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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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October 2016

Education: Defining Future Career Paths

Featured Stories

Educational Evolution: Community colleges fill bigger niche as students seek economical way to job skills
More students are considering the value of community college as the wiser option to a career or four-year degree.

Technical School Versus a Four-year Education: As college costs rise, value of technical education is more recognized
With billions of dollars in college tuition debt and no jobs to show for it, student attitudes toward technical training are changing.

Checking Out the Competition: Hands-on training readies students for careers from construction to health care
Tucked in and around Butler County, a number of trade schools are providing valuable training to students studying everything from cosmetology to heavy equipment operation.

Other Stories

Business Cheer: Chamber honors Guard, SRU at annual dinner
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce honored a Butler business owner, an educational institution and graduates of the Leadership Butler County Class of 2016 at the annual Celebrate Business dinner.

In Memory: Family's $1 million gift to BC3 will honor Amy Wise, benefit children's center
John L. Wise III, vice president and treasurer of the Butler Eagle, and his family have given a $1 million gift to Butler County Community College in memory of his sister, Amy Wise.

More to Come: SRU defies negative trend with higher enrollment
Rockin' the enrollment numbers again this year, Slippery Rock University is one of only three state system schools to see an increase in enrollment this year.


Payback Time: Student loan reimbursement plans popular as employee benefit
T.J. Drost, financial advisor with of Fragasso Financial Advisors of Wexford, spoke with Business Matters about how businesses can attract new talent by assisting with the financial burden of student loan debt.

Your Voice

The Future of Work: Learning needed in coming technology revolution will yield exciting opportunities
Retired public school superintendent and Butler business consultant, Henry Sinopoli reflects on the future of education and the resulting careers.

Business Profile

Value Added: Strategic People Solutions builds businesses with end game in mind
Strategic People Solutions has helped hundreds of Western Pennsylvania companies with business planning, leadership coaching, and human resource services.

Photo Features

Mixing It Up
Butler County, Grove City, Greenville Area, Ellwood City Area, Shenango Valley, and Mercer Area Chambers of Commerce, along with the Slippery Rock Business Association hosted a multi-chamber mixer on Aug. 30 at the Grove City Country Club.

Good Scouts
The Moraine Trails Council held the Butler County Good Scout Reception on Aug. 31 at the Conley Resort and Conference Center.

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.

Power Picnic
The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber hosted its Picnic in the Parking Lot on Sept. 15 at the chamber's headquarters in Wexford.

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