Future POS and C. W. Howard Insurance to Be Honored at Annual Dinner & Leadership Butler County Class of 2014 Graduation
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors invites you to ‘celebrate business’ on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Chamber’s ‘Celebrate Business’ Annual Dinner at the Robert M. Smith Student Center on the campus of Slippery Rock University. The event will recognize the accomplishments of local businesses and highlight the activities of the Chamber, our programs and our volunteers. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres cocktail party (microbrews courtesy of North Country Brewing Company) and continues with dinner and award presentations. The culinary staff at Slippery Rock Dining Services (AVI Food Systems) has promised a wonderful display of gourmet delicacies.
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce board of Directors is pleased to announce that Future POS has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 William A. Morgan, Jr. Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Headquartered in Butler, PA, they have developed the award winning Future POS point-of-sale package, and started selling it in 1998. They are recognized as a well-known industry leader with one of the most innovative and award winning POS companies in the market. Last year marked the company’s 15 Year Anniversary with sales up over 22%. Future POS has come a long way since it’s humble beginnings and can be seen regularly on SPIKE TV’s “Bar Rescue”. You will also find Future POS Software at some of the finest restaurants around the world.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding local business owner and is recommended by the Chamber’s Past President’s Advisory Council along with past award recipients. Past recipients include Joe Gray, Bob McCafferty, Tom Graham, John and Tom Buckner, David Lloyd, Richard Musko, William McCarrier, N. Lee Ligo and Matthew Diehl.
During the dinner we also honor the Annual Chamber Business Champion Award, presented to outstanding businesses that display vision, ingenuity, commitment and determination. Congratulations to C. W. Howard Insurance Agency as the 2014 Chamber Business Champion. C.W. Howard Insurance Agency was founded as a Life Insurance Agency by Clarence “C.W.” Howard in 1951 and expanded to include Personal Insurance (home, auto, umbrella, motorcycle) and Commercial Insurance (Business, Manufactures, Farms, Municipalities, and Fire Departments). In 1977, C.W.’s son, David Howard joined the operation and then shortly thereafter by his brother Gene and sister Jocelyn. David became President in the early 1990’s and continued in this role until his untimely death in 2003.
The C.W. Howard Insurance Agency opened their second location in Seven Fields underneath SiBA in 2009. Today, the Agency is operated by the 2nd and 3rd generations eager to meet the needs of the local community. Currently Jocelyn serves as President, David’s son, Jeffrey Howard, serves as Vice President, and David’s daughter, Elisabeth Howard Sommers is the office manager. The C.W. Howard Insurance Agency has never forgotten their humble beginnings and the community who has supported them over the past sixty-three years. The officers and staff give back by volunteering, donating money, and attending local charitable events.
Past “champions” include Eisler Landscapes / the Atrium, Butler County Ford, Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, Butler Eagle, Butler Health System, ARMSTRONG, Quality Life Services, United Plate Glass, CDC of Butler County, VNA of Western PA, NexTier Bank, Friedman’s Freshmarkets, Randy & Bob’s CARSTAR and Baglier Buick GMC Mazda.
The awards will be presented at the Annual ‘Celebrate Business’ Dinner on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Robert M. Smith Student Center on the campus of Slippery Rock University. Thank you to our event sponsors, Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, Butler Eagle, NexTier Bank, Butler Health System, Minuteman Press, Premier Power Solutions, North Country Brewing, Pentoney Capital Management, Highmark and Bear Metallurgical.