Chamber & Community News
- Domain Squatters Take Hostage of South West Communities Chamber Website
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mandi Pryor
Domain Squatters Take Hostage of South West Communities Chamber Website
(Bridgeville, PA) The South West Communities Chamber of Commerce domain has been taken over by illegal Cyber Squatters. The “Squatters” purchased the domain after a host error was made, which accidentally put the domain name up for auction this past March. The squatters purchased the domain name and have now placed a pornography site in its place, in hopes that the chamber would pay an exorbitant price to get back their domain.
Executive Director Mandi Pryor claims. “The South West Communities Chamber of Commerce is a trusted community entity and this is a great loss for our small trade business, as this has been our website domain for many years. We are asking that people share our new domain, southwestcommunitieschamber.org, and acknowledge that this is likely a permanent change. The former domain is unfortunately NSFW (not safe for work) any longer.”
The chamber is taking action by filing a complaint with ICann (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), but it is unlikely that they will see a change in the near future. As a long-term solution, the domain has now been changed to southwestcommunitieschamber.org, as well as all email addresses affiliated to the chamber.
Mandi Pryor adds, “As a chamber, we want to also remind our local businesses to take precautions to ensure that they are protected from ransomware, cyber attacks, domain squatting and viruses, among other online threats. Do not wait until something like this has happened to you and your business.”
- Welcome Mandi Pryor as the new Executive Director
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mandi Pryor
Phone: 412-221-4100 (o) 412-737-3347 (c)
Mandi Pryor, Executive Director
South West Chamber of Commerce
South West Communities Chamber of Commerce Appoints New Executive Director
(Bridgville, PA)- South West Communities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mandi Pryor of Cecil has been named the new Executive Director of the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce. Pryor, who additionally runs her own marketing company as well as is an executive producer and host of a public access television show based out of Peter’s Township, stepped into the role in August 2017.
The South West Communities Chamber of Commerce is a strong, pro-business membership organization serving business and our communities for almost 100 years. The unique home of the Chamber is a 110 year old building, once a West Penn Power substation, located on Washington Pike (Rt. 50) in Collier Township. The building was restored through the donated efforts of members and area business twenty-five years ago. Member municipalities include the Boroughs of Bridgeville and Heidelberg, and the Townships of Collier, Scott, South Fayette, and Upper St. Clair.
“This chamber has a strong history of bringing the community together, I am excited to step into the role and help to grow this chamber to its fullest potential as well as help business owners in this region continue to thrive” says Pryor.
The Chamber provides the tools to assist in the operation and promotion of area businesses, and our members work together to make our communities desirable places to live and do business. Membership in the Chamber is an investment in the future of these communities, and we believe that our members are our greatest resource.
- CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF OUR 25th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Grand Prize winner of the Chamber’s 25th Annual Fundraiser is Dennis Lueckert, holder of Ticket No. 0117 2nd Prize went to Jill Nixon with Ticket No. 2381, and 3rd Prize was won by Dan Colussy holder of Ticket No. 1141. Our THANKS to all of our ticket holders for their support of this annual event held to help fund the Chamber’s Education & Community programs and to maintain the Chamber building. Again, CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
- SOUTH FAYETTE TWP. WINNER OF GOVERNOR’S AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS to South Fayette Township for winning the state DCED Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence in the “Information Technology” category. The award recognizes the township’s website and social media platforms…..Take a look at www.southfayettepa.com
- NEW BOOK BY LOCAL AUTHOR – “HISTORY OF SOUTH FAYETTE”
IMAGES OF AMERICA: SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP written by Charlotte Smith, local author, columist, and South Fayette School District substitute teacher,has recently been published by Arcadia Publishing as a part of their “Images of America” series. The book was written by Charlotte on behalf of the South Fayette Historical Society and is available in Barnes & Noble bookstores and online @ Amazon, Arcadia Publishing and Barnes & Noble.
- CHARTIERS CENTER NEWS
Chartiers Center is now a licensed provider of Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Services and is accepting referrals for treatment. The program is open to adolescents and adults age 12 and older who have displayed a need for outpatient substance abuse treatment, as well as an appropriate level of care for individuals who are diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health disorder. The program includes individual counseling, family counseling, psychiatric evaluations and, if needed, medication management. To refer a new patient to the program or for additional information call 412-221-3302 x 123.
- DO YOU KNOW ABOUT PA’S ELECTRONIC LIBRARY?
Looking for information and don’t know where to start? Try the Pennsylvania POWER Library. POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworty answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Repair your car. Locate a title. Explore career options. It is all at the POWER LIBRARY. Most of the site is open for browsing, but to use the online e-resources, you must have a library card issued by a library in PA or you can obtain an eCard at https://powerlibrary.auto-graphics.com/ that will allow you to access the POWER Library e-resources. For additional info. contact your local Library.
- South Hills Street Map AvailableA comprehensive color street map of the South Hills and connecting Washington County communities is available from the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce.Detailed communities with street index include Bridgeville, Collier, Scott, South Fayette, Heidelberg, Upper St. Clair, Peters Township, Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park, Cecil, McDonald, Green Tree, Carnegie, Southpointe, and others.Complimentary copies of the map may be obtained at the chamber office located at 999 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017.For additional information, call 412-221-4100 or email email@example.com.