Entrepreneurial Profiles

Rick Sebak: Pittsburgh’s Scrapbooker Extraordinaire

Rick Sebak: Pittsburgh’s Scrapbooker Extraordinaire

Watching a Rick Sebak show is like visiting your grandparents’ attic with your kindly, cool uncle. As he dusts off and opens the boxes and trunks, he gives you a little history, unearths some long-forgotten treasures, tells some great stories, and stumbles across some surprises.  And in the process, you also learn a bit about yourself. Described by some as a national treasure, a visionary

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CME Websites: Keeping Alert for the Next Opportunity

CME Websites: Keeping Alert for the Next Opportunity

One idea of entrepreneurial success is the person with a vision who introduces a new product or service and achieves fame and prosperity. Another, and more practical approach, is simply to listen and watch for opportunities in your own business environment.  At CME Websites {Code Media Essentials}, our company growth has been fueled far more by “paying attention” than by innovative brilliance. CME actually began life as

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A Chat with Christopher Whitlach Host of PCTV’s Into Pittsburgh

A Chat with Christopher Whitlach Host of PCTV’s Into Pittsburgh

Christopher Whitlach is most well known for his work at the Pittsburgh Foundation, where he serves as the nonprofit’s manager of Marketing and Communications. Recently, he has channeled his considerable knowledge and experience gained from working there and with numerous other nonprofits into a new venture: television host. In addition to his work at the Pittsburgh Foundation, Christopher is now the host of PCTV’s show

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Ben Ramsey: From PCTV to Hollywood

Ben Ramsey: From PCTV to Hollywood

Ben Ramsey, screenwriter and film director, has lived in Hollywood since 1996. He wrote The Big Hit, which starred Mark Wahlberg. He has also written Dragonball Evolution and the direct-to-video films Blood and Bone and Love and a Bullet. Before Ramsey “went Hollywood,” he cut his screenwriting and film directing teeth in Pittsburgh.  Popular Pittsburgh was pleased when Ramsey recently took the time to tell

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PCTV’s Paul Eugene Fitness Gospel Aerobics: a Workout for Your Whole Being

PCTV’s Paul Eugene Fitness Gospel Aerobics: a Workout for Your Whole Being

If you’ve ever watched PCTV’s Paul Eugene Fitness Gospel Aerobics, you know that the host, Paul Eugene, is a bundle of positive energy. His show is not only a workout for your body, but also your mind and spirit. The program airs bi-weekly on the channel, and can also be accessed by live streaming on PCTV’s website. Paul Eugene reflected with us on his unique

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit Lives in This Corner of Pennsylvania

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Lives in This Corner of Pennsylvania

Men and women who were born to be entrepreneurs start businesses in our area every day. Some folks have the entrepreneurial spirit in their DNA.  Others develop this spirit by examining their options and deciding that being the boss makes sense.  And still more find themselves with a talent or craft that they attempt to monetize.  All three groups produce both successful businesses and business

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Mark Cuban: A Pittsburgh “Maverick”

Mark Cuban: A Pittsburgh "Maverick"

There are many things you can call Mark Cuban, but shy or retiring isn’t one of them. Wherever the billionaire and native Pittsburgher goes, he makes a big splash. Entrepreneur and owner of the NBA franchise Dallas Mavericks, Cuban was born in Pittsburgh on July 31, 1958 to Shirley and Norton Cuban, an automobile upholsterer, and was raised in Mt. Lebanon. His grandfather, a Russian

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Entrepreneurs You Should Know in the Pittsburgh Region

Entrepreneurs You Should Know in the Pittsburgh Region

Our Entrepreneur of the month: Rent the Chicken wants to help you lay your own eggs. From writers and business coaches to tech companies, Pittsburgh is home to a growing number of entrepreneurs. Michael Ocilka, CLTC LTCEPP The biggest financial risk Americans face today is “not dying.” One’s Longevity Planning (retirement, life and LTC insurance, Medicare) should be a comprehensive, holistic process. As a Long-Term

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