Positively Pittsburgh Live News from May 24, 2010
ENTREPRENEURING YOUTH ( YOUTH) HOLDING DARE TO DREAM LUNCHEON
June 2nd Noon -1 30 at the Rivers Club
Entrepreneuring Youth (E Youth) will honor young people and the teachers and volunteers who inspire them in a GW Tippins Business Plan Competition. E Youth believes that engaging youth in small business creation can help them overcome academic failure and build a life beyond low-wage employment. To see how the experience of small business creation can help kids raise their aspirations and turn their lives around please join us. Tickets are $65.00
Contact Jerry Cozewith: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OR call to talk about becoming a volunteer business coach.
TRAILBLAZING FOR AUTISM!
June 5 at Victory Stables
Join us for an awesome trail ride, dinner and Chinese auction to benefit Emmaus Horsemanship and ABOARD. Enjoy and great day, hearty dinner and great prizes while supporting a wonderful cause and awesome therapy program. If you can't ride with us, please consider making a donation (monetary or Chinese auction items). We also have sponsorships available - if you are interested in sponsorship please contact me for levels.
Please visit www.aboard.org -click on the TrailBlazing graphic for more info and to register!
From Soul Blast
AWC HOSTING PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL May 20-29 at August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue
First Voice gives African American artists, both inside and outside the Pittsburgh region, an opportunity to speak through their artistry. This second annual festival honors and celebrates the creator and the creative process, and includes music, film, spoken word, dance, hip-hop and the visual arts. This year, First Voice is the platform from which the first class of August Wilson Center Fellows present new works created during their yearlong residencies.
Representing a variety of artistic ventures in an array of disciplines, the inaugural class of August Wilson Center Fellows includes six of Pittsburgh’s finest artists and performers: Vanessa German, Anire Mosley, Jasiri X, Chris Ivey, Brett Williams and Greer Reed-Jones.
LEGAL CONTRACT REVIEW SEMINAR
June 4, 2010 at the Law Offices of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
535 Smithfield Street, 12th Floor, Pittsburgh Room, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Whether you're starting a business or have been at it for years, the same holds true - reviewing, making or drafting contracts (sometimes dozens) on a daily or weekly basis is common. Contracts are crucial to the overall success of your business and arming yourself with knowledge on the ins and outs of contract language will enhance your business savvy.
This seminar is provided at NO COST through the generosity of Beth Slagle, Esq. and Joshua Farber, Esq. Please register directly with the law firm.
From Two Positive Pittsburghers Weston Lyon and Becky Gomes
R U MAKING MOBILE CENTS?
May 26, 2010, 700 River Avenue, First Floor Conference Room
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Hear principles about integrating text messaging into your current marketing strategies.
The seminar is provided at NO COST but you must register by May 24, 2010.
If you are interested in attending this event or would like more information, please visit http://dbrc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=40
BECKY GOMES’ UP A NOTCH MARKETING MEETINGS BACK IN THE 'BURGH
Once a month Starting May 25th in North Hills
The ultimate marketing experience is back but this time under a new name and brand, results focused agenda, and better location (no parking costs and NOT downtown)!
And, the best part is: this first meeting is FREE! Go here and read all about this awesome meeting: www.NoBSMarketingMeeting.com
If you're interested...please hurry...we can only fit 39 people in our new location in the North Hills.
TALENTED TEENS STUDENT AWARDS CONTEST
May 18 & May 25 Presented by the Greater Harmony Chorus
Cash prizes and chance to appear on show!
Auditions held at Richland Elementary School, Bakerstown Rd Gibsonia. Auditions must be LIVE and presented to the Greater Harmony Chorus for consideration. The first 25 applications will be accepted. The top five finalists will be selected by the Greater Harmony Chorus and appear as contestants on the October 2nd shows. Two alternates will be chosen as well. Apply by calling 412. 486.1805
BARC FUNDING WILL SUPPORT THE WORK OF PITTSBURGH ARTIST ALLYSON HOLTZ
The Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation (BARC) is the recipient of funds administered by Gateway to the Arts for a four month artist residency. Funds from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation will support the work of Allyson Holtz, who will teach and guide a group of multi-generational community members in the design and creation of a public art project and the establishment of a permanent Cultural Committee.
The first phase of this grant will be the development of a mural depicting a significant historic attraction to the town and, a compilation of stories and photographs that reflect the history of the Brownsville area. The design and location of the mural will be selected by the Cultural Committee. The agreed upon design then will be taken to State Correctional Institution at Fayette where inmate artists will render the design on an exterior fabric material. Future projects may occur through the development of a permanent Cultural group.
For more information, contact:
Norma Ryan, BARC coordinator 724-323-4008
Project Administrator: Carol Wolfe, Program Manager, Gateway to the Arts, 412-362-6982 email@example.com
Artist Allyson Holtz (bio attached) 412-719-7677
ON SALE TICKET INFORMATION FOR PITTSBURGH’S FAREWELL ENGAGEMENT OF THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
The longest-running show in broadway history!
August 25th through September 19th, 2010 at the Benedum Center
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and PNC Broadway Across America, proudly announces single tickets on sale for the farewell engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince.
Single tickets range from $24 - $125 and will go on sale Monday, May 10th at the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets), online at www.phantom.pgharts.org or by calling 412-456-4800. Group orders may be reserved now by calling 412-471-6930.
NEW! DR. PHIPPS GREENLINE ON-SITE PLANT CLINICS
Saturdays through October, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Phipps Garden Center, Mellon Park
Have a question about your perennials, annuals, house plants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won’t bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Visit Phipps Garden Center (1059 Shady Ave., Mellon Park, Shadyside) on Saturdays to have your gardening dilemmas addressed in person by one of our Master Gardeners. Bring a potted plant, plant sample or photograph for help with identifying a weed, diagnosing a plant problem or nursing an ailing plant. Clinics are free and do not require pre-registration or an appointment.
Visit Dr. Phipps GreenLine online »
SUMMER FLOWER SHOW: GARGOYLES IN THE GARDEN
through Sept. 12
Gothic meets gorgeous as gargoyles and other mythic creatures stand guard over artfully arranged warm weather blooms for Summer Flower Show: Gargoyles in the Garden. Sculptural pieces of art, some created by local artists, appear throughout the gardens, peering out from brilliant petunias, dahlias, geraniums and more. Every garden should have a gargoyle! After you experience our collection, visit The Shop at Phipps, where garden gargoyles and other gothic gifts abound.
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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT TO SPEAK AT PITTSBURGH MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE’S THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE - NOV. 10, 2010
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will speak at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Albright’s lecture will be the closing event of the day-long Third Annual Conference of the Pittsburgh Middle East Institute (PMEI).
The Pittsburgh Middle East Institute is an independent, non-profit consortium of prominent civic institutions and corporations in Pittsburgh dedicated to promoting business, educational, and cultural ties between Pittsburgh and the countries of the Middle East. PMEI seeks to brand Pittsburgh in the Middle East and foster a greater understanding between the two cultures and advance a new generation of forward-thinking global leaders and visionary business partners.
LITTLE E'S JAZZ & BLUES
Every thursday 5:30 pm - 8 pm
949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant
Cover Charge: Only $5.00!
The "ENTREPRENEURIAL THURSDAYS" Happy Hour Show
Live Music by City's Great Jazz/R&B Artists!
Interviews @ Musical Break with City's Leading Entrepreneurs/Innovators!
Great Business & Professional Networking!
May 27, 2010 "Healthcare & Wellness Entrepreneurs"
Featuring Interviews with:
• Bruce Conley, Energy Healer & Spiritual Guide and Warrior, (http://holisticenergyhealing.org/)
• Tom Mendito, Owner, The Dao Center (www.thedaocenter.com)
• Eric Randolf, CEO & Founder, The Tao Applied (www.thetaoapplied.com)
• Paula Franetti, MS, MES, CPT, MetaFitness LLC - MetaFitness is a metabolism-based lifestyle change program offering individuals and businesses a comprehensive plan for balanced eating, fitness and health-related behavioral change (http://www.meta-fitness.com)
12TH ANNUAL ENTREPRENEURS GROWTH CONFERENCE
June 10 at duquesne university
Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs got their start? How they were able to turn their simple ideas into million dollar businesses? Where they got their financing? Come and discover these answers and more!
Register before May 28th and attend the entire day for only $119.
The event includes the following workshops:
• The Anatomy of an Exceptional Website:
• Let's Talk Technology
• Why PR is More Important--and More Affordable--Than Ever:
• Sales That Sizzle:
• E-Marketing for Every Business
• The Seven Deadly Sins of QuickBooks
• Building Wealth
• Bankability Factor
• Minority & Women Business Owners
• From Your Imagination to the Consumer
You will also have the opportunity to learn from our two keynotes speakers:
Roger Byford, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Vocollect and Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
To register, visit www.duq.edu/egc
POSITIVELYPITTSBURGHLIVE™ FINALIST IN THE BUSINESS OSCARS
Local internet talkcast named as finalist in 2010 american business awardssm—the stevies
8th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on June 21 in New York City
Pittsburgh,Pa.– May 13, 2010 – PositivelyPittsburghLive™ Talkcast (PPL Talkcast) was named a Finalist today in the Media Talkcast, Blog, and Website category in The 2010 American Business Awards.
More than 2,700 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. PositivelyPittsburghLive™ Talkcast is competing as a finalist in the Web, Talkcast, and Blog category for Media.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
This year’s Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 21 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than six-hundred executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The event will benefit Oceana (http://oceana.org), the largest international organization focused on ocean conservation. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network. As one of the finalists, creative staff of PositivelyPittsburghLive™ Talkcast will be attending and also covering the event and spread the good news about Pittsburgh. PositivelyPittsburgh™ Radio and TV goes to New York City.
ENTERPRISING WOMEN: MICROENTERPRISE OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
A CCAC non-credit course for community education & personal development
Course Title: Enterprising Women: Microenterprise Ownership Certificate Program
Course and Section Number: Yga-125-1210
Location: Allegheny Campus
Instructors/Facilitators: Alice Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412 255-6743 and
Tara Ellison-Jones, email@example.com, 412 255-6749
Required Materials: Fast Trac, The Entrepreneur’s Handbook
Attendance: FAST TRAC is an accelerated 12 weeks of instruction. Only two absences will allow for satisfactory completion and certification of the course.
This 30 hour, non-credit course is designed for women who want to start a microenterprise but do not know where to begin. The First Step FAST TRAC, a Kauffman Foundation premier program is designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow successful businesses. This course provides the framework and tools for participants to explore their readiness and ability to be an entrepreneur. Completion of the course will enable participants in determining whether your business concept has "legs" and if starting a business is the right decision. Existing business owners also benefit from the process of systematic planning.
Sargeant Matthew Claycomb has served in the United States Army for 17 years with several tours overseas including the Middle East. Sargeant Claycomb is now the unofficial spokesperson for Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA). OTA supports 300 local National Guard soldiers serving in Afghanistan. OTA was the focus of a special evening fundraiser at F Tambellini’s where Claycomb attended as a feature speaker. He spoke about serving in Iraq and the impact OTA is making on morale. This event raised over one thousand dollars in support of Operation Troop Appreciation.
Dining at Luma Restaurants is a treat for Pittsburgh palates. Chef Michael Rudman is a master of contemporary American cuisine, with strong regional and international influences. While the menu features our luxurious crab cakes and an array of fresh seafood, diners can also enjoy steaks, veal, pasta, chicken and more.
Luma North: 8 Brilliant Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215 • Phone: 412-781-0355
Luma South: 186 Castle Shannon Boulevard, Mount Lebanon, PA 15228 •
Visit our website at www.lumapgh.com
Asian, Chinese and Noodle Shop
400 S Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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