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THE EDGE

v olume 22
October a guide to Butler County business information

The official newsletter of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce

issue 10

"We Mean Business"

2012

Two Great Networking Opportunities in October and November

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Annual Report Remarks Page 2 Member News Page 3 - 4 Calendar Pages 5 - 6 Leadership (Insert) Annual Dinner Page 7 Fall Events Page 8 New Members Page 9 October 11th Meet-N-Move Network With Butler & Armstrong County Chamber Members
Join members from the Butler County and Armstrong County Chambers of Commerce at the Third Annual Joint Meet-N-Move Luncheon to be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at the Belmont Ice Complex, located at 415 Butler Road, Kittanning. The luncheon will take place in the traditional meet-n-move format from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cost is $20.00 per Chamber member and $30.00 for prospective members. Dont miss out on this great networking opportunity with not just one, but two area Chambers of Commerce! Move three times throughout the luncheon to maximize your networking circle and enjoy a delicious lunch and dessert. Special thanks is extended to Quality Life Services for serving as the sponsor for this event. Reservations are a must and space is limited, so dont delay! Sign up today to attend the Joint Fall Meet-N-Move Luncheon at the Belmont Ice Complex. Reservations are requested by Friday, October 5, 2012. Contact the Butler County Chamber at 724.283.2222.

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Meet-N-Greet business members of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, the Zelienople-Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce and THE CHAMBER, Inc. on Monday, November 5, 2012, during lunch. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Marriott North @ Cranberry Woods and is exclusively for members of one of the participating Chambers of Commerce. Admission is $25 per person, and the format will be the popular progressive luncheon style. Guests will develop new leads as they move from table to table. Seating is limited and reservations are required and can be made by contacting ButlerCountyChamber.com 724.283.2222 the Chamber office at 724.283.2222, via e-mail at Media@ButlerCountyChamber. com or by downloading a registration flyer from the Chamber website, "Serving the ButlerCountyChamber.com. Butler County Special thanks are extended to our Chambers sponsor Consolidated business community Communications and to ESB Bank and NexTier for sponsoring the other participating since 1896" Chambers of Commerce.
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Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE BOARD Joe Taylor Armstrong Tammy Schuey Butler Eagle Brian McCafferty KENMAC Rental & Sales Aubrey Hulings Farmers National Bank Board Chair 1 Vice Chair
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Board Chair Joe Taylor Remarks at Celebrate Business Dinner 2012

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ood EveningI want to thank you for attending this evening at this great new facility here at Slippery Rock University. This large room is but a small part of this newest facility here at Slippery Rock. I want to thank Dr. Norton for hosting this event. The Chamber Board was privileged to have a tour of this facility a couple of weeks ago. I would encourage all of you to learn more about this facility and its many offerings. The Robert Smith Student Center was built based on student input over the past several years. It is THE student center and reflects the needs and desires of the growing Slippery Rock student body. Based on our tour, Id say they got it right! It is certainly much different than life when I was a college studentseveral years ago. The Motto of YOUR Chamber, the Butler County Chamber of Commerce is We Mean Business just like this student center was built to reflect the needs of the students. YOUR Chamber, endeavors to meet and reflect the needs of our members. I encourage all members to take an active role in the organization and take advantage of a variety of Chamber activities. I would be remiss if I did not first acknowledge the engine behind YOUR Chamber..Stan Kosciuszko. Stan has served the Chamber for 10 years. Stan along with Jennifer Monaco are YOUR staff. What they accomplish along with a legion of volunteers in truly amazing. To Stan and Jennifer, my heartfelt thanks for making the work of the Board so easy. I thought I would spend just a few minutes reviewing some of the events and activities hosted by YOUR Chamber this year. Leadership Butler County is in its 20th year. This is the premiere opportunity to learn about our County, the businesses and agencies that make up our County and meet key leaders. The goal of Leadership Butler County is to identify new leaders and develop leadership skills. This year 24 new leaders for YOUR Chamber and Community completed the course. This year, the group identified First Impressions as the agency for their class project, and raised over $14,000.00 for their cause. First Impressions is a division of BHS Family Services, located on North Washington Street in Butler that serves the children of our community by providing shoes and clothing at no cost for those who qualify. For our affiliate, Butler Downtown, this was a year of transition as we received a new leader Chelynne Curci. The group was rocked by the sudden passing of Becky Smith who provided outstanding leadership during her tenure. Butler Downtown is served by a dedicated Board and outstanding volunteers. In May of this year the City of Butler was recognized as #7 Best Small Towns in America by Smithsonian magazine. The entire community is proud of this recognition. In June the West New Castle Street Plaza was dedicated as a central gathering place for residents. It featured live music, movies and more. Also in June, YOUR Chamber announced a partnership with The Center for Womens Entrepreneurship at Chatham University. CWE Connect is an online, members-only community for busy women business owners and managers. Hiring Our Heroes was held July 30th at the Butler VA Medical Center. This was an opportunity for YOUR Chamber to join with the U. S. Chamber as well as the PA Chamber of Business and Industry to benefit our veterans. The event featured 39 employers and 11 service and educational providers. This event was targeted at veterans and their spouses. 10 vets were hired on the spot20 were offered jobs65 were scheduled for second interviews. Thanks to Kenmac Rentals and Sales for providing set-up worthy of the finest trade show. In August, the Women United Conference was held here at SRU in partnership with Women United and Slippery Rock University. 146 women attended. The event featured 8 working information sessions and 15 vendors. Your Chamber offers many activities throughout the year. To mention some: Business to Business Expo, two golf outings, Joint Events with other Chambers Allegheny Valley, Grove City, Mercer and Lawrence Counties, Meadville Crawford County, ZelienopleHarmony Area, Armstrong and Venango Counties, Oil City, Franklin and THE CHAMBER, Inc. Our affiliate, Slippery Rock Business Association will be sponsoring Village Fest and Heritage Day on Sept. 15. We maintain a vibrant and growing Young Professionals group, featuring Night golf on Oct. 5 and many past joint ventures with Cranberry Township, Young Engineers in Nuclear, Rick Management Association, Pittsburgh Social Network and Pittsburgh Women in Business. We continue to offer our Sandler sales training sessions to provide the maximum in information and assistance to our membership. One of our proudest committees, the Past Presidents Advisory Council, remains strong. I encourage you all to read the Business Matters September issue where the chamber of the 60s -70s was highlighted, soon to be followed by the October issue which will highlight the 80s-90s, and November will round out the 2000s. There is so much more that our Chamber provides, and I would like to thank all of you who support our Chamber and thanks to those that sponsored tonights Celebration.

Dr. Nicholas Neupauer Past Chair Butler County Community College BOARD OF DIRECTORS Karen Brackett NexTier Bank Dr. Edward Bucha Slippery Rock University Cecelia Buechele Foster Community Health Clinic of Butler County Dino Capestrani Concordia Visiting Nurses Elisabeth Howard Sommers C.W. Howard Insurance Agency Brett Ligo Ligo Architects Robi Lombardo First Energy Corporation Janice Pakozdi-Luffy Bear Metallurgical Co. Ken Raybuck CDC of Butler County Stephanie Roskovski Butler Health System Lyric Schnur Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. Daniel Swartz ESB Bank Dean Weiland Friedmans Freshmarkets Jen Whitmoyer Slippery Rock Business Assoc. Affilate Organizations: Butler County Young Professionals Mike Lysakowski Butler Downtown Butler Human Resources Association Friday Morning Coffee Club Leadership Butler County New Visions for Butler Slippery Rock Business Association

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Member News
ne of the greatest gifts that can be given to anyone or any organization is a gift in emergency situations. Since 1997, the Butler AM Rotary Club has been raising funds so that needy recipients can be served during their darkest days. The Butler AM Rotary Clubs latest fundraiser is a doozy. Its an adult spelling bee or spelldown, a contest in which one is eliminated if one fails to spell a word correctly. The Bee will be held October 25th at the American Legion Post 778 in Lyndora. Dinner is scheduled for the Teams at 5:30 p.m. and the spelling bee will begin at 6:30 p.m. Teams of four members can enter by contributing $125 per person. The cost includes dinner for each team member and a guest so spellers can bring their own cheering section. If you cannot form a Team, sponsorships are also available to support this function. For a donation of $7 per person, the public is also invited to cheer on their favorite team. Refreshments for everyone will be available from the Legion. Teams of four are already forming, Musko said. Musko remembers his own spelling bee experience in Lyndora grammar school many years ago! Lets just say I didnt win, he said. Anyone interested in participating or attending, can contact the Butler AM Rotary Club secretary Peggy Weckerly at 724.431.4004 or event chair Dick Musko at 724.282.7230.

Adult Spelling Bee to raise funds for the Butler AM Rotary Club

Butler Raises a Glass to Brew-B-Que


A Day of Beer and Barbeque In the Spirit of Charity

Procurement Opportunities Fair

alifornia University of Pennsylvanias Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) is sponsoring the 25th Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 24, 2012. The fair will be held at the DoubleTree in Washington, PA. Any business interested in selling their products or services to federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors should attend. Focused on providing companies with contracting and subcontracting information, the fair will feature 70 booths occupied by government agencies, corporations, regional service organizations and area businesses. Some of the participants for this years fair include: 84 Lumber Company, Allegheny County Purchasing, BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Bechtel Plant Machinery, dck North America, Eaton Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeroparts, Mascaro Construction Company, National Energy Technology Laboratory, NAVSUP Weapons Systems, PA Department of Corrections, PennDOT, PA Department of General Services, Rand Corporation, Simplex Grinnell, Tobyhanna Army Depot and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems. The admission fee for the fair is $30 per attendee if postmarked by October 9, 2012, which includes a buffet lunch. After October 9, 2012, the cost per attendee is $40. For information on the fair contact Tracy Julian at 724.938.5881 or julian@calu.edu. Access www.calu.edu/ business-community to download the procurement fair brochure.

day of beer and barbeque is on tap as The Butler Media Group presents Brew-B-Que on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the North Washington Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Local and regional microbreweries will be serving samples to drinkers, as well as beer braised mushrooms, beer cheese and even baked goods flavored with beer! Hot dogs, burgers, barbeque and pretzels will be available to complement your brew, along with live music from the Noble Hops band, a corn hole tournament, silent auction, door prizes and lots of vendors for you to feast your beer-glazed eyes on! Drinkers can choose between two sessions, 2-5 p.m. or 6-9 p.m., both at the North Washington VFD Social Hall on Route 38. Non-drinkers are invited and encouraged to attend, and can take advantage of a discounted ticket price! A full ticket price is $15 presale and $20 at the door. Designated Driver tickets are $10 presale and $12 the day of the event. Brew-B-Que proceeds will benefit the North Washington VFD and the Butler County Food Cupboards through the St. Vincent DePaul Society. The food cupboards of St. Vincent DePaul recently lost their peanut butter supplier which has led to a depleted supply of peanut butter in their local food cupboards. Project Peanut Butter was established by The Butler Media Group to help our own neighbors get the food they need. All patrons who bring a non-perishable food item (peanut butter or canned good) to Brew-B-Que will be entered into a special door prize drawing. Tickets for the microbrew extravaganza are available at The Butler Media Group Offices at 252 Pillow Street in Butler, at Butcherines Beer Distributor in Boyers and inside Zanellas Mini Mart on Route 38. Tickets can also be purchased online at insidebutlercounty.com

19th Annual Chef Tasting Party & Auction


Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m.
at The Mansion, Route 8 South, Butler, PA 16002
Tickets pre sale only by calling 724.283.3198 or www.cheftasting.net
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to benefit Community Care Connections, Inc.

Member News
Lifesteps Sixth Annual Star Gala
YOURE INVITED TO ATTEND A SPECIAL

ifesteps and Lead Sponsor, Seubert & Associates, present the Sixth Annual Star Gala event, benefiting the Lifesteps Family Caring Fund. The Gala will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2011, at The Atrium in Prospect with doors opening at 6:30 pm and musical entertainment by Dancing Queen, Pittsburghs own 70s and 80s cover band. Other major sponsors include The Atrium, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Highmark Casualty Insurance Company, Butler Health System, NexTier Bank, Bells Custom Interiors and Future POS of Pennsylvania. The event features a grazing social with complementary beverages sponsored by Medures Catering, auctions and unique raffles, gifts and guest photos. Since its inception in 2007, the event has raised over $150,000 in net proceeds for Lifesteps Family Caring Fund. The evening will also honor Lifesteps 2012 Star Award Recipient. To reserve tickets to the event, call Lifesteps at 800.225.1010 or log onto www.lifesteps.net. In other news, Lifesteps Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The group will meet in the Geriatrics Department of Lifesteps Butler Center, located at 383 New Castle Road, across from Staples, and will be holding a roundtable discussion. Lifesteps Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group is a FREE community service that meets monthly to assist families as they handle the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimers. The group provides opportunities for socialization, education, and information-sharing. For more information about the group or the upcoming meeting, please call Lori Williamson, Supervisor of Lifesteps Geriatric Adult Day Health Services, at 724.283.1010, ext. 233.

Butler Business Networking Reception


lease join PNC for the Third Annual Butler Business Networking Event at Butlers Grand Ballroom. PNC Branch Managers Darcy Chasse, Raylene Furka and Rhonda Mill welcome you to mingle with community leaders, fellow business owners and PNC professionals from the areas of Business Banking, Investments, Mortgage, Private Client Group, Wealth Management and WorkPlace Banking. Guest speaker for the evening will be former Major League Baseball pitcher and current broadcast announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steve Blass. Complimentary wine and hors doeuvres will be served. Please feel free to bring a guest and your business cards. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. The Grand Ballroom 201 South Main Street Butler, PA 16001 RSVP by Tuesday, October 2, 2012 to: Darcy Chasse Vice President, Branch Manager 724.287.1733 or darcy.chasse@pnc.com

Butler County Symphony Orchestra Opens 64th Season Oct. 6


he Butler County Symphony Orchestra will open its 64th season on October 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Butler Intermediate High School Auditorium, 551 Fairground Hill Road in Butler. The theme for the season is Inspirations, and this concert is focused on Italia. New conductor and musical director Matthew Kraemer makes his debut. Recognized for his musical sensitivity and energized sense of interpretation, conductor Matthew Kraemer is quickly gaining notice for his inspired performances and innovative programming. Ron McKissick, president of the Butler County Symphony Association, says we are looking forward to Mr. Kraemers appearance with our orchestra, and we are confident he will bring this same enthusiasm to our area. I believe our audience will be pleased with our choice of new conductor. The concert will open with Berliozs Roman Carnival Overture. Other selections include Mascagnis Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Tchaikovskys Cappriccio Italien, Puccinis Preludio Sinfonico and Pines of Rome by Respighi. Reserved seat tickets for this concert can be purchased at the Butler County Symphony Association office, 259 S. Main Street, Butler. Adult ticket prices are $18 in advance and $20 at the door on concert night. Student tickets are $5. Season subscriptions are still available - $60 for 4 concerts; $65 for 5 concerts; and $75 for all six concerts. For more information, call 724.283.1402 or visit the website at www.butlersymphony.org.

utler Memorial Hospital was recently recognized with a Silver Plus designation for its ongoing excellence in treating stroke patients using the American Heart Associations Get with The Guidelines program. GWTG is a hospital based quality-improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. The program provides three modules that address coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. Currently more than 2,000 hospitals use one or more GWTG modules. The Pennsylvania Department of Health recognizes this achievement and has designated BMH as a Primary Stroke Center. We are proud that the American Heart Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Health have chosen to recognize BMH for our achievements in their Get With The Guidelines program, says Ken DeFurio, president & CEO of Butler Health System. Get With The Guidelines gives our professionals the tools and reports they need to effectively treat our coronary heart disease, heart failure and stroke patients.
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A Celebration of Businesses Butler County Chamber of Commerce Tradition Continues

here was electricity in the air on September 12, 2012 at the Robert M. Smith Student Center on the campus of Slippery Rock University, when a capacity crowd of member businesses gathered at a new venue to honor our Chamber and two Butler County Businesses for achievements deserving of recognition. As a special treat, attendees were provided a sampling of Slippery Rocks own micro brews courtesy of North Country Brewing Company. The evening began with a beautiful commentary by Slippery Rock University President, and our host for the evening, Dr. Cheryl Norton reflecting on the similarities of our two organizations. Presenting the William A. Morgan, Jr. Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 award was 2011 award winner Tom Graham of Frames & Pixels, Inc. Tom noted the many accomplishments of Butler County entrepreneurs as he presented Bob McCafferty, North Country Brewing Company, with the award. Bob graciously accepted this honor, thanking his family and employees who contributed to his success.

Cathy Glasgow, owner of Butler County Ford and last years Chamber Business Champion Award Recipient presented the 2012 Chamber Champion Award to Sherry Kyne, The Atrium and Eisler Landscapes, Inc. Sherry graciously thanked her family and employees for contributing to their success, while reflecting on the core values of volunteerism and community service instilled in her by her grandfather and founder of the company. A certificate custom designed by 4-Most Architects, Inc. was presented. Board Chair Joe Taylor mentioned some of the many accomplishments during his term and the diversity of activities and outreach that our chamber has achieved. A certificate of appreciation was presented to Past Chair Dr. Nick Neupauer for his service and dedication to our Chamber. It was a perfect evening, as the photos depict, celebrating our past achievements, connecting with those present and recognizing their achievements and providing a brief glimpse into our bright and progressive future.

Tom Graham presents Entrepreneur of the Year to Bob McCafferty.

Past Chair Dr. Nick Neupauer accepts certificate.

Business Champion Sherry Kyne accepts award.


October 2012

Young Professionals Announce Fall Events

Butler County Chamber of Commerce partners with Premier Power Solutions for Energy Buying Pool.

Get ready to tee off at the BCYPs Shot In The Dark Night Golf Event at Aubreys Dubb Dred Golf Course on Friday, October 5, 2012. Event registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with tee off at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy 9 holes of golf with glow in the dark balls and glow sticks, hors doeuvres, drinks, networking and fun for only $25.00 per golfer. This event is generously sponsored by ARMSTRONG and Farmers National Bank. Join in 60 seconds. This second annual membership recruitment mixer will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at the Chop Shop, 108 N. Main St., Butler, PA. Chamber members are encouraged to send employees whom they feel will benefit from this group of young professionals while networking with area businesses. Music will be provided courtesy of Wedding Solutions, LLC, and beverages courtesy of Dutton Distributors. An assortment of food prepared by Chef Bob at the Chop Shop will be on hand. Attendees will be registered for prize drawings donated by Chamber Member businesses. Cost is only $10 per person and includes all food and beverages. As an added bonus sign up that night and you will be offered a free one-year membership to the Butler County Young Professionals group. The Butler County Young Professionals wish to thank their signature sponsor, C.W. Howard Insurance Agency. For more information or to register for any of these BCYP events, please contact the Chamber at 724.283.2222 or via e-mail at Media@ButlerCountyChamber.com.

he Butler County Young Professionals invites all members and prospective members to participate in some exciting fall events.

remier Power Solutions, an energy management firm located in Grove City PA, can provide members access to the lowest rates on electricity and natural gas for their business. As a chamber member, there are no fees to join this buying pool. Market prices for energy are the lowest they have been in years. Now is a good time to consider locking in a long-term fixed rate for your electricity and/or gas accounts. For more information or to join the pool contact Laura at 724-473-2298 or Tammy at 724-458-5600 at Premier Power Solutions.

Celebrate The Season Holiday Gathering


Friday, December 7, 2012 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Atrium 1031 New Castle Road Prospect, PA 16052 $10.00 per person Reservations Requested 724.283.2222 or Media@ButlerCountyChamber.com Sponsored By:

New Members Invited To Orientation Breakfast On November 7

ew, current and prospective members are encouraged to attend the Chambers Fall Member-Guest Breakfast Orientation on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the Chamber office located at 101 E. Diamond Street in downtown Butler. The breakfast, sponsored by Friedmans Freshmarkets, will give members the opportunity to bring a guest and network with other Chamber members, while learning about our organization. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast while participating in a Chamber 101 lesson in membership. New members are strongly encouraged to attend. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting the Chamber office at 724.283.2222 or via e-mail at Media@ButlerCountyChamber.com.
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Chamber enters into partnership with Seton Hill University Welcome Program

Welcome New Members


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he Welcome Program, is a business counseling initiative and partnership between Huntington Bank, Seton Hill Universitys E-Magnify womens business center and the Butler County Chamber of Commerce. This program offers a team counseling session to women business owners in Butler County. Invitees will meet with an E-Magnify business counselor, a Business Banker, and a representative of the Chamber to discuss opportunities for business growth through immediate business advice and connection to business resources throughout the area. There is no charge for the counseling program and can be held at the Chamber offices or at the owners place of businesses, whichever is preferred. Once identified, the businesses will receive a letter of invitation to participate. E-Magnify will also provide a list of preparation questions for the business owner to consider prior to her visit so that the most can be gained by the session. Following the session with the businesses, the partners will meet to discuss what was learned about the business owners needs and if there are any additional resources (educational workshops, etc.) that should be brought to the area. The Board of Directors feels that this program is a great value for Chamber members as well as a potential recruitment tool. Should you wish to receive more information on this program, please contact the Chamber directly at 724.283.2222.

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SiBA Mixer tops off the summer. Pittsburgh Social Network Mixer at Jergels is a Send off to Summer

hat better way to end the summer than on the patio of SiBA Restaurant in Seven Fields, enjoying hors doeuvres and cocktails, listening to the sounds of Etta James and viewing a mini art exhibit and demonstration by chamber member Eileen Stroup (of mural and Jeep sculpture fame). Over 100 area businesses networked and socialized during our final summer mixer sponsored by C. W. Howard Insurance Agency, Moses Jewelers and Consolidated Communications. Guests had the chance to visit Moses Jewelers Seven Fields location and try to resist the tempting merchandise as well as win prizes donated by the sponsors.

Members then had the opportunity on September 10, to network with over 200 other regional professionals as we hosted a Send off to Summer social at Jergels Rhythm Grille in Warrendale along with the Pittsburgh Social Network and Pittsburgh Women in Business. Hors doeuvres were provided by Jergels, but the high energy ambiance was courtesy of the many attendees. Our chamber continues to provide a wide variety of networking opportunities regionally and locally to promote our members. As you can see from the photos, there could not have been two more perfect ways to top off the summer.

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Leadership Butler County Class of 2013

he Board of Directors of Leadership Butler County, an affiliate of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, is proud to introduce the participants in this years program. The Class of 2013 began with a two day educational and team building session at Conley Resort, including a get to know the class Chad Applequist Carole Boes Natalie Butcherine Dallas Cott Chelynne Curci Nikki Duncan Karen Dunn Ryan Ebner Judy Farney Edna Gilliland Peg Haefele Beth Herold Chad Hershberger Sue Kushnereit Alice Lunn Roger Lutz Heidi McDowell Steve Nickell Bob Pater Charlene Perhacs Emily Pflugh Allyson Rose Shelley Schweinsberg
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Alumni Mixer on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Now in its 21st year, the program has graduated over 400 business professionals who have used their training and knowledge to advance their careers and who serve on numerous boards of directors in the area and region. Dollar Bank Butler Health System Butler Media Group Slippery Rock University Butler Downtown Stantec VA Butler Healthcare Lutherlyn VNA Western PA Ellen OBrien Gaiser Center ESB Bank Butler Area Agency on Aging Calumet-Penreco NexTier Bank Butler Eagle Butler Health System NexTier Bank Butler County Community College Northwest Bank ARMSTRONG Development Properties

Branch Manager Coordinator, Employee Assistance Program Media Consultant / Sales Assistant Director of Campus Services Main Street Manager Interior Designer Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Mgr. Development Director Butler Office Manager Administrative Assistant Financial Services Manager Director of Area Agency on Aging Maintenance Supervisor AVP / Creative Services & Communications Manager Circulation Director Director of Network Operations Branch Operations & Staffing Manager Industrial Safety Training Office Manager

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C. W. Howard Insurance CCR, Inc. Mars National Bank