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dukates lasting impressions Celebrates 15th anniversary

This month Kathleen Dukate is cel- ebrating her 15th year in business in Greene County. She started Dukate’s Lasting Im- pressions when she realized that our area needed a business to help other businesses and organizations promote themselves.

Over the years she has learned how important promotional products can be in increasing sales, encouraging community participation, and motivating colleagues. As Kathleen has remarked: “When useful items, such as pens, caps, mugs, key tags, or folders, are given as gifts, the recipients are reminded each time they use the items of the company or organization whose name is on the product. That kind of reinforcement is invaluable to local companies and community agencies.”

Early on, Kathleen relied on catalogs, mailings, and individual referrals to get the word out about the value of promotional products. Since then she has added e-mail, kdukate@windstream.net, and a web site, http://dukates.logomall.com, to make it easier for people to contact her when they are looking for just the right item.

Many of Kathleen’s customers are from Greene County. And the fact that she gives a 10% discount to all Waynesburg Area Cham- ber of Commerce members makes working with her a distinct advantage. Some members have discovered that their membership fee is more than paid for by her discount and those extended by other members.

Oddly enough, some clients who have ordered just one item from Dukate’s think that that’s the only item she provides. “A t- shirt customer,” she said,” sometimes thinks that I’m just in the t-shirt business. When, in fact, tee shirts are just one of a countless number of advertising products I can supply. Our original slogan, ’We can put your name on just about anything,’ holds true even more today with all the new and exciting items available everyday.”

Once more, congratulations to Kathleen Dukate as she celebrates 15 years in Greene County.

To mark the 15th anniversary of Dukate’s Lasting Impressions, Kathleen is announcing a contest open to any member of theWaynes- burg Area Chamber of Commerce.

members in the spotlight

  • Phone or e-mail Dukate’s Lasting Impres-

sions between May 15 and June 15, 2009, and

  • Name 15 different promotional products

that you can order from DLI.

  • Those who can name at least 15 will receive

a 15% discount on one order placed before September 15, 2009.

To qualify the person or organization must be a current member of the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The 15% discount will be awarded only once to a given individual or organization and cannot be added to the usual 10% Chamber discount.

Call 724.627.7478, or e-mail Kathleen at kdukate@windstream.net to join the celebra- tion. Good luck.

tHe FRame-uP & galleRy

In December 2003, the Frame-Up & Gallery joined other Main Street Specialty Shops with its grand opening. The business at 60 West High Street occupies the storefront that was the Purman Bank in the late 1800’s and then, in the 1920’s, was the home of Waynesburg’s first Telephone Company. The building, owned by William Thomas and Ew- ing Pollock, was recently sold to Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful our local non-profit organization dedicated to the historic pres- ervation of downtown.

The proprietor, John McCall, spent his working career in Industrial Management positions; however, his second love became that of custom picture framing. While work- ing in St. Louis, Missouri, John befriended an individual that owned two frame shops in the City. He quickly picked up the basics and soon it became more than just a hobby. Because he was used to working on projects that did not come to fruition for long periods of time, custom framing a piece of art to John meant “instant gratification”.

In the early 80’s John returned to Waynesburg to assume the position of Bor- ough Manager and also opened “Samuel P.Hoopers” a frame shop located in the lobby of the Fort Jackson Hotel. Later, he moved to Tennessee to assume another “real job”

but then returned again, eight years later, to retire and place his “more than a hobby” into a business. Now partnering with Susan Stoy, they dedicate their creative talents to those art interests of the area.

John is active in the Professional Picture Framer’s Association. He has the most up to date equipment available and is constantly interested in developing new skills that are readily shared in his industry. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday are his hours but, chances are, you will find them there just about any hour, enjoying, instant gratification.

JaCk’s eleCtRiC

Jack Snyder has been working as an electrician for over 35 years. After retiring last year, he started Jack’s Electric. He is fully insured and ready to serve individuals, small businesses and large businesses. Jack’sElectric specializes in gas well service, meter sockets, underground installation, overhead instal- lation, outdoor lighting, temporary electric service, breaker panels, outdoor receptacles, power saving circuits, energy efficiency improvements, ceiling fan installations and more. Jack and his wife, Pam, also own and operate a small family farm in Jefferson. Jack offers free estimates to Waynesburg Chamber members. He can be reached by calling 724- 883-4529 or 724-344-3209.

national Cit , now a part of PnC The result of The PNC Financial Service Group’s acquisition of National City Corporation is a powerful new organization -one of the nation’s top five banks by deposits and branch- es, with 60,000 employees across the United States and abroad.

The combined company has 6,000 ATMs, free for customers of both banks, and is better positioned to provide for the credit and banking needs of all customers - from individuals and small businesses to large corporations, government agencies and non profit orga-

nizations.

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