Sunday, March 20, 2011

PositivelyPittsburghNews 3-14-11

Positively Pittsburgh News from March 14, 2011

The first seminar in the series April 28, 2011 at the Kingsley Association in East Pittsburgh
The Small Business Administration, Duquesne University – Small Business Development Center, and Building Bridges for Business will host small business works seminars to educate and empower business owners. The first will involve a keynote speaker that will inspire attendees and 20+ exhibitors that will showcase resources to start or grow business. The next will be held at GOOGLE in June 2010. For more information go to or contact Linda Handley, Founder of Building Bridges for Business at Read the entire press release at

Ritchie Scaife Makes Lead Gift of $50,000 to the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
Philanthropist Establishes Challenge Campaign to Increase Investments in Women and Girls
In honor of Women’s History Month, and in support of women’s futures, philanthropist Ritchie Scaife has made a lead gift of $50,000 to the Women and Girls Foundation to support WGF’s grant making pool for 2011. This new matching challenge campaign, “Battle For Equality: The Ritchie Scaife Challenge For Women and Girls” was created by Ritchie Scaife to encourage other individuals to increase their investments in advancing women’s and girls’ rights. Read the entire press release at

Jerry Seinfeld at the BENEDUM CENTER
Saturday, April 23 at 7pm & 9:30pm
Due to popular demand, America’s premier comedian is hitting the road in a return to his first love - stand-up comedy. Seinfeld has an uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.
The 7pm show is sold out! The 9:30pm show is on sale now! Tickets available online at and the Box Office at Theater or charge by phone 412-456-4800.
Veronica Corpuz, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,, (412) 471-6082 Read entire press release at

Ayanah Moor’s most recent project: Good News
March 4-April 3, 2011 at 707 Penn Gallery, Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
A featured Ebony article on dating from the 1980s provides the inspiration for artist Ayanah Moor’s recent project, Good News. Through the use of creative wordplay, Moor offers an alternative commentary on sight, desire, and eligibility. For more information about Ayanah Moor, visit Read the entire press release at

George Lopez at the Benedum
Friday, May 13, 8pm
George Lopez is a Mexican American multitalented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy and late-night television. Time Magazine named him as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America. To order tickets online go to or call 412-456-6666 or go to the Box Office at Theater Square.

The Everything but the Groom Wedding Showcase 
Sunday, May 15, 2010, 11AM to 4PM at Century III Mall
How this event will benefit your business: You may provide a door prize giveaway, sell directly to the public, or bring products for immediate sale, sign contracts, and accept deposits. The event will also allow for you to network with other bridal professionals. To download the vendor package click here The Everything but the Groom Vendor Package.

the Pennsylvania Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
July 31–August 12, 2012 at the Benedum Center
Pittsburgh CLO and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the hit Broadway musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY. It is based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!”
PNC Broadway Contact: Veronica Corpuz, 412-471-6082,
Pittsburgh CLO Contact: Aja Jones, 412-281-3973 ext. 224, Read the entire press release at

Free Screening Tickets to the movie Source Code
From Summit Entertainment and Positively Pittsburgh Live
March 31 screening, in Theaters April 1st
Email, put in tickets for Source Code. There are 50 sets of two passes, one per e-mail address.
A helicopter pilot recruited for a top-secret military operation finds himself on a startlingly different kind of mission in Source Code, a smart, fast-paced action thriller that challenges our assumptions about time and space. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon).

New Restaurant Announced for Theater Square

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has reached an agreement with acclaimed chef and restaurateur Richard DeShantz who will open a new dining establishment in Theater Square. Trust CEO and President J. Kevin McMahon notes, “Richard DeShantz has been a tremendous neighbor in the Cultural District. His culinary talents and dedication to providing patrons with a quality experience clearly add to the exciting mix of retail, dining and entertainment in Downtown.”
Veronica Corpuz, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-6082,

Tickets ($22-$68) are available at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at and charge by phone at 412-456-6666. Groups of 10+ may call 412-471-6930.

Women's Yellow Pages of Greater Pittsburgh Presents The 5th Year Anniversary Edition
Celebration Party April 27, 2011 at the Rivers Club 5:30 to 7:30 pm, RSVP Required by April 17, 2011
The newest edition of the Women's Yellow Pages is out and available. For the digital version of the WYP click here Located at.....
At the Celebration soiree we will be treated to music, a display from the InSisterhood project, a presentation on laughter and Feng Shui, plus guest speakers. There will be plenty of opportunities to network. There is no cost to attend this, except for your parking.

April 20, 2011, Sheraton Station Square Hotel
Tickets on Sale NOW!
Join us as we honor 30 outstanding volunteers from across Western Pennsylvania. This special evening includes a reception, dinner and awards. Click Here to Visit Our Gala Home Page!
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Nominate an Honoree.

the 5th annual Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 8am to 2pm, Chatham University, Athletic & Fitness Center
This day-long workshop is designed to mentor and educate young women ages 12 to 18 about entrepreneurship and financial independence, and give local women in business a platform to mentor and inspire future female entrepreneurs.
Roving Pittsburgher Report
Fish Fry at Ascension Church Berry St in Crafton
Every Friday thru Lent, seafood platter, huge fish sandwich, Best Fish Fry in Pittsburgh

Bellisario’s Pizza McNeilly Rd, Castle Shannon
Super gyro salad and a sunny, irreverent, funny waitress named Ann. Say hello from Joanne and JoAnn.

Girls Going Places Conference, over 100 girls were exposed to the entrepreneurial experience with 25 professional women business women, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs as their mentors for the day.  They built a product in a box out and business plan out of recyclable junk and learned about business ethics, responsibility and consequences from the Hot Company Board Game.  Every young girl there from middle school to upcoming graduates left with a first hand look at what the world of an entrepreneur is really like.

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