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October 2019 NewsFlash

The Stourbridge Project presents fall workshops.


Glowforge Laser Cutter Course: Learn beginning and intermediate skills on the Glowforge Laser cutting machine. Work on your own project, hands on with one-on- one instruction.
Workshop Duration: 3 sessions, 3 hours each
Dates: October 1, 8, & 15 from 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $30 materials fee (if paying by check please make out to Workforce Alliance)
Class Size: Limited to 8, minimum of 3.
Location: 646 West Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, 2nd floor Room 2040
Age restriction: Ages 13 and up, underage people must be accompanied by an adult for the entire session.
Registration is required: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kh4mz7kab&oeidk=a07eglgldlhdbb2b11d

ShoBot CNC Carving Machine Class: Introductory Workshop where you’ll learn beginning skills on the ShopBot Desktop CNC carving machine. Work on your own project, hands on with one-on- one instruction.
Workshop Duration: 2 sessions.
Dates & Times: October 16 & 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 materials fee
Class Size: Limited to 6 people
Location: 646 West Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, In the Prototyping Lab Mezzanine Level
Age restriction: Ages 13 and up, underage people must be accompanied by an adult for the entire session.
Registration is required:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kh4mz7kab&oeidk=a07eglglcxhb9250d28
Funding & Raising Capital for Agriculture Business
Date & Time: Thursday, November 7, 4:00 pm – 5:30pm
Location: 646 West Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, 2nd floor Room 2040

Meet Jason Cali, local representative of the USDA and learn about the Value Added Producer Grant and other funding opportunities the USDA has to offer. Jack Barnett from the Slow Money Group speaks about the group’s investment model and what they can offer to help Agriculture businesses raise capital. Don Webster from tecBridge speaks about raising capital for business.

Food for Profit by Penn State Extension in partnership with the Stourbridge Project
Date & Time: Friday, November 8, 8:30 am – 3:00pm
Location: 646 West Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, 2nd floor Room 2040
Cost: $50.00
The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. This workshop is especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets, or restaurants. Content follows a logical planning process and reviews management practices, insurance, laws, regulations and business plans. The farmer or grower who performs a feasibility study in the pre-venture stage, writes a business plan and regularly uses risk management tools and strategies to control business progress can save time, money and energy. This course offers intensive business feasibility and planning training for agricultural entrepreneurs considering a new agricultural venture or seeking to increase the profitability of an existing one. Participants produce a workable business plan to manage their business or seek financing. Register today! https://extension.psu.edu/food-for-profit

For more information about these programs at the Stourbridge Project, contact Jess Wolk at jwolk@wpworkforce.org or call 570-390-7613.



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