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One of the crucial things that makes us The Better Business Bank is our dedication to your success. That's why we're so pleased to announce the Business Alliance Center. It's your one-stop source of information, educational seminars and premier networking events to help position you to make the most of the exciting opportunities in our community.

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Better Business Blog

Natural gas plant may rise where coal once fell in Masontown

Wouldn't this be exciting news for our region? There's a public information meeting on April 5th, 2017 between 5 and 8 pm at the Carmichaels & Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Department, hope to see you there!

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Report and Plans Released for Enhancing Petrochemicals, Plastic Manufacturing in Pennsylvania

Team Pennsylvania Foundation Co-Chairs Governor Tom Wolf and Stephen S. Tang, President and CEO of Philadelphia’s University City Science Center announce the release of the report from a comprehensive study conducted by IHS Markit. The study, Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing, forecasts $2.7 to 3.7 billion in investments in natural gas liquid (NGL) assets as well as the opportunity to attract additional cracker plants, and petrochemical and plastics manufacturing.

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Shell Cracker Ripple Effect

R.T. Walker, VP of the Energy Facilities Group at CBRE, says we can expect a 150 mile ripple effect from the Shell project announced earlier this week.  See what other government officials and business leaders are saying...

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U. S. Energy Information Administration Shale Gas Production Report

While we have watched natural gas production from shale plays rapidly grow from 10% to almost half of the U.S. total dry natural gas production, by 2040 that number will ...

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Wolf decides against vetoing GOP budget

by Paul J. Gough, Digital Producer, Pittsburgh Business Times

The eight-month-old budget stalemate in Pennsylvania is just about to over as Gov. Tom Wolf has decided...

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shale drilling
Canonsburg natural gas company launches with $800M commitment

by Paul J. Gough, Digital Producer, Pittsburgh Business Times, March 23, 2016

A Canonsburg company started by a former Rice Energy executive and with up to $800 million in private equity backing from Apollo Global Management LLC is jumping into the oil and natural gas business in the Marcellus and Utica shales..

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Big New Housing Complex Planned Near Shell Ethane Cracker

from the Marcellus Drilling News 

Positive economic signs continue to pop up with respect to Shell’s multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project in Beaver County, PA. Here’s the latest major economic impact from the project.


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Better Business Events

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Washington County Chamber of Commerce Networking Event

Chartiers Township Community Center, 2013 Community Center Drive, Houston, PA

Join us for a Municipal Leadership Roundtable to discuss the challenges and opportunities township managers see for growth in our region.

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Raising our Spirits: A Joint Networking Event with NAIOP Pittsburgh

Crossroads Center, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA 15301

Reservations accepted until Monday, April 3, 2017. NAIOP Networking - Chamber Member $25 NAIOP Networking - Non Member $50 This event will also feature a panel discussion moderated by Jeff Burd, Founder, Tall Timber Group; discussing the strategy of utilizing distilleries, wineries, and craft breweries for downtown revitalizations.

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Mon Valley Home Show

Rostraver Ice Garden, Route 51, Belle Vernon, PA

Looking for inspiration, tips or ideas for your next DIY home project? Meet the professionals first hand at the 26th annual Mon Valley Home Show. This quality event gives you the opportunity to see, learn and buy in a convenient, easy-to-get-to location with FREE parking! With more than 150 booths spread out over 105,000 square feet of exhibit area, you will find on display a wide range of products and services including windows, doors, fencing, siding, decks, pools, gardening, sunrooms and patio enclosures, kitchens, baths and so much more! Whether you're building, renovating, landscaping or looking for innovative ideas, there's something for everyone at this year's event!

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