The South West Communities Chamber of Commerce recently honored nearly 50 member organizations during its second annual Excellence Awards event.

Maria Allshouse

Maria Allshouse (Crystal Marie Notaro Photography)

All members in good standing were nominated for the awards, and the ballot was distributed throughout the South Hills. Voters selected winners by category, plus top man, woman and business.

The Excellence Awards were created as a way to give back to the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce members by helping to promote their businesses not only within the chamber, but also to recognize those who put in the extra effort to make a difference in the community.

Awards included:

  • Best Man-Owned Business of the Year – Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic and Rehab;
  • Best Woman-Owned Business of the Year – Maria S. Allshouse Healthy Lifestyle Coaching and Corporate Wellness;
  • Business of the Year – Brentwood Bank.

South West Communities Chamber of Commerce is pro-business membership organization serving the community for almost 100 years. Member municipalities include the boroughs of Bridgeville, Carnegie and Heidelberg, and the townships of Collier, Scott, South Fayette and Upper St. Clair.

For more information and the official list of Excellence Award winners, visit

Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic

Dr. Ben Fraudin and Debbie DePalma of Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic and Rehab (Crystal Marie Notaro Photography)