Blue Bell, Pa.—This spring, the Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Foundation and the College’s Division of Business and Entrepreneurial Initiatives will pilot an exciting program designed to support and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Karen A. Stout Start-Up Accelerator Fund, named after MCCC President Emerita Karen Stout, will allow qualifying entrepreneurs to compete for cash awards to help them launch or grow their business ventures. The pilot is funded by a generous, anonymous donation up to $100,000, which will be used to fund cash awards in May and October.
“The Start-Up Accelerator Fund is designed to assist those entrepreneurs who are ready to launch their ventures, but who don’t have viable access to other funding sources,” explained Philip Needles, interim vice president of student affairs, who is overseeing the program. “It’s open to all entrepreneurs in the region, and we especially invite military veterans and participants from MCCC’s Women-Owned Business Network and Certificate in Entrepreneurship program to apply.”
Interested entrepreneurs should submit their business plans online at mc3.edu/startup by March 30, 2016. Qualifying applicants will then be invited pitch their business concepts to a review team at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, in May.
Select entrepreneurs will be awarded between $1,000 and $20,000 to help launch their business ventures. Those recipients will work with MCCC’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and community mentors to set key milestones and deliverables and to monitor progress and outcomes.
MCCC will offer second round of funding in October to complete the pilot year. For information, visit mc3.edu/startup.
Pottstown, PA – ArtFusion 19464’s latest educational exhibit Her Story opened on September 19 and will run through October 31. This show highlights artwork inspired by women’s history, celebrating notable woman and also addressing important issues, both from the past and today, that highlight the evolution of a woman’s role in society.
ArtFusion is asking for their community’s help in creating collaborative exhibit of the women who have inspired and impacted their lives. The woman can be living or deceased, internationally famous or just a rock star in your eyes. She can be someone you have never met, someone whose writing or actions have inspired you; or she can be someone who has made a difference in your life today through her mentoring, teaching and encouragement.
You can submit your entry through a form on their website or by stopping by their 254 E. High St. location. They do ask that each submission be accompanied by a $5 donation, to help defray the costs of this project and the Her Story exhibit. All submissions will be added to the dedicated community exhibit wall in the ArtFusion main gallery. They will accept submissions until the end of the show on October 31. All entries will be photographed and added to an online archive for the exhibit.
ArtFusion 19464 is a 501(c)3 non-profit community art center located at 254 E. High St. in downtown Pottstown. The school offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. ArtFusion’s gallery hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.
Pottstown, PA – Learn how colonial women beautified themselves with “In the Eye of the Beholder,” a lecture and demonstration taking place at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Standards of beauty have varied over the years, and just as clothing can mask problems and call attention to more desirable attributes, make-up can do the same. People in the 18th century did not have the cosmetic technologies of today, but they did have various lotions, salves, and other treatments to renew and enhance beauty. In this program, historian Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon will discuss and display colonial cosmetics, and attendees will even get to try some themselves.
A former teacher, Dillon was a founding member of the Past Masters in Early American Domestic Arts and has spent the past four decades researching everyday life of the 17th and 18th centuries. An expert on historic foodways, gardens, and other aspects of colonial domesticity, Dr. Dillon uses her vast
knowledge to make the past come alive.
After the presentation, visitors will have an opportunity to take a guided tour of the mansion at Pottsgrove Manor. They can also shop in the site’s museum store, which carries several of Dr. Dillon’s publications, as well as some of the soaps, salves, and scents of the 18th century.
There is a $2.00 per person suggested donation for this program.
Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department. For more information, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at http://www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor. Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor.
On Thursday, April 30th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm, the YWCA Tri-County Area will be hosting a Take Back the Night rally and vigil at Memorial Park in Pottstown in honor of all of the survivors and victims of sexual violence. Take Back the Night (TBTN) is a national movement to raise awareness about sexual violence and give a voice to survivors whose stories are too often silenced. The event will include a keynote speaker, a “Speak Out” section for survivors to share their stories, music, a candle light vigil and moment of silence, and community resources.
To learn more about Take Back the Night… http://takebackthenight.org/
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WILKES-BARRE, PA — Vito J. Aiello had a criminal past. He also, allegedly, had access to a gun.
The city man stands accused of shooting his wife to death Sept. 26, before turning the gun on himself.
And that raises questions about whether Aiello’s history of harassment, terroristic threats, stalking, at least one previous protection-from-abuse order and a request for an involuntary mental-health commitment would — or should — have prevented him from purchasing or possessing firearms.
In Pennsylvania, there are three main types of cases in which gun ownership may be affected, said Susan Sorenson, a professor with the Penn School of Social Policy and Practice with the University of Pennsylvania: certain protection-from-abuse (restraining order) cases, misdemeanor domestic violence convictions or domestic violence crime scenes in which a weapon may be implicated.
CAN and DOES affect everyone regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, socio-economic class, education level, etc…
We invite you to use this website to learn about Laurel House, the issue of domestic violence, how you can play a role to assist us in “working to end domestic violence”.
Our annual snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact are top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter. In roughly equal measure you’ll find next gen entrepreneurs and media mavens, technologists and leaders in philanthropy — all ranked by dollars, media momentum and impact (see full methodology here).
We’ve selected women that go beyond the traditional taxonomy of the power elite (political and economic might). These change-agents are actually shifting our very idea of clout and authority and, in the process, transforming the world in fresh and exhilarating ways.
This year the list features nine heads of state who run nations with a combined GDP of $11.8 trillion — including the No. 1 Power Woman, German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The 24 corporate CEOs control $893 billion in annual revenues, and 16 of the women here founded their own companies, including two of the three new billionaires to the list, Tory Burch and Spanx’s Sara Blakely. Speaking of, this year’s class has 14 billionaires valued in excess of $82 billion.
WHAT: The SAFE (Supporting Abuse-Free Environments) Program of the TriCounty Community Network (TCN) will be hosting a meeting on “Domestic Violence – Discover the Signs” as part of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event is aimed at building awareness of domestic violence; helping individuals discover the signs of unhealthy relationships around them and what they can do; and the resources available to help those in unhealthy relationships.
Daniel J. Reavy, director of External Affairs for Verizon Pennsylvania, will speak and share a video “Telling Amy’s Story”, a story of a Verizon employee’s life as a domestic violence victim and how it affected the world around her.
WHO: TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions. Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers six key programs: Build Up Youth, CARE (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Homeless Services, SAFE (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development. For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
8:00 – 10:00 A.M.
WHERE: MontgomeryCountyCommunity College – West Campus
101 College Drive
COST: FREE for members or first time attendees. $25 for non-members.
Breakfast Sponsor: Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center
RSVP: Members of the media should RSVP to Karen Higgins, A&E
Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 831-5723. To attend the event, register at http://www.tcnetwork.org/news-events/meeting-registration/ or call TCN at (610)705-3301 ext. 2.
The Women’s Center of Montgomery County Run or Walk to End Domestic Violence.
All proceeds benefit the
Domestic Violence Program
Sunday, September 30, 2012
In person registration starts at 8:00 am, Run/Walk starts at 9:00am
Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell Campus – Rte 202 & DeKalb Pike
Registration: $20 registration online at www.wcmontco.org, Children under 12 Free
According to a recent survey, most Americans will be dressing up for Halloween as:
Lady Gaga 36%
Sarah Palin 24%
Michelle Obama 20%
Geico Caveman 46%
The Donald 26%
Barack Obama 14%
Tri-County Community Network Membership Meeting
The Effects of Domestic Violence in the Workplace
Learn more about workplace safety, productivity and liability issues related to domestic violence.
Tuesday, October 18, 8am-10am
Montgomery County Community College, West Campus
101 College Drive, Pottstown
Presented by the TCN SAFE (Supporting Abuse Free Environments) Program
Special Thanks to our Breakfast Sponsor
Atria Woodbridge Place
To register call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2
Domestic Violence Through A Trauma Lens Workshop
Friday, July 15, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
North Penn Community Health Foundation,
2506 N Broad Street, Suite 206
Colmar, PA 18915
A workshop for mental health professionals who work with persons who have been or who are being victimized by domestic violence.
Registration must be received by Friday, July 8, 2011
Please complete and submit the attached registration form to Minna Davis at 610-277-1860 ext. 118 or email@example.com
Strike-out Domestic Violence Bowl-a-thon
Friday, June 3, 7pm-10pm
Facenda Whitaker Lanes, Norristown
$25 a person (children 18 and under $15)
5 persons per lane
(Includes games, shoes and refreshments)
All proceeds benefit Laurel House, Montgomery County’s comprehensive domestic violence agency.
For more information, contact Patty Mark, 610-277-1860 x117 or firstname.lastname@example.org