Wednesday, January 5, 2011

PositivelyPittsburghLive News 1-3-11

PPL News 1-3-11

Vocalist Jessica Lee & Friends
"Entrepreneurial Thursdays"
Musical Networking Happy Hour
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Little E's Jazz & Blues
949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant
Cover Charge: Only $5.00!

January 13, 2011
Pre-show networking session at 5:00 PM:
Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs!
Live music starts at 6:00 PM.
"New Business Incubation"
Featuring Interviews with:
w  Co-host Chad Zwigart, Principal Business Consultant, The Write Plan, LLC
w  Eddie Yongo, Program Director - Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation -
w  Linda Handley, Executive Director, Jo Ann Forrester, CFO - Building Bridges for Business - 
w  Gary Rosensteel, Vice President - Insituvue -
w  John Glicksman, Vice President and General Counsel - Pittsburgh Life Science Greenhouse - 

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust


legendary R&B saxman


Sunday, January 16, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.

Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street

PITTSBURGH, PA  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents R&B funk legend Maceo Parker and his band on Sunday, January 16, 2011, 7:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater. Tickets online at, or by calling (412) 456-6666.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's

Popular Salsa Fridays

Celebrates Milestone with 100 Nights of Salsa

PITTSBURGH: On Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10 P.M., The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust marks its 100th Salsa Fridays with a big 70s theme bash. Established in 2008, Salsa Fridays is the Cultural District's sizzling dance party held every Friday night at the Trust's intimate Cabaret at Theater Square.

Attendees are encouraged to don nostalgic tie-die, flared jeans, peace symbols and sandals for a lively 70s dance party with a Latino flavor. Guest Deejay Marc Brewer from Detroit and Pittsburgh's leading ambassador of Salsa, Jeff Shirey, will fill the Cabaret at Theater Square with spicy Salsa rhythms to fill the dance floor.

Admission for Salsa Fridays is only $5 at the door. Admission is free (space permitting), for attendees with a ticket stub from an earlier Friday night show in the Cultural District. Salsa Fridays is a 21+ event.

The Cabaret at Theater Square is located at 655 Penn Avenue in the heart of the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District. For more information on the Cabaret at Theater Square's late night, weekend entertainment, visit or call 412-456-6666.
Attend the 6th Annual
N  E  E  D
Workforce Diversity Internship Fair
At Two Chatham Center, 17th Floor
Sponsored by UPMC
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 10AM to 3:30PM
Need a laugh after the holidays? Then come see The Reduced Shakespeare Company in THE COMPLETE WORLD OF SPORTS (abridged) at Pittsburgh Public Theater January 4 - 9.   Linked In, Imagine Pittsburgh Group
Save 30% on tickets! Contact Becky at 412.316.8200 ext. 704 or and mention this post.
Financial Empowerment

Learn how to create a successful strategy to improve your overall finacial situation by joining us for the Financial Empowerment Series. 
This Series features 4 workshops focused on budgeting, using banks and credit unions, understanding credit/credit repair, and saving/investing.

***Get a FREE copy of your credit report***
***FREE childcare is available***

Register Today, or For more information, and to register please call
(412) 255-6749

Wednesday evenings
January 5, 12, 19, 26
Cost: $20 per person for the series
All workshops will be held at the
YWCA Homewood Brushton
6907 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

The Hostile Work Environment: How To Deal With Harassment!

Join us at Volunteers of America on January 20, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. as Ron Gilardi, JD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, La Roche College, explores the basic elements of hostile work environments.  Additionally, he will discuss preventative and corrective measures.  Alight continental breakfast will be provided. 

Please RSVP to 412-782-5344, ext. 209, or email us at  Feel free to share this invitation with your network!

PS:  Mark your calendar for the February 17, 2011 Disability Resource Breakfast with Shannon Austin, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), who will discuss “Disclosure of a Disability or Criminal Record.”

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania
Working Order
1650 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15215
Tel:  412.782.5344, ext. 209
Fax: 412.782.5373
Websites: /

Winner Best Musical Revival,  2009 Tony Award,  “Hair”
New York Public Theater’s new Tony®-winning production of HAIR is the most electric celebration on Broadway! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. Its relevance is undeniable. Its energy is unbridled. Its truth is unwavering. It’s HAIR, and it’s time.
Use promotional code AQUARIUS to order your tickets to HAIR before they go on sale to the public Friday, January 7!
  • Online at
  • Visit the Box Office at Theater Square [655 Penn Avenue]
  • Call 412-392-4900

Vocalist Jessica Lee & Friends

"Entrepreneurial Thursdays"

Musical Networking Happy Hour
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Little E's Jazz & Blues

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

Cover Charge: Only $5.00!

January 6, 2011

Pre-show networking session at 5:00 PM:
Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs!
Live music starts at 6:00 PM.

"2011 in Preview – Entrepreneurship, Arts, Technology…and more"
Featuring Interviews with:

  • Andre Weisbrod, STAAR Financial Advisors, Inc ( Outlook for 2011)
  • Jane Vranish, Senior dance critic for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Media & Arts outlook for 2011) ( 
  • Ashish Kumar, CEO Talencea Corporation (Outlook for Entrepreneurship in 2011)
  • Susan H. Balla, Executive Director - The Chamber of Commerce, Inc ( (2011 Outlook for the North Hills)
  • Mark DeSantis, President - MobileFusion Inc. www.mobilefusioninc.comOutlook for the high tech entrepreneurial world  and insights on politics.

·         Soul Pitt Resolutions
·         So far, we've gotten some really good responses
for resolutions for the local community!

Check out a few below:
In 2011, I resolve to continue my committment to the community by "pounding" the pavement
in search for justice within our communities and peace within ourselves!

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·         "Walk For God" that is my New Year's Resolution for our community,
we walk for everything else in this city.
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·         Teach our children to treat their elders with the utmost respect.
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·         My Resolution for our community would be to: Show Up and Move Forward!  Participate in community wide discussion, voice your opinion on tax dollars being invested or lack of in our communities, and Move forward; volunteer your time to help to move the community forward, whether it’s a monthly block clean up, reach one teach one, whatever you can do involve others to help one another….move forward don’t sit and wait for help that’s not coming!  It’s our Community and We are responsible for it!
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·         Change you, change me, together we will change the community...
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Check out Additional New Year’s Resolutions at:

Hot Jazz, Cool Drinks, Great People

January 4 - May 31, 2011
Performances @ Backstage Bar or Cabaret
655 Penn Avenue, Cultural District

Voted "Best Jazz Venue" by Pittsburgh Magazine

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