Money: Making the Right Move
Making Their Move: Industry Transactions Alter County Banking Landscape
The banking landscape is one that is constantly changing, but in Butler County, much of that activity occurred during the final quarter.
A Big Deal: WesBanco to Acquire ESB; Deal Expected to Close in 2015
A regional bank headquartered in West Virginia that during the past two years has entered the Western Pennsylvania market made another significant move this fall that will expand its presence in Butler County.
Earning Their Letters: Unscrambling the Plethora of Financial Industry Designations
The financial services industry has no shortage of professional designations individuals can earn. However, what do they actually mean? And more importantly, should you care, and why?
Looking Up: PNC Survey Finds Positives in Small, Mid-Size Business Indicators
Some economic indicators for U.S. small- and mid-sized businesses are trending upward at their highest rate since 2008 recession levels, according to biannual PNC survey.
Fighting Fraud: Security Technology, Threats Continue to Advance
Business Matters speaks with Benjamin Wallace, chairman of the information technology committee for the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, about electronic banking security.
Extended Circumstances: Not Your Grandfather's Long-Term Care World
Corey Utz, a financial adviser with Hefren-Tillotson in Butler, writes about how long-term care insurance has changed throughout the years.
Dynamic Approach: Family Owned Ceramics Shop Builds Successful Niche the Old-Fashioned Way
Dynamic Ceramics, a small ceramics shop that opened out of necessity more than 30 years ago, now ships parts worldwide as three generations of owners work together.
Learning to Lead
Karen Owens: Lifesteps President and CEO Sees Value in Challenging Yourself to Grow
Karen Owens, president and CEO of Lifesteps, speaks to Business Matters about how remaining dedicated to her agency's mission, along with hard work and education, formed her successful career.
Public Celebration: City Revitalization Group Reviews Accomplishments, Looks Ahead
Butler Downtown, Butler's Main Street Program, hosted its annual Public Celebration on Nov. 13.
Park Place: Butler Agrees to Secure Financing for Parking Garage
A parking garage in the middle of downtown Butler is once again proposed after some recent challenges.
Changing Face: Planned Developments to Make Mark in Jackson Township
The area near the interchange of Route 528 and Interstate 79 in Jackson Township will look vastly different in just a few years.
Ready for More Retail: Stores, Eateries May Be On Way to Butler Township
Dick's Sporting Goods, Moe's Southwest Grille, Mattress Firm and a Bob Evans restaurant are the tenants named for a new development on New Castle Road near its intersection with the Route 422 cloverleaf in Butler Township.
Pretty as a Picture: Entrepreneur Creates More Feminine Camo Clothing Line
They're American scenes, so clothes designer and photographer Mary Kathleen Bryan of Valencia thought it only fair that they be reproduced on American fabric.
Water's New World: Plant Serves as Test to Clean, Reuse Mine Drainage for Fracking
A new plant off Lardintown Road in Clinton Township is cleaning acid mine drainage so natural gas drillers can use the formerly tainted water in lieu of freshwater.
The Butler County Young Professionals group hosted its annual fall mixer Nov. 18 at The Chop Shop in Butler.