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The official newsletter of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce

21 issue 6 a guide to Butler County business information




Last Chance To Register For Chamber Golf Outing On June 9!

Written By: Alexis Kovski

Summer Interns Page 2 Member News Pages 3-4, 7 Calendar Pages 5-6 Networking Events Page 8 New Members Page 9

ont wait until its too late to register for the Butler County Chambers 55th Annual Golf Outing on June 9, 2011, at Lake Arthur Country Club. Limited spaces are still available! The event includes a great day of golf, thousands of dollars in door prizes, a Chinese Auction, golf contests, a continental breakfast, catered lunch, steak or chicken dinner, and all-day beverage service. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed by a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The event concludes with Happy Hour and dinner immediately following golf, and awards and prizes donated by Chamber members will be raffled off to all those attending. Enjoy a Hole-in-One Contest, Putting Contest, Beat the Pro contest, 50/50 raffle, winning team awards and skill prizes, and a new challenge this year, can you hit the floating target? Golf packages will also be available in addition to a Cigar Bar courtesy of Smoker Friendly/Cigar Express. Thank you to the following sponsors: Corporate Sponsors: Concordia Visiting Nurses and Butler Health
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Thompson Miller Funeral Home Inc.

Leadership Butler County Honors 19th Graduating Class

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"Serving the Butler County business community since 1896"

Written by: Alyssa Pietrandrea wenty-three Leadership Butler County (LBC) graduating business professionals will be honored in Founders Hall at Butler County Community College on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. and is held in cooperation with the United Way of Butler Countys Annual Meeting and the Armstrong Red Apple Award in Education. Leadership Butler County is a leadership program which aims to bring together the perspectives of both local and regional presenters, authorities on local issues and volunteers. The program, which is completed in a nine-month time frame, focuses on building the skills necessary to become an effective community leader and exposes participants to issues, resources and opportunity in the Butler area. Leadership Butler County works in partnership with Butler County Community College, Slippery Rock University, Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau and the United Way of Butler County. LBC is an affiliate program of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce. The Butler County Chamber of Commerce congratulates the following class of 2011 Leadership Butler County graduates: Carmen Bianco, Armstrong; Jennifer Bindernagel, The Blind Association; Dennis Birkes, Butler County Community College; Judy Brinkman,
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June 2011

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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 Friedmans Freshmarkets Affilate Organizations: Butler County Young Professionals Kristen McKivigan-Kane 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

SRU Students Join Butler County Chamber For Summer Internship

Written By: Alexis Kovski

lexis Kovski, a student at Slippery Rock University, is enthusiastic to join the Butler County Chamber of Commerce as a summer intern. Kovski is a Communication Major and has a minor in Psychology. Kovski is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and holds the photo editor position on the school newspaper, The Rocket. At SRU, she is also involved with the University Program Board and Slippery Rock Universitys Relay for Life. Kovski is currently a junior and plans to graduate in May, 2013, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Kovski is looking forward to working at the Butler County Chamber of Commerce to gain more work experience and some hands-on learning outside of the classroom throughout her internship. She hopes to learn more about the non-profit sector and how businesses interact and support each other, while gaining skills in event planning and promotion. She will be working on many projects and events for the Butler County Chamber including the Annual Golf Outing, Ladies Golf Outing, the Chambers monthly newsletter, The Edge, and additional public relations projects. Kovski believes that the experience she receives at the Chamber will help her become a successful professional in a desired field in the future. Written By: Alyssa Pietrandrea Alyssa Pietrandrea, a Slippery Rock University student, is enthusiastic about joining the Butler County Chamber of Commerce as a summer 2011 intern. Pietrandrea is a Communication Major with an emphasis in public relations and has a minor in nonprofit management. Pietrandrea has been involved with SRUs student-operated radio station, WSRU 88.1 FM, since her first semester in college. She currently holds the position of Staff Representative at WSRU and has been on the Deans List for the last three semesters. While at SRU, she has also been involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the Nonprofit Student Association. Pietrandrea will be a senior in the fall of 2011 and will be graduating in May, 2012, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations. Pietrandrea is anticipating gaining experience in the field of public relations and also is hoping to acquire new skills in the business aspects of a non-profit organization during her internship at the Butler County Chamber. She also hopes to help the Chamber in as many ways as possible this summer using the communication skills she has already acquired at SRU. Stop in to meet and say hello to Alexis and Alyssa both will be with the Chamber through August 2011.

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

Bobbi Jo Cornetti ............................Ext. 22

Communications Director

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

Alexis Kovski Alyssa Pietrandrea ... 2011 Summer Interns

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ESM News

SM SMT is pleased to report the inauguration of the new Atomized Magnesium Metal Powder production facility which was held April 27, 2011, at its Saxonburg, PA location. The new atomization plant produces fine and ultrafine spherical magnesium powders, essential ingredients for military countermeasures (flares) that are used to protect aircraft from missiles. It will provide the U.S. Department of Defense with a much-needed second source for critical countermeasure applications. Production will start mid year with test shipments early in the third quarter. In 2010, SKW (the parent company) and ESM management decided to establish a new division ESM Special Metals and Technology (ESM SMT) adding focus and resources in order to grow its non-steel industry business. ESM SMT is headed by Dr. Hartmut Meyer-Grunow and brings new production with the latest technology both in quality and safety to the marketplace.

Butler County Symphony Association Names Officers

Written By: Alexis Kovski ongratulations to the new officers who will serve the Butler County Symphony Association for the 2011-2012 season, who were named on May 3, 2011, at the Annual Association Meeting. In the upcoming season, Ron McKissick will serve as President, Patti Donaldson was elected VicePresident, Stephanie Maharg was elected Secretary, and Bryan Stevenson will serve as Treasurer. The 63rd season of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra will open on Saturday October 8, 2011, at the Butler Intermediate High School. The seasons concert schedule will be announced shortly, and anyone wishing to obtain information may contact the Symphony office at 259 South Main Street in Butler, or call the Symphony office at 724.283.1402. More information is also provided on the Butler County Symphonys website, www.

VNA Hospice To Present Workshop For Seniors And Their Caregivers

Written By: Alyssa Pietrandrea
The inauguration was attended by over 50 local, state and federal dignitaries. Pictured in the attached photo is Joe Taylor of Armstrong, the incoming Butler County Chamber of Commerce chairman; Chairman of the Clinton Township Supervisor Mary Zacherl; Chairman of the Butler County Commissioners Dale Pinkerton; Dr. Hartmut Meyer-Grunow president of ESM SMT; Ines Kolmsee, chief executive officer of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding, ESMs Germany-based parent company; Michael Mohr of AMSJM-ISP; Rock Island Arsenal; Gen. Michael Ryan, Ret.; and Ken Raybuck of the Community Development Corporation of Butler County. ESM has been a part of the fabric of this community for as long as I can remember, Zacherl said. You have hired township residents and helped the countys economy, and I thank you for your vision and commitment to Clinton Township. Construction for the first phase of the +7 million dollar new facility, a 4,200 square foot building, began in October, 2010. The new facility was paid for by ESM and did not receive any government subsidies or incentives to build it. ESM SMT is looking forward to expanding employment in line with the growing demand and sales of the new product line. The company is confident that the diversification will help the employment base in Saxonburg, PA, and provide prospects for future growth.

hen important questions need to be answered, specifically those relating to death and the elderly, law professionals can get the job done right. Laurel Hartshorn, Elder Law Attorney, will present a two-hour educational program called If I Had Only Known on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Community Alliance Church, located at 800 Mercer Road in Butler. The program, sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice (VNA Hospice), will begin at 7:00 p.m. and answer questions on topics such as: adding your childrens names to the deed on your house, financial answers to questions regarding the possibility of a loved one moving into a nursing home, Power of Attorney, living trusts, and Last Will and Testament inquiries. This free, informative presentation has helped many with these difficult, and often confusing, questions. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. For more information or to register, contact VNA by phone at 724.282.6806 or visit them online at
June 2011

Newly-Renovated Butler City Farmers Market Opens

Member News

Local Businesses Support Great Cause

Quality Life Services And Four Subsidiary Companies Offer Donation Boxes For The Needy

Written By: Alyssa Pietrandrea

ow new and improved, the Butler City Farmers Market offers local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods and a variety of seasonal plants and flowers. Starting in May, the market will be open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to Noon and will have additional expanded hours in June on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Butler City Farmers Market is located on the intersections of Chestnut, Race and Shore Streets in downtown Butler. The opportunity for customers to sign up for the Northwest Pennsylvania Growers Co-op Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a brand new feature this year for the Butler City Farmers Market. Customers participating in this program will enjoy fresh, local vegetables that can be picked up at the Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. More information on this program can be found at www. Space is still available for vendors selling homegrown or handmade items. Inquiries about becoming a Butler County Farmers Market vendor can be made by contacting Doug Green by phone at 916.342.5256 or via e-mail at The Butler City Farmers Market is a partnership project between the City of Butler and Butler Downtown. To learn how to support Butlers revitalization efforts, visit www. or visit for more information.

Written By: Alyssa Pietrandrea

pring is here, which means it is a time for spring cleaning. If you found gently-used clothes and shoes during your spring cleaning that you would like to donate to a worthy cause, look for the yellow PlanetAid donation boxes, open for community use, at one of five locations - Chicora Medical Center, Fair Winds Manor, Sugar Creek Rest, Trinity Living Center or Quality Life Services. All four nursing homes, encompassed by their parent company, Quality Life Services, are offering this service for their employees, residents, families and the community so that those who are less fortunate can have clothing and shoes to wear. All of the boxes are located at easy access parking areas so that donations can be collected approximately once a week. Quality Life Services requests that all donations are in bags before they are put into a PlanetAid box. Susie Tack-Beardsley, Chief Administrative Officer of Quality Life Services, says that caring is our purpose, so we should take care of those who dont have the resources to supply themselves with clothing and shoes. Quality Life Services is the parent company of Chicora Medical Center, Fair Winds Manor, Sugar Creek Rest and Trinity Living Center. For more information on PlanetAid, visit their website at For more information about any of the nursing homes mentioned above, call 724.431.0770 or visit

Northwest Savings Bank Ranks Highest In Customer Satisfaction

Written By: Alexis Kovski or the second consecutive year, Northwest Savings Bank ranked highest in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the Mid-Atlantic Region, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Retail Banking Customer Satisfaction Survey. The January study analyzed overall customer satisfaction with their retail banking experience based on six factors: account activities, account information, facility, fees, problem resolution, and product offering. Northwest received the highest satisfaction score in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The 2011 ranking reflects the results of surveys conducted with nearly 52,000 banking customers nationally. Northwest Savings Bank, headquartered in Warren, Pa., is a full-service community bank that operates 172 banking locations in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Maryland, and Florida. Northwest offers its customers a full range of personal and business banking services, employee benefit services, and investment management services. For more information on Northwest Savings Bank, visit their website at
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Sponsorship Search For Camp Cadet Charity Fundraiser

Written By: Alexis Kovski amp Cadet is a leadership camp for 12 to 15 year old youths, and the Pennsylvania State Police Troop D is looking for sponsors of all kinds for their 4th Annual Ghostly Gray Charity Fundraiser on October 29, 2011. The event is being held at Lutherlyn Camp Grounds in Prospect, Butler County. The event will include a 5 K Trail Walk, a 5 K Trail Race (Run), a 10 K Trail Race (Run), or a 30 K Trail Race on Mountain Bikes. The day begins with an 8:30 a.m. registration followed by the race start at 10:00 a.m., and the best part is, the events will go on rain or shine! For race location, visit For more information regarding the event, contact Trooper Kesten or Corporal Markey at 724.284.1134 extension 250, or visit the website at All proceeds will benefit Troop D Camp Cadet 501 C (3) Non Profit Group.

The official newsletter of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce BHRA And Butler Chamber Host Another Successful Forum
Written By: Alyssa Pietrandrea ith todays ever-changing employment concerns, business professionals need a few questions answered in order to fully grasp the associated concepts. The Butler Human Resources Association (BHRA) and the Butler County Chamber of Commerce hosted another successful forum, which covered Understanding (and Surviving) Todays Fast-Changing World of Employment and Labor Law. The event took place on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. until Noon at the Succop Theater, on the campus of Butler County Community College. The forum included breakfast and a vendor expo featuring 12 exhibitors, keynote speakers and two breakout sessions.

The BHRA and Chamber welcomed two representatives from Tucker Arensberg, P.C. to serve as the keynote speakers at this event. Albert S. Lee, a Shareholder of Tucker Arensberg, presented Its A New World beginning at 9:15 a.m. This keynote presentation gave attendees a guided tour of the many significant developments and changes that the world of employment and labor law has seen in the past year. Katherine E. Koop, an attorney at the law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C., also spoke at the event. In addition to the keynote presentation, attendees were given the option to participate in breakout sessions. The first was entitled The Department of Labor is Back in the Enforcement Business: How To Not Be A Regular Customer, and covered the key elements and principles of wage and hour law, and practical strategies for minimizing risks and exposure in an organization. The Office is A-twitter: How to Manage the Many TechnologyRelated Issues that Have Come Into the Workplace provided practical tips to analyze and deal with wide-ranging and quick-changing technology issues. Special thanks are extended to our forum sponsors, Specialized Staffing & Industry Recruiters, Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance and Butler County Community College, who helped make this event successful.

Stan Kosciuszko, Butler County Chamber President, welcomes speakers Katherine E. Koop, and Albert S. Lee of Tucker Arensberg, PC, to the Annual Human Resources Forum.

Pictured from left to right are representatives that made this event possible: Amy Sellers, Butler Human Resources Association; Dr. Nicholas Neupauer, President of BC3 and Chairman of the Board of the Butler County Chamber; John Jones, Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance; and Paula Lowry, Specialized Staffing & Industry Recruiters.

Join us for the Annual Community Champion Award Luncheon Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Noon at the Butler City Farmers Market
intersection of Chestnut, Race & Shore Streets, downtown Butler

Honoring Butler Freeport Community Trail Council Event sponsored by NexTier Bank Award sponsored by 4-Most Group, Inc. Architects Hosted by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce & the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau Contact the Chamber to reserve your space 724.283.2222 or
Thanks is extended once again to Dick Musko and the R.P. Musko & Associates staff and Leadership Butler County for hosting the Annual Spring Mixer at the Butler Little Theatre on Thursday, May 12, 2011. This fun event brings together Chamber members and the current Leadership Butler County class as well as Leadership Butler County alumni for a night of delicious food, cocktails and a sneak peek of an upcoming Little Theatre performance.
May 2011

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Annual Spring Garden Market Welcomed Over 3,000 Visitors!

espite a few sprinkles and some gray clouds, the Annual Spring Garden Market & Home Show welcomed an overwhelming crowd of visitors on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at The Succop Conservancy. Hosted by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Butler County, Butler County Chamber of Commerce and The Succop Conservancy, the event transported guests to a delightful outdoor garden and business expo customized to help them welcome spring! Over 3,000 visitors attended. Eighty vendors featured plant sales, landscaping materials, crafts, business information and more. Visitors enjoyed a variety of delicious foods including baked goods, gourmet coffees and ice cream, wine tasting and the famous Master Gardeners homemade soups, pies and Mushroom Sandwiches. Kitty Vagley

and Maggie Robertson presented information on sustainable agriculture and buying from local farmers courtesy of the Master Gardeners. Special thanks are extended to all businesses and organizations that made this event possible. Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors, Eisler Landscapes, Butler County Community College and Kenmac Rentals & Sales, along with additional sponsors, Armstrong, Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, Butler Eagle, Butler Health System, Friedmans FreshMarkets, C.W. Howard Insurance Agency, Powells Portable Toilets, VNA and Butler County Childrens Center. The Spring Garden Market & Home Show will be back next year watch your calendars for our May 2012 date.

The Distinguished Service Award Dinner was held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Butler Country Club and honored two local Butler County business women for outstanding community service. The Senior Award was presented to Jocelyn Howard Sinopoli, C.W. Howard Insurance Agency; and the Junior Award was presented to Nicole Bronder-Robinson, Bronder Technical Services. The awards are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Butler and the Butler Eagle. Congratulations!
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Be A Friend Of The Festival!
Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is August 12-14
Written By: Alexis Kovski

early 1,000 Jeeps will be making their way into Butler between August 12 and 14, 2011, to participate in the first-ever Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, and now, Butler businesses and individuals are being asked to help support the event by becoming a Friend of the Festival! Butler artist Tom Panei was chosen by the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau to create an original painting to celebrate the inaugural Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Only 200 signed and numbered prints were produced, and those who contribute $100 to join the inaugural Friends of the Festival will receive one of those prints, along with an engraved plaque and commemorative Festival pin. These prints will be collector items because we will create a new painting each year to represent the Festival, said Jack Cohen, president of the Bureau. We are producing only a limited number of the prints so those who wish to support the Festival have something truly special to display. Tom Panei has gained notoriety in the area because many of his contemporary paintings feature a Jeep. This new piece is no exception, because it features two Bantam Jeeps and an off-road Jeep that appear to be traveling down a road. The painting also features the Bantam factory and a stylized version of the American flag. This is an opportunity for the Butler community to get involved and own a new piece of Butler jeep history, said Cohen. To become a Friend of the Festival, call the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau at 724.234.4619. Dont delay get your collectors item before they are all gone!

Annual Golf Outing

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System. Exclusive Tee Sponsors: Armstrong, VNA of Western Pennsylvania and Butler Human Resources Association. Additional Event Sponsors: Frames & Pixels Productions, Breakfast Sponsor; ESB Bank, Lunch Sponsor; NexTier Bank, Cocktail Hour Sponsor; Friedmans FreshMarkets, Dinner Sponsor; Lake Arthur Country Club, Beverage Sponsor; Butler Eagle, Putting Contest Sponsor; Honda North, Hole-In-One Sponsor; Conley Resort, Prize Sponsor; Thompson Miller Funeral Home & Butler Pet Cremation Services, Golf Cart Sponsor and Culligan, Water Sponsor. This years golf outing is presented in cooperation with the Butler Human Resources Association. Register today by downloading a registration form online at The cost is $135.00 per golfer or $500.00 per foursome. Dont miss out on the Chambers largest fundraising and networking event! To sign up a team, donate a prize or sponsor a tee, contact the Butler County Chamber of Commerce at 724.283.2222 or via e-mail at

BASF; Dino Capestrani, Concordia Visiting Nurses; Diane Carlantonio, Butler Health System; Deb Dunn, Butler Health System; Jeff Francona, Mars National Bank; Susan Hilliard, Brady Hills/Hilliard FLP; Janine Kennedy, Butler County Community Action; Anne McKee, VA Butler Healthcare; Kristen McKivigan-Kane, The Atrium; Janice Rodgers, LIFE Butler County; Jerome Savoroski, Northwest Savings Bank; Tammy Schuey, Butler Eagle; Maria Slaugenhoup, Ellen OBrien Gaiser Center; Kristina Smith, The Regional Learning Alliance/SRU; Scott Snyder, American Red Cross; Brian Steighner, Butler County Childrens Center, Inc.; Paul Sybert, Calumet Penreco; John Trant, Jr., Cranberry Township; and Katie Yates, Maher Duessel, CPAs. Special thanks are extended to C.W. Howard Insurance Agency for serving as our LBC Graduation Sponsor and to Armstrong, Bear Metallurgical Co., Minuteman Press & Butler County Community College as additional sponsors. For more information on the Leadership Butler County program or for an application, contact the Chamber at 724.283.2222 or via e-mail at Jennifer@
June 2011

Network With Butler & Armstrong County Chamber Members

Sign Up For July 13th Meet-N-Move

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce in conversation with Dave Malarkey

We Mean Business

oin members from the Butler County and Armstrong County Chambers of Commerce at a Joint Summer Meet-N-Move Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Belmont Ice Complex, located at 415 Butler Road, Kittanning. The luncheon will take place in the traditional meetn-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 Joint Summer luncheon to maximize your networking circle and Written By: Alexis Kovski 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 Summer Meet-N-Move Luncheon at the Belmont Ice Complex. Reservations are requested by Friday, July 8, 2011. Contact the Butler County Chamber at 724.283.2222 or download a registration form online at to attend.

une in on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 and then the first Tuesday of each month as the Butler County Chamber of Commerce begins a regular half hour Business Briefing with Dave Malarkey. Aired from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. on WISR 680, the Butler County Radio Network has graciously agreed to host this opportunity for our Chamber to reach out to the business and general communities. Join us for our first show featuring Leadership and Youth as representatives from Leadership Butler County and the Butler County Young Professionals discuss how they have become involved in the community.

Mixer Is July 21

Nominate Your 2011 Chamber Champion

oin members from not one, but four, area business organizations for a night of delicious food, drinks, door prizes and great networking opportunities at a Joint Summer Mixer on Thursday, July 21, 2011, sponsored by the Legacy Banquet and Conference Center and General Rental Center. The event will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Legacy Banquet and Conference Center, 1946 Mercer Grove City Road in Mercer, and is free to members of any of the participating organizations. The mixer is co-hosted by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce, Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Slippery Rock Business Association. F or more information or to make door prize donations, contact the Butler County Chamber of Commerce at 724.283.2222 or via e-mail at Jennifer@

Written By: Alexis Kovski

ominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Chamber Champion Business Award. The annual award is presented to an outstanding area business that shows a mixture of vision, ingenuity, commitment and determination. The award is given solely based on a nominees business accomplishments and initiatives.

The awards will be presented at the Annual Celebrate Business Dinner on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at the Butler Country Club. Thank you to our event sponsor, Ligo Architects; cocktail party sponsor, C.W. Howard Insurance Agency; and printing sponsor, Minuteman Press. All nominees must be a current member of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce to be considered. Selfnominations are accepted, and businesses that were previously nominated, but not selected, may be renominated. For a nomination form or more information, contact the Butler County Chamber of Commerce at 724.283.2222 The Butler County Young Professionals, Grove City Young or via e-mail at Professionals and Slippery Rock Business Association joined together Nomination forms can also be downloaded from our for a fun Spring Mixer at B&J Coney Island in Slippery Rock on May 19th. Guests enjoyed networking, complimentary appetizers and website at The application a cash bar. Pictured from left to right are Stan Kosciuszko, Butler deadline is Monday, July 25, 2011. County Chamber; Jennifer Whitmoyer, SRBA; Beth Black, Grove City
Chamber; and J.D. Morgan, owner of B&J Coney Island.

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The official newsletter of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Ladies Golf Outing Scheduled For August 3
Written By: Alyssa Pietrandrea

Welcome New Members

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

Sign Innovation
he 17th Annual Ladies Golf Outing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2011, so dont miss your chance to come out and have a good time! The outing, held at Conley Resort in Butler, includes a round of golf, lunch, beverages, contests, cocktail hour, dinner, prizes and team awards. Sign Innovation can design, fabricate, and install or service any The cost to golf is $85.00 per person or $300.00 type of sign, architectural detail, or built environment. per foursome. A gold foursome can also be purchased for $375.00. Registration begins at Butler-Freeport Community Trail 10:00 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start. Golfers will be treated to a cocktail hour and a Council delicious dinner immediately following golf. Skill Contact: Chris Ziegler prizes, skins game, hole-in-one, other popular P.O. Box 533 golf contests and door prizes will be available to Saxonburg, PA 16056 those who stay for dinner. The first place team will be awarded with four Chamilia bracelets with starter beads, compliments of Moses Jewelers. The Chamber would like to thank and recognize Farmers National Bank, our Official Event Sponsor. A special thank you is also extended to Lake Arthur Country Club, our Hole-InOne Sponsor; Culligan, our Beverage Sponsor; Minuteman Press of Butler, our Dinner Sponsor; Pentony Capital Management, our Lunch Sponsor; and Thompson Miller Funeral Home, our Golf Cart Sponsor. Sponsorship options are still available for the 2011 Ladies Golf Outing, including tee sponsors. Inquiries about a sponsorship can be made by contacting the Chamber. Registration is still open for individual golfers and foursomes. To register, contact the Chamber at 724.283.2222 or download a registration form online at The registration deadline is Friday, July 22, 2011, so dont delay!

Contact: Ray Roccon 514 German St. Harmony, PA 16037 P: 724.452.8699 F: 724.452.8629

The Butler-Freeport Community Trail Council is a rail-trail that preserves the route of Butler Countys first railroad (1871), the Western Pennsylvania Railroad. The trail is enjoyed by people of all ages for walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.

P: 724.968.6852

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Contact: Dave Houston 64 Progress Lane Cranberry Township, PA 16066 P: 724.421.5518 F: 724.776.0820

Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers full residential and commercial plumbing service. We offer full service commercial plumbing including backflow testing and 24 hour emergency service. We offer special rates for our commercial division and we warranty our work.
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