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Grove City PA entertainment dining shopping natureentertainment dining shopping nature 80 79 More than just a Crossroads Community Guide Volume VI 2 visit 3Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 Dear Friends Typically the term crossroads conjures up an image of two intersecting streets. In choosing to create this sixth edition of the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide around the concept of crossroads we felt it was fitting for many reasons not the least of which is our unique location. Many of Grove Citys stories begin with a family farm established by ancestors who settled here because of the easy access from all directions. Such was the case for founding fathers attorneys Miff McBride his father and grandfather who helped develop several significant community assets including our schools and hospital. Today our prime location near the crossroad of interstates 79 and 80 remains one of the deciding factors behind new businesses coming here including Lamb Webster says owner Bob Lefrancois. On another level Grove City Medical Center which recently earned accreditation as a Level IV Trauma Center has moved the crossroads of health care for the patients of our community through enhanced standardization and collaboration with other hospitals. Then there are those individuals who have been at a crossroads in life such as Marcy Covert who took a huge leap of faith and has successfully cultivated a community of powerful compassion for yoga in Grove City. And businesses like Grove City Realty which could have closed when owner Rock Puntereri died but for his longtime friend and colleague Georgie Hodge who took the helm and committed to keeping it open. We hope you enjoy reading these stories which are a small sampling of many others worthy of sharing. And we encourage you to patronize our generous advertisers and members for without their support this magazine would not be possible. Sincerely Beth Black Beth Black Executive Director Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce 4 visit 5Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 Table of Contents 3 7 9 10 25 37 5048454239 52 53 34323128 22201817 Letter Map Calendar A Life in Balance Cash Mobs hit Local Businesses... Telling Tales A Legal Legacy Choose your own Grove City... Joseph D. Monteleone New Businesses Crossroads Crossword Puzzle Business Directory Authentically Delicious Wedding Bliss Well Equipped All for the Greater Good Beyond the Sale McNulty Stresses Faith Learning... Positioning Youth to Succeed Peace of Mind Matters Just Peachy 13 Reaching a New Level Guide Contributors Layout Story Design Stephanie McCloskey Cover Story Photography Shawn Sweeny Sweeny Photography Editorial Insight Writing JoAnne Clobus The Grove City Community Guide is published every 24 months by the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce GCChamberpa grovecityareachamberofcommerce Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce 724-458-6410 119 S. Broad St. Grove City PA 16127 6 visit 8 visit 9Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 Calendar of Events January Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Date and location to be announced February Olde Town Wine Walk Date to be announced Contact Olde Town for more information. or 724-458-0301 March Annual Grove City Chamber Trade Show Always held in late February or early March 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grove City College Physical Learning Center Promotion by over 100 area businesses with displays giveaways and door prizes at each business. Grove City Rotary Club Auction Always on a Saturday in March 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Broadcast over radio station WSAJ-FM 91.1 and Armstrong Cable Channel 19 this event will auction donated items from community businesses. April Annual Working Womens Luncheon Always on Administrative Professionals Day Noon to 130 p.m. Grove City Country Club In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day and in honor of all women in the work place. May Memorial Day Service Always the Sunday prior to Memorial Day 230 p.m. Mercer Memorial Day 500 Salute to Veterans Always on Memorial Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mercer County Court House Seven programs every year. Parade at 11 a.m. June Annual Car Show Always the Sunday prior to Strawberry Days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grove City Memorial Park Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing Always in early June Noon start Pine Grove Golf Course Reserve tee times with Chamber Downtown Sounds Concert Series Always the 2nd and 4th Thursdays June-September 630 p.m. 830 p.m. Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Park Tower Church Annual BBQ Always the Thursday before Strawberry Days 4 p.m. until sold out. Grove City Memorial Park. Start Strawberry Days off with this delicious BBQ. Annual Strawberry Days Festival Always the 1st full weekend in June Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. 9 p.m. Crafters close at 8 p.m. Grove City Memorial Park Musical entertainment over 70 crafters and artists entertainment for all ages delicious strawberry delights and local food. July Community Patriotic Program Always on July 4 8 p.m. Grove City College football field Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment followed by a spectacular display of fireworks September Foodie Fest Always a Saturday in mid September 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location to be announced Sample delectable local fare from area restaurants and purveyors. All in one spot for one day Olde Town Autumn Art Walk Always a Saturday in September Contact Olde Town for more information. or 724-458-0301 October Annual Grove City Fall Fest GC United Way Community Day Always a Saturday in early October 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grove City Memorial Park Farmers Market craft and yard sale tables pet parade pumpkin painting food hay rides and Scarecrows in the Park. Also United Way sponsored Pie Baking and Chili-making contests and childrens cupcake baking contest. Annual The Great Balls of Fall Raffle Always the same day as Fall Fest 230 p.m. Grove City Memorial Park This is a fun addition to the Annual Grove City Fall Fest. Up to 5000 numbered golf balls will be released to race through an obstacle course to allow only one to finish at a time. Purchase tickets at the Chamber office or that day at the park. Grove City Halloween Parade Olde Town Merchant Trick or Treat Date to be announced. Downtown Grove City Costumed children parade for prizes while Olde Town merchants offer Halloween treats. Trick or Treat Always the Saturday prior to Halloween 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Grove City Borough December Annual Christmas in the Park Black Friday January 2nd Grove City Memorial Park Enjoy drive through lighted Christmas displays from area businesses and organizations. Displays are lit nightly from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Donations accepted. Candy canes will be distributed on weekends in December. Christmas Extravaganza Merchants Open House Date to be announced Downtown merchants celebrate the season with special guests holiday music family activities and special merchants basket giveaways. 10 visit A Life in Balance woman ventured into the studio and began to attend classes and for a while it was just she and Covert practicing yoga. I spent a lot of time reading books she said. Looking back she believes her lack of business savvy worked in her favor. Had I known how many classes Id have to teach to just one person I might have done things differently considered other options she said. But I didnt. Then came the turning point about six months after she opened her doors when people actually started coming through them. I truly believe it took that long before people trusted the studio she said. Every person who came to her classes did so not because of an ad or a marketing strategy but based on anothers personal recommendation. My philosophy on marketing is simple teaching one person at a time she said. You teach who shows up not who you hope will come. At last Covert felt like she could relax a bit and quit focusing on the business so she could do what she lovesteach yoga. Once word started to spread about Coverts warm and engaging personality and her unique approach to her art people of all ages both male and female became dedicated followers. When she could no longer teach all of the classes herself she presented a teacher training program and cultivated new instructors from within her I had no idea whether Id succeed or not. -Covert On the life events stress scale Marcy Covert was registering critically high just a few years ago. Her husband had retired from the Air Force their family moved from Albuquerque New Mexico to Mercer where she knew only three people and then she decided to start her own business. Talk about a life at a crossroads she said. I was the perfect example. Covert has been practicing yoga for about ten years and became certified as a teacher in 2010. Shed taught yoga at a few places back in Albuquerque and signed on briefly with a local fitness center to teach when she first relocated here but deep down what she really wanted was a studio of her own. When she visited Grove City and saw there was no yoga studio there she felt it would be a great home for one. It seemed like a big enough town to support a studio and I liked the feel of the place she said. Broad Street Yogas first few months were a little lonely for Covert. I had no idea whether Id succeed or not she said. One 11Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 fold. The 200-hour immersion course is Yoga Alliance Certified and lasts four weeks and among its graduates are a 15-year-old girl and a 65-year-old man. Covert now has ten instructors working with her to manage the continually evolving schedule of classes offered at Broad Street Yoga. For those who have never tried yoga Covert compares its benefits to those of running. It helps you clear your mind and relieves stress while helping you become more of who you are. She is quick to point out that yoga is not a religion but an age old practice rooted in Hindu traditions that often leads its followers to spiritual awakenings or revelations. It complements and strengthens your religious beliefs she said it doesnt replace or compete with them. The mass appeal of yoga is evident in the mix of people who frequent Broad Street Yoga. Among Coverts 100 or so regulars are college students including Grove City Colleges Lacrosse team women and a growing group of men from age 20 to 70. She also offers a tiny yoga tumble class for children. Covert is especially pleased with the sense of community through personal connections that has developed across her classes. Its very gratifying she said. At a recent morning class comprised of middle aged women Covert had a revelation of her own. This particular Ashtanga yoga class ends with a headstand that is held for 20 breathsno easy feat. The women in the class have been practicing together for many months and gradually weaning themselves away from using the wall for balance for this last challenging pose. I looked across the group and saw that every one of these over 50 women was in the center of the room upside down without any support she said. It was an amazing sight. Broad Street Yoga 225 South Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-900-3889 12 visit 13Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 When Grove City Medical Centers emergency department earned accreditation as a Level IV Trauma Center in November 2014 emergency nurses Lynette Fair and Cheryl Pebbles knew it was a turning pointboth a beginning and an end. This is not the emergency department it was 10 years ago said Fair who oversees emergency operations as the clinical manager. Pebbles is GCMCs trauma coordinator. It was true. With the intense three-year journey to achieve the Level IV designation behind them the women found themselves leading a reinvigorated team who were competent and eager to take on whatever came through the departments sliding glass doors. Today they are more confident in their approach to injured patients said Pebbles. The specialized training they received as part of the accreditation process seems to have awakened in them a real thirst for knowledge. There was a time when staff did only what was required of them in terms of continuing education courses and conferences. Now they seek out every possible educational opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills said Fair. Considering about 45 percent of the hospitals patient population is over 65 years old one of the more relevant courses of study is the Geriatric Emergency Nursing Education or GENE sponsored by the Emergency Nursing Association which GCMCs nurses are working toward. Our elderly patients have special needs said Pebbles. The nurses learned the importance of treating them from head to toe instead of just focusing on the trauma that sent them to the emergency department. Emergency physicians have made advancements through the Level IV process as well. Working more collaboratively than ever before the physician staff have developed a host of new protocols focused on all aspects of the care of trauma patients. In many cases the care provided at GCMC prior to a patients transfer to a higher level trauma center directly impacts their chances of survival. We consistently hear Reaching a New Level This is not the emergency department it was 10 years ago. -Fair 14 visit Capable and Caring Community Realtors 724-458-5858 109 South Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 from our receiving facilities that our patients do very well as a result of what weve done for them here said Fair. Grove City Medical Centers partnership with Superior Ambulance and the critical transport program they share means improved response time and EMTs and paramedics who are skilled in stabilizing and sustaining even the most critically injured patients. Dr. Matthew Glenn medical director for the emergency department sits on the Charles Copeland Regional Trauma Council an 11-member committee comprised of trauma center directors. Dr. Glenn is the only committee member who oversees a Level IV program. Together members pool their resources to develop clinical management guidelines in the provision of care to trauma patients. A large part of trauma facility activities is to help prevent injuries in the first place and in that area the work continues. For most people trauma is defined as car crashes gunshot wounds or stabbings said Pebbles. While that may be true for hospitals located in large metropolitan areas Grove City Medical Centers trauma cases range from farm-related injuries and those sustained from sports like hockey or golf to everyday accidents. You never know what to expect said Pebbles. Pebbles is deeply committed to her work with Mercer Countys Farm Safety Committee and their initiatives to reduce farm related injuries. There was a time when Mercer County had one of the highest incident rates in the state said Pebbles. But together were making an impact on that. Grove City Medical Center 631 N. Broad Street Extension Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4552 15Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 TELEVISION INTERNET TELEPHONE More amazing possibilities than ever 1.877.277.5711 16 visit 17Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 Grove City business owners love getting mobbed. Some even go asking for it and its no wonder. According to Beth Black executive director of the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce who is responsible for bringing cash mobs here they are the single greatest ongoing effort for businesses in our community. Since May 2012 Black has been recruiting local shoppers to meet at the Chamber office on the third Saturday morning of each month. There are three golden rules for cash mob participants each shopper must be willing to spend twenty dollars in cash at a local business they should like to meet new people and want to have fun. It also helps to have a spirit of adventure since they dont know where theyll be shopping until they arrive at their destination. Black learned about cash mobs being organized in a neighboring state. She researched the idea and then modified it to something she thought would work in Grove City. It sounded like a fun way to benefit our businesses she said. Since they began converging on local stores and businesses cash mobs have generated 16000 in sales for Chamber members. Theyve never cancelled a planned mobbing even though one mob Saturday had Mother Nature pelting sleet and freezing rain down upon the hearty shoppers. Mobs typically number 10 to15 adults and children. The largest mob had 25 shoppers and diners descending upon the Broad Street Grille and the most profitable mob rang up over 1000 in sales for Burdicks Mens Clothing Store. The most unusual mob destination was Morris Muzzleloading and Sporting Goods. The stores owners featured assorted craft and gift items especially for the event since they didnt anticipate a great number of hunters in the group which worked out just fine. Mobbers also make out in the deal since shop owners often feature a special buy reserved just for them. Black always gives the business advance notice that they will be mobbed so they can plan to have enough inventory and staff on hand. Mobs are also the perfect opportunity for shoppers to discover a business they didnt know about. A surprise mob guest at Pine Grove Golf Course was Congressman Mike Kelly who was curious to see what the mobs were all about. He was just finishing his campaign and it was a great chance for him to meet and talk with some of the local citizens said Black. A business owner once told Black the cash mob made for his most profitable Saturday ever. One cash mob Saturday can help a business cover their rent said Black. Its a great boost to their bottom line. The cash mob novelty has not worn off for Black in the least. I still get really excited when were having one she said. And her efforts are appreciated by member businesses. It really means a lot to them to see members of the community come out to support them. Cash Mobs Hit Local Businesses in a GOOD WAY Grove City business owners love getting mobbed Contributed 18 visit -Monteleone It seems no matter where you stand or what direction you turn around Grove City youre bound to see the legacy of Joseph D. Monteleone. Hes been described as selfless philanthropic and beloved by local townspeople. His memoirs include countless honors awards and achievements hes received through the years for his generosity and leadership. And at nearly 88 years old the honesty and pragmatism with which he views life are refreshing. Dont throw stones in this town he said. Youre liable to hit me. Monteleone spent 43 years running his dry cleaning laundry and tailoring business in Grove City which at its height was doing 2000 to 3000 shirts weekly. You have to work hard in order to get ahead in this world he said. Theres no big secret to it. Monteleone who never married or had children lived simply and says he added to his wealth every five years while he was working. But long before he retired and closed his business in 1992 hed begun to share that wealth. The marching bands of Grove City College and Slippery Rock University both used Monteleones services to maintain their uniforms. When a mix-up occurred and SRUs uniforms needed hemmed in a hurry he came to the rescue and made it happen in time for their performance. At one point he learned that the uniforms needed to be replaced but the schools budget couldnt support the investment. So the man who never played a musical instrument himself stepped forward with the funding. They needed the money and I believed it was important to them he said. Thus began a long lifetime of providing financial support for projects and programs he felt were worthwhile. Hes donated major gifts to George Junior Republic Grove City College Slippery Rock University the YMCA and Grove City Medical Center purchased a new organ for his church and supported the development of a picnic area and walkway on Wolf Creek. Monteleones most visible contribution to date is located at the northern end of Olde Town Grove City. Dedicated on his 80th birthday on July 11 2007 the Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Joseph D. Monteleone Im pretty good at carrying out the ideas of others. 19Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 Inscription at Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Park This park is dedicated to future generations of children and youth to encourage a spirit of benevolence and active responsibility to our community. Joseph D. Monteleone is best known for his lifetime of service to the community having invested in numerous community improvement projects throughout his life. Park stands as a testament to his devotion to his community and its young people. The concept for the park grew out of the Olde Town Revitalization group and was built with matching funds from Monteleone and George Junior Republic. Im pretty good at carrying out the ideas of others he said. Every summer the park is home to the Grove City Farmers Market and the Downtown Sounds concert series bringing hundreds of people to Olde Town to enjoy the great outdoors in the charming downtown area. Plans are slated for construction of a new pavilion in Memorial Park to be built with Monteleones financial support and named in his honor. The new picnic shelter will have an attached storage building making it especially convenient for the many groups and activities who frequent the park. Looking back over his lifes work and accomplishments Monteleone wondered aloud How did I get all this done One of his favorite adages speaks of the importance of leaving a place better than you found it. Rest assured you most certainly have done that friend. 20 visit When the director and volunteer staff from a Grove City thrift store decided to strike out on their own in 2014 they found the ideal location for their new shopdirectly across from Memorial Park on Main Street. But though they fell in love with it director Debbie Kochems worried that they might not be able to afford to cover the rent for this little piece of heaven. Turns out her concerns were unfounded. I figured out wed need to make 75 in sales every day to pay the overhead said Kochems. And on our first day we made nearly 500. Business has been booming ever since opening day at All Good Things Thrift Shoppe. If you believe in Karma then youd know it is alive and well in this place. The amiable group of volunteers sit down to lunch together every day and agree that working here makes them feel useful and gives them a sense of purpose. They are very dedicated and never call off said Kochems. Were priceless but we work for free quipped volunteer Connie DiCola. All Good Things is a non- profit organization with its main benefactors The Humane Society of Mercer County AWARE of Mercer County and the Childrens Aid Society in Mercer. Well before it reached the anniversary of its first year in business All Good Things donated 50000 to its partner agencies along with a long list of other worthy causes including a family emerging from domestic violence and a friend who was providing necessities for four grandchildren. Each month the group gets together after hours for dinner and honors a volunteer of the month who gets to select a favorite cause to receive a 500 donation. Its a nice way to All for the Greater Were priceless but we work for free. - DiCola Good 21Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 support smaller lesser known causes said Kochems. Plans are also underway to establish a scholarship fund to award to a Grove City High School graduating senior. There is no better investment than education said Kochems. The shoppers who frequent the store are an eclectic group from collectors and bargain hunters to those who are there out of need trying their best to outfit a family on a shoestring budget. A group of regulars visit the shop every Tuesday just like clockwork and a surprising number of men stop in to browse and buy. All Good Things has earned a reputation for carrying items a cut above those typically found in a second hand store which is why Kochems calls it a thriftique. Designer clothing and an impressive array of housewares glassware and jewelry are among the most popular departments. The local citizenry are generous so there is never a lack of inventory. In fact they use two storage units to house out of season clothing and some pieces of furniture. The local Izod and Timberland outlet stores donate nearly new items that have been returned by customers. Among the fringe benefits of volunteering at All Good Things is getting first dibs on what comes in the door. Sometimes we fight over things said DiCola. Good naturedly of course. The ladies agree that every time a donation comes in its like Christmas morning. But there are hazards also. On more than one occasion a volunteers jacket coat or sweater has been purchased by a customer who took a fancy to it. Looking back on All Good Things first year in business Kochems said she is continually amazed at how things always seem to come together for the shop. When we have a need someone is always there with a solution she said. Constant blessings we are truly blessed. All Good Things Thrift Shoppe 1103 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-372-2697 22 visit -Deno While there certainly must be thousands of Main Street Diners dotting small towns all across America it is doubtful that any boast the uncommon blend of flavors and folklore found at Grove Citys own favorite neighborhood restaurant. For the past 17 years husband and wife Bill and Kelly Neofotistos have owned and operated the Main Street Diner located naturally on Main Street. Working side by side Bill is the head chef with Kelly as sous chef preparing soups and sauces and overseeing their robust breakfast business. Putting in shifts that their son Deno calls ridiculous the couple Authentically Delicious It was doing well but I wanted it to be great. has kept the Diner afloat through the years dodging hurdles that include stiff competition from franchises and a few stifling economic recessions. But as devoted as they are to their business and their customers working six and seven days a week at their age began to take its toll a fact that was not lost on 38-year-old Deno who was experiencing career issues of his own. After a stint in Long Island New York as a project manager for a large construction company Deno returned to western Pennsylvania to take a position with a busy commercial real estate company in Beaver Falls overseeing maintenance and construction. It was hectic he said. I was tied to my computer and phone all the time handling problems. Until one day he decided If I was going to spend my life handling problems Id rather they were mine than somebody elses. So three years ago he traded in his suit for an apron and joined his parents in managing the Main Street Diner bringing with him a fresh new perspective. 23Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 The younger Neofotistos was no stranger to restaurants hed grown up in them starting out washing dishes as a young boy. Dad always managed restaurants Mom was a waitress and I have two uncles in the business in New Castle he said. In spite of the deep respect he has for the immense amount of work and dedication his parents had invested in the Diners success Deno felt the business had become stagnant. It was doing well but I wanted it to be great he said. He created a social media presence for the Main Street Diner including a facebook page and Twitter account which he used strategically to reach new and existing customers. He understood the importance of expanding the strong community relationships his parents had already established and began looking for ways to network from a grassroots level talking to anyone who would listen about the Diner. He developed new specials like half-off coupons and free kids meals nights. I had 12 ideas that failed one that was OK and one that was a great success he said. That one best idea was Greek Night which started out two years ago as a Friday night special menu once a month featuring authentic Greek fare. Deno attributes its popularity to the spectacular food totally prepared by his parents and his own relentless personal marketing efforts. I spent Friday afternoons selling it he said. Id walk into stores and businesses with fliers and tell people why they should come in and try it. Apparently they listened. Greek Night has grown from 30 customers to more than 300 and now spans a Friday and Saturday evening. Although the menu changes from month to month the star of Greek Night is the grilled lamb expertly butchered and prepared by his father. We use only domestic lamb which is a much higher quality said Deno. His mother spends up to a week in advance preparing the complex dishes and decadent desserts for which Greek Night is now known throughout the area. Customers may also bring their own bottle of wine to complement their meal. Its so gratifying to look over the dining room and see lots of new faces said Deno. Thats the whole ideato get people to come in. Main Street Diner 1313 West Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4522 24 visit 25Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 If not us then who -Losasso For the young men who come to George Junior Republic this destination represents their last opportunity before landing in a much more punitive situation. They will find themselves in a state system locked up behind a fence said Richard Rick Losasso Chief Executive Officer of George Junior Republic. Though the picture may seem bleak Losasso who has been with the organization for 37 years feels strongly about the good work that goes on at George Junior Republic. We are making a significant difference in every kid who comes here he said. With a capacity for 525 youth between the ages of nine and 18 and a workforce that is 700 strong their resident to staff ratio might sound like overkill. However a deeper understanding of the George Junior Republic population shows why it makes all the sense in the world. Youth from three distinct profiles are placed there court adjudicated delinquent boys who have been arrested court adjudicated dependent boys who have been removed from a home or community due to abuse or neglect and those who are referred through a managed care organization for mental health issues. Losasso notes a marked difference in the youth of today compared with those of 20 years ago. Were seeing a lot more with physical health issues such as heart disease and diabetes about 30 percent have some form of obesity and 70 percent are on medication to help manage behavioral issues. In response to the ever changing needs of their residents George Junior Republic continually invests in the resources necessary to help guide them toward a new path in life. Losasso believes that in order for their youth to be successful in this environment there needs to be the right combination of physical plant treatment programs and people implementing those programs. Over the past two decades George Junior Republic has invested 40 million in their facility including the construction of a new school in 2010. The 500-acre property is designed to keep the youth stimulated and engaged in healthy activities and features two student unions two theaters a game arcade art studio indoor and outdoor swimming pools a riding center with 15 horses gyms and a campus commissary. Through the years theyve learned much about structuring environments that are conducive to managing their residents. Well-lit buildings designed with wide hallways and high ceilings work best especially with our more trying youth said Losasso. Slated for the future is a multi-functional building that will house their check-in center and a recreational complex. Positioning Youth to Succeed 26 visit Recruiting quality staff is challenging but George Junior Republic is resourceful promoting from within and creating their own workforce. Since social workers comprise a large segment of their staff the organization offers full financial support for bachelors level social workers getting their masters degrees. Were constantly recruiting looking for the right people to add to our staff said Losasso. When it comes to programs Losasso said We know we cant be all things to all kids so we have to focus on what were good at and the kids we know well do well with. George Junior Republics kids include those who have never known what its like to have milk on their cereal or to sit down and eat dinner as a family and others who came from loving nurturing family environments. The reward said Losasso is watching them progress during their time there. Increasing their reading level by two grades getting certified in welding playing basketball we put them in a position to be successful but its all up to them. There is a fine line between throwing in the towel and continuing to work with a kid said Losasso. We have to do it better than anyone else if not us then who George Junior Republic 233 George Junior Road Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9330 27Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 28 visit For attorneys Brenda and Trip McBride it was an inheritance denied their great grandfather George W. McBride that set the course for his destiny as well as the next three generations of his family. While the reasons behind their ancestors decision to become a lawyer are unknown the sister and brother agree that they love their work despite the fact that it can be challenging and stressful. I like the problem solving aspect it suits my personality said Milford L. McBride III or Trip as he is known. Most of the time it doesnt feel like work to me and I enjoy helping people said Brenda. In 2014 they celebrated 100 years of McBrides providing legal counsel for those who needed it in this area. As the youngest child of David Lawrence and Margaret McBride George found himself without a vocation when the 300-acre family homestead in Pine Township was left to his four older brothers. So George went to college taught school for a time and then studied law. He was admitted to the Mercer County Bar in 1882 and five years later became the district attorney of Mercer County. George left a widow and three young children when he died at 51 including Milford Lawrence McBride Sr. M.L. followed a similar career path graduating from Grove City College and then teaching before attending law school. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1914 he returned home to Grove City and was admitted to the Mercer County Bar he was also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States. M.L.s law practice thrived according to his daybooks which are still around. Although Brenda and Trip were young they recall him fondly as a no-nonsense man with great presence who always carried a pocketful of black licorice. A favorite family story has M.L. taking a call from a client whod gotten himself into a scrape with the law. When M.L. advised him that they cant put you in jail for that the client responded I am calling from jail After Brenda and Trips father Milford L. McBride Jr. or Miff finished a stint in the Army he graduated from his fathers alma mater and returned to join him in practice as McBride McBride. There was no question that Dad always knew he would be a lawyer said Trip. A career highlight for father and son was to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States together. Today the same brass plaque hangs on the building at 211 South Center Street where the two practiced until M.L. died in 1962. Over the next 17 years Miff added two attorneys and a number of clerical staff to keep up with the growing family of clients. During this time he was appointed to defend a 16-year-old who was being tried as an adult for murder. His clients brother had confessed that the accused had shot their uncle which Miff argued was inadmissible in court. Miff and his associate Rock Puntureri appealed the case to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania about the same time the Miranda and other similar cases were setting a precedent for protecting suspects rights. Our mother would take us to see Dad in court which was thrilling since it was a packed courtroom and he seemed just like Perry Mason to us said Brenda. Brenda earned her law degree at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Trip graduated from The Dickinson School of Law they joined their father in practice in 1979 and 1982 respectively. Brenda was only the fifth female attorney in Mercer County at a time when there was a clear gender distinction in their He seemed just like Perry Mason to us. -Brenda A Legal Legacy 29Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 profession. As women we were required to wear skirts or dresses in court no pants she said. The busy law firm flourished with all three McBrides managing their clients affairs while holding offices in the Mercer County Bar Association and contributing to their community by sitting on numerous boards and committees. Brenda whose office was adjacent to her fathers appreciated having him right next door. I learned so much just by listening to how he handled different cases she said. Miff continued to practice law still competent in using a slide rule and drawing out an intricate land description until just a few months before he died in 2011. The Grove City area considered the loss of their father as the falling of a community pillar. Throughout their 100 years in practice McBride McBride handled a variety of civil matters with a concentration in real estate transactions estate planning and the administration of estates. Both M.L. and Miff were integral to the development of Grove Citys key assets including its schools hospital country club and the Penn Grove Hotel as well as bringing General Electric to the community. Through Brenda and Trips legal practice and community service they were also involved in helping to develop Village Park Hummel Boulevard Springfield Township and New England Estates. Our legal practice has grown and expanded in the last 35 years and it has been a pleasure representing clients who have come to us for three generations said Brenda. McBride McBride 211 S Center St. Grove City PA 16127 724 458-6640 30 visit 31Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 crossroads crossword puzzle Across 2. Opa The Main Street Diner serves this ethnicity of food 4. This is the name of the lake at Grove City Country Club where many a wedding photo is captured near 5. This type of metal work is something that students at George Junior Republic can get certified in 8. This 13 letter word describes Joseph D. Monteleone as well as others who give of their time and treasure for the betterment of the community 10. The theme to this Grove City Community Guide is More than just a _______ 11. Peachys Therapeutic Massage will tell you that Massage Therapy helps to ease sore _______ 12. The Honorable Paul J. McNulty is the ______ President at Grove City College 13. Cash Mob participants must be willing to spend _____ dollars in cash at a local business 15. Grove City _____ is a local real estate agency Down 1. Dr. Miller a ________ at Whispering Pines Veterinary Services cares for our furry friends 2. The road to entertainment will lead you straight to the Queen of Broad Street the ______ Theatre 3. All ____ Things is a thrift shop where bargains and treasures can be found 6. Lamb Websters business is about 75 farm machinery with the remainder being lawn and _____ equipment 7. Broad Street Yoga offers this type of yoga which ends class with a headstand 9. Turner Insurance Agency Inc. has even insured a ______ over their 40 years in business 13. Grove City Medical Center earned accreditation as a Level IV _____ center in 2014 14. McBride and McBride PC has been representing clients for ______ generations The Crossroads Crossword Puzzle will enhance your enjoyment of this Grove City Community Guide. All answers can be found within the stories included in this publication. Good luck 32 visit Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty 80 wants to strengthen the already firm connection between faith and learning at the College while raising its profile as one of the nations pre-eminent Christian liberal arts and sciences schools. We have the necessary ingredients that a 21st century liberal arts college needs to withstand the changing demography of todays college students increasing costs and existential weaknesses that are creating challenges for many schools McNulty says. My vision is that Grove City College is widely known and highly regarded because our academic and community life is compelling and we have a real impact on the world around us. A true believer in the Colleges historical mission to provide a quality education in a Christian environment at a price that students and families can afford McNulty is uniquely qualified to achieve his goals. He knows first-hand the value of the education he received at Grove City College and not just in the classroom. As with many other students the marriage of faith and scholarship at Grove City College left an indelible and meaningful mark on his personal growth and professional development. I can remember many evenings talking about the Christian world view and how faith impacts history and politics big ideas about the correlations between faith and life. When I McNulty stresses faith-learning connection higher profile for college. I was a man on a mission. -McNulty Contributed 33Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 graduated from Grove City College I was a man on a mission. I wanted to go out into the world and have an impact. I wanted my faith to make a difference McNulty recalls. The College prepared him first for law school and then for a distinguished 30-year career in Washington D.C. where he established himself as a thoughtful ethical leader in the public and private sectors. Before assuming the presidency in August McNulty was a partner in Baker McKenzie the worlds largest law firm where he established its compliance and risk division and advised some of the biggest corporations worldwide. He was U.S. Deputy Attorney General under President George W. Bush and also served as a top federal prosecutor and senior congressional attorney. During his years in government McNulty played critical roles in a number of watershed moments in our nations history including the prosecution of Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui the Iraq war and the impeachment of President Clinton. I think those moments were being used to shape and mold me and make me more dependent upon Gods grace to be ready for a job like this McNulty who also served a decade on the Colleges Board of Trustees says. McNulty formally accepted his latest calling in March 2015 when he was officially installed as the ninth president in the Colleges 139-year history. The theme of his inaugural For Faith. For Freedom. For the Future. reflected the Colleges foundations and its aspirations. I want the College to be regarded for its Christian intellectual tradition and the gracious character of our debate for our civility hospitality kindness and willingness to listen to different views McNulty added. I want to help enrich and enhance the educational experience of our students in order take the College to an even higher level in terms of the content and substance of learning. One of McNultys first priorities has been increasing the number of prospective students interested in a Grove City College education with an innovative recruitment outreach known as Project Wolverine. The effort is aimed at widening the existing base from which to recruit students and attracting academically- prepared applicants who seek an authentic liberal arts experience in a rich Christian environment at a cost that is about half that of other similar sized colleges in the nation. McNulty 57 is a native of Baldwin Pa. He married his college sweetheart Brenda Millican 80 McNulty in Harbison Chapel in 1981. They have three daughters Katy Hittinger Anni Blankenship and Corrie McNulty. Katy 07 and Corrie 14 are graduates of Grove City College. The McNultys son Joseph died at 26 after battling cancer. Their first grandchild Jonathan Tilghman Hittinger arrived during Inauguration Weekend. I wanted to go out into the world and have an impact. I wanted my faith to make a difference. -McNulty Contributed 34 visit Well Equipped Whether youre in the market for a riding mower for your lawn a snow blower for your driveway or a combine forage harvester or 600-horsepower tractor for your farm Lamb Webster Inc. has got you covered. 35Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 remainder being lawn and garden equipment. If youre unsure of what a combine or a forage harvester is then chances are youve never lived on a farm. Lefrancois on the other hand will tell you hes been farming his entire life. Early on he worked on a farm in Cape Cod Massachusetts and then later in life he owned his own dairy farm. My experience helps me understand the needs and wants of my customers said Lefrancois. It would be difficult for me to see things from their side of the fence if Id never been there. Each farmer is unique said Lefrancois and so are his needs. Whether they work a large corporate farm or a small family farm along with another full time job they all face similar issues. At the top of the list of challenges are Mother Nature which is impossible to manage and keeping up with modern technology in order to stay competitive and thats where Lamb Webster comes in. Lefrancois appreciates that Lamb Webster is as much a consulting service to farmers as it is an implementation dealer. Sometimes customers have a particular piece of equipment in mind but we can suggest another option that might better suit their needs he said which can save them money in the long run. Considering a large piece of farm equipment can cost upwards of half a million dollars making the most informed purchase is pretty important. Lefrancois says there is a huge trust factor in his line of work. Our customers have to feel comfortable with us in order to spend that kind of money here he said. Lamb Webster can help with financing for such costly purchases through CNH Industrial Capital to help ease the financial burden on customers. Certified technicians service everything they selland even items that were purchased elsewhere. Customers Since opening in Grove City five years ago this location of the regions largest farm and lawn care implement company has grown rapidly and owner partner Bob Lefrancois attributes their success to two important factors. We are in a great location just off of I-80 and we are a full service company that isnt here just to sell equipment he said. About 75 percent of their business is farm machinery with the can bring their equipment into the store for repairs arrangements can be made to pick it up or on-site service is available anywhere within a 2-hour radius of the store. Farmers cannot afford down time said Lefrancois. We do all we can to keep them running. Todays farm implementation is a far cry from what earlier generations used to work their fields. The larger tractors are equipped with GPS that measures moisture in the soil area covered and other statistics said Lefrancois. They even auto steer so an operator can essentially go for a ride while the tractor does all the work. Lamb Webster offers a variety of job opportunities in parts sales and service. Younger technologically savvy candidates are especially in demand considering the high tech equipment the company is selling and servicing. When Lamb Webster a New York based company was considering locations to expand western Pennsylvania was an ideal choice due to its proximity to Ohio. About 50 percent of our business comes from across the state line said Lefrancois. Another large customer base is in Pittsburgh. At first they think we are too far away but once they hear we are located directly off Route 80 they totally change their minds. Along with plows hay equipment tractors and lawn and garden equipment Lamb Webster carries apparel pedal and power tractors for children and a large selection of toy farm equipment for kids and collectors. Lamb Webster Inc. 1085 Sandy Lake Road Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4403 36 visit Every day the Springfield Restaurant Group serves guests from Cleveland to Pittsburgh and nearly as far east to west. Our restaurants have set dining standards for quality and service since 1979. Our Gift Cards are redeemable at any of our fine locations. 7413 Tiffany South Boardman OH 44514 330.726.0895 7001 Crider Road Mars PA 16046 724.778.8700 1645NorthHermitageRoadHermitagePA16148 724.962.1775 430 Perry Highway Harmony PA 16037 724.452.4155 100 Fairfield Lane Butler PA 16001 724.841.0333 1553 Perry Highway Mercer PA 16137 724.748.3193 1438 Perry Highway Mercer PA 16137 724.748.3626 1998 37Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 Nicole Peachy Bashams career path was mapped out for her early in life. As a freshman in high school two senior boysathletesconvinced her to rub their sore shoulders in science class one day. Before long they were handing over their lunch money every day for her to ease their aching joints and muscles with her magic hands and she was all too happy to accept their gratuities and their compliments. I was not cute at all she said. So it was pretty cool that these two jocks liked me. I was making some good cash too. After graduation she supported herself working as a server as she had since she was 16 years old. However within a few years she was restless and ready for a change and she recalled the advice of the two boys from her science class. They said I should become a massage therapist that I was a natural she said. Basham enrolled in the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and quickly discovered that she never really learned how to study. I didnt take school very seriously she said. I was a socializer and spent most of my time talking to friends. Her classes were incredibly hard especially anatomy. But she studied hard excelled in the program and graduated as a massage therapist. Basham worked in her new trade for a short time in Grove City but was lured to Florida after visiting a cousin there a few times. Living in Orlando she drifted away from massage therapy and began working as a server again. Two years later she came to her senses realizing shed become caught up in a lifestyle that was not conducive to achieving her career goals. When youre living in vacationland its hard to be productive and I was wasting time she said. Back home in Grove City again Basham was determined to make a real go of her massage therapy career this time. Partnering with a local chiropractor she began performing chair massages for his clients after their treatments. One client requested an in- home massage and Basham gladly obliged her. Word traveled of her excellent technique and exceptional customer service and soon she had a thriving mobile massage therapy business on her hands. It was fun but it had its down sides she said. Like when her car got stuck in a clients snowed-in driveway. It took both of us two hours to dig it out she said. And by then I was too tired to do her massage. And then there was the time she showed up at the wrong persons house for an appointment. Those were some embarrassing moments she said. Basham now 33 years old says Business is good. JustPeachy Shes a therapist in more ways than one her clients trust and confide in her. When her Aunt Marlene first set eyes on her as a creamy-skinned fuzzy-haired newborn she named her niece after the fruit she resembled. Shes been called Peachy ever since. 38 visit And life is good. She is pleased to be treating clients in a comfortable conveniently located space above the Laurel Eye Clinic in Olde Town Grove City. She recently earned her board certification and has entered into a professional partnership with Dr. Robert Landfried medical director of Grove City Medical Centers pain management clinic. He is a big believer in complementary therapy and how it can enhance his patients pain treatments she said. Nothing makes Basham happier than providing her clients with relief from whatever ache pain numbness or constriction brought them to her door. She specializes in deep tissue massage and trigger point release and the first time she felt a clients knotted muscle loosen under her hands she thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Her clients issues include headaches pinched nerves and foot pain and while some experience relief after a few visits she sees others once or twice a month for years. Those regulars often suffer from full body problems and chronic pain. Shes a therapist in more ways than one her clients trust and confide in her. But Basham recognizes the importance of taking care of herself too. After a full day of dealing with peoples problemsphysical and emotionalshe unwinds by working out and watching meaningless TV. I love what I do but I have to leave work at work she said. Peachys Therapeutic Massage 215 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-992-3233 Renewed Hope Behavioral Health Counseling Psychiatric ServicesCounseling Psychiatric Services Dr. Linda L. Zulovich DO Beatrice Heck LCSW 15 Woodland Center Drive Grove City PA 16127 Dr. Linda L. Zulovich DO Beatrice Heck LCSW 15 Woodland Center Drive Grove City PA 16127 Hours By Appointment Only 724-458-0811 Fax 724-458-0835 Hours By Appointment Only 724-458-0811 Fax 724-458-0835 17 39Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 Imagine yourself a doctor whose patients cannot communicate with you. Theyre unable to tell you where the pain is or how much it hurts. Nor can they express that they are simply too old and weary to go on. Welcome to the world of Matthew Telling Tales Miller D.V.M. owner of Whispering Pines Veterinary Services in Grove City. And though the challenges of caring for sick and injured animals are great so is the reward said Dr. Miller. Theres nothing like treating a sick animal and seeing it walk out the door with its owner he said. Dr. Miller and his wife Carrie opened their Grove City practice in addition to their Greenville location two years ago at the urging of her father George Rodgers who owns Grove City Agway. Through his own business he saw there was a need here for a veterinary clinic said Carrie. Practicing alongside Dr. Miller are three colleagues Dr. Gerald R. Uzarski Dr. Heidi Burry and Dr. Andrea Walton. Although Theres nothing like treating a sick animal and seeing it walk out the door with its owner. all of the veterinarians are generalists each has a special area of professional interest including orthopedics and issues of the eye. Dr. Miller began studying for a career in agricultural business but changed directions in college when he developed a passion for biology. And in spite of his love of large animalscows to be specifichis practice is dedicated to dogs and cats. Supporting the doctors are four auxiliary staff members who assist them in surgery and treatment rooms as well as scheduling appointments Carrie is the business manager. We are very fortunate to have a phenomenal staff said Dr. Miller. Our pets are living longer these days said Dr. Miller which he attributes to several factors. Pet owners are becoming more educated and treating their animals better and more proactively he said. Educating their patients owners about the risk of fleas and heartworm and the importance of prevention is a priority at Whispering Pines. -Dr. Miller 40 visit Pet owners are also more willing to provide a higher level of care for their aging companions than ever before in order to extend their lives. We have a lot of patients who are diabetic with their owners giving them daily insulin injections to manage the disease said Dr. Miller. Also contributing to animals having longer healthier lives are advancements to veterinary medicine. Whispering Pines patient specimens are sent to a lab in Memphis for analysis with results in the veterinarians hand by the next morning. Digital x-rays are interpreted by a specialized service in Ohio with nearly real-time turnaround on the findings. Laser therapy is being used successfully to help manage post-operative pain and inflammation. And Dr. Miller predicts things are only going to improve for animals. Veterinary medicine is moving along a path toward becoming mostly like human medicine he said. But the sad fact is that most of time we outlive our furry companions and that said Dr. Miller is the hardest part of his work. Knowing that an animal that is truly loved will not get better and having to talk about its quality of life and end of life is very difficult he said. Whispering Pines Veterinary Services 202 West Pine Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4403 41Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 42 visit American commerce has faced some trying times over the past decade especially since 2008 when the world economy faced its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. People lost their jobs and their homes. Banks had little faith in lending and abruptly quit making the loans that most businesses need in order to manage their cash flow and without which they cannot do business. With no working capital and dwindling sales many businesseslarge New Businesses 43Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 and smallwithered and died. Thankfully economists are encouraged by the slow but steady recovery America has experienced bringing along with it renewed confidence in entrepreneurship. And nowhere is the entrepreneurial spirit more alive than in Grove City according to Beth Black Executive Director of the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce. The number of new businesses that chose to locate here in our community in the past few years is really quite remarkable she said. Black believes there are a number of reasons why potential business owners are attracted to the Grove City area but topping the list is its location. Were very near the crossroads of two heavily traveled interstates which is a huge factor in many business owners decisions she said. This area is attractive to many business owners because its convenient for their customers to get to and shipping freight out to other places from here is easy. For some opening a business in Grove City means staying in their hometown where they appreciate the character and values of the small close knit community where they were born and raised. Others come from near and far enticed by the towns charm and welcoming business community. Our local business owners are not wary of new competition said Black. They really want to see each other succeed. Dlicious Bouquets which sells fruit vegetable and meat and cheese arrangements for special occasions and events opened in October 2014 and owner Heather Blanchard couldnt be happier with how her business has developed. In fact she recently quit her corporate job to focus all of her time on her business. Its grown much better and faster than I expected she said. Michelle Wright turned her home-based business and her passion for dogs into Canine Confections a specialty shop where pet owners can purchase treats made from local ingredients. Wright a strong advocate for animal rescue programs supports their efforts with her time talent and a portion of the proceeds from her store. Grove City continues to attract franchise businesses including Anytime Fitness. Co-owners Jim and Alyssa Pyer and Steve and Corry Csiky also own centers in neighboring ommunities and felt that Grove City would be a good place to open another. When Tractor Supply was considering opening an additional store in Mercer County feasibility survey results repeatedly pointed to Grove City as the ideal location. The number of nearby small farms and farmettes in the area no doubt helped to tip the scales. Jeanie Mills a former pediatric nurse used to visit Grove City with her husband and shed tell him The only thing this place needs is an ice-cream shop. So in April 2015 she opened one in a 1906 building decorated with a 1950s flair. Mills has a flair of her ownfor creating delicious one-of-a-kind ice cream flavors with unlikely ingredients including the wildly popular Triple Ripple. The Broad Street Grille is the result of a total reimaging of a local eatery located in the heart of Olde Town after the dissolution of a former partnership. From the exterior faade and interior dcor to the menu the Broad Street Grille underwent a total transformation taking it from a bar that served food to a restaurant that serves beer wine and cocktails. Black appreciates what it means to open a business in Grove City or anywhere for that matter. It takes a great leap of faith she said. Especially with some of the businesses weve welcomed here which appeal to a very specific market. I believe the continuous growth weve seen here speaks to the character of our community and its local business people she said. Its a very supportive environment. 44 visit 45Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 To hear Georgie Hodge describe Rocco Puntureri as a leader who was thoughtful ethical kind and intelligent its apparent theirs transcended the normal boss- employee relationship. He was aptly nicknamed Rock and thats what he was to Hodge. He was my best friend he balanced me she said of her colleague and mentor. The two worked together for a local real estate agency in the late 1980s and when Puntureri left to go out on his own with Grove City Realty Hodge went too. I always knew Id follow him wherever he landed she said. Prior to becoming a licensed real estate agent Hodge was a hairdresser and for many years she juggled both careers. A beauty salon and real estate was a beautiful marriage she said. You get to know lots of people and spend a lot of time talking to them. But a problem with her arm spelled out the writing on the wallshe wouldnt be able to cut hair forever her doctor said. So she put down her scissors for good and turned her full attention to her new favorite profession. Hodge and Puntureri complemented each other well. He was reserved and contemplative while she is animated and outspoken. He was my voice of reason she said. The two worked together long enough15 yearsfor her to know when something was wrong. Over lunch one day at the Main Street Diner Puntureri began telling Hodge what she needed to do if anything ever happened to him hire a secretary hire more agents. Looking back I realize he was preparing me she said. Then came the day he shared with her that he had cancer. From the time Puntureris friends and family learned about his disease until he died in September 2013 was just two months. Near the end Puntureri pulled Hodge into his hospital room at Grove City Medical Center and told her he wanted her to purchase the agency and keep it running. A lawyer Puntureri had drawn up a contract that outlined all the necessary details the only thing missing was her signature. Here I was 54 years old and buying a real estate agency said Hodge. It seemed a little crazy. But she and her husband Jeff did indeed purchase the company and followed Puntureris advice. Staffed with a team of six new agents and a capable secretary Grove City Realty is humming with activity. Business is up 20 percent over the previous year and Hodge looks forward Beyond the Sale Looking back I realize he was preparing me. -Hodge 46 visit to a bright future for the agency. In spite of all the competition we have Grove City Realty holds the local market she said. Hodge believes one of the keys to Grove City Realtys success is being a hometown agency through and through. Were involved in city council we belong to local churches and we support community causes from ball teams to the food pantry she said. If choosing a life partner is the biggest decision people make purchasing a home is a close second and Hodge and her colleagues take their role seriously. Whether Im helping someone buy a 50000 house or a 500000 house I feel the same level of personal investment in the deal she said. I get just as excited as the buyer who is closing on the home of their dreams. A facelift is being planned for Grove City Realty including an updated faade and redecorating throughout the offices. As Hodge makes decisions about the redesign she knows one thing for sure Ill always keep Rocks influence in Grove City Realty. He built a strong foundation here and I think hed be proud of the direction were going. Grove City Realty 109 South Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5858 Gel Nail SpaGel Nail Spa Professional Nail Care for Ladies Gentlemen Call for Appointment 724-992-9837 Walk-Ins Welcome Gift Certificates Available Mon - Sat 1000am - 800pm 230 S. Broad St. Grove City PA 16127 Next to Downtown Movie Theatre 47Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 48 visit P lanning on tying the knot Weddings today are less steeped in tradition and more likely to reflect the personalities and lifestyles of the betrothed couple with nothing held sacred but their marriage vows. Many couples especially those who have followed careers far away from their hometown or who have widespread friends and family are hosting their weddings in a neutral location that is convenient to them as well as the loved ones comprising their guest list. Whether you call Grove City home or its your currentor soon to befavorite destination the area boasts incredibly easy access and enough unique wedding essentials to satisfy even the most discriminating bride-to-be. Another emerging wedding trend has both the ceremony and reception held in one venue and for couples considering this alternative Grove City offers three ideal options. The Legacy Banquet Conference Center can comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests in its largest room and also features a smaller banquet room perfect for a more intimate party of 50 to 75. For a more organic yet elegant experience the Legacy Wedding Bliss sits amid a lush field of native grasses dotted by thickets of trees forming the perfect backdrop for nuptials in the great outdoors. Speaking of weddings without walls Grove City Country Club offers a picturesque spot on the edge of Barmore Lake for the ultimate in vows spoken against a rippled reflection of a glorious summer sunset. The Club holds 250 guests with summer patio seating allowing for about 25 more. Award winning Chef Justin Burk can assist couples in creating a reception menu that will have guests still talking of it long after the party ends. The Colonnade at Grove City Colleges Carnegie Alumni Center is the epitome of understated sophistication with its stately columns and lovely working fireplace. The Colonnade is available to Grove City College alumni employees students and community members with catering prepared by Bon Appetit. If the wedding of your dreams is a more relaxed casual affair celebrated in a backyard or a rustic rural Pennsylvania barn one of the areas many fine restaurants can meet your catering needs. Nonnis Corner Trattoria is locally famous for its authentic 49Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 Italian fare and the Valenza family personally oversees every meal prepared in their kitchen. The Family Tradition Restaurant in nearby Harrisville is true to its name dishing up wholesome hearty cuisine and their recipe for southern fried chicken must surely be a guarded secret for it is beyond compare. No wedding is complete without a sweet ending and Pastries by Andrea are widely known and revered for their decadent flavor and lovely presentation. Wildly popular is her version of flaky honey laden Greek baklava. Looking for an unusual centerpiece that doubles as a healthy dessert Locally owned and operated Dlicious Bouquets can create a beautiful one-of-a-kind mouthwatering masterpiece to highlight your appetizer or dessert table. To capture the essence of the special day two area photographers are capable and unique in their own right. They are Sweeny Photography and Ultimate Images. Experts recommend couples take great care in selecting a photographer with whom they personally connect so they end up with a wedding album filled with their favorite memories to enjoy for years to come. For the rehearsal dinner and guest accommodations The Hampton Inn Suites is conveniently located and finely appointed. The large recently updated event room comfortably seats up to 70 and easily lends itself to any number of seating arrangements. Hotel staff will work with your preferred caterer to make sure every detail is perfect. The Holiday Inn Express offers all of the same amenities with a 35-seat meeting room for more intimate events and is a more affordable option if your event is small. Although the hotels do not block off rooms for weddings both offer a 10 percent discount on overnight guest rooms for all wedding travelers which may be obtained by requesting the wedding rate at the time of booking. So whether its your first trip down the aisle or youve been there before and look forward to doing it once more Grove City is the perfect place to exchange I dos. Contact information for each of the vendors mentioned in this article may be found in our business directory in the back of this guide. 50 visit Most people see insurance as a must have for which you pay good money but hope you will never use. Gary Turner has been insuring everything from homes vehicles businesses livesand even a castlefor over 40 years. He says to his clients he wants to be your best friend on your worst day. Helping people understand the importance of protecting their financial interests isnt always easy he said. But nothing sends that message as clearly as having a major loss. In 1974 Turners father and the agency founder died unexpectedly. Turner stepped in to help his mother run the agency obtained his insurance licenses and in 1982 he and his wife Wendy purchased the agency from the family. In 2006 Turner built a new office which is designed to take the agency into the future with ease. Also prepared to guide the business toward becoming the kind of high tech high touch insurance agency clients appreciate is his daughter Abbie Turner Michael. Turner Michael 34 has been working in the family business since middle school when she answered the phones. I have been working here in some capacity for 20 years she said. But upon entering Grove City College as a psychology major her career goals didnt include joining her parents in the family business. Before long though she decided psychology wasnt for her and became a business major. I think with more of a business mind than a psychology mind she said. After graduation she came into Turner Insurance full time and it wasnt long before she discovered what her father had known for yearsthere is far more to client relationships than writing policies. There is a lot of counseling and my psychology studies come in handy she said. One of the more challenging aspects of their work said Turner is educating people on the importance of choosing coverage that meets their needs. We represent ten quality insurance companies but we are competing every day with fast and cheap insurance coverage advertised on television. Our industry has done a disservice by promoting this type of advertising said Turner Michael. We take a lot of time with our clients recommending the best coverage for the money not just fast and cheap. Through the years Turner has many times been someones best friend on their worst day. I have delivered life insurance checks to our clients after the untimely death of their spouses he said. Checks have also been issued to pay for losses to clients homes and vehicles. I have also had to give the news that someone didnt purchase the right insurance coverage for their loss. Above all he said we want to be able to tell people they will be taken care of when they have a loss. Technological advancements are making the processing of clients claims faster and more seamless than ever. Turner Michael has overseen the transition to electronic client files at Turner Insurance which means a client can report a loss anytime and the agent can access the information from their Peace of Mind Matters We take alot of time with our clients -Turner Michael Contributed 51Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 phones or computer at home. Including Gary Wendy and Abbie Turner Insurance has eight agents on staff who are licensed to assist clients across six states and who work hard to help clients secure the right insurance coverage for their needs. Each of the family members has their own domain with Gary providing overarching direction of the company Wendy overseeing accounting and human resources and Abbie specializing in general operations. Younger daughter Cara will enter the business in 2015 following her graduation from Grove City College. After all these years Turner still shakes his head in amazement that his fathers clients remained loyal after his death. They trusted a 19-year-old kid he said. In return he has tried to treat every client as his dad would have and is pleased to say they are more than clients they are friends. We believe that our clients will remain loyal if we just treat them the way we would like to be treated he said. Turner Insurance Agency Inc. 240 S. Main Street P.O. Box 366 Harrisville PA 16038 724-735-2004 52 visit Welcome to Grove City one of the most diverse communities youll ever visit. During your time here youll have tons of options to choose from and the decisions you make will shape the course of your experience. So choose wisely In the market for some retail therapy Youve come to the right place. Olde Town Grove City offers an array of independently owned specialty shops like Burdicks Mens Clothing Store widely known for custom tailored suits and just about anything else the well-dressed man needs to look his best. On the casual side youll find trendy yet affordable clothing at ASA Fashions. Complement any outfit with a trip to Joden Jewelers for a unique gem sure to earn compliments of another kind If off-price shopping is your thing youll find a slice of heaven in Grove Citys Premium Outlets where over 130 stores offer name brands at prices 25-65 percent off retail. An added bonus is Pennsylvanias tax-free status on clothing and shoes. Did you select the path to an adventure rich in activities Depending upon your taste for excitement and the weather conditions you can have the ultimate 13000-foot experience skydiving at Skydive Pennsylvania Skydive Center at Grove City Airport. For those who prefer to get a breath of fresh air without leaving the ground how about a leisurely bicycle ride on Grove Citys bike trail or a round of golf at Pine Grove Golf Course The road to entertainment will lead you straight to the Queen of Broad Street. The iconic Guthrie Theatre built in 1927 has been beautifully preserved and shows first-run movies for a fraction of the prices charged at a mega multi-cinema. No adventure is complete without a delicious dining experience and Grove City offers enough options to whet any appetite. From authentic ethnic restaurants like Jordans Restaurant Pizzeria specializing in Filipino food Compadres Restaurant for the best chimichangas and margaritas around and the Main Street Diner on Greek Nights to the locally famous Springfield Restaurant Group and many others no one should ever leave Grove City with an empty stomach. As your stay comes to an end was your adventure all youd hoped for If you ran out of time to explore all that is Grove City youll just need to plan another visit Contact information for each of the businesses mentioned in this article may be found in our business directory in the back of this guide. Choose Your Own Grove City Adventure Contributed 5353 Accountants Income Tax Preparation HBK CPAs Consultants 3110 Highland Road Hermitage PA 16148 724-981-7550 Phoenix CPAs Consultants LLC 68 Buhl Blvd. Sharon PA 16146 724-342-0160 Savolskis CPA 124 S. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-3800 Stillwaggon McGill LLC 10 Woodland Center Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7490 Agriculture Grove City Agway 111 Breckenridge Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9830 Pasture Perfect Beef 2191 Scrubgrass Road Grove City PA 16127 814-786-0140 Advertising Media Displays Inc. PO Box 434 Harrisville PA 16038 724-735-4060 AirportAviation Grove City Airport 40 Oakley Kelly Drive Mercer PA 16137 724-748-5530 Experimental Aircraft Association Grove City Airport Apartments Bevan Properties 442 W. Washington Blvd. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8026 College View Towers 301 S. Broad St. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5633 Newberry Apartments 615 Flower Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-1608 Appliance Repairs Bens Appliance Service 884 Leesburg Station Road Volant PA 16156 724-748-4905 Art GalleryArt Studio Grove City ArtWorks 222 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4422 Attorneys Bogaty Smith Law Firm P.C. 101 S. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-450-5000 Ekker Kuster McConnell Epstein LLP One East State Street Suite 400 Sharon PA 16146 724-981-2000 McBride McBride P.C. 211 S. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6640 McNickle Bonner 209 W. Pine Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9550 Miles K. Karson Jr. 206 Main Street Suite A Greenville PA 16125 724-588-8404 Automobile Dealership Jerry Taylor Ford 1 Taylor Plaza Grove City PA 16127 724-748-4790 Automobile Detailing Grove City Detail Co. 101 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4077 Automobile Rentals Enterprise Rent-A-Car 1891 Leesburg-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-748-3811 Automobile Services Valvoline Express Care 149 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5007 Flynns Tires 131 810 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4588 Grove City Tires for Less 1983 Leesburg-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-748-3002 Hovis Auto Supply 445 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4350 Banks Financial Services AgChoice Farm Credit 11555 State Highway 98 Meadville PA 16335 814-336-3149 Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. 1603 Carmody Court Suite 400 4th Floor Sewickley PA 15143 724-799-2763 Farmers National Bank 1319 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4260 FNB of PA 200 Pine Grove Square Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0801 Grove City Area Federal Credit Union 1600 S. Center Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-748-6091 Grove City Area Federal Credit Union One Credit Union Way Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7520 Huntington Bank 1506 W. Main Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5611 Mercer County State Bank 712 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5606 Northwest Savings Bank 200 S. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-450-1300 PNC Bank 201 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9250 Banquet Facilities Grove City Country Club 73 Country Club Road Grove City PA 16127 724-748-4420 Legacy Banquet Conference Center 1946 Mercer-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-748-3640 Beauty Salons Spa Services Gel Nails Spa 230 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-992-9837 Nancys Hair Loft 152 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5333 Shear Excellence 132 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-566 Beer Malt Distributor Grove City Beverage 1211 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4280 Business Consulting Services Gannon University Small Business Development Center SBDC Penn-Northwest Professional Center 749 Greenville Road Suite 100 Mercer PA 16137 724-662-3705 ext. 1586 Campgrounds Mercer Grove City KOA Campgrounds 1337 Butler Pike Mercer PA 16137 724-748-3160 Canine Training Canine Scholars Training Behavioral Center Inc. Delaware Road Fredonia PA 16124 724-433-8472 Carpet Cleaning PA Carpet Tech 5330 Pittsburgh Road Harrisville PA 16038 724-427-8324 Business Directory 54 Ross Commercial Services 434 Avalon Drive Warren OH 44484 330-907-7033 Catering Hog Wild BBQ More 1946 Mercer-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-748-3640 Child Care YMCA Child Care 543 E. Main Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6628 Chiropractor Advanced Chiropractic of Grove City 7 Woodland Center Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5844 Click Family Chiropractic 220 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4667 Churches Antioch Overflow Experiment AOX 145 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-5444 Beloved Disciple Catholic Church 1310 S. Center Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-748-6700 Faith Gospel Fellowship 1725 Perry Highway Volant PA 16127 724-967-2970 Fellowship Community Church 309 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0303 First Baptist Church 103 Cranberry Road Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6730 First Church of God 1333 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6176 Galilean Baptist Church 886 Liberty St. Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9519 Grace United Methodist Church 210 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8660 The Church of the Epiphany Episcopal 870 Liberty Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7959 Tower Presbyterian Church 248 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7260 Clocks Pine Knoll Clock Shop 1749 Mercer-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-748-4058 Clubs and Organizations Grove City Area Historical Society 111 College Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-1798 Grove City Masonic Hall Association 1340 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8310 Grove City Rotary Club P.O. Box 692 Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6526 Coffee Shop beans on broad 141 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0670 Computer Technology Networking and Computer Services Plus LLC. 1289 Mercer-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-372-0012 Velocity Network Inc. 2503 W. 15th Street Erie PA 16505 814-833-9111 Consulting Brad McCoy Consulting 121 Grant St. Grove City PA 16127 423-933-5982 Contractor Hazy Construction LLC 823 Liberty Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5970 Hohmann Improvement 134 Oregon Road Volant PA 16156 724-748-3472 Hostetler Construction 2304 State Road Cochranton PA 16314 814-425-7965 Joseph Jenkins Inc. 143 Forest Lane Grove City PA 16127 814-786-9085 Siegfried General Contracting LLC 1719 Plain Grove Road Volant PA 16156 724-530-2157 Thomas Construction 310 Diamond Road Grove City PA 16127 724-450-1314 Wilson Electric Inc. 140 Bestwick Road Jackson Center PA 16133 800-891-4230 Counseling Community Counseling Center of Mercer Co. 2201 E. State Street Hermitage PA 16148 724-981-7141 Renewed Hope Behavioral Health Contact Name Linda Zulovich D.O. 15 Woodland Center Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0811 Cranes Machinery Pennsylvania Equipment Inc. 180 Lincoln Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6162 Curtains Plain Jane Curtains 223 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4419 Dentists Campagna Family Dentistry 241 W. Pine Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8770 David W. McGuire DMD Inc. 685 N. Broad Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7444 Dr. W. Keith Appel D. M. D. 786 Liberty Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7343 Theodore J. McCaskey DDS PC 228 South Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5544 Doors Door World of Hadley 2357 Perry Highway Hadley PA 16130 724-253-3564 Economic Development 79-80 Interstate Development Corp. 119 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6410 Northwest PA Commission 395 Seneca Street Oil City PA 16301 814-677-4800 or Penn-Northwest Develop. Corp. 24 Avalon Court Suite 100 Mercer PA 16137 724-662-3705 Edible Arrangements Dlicious Bouquets 108 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5768 Education George Junior Republic 233 George Junior Road Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9330 Grove City Area School District 511 Highland Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6733 Grove City Christian Academy 301 N. Madison Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5253 Grove City College 100 Campus Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-2100 Grove City College AMA Box 2670 Campus Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-2100 Mercer County Career Center 775 Greenville Road Mercer PA 16137 724-662-3000 55 Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV 453 Maple Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6700 x.203 Slippery Rock University 300 Old Main Slippery Rock PA 16057 724-738-2186 Mercer County Career Center Employment Service Training PA CareerLink Mercer County 217 W. State Street Sharon PA 16146 724-347-9257 West Central Job Partnership 44 S. Beaver Street New Castle PA 16101 724-658-2501 Engineers HHSDR ArchitectsEngineers Planners 40 Shenango Avenue Sharon PA 16146 724-981-8820 Excavating Paving Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. 106 Hawbaker Industrial Drive Grove City PA 16127 814-786-9180 Sonntag Excavating Inc. 117 Leesburg Road Volant PA 16156 724-748-4623 Eye Care Laurel Eye Clinic 217 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4840 Wigton Eye Care Assoc. Inc. 16 Pine Grove Village Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7440 Farm Equipment Lamb Webster Inc. 1085 Sandy Lake Road Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4403 Sandy Lake Implement 3675 Sandy Lake Road Sandy Lake PA 16145 724-376-2489 FireWater Clean-Up SERVPRO of Mercer County PO Box 45 Greenville PA 16125 724-704-8939 www.servpro.comfranchise9946 FlooringConstruction Aey Plus Flooring 171 Furnace Road Fredonia PA 16124 724-253-2329 Flower Shop Kochers Grove City Floral 717 Liberty Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6210 Nelsons Flower Shop 221 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9570 Forestry Consultant West Penn Forestry 2102 Mercer-Butler Pike Grove City PA 16127 724-748-5407 Funeral Homes Cunningham Funeral Home 306 Bessemer Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7790 Ficca Funeral Home 203 E. Pine Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7120 Furniture Saxony House Furniture 115 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7370 Speedy Furniture 8 Pine Grove Village Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-450-1166 GoldSilver Buyer Golden Dreams Gold Exchange 119 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-967-2195 Golf Courses Pine Grove Golf Course 38 Fairway Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8394 Graphic Design Stephanie McCloskey 302 N. Madison Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-825-3793 Grocers County Market Grove City 49 Pine Grove Square Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7544 Grove City Save A Lot 105 Mill Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5363 Groundcovers Greenhouses All About Groundcover Inc. 4459 Scrubgrass Road Grove City PA 16127 814-786-7024 Tri State Aggregate Supply 502 E. Jamestown Drive Greenville PA 16125 724-588-6868 Hardware Ace Fix-It Hardware 816 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4464 Health Fitness Anytime Fitness 4 Pine Grove Village Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-450-0724 Broad Street Yoga 225 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-900-3889 Hearing Aids Connect Hearing 216 S. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8454 Heating Cooling Plumbing Central Heating Plumbing 804 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6980 Central Heating Plumbing 925 Moravia Street New Castle PA 16101 724-658-7111 Huzzys Refrigeration Inc. 873 Old Ash Road Grove City PA 16127 724-748-3930 Miller Maintenance HVAC LLC 3872 William Flynn Highway Slippery Rock PA 16057 724-794-2779 Home Inspections and Services HouseMaster 9125 Marshall Road Suite B12 Cranberry Township PA 16066 724-772-5593 Hospice Lutheran SeniorLife 154 Hindman Road Butler PA 16001 724-282-6806 VNAAlliance Home Health Agency 704 N. Main Street Greenville PA 16125 814-333-7000 Hospital Grove City Medical Center 631 N. Broad Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-450-7195 Independent Distributors Home Parties Herbalife Independent Distributor 4 Daugherty Place 3 Grove City PA 16127 704-345-5881 www.goherbalife.comjjdonoghue Lemongrass Spa 407 Bessemer Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-372-0204 www.ourlemongrassspa.comaaa Mary Kay Cosmetics 86 Pine Road Grove City PA 16127 724-372-0044 www.marykay.comkhart1 Bundant Health Naturally 219 Ferguson Road Boyers PA 16020 724-290-1286 www.mydoterra.comhomestead Send Out Cards 1550 Westview Drive Franklin PA 16323 814-432-3638 www.sendoutcards.compatwinger Tupperware 1081 Enterprise Road Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4649 www.my2.tupperware.comkathyhinds Industry Manufacturing Bashlin Industries 119 W. Pine Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8340 Calcium Chloride Sales Inc. 713 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7591 Cooper Industrial Commons LLC 186 Lincoln Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-1578 Five Filer Brothers Co. 23 Tower Road Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6560 General Electric Company 1503 W. Main Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8900 56 George J. Howe Company 629 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9410 Imperial Systems Inc. 300 Imperial Drive Jackson Center PA 16133 724-662-2801 Pennsylvania Equipment Inc. 180 Lincoln Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6162 Pine Instrument Co. 101 Industrial Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6391 Trac Fabrication LLC 578 Barkeyville Road Grove City PA 16127 717-862-8722 Insurance Aflac 353 Eau Claire Road Boyers PA 16020 724-841-9302 Brian Ralph Allstate Insurance 1312 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-450-0400 Davevic Benefit Consultants Inc. 902 S. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7255 Fedorko Agency Nationwide Insurance 223 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9281 H.L.R. Anderson Agency 220 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8240 Hume Insurance Agency 712 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4510 Liberty Mutual Insurance 7000 Stonewood Drive Suite 100 Wexford PA 15090 724-496-6414 Moore Insurance 18 Village Park Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9320 Reinhardts Insurance Agency Inc. 3775 E. State Street Hermitage PA 16148 724-347-4527 State Farm Insurance 214 S. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6252 Sundahl Co. Insurance 150 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9520 Turner Insurance Agency Inc. 240 S. Main Street PO Box 366 Harrisville PA 16038 724-735-2004 UPMC Health Plan 112 Washington Place Pittsburgh PA 15219 412-454-7899 Investigations Next Tier Concepts Inc. 1137 Branchton Road DECI Boyers PA 16018 724-794-4498 Investments Wealth Management Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP 381 Chestnut Street Suite 5 Meadville PA 16335 814-336-2133 Cashdollar Associates 115 Erie Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5233 FNB Consumer Discount Company 156 S. Broad Street P.O. Box 8 Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7940 Gould Financial Services 160 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7056 McFarland Financial Services 113 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5980 Neely Financial Group 4 Village Park Suite 170 Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5090 Jewelers Joden Jewelers 144 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6710 LandscapingMowing Custom Lawn Care of Grove City 230 Foxmine Road Jackson Center PA 16133 724-372-1785 Garguilo Landscaping PO Box 556 Prospect PA 16052 724-283-4556 Landscape Design 457 Liberty Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4119 Libraries Grove City Community Library 125 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7320 Lodging Comfort Inn - Barkeyville 137 Gibb Road Harrisville PA 16038 814-786-7901 Comfort Inn - Grove City 118 Garrett Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-748-1005 Elephant Castle Inn 1923 Leesburg-Grove City Road Grove City PA 16127 724-748-0103 Foxburg Inn Hotel 20 Main Street Foxburg PA 16036 724-659-3116 Hampton Inn and Suites 4 Holiday Blvd. Mercer PA 16137 724-748-5744 Holiday Inn Express - Grove City 21 Holiday Blvd. Mercer PA 16137 724-748-5514 Microtel Inn Suites 2049 Leesburg-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-748-9920 Quality Inn 137 Gibb Road Harrisville PA 16038 814-786-7901 Terra Nova House Bed Breakfast 322 W. Poplar Street Grove City PA 16127 724-450-0712 The Fairfield Inn Suites by Marriott 1000 University Parkway Slippery Rock PA 16057 724-406-0535 Marketing Companies Comcast Spotlight 2200 Georgetowne Dr. Suite 101 Sewickley PA 15143 412-444-2136 Masonry Pride Masonry Inc. 1657 Evans City Road Evans City PA 16033 724-321-4009 Massage Therapy Peachys Therapeutic Massage 215 12 S Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-992-3233 Media Allied News 210A Erie Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5010 Forever Broadcasting Froggy 95 3553 E. State Street Hermitage PA 16148 724-346-5070 The Area Shopper 4177 Rt. 19 Perry Highway Cochranton PA 16314 814-425-7272 Memorials Gemstone Memorials 314 Bessemer Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-992-1876 Movie Theaters Guthrie Theatre 232 S. Broad St. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9420 Non-Profits All Good Things 1103 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-372-1795 American Cancer Society Mercer Co. 3208B Wilmington Road New Castle PA 16105 724-654-5577 American Red Cross 517 W. Main Street Sharpsville PA 16150 724-962-9180 AWARE Inc. 343 Smith Avenue Hermitage PA 16148 724-342-4934 57 Ben Rihel Memorial Foundation 78 Fleming Road Grove City PA 16127 724-967-2870 Central Blood Bank Five Parkway Center 875 Greentree Road Pittsburgh PA 15220 412-209-7444 or 724-450-0946 Grove City Area United Way 119 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4527 Grove City Community Food Pantry PO Box 684 Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5208 Grove City Little Eagles Football Cheerleading PO Box 68 Grove City PA 16127 724-967-7521 Grove City Midget Football Club 509 Uber Way Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0522 Grove City Senior Community CenterMercer County Area Agency on Aging Inc. 301 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6844 Keystone Community Education Council 113 N. Diamond Street Mercer PA 16137 724-699-5035 March of Dimes 5168 Campbells Run Road Pittsburgh PA 15205 412-506-8614 Olde Town Grove City 118 S. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0301 Olde Town Harmony Barbershop Chorus PO Box 347 West Pittsburg PA 16160 724-651-6057 www.orgsites.compagrovecitysingers Reaching Up Reaching Out 151 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4112 YMCA of Franklin and Grove City 543 E. Main Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9781 Nursing Homes Grove Manor 435 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7800 Orchard Manor Inc. 20 Orchard Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7760 Trinity Living Center 400 Hillcrest Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9501 Office Equipment Supplies Friends Business Source 1920 E. State Street Hermitage PA 16148 724-347-7788 Paint Decorating Sherwin-Williams Co. Inc. 1402 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-450-0544 Pastries Pastries by Andrea 461 Hartwick Road Mercer PA 16137 724-967-2715 Sweet Serenity Gourmet Cupcakes 322 W. Poplar Street Grove City PA 16127 724-992-4555 Pet Supplies Canine Confections 609 E. Main Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-290-3642 Pharmacies RX Xpress Pharmacy 111 Mill Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8420 Photographers Sweeny Photography 1996 Butler Pike Grove City PA 16127 724-748-9695 Utlimate Images 120 Franklin Street 1B Slippery Rock PA 16057 724-794-2909 Physical Therapy ProCare Physical Therapy 543 E. Main Street Ext. Suite 1 Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4880 TMS Physical Therapy 201B Erie Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5850 Wise Physical Therapy Sports Medicine 121 Cranberry Road Grove City PA 16127 724-458-9473 Physicians Dawn Y. Stein DPM CWS LLC 15 Woodland Center Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6245 Ear Nose Throat Assoc. of NW PA 647 N. Broad Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0511 Family Healthcare Partners 420 Hillcrest Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4950 Premier Foot Ankle Center PC 675 N. Broad Street Ext. Suite 2 Grove City PA 16127 724-450-1144 Wolf Creek Medical Associates 450 Hillcrest Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4864 Political Committee PA State Representative Tedd Nesbit Committee PO Box 561 Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4911 Portable Restrooms Bells Portable Restrooms 2489 Leesburg-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-458-1630 Printing Commercial Printing Company 2414 Wilmington Road New Castle PA 16105 724-654-4361 Earth Sun Moon Trading Company Inc. 111 N. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-1687 Image FX Inc. 137 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-372-6572 Ithen Global Tees 104 N. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6595 Marshall Printing Service 146 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7889 Printing Concepts Inc. 4982 Pacific Avenue Erie PA 16506 800-540-7805 Real Estate Agencies Christner Realty Inc. 345 Freeport Street Saxonburg PA 16056 724-352-7642 Coldwell Banker 421 Woodland Avenue Grove City PA 16127 724-866-4672 Grove City Realty 109 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5858 Northwood Realty 120B S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8800 Rental Equipment Ultimate Rentals Sales 627 E. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6332 Restaurants Arbys Restaurant Pine Grove Plaza Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5884 BoBo Rice Bowl 138 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6090 Broad Street Grille 131 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4146 Coffaros Pizza 116 South Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7900 Compadres Restaurant 1809 S Center Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-748-4949 Eat n Park Restaurants 1911 Leesburg-Grove City Road Grove City PA 16127 724-748-5911 58 Elephant Castle Pub Restaurant 1923 Leesburg-Grove City Road Grove City PA 16127 724-748-1010 Garage Bar Grill 1770 Springfield Church Road Jackson Center PA 16133 724-269-7511 Grove City Dairy Queen 904 West Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8166 Grove City Pizza Hut 715 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0400 Hosss Steak Sea House 1948 Leesburg-Grove City Road Grove City PA 16127 724-748-4099 Iron Bridge Inn 1438 Perry Highway Mercer PA 16137 724-748-3626 Jordans Restaurant Pizzeria 214 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4051 Main Street Diner 1313 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4522 McDonalds of London 1910 Leesburg-Grove City Rd Grove City PA 16127 724-748-3272 McDonalds Restaurant 200 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5911 5968 Nonnis Corner Trattoria 251 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4337 Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 915 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8810 Rachels Roadhouse 1553 Perry Highway Mercer PA 16137 724-748-3193 Rudys Restaurant 1641 Mercer Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-748-3068 Springfield Restaurant Group 1553 Perry Highway Mercer PA 16137 724-748-4666 Sweet Jeanies 241 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 412-401-8230 The Family Tradition Restaurant 531 S. Main Street Harrisville PA 16038 724-735-2070 RetailClothing ASA Fashions LLC 225 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 412-805-7273 Burdicks Clothing 153 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-8665 Grove City Premium Outlets 1911 Leesburg-Grove City Road Grove City PA 16127 724-748-3875 www.premiumoutlets.comgrovecity Ink Pixi 111 N. Center Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-1687 VF Factory Outlet PO Box1093 Grove City PA 16127 724-748-5000 RetailOther bgifted 216B S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4949 Crimson Connection 231 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4660 Harry David PO Box 1077 Grove City PA 16127 724-748-5171 Kritter Kreations LLC 154 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-264-4788 Le Creuset PO Box 109 Grove City PA 16127 724-748-4455 Sears Hometown Store 27 Pine Grove Square Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6444 Tractor Supply Company Inc. 1424 W. Main Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0224 Wal-Mart 1566 W. Main Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5877 Wendell August Flagship Store 2074 Leesburg-Grove City Road Mercer PA 16137 724-758-9501 Signage Custom Signs 1535 Millbrook Road Grove City PA 16127 814-786-7232 Sports Entertainment Grove City Bowl-O-Drome 507 E. Main Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6840 Transportation Services Airport Orbit Inc. 140 S. Main Street Slippery Rock PA 16057 724-794-4833 Student Transportation of America 20-A Eastgate Industrial Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-7111 Team Hardinger Transportation Warehousing 156 Hardinger Blvd. Grove City PA 16127 814-786-8680 x100 Travel Tours McMullen Travel Tours Inc. 224 S. Broad Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-6170 Tree Service Hetrick Tree Service LLC PO Box 466 Grove City PA 16127 724-718-2803 Utility Armstrong 123 Industrial Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-458-5460 Veterinary Services Grove City Veterinary Clinic 218 Oak Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-0750 Orchard Creek Veterinary Hospital 999 E. Main Street Ext. Grove City PA 16127 724-735-2252 Whispering Pines Veterinary Services LLC 202 W. Pine Street Grove City PA 16127 724-458-4403 Waste Management Tri-County Industries 159 TCI Park Drive Grove City PA 16127 724-748-4705 Water Management Treatment Buhl Community Water Company 372 Old Ash Road Mercer PA 16137 724-748-5764 Culligan Water Conditioning 425 Seneca Street Oil City PA 16301 814-676-5696 Gordon Bros. Water 776 N. Ellsworth Avenue Salem OH 44460 724-584-2703 Website Design Website Design Development by Robert Gerlach 653 Newton Square Drive Coraopolis PA 15108 814-558-4449 Wholesale Shopping Sams Club 200 Moraine Point Plaza Butler PA 16001 724-282-3525 59Grove City Area Chamber Community Guide Vol. VI 2015-2017 My choice was easy An affordable nationally-ranked liberal arts education close to home. For 139 years Grove City College has been committed to academic excellence providing students a quality education at an affordable price in an authentically Christian environment. 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