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Chamber WELCOME

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elcome to the Monroeville Area. Our corner of Southwestern Pennsylvania is the region’s premier place to live, learn, work, shop and play. Just a short drive from downtown Pittsburgh, our communities boast a multitude of shopping and dining possibilities, first-rate educational choices, exceptional healthcare, a diverse religious community, electrifying tourism and plentiful recreational outlets. All of these remarkable assets are conveniently located near every residential option under the sun. On behalf of nearly 800 members of the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce, we welcome you and hope you enjoy your visit. If there is anything the Chamber can do to make your stay more pleasant, just ask. If you or your business is interested in calling Monroeville or one of our neighboring communities your permanent home, we’d love to help. Call us anytime to find out why so many residents and successful businesses think eastern Allegheny and western Westmoreland counties are the place to be.

Board of Directors & Staff Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber Welcome Community Introduction

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Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce 2790 Mosside Boulevard, Suite 715 • Monroeville, PA 15146 Phone: (412) 856-0622 • Fax: (412) 856-1030 Website: www.monroevillechamber.com Email: macc@monroevillechamber.com Copyright© 2012 VillageProfile.com, inc.® 33 N. Geneva St., Elgin, IL 60120 • 800-600-0134 www.villageprofile.com® Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and VillageProfile.com® assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and VillageProfile.com® is prohibited.

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CEO/President Daniel M. Nugara Executive Vice President Joseph C. Nugara, Sr. Director of Business Operations Michael D. Nugara Vice President Gordy Swinehart Acquisition Manager Gayle Bohman Project Coordinator Kiwanda Evans Director of Production Joseph C. Nugara, Jr. Production Manager Nick Olah Graphic Designer Sarah Kavanagh Graphic Production Stacey R. Cordero Directories Coordinator Michael Sumrak Ad Coordinator Director Stefanie Mikutis Ad Production Coordinator Vicki Pinderski Ad Design Manager Kerri Reaves Staff Writer Becky Hogan Photographer MBK Photography

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Community INTRODUCTION

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he Municipality of Monroeville is the hub of the east suburbs of Pittsburgh, with a population of about 30,000. Our community allows for a vivacious city life to meld with peaceful suburban living. Monroeville comprises 19 square miles and is consistently thought of as one of the region’s premier communities. Beautifully manicured neighborhoods, superior healthcare and education options, and its status as one of the largest retail centers in Southwestern Pennsylvania are just a few of the reasons people flock to The Monroeville Area.

Hailing as one of Pittsburgh’s most mature suburbs, Monroeville takes pride in having become a prosperous municipality since its inception in the early 1800s. One of its most appealing features is that nearby Pittsburgh has even more resources and activities making it easy to stay in the Monroeville area for years to come. The area’s ideal location places it near many popular attractions. Not far from the community are Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, three major league sports teams and several world-class museums and amusement parks. Over the last several decades, Monroeville has thrived in all aspects of community life and strives to provide an even finer future for both residents and businesses alike.

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HISTORY

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s Pittsburgh established itself as a bustling center in the late 1700s, more settlements were being established around the area. The eastern section near Pittsburgh remained fairly unpopulated at that time, and by the first half of the 1800s, what is now the municipality of Monroeville was merely comprised of a small town and widely dispersed farms. It was not until the great Northern Turnpike was completed in 1807 that Monroeville began to expand. By 1810, the town continued to grow and even had an inn, two blacksmith shops and two stores. In 1849, the village, named after Joel Monroe, the town’s first postmaster, became a part of Patton Township. Coal mining became an ever-expanding industry in the region in the late 19th century, leading to a boom in the township. By the 20th century, after the coal boom died down, Monroeville began to transform into a prosperous municipality,

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establishing itself as a thriving suburban community. With the advent of the William Penn Highway in the 1940s, Monroeville’s business and economic sector flourished, and soon, additional major roadways, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, were completed in and around the municipality. Before long, major shopping districts and businesses, such as U.S. Steel, Westinghouse, Koppers Company and Bituminous Coal, began sprouting up all over Monroeville, leading to a growth in population and a demand for housing and refined highways. The borough of Monroeville was incorporated on January 25, 1951. In the early to mid-1960s, new roadways were established, affording easier access in and out of the area, with home construction increasing greatly. Today, Monroeville continues to prosper, boasting a population of nearly 30,000 residents and 2,000 businesses of all sizes.


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estled in Southwestern Pennsylvania, a mere 12 miles east of Pittsburgh, Monroeville is comprised of approximately 19.5 square miles in Allegheny County. Access to Monroeville is made easy by the connecting intersection of Interstate 376, Route 22 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Also winding through the community are Routes 48 and 130, providing for a connection to the other major roadways.

Free parking is available all over Monroeville, and for the visitor, VisitMonroeville offers shuttle bus service by appointment to many of the area’s popular sites for guests staying at local hotels. Bus service is available through the Port Authority of Allegheny County, which provides transportation to downtown Pittsburgh, as well as sites across Allegheny County. What’s more, a score of park-andride lots span the Monroeville community.

sits approximately 45 minutes from Monroeville and provides daily flights through a number of major airlines to points throughout the country and the world. Forty minutes away, heading east, is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, affording daily flights to a number of highly desirable destinations. A 20-minute ride will get commuters to the Allegheny County Regional Airport, which hails as the fifth-busiest airport in the state.

Monroeville is less than a 90-minute airplane ride from 20 states and Canada, and within 45 minutes, residents can access three airports, each offering commuter flights daily. Pittsburgh International Airport

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hough close to Pittsburgh, Monroeville is a destination in and of its own right. A diverse array of attractions, dining establishments and lodging options await, both within Monroeville as well as within its neighboring communities.

ATTRACTIONS From entertainment hot spots to shopping and historical sites, Monroeville’s got it all! With a brand new convention center, newly built and renovated hotels, and easy access to major highways, Monroeville offers meeting planners a variety of options. Monroeville can accommodate trade shows and exhibitions with the new Monroeville Convention Center (MCC). MCC offers more than 100,000 square feet and can accommodate more than 5,400 visitors and 400-500 booths. The location also has a 12,000-square-foot area divisible into four breakout rooms, as well as a 1,500-square-foot kitchen and concession space, two exterior ticket booths and state-of-the-art technology servicing the venue. All of this makes Monroeville a great place to host your next large meeting or regional trade show event. Our convenient complimentary shuttle service to transport attendees back and forth, offered up by VisitMonroeville (Monroeville’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau), provides full-service destination management and assistance. Contact the CVB at 412-856-7422 for your next convention or meeting. For the kid in all of us…play space founded upon Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood of MakeBelieve is located within the Monroeville Mall, a perfect place for the children to play while the adults indulge in the 180 stores that line the mall. Right in the heart of Monroeville, Monster Mini

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Golf offers a glow-in-the-dark, 18-hole miniature golf course guaranteed to be a scary good time. Enjoy roller coasters and other fun rides at nearby Kennywood Park, or visit Idelwild Park and Story Book Forest for entertaining rides, a water park and an area for the children, situated only a short distance from Monroeville. For fun in the water, check out the Sandcastle Water Park, made up of water slides, a Lazy River, a boardwalk, go-karts and the Mon Tsunami Wave Pool. The 77-acre Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is one of six zoo and aquarium combinations in the U.S. and provides a safe haven for more than 400 animals of numerous species, including 72 threatened or endangered species. The Phipps Conservatory is a uniquely beautiful 13room Victorian glass house filled with exotic plants, flowers and more. Also make sure to visit the National Aviary, home to more than 500 species of exotic birds. Other attractions in the Monroeville area include the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, the Senator John Heinz Regional History Center and several historical sites such as the McGinley House, Old Stone Church and the McCully Log House.


Courtyard 3962 William Penn Hwy. Monroeville, PA 15146 Marriott.com/pitmr

The Monroeville Courtyard by Marriott surrounds travelers with the conveniences that makes business and pleasure travel easy. The hotel is only minutes from the PA turnpike and a short drive to downtown Pittsburgh. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our spacious guest rooms, available with a king bed or two queen beds. For the ultimate in convenience, all of our guest rooms include mini-refrigerators, coffee and tea makers, clock radios with the capability to connect your Mp3 player and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Start your morning out right by joining us in The Courtyard Cafe where you will find out why Eggs are It! You will enjoy a deluxe breakfast, featuring Eggs to order. After a long day, join us in the Lobby Lounge for cocktails or unwind in our indoor pool or spa. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, let the Monroeville Courtyard by Marriott be your choice to exceed your travel expectations.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Monroeville, conveniently located off of I-376 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, offers stylish studio suites with 25% more space than a standard hotel room. Each suite is equipped with a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and 37 inch LCD television. For business travelers, a work desk and ergonomic chair is provided, along with free high-speed Internet connections to enable you to work in the privacy of your own suite. You can start your day off right with our recently updated complimentary breakfast. A short drive can take you to many destinations, whether you are here on business with Westinghouse, Philips, Alcoa or many other local companies, or are here on pleasure, and would like to shop around at the Monroeville Mall, enjoy some thrill rides at Kennywood Park, splash away your day at Sandcastle Water Park, or enjoy nature's animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

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Dining & LODGING

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onroeville provides diners with a wide spectrum of restaurants, offering everything from American and Italian cuisine to Chinese, Indian and Mexican fares.

Delicious Italian cuisine can be found at locally owned Palmieri’s Restaurant or Pugliano’s Italian Grill, among others. Palmieri’s offers a comfortable dining experience, coupled with a cocktail lounge, sports bar and a nightclub, ZANDERS, featuring live entertainment. Lunch specialties at Palmieri’s include the Eggplant Parmigiana and Palmieri’s Famous Deep Fried Fish Sandwich, while the dinner specialties include Tenderloin Chasseur, Prime Filet Mignon, the Broiled Seafood Platter Alla Tony and an array of delicious pastas. Pugliano’s serves up seafood, beef, chicken, pizza, pasta and its famous grilled burgers. The restaurant also provides live entertainment and events, such as wine tasting, and welcomes casual corporate events, birthday and graduation parties and reunions, to name a few. One of the area’s newest hot spots – Rivertowne Pour House – has become quite a hit with the locals. The microbrewery not only serves up between 14 and 18 flavorful beers daily, but also has a huge menu filled with mouthwatering foods, including a variety of appetizers, salads, seafood, pizza, chicken, sandwiches, wraps and subs. Another pub to check out is D’s Six Pax and Dogz, with around 20 different beers on tap, an additional 1,000 beers in stock and an extended menu of foods sure to please every palate. For the ethnic food lover, visit China Palace, Udipi Indian Restaurant, India Garden, Shogun Japanese Steak House and Taipei-Tokyo, each serving up delicious, authentic cuisine. Additional restaurants not to be missed include Mad Mex and Patron Grill for Mexican fare; Nick Marie’s Esta Esta and

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Tolerico’s for Italian cuisine, The Wooden Nickel for traditional American food and Monterey Bay or Nardi’s Fine Dining, which offers diners one of the most upscale experiences in town. Other local favorites include Eat ‘n Park, Chick-fil-A, Dingbat’s, Max & Erma’s, Dimperio’s, Outback Steak House, TGI Friday’s, Panera Bread and countless pizzerias. And do not forget to visit the nearby Moio’s Italian Pastry Shop, hailed as one of the best bakeries in the Pittsburgh region.

LODGING There are a plethora of reasons to find yourself in Monroeville, and fortunately, there are numerous lodging options to accommodate your stay. A few of the tried and true national hotel/motel chains represented in the Monroeville area include Comfort Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Red Roof Inn and Springhill Suites by Marriott. The 191-room Doubletree Hotel-Monroeville sits adjacent to the new 100,000-square-foot Monroeville Convention Center and is close to the Monroeville business district; corporate offices like CVS Caremark, Siemens, Philips Respironics, Shaw Group, Bechtel, and Compunetix; and a variety of restaurants.


Lifestyle & HOMES NUMBERS TO KNOW Municipality of Monroeville................................412.856.1000 Citizens’ Information Hotline .............................412.856.3306 Tax Office ..........................................................412.856.1004 Department of Public Works .............................412.856.3343 Community Development/Planning ..................412.856.3331 Monroeville Convention & Visitors Bureau .......412.856.7422 Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce.........412.856.0622 Monroeville Public Library.................................412.372.0500 Monroeville Parks & Recreation Department....412.856.1006 Visit Monroeville................................................412.856.7422 LOCAL UTILITIES Telephone Verizon ..............................................................800.660.2215 Water Monroeville Municipal Authority ........................412.372.2677

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iving in Monroeville and the communities that surround us has many perks: proximity to the major cosmopolitan center of Pittsburgh; a safe, suburban lifestyle; excellent schools and superior healthcare; and certainty that any retail or shopping needs will be met. As one of the most admired communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Monroeville offers everything from apartment complexes and townhomes to charming single-family homes and lavish, custom-built estates. A variety of price points are available, making owning or renting in Monroeville accessible to all. In 2009, the median household income in Monroeville was $53,840*, about $3,000 over the State of Pennsylvania’s median, and the median house or condo value was $134,042* - a much more affordable way to enjoy the amenities of Pittsburgh without the big city prices. Residents are served by top-notch utility services and have the choice of receiving several local newspapers, including the Monroeville Times

Natural Gas Peoples Natural Gas.........................................412.244.2626 Electric Duquesne Light.................................................888.393.7100 Cable TV Comcast............................................................888.683.1000 Residential Trash Collection Monroeville Public Works..................................412.856.3343 Commercial Waste Removal USA Waste Services.........................................412.824.1567 Waste Management .........................................412.824.0678 Postal Service Monroeville Post Office 15146 ..........................412.373.0691

Express (weekly), the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (daily) and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (daily), along with the area’s own quarterly magazine, InMonroeville. *Source: www.city-data.com

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RECREATION

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ecreational opportunities are plentiful throughout the greater Monroeville area; there are more than 650 acres of parkland in Monroeville today, with multiple park locations dotting the landscape. Over and above all of this is the Rails to Trails program, an effort to transform old railroad tracks from the Pittsburgh area through Washington D.C. into a beautiful hiking and biking trails system. The majority of Monroeville parks are equipped with playing fields and courts, playground equipment, trails and more. There is also a community pool, a skate park and a dog park. Six of Monroeville’s parks can be reserved for picnics, with features such as pavilions, electricity, cooking grills, restrooms, water fountains, fields and courts and more available, as well as beer permits. The Club Sport & Health facility in Monroeville affords patrons tennis courts, fitness studios, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball courts, racquetball and squash courts and much more. Also, check out nearby: Keystone Health Club, LA Fitness, the local YMCAs and one of the area’s four public swimming pools for a little healthy fun. Monroeville residents also have access to a number of public golf courses including Maple Crest Golf Course, Three Lakes Golf Course, nearby Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and The Links at Spring Church. Local private country clubs, including Edgewood, Green Oaks, Churchill and Westmoreland, also offer top-notch courses. Monroeville is also home to PAR 2 Miniature Golf

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Course, Monster Mini Golf and the McDain Golf Center’s driving range. The Monroeville senior population is also catered to – the Monroeville Senior Citizens Center has become a popular spot for Monroeville and Pitcairn senior citizens. The center offers daily activities and programs including aerobic exercises, dancing, yoga, shuffleboard, card games, travel groups and arts and crafts, on top of many others. The center provides health and counseling services, as well as four social clubs that meet at the center monthly. To learn more about the Monroeville Senior Citizens Center, visit their location at 6000 Gateway Campus Boulevard.


Arts & ENTERTAINMENT

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number of entertainment options are offered in or near Monroeville. Between Monroeville and neighboring downtown Pittsburgh, there is never a dull moment in the culturally rich Pittsburgh suburbs!

Much to the joy of the area’s avid sports fans, the City of Pittsburgh is the site of three major professional sports teams – the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB) and Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL). All three major sports teams play their home games in three of the nation’s premier sports venues – Heinz Field for the Steelers, PNC Park for the Pirates, and the brand new Consol Energy Center is home to the Penguins. In addition, and new on the scene, are the Pittsburgh Power Arena League Franchise and the Pittsburgh Passion professional women’s football team. Add in perennial NCAA powerhouse Division I University of Pittsburgh Panthers and you quickly see why the Pittsburgh market is a sports junkie’s nirvana. A host of theaters span the region, affording patrons popular productions of music, dance and theater. The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Dance Council and the Pittsburgh Broadway Series compilation of the finest productions today. The Byham Theater in Pittsburgh hosts music, dance and theater programs from well-known artists. The home base of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is also a nearby site for many events, concerts and traveling Broadway tours. With sports, the arts, a vast array of shopping options and a variety of other pastimes, Monroeville succeeds in providing ample opportunities for cultural enrichment and entertainment to residents and tourists alike.

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SHOPPING

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onroeville is widely regarded as a well-established center for retail in Southwestern Pennsylvania. A variety of stores and eateries can be found in the bustling business district; a short drive down William Penn Highway (Route 22) aligns you with several shopping centers, including Monroeville Mall. The extensive Monroeville Mall is equipped with more than 180 distinct stores, ranging from clothing stores to collectible shops. Two major department stores anchor the mall – JCPenney and Macy’s with some exciting changes slated to arrive real soon including a 12-screen movie theater. The Miracle Mile Shopping Center off of Business Route 22 is an outdoor shopping mall with more than

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40 stores including Old Navy, Marshall’s, DSW Shoe Outlet and Panera Bread. Additional shopping districts include the Holiday Center, which houses several specialty shops; Jonnet Plaza with offices, stores and delicious restaurants; and the Plaza on Mall Boulevard. Or venture over to the Shops at Station Square, the largest riverfront development in Pittsburgh, and explore the shops at South Side Works. The Shops at Station Square is a site for several stores, including more than 20 unique retailers and 20 dining establishments. Pittsburgh and its surrounding area offer several other shopping destinations, including SouthSide Works and the Waterfront Entertainment Complex’s various shops in nearby Homestead.


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he area provides a variety of public and private schools as well as access to several two- and four-year colleges and universities. Adult and continuing education options are also easily within reach.

Monroeville is served by the Gateway School District, comprised of a 600-member staff and serving more than 3,800 students living in the municipalities of Monroeville and Pitcairn. Five elementary schools, providing education from kindergarten through fourth grade, two middle schools and one high school make up this district. Several private, parochial and charter institutions also call Monroeville home, including North American Martyrs Catholic; St. Bernadette Elementary School; Spectrum Charter, specializing in the education of autistic students; Sunrise School, offering an educational program for special needs students; and countless others located in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. For those in search of education post-high school, numerous colleges and universities are situated under 40 miles from Monroeville. The Boyce Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in Monroeville stands as the largest provider of education services in the western region of the state. Enrolling more than 14,000 students annually, CCAC offers a

number of academic programs and continuing education classes. Students attending the college are given the opportunity to receive associate’s degrees in Arts, Science and Applied Science, along with certificates and diplomas. Top colleges located close at hand in Pittsburgh include the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, Duquesne University, Carlow University, Chatham University and LaRoche College. Additional sites for higher learning, situated around Monroeville, include Geneva College, Carlow University, IUP, Penn State Greater Allegheny Campus, Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood and Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, among many others. Monroeville’s adults and dedicated workforce are provided opportunities for further training and education as well. Institutions including ITT Technical Institute, Sanford Brown, the Bella Capelli Academy, Forbes Road Career and Technology Center and the University of Phoenix all provide comprehensive courses to the region’s adults and labor base.

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Business & INDUSTRY Members include both large and small firms spanning a vast array of industries and services throughout Monroeville and the communities that make up eastern Allegheny and western Westmoreland counties. The Chamber’s primary mission is that of supporting, encouraging, attracting and advancing responsible growth and business development in the suburbs east of Pittsburgh.

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he Monroeville Area is an ideal site for businesses of all kinds. Retail businesses thrive in the Monroeville area – in fact, Monroeville is Southwestern Pennsylvania’s second-largest retail center. Its lively shopping districts invite patrons to shop local boosting Monroeville’s economic standing, and its accessible highways make traveling to other marketplaces a breeze. The Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) has an extremely tight-knit relationship with the area’s business community. The Chamber represents nearly 800 local businesses, making it one of the largest chambers in all of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Since it’s founding in 1952, MACC has been instrumental in building strong partnerships among business leaders, community leaders, elected officials and key stakeholders on a variety of important issues facing the east suburbs. The Chamber enjoys a strong reputation as one of the largest, most active and respected chambers of commerce in all of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization has a robust advocacy platform and provides members with a variety of networking events and professional development programs throughout the year.


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HEALTHCARE

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onroeville is in the midst of a renaissance as it relates to the healthcare options we provide to our community. The community is quickly becoming a premier medical center outside of Pittsburgh’s downtown area. Monroeville is served by a variety of hospitals – large, small, community-minded, cuttingedge-focused and everything in between. Medical providers specialize in everything from general medicine and pediatrics to oncology and interventional cardiology. As part of the West Penn Allegheny Health System, Forbes Regional Hospital is a 350-bed facility in Monroeville, serving as a provider of quality healthcare for residents of Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs. Forbes Regional annually admits more than 15,000 patients and logs more than 46,000 visits to the emergency department.

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Offering sophisticated medicine and care with the added convenience of a community hospital, Forbes Regional provides a complete array of surgical, medical, rehabilitative and emergency care. In addition to offering a spectrum of specialty services such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, oncology, stroke care, endocrinology, behavioral health and obstetrics, the facility houses the Ed Dardanell Heart and Vascular Center, the Women’s and Infants’ Care Center and the Joint and Spine Center. Offering the expertise of skilled physicians and the advanced technology of some of the country’s most advanced heart centers, the Ed Dardanell Heart and Vascular Center provides a number of valuable cardiac services including open-heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and diagnostic services. It is also the only accredited Chest Pain Center in the area.


At Forbes Regional Hospital, they believe that patients experience the best possible care when they are able to have all of their needs met in one place – in their own community. That is why Forbes Regional is always expanding to offer the very latest medical innovations and procedures.

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Southwestern Pennsylvania’s largest medical provider is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), an $8 billion global health enterprise located in Pittsburgh. More than 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a health insurance services division and international and commercial services comprise the UPMC umbrella of service. UPMC is also boosting the Monroeville economy by constructing the new $240 million UPMC East Hospital, slated to open in July 2012 (pictured at left) to handle patient overflow from Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs that was previously utilizing UPMC’s downtown facilities. UPMC East will be a full-service community hospital featuring 140 private medical-surgical beds, 16 ICU rooms, two cardiac catheterization labs, state-of-the-art operating rooms, full diagnostic services, radiation oncology, an emergency department and a helipad for immediate airlift of critical cases to one of UPMC’s several trauma centers. UPMC will continue to offer outpatient services and diagnostic imaging services at the Daugherty Drive and Oxford Drive locations in the heart of Monroeville. A whole host of physical therapists from groups like THE pt GROUP Physical Therapy—physicians, chiropractors, nutritionists and assisted living facilities are located within a 15-mile radius of Monroeville.

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The quick and convenient MedExpress located at Penn Center East is staffed with board certified emergency medicine physicians able to diagnose minor health concerns and get you on your way. Situated in the community near the Forbes Regional Campus is ManorCare Health Services, providing nursing care, sub-acute and medical rehabilitation short-term care and Alzheimer’s care and LifeCare Hospital providing rehabilitative and acute long-term care. In addition to a number of home care agencies, facilities like Harbour Assisted Living, Point Pleasant Retirement Community, Juniper Village, Beatty Pointe Village, the Cedars of Monroeville, Woodhaven Care Center, Arden Court and Independence Court provide care to ailing seniors and those who require either short- or long-term healthcare supervision.

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Participating in Medicare & Most Insurances

412-664-9008 (1501 Lincoln Way, above Bill & Walt’s Hobby Shop, across from Veltre’s Pizza)

Top Ten BENEFITS with THE pt GROUPsm Physical Therapy 1. Same Licensed Physical Therapist on Each Visit 2. Next Business Day Appointment 3. Participation In Most Insurances 4. Fewer Visits, Fewer Co-Payments 5. Evaluation, Treatment and Home Exercise Program on First Visit 6. Progressive Treatment Program 7. Program Oriented to Patient’s Results 8. Short Waiting Room Time 9. Reports By Next Doctor Visit 10. Convenient Locations

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eniors residing in the Monroeville area are afforded a number of outstanding residential facilities offering quality care at all levels. From independent living to assisted living and hospice care, local seniors are definitely taken care of. One of the area’s leading senior living facilities is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Beatty Pointe Village in Monroeville, an independent living complex positioned within minutes of the community’s rich shopping and dining district. It sits on a beautiful, tree-lined campus and offers residents a fantastic quality of life complete with convenience, privacy, freedom and security. This three-story, 125-unit retirement community offers studio/efficient and one- and two-bedroom apartments furnished with kitchenettes, wall-to-wall carpet, window treatments, walk-in showers and individually controlled A/C and heating systems. The facility features restaurant-style, chef-prepared meals each day, private dining rooms and gathering areas, an on-site beauty salon/barber shop, a multipurpose room great for games and socializing and an assortment of daily activities. Facility managers are available 24/7 to ensure all residents’ needs are met, friendly housekeepers offer their services weekly and a van operates daily to shopping centers and appointments. Outdoors, residents take advantage of Florida rooms, beautiful courtyards and a gardening area for those with a green thumb. Beatty Pointe Village, backed by the award-winning services of UPMC, is truly an exceptional place to call home for seniors in Monroeville. For more information, contact the retirement community at 412-374-9000, visit online at www.upmc.com or drop by at 700 Beatty Road in Monroeville. The UPMC difference means world-class services and a

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national reputation for excellence. Excellence is at the heart of what we do every day at all of our western Pennsylvania senior communities. The UPMC difference means that your lifestyle is supported by the expertise of one of the most trusted sources for quality healthcare in the Pittsburgh region. At UPMC Senior Communities, senior living means a life that promotes health and wellness in comfortable, worry-free surroundings. It means a wide variety of choices and support in meeting the changing lifestyle needs of seniors. In 12 Pittsburgh area locations, our communities offer a full calendar of activities and programs to promote healthy senior living. Designed to help seniors stay active, independent and healthy, UPMC Senior Communities helps seniors throughout the area to live life well. UPMC Senior Communities are designed with a complete array of amenities and numerous opportunities to learn and grow, pursue individual interests and build lasting friendships.


MORE SENIOR FACILITIES & SERVICES IN THE AREA d Autumn Ridge Assisted Living

412-856-1588 • www.assistedlivingph.com d Cedars Community Hospice

412-380-9500 • www.cedarscommunityhospice.com d Cedars of Monroeville, The

412-373-3900 • www.thecedarsmonroeville.com d Harbour Assisted Living

412-380-2589 • www.seniorlifestyle.com d ManorCare Health Services Monroeville

412-856-7071 • www.hcr-manorcare.com d Independence Court

412-373-3030 • www.independencecourt.com d Juniper Village at Forest Hills

412-244-9901 • www.junipercommunities.com d Point Pleasant Retirement Community

412-823-2210 • www.pointpleasantretirement.com d Woodhaven Care Center

412-856-4770 • www.grane.com/woodhaven The area is also well-equipped with a number of in-home care services and various resources dedicated to senior wellness.

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GOVERNMENT

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onroeville has a progressive attitude toward government; the municipality is a Home Rule Charter community, encompassing a sevenmember council, an elected mayor and a municipal manager. Working together, the council, mayor and municipal manager aim to increase the standard of life among residents, businesses and visitors in the area.

Population 27,643 (as of 2009 U.S. Census est.)

Size Approximately ....................................19.5 square miles

Elevation Low (Spring Hill Bridge) .....................................735 feet High (Mountain View Court)............................1,320 feet

Founded/Incorporated Originally founded as Patton Township...................1769 Incorporated as Borough of Monroeville.................1951 Home Rule Charter established .............................1974

Real Estate Tax Rates Monroeville............................................2.2 mills (.0022) Gateway School District ..................21.02 mills (.02102) Allegheny County ..............................4.69 mills (.00469)

Business Tax Rates The Monroeville Police Department is comprised of nearly 50 officers within five divisions – Special Operations Division, Detective Division, Traffic Division, Patrol Division and a K-9 Unit. Making more than 18,000 service calls annually, the department also heads several community programs, such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) and neighborhood and business crime watch programs.

Business Privilege......................................4 mills (.004) Wholesale Vendor ......................................2 mills (.002) Retail Vendor.........................................2.5 mills (.0025)

Earned Income Tax Rates Monroeville/Gateway School District ...........1.5% (.015) Pitcairn/Gateway School District ....................1.0% (.01)

Emergency & Municipal Services (EMS) Tax Rates Monroeville ............................................$52.00 per year Pitcairn...................................................$52.00 per year

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ore than 30 diverse places of worship make their home in Monroeville. In fact, Monroeville is renowned for its rich Hindu culture, known as one of the first municipalities in the nation to house a Hindu temple.

AREA CHURCH LISTING Asian Indian Christian Church of Pittsburgh............(412) 372-1703 Bethel United Presbyterian......................................(412) 372-4716 Center Avenue United Methodist Church ................(412) 373-3398 Church of the Resurrection .....................................(412) 372-8650 Cross Roads Presbyterian ......................................(412) 372-2226 Eckankar Center of Pittsburgh ................................(412) 856-3680 First Baptist Church of Monroeville .........................(412) 373-7760 Garden City United Methodist .................................(412) 373-0391 Good Shepherd Lutheran ........................................(412) 372-2934 Grace Baptist...........................................................(412) 372-8466 Grace Reformed Presbyterian.................................(724) 327-8370 Greater Works Outreach .........................................(724) 327-6500 Hillcrest United Presbyterian Church ......................(412) 824-5600

The mission toward the betterment of the community is one also being undertaken by the area’s numerous service organizations. Active in the Monroeville community are the Salvation Army, the Monroeville Foundation, American Legion, Rotary Club of Monroeville, The American Red Cross, The United Way, Mealson-Wheels, Goodwill, Pantry Network of the Eastern Suburbs and many more.

Hindu Jain Temple ...................................................(724) 325-2073 Jehovah’s Witnesses...............................................(412) 823-1844 Lord’s Church of Pittsburgh .....................................(412) 856-9099 Monroeville Christian ...............................................(412) 373-3560 Monroeville Community Church ..............................(412) 372-1333 Monroeville Mall Ministry .........................................(412) 372-3725 Monroeville United Methodist ..................................(412) 372-7474 Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh....(412) 373-0101 New Hope Presbyterian ..........................................(412) 856-5717 North American Martyrs Roman Catholic ................(412) 373-0330 Old Stone Church ....................................................(412) 856-1000 Parkway Jewish Center ...........................................(412) 823-4388 Pittsburgh Korean Assembly of God .......................(412) 373-2201 St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church....(412) 373-2726 St. Bernadette Roman Catholic ...............................(412) 373-0050 St. Martin’s Episcopal ..............................................(412) 372-2050 St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church ...................(412) 372-9895 Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple .....................................(412) 374-9244 Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple..............................(412) 373-3380 Temple David...........................................................(412) 372-1200 Trinity Lutheran Missouri Synod ..............................(412) 372-9046

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Index of ADVERTISERS Allegheny Hearing Instruments .......................................................................................... 18 Autism Society of Pittsburgh .............................................................................................. 18 Carlow University ............................................................................................................... 13 CCAC ................................................................................................................................. 13 Courtyard by Marriott............................................................................................................ 7 Family Legal Center, LLC................................................................................................... 15 Forbes Regional Hospital .................................................................................... Back Cover IQ Inc.................................................................................................................................... 3 MBK Photography .............................................................................................................. 15 THE pt GROUP Physical Therapy ..................................................................................... 19 Residence Inn by Marriott .....................................................................................................7 SpringHill Suites by Marriott ..................................................................................................7 UPMC................................................................................................................................. 17 UPMC Senior Communities ............................................................................................... 21 VillageProfile.com. inc. ........................................................................................................15 Visit Monroeville........................................................................................ Inside Front Cover The Wooden Nickle Restaurant ........................................................................................... 8

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