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Kinder Karate Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Welcome to the community, Kinder Karate Belle Vernon.  Kinder Karate is owned and operated by Paul and Kara Czerniak and the Belle Vernon location is at the Fells Methodist Church. Classes for 3 to 6 years of age are forming, with limited remaining space.

For Registration Call 844-546-3377
Visit and LIKE their Facebook Page
Mon Valley Home Show
Thank you to everyone who participated with the Annual Mon Valley Home Show and the volunteers who helped in the GRC booth!

Our partners at The Mon Valley Independent posted an article, along with a few more photos about the Home Show.
"Fitness for Your Business"

The Growth Coach 3 Rivers will present "Fitness for Your Business", a two part series of 1 hour interactive workshops. 
Register for the entire series, or by individual sessions.  GRC members at discounted rate.  Each 1 hour morning session will be held at a GRC Host Business.  (If you are interested in hosting a session, call 724-929-3329).

Our first session will be held on Tuesday, April 19th at Off the Wall Arts.  Pre-registration is required and there is still time to register.

Register by calling 724-929-3329, email or online at

See flyer below for addition details.  This is an added benefit to chamber membership and a very educational component to help your business grow and succeed.  This workshop is open to business owners, sales representatives, executives and managers.   
Annual Recognition Dinner
The annual Recognition Dinner will be held Thursday, April 21st at The Willow Room.  The celebration which started as the Founder’s Dinner will mark the 41st year of honoring the best from our community. 
This year’s honorees are Keystone Bakery – Legacy Award, Jennifer Carota, The Counseling House – Visionary Award and Casey Clark, Off the Wall Arts – Young Professional of the Year. 
Keystone Bakery which celebrates 90 years in business is truly deserving of the Legacy Award. The business is a community icon and while experiencing growth, has remained consistent through the years.  The Keystone Bakery has been family owned since 1926 when Costas Croussouloudis emigrated from Greece.  In 2007, JJ Georgagis, nephew of Croussouloudis took over the business which employs 36 people.  In addition to the traditional bakery items, The Keystone Bakery has expanded products and offers take and bake pizzas, and pierogis and raviolis to prepare at home.
The Visionary Award was created for a forward thinker and someone who has made contributions to ensure inclusion and equity in their community or business.  Jennifer Carota exemplifies these traits and more with her involvement in community projects like Records for a Reason, The Puppy Connection and Belle Vernon Area Reality Tour.
Young Professional of the Year honors a young professional or entrepreneur who has displayed growth, expansion, employment opportunities and advancement within their business or industry.  Casey Clark owner of Off the Wall Arts in Charleroi started her own business while employed full time. Over a short period of time, she was able to fully concentrate on building her own business and soon became self-employed.  Casey now employs several team members and has purchased a building which houses her studio for painting events. 
Invitations for the Recognition Dinner have been mailed to all current GRC members and guests. If you would like to RSVP for the dinner, please call the GRC office by Friday, April 15th.
Join us for the Ribbon Cutting
Serendipity Hall

435 Speer Street, NBV
Tuesday, April 26th
Light Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome! 

Serendipity Hall is the area's newest venue for showers, parties and events.  Learn more about the space, availability and catering options at the ribbon cutting.
GRC Mixer at Winslow Winery
Friday, June 3rd
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Wine Tasting, Appetizers, Networking
Wine by the Glass and Bottle Available

Upcoming Member Events & Promotions! 

Chef Showdown
Limited tickets remain - May 10th - Chef Showdown
Use the EventBrite link at to purchase tickets and reserve your seat!  Attendees must have a paid ticket to attend and tickets will not be sold at the door.
Monongahela Valley Hospital offers medical power of attorney and living will assistance
Most Americans have not exercised their rights to make decisions about their health care in the event that they cannot speak for themselves.
Monongahela Valley Hospital will participate in National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on Friday, April 15, to encourage community members to talk with their loved ones, express their wishes regarding health care and complete an advance directive.
Held annually each April since 2008, NHDD exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. This year’s theme is, "It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late."
Renee Hurley, M.Ed., L.P.C., MVH director of Patient Relations will provide free information, tools and assistance to the public on completing one's advance directives in the hospital's lobby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There are several types of advance directives, but the two most commonly used forms are medical power of attorney and a living will.
A "health care or medical power of attorney" appoints a trusted person you select to be your voice for your health care decisions if you cannot speak for yourself.
A "living will" documents the kinds of medical treatments you would or would not want at the end of life, particularly regarding life-prolonging medication or measures if you had an end stage medical condition, were permanently unconscious and couldn't speak for yourself.
"Basically, this initiative asks the question, 'Who will speak for you if you can't speak for yourself?'" said Ms. Hurley. "We encourage everyone to complete their own advance directives so that their loved ones won't have to guess what's best in difficult times."
Also, Pennsylvania Orders For Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) information will also be available. This is a document that can voluntarily be completed by a patient with their health care provider to communicate, as a medical order, his or her goals for care at the end of life.
The information and assistance in completing the forms at MVH is free. Parking will also be free for participants.
Visit to view a three minute video on the importance of starting the conversation about one's end-of-life-care wishes.
For more information, visit or contact Ms. Hurley at 724-258-1076.

Rostraver Sportsmen & Conservation Club will hold a LEARN TO SHOOT class on April 23 at 1:00, with a NRA Certified Instructor, Military Veteran, and  2nd Place winner on the History Channel’s Top Shot  Augie Malekovich. 

The cost is $60 with a $20 deposit (to hold your spot) sent to Rostraver Sportsmen at 559 Cedar Creek Rd. Belle Vernon, Pa. 15012 or call 724-872-4399 . Pistols, Ammunition, Ear & Eye Protection will be supplied by the Club.  

The kayak and fishing rod raffled off by the Rostraver Sportsmen & Conservation Club at the Home Show have been claimed. 

Featured Advertising Space is Available on the GRC Website. $40/Month (artwork design available for additional charge). Call 724-929-3329 or email for more information.

Thank you to our Newsletter Advertisers this Week

Janney, Tregembo Motors,
South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger and Off the Wall Arts

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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