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Congratulations February Business of the Month
Commercial Bank & Trust of PA

Board Members Jamie St. Clair Davis, Lynn Grimes, with Nick Valerio, Community Office Manager, Marisa M. Randall, Community Office Assistant Manager, GRC Board Members Cathy Glad and Judi Robbins

Commercial Bank & Trust of PA opened its doors for business in May 1934 at the Latrobe office of the former Peoples National Bank, a building that serves still today as the bank’s main retail office and corporate headquarters.  The bank has since grown to include 10 Community Offices throughout Westmoreland County.  The West Newton branch was added in the Spring of 1968 at its current location of 109 East Main Street. 

From its very inception, Commercial Bank & Trust of PA has been an institution that has been responsive to the needs of its community and its customers.  With the success in fulfilling these needs, a tradition for service excellence was born which now has continued for more than 80 years.

Through the years, Commercial Bank & Trust of PA established a strong reputation for leadership in the development of a wide range of banking and financial services.  Whether you are in need of establishing a checking or savings account, obtaining a mortgage or home equity loan, or securing a commercial loan for a business, Nicholas Valerio, Community Office Manager, Marisa Randall, Community Office Assistant Manager, and the entire staff of the West Newton Office are eager to assist with your particular need. 

Additionally, in a continuing effort to offer customers convenient products and services, the Bank has an Asset Management & Trust Division which helps clients plan for their financial futures.  In addition to financial expertise, our Asset Management & Trust advisors provide the highest level of personal service and will work with you on an individual basis to recommend the best possible solutions for your unique requirements.

For more information, please contact Nick or Marisa at 724-872-5100, go on-line at or stop by the office.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome New Members

Clinton Rhodes
8 East Church Street
Uniontown, PA  15401 

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Linda Jo Thornberg
300 Bursca Drive, Suite 301
Bridgeville, PA  15017


The GRC launched our new and improved website at the January luncheon.  

New features include a user friendly, mobile responsive site, with Membership Directory by category, Community Links, Monthly Sponsor Business Card Advertising, (with click through link to your website, social media or email) and more!   

Members are asked to visit the site and review your business listing in the Membership Directory. If you have any changes or corrections, please email the updates to

If you are interested in reserving Business Card Advertising Space on the Homepage, call 724-929-3329 or email

Click on the WEBSITE button below, or go to

Shout out to Stewart Creative Design for the updates and improvements! 



GRC 101
If you missed the launch of the website and discussion about enhanced marketing programs from our January Luncheon, then plan to attend GRC 101!  Join other members in a small group setting to learn more about the value added services to your membership.

Three sessions are offered, you pick the one most convenient for your schedule. Please RSVP as space is limited. No charge to attend!

RSVP at or call 724-929-3329. See the flyer below for more details.

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 Evening with Eric McElvenny - Retired Marine Captain, Amputee Endurance Athlete, Motivational Speaker on Thursday, Feb. 25th.

Tickets are $15/person and include light refreshments.  Call 724-929-3329 or email to order tickets.  Tickets may also be purchased with a credit card at

Thank you to our sponsors to date: Monongahela Valley Hospital, Tregembo Motors, Belle Vernon Rotary.  Event Sponsor Opportunities are available see flyer above for sponsor levels.

Follow this link for an article on Eric that appeared in the Feb. issue of Pittsburgh magazine.

Have you purchased your Taste of the Town tickets yet? Over 130 tickets have been sold to date and we do expect another sellout event. 

Tickets are $25/person. To order tickets, call 724-929-3329 or use the Paypal link at

Sponsorships are Available - $20 Beverage Sponsor; $40 Event Sponsor. Event publicity, business card advertising in the event program, signage and more!  To secure a sponsorship, use the flyer below and return it to the GRC, along  with business card (event sponsor) and payment.

Chamber Members - please be aware that the GRC and MVRCC are not working in partnership with City Press.  Someone from City Press may call you and solicit advertising for a map and say that they are our partners, when in fact they are not.  City Press is not a member of either chamber or a local company. They may be legit, but know that we are not working with them. Be diligent in getting information from them before committing to any advertising. 

Our media partners are South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Herald Standard, Observer-Reporter and Senior Times. 

Please know that Rostraver Township is working with a company called PRINT on a new Township map.  PRINT will be calling Township businesses for advertising and their information will be on official Township letterhead. 

If you  have any doubts, please call the GRC at 724-929-3329.

Check Out These Upcoming Member Events & Promotions!
Many of the promotional flyers below include a "click" through link to the business website or social media page.


Mantle House Mission
Winter Volunteer Gathering
Community Room 1st Floor
Thursday, February 25  6:30 pm
Saturday, February 27 11:00 am

You are invited to the Mantle House Mission located at 132 S. Water Street, West Newton.You will be provided with tours of our buildings and share in the many exciting things God is doing while you enjoy some light refreshments.  This gathering will be held in our new Community Room on the first floor. Please enter in the front of the store and follow through to the back room.

God is doing a GREAT work!!
Helping homeless young adults is our passion. Our goal is to provide a loving home environment for all who enter our doors.  It is our hope that you will visit us and will want to join our team as we watch God change the lives of these young people.  Thank you for your support.  Please keep the Mission and all involved in your prayers as we advance to the next level.  We cannot do it without your support.  God is gracious and is to be glorified.
Blessings to you,
Marci Elsbury

Mantle House Mission


Reality Tour(RT) is a national, evidenced based, parent and child drug education/prevention program for ages 10-17. It addresses the consequences of drug use and is a 100% volunteer driven program. RT is a walk in the life and death of a teen on drugs. This evening program involves live dramatic scenes and is as close as one can get to this lifestyle, without making this wrong choice. RT includes a law enforcement speaker, testimony of an addict in recovery, testimony of a parent of an addict, and question/answer session. Preregistration is required. This program was made possible by the BVA School District and the BVA Rotary who purchased the program model.

The next schedule date is Monday, Feb. 15th at the BVA High School - 6pm. Pre-registration is required and children must be accompanied by an adult.  The Business Members of the GRC are encouraged to attend this tour as a way to learn about and familiarize yourselves with the dangers of drug use in our community. 

For more information or to register, go to or visit

MVH Hosts Fourth Annual “Go Red” Events Feb. 16
Did you know that one out of every four people dies of heart disease in the United States every year, and heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women? Have you heard that on average, one American dies from stroke every four minutes? If you have been neglecting your heart health, it’s time to heed the warnings from experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart/American Stroke Association. Since February is National Heart Awareness Month, this is the perfect time to start getting your heart healthier or to enhance your existing wellness programs.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Monongahela Valley Hospital is hosting the fourth annual “Go Red Washington County” heart education and awareness program. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Center for Fitness and Health in the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX in Rostraver. Free blood pressure screenings and stroke risk assessments will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. Simultaneous hour-long fitness and cooking demonstrations will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to adults all off ages. Free refreshments and giveaways will be provided.
Since seating is limited, those planning to attend are required to RSVP by calling 724-258-1333.
“Each year, we try to create a “Go Red” event that will help members of the community begin their journeys to heart-healthy lifestyles,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital. “The program we have planned for Feb. 16 combines education with fun.”
“Go Red Washington County” was established in 2013 for men and women by the three hospitals in Washington County. 

Center for Fitness and Health Offers a 12-Minute Brain Checkup

Parents, coaches, athletes and the general public have been talking about the new movie, Concussion, which stars Will Smith as forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu who fought against the National Football League’s efforts to suppress his research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. While the film is increasing awareness of sports-related concussions, there are many other situations that also affect brain performance such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), attention deficit disorder (ADD) and Parkinson’s disease.
The Center for Fitness and Health recently introduced RC21X, an advanced brain health game and performance monitoring tool that enables a person to check on the performance of his or her brain and compare the results to what is identified as normal for that individual. The self-administered game takes about 12 minutes to complete on any computer that has an Internet connection. RC21X features 15 modules that target different areas of brain performance. The game, which is named for Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, is based on more than 50 years of scientific research and development in human performance measurement, neurology, psychology, kinesiology, bio-engineering and General Systems Performance Theory.
“Everyone who completes the activities is amazed by what the program can reveal,” explained Don Doyle, general manager of the Center for Fitness and Health. “Not only are the activities easy to use, they are fun for adults and children.”
Each game session uses objective measures and data-based records to create a unique Brain Performance Profile report for the individual. RC21X does not provide a medical diagnosis. It provides indicators as to when users should seek medical attention.
 â€œHealth care professionals and the general population are using RC21X to make better, fact-based decisions regarding brain health during all stages of life,” explained Mr. Doyle. “It is a useful tool in managing lifestyle and developmental changes such as aging. Additionally, it proves an effective tool for use during and after treatment and rehabilitation for injuries and illness.”
Mr. Doyle continued, “As a result of this new offering, the Center for Fitness and Health is the only fitness facility in our area focusing on both the physical and mental aspects of wellness.”
The Center for Fitness and Health offers its members a 20 percent discount on a one-year RC21X subscription. For more details, contact the Center for Fitness and Health at 724-379-5100.
Developed in partnership with Monongahela Valley Hospital, the Center for Fitness and Health combines state-of-the-art fitness equipment and programs with comprehensive medical diagnostics, therapeutics and rehabilitation services. It is located in the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX at 800 Plaza Drive, Belle Vernon, PA  15012


Thank you to our advertisers, Off the Wall Arts, cfsbank.  If you "click" on the ad below, you will be directed to the business page. 

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