Friday, January 4, 2013
The chamber unveils the Sally Haas Memorial Fund.
The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce has created an endowment fund in the name of its late president Sally Haas, who died on Dec. 27, weeks after undergoing surgery. The Sally Haas Memorial Fund will be used to "further those initiatives that were especially meaningful to Haas," according to a statement from the organization. Those who would like to make a donation can visit the chamber's website. Chamber members can also submit donations during the organization's Mark of Excellence Awards ceremony on Jan. 17. Donations to the endowment fund will be acknowledged in chamber publications or can be made anonymously. Haas had served as president of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses in …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Chamber officials issue a statement on the death of the organization's president, Sally Haas.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce released the following statement regarding the death of president and CEO Sally Haas. MOON TOWNSHIP, PA—The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce announces with deep sorrow the passing of its CEO and President, Sally Haas, unexpectedly on December 27, 2012 at the age of 58. Haas started with the Chamber in March, 1998 as its Membership Director, becoming President and CEO in October, 1998. During her time as President, the Chamber grew from 800 members to the current 1,100 members. Haas’ work touched so many aspects of the airport community, focusing not just on the business members, but on other areas of the community that affected those businesses. Haas teamed with the 911th and 99th…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Sally Haas, president of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, died unexpectedly Dec. 27. Friends and colleagues praise her leadership.
Chip Holsworth, president of the Military Affairs Coalition of Western Pennsylvania, said the local military advocacy group will have to search "far and wide" to find another leader like Sally Haas. Haas, president of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of its military coalition, died unexpectedly Thursday following surgery for an undisclosed condition. She was 58. A fixture at coalition meetings and Moon military community events, Haas was tireless in her efforts to stave off a potential closure of the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, Holsworth said. "She was our most active member," Holsworth said. "It's an incredible loss." Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who spoke Friday morning at the 911th, offered a moment of …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Congressional officials ask President Obama to intervene and block the closing of the Moon-based installation.
Lawmakers and local military supporters said efforts to save the Moon-based 911th Airlift Wing are not over, despite an Air Force announcement earlier this week that the base will close in 2013. Members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation in a letter have asked President Barack Obama to intervene and block the closing of the base, which would result in the loss of 1,122 military and 281 civilian jobs. Officials called the planned closure a "devastating mistake for the military, the taxpayers and the Pittsburgh region," in their letter to the president. The Pentagon plans to cut $8.7 billion from the Air Force's 2013 budget. The 911th is targeted for closure because of the age of its eight C-130 tactical aircraft, which were …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
More than 1,400 military and civilian jobs are slated to be eliminated by the closing.
The Air Force announced Tuesday that it would move forward with plans to close the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township as part of a national restructuring plan. The Air Force plans to reduce personnel based in Pennsylvania by 25 percent as a part of the measure. Closing the 911th — the only U.S. base to be shuttered under the plan — will eliminate as many as 281 civilian and 1,122 military positions at the base. All of the 911th's eight C-130 tactical aircraft also will be retired under the plan. The Air Force in February announced its intention to close the base in fiscal year 2013. The Air Force also will also retire four KC-135 refueling tankers at the neighboring 171st Refueling Wing and reduce aircraft at multiple Air Force …