As we look forward to the holiday season and the promise of a new year, the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) is excited to share a special announcement that will enhance our services in the Pittsburgh region.
Beginning January 1, 2023, the MBA Pittsburgh Office will move from the former SMC Business Councils location to the state-of-the-art Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) Learning and Conference Center in Cranberry Township, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Suite 224. The 34,000-square-foot RLA facility, which features 28 meeting rooms, is centrally located at the hub of Interstates 79 and 76.
With the MBA’s current lease ending, the Association wanted to remain in the same area for convenience and ease of our members but wanted something more conducive to who we are as an organization and the services we offer.
The MBA has found the perfect place and partnership with the Regional Learning Alliance. The RLA’s mission is to provide comprehensive facilities and support services to enhance learning and collaborative experiences that drive economic, educational, community and workforce vitality. The Alliance’s vision is to create excellent lifelong learning experiences (visit therla.org).
That closely aligns with many things the MBA provides. The MBA initially plans to offer professional development training and computer training at the new location and expects those offerings to increase and grow. The MBA also will continue to offer programs and offerings from its HR, Legal and Government Affairs Divisions.
We have always been impressed with the RLA facility and what they do there. There is an energy and excitement that seems to exist that creates a very positive environment. Many of our members are already familiar with RLA from attending meetings there or for continuing education purposes. We can’t think of a more perfect place for the MBA to be. We will be completing the move during the month of December and look forward to seeing you there very soon!
In this special economic outlook issue of the MBA Business Magazine, we’ll also highlight some of the other important topics and trends impacting the economy as we look toward 2023.
Be sure to check out this month’s outlook roundup to hear from peers within various industries about what they are experiencing at their own organizations. Plus, see our Spotlight Q&A with Ken Louie, Ph.D., a well-respected regional economist and director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie at Penn State Behrend, on some of the key economic indicators to watch for in the new year.
We also hope you’ll join us for a more in-depth look at the economy in 2022 and what’s ahead in 2023 when we host the 2023 Economic Outlook IMPACT Luncheon at noon Thursday, December 8, at the MBA Conference Center in Erie. The event will feature Louie and Oluwaropo A. (Abbey) Omodunbi, Ph.D., assistant vice president and senior economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. To register, visit mbausa.org!
Exciting things are happening at the MBA, and there’s certainly more to come. On behalf of the MBA Board of Governors and staff, we wish you and your teams a happy and healthy holiday season!