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
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
4, 2004 - At the invitation of District Governor
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.
16, 2004 - Miner is elected President of the
Beaver Area Heritage
Foundation, the 450-member group that operates the
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.
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.
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
Tribune Review, Gateway
County Times, Pittsburgh
Business Times and individual clubs to promote
sales and to educate the public about Rotary's impact
on the region.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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
Minerd-Miner-Minor Reunion, Miner leads a celebration
of the clan's longtime role at Fallingwater and distributes
report based on his findings.
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."
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.
25, 2004 - The firm is formally incorporated
in Pennsylvania as "Mark Miner Communications, LLC."
12, 2004 - In his role as Trustee of the Beaver
Area Historical Museum, Miner is quoted in a major
feature about the museum's 2004 exhibit on the history
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
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.
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
2, 2004 - Miner publishes the 2003
Annual Review of his award-winning genealogy
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.
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
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."
24, 2003 – Miner is re-elected as a Trustee of the
Beaver Area School District Education Foundation.
18, 2003 – Miner is re-elected to the Board of Directors
of the Beaver Area
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,
Masters Inc. and Strategy First.
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
Sept. 18, 2003 - The Rotary Club of Beaver releases
its inaugural Annual
Report, a widely distributed publication edited
and produced by Miner on a pro bono basis.
2, 2003 – 200 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.
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
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
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.
5, 2003 – Miner speaks on entrepreneurship and the
founding of his consulting practice at the University of Pittsburgh's
Katz Graduate School of
19, 2003 – Pennsylvania
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.
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
Herald-Standard, Connellsville Daily Courier and
Somerset Daily American.
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.
12, 2003 – As a guest on Bob Henry's “Speakeasy Radio”
program on WBVP-WMBA
radio, Miner discusses guerilla marketing and helps interview
author of the best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the
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
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."