I am proud to announce that Popular Pittsburgh will merge with its sister site, POSITIVELY PITTSBURGH. The updated website will go live late this May.

Positively Pittsburgh has been a distributor of Pittsburgh souvenirs to the area for many years. Moving forward, the new site will be dedicated to sharing the stories and voices of Pittsburgh, as well as providing unique gift items and promotional souvenirs to the area. I believe that this website has brought joy and value to our readers and sponsors. It will continue to do that as the new Positively Pittsburgh.

Thank you to all of our readers, sponsors, contributors for your part in making Popular Pittsburgh special. I am excited for the new growth and change as we build a cohesive and meaningful PositivelyPittsburgh.com

~ Tom Pollard, Owner

Our Mission

The goal of Popular Pittsburgh is to share all of the things that we love about Pittsburgh and Southwest PA with anyone who will listen. We do so in the hopes that the content we build will cultivate an appreciation, understanding, and joy for all that Pittsburgh has to offer. Our talented writers, editors, photographers, and videographers create content to entertain and inform a Pittsburgh nation. Here, you will find an amazing events calendar, local entrepreneurs, and articles featuring unique personalities, histories, urban legends, recipes, and more!

Tom Pollard

Tom Pollard is the entrepreneur behind Popular Pittsburgh. A native son of the Steel City, Tom is proud of the place he calls home. Besides Popular Pittsburgh Tom owns Positively Pittsburgh, a firm that develops and distributes souvenir items, and Tom Pollard Designs, a company that designs custom brass Christmas ornaments for communities, churches, and business organizations across the country. For the past 5 years Tom has taken a back seat in the day to day management of his souvenir and ornament companies to devote time to Popular Pittsburgh.

Our Business Model

This venture is made possible by the sponsorship and support of our fellow entrepreneurs. As a small business ourselves, we make it a priority to spotlight the local entrepreneurs who bring Pittsburgh its vitality.

If you are interested in becoming one of our sponsors, we will send you a personalized sponsorship proposal, created to put your company in its best light. From small to big, we appreciate everyone who helps us make Pittsburgh shine.

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Meet Our Sponsors