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The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

Helping Women to Seek Office If you’ve ever observed a car with a steering wheel locked in a turn, you know that the car will go nowhere but in a circle. Perhaps that’s why our government sometimes seems to be running in circles and getting nothing done–it has been turned in one direction. While the population of Pennsylvania is almost equally divided between women and […]

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Hispanics in Pittsburgh

Hispanics in Pittsburgh

At one time, finding a Hispanic in Pittsburgh was almost as rare as finding a Cleveland Browns fan in the city. But that has begun to change. Hispanic is an all-encompassing term for those with roots in Mexico, Spain, areas of the Caribbean, and Central and South America. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there were slightly more than 11,000 Hispanics living in Allegheny County […]

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Pittsburgh-Area Museums Well Worth a Visit

Pittsburgh-Area Museums Well Worth a Visit

A trip to the museum can expand your breadth of knowledge, amaze the senses, spark your imagination, and provide hours of fun. The Pittsburgh area has a plethora of museums ranging from the world class to niche interest. The following is a list of museums in our area. For your convenience, they are grouped according to location. Pittsburgh American Jewish Museum Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Center […]

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Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh has much to offer its residents and visitors.  Our cityscape rises majestically from the point of three rivers, impressive with its glittering towers and web work of bridges.  The downtown area is filled with restaurants, shops, hotels, and public parks.  The old feel of an industrial city has almost vanished.  Today Pittsburgh is not only a busy corporate center and leader in high-tech industries, […]

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The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese

The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese

Do you speak Pittsburghese?  Not Portugese, but Pittsburghese–the dialect and lingo spoken by native Pittsburghers.  Here’s an example. “Listen, yinz, ta this story.  Last Mundy, when I got home from dahntahn Picksburg, I redded up the hahse, worshed the clothes and did the arning, n’at.  Then I decided ta take a break coz I was gettin’ rilly hungry.  I looked ina fridge, but it needed […]

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A Trio of Museums Attracts Throngs

A Trio of Museums Attracts Throngs

When you think of museums in Pittsburgh, most likely the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Heinz History Center, and The Carnegie Science Center are the first ones that spring to mind. However a trio of lesser-known museums is rapidly becoming popular in their own right. The Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum, and The Toonseum are both distinct and delightful in their exhibits and in […]

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Pittsburgh: We Are Family

Pittsburgh: We Are Family

During its 1979 World Championship season, the Pittsburgh Pirates adopted Sister Sledge’s hit song “We Are Family” as their theme.  The sentiment resonated throughout the community.  It seemed only appropriate, as Pittsburgh has a strong tradition of family and close-knit neighborhoods. Pittsburgh has received many accolades for its family-focused atmosphere.  Reader’s Digest magazine rated Pittsburgh the Fifth-Best Place to Raise a Family.  The magazine teamed […]

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It’s a Family Affair for Pittsburgh Businesses

It's a Family Affair for Pittsburgh Businesses

Ford, Walmart, Hershey, Kohl’s-these large American corporations are household names.  But that wasn’t always the case.  Each of them started out as a small or family-owned business.  Henry Ford founded The Ford Motor Company when he developed methods for manufacturing automobiles.  Sam Walton had one small discount store when he went into business in 1962 in Arkansas.  Milton Hershey began selling caramels before he found […]

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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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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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