6 Riv-Ell students receive BC3’s Workplace Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Students at Lincoln High School in Ellwood City who earned a Butler County Community College Workplace Certificate in Entrepreneurship are shown Wednesday evening before BC3’s 2019 commencement, which featured the college’s largest graduating class of the century. The Lincoln High students received 16 free, transferrable credits by completing the Riv-Ell Entrepreneurship Program, held in collaboration with the Community College of Beaver County and the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce. They are, from left, Mikayla Beachem, Hannah Froce, Hunter Gulish, Joseph Houk, Destiny DiMaggio and Abby Schlafly. May 16, 2019 (Ellwood City, PA) Butler County Community College’s Class of 2019 was its largest of the century with 599 graduates – 14 more than in 2017, its previous top class since 2000. Five-hundred-twenty-seven graduates received at least one associate degree, and 72 at least one certificate from BC3, which held its 2019 commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Field House on BC3’s main campus in Butler Township. Among the 599 graduates were 32 student-veterans. A 70-year-old grandmother of three who is the Class of 2019’s most senior graduate. A 35-year-old married mother of six. BC3’s first two-sport All-American. And six high school students who achieved a Workplace Certificate in Entrepreneurship by completing the first Riv-Ell Entrepreneurship Program. Lincoln High School students Abby Schlafly, Mikayla Beachem, Destiny DiMaggio, Joseph Houk, Hannah Froce and Hunter Gulish participated in the first Riv-Ell Entrepreneurship Program, a collaborative effort among BC3, the Community College of Beaver County and the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce, which blended classroom learning with real-world experience. Students who completed the program earned 16 tuition-free, transferrable credits. Ellwood...

Serving the area for over Six Generations: Ellwood City Wolves Club awards $15,740 in Scholarships this year.

NORTH SEWICKLEY TWP. At their annual scholarship dinner on May 22, at the Connoquenessing Country Club, the Wolves Club Den II members, gathered to celebrate the awarding of $15,740 in scholarships to a total of ten Lincoln and Riverside seniors to help fund their college education. Wolves Club president, Mike DeOtto said; “Education exposes these outstanding young scholars to what the world has to offer, and to the many possibilities open to them. We are proud to aid them financially as they enter a new and challenging phase of their lives.” Lincoln high school senior, Alexander Scott was announced as the $5,000 recipient. He is the son of Angelica Sanchez Mason and Ted Scott of Ellwood City. Alexander plans to attend Pennsylvania State University and major in Chemical Engineering. Two $2,500 scholarships were awarded to: Sarina Steigerwald, a Riverside high school senior and to Lincoln high school senior, Hannah Froce. Sarina is the daughter of Darla Steigerwald of North Sewickley Township and Dennis Steigerwald of Harmony. Sarina will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania and declared a double major focusing on Business Management and on Human Resources Management. Hanna is the daughter of Neil and Carrie Froce of Ellwood City, she helps with the charity of Pickup please, one of the biggest charitable organizations. She will attend Urbana University and major in Special Education. Two $1,500 Scholarships were awarded to Riverside seniors, Natalie Holzer and Kristina Hogue. Natalie is the daughter of Ken and Susan Holzer of Ellwood City and will attend the University of Kentucky to major in Finance and Economics. Kristina is the daughter of Mary and Jimmy...

Meet Our New Executive Directors!

The Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our new Co-Executive Directors, Loralei Gallaher-Hink and Jillian Court! Loralei and Jillian will be working alongside each other as the Executive Director of Membership and the Executive Director of Media, respectively. They are looking forward to continue the mission of the Chamber which is to promote a healthy local economy and a high quality of life for the Ellwood City Area and act as the resource center for business, voice for economic development and an information center for the community. Please stop by our office to meet the new Executive Directors and to thank Raymond Santillo for his service as Executive Director. Raymond has increased our membership from 206 to 428 members during his 3 years of service to the Chamber and he will be heading in to his second retirement at the end of this year. Thank you to Ray for his energy and dedication to the Ellwood City Area. Feel free to contact us at 724-758-5501 or by email if we can assistant you or your business in any way. Jillian Court, Executive Director of Media – media@ellwoodchamber.org Loralei Gallaher-Hink, Executive Director of Membership – membership@ellwoodchamber.org Raymond Santillo, Retiring Executive Director –...

PHOTOS: Ellwood City’s Fall Fest & Car Cruise

Student Car Cruise Judges (L-R) Maddox Johns, Kaydeen Clyde, Joshua Speer and Auto Oliastro Student Judge Maddox Johns with winner Greg Elliott who owns a 1967 Plymouth Satellite Student Judge Kaydeen Clyde with winner Justin Miller who owns a 1981 Chevy Malibu Student Judge Auto Oliastro with winner Mike McClean who owns a 1980 Chevy Camaro Student Judge Joshua Speer with winner Jeff Stewart who owns a 1968 Chevy Camaro (L-R) Kevin McElwain, Frank McElwain & Floyd McElwain. Thank you to McElwain Motors for being our major...

Fall Fest & Car Cruise Vendors 2018

Come visit downtown Ellwood City on Saturday, September 29th from 11am-5pm! The Fall Fest & Car Cruise is located on Lawrence Avenue between 4th & 10th Streets. We have over 70 vendors this year! They are: Adam Walmsley Art All Things Frilly American Legion Post 157 Amish Donuts – Sunset Bakery Auntie Mame’s Aprons Avada of New Castle, PA Bankers Life BodyShop, LLC Boy Scout Troop 806 Celebrate Recovery Chuck Yohman Jewelry CJ Rombold Engine Builders Club Hope Foundation Inc. Color Street Complete Travel Service, LLC Cub Scout Pack 806 Darcelle L. Slappy Diamond Dance Academy, LLC Diamond Milling Company Inc D’s Apple Dumplings Disappearing Ink Airbrush Tattoos Elhams middle eastern Restaurant and bar Ellwood Animal Hospital Ellwood Area Egg hunt Committee Ellwood City Wolverine Football Boosters Ellwood City Area Historical Society Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet Ellwood City Hospital Ellwood City Fire Department Empower NBCA School of Ministry E-Z Pet Care F.E. Smith Counseling Services LLC First Baptist Church, Ellwood City Freedom Healthcare Services of Ellwood City Guardian Protection Services H&H Tire Herold’s Original Kettle Korn House of Figs Katy’s – Homestyle Bakery & More Kevin Gongaware – Bench crafter Laine Photography Lawrence County Republican Committee League of Women Voters of Lawrence County Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics Company Lifesteps Early Head Start LuLaRoe Brittany Linko Mary Jo’s Catering Mary Beth Spielvogel, Mary Kay Independent Sales Director MetroPCS Nicholas Games NovaCare Rehabilitation (Ellwood City, PA) Origami Owl Cindy Siebert Pappy Rick’s Kettle Corn Patricia Cortez – Child Crafts Penn Town Dogs Pittsburgh International Race Complex PNC (434 Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City) Reed’s Services Remnant Sons MC National Riverside Panther Marching...