Business Spotlight

Cranberry is well known as a regional retail center. However, the heart of the Township's local economy is our ever-increasing family of corporate, industrial, and research organizations. Our Spotlight section profiles different local companies and offers a glimpse into Cranberry's diverse economy. Here is a sampling of businesses in the Township.

TrueCommerce connects business customers 
For most consumers as well as many small businesses, anything that happens between placing an online order and accepting delivery a day or two later occurs in something of a black box.  Read on...

Cranberry’s new CBD store gets down into the weeds
A trio of entrepreneurs in Cranberry may be at the leading edge of a major revolution in non-narcotic, non-addictive pain relief. But navigating the path to get there has been tricky. How did they...


Cranberry's Pretzel Factory gets a new twist
There's nothing soft about the mean streets of Philadelphia where fictional boxer Rocky Balboa rose to fame after pounding his opponents into the ground. But for young Dan Dizio, an enterprising 11-year old, there was one exception: soft pretzels.  Hungry yet? Learn more...

Mission Mahi serves more than just food
Mission Mahi, the name that owner Jimmy Woods conferred on his food truck and café business, requires a little unpacking.  Mahi-mahi is the Hawaiian name for the popular seafood that mainlanders used to call dolphinfish, even though the colorful, semi-tropical game fish has no genetic relation to the aquatic mammal from which it takes its name.  Learn more about Mission Mahi...
Times change, but at MSA, safety always comes first
Back in the mid-‘80s, Cranberry Woods-based MSA rolled out a revolutionary brimless style Brigade Firefighter’s Helmet at the fire service trade show in St. Louis, one of the industry’s largest.  Learn more...

Local nonprofit brings eyesight to the neediest
You’re not allowed to sell, or even to give away, prescription medicines you no longer need. It’s illegal. They have to be put in the trash.  But there’s an important exception: prescription eyeglasses. You are free to donate them to organizations, like Lions Clubs, for use by someone else, and you can do it without violating anybody’s laws.  Learn more about their work...


Cheers for Cranberry’s Ice Box Creamery and Cafe
It must be nice that “everyone knows your name” - thanks in part to a loyal customer base of the Ice Box Creamery and Café. The eatery has attracted its followers who often compare it to the TV classic ‘Cheers’. With the store front tucked away between Walmart and the PNC bank on Old Freedom Road, customers have no problem finding the place, and most importantly enjoying it!  Read on...
 
Omnicell is extending the power of automated medicine
Hospitals and all sorts of other healthcare providers around the country are consolidating like crazy.  And it’s not just regional organizations like UPMC.  Learn more...
Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant & Bar
It has taken decades, but the taste for Mexican-style food has finally hit Western Pennsylvania big time. Since 2007, have opened four family-owned restaurants in the Greater Pittsburgh area, including one in Cranberry Mall.  Learn more...
Grit & Grace Studio
For 15 years after graduating from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Education, Christine Border worked as Recreation Manager on the Township's Parks & Recreation staff. Five years ago, she started Grit & Grace Studio.  Learn more...


Beyond Parallel
Don’t mess with Laura Prosser, a performance coach and part owner of Beyond Parallel Strength and Fitness center in Cranberry.  Not only is she in exceptionally good condition, she is also a highly accomplished weightlifter who officiates at weightlifting events throughout central and western Pennsylvania.  Learn  more...

Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar
Over time, Cranberry became a regular stop for Army veteran Rich Chamness, while he pursued various business interests in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  But he what he found was that the longer he spent in the Township, the more he came to love the area and the people around it.  Learn more...

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids - Cranberry
There are moms everywhere that know the drill and the dread.  Child needs a haircut.  Child hates haircuts.  Mom holds screaming, squirming child while stylist snips away diligently.  When it’s all said and done, everyone is exhausted – mom, child, and stylist.  Learn more...

SpeedPro Imaging
SpeedPro offers large-scale graphics printing franchise whose eye-popping work gives trade shows, store windows, vehicle wraps, and other venues a striking visual impact.  In an age where electronic displays have largely displaced paper, this is the only segment of the printing industry still growing.  Learn more...

Jerry's Car Wash takes clean to the next level
Today, consumers can find a car wash on just about every corner. From laser to soft touch, do-it-yourself to drive-through, a car owner has many choices when it comes to caring for their vehicle. But that does not mean that all services are created equal.  Learn more...

Competitive cheerleading with a championship spirit
Cheerleading holds a similar standing in American culture to apple pie, baseball, and hot dogs. Imagery of pompoms, encouraging chants, and gravity-defying stunts dot the sidelines of popular sporting events across the country.  Learn more...

X-Cel Gymnastics
Training gymnasts for world-class competition has never been the primary goal of X-Cel Gymnastics – even though it happens often! Since its formation in 1993, X-Cel has focused on helping children from preschool through age 18 to enjoy achievement through learning gymnastics, along with helping them compete at the highest national level.   Learn more...

Fun Fore All
What do miniature golf, go-karts, kiddie rides, bumper boats, batting cages, arcade, and rock walls have in common? They're all at Fun Fore All - the free-admission, year-round amusement park that has served Cranberry Township for more than 20 years. And now it's expanding. Learn more...

Cranberry Care - Falcon ER Urgent Care
Where can you go if you are sick, and want to be treated with care by compassionate doctors in a friendly environment that’s close to home?  Falcon ER Urgent Care, of course!  Cranberry Township's newest healthcare resident offers all that and more, as they become a popular choice to receive care. Learn more...

The Westinghouse Power Play
Westinghouse Electric, with its hilltop campus in Cranberry Woods, is easily the Township's largest employer with a workforce of 2,700 divided between its Cranberry and Warrendale operations. The Westinghouse name has been emblematic of industrial savvy in the region for longer than anyone can remember.    Learn more...

E.T.H.I.C. Training Academy
What is a kid raised in Pittsburgh's toughest inner city neighborhood who later found success as a football player doing in Cranberry Township? In the case of Darnell Dinkins – a former star quarterback at Schenley High School who went on to play for Pitt and eventually for a series of NFL teams, culminating in a Super Bowl win for the New Orleans Saints, it’s character training for young athletes before their college years.   Learn more...

Kiddie Academy...Much More than Just ABC's and 123's
When Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Center arrived in Cranberry Township at 1044 North Boundary Road, it brought more than just ABC’s and 123’s.  It brought life essential lessons so children would have the tools to lead a healthier and more productive life. Learn more...

Polished! Completely Perfectly
When you want your ten fingers, ten toes or entire body to look “completely” perfect – step right into Completely Polished, one of Cranberry Township’s newest nail and full body waxing salons.  Learn more...
Hilton hotels offer unique lodging on 228
It’s no secret that the Route 228 corridor is bustling and booming with activity, driven in large part by growth in the Cranberry Woods and Cranberry Springs developments, with future opportunities in the new Village of Cranberry Woods. Learn more...

Cranberry Physical Therapy owner comes home
After 26 years of experience in the physical therapy field, longtime Cranberry Township resident Dale Reckless decided to take the plunge and open his own business in the Township. “I kept getting a consistent message from neighbors and friends, ‘I wish your office was closer so that I could come to see you!’” remembers Reckless.  Learn more...

BC3 offers employee training
Technology and operations are forever changing. Your latest and greatest computer program, philosophy on customer service, or safety protocols will someday be out of date, maybe even now. Employee training becomes a critical component in operational advancements and a primary factor in ensuring any organization’s success. Learn more...
Expanded VA clinic opens with patriotic fanfare
It was a moving sight – dozens of military Veterans standing side by side, singing “God Bless America” on a damp and chilly autumn day. They were gathered together to celebrate the grand opening of the recently relocated VA Butler Outpatient Clinic, which opened its new and expanded facility on Commonwealth Drive on November 6. Learn more...
UPMC Lemieux facility officially drops the puck
The innovative UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex at the intersection of Rt. 228 & I-79 is officially open for business and play. The complex will serve as the primary practice and training facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins, as well as a comprehensive outpatient facility for UPMC Sports Medicine. Learn more.
Customers are a top priority for Netech
Cranberry's Netech has a lot to celebrate. The project-based IT integrator is no stranger to accolades - technology leader Cisco has recognized the business as Commercial Partner of the Year, Services Partner of the Year, and Cisco Meraki Elevate Central Partner of the Years. Learn more.
ESS NexTier takes new services to next level
Businesses, like the people that own, operate, and work in them, often start off a new year with goals in mind for the next 365 days and beyond. In January, Kittanning’s ESS Insurance Group joined forces with NexTier Insurance to create ESS NexTier Insurance, kicking off 2015 with a new partnership. Learn more
Cranberry Township just got a little trendier
rue 21, Inc., a leading retailer of teen apparel celebrated the grand opening of its new flagship store in Cranberry Mall early in 2015. The nearly 8,000 square foot store hosts clothing and accessories for both girls and guys.Learn more


Prodigo guarantees results for its clients
Healthcare is a topic at the forefront of conversations whether they occur between talking heads on the 24-hour news loop, co-workers at the water cooler, or friends meeting for drinks. Learn more
It's Personal for The Sports Grille at Cranberry
Owning and operating The Sports Grille at Cranberry is a family affair for Sean Pregibon, a Youngstown, OH native and President of Pregibon Hospitality Group. Learn More
SMS Meer is retrofitting America's steelmakers
The long-rumored death of America’s steel industry has been greatly exaggerated. Of course, it has declined over the past 30 years, particularly in Western Pennsylvania. But the steel, aluminum and nonferrous metal industries remain an important economic force in the tri-state area and throughout much of North America. Learn More

Making a mark – Mecco Marking celebrates 125th anniversary 
In 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened in Paris, the first Kodak camera went on sale, Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture, and Mecco Marking and Traceability was founded. Fast forward 125 years, and all four remain lasting industrial icons who have made innovative impacts on their respective fields. Learn More

ProSource Wholesale Flooring
America’s floor covering industry – hardwood, tile, linoleum, carpeting, and so on – is huge. And among the thousands of companies it includes, America’s largest seller of flooring materials for home remodeling and new construction has quietly operated in the heart of Cranberry...Learn more

Delaney Brothers Furniture
Contract-grade commercial office furniture is typically designed to last about 20 years. But their replacement cycle has accelerated lately with workplace changes that tend to make furniture obsolete before it ever wears out. Learn more...

CompuGIG
Most of the larger clients of CompuGIG – a family-owned computer service business operating out of Piazza Plaza on Route 19 – already have one or more IT people on staff. Learn more...

Areva 
Can you name the biggest maker of nuclear power products in Cranberry? If you said Westinghouse, guess again. It's actually Areva, a $9 billion company, with U.S. headquaters in Charlotte, North Carolina, which provides end-to-end materials, equipment and services... Learn more...

Thomson Business Park
Thomson Business Park has an astonishing 98% occupancy rate with three-year leases on spaces ranging from a single 3,100 square foot bay to as many as six bays side-by-side, all with 20-foot high ceilings. Learn more...
Marriott Hotel
Cranberry’s Marriott mixes worldly clients with other-worldly service. The Cranberry Marriott’s shift in focus from catering to local corporate clients into serving an increasingly international business clientele, came about fairly abruptly.  Learn more...

Tollgrade Communications
Company collects and analyzes network information. Squeezing new efficiency from older utility lines. Learn more...

Sage North America
A global software giant is raising its profile in Cranberry Township. Learn more...

Rapid Granulator
Rapid Granulator rips into plastics recycling. Learn more...

Elmhurst Group
Developing large-scale commercial properties. Company collects and analyzes network information. Learn more...