Tuesday, April 28, 2009

PosPittLiveNews, April 20, 2009, Volume 3

PosPittLive News as broadcast on 4-20-09 on Positively Pittsburgh Live

Sent by Selena Schmidt, Chief of Staff of President of City Council, Doug Shields, but sent as a private citizen like so many others, standing in the gap.
Strong Women, Strong Girls Jump into Spring! event was a spectacular success! Held on April 15th at Duquesne University, with Executive Director, the amazing Lynne Garfinkel, leading the incredible Beth Slagle and Selena Schmidt as Co-Chairs, Wow, what fun. More than 220 elementary school girls jumping rope. What a cool and unique signature event. The neat thing about Jump into Spring! is it is about the girls, for the girls, celebrating the girls.
Many, many thanks to Charlie Batch, Dennis Dixon and Rasheed Mendenhall from the Pittsburgh Steelers; Teresa Conn and players from the Pittsburgh Passion, members of the Duquesne Volleyball and Basketball teams AND 220 elementary school girls jump, jump, jumping rope. Our amazing sponsors, in particular Comcast, First Commonwealth, Women of Deloitte, 5th 3rd, and Pink Coat ~ thank you, thank you.
In a heavily contested jump-off between the Pittsburgh Passion and Pittsburgh Steelers, with cheering equally divided by the girls, the Pittsburgh Passion barely squeaked out a victory due in large part to the fancy footed jumping of the Pittsburgh Passion contestant.

Strong Women Strong Girls is changing the lives of over 200 grade school girls and nearly 100 college women in Pittsburgh and the region. Find out more here: http://www.swsg.org/


Girls Coalition Quarterly Programming, First in the Series:
Are all Girls the Same?

Please join Mell Steven Cosnek (YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Office of Racial Diversity and Inclusion), Dr. Melissa Swauger (Department of Sociology, Carlow University ) and LaVerne Baker Hotep (Center for Victims of Violence and Crime) for a conversation and workshop on gender, race and class. This program will speak to service providers about the diverse experiences of girls and the intersections of gender, race and class. The morning's activities will include an examination of how economic, social and cultural resources matter in the lives and futures of girls, as well as a hands-on discussion about how to address issues of race, class and gender in girl-centric programs.

Date: Wednesday, May 13th
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh , PA 15222
Cost: $15.00

Annual Cocktails and Cuisine Event

Save the date for the annual Cocktails and Cuisine Event for Women in Crisis. The unique after work grazing event of fabulous food and libations benefits Crisis Center North. The event will be held Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Woodlands in Bradford Woods. The evening features The Second Annual Caesar Salad Taste Off; Pittsburgh's Hottest Soulful Vocalist, Jessica Lee; a great silent auction; and over two-dozen food, wine and beer purveyors to sample. Tickets are $60 per person or $75 VIP, which includes premier parking. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please call 412-364-6728 x15 or visit www.crisiscenternorth.org.

Volunteers Needed

Girls on the Run, an after-school program which encourages pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running, is looking for volunteers for our 7th Annual Girls on the Run 5K. This event is the culmination of the spring programs, and is a celebration of the girls and their accomplishments. This non-competetive 5K run/walk is open to the Girls on the Run participants, their friends and families and the community. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful celebration, please consider volunteering the morning of Sunday May 17th, 2009. For more information, please view our volunteer registration form or email sandersae@mail.magee.edu.
From Positive Pittsburgher Wendy Cibula of the Franklin Inn

1. Fiesta Mexicana - All You Can Eat Taco Dinner at Heritage Church
Friday April 17th 5-8pm
Heritage Church (http://www.heritagepcusa.com/www.heritagepcusa.com )
2262 Rochester Road in Franklin Park
Food is being supplied by none other than your favorite Mexican Restaurant....the Franklin Inn
The First Annual Harmony Ridge Film and Wine Festival

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Venue @ Harmony Ridge
Just joined advertiser at PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
1280 Breitenstein Road, Ambridge PA
(Former Ambridge Country Club)

Come join us to celebrate independent film. The top thirteen short films will be screened from submissions by filmmakers across the country and Canada. Local filmmakers are well represented. Prizes will be awarded to the top three.

Order your tickets at www.harmonyridgefilmfest.com
or call 724 266-2414 x10 for more information.

April 24 – June 20, 2009

Exhibit opens with RARE LIVE AUDIO/VISUAL IMPROVISATIONAL PERFORMANCES on Friday, April 24, @ 7:30-11:30 P.M.


601 Wood Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222
[PITTSBURGH, PA] Wood Street Galleries, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents “Machine Improvisations,” with world-premiere performances and installations by Telcosystems of the Netherlands and other international artists. This special exhibition, guest curated by Telcosystems and Martijn van Boven, features three components: live improvisational performances on Friday, April 24, 2009; the world premiere of the installation “12_Series” by Telcosystems; and video screenings by 10 international artists. The exhibition runs Friday, April 24, 2009, through Saturday, June 20, 2009.

Located at 601 Wood Street above the T-Station in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, the Galleries are free and open to the public Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call Wood Street Galleries at (412) 471-5605 or visit www.woodstreetgalleries.org.
One Night Stand

The one-night-only performance schedule at Wood Street Galleries is:

8:30 “Point Line Cube Cloud” by Martijn van Boven
9:15 “PV868” by Tez
10:00 “Mortals Electric” by Telcoystems
10:45 “Synchronator” by Gert-Jan Prins & Bas van Koolwijk


"Make the Connection Awards Gala"

April 22, 2009
6:00 PM
Sheraton Station Square Hotel

Join us in honoring some of the areas' most wonderful volunteers. Those who add so much to our area and work so tirelessly for the many organizations in our region.

Bethlehem Haven

Lighting the Way Home

Thursday, April 23, 2009
4:30 PM
Heinz Field

Join us as we welcome Ms. Ifill, author of "The Breakthrough," which surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.

Sojourner House Victorian Tea

Saturday, April 25, 2009
12 Noon to 2:00 PM

Join us for an elegant tea complete with a silent auction and raffle. Hear the inspiring stories of the women and children of Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

Dean Quinn and Joanne Quinn-Smith
Montour Run and Montour Run Hiking Trail
Great Fishing right by newly remodeled Brothe’rs Grim and Greak Bike and walking trail, just a few miles from the City off of Rte 60 and nature is at your toes and in your lungs and delighting your eyes. And it’s free.

Steeltown Heroes
From Girls Coaliton of Southwestern, Pa April Newsletter
Amazing Girls: Girls Scout Troop 50-365
Submitted by Rina Fortunato and Beverly Bronder:

As a Reading Coach at Schaeffer Elementary in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the challenge is to get our students to read while trying to get books into their hands. However, our district is faced with issues far greater such as the climbing poverty level and increased number of homeless children who lack the most basic needs.

Girl Scout Troop Leader, Beverly Bronder, telephoned me shortly after reading an article in the Green Tree Times, "Raise Your Hand if You Want to be Santa Clause!" which sought help for our school. Beverly stated Troop 50-365's intentions to make the mission theirs.

By Christmas week, the girls of Troop 50-365 had collected everything from sleeping bags, pillows, toys, games and school supplies to backpacks. These elves came quietly making multiple trips to our school. Our students went home with smiles bigger than life.

The story does not end there. The girls decided to run a FREE book fair at the school. They cleaned out their own books, collected at the library and from friends. The troop collected well over 1,000 books. On President's Day, the Troop 50-365 girls were off school, but Pittsburgh Public Schools were in session. Eight girls from the troop, Melissa, Abby, Alicia, Shannon, Dana, Briana, Rachel and Alexis spent their day off school running the book fair. They organized the books by grade and then helped each student to find books he or she was interested in. It gave both groups of children an opportunity to meet one another. As groups entered, the girls took initiative leading the little ones around the vast selection to find books of interest.

"Amazing Girls" is a perfect way to describe Girl Scout Troop 50-365. Their gift of time and service to our school "just because" is a great sign for America's future. Hope lives on!

Guests, Pittsburgh Alternative Health Sources

Deborah Barr, Whole Health Resources

Sunita Pandit, Independent Reliv Distributor
Sanna Carappellotti, Mental Performances.com
Paula Franetti, Meta Fitness
Dr. Darrell Misak, ND, Pittsburgh Alternative Health

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

PositivelyPittsburghLive, Pittsburgh Philanthropy

Linda A. Dickerson
510 (c) (3) Squared
320 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Suite 240
Pittsburgh PA 15222

501(c)(3) Squared is a non-profit management consulting practice that utilizes best practices to assist area non-profits in optimizing their performance. The firm specializes in strategic planning facilitation, business planning preparation, and governance audits


Are Board members selected for their expertise based on the needs of the Board?
What are the criteria for which the Board is looking in a new Board member?Is achieving ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual identity diversity a goal of member selection?

Executive Compensation
Is executive compensation developed using benchmarking with peer organizations?Does the entire Board approve the Executive’s compensation? Is the total compensation package reviewed in detail?


Does the Board understand the needs and interests of the organization's stakeholders?
Do the Board members advocate for the organization with various stakeholder groups?
Does the Board consider the ethical implications of the organization's activities?
Linda is most interested in discussing how governance practices enable fundraising and the role of transparency in raising money.

Peggy Outon
Executive Director
Robert Morris University
Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
Regional Enterprise Tower
425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2610
Pittsburgh PA 15219

The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University is a full-service management and governance support center.

Has provided consultation and education to more than 1,900 regional nonprofits since we were founded nine years ago.

Works exclusively with nonprofit organizations on issues surrounding fundraising and marketing, financial and human resource management. use of technology, strategic, operational and project planning.

Offers 150 non-credit classes a year, using the talents of 100+ community volunteers.

Talking Points

enormous growth in both # of nonprofits and philanthropy in the last 25 years;

women as philanthropists and as development officers;

changes in last six months to local philanthropy and strategies for success in a down market.

Janet C. Emery, CFRE
J. Emery Consulting, Inc.
2579B Grouse Ridge Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
724-934-3231 (Fax)

J. Emery Consulting, Inc.was launched to support nonprofit sustainability through wise and ethical development practices. Services provided by J. Emery Consulting help non-profit organizations answer a wide variety of perplexing, but solvable resource development and fundraising questions. Services include development audits, campaign feasibility studies, strategic planning, board training, CEO and development professional coaching, and strategy implementation.

Janet C. Emery, CFRE is well-known in the development community for her successful leadership of fundraising and communications programs in education, health care, the arts and human services.
Talking Points -

* Philanthropy is alive and well in Pittsburgh, even in recessionary times
* Why is that? (Pittsburgher's are passionate about their nonprofit organizations, and generous toward the friends and neighbors who need their help. Nonprofits have stood the test of time and proven their stability and ability to serve in tough times.)
* Is the recession changing how people give?
* Are nonprofits changing how they do business?
* For Janet Emery in particular? What about philanthropy made you optimistic enough to start your own business during these economic times?

Janet A. Barlett, CFRE
Janet A. Barlett, CFRE
Vice President of Development
Executive Director
Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation
1215 Hulton Road
Oakmont, PA 15139
412.826.6084 412.826.6074 fax

Janet A. Barlett, CFRE, joined Presbyterian SeniorCare in 2004 as the executive director, Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation and vice president of development for the Presbyterian SeniorCare system. Her primary responsibility is the oversight and management of fundraising activities for Presbyterian SeniorCare and its affiliates.

Prior to joining Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation, she served as executive director of development for Grove City College. Throughout her 22-year fundraising career, she has held positions at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Mercy Hospital Foundation and Carlow College (now Carlow University).

•Established in 1928 as faith-based, not-for-profit, Presbyterian SeniorCare is the largest provider of
care and services to older adults in western Pennsylvania.
•From adult day services to assisted living to skilled nursing and rehabilitation, Presbyterian
SeniorCare offers the full range of services, including world-renowned care for individuals with
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
•Approximately 1,500 employees provide care and services to almost 6,000 people through more than
45 care communities and nine southwestern Pennsylvania counties
•Ranked as the 47 largest employer in western Pennsylvania
Of Note...
In 2006, Presbyterian Senior Care received accreditation as first Aging Services Network in
Pennsylvania and is among the first three in the United States to earn the distinction.
Presbyterian SeniorCare has received national and international recognition for its contribution to the
field of dementia care through the development of Woodside Place, a residential Alzheimer’s
community. It has received numerous design awards, including the 2007
Recipient of the prestigious 2007 American Hospital Association Award for its innovative Woodwell,

PosPittLiveNews Vol. 2, 4-14-09

Guests: 4-13-09 Pittsburgh Philanthropy

• Janet C. Emery, CFRE J. Emery Consulting, Inc.
• Linda A. Dickerson President 501 (c) (3) Squared
• Peggy Outon Executive Director Robert Morris University Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
• Janet A. Barlett, CFRE Vice President of Development Executive Director Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation

Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA) would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You!
The 28th Infantry Division, the nation’s oldest division, has been called upon to aid in combat operations in Iraq, resulting in the deployment of many soldiers from across the state of Pennsylvania.
• A proud part of the 28th Infantry Division, of Pennsylvania’s own National Guard, the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (BCT) is the nation’s only reserve component Stryker BCT in existence.
• The prestigious 56th BCT is composed of 100% Pennsylvanians. We are proud that our hometown heroes were selected to serve in this brigade.
Here’s how you can say Thank You!
OTA is conducting a special Adoption Program to allow you to thank these brave soldiers of our home state. By making a donation today, you’ll help OTA grant wishes to the members of the 56th Stryker BCT throughout their deployment this year.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Greenbriar Treatment Center

Registration 8:00 AM Workshop 8:30 AM

This will be a fast-paced, informative workshop for business owners, managers and human resource professionals.
call 412-963-6311 for details.

"Make the Connection Awards Gala"

April 22, 2009
6:00 PM
Sheraton Station Square Hotel

Join us in honoring some of the areas' most wonderful volunteers. Those who add so much to our area and work so tirelessly for the many organizations in our region.
www.nawbopittsburgh.org or contact president Jill Kummer at 412-784-0800
Awards and comments by , Edmund Nelson, Steeler alumni, now State Farm Agency in South Hills of Pittsburgh. 30 men and women will be honored and receive proclamations from the Mayor of Pittsburgh, City Council and other government organizations. Great silent auction, with premier gift, Disney Keys of Excellence full day seminar ticket $400.00 value.

Lighting the Way Home

April 23rd, 2009 at Heinz Field
With veteran journalist Ms. Gwen Ifill
Ms. Ifill is the managing editor and moderator for Washington Week and a senior
correspondent for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. She is also the author of the book
The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.
Tickets available online at Blacktie-Pittsburgh | ONLINE REGISTRATION
or by calling 412-391-1348 x222

Positive Pittsburgher Kelly Skoloda

With the increasing attention in the media and focus by marketers on the topic of marketing to women, it could not be a better time to launch my new book on the topic. Too Busy To Shop, is now officially launched and is available via online booksellers like Amazon.com. I've included a link to the news release here: http://www.ketchum.com/Kelley_Skoloda_Too_Busy_to_Shop_news_release.
Guest on show:

The book is generating a good deal of interest and I'll be doing interviews with the New York Times, ForbesWoman, PRWeek and others. The book tour kicks off next week in New York and then to Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco. The schedule is available at www.kelleymurrayskoloda.com

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to talking with you soon.

How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed the World
Award-winning Stoppard play has Pittsburgh Premiere with PICT
Pittsburgh, PA – April 3, 2009. PICT celebrates the spirit of revolution with an extraordinary launch to celebrate
its thirteenth season! Tom Stoppard’s tremendous Tony and Olivier Award-winning play Rock ‘n’ Roll, inspired
by and dedicated to Václav Havel, serves as the centerpiece of a series which includes readings and panel
discussions exploring Prague Spring & the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.
Rock ‘n’ Roll plays May 7th – 30th in the intimate Henry
Heymann Theatre. PICT Producing Artistic Director Andrew S. Paul directs.

Musical Networking Happy Hour

949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant

Hosted by Jazz/R&B Vocalist - Jessica Lee
Cover Charge: Only $5.00!
Live Music by City's Great Jazz/R&B Artists!
Interviews @ Musical Break with City's Leading Entrepreneurs/Innovators!
Great Business & Professional Networking!
April 16, 2009
"Exit Strategies - Selling your Business"
Featuring Interviews with:
• Don Wagner, Chairman of the Board, BIOSAFE Inc. (www.biosafe.com)

• D. Michael McDowell CPA, Principal - McCory & McDowell (www.mccmcd.com)

• Dan Grant - CEO, Parallel Group (www.2lines.com), Chief Marketing Officer - Intelligent Safety Solutions (www.Intelligentsafetysolutions.com)

• JoAnn Forrester, Owner - SI Business Associates & Price it Perfect Cost Management System (www.sibaworld.com)

• Bryant R. Filter, Partner - Three Rivers Business Group (www.threeriversbusinessgroup.com)

-------Emergency and Disaster Preparation Workshop for the Disabled,
Their Families, and Caretakers

People are learning new things all the time in every aspect of their lives—from how to plan something, how to do something, how to fix something, and how to survive an emergency or disaster.
On Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 8:30 a.m., Volunteers of America’s Working Order program, located at 1650 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215, is holding its monthly Disability Resource Breakfast. The topic for this event is “SURVIVE.” The guest speaker is Susan Ellis, CEO of PeopleLearn, LLC, a learning software development company in Cranberry Township, PA
Help wipe polio off the face of the earth by supporting Rotary District
7330's End Polio Now Power Walk, which will be held Sunday, April 19, at
Consol Energy Park near Washington.

End Polio Now 2009 T-shirts are available for a donation of $10. They come
in four sizes: medium, large, X-large and XX-large. The shirts are red and
bear the Rotary logo with the message " End Polio Now 2009."

If you'd like to get a healthy workout, stop by the stadium on April 19 and
support the cause! T-shirts will be available at the site, along with
refreshments, entertainment and more information about Rotary
International's efforts to end polio.

Although most Americans have not been susceptible to the crippling disease
since a successful vaccine was developed in the 1950s, the poliovirus still
is active in four countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India and Pakistan. As
long as the virus still exists, children throughout the world still must be

Friday, April 10, 2009

Celebration Package Small Business Journalist of the Year

So in honor of Joanne Quinnn-Smith being designates a U.S. Small Business Administrtion Champion as 2009 Small Business Journalist of the Year, here’s the Celebration Package that will get your organization its own channel on Internet Radio and TV.

Imagine being able to post your news audios and videos, product updates and special on our own internet radio and TV channel when you want to and not having to wait for traditional media. What better way to reach the Pittsburgh Search Engine rankings? At Positively PittsburghLiveMagazine.com we have put together a completely cost liquidating package for a year long front page ad that links directly to your own website and an inside radio/TV channel where you can have your own teleseminars, podcasts, radio and TV shows or already aired commercials.

The package includes:

Front page ad linked to your site Normally, $720.00
Inside Radio and TV channel Normally, $500.00
Your unique coupon page Normally $200.00
Commercial Creation Center to Create
Your Own Videos Normally $600.00

Total Value Normally $2,020.00

Celebration Package: $700.00

This is by the way for ONE YEAR!

1. You can use previous undated ads and You-tube videos for your TV channel.
2. Once your channel is set up by my developer you will have unlimited access to upload any future videos.
3. Additionally, you will receive access to the Commercial Creation Center, an additional $600.00 Value which will give you great tutorials on getting your videos together.
5. This package is only available to the first ten
respondents or until April 20, 2009 at 5 PM
whichever happens first.
Check out top ten reasons to advertise on PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com at:

Check out the on line community magazine that is the news for, about and by Pittsburghers at:

To reserve one of these ten packages, call Joanne at

Offer ends with first ten packages or on April 20, 2009 at 5 PM.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Check out the on line community magazine that is the news for, about and by Pittsburghers at:

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Positively Pittsburgh Live News

Positively Pittsburgh Live News Volume 1, 4-7-09

Fun stuff:

Pittsburgh Wine Festival"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sheraton Station Square Hotel
Doors open at 5:30 PM. Event begins at 6:00 PM.
150 wineries pouring 500 to 600 wines. You have 3 to 4 hours to enjoy. But which do you choose and why? Where do you start? You certainly cannot try them all, both from a health and a time constraint.

$50.00 sent in by Black Tie Pittsburgh
Pete Hanowich 412-486-3946

Pittsburgh Irish Classical Theatre kicks off the 2009 season with Tom Stoppard’s Tony- and Olivier-Award-winning Rock’n’Roll, featuring a cast of 12 top-notch actors. British actor Sam Redford makes his PICT debut as Jan, the Czech scholar. Redford has been seen locally in City Theatre’s productions of The Seafarer and Mother Teresa is Dead. PICT alum Sam Tsoutsouvas returns to Pittsburgh to play the Cambridge professor and noted Communist Max Morrow. Tsoutsouvas’ previous PICT credits include Heartbreak House and Henry IV. Rock ‘n’ Roll plays May 7th – 30th in the intimate Henry Heymann Theatre

Business Stuff:

From the Diversity Business Resource Center

Noteworthy events coming up that the DBRC supports:

Thursday, April 9th (11:30 am – 2:30 pm): The PA Legislative Black Caucus will be teaming with the PA Department of General Services to discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and its impact on small business owners in this region. Please contact Elizabeth Bowers at 412-442-5872 or elbowers@state.pa.us for more information and how to register.
Thursday, April 23rd (8:30 am – 12 pm): The Government Agency Coordination Office will be offering a seminar, “Responding to a Request for Proposal – An Introduction.” Info at: GACO-PTAC, Pittsburgh Office 412-237-6098
DBRC website (www.dbrconline.org) – is about to launch new government contracting portal which will centralize all local, state and federal contracting opportunities on one website, along with value-added features like social networking.
Community Forums will be held in locations throughout the Commonwealth.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Community College • 4/9/09 – 11:00 a.m.
Tom Foerster Student Services Center, 839 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
328 Irvis Office Building • P.O. Box 202191 • Harrisburg, PA 17120-2191
(717) 772-6955 • Fax: (717) 783-1516

Landmarks Community Capital Corporation (LCCC), a nonprofit subsidiary of PHLF, announced the start of The Metropolitan Loan Fund of Pittsburgh (MLFP). The fund is a collaboration with State Senator Wayne D. Fontana, Allegheny County, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, Neighborhood Business Inc., Bridgeway Capital, with support from The Heinz Endowments. The MLFP has $1.75 million in funds committed to spur small and minority business opportunities in the Pittsburgh region.

Thanks for above news to Christina Jumba, Executive Director, Diversity Business Resource Center

From Volunteers of America, Working Order

Are you feeling distraught and overwhelmed with financial obligations in your personal and/or business life? If the answer is yes, then this free seminar is definitely for you!
Join us at the April 8 Brown Bag Lunch when our guest speakers Harriet Gibbs, LPN, Resource Coordinator and Administrator of the Family Savings Account program, and Judith Kirby, Business Development Specialist for the Small Business Administration, will discuss how to develop a holistic approach to financial literacy, and gain a better understanding of the benefits of the Family Savings Account Program for low income households.

Join the Volunteers of America – Working Order staff and guests as together we learn how to improve our money management skills and grow your business. Bring your sandwich or salad – we’ll provide beverage and dessert. Please RSVP to 412-782-5344 or email us at: workingorder@voapa.org

• From Linked In Group: Imagine Pittsburgh
• Subject: New comment (19) on "What are your impressions of the current, local, Pittsburgh economy?"
"Verizon is hiring temp- FT consultants and we are having a difficult time finding candidates. We are seeking 45 new hires to start between April and May. So please if you know of anyone looking for an opportunity have them apply on our site at www.verizontelecom.jobs. Stella D.O'Hara-Burrell Verizon Telecom Mgt.- Regional Recruiter One Verizon Way Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Phone: 908-559-2760 Fax: 908-630-2631 E- mail: stella.d.ohara-burrell@verizon.com"
Posted by Stella O'Hara-Burrell,MSHRM,CDR (LION)

Entrepreneurial Thursday Networking Event

Featured Theme: Hiring Companies

A casual weekly networking event for those interested in what's
innovative and positive in Pittsburgh. A jazz, soul & blues happy
hour show plus open-mike interviews with local executives.

Date: April 9, 2009
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Place: Little E's, 949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh
Host: Jessica Lee
Cost: $5 (hors d'ouevres included)

For further info, email smarshall@pghgateways.org.

The Entrepreneurial Thursday networking event is held each Thursday
evening. For information on upcoming events and featured themes,
visit www.entrepreneurialthursdays.com.

13. Bridgeway Capital Networking Breakfast

Featured Topic: Time Management

If your business isn't open--but you're still at work--you need
to come discover tips and tricks for effective time management.
Please join Duquesne University SBDC and Bridgeway Capital
for an informal discussion about increasing your quality of life
as a business owner. The event provides an excellent opportunity
to network and share ideas about how to help you balance work
with your personal life in a more manageable way.

Date: April 24, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Place: Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall
Host: Bridgeway Capital
Cost: $15

To register, go to: www.sbdc.duq.edu.


Operation Troop Appreciation

In support of 56th Styker Brigade composed of 100% Pennsylvania National Guard troops.

The event will include a sports memorobilia silent auction
), entertainment from nationally known comedian
Bag lady Sue, Chinese auction, two nationally and internationally
known DJ's, WTAE Anchorwoman Kelly Frey as host, Senator John
Pippy , speaker. The Riverhounds will be celebrity guest

The benefit will be held on April 18, 2009, from 7pm-10pm at Altar
Bar with an afterparty from 10pm-2am. Altar Bar is located at
1620 Penn Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15222 • 412-263-2877

Self Help
Can’t Sleep?

New Audio! Looking for 10 volunteers who want to sleep better and offer testimonial. All you have to do is listen to the audio cd, get a good night’s sleep an allow the sleep expert/author to use your testimonial. Must be an athlete, coach or competitor. Sanna@mentalperformances.com