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EMAP participates in Small Business Resource Fair in Darlington Township, PA

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On May 17th, a Small Business Resource Fair was held in Darlington Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, organized by the Shapiro Administration. The purpose of the event was to provide small businesses, farmers, and residents with information and resources to aid in the community’s recovery from the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. During the event, Lee Ann Briggs, an EMAP Environmental Consultant, highlighted the free and confidential small business environmental consulting services offered by EMAP. Attendees were also informed about the services provided by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). Prominent individuals present at the Small Business Resource Fair included Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, Acting Secretary Richard Negrin from the Pennsylvania DEP, Russell Redding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Angel Marschik (Deputy District Director) from the SBA Pittsburgh District Office, and Samantha Harmon (Pennsylvania DEP Small Business Ombudsman).  
Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shaprio greets attendees at the Small Business Resource Fair.
Angel Marschik, Deputy District Director at SBA Pittsburgh District Office (left) with Lee Ann Briggs, EMAP Environmental Consultant (right)
Acting Secretary Richard Negrin, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (left) and Samantha Harmon, Pennsylvania DEP Small Business Ombudsman (right)
Jeremy Hancher is the EMAP Program Manager located at the Widener University SBDC.  He holds over 15 years of experience in environmental compliance, environmental policy, and program management.  He is proud to be the team lead of the award-winning EMAP program which provides free and confidential environmental assistance to the Pennsylvania small business community in fulfillment of the requirements of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act and Section 507 of the federal Clean Air Act.
In 2015, Jeremy was part of the team effort when EMAP was recognized by US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for Outstanding Accomplishments by a State Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider in Providing Technical Environmental Assistance to the Small Business Community. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate from the Wharton School.