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Butler County Business Matters is the only avenue in the county where industry leaders can stay on top of issues and the moves of other innovators. It is direct mailed monthly to the owners, managers and key executives of over 6,000 county-wide companies.

Business leaders from retail, manufacturing, governmental and financial sectors have come to rely upon Business Matters as the most dependable source of business related news and information in Butler County.

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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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May 2017

Construction, Engineering and Land Resources: Foundation of Excellence

Featured Stories

Made in the Shade: Advantages of pre-engineered structures proving popular alternative to conventional construction
Similar to erector set toys, pre-engineered building components are built elsewhere and brought to a site for quick construction, saving time, money and the environment.

Due Diligence Delivers: Consultants help get all construction ducks in a row upfront, saving time, money, disappointment later
Thinking of constructing a building for your business? Engineering professionals say plan, plan, plan.

Log On: Lumber firms say cutting with future in mind is key
Local loggers say to keep Pennsylvania's $5 billion logging industry growing requires thoughtful planning.

Small Town Matters

Fires devastated Chicora in late 1800s; businesses still find ways to thrive
The small borough of Chicora was rocked by not one but five devastating fires during the early oil-producing days. Today, Chicora businesses continue to prosper despite all odds.

Your Voice

Getting an Edge: Minority business certification a path to growth
Jill McKibbin of McKibbin Consulting gives advice on how small minority-owned businesses can compete for large construction projects.

Business Profile

Bringing Them Back: Arris helps buildings stand the test of time
Interior Designer and Historic Preservationist, Laura Schwartz and Construction Consultant, Joe Gray have teamed up to bring back Butler's historic buildings as Arris Construction.

Other Stories

Build Time: Numerous construction projects under way throughout the county
As summer arrives, numerous construction projects are under way, while others will be wrapping up.

Employee of the Year
Darlene Christy, assistant director of nursing at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was named the 2017 Butler County Employee of the Year.

Photo Features

In Appreciation
More than 100 people attended this year's Employee Appreciation Luncheon on April 19 at The Atrium hosted by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.

Spring Fling
Butler Downtown celebrated Spring Fling on April 19 at The Art Center in downtown Butler.

Celebrate the County
The annual Celebrate Butler County Tourism event was held April 15 at the Marriott Pittsburgh North in Cranberry Township.

Career Fair
Pennsylvania Career Link of Butler County held its annual Spring Job Fair April 12 at the Butler Days Inn.

At the Show
More than 100 exhibitors and demonstrators participated in the sixth annual Butler County Home Show on April 7 at the Family Sports Center in Connoquenessing Township.

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