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Butler County Business Matters is the only avenue in the county where industry leaders can stay on top of issues and the moves of other innovators. It is direct mailed monthly to the owners, managers and key executives of over 6,000 county-wide companies.

Business leaders from retail, manufacturing, governmental and financial sectors have come to rely upon Business Matters as the most dependable source of business related news and information in Butler County.

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Beth Koop

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

Reporter: Beth Koop
Phone: 724.431.2209 Ext. 322
Fax: 724.431.2244

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August 2016

Special Issue: The 100th Edition of Butler County Business Matters

Business Matters is proud to be celebrating the printing of our 100th edition. In this issue, we recognize the achievements, milestones, and anniversaries of other businesses and organizations that have impacted our region from small businesses to nonprofits to large corporations.

Featured Stories

Our Anniversary: Business Matters began publication in May 2008
A look back at the start of Business Matters and how far our business to business publication has come.

On the Road Since '41: Butler Motor Transit rolls on
Starting out as the Harmony Short Line System, Butler Motor Transit has traveled a long way since establishment in 1941, transporting passengers to all types of events from World's Fairs to Super Bowls to Papal visits.

Clean Slate: Wife's request led to creation of James Austin Co.
In 1889, James Austin cooked up his first batch of Austin's A1 Bleach on the kitchen stove in his Pittsburgh home. Today, headquartered out of Mars, Austin's celebrates its 127 year history.

Quality Effort: AGR helps manufacturers know their containers are first rate
In Butler County there are many manufacturers making products you might be using every day and are unaware are being produced right here in your own backyard.


Audubon bestows "sustainable" honor on North Country Brewing
North Country Brewing in Slippery Rock was honored by the Bartramian Audubon Society with the 2016 Sustainable Conservation by a Business Award for the brewery's efforts to in-site recycling and using locally grown ingredients.

Value Oriented

Penn United remains true to its founding principles
Starting out in a small, three-stall garage on the Jones farm in Cabot, Carl Jones, Robert Becker and Charles Barton established Penn United Technologies, Inc. in 1971.

New Ways

Mars National adopts technology to better serve customers
In 1900, a group of Mars business people saw the need for banking services and opened the first branch in the Ziegler Building in downtown Mars.

Photo Features

Chamber Community Champion
The Maridon Museum of Butler was honored by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce on July 13 with the Chamber Community Champion award. There were 50 people who attended the event, which was held at Diamond Park on South Main Street in downtown Butler.

Pillars of the Community
The Cranberry Township Community Chest and Cranberry Township held the Four Pillars reception on July 6 at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. There were more than 300 people who attended both the Art Expo opening reception and the Four Pillars reception.

After Hours
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce hosted a summer mixer Business After Hours event on July 19 for members of the chamber and surrounding areas. There were 50 members who attended the event, which was held at Hearth and Home Furnishings in Zelienople.

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