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JANUARY 2020

CHAMBER CENTRAL A PUBLICATION OF THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Over 400 business professionals were merry and bright as they celebrated the holiday season and gave 2019 a Chamber-style sendoff at the annual Holiday BASH and Business Expo on December 4. The Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in Greensburg was filled with exhibitors from 80 local businesses and organizations. Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, prize giveaways, and of course, tons of networking. The Ramada’s annual Parade of Trees provided the perfect backdrop for the holiday event, while the music of Mr. Jones & The Diva entertained the crowd. While many went home with amazing baskets donated by businesses, everyone walked away a winner after spending the evening networking with fellow members, collecting business cards from potential clients and building connections that will help drive their success in the new year. Many thanks to our event sponsors, including Santa Sponsors: Creenan & Baczkowski, PC, and Highmark/Allegheny Health Network. THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECOGNIZES FOTORECORD PRINT CENTER AS THE “OFFICIAL PRINTER” OF THE CHAMBER CENTRAL NEWSLETTER. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES.

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7:45 am - MBPA Chapter Networking Breakfast, Dick’s Diner, Murrysville

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11:00 am - Ribbon Cutting, Rob Edwards Sr—State Farm Agent, West Newton

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8:00 am - Marketing Committee Meeting

BREAKFAST

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4:30 pm - BASH, Sleep Number, Greensburg

WAKE UP WESTMORELAND Tues., Jan. 21 | 7:45 - 9:00 AM | The Ahfis, Murrysville

Thursday, January 9 | 11:30 - 1:15 | Ramada Greensburg

LUNCH

5:00 pm - 2020 Winter Kickoff: Multi-Chamber Mega Mixer, Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Thursday, Jan. 2 | 7:45 - 9:00 AM | Dick’s Diner, Murrysville

2020 STATE OF THE COUNTY LUNCHEON

11:30 am - State of the County Luncheon, Ramada Greensburg

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MURRYSVILLE BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Join us as we welcome special guests, Westmoreland County Commissioners Gina Cerilli, Doug Chew and Sean Kertes for the 2020 State of the County Luncheon. The Commissioners will provide perspective on the county’s most pressing challenges heading into 2020 and offer updates on key agenda items related to business. Participants will be invited to interact with the Commissioners during the Q&A session, so come SPONSORED BY: prepared to ask questions and provide feedback about topics important to your business.

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7:45 am - Wake Up Westmoreland Breakfast, The Ahfis, Murrysville

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8:00 am - Government Affairs Committee Meeting

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8:00 am - Ambassador Committee Meeting

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8:00 am - Golf Committee Meeting

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4:30 pm - Ribbon Cutting, Blackburn Center, Greensburg

Hosted by: Sleep Number 5132 Route 30 Greensburg, PA 15601

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7:00 am - Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast, Ramada Greensburg

No cost to members thanks to a sponsorship from Dollar Bank!

Gina Cerilli

Doug Chew

Sean Kertes

JANUARY BASH Wed., January 15 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM


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2020 P RAYER B REAKFAST 31

Friday, January 31 7:00-9:00 AM Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Greensburg

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Jamie Piraino Superintendent, Franklin Regional School District For 45 years, the Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast has featured spiritual readings and messages of hope from prominent leaders in our Business, Education, Government, and Labor sectors. This event offers a unique opportunity to gather in a forum that builds upon the strengths that unite us as residents, elected officials, employers, educators, and workers. Additionally, students from every school district in Westmoreland County are invited to attend as a way to highlight the importance of unity to tomorrow’s leaders. This year’s event will focus on education and will feature Dr. Jamie Piraino as keynote speaker.

$20 per person; $15 student sponsorship Register at www.westmorelandchamber.com PRESENTED BY

Meet our Member Spotlight for January: Vince Zaccaria, owner of Premiere Audio Video Services. Premiere Audio Video Services is a residential and commercial sound, video and security contracting company based in Greensburg. They specialize in sales and installation of audio video systems in churches, schools, restaurants, and homes throughout Western PA. In addition to installation services, they also provide Audio Visual equipment rental and live sound & video services for events. Vince says that the most rewarding thing about his business is being challenged with a difficult installation or event and designing a system that exceeds his client’s expectations. “Our clients come to us with ideas, goals, and expectations about what they want in an A/V system,” he explains. “Maybe it's a home theater, or a smart home system, or even a conference room A/V system. People are usually excited and optimistic about their new system. Our job is to listen carefully, and design a system that will be easy to operate, within their budget, and on time. There's nothing more rewarding than to see that your time and effort has made someone happy.” What does Vince enjoy most about being involved with the Chamber? He says, “What I like about the Chamber is the ability to meet many different business owners and tell them what we do. We have tried every form of advertising and nothing has given us the results of meeting people face-to-face at Chamber events.” When he’s not working, Vince enjoys traveling with his wife Kristin and their three kids, Brandon, Jenna and Leah. Their favorite spots are Nevada, California, and a few beaches along the east coast and the Gulf of Mexico. “I definitely make it a point to get away for a while when I can,” he says. “It’s good to clear your mind occasionally.” Find out more at www.greensburgHDTV.com.


& On November 27, Somerset Trust Company held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new branch location inside the Westmoreland Mall. This marks the bank’s 39th branch, with 9 locations in Westmoreland County. Since its inception, Somerset Trust Company has seen consistent growth to achieve an extensive Branch and ATM network throughout Somerset, Cambria, Westmoreland, Fayette, and Bedford Counties in PA and Garrett County, MD. Their mission as an independent community bank has remained unchanged for over 130 years.

Local, state and company officials celebrated years of partnerships on December 3 at a groundbreaking ceremony for Elliott Group’s cryogenic pump test stand in Jeannette. The $60 million testing facility and expanded manufacturing operations building for cryogenic pumps and expanders will add about 130 jobs to the company’s Jeannette workforce. Construction should take about 18 months, with company officials aiming for opening in May 2021. Elliott, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tokyobased Ebara Corp., supplies compressors and turbines for liquefied natural gas plants.

Melinda Charley, owner, cut the ceremonial ribbon at Mad Scientist Beer on Rt. 66 in Greensburg on December 5. Appropriately, December 5 also marked the end of prohibition in 1933. The store is located in the Route 66 Plaza, next to the Charley Family Shop ’n Save. “Greensburg has other beer distributors, but none on the north side of the city. Everyone is really excited about the location of the store,” said Charley. The store is named after Charley’s previous career as a forensic scientist.

The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health (PBGH), the region’s leading non-profit, employer-led coalition designed to drive transparency in health care data, cost and quality, has announced Empower3 as the PBGH Fall Innovations Summit Award winner. Empower3 is different. Created and spearheaded by Dr. Zane Gates, they utilize an innovative, new direct primary healthcare model that is disrupting and improving the way people experience care. Members pay one flat monthly fee and no insurance is involved. Everyone is accepted and there are no restrictions based on income or pre-existing conditions. Submit Member Moves & Milestones content to tricia@westmorelandchamber.com


CHAMBER CENTRAL Christina Jansure Each new year allows for a time of reflection, exploring new opportunities, and overcoming challenges. It is my honor to be the new Board Chairwoman for the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to bringing new ideas and business development strategies to the organization. I’ve had the pleasure of working with outgoing Board Chair Mike Storms. His leadership and expertise in Manufacturing & Workforce Development has been an integral part of the Chamber’s growth. THANK YOU, Mike for your guidance over these last two years. As we reflect on this past year, the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce has brought new strategic plans to the county in furthering our mission to “Develop and lead initiatives that produce a thriving business environment – essential to a prosperous community.” The Chamber’s involvement with the county’s comprehensive plan will continue as we join the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau as a co-champion to “Create & Promote a County Brand.”

Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair VP Sales & Marketing, Jeannette Specialty Glass

are more ways to get involved with the Chamber and expand your reach.

As we enter 2020, the Board’s Strategic Plan leads key initiatives surrounding People & Knowledge, Partnership & Advocacy, Value, Resource Development, Operational Excellence, Customer & Member Experience, and Financial Responsibility. We will continue to support programs guiding health care, skilled workforce development, competitive market share, and declining population. These objectives will be the focus in moving forward as we continue to strive for excelWe have all seen the transformation of the Chamber offices and it’s inspiring to see the growth the Chamber is experiencing. Chad, along lence. with his dedicated staff, managed to continue their outstanding per- I look forward to the New Year and working together with the Board formance during a very stressful time. The renovation upgrades not and Chamber staff to make Westmoreland County a great place to only provide a more modern space, but offer additional revenue Live, Work, and Play. streams with board room and office space rentals for Chamber members. The Chamber event calendar continues to grow and be a main hub for networking, brand awareness, and professional development. Not only are these events crucial to growing your business, but there

As we begin 2020, the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome four individuals to the Chamber Board of Directors: Thomas Jeffrey Cook, Esq., President & Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Somerset Trust Company; Dan Galbraith, Owner, Solutionist—SWAG; Chris Mohler-King, Owner, Sendell Motors; and Janeen Moffa, Vice President, Business Banker, S&T Bank.


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By Chris Rodell, Author of ‘Growing Up in the REAL Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ There are a lot of crazy rumors about Mister Rogers. He was a Navy Seal. An Army sniper. A garishly tattooed killer. He was none of those things. What was Fred Rogers? Let me tell you … Fred Rogers was a real weirdo. That is he was the kind of person whose behaviors were at odds with the rest of us normal folks. He was that kind of kind. He wasn’t the first. Notable weirdos include Jesus Christ, Mother Teresa, John Lennon and Yoda. Oh, and most canines are weirdos, too. Like Fred, most every dog reflexively likes everyone he or she meets without first Googling their name to determine status or means. Weird, right? So he wasn’t the first weirdo, but these days it seems fair to wonder if he was maybe the last. Who besides Fred, who died in 2003, seems capable of making kindness contagious? Kindness, civility, compromise — these are all dismissed as prissy attributes, weakness, by leaders proud to boast their familiarity with bellicose quotes from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.”

Here’s an example: I’m friends with a guy who woke up feeling entitled to surliness. An invasive doctor appointment awaited. Traffic sucked. The weather was bitter. Who wouldn’t be in a sour state given those circumstances? I can think of one guy.

“I was the world’s angriest and most unhappy man,” my friend said, How many know that it was Fred who when asked to list the three sure “and the last person you want to see when you’re feeling like that is ways to ultimate success said, “The first way is to be kind. The second the world’s kindest man. But that was my fate. I ended up bumping into Fred Rogers.” way is to be kind …” The third way? I forget, but it’s a safe bet it has more to do with kindness than killing.

Unbeknownst to either, they’d simultaneously parked about a block from the same doctor’s office where each was being treated.

An ordained Presbyterian minister, Rogers presided over just a handful of wedding ceremonies. One of them was for a Pittsburgh woman who was a show set designer; Mister Rogers was her boss and she used a deifying adjective to describe him. She was recalling describing the pre-wedding tumult when she locked everyone out of the room and was seriously thinking of bailing.

Maybe he could sense my friend was in a bad mood because Fred proceeded to do everything to bring some sunshine to cheer up this sour stranger. He was polite, cheerful, conversational, encouraging — silly even.

Then Fred knocked on the door. She let him in. “He started fixing my hair and telling me how this was meant to be. All my stress began to melt away. Truly, he was just so Christ-like.”

It was all very suspicious behavior. “He kept making eye contact in the waiting room. I’d look up from my magazine and he’d be looking right at me. He’d say, ‘Hello!’ Happened three or four times. He was so relentlessly cheerful it felt like I was being punked. If it had been anybody but Mister Rogers it would have been really, really weird.”

Ever work for a boss you’d describe as Christ-like? Do you know any aunt or uncle worthy of the description? How about clergy? Any popes Call it defiant kindness. fit the bill? And it worked. He said, “He cheered me up. I’m living proof it’s imposHow about you? Ever done anything Christ-like? sible to be angry about anything after talking to Fred Rogers.” Those are some big shoes to fill. Well, sandals. How about this? When was the last time you did something that could be described as Fred-like? Seems less daunting, doesn’t it? In an era where we’re apt to like only the likable and the like-minded, he was going to — damn the torpedoes! — like you if you liked it or not.

The pity is that most of us would have stoically ignored or been alarmed even had it been anyone but Fred Rogers. Ask yourself: Who’s the weirdo: The guy who recognizes a pained soul and works to heal it, or the one who refuses the therapy? It’s a mindset we must overcome. Join me. Let’s make the world a better place by being really weird. Weird like Fred. Because we need to make being really, really nice really, really normal.


PNC Bank Latrobe Mary Doerzbacher 1032 Latrobe 30 Plaza, Suite 400 Latrobe, PA 15650 724-539-2016 www.pnc.com Banks & Credit Unions

Law Office of Daniel C. Hudock

Mad Scientist Beer on Rt. 66

Dan Hudock 1004 Ligonier Street Latrobe, PA 15650 724-539-3511 www.dhudocklaw.com Law Firms, Legal Services & Security Services

Melinda Charley 990 North Main Street Greensburg, PA 15601 724-834-3326 Other (Restaurants, Food & Beverages)

LIVE! Casino Pittsburgh Carmen E. Gonzales Westmoreland Mall Greensburg, PA 15601 www.livecasinowest.com Amusement, Recreation

PNC Bank Harrison City Shannon Wood 1066 Harrison City-Export Road Jeannette, PA 15644 724-744-2141 www.pnc.com Banks & Credit Unions

The Exit Eagle Virginia Altman 140 Mertz Way Greensburg, PA 15601 412-514-1050 www.TheExitEagle.com Business Transition & Succession Planning

WestCoFire SAFER Team Zach Freeman 1132 Woodward Drive Greensburg, PA 15601 724-834-7232 Advertising, Marketing, PR & Design

2019-2020 Cohort

What will our future leadership look like? Who will move Westmoreland County and our businesses forward? We believe it's critical that today's leaders look over their shoulders and identify those individuals to whom the torch will soon be passed. But they can't do it on their own. They need help on their journey toward gaining the skills and experience needed to assume tomorrow's leadership positions. We invite you to participate in the development of tomorrow's leaders by playing a pivotal role in Leadership Westmoreland's Class of 2020-21. A cohort of 20 to 25 professionals will begin their leadership development journey in September 2020 with a retreat, setting the stage for a series of monthly sessions. Each session will have a particular focus and will be held at various locations around the county to help immerse participants in the topic. By graduation, 10 leadership competencies will be assimilated. Team projects will provide an impactful and practical learning experience in community stewardship and leadership by service as well as reinforce facilitative leadership skills. Please consider allowing a member of your team to apply for this program and become an even more valuable asset to your organization and to all of Westmoreland County. Applications will be available in January.

45 Years ● Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, Inc. ● Trib Total Media

30 Years ● Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center

20 Years ● Cooper Paving, LLC ● Vertosick Construction & Design

10 Years ● Laurel Highlands Surveying Company ● Williamsburg East, Inc.


CHAMBER CENTRAL 2020 Board of Directors

Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce

241 Tollgate Hill Road | Greensburg, PA 15601 Christina Jansure - Jeannette Specialty Glass (Chair) Bradley Roth - Kattan Ferretti Financial (Vice Chair) Phone: 724-834-2900 John Kline - Standard Bank (Treasurer) Jessica Urbanik - GOAL Magazine/SecondHalf Coach (Secretary) Thomas Jeffrey Cook - Somerset Trust Company Linda Dickson - Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare Chrissy Ferree - Chroma Technology Solutions Dan Galbraith - Solutionist-SWAG Walt Henry - THE pt GROUP Physical Therapy Michelle Ivill - Vale Vista Associates Sherry Magretti-Hamilton - Westmoreland County Register of Wills Jeffrey McDonald - West Penn Power/First Energy Janeen Moffa - S&T Bank Chris Mohler-King - Sendell Motors Gabe Monzo - Westmoreland County Airport Authority Ann Nemanic - Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Dennis O’Hara - Guardian Construction Management Jason Rigone - Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation Dr. Tuesday Stanley - Westmoreland County Community College Michael Storms - Elliott Group Paul Ward - Kennametal *Michael Egan - CBL Associates/Westmoreland Mall *Bill Ferri - Ferri Pharmacy *Ron Ott - University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg *James Smith - Economic Growth Connection *Tony Vecchio - Coldwell Banker

PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID GREENSBURG, PA PERMIT NO. 123

* Ex-officio member

Solicitor James Creenan - Creenan & Baczkowski, PC

Chamber Staff Chad Amond - President & CEO Courtney Guerrieri - Director of Membership Services Joanne Pearson - Director of Operations Tricia Thomas - Director of Communications & Event Planning Grace Markum - Leadership Westmoreland Facilitator/Consultant

Building Business. Connecting Communities. Empowering Everyone.


2020

STATE OF THE COUNTY Luncheon Thursday, January 9, 2020

WESTMORELAND 2020: A LOOK INTO OUR FUTURE Join the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Growth Connection, the Industrial Development Corporation and local chambers of commerce from across the county as we welcome special guests, County Commissioners Gina Cerilli, Doug Chew and Sean Kertes for the 2020 State of the County Luncheon. The Commissioners will provide perspective on the county’s most pressing challenges heading into 2020 and offer updates on key agenda items related to business. Participants will be invited to interact with the Commissioners during the Q&A session, so come prepared to ask questions and provide feedback about topics important to your business.

Ramada Greensburg Presented By:

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State of the County Registration: Cost: $35 Members (applicable to members of any chamber) / $50 Future Members RSVP by PH: 724-834-2900 | WEB: www.westmorelandchamber.com MAIL: Westmoreland County Chamber, 241 Tollgate Hill Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 Name: Phone: People Attending:

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11:30 AM: Registration/Networking 12:00 PM: Luncheon/Program


WESTMORELAND COUNTY PRAYER BREAKFAST 31

Friday, January 31 7:00 - 9:00 AM

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center 100 Ramada Inn Drive Greensburg, PA 15601

$20.00 per person $15 for Student Sponsorship Advance registration required

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Jamie Piraino Superintendent, Franklin Regional School District For 45 years, the Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast has featured spiritual readings and messages of hope from prominent leaders in our Business, Education, Government, and Labor sectors. This event offers a unique opportunity to gather in a forum that builds upon the strengths that unite us as residents, elected officials, employers, educators, and workers. Additionally, students from every school district in Westmoreland County are invited to attend as a way to highlight the importance of unity to tomorrow’s leaders. This year’s event will focus on education and will feature Dr. Jamie Piraino as keynote speaker.

Sponsor a Student: A $15 sponsorship allows a local high school student to attend at no cost to him/her. Advance Registration Required:

Presented by:

Cost: $20/per person RSVP: PH: 724-834-2900 WEB: www.westmorelandchamber.com | Mail: Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce, 241 Tollgate Hill Rd. - Greensburg, PA 15601 ❑ Adult Tickets: _____ x $20 = $________ ❑ Student Sponsorship _____ x $15 = $________ TOTAL DUE: $__________ Name: ____________________________________________ Company: _________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________ Attendees: ___________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ ____________________________ Payment Method: ___ VISA ___ M/C ___ Discover ___ AMEX ___ Check made payable to Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Credit Card No: _______________________________________ Exp Date: ________________ CVV Code:__________ Name on Card: ___________________________________________________________ Card Billing Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

No refunds or cancellations after January 17, 2020 • For more information, visit westmorelandchamber.com


Stage Right’s Spectrum Theatre Initiative

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*Make the jump from dance school. *The chance to perform with the pros *College Audition Prep! *Classes start every 8 weeks! *STOP PAYING MORE FOR LESS!

New Session starts January 17 Stage Right’s Theatre Camp for Children with special needs is an exciting program that uses drama, music and dance to work with children with autism and other special needs to discover new things about themselves and the world around them through music, drama and dance. Developed by Renata Marino and based on national autism programs, this experience engages and challenges your child. Additionally, it encourages them to connect with themselves, social situations and each other in deep and enriching ways.

724.832.7464 stagerightgbg@gmail.com www.stagerightgreensburg.com

Feb 28-March 1 724.367.4000


January 24 & 25 at 7pm January 26 at-2pm - The Lamp Theatre January 31 at 7pm - February 1 & 2 at 2pm Westmoreland County Community College Princess Lunches with the cast Saturday February 1 & 2 at Noon

Call 724.832.7464 for tickets and lunch reservations www.stagerightgreensburg.com


EMPOWERING WOMEN & GIRLS WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Fabulously Fit after 50 Fee per session (meet 6 times) $65(M)/$75(NM) (Receive a $5 discount if you register for more than one session at the same time) This class meets 2 times per week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am – 11am. First 3-week session: January 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, 29 Second 3-week session: February 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26 Third 3-week session: March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18

This class is geared to women over 50 of various fitness levels, but especially beginners. We will develop strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness in a fun atmosphere. No experience is necessary. If the changes that come with aging are limiting you, it’s time to do something about it. Bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable loose-fitting clothes and tennis shoes. Other equipment will be supplied if needed. Instructor: Sue Waldrop

Women Empowered, Self-awareness and Practical Self Defense $60(M)/$70(NM) Tuesday evenings 6:00pm – 7:00pm March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 A progressive and modern approach to self-defense and self -protection that is designed to enhance your confidence, awareness, and provide the tools necessary to prepare you for most situations that can occur within your daily life. An emphasis on personal empowerment coupled with practical hands on skills you will gain the knowledge to stay safe, prevent assaults, and survive almost any situation. Instructor: Nick Germano, Master Instructor - World Tae Kwon Do Federation/AAU

Essentials of Personal Banking for Girls Free for members and girls under 25/$20(NM) March 25, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm This Banking Fundamentals Workshop will present basic banking topics such as check writing, balancing a checkbook, budgeting, and credit worthiness. This will be an interactive workshop aimed to help girls develop good financial habits while learning the basic principles of banking. Presenters: Brandie Saraceni, Branch Manager, Citizens Bank & Joyce Trapletti, Relationship Banker, Citizens Bank

First Time Homebuyers Seminar for Women $10(M)/$20(NM)

May 5, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an educational session about the home buying process. These are some of the topics that will be covered: how to get qualified, renting vs buying, credit fundamentals, the finance process, tax benefits, down payment assistance, preparing for home ownership. Presenter: Tomisha D. Stevens, LREA, Vice President & COO, Buypower Eminence, LLC

Modern Etiquette for Today’s Girl $20 per session (Receive a $5 discount if you register for all 3 at the same time) Join us for a 3-part series on Modern Etiquette for Today’s Girl. This course is for 11-16 year old girls. You can register for specific sessions or all 3. Session I: Etiquette Everyday March 1, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Etiquette Everyday - Understanding the power of words, accepting and paying a compliment, making and accepting an apology, asking permission, avoiding annoying behaviors. First Impressions - Five steps to making a good impression, shaking hands properly, introducing friends to parents, using names and titles. The Art of Conversations - Paying attention to the speaker, not interrupting, showing interest, using respectful words, listening and talking to adults, avoiding boring conversations, asking appropriate rather than nosy questions, preventing gossip, avoiding common conversation mistakes, 12 topics not to discuss.

Session II: Etiquette Everywhere March 8, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Etiquette Everywhere - Behaving properly in the neighborhood, shopping areas, movie theaters, waiting rooms, and sporting events, determining whether questions from strangers are appropriate or dangerous. Written Communication - Writing thank you notes, greeting cards, postcards, and friendly letters, learning social media etiquette/ethics. Oral Communication - Answering the phone, making a phone call, leaving a message, using a cell phone, texting. Session III: Dining Skills and Table Manners March 15, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Learning dining fundamentals and proper table settings, eating at a restaurant, dealing with foods you don’t like, ordering from a menu, having appropriate mealtime conversations. Instructor: Liz Aquino

Please call the YWCA at 724-834-9390 to register for all classes & workshops. YWCA Westmoreland County 424 North Main Street  Greensburg, PA 15601


Preschool Do you know a child who would like to be part of this educational and enriching program? Would they like to join the fun and gain kindergarten readiness skills? If so, please contact Marae Johnston, Children’s Education Director, at 724-834-9390 x117 for a tour and enrollment packet. You may enroll your child in our preschool program anytime, space permitting.

4 Year Old Preschool Class

3 Year Old Preschool Class

(Must be 4 years old by September 1) Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays Morning Session: 9:30 - Noon Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 3:30 Monthly Tuition: $95.00

(Must be 3 years old by September 1) Tuesdays & Thursdays Morning Session: 9:30 - Noon Monthly Tuition: $70.00

Save The Dates

Half Price Sale: Saturday, February 1 - Friday, February 7 Bag Sale: Saturday, February 8 YWCA Thrift Shop located at 221 S Maple Ave  Greensburg, PA 15601  724-834-4339


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