Sunday, July 12, 2009

Positively Pittsburgh Live News, Vol 8 6-1-09

PPL 6-1-09, Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh, Historic Sites

Women in Film and Media
Show YOUR Support for the Pittsburgh Film Industry

Attend this informational meeting and show your support for the Pittsburgh Film Industry, the future of filming in Pittsburgh and meet the people who are can bring the films here!

Friday, June 5, 2009
1:00 p.m.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Some facts about the success of the people who bring films to Pittsburgh, success of the various tax credits and stimulus packages and how films have impacted the economic development in Pittsburgh:

Economic impact of the film industry on southwestern Pennsylvania since July 2007: $78 million!

2008 there were 11 feature films or television productions in the region!

25,000 hotel room nights – that’s up over 800% since 2005!

Car rentals are up over 250%!

IATSE Local 489 doubled its membership since July 2007.

Spread the word on how the film industry supports you! Please tell your friends and colleagues to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pittsburgh Film Office at 412-261-2744.

WQED and Pittsburgh Magazine present

"20th Annual Best Restaurants Party!"

Monday, June 1, 2009
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
6:00 PM

Going on Right Now

2009 Annual Dare to Dream Luncheon

Friday, June 5, 2009
The Rivers Club
12:00 PM

This luncheon honors the achievements of
local students who are semi-finalists in the
2009 George W. Tipins Youth Entrepreneurship
Business Plan Competition. Please join us
in the celebration of these young people
served by NFTE Greater Pittsburgh and the
teachers who inspire them!

Call 412-456-4169 for further details.

Diversity Business Resource Center’s Government Contracting Website Launch Party!

June 17th at the Rivers Club for a Networking Breakfast and Website Demonstration.

Learn how to:

• Search for open government contracting opportunities from one convenient location.

• Access a large social networking community of MWDBE business owners and professionals. Team up and compete for more contracts!

• Find clear government contracting tips and instructions for success, and browse the new DBRC information library.

To view the invitation and to RSVP, go to

Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs. For more information about the commission, visit

Edward G. Rendell, Governor Sonya M. Toler, Executive Director
Business Exchange Breakfast
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
RSVP by July 17, 2009
toll free: 877-374-0222

St. James Place
2622 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510

Priority Ticket Offer!
September 15-20, 2009
Benedum Center
STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments --matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps¬ -- to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, including the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. promotional code NOISE to order your tickets to STOMP before they go on sale to the public Friday, May 29!

News from Dan Onorato’s Office, Allegheny County Executive

President Obama has chosen Pittsburgh to host the upcoming G-20 Economic Summit, citing our region’s leadership in creating next-generation jobs and promoting green technology. This international event will not only showcase our economic transformation on the world stage, but the summit itself will provide an additional economic boon for the region.

Make no mistake, families in Southwest Pennsylvania are certainly not immune to the pain caused by this national recession. Folks here are hurting just the same. But we’re not sitting back and shaking our heads – we’re taking action.

We’re transforming our region into a hub for 21st Century jobs – by retraining our workers, investing in new technologies and promoting new energy solutions. And the nation is taking notice. Last month, the New York Times wrote a feature story on our growing green economy. And several months before that, Time Magazine called our region the “one economic bright spot on Main Street.”

We’re proud of the progress we’ve made, but there is still critical work to be done to make Pennsylvania a leader in the new economy.

Works by Lee Renninger

707 Penn
June 5-July 18, 2009
Tuesday-Friday 12:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 12:00-6:00pm

Lee Renninger's work has evolved from a fascination with repeated patterns and multiple units. Using ceramic as her primary material, she seeks to challenge some of the long-standing beliefs associated with the use of clay--that it is a material confined to the realm of utility or conventional, sculptural forms. Renninger chooses to treat it antithetically, using the material in ways that defy its history and fundamental nature.

Exhibition preview on JUNE 4, 4:30pm-8:00pm!
Cake, Couture and Chardonnay

Preview the exhibition, meet the artist, enjoy sweets and a trunk show featuring 2 designers, Earth & Alchemy Jewelry & Susan Farber Handbags.
Co-hosted by Reese Randall (Fashion & Style Editor, Pittsburgh Magazine)
and Janis Burley Wilson (VP, Education/Community Engagement, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust)

Pittsburgh CORO presents: Leadership Luncheon Series

The Honorable Jim Roddey, Allegheny County's First Chief Executive discusses the importance of effective leadership in Public Office.
When: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Where: Spaghetti Warehouse, 2601 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Heather Arnet, Executive Director of the Women and Girls Foundation discusses her experience with gender dynamics as an established community leader.
When: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Where: Palate Bistro, 212 6th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Dr. Linda Lane, Deputy Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, discusses how leadership affects the Pittsburgh Public School System.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Where: Mallorca Restaurant, 2228 E. Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Please join us for one or all three events.
Cost: $20 per lunch; $50 for the series.
To register, contact Kelsey Halling at 412-208-0251 or

Various locations, Downtown.
Celebrating 50 years! The Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off on June 5 with The Black Keys performing on the Dollar Bank Stage, the Artist Market, visual arts at 12 gallery spaces throughout the Cultural District, fun for kids and much more full performance Some programs have admission fees.

From E-Magnify
SBA Launches New 100-Percent Guarantee ARC Loan Program To Help Struggling Businesses

Small businesses suffering financial hardship as a result of the slow economy may be eligible to receive temporary relief to keep their doors open and get their cash flow back on track through to a new loan program announced by SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills.
Beginning on June 15, SBA will start guaranteeing America's Recovery Capital (ARC) loans. ARC loans are deferred-payment loans of up to $35,000 available to established, viable, for-profit small businesses that need short-term help to make their principal and interest payments on existing qualifying debt. ARC loans are interest-free to the borrower, 100 percent guaranteed by the SBA, and have no SBA fees associated with them.
Also I was in the East Room when the President announced these ARC programs alson with new SBA Director Susan Mills.

Positively PittsburghMagazine Advertiser, Volunteers of America
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The Brown Bag Lunch will be held at our location: Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, 1650 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. Please RSVP to 412-782-5344 or email us at Feel free to share the attached invitation with others who might be interested too!

The 1st African-American Leadership Summit

IBEW/Circuit Center and Ballroom, 5 Hot Metal Street
(At the end of the Hot Metal Street Bridge - Southside)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, June 4, 2009
A Day of events
that highlight accomplishments
and concerns of
the African American Community!

Morning Keynote:
Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis - Mt. Ararat Baptist Church
Panel Discussion:
Dr. Audrey Murrell, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Psychology, Public & International Director of the David Berg Center
for Ethics & Leadership Development
Register Now! $60

Roving Pittsburgher

August Wilson Center Public Opening
Royal Caribbean Island Cuisine—mini cheesecakes
Gourmet Dessert Apple Company—lemon basil veggie skewers

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