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By Charlotte Smith
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Studio Pantera, 21 East Main St., Carnegie, has been renamed Motion on Main and has new owners, Erika Hornyak and Anna Durante.

Hornyak, director of fitness, previously was a paralegal and then pursued group fitness and nutrition. She is a group certified fitness instructor with additional certification in PiYo. She also is an Advocare distributor/advisor. Advocare is a nutrition and wellness supplement company.

Durante, director of operations, has spent nearly 20 years working in information management for several corporations and handling large-scale programs and nationwide projects and also has experience in retail, vendor management, business analysis and entrepreneurship.

“Our goal is to welcome and encourage individuals and their families to stay in motion, be active and healthy, and to find an exercise regimen that will help them to remain committed,” said Hornyak.

For more information and a class schedule, visit the website at or call 412-276-2200.

Chamber relocates

The South Hills Chamber of Commerce has relocated from Manor Oak, Scott Township, to 61 McMurray Road, Suite 105, Peters Township. Call 412-309-8090 for details or visit for membership and event information.

Another relocation

E2 Toys2Try has relocated from Scott Towne Center, Scott Township, to 426 James St., Bridgeville, specializing in children's toys, an indoor play space, and birthday parties. Call 412-564-5033 for details.

Music Man

Brent Alexander is the new assistant director of music at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Carnegie.

He has held directorial responsibilities with St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills, the Pittsburgh Musical Theater, the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, Carlow University and Robert Morris University, where he is also an adjunct professor of communications.

He holds a master's degree in music from Duquesne University and a doctorate in musical arts from West Virginia University. He will assist Nick Will, Seton's music director, who will now be on part-time status to accommodate his new job as visiting assistant professor of sacred music at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.

New name

Kristy's Kiddie Care Learning Center, 1600 Bower Hill Road, Scott Township, has been renamed Early Enrichment Daycare. Call 412-429-1200 for details on enrollment and fees.

New business

DM Logic Systems Inc. has opened at 1910 Cochran Road, Manor Oak Two, Suite 470, Green Tree. The company specializes in supply chain software development, marketing and sales.

Charlotte Smith is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media and can be reached at 724-693-9441 or



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