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					                                PYP Happenings e-News
April 2008


In This Issue           Send us your thoughts!
• Calendar
                        Members … this is YOUR e-News! Do you know of an upcoming event that
• PYP Events in March   members might be interested in? Do you have an exciting personal
                        achievement to share? Do you know of job opportunities that might be
• Events Around Town
                        perfect for one of our young professionals? Please send submissions to
• Shout Out to New      pr@pyp.org.
  Members
• New Member Profiles
                        April 2008 Calendar
• Job Opportunities
                          Sun         Mon           Tue          Wed          Thu     Fri   Sat



                                               1            2            3            4     5
                                                            Social       Speed
                                                            Committee    Networking
                                                            Meeting



                          6      7             8            9            10           11    12
                                 PR and Sig.                Dinner
                                 Event                      Club
                                 Committee
                                 Meetings


                          13     14            15           16           17           18    19
                                 Outclass      Networking   Membership   Happy
                                 the           Committee    Committee    Hour
                                 Competition   Meeting      Meeting


                          20     21            22           23           24           25    26
                                                                         Winery
                                                                         Tour &
                                                                         Wine
                                                                         Tasting


                          27     28            29           30
                                 Real Estate
                                 & Mortgage
                                 Seminar
PYP Events in April
Our signature events! Come meet your fellow young professionals in a variety
of atmospheres. Please note that locations and times may change. Confirm
dates and times at www.pyp.org.

Comm ttte e Meetin gs – P e ase see www.p yp.o rg fo r tim es & o catio ns.
Commiiitttee Meettiings – Plllease see www..pyp..org ffor ttiimes & lllocattiions..
Comm ee Mee ngs – P ease see www pyp org or mes & oca ons
Public Relations – Monday, April 7
Social – Wednesday, April 2
Signature Event – Monday, April 7 (Contact Kristen Reiner at kristen@pyp.org
for more information)
Networking – Tuesday, April 15
Membership – Wednesday, April 16


Speed Netw ork n g
Speed Nettworkiiing
Speed Ne work ng
Thursday, April 3, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Penn Brewery
800 Vinial Street, 15212
412-237-9400
Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members
RSVP by March 27th
To RSVP: pyp_net1@yahoo.com

Apr l D n ner C u b
Apriiill Diiinner Clllub
Apr D nner C ub
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
P.F. Changs - The Waterfront
148 West Bridge Street, Homestead 15120
(412) 464-0640
Cost: $18.50/person + tax & tip
To RSVP: social@pyp.org

Outc a ss th e Competitt o n
Outtclllass tthe Compettiitiiion
Ou c ass he Compe on
Monday, April 14, 2008
6:00 sharp - 8:00 p.m.
Point Park University, JVH Auditorium
201 Wood Street, 15222
(412) 391-4100
Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members
To RSVP: pyp_net1@yahoo.com

Apr l Happy Hour
Apriiill Happy Hour
Apr Happy Hour
Thursday, April 17, 2008
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Alto Lounge
728 Copeland Street, 15232
(412) 682-1074
Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members
RSVP by April 16th.
To RSVP: social@pyp.org

W n ery Tour & W n e Tastin g
Wiiinery Tour & Wiiine Tasttiing
W nery Tour & W ne Tas ng
Thursday, April 24, 2008
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
La Casa Narcisi Winery
4758 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044
(724) 444-4744
Cost: $15 for members; $20 for non-members
This event is limited to 20 people, so be sure to RSVP early to reserve your
spot!
To RSVP: social@pyp.org

Rea Esta te & Mortg age Sem n ar
Realll Esttatte & Morttgage Semiiinar
Rea Es a e & Mor gage Sem nar
Monday, April 28, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Palomino's
Four Gateway Center, 15222
(412) 642-7711
Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members
For non-members, if you join PYP the night of the event ($40 for a year),
attend the event for free!
RSVP by April 23rd
To RSVP: pyp_net1@yahoo.com


Events Around Town
PYP is the bridge connecting you to our amazing city. Below please find a
sampling of events that we think you might enjoy!


Ongoiing
Ongo ng

Entr epreneur a Thursday
Enttrepreneuriiialll Thursday
En repreneur a Thursday
Every Thursday
5:30-8:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION!: Sassy Marie’s
Cost: $5

A casual, weekly event featuring live jazz, soul and blues performance
enhance networking of the entrepreneurial and innovation communities. Visit
www.entrepreneurialthursdays.com for details.



April 1-5

ViiisiiitPiiitttsburgh Fiiirstt Tuesday Affter Hours Eventt
V s ttP ttts burgh F r st Tuesday Aftter Hours Event
V s P sburgh F rs Tuesday A er Hours Even
Tuesday, April 1
4:00 p.m.
UUBU 6 Restaurant
178-180 Pius Street, South Side
Join VisitPittsburgh for the next First Tuesday After Hours event at UUBU 6, a
funky and elegant restaurant on the South Side Slopes known for its unique
charm, excellent food and appealing wine list.

Featuring fabulous hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, complimentary valet parking,
live music and networking. VisitPittsburgh partners and non-partners are
invited to attend.

Contact Julie Stewart at 412-281-0482 x 3170 or
julie.stewart@visitpittsburgh.com to register.

Break n g th e Mo d : Br n g n g D v ers tty n to th e Boardroom
Breakiiing tthe Mollld: Briiingiiing Diiiversiiity iiintto tthe Boardroom
Break ng he Mo d: Br ng ng D vers y n o he Boardroom
Wednesday, April 2
11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Duquesne Club
325 Sixth Avenue, Downtown
Cost: $90 per person, $750 per table of eight

Register online by March 26, 2008 at www.business.duq.edy/beard or contact
Rebecca Ellsworth Ligman at 412-396-4005 or beardcenter@duq.edu.


Inaugura Brewer s Ba l
Inauguralll Brewer’’’s Balllll
Inaugura Brewer s Ba
Friday, April 4
6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
The Circuit Center
5 Hot Metal Street, South Side
Cost: $60 per person

The event includes a sampling of a variety of specialty micro-brew beers and
delicious appetizers from Bocktown, North Country, Sharp Edge, John
Harvard’s, Rivertowne, Pour House, East End, Marzoni’s, and Rock Bottom
along with live and silent auction items and music.

All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

To order tickets, please visit www.cff.org/Chapters/wpa.

For more information, please contact Brian McMasters at mcnuttb@ae.com or
Erin McNamara at mcnamarae@ae.com.

H s to ry Makers Awards Ga a
Hiiisttory Makers Awards Gallla
H s ory Makers Awards Ga a
Friday, April 4
7:00 p.m.
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Strip District

This year's annual fundraiser serves as the black-tie kickoff for Pittsburgh's
250th birthday.

Dozens of former History Makers will be welcomed back to town, including
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Pittsburgh-native, David McCullough, who
will be the featured speaker.
For more information please contact Nina Margiotta at (412) 454-6325.

Chr s to pher s Guests Fash o n Show
Chriiisttopher’’’s Guestts Fashiiion Show
Chr s opher s Gues s Fash on Show
Saturday, April 5
7:00 p.m.
Olive or Twist, upstairs lounge, Downtown
Cost: $20

Price includes hors d’oeurves, a live fashion show with clothing provided by
Karma, Original Cin, and Decade, silent auction with items donated by local
businesses, and cocktail specials. For tickets, contact Alicia Smith at 412-
965-2710.

Lett Them Eatt Cake
Let Them Eat Cake
Le Them Ea Cake
Saturday, April 5
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way, North Side

Amateur and professional cake bakers from the Pittsburgh area will have their
signature cakes rated by a panel of expert judges in this fundraiser. Attendees
will have the chance to sample the cakes and register their vote for the
"Peoples Choice Award." The Expert Judge and Peoples Choice Award winners
will be announced and receive prizes at the end of the evening.

In addition to the taste and novelty decorating categories, entrants will also
compete for the best decorated birthday cake in honor of Pittsburgh's 250th
and the Children's Museum's 25th birthdays.

Net proceeds from the event will benefit The Midwife Center's Women's Health
Fund, which provides prenatal and gynecological care for uninsured and
underinsured women in the Pittsburgh area. For more information, call (412)
321-6884.

P ttts burgh Ba le t Theatr e “A ic e Aftter Dark” Party
Piiitttsburgh Balllllett Theattre “Allliice Affter Dark” Partty
P sburgh Ba e Thea re “A ce A er Dark” Par y
Saturday, April 5
8:00 p.m.-midnight
The Twentieth Century Club
Cost: $75; $125 for VIP champagne reception

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre invites you to step through the looking glass and
into a fantasy fundraiser way after dark! PBT will host “Alice After Dark” to
celebrate the North American Premiere of “Alice in Wonderland” –
performances at the Benedum Center April 17-20. Experience an evening of
Mad Hatter fun that puts a twist on the classic tale. Indulge in cocktails, hors
d’oeurves, a live DJ, and some steamy dancing with PBT Company Dancers.
Order online at www.pbt.org/footnotes. Questions? Contact Katie Turiak at
kturiak@pittsburghbellet.org or 412-454-9101.


Apriill 6-12
Apr 6-12

Reach tto Recovery – Spriiing iiintto Shape!!
Reach to Recovery – Spr n g n to Shape!
Reach o Recovery – Spr ng n o Shape
Sunday, April 6
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel
550 Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis 15108
Cost: $50 per person – includes lunch & entertainment

You are invited to join the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Foundation and High
Field Imaging for the Reach to Recovery-Spring into Shape luncheon, vendor
fair, and fashion show. KDKA’s Brenda Waters will be the event host, and
KDKA’s Mary Robb Jackson will be the host of the fashion show. Don’t miss
the Celebrity Corner where you can meet and greet your favorite CBS soap
Guiding Light actors. For tickets, visit www.breastcancerbenefit.org or call
412-490-9808.


Sp r tt of Ente rpr s e D n ner
Spiiiriiit off Entterpriiise Diiinner
Sp r o En erpr se D nner
Tuesday, April 8
5:30 p.m.
Westin Convention Center Hotel
1000 Penn Avenue, Downtown
Cost: $300 per person

The local chapter of Junior Achievement celebrates 20 years of honoring
Pittsburgh's elite business and community leaders with this fundraiser.

To commemorate the rich history of this event, JA will be paying special
tribute to past laureates who have been an inspiration to our leaders of today.
Individuals will be recognized in the following categories: Business Hall Of
Fame; Entrepreneurial Achievement; Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Of The Year;
Impact Company Of The Year.

The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30
p.m. Black-tie optional. Individual tickets are $300 and various sponsorship
opportunities are available. Contact Junior Achievement at (800) 522-6957,
ext. 110, for more information.

IABC/Piiitttsburgh Nettworkiiing Happy Hour
IABC/P ttts burgh Netw ork n g Happy Hour
IABC/P sburgh Ne work ng Happy Hour
Thursday, April 10
4:30-7:00 p.m.
Willow Restaurant
634 Camp Horne Road, 15237
Cost: FREE – includes light appetizers and a cash bar

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Association of Business
Communicators invites you to attend a networking happy hour. Please
confirm your attendance by emailing Mary Cvetan at mary@cvetan.com. For
more information on IABC/Pittsburgh, visit www.iabcpittsburgh.com.

Wh n e
Whiiine
Wh ne
Friday, April 11
6:00 p.m.
Animal Friends' Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh 15237

Pack up your pup and bring him or her to the first ever B-Y-O-Dog wine
tasting at Animal Friends.

Bring your dog for an educational wine tasting session. Unwind with your dog
and other animal lovers as the resident sommelier discusses six featured
animal-themed wines. As you sample, learn about the respective regions,
grape varietals, and styles of the wines presented. Bread and cheese will be
served for people, and biscuits will be provided for the dogs.

Registration is limited to the first 35 participants, so call (412) 847-7055
today to register or for further details

Apriill 13-19
Apr 13-19

Spr n g n to Fash o n Luncheon
Spriiing iiintto Fashiiion Luncheon
Spr ng n o Fash on Luncheon
Sunday, April 13
12:00 p.m.
Duquesne University

Kathy Svilar emcees this annual luncheon featuring fashions by Talbots with
hair and make-up generously donated by Zarelli & Company.

Presented by the Duquesne University Womens' Guild with proceeds
benefiting the campus ministry program. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered
by calling Mary McIntyre at (412) 396-6668.


If You r e So Smart,, Why Does Your Wr tt n g Suck?
Iff You’’’re So Smartt, Why Does Your Wriiitiiing Suck?
I You re So Smar Why Does Your Wr ng Suck?
Monday, April 14
6:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Technology Council
2000 Technology Drive, Downtown

The Pittsburgh chapter of the Society For Technical Communication's (STC)
April meeting will feature distinguished document design expert Karen Shriver
speaking on this provocative topic. Chances are if you use writing in any of
your day-to-day activities, you could learn something.

Cost is $10 for students/unemployed, $12 for STC members, $15 for non
members; includes meal. RSVP with your name, phone number and email
address to Bryce Walat at walat_bryce@msn.com or at (412) 338-1412.

An Even n g of Prom s e Cockta l Party
An Eveniiing off Promiiise Cockttaiiill Partty
An Even ng o Prom se Cock a Par y

Thursday, April 17
5:00-8:00 p.m.
1902 Tavern, Market Square

This festive fundraiser features a door prize, raffle, and live entertainment.
Guests will receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, and select cocktails.
Proceeds support the annual American Red Cross Southwestern PA Chapter
Red Tie Affair fundraiser. Visit www.swpa.redcross.org for more information
and to purchase tickets.




Peop e Do Mattter Awards D n ner
Peopllle Do Mattter Awards Diiinner
Peop e Do Ma er Awards D nner
Thursday, April 17
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Sheraton Station Square Hotel

Join the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association to celebrate the companies
in Southwestern PA who have developed the most creative strategies in:
learning & development, people, and work structures & processes. This
fabulous evening of networking and celebration will be capped off by Audrey
Russo, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pittsburgh Technology
Council as the keynote speaker. Emcee Bill Flanagan, Executive Vice
President, Corporate Relations of the Allegheny Conference on Community
Development will announce the winner of these prestigious awards.

Details and registration information can be found at
www.peopledomatter.com.


J m my G s Down Under W n e D n ner
Jiiimmy G’’’s Down Under Wiiine Diiinner
J mmy G s Down Under W ne D nner
Thursday, April 17
7:00 p.m.
Jimmy G’s Restaurant, Sharpsburg
Cost: $45 per person; $80 per couple

Enjoy a delicious four-course meal paired with great wines from Australia.
Reservations are required - call 412-781-4884.

J m my G s Murder Myste ry D n ner: Thugs, Mugs, and .3 8 S u gs
Jiiimmy G’’’s Murder Mysttery Diiinner: Thugs,, Mugs,, and ..38 Slllugs
J mmy G s Murder Mys ery D nner: Thugs Mugs and 38 S ugs
Friday, April 18
6:30 p.m.
Jimmy G’s Restaurant, Sharpsburg
Cost: $30 per person plus tax and gratuity

Organized crime lord, Carmine Capellini is six feet under, and the city's gone
to hell in a hand-basket. Now, three gangsters will meet under a flag of truce
to fight for a piece of the action. Each has a legitimate claim to Carmine's
empire: the old ball and chain, the trusted right hand man, and the elusive
adversary. But who will gain control of the syndicate? Before the evening is
up, allegiances will be formed, payback dished out, and someone just may get
rubbed out! Reservations are required - call 412-781-4884.


Yes! You CAN Bu ld Your Bus n ess Through Wr tt n g
Yes!! You CAN Buiiilld Your Busiiiness Through Wriiitiiing
Yes You CAN Bu d Your Bus ness Through Wr ng
Saturday, April 19
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, 15108
Cost: National Speakers Association-Pittsburgh Members-$45; Nonmembers-
$60; At the door-$75

Attend this program presented by Bonnie Budzowski to learn how to apply the
proven “5 Steps to Win Your Struggle with Writing” process to any project,
outwit writer’s block and procrastination, structure your work to make it
easier to write, uncover pros and cons of articles, blogs, books, and electronic
newsletters, and gather research to publish your work.

Continental breakfast and networking lunch is included.
For more information and to register, visit www.nsapittsburgh.org.


Sugar n Sou
Sugar ‘‘‘n Soulll
Sugar n Sou
Saturday, April 19
6:00 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland
Cost: VIP Tickets $125; SPECIAL PYP PRICE…Awards Program and Reception
$50

Troy & Theodora Polamalu celebrate the soul of community service to benefit
the Hill House Association. The schedule of events includes the Soul Hour
with the Polamalus, Beacon of Hope Awards honoring those who bring hope
and promise to the community, Sugar ‘n Soul reception with dancing to House
of Soul, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and coffee bar, and silent and Chinese
auction including Steelers memorabilia. Tickets are available at
www.hillhouse.org or by calling 412-392-3148.


Apriill 20-26
Apr 20-26

Inte rnet Datin g Bas c s fo r Women
Intternett Dattiing Basiiics ffor Women
In erne Da ng Bas cs or Women

Tuesday, April 22
Single Steps Strategies
1738 North Highland Road, Upper St. Clair
Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members

The world of on-line dating is similar in some ways to "real-world" dating, but
it is also very, very different in ways that you must understand if you are to
have a positive experience there. Join Elizabeth Babcock, LCSW, to learn the
ins and outs of Internet dating.

The fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information,
call (412) 831-0183.

SoundByte
SoundBytte
SoundBy e

Thursday, April 24
6:00 p.m.
Grand Lobby of Heinz Hall
600 Penn Avenue, Downtown
Cost: $40 – includes two drink vouchers, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment

Come and get a taste of the PSO with fellow young professionals by joining
the Pittsburgh Symphony for this rousing cocktail event featuring a
performance by nationally acclaimed violinist Chee-Yun.

To order tickets, visit www.pittsburghsymphony.org/soundbyte or call 412-
392-6070. Tickets will not be available at the door and are non-refundable.


Red T e Afffa r
Red Tiiie Afffaiiir
Red T e A a r
Saturday, April 26
6:30 p.m.-midnight
Westin Convention Center Hotel Ballroom

Be a part of the most talked about event of the year! This annual black-tie
fundraiser supports the mission of the American Red Cross Southwestern
Pennsylvania Chapter and the 1.6 million people they serve. 500 or more will
dine and dance as part of an elegant and festive evening.

Visit www.swpa.redcross.org for more information and to purchase tickets.




Apriill 27-30
Apr 27-30

Sex and th e C tty: A G r ’s N g ht Out Benefitt
Sex and tthe Ciiity: A Giiirlll’’s Niiightt Outt Beneffiit
Sex and he C y: A G r s N gh Ou Bene

Wednesday, April 30
6:00 p.m.
Firehouse Lounge
2215 Penn Avenue, Strip District
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door

Get carried away with this Women’s Center and Shelter benefit. Come
experience a chic evening out filled with complimentary pampering services
including manicures, massages, and makeovers. Your first drink is on the
house, and $1 of each “specialty drink” sold that night will go to the Center
and Shelter. You can even post for your very own souvenir photo in front of
the Pittsburgh skyline just like the ladies on the HBO series posters. Indulge
in an assortment of lite bites and desserts as well as some special treats in
the silent and Chinese auctions.

Reservations required. For more information, call 412-281-6560 or email
info@markitevents.com


Shout Out to New Members
Shout Out to New Members
A warm PYP welllcome tto our newestt members!!
A warm PYP we c ome to our newest members!
A warm PYP we come o our newes members
  Dennis        Baran               Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC
                                    The Bank of New York Mellon
  Jim           Blue                Corporation
  Shannon       Capellupo           Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  Kerri         Carmean             American Red Cross
  C. Justin     Conrad              White and Williams LLP
  Michelle      Dietrich
  Steve         Domski              Alcatel-Lucent
  Jennifer      Fuchs               Business Owner
  Miguel        Gonzalez            Prudential Financial
  Jenni         Gore                Ajilon Office
  Shannon       Kennis              KV Pharmaceuticals
  Leanne        Lappe               ComponentOne, LLC
  Victor        Laurenza Jr.        National City Bank
  David         Lutz Jr.            The Advisors Group of Pittsburgh
  Valerie       Mercado             RK Mellon & Sons
  Julia         Morgan              Gateway Financial Group
 Markus      Rauhecker      Solid State Measurements, Inc.
 Andrew      Raymond        Quaker Capital Management
                            Waddell and Reed Financial
 Matt        Schmidt        Advisors
 Harald      Songoro
 Tom         Uden           Progressive
 Melissa     Wagner         The Salvation Army
 Jaye        Wilson         Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.




New Member Profiilles
New Member Prof es
Name: Shawn Robinson

Age: 25

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Education:

Central Catholic High School
John Carroll University – BSBA
University of Pittsburgh part time MBA, 2010

Career background and current employer:

Protiviti - Risk Consulting and Internal Audit
Services

Career goals:

I am hoping one day to start my own company. After doing that for a number
of years, I want to go back and become a professor.

Why did I join PYP?

I looked for a long time for an organization that had an established member
base where I could meet professionals from different backgrounds.

What I enjoy most about PYP:

A lot of aspects are great but I think the networking has been the most
beneficial.

My most memorable event with PYP:

I can’t single out one but I really enjoy the happy hours.

The one activity I enjoy doing in my spare time is:

Playing Fantasy Baseball (“Honey, I got Matsui!” – Knocked up)

Favorite thing about Pittsburgh:

The people here are really friendly.
Favorite Pittsburgh restaurant:

Fuel and Fuddle in Oakland.

Pittsburgh’s best kept secret:

Heinz Ketchup isn’t actually made in Pittsburgh anymore. Fine by me keeping
this one alive!

What Pittsburgh needs most is:

Less confusing roads and streets for visitors.

Favorite fun website(s):

www.digg.com – news articles voted by users so the most interesting/funny
ones are at the top

Song you can’t get out of your head:

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (see latest movie seen below)

Best book you’ve read this year:

Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

Best movie ever:

Loaded question! Probably Shawshank Redemption.

Last movie I saw and how much I liked it (scale of 1 to 10):

Wayne’s World (I have seen it many times and I love it every time. 8.)

The best advice you’ve ever received:

Never distance yourself from family and friends to be successful. In the end,
what good is being successful if you have no one to share it with?

Right now I’m counting down the days until:

Pirates home opener!

One important or secret thing people should know about you:

I keep secrets!

Name: Stephanie Zindren

Age: 24

Hometown: Penn Township, PA

Education:

Bachelor of the Arts in Communication Studies from Duquesne University

Career background and current employer:
I am currently an Account Planner at MARC USA where I started as an intern
in early 2006.

Career goals:

To always be doing something that I love and that pushes me to grow both
professionally and personally

Why did I join PYP?

I joined PYP to meet other young people in the
Pittsburgh area who are interested in getting out and
getting involved.

What I enjoy most about PYP:

I really like that PYP sponsors a wide variety of
activities that cater to many different interests.

My most memorable event with PYP:

I’m so new to the organization that I have yet to
attend an event, but I’m looking forward to the next
Dinner Club outing.

The one activity I enjoy doing in my spare time is:

It’s a tie between cooking and working out.

Favorite thing about Pittsburgh:

The pride locals take in their ethnic heritage.

Favorite Pittsburgh restaurant:

Dish Osteria

Pittsburgh’s best kept secret:

La Prima Espresso in The Strip—hands down the best espresso in the city.

What Pittsburgh needs most is:

Affordable downtown housing for students and young professionals.

Favorite fun website(s):

www.TheOnion.com

Song you can’t get out of your head:

The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice

Best book you’ve read this year:

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
Best movie ever:

Fight Club

Last movie I saw and how much I liked it (scale of 1 to 10):

Definitely Maybe, I’d give it an 8 (relative to other chick flicks of course).

The best advice you’ve ever received:

Never try to force your life to look the way you think it should because so
often we find the most rewarding experiences in our lives far from where we
expected to be.

Right now I’m counting down the days until:

The sun comes out and the temperature hits 75 degrees.

One important or secret thing people should know about you:

I believe one of the secrets to leading a happy life is being able to laugh at
yourself. I do it daily.




Job Opportuniitiies
Job Opportun t es
 Position                  Web to Print Operator
 Reports to                Manager of Web to Print Operations
 Overall Responsibility    Ensure highest quality digital file preparation and
                           file management for Online Print Orders and
                           Variable Data Processing.
 Key Tasks and                    Ensures that all digital files are properly
 responsibilities                 designed and prepared in accordance with
                                  the Ditto’s Quality Management System for
                                  Web to Print Applications.
                                  Communicate via email / phone with clients
                                  in regards to Technical issues with files and
                                  web operations.
                                  Manage and clean Data for Variable Data
                                  Printing and Direct Mail Projects
                                  Ensure that projects are set up to run in the
                                  most cost effective manner possible.
                                  To be able to perform system testing for
                                  Web to Print Projects and report back to the
                                  Manager of Web to Print Operations
                                  technical issues.
                                  Engage in W2P Production and Workflow
                                  improvements through analyzing processes
                                  and procedures
                                  Responsible for Archiving documents for
                                  digital storage
                                  Responsible for Quality Assurance of all
                                  digital projects.
                                  Assist the Digital Print CSR
 Skills and attributes            Experience with Variable Data Printing /
                                  Direct Mail file Management / Web to Print
                                 Software Applications.
                                 Mac and PC proficient with strong working
                                 knowledge of graphic design software,
                                 including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator,
                                 Adobe Photoshop, and Quark XPress.
                                 Ability to work in Microsoft products
                                 including Powerpoint, Word, Excel, and
                                 Access.
                                 Print estimating, project management, and
                                 project planning skills.
                                 Strong Customer Relation Skills a must.
                                 Strong understanding of Color Theory for
                                 Digital Printing
                                 HTML coding skills. Flash, or Dreamweaver a
                                 plus.

 Experience                      3-5 years experience in graphic design,
 requirement                     prepress, direct mail or printing industry
                                 related positions.
                                 Associate or Bachelor Degree in Graphic
                                 Design or Print Related Degree.

 Work Hours                TBA

Ditto offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If
you qualify for this position, email your resume and salary requirements to
jobs@dittodocument.com

Ditto Document Solutions
610 Smithfield Street
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Ditto Document Solutions is rapidly implementing leading edge technology
together with a hard-working culture. At Ditto you can grow and gain
exposure to many facets of business and technology. As one of Pittsburgh’s
fastest growing service providers, Ditto has also been recognized as one of
Western Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work in 2006 and 2007.

We are currently seeking a full time SQL Database Administrator / Web
Developer.

Responsibilities include the ongoing operational support, proactive analysis,
capacity planning, and development for Ditto’s Microsoft environment.

Operational support will include the Microsoft systems directly involved in the
Ditto’s production infrastructure as well as the existing customer web portals.
Analysis, planning and development will be focused on the build out of new
web services to integrate with customer’s systems and workflows.

Skills to install, configure, develop, monitor and maintain Microsoft/Intel
based clients and servers are a must. This includes SQL and IIS web servers.
Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related
field, a minimum of 3 years of experience with Microsoft Windows servers and
IIS and SQL administration. Experience with backup and recovery planning,
as well as the application of Microsoft patches and upgrades are necessary.
Strong analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills are also required.

Experience with Visual Studio, SharePoint, Crystal Reports, Java, VBScript,
Mac and Sun Operating Systems will be considered a plus.

Ditto offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If
you qualify for this position, email your resume and salary requirements to
jobs@dittodocument.com

Ditto Document Solutions
610 Smithfield Street
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


rue21 is a leading specialty retailer offering the latest emerging fashion
trends for Girls & Guys. We make a specific, unique statement by offering
FASHION, QUALITY and VALUE! Today, we have 350+ stores nationwide with
plans to open as many as 75 stores a year for the next five years. rue21's
Corporate Office is located in the Warrendale/ Cranberry Township, PA area,
just north of the city of Pittsburgh, PA.

Due to our growth, we have the following Corporate Office positions
available. Please send resumes to: careers@rue21.com or fax to 724-
776-0446.

Benefits Coordinator
This position will communicate and implement company employee benefit
plans including Medical, Dental, and Vision. Manage casualty insurance claims
related to customer slips and falls and worker’s compensation claims. Interact
with insurance carriers, attorneys and health care providers to manage claims
against company to a successful conclusion. Decision making authority in
matters of settlement, attorney representation strategies and health care
provider assessment. Requirements: 2-3 years previous experience in
communicating, processing, monitoring benefit plans; excellent written/oral
communication, organization, and follow-up skills; must be proficient in Word,
Excel and Outlook; flexibility to adapt to change and multi-task in a fast paced
environment; ability to handle confidential information.

Store Communications Manager
Serve as communication link between the Operations Department, IT and the
Field to accomplish necessary tasks and initiatives to drive results for rue21.
Anticipate operational issues and formulate resolutions to improve
productivity and consistency in execution. Coordinate the implementation of
all Field IT initiatives to include timelines, training materials, Register Manual,
and execution support. Problem-solve all Sales Audit/Inventory Management
issues between the Home Office, Distribution Center, and the Field. Plan and
organize the District Manager Meetings. Manage and train New Store Opening
Teams. Drive an internal customer service philosophy from the Home Office to
the Field. Requirements: minimum of 7 years experience in related area;
working knowledge of field retail operations; proficient in Microsoft Word and
Excel; PowerPoint preferred; ability to comprehend and communicate
technical issues related to IT responsibilities; ability to communicate directives
in actionable steps for a multi-store environment; ability to relate and
communicate to varied skill levels and positions in the Field and Home Office;
ability to react to shifting priorities at all times while responding to store
needs; and strong planning, prioritizing, organization, and follow-up skills.
Security Administrator
This position will plan and administer all data security measures to safeguard
access to company’s enterprise network, files and data while identifying,
reporting, and resolving security violations. Duties include conducting
vulnerability tests, analyzing access control requests, and updating and
maintaining department policy and disaster recovery procedures.
Requirements include minimum of 3-years experience in security
administrative role and Computer Science or similar degree. Experience in the
follow programs preferred: Payment Card Industry, COBIT/ISO or SOX, IOS,
IDS, CSA, MARS, AS/400, DNS, and TCP/IP.

Network Administrator
This position will ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer
network, including planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining,
supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and
communication links. Monitor and analyze network performance across the
organization's LANs, WANs, and wireless infrastructure. Ensure the stable
operation and efficient performance of company networks. Plan and
implement any improvement, modification, or replacement of network
infrastructure components. Manage all network hardware and equipment,
including blackberrys, routers, VPN's, firewalls, switches, access points, hubs,
and UPS's. Requirements: minimum 7 years experience in hands on WAN
network administration; minimum 5 years of Cisco routing, switching, Firewall
and VPN experience; minimum 5 years experience with PBX, Unified
Messaging; Windows Active directory 2003 experience is preferred; payment
Card Industry (PCI), COBIT/ISO or SOX experience preferred; working
knowledge of Managed File Transfer technologies like AS2; experienced with
developing the network strategy, capacity planning, selection of network
hardware and software; computer Science or Business Administration degree;
MCSE or CCNA certification is preferred.

Help Desk Specialist
This position provides first level of support to the end user, including
corporate office, distribution center and field associates when problems arise
with computer hardware, software and communications equipment. Second
level support is required for all store POS system processes. Responds to
telephone calls, emails and personnel requests for technical support in a
courteous manner. Perform post-resolution follow-ups to help requests.
Researches issues and resolves technical problems. Works with systems and
computer hardware vendors to resolve issues. Requirements: 0-3 years
AS/400 computer operations experience; 1-3 years technical help desk
experience; knowledge of Microsoft XP and Office Suite, POS software
preferred; retail systems experience preferred, BS degree in Computer
Science or Information Systems preferred.

Operations Information Technology Supervisor
Responsible for overseeing the Operations Team handling store issues,
including priority one tickets and escalations. Operations support includes root
cause analysis, issue vendor escalation, problem reporting and tracking, and
assistance with resolution of application problems with focus on high
availability. Ensure that all priority store issues are addressed and resolved in
a timely manner. Ensures all new and remodeled stores are setup on-time, in
scope, and on budget. Requirements: 8 -10 years computer operations and
help desk management experience, payment Card Industry (PCI), COBIT/ISO
or SOX experience preferred; working knowledge of a production job
scheduling system; experienced with AS/400 operations, network operations,
server operations and data communications; BS degree in Computer Science
or Business Administration; retail IT data center operations and help desk
management experience preferred.

Systems Information Technology Analyst
rue21 is investing heavily in IT on the IBM iSeries platform to support the
company's remarkable growth. Do you have what it takes to develop and
implement leading B2B Commerce, Advanced Planning, Allocation and
Warehouse Management Solutions?
This position will work with the various business departments to develop
system solutions to match business initiatives. Responsibilities will include
overall integrity and integration of corporate ERP systems including Island
Pacific Merchandising and Lawson Financials. Must have 3-5 years experience
using the IBM iSeries in a Retail IT environment. Experience with ERP system
integration between iSeries and Windows/Intel platforms preferred. Bachelor's
degree or commensurate experience required.


Communications Manager The University of Pittsburgh's busy marketing
communications department seeks an experienced communications manager
to write and develop innovative and effective publications that communicate
successfully with the University's target audiences. Position offers a great
working environment, nice variety, and University benefits that include an
attractive retirement plan, tuition discount, and much more. Successful
applicant will write or edit and then manage the development of brochures,
newsletters, magazines, posters, and other materials for various University
departments. Essentials are expert writing, editing, proofreading, and project
management; effective communication and presentation skills; capacity to
develop and maintain positive relationships with clients and coworkers. Also
required are a bachelor's degree; minimum three years of writing editing; and
minimum one year of client relations and print publication management,
including timelines and budgets. Apply online by March 31 for
Communications III position #0003731 at www.pittsource.com or go to the
position Quicklink access at
www.pittsource.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59471.


Coordinator of Relationships & Communications Duquesne University is
seeking a Coordinator of Relationships & Communications for its School of
Education. This person will be responsible for a diverse portfolio of services,
all related to maintaining relationships and communications with key
constituencies within and outside of the School of Education. As a member of
the School’s Office of Student & Academic Services, the successful candidate
will serve prospective students, current students, and alumni in the School in
the areas of career services, undergraduate and graduate student
recruitment, alumni affairs, and as a content author and reviewer for various
School communications. The successful candidate will have earned a
bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree. Two or more years of
related professional experience in the field of higher education, public
relations, or public affairs is also desired, or any equivalent combination of
experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities
required to perform the essential job functions. To view the complete job
description and to apply for this position, please visit our website at
www.hr.duq.edu.

Senior Communications Specialist Duquesne Light Company is currently
recruiting for a Senior Communications Specialist. This position is responsible
for the following duties: Serve as a strategic company communication
resource. Manage and execute conceptualization, writing, editing and
production of communications that help the company achieve corporate
objectives and goals by informing employee, customer and external
stakeholder audiences. Plan and produce internal and external
communications, including: newsletters, brochures and press releases.
Manage day-to-day content on internal website. Serve as a secondary media
spokesperson. Assist with community outreach projects. Qualifications for this
position are a Bachelor's degree in Journalism/Communications. Eight years
demonstrated experience as a communications professional, at least five
years of which involve creating employee and customer communications
including developing web content. Must have the ability to handle multiple
projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal
communication skills. Interested candidates must apply online at
www.duquesnelight.com/AboutUs/Careers/default.cfm.

Account Supervisor Think Communications, Inc., is a rapidly expanding,
full-service advertising and public relations agency in the Strip District of
Pittsburgh, Pa., looking for an energetic leader to help us grow. Our ideal
candidate will have a minimum 5-7 years of account management and
execution experience, as well as superior writing and communication skills.
You must be: Capable of maintaining senior-level client relationship to drive
business and develop productive agency partnerships; An outstanding
strategic and creative partner for our clients; A successful problem solver and
solution finder; and Responsible for cultivating strong client relationships and
ensuring the successful execution and delivery of advertising and public
relations Qualifications: Agency experience a plus; Understand the marketing
and overall business challenges our clients face; Demonstrate you are a
proactive leader on their business; Manage junior level staff, delegate when
appropriate; Assume responsibility for the overall financial success of your
programs, including accurate estimating and tracking; Act as the catalyst to
resolve project problems and conflicts; Document project specifics to guide
client expectations; Craft persuasive, strategic business correspondence;
Candidate should blend knowledge and know-how of both advertising and
public relations, including new media platforms (e.g., Web 2.0). Send resume,
cover letter, two writing samples and salary requirements to
beth@thinkcreativity.com.

Public Relations Manager – Theater Production This is a project based
long-term assignment (beginning as soon possible through November 2008)
for an independent public relations professional. The ideal candidate will have
experience promoting the arts must be based in Pittsburgh). Responsibilities:
create, plan, implement and evaluate all marketing, advertising, promotion
and publicity strategies and campaigns for theater production; negotiate
media buys in print, radio, and outdoor mediums; create, maintain, and
evaluate all marketing budgets and expenditures; develop and coordinate
design and production of all marketing, advertising and graphic materials;
initiate and build relationships with local organizations to implement cross-
promotional opportunities; create and implement all publicity for the
production including press kit materials, pitching and coordinating advance
media interviews for print, radio and television and setting up in-town
interviews and accompanying cast members to media opportunities; manage
the needs of production management, cast and crew in regards to marketing,
promotion, and media placement opportunities; and act as representative and
media spokesperson for the production. For more information, please contact
Shirley Barasch at 412-276-1021 or sbaraschstudio@verizon.net.

Senior Account Executive Stern Public Relations seeks Media Relations Pro.
Dynamic agency growth has created the need for a Senior Account Executive
with strong media relations skills in our Pittsburgh office. Responsibilities
include generating abundant local, regional and national media attention for a
wide range of aggressive retail clients, and developing communications
strategies and key messages that enhance brand image with target
audiences. The ideal candidate has established relationships with reporters
and editors in general consumer and business media outlets. Outstanding
writing skills are a must. Agency experience is preferred. BA/BS and 2-5 years
solid experience required. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to
kford@sternadvertising.com. Only submissions that include salary history will
be considered.

Communications Specialist Communications Specialist, University of
Pittsburgh/UPMC. Excellent, hands-on opportunity for communications
professional with at least one year of experience! Working closely with the
communications manager, you will help direct communications activities of
the Department of Radiology, one of the largest departments in UPMC and the
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Job duties will include interviewing
and writing stories for department magazine, drafting web copy, coordinating
events and alumni relations. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree
in English, communications or related field along with strong writing skills, a
willingness to learn and ability to interact well with executives and physicians.
Starting salary is up to mid-30s with excellent benefits, including opportunity
to further education, tuition-free, at the University of Pittsburgh. For
questions, contact Christy Rippel at rippelcn@upmc.edu. To submit your
application, visit www.pittsource.com and search for position ID # 0111542.

Public Relations Account Executive Elias/Savion Advertising, Inc., a full-
service marketing, advertising, public relations, inter@ctive and private
broadcasting agency seeks a full-time public relations account executive.
Responsibilities include: Media relations. News monitoring and analysis;
Special events planning and management. Community outreach. Account
coordination. Strategic, creative copywriting across a host of communications
platforms. Ability to write for a variety of audiences/industries is essential.
Qualifications include: Bachelor of Science in English, communications,
journalism or related field. Five years of experience as a communications
professional. Must have a comprehensive understanding of the modern media
and the public relations practice; a demonstrated ability to develop
compelling, creative copy across the entire marketing/communications
spectrum; and handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Must
also be able to work with other PR, advertising, design and inter@ctive
professionals, senior management, the media and clients. Strong
communications skills. Must be detail-oriented and committed to maintaining
a high level of professionalism. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and other related
software programs. Prior agency experience a plus. Interested candidates
should forward a resume, professional references, and three writing samples
to Genny Lewis, Human Resources, at genny.lewis@elias-savion.com. You
may also send your application package (resume, references and writing
samples) to: Genny Lewis, Human Resources, Elias/Savion Public Relations,
ATTN: PR Account Executive Position, 625 Liberty Avenue, 24th Floor,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Public Relations/Communications Director Home Savings and Loan Co.
seeks a Public Relations/Communications Director for its home office in
Youngstown, Ohio to plan/administer internal and external corporate
communications programs designed to support the Company's strategic
objectives. Essential duties and responsibilities include: assist with
development/implementation of creative PR strategies; travel to all divisions
on a regular basis to build/maintain cooperative business relationship with
employees, communities and media; present and/or implement
recommendations for publicity opportunities and community involvement;
evaluate business needs/priorities determined by senior management;
counsel management on communication; monitor/evaluate the effectiveness
of PR programs; manage the development of content for corporate identity
and collateral and provide support by preparing and/or proofreading
communications; develop/maintain a business relationship with
editors/publishers in all market areas; prepare press releases using AP style,
monitor district press, maintain clippings and assist with coordination of
interviews with management; handle all facets of the Speaker’s Bureau;
coordinate logistics for corporate meetings; update/maintain the Business
Continuity Plan; ensure backup procedures are in place and staff is fully
trained; process PR-related invoices and oversee portion of marketing budget
and monthly forecasting as part of the Paragon system. Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field. Must
have at least five years progressive marketing, public relations and/or
communications experience; exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to work
with employees/management at all levels and with customers and media
contacts; extensive knowledge in MS Office, Outlook and Internet Explorer;
ability to prioritize, show initiative and work independently. Must occasionally
lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. To apply, send resumes to
resumes@homesavings.com. For more information, contact Nerissa Roscoe at
NRoscoe@homesavings.com.

Senior Account Executive, Public Relations Successful PR practice within
Pipitone Group, the region’s only channel marketing firm seeks PR pro with a
minimum 5 years B2B/B2C experience. Agency experience preferred. PR
experience in Web 2.0 online media and/or influencer relationship campaigns
a plus. Requires demonstrated success in media relations, and strategic PR
planning and implementation. Strong writing skills a must. Ideal candidate will
demonstrate success with Influencer Relationship Programs--influencing the
influencers that directly impact buyer’s behaviors via use of known opinion
leaders, third-party experts and other strategic alliances. Requirements: Ideal
candidate will have experience in Web 2.0 online media to extend the reach of
a PR campaign. Experience in media training and crisis communications/issues
management also a plus. Candidates must have strong account management
and relationship-building skills with clients. Agency environment, atmosphere
and philosophy is team-oriented. “Plays well with others”-types will be given
particular consideration. Those exhibiting energy, drive and an entrepreneurial
spirit will fit well with the current PR team and the culture of the agency. We
need self-starters that think in terms of outcomes/impact, as opposed to
simply completing the tasks at hand. Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).
Send resume, references and salary requirements to
PRSRAE@pipitonegroup.com. No phone calls please.

Web Communications Manager The H.J. Heinz Company seeks a Web
Communications Manager to maintain all aspects of the re-launched
Heinz.com web site, including updates and edits, and to develop fresh and
fascinating stories to post on the new corporate web site. The new corporate
web site will be launched in the next few months. The ideal candidate will
have proven communication, writing, technical and project management skills
and will report to Michael Mullen, Director of Global Corporate Affairs.
Responsibilities: Responsible for maintaining the re-launched www.heinz.com
web site; Develop long and short term development roadmap and
prioritization for the web site working with Corporate Affairs, IT and the
various Heinz businesses; Develop ongoing interesting web content and
editorial calendar for Heinz.com; Manage all updates and changes to
Heinz.com in accordance with Heinz style guides; Develop clear business
metrics for evaluating the performance of the Heinz corporate web site;
Develop web marketing strategies to support the Heinz growth strategy;
Develop visitor insights from analysis of site traffic; Plan and coordinate all
web site projects for Heinz.com. Qualifications: 5 to 10 years of web
marketing and communications experience, preferably in a corporate setting;
bachelor's degree in communications, web technology or other related field;
Excellent writer and experience in web content development; Direct
experience in managing a corporate web site; Multi-tasking and highly
motivated; Excellent project management skills; Ability to set priorities and
meet deadlines; Attention to detail; Ability to work independently; Results
oriented and strong decision maker; Knowledge of at least ASP.net (C#),
HTML/CSS, Microsoft SQL 2003, CGI, JavaScript; A good understanding of
AJAX and Flash is a plus; Strong working knowledge of CSS; Strong working
knowledge of multiple CMS applications (Umbraco preferred). Apply on line at
http://resumebuilder.webhire.com/resume_add.asp?company=heinz.


Director of Communications and External Relations The Association of
Theological Schools (ATS) is seeking a Director of Communications and
External Relations. The Director supports the mission of the Association by
directing a comprehensive communications program in service to its 250
member schools and the general public. Key responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing an ongoing, strategic communications plan for
the Association that serves both the member institutions and the broader
public; Promoting among member schools use of the variety of resources and
services provided by the Association to improve and enhance their work;
Assisting member school personnel and the general public by responding to
requests for information and data; Serving as the public information officer of
the Association. For a complete position description, visit www.ats.edu. The
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is a
membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct
post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate
persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the
theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the
schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

				
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