Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 9-24-12


Positively Pittsburgh Live!News
 9-24-12

History Docks on the North Shore
Beginning Thursday, September 20, North Shore visitors can experience how life on the sea was by visiting replicas of the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed in 1862. The Pinta and the Nina will be at North Shore Riverfront Park, across from Heinz Field, until Thursday, October 4 for public viewing and self-guided tours available from 9 am - 6 pm. The ships tour together as a sailing museum to teach the public about the caravel such as these ships used by explorers in the 15th century. No reservations are necessary and anyone who wishes to participate in a guided, 30-minute group tour should call the Columbus Foundation at 787-672-2152.

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An Evening of Celebration and Inspiration!
Featuring Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012
Thursday, October 4, 5:30-8:30 pm, Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street 

Laura Kaeppeler
From child of a prison inmate to Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler understands the struggles of women and their families and supports our mission to empower women in their journey to economic independence. 

Miss America will pay tribute to the women of Dress for Success Pittsburgh who have triumphed over adversity and redefined their futures. Register Here.

Individual Tickets $100, VIP private reception with Miss America $250. For more information, call 412-201-4204 x 226 or email Michael Glass, CEO, michael@dressforsuccesspittsburgh.org.

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Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra to perform Cabaret at Theater SquareThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and BNY Mellon JazzLive series present the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra “On the Road” at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh, on Tuesday, October 2. at  8:00 p.m. Tickets ($20) are on sale at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, by phone at 412-456-6666, and online at trustarts.org. Bank of New York Mellon, the New Pittsburgh Courier, and Pittsburgh Jazz Society are sponsors the JazzLive series. Read the entire release here

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

Jessica Lee
Pre-show networking session at 5:30 pm. Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs! Live music starts at 6:00 pm

September 27, 2012: "Robotics"

Featuring interviews with:
Co-host Tom Donoghue, AIA, LEED AP Project Manager, Architect, MBA,Donoghue Project Consulting

Paul Scerri, PhD, Associate Research Professor - CMU Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute

Sarjoun Skaff, PhD, Founder & Chief Technology Officer - Bossa Nova Robotics, Inc.

Patricia Cooper, Robotics Teacher  - St. Edmund’s Academy, and previously at The Campus School at Carlow University

Platinum Sponsor
Pittsburgh Gateways

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‘GLEE’ STAR MATTHEW MORRISON OPENS PSO’S 2012-2013 PNC POPS SEASON
Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison, star of the hit TV show Glee will headline the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) opening weekend of the 2012-2013 PNC Pops season at Heinz Hall.

The concerts begin at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.  Tickets, ranging from $20 to $108, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or visiting www.pittsburghsymphony.org
Read the entire release here.


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Bloomfield Little Italy Days 

Friday September 28, Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30th on the streets and sidewalks of Liberty Avenue.


All weekend long look for: A Variety of Entertainment including Italian and American Music. See the complete schedule of performers on our website; Ethnic Food Booths; Bocce Tournament; Sponsor Booths & Giveaways; Crafts.
Don't miss the special tribute performance to Louis Prima from his daughter Lena Prima with her orchestra on Sunday at 5pm. Visit www.littleitalydays.com for more details.

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The Conversation We Could Be Having
TO GET TICKETS, CLICK HERE: http://www.showclix.com/event/3711870

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Radical Days
Free Admission to Carnegie Museum of Art/Natural History
Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh
Sunday September 30, 12 PM
Also Children’s Museum from 12 PM to 5 PM

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Three PositivelyPittsburghLive sponsored events





For Sale: Opportunity Franchising Event
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, The Fairmont

In one night, you could become your own boss. Sound too good to be true? It's not. By attending our For Sale: Opportunity franchising event, you will meet franchisers and apply for financing to become a franchisee on-site. Click here to see a short video with more info.

All attendees must Pre-Register. Register here. 

Help find the RIGHT business opportunity or franchise for you. Connect the nations best established franchisers along with franchisers experiencing substantial growth. Provide you with funding on the spot through a new loan program and access to the top national 401k funding experts flying in for this event  Allow you to find space for the franchise.



SAVE THE DATE! 2012 NAWBO DAY
“Think GINORMOUS – Building Your Business”
November 2, 2012
Radisson Pittsburgh Hotel, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Business owners, entrepreneurs and those even thinking about starting a business are all welcome! If you're interested in bettering your business or are looking for information, this event is for you!

Registration begins at 8:00 am and includes continental breakfast. Exciting workshops throughout the day including luncheon and keynote speaker.

Trade show tables available: $250 /table-includes admission for two people and program book ad. To purchase trade tables or sponsorships contact Mary Pam Kilgore at 412-854-4827.




PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com Bootcamp!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Existing PPL Mag Channel Owners, Learn to Better Utilize PPL Mag for promotions and better search results. New Channel Owners--Learn What Resources You Have Available to you on PPL Mag

Networking Registration and Log on Laptops 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Coffee Available 9 AM to Noon--PPL Mag Bootcamp


New Pittsburgh Inn, Formerly Comfort Inn
2898 Banksville Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15216

No Fee event but you must register so that we have enough continental breakfast and handouts.  Please pass on to a friend who may be able to use PPL Mag to promote their business, organization or non-profit.  First come, first served, limited to 30 people for ease of instruction.


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Roving Pittsburgher Report 

Celebration of Appreciation: A World Gratitude Day Event

September 22, 2012


The meditative music by Life in Balance had everyone filled with gratitude that they came to the World Gratitude Day event this past Saturday at First Unitarian Church which was a fundraiser for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

Steve and Ami Scuilli (pronounce SHULEE) had the attendees mesmerized with the quartz crystal bowl vibrations and native flutes. The heartfelt music accompanied readings, meditations and audience sharing about gratitude. 

Betty Duquesnoy shared a reading by researcher Robert Emmons that showed that the practice of keeping a gratitude journal increased happiness by 25%. Singer Burton Roberts shared a moving rendition of What a Wonderful World made so popular by Louis Armstrong.  Then we were treated to selections of poetry that related to gratitude by poet, Christine Doriean Michaels which highlighted a moving poem by accomplished local poet, Joan Bauer.
 
In addition to a unique mix of artistic offerings, the audience was engaged in the gratitude process through reflective writing exercises on “Gratitude in the Here and Now” and “Gratitude for People Who Impacted Us.”  One of the most moving parts of the event was when attendees shared their stories about individuals who affected their lives, especially a story about how a homeless woman with a generous heart gave more to the giver than she received.

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council students, Helen Finch and Tishawn Dent, spoke from their hearts about how grateful they are to the Literacy Council which greatly impacted their lives.

Following the program, we all enjoyed a bountiful reception, Thank-You-Note-athon and a lively international music by Life in Balance. One of the most popular activities was the “Make Your Own” thank you notes table with supplies generously donated by Stamp Fanci in the North Hills.  And everyone enjoyed the Smiley Cookies donated by Eat ‘n Park as they wrote notes that will surely bring smiles to the lucky recipients. Watch for the entire review at www.rovingpittsburgher.com  

The event was hosted by Litzinger Career Consulting and sponsored by Journeys of Life and Postively Pittsburgh Live. Karen Litzinger is celebrating 10 years in business as owner of Litzinger Career Consulting in Regent Square.  She provides career counseling and job search coaching for people of all ages from high school students through retirees.  Companies hire her for outplacement services and business etiquette training.  

Zanafest, Review by John Pournaras
Thursday: Joe Negri, Red Velvet Jam Session, Jazz night
Friday: Blues - didn’t go, I was blue enough
Saturday: Rock, Ten Inch Tom
Sunday: Granatti Brothers, For Those About to Rock Academy, There was an eight year old with a guitar bigger than him, quite phenomenal

Watch for the entire review from John Pournaras of John Pournaras Agency at www.rovingpittsburgher.com

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This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2012 All rights reserved.


Tara Darazio is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent copywriter, blogger, article writer, and social media strategist. If you are in need of writing assistance, or need help with your social media efforts connect with Tara on LinkedIn here.






Positively Pittsburgh Live! Pittsburgh Area College Sports 9-24-12


Positively Pittsburgh Live!
Pittsburgh Area College Sports
 9-24-12

Guests:
Coach Derek Schooley, Robert Morris University Ice Hockey Program, RMU Colonials
Bob McComas, Sports Information Director, Slippery Rock University
Mallorie Winn, Assistant Basketball Coach,University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Panther's Women's Basketball

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Derek Schooley
The Robert Morris University (RMU) Ice Hockey program is starting its ninth season. Coach Derek Schooley, who holds a Sports Management Degree, has been the coach from the very beginning. He started a division one program from the bottom up.

This season marks the third season in the Atlantic Hockey Association.

Previously the Colonials played in the now-defunct College Hockey America. Coach Schooley discussed the move from the CHA to Atlantic Hockey and how it changed his coaching style.

He relayed that the teams play in an arena that is about a ten minute drive from the campus.

In 2010-2011, the Colonials achieved their first national ranking. Coach Schooley talked about being nationally ranked for the first time during the inaugural season in Atlantic Hockey.

On the schedule this year, there are a lot of home-and-home and single-game series. Coach Schooley talked about the rivalries that have developed within the conference.
 At the conclusion of this season, Robert Morris will be the host institution for the Frozen Four.

Coach Schooley discussed having a big group of freshmen and newcomers to the team this season and he touched upon the level of talent, expectations, growth and the
future of the program.

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Bob McComas
Bob McComas, in 2012-13, is in his 13th year as SRU's Sports Information Director and member of the University Public Relations Department staff.

Among his responsibilities at SRU, McComas serves as the primary media relations contact for The Rock football, men's basketball and baseball teams and oversees the efforts to publicize and promote student athletes and teams in SRU's 17-team athletic operation. He also coordinates the athletic social media features, which include video initiatives and YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as the Internet broadcasts of approximately 100 Rock sporting events each year.

McComas also oversees the design and layout of schedule posters, GameDay home-game programs and schedule cards and assists Rita Abent, SRU's Executive Director of University Public Relations, in the overall operation of the PR department.

McComas joined the SRU staff in July 2000 after serving 15 years as a sports writer/assistant sports editor at The Bradenton Herald on Florida's Suncoast.

He has received numerous awards from CoSIDA, the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and American Volleyball Coaches Association organizations during his professional career and is an active member of CoSIDA and national football, basketball and baseball writers organizations. He currently serves on CoSIDA's Postgraduate Scholarship committee after serving two years on the Publications committee.

In recognition of his involvement in NCAA Division II sports information operations, McComas was elected in July 2006 as a D2SIDA regional representative and still serves in that capacity. He is the 2011-13 president of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference SID group after previously serving as vice president and secretary.

He begins his 10th year as the NCAA Division II representative on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) board of directors and coordinator of the NCBWA's regional and national weekly rankings and sixth season as the national coordinator of the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award. He previously served as chair of the Daktronics women's soccer all-region selection project.

In addition to his sport information duties, McComas is serving his third one-year term as president of the Slippery Rock Lions Club. He also serves as the Lions District 14-N Global Membership Team chair and the Region 3-Zone 1 chair, as well as coordinator of the district's SureSight vision screening and public relations efforts.

In November 2011, McComas received a "Certificate of Appreciation" from Lions International President Wing-Kun Tam of China for his dedication and commitment to Lionism as well as awards for sponsoring seven new members during the 2010-11 Lions year. In his role as Slippery Rock's "King Lion," McComas also received a plaque honoring the club as the five-county district's top unit with 25 or less members.

McComas says they are proud to say they have STUDENT-athletes at SRU, not just athletes at SRU. A school-record 206 or 48% of SRU’s student-athlete population earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) “Scholar-Athlete” status with a 3.25 GPA or higher during the 2011-12 academic year.

Six Rock student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-America honors in 2010-11 and 84 student-athletes earned Division II Athletic Directors Association “Academic Achievement Awards.”

Five Rock teams won PSAC Team GPA awards in 2010-11 as the squads with the highest GPA among conference competitors in their given sport. The Rock still had a very competitive athletic year, finishing fourth in the competition to recognize the top all-around program in the PSAC.

SRU was the highest-finishing western PA school in the all-sports competition despite not winning a single conference team championship, which speaks volumes of the competitive depth of the athletic program.

Five of the seven fall sports teams are currently nationally-ranked, again showing the overall excellence of The Rock athletic program.

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Mallorie Winn
Mallorie Winn enters her third season as an assistant coach on the Pitt women's basketball staff. The San Diego, California native is familiar with head coach Agnus Berenato after having played at both Georgia Tech and Pitt under Berenato. 

Winn arrived at Pitt from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California where she assisted the women's basketball staff. During the 2009-10 campaign, she scouted high school games and also played a key role in game preparation and breaking down opponents.

Winn also logged time as a coach and individual trainer with the 80/20 Basketball organization, one of the longest running and most successful youth basketball organizations in California. While at 80/20 Basketball, Winn ran weekly practices of 30 or more players and also coached teams in several basketball leagues, offering instruction to boys and girls ages 7-16.

During the 2008-09 season, Winn served as the head coach at The Campus School at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. While there, she developed practice plans and coordinated team travel in addition to her coaching duties.

Winn spent two years at Georgia Tech before transferring to Pitt prior to the 2004-05 season. A standout point guard, Winn led the team in assists in both seasons and eclipsed the 1,000 point mark during her final season at Pitt. She concluded her collegiate career with 1,028 points, 812 of those scored at Pitt, and 252 assists, good for 12th all-time. An integral part of the program's rise, Winn helped spark the Panthers to three consecutive postseason appearances and a string of 20-plus victory seasons.

Winn at Work
During the 2005-06 campaign - the first of four consecutive 20-win seasons for Pitt - Winn tallied a team-high 131 assists, scored 20 or more points in 10 games and boasted a team-high 59 three-pointers en route to earning All-Big East Second Team honors. After helping lead the Panthers to the semifinals of the WNIT, the team captain was selected to the WNIT All-Tournament Team.

Winn was heralded with Preseason First Team All-Big East honors and a Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-America nod prior to the 2006-07 season before a knee injury ended her season. Winn was a key contributor off the bench the following season, helping guide Pitt to the program's first-ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.

Winn's perseverance was highlighted and commended in 2008 when she earned the David Sandberg Champion Award, presented annually to the Pitt student-athlete who displays dedication to academic and athletic excellence, with an undying spirit and a passionate commitment to the improvement of the University of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.
Winn was a four-year starter at Bishop's High in La Jolla, Calif., while playing for her father Fentriss Winn. As a senior, she averaged a team-best 16.4 points per game and led the Knights to their sixth-straight CIF-San Diego Section Division VI title and a California Division IV state title in 2001.

Winn has a pair of degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, earning a bachelor's degree in legal studies in 2007 with a minor in political science and a master's degree in human security in 2009.

Pitt welcomes back four starters and eight letter winners from last season’s team. Last year’s squad was the youngest in Division I. In addition, the Panthers welcome a talented freshmen class to its roster. 

Head Coach Agnus Berenato begins her 10th season at Pitt this fall. The Panthers embark on their final year in the Big East Conference; Pitt will enter the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) beginning July 1, 2013 (all-sports). 



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This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2012 All rights reserved.


Tara Darazio is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent copywriter, blogger, article writer, and social media strategist. If you are in need of writing assistance, or need help with your social media efforts connect with Tara on LinkedIn here.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Positively Pittsburgh Live! 9-16-12 Rieva Lesonsky,GrowBizMedia BBB 9-18-12 Tweet Chat Preview


Rieva Lesonsky,GrowBizMedia BBB 9-18-12 Tweet Chat Preview

This is a sneak preview of getting to know Rieva Lesonsky in advance of her September 18th Tweet Chat, part of Building Bridges for Business Monthly Tweetchat. #smallbizpgh, on www.twitter.com provides a subject matter expert who will answer your questions online for free. It is like having access to a high-powered encyclopedia.

Rieva Lesonsky
This month’s guest, Rieva Lesonsky, is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. A nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, Lesonsky has been covering America's entrepreneurs for more than 30 years.

Lesonsky is a nationally-known speaker, and frequent media guest. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox Business News, The Martha Stewart Show, and Oprah, and can regularly be seen on MSNBC's Your Business.

Lesonsky discusses how business ownership is taking hold among all demographics. Particularly active right now are Gen Y (Millennials) and the over 50 set.

She relayed that women have been on the leading edge of business startups since the early 1990s and technology has changed how we do business, making it easier to start, but adding to information overload.

She went over mobile technology, as one of the newest-and most important- small business trends and told us that all businesses, no matter how small, or how local needs to have a website.

She focused on how social media has significantly shifted the marketing landscape, citing Pinterest as an example, which is currently having a big impact for retailers, and some service providers.

Read the SBA article here on SizeUp, an online small business support service that can deliver customized business analysis to an unlimited number of businesses.

Find out more information on GrowBizMedia and sign up for Rieva's weekly trendcast here

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This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2012 All rights reserved.


Tara Darazio is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent copywriter, blogger, article writer, and social media strategist. If you are in need of writing assistance, or need help with your social media efforts connect with Tara on LinkedIn here.

PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com Bootcamp! October 20, 2012



PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com Bootcamp!


Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: Networking Registration and Log on Laptops 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Coffee Available 9 AM to Noon--PPL Mag Bootcamp
Event Venue
New Pittsburgh Inn, Formerly Comfort Inn
2898 Banksville Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15216 
No Fee event but you must register so that we have enough continental breakfast and handouts.  Please pass on to a friend who may be able to use PPL Mag to promote their business, organization or non-profit.  First come, first served, limited to 30 people for ease of instruction.
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Existing PPL Mag Channel Owners, Learn to Better Utilize PPL Mag for promotions and better search results
New Channel Owners--Learn What Resources You Have Available to you on PPL Mag
Prospective Channel Owners--Learn How to Plug Into 225,000 hits per month
Just a Member, Learn to Set Up Your Free Profile and Utilize Forums
Non-Profits, Organizations and Businesses--Learn to Use the Calendar, no fee, for your for profit and non-profit events.
 
Bring Your Laptop, Free Wi-Fi Available
 
Make sure you have these things on your laptop or jump drive:
Your personal picture
Your personal bio
Your business picture or logo
Your business description
Any related websites, social media locations, such as Facebook pages, twitter accounts, LinkedIn, Four Square.  
 
Additional information:  412-444-5197 or infoatpplmagdotcom
 

Attire:Casual Attire
Parking:Free Parking
Sponsored By:PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 9-17-12


Positively Pittsburgh Live News 9-17-12

Seeds of Growth Seminar
Is your business a garden thriving? Or dying of thirst? Join the Empress of Biz and Rebecca Harris, Director of Chatham's Women's Entrepreneur Centers, as they discuss the "Seeds of Growth" an upcoming seminar on funding for small business owners. 

Take the time to listen to these specialists and award winning advocates on starting and building a new business. You will certainly profit from this segment. Listen to the show here.

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Theatreworks USA's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books
Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Theatreworks USA's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books (“Amazing Grace,” “Borreguita and the Coyote,” “Imogene’s Antlers,” “Master Man,” “Math Curse,” and “Owen”) from October 14 - 21, 2012, at six performance locations throughout the area.  Performance locations include: City: Byham Theater, Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. & Student Matinee: Monday, October 15 at 10:15 a.m.; Workshop:  Grow Up Great, Wednesday, October 17; East: Gateway High School, Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.; North: Marshall Middle School, Thursday, October 18 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.; West: Moon Area High School, Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.; South: Mellon Middle School (Mt. Lebanon School District), Saturday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; and Butler: Seneca Valley Senior High School, Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.  Citizens Bank is the season sponsor of Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater. Read more information here

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SBA, AARP Host Free Event to help you become an Encore Entrepreneur
Are you ready to take center stage as a small business owner? In the Western Pennsylvania area, a former Mrs. USA, a fashion designer and a health service executive have all done just that by entering the business world after celebrating their fortieth birthday.

If you’re over the age of 40 and interested in receiving free information on the nuts and bolts of starting your own business, then join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) on Oct. 2 for Encore Entrepreneur Day.
The free event will be held at Seton Hill University from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will showcase individuals who chose to become entrepreneurs after age 40. Come out to hear their stories of entrepreneurship and meet with meet with mentors from the SBA’s network of Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE chapters to plan your very own “encore performance.”

National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day is part of a larger effort by SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older. With one in four individuals ages 44 to 70 interested in becoming entrepreneurs and 63 percent of Americans planning to work during retirement, small business ownership is a good option. Small business owners with long-term counselors see bigger sales, hire more workers and last longer.  

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

Jessica Lee
Pre-show networking session at 5:30 pm. Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs! Live music starts at 6:00 pm

September 20, 2012: "Creative Entrepreneurs"

Featuring interviews with:
-Yvonne Kozlina, Artist (www.yvonnekozlina.com)
-Hugh Watkins, Art & Design, (www.hughwatkins.net)
-Sam Sandora, Senior Vice President - Davison Entertainment Group
-J. Gregory Olverson, Artist (www.davisonentertainment.com)
-Jay Speyerer, Legacy Road Communication (www.jayspeyerer.com)

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NAWBO's Annual /Awards Celebration
As the 2011-2012 NAWBO year comes to a close, it is The Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO tradition to recognize the women in our organization and in the Greater Pittsburgh area who have contributed their time, energy and talents to women business owners, to NAWBO and to our community.  We will also recognize our new members and share news on local and national benefits of NAWBO membership..
Please join us for NAWBO's Annual /Awards Celebration.  Reserve the date, Wednesday, September 19th.  We invite you to join us for a special luncheon of celebration of great businesspersons and their friends.  The luncheon will be held at the Grand Concourse, Station Square. Registration and networking start at 1:00 PM.  The cost of the luncheon is $35.00. To register, click here. If you have questions please contact Mary Pam Kilgore at 412-854-4827. Vendor tables available.Thanks to our sponsors for a great year: PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com and Women's Independent Press. 



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For Sale: Opportunity Franchising Event
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, The Fairmont

In one night, you could become your own boss. Sound too good to be true? It's not. By attending our For Sale: Opportunity franchising event, you will meet franchisers and apply for financing to become a franchisee on-site. Click here to see a short video with more info.

All attendees must Pre-Register. Register here. 

Help find the RIGHT business opportunity or franchise for you. Connect the nations best established franchisers along with franchisers experiencing substantial growth. Provide you with funding on the spot through a new loan program and access to the top national 401k funding experts flying in for this event  Allow you to find space for the franchise.

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Local Winners in PBS KIDS GO! Contest 
WQED is proud to announce that two of our local PBS KIDS GO! Writers' Contest winners have won second place in the national arm of the contest sponsored locally by EQT Corporation! This marks the first time that WQED winners have been recognized as national winners of the contest.

The local NATIONAL winners are:
·       Daniel Trimble (3rd grade; 1st place local winner; 2nd place national winner)
The Mystery of the Attic Intruder, Brookline
·       Ella Black (Kindergarten; 1st place local winner; 2nd place national winner)
Abby the Talking Giraffe, North Huntingdon

Read more information here.


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Half the Sky
September 27, 2012; 5:30-7:30pm, WQED Multimedia, 4802 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh 15213
This FREE event includes a partial film screening, light refreshments, and conversation.
Register online here
This year, the Girls Coalition is excited to be co-producing Community Cinema with WQED. We are honored to help coordinate and promote nine new Independent Lens documentary films; five of which are selections from the Women and Girls Lead project, and feature women and girls both in-front of and behind the camera.  These films tell the real-life stories of strength, passion, and creativity from women and girls around the world.  The first film in the Community Cinema season entitled Half the Sky is no exception.J oin us at the WQED Studios on as we screen a portion of Half the Sky in preparation for its PBS television debut on October 1 and 2.


Based on the book by New York Times columnists Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, explores the critical issue that defines this century - the fight to end oppression and inequity for women and girls throughout the globe.  The film follows celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde as they journey to six countries and meet inspiring women and girls who are facing and confronting oppression in their everyday lives and broader communities.  Half the Sky acknowledges the challenges and inequalities head-on while also giving voice to the meaningful solutions to oppression through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls throughout the globe. 

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Who’s Your Brother Singles Mixers
Single?  Looking for a way to get involved in your community and meet like minded individuals? Who's Your Brother is launching a new site called Singles With Focus. It is a place where you can sign up to attend singles events and meet people who are into volunteerism, being active and helping others. Tired of all these superficial dates that don't end up being anyone of substance? Attend one or more of our kick off events!
Go to www.singleswithfocus.com to sign up. First events will be all age group events. Subsequent events will allow you to drill down to an age group that is the most suitable for your desire to meet people that have more in common with you. The first three events scheduled are September 27th at Olive or Twist on 6th Street Downtown from 6-10. Live jazz will be provided. October 11th at Melange on 6th Street Downtown for a Steeler game tailgate party - wear your Steeler gear. October17th at Wholey's Alaskan Grill in the Strip. Live music and discounted appetizers.  
All kickoff events will be mixers and get to know you sessions. Opportunities to volunteer for projects to help people in the community will be made available to all members that attend.  Don't forget you cannot attend unless you sign up at the site - there will be no admittance without membership. Limit 200 people per event.

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Final Weekend
Join Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks of performances of The Tempest
Sept 22-23 (Saturday and Sunday)  2:00 pm
Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill

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Richard D. Zana Music Festival
September 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2012
The Venue at Harmony Ridge

Ticket Information
Festival Pass: $25.00 Adults • $10.00 Children 12-18
$5.00 Children 6-11 • No charge for Children 5 & under
Single Day Pricing: $10.00 Adults • $5.00 Children 12-18$2.00 Children 6-11• No charge for children 5 & under. Details at www.zanafest.org




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PITTSBUGH FASHION WEEK 2012
Sept 24th - Sept 30th

The inaugural Pittsburgh Fashion Week occurs at the perfect time to highlight fall fashions and accessories available at the plethora of local boutiques, specialty stores, department stores, and consignment and off-price stores. While embracing and encompassing the breadth of fashion available in Pittsburgh, the event will set a new standard in terms of high-quality, New York-style runway shows complete with VIP seating, credentialed media access, and upscale promotional and after-parties that will attract thousands. 

Pittsburgh Fashion Week is a cultural and social event that will grow each year, giving experts one more reason to name the city "America's Most Livable." While the city's championship sports teams, unique cultural amenities, and wonderful people have put Pittsburgh on the map, Pittsburgh Fashion Week will help make sure we stay there.

The event's official Web site, www.pittsburghfashionweek.com, is where the public can sign up to volunteer, glean sponsorship information, view a schedule of events, register to attend; and see day-to-day coverage of fashion week highlights.
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Mary Poppins
Disney and Cameron MacIntosh present MARY POPPINS
Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce full casting for Pittsburgh’s return engagement of MARY POPPINS. Over 54,000 Pittsburghers attended the high-flying spectacle in 2011 and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh is happy to welcome MARY POPPINS back to the Benedum Center for one week only: Tuesday, October 16 through Sunday, October 21, 2012.  Opening night is Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.
 
MARY POPPINS will play at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 1:00 & 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m. Read more information
here
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PPL Sponsored Events

Litzinger Career Consulting to host a Celebration of Appreciation
to celebrate World Gratitude Day
This event will also raise money for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  Research studies over the last decade in the field positive psychology document the impact of gratitude on happiness.  For a dose of happiness, be uplifted through music, poetry, readings, reflection and sharing at the Celebration of Appreciation on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Undercroft Art Gallery of First Unitarian Church in Shadyside.   While there is no charge for the event, a donation for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council is encouraged.

The event will feature Life in Balance, a nationally touring Pittsburgh group that creates a unique, musical experience combining Chakra tuned quartz crystal bowls, synthesizers and World flutesA reception and activity tables, including gratitude journals and a thank-you-note-athon, will follow the formal program. More Information: www.WorldGratitudeDayPittsburgh.com, 412-242-5342, Litzingerkaren@aol.com

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Roving Pittsburgher Report

Ditka’s 

My dining companion and I decided to give Mike Ditka's restaurant in Robinson a try last Tuesday evening. He  arrived before me, at around 8:00 pm and the restaurant was packed, a good sign. He had a chance to hang out in the bar, have a cocktail and enjoy the artistry of the “little black dress” as displayed by the bar waitresses, while waiting for me to arrive. He had Da Pork Chop with cherry sauce and I had the Seared Scallops, food and service was excellent.  Read the rest of the review here.


Wine Travelers

Held at the Home of Virginia and Brad Arrington, Wine Travelers is a private group started approximately 12 years ago by four individuals, two of which are still involved, myself, Debi Arnett, and my husband Jim Acrie.


Jim really just attends and I run the day to day operation of securing hosts, taking RSVP's, sending out monthly announcements and reminders, helping with wine and food suggestions, optional loans of glassware and chaffing dishes, sending out a recap of the tasting, and assisting the hosts by announcing the wines and keeping the tasting moving at the proper speed. I also have a LinkedIn page for the group which is updated where members can see the wines that were served at the tastings. The host is responsible for choosing the wines and supplying the food and the location (which is usually a home). The attendees pay $15.00 at the door and after all the wine is opened for the evening the host has the option to tally the receipts of the opened wine and if the amount exceeds the $15.00 per drinking adult they can collect up to an additional $5.00 per person for a max $20.00. You can come one time as a guest of someone. If you want to join it is a one time fee of $25.00 per person on your second visit along with that nights tasting fee. This group has several members that were introduced to it in the first year and are still active members after all this time. There are quite a few members that have been involved for many years and we get new members all the time. It was started because my husband and I wanted to see our friends at least once a month and we didn't always want to be the ones having the party. It has been a very successful way to make friends as well, and we have gained a wide group of diverse friends of all ages and interests.

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