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January 2011
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INSIDE
Message fromthe President Page 2Member NewsPage 3Board of DirectorsPage 4 - 7New Members
 
Page 9Message fromthe New Chairman
 
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Januay 2011
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" 
 Join Us In February For Annual Expo
9th Annual ‘Health, Wealth, Wellness & More’ Expo At Clearview Mall 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.
 Happy NewYear 2011!
from theButler CountyChamber of Commerce
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We Want YOU To Participate In Chamber’sFree Member-To-Member Discount Program
 he Butler County Chamber offers a variety of benefits and services to you as amember. One service that our members help service however, is often forgot about– our Member-to-Member Discount Program. But, in order for this program to besuccessful, we need YOU to participate!Our Member-to-Member discount program has been saving our members real dollars overthe years while encouraging them to patronize fellow member businesses. Your businesscan offer a discount to other Chamber members through a dollar amount, percentagediscount, or give-away.Check out the Chamber website, ButlerCountyChamber.com, and visit the M2M DiscountPage located under the Membership Tab. Here you will find a list of Chamber Membersparticipating in this Free program.Participating is easy … if you would like to offer a Member-to-Member discount to yourfellow Chamber members, simply send an e-mail with your company name, contact person,phone, e-mail address and website where more information on your ‘Member-to-MemberDiscount’ can be accessed to BobbiJo@ButlerCountyChamber.com.The Foxburg Inn Hotel, Sam’s Club, Staples, Dittman Eyecare, Moses Jewelers as well asmany others offer great discounts to fellow Chamber members.And, always remember to ask for your discount!
 
Butler County Chamber of Commerce
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Bad f Ditpfina taff
 EXECUTIVE BOARD
 
Dr. Nicholas Neupauer
 
Board Chair 
 Butler County Community College
 Joe Taylor
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Vice Chair 
 Armstrong 
Tammy Schuey
nd 
Vice Chair 
 
Butler Eagle
Sherry Kyne
 
Treasurer 
 Eisler Nurseries, Inc.
Brenda Lemmon
Past Chair 
 Minuteman Press of Butler 
 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
Elisabeth Howard Sommers
C.W. Howard Insurance Agency 
Brett Ligo
Ligo Architects 
Stephanie Roskovski
Butler Health System
 Janice Pakozdi-Luffy
Bear Metallurgical Co.
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
his January I want to remember what we have accomplished together as the best business organization not only in Butler County, but also in the region.The leadership of an innovative and active Board of Directors has been theimpetus for our growth and stature in the community. Involvement by interestedand generous members has been the medium for our achieving our goals and for initiatingnew events and programs beneficial to all of us.Our first necessity is financial stability, and this we attain through sponsorships,contributions and efficient fiscal management. We then had to establish and strengthenour image, positioning ourselves as the first resource for Butler County businesses. Weneed to be the place to contact, the group to network with and the organization thathas the answers and the connections. An aggressive agenda of networking events suchas the Meet N Move Luncheons, Friday Morning Coffee Club, joint regional mixers and awide variety of social events accomplish this.We need to “look successful” in order to “be successful” and our move back to MainStreet established our office facilities worthy of our lofty goals. With a sign on MainStreet, and a fresh look we match our look with our effectiveness.Recognizing that an informed and educated business community will be stronger andmore effective, our Board continues an aggressive schedule of educational seminars andprofessional skills training. By providing first class avenues for knowledge and businessskills, we elevate our organization to new heights. Through our numerous partnershipactivities with Butler County Community College and Slippery Rock University, we haveexpanded member benefits to new heights. Our Legislative Action Committee has becamethe “go to” group for business opinion on numerous issues. A new rapport exists withlocal, state and federal legislators providing an atmosphere of mutual respect andcooperative interaction.Collaboration has been one of our main accomplishments, as our Chamber realizesthat we do not exist in an isolated bubble. Our activities intertwine with numerous otherorganizations, and that our expertise is not only respected, but can serve as a valuableresource to accomplish regional goals. Our affiliate program is the mainstay of this belief,as we continue to administer and assist Leadership Butler County, Butler Downtown, NewVisions for Butler and the Slippery Rock Business Association. Our affiliation with theButler Human Resource Association has provided unique opportunity to our membership.Collaboration on another level has been achieved through our efforts both legislativelyand community based in partnership with the Butler County Tourism and ConventionBureau, the Community Development Corporation of Butler County and the United Way of Butler County. As a member of the PA Chamber of Business & Industry and the AlleghenyConference, we are kept in numerous “loops” to inform and involve our membership.We recognize that the new generation of leaders still does not feel completely integratedinto the business community. To remedy this need, we promote and support the ButlerCounty Young Professionals as an affiliate organization, and their strength is now notonly in numbers but also in activity and recognition. Quickly becoming the group toknow, associate with and contact, the hard working board maintains an agenda full of fun, information and volunteering.Stability has always been one of our major assets, having been established in 1896and offering uninterrupted service to the Butler County business community throughdiverse times. Our Celebrate Business Annual Dinner has become the showcase for business recognition and networking. Activities such as our Golf Outings, Expo atthe Clearview Mall and Employee Appreciation Luncheon are mainstay events for the business community and have become an integral part of their business “lives”. Ournewly established alliance with the Penn State Master Gardeners of Butler County willprove to be an advantage to both organizations as we combine the Garden Market withthe Home Show.Many milestones have passed, and our longevity is evidence of our accomplishmentsand stature in the community. We continue to expand our partnerships regionally, givingour membership the opportunity to network and “mix” with a very broad base of area businesses. I encourage you to stay involved and to encourage those who are not to become involved. Your ideas, comments and input are invaluable and as any successful business knows, we need to continue to grow - more team members, more players, moreexpertise, more discipline and more hard work.As the leading business organization in Butler County, our job continues to be to lookinto the future. Let’s never settle for being what we are, but continue to work towardsmaking ourselves what we should be. Thank you for continuing your trust and investmentin our Chamber and Best Wishes for the New Year.
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A leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization,not as it is, but as it should be. ~
 Jack Welch
 
 
January 2011
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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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Chicora Medical Center NamesAdministrator In Training
harles Smith was recently named AdministratorIn Training at Chicora Medical Center.Before joining Chicora Medical Center, Smithwas a third-generation member of a family whoowned and operated a nursing home. Charles spentthe last ten years as Assistant Administrator at WestHaven Nursing Home in Apollo, which was owned by his grandfather, Reverend Silas West. Recently,the Tack Family purchased the skilled nursing andpersonal care home and renamed it West HavenManor. Before that, Charles held various otherpositions at the nursing home including in the office,laundry, dietary and maintenance departments.Charles earned a bachelor’s degree from GenevaCollege. He lives in Dayton, PA with his wife,Alexandra, and their two children, Sophia, 4, andChristian, 1.For more information about Chicora MedicalCenter, visit www.ChicoraMedicalCenter.com or call724-445-2000.
Maridon Museum To HostAnnual Chinese New Year Celebration
he Maridon Museum will be hosting their 7thAnnual Chinese New Year Celebration on February19, 2011. The event, to be held at the ButlerCountry Club, will feature hors d’oeuvres, dinner,dancing and entertainment and a basket raffle.The Maridon Museum is asking for basket donationsfrom the local business community to be used atthe event. All basket donations will be noted andprominently displayed. Monetary contributions arealso welcome.All money raised through this event will benefitthe Maridon Museum helping to provide educationalprograms, exhibits and events to the Butler Countycommunity.For more information regarding basket donations orthe New Year Celebration, call 724.282.01234 or visitwww.maridon.org.
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VNA Announces Certificationof Chronic Care Professionals
hree members of VNA, Western Pennsylvania,have recently tested for and become certified asChronic Care Professionals (CCP) through HealthSciences Institute. Liz Powell, C.O.O, Rose Furrer,Director of Home Health, and Carol Arthur, QualityCoordinator, will lead VNA’s efforts to more effectivelymanage those with chronic conditions.A chronic disease is defined as one lasting 3 monthsor more, and generally cannot be prevented by vaccinesor cured by medication, nor do they just disappear.Today chronic conditions such as heart disease, lungdisease and diabetes to name just a few, account forover 75% of health care spending. CCP prepares healthcare professionals to better care for people at risk for,or affected by, chronic conditions.CCP looks at different approaches to ensure patientsreach their individual health goals other than that of the old stand-by, education. It uses the method of partnering with patients as the basis for success byusing motivational interviewing and health coaching toinvolve and engage patients in taking charge of theirhealth and self-care.For more information on the VNA of WesternPennsylvania, please call 1-877-862-6659 or visit www.vna.com.
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 Sve The Date 
OPEN HOUSEPathways Memory Care ProgramNewhaven Court at ClearviewTuesday, January 11, 20113:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
RSVP to 724.477.8701
Newhaven Court at Clearview Assisted Living/Memory Care Community 100 Newhaven LaneButler, PA 16001www.integracare.com

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