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The official newsletter of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce

THE EDGE
21 • issue 4 • a guide to Butler County business information

volume

"We Mean Business"
April

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A Trip Around The World! Employee Luncheon Is April 20th!
Written By: Emily Saurers

INSIDE
Message from the President Page 2 Member News Pages 3-4 Calendar Pages 5-6 Coffee Club Page 9 New Members Page 9

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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 delicious food 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’s luncheon is sponsored by The Atrium and Medure’s Catering. The menu will include delicious food samplings from all around the world. Appetizers will include Shaved Corned Beef with Caramelized Onion on Baguette, Kielbasa Kabobs with Sauerkraut and Caprese Salad Kabob Served in Display Pineapple. The Chef’s Action Stations will include Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken, Asian Style Julienne Vegetables and Traditional Fried Rice; Gemelli Pasta with Braised Sausage and Rosa Sauce, Vegetable Lasagna and Sauteed Greens and Beans. The Cold Station will include Ceasar Salad with Focaccia Croutons, Fresh Lettuce Salad with Toppings, and Assorted Cheeses with Homemade Cracker Bread. There will also be Assorted Homemade Miniature Dessert Samplings. The Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Butler Memorial Hospital, will be presented to an outstanding employee of a Butler County business. The award has been presented to seven outstanding individuals over the past six years and is always a highlight of the Employee Appreciation Luncheon. Chamber members are also encouraged to sign up to participate in the popular mini-expo. Cost is 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 displayed individually and smaller donations will be grouped together to create a basket. Should you be interested in donating, please contact the Butler County Chamber by April 13, 2011, via e-mail at 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 the season with the Spring Garden Market & Butler County Home and Garden Show at The Succop Conservancy! This is the second year that the Butler County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Penn State Master Gardeners of Butler County to present this great spring-time event. Join other area businesses, organizations and local residents on Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at The Succop Conservancy located at 185 West Airport Road in Butler. The event will transport you to a garden and business showcase with exhibitors on hand to help you welcome spring! Area

businesses and organizations will be available to offer solutions and ideas for your home and business including home improvement and landscaping, financial planning, personal care and more. Enjoy specialty food items, crafts, landscaping materials, live plants, home and business information. The event is open to any interested business or organization and a variety of exhibitor space options are available both inside and out. For registration information, visit the Chamber’s website to download a form at ButlerCountyChamber.com or contact the office today at 724.283.2222.

"Serving the Butler County business community since 1896"

Printing provided by: Minuteman Press

This event is brought to you by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce in partnership continued on page 6 in the Pullman Commerce Center (724) 283-7403
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Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE BOARD Dr. Nicholas Neupauer Board Chair Butler County Community College Joe Taylor Armstrong Tammy Schuey Butler Eagle Sherry Kyne Eisler Nurseries, Inc. Brenda Lemmon 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 Professionals Kristen McKivigan Mike Lysakowski Butler Downtown Butler Human Resources Association Friday Morning Coffee Club Leadership Butler County New Visions for Butler Slippery Rock Business Association 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Past Chair

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” … Henry Ford

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ow more than ever since I started my Chamber career in 1987, is your investment in our organization as valuable. In tough economic times as well as in booming economic times, each business and organization in our area has to assure himself or herself that they maintain a connection to the local, 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 that our “Leading Edge” remains “Cutting Edge” in the world of Chamber publications and in many respects in the world of regional business publications. Something for everyone…Diversification in events…Business Education…Networking…Friday Morning Coffee Club…Cooperative Partnerships…Affiliations with Butler Human Resources Association, Leadership Butler County, Slippery Rock Business Association, Butler Downtown and Butler County Young Professionals…past successes as well as current 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 the prospect of our future plans. The trio of Marcellus Shale Seminars was a sell out, giving each unique audience timely and targeted information. Sandler Business Training offered blue ribbon sales training to our membership in an affordable and professional environment. We want to be the information conduit for our membership to get to know our County Commissioner Candidates. While our Officers, Directors and Members continue to conduct, assist, sponsor and attend events, they are sometimes too busy to realize just how much of a success our Chamber is. More importantly we need to be proud of the impact we are making on 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 array of social, educational, informational, legislative and cooperative business and community 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 compliment of competent college interns, we are able to keep our administrative costs at a minimum while still providing premium services to our Membership. Not only are we event and seminar packed, but also our image through our website and publications is consistently traditional as well as modern and up to date, a reflection of our past and current success. A large number of our services are offered at no charge to our members due to the numerous sponsors who have stepped forward, providing a wide variety of opportunities for promotion and networking. Once again, you are the facilitators of these efforts, both through your financial support and your involvement. We have strengthened our affiliation with the Community Development Corporation of Butler County and the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau as our collective scope of interest and influence grows. Meet-N-Move luncheons with the Allegheny Valley, Zelienople Harmony Area and Armstrong County Chambers have broadened our members marketing territories. Joint events with the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals, Mercer County, Clarion, Franklin and Venango Area Chambers of Commerce provide additional avenues whereby our members can become exposed to a new audience of customers and hopefully 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 business community is not only thriving, but also concerned with our area’s future and how we can continue to shape it. If you live, work or play in Butler County, we are convinced that our reputation is reflective of our past and current success which in 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 that will 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 have done. I invite you to get “busy” with us -- if you aren’t already. Your ideas are the foundation of our traditions, and we welcome and encourage all of our members to participate in our success. Your investment in our Chamber is most definitely an investment in the future of our business community. Out reputation is solid, built upon a stellar reputation of what we have done, what we currently do and what we will collectively continue to do.

professional staff
Stan Kosciuszko ..............................Ext. 23
President

Bobbi Jo Cornetti ............................Ext. 22
Communications Director

Jennifer Monaco..............................Ext. 21
Administrative Assistant

Emily Saurers ........................ Spring Intern

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Member News
Local CEO Wins 2011 Diamond Award BHRA Monthly Luncheon Meeting On April 12
Written By: Emily Saurers he Butler Human Resource Association monthly luncheon meeting will take place on April 12, 2011, at Conley Resort from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Richard Wilson, CEO CORA Corporation, will present “Retaining Your Training,” which will cover topics including: ‘how to motivate employees to learn’, ‘how to identify learning styles of employees to better understand how they absorb and retain information’, ‘increasing your ROI for training’, and ‘how to create a structured program of training application 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 3:00 p.m. the Friday prior to the meeting. Membership of BHRA is not necessary to attend.

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ichael Robb, CEO of Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, as well as the Center for Community Resources, Inc., has been selected as a winner of the Pittsburgh Business Times 2011 Diamond Award, which honors top CEOs and presidents in the tencounty Pittsburgh region. He is only one of 12 executives to receive the award this year. Mike will be honored at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 28th and the winners will be featured in a special supplement of the Pittsburgh Business Times. This is the second regional award Mr. Robb has won this year. He was named a 2010 Pittsburgh Pacesetter by Smart Business Pittsburgh in September. Alliance for Nonprofit Resources provides support to nonprofit entities and programs to help ensure they meet the needs of individuals and the community in an effective manner, and to actively fulfill their missions. Center for Community Resources makes a positive difference in everyday lives by connecting people who are seeking information in mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse or other human service needs, to a network of supports and services essential for actively learning, working and living in the community.

Written By: Emily Saurers

ESB Bank Honors Employees For Community Service
Written By: Emily Saurers

Legislative Update
Metcalfe Hosts Forums On May 5

tate Representative Daryl Metcalfe invites all District n March 2, 2011, ESB Bank honored 29 “shining star” 12 residents to attend the following events on employees at a luncheon at the Connoquenessing Thursday, May 5, 2011. Attendees will be able to share Country Club for their community service efforts suggestions on how to address their most important, and overall community involvement throughout state-related concerns in these question-and-answer 2010. During 2010, 120 ESB Bank employees roundtable forums, while enjoying light refreshments. donated a total of 5,142 hours of community service. ‘Metcalfe Coffee & Conversation’ will take place from 8:30 This number equates to approximately 643 eight-hour a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Adams Township Municipal Building, days, 128 forty-hour work weeks, or 2.5 years. located at 690 Valencia Road, Mars, PA 16059. ‘Evening Dessert with Daryl’ is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Middlesex Township Municipal Building located at 133 Browns Hill Road, Valencia, PA 16059. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call the Cranberry Township district office at 724.772.3110.

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JPC Wins ACE Award In 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 award recognizes companies that have shown noteworthy achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development. Five winners are chosen each year to represent the best of the best in each of five geographic regions: Midwest, South, East, West and International. Congratulations JPC Event Group!

SAVE THE DATE … Butler County Commissioners Candidate 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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Tenth Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival
Held At Slippery Rock University April 13 to 23

Member News
Spotlight On VNA, Western Pennsylvania
Written By: Emily Saurers areNetworks.com Chief Social Media Strategist Brian Geyser spotlighted VNA’s website and social media efforts as a pioneer of digital marketing during a presentation at the Top 100 Homecare Executives Conference in Laguna Niguel, California, last month. Geyser discussed the strengths of VNA’s weekly blog and use of other social media channels such as facebook, twitter and youtube to reach current and prospective patients and families. VNA’s website provides a comprehensive overview of the services and history, and the social channels allow VNA to freely communicate with patients and families, as well as promote events and programs in the community. According to Pew Internet Research, there will be over 26 million senior citizen internet users in the U.S. by 2015 and 80 percent of online Americans have searched for health information with nearly half of those looking for information that would benefit another person.

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Written By: Emily Saurers he Tenth Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival will be held on the Slippery Rock University campus April 13-23, 2011. This festival will showcase the best of Slippery Rock University’s dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, as well as nationally and internationallyknown guest artists. This year, Kaleidoscope presents “East Meets West by Visual Expressions”, a collection of wonderful vignettes presented with string, hand, and rod puppets blended together from master artist Hua Hua Zhang. Kaleidoscope has also partnered with the Slippery Rock Community Library to present a story time performance of “Lessons from the Birds: A Rachel Carson Puppet Play” by Shakespeare in the Schools. Saturday, April 16, 2011, has been designated as Children’s Day, and will feature the internationally acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theatre, presenting their unique program for community participation in the arts. From April 11 through 16, 2011, the company will hold auditions, rehearsals, and mount a full production of Alice in Wonderland featuring local youth, K-12. Performances of Alice in Wonderland are scheduled at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the SRU campus on Children’s Day. Many Kaleidoscope events are free, and tickets may be purchased at the door for those events requiring them, or through the University Union Booth after March 15, 2011. For more information, visit the Slippery Rock University website at sru.edu.

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Tri-County WIB Offering Training Programs

B & J Coney Island
(635 Kelly Blvd., Slippery Rock) invites you to a

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Written By: Emily Saurers he Tri-County WIB is pleased to be offering the following Technology and Manufacturing Training Programs in April and May 2011. Additional seminars are scheduled for June 2011. For cost and more information or to RSVP, please contact jglauser@tcwib.net before the seminar date. All payment is due upon registration. Tri-County Technology Consortium is presenting the following topics: - “VISUAL STUDIOS” – MAY 9-13, “NETWORK SECURITY 1” – MAY 17, 24, 31, “INTRO TO CLOUD COMPUTING” – MAY 18, “VIRTUALIZATION” – MAY 19, “RFID FOR ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP)” – MAY 25, “VOICE over INTERNET PROTOCOL (VoIP)” – MAY 26 Tri-County Manufacturing Consortium is offering the following: “ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING” – APRIL 13, “HUMAN RESOURCES REGULATIONS UPDATE” – APRIL 20, “CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT IN MANUFACTURING” – MAY 17, “ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 101 FOR SMALL BUSINESS MANUFACTURERS” – MAY 25
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Spring Mixer
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
5:30 p.m.
Brought to you by Butler County Young Professionals, Grove City Young Professionals and Slippery Rock Business Association.

Cash Bar - Appetizers & Munchies Provided

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Butler Little Theatre Hosts Leadership & R.P. Musko Event
oin Leadership Butler County and R.P. Musko & Associates as they host a sneak peak performance of Neil Simon’s Fools at the Butler Little Theatre on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Leadership Alumni and Butler County Chamber members are invited for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m., with a theatre performance beginning at 7:00 p.m. Members of the Butler County Chamber can meet and mingle with the current class of Leadership Butler County and LBC alumni. Fools is a comedy by Neil Simon about Leon Tolchinsky who lands a terrific teaching job in a Russian hamlet, and arrives to find that the town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years. Leon’s job is to break the curse. If Leon stays for more than 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes stupid. Admission is free and limited to Chamber members and LBC Alumni. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting the Butler County Chamber at 724.283.222 or by e-mail at Jennifer@ButlerCountyChamber.com.

Job & Career Fair Is April 13th
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A CareerLink Butler County and the Butler County Chamber of Commerce present the spring Job & Careers Fair on Wednesday, April, 13, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Butler Days Inn. This is a great opportunity if you are looking for good employees or would like to showcase your company to the public and other area businesses. CareerLink job fairs in Butler County draw between 500600 job seekers from six counties. Job seekers range from those with GEDs to Master’s level training. PA CareerLink and the Butler County Chamber host Job Fairs twice per year – in the spring and fall. Mark your calendars to join us again in the fall on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, also at the Butler Days Inn. For more information, contact PA CareerLink Butler County at 724.431.4004 or via e-mail at mweckerly@state. pa.us.

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Distinguished Service Award Dinner Wednesday, May 4, 2011 • 5:30 p.m. Butler Country Club • $30.00 per person
This year’s Leadership Butler County class hosted a Mardi Gras event on February 26, 2011, as a second fundraising event for Butler County CYS “Duffle Bag Project”. The Mardi Gras event raised close to $7,000 for the project. Thank you to all those in attendance as well as to all those that sponsored the event and made donations.

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April 2011

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May 18th Human Resource Forum
Presented By BHRA & Butler Chamber

n Annual Human Resources Forum, sponsored by the Butler Human Resources Association and the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, will highlight “May You Live In Interesting Times: Understanding (and Surviving) Today’s Fast-Changing World of Employment and Labor Law”. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, from 8:00 am. until Noon at BC3’s Succop Theater. The Forum features a hot breakfast buffet, business expo, keynote speaker and breakout sessions regarding human resource topics. Admission is only $15.00 per member and $20.00 per prospective member. A keynote address “It’s A New World” as well as two breakout sessions, “The Department of Labor is “Back in the Enforcement Business”: How To Not Be a Regular Customer” and “The Office is A-twitter: How to Manage

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the Many Technology-Related Issues that Have Come Into the Workplace”, will be presented by Mr. Albert S. Lee and Katherine E. Koop, of Tucker Arensberg, PC in Pittsburgh. Expo space is available to interested businesses at $50.00 per space. Cost includes a six-foot table and two chairs and includes one admission to the forum. All registration information for both the forum and the expo must be made by Friday, April 22, by contacting the Chamber office at 724.283.2222 or via e-mail at Jennifer@ButlerCountyChamber.com. Registration materials are also available online at ButlerCountyChamber.com. Special thanks are extended to our sponsors, Specialized Staffing & Industry Recruiters, PA Chamber Insurance and Butler County Community College.

Farmers National Bank, along with members of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clarion Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Joint Mixer at their headquarters in Emlenton on Thursday, March 17th.

Tim Sullivan, Pittsburgh Business Times, and Sheri Hershberger and Mike Brodzinski, Huntington Bank, attended the March 9th Marcellus Shale Seminar training for businesses. The training sessions were sponsored in part by Huntington Bank, the Pittsburgh Business Times and Farmers National Bank.
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Dr. Steve Catt, Janice Reiter and Steven Nickell represent Butler County Community College during the Marcellus Shale Seminar Series held March 7, 8 & 9. All three seminars were hosted at Founders Hall on the Butler County Community College campus. Each session drew over 130 participants.

The official newsletter of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce Mark Your Calendar For Annual Chamber Golf Outings!
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armer weather is right around the corner and so is the Annual Chamber Golf Outing! The 55th Annual Outing will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Lake Arthur Country Club. Limited packages are available so don’t miss out on a great day at the course! Take advantage of the four-person scramble with foursomes for only $500.00 or single golfers for only $135.00. Price includes greens and cart fees, continental breakfast, lunch, steak or chicken dinner and all-day beverage service (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) plus the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Registration/breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., with a Shotgun Start at 10:00 a.m. and Happy Hour, Dinner, Prizes and Fun immediately following golf. There will be Team Awards & Skill Prizes, Beat the Pro, Putting Contest, as well as a 50/50 Raffle and a Chinese Auction, HoleIn-One contest and a Cigar Bar courtesy of Smoker Friendly/Cigar Express. And don’t miss out on a fun golf challenge, ‘Can you

hit the floating target?’ Sponsors for this year’s outing include: Concordia Visiting Nurses and Butler Health Systems, Corporate Sponsors; Frames & Pixels Productions, Breakfast Sponsor; ESB Bank, Lunch Sponsor; NexTier Bank, Cocktail Hour Sponsor; Friedman’s Fresh Markets, Dinner Sponsor; Lake Arthur Country Club, Beverage Sponsor; Butler Eagle, Putting Contest Sponsor; Honda North, Hole-In-One Sponsor; Conley Resort, Prize Sponsor; ThompsonMiller Funeral Home Inc. and Butler Pet Cremation Services, Golf Cart Sponsors. Be sure to register early, this event is a sell out every year! Also, join us on August 3, 2011, for the 17th Annual Ladies’ Outing at Conley Resort. For more information or to register, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Butler County Chamber of Commerce at 724.283.2222, via e-mail at Jennifer@ButlerCountyChamber.com or visit the website at ButlerCountyChamber. com.

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Written By: Emily Saurers he 16th Annual “Kids Day America” is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Butler Farm Show Grounds. As the coordinating sponsor of this event, Care Chiropractic Center will be giving out information on crime prevention, healthy lifestyles, child safety and environmental awareness issues. This will be a fun-filled day with activities including ‘learning to build’ projects, hayrides, kids activities, inflatable slides, food, musical entertainment and much more. Due to its popularity, the event will once again feature the “Cruza for Kids” car cruise. “Cruza for Kids” is judged by the children at the event and is open to all classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with the event to follow. Donations are requested and benefit the Autism Society of Butler County. Last year’s event attracted over 3,000 people and benefited the Blind Association of Butler County. Opportunities for tax deductible sponsorships exist at multiple levels to help support this county-wide event. Kids Day America is a day dedicated to health, safety and environmental issues that affect individuals and our community as a whole. Mark your calendars and bring the family out to this fun and free community event! For more information, contact the office of Dr. Stuart Surkosky at Care Chiropractic Center at 724.789.9797 and ask for Lori or Dawn.

The Eagle Printery joined with the Butler County Chamber and hosted an Open House Mixer on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at their facility located at 107 Bonnie Dr., Butler. Attendees enjoyed appetizers, beverages, plant tours, door prizes and giveaway items and short presentations by Xerox Corporation representatives.
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Welcome Spring With The Ninth Annual Spring Garden Market & Home Show
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PCI News
Voluntary Benefits Provide Retention Value for Members
Flexible Products That Retain Employees As health care reform continues to simmer putting medical insurance and the surrounding regulations at center stage, the “fill the gaps” or voluntary coverage options are often overlooked as valuable, affordable benefits for employees. Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance brings a complete menu of voluntary benefits to the table for businesses. Analyze, Select, Offer, Support These words are key when developing an effective program for employees. The benefit consultants at PA Chamber Insurance have numerous tools to analyze employee needs that may not be met by existing plans. After a thorough analysis, the consultant selects from a comprehensive menu of products to offer a suite of coverages to “fill gaps.” A well designed process to implement the additional coverage options completes the plan. Valuable For Your Employees, Invaluable For Your Company To retain valuable employees, many business owners “fill the gaps” in their corporate benefit offerings with insurance products that provide these coverages: • • • • • Permanent and Term Life Insurance Short and Long Disability Vision Coverage Dental and High Option Dental Coverage Cancer and Accident Coverages

with Penn State Master Gardeners of Butler County. Corporate sponsors of the 2011 Spring Garden Market & Butler County Home and Garden Show include Eisler Landscapes, Butler County Community College and Kenmac Rentals & Sales. Additional sponsors include Armstrong, Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, the Butler Eagle, Butler Health System, Friedman’s FreshMarkets, C.W. Howard Insurance Agency, Powell’s Portable Toilets, as well as a first aid station provided by the VNA and childrens’ activities provided by Butler County Children’s Center, Inc. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 14, and join us for the Ninth Annual Spring Garden Market & Butler County Home and Garden Show!

Sandler Training Offers Breakfast Briefings Workshop Series
Written By: Emily Saurers

The option to voluntarily select additional benefits is important to employees, which in turn makes these options valuable to the company. To learn more about the Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance programs, please visit pachamberinsurance.com or call 800.755.3021.

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ake advantage of the great business workshop topics in the ‘Breakfast Briefings with Sandler’ series presented by Sandler Training and hosted by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce held at the Butler Country Club. Registration and a hot breakfast buffet will begin at 8:00 a.m. immediately followed by the training session until 10:00 a.m. Join us for ‘No Pain, No Sale!’ on Thursday, April 21, 2011, ‘You Never Have To Like Prospecting; You Just Have To Do It!’ on Thursday, May 26; ‘A Decision Not To Make A Decision Is Still A Decision’ on Thursday, September 22 and ‘When Your Foot Hurts, You Are Probably Standing On Your Toe!’ on Thursday, October 20. Special thanks are extended to our sponsors, Sandler Training, C.W. Howard Insurance Agency, and Butler Country Club, as well as our series sponsor, NexTier Bank. Cost for each workshop is $40.00 per person and includes a hot breakfast buffet, beverages and course materials.

Eighty-six members from the Butler County and Allegheny Valley Chambers attended the Meet-N-Move Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries. A special thanks is extended to sponsors, Concordia Lutheran Ministries and Consolidated Communications.
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For more information or to register, contact the Butler County Chamber at 724.283.2222 or via e-mail at Jennifer@ButlerCountyChamber. com. Or, download the workshop flyer online at ButlerCountyChamber.com.

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Welcome New Members
We welcome the following new members to the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.

The Connection
Contact: Eli Thompson 126 W. Penn St. Butler, PA 16001 P: 724.283.2501 TheConnection.Butler@yahoo.com www.BC4PA.com
The Connection is a Hair Salon and Specialty Boutique carrying Dance Apparel, Women’s Athletic Wear, Jewelry, Jeggings and more.

Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Edward R. Bucha 1 Morrow Way, 100 Old Main Slippery Rock, PA 16057 P: 724.738.2047 F: 724.738.2266 ebucha@srufoundation.org www.srufoundation.org

A 501©3 foundation, it generates and manages charitable gifts and other income to support the priorities of Slippery Rock University.

American Legion Post 778
Contact: Richard Riley 150 Legion Memorial Lane Butler, PA 16001 P: 724.287.3022 F: 724.841.0030 Post778@zoominternet.net

Service organization for military veterans.

Individual membership.

Contact: William L. McCarrier 175 Evans Road Butler, PA 16001 P: 724.285.6483 wlmccarrier@zoominternet.net

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he Friday Morning Coffee Club is the perfect place to go in 2011 for free networking, a continental breakfast and hot coffee! Start your Friday mornings off right by taking advantage of this great opportunity at the Fairfield Inn & Suites from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Business members of the Butler County Chamber may sign up for an open date and give a company presentation to local business owners and managers. Non-chamber members can attend two times as guests before they are asked to join. The “Coffee Club” is sponsored by PNC Bank, Butler County Business Matters and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Presentations Scheduled: April 1, 2011 – “How to Land An Event Sponsorship” – Mike Lysakowski

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April 8, 2011 – Armstrong Farms Landscape Supply Company – Amanda Miller April 15, 2011 – Pentony Capital Management – Howie Pentony April 22, 2011 – NO MEETING April 29, 2011 – Regatta at Lake Arthur

May 6, 2011 – Health & Wellness – Mark Fleis May 13, 2011 – Butler Media Group – Vicki Hinterberger May 20, 2011 – Proforma Advertising Concepts – Lynn Capestrani May 27, 2011 – Call the Chamber to register for your presentation

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