Nonprofits: Taking a Closer Look
Change with the Times: Nonprofits Adapt to Carry Out Missions
The mission should be the most critical function of any nonprofit. However, the mission, or the way in which the organization carries it out, can change over time. Business Matters takes a look at how several nonprofits have expanded their mission or adapted to continue it.
Expectations & Responsibilities: Board of Directors Must Know Its Role to Benefit Organizations
The boards that govern nonprofit organizations are all different. However, one aspect that must exist to ensure the success of the organization's mission is a clear set of expectations and an open line of communication.
Don't Take it for Granted: Transparency Key to Long-Term Success
One of the most important aspects of running a nonprofit is to ensure transparency. Regardless of whether the donor is an individual or a business, he wants to know his money is going to the programs and services the nonprofit provides, with the appropriate amount allotted for operating costs.
Firefighter Fundraiser: Countywide Project Making Headway Toward Goal
The Cranberry Township Community Chest has attracted many donors who have given more than $343,000 to the 2015 Project of the Year, which is to recruit, train and retain volunteer firefighters throughout Butler County.
Sharing His Wisdom: Longtime Nonprofit Leader Moves to Classroom to Pass on Knowledge
Bill Lutz, who teaches Butler County Community College's Nonprofit Management & Leadership certificate course, speaks with Business Matters about the most important skills of nonprofit leaders.
Lifesaving Investment: AEDs Are Critical Tool to Have in Any Environment, Including the Workplace
Yuliya Novikova of Square One Medical writes about the importance of having, and being familiar with, automated external defibrillators.
Learning to Lead
Nish Vartanian: MSA North America President Says Drive, Determinations Fueled Career Rise
Nish Vartanian, president of MSA North America, started with the global company in 1985 as a sales intern and now oversees about half of the company's operations.
Healthy Numbers: Butler Health System Reports Solid Financial Figures
Things are looking good financially for the Butler Health System. The system's revenue for the 2014 fiscal year, ending June 30, was $274.8 million with $260.4 million in expenses, leaving $14.4 million in excess revenue.
Built to Succeed: Construction of New Health System Facility Begins
Construction of a $20 million medical office building for the Butler Health System was expected to begin before January.
First Piece in Place: Rite Aid's Grand Opening Ushers in Centre City Project
After years of planning, the first piece of Butler's Centre City project opened Dec. 4 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Rite Aid Pharmacy on South Main Street.
On the Right Track: Wellness Champions Helps Employees Live Healthier Life
Business Matters speaks with Dr. Ram Parikh of Discover Wellness & Chiropractic Center about how the international Wellness Champions program can help employers encourage employees to be healthier.
Stop Substance Abuse: Workshop Focuses on Drugs in the Workplace
Butler Memorial Hospital hosted a workshop aimed at helping employers develop drug testing procedures and return-to-work policies.
2014 in Review: Business Matters Looks Back at the Top Stories
Business Matters reflects on the top stories of 2014, as well as the monthly themes and annual business awards.
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate organizations Dec. 6 gathered for the chamber's annual Celebration of the Season holiday gathering at The Atrium in Prospect. Attendees donated toys and clothing to Butler County Children and Youth Services.
The Butler Human Resources Association on Dec. 9 celebrated the holiday season while donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during a luncheon at the Butler Country Club in Penn Township.