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Dear members, neighbors, and friends: We are very excited to present the first publication of Southpointe Magazine! This edition covers the news and events for the Southpointe Chamber and the newlyformed Marcellus Shale Chamber. As a special feature, we have inserted a large centerfold map that can be removed for wall mounting or placed in your car glove box. By the way, we are taking orders NOW for the fall edition: E-mail MARKETING 101: Thanks to our Marketing Director, Terry Caldwell, for developing our member marketing packages. Help us help you! Send your company press releases, promotions, events and pictures. We will publish those on our website. It’s free to members. Please send materials to For a minimal investment, our 6-step Marketing plan works for optimizing your exposure to the 240+ businesses in Southpointe. Look inside for details, as well as a form you can copy, fill-in, and mail/fax back to us, if you’re interested in the package. VIDEO PRODUCTION: We contracted with Southpointe Telecom to produce video clips throughout our web site. Ask how you can be a part of the next video featuring your company. Go to to see the latest videos.




Welcome To Southpointe - Live • Work • Play.............................. 4 By Don Hodor Southpointe Chamber Partners with 6 Level 3 offers Fiber Optic Internet............................................... 6 Southpointe Telecom Celebrates 14 years.................................. 6 Bypass The ‘Financial Recession’............................................. 10 Largest Roofing Company in The East...................................... 12 Horizon Properties Dominates in Development......................... 15 IPS Chooses Southpointe......................................................... 16 Southpointe Trending Towards Startups.................................... 17 Range Resources’ New Regional Headquarters....................... 18 Southpointe Chamber Commits to Video Production................ 19 Waynesburg University’s New Building..................................... 20 JBLS Opens Second Office at Southpointe............................... 21 Fine Dining, A Short Drive From Southpointe............................ 22 Kelly Hoover, Real Estate Leader.............................................. 23 Southpointe Golf Club Brings in New Pros................................ 24 Local Marketing Company Designs Magazine.......................... 25 Hilton & Jacksons at “The Top of The Hill” ............................... 25 Dale Risker Official Aerial Photographer................................... 26 Lifestyle Medicine - Treating the Cause.................................... 27 By Cynthia G. West, MD Marcellus Shale Chamber of Commerce................................... 27 Southpointe Construction - Wider Roads.................................. 28 Advertise in Future Issues......................................................... 29 10 Reasons To Serve As A Volunteer....................................... 30 By Ellie Nesser Front Cover Focus Consol Energy............................................ 31

AERIAL PHOTOS: Watch for Dale Risker, Southpointe Chamber President, and I, to be flying over the 2011 Mylan Golf Classic at Southpointe as the official aerial photographers for the event. LIFE IN SOUTHPOINTE: My family and I have lived here for about 15 years and have enjoyed the great scenic walking/ bike trails golf, ice hockey, sand volleyball, spas, swimming pools, soccer fields and playground. Additional events for the community are the Mylan Golf Classic, concerts, local bands, outside dining, and more. TRADESHOW: Each year, we have over 100 companies in a large tradeshow with record breaking attendance in February. Check out our events calendar, and we hope to see you at the next breakfast, lunch or cocktail mixer! Thanks again and please feel free to contact me directly for any questions, comments, or suggestions for our magazine, and for our community. Don Hodor, Executive Director 724.873.7777

Summer 2011 • Volume 1 • Issue 1 Publisher - Southpointe Total Media / Southpointe Telecom Managing Editor / Editor in Chief - Don Hodor Advertising Executive - Terry Caldwell Associate Editor - Victor Cabiles Production / Design Team - Options in Graphics, Inc. President - Paul Revak Production Editor/Director - Kevin Baverso Graphic Artist - Michael Skubovius Published by Southpointe Total Media 125 Technology Dr. Suite 103, Canonsburg, (Southpointe), PA 15317 Phone - 724-873-7777 Email - or All Copyrights Reserved - Southpointe Total Media / Southpointe Telecom

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Southpointe Chamber Partners with Our staff is working with Paul J. Gitnik, Co-Founder of – a website designed to provide you with recorded oil and gas leases, royalty percentages, data, documents, public records, regulations and general information about Marcellus Shale, accessible online. will provide a link directly to with a link going back to our Chamber site as well. This is the only collection of data accessible to companies and lease holders for Marcellus Gas and Oil information. Go to for more information

LEVEL 3 Offers Fiber Optic Internet to Southpointe Businesses Level 3 Communications, one of only six Tier 1 Internet providers in the world offering Fiber Optics Services, is in Southpointe. The company ranks as one of world’s most connected Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and expanding assets have solidified the company’s position as one of the largest IP transit networks in North America and Europe. In 1998, Level 3 raised $14 billion and was called the “best funded start-up in history.” The company constructed 19,600 route miles, and built the world’s first continuously upgradeable network fully optimized for internet protocol (IP). By the end of 2000, Level 3 provided service to 2,700 customers. Contact Stan Stanek at 412-770-9246

Southpointe Telecom Celebrates 14 Years in Southpointe Need to move into an office and don’t know where to turn to for internet, telephone and printer setup? Southpointe Telecom (located in Southpointe), provides turnkey packages for the design and installation of VOIP telephone, internet, video conferencing, and CCTV cameras. All of these services are bundled into one package with new IP internet technology. Contact Bill Griffin at 724-873-7777

MYLAN CLASSIC Starts August 29th Be on hand to witness PGA TOUR winners and future PGA TOUR stars as they compete at the Nationwide Tour’s second annual Mylan Classic, August 29th through September 4th at Southpointe Golf Club. With over 150 charities participating in the ANSYS TICKETS For CHARITY program, you can help support your favorite non-profit organization by purchasing a tournament ticket today! Full week tickets start at $25 and best of all, 100% of the purchase price will be donated to a charity of your choice. With live international coverage on the Golf Channel, the Mylan Classic offers championship golf, live entertainment and fun for the whole family! Included with your ticket purchase is country music artists Jerrod Niemann and Steel Magnolia in concert Tuesday, August 30th at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Your weekly pass also includes Scott Blasey of The Clarks Thursday, September 1st and Joe Grushecky on Friday, September 2nd at Southpointe Golf Club. Rounding out the Mylan Classic’s week of entertainment is R&B sensation The Spinners and Tino Coury in concert Saturday, September 3rd at Southpointe Golf Club. The Spinners list of hits includes ‘Could it be I’m falling in love,’ ‘Then came you’, which led them to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. Make an immediate impact on our community and order your tickets today. Go to for details

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Bypass The ‘Financial Recession’ at $outhpointe The first question that comes to mind is, “How does the recession affect Southpointe as a business community?” We’re excited to announce that Southpointe is a focal point for opportunities. In spite of plant, factory and business shrinkage nationally, Southpointe is growing. All you need to do is drive through Southpointe to see buildings going up everywhere. Thanks to our Marketing Director, Terry Caldwell, who recently completed a business census, we have the most accurate list of company resources in the park. We were surprised to learn that 244 businesses and 6,000 employees are working in Southpointe. Fifty or more of these companies are gas and oil industries that have moved in this year. And a plus: just 5 minutes away are new hotels, malls, factory outlets and the Meadows casino. Our secret? Location, coupled with a well designed mixed use park and great government/

private business teamwork. Southpointe is a showcase for successful corporations with great access to the airport, minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, malls, theaters and restaurants. The golf course, lakeside park setting, wide sidewalks and newly widened roadways are attractions for bringing in prestigious corporations. In conclusion, even though we hear the ‘gloom and doom’ reports from CNN, FOX, etc., the growth opportunity is doubling in Southpointe. What do we do to increase our business opportunity in Southpointe? Based on experience, networking using tools at the Southpointe Chamber and Marcellus Shale Chamber is a good start. The upcoming tradeshow is the key to meeting the decision makers who can give you an opportunity to increase sales growth. For our 6 step marketing plan, call Don Hodor at 724-873-7777.

We’re dedicated to serving Southpointe’s financial needs for the long term. Ever since we opened our doors in this community, we’ve made it our business to help people become better investors. How? By listening to you, then talking. By being not only at your side, but on your side. It’s a commitment we make to every person who trusts us with their hard-earned money. Call or visit a branch today. No matter what level of investor you are, we can help you in your financial decision making.

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Roofing & Flooring

The Largest Roofing Company in the East CentiMark Corporation is located in Southpointe and is one of the nation’s largest all-encompassing commercial roofing contractors. From flat roof assessments and repairs to installations of virtually every type of commercial roof, their commitment to excellence, stellar customer service and exceptional results is the “CentiMark Difference.”

mercial roofing solution or flat roof solution is best for you, either a traditional flatroof or green solution like Solar, Garden, Daylighting or Reflective. When it comes to repairs, customers receive 24/7 live customer service, 24-hour response times, dedicated service crews, extensive “before and after” documentation through an online management application tool.

They provide unbiased and customized solutions based on your specific needs by bringing to the task years of experience with every possible roofing situation. This is accomplished with extensive surveys up front, life expectancy models, repair ROI analysis and repair versus re-roofing evaluations.

CentiMark opened a new service and product division. QuestMark Flooring, a division of CentiMark Corporation, is a source for all industrial, commercial and retail flooring needs. They offer complete singlesource flooring solutions, do-it-yourself products, polished concrete flooring, epoxy flooring, floor maintenance and floor cleaning products.

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Real Estate Development

Horizon Properties Dominates in Development of Southpointe I and Southpointe II Horizon Properties Group, LLC, is a uniquely experienced, full-service real estate development company with offices located on Southpointe Blvd. across from the Southpointe Golf Club. Horizon specializes in commercial office development, mixeduse, golf course development (Southpointe Golf Club), residential land development, and project planning and implementation. Through a mix of vision and knowledge, Horizon Properties Group transformed the acreage of Cecil Township just South of Pittsburgh into Southpointe, and is expanding its sphere of influence with Southpointe II--a lifestyle center aimed at redefining lifestyles one amenity at a time through a

mix of office properties, retail, restaurants and residential housing. Southpointe II includes the development of office space for Consol Energy, Range Resources, Homewood Suites, Waynesburg University, and Fairmont Supply, just to name a few. Horizon’s professionals led by Rod Piatt and Mike Swisher envision bringing the best of the city into the suburbs, as

well as creating a connected community that makes luxury and functionality accessible to residents, business owners, working professionals and shoppers alike. Call 724-743-7722 for more information on Southpointe opportunities.

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IPS, an acronym for Integrated Pipeline Services has chosen Southpointe as their new home. They are located at 501 Corporate Drive in Southpointe, halfway up the hill to Hilton Garden Inn. They provide construction, engineering, project management, and procurement services to the oil and gas industry, and in this case, for the local Marcellus Shale oil and gas distribution. IPS is owned by the management of IPS, its business units, and the OCM/GFI Power Opportunities Fund II, managed by the GFI Energy Group of Oaktree Capital Management, LP. IPS was formed in June 2008 when Snelson Companies, Inc., located in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, was initially acquired. In July 2009, IPS acquired Tulsa-based Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company--one of the largest, and the oldest, pipeline contractor(s) in the industry. IPS Engineering /EPC, also located in Tulsa, was formed in July 2009. At Southpointe, IPS maintains an experienced engineering and construction staff with expertise in cross-country and distribution pipelines, facilities, and integrity/maintenance programs. They are experts at resolving conflicts and identifying issues before they become problems by establishing priorities and coordinating activities to ensure that projects are delivered safely and on time. To contact IPS, call Louise Mancuso at 724-749-4400.

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Southpointe Trending Toward New Startup Companies Southpointe has become a hot place to ‘jump start’ a new company. With the gas and oil boom, comes a spark of entrepreneurial spirit. We interviewed Joe Barcelona and Therese Bell regarding their new company, Southpointe Energy Resource Group, LLC, (SERG) located in the Bailey Center at 125 Technology Drive.When asked why, Joe stated, “We saw the demand for local contract labor and our ability to source and train people to fill the void in this area, especially as it relates to the gas and oil industry. Although SERG is relatively new, we have over 20 years of combined experience, matching clients and applicants in a timely fashion. Based on selection, we then train them accordingly and have them ready to go within 21 days at no cost to the client company.”

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Contact Therese or Joe 724-220-5303 Southpointe Total Media now offers Video productions for web sites and YouTube as a complete package. Included is pro-lighting, Hi-Definition 1080 camera, software editing, script writing, web site posting and interview personalities. “Internet and smart phone bandwidth have brought this long awaited technical media to the front line for quick information with a personal touch.” stated, Terry Caldwell Marketing Director. Call or Text Terry Caldwell 412-420-9905

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Range Resources’ New Regional Headquarters in Southpointe Just down the street from Consol Energy’s new building, we can see that the new regional headquarters for Range Resources is close to completion. Range is already in several buildings in Southpointe renting space while waiting for the new move-in date projected in November.

in/out 5-year deal. Because of modern drilling technology in the Marcellus, Pennsylvania could go from one of the largest importers of natural gas to a major national exporter.

Range employs more than 300 Pennsylvanians in the Southpointe offices and works with service companies and local contractors that account for almost 5,000 full-time jobs in Washington County. (Not included in the report are Chesapeake Energy, Rice Energy, DPS Penn, and many others, all headquartered in Southpointe.)

Pennsylvania has just begun to feel economic benefits of the natural gas industry. Estimates show gas production will infuse more than $8 billion in economic impact and $800 million in state and local tax revenues in 2011 alone.

Our area has experienced a multibilliondollar impact from the natural gas industry. The Marcellus Shale, which many experts believe to be among the largest known natural gas fields in the world, represents a multi-generational opportunity that will positively transform the commonwealth’s future for 20 plus years. This is not a quick

The economic impacts of the natural gas industry are far reaching. Range Resources alone has reported to have paid out more than $1 billion to landowners and businesses in Washington County in the last two years.

The industry’s ripple effect will continue bringing new work to local service companies, while generating expansion and revenue for local restaurants, hotels, real estate, apartments, auto/truck sales, and other merchants. In addition, over 50% of the chamber members are not located in Southpointe but in nearby locations that can serve Southpointe companies.

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Southpointe Chamber Makes Commitment to Video Production The Southpointe Chamber has contracted with Southpointe Telecom Technology for Bill Griffin, videographer, to direct and produce videos of Southpointe and Marcellus Chamber news. Recognizing the great potential to use streaming video as another tool for conveying the ‘Southpointe News’ message, it was voted to make a major commitment to this old but recently growing media. “With the increase of internet bandwidth, video streaming has now become a front runner for laptops, iPads, Blackberry, iPhones and Android products,” explained Bill Griffin. “We committed to professional studio lighting, a Canon 1080 Hi Definition Digital camera, a Bose sound system/ mike mixer and Adobe editing software.” A bright picture, with clear sounding, well edited videos can make an impact on content and overall professionalism.

Bill gained experience with Southpointe Telecom installing Internet Protocol (IP) Cameras and audio equipment for multifamily housing security and club house entertainment systems. “To produce a professional video takes more than meets the eye. Buying a video camera at the department store isn’t enough. Professional lighting is required to remove ghostly shadows, audio mixers provides echo free clear sound and editing software is required to make the video clips transition smoothly”. Southpointe Telecom is available to record company training sessions, marketing and meeting agendas. With the cost of printing, travel and training, this is a great medium for quick communication to staff employees, customers and future clients by posting on web sites and Youtube for all to view. You can go to and click on ‘VIDEO TV News & Interviews’ to watch the first posting.

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Waynesburg University Moves Into New Building in Southpointe The new facility housing Waynesburg University will be called ‘Embassy Park’ with a courtyard setting as the focal point. This is a 120,000 square foot building with Class “A” offices. Waynesburg University will be moving from its present site at 1001 Corporate Drive as part of the expansion of the school. Sharing space with the University will be Williams Production Applalachia, LLC. with 30,000 sq. ft. of office space. The site is expected to be completed by year end. The building is located on Town Center Blvd., just up the road from Consol Energy.

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Land Development

JBLS, a Conneaut Lake Company, Opens 2nd Office at Southpointe JBLS is an acronym for Jim Bourbeau Land Services. JBLS is a full service land company under the direction of Jim’s experienced leadership located at 501 Corporate Drive. They specialize in right-of-way acquisition, oil and gas leasing, title research, due diligence, field assistance, and other activities related to the oil and gas business in Western, PA. They have extensive experience in all phases of title, working with mineral/land owners, negotiating and structuring leases and/or right-of-way, contracts, lease administration, payment of drafts and year-end reporting of 1099’s as they relate to the leases. President and owner is James R. Bourbeau, CPL. Jim has been actively in-

volved within the land business since 1978. He got started in the Rocky Mountain Basin where he spent his first 12 years. He has spent the last 20 years working the Appalachian Basin. He was Vice President of the Chippewa Minerals Associates, Inc. located in Denver, CO prior to establishing JBLS in 1994 and Surfside Abstracting, Inc. 2010. (JBLS, a Conneaut Lake Company forms Surfside Abstracting, Inc. in 2010.) Jim Bourbeau founded Surfside Abstracting, Inc. specifically to service the Marcellus and Utica Shale industry with data base information. They have one database containing over 6 million parcels along with coordinating GIS map-

ping. This large collection of information allows for pertinent statistics about land to be placed on specific maps. Jim is former National Director with the American Association of Professional landmen, a former Chairman of the Legislative/Regulatory Committee, and is past President and current Treasurer of the Northern Appalachia Landsman’s Association. See ads in this publication for more information

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Fine Dining, A Short Drive From Southpointe A Tempting Franchise Opportunity The Original Shake & Twist is a creative and innovative soft serve and food service industry business. Our company prides itself on giving our customers memorable and fun eating experiences as well as delicious food items. Now, you too can join us in our exciting opportunities by becoming a franchisee of your very own Shake & Twist Store. Contact Information For more information on franchising, please contact: Dale Risker - Franchisor Tel: 724-350-5562

The Back Porch Restaurant is actively pursuing business at Southpointe even though it is a half hour drive. “We feel that many families get tired of the local restaurants and want someplace different to spend a quiet evening of dinner and atmosphere,” stated partner, Michelle Jones. The Back Porch is far from the chain restaurant trap. The unique 1807 structure is near the Monongahela River off the Speers Exit on I-70 and well worth the drive. Featured is an authentic basement bar tavern complete with nostalgic brick foundation, fireplace and beamed ceiling. For the outdoor enthusiast, the back patio has great horticultural gardens complete with vines, statues and stone walls. Added to this great atmosphere is a surprise to your taste buds, with offerings of

well prepared traditional classic American cuisine. Open a bottle of wine for a great start before perusing the eclectic menu. Start with the appetizer sampler special, Baby Back Ribs, Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Artichoke Franchise, and Flame Broiled Shrimp Cocktail. Then move on to paella - sea scallops, baby clams, langoustine, calamari, shrimp, mussels and chicken breast over rice in light tomatoes - all for only $23. In Pittsburgh, this price would easily be double. Finish with homemade desert baked in their own bakery. Oh, can’t make it there? Try the catering service at ‘2 Fine Caterers’ and they will deliver to your Southpointe office. Note: across the street is Speers Street Grill offering a more casual sandwich menu. Call 724-565-5165 to reserve your gourmet experience.

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Commercial Real Estate

Kelly Hoover, Real Estate Leader for Over 26 Years Kelley Hoover has remained at the forefront of commercial real estate within Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania for over 26 years, playing a prominent role in the successful growth of Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services, Inc. Kelley has also been instrumental in the success of Southpointe, being responsible for brokering over 1.5 million square feet of lease or sales transactions within the park. Southpointe’s unique complexion affords golf course views, all within a corporate setting and easy access to Interstate 79. In addition to the ambiance and upscale setting, the park and vicinity

offer an array of hotels, restaurants and fitness centers. As Burns & Scalo is committed to green, many of Kelley’s buildings offer thermal resistant windows and energy efficient HVAC systems to keep the suites cool during the summer and warm in the winter. Call Kelley Hoover at 412-670-4248 or, for all of your commercial real estate needs and to discuss her environmentally friendly Class A office and flex properties presently available.

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Southpointe Golf Club Brings in New Pros New Head Golf Professional: Brent Johnson, PGA

West Penn Open.

This is the first golf season at Southpointe for Brent. He has been the golf professional at Williams Country Club in Weirton, WV for the past 19 years and has been 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. In 2000, Brent won the

Brent is an accomplished veteran in the golf industry and will bring to Southpointe a renewed structure to many of the golf programs and tournaments. Brent will also take over the ownership of the Club’s pro shop; accordingly, I believe you will see the shop take on a new and vibrant look!

Assistant Golf Professional: Paul DiLorenzo, PGA Apprentice Paul is a native of Wellsburg, West Virginia, and is coming from Williams Country Club where he spent the past few seasons as their 1st Assistant Professional. Prior to Williams, he spent two seasons at Naples Lakes Country Club and the Pittsburgh Field Club. Paul graduated from West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration along with a specialization in Golf Course Management. He is a level three PGA Apprentice and will obtain his Class A Membership in June of 2011. Paul will bring a strong work ethic, devotion to the membership, and a passion for instructing the game of golf. Contact Brent and Paul at 724-746-2950

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Printing & Promotional Marketing

Local Marketing Company Designs Southpointe Magazine As a locally owned and operated Printing and Promotional Marketing Firm, Options in Graphics (OIG) provides businesses with printed and ad specialty items along with professional graphic design and concept services. In business since 2001, Options in Graphics has grown from a small operation to a full service marketing group that still prides itself on customer service and unique solutions. A Pittsburgh (Green Tree) based and locally owned and operated business, OIG is committed to serving its clients from concept to completion of all projects and products ranging from brochures, banners, signs, stationery, promotional products, corporate logo apparel, websites and more. All products can be seen on their web site Their clients range from large corporations to small “Mom & Pop” shops to the Southpointe Chamber of Commerce and the design & concept of this publication.... Southpointe Magazine.

Knowing your “Options” is a key factor in many businesses bottom lines. More than ever, businesses today, are watching how they spend marketing and advertising dollars. OIG, a trusted business partner, will help your business achieve its goals and help business profit margins in getting the best Return On Investment (ROI). Marketing reps are turning to printing professionals like Paul Revak and Kevin Baverso, at Options in Graphics for their marketing needs. Their goal is to exceed your expectations in all areas of print & promotional marketing. Options in Graphics is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB). Their Founder and President Paul Revak has over 30 years experience in printing and promotional marketing. Kevin Baverso, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Susan Reynolds, Sales and Management, have acombined 55 years of printing and marketing experience and newly added Mike Skubovius, Graphic Designer has brought a new level of illustrative skills to the OIG Team. Get to know your “Options.” Contact them direct at 412-937-9326 or go to

Dining & Hospitality

Site Security LLC Hilton and Jacksons at “The Top of the Hill” Looking to hold an event? The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Southpointe has the largest event space in the park. The accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Southpointe are endless. They are flexible with services ranging from conferences to weddings. Adjacent to the Hilton Garden is Jacksons-Restaurant-RotisserieBar. Jacksons is a sophisticated, but casual, restaurant located in the heart of the expanding Southpointe industrial park. The Southpointe Chamber uses this venue extensively for lunch and dinner meetings. This restaurant includes a covered patio that seats up to 50 people and private dining room for intimate seating. Their unique open kitchen includes a rotisserie oven, brick oven and wood fire grill, for expertly preparing artful American cuisine with an international flair. Try their signature dishes - Crab Cakes, Famous Shrimp & Chorizo Chowder, and Lacquered Rotisserie Chicken. What separates Jacksons from the competition is a warm friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and quality, fresh, local and imported products. Call the main number at 724-743-5000

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Southpointe Chamber Official Aerial Photographers of 2011 Southpointe Chamber President Dale Risker and his completely rebuilt 1946 aircraft will be flying over the 2011 Mylan Classic Golf Tournament for some candid still and video pictures of the event’s second year at the Southpointe Golf Club. Dale has been flying this vintage aircraft for over 20 years as a hobby. He also has a commercial rating for twin and instrument (IFR) corporate aircraft. Dale manages, charters, sells and procures aircraft for local and regional corporations. When he’s not flying, Dale is operating a soft serve franchise, Shake & Twist and World Wide Technical Services. We asked Dale how he has time to be President of the Southpointe/Marcellus Chamber while keeping such a busy schedule. “The Chamber is a good outlet for having a great time and meeting new people every day. The chamber staff takes care of the routine administrative work so I have time to show up for the lunches and events.”

Pictured is Dale Risker, our Chamber president, with his 1946 Piper Cub, which will be will be flying over the Mylan Classic for some candid still and video pictures of the second year event. “Dale doesn’t miss an event and he is always a phone call or web video conference away,” added Don Hodor, Chamber Executive Director. Don, who also has a private pilot license, will be taking the pictures using two Canon high definition cameras.

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Dale has been a pilot for over thirty years and his primary business, Worldwide Technical Services, provides aircraft management services. In addition, Dale owns and operates “The Original Shake & Twist” in McDonald, PA, which is a franchise with six locations in the Western Pennsylvania area, and growing along the East Coast. He also has a cattle farm in Bulger, PA. When asked how he juggles all his resposibilities, Dale smiled and commented, “Relying on the tremendous support of my family and a dedicated, reliable staff makes it possible for me to have the time to dedicate to the Chamber. I believe that the Chamber is an amazing tool for people in business and enjoy every moment of time spent on it. The Southpointe Chamber is different than most chambers in that we focus on businessto-business, direct contacts and our social events are geared towards that. I enjoy being a part of such a quality organization, and seeing other business people make contacts through our events, which are also a lot of fun. I am also very excited about the Marcellus Chamber, as the Southpointe/Washington area has become known as the Western PA energy capital. Our Marcellus Chamber has a lot to offer at a very pivotal time in the industry.” See Dale’s interview on our website. Click on “videos.” Dale can be reached directly at 724-350-5562 or at

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

Lifestyle Medicine – Treating the Cause Wellness, healthy living, lifestyle – these are buzzwords in healthcare today. Do they all mean the same thing? No, they are not interchangeable. What do they mean? More importantly, what do they mean to you? Wellness is in vogue but often misunderstood. Several decades ago, wellness meant preventing disease or injury rather than treating results of illness or injury. For example, immunizations, cancer screenings, and seatbelts are types of wellness as prevention. More recently, wellness still means prevention, but it can also mean health education or even using complimentary or alternative therapies designed to achieve good health and well being. As a result, we now speak of wellness practitioners, wellness clinics, wellness programs and so on. Healthy living suggests that someone is trying to make choices that will result in

good health. In this sense, it includes wellness measures, but it does not insure that someone is yet in good health. Healthy living is the positive end of a spectrum known as lifestyle. Lifestyle is how we choose to live on a daily basis—the food we eat, the exercise we do, the way we cope with stress. Eighty percent of chronic disease is caused by poor lifestyle. Obesity is the most notable lifestyle related disease but hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and certain cancers are also related to lifestyle. Numerous studies link the effect of lifestyle to diseases that “run in families”. Your family’s medical history is a predictor of conditions for which you are at risk. Consider your own lifestyle and you will have a good idea of your chance of getting those same diseases. Lifestyle medicine is a new medical specialty that provides patients with the “howto” that enables them to acquire the skills

By Cynthia G. West, MD

needed to modify their lifestyle as a way to treat many chronic diseases. Cynthia West, M.D. has established WellnesSaves - Center for Lifestyle Medicine to provide this care. Dr. West says,“Lifestyle medicine gives patients the tools to change the way they live in ways that allow the changes to become part of everyday life. Lifestyle medicine is the first line of treatment of most chronic diseases. Successful changes in a person’s lifestyle can often decrease the need for medications and even surgery. There is overwhelming evidence and support from the medical community that this basic form of medical intervention can help us achieve better health and a higher quality of life.” Dr. West and her team of professionals, including a registered dietitian, a social worker, and an exercise physiologist work as advocates to assist each patient in setting and meeting goals in order to improve physical and emotional wellbeing. WellnesSaves – Center of Lifestyle Medicine is located at 125 Technology Dr., Suite 104. Contact the team at 724-916-4529 to arrange an appointment.

Marcellus Shale Chamber of Commerce

Southpointe Chamber ‘Hatches’ The Marcellus Shale Chamber of Commerce The Southpointe Chamber of Commerce announced the startup of the ‘Marcellus Sh ale Chamber of Commerce’ (, Don Hodor, Executive Director/founder, in a breakfast meeting at the Southpointe Golf Club. Hodor founded the Southpointe Chamber in 1997 and has extensive experience as past president of the Washington County Chamber and Eighty Four, PA Chamber. Hodor stated, “As a 15 year resident of Southpointe, I have seen the area grow each year with goals exceeding expectations. We are now the 12th largest chamber (published in Pittsburgh Business Times) in the Pittsburgh region with growth of over 20% each year.” 244 companies are in Southpointe with 60 new gas/oil companies that moved in over the last 6 months.

The Marcellus Chamber Mission: Promote profitable business-to-business relationships in the Marcellus Shale Gas & Oil Industry. Our location in Southpointe, (coined by media as the Marcellus Shale Capital) and membership demographics make this move a perfect transition for the promotion of local businesses in the area. The chamber had conducted a survey and received a 90% favorable response to businesses wanting to ‘connect’ with the new industry. Hodor announced that the focus is on networking local businesses into the gas & oil business. “We will stay clear of environmental and tax issues leaving that challenge to the other groups,” Hodor stated. Jesse White spoke on those issues at the meeting and noted that the chamber will champion business-to-business networking and leave

the other issues with White and related groups. The chamber board commissioned Terry Caldwell as Director of Marketing. He has gone door-to-door taking a comprehensive inventory of each company. “We now have the only up to date, accurate listing of all companies in Southpointe. This data base along with advertisements by local businesses will become an elite source. Plans are to register companies on the web site with web links to each company Meetings are posted on the web site event calendar at The Southpointe and Marcellus Shale Chamber offices are in the Bailey Center at 125 Technology Drive in Southpointe. 724-873-7777.

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Southpointe Construction

Wider roads, traffic lights, and new sidewalks to be completed in November We have all driven through the one-mile construction area on Southpointe Boulevard, wondering when the road widening to four lanes will be finished. We contacted Bill Sember, Director of Operations for the Washington County Authority. This is the agency responsible in part for the infrastructure upgrade. Bill reported in an exclusive interview with Southpointe Magazine that the originally stated deadline of November is very realistic. This project has several improvements that go beyond just road widening. The project began at the intersection of Technology Drive and Southpointe Blvd., and continues past the Iceoplex, Accutrex and Auma Actuator to the bridge. Traffic lights will be installed at four intersections, and are to be programmed to work with the

new stacking lanes, making left turns quicker and safer when coming and leaving offices. Traffic lights will be added at Town Center Way, Consol Drive, as well as North and South Technology Drive intersections. Technology Drive has two intersections on Southpointe Blvd., being the Bailey Center corner and Community Bank corner. The sidewalk will be extended from the Iceoplex to the bridge making it a full walkway end to end in the park. The construction involves high focus on engineering details. Water runoff drains are moved. Utilities including fiber cable, communications, sewage, water and even the Directory Sign were moved. Don Hodor, Executive Director of the Southpointe Chamber, stated, “It is estimated that over 7,000 cars and trucks pass

through these intersections daily. This number could reach 12,000 in the next few years. Presently, there are 244 companies in Southpointe with 55 buildings.” All existing buildings in the park are nearly filled to capacity, including the new Range Resources and Embassy Park buildings. However, there is still ample space for more new buildings to be developed. When asked how he arrived at the numbers, Don said, “Terry Caldwell, our Chamber Marketing Director, went door-to-door, taking a census of the companies, buildings, and addresses. The list appears in the centerfold of Southpointe Magazine, and all keyed to the map. For updates, go to www.southpointemag. com.

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Advertise in the upcoming Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 issues of Southpointe Magazine. Be a part of the New Revolution that is happening in Southpointe. Contact Advertising Director Terry Caldwell Today at 724-873-7777 or go online at The Southpointe Chamber is now taking print ad orders for the fall and winter editions of Southpointe Magazine. This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your current as well as new products and services. Included in your subscription are your ad and link to the website. In addition, we’ve included and to the link. When potential clients are looking for products and services in Southpointe (and the new Marcellus Shale venue), they are just a few clicks away from your listing and web page. It’s a documented fact: the internet is quickly replacing the Yellow Pages and phone directories - especially with the widespread availability of smart phones and other intelligent electronic devices. Company _________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________________ Contact _________________________________ Phone _________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________ Web site __________________________________________


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In today’s challenging times, nonprofit organizations, universities, hospitals and other service providers are in need of qualified people to assist with day-to-day operations, public awareness and fundraising events. If you have special skills that can be offered to one of these entities — bookkeeping, secretarial, customer service, public speaking or writing skills, for example — you may want to offer your services. Here are 10 reasons why you should serve as a volunteer in your community: 1. You can help raise awareness of a great cause. You may know of someone whose life is affected by cancer, leukemia, heart disease, alcohol abuse or another health condition. Or perhaps you know someone in the arts, education or child advocacy. Groups dealing with these issues often can use a hand. Raising awareness of a particular cause can help people in need as it promotes services available in our area. 2. You can build character. Take some time to speak to a cancer survivor, a heart transplant recipient or someone who has received the benefit of social services or education. You will find yourself asking questions and wanting to be involved in some way. You can impact someone else’s life through volunteering. In turn, you will feel a character-building sense of goodwill, community service and accomplishment. 3. You can strengthen your network. A great way to network is to contact a nonprofit organization in the area and ask if you can donate your time to help out with upcoming events. A great many people work behind the scenes as volunteers for nonprofit groups. Volunteering will create opportunities to meet professionals from the area who share your interest in supporting a great organization or a good cause. 4. You can build your resume. Volunteering is a resume building-block, whether you list it under “volunteer activities” or “job-related activities.” Company executives like to see community service on your resume. Your volunteer activities also may lead to interesting conversation during an interview. 5. You can gain work experience. Working as a volunteer gives you an opportunity to learn new skills or enhance skills that you already possess. Many of the functions a volunteer performs require the same skills an employer needs. 6. You can hunt for a job. When you volunteer, you are “putting yourself out there” with professionals in a variety of fields. This is an excellent time to ask about employment opportunities, whether they are full-time, seasonal or part-time jobs. 7. You can learn something new about your community. Volunteers gain a unique perspective on the community by connecting with individuals from all walks of life. It can be eye-opening to learn about services in our area and how we can help one another. 8. You can make a personal commitment. So many of us on our journey through life don’t make time to connect with someone or something important to us. Volunteering creates an opportunity to make a personal commitment and see it through. 9. You can educate yourself. Getting involved through volunteering requires taking the time to educate yourself about your surroundings, your community and the people around you. Becoming an advocate for a cause compels you to learn more about what life has to offer. 10. You can do the right thing. Volunteers either “pay it forward” or give back to the community — an important life lesson for us all to learn. In giving your time or your abilities, you are enriching the lives of others and making our small corner of the world a better place to work, live and play.

*Ellie Nesser is the Executive Director of California University of Pennsylvania’s Southpointe Center, which offers career-oriented degree programs, workforce training and professional development. To learn more about Southpointe classes, or to discover how Southpointe’s state-of-the-art facilities can meet your needs, call 724-873-2760.

Summer 2011

Front Cover Focus: CONSOL ENERGY INC. • Began Operations in 1864. • Mines more high-Btu bituminous coal than any other U.S. producer. • In terms of tons produced, CONSOL is the largest coal producer east of the Mississippi River. • Has 4.4 billion tons of proven and recoverable coal reserves, 65.6% of which is owned, rather than leased, the most among U.S. coal companies. • Is the largest U.S. producer of coal from underground mines. • Controls 3.7 trillion cubic feet of net proved reserves of gas. • Through its subsidiary, CNX Land Resources Inc., has timber and farming operations, as well as commercial development ventures. • Operates more than 12,500 net wells. • Maintains a fleet of 27 vessels and 620 barges. In 2010, river operations transported 18.6 million tons of coal, including 6.3 million produced by CONSOL Energy. • Its subsidiary, Fairmont Supply, a full-line distributor of mining and industrial supplies, had revenues of $372 million in 2010. • Has a private R&D facility currently working with the U.S. Department of Energy and others on advanced technology for coal and coal bed methane production and utilization. • Has a safety record of almost two times better than the industry average for underground bituminous coal mines.


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