• Enterprise Foundation

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  • The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber Enterprise Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity established by the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce to assist the Chamber in its goals of empowering and growing the business community. The Foundation assists the Chamber through special programs and initiatives which provide education, workforce and professional development, and community enrichment.

    Current Enterprise Foundation Programs include:


    CHOICES is an interactive classroom seminar that gives middle school students a chance to see into the future and recognize the importance and long-term effect of the personal and academic decisions they make today. The program offers creative, highly participatory exercises facilitated by volunteers from the business community.

    Students are challenged to think about their future career options based on the level of education they decide to achieve, as well as the impact their choices will have on others and the world around them. Self-discipline is encouraged as the key to success in their endeavors and at the end of the seminar they are given a “Key to Success” as a reminder of the control they have over their choices and their futures.

    If you would like more information about the CHOICES program, contact Susan Hovanec at 412.203.0259 or email shovanec@paacc.com.


    This annual workshop is designed to assist entrepreneurs in the initial vetting process of their business ideas. The workshop is offered to members or non-members at the minimal cost of $20 per registrant. Expert facilitators help attendees to:

    • Learn the components of a SUCCESSFUL business
    • EVALUATE their business idea
    • IMPROVE their chances of success
    • Determine NEXT steps


    If you feel you have the next great idea that will revolutionize business, contact the Chamber at 412.264.6270 or email info@paacc.com. 


    This four-part class is offered on an annual basis to teach budding entrepreneurs and business people the four cores of business planning:

    • Success Planning
    • Market Planning
    • Cash Flow Planning
    • Operations Planning


    If you would like more information about the CORE FOUR Business Planning Course, call the Chamber at 412.264.6270 or email info@paacc.com.


    In memory of the late Sally Haas, who provided exemplary leadership as the PAACC’s President/CEO for 14 years, the Sally Haas Scholarship Fund was established by the Chamber to provide scholarship funds to both our region's aviation students and military family members in need of financial assistance for post-secondary education.

    Contributions to this fund will be used in the same way they were used to support Kathleen Hyland (Pictured on the far left), a graduate from Eden Christian Academy, who was presented a Military Scholarship of $2,500 from Enterprise Foundation Board Members Jim Katsafanas and Larry Schwartz at our 2015 Annual Celebration of Excellence. 

    If you or your company would like to make a donation to the Sally Haas Scholarship Fund, please make checks payable to Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber Enterprise Foundation and forward to the Chamber offices at 850 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 101, Moon Township, PA 15108.


    You can apply today to be awarded a scholarship just like Kathleen. The process is easy, click one of the application links below and submit your information and essay to foundation@paacc.com.

    Aviation/STEM Scholarship Application

    Military Scholarship Application

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