Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Show 5-3-10

2009 National Winners
Marilyn Landis, Fincial Advocate, Basic Business Business Concepts
Joanne Quinn-Smith, Journalist of the Year, Dreamweaver Marketing Associates

Positively Pittsburgh Live! 5-3-10

2010 Small Business Association Awards

“During National Small Business Week, we honor the entrepreneurs and small business owners who are the engine of our economy. Their ingenuity and hard work are critical to our Nation’s prosperity…I call upon Government officials, industry leaders, and advocates across the Nation to encourage our citizens to celebrate the achievements of small business owners and encourage the creation of new businesses.”


Carl B. Knoblock, SBA District Director of Pittsburgh District Office

Colleen Moore Metzer, President and CEO of Moore Research Services, Inc, 2010 SBA Woman owned business of the year

Christina Dameana, Diversity Business Resource Center, Regional Champion

Joanne Forrester, SI Business Associates, Blue Ribbon and committee that puts the SBA Luncheon together

10 local small business owners and advocates will be lauded at the Western Pennsylvania SBA May 28th Awards Luncheon which will be held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel Pittsburgh. The luncheon is held in conjunction with the 47th annual celebration of National Small Business Week.

Small Business Association

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small businesses start grow and succeed. This is accomplished through our numerous guaranteed loan programs, federal procurement opportunity programs, government contracting, advocacy, disaster assistance, and technical assistance.

Carl B. Knoblock, District Director U.S. Small Business Administration, Pittsburgh District Office

As the District Director, Carl carries out the SBA mission. The SBA mission is to help small businesses. While helping small businesses, he has a second mission of economic development in Western Pennsylvania. Benjamin Disraeli stated “A person is only truly great when he acts from his passions.” Carl has a deep passion to help small businesses succeed and create economic development in the region.

Carl is a strong supporter of youth entrepreneurship. Gloria Swanson stated “Never is a long, unpredictable time, and life is too full of rich possibilities to have restrictions placed upon it.” Carl sees youth like this and they are the positive change agents of the future.

Gandhi stated “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Carl sees the strength in Western Pennsylvania and looks forward to being part of the change.

412-395-6560 xt 106

Jo Ann Forrester and Joanne Quinn-Smith at National Small Business Week in D.C. where SBA National Champions and State SBA Busiensses of the Year Receive Their Awards.  Jo Ann Forrester  wrote Joanne Quinn-Smith SBA Award Package for Journalist of the Year Award, 2009 
Jo Ann Forrester Profile Writing and Award Writing Business, "Blue Ribbon Profiles"

Joanne Forrester is on the committee for the Friday, May 28, 2010 SBA Awards Luncheon

Register at

412-392-4555 xt 3564

To have a profile written for award nominations call Joanne at


SBA Woman Owned Business of Western PA

Colleen Moore Mezler, President & CEO of Moore Research Services, Inc.

• In 1996, Moore-Mezler became president and CEO of Moore Research Services, Inc

• Second generation researcher and seasoned professional with 23 years in the market research industry

• Starting working for her mom when she was 16

• Significant experience in both quantitative and qualitative research

• Serves as the Past President for the Marketing Research Association

• Certified by the MRA as an expert in market research

• Received the 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the MRA

• 2009 Athena Powerlink Recipient.

• Served as the 2010 Co-Chair for the Women in Leadership Development Conference as well as the 2010 Chair of the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days Campaign.

• Will receive the SBA Woman Owned Business of Western PA in Pittsburgh this May

About Moore Research Services, Inc

• Was a finalist for the Economic Development Corporation Employer of the Year.

• In 1969, her pioneering mother, Marguerite started the research company. Her mother took over the company after the owner became ill.

• A leading market and opinion research company

• provide unbiased insights and recommendations to help business grow and succeed

• Market research that helps companies understand what their customers and potential customers want and expect

• Conducts research regionally, nationally and globally.

• Conducts traditional research (like telephone surveys, focus groups, product placements, etc.)

• Conducts virtual focus groups, complex online surveys and surveys on cell phones

• Have a growing database of people all over the country that participate in surveys as well as utilizing social networking, like Facebook to communicate with respondents about upcoming surveys and projects.

For more information or to sign up on their database and get paid for your time and opinion visit

Or call 814-835-4100

Colleen Moore Mezler

Moore Research Services, Inc.

2675 West 12th Street

Erie, PA 16505


814-835-4110 fax

Other 2010 SBA Winners:

2010 Regional Champion of the Year

Christina Dameana, Diversity Business Resource Center, Regional SBA Advocate

Serving 10 counties in Southwestern Pa


2010 Financial Services Champion of the Year

Mark David Peterson, President

Bridgeway Capital

707 Grant Street, Suite 1920

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-201-2450

To hear this episode of Positively Pittsburgh Live in its entirety go to

Delana Flowers is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent writer and owner of Ingenuity by Delana Flowers ©, writing effective copy so you don’t have to. Services include copywriting for newsletters, blogs, ad copy, marketing pieces, articles, reviews, invitations, postcards, flyers and more.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

PositivelyPittsburgh News from May 3, 2010

Positively Pittsburgh News from May 3, 2010
by Delaina Flowers
Positively Pittsburgh Reporter
You may listen to this talkcast archived at:



For his final overture in Pittsburgh, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns to the Benedum Center to take your breath away. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s international award-winning phenomenon directed by Harold Prince is now the longest running show in Broadway history. Don’t miss your last chance to experience this timeless story of seduction and despair.

Go to

Use promotional code ANGEL to order your tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA before they go on sale to the public Monday, May 10!


• Online at

• Visit the Box Office at Theater Square [655 Penn Avenue]

• Call 412-456-4800

• Groups 15+ Tickets 412-471-6930



Live Music by City's Great Jazz/R&B Artists!

Interviews @ Musical Break with City's Leading Entrepreneurs/Innovators!

Great Business & Professional Networking!

May 6, 2010 "Internet Technology Entrepreneurs"

Featuring Interviews with:

• Co-host Bruce Conley, The Computer Coach,

• Tom Mendito, Founder of SyncedIn,

A business networking tool. The proceeds go to social entrepreneurial ventures to improve the community.

• Ayan Kishore, Co-Founder People's Labs,

Creating Careerimp, a web software service for creating optimized resumes and matching job-seekers & employers.

• Dr. Nelson Harrison, Founder - Pittsburgh Jazz Network,

Ph. D. in clinical psychology, educator, composer, archivist, lyricist, arranger, ASCAP, playwright, speaker, photographer; veteran trombonist of the Count Basie Orchestra.

949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant


Cover Charge: Only $5.00!

"Entrepreneurial Thursdays" Partners

Platinum Sponsors

Pittsburgh Gateways

Marketing Partners

• National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

• Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

• Pittsburgh Technology Council

• Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP)

• Pittsburgh Young Professionals

• Positively Pittsburgh Live

• Sigma Pi Consulting

• STARR Financial Advisors, Inc.

• The Write Plan, LLC

• Women's Independent Press


MAY 7-17

Harish Saluja, Executive Director

Silk Screen hopes to become one the best festivals of its kind in the world, putting Pittsburgh on the world cultural map for Asian Culture, particularly Asian Films.

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre Presents


May 20th through June 12th at The Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, Oakland 4301 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

PICT continues its exploration of race with a timely production of Shakespeare's scathing tale of racism and jealousy, Othello.

Shakespeare's masterpiece centers on a heroic black warrior living in a society ruled by whites and brought to his knees by the malevolent machinations of his most trusted fellow soldier.

Performance Dates and Times:

First Week:

Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 and 20 -- 10 a.m. student matinees

Thursday and Friday, May 20 and 21 -- 8 p.m. previews

Saturday, May 22 -- 8 p.m. opening night, followed by reception

Sunday, May 23 -- 2 p.m. matinee, followed by talk-back

Second Week:

Tuesday, May 25 -- 10 a.m. student matinee

Wednesday -- Saturday, May 25 -- 29 -- 8 p.m. performances*

Sunday, May 30 -- 2 p.m. matinee

*pre-performance lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday

Third Week:

Tuesday, June 1 -- 10 a.m. student matinee

Wednesday -- Saturday, May 2 -- 5 -- 8 p.m. performances

Sunday, June 6 -- 2 p.m. matinee

Fourth Week:

Tuesday, June 8 -- 7 p.m. Professional Tuesday performance

Wednesday -- Friday, June 8 -- 11 -- 8 p.m. performances

Saturday, June 12 -- 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances


Saturday nights: $50, Seniors $47

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday nights: $46, Seniors $43

Professional Tuesdays, Saturday & Sunday Matinees: $42, Seniors $40

Preview Thursday and Friday: $34 for all seats

$20 tickets available for youth under 25, with valid ID

$5 discount off full-price adult tickets

with the code "SOUL"

Call ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353

or visit



Sent in by Positive Pittsburgher Suzan Sharda Segall, Body Arts Therapeutics

I'm happy to report that all went very well today for our May 1st - Venture Outdoors First Saturday launch of the Tai Chi in the Park series. I'll be eager to see the results of your evaluation sheets. Seemed like very happy campers - left them wanting more. Only one had prior Tai Chi experience and only a couple were ever in Riverview Park and Oakmont before.

Our VO volunteer Ashley was wonderful -- and the digital photos will be great! I'm glad to know she'll be the volunteer throughout most of the series -- that is very helpful, Lora.

We had a very sweet group -- with my friend Jerry Balbot (age 82 Parkinson’s) joining in as well - for a total of 10. So nice demographics - young married couple in their 20's plus mother-in-law to a couple in their 60s, a serious runner interested in Chi Running and Chi Walking, a stressed out Mom of three (her husband arranged for her to attend as part of his entire weekend birthday celebration package for her !!!), and two additional work stressed out women in their 40's -50's.

Delana Flowers is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent writer and owner of Ingenuity by Delana Flowers ©, writing effective copy so you don’t have to. Services include copywriting for newsletters, blogs, ad copy, marketing pieces, articles, reviews, invitations, postcards, flyers and more.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Positively Pittsburgh News 4-26-10

Positively Pittsburgh News from April 26, 2010


May 5th At Tri-C Corporate College East in Cleveland, Ohio 8am-6pm

40 plus exceptional speakers will lead the 2010 Summit Workshops, including the TechnoGranny. In addition, Positively Pittsburgh Live is proud to be a media sponsor for this event.

The Summit objective is to support and encourage women in our region to be economically self sufficient. The regions covered and invited to participate are NE and NW Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Canada.

The Summit will consist of

• Workshops

• Exhibitors

• Lunch

• Keynote Speakers

• A reception

• Tote Bags

• And much more!

At the Summit you will learn:

• Critical advice

• Expert guidance

• One on one business counseling

• Speakers

• Tips on leveraging social media

• How to grow your bottom line

• How to make powerful connections at work and in business

• Turning Contacts into Contracts with the right Strike of the Match!

• Maximize your networking skills to find the “decision maker”

• Leverage your WBE/MBE/SDB/SMALL status as an asset

• How to think like the “buyer” and not the “proposer”

• And much more!

Workshops will include:

• "The Power of One" One Woman! One Business!One Nation & One World! by Almas Jiwani, President of United Nations Fund ForWomen - Ontario, Canada

• "Creating Powerful Connections that COUNT!”

with DeLores Pressley, Motivational Speaker, Personal Power Expert, and Coach.

• “Strike A Business Match”

by Tammy Elois Camper, President and Principal Resultant of Strategic Transformation Partners LLC

• “Womens' Health Issues”

with Dr. Hebert of Cleveland Clinic

• And More!!

$75 Full day, $45 for young professionals and $35 for students

Register at

216-593-0050 or 216-856-4725

Pittsburghers can direct all questions about the summit to Pennylvania Regional Co-ordinator, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-628-5048.



Presented by the Three Rivers Arts Festival a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

All headline concerts are presented on the Dollar Bank Stage at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. The free live music series, a Pittsburgh tradition, is sponsored by Dollar Bank.

All concerts at Three Rivers Arts Festival are free and open to the public. Additional Festival details will be released in May, including information on the Artists Market, visual arts, family programming, performing arts and additional music programming.

For information call 412-456-6666 or


Friday, June 4: Alejandro Escovedo (7:30 pm)

A pioneer in Americana and alternative country.

Saturday, June 5: Guster (7:30 pm)

Commitment to the environment, plus their poetic songwriting, unique instrumentation and fantastic vocal harmonies, make Guster the perfect World Environment Day concert.

Sunday, June 6: Dirty Dozen Brass Band (6 pm)

Their revolutionized brass-band sound has brought millions of listeners to their feet.

With special guest Nathaniel Rateliff (5 pm)

Monday, June 7: TBA

Tuesday, June 8: Jason Isbell (7:30 pm)

Classic Alabama sound.

With special guest Tift Merritt (6:30 pm)

Wednesday, June 9: Los Amigos Invisibles (7:30 pm)

Funk, disco and jazz in Latin rhythms. Described as "Jamiroquai meets Santana," Los Amigos Invisibles' disco-funk will have everyone dancing.

Thursday, June 10: Ingrid Michaelson

A passionate artist and skillful songwriter. She will perform at the Festival just after touring with The Barenaked Ladies and a brief UK tour.

With special guest Matt Morris (6:30 pm)

Friday, June 11: Kris Kristofferson (7:30 pm)

Still touring at 73 years old. He is a solo artist and a songwriter inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Songwriters hall of Fame, and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

With special guest Justin Townes Earl (6:30 pm)

Saturday, June 12: TBA

Sunday, June 13: Patty Griffin (6 pm)

Raw talent, unique voice and skillful songwriting.

With special guest Guggenheim Grotto (5 pm)

Join Us At Our Third School Works Community Meeting


Thursday, April 29, 2010At Calvary United Methodist Church

A+ Schools is an independent community advocate for improvement in student achievement in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. We seek to inform, engage and mobilize the community around issues of Governance, Equity and Teaching.

To improve our school district, we need your help!

Food and childcare will be provided


412.697.1298 x105

or email

Visit our site at

Calvary United Methodist Church

954 Beech Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP presents


Thursday May 6, 2010 At 6:00pm At The Omni Penn Hotel In Pittsburgh

Guest speaker NBC News Correspondent Rehema Ellis

Ellis joined NBC News as a general-assignment correspondent, based in New York, in December 1993. Ellis had been a news anchor at WHDH-TV in Boston, working on weekend newscasts and “Urban Update,” WHDH-TV’s weekly half hour news broadcast, since 1990. From 1980 to 1985 she worked as a morning anchor and reporter for KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh and then moved from anchor to reporter for KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh.

Accomplishments include:

• Live coverage of the Pope’s visit to Denver

• Reported on Coretta Scott King’s 1993 fight to bring the Martin Luther King papers from Boston University to the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, GA.

• Followed Nelson Mandela from New York to Boston on his historic visit to the United States.

• Covered the 1988 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

• Reported on the 1988 presidential and gubernatorial elections

• Covered the 1988 and 1990 congressional elections

• received a B.A. from Simmons College, Boston and an M.A. from the Columbia School of Journalism.

• Served as a volunteer high school teacher in Tanzania, East Africa, through the Harvard UniversityAfrica Volunteer Project.

Ellis is the recipient of numerous awards for her reporting, including

• A 1989 Emmy for her report on life in the inner city for WHDH.

• Several AFTRA and Matrix Awards

• Multiple awards from the National Association of Black Journalists.


Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Human Services Building

Hosted by Regional Internship Center partnered with Allegheny County Department of Human Services

This is the third event in a series of events this spring, to aid residents of Supportive Housing Programs with career development. The internship fair is located at One Smithfield Street downtown.

The goal of Internships to Jobs is to provide support to regional employers that recognize the value of internship programs and are looking to hire a full-time employee within the next two years. Internships to Jobs is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Worthington Benedum Foundation.

For more information, please visit

To register for this internship fair, please contact Trisha Ross at



Name: Aladdin’s Eatery

4885 McKnight Road

Ross Township PA 15237

Recommended: yes


Aladdin's Eatery is dedicated to excellent customer service and providing the highest quality food. Our intention at Aladdin's Eatery is to provide our customers with unique natural foods of the Middle East, while at the same time cater to their increased awareness and concern regarding health and nutrition.

Tel: 412-369-9600

Store Hours:

Mon-Thur: 11am - 10:30pm

Fri-Sat: 11am - 11pm



Adapted from Pittsburgh Urban Media, They Call Him… Ace as in #1 by Bill Neal

“Ace” is the name that he most answers to, but his full name is Averill Pippens.

• An Oliver High School grad and star athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track

• A Robert Morris University graduate with a degree in Sports Management and an MBA from the University of Phoenix

• Named to the All-City Baseball team and the Kenny Durrett High School All-Star Basketball Classic

• Received the Distinguished Athlete of the Year award from the US Marine Corps.

• among numerous other awards

• J.V. football head coach at Oliver High School

• Defensive Coordinator for Oliver High School

• 17 and under boys “Rise High” A.A. U. basketball coach

• Assistant men’s basketball coach and head basketball coach at Penn State McKeesport

• Runs his own business in partnership with Art Cammack, A&A Electronics in Monroeville Mall

• Assistant coach with Coach Andre King and the High Rise basketball team, Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League champions and 3 time winners

• Recently promoted to Vice-President of Five Starr Corporation, a newly established business, social and athletic company

• Director of the Champions Association Kenny Durrett Memorial High School Seniors All-Star Basketball Classic for 2010

Coach Ace has a commitment to excellence matched by an old school mind, body and soul. A do whatever it takes attitude that speaks to his years of hard work and achievements. There is no doubt as to why he has become the success that he is.

Oh, did I mention that Coach Ace was shot by an intruder in 1994 and that he’s been in a wheelchair since then. No Need!!!!


Many people are talking about the devastation in Haiti, and now in Chile, trying to help with those efforts every chance they get. In Beaver County, there are also people faced with devastating challenges that need our help. Some Beaver County residents are starving and freezing outside, just looking for something to warm them up so they can sleep!

My name is Amber. I am a 13-year-old 8th grader at Beaver Area Middle School. At the age of 9, I began my own business: Amber’s Amazing Animal Balloons. Through my business I’ve enjoyed having opportunities to help others in the community. That is why I am organizing my second annual fundraiser in hopes of decreasing the poverty level in Beaver County. While you’re feeling good by clearing space in your house, you can make a difference in your community by donating the small things you no longer need. Just think of all the things you throw away!

Beaver County Head Start has been clothing and feeding families in crisis, and is in desperate need of the following items:

*Children’s clothing (new and gently worn) size 8 & under- ESPECIALLY SIZES 2T - 6

* Household items: pots, pans, dishes, silverware,

kitchen appliances, small chest freezer, furniture,


*Beds: children’s beds, toddler beds & cribs.

*Foods: Cereal, pastas (spaghetti, macaroni, etc.), canned foods (spaghetti sauce, vegetables, soup), peanut butter, etc.


If you prefer, you can donate Walmart gift cards so necessary items can be purchased.

Large items / donations can be picked up. Please call to arrange a pick up time. Monetary donations will be greatly appreciated as well. Every donation will be an enormous help!

Please join us on Sunday, May 16, 2010, for a Party fundraiser wrap up at my home, 200 Lion Lane, Bridgewater, PA, from 1 - 5pm. Come enjoy a fun-filled time, complete with magic shows, and receive a special balloon creation from me with your clothing, food, or monetary donations! Food and other sales (Avon, Tupperware, etc.) will benefit Head Start.

Please see my website for party details:

If you can give a family one small thing, you can change their lives.

Thank you for your continued support!

Amber J. Liggett

Amber’s Amazing Animal Balloons


If you would like to participate on May 16, please give us a call! Check Amber's website for updates on the Fundraising Party!

Delana Flowers is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent writer and owner of Ingenuity Copywriting ©, writing effective copy so you don’t have to. Services include copywriting for newsletters, blogs, ad copy, marketing pieces, articles, reviews, invitations, postcards, flyers and more.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

PositivelyPittsburghLive, Pittsburgh Business Profiles, Volume 1

PPL 4-5-10

Business Profiles Vol 1

This is the first in a series profiling Pittsburgh Businesses.

The businesses profiled in this episode are from a Networking group called We Mean Business based in Robinson Township.


Captain Bob Rush of Rush Hour Boat Cruises

James Wallace of UCall, We'll Haul!

John Tubridy of Frannet

Sanna Carapellotti of and Golden Fork HypnoDining Experience

There’s a new service in Pittsburgh – a personalized tour of the region on a comfortable six-passenger boat. Enjoy an enchanting sunset or dinner cruise on an intimate pleasure craft with all the amenities of home while viewing Pittsburgh the way it was meant to be seen - on the beautiful waterways of its Three Rivers. You can ride upriver on the Allegheny or down the Mon or Ohio to as far away as Wheeling.

The Business:

Rush Hour Boat Charters provides services to suit your taste, from sightseeing trips to business excursions. The 28 foot, chauffeured limo-boat is a pleasure cruiser. It accommodates six passengers, features a deck and a spacious cabin with all the amenities It’s great for anniversaries, bachelorette parties, river tours, dinner and scenic sunset cruises.
The Owner:

Captain Bob Rush, a Certified Master-Captain, has been cruising the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers for 30 years.

As a Pittsburgh native, he learned about river-boat safety from his uncle, Richard Rush. Richard was a member of the Allegheny County Sheriff's River Patrol.
We pick up from Station square, Three Rivers casino, North shore by either stadium, 18th street docks, the Convention center and so on. Pretty much any where there is river access.

  • For dinner cruises we use Redfin blues restaurant at Washington's Landing.
  • We have a full enclosure on deck and can reroute up or down river to avoid conditions if possible.
  • What's there to see that you can't from land?
  • There are plenty of things to see that even locals never get to see. For example there is the locks and dams,Western penitentiary, Neville Island sunset on the Ohio, Bruno's Island which Lewis started his expedition then met up with Clark on their unsuccessful journey looking for the northwest water passage.
  • Other than an intimate sightseeing cruise. We supply bottled water and pop. However, passengers may bring their own alcohol or we can pick it up for them as long as they are 21.
  • Our rates start at $75.00 an hour and discounts for a 4 or 8 hour cruise.
  • We do run specials every month and you'll have to check the website for those.
  • We open May 1st andrun thru October 15th.
Rush Hour Boat Charters

Port of Pittsburgh

412-855-RUSH (7874)

U CALL, WE’LL HAUL! No Job Is Too Big Or Too Small

We remove everything from an appliance to complete buildings of inventory.

We donate, resell or reuse the majority of the items we remove.

The Business:

U Call, We’ll Haul! is a privately owned solid waste and recycling company that specializes in the collection and processing of residential and commercial recyclables, curbside recyclables, metal waste and construction and demolition debris, as well as residential and commercial property clean-outs and corporate downsizing.

We are concerned about the environment- not only our natural environment but also our working and living environments. We do our part in supporting sustainability.

U Call, We’ll Haul! provides waste management services for industrial, commercial and retail customers alike. When we handle a customer’s waste stream we do everything possible to maximize the value of waste and avoid landfills. This can significantly reduce the cost of disposal, and benefit the environment at the same time.

We remove the things you don't need. That means we take away almost anything – from old furniture, appliances and electronics to yard waste and renovation debris, office equipment, files, you name it. We do all the loading and cleanup, wherever the items are located.

 We charge by volume, not by the time it takes us to remove your waste products.

We have partnered with Green Earth Waste Recovery, a company based in St. Louis, MO to serve customers such as Starbucks, Sears, Jenny Craig, MSC Direct and more.

 What do you do with the items you remove?

 We make every effort to recycle or donate the items we take away.

Cleaning out your basement, garage, shed, or yard? Have unsold merchandise from a yard or garage sale? Moving and not taking all your belongings with you? Have unwanted 'waste' you don't know what to do with? Downsizing? Moving to a different location? Have an overstocked, overstuffed storeroom? Call us! We will pickup and remove your stuff for you! We provide fast, friendly, and reliable service.

James Wallace, President


FRANNET 10 Dumb Things To Avoid When Buying A Business

John Tubridy, Franchise Consultant and Advisor for Franchise Network of Pittsburgh aka FranNet

Many mistakes that people make are predictable. To help you to avoid making them, FranNet has compiled a list of ten of the dumbest mistakes you can make when going into business. We’ve made some of them ourselves, so take advantage of our experience and save yourself from some potential problems!

• Don’t overextend financially when buying a franchise.

• Don’t start to look until you have an idea of what you’re looking for.

• Don’t assume that starting a business is easy!

• Don’t try to go it alone. Use Experts.

• Don’t forget about a business plan.

• Don’t pick a business because “there are so many of them, they must be good.”

• Don’t skip talking with the other franchisees.

• Don’t put it on your credit card.

• Don’t pick the business your dad (or spouse) likes best.

• Don’t fall in love with the product.

Many of us dream of being our own boss someday, and we know that it’s impossible to take all the risk out of going into business for ourselves. Avoiding as many dumb mistakes as possible can certainly help us move the odds into our favor.

So, if we are to have our dreams fulfilled, we should approach the opportunity of owning our own business with our eyes open, and with the strength of knowledge and planning -- this is the formula for becoming a successful business owner!

John Tubridy, Franchise Consultant and Advisor

Franchise Network of Pittsburgh aka FranNet

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-486-2546: Fax 412-486-2546

Toll Free is 866-Fra-nnet

If You Are Struggling, Talk To Sanna Of


Sanna Carapellotti, MS CHt Hypnosis, EFT, Guided Imagery and Family Constellations

When you need more than a friendly ear, Sanna's therapeutic skills can assist you. Tapping into inner wisdom for healing and guidance is the solution to living with more intention, fuller and happier.

The Business:

Mental Performances specializes in working through life's anxieties. Clients experience an expanding empowerment and relief from life long struggle, fears/phobias, physical health issues, grief and family challenges. Sanna guides her clients to process through difficult time periods through the application of the healing approaches of Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique, Guided Imagery and Family Constellation work.

Her interest and focus on performance issues strengthens athletes and artists of all ages to do their best for competition, field and stage.

Sanna creates guided audio programs designed for stress reduction, sleep improvement and performance enhancement.

The Owner:

Sanna holds a Master’s degree from Duquesne University and is a speaker. She works privately, teaches classes and creates Mental Performances audio for health, performance and sleep. Her sleep audio, Stepping to Sleep, was recommended by DANCE MAGAZINE. She has been interviewed by the major dance magazines and she writes for, the largest dance community on the web. She created Coach In My Bag MP3, 12 preloaded audios for all your performance needs. She is also the creator of Golden Fork HypnoDining, Conscious Eating for Contemporary Lifestyles. You can hear Sanna on TALKSHOE in her series, Hypnosis for Life which has been downloaded over 30,000 times since last year.

Sanna Carapellotti, Mental Performances

43 Hoodridge Dr,

Mt Lebanon, PA 15228