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September 2017

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Carnegie Mellon University’s Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute Will Anchor Pittsburgh’s Almono Development

Carnegie Mellon University’s Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute – a national, $250 million public-private partnership pioneering early adoption of robotics and automation in manufacturing – will be the first anchor tenant for the 178-acre, $120 million Almono development in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood. It will occupy about two-thirds of the first of three buildings planned for the former LTV rolling mill, which is now called Mill 19, a 180,000-square-foot structure currently under redevelopment to accommodate a mix of tech, R&D and light industrial uses.

Marrying the region’s strengths in robotics, engineering and artificial intelligence with a commitment to sustainability and stimulating job and economic growth, the ARM Institute’s decision to locate to Almono underscores Pittsburgh standing as among the world’s renowned hubs for robotics and AI.

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More Economic Development News


Station Square Data Analytics Company, Innovu LLC., Secures $6.5 Million, Plans to Double Space and Employees
“Fueled by rapid growth and $6.5 million in new funding, the three-year-old Station Square data analytics company is preparing to nearly double its office space and number of employees by year’s end.” Read more


California-Based Alorica Adds 200 Jobs
“California-based customer service giant Alorica is ready to hire 200 full-time workers at its Green Tree call center, increasing its presence from 300 to 500 employees.” Read more


Coe Distributing Expands 138,000 SF, Plans to Add 20 Jobs in Fayette County
“Coe Distributing is expanding its warehouse at Franklin Commercial Park, adding 138,000 square feet and 20 jobs in Fayette County.” Read more


New York Blower Company Breaks Ground on $4.7 Million, 30,000+ SF Building, Adds 22 New Jobs in Lawrence County
“Shenango Township-based New York Blower Company – a manufacturer of heavy industrial air moving equipment – recently broke ground on a 30,000-square-foot, $4.7 million expansion, tripling its footprint and doubling the number of employees.” Read more


Citrine Informatics Opens First Office Outside of Silicon Valley in Pittsburgh
“Silicon Valley-based Citrine Informatics – a chemicals and materials artificial intelligence platform company – has made the move to Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square.” Read more


Condor Airlines Expands Service to Frankfurt, Germany
“Before its first season of nonstop flights to Frankfurt ends, the German-based carrier has decided to expand service from Pittsburgh International Airport next year, starting twice-weekly flights from the airport in May 2018.” Read more

Other Nonstop Flights from Pittsburgh International


CONSOL Plans to Add Third Rig In 2018
“The Canonsburg-based CONSOL Energy Inc. plans to add another rig sometime next year – a sign of improving fortunes in natural gas.” Read more


FuelCell Energy Announces Fuel Cell Power Plant in Pittsburgh
“FuelCell Energy, Inc. – a global leader in delivering clean, innovative and affordable fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy – announced that the NRG Energy Center in Pittsburgh will host a fuel cell power plant.” Read more


UPMC Plans $900 Million in Capital Projects in 2018
“UPMC is planning a $900 million capital budget for 2018 and among the capital projects planned is a $400 million, 90-bed hospital in South Fayette.” Read more


Ohio-Based Continental Real Estate Co. Plans Seven-Story, $22.8 Million Office Building on Pittsburgh’s North Shore
“Ohio-based Continental Real Estate Co. is planning its fifth North Shore project – a seven-story, $22.8 million office building – which German software company SAP will occupy.” Read more


West Penn Power Spends $21 Million on Power Lines, Substation Projects across the Region
“West Penn Power is spending $21 million this year on power line and substation construction and improvements to increase electrical service reliability. The work will take place in counties including Washington, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Fayette.” Read more


Burns Scalo Recapitalizes Foster Plaza Building for $2.2 Million
“Burns Scalo has recapitalized its 47,500-square-foot Foster Plaza Business Park building, Foster 0, for $2.2 million. Their interior and exterior renovations has landed them an anchor tenant – Careform, a Pittsburgh-Based Healthcare IT company – and pushed them toward full occupancy.” Read more


Construction Begins on 800,000 SF South Side Terminal Building
“McKnight Realty Partners has begun construction on a multi-million dollar transformation of the historic, six-story South Side terminal from a nexus of commerce to a riverside hub for office and retail space.” Read more


Burns Scalo Plans to Develop 150,000 SF, Class a High-Rise Office Building at Pittsburgh Technology Center, Oakland
“Burns Scalo Real Estate is planning to develop a 150,000 square-foot, Class A high-rise office building in South Oakland’s Pittsburgh Technology Center.” Read more


Office, Retail Space Planned for Former, Seven-Story Downtown Department Store
“Stark Enterprises, a Cleveland-based real estate development company, expects to begin redevelopment work on a downtown, seven-story building – known as ‘Icon on Smithfield’ – to include 160,000 square feet of office space and 60,000 square feet of retail.” Read more


Greene County Begins Final Phase on Airport Construction
“Greene County commissioners are beginning to see the light at the end of the airport construction tunnel as the final phase of construction – which will include an access road and parking lot – begins.” Read more


Officials Celebrate New I-70 Interchange in Washington County
“Gov. Tom Wolf joined PennDOT and elected officials for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of the new, $51.6 million interchange – the first of its kind in Pennsylvania.” Read more


Pittsburgh International Airport Gets $12.3 Million Federal Aviation Administration Grant
“The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $12.3 million grant for the rehabilitation of one of four de-icing pads at Pittsburgh International Airport.” Read more


Duquesne University Announces $7.5 Million Donation to Establish First-Of-Its-Kind Law Center
“Duquesne University President Ken Gormley announced the largest individual gift in its law school’s history: $7.5 million to establish the ‘Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education,’ the first-of-its-kind in the nation.” Read more


University of Pittsburgh Researchers Awarded More than $6 Million in Neuroscience Research Grants
“Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded four grants totaling more than $6 million from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to study diverse aspects of how the brain works.” Read more

More about Major University Research Centers in the Region


$5.6 Million in Grants Will go Toward Fixing Dam Gates along Ohio River
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $5.6 million to Ohio-based C.J. Mahan Construction Co. LLC to repair what it called critical dams along the Ohio River in Monaca, Beaver County.” Read more


Armstrong County Industrial Development Council Receives $1.5 Million RACP Grant
“The Armstrong County Industrial Development Council received a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Grant in the maximum amount of $1.5 million from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to demolish former school buildings for reuse.” Read more


Carnegie Mellon University Awarded $1 Million for Machine Learning Research
“Carnegie Mellon University’s newest initiative, CMU AI, has received a $1 million donation from Chicago-based software company Uptake. CMU will use the donation to support machine learning research that solves problems in the public sector.” Read more


The Environmental Protection Agency’s $600,000 Grant Will Help Clear Industrial Sites, Spur Development, Create Jobs
“A $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will be used to help clean up some of Pittsburgh’s forgotten former industrial sites, which will generate $40 million in private investment, as well as create 400 jobs and 100 new affordable housing units.” Read more


Benedum Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to Bolster Community College of Beaver County’s Advanced Manufacturing Alliance
“The Tri-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, led by the Community College of Beaver County, is getting a funding kick-start from a $150,000 gift from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.” Read more


KeyBank Awards United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania with $375,000 Grant
“KeyBank has awarded United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania with a $375,000 grant to expand its ‘Be a Middle School Mentor’ program into the Mon Valley and an additional Pittsburgh Public Schools location.” Read more


Latrobe Community Revitalization Program Receives $87,000 to Develop and Operate a Small Business Incubator
“Latrobe Community Revitalization Program has been awarded $87,000 from the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, which will be supplemented by $31,000 in the Latrobe organization’s locally sourced funds, to develop and operate a small business incubator.” Read more


EQT Foundation Donates Millions to Local Organizations in 2017
“Pittsburgh-based EQT Foundation donated almost $4 million in scholarships and grants to 44 community organizations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia during 2017.” Read more




Carnegie Mellon’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Earns I-Corps Renewal
“Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship recently received a continuing grant from the National Science Foundation for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Sites program – a program that supports exploratory businesses interested in moving STEM research out of the lab and into the marketplace.” Read more


Pittsburgh: CNN Tech’s Top 10 City Living in the Future
“Pittsburgh is among the top 10 cities around the world who are playing host to some of the smartest innovation around, providing a glance at what could become a part of modern-day culture in the years to come.” Read more


Pittsburgh Ranks among the Top in Global Livability Study
“Livability.com, a website that annually evaluates cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000, has placed Pittsburgh in the ‘Top 100 Best Places to Live for 2017.’” Read more


Carnegie Mellon University and Point Park University Ranked in Top 10 List of Colleges Currently Represented on Broadway.
“Two area colleges — Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland and Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh — are ranked in the top 10 on Playbill.com’s list of the top colleges currently represented on Broadway.” Read more


UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Named One of Nation’s Best Hospitals
“UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside was named one of the top 15 hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report and nationally ranked high in three medical specialties.” Read more


Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Awards Finalists Named
“Eight women – five veterans in business services, startups and foundations and three emerging leaders – have been selected as finalists for the 2017 ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh, a program of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.” Read more


Pittsburgh Tech 50 Finalists Announced
“The Pittsburgh Technology Council announced the finalists for its Tech 50 Awards, recognizing excellence in tech innovation within the Pittsburgh region.” Read more


Two Pittsburgh Region Companies Make Top 100 of Inc.’s 5000 List
“Two Pittsburgh-region companies – Pantherx Specialty Pharmacy and TFM Truckload – earned spots on the top 100 of the Inc. 5000 list for 2017.” Read more


Airport Revenue News Names Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis Director Of The Year
Airport Revenue News is pleased to announce that Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, has been named its 2017 Director of the Year in the medium airports category. The Allegheny County Airport Authority oversees Pittsburgh International.” Read more


Pittsburgh International Airport First in Country to Allow Public Airside Access
“Pittsburgh International Airport will become the first airport in the country to allow the public to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint without requiring an airline ticket and no reduction in security.” Read more


University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute Reports Record Startups, Patents
“The University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute has reported its highest-ever numbers of startups, patents and invention disclosures.” Read more


Carnegie Mellon University Contributes Nearly $1.5 Billion to Pittsburgh Each Year
“Carnegie Mellon University is not only a key player in the transformation of Pittsburgh into a tech hub, but it is also an economic driver in the region, contributing nearly $1.5 billion to Pittsburgh’s economy each year.” Read more


Why Pittsburgh Is Still the Center of Self-Driving Car Technology
“Aaron Aupperlee – Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s technology reporter for Pittsburgh Tech Report – talked with 90.5 WESA’s Liz Reid on the five reasons why Pittsburgh is still, and has always been, the leader in self-driving car technology.” Read more


Eight Reasons Pittsburgh is the Best U.S. City Getaway You’ve Never Thought Of
“When you’re considering your next U.S. vacation, think Pittsburgh – aka ‘The Steel City.’ It is currently undergoing a cultural rebirth, rapidly proving itself to be a go-to getaway after being named one of the top U.S. destinations on the rise for 2016 by TripAdvisor.” Read more


Pittsburgh: Leading Green Building Hub? Yes.
“With its manufacturing prowess, Pittsburgh has undergone decades of transformation and is not only leading in technology clusters such as software, biotech and robotics but leading in green building laboratories, too.” Read more


“Not Your Father’s” Factory: How Armstrong County is Courting Growth
“Armstrong County, just northeast of Pittsburgh, is making sure its bases are covered by spreading investment across healthcare, post-secondary education and infrastructure while focusing on keeping young workers in town.” Read more


Leaders Strive to Drive up Economic Development in Armstrong County
“Economic development leaders in Armstrong County are optimistic about enhancing the county’s standing as a viable and attractive destination for prospective businesses and young professionals.” Read more


Ethane Storage Hub Feasibility Confirmed by Geologic Study
“A research team from West Virginia University confirmed, based on a yearlong study of geologic sites in 50 counties in the region, that there are multiple sites that would support a proposed Appalachian Storage Hub for ethane.” Read more


Beaver County’s Shell Cracker Plant Project Boosts Demand for Local Welders
“Beaver County’s new welding school, Steamfitters Technology Center, is meeting the demand for local welders, workers with its apprenticeship programs – a necessary preparation for Shell’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County.” Read more

More about Shell’s Investment in the Region


Beaver County Ethane Cracker Hailed among Infrastructure Projects
“Shell Chemical Appalachia’s $6 billion petrochemical plant being built in Beaver County was touted by national energy and union leaders talking up its energy and manufacturing infrastructure spending that is expected to have a long-term impact on the national economy.” Read more


API Study: Oil and Gas Industry has $448 Billion Impact on Pennsylvania Economy
“The Pennsylvania division of the American Petroleum Institute released a new study showing that the U.S. natural gas and oil industry supported 322,600 jobs in the state and contributed $44.46 billion to the state’s economy in 2015.” Read more


Leaders Discuss Importance of Regional Transportation in Indiana County
“Indiana County stakeholders along with The Allegheny Conference’s Regional Transportation Alliance met to discuss and underscore the importance of the concept of a regional transportation system and of connecting one county to another.” Read more

 


 

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EVENTS


 

September 7Huntington Breakfast Briefing: LANXESS President & CEO Antonis Papadourakis
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is pleased to present Dr. Antonis Papadourakis, president and CEO of LANXESS Corporation, for its Huntington Breakfast Briefing. He will provide attendees with an update on LANXESS in Pittsburgh and share his thoughts on key policy issues that impact the region’s growth, including the proposed border adjustment tax. This is a must-attend Breakfast Briefing for anyone interested in manufacturing and/or policy issues. Join your tech industry colleagues for breakfast and networking while you learn more about this global player with strong roots reaching as far back as 1863. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh – Downtown from 7:00 – 9:15 a.m.; cost to attend is $55 for members, $65 for non-members. After September 1, $60 for members and $185 for non-members.

 

September 8Legislative Breakfast
Join the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce for a premier breakfast event to meet and greet with government officials whose local, state and federal efforts affect your business. Participating legislators include Allegheny County Councilman Tom Baker; State Senators Camera Bartolotta and Guy Reschenthaler; State Representatives Jim Christiana, Anita Astorino Kulik and Mark Mustio; and Beaver County Commissioner and Chair Sandie Egley. Held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.; cost to attend is $40 for members, $60 for non-members.

 

September 9Homewood Small Business Expo
Presented by the Homewood-Brushton Business Association. In its second year, the Homewood Small Business Expo creates a community-friendly and interactive avenue for residents to come together and learn about businesses in their own backyard while providing technical assistance, support and a platform for those businesses to learn, grow and capture a new potential customer or service base. A business information session will be held in the morning followed by an exhibition in the afternoon. Held at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $35 for members, $45 for non-members. For the morning session only, cost to attend is $25.

 

September 12VisionPittsburgh Luncheon featuring Dr. Chris Howard
VisionPittsburgh 2017 is a series of four exciting luncheons guaranteed to inspire, enlighten and inform you about our region’s most valuable commodity the vision of our business leaders. This luncheon will feature Dr. Chris Howard, the eighth president of Robert Morris University and one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. Held at the Duquesne Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., cost to attend is $65 per person, $995 for table of 10.

 

September 14Sustainability: A Winning Play for Workplaces & the Region
Join Sustainable Pittsburgh for an evening of networking and celebration at the Senator John Heinz History Center. Be among the first to hear the announcement of Top Scorers in the Green Workplace Challenge and gain key takeaways for incorporating sustainable practices at your workplace.  Bob Nutting, principal owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and keynote speaker, will present “Sustainability: A Winning Play for Workplaces and the Region.” Mr. Nutting will share bottom-line benefits of sustainable business practices at organizations as diverse as PNC Park, Seven Springs Mountain resort and century-old Ogden Newspapers. Seating is limited. Registration is available at www.sustainablepittsburgh.org/events/gwc.

 

September 15PowerBreakfast Meeting
Presented by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA. This PowerBreakfast Meeting is a follow-up to a special workshop held by the Chamber in regards to how to do business with ALCOSAN. Executive Director Arleta Scott Williams will update attendees on the status of ALCOSAN’s massive project and how you can engage in opportunities for your business. Held at the Rivers Club from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.; cost to attend is $20 for members, $30 for non-members.

 

September 182017 International Business Reception
The Pittsburgh Technology Council, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, is pleased to bring the world to you. Register today to meet and network with Pennsylvania’s Trade Representatives from some of the world’s hottest export markets as well as Joseph Burke, deputy secretary of the Office of International Business Development and staff. If you are interested in scheduling one-on-one meetings on Tuesday, September 19 with any of the trade representatives, please contact Rena Liu-Belshe at renabelshe@spcregion.org or Jackie Pacheco at jpacheco@spcregion.org from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission. Held at the Pittsburgh Technology Council offices from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $30 for members, $175 for non-members.

 

September 20Breakfast Briefing: The Nexus Between Energy, Opportunity & Jobs
Presented by the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. Part III of its Breakfast Briefing on “The Nexus Between Energy, Opportunity and Jobs” will feature guest speaker Linda Topoleski, vice president of workforce programs and operations at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. Held at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West – Green Tree from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.; cost to attend is $35 for members, $55 for non-members.

 

September 20Active Transportation and Real Estate – The Next Frontier
Join Urban Land Institute of Pittsburgh for a roundtable discussion titled “Active Transportation and Real Estate – The Next Frontier.” Meet leading local active transportation pioneers including Ed McMahon, senior resident fellow, author and Charles E. Fraser Chair for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy. Held at the Rivers Club from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.; cost to attend is $50 for members, $70 for non-members. Click to download a printable registration form and flyer. For more information, contact the ULI Pittsburgh District Council office at (724) 687-0707 or holly.muchnok@uli.org.

 

September 27Legal Challenges in the Workplace – A Primer for Small Businesses
Presented by PantherlabWorks, part of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Join Paul Klein, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, for a program intended to help businesses recognize when a problem might become a lawsuit and steps that you can take to minimize your vulnerability to legal action. Held at the University Club from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.; this event is free to attend.

 

September 27-28Shale Insight
Shale Insight 2017 is the premier conference dedicated to shale gas development. Take advantage of engaging and educational keynote addresses delivered by industry leaders, leading-edge technical and public affairs panel sessions, an exhibition hall featuring industry products and services, a technology showcase, a natural gas poster session and numerous networking opportunities. The conference will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. To register or find out more on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, visit www.shaleinsight.com.

 

October 3Pittsburgh Chemical Day
Pittsburgh Chemical Day is the premier, one-day forum for idea sharing and for insight into current key issues affecting the chemical industry. Attend and meet hundreds of key industry members including keynote speaker Dr. Antonis Papadourakis, president and CEO of LANXESS Corporation. Click here for more information on the program and additional guest speakers. Held for the first time at the Heinz Field, the day-long event costs $250 to attend. After September 15, cost to attend is $295. Registration includes free membership to the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh.

 

October 6Make it Happen!
Presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Join PantherlabWorks and the Urban & Community Entrepreneurship Program for a small business resource event with an entrepreneurial panel of small business owners sharing their stories of growing their entrepreneurial endeavours and keynote address by Don Charlton, founder of JazzHR, an ATS & recruiting software company. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with small business resource partners specializing in financing, marketing, legal assistance, environmental compliance and more. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; this event is free to attend.

 

October 9-10American Middle East Institute 10th Anniversary Business Conference with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak
Join the American Middle East Institute as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary Conference on October 9th, at the Fairmont Hotel, focused on transformational technologies including energy, health, transportation, robotics, and advanced manufacturing. This high-level forum is for business and university leaders interested in pursuing the rewarding path to economic opportunity in the Middle East. Participate and network during the conference’s many programs including presentations, site visits, private meetings and demos of “disruptive technologies.” The Conference will conclude on October 10th with a Gala Reception and dinner at Pittsburgh’s historic Carnegie Music Hall, with special keynote Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak.  Tickets are on sale now for both the Transformational Technologies Business Conference and an Evening with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak.  Visit www.americanmei.org for more information..

 

October 11Corridors of Opportunity: Washington County
Presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Join them for a panel discussion with Bradley Heigel, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Joe Szczur, district executive of PennDOT Engineering District 12; and R.T. Walker, vice president, of CBRE Advisory and Transaction Services to find out how your business can profit from the 14-mile, $2 billion Mon-Fayette Expressway extension from Jefferson Hills to Monroeville transportation project. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $65. Reserved tables of 10 with priority seating reserved by your logo are available for $799.

 

October 11-123 Rivers Venture Fair
You’re invited to attend the 11th 3 Rivers Venture Fair at Heinz Field. Get introduced to pioneering technology companies from across the region and/or meet the investors who can fund them. At the center of this year’s event is the Venture Connection format, an avenue where investors host tables to meet with groups of entrepreneurs. To date, companies showcased at past Fairs have collectively gone on to raise over $740 million. Cost to attend is $349 for members, $649 for non-members. Entrepreneurs who wish to participate in the Venture Connection event must pay $199 and complete an application. If you are interested in learning more about 3RVF and how you can be involved as a sponsor, join as an attendee or introduce your venture to investors, please contact information@3rvf.com.

 

October 12Nominations Open: 5th Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence
The Urban Land Institute of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence honoring Oxford Development Company. This fall awards event will formally recognize outstanding projects, achievements and leaders in the City of Pittsburgh. Held at the Omni William Penn Hotel from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $75 for members, $105 for non-members. After September 8, cost to attend is $90 for members, $120 for non-members. Submissions are now being accepted for the following special awards for 2017 Excellence in Placemaking: Catalytic Place, Transformative Place, Community Place, Healthy Place and Visionary Place.

 

October 13Finding the Best Legal Structure for Your Business
Presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Small Business Development Center. Attend a program Hosted by Maiello, Brungo & Maiello LLP to learn how to make the right decision when establishing an LLC or a business entity. You’ll receive information about the type of business (LLC, partnership, sub Chapter S) that fit your needs, tax implications to consider and entity structures for all service-based, manufacturing, e-commerce and retail industries. Held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Mervis Hall from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., this program is offered at no cost. For more information, visit www.entrepreneur.pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1542.

 

October 20Washington County Chamber’s October Breakfast Briefing
Join The Washington County Chamber of Commerce for a Breakfast Briefing featuring Althea Evangelista, the new general manager of The Meadows Casino, Racetrack and Hotel. Held at the Meadows Casino from 7:45 – 9:00 a.m.; cost to attend is $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

 

October 24Beaver County Chamber Annual Meeting & 2017 Business of the Year Awards
Join the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce and celebrate its 45th anniversary at their Annual Meeting & 2017 Business of the Year Awards. Held at the Seven Oaks Country Club from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $50 for members, $65 for non-members. RSVP by October 13 to info@bcchamber.com. Additional sponsorships are available. Please contact us at (724) 775-3944 for more information.

 

November 1Advanced Technology and the Future of Manufacturing Conference
Successful manufacturers in today’s era of Industry 4.0 are taking a forward-thinking approach to adapt with technology in order to become more profitable and competitive. Join Catalyst Connection at their Advanced Technology and the Future of Manufacturing Conference. Regional manufacturers, subject matter experts and service providers will share their insights and lessons learned about how they successfully adopted new technology to advance their companies. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $99. After October 2nd, cost to attend is $150.

 

November 3Prevention & Protection: Cyber Security for Small Businesses
Presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Small Business Development Center. Join experts from the FBI, Comcast Business and Huntington Bank as they touch upon the importance of cyber security and the resources available to small businesses. Held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Mervis Hall from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.; this program is offered at no cost. For more information, visit entrepreneur.pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1542.