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February 2018

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Pittsburgh International Airport Posts Busiest Year in Decade, Plans for Continued Growth

The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) had its busiest year in a decade in 2017, serving nine million passengers last year and increasing passenger traffic by more than eight percent over 2016. The airport added more than a dozen new nonstop destinations, including international flights to Frankfurt, Reykjavik and Montreal. The positive momentum carried over from the end of the year to 2018, with Alaska Airlines announcing daily nonstop service to Seattle, United Airlines adding flights to San Francisco and Delta Air Lines adding service to Boston and Salt Lake City. Qatar Airways Cargo also made Pittsburgh its first mid-size market in the U.S. with twice weekly freighter service, moving PIT closer to becoming an international logistics center.

In response to the consistent uptick in passenger traffic and airlines routinely adding service to Pittsburgh, the airport is planning a $1.1 billion redevelopment of its airside terminal.

The activity at PIT mirrors the upward trend of the Pittsburgh region. Christina Cassotis, PIT’s CEO who has overseen a 100-percent increase in nonstop destinations from 37 to 74 in her three-year tenure, said the airport is building for growth.

“We are on a great growth trajectory, and that is thanks to our partnerships with airlines and our community to make sure that we are meeting the needs of this region from a business and leisure perspective,” said Cassotis.

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More Economic Development News


Pittsburgh Makes the Next Round for Amazon’s HQ2
“The Pittsburgh region is on Amazon’s list of 20 locations that will continue in the company’s site selection process for its HQ2.” Read more


Boston-Based Marketing Company Skyword is Nearly Doubling its Tech Team in Pittsburgh with $25 Million Investment
“A Boston-based content marketing technology and services firm’s recent infusion of $25 million in growth equity financing should allow it to nearly double the size of its engineering team at work in Downtown Pittsburgh.” Read more


Self-Driving Car Firm Aurora to Expand in Pittsburgh after VW, Hyundai Deals
“Aurora’s recent announcement of its partnership with Volkswagen Group and Hyundai to develop autonomous vehicles for companies will mean more jobs and more test vehicles on the streets in Pittsburgh.” Read more


Texas-Based Delta Rigging and Tools Expands in Beaver County, Plans to Hire
“Delta Rigging and Tools – a company specializing in wire rope, chain and other rigging equipment – is relocating to the former Trade Horn building in Beaver County to be close to Shell’s future $6 billion cracker plant. The company also plans to add five new employees.” Read more


Pilot Chemical Invests $5 Million in Innovation Center Expansion
“Pilot Chemical Co. announced a $5 million investment in its Polymer Technologies Laboratory in Pittsburgh, doubling its size and adding nine new roles to staff the facility.” Read more


Microsoft Acquires Pittsburgh Company Avere
“Microsoft recently acquired Avere Systems, a Pittsburgh-based cloud-computing company. The Avere team will work with the Microsoft team in Pittsburgh. Avere, which began in 2008, has helped scale data center capacity and performance at places such as the Library of Congress and John Hopkins University.” Read more


Thomas Tull Moving Tulco HQ to Pittsburgh
“Billionaire Thomas Tull – former CEO of Legendary Pictures, minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and owner of Rivendale Farm in Washington, Pa. – has cast his vote for the city as his company’s main tech hub.” Read more


Black Tech Nation Officially Launched to Support Pittsburgh’s black tech community
“Black Tech Nation, which focuses on bridging the gap between black American ‘techies’ and America’s mainstream tech community, launched in Pittsburgh with an event at Carnegie Mellon University.” Read more


Pittsburgh Brewing’s New Owner Plans Expansion
“Cliff Forrest, president of Kittanning-based Rosebud Mining Co., recently bought the Pittsburgh Brewing Co. and already has plans for expansion.” Read more


United Airlines Responds to Pittsburgh’s Tech Business Growth; Expands Service to San Francisco
“With a surge in demand from tech companies, United Airlines will add a second daily flight to San Francisco for much of the summer.” Read more


Delta Adds Flights to Boston from Pittsburgh
“In addition to two daily flights departing from Pittsburgh to Boston, Delta is adding a third flight in the afternoon on CRJ-900 aircraft, which seats 76 people.” Read more


Allegiant Air to Launch Service to Charleston and Sarasota from Pittsburgh
“Allegiant Air is launching seasonal flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Charleston, S.C., and year-round service to Sarasota, Fla., beginning in April.” Read more


Cozumel, Grand Bahama Flights to Take Off from Pittsburgh International
“Flights to Cozumel and Grand Bahama Island will be offered through Vacation Express and Swift Air LLC this summer from Pittsburgh International Airport.” Read more


Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Flies Three Percent More Passengers in 2017
“Passenger numbers at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport increased by slightly more than 3 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to an annual report by the Westmoreland County Airport Authority.” Read more


Carnegie Mellon University Launches $27.5 Million Cloud Computing Research Center
“Carnegie Mellon University will head a $27.5 million program – the CONIX Research Center – to build a smarter solution for edge devices to operate on the cloud, hosting researchers from six different universities for the next five years.” Read more


Excela Health Debuts $40 Million Unity Ambulatory Care Center
“Excela Health has debuted its new $40 million, three-story, 115,000-square-foot ambulatory care center in Westmoreland County.” Read more


Armstrong County Industrial Development Council Opens New Co-working Space, Innovate28
“Innovate28 is a new co-working office space in the Northpointe Business Park. Located in Freeport, this space is easily accessible from anywhere along the [Route] 28 corridor.” Read more


Range to Spend Nearly $1 Billion in Drilling in 2018, Mostly in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
“Range Resources Corp., one of the biggest drillers in Pennsylvania, announced it would spend nearly $1 billion in natural gas drilling in 2018, with most of it earmarked for the Marcellus in southwestern Pennsylvania.” Read more

Learn More about Our Region’s Energy Assets




Walnut Capital Plans Nine-Story Bakery Square 3.0 on 20-Acre Site
“Walnut Capital – the developers who repurposed a historic Nabisco factory into the tech-oriented Bakery Square campus – plans to build a nine-story office building on the final 20-acre undeveloped parcel of the East End property.” Read more


Redevelopment is Breathing New Life into Pittsburgh’s South Side
“A former whiskey distillery on the Monongahela riverfront could be the latest piece of a number of redevelopment projects sweeping across a massive stretch of the South Side, from Station Square to the former River Walk Corporate Centre beyond the Liberty Bridge.” Read more


Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Plans Three-Story, 10,000 SF Building Renovation; Sees Economic Catalyst
“Following its purchase by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, a 10,000-square-foot, three-story former department store building is expected to play a major role in the city’s economic growth.” Read more


Lawrenceville Gets a TRYP Hotel in a Historic Building
“Lawrenceville is getting its first hotel in years – a boutique TRYP Hotel – and it’s an adaptive reuse of an older building, the Washington Education Center. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2019.” Read more


Two Local Projects Receive $8 Million in Business in Our Sites State Grants
“Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved nearly $23 million in loans to support five new Business in Our Sites projects, two of which are within southwestern Pennsylvania and receiving a total of $8 million.” Read more


Aliquippa to Receive Six-Year, $3 Million State Investment for Community Revitalization
“Aliquippa will receive $3.3 million over six years – through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Partnership and Keystone Communities program – for several different projects meant to aid in community revitalization.” Read more


64-Acre Greene County Training Facility Awarded $3 Million State for Renovations
“Governor Tom Wolf and state lawmakers recently announced a $3 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to pay for the costs of renovating a Greene County facility dedicated to training coal miners for future industries.” Read more


Riverfront 47 Earns $2.5 Million State Grant for Site Preparation
“Riverfront 47 – a proposed commercial development on a 1.5-mile stretch of land from Sharpsburg to Aspinwall – was awarded a $2.5 million state grant for site acquisition and preparation from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.” Read more


Pittsburgh Biotech Startup, Forest Devices Inc., Raises $2.3 Million
“Forest Devices, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based medical device company, announced it closed on a seed round with $2.3 million.” Read more


Foundations give $1.65 Million to Public Media Radio Stations
“Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corp. received two multi-year grants from local foundations. The Henry L. Hillman Foundation will give $900,000 and the Richard King Mellon Foundation will give $750,000.” Read more


Foundation at Pittsburgh Mercy Award More Than $900,000 to 22 Nonprofits
“McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation, has awarded 24 grants for $967,550 to 22 nonprofit organizations to support affordable housing, community and economic development, education, health and wellness and workforce development in the Hill District, Uptown and West Oakland.” Read more


White Township to Use $925,000 PA Grant for Windy Ridge Business & Technology Park
“A project in White Township in Indiana County will benefit from $925,000 in a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant announced recently by Gov. Tom Wolf and the state Office of the Budget which administers those funds.” Read more


Chevron Invests $630,000 in Workforce Development Programs
“Chevron Appalachia is investing $630,000 in education programs at four community and technical colleges in the tri-state area.” Read more


Grants Awarded to Workforce Development Programs across the Region
“The Next Generation Industry Partnerships, a program meant to bolster job training through the state Department of Labor and Industry, awarded grants to three western Pennsylvania organization grants.” Read more


Here’s Which Local Tech Firms Raised the Most in 4Q 2017
“Investors plugged $171 million into 18 Pittsburgh tech firms during the final three months of 2017, the largest quarterly dollar amount in three years. Here’s a look at the five local firms that raised the most.” Read more


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Recording Wins Two Grammys
“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra won its second Grammy and first since 1992 on Sunday, receiving best orchestral performance for its recordings of “Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio,” conducted by music director Manfred Honeck. The album also won best engineered album.” Read more


Pittsburgh Ranks High Among U-Haul’s Growth Cities
“Pittsburgh has landed as one of U-Haul’s top growth cities for 2017, ranking seventh on the company’s top 25 list.” Read more


Pittsburgh: Top 4 Best Metro for STEM Professionals
“Personal finance site WalletHub released a report on the best and worst metro areas for STEM professionals with Pittsburgh top four among the best.” Read more


Livability Ranks Pittsburgh in Top 100 Best Places To Live 2018
“Livability.com has named Pittsburgh one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2018.” Read more


Pittsburgh Ranks among Best Cities for Millennial Homebuyers
“Using data on mortgages, employment and home values, a study by GoBankingRates found that Pittsburgh is among the top 10 best cities for aspiring millennial homebuyers.” Read more


Pittsburgh among Best Cities in U.S., Says National Geographic Traveler
“National Geographic Traveler has named Pittsburgh among the best cities in the U.S., citing its craft breweries as one of the city’s biggest attractions.” Read more


Owners.com’s List of “Five of the Best Cities to Raise a Family” Includes Pittsburgh
“You’re ready for a fresh start, and it’s time to move to a great place for raising your family, but where should you go? Pittsburgh is a family-friendly city that made Owners.com’s top five list.” Read more


Pittsburgh Made MarketWatch’s List of “10 Cities Where the American Dream is Alive and Well”
“With local grads landing jobs at tech companies such as Google, Uber and Intel; homeownership rate increasing; and low median home price, Pittsburgh is one of 10 cities where the American Dream is alive and well.” Read more


Pittsburgh Profile: Robotics Expert Sidd Srinivasa on His Love for the Steel City, and His Leap to Seattle
“Robotics expert and founder of Carnegie Mellon University’s Personal Robotics Lab, Siddhartha ‘Sidd’ Srinivasa, is one of a few people better position to explain Pittsburgh, having witnessed and taking part in the city’s transformation into a hub of technology and innovation.” Read more


Squirrel Hill Ranks among Nation’s Most Desirable Neighborhoods
“Seattle-based Redfin, a real estate firm, ranked Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill as the third-best in the nation among its ‘neighborhoods that have it all’ based on relatively affordable and available houses, better-than-average schools and an easy commute.” Read more

Explore the Region’s Quality of Life


Carnegie Mellon’s Online MBA Program Second-Best in Nation
“Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business was recognized as having the nation’s second-best online MBA program in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of online MBA programs.” Read more


Venture Capital Funding in Pittsburgh Companies Doubles in a Year
“Startup companies in the Pittsburgh metro area took in more than twice as much venture capital funding last year as in 2016, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report.” Read more


Healthcare Jobs Still a Pillar of the Region’s Economy
“If you’re curious where the boom in new jobs will boom loudest, the Pittsburgh region has a clear winner: healthcare, specifically ambulatory healthcare services such as health screenings, hearing testing, smoke cessation and pacemaker monitoring services.” Read more

Learn More about Healthcare & Life Sciences Impact on Our Region


Meet the Godfather of Autonomous Cars: Carnegie Mellon’s Red Whittaker
“When historians write the story of the self-driving car, they’ll start with a professor in Pittsburgh. Meet Carnegie Mellon’s professor of robotics, Red Whittaker.” Read more

Our Region’s Autonomous Vehicle Opportunities Across Industries

Check Out Why Pittsburgh for Robotics


12 Pittsburgh Tech Companies to Watch in 2018
“Pittsburgh, recently named as one of four U.S. tech hubs to watch in 2018 by VentureBeat, has a vast array of tech companies, from startups to mature companies, poised for great things this year.” Read more

 


OPPORTUNITIES

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Go to ImaginePittsburgh.com to check out more jobs, learn about the region’s employers and industries and explore the region’s great live, play, and learn options.

 



 

EVENTS


February 8Fireside Chat: Corporate Acquisitions of Start-Ups
Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association invites you to attend is its luncheon focused on corporate acquisitions of start-ups. Entrepreneur Mike Formica will lead a conversation with fellow entrepreneurs, Aaron Morris and Parag Batavia, about the evolution of their company’s post-acquisition and the new challenges presented as they shift from a startup to a corporate culture. This lively discussion will cover the circuitous path of a startup from ideation to funding to exit. Held at the Fairmont Pittsburgh from 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $60 for members, $110 for non-members.

 

February 9Breakfast Briefing: The State of the County Address by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Join the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce for the “State of the County Address” – an informative discussion about county legislature that impacts the region’s businesses featuring guest speaker County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. The event provides a great opportunity to network with fellow business people over breakfast. Held at Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West – Green Tree from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.; cost to attend is $35 for members, $55 for non-members.

 

February 15Caffeinated Innovation at Innovation Works
Join Innovation Works (IW) and Pittsburgh-area startups over coffee at Nova Place on the third Thursday of each month to talk about issues critical to building your startup with industry leaders who have done it before. Visit IW’s Caffeinated Innovation page for more information.

 

February 15NAIOP Pittsburgh: Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region
The Pittsburgh region’s workforce challenges are not unique. Cities across the country are or will be facing the same issues, as Baby Boomers retire and as new skill sets rise in demand. So why develop commercial properties if companies will have trouble finding workers? What’s unique about the Pittsburgh region is our collaborative approach to solving these challenges, by engaging business, education, and civic leaders, and economic and workforce development organizations, working with a common vision and unified approach. Join us for a discussion about how we are putting the Pittsburgh region on the leading edge of workforce development and growth. Speakers include Alison Treaster, Director, Workforce Business Engagement, Allegheny Conference, and Eric Bitar, Senior Director, Business Investment, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. RSVP required. The event is free for NAIOP Pittsburgh members, $40 for non-members.

 

February 15Venture In: Romulus Capital
Romulus Capital will be traveling to Pittsburgh to connect with regional entrepreneurs and strong technical start-up teams. Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council on February 15th at Alloy 26 as Romulus outlines its investment interests, discusses their current portfolio and shares insights into breaking into the Boston venture capital market. This session is a direct result from the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s recent mission to Boston that included participation from 16 Pittsburgh entrepreneurs. Free for tech startups seeking venture capital. For Tech Council members, the price is $45. For non-members, $175.

 

February 15VisionPittsburgh – Nick DeIuliis
VisionPittsburgh 2018 is a series of four exciting luncheons guaranteed to inspire, enlighten and inform you about the region’s most valuable commodity: the vision of its business leaders. This luncheon will feature Nicholas J. DeIuIiis, president and chief executive officer of CNX Resources Corporation. As CNX branches off as a new company, join to hear his vision for the company, the industry and the region as a whole. Held at the Duquesne Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $65

 

February 16African American Chamber’s PowerBreakfast Meeting
Presented by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. This PowerBreakfast Meeting will feature Stefani Pashman, CEO Allegheny Conference on Community Development. Come welcome the new CEO and hear her vision for the Conference and the region. Held from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.; cost to attend is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. RSVP by February 14 to (412) 392-0610 or information@aaccwp.com.

 

February 21Catalyst Connection’s Annual Manufacturing Reception
Catalyst Connection and its Board of Directors invite you to attend its Annual Manufacturing Reception & Student Video Contest Recognition brought to you by Bank of America. This year’s theme is “The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Cluster.” Held at Heinz Field’s UPMC Club from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $50 before January 22, $75 after that date.

 

February 21Getting Started with Supply Chain Sustainability
Supply chain management is one of the most impactful opportunities for business sustainability – from reducing expenses to ensuring needed raw materials, fair labor practices and supplier diversity. What are opportunities and best practices for incorporating sustainability into supply chain decisions and processes? Join UPMC, Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Champions for Sustainability and a distinguished panel of guests moderated by Doris Carson Williams of African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. Explore sustainable supply chain basics, how your business can get started, and how it stands to benefit. Held at Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $25 for members. $40 for non-members and $15 for students.

 

February 22CIO Insights with Joel Trammel, President and CEO of Black Box Corporation
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is pleased to present the new president and CEO of Black Box Corporation, Joel T. Trammel. Founded in 1976, Black Box Corporation is a $1 billion global technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their IT. As a member of the Black Box Board of Directors since 2013, Joel was named President and CEO in November 2017. A 25+ year software veteran, his knowledge an experience in the information technology field helped shape the Black Box vision, strategy and direction to become the leading Intelligent Digital Edge solutions company. Joel will discuss Black Box’s activities in the Pittsburgh region and his vision for the future. Attendees will learn how Black Box became an industry leader along with key trends in the digital communications industry. Cost to attend is $55 for Tech Council members and $175 for non-members.

 

February 22Corridors of Opportunity: Robotics Row
Robotics Row, which stretches from the Strip through Lawrenceville, represents more than a dozen companies involved in the robotics industry. Join the Pittsburgh Business Times as they discuss the real estate development opportunities that are being created by this revolutionary industry and bringing international attention to the region. Panelists for this event include Kevin Acklin, chairman of Urban Redevelopment Authority and vice president and chief legal officer of People’s Natural Gas; Shawn Fox, president at RDC Inc.; and Tim White, senior vice president of RIDC. Held at Senator John Heinz History Center from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $65.

 

February 22The Implications of Tax Reform on Individuals and Small Business Workshop
Join the African American Chamber of Commerce and a panel of experts to talk tax reform and its implications on individuals and small businesses. Panelists include Joan Ellenbogen, managing partner of CrawfordEllenbogen; Victor Dozzi, partner and COO of CrawfordEllenbogen; and John Stillwaggon, president of Stillwaggon & McGill. Held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

 

February 222018 Washington County: State of the Economy presented by Community Bank
Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce for a signature event that recognizes the successes of Washington County’s economy and provides attendees insight into its economic development initiatives for 2018. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe from 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $45 for members, $80 for non-members.

 

February 22Huntington Breakfast Briefing: Black Box Corporation
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is pleased to present the new president and CEO of Black Box Corporation, Joel T. Trammel, for its Huntington Breakfast Briefing. Founded in 1976, Black Box Corporation is a $1 billion global technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT. Joel will discuss Black Box’s activities in the Pittsburgh region and his vision for the future. Attendees will learn how Black Box became an industry leader along with key trends in the digital communications industry. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh from 7:00 – 9:15 a.m.; cost to attend is $55 for members, $175 for non-members. After February 14, cost is $65 for members and $185 for non-members.

 

February 27CREW PGH Luncheon: Empowerment Series
Presented by CREW Pittsburgh. The first Empowerment Series of the year, this inspiring and fast-paced presentation will help you delete negative thinking, focus on your strengths and be immune to criticism all while fearlessly leaning into the bigger opportunities and becoming a force to be reckoned with! Coach Monique DeMonaco, C.HYP, CPPD, MPMH, president at Coach Monique & Associates, will empower you with tools, techniques and strategies to help you experience real change in real time. Held at the Omni William Penn Hotel from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $45 for members, $75 for non-members. Visit www.crewpittsburgh.org to register.

 

February 28State of the Pittsburgh Economy with Lou Cestello and Gus Faucher
Join the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and PNC Bank for an in depth look into the current regional climate and the 2018 economic forecast. PNC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Gus Faucher will guide us through key economic indicators that impact our region’s businesses. Lou Cestello, PNC’s Pittsburgh Regional President; Mayor Bill Peduto; and Stefani Pashman, CEO at Allegheny Conference on Community Development will join Faucher at the podium. For event and registration details, please contact Tara Gerek at tgerek@innovation.pitt.edu.

 

February 28SWPA Advanced Robotics Working Group
The first quarterly meeting of the Southwestern PA Advanced Robotics (AR) Working Group for small- to medium-sized manufacturers will be held at Catalyst Connection from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the AR Working Group is to promote the exploration and adoption of robotics and automation to manufacturers within southwestern Pennsylvania. The Working Group will provide members with an opportunity for information sharing to help successfully evaluate AR and determine where and how their organization could benefit from its adoption. This working group is free to attend.

 

March 1NAIOP Pittsburgh 25th Awards Banquet
NAIOP Pittsburgh celebrates its 25th Awards Banquet on March 1, 2018. Join the Pittsburgh region’s real estate development community in honoring the most significant projects and developers of the past year. For registration and sponsorship details, visit NAIOP Pittsburgh’s website.

 

March 7CIO Insights with Dan Sherman, CIO Dick’s Sporting Goods
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is pleased to present Chief Information Security Officer of DICK’s Sporting Goods, Dan Sheehan, who will speak to what it takes to secure the massive IT infrastructure and data for their 715 locations across the country, their youth sports digital platform offering called DICK’s Team Sports HQ and their content-rich eCommerce platform. Cost to attend is $55 for Tech Council members, $175 for non-members.

 

March 13Learn Ways Google Helps Small Business Grow
Marketing online is critical to growing your business and effectively using the tools available from Google – such as Google Analytics, Google My Business and G Suite – have been proven to accelerate growth and position small businesses for success. This is why Google, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Small Business Association and Pittsburgh Chapter of SCORE are proud to sponsor this free two-part seminar. Learn how prospective customers can find your business online and how to promote your online presence with search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. Held at the Carnegie Library – Downtown from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., both seminars will be offered back-to-back on the same day.