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The New Tax Law & Energy Conservation and Efficiency Steps

June 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The New Tax Law and Energy Savings

Interested in saving money on your taxes and on your electricity bills?

Want to learn a lot in a short window of time?

 If so, this program is for you.

An optional roundtable on workforce issues will immediately follow the panels.


8:00 – 8:30 am – Registration

8:30 – 9:30 am – Panel I

9:30 – 9:40 am – Break

9:40 -11:00 am – Panel II

11:00 – 11:10 am – Break

11:10 am – Roundtable on Workforce Issues


PANEL I – Energy Conservation and Efficiency Measures for Your Business

  • Christina Chase-Pettis, Senior Communications Specialist, PA Public Utility Commission.PA Power Switch, Choose your electric supplier. How to compare electricity suppliers, switch and save on your electricity bill.
  • Denise Bechdel,Team Lead for Energy and Environment, Penn State University’s PennTAP, (Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program). PennTAP provides Pennsylvania companies no-cost, unbiased assessments to conserve energy, reduce waste, and lower energy-related costs in manufacturing facilities.
  • Ronald J. Rydzak, Program Manager, Express Efficiency Program. Duquesne Light Co., Responsible for Institutional and Commercial Account Customers within the Watt Choices Program.
  • John Kyriacopoulos, President, Pragmatika, Inc., What role will Senate Bill 234 play in conservation and efficiency? Can I use Section179D energy efficiency tax credits?

 Panel II – Tax Reform: What does it mean for me and my business?

  • Donald S. Johnston, Partner, Tax Services, Grossman Yanak & Ford, LLP
  • Alexandra H. Palmer, Senior Associate-Tax Services, Grossman Yanak & Ford, LLP
    • Changes for individual taxpayers – Good or bad for me?
    • The Qualified Business Deduction – Does my pass-through business qualify and how much will I save? 
    • Other Business Changes – C corporation changes, depreciation changes and other changes.
    • Other matters of importance
  • S. John Kelly, Esq, Of Counsel, Strassburger, McKenna Gutnik & Gefsky
    • Entity selection after Tax Reform – New entity options, should I convert my existing entity

Roundtable – Workforce Issues

  • Eileen Anderson, Director, Government Relations
    • Discuss workforce issues with your peers and SMC


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June 14, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Eileen Anderson


SMC Office, Cranberry Twp.
600 Cranberry Woods Drive, Suite 190
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 United States
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