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Butler County Business Matters
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Butler, PA 16003

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February 2018

Legal and Insurance: When What If Becomes Now What?

Featured Stories

Employment Practices Liability Insurance can protect against costly claims - the Best Defense
Protecting your business from sexual harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination lawsuits can be as easy as calling your insurance agent. - Page 26

Flood insurance protection can be the difference between a business staying afloat or failing - Sink or Swim
With Butler County's recent bouts with flash flooding, insurance experts say flood insurance is essential in protecting your business' bottom line. - Page 24

Carriers adapt to mandatory use of electronic logging devices - Rules of the Road
New rules of the road for electronic logging devices become mandatory for safety on the road. - Page 25

Other Stories

Your Voice: Insurance can help cover basic costs in the event of an emergency - Paying for Protection
Dan Sherman with RBC Wealth Management gives advice on preparing for your financial future through insurance. - Page 6

Volunteer Effort: Workshop brings organizations together to highlight community opportunities
Butler County Young Professionals and the Junior Women's Club of Butler County joined forces to focus volunteer opportunities. - Page 19

Business Profile: Change in Plans: Layoff from Heinz spurs couple to start food consulting business in county.
In 2013, Joe and Tricia Flock started a food consulting business, Flock Food Solutions in their Slippery Rock home remaining true to H.J. Heinz's values for food quality. - Page 16

Business Memories

Women banded together to make country's first hospital a reality - Healthy Background
In 1896, The Ladies Hospital Association forged the way in establishing Butler Health System. - Page 8

Photo Features

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber
Members of the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber met for a "Connections" networking meeting on Jan. 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry in Marshall Township - Page 4

The Volunteering Made Easy Workshop
Butler county nonprofit organizations gathered at Holly Pointe Plaza in Butler to present volunteer opportunities at a workshop on Jan. 18. The event was hosted by Butler County Young Professionals and the Junior Women's League of Butler County. - Page 14

Inspired Women Paying It Forward
Inspired Women Paying It forward met Jan. 11 for it quartley meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh- Cranberry in Marshall Township. Along with networking, members vote on a women's charity to support and then donate $100 to a chosen charity. - Page 22

Butler County Manufacturing Consortium
Members of the Butler County Manufacturing Consortium met for its monthly meeting at the Penn United LIGHT training center in Jefferson Township on Jan. 17. - Page 40

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February Advertisers

Alliance for Nonprofit - Page 3
ARC - Butler County - Page 35
Armstrong - Page 48
BC3 - Page 6
Benko Orthodontics - Page 36
Berkshire Hathaway - Page 45
Bill's Interior Grooming - Page 42
Blumling & Gusky - Page 11
Butler County Chamber of Commerce - Page 12
Butler County Tourism - Page 13
Butler County Bar Association - Page 7
Butler Memorial Hospital - Page 9
Butler Smiles Dental - Page 38
C. W. Howard Insurance - Page 27
Callery Industrial - Page 19
Champagne Appraisal - Page 38
Charlton & Charlton - Page 18
Coffee Club - Page 46
Consolidated Communications - Page 31
Coury Health Service - Page 12
Dillon, McCandless, King, Coulter & Graham - Page 15
Dittman Eyecare - Page 43
Erie Law Offices - Page 28
Geibel Funeral Home - Page 36
Goin' Postal - Page 32br> Gray-Scheer Architecture - Page 6
Hagan Business Machine - Page 46
Hefren Tillotson Inc - Page 44
Kievit & Silbaugh - Page 23
Ligo Architects - Page 11
Lindsay Law Firm - Page 17
Lynch Law Group - Page 21
Mars National Bank - Page 33
Metal Fence Supply - Page 34
Minuteman Press - Page 28
Morgan Management Co. - Page 18
NexTier Bank - Page 37
Patrick M. Casey, Atty - Page 32
Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber - Page 43
Plunkett Motor Frieght - Page 44
Quality Life Services - Page 39
RBC Wealth Management - Page 5
Siegel Insurance - Page 16
Slippery Rock University - Page 20
Specialized Staffing - Page 2
State Farm - Mark MacTaggart - Page 2
Stay At Home Quality Care - Page 42
Thompson Miller Funeral Home - Page 16
True Value Hardware - Page 29
Turner Insurance - Page 20
United Plate Glass - Page 34
WK Thomas and Associates - Page 41
Woodmen of the World - Page 10
YWCA - Page 10

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