Armstrong "In The Loop Podcast"

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Armstrong In The Loop Podcast covers interesting people, places and events in Western PA. Join host Seth Prentice, as he interviews people to share their message with the community! read less
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Seneca Valley Foundation
Apr 10 2024
Seneca Valley Foundation
We are very thankful to have the opportunity to have Annie Mersing, Director of Advancement at Seneca Valley School District & Director of Development for Seneca Valley Foundation, as our guest this week. Annie shares with us the importance of the foundation for Seneca Valley Area School District. The Seneca Valley Foundation (SVF) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging excellence and innovation in the Seneca Valley Schools. The Foundation achieves this by seeking donations and patrons to facilitate the development of new capital projects, programs and scholarships. Its board members consists of stakeholders from local business leaders, community leaders and school leaders. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation is also utilized as a vehicle by which memorial and other charitable donations may be made to the Seneca Valley School District. To make a donation online, visit https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Seneca-Valley-Foundation Follow us on Twitter: @SVSDFoundation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seneca.valley.foundation?mibextid=JRoKGiLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/seneca-valley-school-district?trk=blended-typeaheadThe Seneca Valley Foundation is excited to host the Harlem Wizards on Wednesday, April 17th. Come see the Seneca Valley All-Stars take the court vs Harlem Wizards. Doors open at 6pm and first tip is at 7pm. Proceeds benefit the SVHS LEAD Program- Learn, Explore, Act, Develop. LEAD (Learn, Explore, Act, Develop) is the district’s goal to support students’ social and emotional needs and help them thrive. At the Sr. High, the LEAD group of students and staff are driving a “SV Norms” movement that highlights positive behavior and attitudes to shape students into productive members of society. All proceeds from the incredible event will benefit this initiative. The Harlem Wizards are renowned for their dazzling basketball skills, incredible athleticism, and, of course, their unmatched ability to entertain audiences of all ages. This event promises to be a spectacular experience for everyone involved, especially our elite team of SV ALL-STARS who will confidently take on the Wizards and showcase their own athletic abilities on the court. (Stay tuned – SV All-Stars will be enthusiastically announced soon!)Event Details: Harlem Wizards vs. SV All-StarsDate: Wednesday, April 17Time: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)Venue: Sr. High School Gymnasium Tickets are on sale now! We encourage you to grab yours early, as this promises to be a sell-out event. Click here to purchase: https://harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/ Let's come together to make a positive impact on our community while enjoying a night of incredible athleticism and entertainment. Your support means the world to us, and we look forward to seeing you there!Special Thanks to Annie Mersing for joining us!
Southern Butler County Business Association
Apr 8 2024
Southern Butler County Business Association
We have quite the episode in store for all of you as we recorded live from the brand new podcasting studio inside the Butler County Chamber of Commerce office! We had the honor of being the first ever podcast episode to record in the studio and looking forward for many other shows to get the same opportunity in the near future! Not only did we get to record in an actual studio, we were honored to have Bill Dimond, President of the Southern Butler County Business Association (SBCBA), join us to record the episode.Bill is the first President of the newly created SBCBA and is excited to talk all about the organization's infancy as they just started at the end of 2023. This new business association is under the umbrella of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce but is responsible for running the organization. All of the members that make up the SBCBA are the ones putting together events, marketing, opportunities for small businesses and so much more! The organization recently created their own website, https://www.sbcba.net/, and are able to accept applications for membership. Membership is free for everyone that joins in 2024 thanks to a startup grant from the Butler County Chamber. Dues are going to be under $50 for all sized businesses and organizations after 2024 to help offset the cost of running the SBCBA website. SBCBA is holding many events for networking, seminars for businesses and a business expo coming later in 2024. To learn more about these events:-Facebook https://www.facebook.com/southernbutlercountybusinessassociation-Instagram https://www.instagram.com/southernbutlercounty_ba-LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/southern-butler-county-business-association/Special thanks to Bill Dimond for joining us. We also want to thank the Butler County Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record in their new studio!
Butler High Theater All School Musical- "Elf The Musical"
Mar 4 2024
Butler High Theater All School Musical- "Elf The Musical"
We have another high school musical production to highlight on this week's show! We're excited to have Zach Marra, Delaney Ray, and the Director, Mr. VanLaningham join us to talk about this year's Butler High Theater All School Musical production of "Elf The Musical".This year's production will take place on March 15th & 16th at the Butler Area High School auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the day of the show or May's Music Shoppe in Butler!Here is the entire cast and crew of Elf The Musical:CastZach Marra, Buddy; Delaney Ray, Jovie; Amara DiCerbo, Emily Hobbs; Genevieve Maximilien Garrido, Michael Hobbs; Patryk Lyon, Walter Hobbs; Katie White, Deb; Walter Couza, manager and Santa; Chloe Feil, Greenway; Rachel Wayne, Mrs. Claus; Bradley White, Chadwick; Konner Burek, Matthews.EnsembleSalem Bellaij, Marianna Benkart, Kalin Burek, Gabbi Catalfano, Paige Cihonski, Isabell Colonna, Olivia Cornish (dancer), Abby Cuffman, Piper Curry, Addison Dumbaugh, Gianna Duska (dancer), Micheal Erickson, Noel Ernst (dancer), Lilly Gallagher, Ava Gerber, Aliza Green, Luvenna Griffin.Katelyn Hanky, Maranda Horstman, Aryahna Kaltenbach, Cora Kowal, Ashlyn Lyon, Raeleigh Niemeyer, Lyric Pappas, Sienna Perhacs (dancer), Katie Portillo Rodas, Kathrine Reed, Chloe Schoentag, Ava Schultz (dancer), Cassandra Sklencar, Olivia Slater, Jacob Szul, Mars Szurek, Johnny Ward, Liza Wick, AnnaBelle Witt (dancer).Running crewSage Albert, Elaine Green, Jenna McClymonds, Maura GillilandWe hope you go see the productions on March 15th and 16th!Special thanks to Zach, Delaney, and Mr. VanLaningham for joining us!
Rotary Club of Zelienople Centennial Celebration (100 Years)
Feb 5 2024
Rotary Club of Zelienople Centennial Celebration (100 Years)
This week's episode features the Rotary Club of Zelienople as they're going to celebrate their 100 Years of service on February 17th!We are joined by 3 Rotarians: Kathy Corcoran, Archie Simpson and Rich Gigliotti. They share with the listeners all about the celebration at The Stables of Connoquenessing on Saturday, February 17th. Here is more information that the club has shared on their Eventbrite site: The Rotary Club of Zelienople Centennial Gala is an exciting, once in a lifetime event that you don't want to miss! Join us on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at The Stables at Connoquenessing as we celebrate our club's 100th anniversary in style. This in-person gathering promises to be a night filled with laughter, joy, and memories. Dress your best and get ready for an evening of fun and entertainment. Your $55 ticket includes a delicious mixed grill dinner and program. Cash bar will be on site. Keynote speaker will be Patrick Eakes, Rotary International Zones 33 & 34 Director. So mark your calendars and join us as we commemorate a century of service and community impact. Let's celebrate together at the Rotary Club of Zelienople Centennial Gala!For More Information about the Rotary Club of Zelienople:Website-https://www.zelienoplerotary.org/Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofZelienopleTo get tickets to the Centennial Gala: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-club-of-zelienople-centennial-gala-tickets-794394353897?aff=oddtdtcreator&fbclid=IwAR2sJ7e4EvpKOC4Q4u2NekPd2An2rYaSXXSQ0zxeIEwblholakLReUm4ZucSpecial thanks to Kathy, Archie and Rich for joining us!
Leadership Butler County Class of 2023-2024
Jan 15 2024
Leadership Butler County Class of 2023-2024
This week's episode features a program in Butler County that has helped over 600 inspiring leaders gain new skill sets to be more successful in their careers & personal lives. We are honored to have Ian Hunter and Jamie Conrad, Co-Chairs of the 2023-24 Leadership Butler County Class, to talk all about the program. This year's class has the honor of having the largest class size in the history of the program! Ian and Jamie talk about how this year's class has kicked off as they already have a few months under their belt (1st class in September, once a month programs). The most recent program, Media in Butler County, seemed to be a class favorite.The class recently selected their legacy project and it was announced to the public right before the start of 2024. This year's class will be partnering with the Prospect Boys and Girls Club to build new fencing, new dug outs, and a new concession stand! Construction has already started and the video can be found on the Leadership Butler County Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LeadershipButlerCountyThis project requires $20,000-25,000 and in order to get the funds needed, the class is kicking off with a Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser on February 10th. This year's program is titled "One Love to Lose" and will be held at the Atrium. Tickets are currently on sale and going fast! Prices are $60 a person or $650 for a table of ten. To purchase tickets: https://butlercountychamber.com/event/9th-annual-murder-mystery-soap-opera-one-love-to-lose/?fbclid=IwAR2G-31x6LSQSf_DaYvcC_CtaEK_dm1m7z5azuCMrJJdaaqy54vCgew6axIWe would like to wish Ian, Jamie and the rest of the class the best of luck with their project! We can't wait to see the unveiling later this year.
Ellwood City "Hometown Holiday Toy Drive"
Sep 22 2023
Ellwood City "Hometown Holiday Toy Drive"
As September ends, it is time to start thinking about the holidays as they are fast approaching! This week's episode features the Ellwood City Hometown Holiday Toy Drive and we're honored to have Rhiannon Schnell, Board of Director member of the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce & representative of the Ellwood City Borough.We start the episode off learning about what this wonderful Hometown Holiday Toy Drive is and why it is so important for the community.  The toy drive is a collective effort between the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce, the Ellwood City Borough and the Ellwood City Area School District. The school identifies families that may need extra help at Christmas time. The Chamber of Commerce handles the advertising and acts as the main sponsor of the event and the Borough handles toy collection and helps with distribution. What makes this toy drive so special is that it is specific to only the families that live in Ellwood City. Everything collected stays in the Ellwood City community!If you're wanting to donate but are wondering what is being accepted:  New, unwrapped toys for really any age are appropriate. The toy drive helps families with children from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade. Also, if there are any smaller children in the family, we will do our best to help them out as well so really no toy is too young. We do accept monetary donations that would be used to purchase gift cards for some of the older kids if we do not have items suitable for someone in high school. We do encourage people to donate items that would be able to be used for older kids such as make up kits for older girls or hoodies for the boys.  Checks can be made payable to the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce and mailed to the Ellwood City Borough in care of Rhiannon Schnell at 525 Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City PA 16117. Current Drop Off Locations for toys:-Busy Beaver Ellwood City -Wesbanco in Franklin Twp. And Ellwood City -Posies by Patti -The Color Cener -Air Physical Therapy-Wendydae Handmade -The Ellwood City Soccer Boosters have also agreed to campaign and collect toys so watch for them in the community  Any business interested in becoming a drop off point can do so by emailing rschnell@ellwoodcityborough.comSpecial thanks to Rhiannon and the Ellwood City Hometown Holiday Toy committee for everything they're doing to make Christmas special for families this year!
Community Care Connections Presents "3rd Annual Ruckus For All "
Aug 10 2023
Community Care Connections Presents "3rd Annual Ruckus For All "
After a long hiatus due to summer events, we are back with brand new episodes! Just in time to celebrate our anniversary of the podcast as we started this show August 7th, 2019.We needed a great guest to celebrate our achievement and we're happy to have Ian Hunter, Director of Development & Community Outreach, from Community Care Connections join us this week! We kickoff the show by learning what is Community Care Connections. Since 1972, Community Care Connections, Inc. has provided programs and services for infants, children and adults who have developmental delays or disabilities. The Mission of Community Care Connections, Inc. is to provide programs and services that empower children and adults with disabilities to live more safely and independently in their homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities. The Vision of Community Care Connections, Inc. is to strive to provide the most innovative support services, personalized advocacy and dynamic leadership that enable persons with disabilities and their families to navigate an ever-changing service delivery system and build support systems that meet their diverse needs.We then turn our attention to their wonderful annual event, Ruckus For All. This year's event will be held Sunday, August 20th, from Noon to 4pm at the 11th Frame Bar and Grille! There are so many different fun activities for this event planned that you'll need to listen to hear everything Ian & the team at Community Care Connections has planned. This is a FREE event for EVERYONE! The main tagline for this fundraiser is: All! Include! Empower! Connect!Community Care Connections is still looking for sponsors, donations and volunteers. If you're interested, please contact Ian Hunter: ihunter@communitycareconnect.orgFor more information or to learn about Community Care Connections: https://communitycareconnect.org/Special Thanks to Ian Hunter for joining us!
Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Pop-Up Clinic
Jun 14 2023
Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Pop-Up Clinic
This week's episode highlights an upcoming event in Butler County that has helped hundreds of thousands of people all across the United States. Lynn McKinnis, Concordia Visiting Nurses, joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming Remote Area Medical Pop-Up Clinic that will be held November 11th & 12th at the Butler Intermediate High School.Concordia Lutheran Ministries has invited Remote Area Medical (RAM) to provide a dental, vision, and medical clinic in Butler PA on November 11-12, 2023. This will serve people in the Butler area who are uninsured, underinsured, or have insurance but cannot meet their deductibles or co-pays. All ages are welcome and no personal information is obtained from the patient unless they wish to give it. All services are completely free. As the community host, Concordia Lutheran Ministries has committed to securing the venue, recruiting all volunteers, providing food, lodging, supplies, insurance, paying for lab tests and coordinating follow-up care. In turn, RAM provides all the medical equipment, digital infrastructure, and a core staff to supervise the volunteers and manage patient flow.The key part in making an event like this happen is the medical volunteers (doctors, nurses, dentists, etc.) that participate and take time out of their lives to assist those in need. Lynn stresses the importance of getting medical volunteers as the more they have, the more people they can treat over the two-day event.If you would like to volunteer for the RAM Pop-Up Clinic: https://www.ramusa.org/clinic-schedule/Special thanks to Concordia Lutheran Ministries and Lynn McKinnis for making this event possible for those in need!
CURIO 6th Anniversary & Artist Reception Featuring Kyle Houser
May 16 2023
CURIO 6th Anniversary & Artist Reception Featuring Kyle Houser
This week's episode is a celebration as CURIO in Zelienople, PA is celebrating its 6th Anniversary! We're honored to have Co-Owner, Jason Shorr, join us to talk about the evolution of CURIO over the last 6 years and all of the new & exciting changes that they've made to the art studio. If that isn't enough, CURIO and BURGH'ERS Brewing have collaborated to brew a brand new beer "Creative Juices" to celebrate CURIO's 6th anniversary.In addition to all of these exciting announcements, Jason is excited to share that they will be starting a brand new Artist Reception series with the first one being held on Saturday, May 20th. Kyle Houser, artist and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, will kick off the new Artist Reception series. Kyle joins us at the midway point of the show to talk about his style of art and what his work means to him. He's been showcasing his artwork at CURIO since the start in 2017 so it is a great way to help celebrate CURIO's 6 years as well as how Kyle's current art "The Time Between" has changed from where he was as an artist. For more information on CURIO and their Artist Reception Series:https://curiocool.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/curiocoolInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/curio_cool/For more information about Kyle Houser and the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/khouser922/Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media Website:https://pghartsmedia.org/Special Thanks to Jason and Kyle for joining us!
Armstrong Presents: "Pizza with a Purpose" 2023
May 1 2023
Armstrong Presents: "Pizza with a Purpose" 2023
This week's episode is one we've been very excited about because we're announcing the grand return of Pizza with a Purpose! We're doing this a bit differently for this episode as Greg Rhoton, Co-host of Armstrong Street Scene, is hosting and the normal host, Seth Prentice, is being interviewed about Pizza with a Purpose. We also are thankful to be joined by Mindy Schnitgen, Founder and Executive Director of Inspired Hearts & Hands (IH2).We kick off the episode by learning about Pizza with a Purpose. This event was created in 2018 thru Armstrong's Breaking Bread initiative to help raise money and awareness for a local non-profit. We also wanted to create a competition of all the locally owned and operated pizza restaurants to showcase the best of the area! On Thursday, June 1st, we will be hosting Pizza with a Purpose at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, Township from 6pm-8pm. The public is invited to attend and fill up an empty pizza box with the best slices of pizza in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Pizza boxes are $25.00 and they include 10 slice tickets to try various slices of amazing pizza. Each box sold will purchase a brand new pair of shoes for the Inspired Hearts and Hands Kidz Equipped Program.We will also have an exciting announcement as we are celebrating 25 years of Zoom Internet by hosting a FREE Skate Night from 7pm-8pm. Tickets to the skate night also include skate rental. We are asking anyone wishing to skate to bring an unopened box of cereal as we're hosting a cereal drive for Inspired Hearts and Hands.If that wasn't enough, we will have former Pittsburgh Penguin and current radio personality, Phil Bourque, to do a Meet & Greet with the public starting at 6pm.Inspired Hearts and Hands will have raffle baskets, tickets, 50/50 and more as well! Stop by their table to learn more about this wonderful organization as well as consider making a donation!To learn more about Inspired Hearts and Hands: https://inspiredheartsandhands.com/To learn more about Pizza with a Purpose, 25 years of Zoom Internet Skate Night, or to purchase tickets: https://www.ticketsignup.io/TicketEvent/PizzawithaPurposeSpecial thanks to Greg & Mindy for joining us! We hope to see all of you on June 1st!
Christian Sports International (CSI) "For The Kids" Celebrity Golf Classic 2023
Apr 21 2023
Christian Sports International (CSI) "For The Kids" Celebrity Golf Classic 2023
This week's episode is historic! For the first time ever we have 3 professional sports legends joining us to talk about the wonderful organization Christian Sports International and the upcoming "For The Kids" Celebrity Golf Classic.Our guests for this episode are: former Pittsburgh Pirate and Atlanta Brave Sid Bream, Four time Super Bowl Winner with the Pittsburgh Steelers Jon Kolb and former Pittsburgh Steeler Offensive Lineman Craig Wolfley. Sid and Jon have spent many years helping CSI with their Celebrity Golf Classic. We hear from both on CSI and what the organization means to them!We turn our attention to the "For The Kids" Celebrity Golf Classic on May 15th at the Treesdale Country Club in Gibsonia, PA. Former Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves player Sid Bream and four time Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion Jon Kolb, cordially invite you to play in Christian Sports International's 22nd Annual "for the kids" Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, May 15, 2023. Come join them and many of their friends for a great day of playing golf at the famous Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia, PA.Christian Sports International (CSI) is very pleased to announce that the guest speaker for its upcoming 22nd annual celebrity golf outing will be former Pittsburgh offensive lineman and current Steeler radio analyst, Craig Wolfley.Wolfley, a 12-year NFL veteran, played his first ten seasons in a Steeler uniform before finishing his career with Minnesota in 1991. For his success in the trenches, he was selected in 2000 as a member of the Steelers All-Century Team. Off the field, "Wolf" is recognized for his generous and spirited volunteer work with local non-profit organizations like CSI. As a public speaker, he delivers the positive messages of hope and faith to his audiences.Craig shares with us his excitement and part of his message for those attending on May 15th.We end the episode hearing from Sid, Jon and Craig about the other missions important to their lives as they're involved in many organizations. To register to golf, become a sponsor, or to learn more about the event: https://christian-sports-golf.perfectgolfevent.com/Follow CSI on Social Media:Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/teamcsi2Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/christiansportsintl/YouTube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsjqPQE_ez5G99GStUiEONwSpecial thanks to Sid, Jon and Craig for giving up their time to join us!
Re-Mixxd by Steel City Galleries Presents: YINZERCON 2023
Mar 29 2023
Re-Mixxd by Steel City Galleries Presents: YINZERCON 2023
HEY YINZ GUYS!!! We have such a treat for all of our listeners this week as we have two very special guests to talk about YINZERCON. Don Spagnolo, owner of Re-Mixxd & creator of YINZERCON, and Nick Bartley, Host of Hunting Nostalgia, join us to talk about the first-ever YINZERCON. Nick kicks off the episode by talking about the newest season of Hunting Nostalgia. There are great episodes coming up and Nick shares some of the guests that viewers will not want to miss. Catch all episodes on Hunting Nostalgia's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/@huntingnostalgia/videosThis first-of-its-kind event will be held on Saturday, April 15th, from 11am-6pm at the Re-Mixxd by Steel City Galleries retail store located:Amcel Center236 Finley Road2nd Floor-Suite 28Belle Vernon PA 15012-What is YINZERCON? It's a celebration of all things Western Pennsylvania. The people, the food, the lingo, the warmth, the unapologetic pride in their hometowns that people from this area have and spread with them around the world.-Who is YINZERCON? It's all of us, me and you and all our friends, and it's some of Western PA's biggest and best-known celebrities and brands.-Why is YINZERCON? Because a Yinzer thought, "Wouldn't it be cool to have a bunch of everything and everyone we love together at one time?" Plus, you have to admit, the name makes you smile Confirmed guests for YINZERCON:-KDKA Meteorologist Mary Ours-KDKA Reporter and Belle Vernon Grad Erica Mokay-Kathy Svilar "The Shop N Save Lady"-93.7  The Fan Morning Show's Dorin Dickerson-93.7 The Fan PM Producer Donny Football-Joe Wos Cartoonist and Emmy Award Winning Host of Cartoon Academy-Pittsburgh Steelers 3x Super Bowl Champion John Banaszak-Nick Bartley host of Hunting Nostalgia-Pennsylvania Motor Speedway-Pittsburgh Iron Man-Robert Wholey Co. Iconic Strip District Seafood Market-Ekernally Yours Gourmet Popcorn-Vinnie Candelore Influencer-Artist-The Burgh Bus-Pittsburgh Thor-Yinza Steel City's Wrestling Hero-Comicsburgh-Broom Pittsburgh Based Band***And many more!Tickets start at $25 and you receive that back on a Re-Mixxed gift card to use in-store!To purchase tickets or to learn more about YINZERCON: https://steelcitygalleries.com/There will be a special YINZERCON Signature Series on Saturday, April 1st featuring WTAE's Sally Wiggin and Guy Junker. Free to attend and will be a great way to prepare for YINZERCON 2 weeks later! For more details on YINZERCON Signature Series check out Re-Mixxd by Steel City Galleries Social Media:Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/steelcitygalleries/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steelcitygalleries/ We look forward to the first ever YINZERCON and can't thank Don enough for spending time with us promoting this wonderful event!