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A Game Changer: Marcellus Shale

A Game Changer: Marcellus Shale

Before 1848, the non-native population of California was approximately 1,000 people. After gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill that same year, fortune hunters, known as ’49ers, flooded into the California territory, swelling the population of non-native Californians to 100,000 by the end of 1849. To accommodate the needs of all those coming to California, hotels, restaurants, shops, and saloons sprung up all over the area.

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Investing in Pittsburgh 

Investing in Pittsburgh 

#1 Yet Again! Recently, Sperling’s Best Places compiled its list of “Best Cities to Relocate to in America,” and topping it was none other than Pittsburgh.  Among the criteria used by Sperling to evaluate the cities were such elements as people, education, crime, climate, and economy.  All these aspects taken together contributed to a factor that distinguishes our city and makes it desirable for businesses

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Pittsburgh’s Marcellus Shale 

Pittsburgh's Marcellus Shale 

Marcellus Shale – you’ve probably heard the name bandied about on the news.  So who or what is Marcellus Shale?  Well, it’s not a character from the Flintstones or the name of a Motown singer.  Instead, Marcellus Shale is an enormous formation of sedimentary rock that spans the Appalachian Basin, running through areas in Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland in the south and with larger

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Chambers of Commerce in the Pittsburgh Region

Chambers of Commerce in the Pittsburgh Region

Often times, being in business can feel like a lonely pursuit, but you don’t have to go it alone. The Chamber of Commerce can be a valuable resource for you and your business. For decades, enterprising Americans have recognized the benefit of being a member of a Chamber of Commerce. The first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseilles, France, and the United

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Guide to Greater Pittsburgh Networking Organizations 

Guide to Greater Pittsburgh  						Networking Organizations 

The old saying, “It’s not what you know but who you know,” still applies today, and may be more important to your success than ever before. Because the marketplace changes so rapidly, and technology seems as if it becomes outdated as soon as it is released, it is important to network. In addition to the obvious goal of increasing business, networking organizations provide an opportunity for

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Whatever Your Interest, Pittsburgh Has a School to Suit Your Need 

Whatever Your Interest, Pittsburgh Has a School to 						Suit Your Need 

Some find that a 4 year College is not a good fit, but still want to further their education. Pittsburgh has plenty of institutions that will help you to gain the knowledge needed to land the job you want.  The following are some of the trade, vocational, and career schools located within 50 miles of Pittsburgh. Alan Kells School of Real Estate, Inc. www.alankells.com To

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Pittsburgh:  A Haven for Higher Education

Pittsburgh:  A Haven for Higher Education

If you are looking for great colleges and universities, Pittsburgh is fortunate to have numerous, excellent institutions from which to choose–everything from small to large, public to private, and rural to urban campuses. The following colleges and universities are all located within 50 miles of Pittsburgh. Allegheny College www.allegheny.edu In 2015, Allegheny College will celebrate its 200th Anniversary. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, this small, private

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Jobs in the Pittsburgh Area That Require Further Education 

Jobs in the Pittsburgh Area That						Require Further Education 

If you grew up in the Pittsburgh area before the collapse of the Steel Industry and the city’s industrial base in the 1980’s, there’s a good chance you knew someone who graduated from high school and took a well-paying job in a mill or factory. Or maybe you went to college and had a summer job in one of the area’s factories or mills that

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Accredited Nursing Schools in the Pittsburgh Region  

Accredited Nursing Schools 						in the Pittsburgh Region  

If you have ever been in the hospital, you know that nurses are the front-line of health care.  While physicians are indispensable, you can go hours without a visit from one and still be fine, but when you need a nurse, you need a nurse now.  The Pittsburgh region is fortunate to have a number of excellent nursing schools providing education for all levels of

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The Changing Face of Nursing

The Changing Face of Nursing

The profession of nursing addresses many human needs, from the most basic need for care, to the more complex technological care of the modern day. To serve those needs, nurses must have increasingly rigorous training. It used to be that there was only one kind of nurse, usually involving a 2-year RN diploma course. But today, there are a plethora of nursing specialists ranging from

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