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May 2, 2013 - Mark your calendar for Cottrill Arbutina Benefit Solutions Group's "Health Care Reform Webinar: Proposed Regulations and Potential Penalties for 2014."
The webinar will be held on May 15, 2013 from 1 pm to 2 pm. This informative session will be hosted by Shelly Bloom, Legislative Chair for the Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters (PAHU). A Q&A session will follow the presentation. [ register ]
April 5, 2013 - Kathleen Onuska, CPA, MBA joins Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates as an auditor and accounting consultant in Beaver. She is a key member of the firm's Contract Services Group, which provides clients with specialized experience in accounting, budgeting, auditing and financial consulting, representing a sophisticated, contemporary approach to the effective management of finances. She brings several decades of broad-brush accounting
experience to clients by virtue of her background
as a chief financial officer, financial controller, director and
project manager in Pennsylvania and Florida. Before joining the firm, she served as controller and
project coordinator for Louis D. Pappan Holdings in Beaver Falls, PA. Earlier, she was the CFO and accounting director for
Empire Builders of Collier County, a construction contractor in Naples,
FL, and senior cost accountant for Horsehead Corporation (formerly
Zinc Corporation of America) in Monaca, PA.
March 22, 2013 - Cottrill Arbutina & Associates is named as the 2013 "Small Business of the Year" by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce. In bestowing the honor, Chamber President Erica Loftus says the firm specializes "in industries where the need is greatest. In addition to the business side, Cotrrill Arbutina invests in their staff of 47. They help them perform as efficiently and effectively as possible and train them with a collective average of 950 hours each year. Cottrill Arbutina donates to many worthy charities as well as their employees donate significant time in leadership roles with non-profit organizations." [ more ]
March 18, 2013 - Kaitlin Vukich and Valerie A. Wasik join Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates as accountants. They provide services for closely held and entrepreneurial business clients as well as a variety of governmental and not for profit organizations.
Vukich previously was an intern with Cottrill Arbutina. She is a member of the Contract Services Group, which provides specialized experience in accounting, budgeting, auditing and
financial consulting. She obtained both her bachelor of science degree in accounting and associate degree in business in 2011 from Geneva College.
Wasik previously was a tax accountant with a mid-size accounting firm in Pittsburgh, where she prepared tax returns for small businesses, trusts and individuals. She began her career as an intern with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Pittsburgh. She received dual bachelor of science degrees in accounting and in business administration and management from La Roche College in 2004.
Cottrill Arbutina's teams, nicknamed the "Morningstars" - " GASB Gurus" - "Dual Tools" -- and " Tax Masters"
March 2, 2013 - Cottrill Arbutina again fields four teams for the annual Bowl for Kids Sake benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County which brings together more than 400 bowling enthusiasts and volunteers together raising a record total of donations for the fourth straight year.The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the agency, which matches quality volunteer adult mentors with at-risk children ages 6 to 14 who reside within a home that lacks the involved and supportive participation of one or both parents. [ more ]
Cottrill Arbutina representatives at Zonta's Slipper Ball, L-R: Mark Dickie, Michael Hennessey, Eleanor Wagner, Pamela Roesch, Soraya Dickie, Greg and Laura Wiest, and John and Nannette Skal.
March 2, 2013 - Cottrill Arbutina and tax manager Eleanor Wagner, CPA, sponsor a table at the Zonta Club of Three Rivers Pittsburgh North 10th Annual Slipper Ball, held at the Four Points Sheraton in Cranberry. Wagner is secretary of the local Zonta chapter, and proceeds from the event support women's scholarships, education and projects both locally and globally.
Feb. 12, 2013 - On behalf of Leaders Serving Beaver County, Cottrill Arbutina is pleased to sponsor three upcoming Thursday-morning presentations by Dr. John Stanko on “Competencies for Global Leaders.” The events also will qualify as “continuing professional education” (CPE) credits for certified public accountants. LSBC helps leaders and their organizations to operate based on Christian principles – "learning to do well to do good."
The presentations will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 252 College Avenue, Beaver, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., starting on Thursday, March 21, 2013. For more than 40 years, Dr. Stanko has consulted with business, educational and religious leaders worldwide, has authored 13 books and held training events in Africa, Europe and Asia. He received a master’s degree in economics from Duquesne University and a doctorate in pastoral ministries from Liberty Theological Seminary in Houston. By combining the latest in leadership techniques with a solid biblical foundation, he delivers cutting-edge tools for leaders who want to build on their natural abilities and learn how to better serve and influence others.
Cost for CPAs to attend is $25 per event, with an opportunity to mix and mingle with Cottrill Arbutina’s shareholders and staff. To register, contact Deborah Circle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724.683.3411.
Feb. 11, 2013 - Tax and audit specialist Lucas Rihely, CPA, has obtained his designation as a certified fraud examiner (CFE). The designation, bestowed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), denotes his expertise in the detection and deterrence of fraud by evaluating accounting systems for weaknesses, designing internal controls, determining the degree of organizational fraud risk, interpreting financial data for unusual trends, and following up on fraud indicators. ACFE is a global association dedicated to providing anti-fraud education and training. In his practice, he has managed a variety of engagements for clients ranging from financial institutions with assets over $100 million to local municipalities struggling with budget cuts. He works one-on-one with client management to assist with financial reporting and to provide valuable insight in areas such as accounting and tax compliance, staffing needs and safeguarding assets.
Dec. 20, 2012 - For physicians and others in the health care profession, Cottrill Arbutina releases its new four-page "Health Care Act" overview and analysis. The substantive document covers tax implications for 2013 and beyond which require planning and preparation now. [ Full text - PDF, 2.1 MB.] For more, contact shareholder Joseph Bevevino -- email@example.com -- who heads the firm's Physicians Group.
Joel Martin and Michele Renz lead the firm's inaugural conference for credit union leaders
Nov. 30, 2012 - Cottrill Arbutina hosts its inaugural Supervisory Committee & Accounting Conference for credit union officials at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North.
Led by Joel Martin and Michele Renz, it is a continuing professional education (CPE) event focusing on current credit union topics and issues relevant to supervisory committees, accounting management, internal auditors, CEOs and board directors.
Aug. 27-28, 2012 - Managing shareholder Tod Arbutina attends a two-day Marcellus Shale conference in State College, PA, hosted by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The conference covers a wide range of complex issues from joint operating agreements and land title issues to taxation, geology and natural gas production. Additional topics include trusts, estate planning and insurance applications; master limited partnerships and M&A activity; not-for-profit tax issues; implementing new regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, and midstream, storage and commercial updates. Arbutina is a member of the PICPA’s Marcellus Shale Communications Committee and leads the Beaver County Marcellus Shale Planning forum on LinkedIn.
Summer 2012 - Staff accountant Tiffany (Smith) Bowser and Cottrill Arbutina’s faith-based culture are featured in the summer 2012 edition of Geneva College’s Geneva Magazine, headlined “Monday Morning Reassurance.” The story begins: “Along with the rest of corporate America, Tiffany ... sits down at her desk every morning to begin a new work week. What makes the routine unique for her and her co-workers at Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates is how they start their day – with a Scripture-based devotional emailed from the company’s founder. For Tiffany, this is just another reassurance that she is at her ideal job. This position is the perfect fit for a God-fearing, small town girl from New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania….” View the full text article [ 5MB ] or see the magazine online.
Aug. 2012 - Cottrill Arbutina sponsors the annual summer picnic of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County, which helps bring many smiles and happy faces to the participants. BBBS's mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. [ more ]
Aug. 9, 2012 - As part of Cottrill Arbutina's commitment to serve clients and their business, and to help them weigh financial opportunity and risk, the firm is announcing a new service focusing on employee benefits insurance solutions. Cottrill Arbutina Benefit Solutions Group (CABSG) was created to advise clients on their employee benefits and the potential impacts of tax law changes and reform. It also will help clients better evaluate risk and manage their budgets. The firm intends to host a variety of educational webinars so clients can become more knowledgeable about the issues impacting their choices. With the impending healthcare reform, it is imperative to prepare clients with continuous education and planning. To do this, CABSG has partnered with My Benefit Advisor, LLC, an employee benefits consulting firm which provides employers with best-in-class service on behalf of a select group of insurance brokers. MBA has offices in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. It is operated by Emerson Reid LLC, which has more than 150 employees and manages more than $3 billion in health care premium,10,000 group disability policies and 5,000-plus ancillary line cases.
Aug. 2012 - Hosted by Leadership League, Cottrill Arbutina shareholders and guests enjoy a Forged in Steel conference and Pittsburgh Steelers training camp experience at St. Vincent College. L-R: John Wright, Russ Stockhausen, Tod Arbutina, Bill Cutri and John Ellsworth.
July 2012 - Managing shareholder Tod Arbutina again is selected by Pittsburgh Magazine as a “Five Star Wealth Manager.” This recognition covers the “best personal wealth managers in the Pittsburgh area” representing less than seven percent of the wealth managers in the region. His 2012 award is based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience and assets under management, among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final Five Star list.
June 18, 2012 - Tax manager Eleanor Wagner, CPA, Beaver office, is elected to the board as corresponding secretary of the Zonta Club of Three Rivers Pittsburgh North. Zonta is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women through funding for education, advocacy and hands-on service. "Zonta” is a Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “honest and trustworthy.”
June 4, 2012 - The firm launches a rebranded website designed to highlight its team of specialists, niche practices and library of financial and business planning articles. “We want to continue to differentiate our firm with a content-rich website of high visual quality,” said Tod Arbutina, the firm’s managing shareholder. "The website is intended to be an indispensable, go-to resource for our clients and friends.” Cottrill Arbutina’s new site also more closely aligns the firm’s visual identity with its myriad other corporate communications initiatives.
May 17, 2012 - The Beaver County Chamber of Commerce holds its popular "Afterhours" networking event at Cottrill Arbutina's Beaver building, attracting a crowd of more than 70 attendees, and featuring food, beverages and tours of the firm's new offices.
Cottrill Arbutina hosts the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce "Afterhours" networking event for a crowd of 70 attendees
May 1, 2012 - Senior tax accountantDanielle Cordes receives her license as a certified public accountant (CPA) by the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy. Before joining the firm, she spent more than three years with a Big Four accounting firm, preparing and reviewing partnership and corporate returns.
April 30, 2012 - Dan Billman, an independent professional geologist and certified petroleum geologist, joins Cottrill Arbutina as an affiliate to advise the firm’s Shale Gas & Oil Planning Group clients. He will provide valuation analysis of real estate holdings involving Shale reserves, and litigation support in matters of financial and economic disputes. He has been involved with the evaluation of Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale assets since each play’s inception. Billman has nearly a quarter century of experience in the Appalachian Basin. Since 1993, he has been president and consulting geologist with Billman Geologic Consultants, Inc. Earlier, he was an exploration and development geologist for Mark Resources Corporation and Eastern States Exploration Company.
April 16, 2012 - John "Jack" Ellsworth, CPA, CVA, MBA, head of Cottrill Arbutina's office in Peters Township, is admitted as an expert witness on valuation matters by the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, PA. He is experienced in assisting owners of closely held businesses with exit planning, valuations and litigation support.
He and colleague Tod Arbutina provide business owners with a weekly newsletter on exit planning, and have co-authored the foreword to the book, How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave It in Style.
Cottrill Arbutina fields 4 teams compete in the 28th annual "Bowl for Kids Sake" event on March 18, 2012, helping Big Brothers Big Sisters Beaver County raise nearly $60,000. [ more ]
March 1, 2012 -Thomas Helsing, Cottrill Arbutina's chief operating officer and head of the firm's Small Business Services Group, is elected to the board of directors of the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center in New Brighton, PA. Founded in 1962, BCRC partners with the business community to provide vocational and life enhancement experiences for more than 500 individuals with disabilities. It helps people with disabilities to develop self-confidence and a sense of self-worth while providing valuable service to local businesses.
Feb. 2, 2012 - The public accounting firm of Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, P.C., as well as Cottrill, Arbutina Wealth Management Group and Cottrill, Arbutina Benefit Solutions Group, are featured on the front page feature of the Beaver County Times' business section, produced in cooperation with the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce. The articles highlight the services provided by each of the three firms.
New Peters Twp office
Jan. 2, 2012 - To accommodate continuing growth, Cottrill Arbutina relocates its office in Peters Township to Waterdam Commons Office Park in McMurray. The firm moves into a 1,100 sq. ft. office, leasing 83 percent more space than before.
Oct. 27, 2011 -Tod Arbutina speaks on a panel at a Marcellus Shale Informational Event moderated by State Representative Jim Christiana, 15th Legislative District, held at Seven Oaks Country Club. Other panelists are the Marcellus Shale Coalition (overview of industry, tax issues, environmental developments); Range Resources (environmental protection); Chesapeake Energy (automobiles, other uses, corporate giving); National Association of Royalty Owners (land/royalty owner rights); the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (regulations); PGT Trucking (ancillary jobs) and Community College of Beaver County (new training center in Southpointe, Washington County).
Oct. 19, 2011 -Led by Tod Arbutina and John Ellsworth, Cottrill Arbutina hosts an Exit Planning Executive Briefing at its Beaver office. The event focuses on the fact that all business owners will leave their enterprise someday, whether on their own terms, or not. The firm helps clients to plan a successful transition, on the date they choose, for the amount of money they want, to the successor of their choice. Clients benefit from using our proven, strategic seven step process, to maximize the value received from their business and minimize the tax consequences. [ more ]
Sept. 12, 2011 - Two new accountants -- Danielle M. Cordes and Tiffany Smith Bowser have joined Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates. They provide tax and audit services for closely held and entrepreneurial businesses, school systems, small government entities, not for profit organizations and credit unions.
Cordes is a senior tax accountant. Earlier, she spent more than three years with a Big Four accounting firm, preparing and reviewing partnership and corporate returns. She also is experienced with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s FAS 109 and analyses of effective tax rates, as well as foreign/international tax schedules and tax depreciation reviews. She is a 2007 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned her bachelor of science in accounting degree.
Bowser is an auditor. She received dual bachelors of science degrees in accounting and in finance in 2011 from Geneva College. While at Geneva, she served in an auditing internship with Cottrill Arbutina, and was involved with field inventory counts and testing for activity and athletic funds, general cash disbursement and receipts, payroll and revenue. As an undergraduate, she also was vice president of finance with the college’s Student Union and held an internship with Geneva’s business office.
Aug. 8, 2011 - Cottrill Arbutina launches an innovative tool – “My Client Portal” – for clients to have their own personal, private portal accessible from every page on the firm’s website. It provides instant, 24/7 access to accounting and financial information online -- any time, day or night -- from any high speed internet connection. The portal also is a solution for sharing and exchanging electronic files securely and quickly. [ More ]
MDA "jailbirds" Eleanor Wagner, left, and Pamela Roesch
June 1, 2011 - To raise funds so that the Muscular Dystrophy Association can send 10 children to camp this summer, Cottrill Arbutina & Associates tax manager Eleanor Wagner, CPA and Pamela Roesch, sales assistant with Cottrill, Arbutina Wealth Management Group, receive "fun warrants" and are sentenced to MDA Jail “for having big hearts,” but generously are “bailed out” by donations from clients, colleagues and friends. MDA provides help and hope to hundreds of thousands of children and adults across the country who live with neuromuscular disease. [ more ]
May 2011- Shareholder Joel Martin joins a dozen men from First Presbyterian Church in Beaver on a humanitarian mission trip to El Limonal, Nicaragua. Located between a cemetery, sewage plant and a massive garbage dump, El Limonal’s residents earn a living by collecting plastics from the dump. The primary purpose of the mission was to share the good news of the Gospel and to assist the villagers in building a school, partnering with Food for the Hungry, a non-profit devoted to ending physical and spiritual poverty around the world.
Above: Joel Martin helps share the Gospel with Nicaraguan children and in constructing a school. Below: Martin's group enjoys a performance by students in El Limonal. Photos by Greg Pelka.
Cottrill Arbutina's Donnelly, left, and KDKA-TV personality Jennifer Antkowiak
May 21, 2011 - Marilynne Donnelly of Cottrill Arbutina’s Beaver office helps lead the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Division of the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP) at Clarion, PA, featuring guest speaker Jennifer Antkowiak, morning anchor with KDKA-TV (CBS) in Pittsburgh.
IAAP is an international group of 30,000 members worldwide which elevates the value, image, competence and influence of administrative professionals, with Donnelly serving as an officer with its Beaver Valley Chapter.
May 20, 2011 - Cottrill Arbutina presents a seminar for clients on the new Statement No. 54 of the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB 54) involving fund balance reporting and government fund type definitions. Speakers include Andrew Sutton on GASB 54 involving fund balance changes; Michelle Renz on single audit issues; and Chad Agnew on preparing for general audits.
May 19, 2011 -
The Beaver Business District Authority chooses Cottrill Arbutina's new building as the recipient of its 2nd Quarter Downtown Recognition. The building is recognized for its "outstanding contribution to our
business district streetscape. An unsightly vacant building at 525 Third Street
was demolished, and in its place stands an attractive property that houses four
new businesses." [ more ]
April 2011- Shareholders Tod Arbutina and John Ellsworth, leaders of the firm's Exit Planning Group, co-author the Foreword to the book, How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave It in Style, by John H. Brown, president of Business Enterprise Institute, Inc. Readers will learn about the proven Seven Step Exit Planning Process® that takes them from where they are -- running successful organizations -- to where they want to be. [ more ]
March 2011 -
The Spring 2011 issue of the magazine Community Health Magazine Beaver Valley publishes "Over-Taxed and Overwhelmed?" authored by tax manager Eleanor Wagner, CPA, providing guidance on when it does and does not make sense to prepare one's own income tax filing. [ reprint ]
Above: Cottrill Arbutina's team of four squads in this year's "Bowl for Kids Sake" benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County. Below: bowlers Laura Scala and Lucas Rihely.
March 13, 2011 -
The firms of Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates and Cottrill, Arbutina Wealth Management Group field several teams for this year’s Bowl for Kids Sake benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County. This year, approximately 500 bowlers were expected to participate in the two-day weekend event on March 12-13, 2011, at Sims Lanes in Beaver Falls and Baden Bowl in Baden. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the agency, which matches quality volunteer adult mentors with at-risk children ages 6 to 14 who reside in Beaver County within a home that lacks the involved and supportive participation of one or both parents. [ more ]
Tod Arbutina at 'Forged in Steel'
March 9, 2011 - Tod Arbutina makes a presentation on "Exit Planning" at the third annual Forged in Steel conference at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, to guide business owners and executives on how they can plan to successfully transition away from their business someday, on their terms. Led by Damian Williams of Leadership League, other speakers include former Pittsburgh Steelers players Craig Wolfley and Jon Kolb, current free safety Ryan Clark and marketing VP Tony Quatrini. The overall theme focuses is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at leadership the "Steelers Way" -- leading, teaming and planning -- and unpacks the 7 values that drive the team's success.
7, 2011 - An attractive hand-forged, fabricated
steel sculpture is placed on Beaver’s newest office
building in the heart of the Third Street business district,
commissioned to celebrate the completion of this landmark
structure, and as a permanent signature decoration further
enhancing Beaver’s ambience as a Pittsburgh
Magazine “Top 10 Neighborhood.” It symbolizes
the bedrock values, beliefs and culture that have built
the Cottrill Arbutina public accounting firm since its
founding in 1984.
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23, 2010 - Tod
Arbutina has been elected to a three-year
term on the board of directors of the Beaver
Area Heritage Foundation, which operates an award-winning
heritage museum and log house
as a center for educating students, and sponsors the annual
Garrison Day Sale and Memorial Day Parade
in Beaver. Arbutina is a former board director of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County and as co-chair
of its annual auction has helped raise more than $130,000
over the past several years. Previously, he served in
leadership roles with the Beaver County Red Cross and
the Rotary Club of Beaver.
11, 2010 - Tod
Arbutina, managing shareholder of Cottrill,
Arbutina & Associates, and who heads the firm's Marcellus
Shale Group, has been named to a statewide Marcellus Shale
communications task force of the Pennsylvania
Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In this
role, he is advising the PICPA on strategies targeting
property owners of natural gas reserves and other mineral
rights in the methane-rich Appalachian Basin. These individuals
will need knowledge and guidance in taxation and estate
planning after receiving windfall lease royalty and bonus
incomes. PICPA also wants to educate entrepreneurs in
construction, engineering, manufacturing and real estate
as well as leaseholders in exploration and production
operations. [ more
] Listen to his podcast
for property owners and lease holders. [MP3, 8.45
minutes, 4.5MB ]
23, 2010 - The annual silent auction of
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Beaver County, co-chaired by Tod
Arbutina and his wife Tawnya,
raises a record-breaking net of $32,000 to support the
agency's mission to help vulnerable children to reach
their potential, and an additional $8,000 in capital campaign
contributions to assist with the acquisition, relocation
and renovation of the agency's new building in New Brighton.
With Arbutina's involvement, the auction has raised more
than $130,000 over the past several years.
24, 2010 - Cottrill Arbutina completes
its move to the firm's new headquarters at 525 Third Street
in the heart of the business district of historic Beaver,
PA, a Pittsburgh Magazine "Top 10 Neighborhood."
Our beautiful new building - consolidating our team from
our former offices in New Brighton and Chippewa Township
- will be a center for comprehensive accounting, tax,
estate and retirement planning for our clients. Note our
new contact information --tel 724.683.3400
- fax 724.683.3401. Click
for directions and a list
of new direct-dial phone numbers for our team.
30, 2010 - Michele L. Renz,
an accountant with Big Four experience who has worked
in-house in both Fortune 500 and startup entrepreneurial
companies, has joined the firm as a senior accountant.
She will provide audit and accounting services for governmental
entities including public school districts, municipalities
and municipal authorities as well as credit unions. Previously,
she was a project manager and controller for a marketing
services firm in Illinois, and earlier was a senior accountant
at Honeywell International's Sensing and Control Division.
She obtained her bachelor of science degree in accounting,
magna cum laude, in 1993 from Indiana University
of the Twa community in Burundi
14, 2010 - Former Cottrill Arbutina accountant, small business advisor and QuickBooks specialist Andy Kennedy
shares his personkal report from Burundi, a central African nation
where he and his wife Amy are involved with the work of
His Glory International, a Christian ministry of which
they are co-founders. Since 1980, the Kennedys have ministered globally
in more than 25 nations. He writes: "Our
outreach is in the central African nation of Burundi. Our
headquarters is in the capital city of Bujumbura, although
our ministry reaches out into all the 16 provinces. Burundi
is about the size of the state of Maryland, but has a population
of more than 8 million..."
[ more ]
Left to right: Cottrill Arbutina's
Joseph Bevevino; BBBS executive director Pamela Webb;
and Maureen Donnelly Distinguished Service Award recipient
Fred Clerici. Missing from photo: Pamela Roesch.
26, 2010 - Cottrill Arbutina receives
the 2010 Outstanding Support of Program Award from the
board of directors of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County. On behalf of
the firm, shareholder Joseph
Bevevino and Pamela Roesch
accept the award, which honors a business, group or individual
who has gone above and beyond in supporting the agency.
In her remarks BBBS board president Mara Pritchard
says that: "Cottrill Arbutina and their staff members
have raised thousands of dollars for our children's programs
over the last five years through corporate and individual
support of our special events. As past treasurer of the
board, Tod Arbutina
provided invaluable financial expertise to the agency.
Additionally, Tod co-chairs our Autumn Auction Dinner
with wife Tawnya and co-chairs
Brad and Tammy Homan, and thanks
to their combined leadership, the auction grew by 25 percent
last year. Finally, Cottrill Arbutina sold its former
headquarters to BBBS at a substantially below-market price,
helping the agency to realize our vision of a permanent
the office of State Representative Daryl Metcalfe
announce that Arbutina is being recognized for five years
of service through a House of Representatives Citation.
Above, Jack Ellsworth (left) and Joe Bevevino. Below, Cottrill Arbutina's
four teams, organized by Pamela Roesch of Cottrill, Arbutina Wealth Management Group (back row,
14, 2010 - Cottrill
Arbutina fields four teams in support of the 26th annual
"Bowl for Kids Sake" event, the largest, most
successful fundraiser benefit for Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County. The teams include
"Dual Tools," with Julie Hines
serving as captain;
"Morning Stars" (Pamela Roesch);
and "Significant Deficiencies." The annual bowling competition is held held at Sim's
Lanes in Beaver Falls, PA.
31, 2010 - The
Beaver County Times covers the news of the firm's
headquarters construction in a story entitled "Downtown
Beaver Project to Begin Anew," quoting firm president
of the firm's new headquarters in the heart of Beaver's
business district began Feb. 1, 2010
Jan. 28, 2010 - Construction
of the firm's new headquarters building, at 525-535 Third
Street in Beaver, PA, will start on Feb. 1, 2010. “We
have every intention of taking occupancy by September
this year,” said Dale
Cottrill, the firm's president, and one of
the principals of building owner Third Street Renaissance.
“The building will be a major landmark on Beaver's Third
Street and a place we will proudly call home."
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