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    Announcing the New Maker-to-Manufacturing Commercialization Center

    These organizations will work as a single virtual center to mentor entrepreneurs, support the scaling of start-ups to more robust economic expansion and job creation, connect innovators to the manufacturing supply chain, provide access to maker spaces, connect entrepreneurs to the region’s high-powered academic institutions, and provide access to seed capital.
    The new virtual Maker-to-Manufacturing Commercialization Center (M2M) connects entrepreneurial makers and small businesses to a larger ecosystem of manufacturing. M2M offers services and resources including:
    Technical Assistance -  Assistance with prototype development, market research, business case development, sales and marketing strategies, production strategies, distribution strategies, and access to early stage capital.
    Makers-to-Manufacturers Peer Network - to provide guidance, an education and training program that includes workshops and webcasts on topics including innovation and commercialization, and access to emerging Maker Spaces in the region.
    Supply Chain Buyers Network – Startup companies can engage with supply chains in various industry clusters to make connections and gain entry into new markets.
    If you would like to discuss your business needs and eligibility, contact Mike Evans at (412) 918-4283 or
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:54:59 +0000

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:47 +0000

    2018 Top CEOs


    Our inaugural Women in Business Top CEOs list recognizes our region’s female CEOs and presidents, but not just for their business savvy and ability to climb the corporate ladder. These women have broken the glass ceiling.

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:48 +0000

    Should I Give My Home to My Children for $1.00?

    Elder law attorneys at Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, help clients answer the questions, “What happens if I die?” and “What happens if I don’t die, but get sick and need long-term care?”Another question that they face on a nearly daily basis is, “Should I sell my home to my children for $1.00?”

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:49 +0000

    An Ounce of Prevention: Checking the legal boxes as an entrepreneur


    Starting your own business isn’t necessarily as daunting as it seems, when you have the right legal advice on your side. Sharon D. Barney offers some pointers on taking your entrepreneurial venture to the next level, with the resources found at Leech Tishman’s new State College office.

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:51 +0000

    Carol Harris



    Carol Harris Staffing

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:52 +0000

    Marcia Sellers-O’Rear


    President, Owner

    StelTek Graphics, Inc., StelTrek Enterprises LLC

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:54 +0000

    Cynthia E. Russell



    Russell Stone Products

    Cynthia Russell is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is the president of Russell Stone Products and co-owner of Russell Real Estate.

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:55 +0000

    Kendra Auker


    President, CEO

    Evangelical Community Hospital

    Kendra Aucker was appointed President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, in July 2015 after serving the Hospital previously as executive vice president and COO.

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:56 +0000

    Jayme Orr Rhodes


    CEO, Owner

    Serviam Construction LLC

    As an entrepreneur, Jayme Orr Rhodes, CEO and owner of Serviam Construction LLC, is in familiar territory. Her family owns the oldest business in Altoona, J.C. Orr & Sons Inc: a construction company founded in 1882.

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  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:42:58 +0000

    Robin Muller


    CEO, Head Coach

    College Ready Playbook

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  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:40:35 +0000

    Corridors of Opportunity panel discussion: How Robotics Row came to be in the Strip District and Lawrenceville

    The National Robotics Engineering Center and cheap space make way for public companies, new construction and much higher rents.
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:51:02 +0000

    State Attorney General stops at Bar Marco to tell of opposition to tipping rule

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced his opposition to a proposed rule change by the Trump Administration regarding tips at restaurants, bars and other service industry businesses. Shapiro made an appearance at Strip District restaurant Bar Marco Thursday, after having filed formal comments with 17 other attorneys general against the U.S. Department of Labor's change. The proposed change would roll back a 2011 Fair Labor Standards Act that said restaurant owners could not require…
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:32:57 +0000

    Product management ‘unconference’ coming to Pittsburgh

    The event will be held in the fall at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:51:05 +0000

    Photos: Corridors of Opportunity: Robotics Row

    More than 250 people attended the Corridors of Opportunity luncheon and panel discussion that focused on Robotics Row, which includes both the Strip District and Lawrenceville, at the Senator John Heinz History Center on Feb. 22. Panelists included Kevin Acklin, chairman, Urban Redevelopment Authority and vice president and chief legal officer, People's Natural Gas Co.; Shawn Fox, president, RDC Inc.; and Don Smith, president, RIDC. To see who attended the event, click on the photo above. The…
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:43:53 +0000

    Slideshow: See how much property taxes vary by school district in Allegheny County

    An Allegheny County property owner with a house valued at $100,000 could see a very different property tax bill depending on the school district where it is located. See how much in property taxes that property owner would pay in each of the county's 43 school districts entirely within Allegheny County. Click on the image above to see the rank, from lowest bill per $100,000 of property value to highest. And compare the figures to those from last year:
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:26:18 +0000

    Pittsburgh university launches center to examine technologies’ societal impacts

    Carnegie Mellon University announced it plans to open the Block Center for Technology and Society. The Center, housed in CMU’s Heinz College, will be dedicated to examining the organizational, public policy and economic impacts of technology, according to a news release. Researchers will develop policy recommendations to boost widespread technological access.  Keith Block, president, COO and vice chairman of Salesforce, and Suzanne Kelley, his wife, donated the $15 million foundational funds…
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:21:22 +0000

    Infrastructure projects such as Southern Beltway a 'game changer' for Washington County

    Washington County saw 90 economic development and infrastructure projects totaling more than $727 million during 2017, according to data presented Thursday during the Washington County Chamber of Commerce's annual economic development forum at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe.
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:14:09 +0000

    Acklin: city close to final deal for Strip terminal and Smallman upgrades

    An agreement between the city and Chicago-based developer for the produce terminal could be on agenda at next meeting of the URA in March.
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:39:42 +0000

    Amazon aims to complete Pittsburgh expansion in summer 2018

    Amazon's 22,000-square-foot expansion to its SouthSide Works office will be completed in the summer of 2018, said Bill Kaper, general manager of Amazon's Pittsburgh office, at a Thursday morning press conference. The company currently has 15,000 square feet at its SouthSide Works office. Related: Amazon confirms office expansion at South Side Works Amazon also recently announced it will hire up to 125 new positions. Kaper told the Business Times those positions include research scientists, applied…
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:22:57 +0000

    PNC names new COO

    PNC Financial Services Group has named a new chief operating officer. E. William Parsley III was promoted from chief investment officer to the new position effective immediately, according to a news release Thursday. Gagan Singh will succeed Parsley as chief investment officer and continue with his current duties, and Randall C. King will succeed Parsley as treasurer and continue with his current duties. Both will continue to report to Parsley, according to the release. "We've named Bill our…
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