With the year already half over, it is hard to believe that we have held as many events as we have with such an overwhelming attendance at our luncheons, seminars, monthly mixers and events. We have graduated the inaugural class of the Butler County Youth Leadership Program and are launching the second year of this successful youth development program. Butler County Young Professionals invite you to celebrate their “10th Year Anniversary” with them on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Butler Country Club. It is hard to believe that it has been that long since this idea was turned into an affiliate of our Chamber, now boasting over 500 contacts in our area, and creating networking and community service opportunities for all involved. 

We will be announcing our 2018 Butler County Chamber Business Champion of the Year, and the 2018 (15th Anniversary) William A. Morgan, Jr. Entrepreneur of the Year in our August edition. Both awards will be presented at our “Celebrate Business” Annual Dinner on September 12, 2018 at the Robert M. Smith Student Center on the campus of Slippery Rock University. During this event, we will be toasting the “25th Anniversary” of the Leadership Butler County Program, that has trained and graduated close to 500 professionals in our region. 

We encourage you to become one of the sponsors for these events (contributions range from $500.00 to $2,500.00) and your company logo will appear on invitations and flyers, at the event or dinner, in our newsletter and any programs, on our website and in Butler County Business Matters. Contact me at the chamber (724.283.2222, or stan@butlercountychamber.com) to add your name to the growing number of supporters. I guess when we say “We Mean Business” our chamber practices what we preach as we continue to provide the highest quality of service to our members.