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Kim Paskorz

Butler County Business Matters
P.O Box 271
Butler, PA 16003

Editor: Kim Paskorz
Phone: 724.431.2209 Ext. 322
Fax: 724.431.2244
E-mail: kpaskorz@butlereagle.com

If you'd like to have Kim go "On the Job" at your business, contact her today.

June Editors Note


Putting the pieces together - overcoming hurdles - Page 4

June 2019

Connecting: Small Business and Professional Services


Spotlight Features

Learn the SCORE
Business mentors help fledgling entrepreneurs - Page 24

Growing Business
ConnectWork offers cowork space and networking - Page 25

Planning Success
Expert says business plans should start with an endgame - page 25

Logo Language
Paula Slomer gives tips on crafting an affective image to represent a business - page 27

The 'Elevator Pitch'
Speaking Coach Tracey Morgan advises clients to have a plan: be direct and focused - Page 28

Stop The Presses
Short, sweet and attention grabbing press releases can generate good news for your company - Page 28

Facing Hurdles

Business Matters editor Kim Paskorz approached three local business owners who previously faced what could have been catastrophic losses. These people rallied, sacrificed and worked hard with the support of staff and community to keep their businesses - and legacies - alive. Here are their stories:

Kaufman House
The iconic Zelienople landmark is reopened and revitalized following a fire - Page 14

Wigton Eye Care
Specialists had to freeze and thaw patient records after they were soaked during a fire destroyed the optometrists' office in 2003 - Page 15

The Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home
Keri Raisley's father died when she was just 11 years old. She picked up his legacy that day, and she never looked back - Page 15

On The Job

Wine Time
Jodie Stock, head winemaker at Anna Marie's Winery and Cafe, transforms regional fruit into tasty beverages - page 22

Tips to wine pairing - page 23

Q&A

Michael P. Robb, executive director for ANR
Insight into services, goals and hurdles facing ANR - page 12

Your Voice

Kelly Hunt, Small Business Association district director
Business startup ideas - page 6

Jordan Grady, co-chair of Butler County Young Professionals and 2019 Distinguished Service Award Winner
Don't worry about bumps along the way - page 33

Profiles

Sweet Ideas
Valerie Cannon talks about her decision to return to her hometown and open Speckled Hen Chocolate - Page 20

Also Featured

Full Circle
Lisa Guard purchased a business from the woman who first hired her - Page 5

Wear it with Pride
Hutchinson's Dry Cleaners offers intricate service - Page 8

Outcast to 'Villain'
Sarver man lends authenic attitude to his T-shirt company - Page 10

Delicious Addition
Cannella Cafe opens on Main Street - Page 31

Get HYPED
The Northern Pittsburgh Regional Chamber of Commerce is Helping Young Professionals Excel - Page 38

Photo Features

Toast To Tourism - Page 30

Distinguished service Awards - Page 32

Meet and Move - Page 40

Celebrating YMCA - Page 42

Legislative Breakfast - Page 44

June Advertisers

AES Specialized Staffing - Page 26
Alliance for Nonprofit Resources - Page 13
Armstrong - Page 48
Arris Construction, LLC - Page 4
Baglier Buick-GMC-Mazda - Page 19
Balouris Eye Center - Page 29
BC3 - Page 6
Berkshire - Page 47
Blumling & Gusky LLP - Page 27
Butler County Tourism - Page 43
Champagne Appraisal - Page 46
Consolidated Communications - Page 9
Dittman Eyecare - Page 10
Edward Jones - Page 4
Elliott Tire - Page 23
Gateway Engineering - Page 7
Grane Hospice Care - Page 7
Heskins - Page 31
Hutchinson's Dry Cleaners - Page 18
Institute Hill Pharmacy - Page 5
J & J Power Equipment - Page 47
Ligo Architects - Page 5
Lynch Law Group - Page 17
Maridon Museum - Page 43
Mars Bank - Page 21
Metal Fence Supply - Page 31
NexTier Bank - Page 11
Orchards of Saxonburg - Page 11
Petruso Audiology - Page 45
Slippery Rock Business Assoc. - Page 41
Slippery Rock Cigars - Page 10
Specialized Staffing - Page 2
St. Barnabas Health System - Page 03
Thompson Miller Funeral - Page 26
True Value Hardware & Rental - Page 47
United Plate Glass - Page 23

Young Professionals

Accurate Solutions Group - Page 37
Alliance For Nonprofit Resource - Page 39
American Cancer Society - Page 38
Associates Benefit Group - Page 39
Balouris Eye Center - Page 34, 39
BC3 - Page 35
Butler Eye Care - Page 35
Butler Floor Company - Page 34, 36
Clear Choice Realty - Page 37
Farmers National Bank - Page 34, 39
Gaiser Addiction Center - Page 37
Hearth & Home Furnishings - Page 38
Heather Cherry Consulting - Page 35
Jay Shaffer Financial - Page 39
Kennihan Plumbing - Page 34
Kim Geyer - Page 35
Ligo Architects - Page 35
Kim Geyer - Page 35
Maher Duessel - Page 37
Mathew Jewelers - Page 36, 37
Mike Kelly Automotive - Page 34, 36, 38
Orchards of Saxonburg - Page 34, 36, 39
Solevo - Page 35, 39
Specialized Staffing - Page 34, 35, 37, 39
Springhill Suites Marriott - Page 35
Thompson Miller Funeral - Page 34, 37
TL Coaching Voices - Page 38
VNA - Page 37

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