Investing Today, Bettering Tomorrow: Why Businesses Should Support Early Childhood Education Event Slated

Posted On On: February 25, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Chamber News, Member News

HARRISBURG, PA (February 25, 2015) – The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC will be holding Investing Today, Bettering Tomorrow:  Why Businesses Should Support Early Childhood Education on Wednesday, March 4th, 7:30am-11am at the Radisson Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill).


The event is geared primarily toward employers and why they should make the investment to support early childhood education initiatives.  The breakfast event will feature a discussion moderated by Kathleen Pavelko, President & CEO of WITF.   Presenters include:


–        Dr. Barbara Minzenberg, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning

–        Ross Berger – ROAR College and Career Academy Coordinator, Harrisburg School District

–        Dr. John “Ski”  Sygielski – President, HACC

–        Milton Brice – VP of Finance, The Hershey Company


Presenters will address how their affiliation (company/school/non-profit) is positively affected by early childhood education and explain its invaluable benefits.


“This event is a call to action,” stated David Black, President & CEO of the Chamber & CREDC.  “Too many children are entering kindergarten unprepared to learn for a variety of reasons.  Early childhood education is important to these children and important to our future as a productive region.  The jobs of the future will require well-trained, motivated workers.  Work ethic and appreciation of learning begins at a very early age, and it is crucial we invest in early childhood education today to have a better prepared workforce of the future.”


The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.