Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 7-29-13 Part I

Positively Pittsburgh Live News Part I

Co-host Kevin Amos
"With radio experince that has spanned 31 years, Kevin Amos has been on the staffs of WYEP,WDUQ,WCXJ-AM, WJJJ and WPPJ-AM. He's worked as a Host and producer of two current weekly radio programs on WRCT-FM "Ebony Spectrum" and "One To One with Kevin Amos." Amos is also Creator of Pittsburgh Jazz Fan Appreciation Events and Producer and creator of "Each One, Teach One" Music and Radio Seminars. He has written about many Jazz and Blues artists over the years, contributing to the the Music Bulletin Board on Prodigy Internet Services and Soul-Patrol.com, the world’s largest Black Music Website. He is the Pittsburgh Area Coordinator and a regular contributor to Examiner.com In addition, Kevin is a freelance writer for the New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest Black newspapers in the country. You can contact him by email at: kevinamosproducer@hotmail.com"

Tonight's Show: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY? Village Tavern and Trattoria, West End Celebrates Mary Pam Kilgore Event at Urban Mountain Gathering Place Mt. Washington, Upcoming Week- Buddy Holly Story, No BS Marketing Meeting, Entrepreneurial Thursdays

PPL SPONSORED EVENTS: Each One Teach One Radio and Music Conference, 5th Annual Breakfast Celebrate the 93rd Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment, Get TechnoGranny's First Book-Complementary

CULTURAL CLUES: Jerry Seinfeld, Peter and the Starcatcher, Potted Potter, The 2013 Moth Mainstage, Meet the Cavemen

KIDS KORNER: The Northside Oldtimers 7th Annual Unity Gathering Children March

WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT: 8th Annual Celebrate & Share Women of Achievement Awards, MBA Women International

BUSINESS BUZZ: Fewer Bankruptcies in Pittsburgh Area, Energy Ventures at Entrepreneurial Thursdays, Affordable Care Act 101, Successfully Market Your Business Online

HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY NEWS: Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy to Deliver Commencement at Duquesne

Village Tavern and Trattoria, West End Celebrate Mary Pam Kilgore Event at Urban Mountain Gathering Place, Mt. Washington 
Upcoming Week: Buddy Holly Story, No BS Marketing Meeting


Invites You to the 5th Annual Breakfast at the Rivers Club 
Celebrate the 93rd Anniversary of the  Passage of the 19th Amendment! 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Get TechnoGranny’s First Book Free from Midnight 7-29-13 to Midnight 7-31-13 in Kindle Version on Amazon.com

"Folly of the Marketing Plan in Your Head” truly will give you a 101 Reasons to Write One. And the K.I.S.S. List will make it simple for you. There are even downloadable templates to help you keep track of your information. You will learn where to start with goals and self evaluation. Both very important tools because if you don't know where you are going, you will never figure out how to get there. 

There are important lessons about
• defining your product

• whose needs it will satisfy
• how to get your message out to them.

In simple laymen's terms you will also learn
• how to determine your best customer
• your target market
• and your pricing strategy--the lost component of marketing.

In addition included are lessons on
• super data and how it can help you to segment your market,
• how to utilize long term evaluations of your sales results progress
• and ways to eliminate your customers’ obstacles in doing business with you.

This book covers everything from social media, customer appreciation and of course the personal touch. Come away with multiple ways to "touch" your clients so that you are "first on their mind" and their money is "in your bank account."

Important Take Away from this book:
• Why you need a written marketing plan
• What you will learn about your business in the process of writing your marketing plan
• How writing and then implementing your plan will increase your bottom line sales and profit
• How to use your market data to keep your business fresh, growing and sustainable
• Resources that will help you with your marketing plan and in your business

Author of” Windshift” and “Username” and publisher, Joyce Faulkner says, "It's a quick read but you will go back many times to read again and garner more in depth information."

Jerry Seinfeld

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 7:00 p.m. 
TICKETS ON SALE, FRIDAY, JULY 26 at 10:00 a.m. 

America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the Benedum Center. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2013. Seinfeld’s tour will visit the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to this show are on sale Friday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available online at www.TrustArts.org, in person at Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, or charge by phone 412-456-4800. This event is a JS Touring production.

TOUR TO LAUNCH IN DENVER ON AUGUST 15The producers of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the five-time Tony Award®-winning musical play written by Tony Award® nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony® Award winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award nominee Alex Timbers, are pleased to announce casting for the
Peter and the Starcatcher
National Tour, which kicks off in Denver, CO on August 15, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

In Pittsburgh PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will play May 20-25, 2014 at Heinz Hall. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Single tickets will go on sale in January 2014 and available for purchase by calling (412) 392-4900, visiting the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org. Read the entire release here

Potted Potter
November 20-24, 2013, Byham Theater

Playing to sold out theaters all over the world, Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a “horcrux” and a “hufflepuff,” Potted Potter will make
Potted Potter - Wand Duo Courtesy of Potted Potter:
 The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff
audiences roar with laughter.

Are you a Muggle or a Wizard? Become a member of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and meet us on the Quidditch Pitch. You’ll unlock a ticket to “Potted Potter” on Friday, November 22 with a special wizarding experience immediately following the performance. This package is not available online.  $75 per person including ticket | $30 per person party only

Call 412-471-6086 to become a member today and guarantee your acceptance.
Members use promo code POLYJUICE to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public! Read the entire release here

On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts
With Beloved Pittsburgh Actor David Newell of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the fifth-annual local appearance of the New York City
Joy Ike, Photo Credit: Joy Ike
storytelling sensation, The Moth, Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m., at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater. This is the first time the Moth Mainstage show has been presented in the Cultural District, through a new partnership between Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Once again the Moth Mainstage title theme features a Pittsburgh symbol or place: “On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts.” In keeping with this theme, the new and larger venue at the Byham Theater puts The Moth audience closer to Pittsburgh’s famous geographic “Point” than ever before. Read the entire release here

Vince Valentine
Meet the Cavemen
Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the cast of Defending the Caveman, which will run August 1 through October 20 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Call 412-325-1582 for group discounts and special event planning. 

Defending the Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate. This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it a perfect entertainment option for couples, or girls’ night out. The show has also been seen and recommended by thousands of marriage and family therapists and counselors, for its humorous look at the inherent differences between the sexes.

Written by comedian Rob Becker over a three-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology, Defending the Caveman played for two and a half years on Broadway, making it the longest running solo play in Broadway’s history. Caveman has won the hearts of millions across the globe. Translated into 18 languages Caveman has performed in more than 46 countries to date!


The Northside Oldtimers 7th ANNUAL "UNITY GATHERING"
Children's March Starts @ Propel School at 11:00 am
2 Day Gathering @ West Park, Northside
Sat & Sun | AUG 3 - 4, 2013


The children of the Northside are inviting everyone to come support them in burying the violence and raising up peace in our communities.
Unity Gathering

Lady T | House of Soul | The New Show Band
The Old School Band
Tubby Daniels Quartet & More!



No Open Flame Cooking (Such as charcoal)
No Alcohol - No Pets Please!

For Additional Event & Vendor Information Contact:
Fred “Scrappy” Bulls | 412-805-5473
English Burton | 412-312-0699
Rev. Clifford Foster | 412-401-2642
Fred “Pookie” Fortson | 412-628-2936

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 5, 2014 for the 8th Annual Celebrate & Share Women of Achievement Awards ~ A Celebration of Women’s History Month. 
Each year the Women of Achievement Awards committee, hosted by Allegheny County District Attorney and Mrs. Stephen and Mary Zappala, extends a request to past attendees to submit nominations for this annual event in celebration of the outstanding achievements and contribution of women in the Pittsburgh region. 

If you would like to submit a nomination, please go to our website and complete our new online form at http://cribsforkids.org/womenofachievementawards/ ; or download the form attached and fax to (412)322-5686; or mail to the address below. The deadline to submit your nomination is Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

It is our great pleasure to honor amazing women in our region each year who contribute so immensely to our community and we welcome your referrals. If you are interested in a sponsorship role for the 2014 event please see information also provide on the event page or contact Heather Glaser at 412.322.5680 ext 5, hglaser@cribsforkids.org.
Join MBA Women International - Pittsburgh Chapter this Wednesday (7/31) for its monthly Networking Happy Hour @ SAVOY restaurant (Strip District), 6-8pm. This event is open to all, so bring a friend along! Free for MBAWI members / $5 for non-members. RSVP today or swing by Wednesday! Cash payments will be accepted at the door for last-minute walk-ins.


From our Friends at Pittsburgh Today
The Pittsburgh region continues to experience dramatically fewer bankruptcies than its benchmark peers. With just 2,099 bankruptcies in the first quarter of 2013, Pittsburgh is lower than all benchmark regions except Charlotte, which has 1,483 filings in the same period, and less than half the benchmark average of 4,308

Bankruptcy filings nationwide declined by almost 16 percent in the first quarter of 2013 over the same period last year; Pittsburgh's 17.9 percent bankruptcy decline matches the benchmark average.

"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.

Jessica Lee

August 1, 2013: "Energy Ventures" 
Featuring interviews with:

Co-host Diane Daniels - DID & Associates (www.didassociates.net

Ray Pader, CEO - Shale Markets, LLC. www.ShaleMarkets.com 
Don Hodor, Owner/Operator of Southpointe Telecom, Founder/Executive President of the Southpointe Marcellus Shale Chamber of Commerce, Publisher, Southpointe Magazine www.southpointechamber.com 
Joe Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director of Academic Programs, Energy Innovation Center http://eicpittsburgh.org/

From Our Friends at E-Magnify

Affordable Care Act 101: How does the Affordable Care Act impact your small business? 

Free Weekly Webinars presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business MajoritySmall business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their company and employees. Attend this free webinar series to learn about the following: Insurance reforms; The small business health care tax credit; The new health insurance marketplaces; Employer shared responsibility provisions 

Each week, SBA representatives will walk through the key pieces of the law so that small business owners can understand the facts and make the best, informed decisions they can about providing health insurance for their employees.

Webinar Schedule 

The Affordable Care Act 101 will take place every Thursday from now through the opening of the marketplaces in October.

Upcoming dates:
August 1 at 2:00 p.m ET
August 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET
August 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET

(Later dates to be announced soon.)
For more information and registration, visit the SBA website.

Duquesne University SBDC 

Successfully Market Your Business Online 

The Mylan Classic invites you to join Web.com for their Small Business Forum. This interactive Forum will focus on helping local small businesses learn how to successfully market their business online. Key areas for discussion include the following: 
What are the elements of a great website?
Is my website "working" for my business?
How do I increase traffic to my website and to my business?
How do I market my business on Google, Facebook and Twitter?

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Opening Speaker: Jeff Kotula, President, Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Web.com Speaker: Andrew Gorrin, SVP Marketing
Q&A and Networking

Event Information Date: Friday, August 2, 2013 
Time: 8:00am- 10:30am 
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe 
1000 Corporate Dr., Canonsburg, PA 15317 / (724) 743-5000 
Cost: FREE 

All individuals to register and attend the forum will receive One (1) daily pass to the Mylan Classic. Register online at http://smallbusinessforum.web.com/ 
For more information: smallbusinessforum@web.com or (800) 862-8718


Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, Founder and President Of Rodriguez & Associates, To Deliver Commencement Address at Duquesne University’s at School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, Founder and President of Rodriguez & Associates, lead faculty at the Duquesne University Women’s Executive Leadership Program, and author of Can You Afford to Ignore Me, will deliver the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Ms. Rodriguez Dennehy has served as adjunct faculty at Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement for the last 10 years, teaching Business Ethics, Information Ethics, and Diversity in the Workforce.
Rodriguez & Associates is an international, strategic consulting firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm specializes in customized, leadership-development programs for women related consulting services to help organizations manage and develop female talent.

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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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.

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