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Butler County Business Matters
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June 2017

Navigating the Region: Discovering Small Business and Tourism Destinations

Featured Stories

Something to See: Attractions draw visitors, dollars
Tourism has become a leading industry in Butler County, with revenue having increased almost 1,000 percent since 2001.

Relative Issues: Maintaining lines of separation helps family businesses succeed
Family businesses comprise 80 percent of all businesses in the U.S. and generate 60 percent of the country's employment, so what does it take to keep family and business separate?

Staying Alive: Despite daunting odds, some small businesses find ways to last for generations
Only about half of all small businesses survive five years or more and only about one-third survive 10 years or more. Butler small business owners give their advice on staying power.


Network Analysis: Accomplish corporate goals by utilizing available resources
Tricia Pritchard, director of sales, marketing, and events for Family Bowlaway Fun Center & 11th Frame Bar and Grille, spoke with Business Matters about the best methods for promoting small business through networking.

Your Voice

Marketing the Maridon: Museum promoted as cultural center to attract wider array of clientele
Maridon Museum Executive Director, Roxann Booser gives advice on marketing a small tourist destination globally.

Business Profile

The Real Thing: Enchanted Olive stakes its claim on quality of oils, vinegars
When Sherry Cepek opened The Enchanted Olive in Harmony in 2011, people would tell her that her unique business would never succeed. Six years later, the olive oil shop has found its niche market turning a profit every year.

On the Job

Shear Delight: Visit to Alpaca Palace is a hair-raising experience
Rick and Renee Ritenour invited Business Matters to spend the day learning how to care for the 145 alpacas on their farm in Butler Township.

Small Town Matters: Freeport

Roots run deep in Allegheny River Town
In 1786, William and David Todd purchased land along the Allegheny River establishing Freeport as the "Jewel Along the Allegheny."

Photo Features

On the Move
Members of the Butler County, Ellwood City, Beaver County and Lawrence County Chambers of commerce met on May 16 for a Meet-n-Move luncheon at Shakespeare's at Olde Stonewall in Ellwood City.

Eggs and Ideas
The Legislation Action Committee of the Butler County chamber of Commerce, along with the Community Development Corporation of Butler County and the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, hosted a morning legislative update on May 19 at Butler Country Club.

Toasting Business
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce Celebrate Business award dinner was Sept. 14 at the Robert M. Smith Student Center at Slippery Rock University.

Meet N Move
Members of Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber met for the 2017 Spring Meet and Move on April 28 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township.

Honoring Others
Many gathered to honor recipients of the 68th annual Distinguished Service Awards, held May 3 at Butler Country Club.

Off to the Races
Area business people met with the physicians and staff of Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers for an after-hours event on May 4 at the center on Oneida Valley Road in Butler Township.

Salute to Tourism
Members of the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau gathered on May 11 for the annual Toast to Tourism dinner.

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