Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Episode 49 Black History Events in Pittsburgh

EPISODE49 - Black History Events in Pittsburgh

Guests: North Hills Ebony Women, Africa Quest. Learn about Black History events in Pittsburgh. Sage Berlin of Keepin' It Clean. Black History and More presented by Doma Productions, Sound the Alarm Ministries

The North Hills Ebony Women, Inc., is a support, service and social organization that next year will celebrate 30 years of sisterhood.
This organization is made up of women of similar interest and background, who are devoted to the continuous recognition of African-American heritage, education and unity.
On Friday, February 15, 2008, NHEW co-sponsored along with the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition, "The Genesis of African Thought", presented by John Ford, a local historian with national renown. Mr. Ford presented on the history and struggle of African Americans and their allies. Additionally, the students of LaRoche's MOSAIC club performed a skit entitled "The Kings and Queens of Africa".
PPL guest from NHEW, Joy Maxberry Woodruff , came to Pittsburgh from Louisville KY in 1979 with husband Dwayne, to whom she has now married for nearly 30 years. Joy currently serves as vice president of North Hills Ebony Women, Inc., is a member of the LaRoche College Board of Trustees, Allegheny County Democratic Committee, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the NAACP Human Rights Dinner Committee, YWCA Study Circles Alumni and a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts. She and Dwayne have also teamed up as honorary chairs or emcees of several events recently including; The Red Cross’ Red Tie Affair, Global Links’ Jammin’ in Jamaica and the Job Corp Annual Dinner. Joy previously hosted “Inside/Outside Pittsburgh”, a public affairs show on WCWB-TV but most recently, she has worked as COO of the family business, Woodruff Enterprises, Inc., a marketing and promotional company. In that capacity, she served as the manager of “Woodruff for Judge Campaign”, resulting in the election of her husband as a judge on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in November 2005.
• Topics of discussion with joy on NHEW:
• NAACP Community Impact Award
• Pittsburgh YWCA Racial Justice Award
• North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition Diversity Award
• "The Life and Times of Martin Luther King, Jr."
• North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition?--who is involved, how did it start?
• "The Genesis of African Thought", presented by John Ford, a local historian with national renown.

Keepin’ It Clean (KIC)
The Nations “ONLY” Cross Cultural Faith Based Open Mic/
Performance Art/Concert Series
Sage Berlin
Creator/Executive Producer & Marketing Coordinator

Berlin International presented "Keepin It Clean" at the Improv (Waterfront)"Americas Original Comedy Showcase and Restaurant" 166 E. Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120 KIC takes place the third Sunday every month at the Improv, Pittsburgh. Keepin’ It Clean will feature a special local/national faith based performance artist each month. On February 16, the host was Christian Rapper/Comedian Minister “Real Deal” Brady Hill and Special guest Dwayne Fulton and Kingdom People.

KIC encourages all spoken word artists, Musicians, Dancers Comedians, Groups, Mimes and Poets from the tri-state area to come and share their gifts on the Open Mic. Just remember to keep it clean. KIC was designed to bridge the gap between denominations and cultures to bring all the Lords people together.

Proceeds benefit Mad Dads of Greater Pittsburgh (Men Against Destruction-Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder).
For more information about “Keepin’ It Clean” send and e-mail to with your name and contact information.
Our second guest, Sage Berlin is Director of Creative Marketing & Special Events for Mogul Mind
Sage had a successful boxing career well into his 20’s building an impressive record of 239 wins and 5 losses.
In 1990, Sage became production stage manager for the Kuntu Repertory Theater under the direction of Dr. Venell A. Lillie. Sage was also a member of the poetry group “I Dream a World”, an African American history, poetry, and theater group that performed various pieces from different eras in Pittsburgh public schools.

An avid baseball fan, Sage created “The Great Black Baseball Diamond” a theatrical and musical tribute to the players of the Negro baseball leagues.. Sage is one of the top researchers on Negro baseball History (1867-1947) in the US.
Doma Productions and Sound the Alarm Ministries has created a program: Black History and Evening of drama celebrating culture and our God!


Our third guest: Harvey Johnson is currently the Director of Theatre, and an Associate Professor of Theatre at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. He earned his B.F.A. in Acting from Kent State University and his M.F.A. in directing from Carnegie Mellon University.

Harvey keeps himself busy as Chairman of the Board of Director for Christians In Theatre Arts (CITA), a national networking organization. In addition to his work in academic theatre, he is a freelance director and actor. His directing credits include directing for professional and amateur theatre companies including

Saltworks Theatre Company, The Kuntu Repertory Theatre, The Karamu and Ensemble Theatres of Cleveland, Ohio and The MasterWorks Festival of Winona Lake, IN. Harvey and his family are members of Sound the Alarm Ministries, Aliquippa, PA


The mission of Doma Productions is to sponsor, support, train, develop and present artistic expression individually or in combination from the four art forms of Music, Theatre, Dance, and Graphics.

About Sound The Alarm Ministries:

Sound The Alarm Ministries is a prophetic voice, heralding to the Body of Christ the present move of God in this hour, ministring restoration and healing to the total man. Included in the ministry's outreach is the Hope Christian Academy, a school for grades K-12, The Hope Center, a community outreach to administer educational, social, cultural, economic, and health programs, The Agape Center, a mission outreach to the poor and needy and The Sound The Alarm Ministries Bible School.

To Celebrate Black History Month Africa Quest held an African Buffet on Friday, February 22nd, 2008. Featured were a selection of all African, Caribbean as well as as all Soul Food Restaurants. The buffet featured food from the following countries:
Cameroon ,Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ghana, Liberia, Egypt, Congo, Trinidad Haiti, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Gambia, Togo, Benin, the USA, and many more. This was a great opportunity to show African culinary diversity while promoting at the same time African Restaurants. The event was held at the Envy Lounge; 4923 Penn Ave: Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Email for more information. Infoline: 412.537.6163

David A Burton, spokesperson for Africa Quest was actually our fourth guest born in Greenville South Carolina. He is the Chief operating officer/Senior consultant of “Global Wellness.” David is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and Point Park University. His course at The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is SW 2098: The Foundation of General Social Work Practice. He teaches at Point Park University Department of Protective Services School of Arts and Sciences; CRMJ 541: Criminal Psychopathology

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Need Your Help to Increase Listeners

Positively Pittsburgh Live Celebrated 50 shows on February 11, 2008. Positively Pittsburgh Live will celebrate 1 year on March 24th with Pittsburgh authors, third edition
With all of this hullabaloo, I still need your help. Last month I broke the 500 downloads per month barrier and this month I would like to break the 600 downloads a month mark. All you have to do is download and listen to shows that interest you on any of the calls listed here and pass this on to a friend who might listen also. Thanks for your help.

Positively Pittsburgh Live has a new format with editorial calendar.
January—Pittsburgh Technology
February—Black History Month
March—Pittsburgh as a culturalcenter
If you have suggestions for shows you can go to and post in the forum or e-mail with title: show suggestions as long as you keep within editorial calendar which is posted for March at:

I will also do special editions for Pittsburgh events with a worthy cause as you list my show in your promotional package as a media sponsor.
You can also e-mail me at:
Please title subject line: “PPL editorial calendar”
Posiitvely Pittsburgh Live archives:
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Techno Granny—30 minutes of techno talk and interviews to bring you up to date with 21st Century technology:
Episode 42--I Phone--My Phone, Your Phone, Whose Phone?
EPISODE41 - Yahoo, Not Just for Teenager-How Business Owners Use
EPISODE40 - RSS Feeds, Breakfast or Lunch? Debbie Ducic, of Gutzy
EPISODE39 - Voice Over IP, How Far Can I Call for 2 cents a minute?
EPISODE38 - Trends in E-Marketing, Don't Get an F!
EPISODE 36 - Web 2.0, a Web Date? Debbie Duccic of
EPISODE 34 - No Website? Robert Faletti of Blue Archer on Launch Options
Listen to archived episodes at: It

Monday Morning Marketeer, 9 AM every Monday, 15 minutes of guerilla marketing techniques for your business, inexpensive or no cost ways to promote your business or just to get you on the marketing concept track.
Listen to archive episodes at:
EPISODE28 - Catering to Customer Concerns
EPISODE27 - Book Marketing Tips
EPISODE26 - Branding in a B Bop World--What's in a Name?

Professionals with Impact, a half hour show featuring professionals that have a profound impact on the community at large or self improvement genre, both local and national interviews>

EPISODE 22 - Becky Gomes of Up a Notch Marketing
EPISODE18 - Kathy Morris of LNK Services, WBE
EPISODE15 -Janet W. Christy, Author of Captializing on Being Woman Owned
EP13 - Ann Martin of Law to Lipstick Fame
EP12 Suzanne Froehlich--Power Lunch & PowerProtection/HealthInsurance
EPISODE7 - Penny Haynes, On Line Community Mag, "Around Cherokee County
EPISODE6 - Deborah Levine, American Diversity Report
EPISODE4 - -PWI--Dan Friedman of Optimum Realty Corporation
EP 3- -PWI, Carol Carmichael of Carol's Restaurant, Pittsburgh, Pa
EPISODE5 - Mary Pam Kilgore of Kilgore Business Services
EPISODE2 - Jo Ann Forrester, Price It Perfect, Blue Ribbon Profiles
EPISODE1 - Weston Lyon-King of the Functional Fitness Jungle

Monday, February 25, 2008

Celebrate and Share Celebrates Women History Month

For Immediate Release
Contact: Celebrate & Share
Bonnie DiCarlo, Co-Founder
JoAnn R. Forrester, Co-Founder
412.440.6969 or 412.670.4322

"Celebrate and Share"
Pittsburgh's 2008 Women of Achievement Honorees

Pittsburgh, PA - February 25, 2008

Twenty-three of Pittsburgh's most notable women will be acknowledged for their accomplishments and contributions to the City of Pittsburgh at the Third Annual Celebrate & Share, Women of Achievement Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at The Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh.

District Attorney, Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. and wife Mary Zappala will Co-Chair the third annual event, which is traditionally held every March in observance of Women's History Month. Cribs for Kids® was founded in 1998 by Pittsburgh District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., the late Mayor Bob O'Connor, the late Commander Gwen Elliott, and SIDS of PA Executive Director, Judith Bannon.

Celebrate & Share, an organization founded by Bonnie DiCarlo and JoAnn R. Forrester in 2002,
features the achievements of women, and raises funds for organizations which focus on the needs of women and children in the community. The Women of Achievement Awards Breakfast was established in March during Women's History Month to honor the women of Pittsburgh who contribute so much to our community. This year will feature a special tribute to Women of Achievement past and present in honor of the city of Pittsburgh's 250th Anniversary Celebration.

Cribs for Kids® will be the beneficiary of the proceeds of the 2008 Women of Achievement Breakfast. They were chosen due to their commitment to reducing the incidence of SIDS by supplying cribs for infants and educating parents about practicing safe sleep for their babies. Since the beginning of the campaign that recommends infants sleep on their backs - the "Back to Sleep" campaign - the incidence of SIDS has been cut in half.

2008 Women of Achievement Award recipients include:

The Honorable Cheryl L. Allen ~ Judiciary
Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Georgia Berner ~ Business Owner
Berner International, Inc
Sara Davis Buss, Esq. ~ Law
Houston Harbaugh
Sherri Bevan Walsh ~ Prosecuting Attorney
Akron, Ohio
The Honorable Jane Clare Orie ~Government
PA State Senator 40th Senatorial District
Laura Ditka, Esq. ~ Child Advocacy
Deputy District Attorney for Child Abuse
Jeanine Fallon ~ Banking
Senior Vice President, First Commonwealth Bank
Lynne Garfinkel ~ Non Profit
President of the Pittsburgh National Council of Jewish Women
Shirley Gleditsch ~ Community Volunteer
Manager of the Thomas Merton East End Community Thrift Shop
Linda Leonhardt ~ Finance
VP Market Manager First National Bank of PA
Emma Lucas Darby, PhD ~ Social Justice
Chair of School for Social Change, Carlow University
Rev. Dr. Jermaine McKinley ~ Community Affairs
Ass't Director Metro-Urban Institute, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Catherine Raphael ~ Philanthropy
Mary Riebe, PhD ~ Women's Advocacy
Director of the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
Roberta L. Schomburg, PhD ~ Academia
Director of School Of Education, Carlow University
Arletta Scott Williams ~ Public Service CEO
Executive Director Alcosan
Det. Jill Smallwood Rustin ~ Law Enforcement
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Suzanne Steiner ~ Arts
Rev. Bebb Wheeler Stone, PhD ~ Spirituality
The Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington
Sarah Tambucci, PhD ~ Education
Executive Director of the Arts Education Collaborative
The Honorable Debra Todd ~ Judiciary
Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Ann Truschel ~ Entrepreneur
President, Truschel Insurance
Brenda Waters ~ Media

For more information about Celebrate & Share and the Women of Achievement Awards contact Bonnie DiCarlo 412.480.5247 or JoAnn R. Forrester at 412.670.4322. For tickets please contact Cribs for Kids® at 412.322.5680, ext. 5.

JoAnn R. Forrester
S. I. Business Associates
Blue Ribbon Profiles
Price it Perfect Cost Management System
Celebrate & Share
412-440-6969 Office
412-670-4322 Cell
PA Best 50 Women in Business 1999
SBA Small Business Women Advocate 2000 and

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Episode 47--People Part of Technology in Pittsburgh

EPISODE47 - People Part of Technology in Pittsburgh
We have talked previously about Pittsburgh Technology but PPL decided that we needed to know some of how Pittsburgh Technology affected people. So we engaged some diverse talent from the Greater Pittsburgh region to discuss the Pittsburgh people side of technology and its impact.

Pittsburgh People Side of Technology guests were Daniel Roy of Software Technology, Process and People (STPP)Inc, who facilitates People-CMM or Capability Maturity Model ®Polly Speros, Strategist for Campos Voice of the Region Panel and Tracy Certo, Publisher & Editor of Pop City,

Daniel Roy is President of Software Technology, Process and People (STPP) Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in the institutionalization of disciplined software engineering practices at the individual and team levels.

Dan Roy has 30 years experience in the development of biomedical and space systems as a hardware engineer, a programmer, a systems engineer, a research engineer and a manager. He worked for twelve years with major contractors such as General Electric and Loral at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. During this period he was fortunate to be exposed to and even, at times, to participate in the landmark work of the Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL).

He worked at Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for five years until December 1994. While at SEI, Dan led the real-time embedded systems tested project. Dan's interests include methodologies, risk management, process (from the Personal Software Process (PSPSM) to Capability Maturity Model (CMM®) assessments), the People-CMM, and the psychological aspects of change management. Dan Roy has retained close ties with the SEI where he still teaches and consults as a visiting scientist. In particular, he has been a regular teacher of the SEI “train the trainer” course for the Personal Software Process and he was selected by SEI to verify and approve the French translation of CMM and CBA-IPI material. In January 1997, SEI and STPP signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to commercialize the PSP. Since then, Dan has been involved in the delivery of various SEI PSP products, and the on going trials of the Team Software Process (TSPSM) in Europe, the US and in India. He also is an SEI certified P-CMM instructor, an SEI Team Software Process Launch Coach and an SEI PSP certified software developer.
Dan is co-author of the book “Meeting Deadlines in Hard Real-Time Systems” (Briand-Roy) published by IEEE in 1999.
See Green Book

PSP and Personal Software Process are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University
CMM and Capability Maturity Model are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
TSP and Team Software Process are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University

Daniel M. Roy
Software Technology, Process and People (STPP)Inc
20 Forest Rd
Bradford Woods, PA 15015

Polly Speros
, Campos Voice of the Region Panel

Polly works closely with Campos Inc's clients at the beginning of a project, where she helps to identify their research objectives, and then again at the end, where she is involved in developing a strategy for deploying the qualitative and/or quantitative data to their business.

Campos Voice of the Region Panelists Share Their Opinions on
Issues Important to the Region
Campos Inc (a Pittsburgh-based market research and strategy firm) Voice of the Region Panel, consists of more than 20,000 consumers and professionals from Southwestern Pennsylvania.
As a volunteer panel member, VOR members share their opinions and insights on innovative products and services of local, national, and international corporations, businesses, and organizations.

Additionally, they have the opportunity to participate in quarterly surveys dealing with subjects that are important to the future of our region—like the arts, economic development, health, education, and recreation. Panelists receive the results of the study before anyone else.

In addition, Panelists may be invited to participate in a Campos Inc focus group discussion. Focus group participants usually are eligible for cash compensation.

Campos Inc encourages folks to apply because their opinions count!
Call Communications Manager Vikki Newton at 412-471-8484, Ext. 508, for more information or visit and click on the “Voice of the Region” icon to register.

Visit to register. Click on the Voice of the Region Icon.
You must be 18 years of age or older and have an active
E-mail account to register.
Contact Polly at
Polyxena C. Speros
Business Development Strategist
Campos Inc.
216 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.471.8484 o
412.471.8497 f
412.999.0047 m

Publisher & Editor: of Pop City
• Tracy Certo

An award-winning writer and former advertising agency exec, Tracy started as founding editor of Pop City and was named publisher in November, '07.
Former editor of AIA Pittsburgh's Columns magazine, she has written about topics ranging from architecture and urban design to health and travel. A two-time boomeranger, she returned from Los Angeles where she worked in national media sales with post-grad studies in writing and photography at UCLA.

Features of Pop City are written or videos; Talent profiles; Geek night; Pittsburgh Innovates; Development News; City Live and Pop Filter...

Launched in March of 2006, Pop City is a weekly e-magazine and Web site showcasing the positive and sustained transformation of the Pittsburgh region.

Pop City connects you with the latest growth and investment news about Pittsburgh and its neighborhoods and highlights the best of arts and cultural events weekly. Featuring original stories and photography, Pop City will have you seeing Pittsburgh differently.j

Breast Cancer Education & Awareness Program

Immediate Release Please

Pa Connecting Communities
600 Clay Street Pittsburgh, PA 15215 (412) 784-1470 FAX (412) 784-1474

Breast Cancer Education & Awareness Program

The Breast cancer awareness training is made possible by a grant from the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the cure Foundation and is intended for women with disabilities, special needs, and their family and friends. “All women of all abilities” need this life saving information. It is no enough to receive a yearly mammogram. Come learn techniques for early detection of breast cancer, ease the fears of doctor exams and mammograms, ask questions and discus your concerns of breast cancer.

Staff, caregivers, and family members are welcome to learn this important life saving information.

Additional trainings can be custom designed to meet your group’s needs. i.e. lunch time trainings at a workshop or day program, or evening trainings at group homes.

Call us to scheduled a training at a community center in a neighborhood with easy accessibility for your friends and neighbors. Trainings are usually ½ - 1 hour in length or longer if desired and if time permits.

There is no cost to individuals.
Scheduled trainings are open to the public. Call or email for registration of any of the following trainings.

Free - Scheduled Day Time Programs:
Location: United Methodist Church 905 Mifflin Avenue Regent Square
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Time: 11:30 AM- 1 PM

Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1719 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw, PA 15116
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008
Time: 11:30 AM – 1PM

Location: Ascension Lutheran Church 1290 Silver Lane, McKee rocks, PA 15136
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Time: 11:30 Am – 1 PM

Location: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 4048 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15236
Date: Monday, February 18, 2008
Time: 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Free – Scheduled Evening Programs
Location: Bethel Park Community Center - Park Avenue, Bethel pPark, PA 15102
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM-8PM

Location: United Methodist Church 905 Mifflin Avenue Regent Square
Date: Monday, March 31st, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Additional Trainings:

Registrations are required.

The Human Services Bldg. (Formerly the United Way Bldg.
Location: 1 Smithfield Street (downtown) Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Sunday, March 9th, 2008
Time: 10 Am- 10:30 Am registration 10:30- 11:30 presentations
Box lunch 1130- 12:30
12:30 –2 Pm speakers on men’s and women’s health (Breast Cancer & Prostrate)

As part of the WELLNESS EXPO
Registrations are required.
CCAC North Campus Wellness Expo 2008
Location: 8701 Perry Highway Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Date: Friday, May 9, 2008
Time: 9:30 AM

Trainings in surrounding counties
Westmoreland Arc April 10th
Beaver County - Wednesday, April 16th. 1 training during the day at Beaver County Rehabilitation Center and a second training at Arc Beaver building at 6:30 PM.
Butler County - Community College April 24th
Washington County - Washington Arc June 5th
Fayette County - FayetteArc September 18th 1 during the day and 1 in the evening

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Free Event, Les Brown to speak at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church

“Make Everything Great in 2008”
an entrepreneurial event featuring Les Brown
Friday, February 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church
Free Event Set to Motivate Aspiring and Existing Business Owners
World-Renowned Motivational Speaker Comes to Kick-Start the Year for Entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh

Mount Ararat Baptist Church’s Entrepreneurs for Christ and Amachi Pittsburgh have partnered to host
“Make Everything Great in 2008” an entrepreneurial event featuring Les Brown,
world-renowned motivational speaker, best-selling author, radio and television personality on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Avenue, in East Liberty.

This free event is open to aspiring and existing business owners and multi-level marketing professionals. Attendees can obtain a free ticket to the event at the following locations:
Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dorsey’s Record Shop in Homewood
and Family Christian Store in Monroeville
Interested individuals can also RSVP by emailing
For more information about the event, please call Mt. Ararat Baptist Church at 412-441-1800 or The Darkins Group at 412-646-2238.

Les Brown delivers a high-energy message that assists professionals in shaking off mediocrity and living up to their greatness. His message is reflective of what he has learned from his own life, and one that he is helping others apply to their lives. Brown has had no formal education beyond high school, but with persistence and determination he has initiated and continued a process of unending self-education, which has distinguished him as an authority on harnessing human potential.

The event will be hosted by WPXI Anchor Darieth Chisolm and will feature Brown speaking to Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurs on how to impact their business and Pittsburgh’s business community by using their vision, discovering their purpose and igniting the drive the lies within all who inspires to greatness.


Mt. Ararat Baptist Church’s Entrepreneurs for Christ is an organization that meets monthly to assist aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. Their mission is to encourage, develop and support entrepreneurs by providing leadership, fellowship, education and resources for the advancement of the Church Kingdom.

Amachi Pittsburgh is a unique partnership of secular and faith-based organizations working together to provide mentoring to children of incarcerated parents. Faith institutions work with human service providers and public agencies (particularly justice institutions) to identify children of prisoners and match them with caring adults.

For more information about the event, please call Mt. Ararat Baptist Church at 412-441-1800 or The Darkins Group at 412-646-2238.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Latest Testimonials, Positively Pittsburgh Live Talk Cast

Thanks so much Joanne for the link. I listened to most of the broadcast and found it very informative and enjoyable.
I'm impressed with your show and guests, and have found many interesting topics in the archives.
I must commend you on covering Pittsburgh so well and most especially focusing attention toward African-American events during Black History Month. This is the type of coverage we covet and the community deserves.


I enjoyed talking with you and participating on the show. I most especially enjoyed the other guests. They are doing wonderful things in Pittsburgh and obviously there is cause for optimism.
And as for you, may God bless you with success as you use your voice and skills to share his goodness. Thank you for including me as a representative of the North Hills Ebony Women. Take care and God bless.

Joyfully, Joy M. W.

Dear Joanne,
It was a pleasure to be part of your Monday February 11th' Round table.
You gave us, and all the participants a big drum to let the whole
Pittsburgh's Village and probably the world know about our respective
programs and philosophies. We are honored to have you as a friend, and to
know that we have people like you who are doing great things for our
We are looking forward to have you with us during our Heritage Party at Envy
Lounge on the 22nd.
Once again thank you for letting us be part of your show.

A. Tamo Noche
Founder AfricaQuest
Reconnecting People to Their African Roots

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Testimonial for Positively Pittsburgh Live

Hi Joanne,
I just had to write to you and thank you for the time and energy you put
into your podcasts. I just finished listening to several in the last few
days and loved them all! My husband bought me a new ipod for Christmas
and I've been listening in the car and now I am listening to one as I
type this. What a wealth of wonderful info.

I can't wait to listen to
more of them. There are so many helpful hints and inspiring stories. I
listened to the interview with Beth Caldwell (who I love...she's such a
nice person) and the Gossip Lady today.

I think that the first one I
listened to was: Ann Martin Lipstick to Law (since I am an MK
consultant). I also listened to the one with Becky Gomes and rsvped to
her marketing meeting. I'm very excited about attending at the end of
February. So many exciting things going on in Pittsburgh. With three
small children I haven't been able to attend the marketing and
networking events but I would love to get involved eventually with them.

Thank you for contributing such a wonderful Podcast for Pittsburgh
Business Owners. It's so cool that your guests are willing to share and
help others. I'm very impressed and can't wait to be involved with this
great group of Pittsburghers. Thanks again!

Have a great weekend.

Wendy Cibula

Techno Granny Note:

Becky is the owner of the most phenomenal Mexican Restaurant in the City of Pittsburgh.
Wendy and John Cibula
Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant
2313 Rochester Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Friday, February 1, 2008

No Show Positively Pittsburgh Live, February 4, 2008

The Roving Pittsburgher is Roving to the Pentagon for Public Policy Days sponsored by WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy).

Positively Pittsburgh Live will resume its regular schedule on Monday February 11, 2008 for it's 49th episode. The topic will be Black History Month EVents in the City of Pittsburgh with some very dynamic guests who are holding phenomenal events for Black History Month.

New Venue for Entrepreneurial Thursdays

As a marketing partner for Jessica Lee's Entrepreneurial Thursdays, just wanted to let you know that the venue has changed. By the way, great way to stretch out of your comfort zone and meet new people.

Great rythm and blues and great networking held by one of the Pittsburgh "Power Ladies"

"Entrepreneurial Thursdays at Sassy Marie's"

Due to the unexpected closing of the Red Star Tavern, the “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” Rhythm Jazz & Blues Happy Hour Show has moved to a new venue!

Beginning on Thursday, February 21st, the show will run every Thursday from 5:30 PM – 8 PM at SASSY MARIE’S (formerly, the legendary jazz club known as the James Street Tavern) on Pittsburgh’s Historic North Side. Sassy Marie’s is located at the corner of James Street and Foreland Street – 422 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The show will be held in the newly renovated 2nd floor room, which has a separate entrance on James Street and the feel of an old school jazz club.

We look forward to supporting the entrepreneurs of Sassy Marie’s as they continue the James Street Tavern tradition of excellence in live music performance!

We hope to see you on February 21st or a Thursday soon after – and we thank you for your support of the arts and entrepreneurship in the Pittsburgh region.

Please see or for more information.