Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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

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