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SMC Pirate Night

A special thank you to our sponsors and those who attended the SMC Pirates Event last night! It was a great night of baseball and networking! Check out a few photos

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Funding Available: Small Business Advantage Grant

The Department of Environmental Protection has announced that the Small Business Advantage Grant is open for applications. The grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500 to enable PA small businesses to purchase energy-efficient, pollution-prevention equipment or adopt waste reduction processes. PA-based businesses with less than 100…

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Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal the ACA

Overview In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 49-51 to reject a “skinny” version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA). This was the final vote of the Senate’s 20…

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Winning Students Meet STEM Challenge

SMC Business Councils Announces Winners of Williams Fluid Power Challenge for Pennsylvania Small Business Education Fund 2017 PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2017 – Six teams from five middle schools were awarded with top awards from among 130 middle school students from 17 local schools who participated in the Williams Fluid Power…

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