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Pittsburgh is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Pittsburgh is a Great Place to Buy a Home

We all know Pittsburgh is a great place in which to live, but is it a great place in which to buy? The answer is a resounding “yes!” If you are looking to buy a home, Pittsburgh is a bargain for a number of reasons. The first is price. According to data collected by Trulia, the current average listing for Pittsburgh is $211,000 and the […]

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Guide to Pittsburgh Area Credit Unions

Guide to Pittsburgh Area Credit Unions

Credit Unions are financial institutions owned and controlled by the union’s members.  More of a populist way to do your banking, it’s no wonder credit unions appeal to Pittsburghers’ working-class, do-it-yourself sensibilities.  The Pittsburgh area is home to numerous credit unions, some have exclusive memberships and others more open.  The following is a list of many of the area’s largest credit unions. Allegent Community Federal […]

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PCTV – Pittsburgh’s Newly Renovated, High-Tech Soapbox

PCTV – Pittsburgh’s Newly Renovated, High-Tech Soapbox

We’ve all heard the saying “use it or lose it.” It’s most often applied to physical health and exercise, but that saying is also apt when it comes to a community’s health and the exercising of rights — particularly the right to free speech. Pittsburgh Community Television’s mission is to encourage the residents of the city of Pittsburgh and local nonprofit organizations to exercise their […]

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Pittsburgh’s Employment Scene for Seniors

Pittsburgh's Employment Scene for Seniors

Whether by choice or from necessity, more seniors are working in their retirement years. According to CareerBuilder’s 2015 annual retirement survey, “54 percent of senior workers (age 60+) say they’ll work after retiring from their current career — up from 45 percent last year. Of this group, 81 percent say they’ll most likely work part-time, while 19 percent plan to continue working full-time. Customer service, […]

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The New Ways to Work in Pittsburgh’s Shared Spaces

The New Ways to Work in Pittsburgh's Shared Spaces

The places where we work change with time. In centuries past, the workplace was primarily the home or farm. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, workers moved into factories, and as the shift moved to administration and service-based economies, much of the workforce flocked into office towers where mazes of cubicles flourished. Transitions such as these are often times subtle. Today, where we work […]

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Natural Gas: From Exploration to End Product

Natural Gas: From Exploration to End Product

What do transparent tape, fishing lures, surf boards, and antihistamines all have in common?  They are just some of the 6,000 or more products made from oil and natural gas.  When most people hear the words oil and natural gas, they think of the fuel that powers their car or keeps their home warm.  That would be a correct, but very limiting definition, for it’s […]

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What Women Want — Good Jobs — And the Oil & Gas Industry Has Them

What Women Want -- Good Jobs -- And the Oil & Gas Industry Has Them

We all know what a game changer the Marcellus Shale play has been for our local economy, but what you may not know is that the oil and gas industry may also be the golden ticket for financial independence and career satisfaction for women. Presently, and in the coming decades, the American Petroleum Institute sees vast employment opportunities — well-paying, life-long careers — for women. […]

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Guide to Banks in Pittsburgh

Guide to Banks in Pittsburgh

All banks deal in numbers, but it’s the great banks that don’t treat their customers like one.  While everyone is familiar with the mega-banks in the area, you may not know about some of the smaller banking institutions, some of which have roots right in your own backyard. The following is a list of local banks with local ownership. Allegheny Valley Bank of Pittsburgh Founded […]

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Fort Pitt Web Shop

Fort Pitt Web Shop

“Let’s build something together,” is the tagline of Chris Field’s Fort Pitt Web Shop. Field is a web coder and developer who wants to decode digital technology for the rest of us, so we can stop throwing up our hands at the devices. “The goal is to try to just, in one sense, obscure the technology so it’s not in the way,” Field says. “But […]

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Unions For The Trades: A Symphony of Craftsmen Have Constructed a Legacy in Pittsburgh

Unions For The Trades: A Symphony of Craftsmen Have Constructed a Legacy in Pittsburgh

My buildings will be my legacy… they will speak for me long after I’m gone.          ~ Julia Morgan Pittsburgh’s iconic skyline is as distinct as a human face.  Our cityscape features an eclectic mix of historic, functional, and state-of-the-art buildings and bridges that have been erected over many decades.  But who are the masters responsible for creating this skyline–Pittsburgh’s face?  They are […]

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