Javiera Cubillos `11 – Owner
AkuRuka was born to support the entrepreneurship project of Mapuche-Pehuenche women of the Lonquimay region, in the Chilean Araucanía. The process of these weaves begins with the shearing of the sheep, then the spinning and dying of the wool with natural herbs. The design is then finally woven onto the loom, which ends up being a unique item in the world. By working with their own resources, these women are able to develop a new way of income, which helps them become self- sufficient and economically independent. By supporting AkuRuka you are supporting the craftsmanship of these women, who through their skilled hands are opening doors towards a better future.
Casa Larga Vineyards
Andrea Colaruoto `92 – Director of Marketing/Owner
2287 Turk Hill Road
P.O. Box 400
Fairport, NY 14450
*Discount available for Mercyhurst alumni. Casa Larga Vineyards offers a discount to Mercyhurst University Alumni for wine purchases, festival tickets and more, plus a percentage of the sale goes back to the Alumni Association. Casa Larga Vineyards can ship wine to 36 states and the purchases can be made on line or via phone. If you have questions, the Mercyhurst University Alumni Wine Program Coordinator here at the Vineyard is Cathy F. at 585-223-4210 ext 121.
China Seven Color Group Co LTD
Kenny Christies ’87 – Cookbook Printing
The No. 3 Alley, Xiantian No. 1 Zone,
Fuyong Town, Baoan District, Shenzhen City,
Guangdong Province, China
China Printing Masters is a professional China Printing Company of various types of packaging and printing products. Have many years working experiences, due to competitive prices and high quality eco-friendly material,our products gain very good reputation among the customers at home and board.
Timothy Conway-Hay ’99 ’02 – Solution Architect, Professional Services
110 North Minnesota Ave Suite 300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Susan Moore ’95 – Business Manager/Co-Owner
1540 East Lake Road Suite 100
Erie, PA 16511
Decision Associates was formed in 1984 by Donald and Susan Moore ’95 as a regional consulting firm assisting clients in Strategy, Marketing, Executive Recruiting, Succession/Exit Planning and Mergers & Acquisitions. Decision Associates strives to keep businesses alive in Erie, Pa!
Eagle Point East
Kelly Matczak ’95 – Coach and Author
313 Datura Street, Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
At Eagle Point East, Kelly’s intuitive and empathetic nature assists her clients in turning problems into solutions. If you would like help getting what you truly desire in your life, please schedule a FREE consultation; Customized workshops and speaking engagements are available t ofit your needs. Consultations can be by phone or in person.
Edward Jone Investments
Zac Wild `08 – Financial Advisor
2701 Evanston Ave.
Erie, PA 16506
“You can have everything you want in life, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
Erie Food Tours
Kelly Karns `06 – Owner
Elizabeth Clark `16 – Tour Guide
4701 Weatherwood Trail
Erie, PA 16506
ERA Lakeway Real Estate
John Lawson `75 – Real Estate Agent
1228 Gay Street
Danridge, TN 37725
Farester Consulting, LLC
Erika Farester 02 05 – Organizational Development and Grant Writing Consultant
287 Wayne Street
Homer City, PA 15748
Farester Consulting is passionate about helping nonprofits become efficient and effective so they can meet their missions. Theyoffer a variety of services for organizations including: Grant Funding Search, Grant Proposal, Communication, Project Development & Evaluation, Organizational and Board Development, and PANO Standards for Excellence consulting.
Gusto Designs, LLC
Elizabeth Nici `01 – Owner/Graphic Designer
P.O. Box 770347
Lakewood, OH 44107
Graphic design in and around Cleveland. Stylized. Streamlined. Conservative. Chic. Masculine. Flirty. Wild. Tame. What’s your ‘style personality?’ At Gusto Designs, LLC we take your personality and combine it with our own creative flair, and create a piece you are proud to showcase. Don’t have a style? No worries. We love meeting new people and helping them find a look that not only fits, but makes their company memorable to customers.
Guttenberg Industries, Inc.
Greg Yoko `85 – Director of Business Development
PO Box 70, 603 Lincoln Street
Garnavillo, IA 52049
Guttenberg Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer (custom plastic injection molder) and work with well-established businesses as well as enterprising entrepreneurs.
Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc.
Melanie Jaroszewicz `08 – Ticket Operations Manager
Headquarters: 5445 Triangle Parkway Suite 300
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
An alumni discount is available!
Key Private Bank
Vic Laurenza `02 – Vice President, Wealth Advisor
11 Stanwix Street, 16th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Deb Lang Redlin `93 – Executive Assistant to Senior VP/CTO
5000 Headquarters Drive
Plano, TX 75024
Patrick Behm `14 – Financial Advisor
1375 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Nonna and Me
Sandi Zobrest `70 – Founder
5740 Chieftan Trail
Tuscon, AZ 85750
Sandi began developing “Nonna and Me” products in 2007. It started with a PowerPoint presentation for her granddaughter. But after seeing how helpful this was in her development of language skills, she fine tuned that presentation into what is now the ABCs DVD. Not wanting to stop there, she went on to create the ABCs Book, the ABCs Coloring Book, and a packet of 101 Activity Sheets that not only teach the alphabet, but include other readiness skills that help preschool and first grade children with reading and writing. She am dedicated to assisting parents by providing them with quality materials for their early learners.
Shaun Lux `05 – Manager of Business Analysis
Robert Lawlor `05 – Business Analyst
3850 N Wilke Road
Arlington, IL 60004
Paylocity is a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations.
Lisa Bannisert ’08 – Founder227 Broad Street
Conneaut, OH 44030
Lev Kubiak ’88 – VP & Deputy Chief Security Officer
235 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Shellhammer Atwood and Associates, Inc.
Bret Atwood `96 – President
331 Arthur Street
Kittanning, PA 1201
Auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and business insurance.
Seven Mountains Media
Michael Brennen `87 – Account Executive
160 Clearview Ave.
State College, PA 16803