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September 30, 2015
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October 2015

Education: Building a Financial Foundation

Featured Articles

Creative Financing: State's EITC porgram attractive way for business to benefit schools
As public funding becomes scarcer, schools have had to become creative in their fundraising methods. Through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC), school foundations are building the groundwork for student success.

Fast Track: SRU Accelerator a resource for business
Through creative business planning, Slippery Rock University's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator (SEA) has helped put businesses on the road to success.

Seeds of Success: SRU water garden project could improve life for some in poverty-stricken nation
Slippery Rock University's Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator students began the construction of a prototype water garden that is hoped to create a livelihood in the African country of Uganda and nourish the nation.

Good Effort: Positive Impact a goal of Grove City's Department of Entrepreneurship
Grove City College educates future entrepreneurs to make money while making a difference in the world.

More than Skin Deep: Supporting humanitarian efforts is key ingredient in Rooted Beauty's mission
After graduation, Grove City College entrepreneurship graduates Kim Garrett and Sharon Seiter started a successful, natural cosmetics company, which also helps victimized and impoverished women around the world.

Building a 'Bot: Gecko Robotics rises from Grove City VentureLab to serve power industry niche
Jake Loosararian and his Grove City College classmate, Orion Correa invented a robot that climbs coal-powered boilers in search of dangerous problems. Only two years later, their company, Gecko Robotics, is attempting to climb to the pinnacle of the safety industry.

Investment in the Future: Banks help schools teach financial matters to next generation
Only 17 states require students to take a personal finance course as a high school graduation requirement. Consequently, financial literacy and entrepreneur educational programs are considered by banks and other financial institutions as community investments.


Learning Experience: Vo-tech looks to expand online offerings
Butler County Area Vocational Technical School has a new executive director and a new principal. They have lots of upcoming plans for the school, including expanding their online curriculum.

Also Featured:

Celebrate Business: Chamber honors Nadine Tripodi, Concordia at annual event
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce held it's annual Celebrate Business dinner. The event honored entrepreneur of the year and business champion of the year along with the 2015 graduates of the Leadership Butler County.

Positive Prognosis: SRU's revamped Health Care Administration Program sees enrollment gain
Slippery Rock University's new Health Care Administration and Management degree has had a 66 percent increase in enrollment within the last year. Group identity has helped the program evolve.

Always Learning: Chamber offers variety of education programs
As schools get back to educating students, the Butler County Chamber of Commerce returns to educating its members through professional development and educational seminars.

Photo Features

Grand Opening
XTO Energy celebrated the grand opening of its new offices in Warrendale on Sept.10.

End of Summer: Butler County Chamber of Commerce mixer
The final days of summer were marked by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce's mixer held on Aug. 25.

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