In just 15 months, ShaleNET — a multi-state recruitment, training, placement and retention program for jobs in the gas industry — has graduated 65+ people. Many of these graduates have now landed good paying jobs in the burgeoning Marcellus Shale industry — an industry expected to grow steadily over the next several years. As CONSOL Energy’s Gary Slagel remarked on a recent episode of Our Region’s Business, his company’s natural gas division alone is estimating 500-750 new hires over the next five years. Slagel is joined by Byron Kohut, director of the ShaleNET Western Hub and Col. Grey Berrier II, deputy commander of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team to discuss the program’s progress and the value it can offer returning veterans.
Have you ever met someone, say a potential date or business associate, but weren’t quite sure if they were being completely truthful? Well, now there’s an app for that. Created by an Iowan inventor, “Docket in Your Pocket” allows you to perform a quick, comprehensive background check on just about anyone via your smart phone. Matt Haindfield, creator of “Docket in Your Pocket,” sat down to talk about his product and explain why he decided to launch it in Pennsylvania.
As the oldest Chevy dealership in the U.S. under continuous family ownership, Bridgeville’s Colussy Chevrolet is only 7 years younger than the Chevy brand itself. Tim Colussy, co-owner of Colussy Chevrolet, takes us through the dealership’s remarkable history, which started when his 17 year old grandfather began the business back in 1918.
“Our Region’s Business” airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV. Hosted by the Allegheny Conference’s Bill Flanagan, the 30-minute business affairs program is co-produced with Cox Broadcasting. The program is rebroadcast on PCNC-TV at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, and at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. It also airs Sundays on WJAC-TV (Johnstown-Altoona) at 6 a.m. and WTOV-TV (Wheeling-Steubenville) at 6:30 a.m.