Testimonials

Below are testimonials that have been submitted regarding the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber:

“Chamber members belong to business associations for many reasons.  I belive it’s my responsibility to belong to the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber and contribute to the enhancement of the economic improvement and vitality of the region.  Speaking as Co Chair of our Government Affairs Committee, we can have a direct impact on that economic growth and improvement through Chamber grassroots and educational efforts.”

Robert Sodini, Sodini & Company, Inc.


“Belonging to the Alle-Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce has helped me tremendously. It has helped get the company I work for get our name out.  Attending the Meet n’ Move and Constant Contact has really  helped with getting some qualified leads. I would suggest for every company or business to join. Besides, the Executive Director, Colleen Felentzer ;  VP Events,  Lynda Pozzuto ; and Admin. Asst., Carol Deverell, do a fantastic job.”

Kevin Gourley, UniqueSource Products & Services


“On behalf of both Sharon and myself who attended the Wine & Cheese Event, I would like to thank you for organizing a great evening – the tasting was really well presented and interesting.  It was a good choice of venue and the whole event was a lot of fun and informative.  Everyone we interacted with seemed to enjoy themselves and hopefully went away a little bit more knowledgeable about wine selection and what the Chamber has to offer to its members.”

Ron Scanlon, Partner, McCall Scanlon & Tice, LLC


“I attended a Coffee and Connections Chamber event at the Pittsburgh Mills on April 29, 2016.  The event included individuals from  local industries.  We were each allotted time to give a brief summary of our company and the services that we provide.  I spoke about HealthWorks at Allegheny Valley Hospital and I handed out flyers regarding an upcoming open house which we held on May 3. 2016.  I believe that my participation in the Chamber’s Coffee and Connections event contributed to the success of our open house and resulted in the addition of 3-4 new clients for HealthWorks.  The Coffee and Connections Chamber events are very beneficial.”

Josephine F. Dodd, RN, COHN-S/CM,Manager, Health Works, Allegheny Valley Hospital


“Thank you for the opportunity to attend the Dale Carnegie training series.  I learned so much not only about how to better engage others, but about myself!  In my job field, I must obtain a mandatory number of CEUs to maintain my license, so I attend various seminars and classes throughout the year.   Many of these seminars are focused on leadership and many of them, I am sad to say, are completely forgettable… they are just mandatory time to put in, listening to a different version of the same old ideas.  This session was DIFFERENT!  It was very engaging, and I left with a tremendous amount of new knowledge.  Kudos to you and the Chamber for bringing in such a worthwhile series!”

Hillary Butts, NHA, CTRS, Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing


“With a career in the real estate industry that spans over 18 years, I am a huge believer in the power of networking, which is one of the biggest benefits of being a member of our chamber.  It has aided me tremendously in increasing both my professional and personal contacts

Brandy L. Fabry, RE/MAX Dynamic, REALTORS


“We will and do recommend that ALL businesses and/or individuals, large or small, join the new chamber and take advantage of the many benefits of membership.  It has helped our business promote and sustain growth to become the leading Physical Rehabilitation Provider in the Alle Kiski Valley.

Jeffrey A. Jacob, WESTARM Physical Therapy/ WESTARM Homecare Nursing & Therapy


“Thank you for helping us put together our Business After Hours event.  We had a fantastic turn out to explain our business and services that we offer.  We enjoyed having the opportunity to meet the other chamber members, and learn about their businesses and how we could help them.  Business owners want to do business with people that are referred and trusted.”

Brian Anderson, Method Automation Services


“I encourage you to connect with other businesses and organization through chamber membership and engage in a manner that your time and talents can contribute to. Communities can thrive through sustaining businesses, economic development and housing, schools, services, organizations and activities that foster a positive quality of life.”

Dawn Kocher-Taylor, Lenape Technical School


“We can look through our client list and recall meeting so many of these great customers while we were planning the annual chamber dinner or working on some other chamber duties that had nothing to do with printing.”

Tom and Francine Costello, Costello Printing & Graphics


“Through the course of eight years, I have made many friendships that have directly impacted both my personal and professional life.  The network of people that I have come to know has helped my business by being able to refer clients to other local professionals.”

Frank A. Amato, Jr., Amato Financial Services


“There are a lot of great business people in this organization who are dedicated to helping this region to remain strong and successful, and to attract other companies to this area.”

Curt Marino, Seita Diamond Jewelers


“The Chamber has proved time and time again to be a great networking tool.  We don’t just get new business from our membership we make new friends.”
Laura Thimons, J.E. Balicki & Assoc., Inc.


“I attended the Chamber’s Networking Bingo event at the Belmont Complex. What a great way to make new connections! I met 25 other chamber members just by filling  out my bingo card. I had a lot of fun networking and finding out more about their businesses. Really looking forward to the next one!!”
Sylvia Schneider, SendOutCards.


“As President of McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc., and as a founding member of StrongLand Chamber, I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to working with the new regional chamber. This regionalization will open the door for new business opportunities, networking events, and serve as a larger, more effective voice for the Alle Kiski business community. I’m excited to see this happen and I can’t wait to hit the ground running in 2014.”
Calvin S. McCutcheon, President, McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc.


“In addition to the benefits of Chamber membership, our company involvement is viewed as a contribution to the community at large.  And, it keeps us in tune with issues that affect the Allegheny Valley.”
Joe Gajdosik, Curtiss-Wright EMD


“I would recommend the Chamber’s energy savings program to anyone interested in being proactive in this area, instead of reactive.”
Rich Celecki, J.V. Manufacturing Co., Inc.


“Thank you for hosting my “Spiritual Aspects of a Business” lecture on May 11!  Your hospitality and promotion of the event was extremely appreciated & thoughtful!  Blessed to be a part of your organization,”  Kitsy Higgins,LLC, Psychic Medium & Reiki Master