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Dear members, neighbors, and friends: We are now in the middle of winter – for some, a good time to stay indoors and get some desk work done. This is also a perfect time to take on projects and attend chamber events. Here is a to-do list aimed at achieving great marketing results for your business in 2013. • Reserve the next network lunch at www.southpointeevents.com. The “bring a new friend for free” is being continued owing to very positive feedback. • Write a company news/article. We often publish articles that are noteworthy and well-written. Send your company bulletins, promotions and announcements to email@example.com. I promise our editors look at all of them for printing consideration. • Join the Southpointe Marcellus Chamber. If you already haven’t done so, this is the best time to take advantage of network lunch discounts (1/2 off) and more. Go to www.shopsouthpointe.com, and click on the membership plaque. Your ROI is very high as there is no downside to joining the most successful Chamber in the area. Thank you for another sucessful Southpointe Trade Show. Special thanks go out to our corporate media sponsors WPXI-TV and Froggy Radio & 15 affiliate stations This is the highlight of the year held at the Southpointe Hilton Garden ballroom with over 200 vendors and thousands attending. We have about 275 companies in Southpointe and around 1,000 in the immediate area. We have much to offer this 2013: updates on the new Southpointe Town Center. Exciting announcements of new companies expanding and moving here, and the gas/oil energy expansion. Keep informed by staying tuned to our website, magazine, social media, and exciting network events. Let us all have a fantastic and successful year! Thank you,
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Natural Gas Update: Pa Ranking in Shale Jobs.............Page 06 Community College of Beaver County..........................Page 06 Education Update: PTI on the Grow..............................Page 08 Real Estate: Burns & Scalo............................................Page 12 St. Mary’s Fish Fry.........................................................Page 13 Technology Update: Natural Gas Vehicles....................Page 14 Technology Update: CNG compared to LNG...............Page 16 Marketing: Froggy Radio..............................................Page 18 Business Growth: Pa. Gambling Revenue.....................Page 20 Map and Directory..................................................Pages 22-24 Business Networking: Breakfast with Don....................Page 26 Mobile Technology: “App’s”.........................................Page 28 Hotel Renovations: The Hilton Garden Inn...................Page 30 Interstate Update: Southern Beltway.............................Page 32 Community Education: Safeguarding Our Community..................................Page 34-35 Golf Club: The Southpointe Golf Club..........................Page 36 News Brief: Congratulations Victor...............................Page 37 News Brief: Wood Group Mustang...............................Page 37 New Business: The Holiday Inn Express......................Page 38 Education: Canon-McMillan School District................Page 40 Chamber News: ............................................................Page 42
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Natural Gas Update
Pa. ranks just after Texas in shale jobs December 20, 2012 By Erich Schwartzel The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania is second only to Texas in the number of workers employed by the unconventional oil and gas industry, according to a new report by IHS Global Insight. The Keystone state had nearly 103,000 people employed in jobs linked to oil and gas extraction, much of which has grown thanks to the development of the state’s Marcellus Shale formation. That number counts workers who are incurring state income tax, which means it can include non-permanent residents who moved here for the job. Pennsylvania’s oil and gas workforce accounts for about 8 percent of all industry jobs associated with resource development across 16 producing states. Texas, which has several established shale plays, had about 576,000 jobs in the industry in 2012.
Community College of Beaver County Strengthens Commitment to Washington County through New Staff, New Programs at Southpointe Center The Community College of Beaver County is strengthening its commitment to meet the workforce development and professional education needs of Washington County’s employers and workers through its Washington County Center, located in Bailey Center I, 125 Technology Drive, Suite 004. CCBC initially launched its Southpointe Center in 2011 to meet the Meadows Racetrack and Casino’s need for trained table games dealers, but has since significantly grown and expanded its customized workforce training programs for employers and open enrollment professional development courses for individuals seeking job-related training or retraining. Two new employees based full-time at the Southpointe Center have been added to build upon CCBC’s outreach to the regional business community and to manage and broaden the programs and courses offered there. At a time when many colleges and universities are no
The report from the Lexington, Mass., research firm puts another number on the controversial question of job creation in Pennsylvania’s developing energy industry. The report received financial support from several pro-industry groups like the American Petroleum Institute and America’s Natural Gas Alliance, but IHS said it was solely responsible for the findings. Pennsylvania development added $1.2 billion in state and local revenue in 2012, and shale-sector jobs in the state had an average salary of $81,000, the report found. The average Pennsylvania salary is $44,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report expects the extraction, or “upstream” process of drilling for shale gas, to support about 220,000 jobs in the state by 2020, with $2.4 billion in annual state revenue and $26.7 billion in economic growth. That job figure could balloon to nearly 390,000 jobs by 2035, the report said. Job predictions for “downstream” processes that treat and transport the gas will be included in the third and final part of the IHS study on oil and gas, expected to be released in the coming months.
longer providing professional development and customized workforce training solutions due to difficult financial circumstances, CCBC President Dr. Joe Forrester strongly believes in expanding CCBC’s ability and capacity to deliver these much-needed services, and the Southpointe Center is key to that effort. For nearly 30 years, Community College of Beaver County has worked with employers to provide professional, technical, certification, licensure and other customized workforce development and training programs to improve the productivity and capabilities of their workers. To learn more about CCBC’s customized workforce training programs for employers, professional development opportunities for employees, or to learn more about CCBC Southpointe Center’s Training facilities, or to arrange a tour, please contact: Steve Morgan, CCBC Business Development Coordinator, at 724-480-3583, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Merilee Madera, CCBC Southpointe Center Operations Manager, at 724-480-3581, email@example.com.
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With this focused, oil and gas electronics degree, PTI graduates are prepared to meet the demand for midstream industrial and commercial automation technicians. Theoretical coursework presented by experienced automation professionals who understand the natural gas and oil industry sets the stage for extensive ‘hands-on’ experience with state-of-the-industry equipment. Courses include instruction in installing, servicing and maintaining automation systems, as well as setting up, calibrating and troubleshooting instrumentation and controllers. The program provides the option of a capstone project or an internship in the field. Currently there is from 15%-20% of the student population of about 2000 in the energy industry-related studies. For further information regarding PTI’s oil and gas program, contact Director of Public Relations Linda Allan at 412-809-5352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ash Wednesday Feb. 13 and every Friday in Lent Cecil, PA February 1, 2013: For the 6th straight year, St. Mary Parish of Cecil will conduct its annual fish fry in the church hall each Friday through Lent, including Good Friday! Joe Carothers manages the event on behalf of the Parish and Father Stan Gregorek, Pastor. When asked about hours of operation, Joe replied, “Due to the tremendous growth we have had over the past five years, we are now open continuously from 11am until 7:30pm.” Now one of Washington County’s largest fish frys, St. Mary’s features an upscale menu using the finest ingredients with an eye toward healthy offerings. “Our oil is tri-fry which is a combination of safflower, canola and grape
seed. There are no trans fats or cholesterol.” Carothers continued, “We use North Atlantic Cod, not haddock! Our crab is Maryland Blue, scallops are premium wild caught. Lobster is from Maine and our bread is from the Breadworks!” Salmon is baked and served with an optional lemon cream sauce. Scallops are pan seared in olive oil and a touch of butter, finished with parm and Italian bread crumbs. Cod is baked or fried. The newest item added last year is our lobster roll which is Maine claw meat with mayo and a hint of lemon in a sweet hot dog roll. Of course the driver of the event is the fried fish. Served with or without a bun, ½ pound of cod is breaded in seasoned panko the morning of each event! With reviews by the Canonsburg Patch, Gretchen McKay of the PG food section and Robert Mangino of KDKA talk radio visiting each year, the event is now drawing from the entire tri-state area. Eat-in or take-out is available. Parking is available both above and below the church hall located off Cecil Henderson Road just before reaching Rt. 50. St. Mary is less than 4 miles from Southpointe and has many loyal customers from Southpointe I and II. For a complete menu, directions, a downloadable order form or directions visit their web site at www.stmarycecil.org
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Looking to drive a bit greener? Check out the $11,000 compressed-natural-gas option package on the Ram 2500 crew-cab 4x4, and you get a standard 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi engine and a 260-liter CNG tank in the bed that Ram says is good for an estimated 255 miles of pure, clean driving. Range anxiety is gone in this alternative-fuel vehicle because when the CNG tank (equal to about 18.2 gallons) runs empty, the transition to gasoline is mostly seamless, apart from the return of that burly, muscular Hemi sound and power. Ram tells us that fleet buyers want the small gas tank there as a “just in case” measure for fleet drivers if they don’t make it all the way back to company headquarters to refill the tank with less-expensive CNG. The small, eight-gallon gas tank offers just over 100 miles of range. Total combined range for both tanks is around 370 miles. We should note that Ram does offer a regular 35-gallon tank as a $350 option. The immediate and long-term cost savings can be
tremendous, with most CNG stations selling one gallon of gasoline equivalent (gge) for under $2, but we found quite a bit of variation among pumping stations. But how realistic is this alternative? Beginning April 13, fleet and retail consumers can place orders for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks that utilize a bi-fuel drivetrain. Like the Compressed Natural Gas and Liquid Propane Gas bi-fuel van offerings from GM, the trucks use a modified 6.0L Vortec V8 that is capable of seamlessly running on either CNG, LPG, gasoline, or a mixture of each. The trucks meet all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification require ments. GM announced last October that it would roll out CNG/ LPG pickups sometime this year. GM claims to be the only manufacturer to offer a single-source option for its gaseous fuel vehicles. Additionally, the trucks will be covered by GM’s three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and vehicle emissions warranty — which is unbeatable compared to other commercial vehicle warranties. Aside from being cheaper to fill up, the EPA claims that CNG vehicles reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 90%97% compared to gasoline. Carbon dioxide emissions are cut 25%, nitrogen oxide emissions are reduced 35%-60%, as well as the reduction of other carcinogenic pollution and particulate matter.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Compared To Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Since we are in the center of the largest natural gas resources, it would be a good idea to better understand terminology and applications of our energy. This is the first in a series of articles to help us better understand the industry. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is often confused with liquefied natural gas (LNG). While both are stored forms of natural gas, the key difference is that CNG is gas that is stored (as a gas) at high pressure, while LNG is stored at very low temperature, becoming liquid in the process. CNG has a lower cost of production and storage compared to LNG as it does not require an expensive cooling process and cryogenic tanks. CNG requires a much larger volume to store the same mass of gasoline or petrol and the use of very high pressures (3000 to 4000 psi, or 205 to 275 bar). As a consequence of this, LNG is often used for transporting natural gas over large distances, in ships, trains or pipelines, and the gas is then converted into CNG before distribution to the end user. CNG can also be confused with LPG, which is liquified propane. Unlike natural gas (mostly methane), propane can be compressed to a liquid without continual refrigeration. LPG is commonly used to fuel vehicles in Australia. CNG can be stored at lower pressure in a form known as an ANG (Adsorbed Natural Gas) tank, at 35 bar (500 psi, the pressure of gas in natural gas pipelines) in various sponge
like materials, such as activated carbon and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The fuel is stored at similar or greater energy density than CNG. This means that vehicles can be refuelled from the natural gas network without extra gas compression, the fuel tanks can be slimmed down and made of lighter, weaker materials. Worldwide, there were 14.8 million natural gas vehicles by 2011, led by Iran with 2.86 million, Pakistan (2.85 million), Argentina (2.07 million), Brazil (1.7 million), and India (1.1 million). With the Asia-Pacific region leading with 5.7 million NGVs, followed by Latin America with almost 4 million vehicles. Several manufacturers (Fiat, Opel (General Motors), Peugeot, Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda and others) sell bi-fuel cars. In 2006, Fiat introduced the Siena Tetrafuel in the Brazilian market, equipped with a 1.4L FIRE engine that runs on E100, E25 (Standard Brazilian Gasoline), Gasoline and CNG. Any existing gasoline vehicle can be converted to a bi-fuel (gasoline/CNG) vehicle. Authorized shops can do the retrofitting, this involves installing a CNG cylinder in the trunk, installing the plumbing, installing a CNG injection system and the electronics.Watch for our upcoming article on CNG cars/trucks and how to make a conversion or purchase them.
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Radio, it’s not just for selling cars
These days it seems everything is “smarter”. We have smart phones, smart televisions, and even coffee machines seem to be smarter. Tablets went from lined paper used for writing to handheld computers that do everything from organize our schedules to take pictures. Our phones, tablets and computers also connect us to the internet and of course the world of social media. These new devices have all kept us looking for the next “smart” way of doing things. Truth be told, sometimes the smart way is just a new approach to the traditional solution. At Froggy Radio we have worked to develop a “smart” approach to traditional radio with what we call the “Froggy Network”. This refers to the network of three radio stations that surround the Pittsburgh market area which include 104.3, 103.5 and 94.9. This allows us to do what no other radio station can: make radio accessible to both the larger more regional corporations as well as the local business. It also allows us to deliver local and relevant information to the listener, not just broad brushed material. Radio has long been a traditional media that businesses have used for driving traffic to locations, announcing sales, and selling products. Today those same businesses still use radio to do those same things, but there is also another side to what radio is doing for companies. Here are three ways radio can help your company find a solution:
People, People, People
One of the biggest complaints we hear from clients is how difficult it is to find and keep good employees. Recruitment seems to be an issue for many companies. Sure we all use job sites on the web and even more traditional outlets like the classified section of the newspaper to try and attract good people. But in a world full of clutter, standing out and reaching people that might not be actively looking is, well… an opportunity. Radio listeners don’t have to be looking for a job to hear a segment on why working for your company is their next step in their careers. Your beautifully written, well placed classified ad could be a work of art, but unless the person reading the newspaper reads that specific page and goes and searches out that ad it is nothing more that ink on a page. With radio someone could be driving to work, drinking their coffee not necessarily ready to search for a new job when, your message about the benefits of your company and the fulfilling work they could be doing echoes through their speakers and you have a captive audience.
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Are you a company or a BRAND? Ever ask for a Kleenex? Kleenex is a brand the thing is a facial tissue. Branding is not an overnight venture, but it is one of consistent and frequent messaging. Radio can be your catalyst to brand recognition. Froggy, for example, is a brand. You do not have to be a country music fan to know what we are and what we do. Radio can create that type of brand awareness for your company. Radio is an affordable “frequency medium” which means we can deliver the message of your brand multiple times as opposed to one newspaper ad per day or one view of a billboard. Using Froggy Radio you can be integrated into an established brand giving your brand more credibility faster. Froggy Radio is more than just another radio station we are a “network” of radio stations that can be a great asset to your company. We use a smarter approach to radio and we can develop a customized program for your business. Let us see what we can do for you.
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Gambling revenue last year in Pa. second only to Nevada By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania is becoming the new Vegas -- or at least the new Atlantic City. For the second straight year, the commonwealth’s casinos are on pace to generate more gambling revenue than every other state in the union but one -Nevada. In 2012, the state’s casinos produced $2.47 billion in slot machine revenue, based on statistics released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That’s 2.7 percent higher than in 2011 -- good news for the casinos, but not so much for the gamblers who lost the money to any of the 26,476 one-armed bandits across the state. All those losses generated more than $1.3 billion in tax revenue for the state, about 2 percent higher than in 2011. Slot machine revenue is taxed at roughly 55 percent in Pennsylvania, with the proceeds going mainly toward property tax relief. If nothing else, the latest figures show just how much of a gambling stronghold Pennsylvania is becoming. In fact, if Bugsy Siegel were building a gambling empire in 2013, he might be staking out land in the Mon Valley rather than the Nevada desert. Joseph Weinert, senior vice president of Spectrum Gaming Group, an industry consultant, said much of the state’s growth has come at the expense of Atlantic City, which for years was the go-to place outside of Las Vegas for Pennsylvania gamblers. “It’s simply a transference of revenue from one state to another,” he said. “In Pennsylvania, the industry is still in a growth mode. Properties are still expanding. Table games are still growing, whereas New Jersey is a mature market.” Based on statistics compiled by Spectrum, Pennsylvania now ranks behind only Nevada in terms of total gambling revenue and total slot machine revenue. For a full year ending Oct. 31, 2012, Nevada produced $6.8 billion in slot machine revenue, compared to $3.1 billion for Pennsylvania. Indiana was third at $2.3 billion and New Jersey fourth at $2.2 billion. The Spectrum numbers are higher than those compiled by the Pennsylvania gaming board because they include promotional play amounts subtracted out by state regulators. With table games included, Pennsylvania’s total revenue for a full year ending Oct. 31 hit $3.8 billion, second behind Nevada’s $10.9 billion, the Spectrum numbers showed. New Jersey was third at $3.1 billion, down 5.8 percent from the previous year. Pennsylvania revenues, on the other hand, were up 7.3 percent. Richard McGarvey, a state gaming control board spokesman, said one factor in the state’s continued growth was the opening of the Valley Forge Casino Resort at the eastern end of the state. In addition, Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino, which opened
in September 2010, got a full year of operation under its belt. Spectrum doesn’t see the state’s gambling boom leveling off just yet. It is expecting more growth in 2013, particularly with the Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County scheduled to open this summer. At the same time, Pennsylvania will be facing more competition from outside its borders in the years ahead. Mr. Weinert said there are only eight states in the country that currently don’t have some form of casino gambling. Of those eight, there are “serious proposals” in at least four, including New Hampshire, Hawaii and Virginia, to legalize casino gambling, he said. “Gambling used to be the exception in this country. Now it has become the rule,” he said. In 2012, Rivers Casino on the North Shore and The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County ranked third and fifth in the state, respectively, in total slots revenues. Rivers Casino generated $282.1 million in revenue, up 2.3 percent from the previous year, while The Meadows produced $248.9 million, up less than 1 percent.
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24 54 AAU Insurance Services, Inc. 18 ABM Building Solutions with Linc Service 9 Accelero Health Partners 51 AccuTrex Products, Inc. 11 Ad-Gen Solutions 8 Adler Tank Rental 28 AES Drilling Fluids, LLC 41 Air Force Health Professions 39 Air Force Recruiting 16 AJA Cigar Company 14 Akman & Associates, P.C. 46 Align Networks 8 American Destiny Real Estate Services 28 American Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc. 11 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Thomas Bouchard 8 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.-Johnston/Evans 8 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.-Poach/Sluss 51 Amica Insurance 19 Andritz Bricmont, Inc. 19 Andritz Metals 33 ANSYS, Inc 40 ANSYS, Inc 62 ANSYS, Inc. (Future Corporate Headquarters) 54 Appalachian Producer Services, LLC 15 Apria Healthcare 54 ARM Group LLC 52 Auma Actuators Inc. 8 AVIS Budget Group 44 Bailey Oxides, LLC 44 Bailey Technical Services 20 Baker Hughes Incorporated 39 Baltec 17 Barton Malow Company 41 Beaconsfield Financial Services, Inc 34 Bear Construction Inc. 58 Bella Sera 50 Blvd Pub & Kitchen 50 BodyTech 14 Boord, Benchek & Associates Inc. 25 Bourland Leverich Supply Co, LLC 46 Bowles Rice Attorneys at Law 2 Bradley Physical Therapy Clinic, Inc. 34 Brant & Associates, P.C. 8 Brian M. Ernstoff, M.D. 44 Bryan & Bryan Partners 8 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC 29 Bug-’O Systems International 35 Bug-’O Systems International 7 Burleson L.L.P. 11 Burnett Oil Co, Inc 43 Caiman Energy, LLC 37 CalFrac Well Services Corp. 43 California University of Pennsylvania 8 Cameron 8 Canonsburg General Hospital, Healthworks 7 Capital Retirement Plan Services, Inc 26 Case Sabitini and Company 11 Casedhole Solutions, Inc. 15 CC Realty Advisors 32 CDMG 43 Cenergy, LLC 27 CentiMark 15 Champion Construction, LP 22 Champion International Moving,
Southpointe Magazine Ltd. 15 Champion Properties, Inc. 32 ChemSteel 36 Chesapeake Energy Corporation 54 Cimation 45 Club Bistro I 53 Club Bistro II 23 Columbia Gas of Pa. 16 Community Bank 44 Community College of Beaver County 41 Compliance Staffing Agency 60 Computer Aid Inc. (Future Home) 45 Consol Energy 44 Corfield, Good Consulting Group 30 Creehan & Company 1 Crown Castle International 25 Crown Castle Midwest Area 18 CurrentSafe 25 Dawood Engineering, Inc. 8 Dawson Geophysical Company 38 DCI Dialysis Clinic, Inc. 44 Discovery Oil and Gas. LLC 2 Doncaster/elana 28 DPS Penn 7 Dr. Joseph Wateska, DMD 4 Eastern Palace 2 Eckert Seamans 25 Edgen Murray Corporation 25 Elexco Land Services, Inc. 56 Embassy Park II 9 Empire Energy 43 Energy Management & Services Co. 26 Enerplus Resources Corporation 8 EOG Resources, Inc. 8 Express Energy 49 Fairmont Supply Company 12 Fairway at Southpointe 10 Family Wealth Management 9 Financial Transaction Services, LLC 7 First Investors Corporation 43 Fisher Associates 15 Fives North American Construction, Inc. 15 Fives Stein Inc. 15 FL Industries 44 Flare Industries 59 Fletcher Industries 2 FMC Technologies 46 FTS International 10 Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. 2 Fusion Investment Group LLC 15 GAI Consultants 25 Geokinetics 14 Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania 44 Gray Wireline Service LLC 18 Green Homes 8 Gregg Staffing Solutions 8 H Financial Management 20 H.W. Lochner, Inc. 23 Halliburton 2 Hatch Mott McDonald 21 Heeter Direct 20 Hershey Leasing Company 5 Hilton Garden Inn 61 Holiday Inn Express Suites 39 Holloman Corporation 11 Hometown Coffee 48 Homewood Suites 11 Horizon Hospitality 11 Horizon Properties Group, LLC 11 Hutchison & Company 11 Hutchison Whitehead Wealth Management LLC 50 Iceoplex
11 In Balance Technologies 17 Inflection Energy, LLC 54 Innovations 11 InventSAI Network 7 IPS Engineering/EPC 17 J P Phillips Incorporated 5 Jacksons 11 Janney Montgomery Scott LLC 43 Jim Bourbeau Land Service Inc. 11 JL Associates 11 Job Smart System 47 John T. Boyd Company 11 Kascar HVAC Solutions, Inc. 11 Kernick Architecture 26 Key Energy Services, Inc. 15 Kvaerner NAC 17 Langan Engineering & Environmental Services 4 Liberty Dialysis 18 Linc Services 10 Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. 16 Los Chiludos 41 M & T Bank 30 M.W.Gary & Associates, LLC 9 M3 Midstream LLC 20 Mallett Technology 28 Marathon Oil 17 MarkWest Liberty Midstream and Resources, LLC 44 McDonald Land Services. LLC 26 MCMC, LLC 10 MedExpress 47 Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. 15 Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. 47 M-I SWACO 15 Micro-Mega USA 8 Millcraft Industries 8 Modis 11 Montgomery IP Associates, LLC 10 Mosaic Consulting 43 Multiscope Document Solutions 3 Mylan 57 Mylan (Future Corporate Office) 11 Mylan Classic 2 NABCO 9 Nabors Completion & Production Services Co. 9 National Oilwell Varco 41 Ness USA, Inc. 44 Networth Advisors 26 New Tech Global 26 Noble Energy Inc. 26 Northrop Grumman Corporation Information Systems 20 NovaCare Rehabilitation 23 nrg 39 NVR Mortgage Finance, Inc. 44 Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 2 Patricia Lampert, CFP 43 Paul Wurth Inc. 11 PNC Investments LLC 14 Potter Financial Services 44 Precision Drilling Company LLC. 41 Principle Energy Services 7 Printscape Imaging & Graphics 44 Purple Land Management North, LLC 46 Quail Tools 17 Quaker Capital Management Group 24 Quantapoint 24 QuestMark 53 Range Resources 47 Resultant Management Group 34 Rice Energy LP 20 Right of Way Services, Inc. 44 ROC Service Co., LLC
46 Rockwater Energy Solutions 63 Ryan Home Development (The Overlook) 9 Sadler Law Firm LLP 10 Sagemark Consulting 16 Salon and Spa on the Green 26 Scalo Case Development Co, Inc. 47 Schlumberger 15 SciCan, Inc 42 Select Energy Services 44 Selker Advisors RJFS 18 Siemens Industry, Inc. 26 SingleSource Property Solutions 8 Smith & Smith Attorneys 47 Smith Bits 44 Smith Butz Attys at Law 7 Southpointe Dentistry 44 Southpointe Energy Resource Group LLC 8 Southpointe Financial Services 13 Southpointe Golf Club 44 Southpointe Industries 44 Southpointe Marcellus Shale Chamber of Commerce 44 Southpointe Staffing 44 Southpointe Telecom Technology 7 Stallion Oilfield Services 2 Star Deli 6 State Farm Insurance 25 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 32 Stevens 2 Stoll Keenon Ogden 2 Strad Energy Services 8 Strategic Advisors Inc. 44 Stratos Wealth Partners 11 Stu Williams WSGR 4 Subway 26 SunTec Business Solutions, Inc. 54 Superior Appalachian Pipeline Company 44 Synaptic Systems 11 T.S. Dudley Land Company. Inc. 47 Taggart Global, LLC 18 TEGG 11 Tenaska Midstream Services. Inc. 44 Tetra Tech 6 The AYCO Company, L.P. 44 The Gateway Engineers, Inc. 2 The Health Club at Southpointe 2 The Spa and Salon at Southpointe 2 The Wellness Chiropractic Center 2 Tisco Trading USA, Inc. 55 Town Center Construction Area 44 Travel Planners Intl., Inc 14 U.F.C.W. Local 23 26 UBICS 47 UBS Financial Services Inc. 54 USG Insurance Services, Inc. 25 Utility Service Partners, Inc. 42 VITAC 54 Wallace & Pancher, Inc. 26 Walsh Construction 46 Waynesburg University 39 Weatherford International Ltd. 35 Weld Tooling Corporation 25 West Penn Energy Services, LLC 11 Western Land Services, Inc. 9 Wild Well Control 18 Willbros Engineering 50 Windows R Us 8 Wood Group Mustang Inc. 46 WPX Energy
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Monday breakfast with Don It is Sunday night and I realize I have a Monday breakfast meeting with the guy named Don Hodor. My boss set this up, so I wasn’t too happy about listening to the guy ramble on about the Southpointe Chamber benefits. I can already hear “blah blah blah” as I tune him out by practicing my acting skills trying to look sincere and really interested in his shpeal. It is now Monday morning, 9 AM as I scan the Hilton Garden breakfast nook for this ‘Don Hodor guy.’ I began to think his last name was Guy as I referred to him as the guy all weekend. I see what resembles ‘the guy’ seated at a table drinking orange juice and shoveling an egg omelet in his mouth. Later, he explains that he has an egg omelet/ no onion. I guess the ‘no onion’ is his act of courtesy toward all at the table. A real diplomat. We exchange greetings, shake hands and begin the ceremonious small talk. Cold weather outside? - How was the traffic? How ‘bout those Steelers? Are you keeping busy? It was then that I realize, I should have taken that job at the post office as my brother-in-law promised. Sorting letters can’t be all bad compared to this. The ‘guy’ who I will henceforth refer to as Don Hodor was surprisingly interesting, using a common sense dialogue sprinkled with dry wit, as he explained all the options for socially networking with other business professionals in the Southpointe Chamber lunches and tradeshows. Oh, to me, Social Networking is code for ‘sell some sh#@’ to someone. Yes, OK! I will admit, I have become cynical in my senior years as a sales rep. His babble soon began to make sense as he described three words to selling services and products. Don referred to them as the chamber paradigm that led this Southpointe chamber founder to 600 members and 4500 email contacts. He must be doing something right – you can’t fight documented success. These three words are ‘critical steps’ to success. He explained that they worked in growing the chamber, which is documented as fastest growing by Pittsburgh Business Times. He said, “ they work for anything from selling socks to persuading the wife to eating at your favorite restaurant: “EXCITEMENT, BELIEF AND CONTROL.” I capitalize them because they actually changed my attitude and performance for weeks, months and beyond. That is a strong statement, but true to form. Don emphasized that your product or service has to be exciting and conveyed as such by showing how the feature and benefit can make life easier or makes more economical sense as it relates to the potential client. It all starts with the chamber networking events. The excitement is guaranteed leads at each event. Don asked me to come to the next event
but cautioned me to remember these tips: - Are you exciting to talk to? Can you keep the conversation moving? Are you relating to the prospect? Next he explained the belief word. He stated that all contacts when first meeting run the 10 second drill - ‘do I believe this person’ program in the cranium software. Last step is control. Do I have control of the conversation without being overbearing. Am I closing the deal, which is usually an appointment. He explains control is not a bad word but a win-win action for both parties. I thought, if this guy, oops, Don is so smart, why doesn’t he write a book. It turns out he did write a book, “Three words to live by, Excitement, Belief, Control” in paperback edition. For cheap people like me the condensed version in on the chamber web site at www.southpointechamber.com. The link is at the very bottom left side. Wow, you can even print it out. Next, I am at a chamber network lunch and yes . . . . . It was the most exciting, believable and controlled group lunch I have walked into in years. I connected with at least 10 good leads in under an hour. I can only say, see and experience it for yourself by going to www.southpointeevents.com and clicking on the event calendar. Next, I am at the February 28 tradeshow. Over 200 vendors, largest tradeshow/expo in Southpointe running on 19 years. This guy, Don, may know what he is talking about , just watch his actions and the chamber setup! Excitement – Belief – Control. He copyrighted the three words and if you enter them on Google, he comes up first on a global search. Note: Don Hodor will be conducting detailed workshops and training seminars on the concept. Watch for announcements of time and place or call the Chamber office at 724-873-7777.
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What’s “App” Got to Do with It? by Victor Cabiles, Staff writer As a smartphone user, I frequently come across a lot of different apps— some good, some not. Many apps are free, while some charge a fee for downloading their app on your smartphone. I’m assuming most, if not all, of smartphone users (that is, iPhone, Android, etc.), have installed an app or two. But for those who are not very familiar with apps, let’s see what we can glean from cyberspace. In an article about a year ago (in Small Business Operations), “What the Heck is an ‘App,’?” Anita Campbell states “the general population may still consider words such as ‘app’ to be unintelligible lingo.” Maybe not so much now, but really, what is an app? To quote Anita: ”The word app is a noun, and it’s short for “application.” Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, a software program. But an app is not just any old software program — it’s a special type of software program. An app typically refers to software used on a smartphone or mobile device such as the Android, iPhone, BlackBerry or iPad, as in “mobile app” or “iPhone app.” But the phrase “Web app” or “online app” is also used in a business setting as an abbreviation for “Web application” or “online application” — meaning software that you access and use while online, via a browser, instead of software residing on your computer (such as Microsoft Word). There are thousands of apps and app developers out there...from social to business apps. The question is: should your company have one? It depends...can you answer “yes” to the question--will the app make money? More recently, John Manoogian III (co-founder and CTO at 140 Proof), wrote: As app markets across platforms explode, developers are talking to each other to determine the best type of monetization model to use. Most will tell you it’s a choice among four major options: 1. selling your app in the app store 2. offering a free, subscription-supported app 3. offering a free app, with in-app purchases 4. offering a free, ad-supported app John concludes: The future of app monetization clearly lies in ad-supported model. A recent study by Cambridge University computer scientists found that 73% of apps in the Android marketplace
were free, and of those, 80% relied on advertising as their main business model. Free apps are also far more popular in terms of downloads, the researchers said. Just 20% of paid apps are downloaded more than 100 times and only 0.2% of paid apps are downloaded more than 10,000 times. On the flipside, 20% of free apps get 10,000 or more downloads. Of course, there are many other dimensions to consider in developing apps. It could also be that you create combination types of apps. In my opinion, I think the most important thing to consider is how the apps may affect your organization’s image. Will the apps enhance your brand/product/service image, or drive consumers/customers away because the apps are confusing and not a good fit with your objectives? Your answer to this question is key as to whether and how you will develop an app.
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The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe is under going a renovation this year to the lobby and Great American Grill area of the hotel. The remodeling concept, called Project Grow, is designed to conjure the spirit of an outdoor garden party for a lobby atmosphere that encourages guests to spend more time in the new Pavilion setting. Guests will use the Pavilion for a variety of functions: Breakfast in the restaurant, working in the business center socializing or relaxing in the lounge. The goal of the remodeling is to encourage the merging of functions in a less compartmentalized manner that will result in a more organic flow. This plan defines an intriguing flow to the Reception Desk and creates an atmosphere that allows the guest time to absorb the peripheral touch points. In addition, this solution creates the Conservatory that can be used as a meeting space. Key Features of the lobby refresh initiative include: • The open flow, for more guest socialization and interaction, inviting guests to relax, linger and enjoy the Garden Pavilion • The Cabana draperies in the cupola area, as well as signature pendant lighting and lanterns evoking the spirit of a garden party • Planters with live interior plants create a garden atmosphere • Signature garden cart and garden table to showcase the hotel’s food and beverage offerings • Communal breakfast and bar tables and signature seating serving as social meeting spaces throughout the day • Focal pieces above the fireplace featuring signature artwork exclusive to Hilton Garden Inn
December 21, 2012 By Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is resurrecting plans to build the second leg of the Southern Beltway that it hopes will eventually link Pittsburgh International Airport with the Mon-Fayette Expressway in Washington County. The 13-mile second leg would extend from Route 22 at the southern end of the six-mile section already built in Findlay to Interstate 79 near the Washington-Allegheny county line and is expected to cost $632.5 million. Turnpike Chairman William Lieberman made the announcement today construction could begin in 2014 and was expected to take six years. “The fact that we’re moving ahead with this project is significant news for motorists in the corridor because it will help ease congestion on arteries like the Parkway West, I-79 and ... Route 50,” he said. “It will provide emergency-response vehicles, businesses and the public with a safer alternative to rural, two-lane roads.” “When opened to traffic, the Route 22 to I-79 Project will create economic opportunities in Findlay, Robinson, Mount Pleasant, Cecil and North and South Fayette townships,” he
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Developing energy from shale is similar to the development of any natural resource, it doesn’t occur in a vacuum it occurs in our community. In fact, advances in drilling technology means that fracking natural gas is now occurring in our populated areas that have not experienced oil and gas development in the past. In our communities, there are several important things to remember: • Developing energy from shale can, and has been done, safely and responsibly. • A comprehensive set of federal, state, and local laws addresses every aspect of exploration and production operations. • In addition to government oversight, the industry has created a number of guidance documents and other initiatives which are continuously evaluated to advance sound operations and practices for hydraulic fracturing.
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The Southpointe Golf Club Celebrates 19th Year Southpointe Golf Club is a private, 18 hole golf course designed by Arthur Hills and was established in 1994 by the Piatt Family. The clubhouse design was recognized with an architectural award as is evident when first entering the grand foyer. Its stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling add to the warm ambience while taking in a panoramic view overlooking the18th hole. Although Southpointe is a private club, banquet and catering services are available to nonmembers. The club plays host to wedding receptions, corporate meetings and social functions. Mandy Piatt has been the Banquet Sales Director since 2004 and can be reached directly at 724.746.6018.
Many are surprised to learn the club offers a full deli lunch delivery service Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Southpointe Golf Club’s Express Deli catering service focuses on providing healthy and well balanced meals to local homes and businesses. Its feature item is the $10.00 lunch which includes a choice of sandwich or wrap, fresh daily side, sweet dessert treat and a beverage. Delivery service is quick and simple by calling 724.597.7300. The high quality of culinary preparation and planning is provided by Executive Chef Matt Neal who has been with the Club for over 8 years. Matt and his culinary team provide a wide range of delicious entrées ranging from casual food to elegant dining presentations. Personalization of the event’s special needs is paramount to a quality experience. The club’s new General Manager, Mark N. Acerni, CCM has a broad background in club management ranging from positions in Charleston, South Carolina to Big Sky, Montana. Mark is a western Pennsylvania native, graduating from Westminster College. He is excited to be a part of Southpointe Golf Club.
Presently the club has over 400 members. The club has several membership levels ranging from Associate Memberships, which include clubhouse and pool privileges to its Master Memberships including full golf course, club house and pool privileges. Family members enjoy a multitude of programs from swimming and golf lessons to a wide selection of family events. Southpointe Golf Club also features a junior membership. Interested parties can contact Megan Agnew at 724.746.6007. After 19 years with Willams Country Club in Weirton, WV, Golf Professional, Brent Johnson joined the Southpointe Golf Club team. He is a long standing member of the PGA of America and the Tri-State PGA, where he has been an accomplished player and active board member. Golf outings are available to non-members with up to 128 players. Contact Brent at 724.746.6014 and book your next outing. The club has played host to the Mylan Classic Tournament for the past three years and is delighted to be hosting the Web.com Tournament again in 2013. This prestigious event draws a large audience of golf enthusiasts and their families. This exciting venue is unique to Washington County and the Canonsburg area. The club provides full catering services for the event including skyboxes. The 19th hole, a fan based, full service tent and exciting entertainment venue is a backdrop for watching talented golf professionals vie for the 50 PGA playing cards offered by the Web.com Tournament. Southpointe Golf Club is proud to have this exciting PGA event. This year the Mylan Classic is scheduled for July 29th through August 4th 2013.
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Congratulations to Victor Cabiles: a new US citizen and a scholar! At the end of 2012, around 680,000 permanent residents nationwide became United States citizens. Our Victor Cabiles is one of them, taking his pledge of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the Pennsylvania State building in
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As the Marcellus and Utica shale plays continue to experience increased activity, finding a partner who can help guide your capital programs is essential to bringing assets online more quickly and cost effectively while ensuring the safety of personnel and property. For the past several years, Wood Group Mustang has been active in the Marcellus and Utica shale markets, providing customers with superior project management/controls, engineering, procurement, survey/permitting/right-of-way and construction services for their production, gathering, processing, custody transfer and transmission assets. From its office in Southpointe, the company offers local expertise and deep resources throughout the US, and applies sound engineering and process safety practices to its facility and pipeline design activities. Sister companies Alliance Engineering and Mustang Engineering joined together in 2012 to create Wood Group Mustang, resulting in an unequalled resume of onshore facility and pipeline project delivery. Parent company Wood Group is a highly respected Aberdeen, Scotland-based energy services company with $6bn sales, employing more than 42,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. For more information about how we can support your operations, visit www.mustangeng.com or call 724-514-1600.
Pittsburgh. The group of about 100 people gathered into the US District Court to perform the oath and receive the citizenship certificate. Originally from the Philippines, Victor came to the USA with a graduate assistantship for an MBA in 2000. During that time, Victor worked as an intern for the Southpointe Marcellus Shale Chamber of Commerce, making significant contributions in managing and increasing corporate membership. Victor has continued to work for several multinational market research companies including TNS Global, Harris Interactive, and Ipsos. At the same time, he contributed to the growth and transformation of the Chamber into what it is nowâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with healthy brand equity. Victor was recently awarded a scholarship for a full-time, onsite Post MBA degree (Global Management) at the prestigious international business school, Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. He will continue to support the Chamber from remote. The Chamber wishes Victor continued success in his pursuit of higher education and beyond.
New Holiday Inn Express & Suites Comes To Southpointe
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh-Southpointe broke ground this February, with anticipated opening early 2014. The hotel is owned and will be operated by Greensburg, PA based Northpointe Development Group, LLC. The new 4-story hotel is located on Horizon Vue Drive above the Homewood Suites in Southpointe II. The stylish and contemporary hotel will include 90 guest rooms ranging from two queen and king bed standard rooms to suites with separate bedrooms. All guest rooms will feature HD flat screen TV’s, microwave, refrigerator and showers with glass doors with Stay SmartTM Kohler showerheads. The Simply Smart TM bedding collection with crisp fresh 200 thread-count sheets and medium-weight duvet blankets will ensure a great night’s sleep. Both the business and
leisure traveler will appreciate the complimentary Express Start ® breakfast bar featuring hot and cold items including their signature cinnamon rolls and Smart Roast® coffee. Additional amenities will include: Complimentary high speed internet, 24 hr. business center, fitness center, indoor heated pool, outdoor patio with fire pit, guest laundry and convenient sundry shop. The hotel will offer 1,375 sq. ft. of meeting space for 75 people-classroom style and a Board Room for 8 people. Both feature large HD flat screen monitors for PowerPoint presentations and wireless internet to help keep you connected for productive meetings. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club ® Rewards. The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 69 million members. “Stay Smart” at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh-Southpointe. Contact: Northpointe Development Group, LLC Laura & Charles Aftosmis - Developers Woody Weissinger - Project Manager - 724-493-3456
Southpointe Chamber Marketing Plan 1. Schedule a network lunch with you as the host 2. Send out an email campaign to 4200 qualified business contacts announcing the network lunch with your name as host. We trend 100 plus in attendance. 3. Send out an email reminder campaign to the same 4200 business contacts a few days before the event. 4. We then video your interview in front of 100+ business attendees during the network lunch. 5. Your literature and interest response form is placed at each table setting. 6. Your 5-10 minute video interview is edited, produced, and posted on YouTube and on the Southpointe website for one year (over 1000 businesses visit our site weekly). 7. A copy of the video interview is made available to you for your website and future presentations. 8. Your company is listed in our quarterly magazine with name, address, web site and phone number. 9. Your video and web link are posted on our site for one year.
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Canon-McMillan School District Canon-McMillan School District is one of the fastest growing districts in Southwest Pennsylvania. With eleven schools housing students in grades K – 12, the quad- A district spans 56 square miles including Cecil Township, North Strabane Township and Canonsburg Borough. In recent years, the district has received both National and State recognition with awards and honors. Two elementary schools, Wylandville Elementary in Eighty Four, PA and First Street Elementary, in Canonsburg, PA, have been awarded the National Blue Ribbon from the United States Department of Education. As one of the highest awards bestowed on a school, the US Department of Education recognizes these high performing schools as schools of excellence. In addition to the national recognition, both First Street Elementary and South Central Elementary have been recognized on numerous occasions from the Pennsylvania State Department of Education for their excellent performance as Title I schools. In 2011, Canonsburg Middle School was recognized as a Don Eichorn Schools to Watch school as part of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. State leaders bestowed this award on the middle school for its academic excellence, its responsiveness to the needs and interests of young adolescents, and its commitment to helping all students achieve at high levels. In addition, each Schools to Watch school has strong leadership, teachers who work together to improve curriculum and instruction, and a commitment to assessment and accountability to bring about continuous improvement. Canonsburg Middle School joins 20 other middle schools in Pennsylvania and 250 in the country who share this special distinction. Although each school closely teaches to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards, staff members use multiple ways to deliver the content, engaging students with hands-on activities and problem-based assessments. Authentic educational experiences are fostered as the district couples with community-based industry partners. Students in grades 7-12 have had the opportunity to work directly with real life problems with local companies such as Consol Energy, All-Clad Metal Crafters, Universal Electric Corporation and MarkWest Energy Partners. Engaging students with meaningful, real life problems allows students to refine their creativity, problem solving, mathematical and science critical thinking to approach a project from multiple areas. This hands on approach to learning starts at an early age when many of our
third grade students participate in a distance learning program through the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University. These e-Missions link the classroom via a live videoconference between the school and mission control housed at the University. Students work collaboratively as an emergency response team to solve a simulated space mission. Technology is infused in classrooms beginning in Kindergarten and beginning in fifth grade, students take specific courses in technology focusing on the engineering design process. Students have opportunities to program with robotics in these early grades and computer programming continues at the high school level in both traditional and robotics classrooms. Parent engagement occurs throughout the district in many capacities, from membership in parent/faculty organizations, running booster clubs, to volunteering by leading a reading team for our annual Battle of the Books competitions. Each year, fourth graders across the district ‘battle’ in a quiz bowl competition over a specific reading list as parents facilitate each of the teams. Future endeavors will be occurring in Canon-McMillan through the development of an educational foundation called Canon-McMillan Community Connection. The goal of the foundation will be to benefit all aspects of the CanonMcMillan School District including facilities renovations and student-centered programming.
Southpointe Magazine Now quarterly for 2013 We want to thank the readers and advertisers for making it possible to now print a quarterly publication of Southpointe Marcellus Shale Magazine. We make every effort to bring you the highlights of Southpointe including energy, dining and hospitality. We have added features like dining out, a restaurant map, articles on networking and the well documented current list of companies in Southpointe. We encourage you to send newsworthy articles about your trade and company events. Send your updates to email@example.com or call 724-873-7777. Issue 0213 Issue 0213
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Bug-O Systems is proud to announce their feature segment on “Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw” television program. This segment is part of Viewpoint’s “American Industry Series” which interviews “movers and shakers of industry.” As a Global Manufacturer for 65 years, Bug-O Systems has been the leader in operator controlled mechanization for welding and cutting. Their innovative machines used in fabrication have stood the test of time, from World War II till present day. From the St. Louis Arch to the Disney Cruise ships and pipelines all over the world, Bug-O’s products fit virtually any application. This is demonstrated by their worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 150 countries.
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The PAC SPORTS NETWORK is proud to announce another season of covering men’s and women’s basketball within the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Once again, the network has created a 21-game schedule, designed to showcase every conference team at least once during the year. Along with covering games on a weekly basis, the network also produces special features, centered on various individuals, events, and historical accomplishments within the conference. Fans can follow up to the minute coverage on our Facebook account (PAC Sports Network) or Twitter handle (@PACSports). Be sure to check the PAC Sports Network site at www.pacstream.net for the complete schedule and other features. We would like to say “Thank you” to PAC Sports for sponsoring the December networking Chamber Lunch.
Mystery shopper visits St. Clair Jewelers
St. Clair Jewelers is conveniently located at 1037 Waterdam Plaza on Route 19 one mile South of Donaldson’s Crossroads (McMurray Rd & Route 19 intersection). The store is very orderly with bright lighting making it great for viewing merchandise. We were impressed with the service - being family owned, you can see the attention to details comes from the top down. While visiting we were impressed with the service. The owner, Jim Ausman mounts the diamonds and repairs jewelry in front, where you can watch the procedure. At the same time, a security glass protects the work. Also, the estate jewelry is an impressive array of items ranging from diamond rings to one-of-a-kind collectables. If you have any gold items you want to bring in for cash, Jim is very honest on his appraisals and pays cash immediately. Mountings and repairs are usually done on the spot without waiting - a rare service in today’s world. OVERALL RATING: EXCELLENT HOURS:10-6PM with appointments available www.stclairjewelers.net 724-941-0234 Owner: Jim Ausman
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Southpointe Chamber Board
Lou Gadani, Local Canonsburg Businessman, Distributor for Vernon Sales Marketing and Promotional Products.
Terry Caldwell, Director of Advertising Sales & Marketing.
Jim McDonald, President of Monaloh Basin Engineers, a Pittsburgh-based Civil Engineering firm.
Dale Risker, President of Southpointe Chamber, Owner/Operator of World Wide Technical Services, Franchisor of Shake â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Twist stores.
Don Hodor, Southpointe Chamber Founder, Executive Director, Telecommunications Engineer and Owner of Southpointe Telecom.
Ellie Nesser, California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Campus.
Victor Cabiles is our Social Media and Membership Director.
Mike George is our Director of Technology. Mike handles every thing from video production to web site design.
Karl Skrypak, Local Attorney Of Counsel with Robinson & McElwee, PLLC.
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