November 2014 — Health Care: A Major Economic Driver for Many Industries
Making an Impact: Educators Set on Bringing Real-Life Lessons to Classroom
Momentum created during the inaugural Butler County Education Summit nearly a year ago is continuing to bring educators, employers and other resource partners together to discuss their respective challenges.
Well Positioned: Health Care Industry 2nd-largest Employer in County
The health care industry has a major economic impact on Butler County, employing a large chunk of the work force and driving business for other sectors.
Health & Homes: There are Many Levels to Long-Term Care
Organizations that provide long-term care make up a sizable portion of the health care industry. However, the landscape of long-term care can be confusing to those who have not experienced it with a loved one.
Plan Proliferation: Multitude of Options Sprout Up in Health Insurance Landscape
The evolving nature of the health care industry means businesses must be proactive to control insurance costs, leading to inventive insurance planning.
Game Changer: New Medical Mall Opens in Pine Township
Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health celebrated the grand opening of the new medical mall in Wexford.
Health Link: Financial Struggles Spur UPMC-Jameson Merger
The increasing struggles of being an independent hospital led to the merger between New Castle-based Jameson Health System and UPMC. Butler Health System, which continues to be independent, weighs in on the move.
Goin' Off-road: Wheelchairs Made by Grove City Company Help Disabled Stay Active
Trac Fabrication in Grove City makes off-road wheelchairs with tank-like tracks rather than wheels, which help people with physical disabilities enjoy outdoor activities.
Closer Look: New Technology That Aids Breast Cancer Detection Coming to BMH
Butler Memorial Hospital will be one of the first facilities in Western Pennsylvania to offer new breast cancer detection services.
Butler Health System, UPMC Acquire Tri Rivers Surgical
UPMC and Butler Health System formed a partnership to acquire Tri Rivers Surgical Associates, a regional multi-specialty physician practice that has had a presence in Butler County since 1994.
VNA Names Executive Director
The VNA named longtime employee Margie Walsh its new executive director.
Get with the Program: SRU Launches its new Health Care Administration & Management Degree
David Jordan, coordinator of Slippery Rock University's new Health Care Administration & Management degree, speaks to Business Matters about the program and the major impact health care has on the work force.
Clock's Ticking: Year-End Tax Planning can be Money Saver
J. Victor Conrad of PINNACLE Financial Strategies provides tips on year-end tax planning.
Learning to lead
Chrisy Saula and Holly Reedy: Nursing Home Administrators Worked Their Way Up the Ladder
Chrisy Saula of Fair Winds Manor and Holly Reedy of Chicora Medical Center talk to Business Matters about how they came to work in the health care field and what has inspired them to lead the way in caring for others.
PPG's Place: Deep-Rooted Manufacturer Opens Regional HQ in Cranberry Woods
PPG Industries opened its new regional headquarters for its architectural coatings business in Cranberry Township with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Gov. Tom Corbett.
Dealing with Disaster: Symposium Focuses on Emergency Preparedness
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce partnered with several other organizations to offer an emergency preparedness workshop for businesses Sept. 25 at Butler County Community College.
Shale Session: Marcellus Shale Coalition Holds Annual Conference in Pittsburgh
The Marcellus Shale Coalition hosted its annual Shale Insight Conference in Western Pennsylvania for the first time. The event highlighted the achievements of the industry and provided continuing education programming for professionals.
Practice Run: Firefighters Train for Gas Well Blaze
Firefighters from around the county are learning how to fight potential natural gas fires by using the facilities at Butler County Community College.
FedEx Distribution Center Coming to Jackson Township
Work is set to begin on a new FedEx regional distribution center in Jackson Township that is expected to create more than 500 jobs.
Making its Pitch: Zelienople, in Hunt for Revitalization Grant, Hosts State Official
Alan Walker, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, visits Zelienople, which is seeking state grant funds to help with its revitalization.
Boy Scouts Honor Diehl, Kucel
The Diehl Automotive Group of Butler and Cranberry Township businessman Ken Kucel were honored Sept. 25 with Good Scout Awards from the Moraine Trails Council Boy Scouts of America.
PNC Bank on Oct. 7 hosted its annual Butler Business Networking Reception in The Grand Ballroom at Cornerstone Commons in Butler. Former Pittsburgh Penguins player and current Penguins broadcaster Phil Bourque joined the fray, speaking about his career and mingling with guests.
More than 500 people sampled an array of foods Sept. 29 during the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber's annual Taste of Cranberry at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North.
The Saxonburg Area Business Association on Oct. 21 hosted its annual Scholarship Benefit Golf Outing & Happy Hour at Conley Resort.