Sunday, September 14, 2008

2nd Annual NAWBO Day Think Ginormous Panel Announced, September 19, 2008

Ultimate and Global Think Ginormous Networking Panel

Local, regional, national and global networking experts invite you to Think Ginormous about networking. Panel at 9:30 AM as part of 2nd Annual NAWBO Day.

Moderator and Introductions by Joanne Quinn-Smith, Publisher of, on line multi-media community magazine.

Discussion will hi-light:

• Platform, network, relationship and alliance building for successful business
• Value of using more than one medium for building your network
• Referrals
• Organizations and associations,
• On line networking, social media

Jessica, Lee, Host of Entrepreneurial Thursdays, National Recording Artist

• developing your list,
• using resource and supporting partners,
• building of community, exchange of ideas,
• types of strategic alliances

Deanna Tucci Schmitt, Executive Director of BNI Western Pennsylvania

• Why belong to a quality networking organization
• Benefits of a lead generation organization
• making networking year long proposition
• Commitment needed to developing quality leads

Lorin Beller Blake, World Class Entrepreneur and Author

• Turning a book into a coaching paradigm
• training and networking on national level,
• need for extending an on line organization to business owners nationally
• benefits of an on line coaching and support group

Rúna Magnúsdóttir, ACC Executive Coach, Board Les Femmes Mondiale,

• Why Import, export business is a global necessity
• Utility of regional and local strategic partners when doing business internationally,
• making the world smaller thru power of on line networking
• give back provisions to leadership development in Africa and India

Learn how networking has helped their business and organizations
Discover the importance of a multi-faceted approach to business to business networking

Check out other day long events.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Entrepreneurial Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 1902 Tavern

1902 Tavern,

(412) 471-1902

Musical Networking Happy Hour
5:30 PM - 8 PM
1902 Tavern,
24 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Hosted by Jazz/R&B Vocalist - Jessica Lee

Cover Charge: Only $10.00!
Hors d'ouevres included


Live Music by City's Great Jazz/R&B Artists!
Interviews @ Musical Break with City's Leading Entrepreneurs/Innovators!
Great Business & Professional Networking!
September 18, 2008
"Building a Selling Business"

Featuring Interviews with:
Danette O'Connell – Sales Star Enterprise, LLC -
John Rosso – Peak Performance Management –
Steve Lippock – HarvestGold, LP –
Bonnie Budzowski - Incredible Messages -

Friday, September 12, 2008

PositivelyPittsburghLive, Pittsburgh Private Schools, Eden Christian Academy, the Ellis School, August 18, 2008

“Pittsburgh Private Schools”

Two private schools in the area joined Positively Pittsburgh Live to share news about their institutions. Eden Christian Academy President Sam Siple and The Ellis School Director of Upper Schools Robin Newham were on the call.

Due to some technical difficulties, we lost Sam early on, but here is some of what he did share:

Eden Christian Academy is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is the largest Christian school in western Pennsylvania, with 600 students and three campuses (K-12). Sam is the second President of the Academy, and was formally a Vice President at Geneva College in Beaver Falls.

He will return on the next episode to continue his discussion on Eden Christian Academy, so be sure to tune in. The show still went on and it was an informative one at that.

Robin of The Ellis School gave some great information into the ins and outs of her school. Founded in 1916, the school is independent with no religious affiliation. They are a college preparatory school for girls (pre K-12) and they are located in Shadyside.

Robin shared how motivated and active her students are, and how that keeps her there (she’s been there for 27 years!). Her expertise really makes this episode exciting as she talks about financial aid options, how private schools differ from public schools, the creative faculty at Ellis, and the unique courses offered. Below are some fast facts, but listen to the show to get the entire scoop!

• Total Enrollment: 470 students
• Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
• Faculty: 77, of whom 65% hold advanced degrees
Six faculty members hold PhD’s and two have J.D’s
• 22% of students receive need-based financial aid
• Students represent 62 zip codes and 35 school districts
• 25% of the student body are people of color
• Over 50 clubs are available to middle and upper school students
• Approximately 50% of the senior class is recognized as an Advanced
Placement Scholar by the College Board.
• In addition to financial aid, 1.3 million dollars of merit aid for college was
awarded to the class of 2005

Contact the school at 412-661-5992 or visit for more information.

Positively Pittsburgh Live, Private Schools "Continued", August 25, 2008

“Pittsburgh Private Schools continued”

Listen in as The Kiski School Headmaster Chris Brueningsen, Eden Christian Academy President, Sam Siple, and Bishop Canevin High School Development Director David Jakielo share information on their institutions.

Eden will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is the largest Christian school in western Pennsylvania, with 600 students and three campuses (K-12). Sam is the second President of the Academy, and was formally a Vice President at Geneva College in Beaver Falls.

Listen in to hear about the five core values of the school (Christ Centeredness, The Authority of God’s Word, Excellence, Partnership with Parents, and Education of the Whole Child), the plans for the 25th year celebrations, and the record growth at their campuses.

Kiski will celebrate its 121st year this September, and is an all boy’s school grades (9-12). Kiski is a college prep school as well as a boarding school, with most of the students and teachers living right on campus.

Listen in about the mission of Kiski, exciting sports opportunities at the institution, and what it’s like to go to school and live there at the same time.

An exciting development on the horizon at Kiski is the new student center that will open in a few months. It was designed with lots of input from the students themselves, and the buzz around school is very positive.

Bishop Canevin High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and has over 500 students. It is a Catholic high school, but students can attend no matter what their religious affiliation. Listen in about the student leadership program, the 25 activities offered such as the student musical, forensics, and the Future Business Leaders of America, and about the stellar sports teams.

Bishop Canevin News: The football team just moved up to AA and an open house is planned for November.

For more details on these schools, download Episode 83 today!

Guest Contact information:

Sam Siple,
Eden Christian Academy

Chris Brueningsen,
Kiski School

David Jakielo
Bishop Canevin High School