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Butler County Business Matters
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May Editors Note

Virus presents challenges for all of us. Stay Safe - Page 4

May 2020

Rallying for Tomorrow - Coming Together by Staying Apart

Your Voice Matters

Moving Forward
Insights from Mike Kelly, a Congressman, a business owner and a coronavirus survivor. - Page 06

Pandemic to create long lasting change
Howie Pentony memorializes his thoughts on the economy. - Page 24


Penn United alters operations to fight virus
Penn United "redeploys" to join fight against COVID-19. - Page 07

UPG staying the course, expands
In the midst of a pandemic, UPG bets on the future with new equipment and ribbon cutting on a new location. - Page 08

Delivering donations
Ryan Covert already was delivering food to hungry people, so he figured why not deliver donations too. - Page 09

Grocery owner proud of employees
Jeff Galmarini says his emloyees at the Giant Eagle in Slippery Rock merit a round of applause for working the front lines. - Page 10

Ibis Tek donates personal protection gear to BHM
Ibis Tech says donating equipment to Butler Memorial Hospital was an easy decision to make. - Page 10

IDL switches gears to produce face shields
IDL joins the fight: adding face shields to its production line. - Page 11

Rallying support for the front lines
Cummings Coffee Shop, a city stable for more than a century, helps others as they struggle for the future. - Page 12

Networking groups go virtual
Local networking groups turn to the Internet to mingle. - Page 14

The New Normal
How much of the 'New Norm' is just temporary and what will stick into the future? Local officials check in with their opinions. - Page 16

Pulling Together
Collaborative shares message in a united voice. - Page 17

Butler businesses snap up SBA loans
Local companies did not hesitate to apply for stimulus money. - Page 18

Dumping milk difficult decision for dairy farmers
When milk was flying off the shelves, he prepped for increased production. Now, he’s being asked to dump his product. - Page 22

Front-seat legal advice
Drive by notarizations? "Improvisation is the name of the game," said elder law and estate planning attorney Tim Sechler of Adams Township. - Page 27

BHS Success Story
Butler County Business Matters salutes the local medical community in pictures. - Page 30

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February 2020

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