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Is your company or organization looking for a Speaker? If so, the following Norwin Chamber members are available to speak on a wide variety of topics. The speakers’ contact and topic information is listed below. Please contact the speakers directly if you need any additional information or if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement.

Boy Scouts of America Westmoreland Fayette Council/Rotary District 7330
Speaker: Dave Slusarick


Request Dave Slusarick to speak via Email

Phone: 724-208-1623
Fee: none

Qualifications: Presenter at District Conference and District Assembly for Rotary District 7330. Spoke to several Rotary Clubs in Pennsylvania and Brazil as a representative of the 2013 Outbound Group Study Exchange team.

Topic(s): * From the Campsite to the Boardroom: Leadership Lessons Learned from Scouting
* How Rotary Membership Can Enrich Your Life And Business

Content: * What scouting taught me and how I've applied it. Why scouts make great employees. Why scouting is more relevant than ever.
* Overview of Rotary. How Rotary has brought me fulfillment personally and professionally. Rotary needs you and you need Rotary.

Business Partners
Speaker: Bruce Violette, President


Request Bruce Violette to speak via Email

Phone: 724 - 875 - 8050
Fee: none

Qualifications: IFA (International Franchise Association)
President of Business Partner Franchise Corp.
Bruce built the Business Partner Marketing Franchise to 35 locations in 16 States.
Web Sites: &

Bruce acts as an independent consultant to numerous Franchise Companies.
Frequent Guest Speaker at various International Franchise Association Events as well as Individual Franchisor Conferences.

Sample Videos available on Bruces Web Site:

In addition Bruce is a licensed FAA Commercial Pilot and U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain.

Topic(s): Small Business Ownerships as a Career Option.

Content: Franchising, Entrepreneurship, available Small Business funding options, Fears & Risks associated with owning your own small business.

Whats Hot & Whats Not in terms of todays hottest franchise models.
Income & Lifestyle goal planning.

I can supply my own projector and presentation screen if need.

Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business
Speaker: Michael Pochan, MBA


Request Michael Pochan to speak via Email

Phone: 724-216-6200
Fee: none

Qualifications: Currently teaches at Carnegie Mellon in the Tepper Business Schol and the School of Computer Science. Also teaches at Seton Hill University. Has spoken at dozens of conferences in the Asset Finance and Leasing industry, typically on topics regarding software and information systems. Has spoken twice at the World Leasing Conference. Member of the Norwin Chamber, Norwin Art League and the Irwin Moose.

Topic(s): Ideas For Growing Your Revenue
Becoming a Better Salesperson
How To Improve Your Cash Flow
Four Tips to Manage People Better

ChamberChoice/JRG Advisors
Speaker: Ron Carmassi


Request Ron Carmassi to speak via Email

Phone: 412-456-7015
Fee: none

Qualifications: Over 50 Chamber memberships, Builders Associations, Non-Profit (PANO/HANP), Pittsburgh Technology Council

Topic(s): Affordable Care Act, Health Care Reform, Compliance Program, Defined Contribution, Public and Private Exchange, Self-funding.

chroma marketing essentials
Speaker: Jane Noel


Request Jane Noel to speak via Email

Phone: 724-523-3001
Fee: none

Qualifications: 16 years of experience.

Topic(s): Websites, Online Marketing and Search Engine Optimization

Content: Topics are customized depending on what the group would need or be interested in.

Cinti ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic
Speaker: Dr. Todd Cinti & Dr. Jason Cinti, Doctors of Chiropractic


Request Dr. Todd Cinti & Dr. Jason Cinti to speak via Email

Phone: 724-744-2211
Fee: none

Qualifications: Member of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association. The doctors have given presentations in the past to Senior groups, Rotary clubs, Community Organizations and Boy Scout groups. Both doctors are graduates of Logan College of Chiropractic.

Topic(s): Seven Steps to Healthier Living. We can also present on topics such as Balance, Chiropractic & Children, Chiropractic and Pregnancy and Sports - The Value of Chiropractic for Athletes.

Content: Seven Steps - this talk covers seven key areas that are esssential to living a healtheir life. Topics include: Nutrition, Water Intake, Rest & Relaxation, Time Management, Supplements, Stretching & Excercise and Stress reduction. The other topics all discuss the value of Chiropractic in each of those specific areas.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Speaker: Dian Colletti

Request Dian Colletti to speak via Email

Phone: 724-396-2610
Fee: none

Qualifications: I have presented programs through Redstone Highlands at several of their locations/facilities as well as at the Norwin High School Career Days. Held home buyer and seller educational events at Coldwell Banker and the Norwin Chamber of Commerce.

Topic(s): Home Staging
Home Sellers Workshop
Home Buyers Workshop (including first time buyers)

Content: Home Staging: The importance of preparing and staging your home in preparation for the best possible sale. Buyers Workshop: Go through the process of buying a home from pre-approval through closing. Seller Workshop: Introduce and walk through the process involved for the best outcome when selling what is for most people their most expensive asset.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Speaker: Maryann Schneider

Request Maryann Schneider to speak via Email

Phone: 724-217-5153
Fee: none

Qualifications: Taught continuing education courses on Real Estate Investing 101 at Westmoreland County Community College and presented First Time Homebuyers seminars. Member of Toastmasters.

Topic(s): * First Time Homebuyers Workshop
* Understanding and Purchasing Foreclosures & Investment Properties
* Finding Income Generating Rentals and Good Tenants

Davis Financial Group
Speaker: Keith Davis, CFP


Request Keith Davis to speak via Email

Phone: 724-864-8600
Fee: none

Qualifications: Certified financial planner

Topic(s): Financial Planning
Investments and Market Updates
Retirement Planning
Estate Planning
College Planning

DiCerbo Properties
Speaker: Otis DiCerbo


Request Otis DiCerbo to speak via Email

Phone: 724-433-7351
Fee: under $100

Qualifications: Developed program to teach investors how to succeed in real estate investments. WCCC instructor.

Topic(s): Real Estate Investments

Content: Selecting profitable properties. How to find good deals. Renovate properties quickly for cash flow. Obtaining credit to finance properties. Tenant selection and management.

Duncan Financial Group
Speaker: Anthony Marciano, Director - Tax & Accounting Services and Investment Advisor Representative


Request Anthony Marciano to speak via Email

Phone: 724-863-3287 ext. 3151

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with over 12 years experience. Member of the Norwin Lions Club and Manor Borough Council. Previous speaker experience with St. Vincent College, Norwin Lions Club, Chambers of Commerce and other Civic and community organizations.

Topic(s): The Fundamental Financial Issues of Running A Business

Content: Financing the start-up of a new business. Accounting and bookkeeping challenges of operating a business. Business and personal income tax issues surrounding a growing and profitable business. Investing and planning for retirement.

Duncan Financial Group
Speaker: David R. Leng, Vice President and Executive Partner


Request David R. Leng to speak via Email

Phone: 724-863-3420 ext. 3329
Fee: none

Qualifications: Author of "Stop Being Frustrated Year After Year by Your Workers' Compensation Program". 25 year veteran of the Risk Management and Insurance industry. Frequent speaker for the Westmoreland HR Association, the National Worker' Compensation Symposium, PA Society of Public Accountants, SMC Business Councils as well as other organizations.

Topic(s): Overview of Workers' Compensation cost reduction, reducing frustrations and costs when it comes to managing injuries. The impacts of FLMA, COBRA and ADA on managing employee injuries. How to obtain the lowest rates from an insurance company. How to determine the best agent and insurance company for you.

Content: Speech content varies depending on topic. Topics include Commercial liability, Workers' Compensation, Risk Management, OSHA and Behavior Based Safety.

Edward Jones Investments
Speaker: Matt Wirtz


Request Matt Wirtz to speak via Email

Phone: 724-864-6214
Fee: none

Qualifications: MBA Duquesne University. Member of the Norwin Rotary and Norwin Chamber of Commerce

Topic(s): Foundatons of Investing
Outlook and Opportunities
Annuities and Your Retirement
College: Getting There From Here
Put Your Retirement Plan To Work
Roll it, Take It, Leave It, Move It: Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options
Roth IRAs: Retirement Can Be Less Taxing
Social Security: Your Questions Answered
Preparing Your Estate Plan
How To Raise a Money-Smart Child
Tax-free Investing: It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep

Energy Swing Windows & Doors
Speaker: Steve Rennekamp & Don Darragh


Request Steve Rennekamp & Don Darragh to speak via Email

Phone: 724-387-2991
Fee: none

Qualifications: Member of Certified Contractors Network, Norwin Chamber, Monroeville Chamber, Westmoreland Chamber. Experience in speaking at various chamber events as well as national contractor groups.

Topic(s): Don't Get Ripped Off When Your Home Gets Ripped Up.

Content: This seminar is solely for the purpose of consumer protection - so sales involved.
* The Remodeling Industry's Bad Reputation
* What Homeowners Wish They Had Put In Writing
* Three Criteria To Determine Value
* Five Major Areas Where Homeowners Get Blindsided
* How to Avoid Regret: What Consumer Protection Agencies Recommend
* Additional Things To Look For

Irwin Business & Professional Association
Speaker: Michael Pochan


Request Michael Pochan to speak via Email

Phone: 724-216-6200
Fee: none

Qualifications: Currently teaches at Carnegie Mellon, has lectured at Penn State as an invited speaker, presented many times at industry conferences and has spoken locally for the Norwin Chamber, Norwin Art League and the Norwin Rotary.

Topic(s): The Direction of the Irwin Project
The Irwin Sesquicentennial in 2014
Local History - West Penn Railways and the Coal Mines
The IBPA Plans for an Outdoor Museum of Irwin History

JRG Advisors
Speaker: Michael Orangis

Request Michael Orangis to speak via Email

Phone: 412-456-7233
Fee: none

Qualifications: Medicare sales certification.

Topic(s): 1. Medicare Parts 1 & B, Medicare Supplements and Advantage Options.

Law Office of Mary Ann Petrillo
Speaker: Tyler Jones, Esq.


Request Tyler Jones to speak via Email

Phone: 724-861-8333
Fee: none

Qualifications: Pitt Law School, Seton Hill University graduate and law practice with an emphasis on Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Elder Law

Topic(s): Estate Planning

Content: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Protecting Children and Protecting Assets

Legacy Medical Centers
Speaker: Huongthao Ta, D.C.


Request Huongthao Ta, D.C. to speak via Email

Phone: 724-382-5626
Fee: none

Topic(s): Women Health & Wellness
Nutrition/Weight Loss/Vitamins

Content: To better your body to help it heal more naturally with less side effects.

Marston Psychological Services
Speaker: Daniel Marston, Ph.D.

Request Daniel Marston to speak via Email

Phone: 724-433-5467
Fee: none

Qualifications: Diplomate in cognitive & behavioral psychology. American Board of Professional Psychology. Fellow, Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Member of the American Psychological Association Division Behavioral Neuroscience. Member of the American Psychological Association.

Topic(s): 1. Autism and related disorders
2. Nerological disabilities
3. Neurology & Psychology of Marketing
4. What makes a good executive or manager

Content: 1. Overview of autism and how this disorder effects behaviors. Overview of how to help someone with autism.
2. Review of neurological disabilities and specific recommendations for helping someone with disabilities.
3. Discussion of what neurological and psychological research says about marketing.
4. Focus on identifying specific ways to make decisions about hiring and retaining executives and managers.

Mary Kay
Speaker: Sharon Bone, Independent Beauty Consultant


Request Sharon Bone to speak via Email

Phone: 412-817-4842
Fee: none

Qualifications: I am a member of the Norwin Chamber of Commerce and the Norwin Chapter of the Womens Business Network. I have served on the Board of Directors of both organizations. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Clarion State College. In addition, I have taken some post graduate classes at the University of Pittsburgh, the Westmoreland County Community College and the Northwestern State University of Louisiana. I have given presentations to large groups of parents about how to obtain services for disabled children, spoken to young girls about skin care, and have given presentations about my business to groups of women.

Topic(s): Taking Care of your Skin.

Content: The importance of wearing sun screen, how and why to clean cosmetic brushes, the dangers of sharing makeup with friends, etc.

Medallion Wealth Management
Speaker: Donna Cheswick, Financial Advisor and CDFA


Request Donna Cheswick to speak via Email

Phone: 724-934-8615
Fee: under $100

Qualifications: As a 29=year veteran in the financial services industry, Donna provides objective financial guidance and planning services for individual and corporate clients. She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, helping to guide divorcing individuals and family law attorneys with decision-making and problem-solving on the critical financial issues related to divorce. She is also a trained divorce mediator and a collaborative financial neutral. She is a frequent public speaker and trainer and writes articles covering a wide range of topics related to finance and divorce that have been featured in local and national print and online publications and radio.

Member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern PA (CLASP), 2012-2013-2014 Five Star Wealth Manager, 2014-2015 Financial Advisor-Women's Choice Award, Pittsburgh North Regional and Norwin Chambers of Commerce, Women's Business Network, Pittsburgh Professional Women and Business Women Connect. Education: BS/BA Duquesne University.

Topic(s): Retirement Readiness - Identifying and Managing the 5 Key Risks in Retirement
A Man is Not a Financial Plan
A Women's Journey to Financial Independence
The Top 10 Financial Pitfalls During the Divorce Process
Gaining Financial Control of Your Divorce
Cost of Divorce on Corporate America
How a CDFA Can Help Avoid the Financial Pitfalls During and After Divorce
Identity Theft: Reducing The Risk of Fraud

Content: Varies on Topic.

Myers Duffy Dansak & Clegg LLC, Attorneys at Law
Speaker: Ryan L. Dansak, Esq.


Request Ryan L. Dansak to speak via Email

Phone: 724-864-9800
Fee: none

Qualifications: BA English, MA English, Juris Doctorate, Adjunct Professor Duquesne University, Former Director of Arcadia University's Writing Center, Rotarian, Frequent Lecturer/Writer on Estate Planning and Technological Issues for Legal Professionals

Topic(s): Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning and Business/Professional Writing

Content: (1) Planning Your Estate: Why you probably don't need a living trust. (2) Planning for Skilled Nursing Home Care: Protecting Your Family's Assets. (3) Formal writing practices in a text message world.

North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue
Speaker: Shane Spielvogle, RN-BSN, PHRN


Request Shane Spielvogle to speak via Email

Phone: 724-864-2540
Fee: under $100

Qualifications: 23 years emergency service: fire, rescue, emergency medicine. Licensed as Pennsylvania Prehospital RN

Topic(s): Emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, first aid/CPR, community paramedicine programs, response to disaster, role of EMS and rescue in the community.

Content: Tailored to meet the needs of the requested parties.

Ohl Insurance & Financial Services
Speaker: Lucas Ohl


Request Lucas Ohl to speak via Email

Phone: 724-871-7788 ext. 2001
Fee: none

Qualifications: Owner of insurance agency for 8 years. Extensive experience consulting property owners, helping them to properly and affordably insure their properties. Other commercial and personal experience as well.

Topic(s): Property insurance for landlords.

Content: Helps landlords understand the coverage they have and need. How and when it applies. And ways to keep costs down and make sure they are adequately protected.

PA House of Representatives
Speaker: George Dunbar, State Representative


Request George Dunbar to speak via Email

Phone: 724-744-0305
Fee: none

Qualifications: CPA, CFO, Business owner, Local & State Elected Official.

Topic(s): State government, economic development and leadership.

Content: Can be tailored to current events. Prefers to take questions.

Petrillo Jones, LLC, Attorneys At Law
Speaker: Mary Ann Petrillo, Esq./Tyler J. Jones, Esq.


Request Mary Ann Petrillo, Esq./Tyler J. Jones, Esq. to speak via Email

Phone: 724-861-8333
Fee: none

Qualifications: Law firm with over 35 years of combined experience protecting families, seniors and children. Attorney Petrillo and Attorney Jones serve on several boards within the community and are frequent lecturers on the topics of Estate Planning, Elder Law and Adoption.

Topic(s): Estate Planning (wills, trusts, Power of Attorney, Living Will), Elder Law, Probate and Estate Administration and Adoption.

Content: Legal advice on the above listed topics.

Redstone Highlands Outreach Program

Request to speak via Email

Phone: 724-864-5811 ext. 412
Fee: none

Topic(s): Personalized Assessment and Wellness Planning.

Reliance Business Solutions
Speaker: Diann Donaldson


Request Diann Donaldson to speak via Email

Phone: 724929-2852
Fee: none

Qualifications: Speaker at Chambers of Commerce, private groups and seminars

Topic(s): Protect Yourself From Fraud

Content: Personal and business fraud protection. New EMU rules

Saige Jen Taylor
Speaker: Tammy DiMartino and Kathleen Patterson

Request Tammy DiMartino and Kathleen Patterson to speak via Email

Phone: 724-864-4401
Fee: none

Qualifications: Active members and speakers for Harrison City Women's Club, Sears Retirement Members, various Church clubs, Norwin Public Library and Seton Hill University

Topic(s): Decorating for holidays, seasons and celebrations.

Speaker: Kim Ward, Senator


Request Kim Ward to speak via Email

Phone: 724-600-4002
Fee: none

Qualifications: Public Official

Topic(s): Local and state government topics

Content: Current events in Harrisburg

Women's Business Network - Norwin Chapter
Speaker: Donna Cheswick


Request Donna Cheswick to speak via Email

Phone: 724-493-9695
Fee: Varies

Qualifications: Donna has been a member of WBN for the past 13 years, and public relations director for the past 11 years. She has been giving presentations/workshops/seminars on a variety of topics for the past 25 years and she writes articles covering a wide range of topics that have been featured in local and national print and online publications and radio

Topic(s): Building an Effective 30-second commercial
How to Conduct A Successful Meeting
Leveraging Business Success and Inspiration with a Mastermind Group
12 Fundamentals to Better Marketing
Social Media - How To Effectively Use LinkedIn
Networking an Ocean of Opportunity
Leveraging your Marketing and PR Budget - Go Local, Go Free
The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business

Content: Varies on topic

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