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EMERGENCY RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS

Presented by: Steve Stankavage, GAA's Environment Health and Safety Manger

This webinar will cover the basics of what should be included in your written emergency response program and how to ensure compliance with OSHA requirements. Furthermore it will include best practices for ensuring evacuations are complete and well documented. Topics will include:

  • Determination and documentation of evacuation routes
  • Critical task assignments
  • First Aid teams requirements
  • Training and annual requirements
  • Emergency phone procedures for all employees
Prices:
  • Members ($25.00)
  • Non-Members ($55.00)

Date: February 9, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Art of Developing a Powerful Network

Learn how to build a high-functioning business network that generates leads and real business opportunities...

Key learning points include:
  • The difference between networking and power networking...get really plugged in!
  • 6 Critical Actions that lead to a "Power Network"
  • Leveraging Your Current Network...understanding who you know, how you know them and how to reward them with the "power" of your network
  • Learn how to power network with the 4th largest country in the world...the social media network

The Trust Factor ... a simple formula for fostering the most important "Power Network" ingredient

This will be a highly interactive and energizing workshop where participants will leave with tips, strategies and an action plan for developing and growing their business relationships into a "Power Network" that delivers business growth.

Michelle Landis, ActionCOACHPresented by Pinnacle7/ActionCoach Certified Master Business Coach,Michelle Landis

Michelle is an educator and business professional with over 30 years experience in the business world both running small and medium size businesses. Her background includes "hands on" start up experience with two successful small businesses she founded, a broad international focus including consulting assignments in China, extensive teaching and educational endeavors as well as Leadership roles with General Electric, Dun & Bradstreet and Armstrong World Industries.

Michelle has a Master's Degree in Management, Business Administration from Penn State University . She is a graduate of GE's world-renowned executive training program and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt

 

Prices:
  • Members ($35.00)
  • Non-members ($65.00)

Date: February 16, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

GAA 2016 Business Essentials Workshop Series - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Critical Strategies for Success

Do you have the financial tools necessary for sound financial management? If you do, do you know HOW to effectively use those tools?
 
Join PINNACLE 7's Certified Master Business Coach Michelle Landis to learn the skills needed to be a champion in making your dollars work competently for YOU!   
 
KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  • Track the vital signs of your business
  • Analyze data
  • Collect essential tools you should have in your "Financial Tool Box" and learn how to effectively use them to:
    1.  Read and interpret P&L statements
    2.  Understand cash flow
    3.  Recognize key performance indicators (KPIs)
    4.  Discover your break point and 
    5. Track budget/sales forecasts
  • Develop strategies to improve cash flow and manage short term cash needs
  • Learn how to reduce the length of your cash gap
Michelle Landis

Pinnacle7's Certified Master Business Coach, Michelle Landis is the President/Owner of ActionCoach of Greater Lehigh Valley/Berks. She is an educator and business professional with over 30 years experience in the business world running both small and medium sized businesses. Michelle's diverse background includes "hands-on" start-up experience with two successful small businesses she founded, a broad international focus including consulting assignments in China, extensive teaching and educational endeavors as well as executive leadership roles with GE, Dun & Bradstreet and Armstrong World Industries.

Michelle has a Master's Degree in Management, Business Administration from Penn State, and is a graduate of GE's world-renowned Executive training program and is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.  
Prices:
  • Members ($35.00)
  • Non-Members ($65.00)

Date: February 19, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Color Optimization & Expanding Color in Print & Packaging

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About the speaker:

Joseph J. Suffoletto

Program Manager, Prinect Color Services Heidelberg USA

Joseph is a 25+ year veteran in the color printing & packaging industries, serving as Technical Services Manager, Prepress/Quality Services Manager for major top 100 Commercial and Packaging firms in Greater New England.

He earned a Master of Science Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology (2004) in Cross Disciplinary Studies with concentration in Business, Marketing and Color/ Imaging Sciences.

Most recently Joe has served as Sr. Technical Services Consultant with PIA/GATF providing over 500+ technical assessments throughout North & South America. Where he co-authored the Color Management Handbook, A Practical Guide and is an active member within American Society for Quality, Print Properties Committee and ISO 12647/G7-PC Expert. His loyal clients say Joe is always happy to share his knowledge and expertise with them.

What you will learn:

Advanced features of Color Science used to optimize and control color processes from design, prepress and press. Demonstration of Heidelberg’s Prinect color management including Color Toolbox and Multicolor Toolset option which can expand your colorset from traditional 4/color process to 7/color expanding color gamuts (ECG).

Who Should Attend: PrePress, Production, Plant Managers, Graphic Artists, Press Supervisors.

 

**Special, if desired bring a sample proof or press sheet as Joe can schedule a 10-15 minute colorimetric analysis after the presentation with you.

 

Prices:
  • Members ($35.00)
  • Non-Members ($65.00)

Date: February 23, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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