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Dec. 5, 2004 - The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review features Miner as a "Newsmaker" for his recent election as president of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation. In a related story, he also is pictured in the Dec. 8 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Dec. 4, 2004 - Miner addresses the Young Preservationists of Pittsburgh about past accomplishments and future goals of the Beaver Area Historical Museum, located in a restored freight station of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad in Beaver.

Dec. 4, 2004 - At the invitation of District Governor Elect Joel Nagel, Miner speaks on public relations strategies at the Leadership Retreat of Rotary District 7300, a daylong event involving the presidents of 25 clubs in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Beaver Counties.

Nov. 16, 2004 - Miner is elected President of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, the 450-member group that operates the award-winning Beaver Area Historical Museum. In remarks to the membership, he said strategic long-range planning and public relations outreach will be the focus of his term.

Oct. 30, 2004 - A moving 11-minute video debuts at the annual dinner of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, summarizing the past year's activities, produced on a pro bono basis by local graphic artists Tom Dowlin and Eric Cooper, and directed by Miner.

Oct. 27, 2004 - Miner receives a plaque of appreciation from David Gilpatrick and Craig Tumas of the Pittsburgh Rotary Foundation for his work as PR Chair of the 2004 Ducky Derby fundraiser. The campaign featured an innovative strategy to triple the distribution of duck adoption certificates courtesy of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Greensburg Tribune Review, Gateway Newspapers, Beaver County Times, Pittsburgh Business Times and individual clubs to promote sales and to educate the public about Rotary's impact on the region.

Oct. 20, 2004 - The Rotary Club of Beaver releases its 2003-2004 Annual Report, a widely distributed publication edited and produced by Miner on a pro bono basis for the second consecutive year.

Sept. 17, 2004 - While in Managua, Miner is interviewed by La Prensa and El Nuevo Diaria, Nicaragua's largest two newspapers, about the upcoming initiative to educate influential American journalists about Nicaragua's economic turnaround. The first step in the campaign was a guest column, "New Nicaragua," published in the Aug. 24 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Aug. 29, 2004 - At a public ceremony to dedicate the new Dutch Ridge Elementary School of the Beaver Area School District, Miner is publicly recognized for his work to educate the community during the multi-year project.

Aug. 4, 2004 - In his role as PR Chair of the Pittsburgh Rotary Foundation's Ducky Derby fundraiser, Miner is quoted in the Sewickley Herald about the upcoming Aug. 21 race to raise tens of thousands of dollars to benefit children and families.

July 19, 2004 - People Magazine quotes Miner in its "Scoop" section about the Beaver Area Historical Museum's new Amber Brkich exhibit, entitled "The Amber Museum."

July 9, 2004 - Newspapers throughout Pennsylvania carry an Associated Press wire story quoting Miner about his groundbreaking research about Fallingwater -- the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece near Pittsburgh, considered America's "most famous modern house." The next day, as President of the National Minerd-Miner-Minor Reunion, Miner leads a celebration of the clan's longtime role at Fallingwater and distributes a published report based on his findings.

June 27, 2004 - An Associated Press wire story on the Amber Brkich Exhibit quotes Miner and is picked up by hundreds of newspapers in North America and Canada. In a story carried nationwide by the Knight-Ridder chain, the Philadelphia Inquirer said "curators everywhere are casting their jealous eyes on the Beaver Area Historical Museum ... which just scored the coup of the year."

June 26, 2004 - Serving as master of ceremonies, Miner leads a "Salute to Amber Brkich and Beaver Area Firefighters" at the Beaver Area Historical Museum before a crowd of several hundred onlookers, including the dedication of a new exhibit featuring featuring personal artifacts from Amber's million-dollar victory on CBS-TV's smash reality show, "Survivor: All Stars." The story is front-page news in the next day's Beaver County Times.

May 25, 2004 - The firm is formally incorporated in Pennsylvania as "Mark Miner Communications, LLC."

May 12, 2004 - In his role as Trustee of the Beaver Area Historical Museum, Miner is quoted in a major Pittsburgh Post-Gazette feature about the museum's 2004 exhibit on the history of firefighting.

April 6, 2004 - The Beaver County Times mentions Miner about upcoming Memorial Day events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Beaver resident Matthew Stanley Quay, legendary Pennsylvania Senator and Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

March 25, 2004 - Miner leads a seminar, "Strategic Marketing Planning ... in a Half Day," for the Council of NEOUCOM Associated Hospital Librarians in Rootstown, near Ravenna, Ohio.

Feb. 17, 2004 - At a meeting of the Beaver (PA) Area Heritage Foundation, Miner unveils and leads a live online tour of the organization's new website, designed on a pro bono basis by Johanna Semonik of Semonik Creative.

Jan. 2, 2004 - Miner publishes the 2003 Annual Review of his award-winning genealogy website,



Dec. 5, 2003 – The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) honors Miner and other PRSA veterans for their many years of service. Miner, who joined in 1993, serves PRSA-Pittsburgh as a Judge for its annual Renaissance Awards.


Dec. 2003 – The President of the Pittsburgh Rotary Club appoints Miner as PR Chair of the 2004 “Ducky Derby Quacker Splasher” race. Last year, the Derby raised tens of thousands of dollars for Rotary charities on a local and international scale.  

Nov. 2003 – Miner is featured in Law Office Administrator, a national, Atlanta-based newsletter for legal office managers, in "Free and Good Marketing: It's a Matter of Knowing How to Get Quoted."


Nov. 24, 2003 – Miner is re-elected as a Trustee of the Beaver Area School District Education Foundation.

Nov. 18, 2003 – Miner is re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation.

Nov. 6, 2003 – The Meals on Wheels program of the Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania celebrates its 35th anniversary with a gala at the Pittsburgh Hilton. A specially commissioned video – called “profoundly moving” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – premieres after having been co-directed by Miner in a pro bono collaboration with the Chairman/CEO of Equitable Resources, Production Masters Inc. and Strategy First.

Oct. 23, 2003 – At the Great Lakes Regional Conference of the Little Big Horn Associates, Miner lectures on his groundbreaking research of a virtually unknown nephew of General George Armstrong Custer. The event is covered in the Toledo Blade, Bowling Green Sentinel and Perrysburg Tribune.


Sept. 2, 2003200 years after the original Lewis & Clark “Corps of Discovery” stopped in Beaver on its world-famous journey, re-enactors with the National Lewis & Clark/Corps of Discovery return for a special ceremony at the site of Fort McIntosh, the first permanent home of the standing U.S. Army in peacetime after the American Revolution. On behalf of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, Miner is Master of Ceremonies, and presents Capt. Meriwether Lewis (Scott Mandrell) with a copy of the award-winning book, Beaver Town 2002.


July 20, 2003 – Miner and a local CPA, attorney and banker are guests on Bob Henry's “Speakeasy Radio” program on WBVP-WMBA radio, discussing how professional advisors can help small businesses grow.

June 22, 2003 – As a guest on Bob Henry's “Speakeasy Radio” program on WBVP-WMBA radio, Miner helps interview former U.S. Ambassador Daniel Simpson, now the international editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

June 15, 2003 – In his role as a Trustee of the Beaver Area Historical Museum, Miner is quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about the museum's “Duel” exhibit.

June 5, 2003 – Miner speaks on entrepreneurship and the founding of his consulting practice at the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business.

May 19, 2003Pennsylvania Federation of Museums executive director Kim Samilo presents an award to Miner, on behalf of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, for the Beaver Town 2002 coffee table book, of which he was an editor and author.


April 2003 - Family Tree Magazine names Miner's genealogy website one of the “Top 10 Family Websites in the Nation.” The news is featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Uniontown Herald-Standard, Connellsville Daily Courier and Somerset Daily American.

March 23, 2003 - Miner is quoted in a Beaver County Times story about the Beaver Area Historical Museum's yearlong exhibit of the pistols used in the fatal 1777 duel between Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Gen Lachlan McIntosh, the builder of Fort McIntosh in Beaver.

Jan. 12, 2003 – As a guest on Bob Henry's “Speakeasy Radio” program on WBVP-WMBA radio, Miner discusses guerilla marketing and helps interview Jack Canfield, author of the best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul.




April 16, 2002 – Miner and the other authors of the Beaver Town 2002 coffee table book sign the volumes at the Wooden Angel Restaurant in Beaver, sponsored by the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, and reported in the Beaver County Times.

Feb. 1, 2002 - Miner announces the formation of a strategic marketing and public relations consultancy, Mark Miner Communications, specializing in professional service businesses, and based in the Pittsburgh suburb of Beaver, PA.




Sept. 11, 2001 – As head of media and public relations for the Buchanan Ingersoll law firm, Miner is quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's special 9/11 edition about the safety of the firm's lawyers and staff in lower Manhattan in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks and collapse. [link]




Nov. 8, 1999 - Fortune Magazine columnist Anne Fisher gives "many thanks" to Miner in her "Ask Annie" column, "Readers Weigh In on Sex, Race, and Office Romance."

1999 – As a spokesman for the Buchanan Ingersoll law firm, Miner is quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story, "Downtown Workers Face Traffic with Courage."







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