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June 1, 2015
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June 2015

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Main Articles

Small Stands Tall: Entrepreneurs Are Major Drivers of the Economy
Business Matters profiles several entrepreneurs who have created opportunities for themselves and others.

Caparosa Brothers: Bowlaway Stays in the Strike Zone
Brothers Joe Caparosa Jr. and Kevin Caparosa didn't start the family bowling business that today is known as Family Bowlaway Fun Center in Butler Township. That was their late father, Joe Caparosa Sr. However, by following their father's example of constantly finding ways to improve the business, they have grown it by evolving with the times.

Jody Bertoncello-Young: Hard Work Can Turn Dreams into Reality
While working as a hair stylist during the first 30 years of her career, Jody Bertoncello-Young cut out pictures from magazines that inspired her with concepts and decor and put them away in a scrapbook in case she ever had the opportunity to open her own salon. About four and a half years ago, she made that dream a reality when she opened Prima Capelli Salon in Center Township.

John Myers Jr.: Professional Enterprises Owner Learned by Doing
John Myers Jr. learned the fundamental skills - welding and excavating - at a young age that would provide the basis for him to become a successful businessman. However, he had to reinvent himself a couple times throughout his career and draw on his experience before discovering the perfect niche for those skills.

Debra Dion Krischke: Experienced Fundraiser Creates Venture for Female Philanthropists
As an owner of Three Rivers Paintball, Debra Dion Krischke has been part of a successful business for more than 30 years. However, her entrepreneurial spirit has shone brightest through her work raising money for charities, especially those that benefit women.

Capital Suggestion: Many Options Exist to Finance Small Business
Business owners and lenders share advice on different ways to fund growing businesses.


Growth Spurt: President of Deep Well Services Credits Personnel, Partners, Training
Mark Marmo, president of Deep Well Services in Zelienople, speaks to Business Matters about how the company has managed its rapid growth.

Your Voice

What's in a Name? New Business Names May Make You Smile, Ponder
Business Matters reporter David Means writes about the many interesting and amusing business names he has come across during the past few years.

On the Job

Brew Crew: A Day Spent Making Beer at North Country Brewing
Business Matters reporter David Means goes behind the scenes at North Country Brewing Co. to experience the craft of brewing beer.

Also featured

We In-CIST: Networking Group Provides Opportunities for Construction, Building Management
A networking group that recently expanded to Butler County aims to provide opportunities for all types of businesses involved with construction and building management.

HR Forum: Labor Law at Forefront of Annual Gathering
Because society and work force standards are constantly evolving, so, too, does labor and employment law. To provide assistance to business professionals dealing with recent changes, the Butler Human Resources Association on May 12 focused on the topic during its annual forum at the Days Inn in Butler Township.

Distinguished Service: 2 Honored for their Community Work
Denny Offstein and Lyric Schnur were honored May 6 for their community service at the Distinguished Service Awards.

Toast to Tourism: More Than 200, Including German Contingent, Attend Annual Event
There were four special visitors among the more than 200 people who attended the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau's annual Toast to Tourism May 7 in Saxonburg.

Reviewing the Future: Zelienople OKs Funding for Revitalization Study
Zelienople Borough Council on April 29 approved funding to continue its detailed look at the borough's multimillion dollar revitalization project.

Day of Giving: County Charities Benefit from $96,000 Raised in Annual Event
Numerous charities in Butler County received donations May 5 through the annual Day of Giving.

Road Hard: Officials Push for Highway Projects in County's Southeast Corner
While much of the state Department of Transportation's focus on infrastructure work in Butler County is in Cranberry Township, officials say there are plans for needed development in the southeastern corner of the county as well.

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Abella Enterprises
AirDuct Maintenance
ARC - Butler County
Balouris Eye Center
BEAR Metallurgical
Berkshire Hathaway
Butler Ambulance Service
Butler Ambulatory Surgery
Butler Co. Memorial Park & Mausoleum
Butler County Ford
Butler Smiles Dental
Butler Tires For Less
Butler Transit Authority
Care Chiropractic
Carpenter Training Center
Chatham University
Consolidated Communication
Cranberry Township
Cygnus Manufacturing
Deep Well Services
Dittman Eyecare
Double Tree by Hilton
Eagle Rubber Product
Elliott Tire
Etzel Engineer & Build Inc.
Executive Financial Services
Family Bowlaway
Farmers National Bank
Friedman Inc.
Fruehauf Manufacturing
Grand Rental
Grove City Medical Center
Harrisville Memorial
Harmony Outdoor
Headlines of Hair Concepts
Henderon Brothers
Holly Pointe
Houston Harbaugh
Howie Pentony
Joe Gray Consulting
Kennihan Plumbing
Ligo Architects
Lynch Law Group
Mars National Bank
Metal Fence Supply
Morgan Management Co
NexTier Bank
North Country Brewing
Northwest Savings Bank
P&W Construction, Inc.
Penn National Insurance
Penn United
Petruso Audiology
Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber
Prima Capelli Salon, Inc.
Quality Life Services
Randy and Bob’s Autobody
S&T Bank
Saxony Health Center
Shelbourne, Inc.
Shelor School of Dance
Slippery Rock University
Snebold Family Business
Specialized Staffing
Stirling Landscaping
Sunnyview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Thistlesea Business
Thompson Miller Funeral Home
Total Technology
United Plate Glass Company
Unlimited Staffing
Wayne Sell Trucking
WK Thomas and Associates
Woodmen of the World
XTO Energy

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