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Oct/Nov/Dec 2010

A PUBLICATION OF THE CHAMBER OF BUSINESS & INDUSTRY OF CENTRE COUNTY

In This Issue... 2 President’s Letter 4 Member Anniversaries

Central PA Regional Business & Industry Expo Expects Success

5 Government Update 7 CCIDC 8 Ambassadors 9 New Members 10 Members Seen & Heard 11 Regional Expo Sponsors 12 Central PA Regional Business & Industry Expo

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November 4, 2010, the Central Pennsylvania Regional Business & Industry Expo presented by 611 MRI/CT will be showcasing businesses from throughout the region at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

This event will provide an opportunity for the members of each of the 15 partnering Chambers of Commerce to promote their products and services to businesses and consumers during this regional event. This year represents the second year for the Regional Expo, which will feature nine workshops throughout the day in addition to exhibitors on both the floor and concourse areas of the BJC. The Expo and all workshops are free and open to the public. Click HERE for a complete listing of all workshops. The Expo, which will run from 1:30-6:30 p.m., will be kicked-off with a luncheon featuring John P. Surma, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United State Steel Corporation, as the keynote speaker. The luncheon will be held in the South Annex Gym of the BJC from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend the luncheon is $25.00 per person and pre-registration is required. We hope you can make it and GET CONNECTED to many businesses and indivuals here and surrounding our community! For more information, go to www.cbicc.org or contact the CBICC at 814-234-1829.

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Proforma LLH Promos is Growing! Proforma LLH Promos a local distributor of promotional items, sportswear and printed materials, has been continuously growing each year since opening their doors in 2005. In July, they were honored by receiving the Eagle Achievement Award at the 2010 National Proforma Convention. This honor was awarded to only three Proforma owners who were able to grow their businesses in 2009 despite the slow economy. With the addition of online company stores in 2008/2009 they have seen a large jump in sales which has given them the opportunity to expand their team. They are proud to announce the addition of Denise Harper to the office. Denise comes with an extensive background in Project Management, Order Entry/ Fulfillment and Customer Service. They are excited about this expansion as it will enable them to better serve their customers, help new customers brand their businesses and find other local businesses that may benefit from the convenience of launching an Online Company Store for their Print and Promotional needs. More details: www.LLHPromos.com

Keller Engineers Named One of 100 Best Places to Work in PA

Keller Engineers, Inc. has been named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in PA for 2010. This awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places to be employed in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses. Keller Engineers, Inc. will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA evening awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony. (continued on pg. 3...)

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President’s Letter It is clear from both the color of the leaves and the temperature

outside that the change of season is at hand. Also, by now I think most of you are aware that your Chamber is actively engaged in the process to identify a new executive to lead our organization. At the same time, as electors in local, state and national elections, we are all keenly aware of the many potential changes in the political landscape. Finally, and most importantly to all of you, we are hopeful that the change in both our local and national economy is at hand. It certainly seems that change is the theme. Let me include some information about several of these changes: The CBICC Board of Directors, working through an executive search subcommittee, is well along in the process to select a new executive leader for both the Chamber and the Centre County IDC. After an extensive national solicitation, a broad pool of talented and experienced candidates has been identified for consideration. Our top candidates all bring significant Chamber and economic development experience, and all display a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with regional stakeholders to bring results and achievement to their area. We are excitedly looking forward to bringing this new leadership on-board to continue our common mission and to grow the organization. Individual interviews are now scheduled by mid November, and the goal is to name a new President/CEO before year end. On the election front, I urge you all to exercise your unique right to vote on November 2. This election year, particularly with the impending change in the Pennsylvania governor’s office, our representatives in Harrisburg and Washington are more critical than ever. With all of the issues challenging us in the business environment today, having our voices heard in this election cycle is of paramount importance. Finally, the business climate that you and I see every day does seem to be changing. We have added a number of new small companies to the business incubator in the last several months, and for some time before that we had little activity. Many of our members are indicating a gradual (but measurable) improvement in their sales activities. The stock markets are up. The holiday sales season is near and promises for increased activity seem justified. Obviously, these are changes are for the better. One final topic; I would like to remind you all of our next big event. The 2010 Central Pennsylvania Regional Business and Industry Expo is scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2010. The Expo is a great place to showcase your business, learn about other opportunities and meet other business people from around the region. So, the change of seasons is a certainty. Other changes here at the Chamber, in Centre County, Harrisburg and beyond are happening as well. Let’s all look forward to and embrace this change. (See you at the Regional Expo!) Sincerely, David R. Wise

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Our Mission The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County is organized to promote the well-being and growth of commerce, business and industry, while striving to maintain a high quality of life in Centre County.

Officers and Executive Committee 2010 Rod Beard – Chairman Dave Capperella - Vice-Chair Al Horvath – Secretary Fred Leoniak – Treasurer David Wise – President/CEO

Board of Directors 2010 Richard Barrickman, Nittany Bank Rod Beard, Beard Law Company Dave Capperella, Capperella Furniture Don Gaetano, The Hartman Agency Al Horvath, The Pennsylvania State University Jack Infield, Graystone Bank Bill James, Foxdale Village O.J. Johnston, Raytheon William Joseph, First National Bank Jeffrey Krauss, The HR Office, Inc. Fred Leoniak, ParenteBeard LLC Chris Magent, Alexander Building Construction Co. Leanne Martin, M&T Bank Don McCandless, Restek Corporation Bob McDaniel, Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. Ted McDowell, AmeriServ Bank Richard Mextorf, State College Area School District John Moore, Moore Power Sales John Rodgers, Fulton Bank Stephanie Schmidt, Poole Anderson Construction, LLC Walter Schneider, Centre Region COG Colleen Small, The UPS Store #5642 Rich Wisniewski, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Our Staff David Wise Trudy Mitchell Jean Gerber Dan Abruzzo Phil Park Angela Lombardo Connie Corl Sara Hoy Mary Resides Alisha Varner Carol Maddox Elaine Morgan

President/CEO VP Economic Development VP Chamber Operations VP Government Affairs Business Incubation Manager Office Manager Events & Publications Coordinator Membership Services & Communications Coordinator Economic Development Assistant Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant Receptionist

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Membership Services Update & Information Ambassadors Challenge Board to Membership Contest

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CATA General Manager Receives Transit Industry’s Highest Honor

The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is pleased to announce that, at an awards ceremony in San Antonio last week, Hugh Mose, the Authority’s General Manager, was named this year’s recipient of the prestigious American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award.

Harrison’s Wine Grill Awarded 2010 Restaurant Neighbor Award by the National Restaurant Association

Harrison’s Wine Grill has received the 2010 Restaurant Neighbor Pennsylvania Honorable Mention Award by the National Restaurant Association. This is in recognition of a Harrison’s fundraiser held in October 2009 to benefit the Friends of Schlow Library at a time when the final Pennsylvania budget cut aid to the Schlow Centre Region Library by more than 20 percent. The National Restaurant Association and American Express salute restaurateurs who go above and beyond in giving back to their communities through the Restaurant Neighbor Award and Harrison’s has received that recognition.

The CBICC Ambassador Club challenged the CBICC Board of Directors to see who could bring in the most new members before the end of the year. The Board readily accepted the challenge during their August Board of Directors meeting. The Challenge was officially kicked-off on September 1, with the Ambassadors turning out in force to demonstrate their determination to win! As you can see from the photos, the Board certainly has their work cut out for them. The winners of this challenge will be treated to an Italian Feast at the Corl Barn in Mingoville; the losers will be responsible for serving and clean-up duties. Our desire to bring in new members is in recognition of the fact that the membership is the core strength of the CBICC. The Board and Ambassadors believe in the mission of the CBICC and want to share what we have to offer with as much of the business community as possible. A strong membership equals a strong CBICC, so we wish both teams the best! Top photo: Fran Stevenson, Chair of Ambassador Club and Rod Beard, Chair of CBICC Board of Directors battle it out with boxing gloves Bottom photo: The Ambassador Club competes with two of the CBICC Board of Directors in a little game of tug-of-war to kick off the membership challenge

Harrison’s will be awarded with a plaque at the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association’s (PRA) Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner in November. The Harrison’s Wine Grill Dine In fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Schlow Library is now an annual event. For more details: www.HarrisonsMenu.com

A Brand New Day: The YMCA Unveils New Brand Strategy to Further Community Impact

For the first time in 43 years, YMCA of the USA has unveiled a new brand strategy to increase understanding of the impact that YMCAs make in communities across the country. The YMCA has the unique capacity to address many of the challenges facing the nation today. Through its new brand strategy and framework, the nonprofit will extend its reach into communities to nurture the potential of youth and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to support neighbors. The new brand strategy – the result of more than two years of analysis and research – was introduced in August. The YMCA unveiled a new, more forward-looking logo that reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the organization, and a framework that focuses resources on three core areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In another major change, the nonprofit will be called “the Y” to align with how people most commonly refer to the organization. The YMCA of Centre County will fully transition to the new brand by the end of 2011.

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Member Anniversaries Thank you to these members for their support of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County! 5 Years

60 Years •

The Pennsylvania State University

30 Years •

Johnson, Ronald W. Construction

25 Years •

ProTrans

Alliance Impairment Management Inc.

Art Alliance of Central PA

Beavertown Block Co., Inc.

Bellefonte Area School District

BioLife Plasma Services

Castles Technology Consulting, LLC

Community Diversity Group

The Hearthside - A Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

10 Years

Hugh Wood, Inc.

Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation

Ikon Office Solutions

Centre County Association of REALTORS

Links 2 Care

Corman’s Mail Service

Lowe’s

Edge Advantage, Inc.

McDonald’s USA, LLC

Mindy M. Thomas, CPA

ELA Group, Inc.

Penn Skates

Genna Ice

Results Radio

Homestead Graphics and Design

Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc.

Metzger Animal Hospital

Sinking Valley Country Club

Shunk’s Kitchens, Inc.

Smart Start - Centre County

Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Skyline - The Exhibit Place, Inc.

University Area Joint Authority (UAJA)

The WHM Group

Sutliff Cadillac, Buick & GMC celebrated their Grand Opening of their dealership at 169 W. Aaron Drive on Saturday, October 16. They had an Oktoberfest theme along with some great food and classic/antique vehicles on display throughout the day.

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MedExpress Urgent Care held a pre-opening celebration on Wednesday, September 15 at their newest location in State College, PA. They opened their doors on Thursday, September 15.

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Government Affairs Update GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIVISION OPERATIONS Heritage 1 Committee Developer Permit Extensions and Renewals

The Heritage 1 Committee hosted an October 6th breakfast meeting on PA’s new ACT 46 which extends approved state and municipal permits to 2013. Approximately 50 Heritage 1 members and municipal officials were in attendance. The event was co-sponsored by Penn Terra Engineering and Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C. The discussion also addressed storm water permit renewal requirements for existing residential developments which took effect in June 2010. CLICK HERE for the Act 46 presentation and CLICK HERE for the NPDES Policy Changes presentation.

Streamlining PennDOT and DEP Permits

The PA Economic Development Association (PEDA) invited Heritage 1 to participate on a Permitting and Regulatory Reform (PARR) Committee. PEDA intends, with the creation of the committee, to increase PA’s competitiveness for the job generating projects by reducing costly delays in developing building projects. DER and PennDOT permitting are the two main focusing areas. The PARR Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

COG Code Agency Customer Survey

Heritage 1 prepared an electronic survey to poll Committee members and other members of the real estate community on the Code Agency’s past performance. The COG Executive Director agreed that the survey should be implemented and requested that the results of the polling be shared with the Code Agency. Members of the real estate community who have had previous dealings with the Code Agency and have not received the survey may contact Alisha at avarner@cbicc.org to complete the survey.

in attendance. UPA offered to invite a CBICC representative to meet with Delta Airlines in Atlanta on October 13 to discuss resuming State College/Atlanta flight service.

PA Legislators Forum: Election Challengers

A political forum with the Centre County candidates for the PA General Assembly was hosted on September 29 at a Business Before Hours. Challengers Jon Eich, Joyce Haas, and Daryl Shafer were the guest speakers. Chamber board member OJ Johnston served as moderator.

Nittany Entrepreneurs: A Student Chamber Society

On October 7, Nittany Entrepreneurs launched its first meeting with students and CBICC members. Approximately 40 individuals were in attendance. CLICK HERE to learn more about this Chamber Foundation initiative.

Marcellus Shale Gas

At its October meeting, the Chamber’s CEO Group heard from the Centre County Planning and Community Development Office on the County’s activities regarding Marcellus Shale Natural Gas. The County Planning Director and Assistant Director, along with the County Natural Gas Task Force Chair, provided ideas regarding economic development and working with other groups involved with Marcellus drilling. CLICK HERE for the County’s Power Point presentation to the CEO Group. CLICK HERE to learn more about CEO Group membership.

STATE PA League of Cities and Municipalities

Streamlining County SALDO Permits

On September 16, Chamber staff participated in a daylong work session with the League’s Core Committees in Crises Task Force. Approximately 15 PA municipalities are in, or on the verge of filing Act 47 bankruptcy. The Task Force, which includes the Mayors of Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Scranton, LockHaven, and State College, would like legislators to reduce state mandates, provide greater flexibility to adopt new revenue sources, and provide relief from funding pensions required by Act 111. CLICK HERE for Third Class Cities White paper outline for details on the dilemma that many PA municipalities are facing.

Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition Summit

Act 111 provides police and firefighters with the right to bargain collectively with their municipal employers through a labor union, The League seeks reform of the current arbitration process.

Heritage 1 continues to discuss the streamlining of subdivision and land development approvals with County Planners. It was agreed that some delays in state permit reviews (required for County approvals) are due to subjective technical reviewers.The Centre County Planning Director offered to arrange a meeting with the PennDOT District 2 Engineer to discuss how highway occupancy permits might be expedited. As Chair of the County Workforce Housing Committee, Heritage 1 staff assisted with finalizing the topics to be addressed at the October 28 annual housing summit. This year’s summit will include discussions on Centre County’s demographics, shared housing, boarding homes, housing cooperatives, and an update on the Centre County Housing and Land Trust Market Study. CLICK HERE to register for the October 29th summit.

Government Affairs Committee University Park Airport (UPA): Flight Service Enhancement As follow-up to a prior Chamber CEO Group meeting at the University Park Airport, the UPA Director and representatives from the Airport Authority and it’s air service development consultant again met with the CEO group (on August 31) to discuss strategies for possible new air service to Chicago, Charlotte, or Atlanta. Members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Infrastructure Taskforce were also

PA Transportation Funding Still Pending

The likelihood of the General Assembly passing a comprehensive transportation funding bill this session is becoming more remote. The earliest a bill (Special Session H.B. 8) currently under consideration in the House Appropriations Committee could be voted on by the full House after the November 2 election. While the House does plan to return following the election, leaders in the Senate have indicated that the Senate will not convene a sine die session. The PA Chamber continues to work with other stakeholder groups and lawmakers to reach agreement on an effective and adequate transportation funding plan, which was necessitated by the federal government’s rejection of I-80 tolling. The Chamber’s engagement in this issue will continue into the new session and with the new administration.

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Lawmakers Urged to Reject Support for PLA’s

The PA Chamber is asking House lawmakers to vote “no” on a resolution (H.R. 761) that would encourage the use of project labor agreements (PLA’s) in all public works projects. A PLA is a comprehensive, pre-hire agreement on a public works project that is signed by a contractor and unions, agreed to by subcontractors, and recognizes the union as the sole representative of workers on a specific public project. In a memo to House lawmakers, the PA Chamber noted that PLA’s discourage contractors from bidding on projects due to their stringent requirements, particularly the mandated use of union workers and the use of union halls regardless of affiliation with organized labor. As a result of fewer bids, there is less competition in the process, which ultimately leads to higher construction costs.

FEDERAL Business asset purchases normally must be depreciated over a period of time. However, the tax code allows a business to elect to expense the purchases which yields an immediate tax deduction and large tax savings. In 2010, the ceiling on immediate write-off was $250,000. The

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New Tax Break for Certain Real Estate Improvements

Effective immediately and retroactive to all of 2010 as well as 2011, and, for the first time ever, the first $250,000 of real property improvements to leased property, restaurant property and improvements to retailbusiness property can be applied against taxable income in the year the cost is incurred. (Typically, these costs are recouped using long depreciation periods.)

Expiring Tax Cuts

The decision on expiring Bush-era tax breaks will most likely occur after the November elections. There seems to be consensus that many of the tax breaks will be extended. The disagreement in Congress is on the tax breaks for upper-incomers: should they be extended or expire. Also included in this debate is what to do about the estate tax which is scheduled to significantly increase in 2011.

Plain Writing Act

Increase in Business Equipment Write-offs for 2010 & 2011

Applebee’s celebrated their grand re-opening on Thursday, October 7. The State College location has recently been remodeled and is looking forward to having you stop in and see the changes.

Small Business Jobs Act retroactively doubles the 2010 expensing amount to $500,000 of equipment purchases and applies to 2011 as well.

The House passed a bill on to the White House that would require the federal government to write documents, such as tax returns, federal college aid applications, and Veterans Administration forms in simple easy-to-understand language. The bill’s final version passed the House by a vote of 341-82. The bill previously received unanimous consent in the Senate. (H.R.946)

AmeriServ Bank celebrated the opening of their newest State College location along North Atherton Street on Monday, October 4. Glenn Wilson, Cindy Russell, and Ted McDowell cut the ribbon during the celebration.

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Economic Development Update Ph: 814.235.1666 * F: 814.234.5869 * Web site: www.CentreCountyIDC.org

CBICC Membership Luncheon Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting at Benner Commerce Park

Centre County Industrial Development Authority In July 2003 Centre County’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to create the Centre County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) and appointed the original seven-member board of directors. The Authority was formed to assist local businesses secure financing for projects under applicable rules and regulations in an effort to recruit and retain businesses of all types for the county.

On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 over 135 Chamber Members and invited guests joined the CBICC/CCIDC in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Benner Commerce Park. Phases I and II are now “shovel-ready” with water, sewer and electric and telecommunications infrastructure in place. In addition to its first tenant, Cleveland Brothers, there are now 9 lots ranging in size from 5 to 15 acres available for sale. Located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, along the I-99 Corridor between Bellefonte and State College, the mixed-use business park is designed to accommodate a variety of compatible businesses within a corporate campus setting. Amenities in the 82+ acre park include fiber-optic access, 3,600 feet of sidewalks, 500 trees, extensive landscaping, underground utilities and established green space with walking trails. Speakers included Jim Eckert, representing Senator Jake Corman, Ann Stacey, Stacey and Associates, LLC/Vice Chair of the CCIDC Board of Directors, Rod Beard, Beard Law Company/Chairman of the CBICC Board of Directors and David Wise, interim President/CEO of the CBICC/CCIDC and CFO of both organizations. The speakers provided a history of the acquisition and development of the park recognizing many of the partners involved in the project who were in attendance and John Coleman, the former CEO/President of CBICC/CCIDC, who was instrumental in the advancement of the project. For more information about Benner Commerce Park, please contact Mary Resides or Trudy Mitchell at 235-1666 or visit the CCIDC website.

The Authority provides a conduit for businesses to apply for taxexempt and taxable financing and participate in programs such as the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), Infrastructure & Facilities Improvement Program (IFIP) and Recovery Zone Facility Bond Program (RZFB). Guidelines and information about state programs may be found at www.newPA.com. Since its inception, the CCIDA has approved projects totaling nearly $80,000,000 which have created numerous employment opportunities in the county while improving the quality of life. Those projects include: 2005: Penn State University Medler Field - $12,000,000 (RACP) 2007: Centre Life Link - $1,100,000 – Tax Exempt Bond Financing 2007: Downtown Improvement District Fraser Centre - $3,000,000 (RACP) 2008: Strawberry Fields, Inc. – $1,300,000 - Tax Exempt Bond Financing 2008: Nittany Valley Charter School - $750,000 – Tax Exempt Bond Financing 2009: HFL Corporation - $2,059,000 – Recovery Zone Facility Bond Program (RZFB) 2010: Mount Nittany Medical Center East Wing Project - $5,000,000 – (IFIP) 2010: Foxdale Village - $50,000,000 – Tax Exempt Bond Financing 2010: Downtown Improvement District Fraser Centre - $1,500,000 (RACP) 2010: Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology - $3,000,000 (RACP) Current Centre County Industrial Development Authority board members are: Russell Brooks, Jack Infield (Chair), Jeffrey Krauss, Stan LaFuria, Leanne Martin, Jon Rockey and Thomas F. Songer II. For more information about the Centre County Industrial Development Authority, please contact Trudy Mitchell at (814) 235-1666.

Benner Commerce Park celebrated their opening of the multi-use business park on Tuesday, September 21.

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Ambassdors of the CBICC 2010 Ambassador Club Members

The Ambassador Club of the CBICC is the “Goodwill Arm” of the Chamber, and its mission is to welcome and mentor new Chamber members, help in the retention of current members, and provide exceptional service for our members.

Ambassador of the Month: July & Sept Ambassador of the Third Quarter 2010

The CBICC Ambassador Club is comprised of volunteers committed to strengthening relationships between the CBICC and its members. Founded in 2001, the Ambassador Club is an extremely important committee of the Chamber and plays a vital role in helping the CBICC reach out to its members.

Position: Community Outreach Coordinator

• Mike Allen • Gary Bamat • Edith Binkley • Diana Blazina • Rod Burnham • B.J. Clitherow • Mary Ann Curren • Anthony DiNallo • Chad Feather • Desiree Fralick • Christine Hart • Bennett Hoffman • Denise Immel • Mark Johnson • Tom Kearney • Laurene Keck • Ronald Leynes • Crystal Little-Henry • Jeff Matter • Dianna Meckley • Natalie Proch • Danan Sharer • Colleen Small • Frances Stevenson • Paul Tobin • Keith Walker • Colleen Williams • Steve Yetsko

Kish Bank GB Accounting Services Lia Sophia Jewelry Jersey Shore State Bank Comcast Spotlight Energy Stewards Inc Foxdale Village The Hartman Agency PNC Bank Mazza Law Group, P.C. Events by Hart TeamWorks, Inc. Citizens Bank The Hartman Agency Allegheny Power Sweetland Engineering Primerica Financial Services Home Instead Senior Care Comcast Spotlight SPE Federal Credit Union Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery Nestlerode & Loy The UPS Store #5642 Kish Bank Doty & Hench AgChoice Farm Credit Country Mortgages Herbert, Roland, & Grubic, Inc. WTAJ Your News Leader

Crystal Little-Henry, Home Instead Senior Care Years as an Ambassador: Since Jan. 2010 What do you enjoy most about being an Ambassador? I love meeting new people and always learn something new from the people I meet. Hobbies/Interests: I love trail riding with my husband, spending time with my dogs, and volunteering at community events.

Ambassador of the Month: August Diana Blazina, Jersey Shore State Bank Position: Assistant Branch Manager Years as an Ambassador: 1 year What do you enjoy most about being an Ambassador? I love volunteering at events, it’s a great way to meet new people. I look forward to attending the after hours and welcoming members. Hobbies/Interests: Playing with my grandchildren. Playing golf with my husband and friends. Working outside in the flower beds and reading a good book.

Our Ambassadors are easily identified by their red “Ambassador” nametag that they wear at CBICC events, so when you see one of our Ambassadors, thank them for the great work they do.

Nittany Urgent Care hosted a grand opening on Monday, September 13 of their new location along E. College Ave.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Please join us in welcoming the following new members to the CBICC from the 2010 third quarter. The next time you are looking for a product or service, please consider supporting a CBICC member. Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill John Koltay 12 Colonnade Way State College, PA 16803 814-235-3890 FAX: 814-235-3895 statecollege@applebees.com www.applebees.com Restaurant Bleach Productions Brittany Leach 122 MacClay Street Milroy, PA 17063 484-619-0208 bleach77@ymail.com www.bleachproductions.com Graphic Design C2S L.P. Mike Coyle 301 Science Park Rd. State College, PA 16801 814-571-3223 FAX: 814-867-9151 c2spartner@gmail.com http://concept2structure.com Real Estate/Development Centre County Caterers Patrick Donaghy 1975 N. Oak Ln. State College, PA 16803 (814) 883-7145 allseasonscatering1@gmail.com www.centrecountycaterers.com Catering/Food Services Deihls’ Flowers Inc. Dan Firth 1 Parkview Terrace Burnham, PA 17009 717-248-7843 FAX: 717-248-3293 deihlsflowers@verizon.net www.deihlsflowersinc.com Shopping (Florist) Donnelly’s Estate Liquidation & Appraisal Services Bridget Donnelly 317 McClary Ct. West State College, PA 16801 814-360-3859 bridgetmdonnelly@yahoo.com Appraisals Senior Services

Dunkin Donuts (Wildcat LLC) Pete Waldron 1425 Mountain Drive North Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-625-8000 FAX: 610-882-5660 pwaldron@lehighgas.com Restaurant

MedExpress Urgent Care Matt Gouveia 1613 N. Atherton St., Suite B State College, PA 16803 814-238-1066 FAX: 814-238-1455 www.medexpress.com Health Care

Edward Guenot Landscape & Construction Svc Edward Guenot 2150 W. Gatesburg Rd. Warriors Mark, PA 16877 814-692-2224 eguenot@windstream.net Landscaping/Nurseries/Lawn Care

Mountaintop Powder Coating Scott Bookmiller 336 Clarence Rd. Snow Shoe, PA 16874 814-574-4003 info@mtpcoat.com www.mtpcoat.com Industrial/Manufacturing

Energy Stewards Inc B.J. Clitherow 2551 Carolean Industrial Dr. State College, PA 16801 814-238-0900 FAX: 814-238-8089 bjc@energystewardsinc.com www.energystewardsinc.com Energy

Nittany Urgent Care PC Melissa Chisdock 2615 E College Ave State College, PA 16803 814-308-8155 FAX: 814-308-8584 nittanyurgent@aol.com http://www.nittanyurgentcare.us Health Care

Flashpoint Informatics, Inc Alan Erdley 120 Skyview Dr. Bellefonte, PA 16823 814-206-0974 info@goflashpoint.com http://www.goflashpoint.com Software Development

P2P Computer Solutions Livnat Maldonado 311 S. Allen Str., Ste. #001 State College, PA 16801 814-308-8404 FAX: 814-308-8406 contact@p2p-pc.com www.p2p-pc.com Computer Dealer/Services

Friends of Glenn Thompson Brent Pasquinelli PO Box 1112 State College, PA 16804 814-769-6154 marcie.lynch@friendsofglennthompson.com www.friendsofglennthompson.com Association Lady Lion Cager Club Michael A Frye 19 Colonnade Way Box 126 State College, PA 16803 570-658-7549 www.ladylioncagerclub.com Non-profit

Penn State Hillel Lori Thompson-Given 114-117 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center University Park, PA 16802 814-863-3816 FAX: 814-863-6170 hillel@psu.edu www.pennstatehillel.org Community Service Pennsylvania Connections Charles L Hunt 417 Boalsburg Pike Boalsburg, PA 16827-1247 814-880-1806 Transportation Ronn Brourman Ronn Brourman 424 Waupelani Dr. Apt. L24 State College, PA 16801 814-867-0624 ronnb100@gmail.com Individual Sixdegrees Sales & Marketing David Wells PO Box 793 State College, PA 16801 814-321-8729 davidwells620@gmail.com www.sixdegreesconnected.net Marketing/Marketing Research Stacey & Associates, LLC Ann Stacey 4485 Nantucket Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17112 814-934-7000 annmstacey@aol.com Consulting (Business & Management)

Assurance Services

Fred Leoniak, Partner Rick Bair, Partner

Tax Strategies & Compliance Business Succession Planning

www.ParenteBeard.com 220 Regent Court State College, PA 16801 Phone: 814.237.6586 800-267-9405

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CBICC Members Seen & Heard The 2010 CBICC “Open for Business” Golf Tournament presented by PA Chamber Insurance was on Friday, July 30. Many thanks to all the golfers, sponsors, and volunteers! It was a perfect day to be out on the golf course!

The Business After Hours Post Putt Party co-hosted by Allegheny Power and Comcast Spotlight was on Friday, July 30 after the CBICC “Open for Business” Golf Tournament. It was a great night filled with live music, networking and a great close to the Golf Tournament that day! Thanks to everyone who joined us that evening!

Oct/Nov/Dec 2010

Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County | 814-234-1829 | Fax 814-234-5869 | cbicc@cbicc.org | www.cbicc.org


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2010 Central Pennsylvania Regional Business & Industry Expo Presented by 611 MRI/CT

Thursday, November 4, 2010 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA

Thank You Sponsors! Presenting Sponsor: • 611 MRI/CT Platinum Sponsors: • PA Chamber Insurance Inc./PA Chamber of Business & Industry • Williams Workshop Sponsors: • HEALTHSOUTH Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital • Nestlerode & Loy, Inc. • West Arete Computing Apparel Sponsor: • MedExpress Urgent Care Silver Sponsors: • Automated Records Centre • Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc/Hawbaker Engineering Associates • Home Nursing Agency • Horizons Hospice • Keystone Advertising Specialties • Nittany Urgent Care • Skyline – The Exhibit Place • Sun Directed • Swartz Fire & Safety, Inc. Bronze Sponsors: • Hospitality Asset Management Company • Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc. • McQuaide Blasko Attorneys at Law • Moore Power Sales

2010 Chamber Partners: • Bedford County Chamber of Commerce • Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce • Blair County Chamber of Commerce • Cameron County Chamber of Commerce • Central PA Chamber of Commerce • Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County • Clearfield Chamber of Commerce • Clinton County Economic Partnership • Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce • Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. • Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce • Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce • Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce • Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership • Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce 2010 Media Sponsors: • Forever Broadcasting • Pennsylvania Business Central • StateCollege.com • WTAJ Your News Leader • WeAreCentralPA.com • The Women’s Journal TM


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Thursday, November 4 Bryce Jordan Center • State College, PA

1:30 - 6:30 p.m.

GET CONNECTED! Over 200 businesses from the Central PA Region showcasing their products & services!

FREE Workshops!

FREE & Open to the public

Contact the Chamber of Business & Industry (CBICC) for more information:

www.CBICC.org 814.234.1829


CBICC ChamberNet 4th Quarter 2010