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Is your business listed properly on our website? Click the link above and go to the online Membership Directory to view your listing. If the listing needs updated or corrected, give me a call at 724-929-3329 or email the changes to grcoc1@comcast.net.

Join us for GRC 101 and learn more about your value added benefits! No charge to attend, reserve your seat by calling 724-929-3329 or email grcoc1@comcast.net
 
A Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for   
Friday, February 19th to Welcome
Mon Valley Key Services to the GRC and Community!


Mon Valley Key Services 
Residential, Commercial and Auto Locksmith
724-208-6730
www.redmankeyservices.com
Eric McElvenny
Retired US Marine Captain * Amputee Endurance Athlete * Ironman * Motivational Speaker * Mentor/Coach
Thursday, Feb. 25th
Monongahela Valley Hospital
Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center

Join Community Partners Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce, Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of the Mon Valley and Belle Vernon Rotary for an inspirational evening where you will learn that you have the opportunity to overcome your challenges and make the best out of every situation by developing strategies for positive thinking. Be entertained and inspired by Eric's stories and experiences. 

Tickets $15/person, available by calling 724-929-3329 or for credit card payment use the EventBrite link at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-motivation-inspiration-with-eric-mcelvenny-tickets-20258018278. Light refreshments included.
Event Sponsors:
            Monongahela Valley Hospital, Tregembo Motors,              
Community Bank, The Protin Group
Proceeds from the event benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
        "Get Lucky with the GRC".            
Our St. Patrick's Day/March promotional flyer will be circulated to members during the Month of March, beginning March 7th. If you would like to have a special offer, promotion or discount included, email
grcoc1@comcast.net by Feb. 29th. 

Have you purchased your Taste of the Town tickets yet? Over 180 tickets have been sold to date and a sellout event is expected. Call for tickets today!  Tickets are $25/person. To order tickets, call 724-929-3329 or use the Paypal link at http://greaterrostraverchamber.org/Taste-of-the-Town.htm.

Only a few spots remain for food and beverage establishments.- call today to join the growing list of participants.

Not a Food or Beverage Establishment - Not a Problem. You can join us as a Sponsor!
$20 Beverage Sponsor OR $40 Event Sponsor.
Event publicity, business card advertising in the event program, signage and more! A great way to participate with this event and promote your business! To secure a sponsorship, call 724-929-3329.

March Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The Willow Room
8am to 9am (Breakfast & Registration at 7:30am)
Reservations Required - grcoc1@comcast.net
or call 724-929-3329
$12/Person
 

Facebook (and Other Social Media) Follies
Avoiding Social Media Lawsuits at Home and In Your Business        

 
Our featured speaker, Jill A. Devine, Esq. is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She dedicated the early part of her legal career to public service, having worked for Harrisburg’s Mayor, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Washington County Commissioners before entering private practice.  Jill is a trail lawyer and a general practitioner, and in that capacity, has successfully defended a number of social medial lawsuits. 
 
Jill will inform attendees about the pitfalls of social media posts that can be used against you in the court of law.  Jill will cite cases from recent court cases and provide examples of social media dangers to avoid.
 
Jill’s office is located in Rostraver in the Bill’s Golfland Building.
 
Jill A. Devine
Attorney-at-Law
4660 State Route 51 S.
Belle Vernon, PA  15012
Phone: 724-379-4601
 
Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce
Proudly Announces Our 2016 Recognition Dinner Honorees


Legacy Award - Keystone Bakery,
JJ & Missy Georgagis & Family

           Visionary Award - Jennifer Melnick Carota,              
The Counseling House

      Young Professional of the Year - Casey Clark,                
Off the Wall Arts


Save-the-Date
Thursday, April 21st

Invitations will be mailed to all current GRC members and guests of the honorees.

Check Out These Upcoming Member Events & Promotions! 

The SBA will offer the nationally acclaimed Emerging Leaders program in Pittsburgh.  The program is a federal training initiative specifically focused on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. The initiative provides these executives with the organizational framework, resource network, and motivation required to build sustainable businesses and promote the economic development within urban communities.  And best of all It’s FREE for participants.
There are no guarantees, but the statistics of those businesses completing the curriculum speak for themselves.
Graduates from Emerging Leaders have:
•          Created over 2,400 new full-time jobs
•          Secured federal, state, local and tribal contracts awards over $1 Billion
•          Accessed over $73 Million in new financing
•          95% were satisfied with the Emerging Leaders program.
The Emerging Leaders Initiative advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:
  • Have annual revenues of at least $400,000
  • Have been in business for at least 3 years
  • Have at least one employee, other than self
Seats are available for 20 participants.  I encourage you to gather additional information and apply today at:  www.sba.gov/emergingleaders .  Should you have questions please reach out to me at karan.waigand@sba.gov or 412-395-6560. 
Karan Waigand
Economic Development Specialist
U. S. Small Business Administration
411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1450
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219
412-395-6560  ext. 127
202-481-6530 fax
Karan.waigand@sba.gov
www.sba.gov
 
Create your Own Vision Board
Your New Beginning Starts Now...

Join the Counseling House and Off the Wall Arts for an afternoon of dreaming, visualizing and creating the life of your dreams at our first  Vision Board Workshop .
 Sunday, Feb. 28th 11am to 2pm.

Based on the law of attraction, a Vision Board is a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations that depict your desires, dreams, goals, and aspirations for your future.

We will provide you with everything you need to create your personal vision board including canvas, art supplies, and plenty of inspiration! However, we do encourage you to bring personal photos, momentos, magazines, or objects that you would like to include in your Vision Board.

You do not need to be an artist...just bring an open mind and we will guide you through the entire process. Cost is $45 and includes supplies and light refreshments. BYOB and your favortie snacks to share.

Seating is limited. RSVP and nonrefundable pre-payment required. Please call Jennifer Melnick Carota at 412-559-1754 for payment instructions to secure your spot! Credit and Debit payments welcome!
Reserve your booth space for the 2016 Mon Valley Home Show!
April 8, 9, 10 - Rostraver Ice Gardens
Call Leo at 724-483-7000
Thank you to our Newsletter Advertisers this Week
cfsbank, Janney, Tregembo Motors

You can learn more about each business included in this electronic newsletter by clicking on their business card below or on the event flyers above. Just another way of adding value to your Chamber Membership!  Want to learn more, call 724-929-3329.
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Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce
516 Circle Drive
Belle Vernon, PA  15012
724-929-3329

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