Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The organizations honor Freedom Square Diner as well as longtime Cranberry resident and advocate Frank Petrone.
Since he opened Freedom Square Diner almost four years ago, Tom Cross, of Cranberry, said he has tried to participate in fundraisers and events that benefit local nonprofits, including donations to the Cranberry CUP, Gleaners Food Bank and The Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania. “That’s just what being part of the community is about,” he said. His efforts have not gone unnoticed. The Chamber of Commerce Inc., which serves Cranberry and the North Hills, and Cranberry Township Community Chest, an organization that partners with local nonprofit organizations, have named Freedom Square Diner the 2012 Business of the Year. The groups also honored Frank Petrone, a longtime resident and a founding member of the Cranberry Township Rotary …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Diane Stump will receive a Burgh'ers gift card and other Patch swag.
Patch loves to reward its readers—just ask Diane Stump. After signing up for the Cranberry Patch newsletter during The Chamber of Commerce Inc.’s Neighborhood Business Expo on Monday, Stump was picked as the winner after her name was entered into a random “Patch & Win” drawing. As the contest winner, Stump will receive a $25 gift card to Burgh’ers in Harmony, which recently was named the best burger joint in the Cranberry area in our Readers’ Choice poll. The Cranberry resident also will take home some Patch swag, including a Patch bag, Patch water bottles, pens and other Patchy items. Congratulations, Diane. Thanks for reading! If you'd like to sign up for the Cranberry Patch newsletter, click here. Join the fun—and continue the …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Hundreds of businesses and organizations packed the Four Points Sheraton on Monday.
Cranberry Patch joined more than a hundred local businesses and organizations on Monday for the Cranberry Business Expo held at the Four Points Sheraton. The annual event was sponsored by The Chamber Inc. -- which serves North Pittsburgh, Northern Allegheny and the Cranberry Corridors -- and allowed businesses to interact with members of the community. With more than 140 vendors, five restaurants, live music and entertainment, prizes and giveaways, the event was a great success.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
As natural gas-exploration companies move into the area, local businesses benefit.
In Cranberry Township, as in many Western Pennsylvania towns, public debate swirls about the health and environmental impact of Marcellus Shale drilling. But Cranberry business owner Jim Boltz can attest to one area in which the Marcellus Shale drilling boom is all positive – his bottom line. “Even with the tough economy last year, we had an increase in sales, and a lot of that is due to new businesses like this coming into the area. I think it’s pretty exciting,” said Boltz, who owns Minuteman Press. In the past two years, several natural gas exploration companies have established a presence in or near Cranberry. Other business owners and community leaders also said these companies are having a positive effect on the local economy. Boltz …