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May 2017

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Capital Investment in the Pittsburgh Region Reaches High Water Mark – $10.2 Billion – in 2016

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) – in cooperation with its network of regional economic development partners – tracked the largest-ever amount of capital investment in a single year: more than $10 billion for the 10-county Pittsburgh region in 2016. Such banner activity headlined the PRA’s Business Investment Scorecard – an annual regional economic development update tracking announced business deals, capital investment and new and retained jobs. A highlight of 2016 was Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion investment in a petrochemical facility in Beaver County, which will anchor – and help to further grow – downstream opportunities in southwestern Pennsylvania and attract manufacturing and petrochemical companies, and their supply chains, to the region. Beyond this, the scorecard summed up investment in critical energy infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and IT – the latter being the most active sectors – from among the region’s five key sectors – for announced deals last year.

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Energy, Manufacturing Make 2016 a Banner Year in the Region
“The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance is touting 2016 as a “high-water mark” year for capital investment in the region, totaling more than $10 billion in new developments in the 10-county region, a figure which comes with a $6 billion boost from Royal Dutch Shell’s ethane cracker project in Beaver County.” Read more

Manufacturing Leads the PRA Scorecard for the 8th Time in 10 Years
“In the decade that the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance has been issuing its annual scorecard of business developments in the region, manufacturing is once again the most active sector with 50 projects in 2016. It leads other sectors for the eighth time in 10 years.” Read more

Shell Cracker Project Dominates PRA 2016 Scorecard
“Industries from of all types made huge capital investments in the Pittsburgh region – $10.2 billion – in manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, financial and business services and, yes, energy.” Read more

More Economic Development News

Alcoa Moving its Headquarters Back Home to Pittsburgh
“Alcoa, the 129-year-old aluminum producer, is officially relocating its headquarters from New York City to its Pittsburgh offices on the North Shore.” Read more

Rye Development Gets FERC License for $60 Million Hydroelectric Project, Will Create 150-200 Jobs
“Boston-based Rye Development has received a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the 17-megawatt Allegheny 2 Hydroelectric Project facility – an investment of over $60 million that will create 150-200 jobs during construction, operations and maintenance.” Read more

Pitt Specialty Supply Plans $2.2 Million Expansion in Allegheny County
“Pitt Specialty Supply Inc. has started work on a $2.2 million addition to its Tarentum building that will enable the growing food service, janitorial and packaging supply business to boost its workforce in the borough.” Read more

Swedish Manufacturer, Rapid Granulator, Establishes 65,000 SF Facility in Allegheny County, Adds Jobs
“Sweden-based company, Rapid Granulator, will establish a multimillion-dollar, 65,000-square-foot facility in Leetsdale, Pa. for its manufacturing operations. It will include 3,500 square feet for a showroom, warehouse space and offices.” Read more

New Sun Rising Purchases Millvale Moose Lodge for Headquarters, Sustainable Food Hub, Adds 20 Jobs
“Social incubator New Sun Rising will move into a new, 10,000-square-foot headquarters space that will create 20 jobs and a more sustainable Millvale.” Read more

Charter Flights to Launch from China to Pittsburgh International Airport
“A Chinese tourism company will offer nonstop charter flights from China to Pittsburgh International – a move airport and county officials hope could lead to regularly scheduled service between Pittsburgh and China. The company will also offer tickets for the return flight back to China.” Read more

Airport Authority Moving to Prepare World Trade Center Development, Plans to Grade 195-Acres
“Allegheny County Airport Authority authorized the hiring of Bridgeville-based Management Engineering Corp. to serve as construction manager for the grading of the 195-acre tract just west of the midfield terminal. Planners have envisioned more than 1 million square feet of office space, research and development facilities, a hotel with convention space, and as many as six corporate jet hangars with ramps to nearby runways.” Read more

A $600 Million Power Plant Planned for Hatfield’s Ferry Site in Fayette County
“APV Renaissance Partners Opco LLC will buy 33 acres at the Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station in Masontown to construct a 1,000-megawatt natural gas-fueled power generation facility.” Read more

EQT’s 60,000 SF REC Center at EverGreene in Greene County Taking Shape
“The 60,000-square-foot EQT REC Center has begun to take shape at EverGreene Technology Park in Franklin Township, Greene County. The facility will contain an indoor soccer field, basketball court, track, fitness center and many other amenities.” Read more

Allegheny Health Network to Open 23,000 SF Outpatient Center in Greensburg
“Allegheny Health Network plans to open a 23,000 square-foot outpatient center in Greensburg to serve Westmoreland County. The facility will be located near the Westmoreland Mall and is set to open in June.” Read more

Pittsburgh Region Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Get Nearly $300 Million Facelift from PennDOT
“PennDOT will invest an estimated $295 million on roads, bridges and tunnels in Allegheny County during the 2017 construction season. Improvements are scheduled for 65 bridges, with 123 miles of road slated to be paved or resurfaced.” Read more

Norfolk Southern to Develop $28.6 Million, Second Pittsburgh Route for Double-Stack Freight Cars
“With the help of $20 million from Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Committee, Norfolk Southern railroad will upgrade another route through Pittsburgh to accommodate double-stack cars. The total investment is $28.6 million.” Read more

Public-Private Partnership Rapidly Replacing Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Bridges
“A number of regional, structurally deficient bridges are to be replaced in Pennsylvania by 2018 under a new public-private partnership created to rapidly deal with the state’s bridges.” Read more

Pittsburgh’s Riverfront Developments to Watch
“Pittsburgh is a city with a seemingly infinite amount of rivers and its waterfronts – once occupied by industrial buildings, factories, railroad tracks and freeways – are slowly changing. Here’s a rundown of the waterfront developments you should keep your eye on.” Read more

Heritage Trail Upgrades Complete, More Improvements Planned
“In the Strip District, the Three Rivers Heritage Trail between 11th and 15th Streets reopened to pedestrians and cyclists. And in Downtown, construction began on a switchback ramp that will connect the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Mon Wharf and Point State Park.” Read more

Donors Pour $45 Million into Pittsburgh Foundation Last Year
“The Pittsburgh Foundation, a community foundation that funds critical needs and other causes in the region, said it raised nearly $45 million last year and handed out 22 percent more in grant money than it did in 2015.” Read more

ALung Technologies Closes $36 Million Financing
“ALung Technologies, Inc., provider of low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal technologies for treating patients with acute respiratory failure, announced the closing of a $36 million Series C financing, including existing convertible notes.” Read more

PPG Gives Out $10 Million in 2016
“PPG and its PPG Foundation gave out almost $10 million in 2016, completing four times as many projects in its Colorful Communities Initiative than the previous year.” Read more

UpPrize Awards $550K to Winners of Social Innovation Challenge
“UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge winners were announced during a community showcase event. Five of the 10 finalists came away with a chunk of the $550,000 in prize money in addition to the $10,000 gift and six months of mentoring that the candidates already received.” Read more

Carnegie Mellon University Team Wins Rice Business Plan Competition
“Bringing home roughly $650,000 in cash and prizes, the winner of this year’s Rice Business Plan Competition was Carnegie Mellon University’s Forest Devices Inc., a medical device company creating a stroke device capable of being used by all medical personnel.” Read more

Carnegie Mellon University Students Win Inc.’s Coolest College Startup Competition
Inc. has announced the winner of its 2017 Coolest College Startup competition. Carnegie Mellon University’s Justin Weinberg and Igor Belyayev’s company, 101, was voted as the best.” Read more

Pittsburgh Tops List of Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers in 2017
“SmartAsset wanted to find the best cities for first-time homebuyers and, after compiling data across seven factors including affordability and low market volatility, Pittsburgh ranks as No. 1.” Read more Lists Pittsburgh among Top 20 Most Livable Cities
“There’s a lot to like about living in Pittsburgh. And that is coming straight from the experts., a website that annually evaluates cities, has placed Pittsburgh in the Top 100 Best Places to live for 2017.” Read more

Pittsburgh among Most Literate Cities in America
“According to a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University, Pittsburgh lands the list of most literate cities in the country.” Read more

Carnegie Mellon University among Country’s 50 “Best Value” Colleges
“SmartAsset recently released a report to determine the best value colleges across the country. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh got the top spot for the state and ranked 12th in the country.” Read more

University of Pittsburgh Startups, Aeronics and uTranslated, among Nation’s Top Student Startups
“Two companies that grew up through the University of Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurship ecosystem – portable oxygen device developer, Aeronics, and a translation service company, uTranslated – were included among the country’s best student startups by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer.” Read more

Pittsburgh Ranked No. 4 among Best University Cities of 2017
“Pittsburgh ranked fourth in a ranking of best university cities by Times Higher Education.” Read more

Pittsburgh firm, Abram’s Bed, Named Small Business Exporter of the Year
“Pittsburgh-based Abram’s Bed, also known as The Safety Sleeper, has been named Small Business Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.” Read more

The New York Times Features Pittsburgh “Built on Steel, Now Thrives on Culture”
The New York Times visited the region, noting: ‘Pittsburgh, visibly known for its many bridges and steel past, has transformed itself into a vibrant cultural and artistic hub, all while remaining true to its Rust Belt roots.’” Read more

Pittsburgh Housing Buoyed by Eds and Meds
“The single biggest driver in Pittsburgh’s residential housing market is its healthcare and higher education institutions, which have created boons for neighborhoods like Oakland and North Shore, according to a new report.” Read more

Study: Armstrong County among Best Places to Buy Home Statewide
“If you are looking in Armstrong County to rent or buy, according to a study conducted by SmartAsset – a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, N.Y – buying may be the answer.” Read more

Cultural Tourism on the Rise in Westmoreland County, Laurel Highlands
“The historic West Otterman Street venue, the Palace Theatre, is drawing thousands of people to Greensburg each year. And the money they spend on tickets, meals and hotel rooms is adding up – to the tune of $9 million injected into the local economy annually.” Read more

Manufacturers Share Plan for Southwestern Pennsylvania ‘Renaissance’ at Shale Summit
“Construction of an ethane cracker plant in Beaver County could lead to a ‘renaissance’ of manufacturing in southwestern Pennsylvania, especially in the plastics and chemical sectors.” Read more

Crazy Mocha Banks on Braddock, Invests in Community Revitalization
“The blighted town of Braddock is poised for a jolt of caffeine from a brand-name coffeehouse, Crazy Mocha, that could open this fall and establish several ventures that will create about 20 jobs for the community.” Read more

Pittsburgh Coworking Spaces Find Their Niche, Has Room to Grow
“As more workers shed the conventional 9 to 5 office life, the number of coworking spaces continues to rise, and Pittsburgh is no exception.” Read more



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April 30-6PA Small Business Week 2017
Join the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for its second annual Pennsylvania Small Business Week, recognizing significant contributions of small businesses and the resources available to support their growth within the state. Check out various events, training sessions and informational webinars taking place throughout the week across the state. For a complete list of events and resources, visit You can also follow along or join in the conversation by using #PASmallBiz17 on social media.


May 2Comcast Business Networking and Panel
Comcast Business and CNBC’s the Profit cohost a conversation and networking event during Small Business Week. Attend a fun morning of networking and engaging discussion moderated by Bill Flanagan, host of Our Region’s Business on WPXI-TV, along with talented individuals from the small business, startup, and entrepreneurial community. Also, visit the casting booth to apply for a chance to be on CNBC’s hit show, The Profit. Held at Alloy 26 at Nova Place beginning at 8:30 a.m., the event free to attend.


May 4Co-CREATING in Pittsburgh: Creative Clash @ AlphaLab Gear
Pittsburgh is a city of makers and creatives! Join AlphaLab Gear and Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Business Ignition Program for this special creative clash and find out how creative entrepreneurs are making an impact on our region. Make new friends, and earn what opportunities creative industry accelerators and incubators are offering to artists, makers and early-stage entrepreneurs. Held at the AlphaLab Gear offices from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; early-bird pricing is $25 for members and non-members, $30 the day of.

May 5The Barbara McNees Spirit of ATHENA Scholarship DEADLINE
The Barbara McNees Spirit of ATHENA Scholarship recognizes the contributions of Barbara McNees – retired president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. For decades, Barbara has actively encouraged and supported the development of women leaders across the Pittsburgh region. The scholarship, a competitive award, pays the recipient’s tuition for attendance to an executive education program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business: the Carnegie Mellon Leadership & Negotiation Academy for Women. Applications for the 2017 year are due by Friday, May 5th. The selection committee will review all eligible applications and will make a decision no later than June 15. Learn more.

May 92017 Real Estate Round-up
Join the Urban Land Institute for a mid-year analysis of the current climate of commercial real estate in Pittsburgh. Moderator Kevin McKeegan will offer introductions to the 2017 panelists and facilitate a discussion with event participants and presenters. ULI members and guests are invited to attend this annual breakfast program held downtown at the Rivers Club from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Visit for more details.


May 9African American Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon
The African American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to its Annual Meeting and Luncheon held at the Omni William Penn Hotel and featuring Michael H. McGarry, chairman and chief executive officer, PPG. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. For more information call (412) 392 – 0610.


May 9Saint Vincent College SBDC Global Growth Conference
Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center will host the Ninth Annual U.S. Global Growth Conference on Tuesday, May 9, at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Saint Vincent College campus. Exporting is a privilege that requires compliance with Federal regulations and controls. Every year, companies that think they are in compliance with U.S. exports controls and regulations come under scrutiny and find themselves in a position they did not expect. This full-day conference will help a business maintain a successful export management program. Some of the topics covered at the conference include complying with U.S. export regulations, export regulatory changes, commodity jurisdiction and classification, export and related contract issues, AES compliance and best practices. This conference is co-sponsored by U.S. Commercial Service, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.


May 102017 Cyburgh, PA Initiative
Presented by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The Cyburgh, PA Initiative brings together academic, government and private sector communities to deliberately advance Pittsburgh as an internationally recognized leader in cybersecurity and address solutions to cybersecurity challenges across people, process and technology. Leveraging the nearly 20 years of lessons learned and best practices from ISACs, the Cyburgh, PA event seeks to discuss the establishment of an Urban-ISAC for the Pittsburgh region. Such an ISAC will establish a means for sharing information about cybersecurity-related concerns common to all organizations.  Held at the Westin Convention Center Hotel from 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.; cost to attend is $175 for members, $299 for non-members.


May 11PVCA Awards Lunch
Join the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association (PVCA) as it honors four remarkable entrepreneurs at its 23rd annual PVCA Awards Luncheon. PVCA will recognize these individuals’ extraordinary contributions to innovation and the region’s entrepreneurial vitality and celebrate their individual achievements as pioneering business leaders. Held at the Duquesne Club from 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $55 for members, $115 for non-members.


May 113 Crossings Tour with Oxford Development
Join Green Building Alliance for a tour of multiple green buildings at Oxford Development’s 3 Crossings in the Strip District. 3 Crossings is a 20-acre mixed-use development that aims to bridge the area’s authentic history with renewed opportunities to connect with surrounding neighborhoods and nature. The tour will kick-off at The Hub garage with some coffee and light breakfast treats as 3 Crossings Project Director Mike Barnard explains Oxford’s goals for the area, including how the history of the Strip helped inform development. Cost for the tour, held from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., is $15 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.


May 11Frick Environmental Center Building Tour
The MBA Green Builders Committee in conjunction with the Green Building Alliance cordially invites you to attend the Frick Environmental Center Building Tour from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Frick Environmental Center. This free event is part of an ongoing initiative to explore Living Building challenges through hands-on conversations. The construction team will discuss the unique challenges presented by the project and the creative solutions that were utilized. Register soon as the tour is limited to a maximum of 100 attendees. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Starkowicz at or 412-922-3912.


May 11MIT Enterprise Forum: Corporate Startup Champions
Presented by The Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum. Join the MIT Enterprise Forum: Corporate Startup Champions event and presentation of the 2017 Startup Champion Award. The award will be given to a corporation who is making significant contributions in helping startups in the Pittsburgh region through access to executives, feedback, product development, testing, beta and pilot programs. The event will be moderated by Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman and feature guest speakers Eric Weissman, director of marketing and communications at Cintrifuge in Cincinnati, Ohio and Mark DeSanti, CEO Roadbotics and former CEO of Kwantera. Held at Truefit in the Union Trust Building Auditorium from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $25 per individual, $10 for students.


May 122017 Washington County ATHENA Award Luncheon
Register for Washington County’s Chamber of Commerce’s “2017 Washington County ATHENA Award Luncheon” presented by Washington Financial Bank. Join them as they celebrate the role of women’s business leadership as well as its positive impact on the area’s economic, social and civic development at this 15th annual event. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $50 for members, $75 for non-members. Click here for a full list of finalists.


May 13-14Wings Over Pittsburgh 2017 ~ Forging the Future
Presented by The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber. You’re invited to the 2017 Wings Over Pittsburgh Open House. Get ready to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and many other talented guests. The announcer for this year’s shows will be Rob Reider. See, touch and tour different planes including: a C-130 Hercules, a FedEx A-300, a B-1 Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, a KC-135 from the 171st Air Refueling Wing, a B-52 Stratofortress, and a C-17 Globemaster III. The free event will be held at the U.S. Air Force Reserve Base from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here for more information.


May 16Beaver County Chamber’s Annual Spring Luncheon
Join the Beaver County Chamber for its annual Spring Luncheon. This event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This event sells out annually with over 80 in attendance! Plus, each business that signs up will be allotted one 30-second commercial to promote their business. Vendor booths are sold out for this event. However, there is a waiting list. RSVP to by March 9, 2017 to attend!


May 17NAIOP, SMPS Pittsburgh Joint Meeting: “Building Transportation Systems”
Join NAIOP Pittsburgh and SMPS Pittsburgh to discuss the design and construction of our region’s transportation systems. Guest panelists include Cheryl Moon-Sirianni, P.E., assistant district executive, Design Division, PennDOT District 11-0; Brad Heigel, chief engineer, PA Turnpike; and Eric C. Bilsky, PE, assistant director of capital programs, Port Authority of Allegheny County. Held at the Rivers Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., cost to attend is $45 for members, $65 for non-members and $75 for walk-ins. RSVP: online or call (412) 928 – 8303.


May 18Fay-Penn Annual Dinner Meeting
Join the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council for its annual dinner meeting held from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Visit for more information.


May 19Breakfast Briefing: Where Are We Now in Energy?
Join the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce for a breakfast briefing and hear what’s happening in energy from the national, state and local level, featuring Stephanie J. Catarino Wissman of the American Petroleum Institute. Check back for the announcement of event speakers. The briefing will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Green Tree from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.


May 25Joint Networking Mixer
The African American Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to host a wonderful evening of networking at Highmark Stadium with representatives from the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The event is from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and is free for members, $20 for non-members. You must RSVP by May 23 by calling (412) 392 – 0610 or


May 25 & 31, June 1 & 8 – Imagine Transportation 2.0 Work Session on the Future of Transportation in the 10-County Pittsburgh Region
On behalf of the Regional Transportation Alliance of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RTA), a 10-county public-private partnership staffed by the Allegheny Conference, you’re invited to special work sessions on the future of transportation in our region. The Allegheny Conference is convening business and community leaders, policymakers and economic development practitioners in each of the 10 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania to discuss the findings of Imagine Transportation 2.0 and how it can be used to improve the region and advance local opportunities. Please register for one of the four scheduled sessions (additional sessions in the remaining six counties will be scheduled in the future) to participate:


June 1Urban Hike in the Hill District
Join Green Building Alliance for a summertime Urban Hike in the Hill District with Terri Baltimore of the Hill House Association. Did you know that Pittsburgh’s Hill District is a neighborhood rich with fascinating history, green development, and intriguing reuse projects? Learn about the Hill District’s history and culture and some initiatives to develop green building methods and improve access to green space. Click here for information on tour stops throughout the neighborhood. Food, drinks and networking begins at 4:30, followed by the tour from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $20 for members, $30 for non-members and $10 for students. A portion of the event cost will be donated to the Hill House Association.


June 1VisionPittsburgh – Michael McGarry
The Pittsburgh Business Times is proud to present Michael McGarry, chairman and chief executive officer of PPG, for its VisionPittsburgh 2016 series – one of four exciting luncheons guaranteed to inspire, enlighten and inform you about our region’s most valuable commodity: the vision of our business leaders. McGarry will detail his unique vision for our region and his industry. Held at the Duquesne Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., cost to attend is $65 per individual, $995 for a table of 10.


June 9Chatham’s Women’s Breakfast Leader Series: Carving Out a Brand in the Food Industry
Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship presents the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series features prominent regional women business leaders speaking on a variety of progressive business topics. This month’s topic is “Carving Out a Brand in the Food Industry” and features guest speakers Torie Day, CEO and executive chef of Day La Soul Catering; Terri Dowd, VP Wythu, executive producer/co-host Between the Eats and CEO of Parmesan Princess; and Michele Meloy Burchfield, co-founder and CEO of Blume Honey Water. These women business owners have built brands in the food industry and will share lessons learned from their experiences and tips for business owners looking to make a name for themselves. Held at the James Laughlin Music Hall from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Cost to attend is $25. Non-Chatham students and veterans pay $12 with valid student ID.


June 10TechFest 2017
Pittsburgh TechFest is a one-day event on where software development professionals from southwestern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas will get together to talk and learn about perfecting our craft. Topics will include coding, tools, agile, project management, etc. All development disciplines (devs, testers, PMs, DBAs, BAs etc.) and all development stacks (Ruby, Java, .Net, JavaScript, Python, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.) are welcome! For more information, visit Please contact Carolyn Candebat for sponsorship information. Held at the LaRoche College – Zappala College Center from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., registration will open mid-April.


June 14Corridors of Opportunity: Northside
Join the Pittsburgh Business Times and hear from expert panelists about the current and future business developments along one of Pittsburgh’s hottest areas, the Northside. Panelists include Jeremy Kronman, executive vice president, CBRE; Barry Ford, president of development, Continental Real Estate; and Mark Fatla, executive director, Northside Leadership Conference. Be sure to bring your business cards for the great networking prior to the event. Held at the Rivers Casino from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $65 per individual, $995 for a table of 10.