your Financial House, and the online borrower-delinquency prevention course, Securing Your Financial House. She also provides professional development, curriculum consultation, and outreach to national, state, and local housing community stakeholders and partners.

Each month, Harrisburg University  hosts a free discussion open to the community examining financial literacy. This talk is part of the Financial Literacy Education Series at HU, organized by Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg University.

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Construction Contractors Diversity Forum – Save The Date!

Construction Contractors Diversity Forum – Save The Date!



PennDOT, in cooperation with the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), is offering free regional events for road and bridge construction contractors working in the transportation construction industry.


PA Farm Show Complex
2300 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
October 17, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration Begins At 7:30 a.m.

Lunch will be provided.

*A one-day registration to the APC PennDOT Fall Seminar may be available to those who register early and attend one of these events.*



Construction prime contractors, construction subcontractors, DBE construction firms and suppliers, and other construction contractors looking to do business with PennDOT.



Topics Include:
• Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
and Diverse Business (DB) Information
• Navigating ECmS for Business Opportunities
• E-marketplace
• Marketing and Relationship Building Strategies
• Upcoming PennDOT Construction Projects


Registration closes Sept. 22, and space is limited.
Attendees must register to attend at:

For more information about the PennDOT Construction
Contractors Diversity Forum, contact the PennDOT
Bureau of Equal Opportunity at 717-787-5891.


Download PDF here.

2017 Mexican Independence Day Ceremony

2017 Mexican Independence Day Ceremony

Join us for a civic ceremony celebrating the Mexican Independence Day

with mariachi music, food and the display of the Mexican flag.

For more information call: (215) 592-0410

Invitation to Small Business Initiative



Plan to attend the Pennsylvania Treasury

Small Business Initiative

The Small Business Initiative is a statewide initiative aimed at increasing revenue and job growth of Pennsylvania-based small businesses. Held in only four regions across the commonwealth, SBI features an array of subject matter experts from the nation’s leading global and regional businesses to help small businesses address the most pressing issues affecting their business.

Register or learn more at or call (717)787-2991.

Download Preliminary schedule and more information.

  • Health & InsuranceLowering health and retirement costs
  • Finance & RevenueGrowing your business through procurement, equity and debt
  • Corporate Structure & GovernanceOvercoming the obstacles to scaling your business
  • Legal & Intellectual PropertyClosing deals that grow and protect your assets


University of Pittsburgh—PittBusiness
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and
the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, June 2, 201
7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Space is limited—Register today

Use promotional code PittsburghComp when registering

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State Rep. Jake Wheatley invites you to an MWDBE Event!

State Rep. Jake Wheatley invites you to an MWDBE Event!


Attention: Minority, Women and
Disadvantaged Business Owners and Supporters!

State Rep. Jake Wheatley invites you to an MWDBE Event
Monday, March 21st
, at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

Events include:

 11:00 a.m.: Roundtable Discussion – Hearing Room 2, North Office Building

  • Listen to elected officials and Federal and State Agency/Department representatives talk about MWDBE programs.
  • Q & A Session, after the roundtable for Chambers of Commerce and MWDBE business owners.

 12:00 p.m.: Press Conference – Capitol Media Center

 A Networking/Mixer Luncheon immediately after press conference

  • Luncheon to meet and greet/mix and network with people in the MWDBE field

Bring your business cards!

RSVP your attendance to Jamie Barton, JBarton@pahouse.netLisa or telephone 717-783-3783.

Download the flyer to share with other MWDBE owners and supporters.

Download a Capital Area Parking Map.


Holiday Reception

Holiday Reception

Thursday, December 10, 2015  5:30 – 9:00

Please RSVP to by December 7th, 2015

Please join us as we bring 2015 to a successful close and present our new and exciting plans for 2016!

Come, relax and enjoy good company, music, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine bar.

Master of Ceremonies: Paul J. Navarro, President HCCCP,
                                        President & CEO, Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Keynote Speaker:        Michael Barrett, President, SC3

Hilton Harrisburg – Metropolitan Room
1 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA

Reception Sponsors:

Dauphin County
Navarro & Wright
SC3-Stackable Commercial Construction Concepts
The Latino Connection


VIP Reception Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

VIP Reception Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Central PA and the Latino Hispanic Professional Association invite you to a VIP Reception.

Keynote Speaker: Natalia Dominquez Buckley , Regional Director of International Business Development at PA Department of Community and Economic Development.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6-8pm
  • HACC’s Ted Lick Administration Building, One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA

Hor D’oeuvres and Drinks will be available.

Download the flyer for registration and information.