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2010 12 Newsletter

2010 12 Newsletter

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Butler Co Chamber of Commerce December 2010 Newsletter
Butler Co Chamber of Commerce December 2010 Newsletter

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December 2010
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INSIDE
Message fromthe President Page 2Member NewsPages 3 & 82010 Year in Review Page 4 - 7New Members
 
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D 2010
a guide to Butler County business information
T h e o f f i c i a l n e w s l e t t e r o f t h e B u t l e r C o u n t y C h a m b e r o f C o m m e r c e
Printing provided by:
Minuteman Press
in the Pullman Commerce Center
 
(724) 283-7403
ButlerCountyChamber.com724.283.2222
"Serving theButler Countybusiness communitysince 1896"
"We Mean Business" 
Register Now For Expo At Clearview Mall
9th Annual ‘Health, Wealth, Wellness & More’ Business Expo Is February 4th & 5th
rea businesses are invited to participate in the 9th Annual ‘Health, Wealth, Wellness& More’ Business Expo to be held Friday, February 4, and Saturday, February 5,2011, at Clearview Mall, Center Court. This event, brought to you by the ButlerCounty Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Clearview Mall, is open toall interested businesses and organizations.The event will take place on Friday from Noon to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vendors will receive one 8-foot covered table and two chairs andelectricity is available upon request. This year’s event is generously sponsored by ButlerArmco Employees Credit Union, Butler County Family YMCA, Butler Eagle and ButlerHealth System.Scheduled to take place before Valentine’s Day, this expo is very popular with thelocal business community. Vendors experience great business-to-business networkingopportunities as well as the opportunity to take advantage of the Clearview Mall’s already built-in ‘shopper traffic’. Plus, as an added bonus, all vendors are permitted to sellmerchandise during the event!To register, simply complete and send back the registration flyer included in this month’sissue of The Leading Edge, or contact the Chamber office directly at 724.283.2222.
 Annua Holiday Gathering 
Friday, December 3, 20105:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Butler’s Grand Ballroom at Cornerstone Commons 201 South Main Street, Suite 300
 Member Event - Reservations Requested724.283.2222 or Jennifer@ButlerCountyChamber.com
 
Butler County Chamber of Commerce
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 EXECUTIVE BOARD
 
Brenda Lemmon
Board Chair 
 Minuteman Press of Butler 
Dr. Nicholas Neupauer
 
1
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Vice Chair 
 Butler County Community College
 Joe Taylor
nd 
Vice Chair 
 Armstrong 
Sherry Kyne
 
Treasurer 
 Eisler Nurseries, Inc.
 Jocelyn Howard Sinopoli
Past Chair 
C.W. Howard Insurance Agency
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
 John Brautigam
Clearview Mall 
Dr. Edward Bucha
Slippery Rock University 
Dino Capestrani
Concordia Visiting Nurses 
Cecelia Buechele Foster
Community Health Clinic of Butler County 
Aubery Hulings
Farmers National Bank 
Brian McCafferty
Kenmac Rentals & Sales 
Glenn Miller
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
 Jody Offstein
Furniture Galleries 
Stephanie Roskovski
Butler Health System
Vic Rozic
Calumet-Penreco LLC/Karns City 
Tammy Schuey
Butler Eagle
Ken Raybuck
CDC of Butler County 
Daniel Swartz
ESB Bank 
Dean Weiland 
Friedman’s Freshmarkets Affilate Organizations: 
Butler County Young ProfessionalsKristen McKiviganMike LysakowskiButler DowntownButler Human Resources AssociationFriday Morning Coffee ClubLeadership Butler CountyNew Visions for ButlerSlippery Rock Business Association
Stan Kosciuszko ..............................Ext. 23
 President  
Bobbi Jo Cornetti ............................Ext. 22
Communications Director  
Jennifer Monaco ..............................Ext. 21
 
 Administrative Assistant 
A Message From The President
“We Mean Business”
any of you travel or do business outside Butler County, and I am positivethat you contact the Chamber of Commerce in that area when lookingfor business opportunities or services. Now imagine that process inreverse. A business is looking for a contact here in Butler County. Ourrecords prove that our website has a phenomenal number of hits daily, andthe number one section viewed is the membership directory, with number two being our monthly calendar of programs and events.Chamber members are listed free of charge alphabetically, by type of  business and by contact name with a direct link to your website. While onButlerCountyChamber.com, visitors are exposed to our programs and servicesand each event sponsor is additionally listed with their logo. Committeemembers are listed. Events are listed. Boards and affiliates are listed. Manyof you may not realize it, but someone contacted you because they found youon our website.Remember the contact at that important business you wanted to meet? Oddsare they will be at one of our seminars or mixers; maybe at our networkingluncheon or business training seminar; maybe involved in Leadership ButlerCounty or one of our other affiliates. We provide every avenue possible to assistyour business to grow, and we encourage you to become involved.The recent proliferation of “networking” clubs and enterprises is testimony tothe success of the Chamber of Commerce brand concept and model. We all liketo do business with those in our comfort zone if possible, and we all appreciatethe opportunity to meet prospective clients through social and business settingsin a non-threatening environment. The Butler County Chamber of Commercehas provided this service since 1896, and we do it better than anyone does.When we say, “We Mean Business”, we guarantee that our membership is givenevery opportunity to grow their business. While other organizations promiseexposure, regional partnerships, area wide networking and professional staffingand programming, we deliver without forgetting our home and our roots.During the month of December, Chamber members will be receiving theirdues statements for 2011, and many of you will be examining expendituresduring these turbulent economic times. With your dues, you receive free accessto over 600 area businesses locally; you receive free exposure via the webinternationally; you receive as much opportunity as you want to avail yourself to a wide variety of networking through committee and event involvement; youreceive the opportunity to “business socialize” with regional contacts and youreceive access to the resources of our entire membership who offer a wealthof expertise in areas from public relations and marketing to investments andtraining. Whether you are a small family-owned business or a multi-nationalcorporation, we have a service or activity that suits you.Through our connection to numerous local, regional, state and federalagencies, our Chamber can open many doors to you if you just “knock”. So,when someone asks you why you belong to our Chamber Family, you canhonestly answer “too many reasons to mention.” I can assure you that one of your best business expenses is your investment in the Butler County Chamberof Commerce.
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December 2010
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T h e o f f i c i a l n e w s l e t t e r o f t h e B u t l e r C o u n t y C h a m b e r o f C o m m e r c e
Member News
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Adecco Encourages Businesses ToParticipate In Toys For Tots Program
decco in Butler is
proud 
to be a part of the 2010 U.S.Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Themission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys forTots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys duringOctober, November and December each year, anddistribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children inthe community in which the campaign is conducted.To make a donation, please contact Adecco at 724.284.9555or by email at sharon.fudoli@adeccona.com. We will behappy to schedule a pick up at your company. Donations are being accepted until December 8, 2010. Thank you for yourgenerosity and Happy Holidays!
Pay It For
ardWith T
ice the Giftfor $9.95
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Geneva College Master’s of Sciencein Organizational Leadership Classto Begin At Succop Conservancy!
eneva College believes that leadership is more thanposition, power or prestige. It is about relationships,influence and service. We believe that regardless of your occupation or job position, you can be a leadercapable of transforming your workplace, community, church,family and self. Our program provides working adultsthe opportunity for continued professional growth andadvancement through the study, research and application of leadership and organizational theory.Classes meet one night per week for 24 months. Call (724)847.2715 to learn more or visit our website www.geneva.edu/msol. Butler class begins on January 24, 2011, so call today!
Schultz Honored As CFO Of The Year
ric Schultz received the 2010 CFO of the Year Award(small nonprofit category) presented by the
PittsburghBusiness Times 
. These awards are given to financialprofessionals in the Pittsburgh region for outstandingperformance in their roles as corporate financialstewards. Finalists and winners were honored at a dinnerat the William Penn Hotel on November 11th. Eric’s story isfeatured in a special supplement of the
Pittsburgh Business Times 
.Eric was named Chief Fiscal Officer of Center for CommunityResources in August 2005. He is also CFO of Alliance forNonprofit Resources (founded in 2008) and the NonprofitDevelopment Corporation (founded in 2010). Eric is an activemember of our community. He serves as the Treasurer onthe Board of Trustees at Butler County Community College(BC3). He is the Secretary of the Winterlake Homeowner’sAssociation in Penn Township. He also donates personal timeperforming annual audits for Meals on Wheels, Glade RunUnited Presbyterian Church, Food Bank of South Butler andPreschool Place of South Butler.Please join us in congratulating Eric on this well-deservedhonor!
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Days Inn Offers Small BusinessChristmas Party
he Butler Days Inn is offering a great optionfor your Small Business Christmas Party.Book your party on Saturday, December18, 2010, at the Butler Days Inn from 6:00p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Hors D’oeuvres will be servedfrom 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Dinner Buffetfrom 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bar options are alsoavailable for an additional charge. Entertainmentwill be provided by J’s Light and Sound. Specialsleeping room rates are also available.To book your party, please contact the ButlerDays Inn at 724.287.6761, ext. 262.
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ow often do you find a gift for under $10 that is not only beautiful but pays it forward by helping someone else?Give a beautiful full color calendar showcasing ButlerCounty
 AND
have the proceeds benefit the United Wayof Butler County.Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau provided 13 beautiful photos to grace the pages of this calendar. It’s sure to be a collector’s item!To order, simply logon to the Minuteman Press website www.minutemanbutler.com – and follow the easy steps*. Or stop in atMinuteman Press, 112 Hollywood Drive in the Pullman CommerceCenter. We’d be happy to see you!
*$2.00 will be added to calendars that are mailed for shipping & handling.

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