This Month's Issue

June 2023

Small Business & Professional Services

Plus Recreation & Events

Last Month's Issue

May 2023

Construction & Engineering

Building for the Future

June 2023

Small Business & Professional Services

Plus Recreation & Events

Business Insider

5-Year Plan

Success a complicated formula for new businesses –
Page 28

Taking Root

Entrepreneurs share their stories –
Page 29

Crunching Numbers

Accountants react to AI, ever-evolving tax code –
Page 30

Past and Present Together

Repurposed Family Bowlaway still rolling along –
Page 06

Summer schedule packed with events

Butler County will play host to a wide variety of fairs, festivals, car cruises and other events this summer. –
Page 12

Watchful Eye

Ex-Marine makes a living doing security, investigations –
Page 20

Changing Lives

Beauty academy trains people to go directly in to workforce –
Page 22

Cigar shop offers lounge to relax, enjoy

Matt Durso sees his business as more than a place to purchase cigars. It’s all about community and getting to know your neighbor. –
Page 26


Your Voice Matters

SRU program helps foster sustainable enterprise – Page 4

Q & A

Cummings Candy & Coffee conquers COVID challenges – Page 10

Day In The Life

Event coordinator tackles challenges of hosting weddings- Page 16


Toast to Tourism dinner

Tourism based business owners gathered May 9 at the Steamfitters Local 449 event center in Jackson Township – Page 19

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber awards gala

On May 3, the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards gala at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. – Page 36

72nd Distinguished Service Awards dinner

Folks gathered at the Butler Country Club May 3 to honor Dennis Baglier, president of Baglier Buick GMC, and Jeff Geibel, a financial adviser at Edward Jones in Butler – Page 39

Employee appreciation luncheon

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Employee Appreciation Luncheon on April 26, at the Atrium. – Page 40

Community health center dinner

The Jean B. Purvis Community Cornerstone Award Dinner was held April 21 at the Butler Country Club. – Page 42

Chamber of commerce legislative breakfast

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce held its annual legislative breakfast May 5 at the Steamfitters event center in Jackson Township. – Page 44

Highlighting agriculture in the county

Russell Redding, Pennsylvania’s secretary of agriculture, spent April 28 traveling around Butler County – Page 46

Preston Park Foundation fundraiser

The Friends of Preston Park Foundation hosted its “Light up the Night” dinner fundraiser on May 12 at the Atrium in Franklin Township. – Page 49

Ladies Night Out

Women gathered May 16 for Ladies Night Out at Butler Country Club in Penn Township – Page 51

Butler County Humane Society Fur Ball

People and animals frolicked together during the Fur Ball event that benefits the Butler County Humane Society April 29 at Butler Country Club. – Page 54

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