Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 6-10-13 Part II

Positively Pittsburgh Live News
Part II

Pittsburgh Passion Hosting First Play off game and Nanno Granny is tonight's co-host. Direct from the Sunny Metropolis of Ambridge giving a presentation on Cost Control, we have twisted JoAnn Forrester's arm to co-host tonight. You know of course that when the TechnoGranny and Nanno Granny get together the news is never quite the same.

WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT: TIAW To Honor Former US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, Uniontown Pool Party Heart Healthy Fun, Pennsylvania treasurer Rob McCord Advocates for Women on Boards

BUSINESS BUZZ: ET Adventures in Public Speaking & Authorship

PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL STUFF: Summer Saturdays and Sundays at Fort Pitt

NON-PROFIT EVENTS SPONSORED BY BLACK TIE-PITTSBURGH: Home Healthcare Items Taking Up Room in the Closet?

NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS: Port Authority Connect Card, Allegheny Conference Launches Pilot Program to Strengthen Communities, Free concert-Tommy Castro-South Park 

Women and Girls Advancement

Save The Date

Saturday, August 10, 2013 (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Small Business Basics Workshop

The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) and SCORE® Pittsburgh partner to present a "Small Business Basics" workshop to women interested in starting their own business or expanding their current business. Industry experts will discuss business planning, financing, bookkeeping, marketing, and legal issues pertaining to small business. The workshop is informal, and questions from the participants are solicited and encouraged throughout to help each participant receive the knowledge they need. Click here to register for this event.

The International Alliance for Women

TIAW To Honor Former US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer

TIAW announced today that Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and former U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues in the Obama administration is the recipient of the 2013 TIAW World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Ms. Verveer at the TIAW Awards gala October 7, 2013 held in conjunction with the TIAW Annual Global Forum in Miami, Florida.

"Melanne Verveer exemplifies what it means to be truly committed to the empowerment of women,” said TIAW Past President and Awards Chair Stephanie MacKendrick. "She has contributed so enormously to the economic advancement of women throughout the world over decades, as a co-founder of Vital Voices, as the first U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, as a principal at Seneca Point Global and now as Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Women have been at the forefront of everything she has done throughout her highly distinguished career and TIAW is honored to bestow this award upon her,” said Ms. MacKendrick. 

In 2009 shortly after being appointed Ambassador, Ms. Verveer said "Investing in women is one of the most powerful forces we have for improving standards of living and developing vibrant civil societies, but it’s a resource that’s still significantly untapped. We’re working to change that dynamic and to unleash the power of women’s global participation--it’s hard to imagine a more exciting enterprise.”

You are Invited! Pool Party & Heart Healthy Fun! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

80 Oakland Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401 

Join me for a fun afternoon where you can feel good about! Learn easy ways to protect your heart and enjoy some heart-healthy drinks and appetizers. Door Prizes & Fun too! Bring Your Swim Suit! 
Weather permitting we’ll enjoy some light water exercise and we’ll also be previewing CPR Anytime and even learning Hands-Only™ CPR! This is a valuable skill that we should all know … you could save a life one day! 

RSVP by June 20th to Denice Robinson call or text 724-557-5552 or email drobinson@bpuinvestments.com.

Women on Boards 
Pennsylvania treasurer Rob McCord is urging the public to advocate term limits for seats in public corporations. Pointing out the major stock market downturns of recent years, he argues term limits promote diversification and new ideas that allow companies, and, equally important, investors, to thrive. He says perhaps the biggest benefit of term limits is increased vacancies providing more women the chance to fill board positions, something research shows is good for business. Though he has worked with the Women and Girls Foundation, a group that strives for workplace equality, McCord still notices the prevalence of mostly male boards and says reasonable limits, like requiring at least three new board members per decade, will bring gains that are “worth the effort.” Read more here.

Business Buzz

Jessica Lee

"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

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

June 13, 2013: "Adventures in Public Speaking & Authorship "

Featuring interviews with:

Jay Speyerer, Owner - Legacy Road Communications www.jayspeyerer.com

Hank Walshak - Walshak Communications Inc.  www.hankwalshak.com

Bob Stearns, CEO Powerful Potential  www.extraordinaryperformance.com   www.perpetualpotential.net
Andre Weisbrod,  Author & President & CEO, STAAR Financial Advisors, Inc www.SFAMoney.com

Community Interview"Who's Your Brother"
with Wade Redcross, the founder and Debi Arnett, Business Development Manager

Pittsburgh Historical Stuff

Events at  Fort Pitt Museum at the Point

Point State Park Fountain Reopening
Fri., June 7, 2013, open to 6:30 p.m.
Summer Saturdays at the Fort: Outfitting an Army
Sat. - Sun., June 8 - 9, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fourth at the Fort
Thurs., July 4, 2013

Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps Performance & Summer Sunday at the Fort
Sun., July 14, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Saturdays at the Fort: 250th Anniversary of the Siege of Fort Pitt
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Non-Profit Events Sponsored by Black-Tie Pittsburgh

From our Friends at Global Links

Home Healthcare Items Taking Up Room in the Closet?
Canes, crutches, wheelchairs and more

Date: Saturday August 3
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Goodwill Workforce Development Center

This one-day event collects materials to be REUSED by local non-profit organizations! Drop off nebulizers - breathing machines for asthma - along with unused masks, crutches, walkers, non-electric wheelchairs, or gently used scrubs (medical uniforms).

Click here for a flyer with more details. Read more about our nebulizer collection, Breathe HopeFind out about our program to Save your Scrubs.
Neighborhood Hi-Lights

Port Authority of Allegheny County is now rolling out ConnectCard
A new smart card fare system that will eventually replace paper transit passes and tickets. With ConnectCard, passes and fare value are loaded onto a reusable plastic card that’s more convenient and secure than paper passes or cash. 

Right now ConnectCard is available to monthly and weekly pass users at Port Authority's Downtown Service Center and nearly 50 Giant Eagle locations.

Visit the website to learn everything about ConnectCard.

Free concert - Tommy Castro - South Park
Friday, June 14, 2013, 7:30 PM

South Park Amphitheatre, Brownsville Rd, South Park, PA

This is a public event.

Allegheny County sponsors two series of free outdoor concerts each summer - one series in Hartwood Acres (usually on Sundays) and one series in South Park (usually on Fridays).

From Our Friends at Urban Media Today

Allegheny Conference Launches Pilot Program to Strengthen Communities

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development announced a pilot program called the Strengthening Communities Partnership. While the Allegheny region enjoys decent economic success overall, not all its communities benefit equally. The Partnership provides disadvantaged communities not only a financial boost – provided by businesses that commit at least $50,000 per year over at least six years for up to an 80 percent tax break – but also offers oversight and organization that quicken the rejuvenation.
Strengthening Communities

The five chosen communities can receive up to $500,000 each per year from the program for a maximum contribution of $3 million over the six-year duration. Although Partnership organizers will seek the maximum donation for each area, they stressed their role lies in ensuring the local businesses, which ultimately fund the efforts, fully know the benefits of community restoration, preservation and the potential for thriving business districts to emerge. Read more here.

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2013 All rights reserved.

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