Chamber Connect March 2023

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Westmoreland County elected officials gave their annual State of the County address on Friday, February 17 to a packed house of Chamber members and local constituents.

In his opening address, Dan DeBone, president and CEO of the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the 20% increase in Chamber membership to nearly 1,000 members, making the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce the second largest chamber in southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition, Dan noted that the Chamber has also increased its offering of networking events and educational webinars.

Special Guest Speaker: Alex Halper

To kick off the event, Alex Halper, vice president of government affairs for the PA Chamber of Commerce, shared a few updates from the state level. While local level government initiatives have a clearer relation to local business development and success, Alex shared how the state-level representation has enabled larger changes that will also have real impact on businesses in Westmoreland County.

For example, Alex touted the lobbying that saw the successful vote to lower the PA state corporate net income tax rate from 9.99% (second only to New Jersey’s as the nation’s highest) to nearly half that rate at the end of several-year step-down plan. The lower rate will catapult Pennsylvania as a top competitor to attract new investments by large corporations. The ripple effect from this change can have a real and lasting impact on small businesses throughout the state.

County Commissioner Gina Cerilli Thrasher after Alex’s presentation of statelevel representation, Gina Cerilli-Thrasher, secretary of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, kicked off updates from the local level. Gina began by highlighting planned celebrations during 2023 as part of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Westmoreland County, including a June 8 commissioner’s planning meeting to be held in Historic Hannastown (the location of the county's very early public meetings). A full listing of events occurring throughout the year are available on Discover Westmoreland.

And, as part of her annual tradition to highlight a local non-profit, Gina reviewed the important work of the Children’s Bureau with foster children. She shared the brief stories of several of the 250 children currently in out-of-home placement in the county, including those still waiting to be placed. She encouraged anyone interested in becoming a foster parent to attend an incoming info session for more information.

County Commissioner Doug Chew

Following Gina’s update, Doug Chew, vice chair of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, focused his update on the importance of celebrating the county’s past while pivoting to address its future needs. He highlighted recent developments on broadband access throughout the county and steps being taken to address blight properties (i.e., abandoned, dilapidated structures that can block private development and increase crime rates) in the area.

By addressing these problems, Doug said the county can attract both new businesses and remote workers to Westmoreland County. As part of Doug’s annual tradition, he highlighted the outstanding dedication and efforts of the maintenance and custodial crew of the county’s public works. As an example of their dedication, he referenced a Christmas Day water break in the county courthouse where the crew arrived at 9 p.m. on Christmas night, working through the night, to clean up water damage on four floors to allow the courthouse to open on time the next day.

County Commissioner Sean Kertes

And finally, Sean Kertes, chair of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, shared updates on economic developments throughout the county. He explained how land sales, developments, and expansion projects not only brought in additional revenue for the county, but also supported hundreds of new jobs.

Relatedly, Sean touted the county’s low unemployment rate, which is on par with national averages. And he celebrated the coordinated efforts of local workforce development agencies, including his non-profit Grow Westmoreland, who have partnered with the Chamber and each other to prepare workers for the jobs of tomorrow. In addition, Sean highlighted the recent completion of PennDot work on a 3.7-mile stretch of Route 70, including improvement to the Madison and Yukon exits and upgrades to four bridges. He also announced the addition of a self-driving vehicle test track planned in East Huntingdon as part of a $20M investment through Penn State University.

After each address, the event closed with a Q&A session where the commissioners and Alex Halper responded to questions about mental health, childcare, and additional small business advocacy. Curious how else the Chamber works with government officials throughout the year? Check out Dan’s up-to-theminute Government Affairs and General Update emails. Reach out to dan@westmorelandchamber.org if you’d like to be added to his distribution list.

WESTMORELAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
March2023(Edition –3) CHAMBERCONNECT
Article Written By Noele Creamer Writer/Consultant

This Is The Year To Replace Act 89—Transportation Bill

Last year’s collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh is certainly a wake-up call for every county in Pennsylvania to fully inspect and repair its aging stock of highways, local bridges, while providing a predictable and growing source of funding for Public Transportation.

One very important, but critical piece of PA (State) legislation that expired in 2022 is Act 89. Act 89 was signed into law by Governor Corbett in 2013 to fund road projects, bridge repairs, and public transit. Act 89 also establishes a multi-modal fund, which covers ports and waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian projects, which has and can continue to help Westmoreland County dramatically.

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce has added the replacement of Act 89 within its top three (3) legislative items and has increased its advocacy by a continued and/or collaborated effort with our local and state leaders. The Chamber has also continued an aggressive reach to review the replacement of this legislation with elected officials and leaders outside of the county to make sure they’re made aware of our impending needs and vast connections to bordering counties that also need a growing source of funding. Governor Wolf initiated a task force in 2021 to generate ideas and/or to obtain a new funding source, nothing came to fruition. Recommendations from the task force identified a replacement value close to $3.5 billion in annual funding, which could exceed $11.5 billion annually by year 5 and beyond, such recommendations don’t fully meet current and/or estimated funding needs, which is estimated at $18.15 billion in annual needs.

I’m optimistic that Act 89 will resurface under the new administration of Governor Josh Shapiro, which recently included the recent appointment of Representative Mike Carrol (former minority leader of the House Transportation Committee) and is now the Secretary of Transportation. Mike Carrol not only has a wealth of transportation knowledge, he understands Pennsylvania’s needs to ensure our transportation systems, highways, roads and bridges are adequately funded. I can assure you that our Chamber will continue to increase their level of advocacy to ensure Westmoreland County’s funding needs to help sustain, and regrow our region are being heard.

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (501c3), working in partnership with the Workforce Investment Board of Westmoreland and Fayette Counties and the Commonwealth of PA is excited to announce Leadership Westmoreland Youth Academy 2023. The experience will be a five-day leadership development program offered June 19-23, 2023 from 8AM-3:30PM. The participant investment in Leadership Westmoreland Youth Academy is $175.

Students will learn leadership concepts and interact with local business, government and community leaders. Participants will be Westmoreland County rising juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 2.5. Much of the week will be spent observing leadership in action at various County locations. The program is in its sixth year.

To apply, students will complete an application, sign a Code of Responsibility & Commitment Form and secure a letter of recommendation. All forms can be found on the Westmoreland County Chamber website at westmorelandchamber.com. The application deadline is April 28, 2023 with notification of acceptance on or before May 16, 2023.

For more information contact Grace Markum, program facilitator, at leadership@westmorelandchamber.com or by calling 814-659-7144.

Leadership Westmoreland Youth Academy is educational & FUN!

Check out the 3-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wg-xSsHsDs

CHAMBER CONNECTIONS

A Life Changing Question

In 2011, founder, Megs Yunn, met a young girl named Beverly at a local afterschool program. Megs was helping her with her reading homework and Beverly had to use the phrase accustomed to in a sentence. Not knowing the meaning of the phrase, Ms. Megs asked, “Beverly, at birthday parties, people are accustomed to eating what?” Beverly responded that she had never had a birthday party of her own or even a slice of her own birthday cake. Inspired by this interaction, Megs decided to start the nonprofit, Beverly’s Birthdays, to provide meaningful birthday celebrations for children experiencing homelessness and families in need. Since 2012, the organization has supported thousands of birthdays, and expanded its mission to celebrate the “birth”day through a variety of baby and parent support initiative including, The Greater Pittsburgh Infant Formula Bank.

Partnerships to Support Families

Beverly’s Birthdays has partnerships with over 150 social service agencies, 58 low-income schools, and is a contract provider with Allegheny County DHS and Washington County CYS. They’re extremely proud to be a program provider with all Family Support Centers in Allegheny County, while helping children and families in six additional counties, which includes Butler, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette and Greene County.

Programs

Beverly’s Birthdays hosts group birthday celebrations at our agency partners facilities for children who have a birthday during that month/season. The guests are the other children in the program and their families (if applicable). We rely on volunteers to help support our work by volunteering their time to support our parties.

Birthday Cheer Boxes

According to Meg Yunn, “every child deserves awesome birthday gifts on their special day.” They provide custom, curated Birthday Gift Boxes, which are distributed to over 9,000 children annually and includes gifts, books, hygiene items, snacks, toys, plush, and more. All items are new and packed with cheer and love.

Beverly’s Babies

This is a division of Beverly’s Birthdays that helps parents celebrate a new birth by providing the following services, Itty Bitty Birthday Cheer Diaper Bags, Free Community Baby Showers, and A Year of Cheer referral program. We also manage The Greater Pittsburgh Infant Formula Bank. Learn more about this division at Beverly's Babies

Classroom Cheer

Beverly’s Birthdays provide teachers in low-income elementary and primary schools throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region with their own Classroom Cheer Kit. This kit contains everything a teacher would need to recognize their students’ birthdays.

The Birthday Boutique

Beverly’s Birthdays mobile fashion trucks add birthday cheer in a wonderful way! Children and their families can receive new clothing, pajamas, and accessories. Our trucks accompany us to all of our group birthday celebrations and baby showers.

Milestones

As a contract provider with Allegheny County CYF, they have the opportunity to celebrate youth in foster care with other special, important, meaningful milestones in their lives. We recognize special events like, graduation, new jobs, their first day of kindergarten, special holidays, and more.

Non-Profit of the Month For Volunteering & Donating Opportunities Call (724) 590-5106 (412) 720-9737 getinvolved@beverlysbirthdays.org Or Visit Beverly’s Birthdays Website at beverlysbirthdays.org Beverly’s Birthdays One Simple Goal! To Celebrate Children & Families

Mona Pappafava-Ray President and CEO

Chamber Champion of the Month

General Carbide is a vertically integrated manufacturer of finished tooling, wear parts and components for customers in more than two dozen market segments. The ISO 9001:2015-certified company employs more than 250 highly-skilled professionals in its production operations. General Carbide has four facilities and sells its products throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

The company was established in 1968 by Premo Pappafava (1926-2002) and is headquartered in Greensburg, PA, near Pittsburgh. Premo, a chemical engineer by training, started the company after working for several manufacturers in the Pittsburgh area following his graduation from Carnegie Tech.

Since 2002, Premo’s daughter, Mona Pappafava-Ray, has been at the helm of General Carbide. After joining the company in 1986 upon completion of her Industrial Management degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Mona held numerous staff and management positions before she was named General Carbide’s president in 1997.

As President and CEO, she has grown the company by transitioning from a manufacturer of semi-finished tooling to a leading producer of finished tooling. Mona has also led the company’s efforts to acquire several strategically significant businesses. Despite those changes, she has retained the family atmosphere that has been one of General Carbide’s distinguishing features from the beginning. Throughout her career, Mona has been the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and philanthropy. As a woman-owned business, General Carbide has achieved certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and has received widespread recognition for business excellence.

The Pre-Apprenticeship Program at General Carbide

“General Carbide Corporation wanted to reach potential new employees that were sitting in classrooms planning their future and/ or individuals in the community that wanted new opportunities. Recruiting after the pandemic has changed drastically; in response General Carbide became highly invested in the community and the next generation of manufacturing employees – those that are sitting in high school classes wondering what their next steps might be. We are continually looking at ways to bring legitimacy to the trades and promote the manufacturing trades as long, viable careers for life. All of this is possible right here in Westmoreland County. This is what keeps General Carbide strong for decades to come and what keeps our community growing.”

Mona Pappafava-Ray; President/CEO of General Carbide Corporation

Wendy Jorgenson and JoAnne Finoli; Greensburg-Salem German American Chamber of Commerce Pre-Apprenticeship Coordinators “ The Pre-Apprenticeship program at General Carbide has been an invaluable learning experience for Greensburg Salem High School students. It has been a pleasure to work with the General Carbide staff as our students have gained much practical knowledge about the industry. Students were afforded the opportunity to take on significant responsibility including work-readiness skills employer’s desire. The pre-apprentices were provided depth of knowledge at General Carbide not gained in the classroom alone. The pre-apprentices are paid employees who produce high-quality work while they are learning skills that enhance General Carbide’s needs.”

Mr. Jose Estevez; School/Career Counselor Jeannette City School District - “The Jeannette School District appreciates the genuine effort from General Carbide to identify the right fit employees. General carbide provides our students opportunities to do a job that our society needs and the chance to begin a career path to sustain family life. Our community feels fortunate for the partnership and the prospect of redefining what is possible with General Carbide.”

Mr. Alexander Novickoff; CWCTC Assistant Director of Workforce Education - “Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center is proud to partner with General Carbide. Working together, CWCTC and GC have created a relationship that invests in students before they ever enter the workforce. CWCTC students are offered on-site tours of General Carbide. The managers of each one of the plants demonstrated the extent of the manufacturing process there and were able to interact with the students during those tours. Those discussions have resulted in job offers from General Carbide and multiple inquiries about other possible candidates from a number of CWCTC programs. General Carbide also engages with CWCTC at the institutional level, being a primary sponsor of our Board Reorganization Dinner and sitting on various committees and comprehensive planning teams. General Carbide has been a vital partner to CWCTC and plans for growing that relationship are ongoing.”

Child

Care In Westmoreland County Supporting Our Workforce Presentation & Panel Discussion

Free Breakfast Forum

Westmoreland County Community College

Thursday, April 20th—8:00 am - 11:30 am

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce will host a half-day summit to discuss the current state of child care for working families in Westmoreland County. Panel discussions will highlight the current challenges facing the child care sector and the implications for working families trying to find and afford care; the impact of limited child care options on area businesses, and potential solutions to increase the availability of high-quality care and stabilize the child care sector.

This event is being held in partnership with the Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board, Westmoreland Community Action, Trying Together, the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission, Start Strong PA, and ReadyNation.

Registration!

Visit the Chamber’s Website at www.westmorelandchamber.com or

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Wednesday, April 26th 11:00 AM

Greensburg Country Club

$30 for Members & $40 for Guests

Staff Appreciation Luncheon
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Chamber

s Financial Wellness & News for March!

FIVE GROUP BENEFITS EMPLOYEES WILL LOOK FOR IN 2023

Most small businesses are at a competitive disadvantage when trying to hire and retain employees compared to their larger firm counterparts. The smaller firms are typically more limited in their budgetary capabilities and unable to provide a high level of comprehensive benefit package. To attract their necessary workers, the focus for owners of small companies should be directed toward benefits that are most valued by the workforce they are looking to attract. Here are a few of the benefits most employees are looking for in 2023:

Healthcare…with heightened health concerns stemming from the pandemic and quests for enhanced personal well-being, a comprehensive portfolio of healthcare benefits has been and remains one of the most sought-after benefits.

Remote Work…the ability to work from home which became commonplace during the pandemic appears to have staying power. It remains to be seen whether the trend continues to grow or subsides to a lesser extent but for now this is something most employees are seeking.

Flexible Work Schedule…the ability to balance work responsibilities with personal obligations and the care of children and elderly parents has made a flexible work schedule a valued benefit in the post-pandemic world.

Paid Family Leave…Citing the positive benefits on physical health, mental well-being and stability for the entire family, workers are increasingly looking for companies that provide women with maternity leave and men with paternity leave.

Paid Time Off…employees continue to seek additional time off from work to reduce stress and recharge to maintain health and wellbeing. This actually has the potential to benefit employers in addition to the employee as the relaxation and clear mind attained through time off often leads to a higher level of employee morale and increased productivity.

Financial Guidance Resources

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce offers its members access to My Benefit Advisor as a solution for employee benefits, including voluntary offerings.

For more information about My Benefit Advisor, visit our website at wccc.mybenefitadvisor.com or contact Craig Pritts at (800) 377-3539.

Women of Westmoreland County Luncheon Tuesday, March 21st 11:30 AM –1:30 PM Westmoreland Museum Of American Art 221 North Main Street Greensburg, PA 15601 Members - $29.00 Non– Members - $40.00 Register Today www.westmorelandchamber.com or Click Below

UPCOMING EVENTS!

WEDNESDAY MAR 1, 2023 11:30AM

THURSDAY MAR 2, 2023

4:30PM

THURSDAY MAR 2, 2023

3-6 PM

THURSDAY MAR 9, 2023

3-6 PM

TUESDAY MAR 14, 2023

8AM

TUESDAY MAR 21, 2023

11:30 AM

WEDNESDAY MAR 22, 2023

4:30PM

WEDNESDAY APR 4, 2023

8AM

WEDNESDAY Apr, 17, 2023

8:00 AM

THURSDAY APR, 20 8:00 AM

LUNCH & LEARN WITH JIM ICE

Mental Fitness - Attacking the Saboteurs

That Inhibit Your Success

WCCC - Commissioners Hall

CHAMBER BASH

SKYSIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

GREENSBURG

REPRESENTATIVE JILL COOPER OPEN HOUSE

NEW KENSINGTON DISTRICT OFFICE

REPRESENTATIVE JILL COOPER OPEN HOUSE

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP/EXPORT OPEN HOUSE

WAKE UP WESTMORELAND

EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS

IRWIN

WOMEN OF WESTMORELAND LUNCHEON

WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

GREENSBURG

CHAMBER BASH

BEVERLY’S BIRTHDAYS

NORTH HUNTINGDON

WAKE UP WESTMORELAND

WESTMORELAND COMMUNITY ACTION

GREENSBURG

WAKE UP WESTMORELAND

ELLIOTT CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

JEANNETTE

SUPPORTING WESTMORELAND WORKFORCE THROUGH AFFORABLE/EFFECTIVE

CHILDCARE

WEDNESDAY APR, 26 11:00 AM

TUESDAY MAY 9 8:00 AM

State Rep

Open House

State Rep

Open House

WESTMORELAND CHAMBER

STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH

GREENSBURG COUNTRY CLUB

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH DIVERSITY

WESTMORELAND COMMUNITY

Free Learning

Breakfast Forum

Staff Appreciation

Breakfast Learning Forum

The Westmoreland County Chamber had a huge turnout and “BASH” celebration Thursday evening at Lodovico & Associates, P.C. in Murrysville. Serving three generations of clients and providing quality, personalized tax and financial services to individuals and businesses for 46 years. Many thanks to owner Tony Lodovico for their wonderful hospitality. www.lodovicotaxpros.com

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce was honored to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week with Bishop Larry Kulick at Greensburg Central Catholic (GCC) Highschool. In addition of recognizing the Faith, Excellence and Service that GCC continues to provide their students, the Bishop along with Senator Stefano and Representative Eric Nelson announced the Department of Economic Development’s (DCED) grant award that will support essential infrastructure needs for the GCC Highschool.

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce was extremely honored to cut the ribbon on East Suburban Sports Medicine Centers (ESSMC) new Leechburg PA facility, which is their 8th grand opening/location since 1984. ESSMC prides their exceptional services that consistently exceeds the needs for high-quality outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy care throughout Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs. Other locations include ESSMC Greensburg, ESSMC Monroeville, ESSMC North Huntington, ESSMC Murrysville, ESSMC Penn Hills, ESSMC Penn Township, ESSMC Plum Boro & now ESSMC Leechburg. www.essmc.com

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce was extremely honored to celebrate the incredible work and efforts of Stephanie Babich Mihleder, Executive Director, and her dedicated staff Big Brothers Big Sisters Laurel Valley that has helped so many children and families. www.bbbslr.com

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce was honored and extremely thankful to West Overton Village for holding our monthly BASH last evening. In addition of exploring and learning of the wonderful history from Aaron Hollis Jr., Co-Executive Director, our members had the opportunity to taste and learn the art of West Overton’s incredible whiskey production, which was inspired from the entrepreneurship of the Overholt family. www.westovertonvillage.org

We had a wonderful start to our day at Redstone in Greensburg. They hosted our Wake Up Westmoreland networking breakfast and it was spectacular. Since 1980, Redstone has been providing senior living choices for those in Westmoreland County, including Greensburg, North Huntingdon, and Murrysville.

To learn more about them, check out their website. www.redstone.org. Thank you to the entire staff at Redstone for their hospitality and the amazing support they provide to the seniors of our community.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MILESTONES

25Year Anniversary

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

10Year Anniversary

DR Technology Solutions, LLC

Fort Ligonier

White Insurance Agency

2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bradley Roth - McDowell Associates (Chair)

Paul Ward - Kennametal (Vice Chair)

Chris Mohler-King - Sendell Motors (Treasurer)

Tom Chakurda - Excela Health (Secretary)

Parag Bedekar - Hydro Carbide Tool Company

Thomas Jeffrey Cook - Somerset Trust Company

Dan Galbraith - Solutionist-SWAG

Maria LaVelle - Pheple Federal Credit Union

Mark Lawrence - PNC Bank

Vicki Loucks - Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare

Sherry Magretti-Hamilton - Westmoreland

County Register of Wills

Dr. Robert Mayfield - Tenaska

Jeffrey McDonald - West Penn Power/First Energy

Janeen Moffa - 1st Summit Bank

Ann Nemanic - GO Laurel Highlands

Jason Rigone - Westmoreland County Industrial

Development Corporation

Judge Harry F. Smail, Jr. - Westmoreland County

Civil and Orphans Court

Sean Sullivan - Live! Casino

Annie Urban - Seton Hill University

Daniel Wesolowski - Elliott Group

*James Smith - Economic Growth Connection

*Michael Storms - Elliott Group

*Tony Vecchio - Coldwell Banker

Ex-officio member

OLICITOR

James Creenan - Creenan & Baczkowski, PC

HAMBER STAFF

Dan DeBone - President & CEO

Lisa Kennedy - Director of Membership

Joanne Pearson - Senior Director of Operations

Patrice Palmiere - Administrative Assistant

Dave Wagner - Director of Marketing & Events

Grace Markum - Leadership Westmoreland

Facilitator/Consultant

Active Chiropractic and Rehab, LLC

Clint Glenn

3896 Old William Penn Highway

Murrysville, PA 15668

724-519-8622

drglenn@glennchiropractic.com

www.activechiroandrehab.com

Chiropractic

Cereset Pittsburgh East

Ginna Bartlett

3122 Carson Avenue

Murrysville, PA 15668

724-519-7371

info@pittsburgheast.cereset.com

www.cereset.com

Human Services

Jill Cooper

PA House of Representative

55th District

105 Pfeffer Road, Suite 5

Export, PA 15632

jcooper@pahousegop.com

www.repjillcooper.com

Elected Officials

Dedicated Nursing Associates Inc, Delmont

Jennifer King

6536 William Penn Highway

Delmont, PA 15626

844-280-9382

schedulingwpa@dedicatednurses.com

www.dedicatednurses.com

Nursing, Senior Care, Residential Services

Dedicated Nursing Associates Inc, Murrysville

Jennifer King

3875 Franklintown Court

Murrysville, PA 15668

844-551-8046

schedulingwpa@dedicatednurses.com

www.dedicatednurses.com

Nursing, Senior Care, Residential Services

East Suburban Sports Medicine Center– Leechburg

Brad Walor

451 Hyde Park Road, Suite 180

Leechburg, PA 15656

412-856-8060

brad@essmc.com

www.essmc.com

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

FAVOR-Western PA, RCO

Kim Botteicher

736 Lincoln Street

Bolivar, PA 15923

724-676-2111

kim@favorwesternpa.org

www.favorwesternpa.org

Addiction Recovery & Support

Innovative Wellness and Weight Loss Center

Heather Pavlinsky

322 Armbrust Road, Suite 102

Youngwood, PA 15697

724-635-0147

iwwc@innovativewwc.com

www.innovativewcc.com

Medical Services

Keystone Rustproofing Inc.

Paul Gunsallus

1901 Dr. Thomas Boulevard

Arnold, PA 15068

724-339-7588

keystone@microconnect.net

Various Industries (Industrial & Manufacturing)

LJ’s Handyman Service, LLC

Joe Palmer

184 Barrington Ridge

Delmont, PA 15626

724-468-3484

ljshandymansvc@gmail.com

www.ljshandymanservices.com

Light Repair, Handyman Services

Mainline Pharmacy

Harrison City

Steve DeCriscio

2106 Route 130

Harrison City, PA 15636

724-744-3300

www.mainlinepharmacy.com

Pharmacies

Mainline Pharmacy

Murrysville

John Pastorak

3907 Old William Penn Highway

Murrysville, PA 15668

724-327-6611

www.mainlinepharmacy.com

Pharmacies

N Zone Sports

Shane Larkin

1281 Richard Road

Irwin, PA 15642

724-246-4085

slarkin@nzonesports.com

www.nzonesports.com/westmoreland

Spectator Sports

Penguins and Palm Trees

Creative Design

Kelli Ficorilli

PO Box 248

Irwin, PA 15642

724-204-1414

kelli@pptcreativedesign.com

www.pptcreativedesign.com

Advertising, Marketing, PR, Writing and Design

Plumbers & Pipefitters

Tim Custer

271 Armbrust Road

PO Box I

Youngwood, PA 15697

724-925-7238

LU354TLC@gmail.com

Not for Profit

Santa Kringle LLC

Greg Sweich

1117 Grant Avenue

Irwin, PA 15642

724-552-7334

santakringle@mail.com

www.santakringlellc.com

Entertainment/Social Media

Suburban Estates

Bill Mowry

33 Maruca Drive

Greensburg, PA 15601

724-834-0931

suburbanestates@umh.com

Manufactured & Modular Homes

Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard

Earl Lamar

LU 354

945 Washington Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15206

412-363-0500

elamar@veteransplaceusa.org

www.veteransplaceusa.org

Not for Profit

Westmoreland Performing Arts

Revival Wellness Company

Kami Wast

643 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

724-858-6261

revivalhydrates@gmail.com

www.revivalhydrates.com

Medical Services

Tony Marino

132 South Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

724-672-3322

westmorelandperformingarts@gmail. com

www.westmorelandperformingarts. com

Performing Arts, Fine Arts & Special Events

Wight Elephant Boutique

Jeff Piekut

136 South Pennsylvania Avenue

Greensburg, PA 15601

724-420-5370

thewightelephant@gmail.com

www.wightelephant.com

Clothing & Accessories

World-Class Specialty Care Close to Home

• Diabetes and Endocrinology (Telemedicine)

• General Surgery

• Neurology

• Orthopaedic Care

• Rheumatology

• Urology

UPMC.com/ PellisRoadOPC

• Cardiothoracic Care

• Diabetes and Endocrinology

• Ear, Nose, and Throat (Telemedicine)

• Gastrointestinal (GI) Care

• General Surgery

• Heart and Vascular Care

410 Pellis Road, Lower Level Greensburg, PA 15601 Phone: 724-853-4559

• Imaging Services

• Neurology

• Obstetrics and Gynecology Services

• Orthopaedic Care

• Pain Management

• Urology

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Greensburg
Murrysville Irwin
A UPMC SPECIALTY CARE UPMC.com/ OldWmPennHghSC
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• Dermatology
C UPMC OUTPATIENT CENTER
• Neurology

April29thDowntownGreensburg

An interactive and scripted "WHO Dunn'it?" event for individuals, families and teams. Follow the clues, solve the mystery and win prizes!

CA$H PRIZE FOR THE WINNING TEAM

Steppingintothe1920's istheBee'sKnees!!

PRIZES FOR THE BEST DRESSED TEAM

Put on your walking shoes and your best Gatsby attire and get ready to solve the Museum Mystery as you discover clues around Downtown Greensburg. Who will solve the mystery the fastest and find the stolen art?

Questions? Contact: Toni Antonucci tantonucci@westmorelandca.org 724.834.1260 x 1112

Sponsorships

Become a sponsor and be part of the script! Each sponsorship level has opportunity for representation at a clue location. Please Return your form by March 31.

DeputyDepartment$2,000

Premium clue location. Logo on all promotional materials. Yard sign at clue location. Business identified on event map. Full page ad in the program book. 4 tickets to the event. Extra clues given with purchase at this location.

ArtCurator$1,000

Clue Location. Yard sign at clue location. Business identified on event map. Full page ad in program book. 2 tickets to the event.

MuseumStaff$500

Clue location. Yard sign at clue location. Business identified on event map. 1/2 page ad in the program book.

ArtCollector$250

Clue location as a Pop-Up booth. 1/4 page ad in the program book. *Ideal for out of town businesses*

ProgramAd Levels

HalfPageAd$300

1/2 page ad in the program book.

BusinessCardAd$150

Business card size ad in the program book.

Name:

Business Name: Address:

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The Pulse of Westmoreland is in Exceptional Hands

It’s cardiovascular care that’s earned accolades from some of the most respected sources in the nation. Like U.S. News & World Report. Healthgrades. The American Heart Association.

It’s a heart surgery program ranked in the top two percent nationwide by the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its quality of care and outcomes.

It’s services that represent the full spectrum of cardiovascular medicine including minimally invasive and traditional cardiac and endovascular surgery, electrophysiology and diagnostic and preventive cardiology.

It’s providing leading-edge advances like Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and the Watchman device for patients with atrial fibrillation.

More and more local patients are choosing to stay home for sophisticated, high quality, heart and vascular care. In fact, we’ve grown by over 130% in the number of procedures performed annually since 2019.

They know that the pulse of Westmoreland County and the surrounding area is, by any measure, in exceptional hands. Visit us at ExcelaHealth.org to find out why.

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WOW Event 2023 Sponsorships

Contact Lisa Kennedy

724-834-2900, lisa@westmorelandchamber.com

WOW 2023 Dinner Events

June 29th – Dinner Social Event

Where: Cavallo Fields, www.cavallofields.com

Platinum - $1,000 TBD

• 5 minutes to speak at the podium during opening remarks.

• Logo on Chamber’s website and within event announcement e-blast

• Logo on event signage

• Opportunity to set up a display table at the event.

• 6 tickets to the event

Gold - $750 TBD

• Verbal recognition from the podium

• Logo on Chamber’s website and within event announcement e-blast

• Logo on event signage

• Opportunity to set up a display table at the event.

• 4 tickets to the event

Silver - $500 InFirst Bank

• Verbal recognition from the podium

• Logo on Chamber’s website and within event announcement e-blast

• Logo on event signage

• Opportunity to set up a display table at the event.

• 2 tickets to the event

Food/Drink Sponsor- $250 (2)

• Verbal recognition from the podium

1. Park Avenue Wealth Mgmt.

2. TBD

• Company’s name will be listed on the Chamber’s website and in the event announcement e-blast. Company logo will be included on event signage.

Gift Basket Sponsor- $100 (Multiple) Sponsor TBD provides a door prize that has a minimum value of $100

• Verbal recognition from the podium

• Company logo will be displayed at the Door Prize table.

WOW 2023 Luncheon Events

WOW Luncheon Event Sponsorships - $300 (2)

• 3 minutes to speak at the podium during opening remarks.

• Logo on Chamber’s website and within event announcement e-blast

• Logo on event signage

• Opportunity to set up a display table at the event.

March 21st Luncheon

Where: Westmoreland Museum of Art

Speaker: Jeremiah William McCarthy; exhibition Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art, which is currently on view at the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center in Tarrytown

(https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/21/arts/design/rockefeller-arts-center-pocantico.html

- Sponsors:

1. SCORE

2. Smail Auto Group

September 21st Luncheon

Where: TBD

Speaker: Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili – “Overcoming our Deep Divides” Founding Director, Center for Governance and Markets, Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, President, Central Eurasian Studies Society

https://www.cgm.pitt.edu/people/jennifermurtazashvili

Sponsors:

1. Platinum Sponsor – Redstone Highlands

2. *** No additional sponsors required***

November 8th or 9th Luncheon

Where: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Sponsors:

1. TBD

2. TBD

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Then you may be eligible to participate in an important University of Pittsburgh research study with the goal of improving the quality of life and services

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY:

To learn more about the experiences of Westmoreland County residents who are at least 55 years old.

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