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March 2018

Technology and Communications: Infinite Possibilities

Featured Stories

Technological Advance: Region must prepare for opportunities sector seems ready to provide
As technology businesses expand in the area, business experts say Western Pennsylvania could become the next tech hub and now is the time to prepare the workforce for the rapidly evolving economic impact. - Page 25

Human Approach: More industries find ways to make biometrics work for themselves, customers
Fingerprint, eye and voice recognition are virtually resistant to fraud and are becoming more attractive to businesses looking to improve delivery of services through more efficient methods. - Page 24

Navigating the Network: New software spurs businesses to ponder options
Managing computer networks and data loss during the busy work day may require rethinking your communications options. - Page 26

Other Stories

Your Voice: Lessons from the Daytimer: Planning is important in striving for efficiency in business
Future POS President, John Giles weighs in on the evolving influence of technology in business. - Page 4

Girls Only: BC3 hosts special STEM Challenge Day
Area girls were given the chance to try their hand at engineering and robotics during the “Girls One-Day STEM Challenge” on Jan. 27 – no boys allowed. - Page 6

Healthy Option: Western Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens in Butler
Cresco Yeltrah held the grand opening for its Pillow Street dispensary presenting the area’s first facility to open since medical marijuana was approved for sale in Pennsylvania two years ago. - Page 20

Photo Features

Grove City Chamber Annual Dinner
Grove City Chamber of Commerce celebrated the year’s accomplishments, future projects and community service at this year’s annual dinner at Grove City Country club on Jan. 24. - Page 8

Health Care Employee Recognition
The Butler County Health Care Consortium and the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board held the first Health Care Worker Recognition event at the Atrium on Jan. 25. - Page 14

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Annual Meeting
The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber honored five recipients with this year’s business awards at their annual dinner on Feb. 8 at Treesdale Golf and Country Club. - Page 16

Health, Wealth, Wellness Expo
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 16th annual Health, Wealth, Wellness and More Expo at the Clearview Mall on Feb. 2 and 3. - Page 40

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