October Member Meeting: Business Mixed with Professional Development

The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western PA took care of business and presented a good professional development opportunity at its recent membership meeting.

Following a contract negotiation update, five members were elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Builders Association for a three-year term. They are Jerry Harper, Tony Hufford, George Johnson, Rob Campbell and Chuck Mallick. Five additional members were elected to three-year terms as trustees for the Construction Advancement Program: Bob Donatelli, Gary Casey, Mark Zeidenstein, Mike Bayer and Rob Campbell.

Officials from Mercer County’s Penn-Northwest Development Corp (PNDC) – President/CEO Randy Seitz and VP of Business Development Gary Dovey – presented an overview of their organization, and discussed the measures of long-term economic success for the county by discussing three indicators: Population growth, unemployment rate and educational attainment.

PNDC President/CEO Randy Seitz

The PNDC is a regional player in community and economic development, providing corporate expansion solutions for new and existing industry. The group provides assistance, training, advice, and guidance to agencies and organizations throughout Mercer County and works to help complete priority projects important to our community.

From FY 2012 – FY 2016, the total cumulative capital investment in the local industry was almost $230 million, including: 818 new jobs in Mercer County, $150 million in capital investments through New Industry Recruitment Projects, 950 new jobs in the industry and retaining 2,572 jobs in the county.

The PNDC’s Improvement Movement Team program utilizes local companies and businesses as industry experts when prospective companies are conducting site visits. Builders members were encouraged to get involved by contacting the organization and becoming a member of Penn Northwest.




Upcoming Meetings:

  • The Builders Association Annual Meeting is set for 4 pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Tippecanoe Country Club.
  • The Builders Association Christmas Party is set for 6 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the YSU DeBartolo Stadium Club.

For a full photo album of this event, click here.