Greetings from your friends in Altoona, Blair County!
As a long-time member and Past President of PEDA, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the PEDA Board of Directors for awarding the upcoming fall conference to Blair County. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Altoona on October 26-28 for an exciting conference filled with outstanding topics and plenty of opportunities to network and catch up with all of your colleagues.
Some of the highlights we have planned include:
- Featured Keynote Speaker Steve Sheetz, Sheetz Family Council Chairman and former President/CEO
- Educational topics including: Utilizing Eds & Meds in Downtown Redevelopment, 501(c)3 Compliance Issues, Creative Approaches in Brownfield Redevelopment and more
- A tour of the region to include a ride on the Everett Railroad
- 2 receptions, including an off-site reception at the Railroaders Memorial Museum complete with entertainment, food and drinks
We invite you to register now by visiting the conference website. And don't forget that sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are still available.
We enjoyed hosting the gathering of colleagues and economic development professionals back in the Spring of 2004 and we are looking forward to another fun-filled and educational event here in Altoona, Blair County. We can't wait to see everyone here in October.
Martin J. Marasco
Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. (ABCD Corp.)