Accomplishments

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Established a 501 (C) (6) non-profit organization July 2012
  • Extended membership to more than 120 businesses in the Industrial Park
  • Current membership is 35 businesses
  • Established a website (www.bpindorg) with Mission Statement, Current & Past Events, Meeting minutes, Business of the Month, Map and Directory, more
  • Elected officers
  • Hold monthly meetings including speakers from:
    • Economic Development South
    • West Penn Power Co.
    • Business Law Legal team – Jackson/Lewis
    • Health care professionals
    • Elected public officials – mayor, police chief, Bethel Park council and more
    • EMS speakers including St. Clair Hospital rep.
  • Established a welcoming relationship with BP council and officials
  • Delivered business contact info for each address in the park to police, fire and ems
  • Held 2 paper shredding events
  • Held 1 electronics recycling event
  • Resolved electric outage issues within the park with local power company
  • Met with zoning and council to begin a park overlay – changing codes
  • Presented a letter to BP regarding the negativity and inefficiency of the bldg. inspection office
  • Formed a relationship with Economic Development South (Greg Jones) to help with zoning changes and other helpful ideas for park improvement
  • Established a representative from the Industrial Park to the newly formed BP Chamber of Commerce
  • Through a grant, funded the paving or park roads by the borough – ahead of schedule
  • Provided discounts for garbage hauling
  • Provided names of park businesses for snowblowing, grass cutting, plumbing valve testing, etc.
  • Linked people looking to rent space with possible landlords in the park
  • Created “Park Perks” – discounts from park businesses to park employees
  • Provided approximately 5 hours of free legal advice regarding hiring, firing, benefits, company manuals, and overtime pay changes
  • CPR training provided by Tri Community south – attended by 50 park employees
  • Commendation letter to acknowledge their excellent service and support was sent to BP Police Department, Fire Department, and EMS, on behalf of park businesses
  • Participated in National Clean Up Day – volunteers walked the park and filled bags and bags with debris
  • Donated a $500 window for BP Historical Society’s Park Avenue School House renovation
  • Requested the borough to paint lines on the “curvy” roads in the park

ONGOING

  • Zoning changes including parking, signage, beautification, water runoff, electric
  • Tree planting (free trees)