Management Services Group to Host Chamber “Business after Hours” Event

Posted on 4/8/2011 10:42:08 AM

The Management Services Group will begin its twentieth anniversary celebration by hosting the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours event April 26, 2011.

The event will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Chamber members and guests should make reservations by calling the chamber office at 724-465-2511.

The Management Services Group is an umbrella organization for outreach programs of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. It aims to make a significant contribution to the economic vitality of the region by providing service to ongoing and startup businesses, both profit and nonprofit.

“The annual economic impact of the clients served by the MSG has been significant to the region,” Dr. Robert Camp, dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, said.

The group provides specialty business services through the following units:

Personnel from these units work in collaboration with regional entities concerned with business and economic development, including the banking community, Indiana County commissioners, Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, Indiana County Office of Planning and Development, Center for Economic Operations, Indiana County Development Corporation, workforce investment boards, and other local, county, and regional officials and consortiums.

A special feature of the Management Services Group is that it gives undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in academic settings to real-world issues. Students actively participate, under the guidance of faculty members, in analyzing company issues and establishing and developing business plans and solutions.

For more information, visit the Management Services Group website.