Strongland Chamber of Commerce
Serving Southern Armstrong and Northern Westmoreland Counties
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To provide programs and services that enhance the work of the region’s educational institutions
and build an active link between business and education to reinforce meaningful workforce

Strategic Goals:
· To continue to deliver and improve the existing education programs including the
Quizbowl, Math league, Motivational Card, Entrepreneurship, and STEM.

Join the Committee
The education committee is always happy to accept new members. We meet 12:30PM on the 3rd
Thursday of the Month.  If you would like to join the education committee please email or call the
office (724) 845.5426.

The ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM is a program for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students that would
like to start up their own business.  If you would like more information, click the links below.
Parent Cover Letter
Program Description and Application. 
Everything needs to be printed out, filled out and sent to:
StrongLand Chamber Foundation
1129 Industrial Park Road,
Box 10, Suite 108
Vandergrift, PA  15690 
Committee Members:
Jill Awes - Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center
Patty Brady - Penn State New Kensington
John Chernega - Cherrywood Golf Course
Patrick Couldon - Westmoreland County Community College
Jim Croushore/Brooke Seward - Burrell High School
Nina Fulton/Doug Stanko - Freeport Area School District
Lori Harvey - Penn State Electro-optics
Carrie Jacobus - Newport Business Institute
Stacy Kaiser - NHS School Apollo
Scott Koter/Diane Antenucci - Kiski Area School District
Mary Lamanna - Valley High School
Jocolyn Ursiak - Kittanning Senior High School
Kara Polka - NHS School Apollo
James Purtell - Lenape Technical School
Donna Purtell - Indiana University
Danielle Reinke - PNC Bank
Kelly Sadler (Angela Orbin) - Leechburg High School
Tom Straub - ALCOA Inc.
Janetta Thomas - Apollo-Ridge High School
Paul Weifenbaugh - Tri-County WIB
Charmin Worthington - StrongLand Chamber of Commerce