ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT | GPBC

Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection

Greater Pittsburgh Business ConnectionThe Networking Group That Means Business

With over 60 dedicated members and growing, the Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection in Monroeville is what your business needs to succeed in the year ahead.

This is a networking group that delivers real opportunity. Members are committed to bringing a minimum of two quality referrals each month, and by getting to know one another’s businesses, they always have reliable partners to call on for the services and support they need.

Professionals Who Are Ready to Hear Your Story

Members meet every Wednesday morning at 7:15 am for breakfast and comradeship at Jaden’s Catering in Monroeville. Each week has its own speaking lineup, with a rotating schedule that gives members 2, 5, and 10-minute presentation opportunities throughout the year.

Seating shifts weekly, giving members the chance to interact with different businesses at every meeting. All members are given the group’s attention for a 30-second pitch each week, and member conversations and referrals often start before 7:00 am.

You will be heard, and business referred, as members learn what your company has to offer and what makes a good referral for you.

Because so many experienced entrepreneurs attend GPBC meetings, there are also opportunities to learn about business techniques, hear about community issues, attend events like our annual Golf Outing, Summer Picnic, and Fall Business Showcase. You’re also encouraged to contribute to worthwhile causes, like Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes.

Open Categories are Limited

GPBC is a category limited networking group. Before applying, please check out our Member Directory to see which categories are already filled.

Current openings include, but are not limited to:

  • Dentist
  • Events DJ
  • Flooring
  • Junk Removal & Hauling
  • Lawn Services
  • Locksmith
  • Self-Storage Facility
  • Solar Power
  • Specialty Promotional Items

Prospective members undergo background checks and are voted in by the full membership of GPBC. Membership dues are payable quarterly, prior to the beginning of each quarter.

COVID Precautions

While meeting attendance is mandatory, at GPBC, we offer a clean and sanitized environment for our members and guests and follow CDC and Local Health Department regulations on a regular basis. There are hand sanitization stations at the entrance and before the breakfast buffet, and members wear masks when not seated at their tables.

Attendance by ZOOM is available for anyone who wants to attend from the office or home.

Contact Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection

Contact us today. We’re looking forward to learning more about your business and to helping you succeed as part of the local business community.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Sanders Video Services

Sanders Video Services

Sanders Video Services - James and Tracy SandersIt is our goal to consistently maintain our unique video recording and editing styles.

Picture quality is also very important. Using professional digital editing and camera equipment helps ensure the best product for your:

  • Corporate Web and Training Videos
  • Sports Videos
  • Wedding Videos
  • Duplication services
  • Tape and slide transfers

Corporate & Non-Profit Video Services

Video marketing is essential to engage your target market, whether on TV, the Internet, or as a part of your website. Our experience includes efforts in strategic marketing, public relations, and brand communications.

Today, it’s essential for videos to work well on smartphones and tablets, and to convey critical information in the short time available to catch your customer’s attention.

Short informative videos can make the difference in presenting your products and services effectively. These 10, 20, 30 or 60 second shorts can be implemented weekly as part of a powerful marketing strategy.

Charities and other non-profit groups need video to document their cause and provide marketing material for future events. 

Sanders Video Services

Sports Videography

With Sanders’ sports services, we help you catch the action ad relive the excitement. Call on us for Team Presentations, Sports Recruiting Videos, and Sport Channels.

Why simply have a highlight video for your team’s banquet?  Let us provide a team video with energy and excitement!

Other Services

We also provide video services for presentations from plays to dance recitals.

We serve the Pittsburgh region, including Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.

CONTACT INFORMATION

James & Tracy Sanders

Location – Plum, PA 15239

Main Number- 724-339-1684

Email: info@sandersvideopgh.com

Website- https://www.sandersvideoservices.com/

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Compass Benefit Solutions

Compass Benefit Solutions

John Mulgrave, Compass Benefits Solution

Making Health Care Reform Work for Your Business

Our product is service.

At Compass Benefit Solutions, we have been working with employers for the better part of the past three decades in an effort to offer a comprehensive benefits package to their employees.  Health insurance and other ancillary insurance products such as dental, vision, group life, and disability coverages have become employee recruiting and retention tools in this competitive job market. We are independent and work with all the carriers available in the market. Our job is to search the market for our clients, provide them with all of their options in a digestible format so that they can make a prudent decision on this high-cost line item in their budget. 

That being said, our product is actually service.

Our team of seasoned health insurance professionals endeavors to save you substantial premium dollars with the implementation of our proprietary strategic approach.  When possible, we use the health insurance carriers rating methodologies against them and to our client’s benefit.  We reach beyond the insurance companies and the rates with a sophisticated approach that literally takes premium dollars from the insurance carriers and puts them into the pocket of our customers.  We are not shy about taking tax dollars from the government either. We will help you to leverage the tax codes to the full benefit of your firm and its employees.

Where are you at?

  • Can you afford the Affordable Care Act?
  • Should you self-insure?
  • Is your company ACA compliant?
  • Cobra requirements — in compliance?
  • What is modified self-insurance?
  • Privacy issues — HIPAA violations?

Where do you want to go?​​

Direction and guidance are critical. Beyond the insurance carrier and the rates, you need a strategy.  Most importantly, there must be an intended destination and a prudent plan.

We’ll help you get there.

This is where we excel. Expertise in defining your goals, customizing benefits and providing service and administration that will exceed your expectations.

Our Services

  • Dedicated Account Management | Administrative Support for Compliance Issues Protection from Potential HIPAA Violations | COBRA Administration and Compliance
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) | Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) | Customized Reimbursement Arrangements | Executive Benefit Plans | Premium Reimbursement Arrangements
  • Consolidated Billing  |ACH/Direct Deposit 
  • Processing of Enrollments, Terminations & Changes

CONTACT INFORMATION

John Mulgrave – Vice President of Service and Business Development

Office – 412-356-0111

Cell- 412-491-4796

Fax- 800-867-0137 

Mail – 322 Mall Blvd., Suite112,  Monroeville PA 15146

Email: john@myacahelp.com 

Websitewww.myacahelp.com 

 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Chroma Studios

Chroma Studios

Designing Your Success Online Since 1999

Jane Noel of Chroma StudiosThe story of Chroma began in 1999, when founder Jane Noel left her job in computer gaming to start a business of her own, then called Computers Made Easy. 

Originally founded to provide computer and software training, CME grew quickly to include web development services, and by 2012, CME had left computer training far behind and had become an accomplished web development agency.

Computers Made Easy, however, didn’t sound right for a web company, so CME Websites {Code Media Essentials} was adopted as the new name. Over time, the agency’s services grew to include:

  • Web and graphic design services.
  • Web hosting and email solutions.
  • e-Commerce websites.
  • Content Development, from Blogs to e-Blasts and Social Media.
  • Business software development.

CME Becomes Chroma Studios

Realizing that our company name no longer described our services, in the last quarter of 2017, a year of rebranding efforts came together under the moniker Chroma Marketing Essentials, or “Chroma Studios” for short.

The name Chroma evokes an expansive array of colors and capabilities. It is a fitting marque for company now able to provide everything from Corporate Branding and Graphic Design services to Web Development and Workflow solutions.

“At Chroma Studios, we work with growing businesses and organizations that are experiencing the challenges of growth and leveraging technology to achieve success.” – the team at Chroma Studios.

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Location – 516 Lowry Avenue, Jeannette, PA 15644

Main Number– 724-523-3002

Email: Scot@Chroma-Marketing.com

Main Websitewww.Chroma-Marketing.com

JAN 2020 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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Tailored and Timely Financial Investment Advice

Brian Heberle of Heberle Helm FergusonYour financial needs and goals are uniquely your own. When investing or working with us, you’ll benefit from a flexible, customizable planning approach and the support of a company dedicated to helping investors thrive and succeed.

We help clients succeed financially and work toward their life goals.Whether you’re in the early stages of building wealth or facing complex retirement- or estate-planning choices later in life, we’re
ready and equipped to help you make decisions for your future.

  • We’ll make financial and investment recommendations with
    your best interest at heart.
  • We provide advice, guidance, and resources for all aspects
    of your financial life.
  • We’re conveniently located. Give us a call or stop by.

What to Expect

We believe your investment strategy should support and sustain your long-term financial future. Drawing on industry-leading investment choices and research, we’ll help you align your strategy to
your most meaningful plans and goals for your life. Think of it as a careful, deliberate planning approach that goes way beyond simply aiming for returns and hoping for success. Here’s what you
can expect from us:

  • Time – to get to know you and what matters most to you and your loved ones
  • A personalized investment plan tailored to your unique life goals
  • Periodic plan reviews to help ensure your investment mix continues to align with your
    strategic objectives and risk tolerance
  • Holistic, big-picture advice throughout your financial journey

Of course, life often includes unexpected twists and turns. If your goals or financial needs change, simply let us know. We’ll talk through any necessary adjustments to your strategy.

Put your future into focus today. Contact us to get started on a personalized investment plan. We’ll provide the advice and guidance you need to focus on your short- and long-term goals while
navigating life’s financial opportunities and turning points. Once we’ve helped you explore your goals and dreams, we’ll create an investment plan together to support them.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Brian Heberle, Managing Director – Investments

Location – One Monroeville Center, Suite 950, Monroeville PA 15146

Main Number– 412-858-5352

Email: brian.heberle@wfadvisors.com

Main Websitewww.hhfprivatewealthmgmt.com 

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Plumline Nursery

Plumline Nursery

Micah Tribou at Plumline

Garden Center, Wholesale Nursery, Landscape & Design

Micah Tribou is the owner and operations manager at Plumline Nursery in Murrysville.

Plumline is a 40-acre retail Nursery and full-service Landscaping provider. Regarded as the premier garden center in Pittsburgh and the surrounding metro area, Plumline is a market leader in ornamental trees and shrubs.

Located at the highest point in Murrysville, Plumline Nursery sits high atop the ridge above Route 286 and travelers on Logan Ferry Road often stop at Plumline’s Overlook to scan the impressive view.

At Plumline’s Garden Center, you’ll find all you need to bring your backyard paradise to life:

  • Perennials and an array of seasonal plants
  • Deciduous and dwarf trees
  • Shrubs and vines
  • Grasses and ferns
  • Annuals and aquatics
  • Bulk materials including soil and mulch
  • Decorative stones and borders
  • Statuary, fountains, and various garden décor

Most importantly, Plumline offers solutions and expert advice. When you visit Plumline, you know you’ll walk away with both the products and the knowledge you need for a great gardening experience.

Landscaping

Whether you need plans drawn, some weeds pulled, or a full-blown front-yard makeover, we will make sure that you get your dream result every time at Plumline Nursery.

  • Landscape Design– Plumline’s professional in-house designers are dedicated to helping you create and refine ideas for your own personal outdoor sanctuary.
  • Landscape Installation– Plumline’s own employees perform every step of your landscaping installation, making sure the job is done right.
  • Landscape Maintenance– Plumine is always ready to spruce up and maintain your existing outside haven.

Experience, courtesy, and dedication to our customers ensures a beautiful finished landscape.

History

In 1974, Bill Tribou started his own nursery business, growing specialty rhododendrons on evenings and weekends on a small piece of property in Murrysville.

Always the perfectionist, Bill planted one of each variety of tree and shrub he hoped to sell one day. These plants are now a part of the Tribou’s unique display gardens. This 45-year-old garden boasts over 50 varieties of Japanese maples, numerous rare and unusual conifers, broadleaf evergreens, and perennials. When visiting Plumline, a must see is the Living Waters Memorial garden constructed in honor of Bill Tribou.

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website at www.plumlinenursery.com or give us a call at 724-327-6775.

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Location – 4151 Logan Ferry Road, Murrysville, PA 15668

Main Number– 724-327-6775

Email: micah@plumlinenursery.com

Main Websitewww.plumlinenursery.com

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | CertaPro Painters, Pittsburgh East

Dave Herchko of CertaPro Painters, Pittsburgh EastCertaPro Painters

Residential and Commercial Painting and More

Dave Herchko is the proud franchise Owner of CertaPro Painters of Pittsburgh East, PA.

Dave’s focus is on delivering extraordinary experiences to customers in a professional and friendly manner, as well as continuously working to improve the company’s services to ensure that CertaPro develops Customers for Life.

At CertaPro Painters® of Pittsburgh East, PA, we know that a fresh coat of paint is so much more than a color to cover a wall — it represents a transformation! We focus on the details of every project — residential and commercial; interior and exterior — and we focus on you, our client, delivering the best possible painting experience.

CertaPro Painters - House Painting

We offer an extensive list of Residential and Commercial Services:

  • Residential and Commercial Painting Services
  • Exterior and Interior Painting
  • Deck painting
  • Drywall Repair
  • Cabinet Refinishing & Repainting
  • Wallpaper Removal
  • Concrete Staining & Epoxy finish
  • Stucco Repairs and Painting
  • Light Carpentry and Repairs
  • Power Washing

CertaPro Painters - House Painting

Backed by over 20 years in the painting business, CertaPro is the largest painting franchise in North America. We run our franchise like a mature business, using defined processes and KPI’s to measure results, improve customer satisfaction and drive continuous improvement.

In 1992, CertaPro Painters® began with the vision of making residential and commercial painting services easier and more convenient for homeowners and business owners. From the beginning, our promise has been that of certainty, aiming to reassure customers of our quality and expertise. While today we are the largest residential painting contractor in North America, our locally owned and operated franchises take pride in bringing personalized service to customers in every region, allowing them to focus on what matters most.

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website at Pittsburgh-east.certapro.com, or give us a call at 412-373-4105.

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

CertaPro Painters - Deck Restoration

Location – 8865 Norwin Ave, Ste. 27 #136, North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Main Number– 412-373-4105

Email: DHerchko@Certapro.com

Main WebsitePittsburgh-east.certapro.com

 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Henderson Construction

Kitchen Remodeling

retaining wall

Henderson Construction

 

Henderson Construction

General Contractor

With over 33 years in business, Henderson Construction has the experience and expertise to handle any general construction work, including residential, commercial, and municipal.

General home improvement services include renovation, room additions, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, window, and door replacement.

Exterior services include general residential maintenance, siding and siding repair, porches and decks, patios and pergolas, walkways and driveways, landscaping and retaining walls.

Henderson Construction also handles commercial and municipal construction, including tenant improvement projects, retail stores, commercial offices, restaurants, medical offices, and more.

We recently installed a new waterslide and pavilion at Lynch Field Park in Greensburg.

Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 412-951-7930.

Contact Information

Location – 25 Saxon Dr., Harrison City, PA 15636
Main Number– 412-951-7930
Email: cliffhenderson@comcast.net 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cliffhendersonharrisoncity/

 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Elite Coach Transportation

Elite Coach Transportation, Inc.

Elite Coach TransportationAffordable Limousine Service, Exceptional Transportation

Whether you need a ride to Pittsburgh Airport, a wedding limo, or a motor coach for group travel, the experience is what counts. Safety, courtesy, and affordability are key expectations, and at Elite Coach we add responsive and convenient customer service.

Located in Murrysville, at Elite Coach we believe our 28 years in business truly do set us apart:

  • Our drivers are courteous and superbly trained transportation specialists with a thorough knowledge of the areas we serve.
  • A fleet of over 60 vehicles, including Sedans, SUV’s, Vans, a variety of Limousines, Van Terras, Shuttles, Limo Buses, and Motor Coaches.
  • Experienced corporate and airport travel, weddings, proms, and leisure travel, as well as large group transportation.

Motor Coach Transportation

When you book with Elite Coach, our focus is on customer care and safety. We’re a recipient of the “Safety Excellence Award” from Lancer Insurance.

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website at www.elite-corporation.com, or give us a call at 800-488-7775.

Communication and Reliability

Details make the difference, and our customers appreciate the level of detail and reliability we demonstrate with every trip. That’s why we make sure you have all the particulars in advance, including:

  • Your driver’s name and number
  • Flight tracking
  • Email confirmations
  • Verbal confirmation the day before
  • GPS tracking of all vehicles

Airport Transportation

Our high-end limos are cleaned and detailed before arrival. Our professionally attired chauffeurs are experienced in making your ride arrive on time, every time.

All Elite Coach Vehicles are equipped with the latest GPS systems and communicate directly with our dispatch center. From start to finish, this allows our staff to coordinate your vehicle’s location with live traffic patterns. Rest assured when you are travelling with Elite Coach, we monitor every step of the trip to ensure a great experience.

Customer Service

Our transportation specialists help you choose the right vehicle and the right travel package to meet your needs. From wedding planning and corporate travel to attending the next big event in downtown Pittsburgh, our mission is to provide you with a stress-free and pleasurable travel experience.

Free Quotes are Available, and our team is standing by to meet your needs. Call us at 800-488-7775 or visit our Contact Us page today.

Location and Contact Information

Location –  4351 William Penn Highway, Murrysville, PA 15668
Main Number– 724-325-2626
Email:  Greg@elite-corporation.com
Website: https://www.elite-corporation.com/

Greg Feorene, the owner of Elite Coach Transportation, Inc., is a long-time member and Past President of the Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Computer Troubleshooters of Pittsburgh

Computer Troubleshooters of PittsburghComputer Troubleshooters of Pittsburgh

Computer Troubleshooters is the I.T. Department for small and mid-sized organizations.

Our focus is on keeping your data safe and making sure you don’t fall victim to cyber criminals.  We do that in a variety of ways including:

  • Providing managed & monitored backups.
  • Employee education.
  • Managed firewalls.
  • Content filtering.
  • Dark web scanning for compromised credentials.
  • Antivirus software.
  • Keeping computer systems up-to-date with security patches.

We can manage all of your IT services for a flat-rate fee so you can focus your efforts on the things you do best, building your business.

Our services include:

  • Network management.
  • Security.
  • Backups & recovery.
  • Help desk services (24×7).
  • Computer sales & installation.
  • Microsoft Office 365.
  • Cloud computing.

With Computer Troubleshooters, you are served by a locally owned business with the resources of the global Computer Troubleshooters organization behind it, and we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! We want you to be completely satisfied with our services. We will do whatever it takes to make you happy. No hassles, no problems.

Our staff, led by Jeff Joll, has been helping small and mid-sized businesses for over 25 years, and we are committed to making sure business owners have the most reliable and professional IT support in the Pittsburgh area.  Our team of talented IT professionals can solve your computer and network nightmares once and for all.

If you are a small to midsize organization in the Pittsburgh Metro area, and you want to turn technology into a power tool that can move your business forward instead of a problem that costs you time and money, then we can help!

Save money and time today with Computer Troubleshooters’ managed services. Our custom service packages deliver what you need and want without overstepping the boundaries of your budget. From cloud services to data backup, we’re here to team up with you and your company for expert support.

We are proud of our work and take personal responsibility to continually raise the bar on our own performance.  Isn’t that what you expect from your IT Service Provider?  Call Computer Troubleshooters of Pittsburgh today at 412-462-3400.

Location and Contact Information

Location – 2199 West Run Road, Munhall, PA 15120
Main Number– 412-462-3400
Email: jeff@ct-pgh.com
Website: https://www.ct-pgh.com

Jim Evans is the Computer Troubleshooters representative at Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection.
Jim has been a member of the GPBC for over 25 years.