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2011 04 Newsletter

2011 04 Newsletter

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 Api 2011
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INSIDE
Message fromthe President Page 2Member NewsPages 3-4Calendar Pages 5-6Coffee ClubPage 9New Members
 
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 Apil 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" 
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A Trip Around The World! Employee Luncheon Is April 20th!
Written By: Emily Saurers 
 xperience an exciting “Trip Around The World” with delicious food from a variety of nations this year at the Chamber’s 17th Annual Employee Appreciation Day Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Participate in a mini business expo, enjoy deliciousfood and beverages or take a chance in a basket raffle and win some great door prizes!And don’t forget to congratulate the winner of the Annual Employee of the Year Award.The luncheon will take place at The Atrium, Route 422 West in Prospect, from 11:30 a.m.until 1:30 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per person and tables of eight or ten may be reserved. This year’sluncheon is sponsored by The Atrium and Medure’s Catering. The menu will include deliciousfood samplings from all around the world. Appetizers will include Shaved Corned Beef withCaramelized Onion on Baguette, Kielbasa Kabobs with Sauerkraut and Caprese Salad Kabob Servedin Display Pineapple. The Chef’s Action Stations will include Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken, Asian StyleJulienne Vegetables and Traditional Fried Rice; Gemelli Pasta with Braised Sausage and RosaSauce, Vegetable Lasagna and Sauteed Greens and Beans. The Cold Station will include CeasarSalad with Focaccia Croutons, Fresh Lettuce Salad with Toppings, and Assorted Cheeses withHomemade Cracker Bread. There will also be Assorted Homemade Miniature Dessert Samplings.The Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Butler Memorial Hospital, will be presentedto an outstanding employee of a Butler County business. The award has been presented toseven outstanding individuals over the past six years and is always a highlight of the EmployeeAppreciation Luncheon.Chamber members are also encouraged to sign up to participate in the popular mini-expo. Costis only $50.00 per table and promotional items, door prizes and minor sales will be permitted.Basket donations are also welcome from Chamber members. Larger baskets will be displayedindividually and smaller donations will be grouped together to create a basket. Should you beinterested in donating, please contact the Butler County Chamber by April 13, 2011, via e-mailat BobbiJo@ButlerCountyChamber.com or call Emily, our intern, at 724.283.2222.
Welcome Spring With The Ninth Annual Spring Garden Market & Home Show
 
Saturday, May 14, At Succop Conservancy
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Written By: Emily Saurers 
pring into warm weather and kick off theseason with the S
pring Garden Market & Butler County Home and Garden Show 
 at The Succop Conservancy! This is thesecond year that the Butler County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Penn StateMaster Gardeners of Butler County to presentthis great spring-time event.Join other area businesses, organizationsand local residents on Saturday, May 14, 2011,from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at The SuccopConservancy located at 185 West Airport Roadin Butler. The event will transport you to agarden and business showcase with exhibitorson hand to help you welcome spring! Area businesses and organizations will be availableto offer solutions and ideas for your home and business including home improvement andlandscaping, financial planning, personal careand more.Enjoy specialty food items, crafts, landscapingmaterials, live plants, home and businessinformation. The event is open to any interested business or organization and a variety of exhibitor space options are available both insideand out. For registration information, visitthe Chamber’s website to download a form atButlerCountyChamber.com or contact the officetoday at 724.283.2222.This event is brought to you by the ButlerCounty Chamber of Commerce in partnership
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 EXECUTIVE BOARD
 
Dr. Nicholas Neupauer
 
Board Chair 
 Butler County Community College
 Joe Taylor
1
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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  
Emily Saurers ........................
Spring Intern
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
ow more than ever since I started my Chamber career in 1987, is yourinvestment in our organization as valuable. In tough economic times aswell as in booming economic times, each business and organization in ourarea has to assure himself or herself that they maintain a connection to thelocal, regional and national communities. Our chamber, founded in 1896,has proven that we do not build our success on what we promise to accomplish, but upon our solid history of service to the Butler County Business Community -Our Membership.The high number of business activities, flyers and member news is proof thatour “Leading Edge” remains “Cutting Edge” in the world of Chamber publicationsand in many respects in the world of regional business publications. Somethingfor everyone…Diversification in events…Business Education…Networking…FridayMorning Coffee Club…Cooperative Partnerships…Affiliations with Butler HumanResources Association, Leadership Butler County, Slippery Rock Business Association,Butler Downtown and Butler County Young Professionals…past successes as well ascurrent services and planning for the future. Our reputation is solid and proven.I am so proud of what we have achieved already this year, and excited at theprospect of our future plans. The trio of Marcellus Shale Seminars was a sell out,giving each unique audience timely and targeted information. Sandler BusinessTraining offered blue ribbon sales training to our membership in an affordableand professional environment. We want to be the information conduit for ourmembership to get to know our County Commissioner Candidates. While ourOfficers, Directors and Members continue to conduct, assist, sponsor and attendevents, they are sometimes too busy to realize just how much of a success ourChamber is. More importantly we need to be proud of the impact we are makingon our community and our region and how valuable Chamber membership is.Very few organizations (non or for profit) are able to conduct such a wide arrayof social, educational, informational, legislative and cooperative business andcommunity events and do them so well. I must compliment the staff we have.Thanks to Jennifer Monaco and Bobbi Jo Cornetti, along with a steady complimentof competent college interns, we are able to keep our administrative costs at aminimum while still providing premium services to our Membership.Not only are we event and seminar packed, but also our image through ourwebsite and publications is consistently traditional as well as modern and up todate, a reflection of our past and current success. A large number of our servicesare offered at no charge to our members due to the numerous sponsors who havestepped forward, providing a wide variety of opportunities for promotion andnetworking. Once again, you are the facilitators of these efforts, both through yourfinancial support and your involvement.We have strengthened our affiliation with the Community DevelopmentCorporation of Butler County and the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureauas our collective scope of interest and influence grows. Meet-N-Move luncheons withthe Allegheny Valley, Zelienople Harmony Area and Armstrong County Chambershave broadened our members marketing territories. Joint events with the GroveCity Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals, Mercer County, Clarion,Franklin and Venango Area Chambers of Commerce provide additional avenueswhereby our members can become exposed to a new audience of customers andhopefully suppliers.We tweak and repeat proven events and services and never cease to experiment.By supporting us, you reassure the citizens of Butler County that the businesscommunity is not only thriving, but also concerned with our area’s future andhow we can continue to shape it. If you live, work or play in Butler County, we areconvinced that our reputation is reflective of our past and current success whichin turn gives credibility to our future successes.“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”The Butler County Chamber of Commerce is definitely one organization thatwill not ask you to take a chance on what we “might” do, but encourage you to become involved in what has been a long and important history of what we havedone. I invite you to get “busy” with us -- if you aren’t already. Your ideas are thefoundation of our traditions, and we welcome and encourage all of our members toparticipate in our success. Your investment in our Chamber is most definitely aninvestment in the future of our business community. Out reputation is solid, builtupon a stellar reputation of what we have done, what we currently do and what wewill collectively continue to do.
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“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” 
Henry Ford
 
 
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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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BHRA Monthly LuncheonMeeting On April 12
Written By: Emily Saurers 
he Butler Human Resource Associationmonthly luncheon meeting will take place onApril 12, 2011, at Conley Resort from 11:30a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Richard Wilson, CEO CORA Corporation, willpresent “Retaining Your Training,” which will covertopics including: ‘how to motivate employees tolearn’, ‘how to identify learning styles of employeesto better understand how they absorb and retaininformation’, ‘increasing your ROI for training’, and‘how to create a structured program of trainingapplication and accountability’.For more information or to make reservations,contact Regina Zajac via e-mail at rzajac@vincetiansrspgh.org with your name and the name of your organization. Please, no cancellations after 3:00p.m. the Friday prior to the meeting. Membership of BHRA is not necessary to attend.
Local CEO Wins 2011 Diamond Award
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Written By: Emily Saurers 
ichael Robb, CEO of Alliancefor Nonprofit Resources,as well as the Center forCommunity Resources, Inc.,has been selected as a winner of the Pittsburgh Business Times 2011Diamond Award, which honors topCEOs and presidents in the ten-county Pittsburgh region. He is onlyone of 12 executives to receive theaward this year. Mike will be honoredat an awards ceremony on Thursday,April 28th and the winners will befeatured in a special supplement of the Pittsburgh BusinessTimes.This is the second regional award Mr. Robb has won thisyear. He was named a 2010 Pittsburgh Pacesetter by SmartBusiness Pittsburgh in September.Alliance for Nonprofit Resources provides support tononprofit entities and programs to help ensure they meetthe needs of individuals and the community in an effectivemanner, and to actively fulfill their missions. Center forCommunity Resources makes a positive difference in every-day lives by connecting people who are seeking informationin mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse orother human service needs, to a network of supports andservices essential for actively learning, working and livingin the community.
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ESB Bank HonorsEmployees ForCommunity Service
Written By: Emily Saurers 
n March 2, 2011, ESB Bank honored 29 “shining star”employees at a luncheon at the ConnoquenessingCountry Club for their community service effortsand overall community involvement throughout2010. During 2010, 120 ESB Bank employeesdonated a total of 5,142 hours of community service.This number equates to approximately 643 eight-hourdays, 128 forty-hour work weeks, or 2.5 years.
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 JPC Wins ACE AwardIn Las Vegas
Written By: Emily Saurers 
PC Event Group received
The Achievement in Catering Excellence Award – East Coast Caterer of the Year Award 
in Las Vegas on February 28, 2011. The awardrecognizes companies that have shown noteworthyachievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development.Five winners are chosen each year to represent the bestof the best in each of five geographic regions: Midwest,South, East, West and International.Congratulations JPC Event Group!
Legislative Update
Metcalfe Hosts Forums On May 5
Written By: Emily Saurers 
tate Representative Daryl Metcalfe invites all District12 residents to attend the following events onThursday, May 5, 2011. Attendees will be able to sharesuggestions on how to address their most important,state-related concerns in these question-and-answerroundtable forums, while enjoying light refreshments.‘Metcalfe Coffee & Conversation’ will take place from 8:30a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Adams Township Municipal Building,located at 690 Valencia Road, Mars, PA 16059. ‘EveningDessert with Daryl’ is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. atMiddlesex Township Municipal Building located at 133 BrownsHill Road, Valencia, PA 16059.For more information and to R.S.V.P., call the CranberryTownship district office at 724.772.3110.
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SAVE THE DATE …Butler County CommissionersCandidate Debate
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Succop Theater, Butler County Community College
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Brought to you by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce,Butler County Community College and Armstrong.

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