First Strides Youth Hockey Program at the Printscape Arena

The new ownership of the Printscape Arena at Southpointe (formerly the Iceoplex) have started a new program that is 100% free to introduce youth to hockey.

About The First Strides Youth Hockey Program

  • Children are bused to the Printscape Arena at Southpointe
  • Private tour of the ice rink and facility
  • Dress for hockey in full equipment
  • Hit ice where they are broken in three groups based on skill level
  • Learn to ice skate and other hockey specific drills
  • Instruction is provided by top local coaches and athletes
  • Group photo on the ice at the end of the session
  • Each child receives a packet with items such as free public skating passes, discounted tickets to a pro hockey game, nutritional information and more.


Program instruction provided by the Printscape Arena Hockey Staff in partnership with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), Canon McMillian School District (Canon Mac Big Macs), Peters Township School District (Peters Township Indians) and Trinity School District (Trinity Hillers).

For more information email program director Cody Skraitz at or call (724) 745-6666

Printscape Arena at Southpointe First Strides Youth Hockey Program

Southpointe Chamber Network Center at Printscape Arena

The Southpointe Chamber now has a 'Network Center'  at the Printscape Arena main foyer area.  This is a room dedicated to community workshops,  meetings and gatherings for social networking.  Featured is seating for 18,  three Network TV Screens,  central sound system,  teleconference equipment and CCTV camera for video connection.  The room is available as a courtesy to members by calling the Southpointe Chamber Office at 724-873-7777. Ext 22. 

Video Highlights from the Roast of Rich DiSalle

Southpointe Rotary Club had a great turnout for the honorable (Retired) Judge Richard DiSalle Roast

The Canonsburg Houston Southpointe Rotary held a banquet Roast at the Southpointe Golf Club honoring Retired Judge Richard DiSalle. Attendance to the sit-down banquet style dinner exceeded over 100 prominent lawyers, judges, Magistrates, attorneys, and key community business principles.

The event was co-sponsored by the Southpointe Chamber with Don Hodor as master of ceremony. Speakers roasting the judge were Steven Richman, a retired local attorney, Judge John DiSalle, (son of Richard Disalle), Jim Mcdonald, Southpointe Chamber Board member and President of Monaloh Basin Engineering, Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan and Rotarian Charles Keller.
A special, Rotary Paul Harris award was presented by District Rotary Governor Steve Arnowitz followed by a proclamation from the State of Pennsylvania presented by Senator Camera Bartolotta.
Sponsors included Washington Financial, Southpointe Telecom, AT&T Cellular and Urchick Business Consultants.
Jazz entertainment was sponsored by the Washington Jazz Society with Judge John DiSalle on saxiphone, Dan Baker on guitar and Greg Therman on Bass.

Iceoplex Media​ ​Advisory/Photo​ ​Opportunity

Unveiling​ ​the​ ​Iceoplex​ ​at​ ​Southpointe​ ​new​ ​facility​ ​naming​ ​rights​ ​brand/partnership​ ​and​ ​new​ ​restaurant/sports bar​.​ ​​Other​ ​new​ ​announcements​ ​that​ ​will​ ​be​ ​shared​ ​at​ ​the​ ​event​ ​are​ ​the​ ​following:
  • Facility​ ​name
  • Restaurant/sports​ ​bar​ ​opening
  • Facility​ ​investment/ownership/management​ ​group
  • Southpointe​ ​Chamber​ ​Network​ ​Center
  • Southpointe​ ​Fitness​ ​Center

Immediately​ ​following​ ​the​ ​event,​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​live​ ​on​ ​ice​ ​demonstration​ ​for​ ​the​ ​new​ ​physical​ ​education program​ ​for​ ​schools​ ​called​ ​​First​ ​Strides​,​ ​an​ ​introduction​ ​to​ ​hockey​ ​for​ ​grade​ ​school​ ​students.

Don​ ​Hodor,​ ​Southpointe​ ​Chamber
John​ ​Dziak,​ ​Printscape​ ​Imaging​ ​&​ ​Graphics Rich​ ​Hopf,​ ​Iceoplex​ ​at​ ​SouthpointeSenator​ ​Camera​ ​Bartolotta
​Bubba​ ​Snyder,​ ​Bubba​ ​Gourmet​ ​Burghers​ ​and​ ​Beer

Thursday,​ ​November​ ​2,​ ​2017​ ​@​ ​12​ ​p.m.
Complimentary​ ​food​ ​samples​ ​provided​ ​by​​ ​Bubba’s​ ​Gourmet​ ​Burghers​ ​and​ ​Beer
Iceoplex​ ​at​ ​Southpointe
114​ ​Southpointe​ ​Blvd​ ​Canonsburg,​ ​PA​ ​15317
For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​Southpointe​ ​Chamber,​ ​Don​ ​Hodor,​ ​724-873-7777​ ​ext​ ​22
Register​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​at​ ​​

Southpointe Chamber Member Ace Wire Spring & Form Hosts Students for Manufacturing Day 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA - Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc. recently celebrated and promoted Manufacturing Day 2017 for the second year in a row on October 6th. Ace  Wire Spring has been a manufacturer of Custom Compression Springs, Extension Springs, Torsion Springs and Wire Forms since 1939.

Ace Wire Spring believes in supporting the local community and the education of young people in the field of manufacturing. To help students experience what manufacturing is, and in celebration of Manufacturing Day, Ace Wire Spring hosted two separate groups of students for a presentation and tour of the company's facility. In the morning, Ace Wire Spring welcomed a group of Sto-Rox 8th grade middle school students. In the afternoon, they hosted a group of Brashear high school students. They also welcomed Bill Padnos, Director of Youth Engagement for the NTMA & Executive Director of SWPA BotsIQ, and David Fair, President & CEO of SMC Business Councils. After the tour, Ace Wire invited the students back into the office to perform a hands-on experiment, make their own springs using small pipe cleaners and pencils for the shaping possibilities.

The hope is that this event helped expand the minds of the students that visited Ace Wire Spring, and that they saw the many opportunities for a career in the manufacturing industry.  Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It is a chance for students to see the diverse career options that are innovative, impactful, and durable. In response to a dire need in America, MFG DAY helps with the industry's major shortage of skilled workers. An estimated two million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next decade due to companies' inability to find talent with the required skills. Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY amplifies the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinates a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

Ace Wire Spring & Form Company ( has manufactured custom precision springs for diverse applications since 1939. The ISO certified and ITAR registered company develops and manufactures a wide variety of compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, and wire forms.

Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc.
1105 Thompson Avenue - McKees Rocks, PA 15136-3818
Phone: 412.331.3353 - Toll Free: 800.828.3353 - Fax: 412.331.1602

TRPIL Capital Campaign Golf Outing 2017


TRPIL’s 2nd annual Golf Outing is coming up! We hope you are able to grab your clubs and join us this October for a day of fun and adventure!

WHY: To benefit TRPIL’s Capital Campaign to renovate the former Washington, Pennsylvania YWCA Building located at 42 W Maiden St, Washington, PA 15301.

WHEN: Monday, October 2nd, 2017

WHERE: Lone Pine Country Club, 2755 Park Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.

COST: $150 a player 

To sign up please download THIS APPLICATION , print it out and send it to us along with your payment.

To be a sponsor for our event, please fill out this SPONSOR APPLICATION by September 22nd, 2017 and mail it to us with your sponsorship.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Joann Naser at or by calling (724)223-5115.

2017 World Class CEO Awards Banquet

Each year the Southpointe CEO Association holds their annual World Class CEO Awards to honor individuals for their achievements within the Southpointe and surrounding business communities.  The association also awards an annual scholarship and this year has added a new Emerging Leader Award. 

The 2017 Wolrd Class CEO Award Honorees

The Washington County Board of Commissioners has been instrumental in the development of Southpointe and Southpointe II. The Commissioners communicated a vision to create a common sense of purpose among the multiple stakeholders in the Southpointe community, and they continue to focus on the long-term goals of the park.

Laurence O. Magi - Larry Maggi is currently serving his third term on the Board of Commissioners and serves as Board Chairmen

Diana Irey Vaughan - Now serving her sixth term, Diana Vaughan is the youngest person, only woman, and longest serving Washington County Commissioner.

Harlan G. Shober, Jr. - A unique combination of business and entrepreneurial experience and extensive elected community experience serves Harlan Shober well in his second term of office as a County Commissioner.

The 2017 Emerging Leader Award Nominees

New for this year's awards celebration night is the launch of a special honor, in collaboration with Leadership Washington County, of the Emerging Leader Award. Understanding that participants in LWC programs are destined to become tomorrow's CEO's, the Southpointe CEO Association will recognize one of the individuals noted below, who have been selected by their peers, to receive the 2017 Emerging Leader Award.

Winner: Jennifer Trapuzzano - Co-owner of Fresh Media Group

Runner-up: Carole Deangelo - Marketing Director at Observer Publishing Company

The 2017 Scholarship Winners

This year the Southpointe CEO Association awarded their annual scholarships to Alyssa Ketter and Mathew Miceli. Watch the video to the right for a recap and comments from the recipients.

Sportopia Fun and Fitness Summer Camps at The Iceoplex

Looking for something to keep your child active this summer?

Sportopia Summer Camps, conveniently located in Southpointe, is a 9 week summer camp series.  Our goal is to provide and create an atmosphere to encourage children to try new experiences, develop new friendships and enjoy fun and fitness along the way!

Each day of the week will have sports, games, activities, as well as crafts, movies, free time and snack. Each participant will have the option to pack a lunch or order their lunch ahead of time for additional fee.

Price for each day of camp includes: care of child, all supplies for crafts and activities, t-shirt and snack each day registered for camp. Any sports, games, activities include but not limited to; basketball, soccer, volleyball, ice skating, capture the flag, dodgeball, four square, board games, crafts and an educational "unplugged" hour each day.

Camper must be between the ages of 5 to 12 by June 12, 2017.

​Multi child discounts are available (5% off each child).  Contact the camp director for directions on how to sign up multiple family members for Sportopia.

Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing March 2017 Report

Read the full report below.


Watch the video above for the full breakfast seminar on Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing.

Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing Report

On April 19, 2017 The Southpointe Chamber of Commerce held an informative breakfast seminar featuring Denise Brinley, Assistant Secretary of Strategic Industry Initiatives for the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, and Michelle Mcgregor, Senior Advisor of Energy Programs for The Nature Conservancy. The seminar focused on business opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing in Pennsylvania in relation to the new Shell Cracker plant as well as future developments. Below you will find a link to the full report that was referenced in the seminar.

IHS Markit is exclusively responsible for this report and all of the analysis and content contained herein. This report relies heavily on proprietary data collected on a regular basis by IHS Markit, by IHS Markit’s proprietary models and analysis, and by secondary data provided by various US government agencies supported by interviews with industry representatives and other experts. The scope of research was limited to the two primary components of NGL (ethane and propane), and how these two products could be used to enhance manufacturing opportunities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

US NGL supply and demand

As shown in Figure 2.1, NGL production is a by-product of crude oil and natural gas production and has end
use opportunities in chemical plant, refineries, and commercial distributors. Since 2008, production of
natural gas from tight oil and shale gas plays has increased significantly, resulting in rapid growth in the
overall NGL production in the United States. NGL are by-products of natural gas production and refinery
runs and most of the NGL production in the United States is sourced from natural gas.

Figure 2.2 shows the current and significant forecast changes in the NGL supply and demand balances through 2030. NGL production from natural gas processing and refinery operations averaged about 3.4 million b/d between 2010 and 2015. With growing natural gas production, the total NGL production is estimated to nearly double—to average about 6.3 million b/d from 2026 to 2030 solely because of natural gas processing. In contrast, NGL production from refinery operations is not expected to grow through the rest of the forecast period. Imports of NGL have been declining since 2005 and will continue to decrease to minimum levels (some level of imports are required to balance the markets).

The US demand for NGL is expected to grow, driven primarily by the feedstock needs of the petrochemical industry. Demand for NGL in other sectors is expected to be flat to declining over the long term. The total demand for NGL from the various sectors in the United States will still not be enough to consume all of the NGL production, resulting in increased exports of NGL to international markets. Total exports from the United States averaged 0.5 million b/d between 2011 and 2015 and it is expected to average around 2.3 million b/d between 2026 and 2030.