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MAEA Annual Discovery Breakfast 12-3-21

MAEA Annual Discovery Breakfast
Are you considering membership with MAEA?
Join us for a complimentary breakfast to hear what our members have to say about MAEA
December 3, 2021, 8:00am to 9:30am
at Mt. Valley Clubhouse, 1021 Brockton Mountain Drive, Barnesville, PA 18214

During this event, NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association (MAEA) member company representatives will provide testimonials of MAEA services that have assisted them in their daily operations.

Topics of Discussion
Value of Membership, Mission Statement, Government Advocacy, Roundtables, Events, Networking, YES, Safety, Human Resources, Free Services, Trainings, Consulting and Group Programs

Already a member of MAEA?
We ask you to help us spread the word about MAEA by inviting a company that can benefit from MAEA membership.

Register Today!
There is no cost to attend but registration is required. To register, call Joan Trosterud at (570) 622-0992 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

MAEA 2021 Legislative Roundtable - Celebrating National Manufacturing Day

2021 MAEA Annual Legislative Roundtable
October 1, 2021 is National Manufacturing Day - Manufacturing Companies in Attendance will be honored
The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association maintains close contact with our State Representatives and believes each member should have the opportunity to meet their representative and discuss the issues of interest to them. This Roundtable will provide an opportunity for you to share your issues and concerns with our legislators. This meeting will be an informational sharing session.

Legislators Confirmed to Attend and Topics of Discussion will be announced closer to the event

Date: October 1, 2021
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Mountain Valley Clubhouse, Barnesville, PA 18214

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available. All sponsors will receive recognition at the breakfast.

To register: Please contact Joan Trosterud at 570-622-0992 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MAEA 2021

MAEA Offers 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Summit on 9/30/21
Keynote Speaker - Jacob M. Sitman - Shareholder for Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. in Center Valley PA.

8:30am-8:40am - Opening and Welcome

8:40am-10:10am - Labor and Employment Regulatory Developments - Jacob M. Sitman – Shareholder for Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. in Center Valley, PA

10:10am-10:20am - Break

10:20am-11:45am - Effective Recruiting, Retention, and Onboarding Strategies - Sarah C. Yerger – Counsel for Barley Snyder LLP in Harrisburg, PA.

11:45am-12:45pm - Lunch

12:45pm-2:00pm - Act of Violence Prevention - Ron Fredericks - Director of Safety and Security for Service Access and Management, Inc. Ron has over 20 years in law enforcement, having spent seven years as a Detective/Sergeant, eight years as Chief of Police, and 15 years as a use of force instructor.

2:00pm-2:10pm - Break

2:10pm-3:20pm - What Constitutes Workplace Discrimination and How to Effectively Investigate Complaints - Lars H. Anderson, Esquire - Hourigan, Kluger, & Quinn, P.C. in Kingston, PA.

3:20pm-3:30pm - Closing Remarks
Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: Capriotti's Catering located at 1 Banks Avenue in McAdoo, PA 18237.

We are also accepting sponsorships for this event

To register, please call 570-622-0992 or email Chris Robbins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MAEA 2021 Fall Golf Outing

MAEA Annual Fall Golf Outing

4 PERSON SCRAMBLE | FRIDAY, September 10, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM SHOT GUN START | Dinner Party: 6:00 PM
Registration: 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM –


Event Options:
Golf and Party Package
Golf Only Package
Dinner Only

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For additional information or to register, please call the office at (570) 622-0992 or email Joani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Make Your Voice Heard!

By the time the PA legislature returns to session in September, they will be facing a tight timeline to receive the delayed 2020 Census data that will be used to redistrict House and Senate seats and reapportion congressional districts from the current 18 seats to 17.

The stakes for congressional reapportionment are extremely high – specifically, how the boundaries of the 9th Congressional District represented by our own Congressman Dan Meuser will be drawn. There will be several possible scenarios considered for the final map but suffice it to say that any possibility of splitting Schuylkill County would be absolutely detrimental to the best interests of Schuylkill County, our businesses, and all of our nonprofits currently under the representation of the current 9th Congressional District.

Senator David Argall, Chair of the Senate State Government Committee, will be a key part of this process and has been in communication with the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce to request leadership through a community-wide initiative. The Schuylkill County State Delegation is completely united in its desire to keep Schuylkill County unified in one single Congressional District. However, they will need our help as other areas throughout Pennsylvania will be fighting for a scenario beneficial to their respective communities.

In conjunction with our State Delegation, Senator Argall and Representatives Knowles, Kerwin, and Twardzik, we need to send an immediate message to Harrisburg that it is critical for Schuylkill County to be kept whole in the 9th Congressional District under Congressman Dan Meuser's representation.

Any other scenario would weaken Schuylkill County and our representation as a whole in Congress. Many positive developments have happened under the leadership of Congressman Meuser and through the benefit of having all of our State legislative and Senatorial districts being under the umbrella of the 9th Congressional District. Fragmenting Schuylkill County will weaken that representation---something that we cannot afford at this difficult economic time in our Country's history.

Furthermore, we would like this intended advocacy to extend to the PA Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LCR), a five-member panel responsible for redrawing the boundaries for state Senate and state House districts, advocating for the retention of one State Senatorial District for Schuylkill County and the retention of three State House Representative Districts for Schuylkill County (some also representing areas of other counties). Our state constitution names the four PA Senate and House caucus floor leaders as members of the commission and they have agreeably selected the required independent apolitical citizen of Pennsylvania, not holding any positions in the state, local or federal government, to serve as chair of this commission as their fifth member. Their work in state Senate and state House redistricting is important as we work to keep Schuylkill County “whole” in representation.

Contact your legislators in support of keeping Schuylkill County whole in its entirety within the 9th Congressional District.