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Beth Koop

Butler County Business Matters
P.O Box 271
Butler, PA 16003

Reporter: Beth Koop
Phone: 724.431.2209 Ext. 322
Fax: 724.431.2244

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December 2016

Money: Navigating the Forest of Financial Change

Featured Stories:

Market Overview: Large Banks hold sway in county; First Commonwealth makes gains
Large banks in Butler County held their own again in the 2016 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation market share report, while smaller First Commonwealth Bank moved up the charts with a more than 40 percent increase in deposits last year.

Sizing Up Systems: Do your homework to find what new banking, accounting technology best serves your business
Bookkeeping and banking technology continues to evolve. Find out what applications are best for you and your business.

Standard Time: New definition of fiduciary guideline to impact advisors
The U.S. Department of Labor's new fiduciary standard will require some financial planners to divulge information about how they are investing their clients' money. The question remains - How will this new rule affect financial planners and their clients?

Other Stories

Every Day is Christmas: Tree farm keeps family busy year-round
Operating the Grupp family's Christmas tree farm in Harmony requires year-round manual labor, but the family says it's a labor of love.

Something to See: Iron Mountain underground storage site starts work on visitors' center
The information storage and protection business will soon open its doors to a visitors' center at its underground facility in Boyers.

Sharing Trade Secrets: Steamfitters training facility opens in Jackson Township
The long-anticipated Steamfitters training facility in Jackson Township will be ready for students in January, completing the $18.5 million project.

Fuel for Thought: Experts discuss impact, needs of shale gas industry
Experts at the Keystone Energy Forum say moving gas from well pad to market is a continuing need.

Your Voice

Taxing Situation: CPA can help keep you from running into trouble with the IRS
Certified Public Accountant, Karen Vidt advises that when dealing with the IRS, it's better for a CPA to have your back than go it alone.

Photo Features:

Meet and Greet
Business professionals gathered for the final 2016 Butler County Chamber of Commerce Meet-n-Move on Nov. 7 at Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. More than 180 people attended the event, which was sponsored by Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, Pittsburgh Social Exchange, Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Consolidated Communications.

Night on the Town
Members of Butler Downtown met for their annual Public Celebration on Nov. 10 at the Grand Ballroom in downtown Butler. The event was sponsored by PNC Bank, the Grand Ballroom, Miller's Meats, Butler Brew Works, and the Chop Shop.

Thank You
The Community Development Corporation of Butler County's staff, members, and investors met for the annual Thanks to Members/Investors Reception on Nov. 10 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. The event was sponsored by United Plate Glass, Butler County Community College, Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, and Farmers National Bank.

Young Professionals
Members of the Butler County Young Professionals met for their annual Membership Mixer on Nov. 17 at the Harmony Inn. About 75 people attended the Butler County Chamber of Commerce event, which was sponsored by C.W. Howard Insurance Agency, WesBanco, Armstrong, North Country Brewing Company, and the Harmony Inn.

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