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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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July 2016

Reduce Risk: Legal and Insurance Services

Featured Stories

Staking Its Claim: Affordable Care Act may help with workers' compensation cases
The Affordable Care Act may have complicated health care but legal experts say the law may be alleviating the growing number of workers' compensation claims.

Risk Averse: Liability policies protect employers against suits alleging wrongful termination, discrimination
More than 70 percent of jury trials are decided in favor of an employee in cases of sexual harassment, wrongful termination and discrimination and legal fees can be as high as $1 million. Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) is an affordable coverage to protect your business from these commonly-occurring claims.

No "Mine" Games: Renters need to carry proper insurance
Insurers say the potential risks of renting property could cripple your business without the right insurance.

Your Voice

Made for Today: A classic approach to estate planning may no longer be the best option
In the 1950s, it was common to address estate planning issues with a last will and testament. But just like a classic car, Tim Sechler, a partner at Heritage Elder Law & Estate Planning, asks whether a will is still the most responsible estate planning tool.

Business Profile

Show and Sell: IDL motivates shoppers worldwide from its East Butler facility
Kevin Peters, IDL Worldwide director of operations, admits the national and international point-of-purchase merchandising company in its 650,000-square-foot production facility on Grant Avenue in East Butler is perhaps the best kept secret in the county.

On the Job

Fudging the Results: Reporter hones candy-making skills at Boscov's
Customers look to the Boscov's candy department in the Clearview Mall for holiday gifts and the sheer enjoyment of the fudge, which is made in-store daily. Boscov's invited Business Matters to make fudge at the candy counter on June 16, which was ironically National Fudge Day!

Other Stories

Community Champion: Butler County Chamber honors Maridon Museum
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce will honor the Maridon Museum on July 13 with this year's Community Champion Award for its mission is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Asian art and culture.

Marks of Distinction: Boy Scouts honor attorney King, Oberg
The Boy Scouts of America's Moraine Trails Council presented two awards for Distinguished Citizen of the Year and Distinguished Company of the Year at their June 2 dinner at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township.

Big Deal: Butler County officials see many positives now that Shell has committed to build plant in region
Butler County officials say the Shell petrochemical plant to be built in Beaver County will create jobs and help boost the economy in the county.

Overtime Overhaul: New rules many not yield results many expect
The new overtime rules enacted by President Barack Obama will require workers who make under $4.2 million to be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. But legal experts say not to expect a fatter wallet.

Photo Features

Distinguished Citizen, Distinguished Company
The Moraine Trails Council Executive Board held the 2016 Distinguished Citizen and Distinguished Company of the Year award dinner on June 2 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North on June 2. There were 200 people that attended the event.

Chamber Mixer
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce held a membership mixer June 16 at the 11th Frame Bar & Grille in Butler. Chamber members were invited to network at the event, which was attended by 25 people.

60th Chamber Golf Outing
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce held its Diamond Anniversary Golf Outing on June 9 at Lake Arthur Golf Club. There were 120 golfers who participated in the outing.

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