Business webinars present a better look at understanding opportunities related to Marcellus gas

Date: October 23, 2011
The fourth in this five-part program to help local businesses understand and take advantage of opportunities arising from the development of the Marcellus Shale will be held Monday, October 24th

This season’s  web-based seminars aimed at helping local businesses prosper from natural-gas drilling and development, presented by Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Educational Consortium, are going well.

“Your Business and Marcellus Shale: Moving Forward 2011” will broadcast its fourth session, ‘The Process:  How Do You Sell Into Industry?’ on Monday, October 24th at 9:00 AM to help local businesses understand and take advantage of the opportunity arising from development of Marcellus Shale.

“Participants will expand their knowledge of the opportunities that exist in the market as well as how to make connections and plan for doing business in this growing industry,” said Jonathan Laughner, extension educator in Beaver County who is moderating the every two-weeks sessions. Each webinar will feature speakers who are experts in the field.

“Our webinar speakers will include natural-gas industry representatives, local business people successfully responding to opportunities, financial specialists and business-development representatives,” Laughner said. “Anyone interested in learning more about this aspect of the industry is welcome to attend.”

The remaining sessions will be held from 9:00  to 10:15 AM on:

–Oct. 24 “The Process: How Do You Sell Into Industry?”

–Nov. 8. “The Work Plan: Financial and Planning Suggestions”

This webinar series is for educational purposes only, Laughner cautioned. No part of the presentations is to be considered legal advice. “Please consult with your attorney before signing any legal document,” he said. “Where trade and/or company names appear, no discrimination is intended, and no endorsement by Penn State Cooperative Extension is implied.”

The website for the webinars is A Friends of Penn State account is required for webinar access. Create one at

For more information, contact Carol Loveland, Extension energy development and special projects coordinator in Lycoming County, at (570) 433-3040 or by e-mail at


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